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A Twist of Motown by Lee Ritenour

Capturing the sensuality of Marvin Gaye, the smoothness of Smokey Robinson and the sheer genius of Stevie Wonder, along with other major Motown greats, guitarist-producer Lee Ritenour brings together stellar artists George Benson, Dave Grusin, Bob James, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, Chris Botti, Ray Parker, Jr., Ricky Lawson, Nathan East, Greg Phillinganes and Russell Ferrante.

Ritenour has a reputation as one of the most skilled and most versatile guitarists in the industry today. His talent soars as he makes his guitar speak during his performances on TWIST OF MOTOWN.

Brenda Russell brings Smokey Robinson’s TRACKS OF MY TEARS to life with her rich vocals.

Gerald Albright, on alto sax, holds the sweet notes to a peak, on El DeBarge’s ALL THIS LOVE.

George Benson participates in a deep rendition of INNER CITY BLUES.

This CD grabs the listener’s attention with the attitude of soul Motown is known for.A rocking beat coupled with dynamic harmonies and a deep groove rhythm floods the heart with vivid memories of plush talent pouring from the city of sound.What began as crossover music became the foundation for a new generation of ballads, coolness and hip

Each song is a legendary hit. Each artist is a star on this classic TWIST OF MOTOWN.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Lee Ritenour
  • CD Title: A Twist of Motown
  • Genre: Soul / Funk Jazz
  • Year Released: 2003
  • Record Label: Verve Music Group
  • Musicians: George Benson, Lee Ritenour, Peter White, Will Downing, Lisa Fischer, Brenda Russell, Chris Botti, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, Dave Grusin, Bob James and more.
  • Rating: Five Stars
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