Mary J. Blige’s ‘My Life’

Mary J. Blige’s ‘My Life’ is her second studio album produced by Puff Daddy and released on November 29, 1994 by Uptown Records.

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Track Listing : 1.Intro (Mary J. Blige, Sean Puffy Combs, Chucky Thompson) – 01:04 . 2.Mary Jane (All Night Long) (Mary J. Blige, Sean Puffy Combs, Rick James, Chucky Thompson) – 04:39 . 3.You Bring Me Joy (Mary J. Blige, Sean Puffy Combs, Joel Jojo Hailey, Chucky Thompson) – 04:13 . 4.Marvin Interlude (Mary J. Blige, Sean Puffy Combs, Chucky Thompson) – 00:36 . 5.I’M The Only Woman (Mary J. Blige, Sean Puffy Combs, Chucky Thompson) – 04:30 . 6.K. Murray Interlude (Keith Murray, Sean Puffy Combs, Nasheim Myrick, Chucky Thompson) – 00:22 . 7.My Life (Mary J. Blige, Sean Puffy Combs, Arlene Delvalle, Chucky Thompson) – 04:17 . 8.You Gotta Believe (Mary J. Blige, Big Bub, Sean Puffy Combs, Faith Evans, Cedric K-Ci Hailey, Chucky Thompson) – 05:02 . 9.I Never Wanna Live Without You (Mary J. Blige, Big Bub, Sean Puffy Combs, Faith Evans, Chucky Thompson) – 06:17 . 10.I’M Goin’ Down (Norman Whitfield) – 03:42 . 11.My Life Interlude (Mary J. Blige, Big Bub, Sean Puffy Combs, Chucky Thompson) – 01:15 . 12.Be With You (Mary J. Blige, Sean Puffy Combs, Chucky Thompson) – 04:26 . 13.Mary’S Joint (Mary J. Blige, Sean Puffy Combs, Chucky Thompson) – 05:02 . 14.Don’T Go (Mary J. Blige, Sean Puffy Combs, Faith Evans, Chucky Thompson) – 04:59 . 15.I Love You (Mary J. Blige, Sean Puffy Combs, Chucky Thompson) – 04:31 . 16.No One Else (Dalvin Degrate, C. Hailey) – 04:14 . 17.Be Happy (Mary J. Blige, Sean Puffy Combs, Delvalle, J.C. Olivier) – 05:49

Musicians : Mary J. Blige – Vocals . Bob Brockmann – Keyboards . Bruce Purse – Trumpet . Prince Charles Alexander – Flute, Piccolo, Sax (Tenor) . Chucky Thompson – Keyboards, Multi Instruments . Darryl Pearson – Bass . Frank Colon – Percussion . Fred Mcfarlane – Keyboards . Gloria Agostini – Harp . Herb Middleton – Keyboards . Lenny Underwood – Piano . Mark Ledford – Trumpet . Victor Bailey – Bass . Vincent Henry – Sax (Alto) . Regina Carter – Violin . Lesa Terry – Violin . Diane Monroe – Violin . Eileen Folson – Cello . Big Bub – Vocals (Background) . Faith Evans – Vocals (Background) . K-Ci & Jojo – Vocals (Background) . Latonya J. Blige – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By The Hitmen (Chucky Thompson & Nashiem Myrick), Poke, Mr. Dalvin . Bob Brockmann – Engineer, Mixing . Prince Charles Alexander – Engineer, Mixing . Dalvin Degrate – Arranger . Herb Powers – Mastering . Nasheim Myrick – Engineer . Richard Travali – Engineer . Rob Paustian – Engineer, Mixing . Tony Maserati – Engineer, Mixing

Package : Jodee Stringham – Design . Keenya Mauldin – Hair Stylist . Sam Fine – Make-Up . Sante D’Orazio – Photography . Sybil Pennix – Stylist

Recorded 1993-1994.

Released On November 29, 1994 By Uptown Records.

 Mary J. Blige

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BBC
Still cutting-edge of sound, My Life is one of Blige’s most compelling records. It’s often while admiring his skilful use of a sample, alongside the power of her voice, that the listener is more receptive to the pathos at the album’s heart. […]

SellMeAGod @ RateYourMusic
Puffy’s minimal production ‘n’ stolen melodies work a lot better in this context than on his rap endeavors. Cutesy lyrics bog down any emotions present in thee voice, however. […]

allmusic
The melodic sources this time around, though, are so expertly incorporated into the music that they never seem to be intrusions, instead playing like inspired dialogues with soulsters from the past, connecting past legacies with a new one. […]

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