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Oleta Adams


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Gospel/jazz/mainstream pop

Status:

Most recent release, "Safe and Sound" (single, 2015); most recent full-length release, Let's Stay Here (2009)

See also:

Oleta Adams's site

Comparisons:

Brenda Russell, Ruby Turner

Covers/own material:

Both

General comments:

Oleta Adams was discovered by Tears For Fears and appears on their album The Seeds Of Love. (Dirk.Kastens@rz.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE)

Recordings include:

  • Circle Of One (1990)
  • Evolution (1993)
  • Moving On (1995)
  • Never Knew (1995)
  • Come Walk With Me (1997)
  • The Very Best of Oleta Adams (compilation, 1998)
  • Evolution/Circle of One (compilation 2000)
  • All the Love (2001)
  • I Can't Live a Day Without You (2004)
  • Ultimate Collection (compilation, 2004)
  • Christmas Time with Oleta (2006)
  • Let's Stay Here (2009)
  • Long and Lonely Hours (single, 2015)
  • Safe and Sound (single, 2015)

Circle Of One

Release info:

1990—Phonogram/Fontana (Germany), POLYGRAM (U.S.A.)—842 744-2 (Germany), 4228 46346 4 (U.S.A.)

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended (Dirk.Kastens@rz.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE)

Group members:

Oleta Adams

Guest musicians:

Roland Orzabal
Dave Bascome
Pino Palladino
John Cushon
Luis Jardim
Simon Clark

Produced by:

Roland Orzabal and Dave Bascombe

Comments:

Hit single, "Rhythm Of Life," written by Orzabal/Holland (Tears For Fears). (Dirk.Kastens@rz.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE)

Evolution

Release info:

1993—Phonogram/Fontana (Germany), POLYGRAM (U.S.A.)—3145 3145 14965 4

Group members:

Oleta Adams—arranger, composer, electric piano, vocals

Guest musicians:

Rick Nelson—backing vocal
David Sanborn—sax alto
Tom Scott—tenor sax
Jerry Knight—bass, backing vocal
Paulette Brown—backing vocal
Lenny Castro—percussion
Chuck Findley—trumpet, fluegelhorn
Ray Fuller—synthesizer, guitar, piano
Bunny Hill—backing vocal
Larry Kimpel—bass
Daren Klein—engineer
Michael Landau—synthesizer, guitar, piano
Neil Larsen—Hammond organ
Stewart Levine—arranger
Arnold McCutler—backing vocal
Lori Perry—backing vocal
Carolyn Perry—backing vocal
Darlene Perry—backing vocal
Sharon Perry—backing vocal
Valerie Pinkston-Mayo—backing vocal
Richard Stevens—drums, programming
Fred Washington—bass/fretless bass guitar
Fred White—backing vocal
Gota Yashiki—drums, programming
Aaron Zigman—strings, keyboards, programming

Produced by:

Stewart Levine


Thanks to Jens P. Tagore Brage and Barbara Hart for work on this entry.

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