Personnel: Stacy Lattisaw (vocals); Jeff Cohen (vocals, background vocals); Johnny Gill (vocals); Corrado Rustici, Bob Castell-Blanch, Bert Jones, Hiram Bullock, Ira Siegel, Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Larry Andrew Williams, Larry Williams (woodwinds); Marc Russo (saxophone, alto saxophone); Jeff Smith , Ed Calle, Kim Hutchcroft, V. Jeffrey Smith (saxophone); Gary Herbig (tenor saxophone); Jerry Hey (trumpet, flugelhorn, alto horn); Narada Michael Walden (piano, keyboards, drums, timpani, percussion, programming); Frank Gayer Martin, Frank Martin (keyboards, vibraphone); David Rosenthal (keyboards, programming); Kashif, Van McCoy (keyboards, background vocals); David Sancious, Emeridge Jones, Ron Kersey (keyboards); Fred Zarr (synthesizer, percussion); Paul Gurvitz (synthesizer, drum programming); Patrick Cowley (synthesizer); Stephen Bray (vocoder); Randy Jackson (acoustic bass); Steve Jordan , Harry King (drums); Dwayne Simmons (claves); Preston Glass (percussion, background vocals); (Ex) Cat Heads, George Devens, Mingo Lewis, Sheila Escovedo, Bashiri Johnson , Doug Allen (percussion); Aaron Smith (programming); Cindy Mizelle, Brenda Hilliard, Sandy Simmons, Bonnie Boyer, Dennis Saunders, Carla Vaughn, Frank Loverde, Wendell Morrison, Kelly Kool, Esther Morrow, Zulema, Cathy Miller, Judith Jones, Jerome Jackson, Destry, Yolanda Glass, Albert Bailey, Jim Gilstrap, John Lehman, Larry Smith , Linda Imperial, "Little" Louie Vega, Alex Brown, Louie Vega, Lynn Davis , Phillip Ingram, Roy Galloway, Audrey Wheeler, Linda Tillery, Vicki Randle, Richard Harris, Myrna Matthews (background vocals).
Audio Remasterers: Dan Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Author: A. Scott Galloway.
Authors: Yyonne Gomez; Narada Michael Walden.
Photographer: Waring Abbott.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Dwayne Simmons; Seawind Horns.
Arranger: Fred Zarr.
The Very Best of Stacy Lattisaw is a comprehensive 16-track collection that contains all of her big R&B hits between 1979 and 1989. Since the disc draws from both her recordings for Atlantic/Cotillion and Motown, it contains everything from "Dynamite!," "Let Me Be Your Angel," and "Love on a Two Way Street" to "Nail It to the Wall" and "Every Drop of Your Love." While her chart-topping duet with Johnny Gill, "Where Do We Go from Here," is missing, the collection remains the definitive summation of her career. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine