The Voice (Bobby McFerrin album)

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The Voice
Studio album by Bobby McFerrin
Released 1984
Recorded March 17, 1984 - March 26, 1984
Genre Jazz
Length 43:12
Label Elektra/Musician
Bobby McFerrin chronology
Bobby McFerrin
(1982)
The Voice
(1984)
Spontaneous Inventions
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

The Voice is a solo album by Bobby McFerrin, featuring his peculiar style of vocal improvisation. In contrast with his previous Elektra album, here the vocalist is unaccompanied by other musicians, and no instruments are used on the album. The album is the fruit of a series of solo concerts in Germany.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs are written and composed by Bobby McFerrin, except where indicated.

  1. "Blackbird" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:07
  2. "The Jump" – 4:48
  3. "El Brujo" – 4:11
  4. "I Feel Good" (James Brown) – 3:19
  5. "I'm My Own Walkman" – 4:02
  6. "Music Box" – 3:56
  7. "Medley: Donna Lee | Big Top | We're in the Money" (Al Dubin / Bobby McFerrin / Charlie Parker / Harry Warren) – 7:22
  8. "I'm Alone" – 4:41
  9. "T.J." – 3:48
  10. "A-Train" (Billy Strayhorn) – 3:58

Personnel[edit]

  • Bobby McFerrin – Percussion, Vocals

Production[edit]

  • Steve Addabbo – Engineer
  • Carlos Albrecht – Engineer
  • Bob Defrin – Art Direction
  • Linda Goldstein – Producer
  • Stephen Innocenzi – Editing
  • David Michael Kennedy – Photography
  • Gene Paul – Digital Editing
  • Jack Skinner – Mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Bobby McFerrin Official website http://www.bobbymcferrin.com/bobby_records.php