2006 Gladys Knight – Before Me

Before Me is an album by Gladys Knight, released in 2006.

Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the “Empress of Soul”, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian and author. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner,  Knight is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, which included her brother Merald “Bubba” Knight and her cousins Edward Patten and William Guest.

Tracks

1  Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me (Bob Russell, Duke Ellington) 3:56
2  The Man I Love (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) 4:22
3  Good Morning Heartache (Dan Fisher, Ervin Drake, Irene Higginbotham) 4:25
4  Since I Fell For You (Buddy Johnson) 3:51
5  God Bless The Child (Arthur Herzog Jr, Billie Holiday) 4:54
6  This Bitter Earth (Clyde Otis) 4:06
7  I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) 4:24
8  Someone To Watch Over Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) 4:54
9  But Not For Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) 4:00
10  I’ll Be Seeing You (Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain) 3:56
11  Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) 4:26
12  Come Sunday (Duke Ellington) 5:34

Media

Musicians

1 Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

BassChristoph Luty
DrumsJeff Hamilton
GuitarRussell Malone
OrganTamir Hendelman
PianoJoe Sample
PercussionJoe Porcaro


2 The Man I Love

BassDavid Finck
DrumsMark McLean
GuitarJeff Mironov
PianoBilly Childs
FluteCharles Pillow
FluteDave Mann
TromboneGeorge Flynn
TromboneJim Pugh
TrumpetJeff Kievit
TrumpetTony Kadleck


3 Good Morning Heartache

BassChristoph Luty
DrumsJeff Hamilton
GuitarRussell Malone
OrganTamir Hendelman
PianoJoe Sample
PercussionJoe Porcaro


4 Since I Fell For You

BassJohn Clayton
DrumsJeff Hamilton
GuitarRussell Malone
PianoJoe Sample
SaxDavid Newman


5 God Bless The Child

BassDavid Finck
DrumsMark McLean
GuitarJeff Mironov
PianoBilly Childs
FluteCharles Pillow
FluteDave Mann
TromboneGeorge Flynn
TromboneJim Pugh
TrumpetJeff Kievit
TrumpetTony Kadleck


6 This Bitter Earth

BassJohn Clayton
DrumsJeff Hamilton
GuitarRussell Malone
PianoJoe Sample
SaxDavid Newman
TromboneGeorge Flynn
TromboneJim Pugh
TrumpetJeff Kievit
TrumpetTony Kadleck


7 I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)

BassDavid Finck
DrumsMark McLean
GuitarJeff Mironov
PianoBilly Childs
FluteCharles Pillow
FluteDave Mann
TromboneGeorge Flynn
TromboneJim Pugh
TrumpetJeff Kievit
TrumpetTony Kadleck


8 Someone To Watch Over Me

BassDavid Finck
DrumsMark McLean
GuitarJeff Mironov
PianoBilly Childs
FluteCharles Pillow
FluteDave Mann
TromboneGeorge Flynn
TromboneJim Pugh
TrumpetJeff Kievit
TrumpetTony Kadleck


9 But Not For Me

BassDavid Finck
DrumsMark McLean
GuitarJeff Mironov
PianoBilly Childs
VibraphoneJoe Porcaro


10 I’ll Be Seeing You

BassDavid Finck
DrumsMark McLean
GuitarJeff Mironov
PianoBilly Childs
FlugelhornRoy Hargrove
FluteCharles Pillow
FluteDave Mann
TromboneGeorge Flynn
TromboneJim Pugh
TrumpetJeff Kievit
TrumpetTony Kadleck


11 Stormy Weather

BassChristoph Luty
DrumsJeff Hamilton
Background VocalsAnthony Wilson
PianoTamir Hendelman
TrumpetChris Botti


12 Come Sunday

DrumsJeff Hamilton
GuitarRussell Malone
PianoJoe Sample

Other Musicians

Clarinet – Lee Callet, Charles Owens II
Flugelhorn – Jeff Clayton, Sal Cracchiolo, James Ford, Roy Hargrove
Sax – Lee Callet, Keith Fiddmont, Charles Owens II, Steve Wilson, Rickey Woodard
Trombone – Bill Reichenbach, Maurice Spears
Trumpet – Jeff Clayton, Sal Cracchiolo, James Ford
Celli – Larry Corbett, Richard Locker, Eugene Moye, Mark Orrin Shuman, Dan Tobin Smith
Viola – Sarah Adams, Denyse Buffum, Desiree Elsevier, Matthew Funes, Crystal Garner, Carrie Holzman-Little, Roland Kato, Vince Lionti, Evan Wilson
Violin – Sidney Page, Elena Barere, Ronald Clark, Joel Derouin, Jonatham Dinklage, Yvette Devereaux, Krista Bennion Feeney, Arem Garabedian, Peter Kent, Ann Leathers, Mario de Leon, Jan Mullen, Michelle Richards, Catherine Ro, Katherine LiVolsi Stern, Mari Tsumara

The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (Tracks 1, 3, 11, 12)

Liner Notes

Producer – Tommy LiPuma (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 11, 12)
Producer – Phil Ramone (Tracks 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Producer (Executive) – Ron Weisner
Arranged By – John Clayton (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 11, 12)
Arranged By – Billy Childs (Tracks 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Mastered By – Doug Sax, Robert Hadley
Mixed By – Al Schmitt

Recorded At – Right Track Recording
Recorded At – Capitol Studios
Mixed At – Capitol Studios
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Manufactured By – UML
Distributed By – Universal Music & Video Distribution, Corp.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – The Verve Music Group
Copyright (c) – The Verve Music Group