Personnel: Will Downing (vocals); Marva King, Rachelle Ferrell (vocals); Alex Foster (saxophone); Stefon Harris (vibraphone); Gerald Albright.
Liner Note Author: Amy Linden.
Photographers: Marc Baptiste; Kwaku Alston; David Robin.
Arrangers: Will Downing; Rachelle Ferrell; Ronnie Foster.
Contemporary R&B singer Will Downing has been making albums since the late 1980s, and this 20th CENTURY MASTERS compilation brings together 12 of Downing's finest tracks. While not comprehensive, this set provides a solid overview of the artist's smooth, romantic, mainstream soul. There are plenty of examples of Downing's trademark light and breezy ballads here ("Wishing on a Star" and "Free" to name just two), making this 20th CENTURY MASTERS collection a fine introduction to this often-overlooked R&B crooner's artistry.