Oasis (Roberta Flack album)

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Oasis
Oasis (album cover).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1, 1988
Recorded1988
GenreR&B, soul
LabelAtlantic
ProducerRoberta Flack
Roberta Flack chronology
Greatest Hits
(1984)
Oasis
(1988)
Set the Night to Music
(1991)
Singles from Oasis
  1. "Oasis"
    Released: October 30, 1988
  2. "Uh Uh Ooh Ooh Look Out Here It Comes"
    Released: March 23, 1989
  3. "Shock to My System"
    Released: July 19, 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Oasis is Roberta Flack's first solo album of newly recorded songs since 1982's I'm the One. (Subsequent to her 1983 duet album with Peabo Bryson: Born to Love, Flack had with producer Ahmet Ertegun in 1985 recorded fourteen lesser known mid-twentieth century R&B songs but the tracks, intended for a Miss Melody and the Uptown Harlem Stompers album, were not completed to the satisfaction of Flack who put the project "on hold": the tracks remain unreleased.)[2] Released 1 November 1988, Oasis features the number-one U.S. singles, "Oasis" (R&B), and "Uh-uh Ooh-ooh Look Out (Here It Comes)" (Dance/Club Play).[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Oasis" (Marcus Miller, Mark Stephens)
  2. "All Caught Up in Love" (Siedah Garrett, Marvin Hamlisch)
  3. "Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes)" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson)
  4. "Shock to My System" (Franne Golde, Andy Goldmark, Dennis Lambert)
  5. "You Who Brought Me Love" (Andy Goldmark)
  6. "Something Magic" (Marcus Miller, Mark Stephens)
  7. "And So It Goes" (Roberta Flack, Maya Angelou, Barry Miles)
  8. "You Know What It's Like" (Roberta Flack, Barry Miles, Brenda Russell)
  9. "And So It Goes (Reprise)" (Roberta Flack, Maya Angelou, Barry Miles)
  10. "My Someone to Love" (Roberta Flack, Marcus Miller)
  11. "(His Name) Brazil" (Roberta Flack, Henry Gaffney, Andy Goldmark)

Personnel[edit]

  • Roberta Flack - vocals, backing vocals
  • Marcus Miller - bass guitar, programming, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Greg Phillinganes - keyboards, programming, synthesizer
  • Steve Gadd - drums
  • Michael Landau - guitar
  • J. Peter Robinson - keyboards, programming, synthesizer
  • John Robinson - drums
  • Randy Kerber - synthesizer
  • Nathan East - bass guitar
  • Buddy Williams - drums
  • Michael Boddicker - synthesizer
  • Earl Klugh - acoustic guitar
  • Barry Miles - synthesizer, drum programming, electric piano, sequencer
  • Paulinho da Costa - percussion
  • Jason Miles - additional synthesizer, programming
  • Dann Huff - guitar
  • Michael Omartian - keyboards, drums
  • Steve Ferrone - drums
  • Larry Williams - synthesizer, saxophone
  • Neil Stubenhaus - bass guitar
  • Jimmy Bralower - drums
  • Jeff Bova - synthesizer, programming
  • Steve Thornton - percussion
  • Paul Jackson Jr. - guitar
  • Harvey Mason - drums
  • Andy Goldmark - keyboards, programming, synthesizer
  • Dan Higgins - saxophone
  • Yvonne Lewis - backing vocals
  • Tawatha - backing vocals
  • Lori Ann Velez - backing vocals
  • Gabrielle Goodman - backing vocals
  • Phil Perry - backing vocals
  • Brenda White King - backing vocals
  • Mark Stevens - backing vocals
  • Dennis Collins - backing vocals
  • Chude Mondlane - backing vocals
  • Lani Groves - backing vocals

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