1999 John Tropea – A Simple Way To Say “I Love You”

A Simple Way To Say “I Love You” is the sixth album by guitarist John Tropea, self released in 1999.

Tracks

1  I Want You (Leon Ware; T-Boy Ross) 04:50
2  The Beauty In You (John Tropea; Will Lee; Charlie Brown) 04:30
3  The Messenger (Tommy Mitchell) 05:18
4  Side Show (Bobby Eli; Vinnie Barrett) 06:37
5  Funky Duck (John Tropea; Will Lee) 05:45
6  A Simply Way To Say I Love You (Will Lee; John Tropea) 05:20
7  Trope’a Dope (Will Lee; John Tropea) 04:42
8  Change The World (Tommy Sims; Gordon Kennedy; Wayne Kirkpatrick) 04:47
9  Willy T (John Tropea; Will Lee) 08:03
10  Cain’t Dance (John Tropea; Will Lee; George Young) 05:27
11  Side Show (single version) (Bobby Ellis; Vinnie Barrett) 03:59

Musicians

1 I Want You

BassWill Lee
DrumsShawn Pelton
GuitarJohn Tropea
OrganRicky Peterson
ProgrammingChris Hajian
ProgrammingWill Lee
ProgrammingJohn Tropea
PercussionRalph MacDonald
VocalsWill Lee
VocalsLalah Hathaway


2 The Beauty In You

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJohn Tropea
PianoBette Sussman
SynthesizerJon Sebastian Tropea
ProgrammingJohn Tropea
ProgrammingWill Lee


3 The Messenger

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJohn Tropea
KeyboardsChris Palmaro
ProgrammingTommy Mitchell
PercussionWill Lee
PercussionRalph MacDonald


4 Side Show

BassWill Lee
DrumsShawn Pelton
GuitarJohn Tropea
KeyboardsPaul Shaffer


5 Funky Duck

BassWill Lee
GuitarJohn Tropea
ProgrammingJohn Tropea
ProgrammingWill Lee
SaxLou Marini


6 A Simply Way To Say I Love You

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJohn Tropea
PianoChris Palmaro
ProgrammingJohn Tropea
ProgrammingWill Lee
PercussionRalph MacDonald


7 Trope’a Dope

BassWill Lee
DrumsShawn Pelton
GuitarJohn Tropea
OrganRicky Peterson
HornsTom Scott
PercussionRalph MacDonald


8 Change The World

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJohn Tropea
PianoChris Palmaro
ProgrammingJohn Tropea
ProgrammingWill Lee
PercussionWill Lee
PercussionRalph MacDonald


9 Willy T

BassWill Lee
DrumsShawn Pelton
GuitarJohn Tropea
ClavinetLeon Pendarvis
OrganRicky Peterson
PianoLeon Pendarvis
PercussionRalph MacDonald


10 Cain’t Dance

BassWill Lee
DrumsShawn Pelton
GuitarJohn Tropea
OrganRicky Peterson
HornsGeorge Young
ProgrammingJohn Tropea
ProgrammingWill Lee
PercussionRalph MacDonald


11 Side Show (single version)

BassWill Lee
DrumsShawn Pelton
GuitarJohn Tropea
KeyboardsPaul Shaffer

Liner Notes

Producer – John Tropea, Will Lee
Arranged By – John Tropea, Will Lee (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Arranged By – Chris Hajian (Track 1)
Arranged By – Tommy Mitchell (Track 3)
Arranged By (Horns) – Tom Scott (Track 6)
Engineer – Gary Chester (Tracks 1, 7, 9, 10)
Engineer – John Tropea (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11)
Engineer – Jon Sebastian Tropea (Track 3)
Engineer – Matt Nobel (Track 8)
Engineer (Additional) – John Tropea (Tracks 1, 7, 8, 9)
Engineer (Additional) – Phil Ludwig (Tracks 1, 10)
Engineer (Additional) – Matt Nobel (Track 1)
Engineer (Additional) – Jon Sebastian Tropea (Tracks 7, 8, 9, 10)
Mixed By – John Tropea (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Mixed By – Bob Brockman (Track 1)
Mixed By – Gary Chester (Track 3)
Mixed By – Jon Sebastian Tropea (Tracks 7, 8, 9, 10)
Orchestrated By – John Tropea, Will Lee (Tracks 4, 11)

Mixed At Sebastian Studios, Clitfude, NJ
Recorded At National Studios, NYC
Phonographic Copyright San Tropea Productions
Copyright San Tropea Productions