Personnel: Phyliss Sparks (harp); Karen Winkelmann, David Davison, Conni Ellisor, Alan Omstead, Mary Kathryn Van Osdale, Pamela Sixfin, David Angell (violin); Elizabeth Lamb, Kristin Wilkinson, Jim Grosjean (viola); Carole Rabinowitz, Anthony LaMarqtina (cello); Mike Burton, Shekinah Rodriguez, Mark Douthit (flute, alto saxophone); Clarence Johnson III , Kenneth Faison (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Charles Edwards (baritone saxophone); Melvin Jones, Jeff Bailey , Steve Patrick (trumpet); Beth Beeson, Jennifer Kummer (French horn); Emmett C. Goods, Barry Green (trombone).
Audio Mixer: Jared Schuerman.
Liner Note Author: Jennifer Holliday .
Photographer: Lou Freeman.
Jennifer Holliday shot from obscurity to stardom in 1981 when she originated the role of Effi in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls and introduced the song "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." Holliday quickly earned a reputation as one of the finest vocalists of her generation, but after focusing her talents on gospel music in 1995 with the album On & On, she retired from the recording studio. With 2014's The Song Is You, Holliday makes her long-awaited return to pop music, lending her rich voice and passionate vocal style to a romantic set of standards and R&B classics. The Song Is You includes the selections "At Last," "Nobody Does It Better," "The Look of Love," "Love Me by Name," and many more. ~ Mark Deming