Personnel includes: Carol Fran (vocals); Clarence Holliman, Dereck O'Brien (guitar); Mark Kazanoff (saxophone, harmonica); Sarah Brown (bass).
Personnel: Clarence Holliman (vocals, guitar); Carol Fran (vocals, piano); Derek O'Brien (guitar); Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff (harmonica, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Ernest Youngblood, Jr. (tenor saxophone); Keith Winking (trumpet); Rick Trolsen (trombone); Sammy Berfect (piano, organ); Floyd Domino (piano); George Rains, Herman V. Ernest III (drums).
Audio Mixers: David Farrell ; Hammond Scott.
Liner Note Author: Hammond Scott.
Recording information: Arlyn Studios, Austin, TX (11/1993); Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans, LA (11/1993).
Editors: David Farrell ; Hammond Scott.
Photographer: Jeff Rowe.
Unknown Contributor Role: Steve Reynolds.
Arrangers: Clarence Holliman; Sammy Berfect; Herman V. Ernest III; Carol Fran.
The duo's Black Top encore was a slightly more focused effort than their debut. They still exhibit considerable versatility on a highly infectious dance number, "Door Poppin'," and the Louisiana-rooted "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy," and soulful remakes of Tyrone Davis's "Are You Serious" and Gladys Knight & the Pips' earthy "I Don't Want to Do Wrong," but there's a more satisfying context overall. The album was waxed in New Orleans and Texas with two entirely different bands, lending laudable variety to the selections. ~ Bill Dahl