A Family Affair (Christian McBride album)

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A Family Affair
Christian McBride - A Family Affair.jpg
Studio album by Christian McBride
Released 1998
Recorded January 27, 1998 (1998-01-27)-January 31, 1998 (1998-01-31)
Genre Rhythm and blues
Length 65:54
Label Verve
Producer George Duke
Christian McBride chronology
Number Two Express
A Family Affair
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

A Family Affair is the third studio album by American jazz bassist Christian McBride.The album was released in 1998 via Verve.[2]


Bill Milkowski of JazzTimes noted "On his third album as a leader, bassist Christian McBride reveals more shades of his musical makeup than he’s allowed to slip through in the past. Along with his renowned upright chops-typically solid and swinging in the great tradition of Ray Brown-the Philly phenom also reveals himself to be a Bootsy-influenced funkster, Jamerson-inspired groovemeister, and Jacoesque fretless electric soloist. All this, plus his first stab at lyric writing, makes A Family Affair McBride’s most diverse and widely appealing project to date."[3] Jim Santella of All About Jazz said "The toe-tapping music swings deliciously and is presented in a variety of different formats."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I'm Coming Home" Thom Bell, Linda Creed 7:01
2. "A Dream of You" McBride 4:40
3. "Family Affair" Sylvester Stewart 6:42
4. "Theme From our Fairytale" McBride 6:59
5. "...Or So You Thought" McBride 5:42
6. "Summer Soft" Stevie Wonder 6:41
7. "Brown Funk (For Ray)" McBride 6:17
8. "Open Sesame" Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang 9:29
9. "Wayne's World" McBride 7:32
10. "I'll Write a Song for You" Philip Bailey, Steve Beckmeier, Al McKay 4:51
Total length: 65:54



  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r367911
  2. ^ "Christian McBride – A Family Affair". Discogs. discogs.com. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Milkowski, Bill (November 1, 1998). "Christian McBride: A Family Affair". Jazz Times. jazztimes.com. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Santella, Jim (November 1, 1998). "Christian McBride: A Family Affair". All About Jazz. allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 

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