Better Part of Me

Better Part of Me

by Jon Secada



Long before the Latin pop explosion became headline news, Jon Secada was fusing sizzling tropical rhythms with state-of-the-art sonics to score a series of memorable hits whose melodic and rhythmic appeal has outlasted countless musical fads. The Cuban-born, Miami-bred artist continues his winning ways with Better Part of Me, which maintains his crowd-pleasing style while adding some unexpected new elements to the mix. These songs -- most of which Secada wrote or cowrote -- mark his first new release in three years, and the time and care that he put into its creation shows in the cohesive multicultural mix on such standout tracks as the up-tempo "Stop," the deeply romantic "Lost Inside You," and the playful "Papi," all of which appear here in both English and Spanish-language versions. The latter tune is also featured in a special "Tropical Mix" by renowned producers Emilio Estefan Jr. (a longtime Secada collaborator) and Robert Blades. Elsewhere, the heartfelt "There's No Sunshine" teams Secada with Mariah Carey/Celine Dion producer Ric Wake. Reflecting his adopted hometown's vibrantly eclectic mix of musical genres, Better Part of Me is a timely reminder of Jon Secada's musical talent and personal charisma.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/2000
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646984024
catalogNumber: 69840

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jon Secada   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Rene Toledo   12-string Guitar
Nicki Richards   Background Vocals
Earl Robinson   Background Vocals
Edwin Bonilla   Percussion
Everett Bradley   Background Vocals
Deborah Cooper   Background Vocals
Sal Cuevas   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Bass
Joel Derouin   Violin
Kirstin Fife   Violin
Peter Kent   Violin
Gina Kronstadt   Concert Master
Lee Levin   Drums
Manny López   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Paulette McWilliams   Background Vocals
Audrey Martells   Background Vocals
Tim Mitchell   Electric Guitar
Cindy Mizelle   Background Vocals
Don Palmer   Violin
Vladimir Polimatidi   Violin
Bernd Schoenhart   Guitar
Eddie Stockley   Background Vocals
Helain Wittenberg   Viola
John Wittenberg   Violin
Leslie Woodbury   Violin
Richard Oliver   Background Vocals
Roberto Blades   Percussion,Background Vocals
Randall Barlow   Trumpet
George Noriega   Steel Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Tony Coluccio   Keyboards
Giuseppe D.   Keyboards
Johnny Jam   Keyboards
Steve Morales   Keyboards
Alberto Gaitán   Background Vocals
Ricardo Gaitán   Piano,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jon Secada   Producer,Executive Producer
Jorge Calandrelli   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Scott Canto   Engineer
Ian Cutler   Art Direction
Emilio Estefan   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Andy Marvel   Arranger,drum programming
Tim Mitchell   Arranger,Producer
Tony Moran   Arranger,Producer
Rick Wake   Producer
Roberto Blades   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Freddy Piñero   Engineer
Carlos Nieto   Engineer
Randall Barlow   Programming,Engineer
George Noriega   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Tony Coluccio   Programming,Engineer
Gustavo Celis   Engineer
Steve Menezes   Studio Coordinator
Dave Scheuer   Engineer
Tom Chianti   Engineer
Johnny Jam   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Steve Morales   Arranger,Programming,Producer
José Antonio Molina   String Arrangements
Ricardo Gaitán   drum programming
Alfred Figueroa   Engineer
Shane Stoner   Engineer

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