Gregory Porter ‘s ‘Take Me to the Alley’ is his fourth studio album released on May 20, 2016 by Blue Note.
Track Listing : 1.Holding On (Guy William Lawrence, Howard Lawrence, James John Napier, Gregory Porter) – 05:02 . 2.Don’T Lose Your Steam (Gregory Porter) – 03:17 . 3.Take Me To The Alley (Gregory Porter) – 05:16 . 4.Day Dream (Craig Dawson, Gregory Porter) – 03:51 . 5.Consequence Of Love (Gregory Porter) – 03:20 . 6.In Fashion (Gregory Porter) – 04:34 . 7.More Than A Woman (Gregory Porter) – 03:31 . 8.In Heaven (Darlene Andrews) – 04:18 . 9.Insanity (Gregory Porter) – 05:37 . 10.Don’T Be A Fool (Gregory Porter) – 04:31 . 11.Fan The Flames (Gregory Porter) – 04:12 . 12.French African Queen (Gregory Porter) – 03:45 . 13.Holding On (Gregory Porter) – 04:14 . 14.Insanity (Gregory Porter) – 05:03
Musicians : Gregory Porter – Vocals . Chip Crawford – Piano . Darrell Crooks – Guitar . Demetrius Nabors – Bass, Keyboards . Emanuel Harrold – Drums . Keyon Harrold – Trumpet . Tivon Pennicott – Sax (Tenor) . Ondrej Pivec – Organ . Yosuke Sato – Sax (Alto) . Aaron James – Bass . Kem – Vocals . Lalah Hathaway – Vocals . Alicia Olatuja – Vocals
Production : Produced By Gregory Porter, Kamau Kenyatta, Kem, Rex Rideout . Chip Crawford , Keyon Harrold, Kamau Kenyatta, Gregory Porter, Rex Rideout . Ray Bardani – Mixing . Todd Fairall – Mixing . Richie Kennon – Assistant Engineer . Eric Morgeson – Engineer . Jay Newland – Engineer, Mixing . Charlie Paakkari – Engineer . Jezreel Santos – Engineer, Mixing Assistant . Grant Valentine – Assistant Engineer . Timothy “Tip” Wyman – Mixing Assistant . Tip Wyman – Mixing Assistant
Arrangements : Chip Crawford , Keyon Harrold, Kamau Kenyatta, Gregory Porter, Rex Rideout
Package : Victoria Porter – Photography . Shawn Peters – Photography . Rebecca Meek – Art Direction
Recorded 2015 – 2016.
Released On May 20, 2016 By Blue Note.
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