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In Pursuit of Phatness - CD

 “In Pursuit of Phatness”

What is “Phatness?”

Well, “phatness” is a synonym for excellence to put it simply.  More succinctly, it is a state of being one achieves in any creative art form when everything comes together in the most perfect way.  When the chemistry between artists is so mutually satisfying that it is undeniably compels them to create a new entity in their chosen form of expression.

 

The music of The EDGE covers a wide spectrum of styles, ranging from Jazz to Rhythm and Blues, Funk, Pop, Rock, Dance and even some Reggae and Rap, with an original twist.  To sum it all up in one name, The EDGE likes to call their music “Phat Jazz”. 

 

The EDGE hopes you enjoy their music and thanks you for your support. 

Thank you to God, the ultimate creator!

And thank you to:

All of the wonderful musicians & singers for sharing their talents, Libby Irwin and the Automotive News/Dupont, Jimmy Romeo for recording our demos, David Bratto & James Harlan for help in designing The EDGE logo and graphics, my son, Bruce Spradley, for all of his help, Drew Ramsey for helping us make our first video, Eddie Harris for producing our award winning video, Dr. Karl Brose for his support, Ron Allen for Graphics and expediting the final steps in finishing our CD, and Kal, Kristen, and Sara at In The Mix Productions.

This is a second edition of the original release from 1998.

 

 

1) “In Pursuit of Phatness” (Burton, Spradley)  6:30

Bass: Ray Burton, Keyboards: “David Lee” Spradley, Drums: Ron Otis, Guitar: Mark McCoy, Sax: Robert Yancy.

2) “The Essence of Sugar” (Burton, Spradley)  4:56

same personnel as song #1

3) “Until We Meet Again”  (Yancy, Spradley)  5:04 

Sax: Robert Yancy, Guitar: Mark McCoy, All other instruments: “David Lee” Spradley.

4) “On The Spot” (Spradley)  6:37 

same personnel as song #1.

5) “Everlasting Love” (Murphy, Wolinski, Belfield)  6:02

Lead and Background Vocals: Kymberli Wright, Additional Bkgd Vocals: Karreem, Vocal arrangement: Kymberli & Karreem.  New Musical arrangement: “David Lee” Spradley, Rhythm Guitar: Mark McCoy, Wah-wah Guitar: Frank Kelley Jr., Sax: Robert Yancy, All other instruments; “David Lee” Spradley.

6) “Spiritual Man” (Spradley, Wright, Harris)  4:44

Lead and Bkgd Vocals: Kymberli Wright and Mike Harris, all music: “David Lee” Spradley. 

7) “Toast”  (Burton, Spradley)  6:04

Lead Vocals: Kymberli Wright and Karreem, Bass and Keyboards: Ray Burton,  Keyboards and Percussion: “David Lee” Spradley, Drums: Ron Otis, Guitar: Mark McCoy, Sax: Robert Yancy.

8) “Floataway”  (Spradley, Harris, Wright) 4:03

Lead and Background Vocals: Kymberli Wright, Lead Vocals & “Rap-sing”: “David Lee” Spradley, Bkgd Vocals, Mark McCoy, Laurie Woods, Bridget Grace, Bass: Ray Burton, Keyboards: “David Lee” Spradley, Drums and Fire Extinguisher Percussion: Ron Otis, Slide Guitar: Mark McCoy. Rhythm Guitar: Frank Kelley Jr.

9) “Get Me Through The Night”  (McCoy, Spradley)  4:07

Lead and Bkgd Vocals: Mark McCoy and Kymberli Wright, Bkgd Vocals: Karreem, Lead and Rhythm Guitars: Mark McCoy. Rhythm: Frank Kelley Jr., All other instruments; “David Lee” Spradley.

10) “Put The Money In The Basket”  (Spradley, Burton, Otis, Harris)  4:09

Lead and Bkgd Vocals: “David Lee” Spradley, Kymberli Wright, Mike Harris, Ray Burton, Bass: Ray Burton, Keyboards: “David Lee” Spradley, Drums: Ron Otis, Guitar: Mark McCoy.

11) “Rock The Boat”  (Spradley, Burton, Otis, Bell)  4:04

Lead and Bkgd Vocals: “David Lee” Spradley and Kymberli Wright, Bkgd Vocals: Karreem, Lewis & Cheryl Riddle, Frank Kelley Jr., Mark McCoy, Bass: Ray Burton, Keyboards: “David Lee” Spradley, Drums: Ron Otis, Guitars: Mark McCoy & Frank Kelley Jr., Tambourine: Kymberli Wright

Produced by: “David Lee” Spradley for SPRAAD Productions

c&p 1998 by SPRAAD Productions

Tracks 1,2,4,8,& 11 Recorded at Pac 3, Dearborn, MI

Engineers: Richard Becker and Robert Becker

Tracks 3,5,6,7,9 & 10 Recorded at CosmicSonic, Huntington Woods, MI

Engineer: “David Lee” Spradley

Additional recording on Track 8 done at PR Music, Detroit, MI

Engineer: Jimmy Romeo

CD Mastering: Tempermill Studios, Ferndale, MI

Photography: Sharon Williams

Art Graphics: Ron Allen and Luther Johnson

EDGE Logo: David Bratto & “David Lee” Spradley

All songs published by Yeldarps Music, ASCAP except “Everlasting Love” published by Don Williams Music Group

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