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Hammersmith Ballroom, Nyc On May 26Th, '98. Mariah Carey Appeared As Special Guest. Double CD Edition.
LIVE! ONE NIGHT ONLY is also sold as a box set including double CD (MCA 11814) and home video (MCA 11885). The video will not be sold separately.
Personnel: Patti Labelle, Mariah Carey, Eddie Levert, Gerald Levert (vocals);
James "Herb" Smith (guitar); Abraham Appleman, Charles Libove, Robert Chausow, Ann M. Leathers, Eric Wyrick, Richard Rood, Joel Pitchon, Jean M. Ingrahan (violin); Mary Hammann, Carol Landon, Karen Dreyfus (viola); Jeanne LeBlanc, Mark Shuman (cello); Emily Mitchell (harp); Eftrin Harvey (alto saxophone); Gary Topper (tenor saxophone); Roger Rosenberg (baritone saxophone); Hollis Burridge, Lewis Soloff (trumpet); Robert Carlisle (French horn); Larry Farrell, James Pugh (trombone); George Flynn (bass trombone);
John Stanley (piano, keyboards); Nathaniel Wilkie (keyboards); John Beal (acoustic bass); Manuel Yanes (bass); John Blackwell (drums); Jose Rossy (percussion).
Recorded live at Hammerstein Ballroom New York, New York.
LIVE! ONE NIGHT ONLY won the 1999 Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance.
This 22-track live album documents a May 26, 1998 concert by Patti LaBelle at New York City's Hammerstein Ballrom and features a guest appearance by Mariah Carey.
LIVE! ONE NIGHT ONLY gives you a front row seat in experiencing one of the most influential R&B vocalists of the 20th century, who sounds as fresh and dynamic as she did when she stepped to the forefront of the music industry. LIVE! ONE NIGHT ONLY contain twenty-two tracks, on two discs that shake, shimmy and sizzle. "Hold On" features both Eddie and Gerald Levert and "Got To Be Real," the classic Cheryl Lynn tune, features Mariah Carey.
Patti triumphantly takes on the Grammy-winning song "I Believe I Can Fly," written by R. Kelly, and shows her range and grace. Other tracks to listen to are "Don't Make Me Over," originally recorded by Dionne Warwick, Ashford & Simpson's "Is It Still Good To You," and "You Are My Friend." Recorded at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, LIVE! ONE NIGHT ONLY is a truly moving experience from beginning to end.
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