Charles Wilson follows up his BMA nominated Delmark album If Heartaches Were Nickels with Troubled Child his first release on Severn. Horn and string arrangements by Willie Henderson (Tyrone Davis and Jackie Wilson). The album weaves between tunes such as the Sam Dees penned title track, Bobby Bland's Where My Baby Went, the late Little Milton (Charles' uncle) and Denise LaSalle's Somebody's Tears, the Oakland based Natural Four's It's Love that Really Counts, Bob Marley's Is This Love and two originals written by bassist and co-producer Steve Gomes. 'Monster' Mike Welch provides stellar guitar work and the Severn house band provides Charles with the canvas for his edgy, yet smooth, vocals.
I want to thank my producers David Earl, for believing in me, and Steve Gomes for writing me such great songs.
I want to thank Jude Finnell for being my big sister and big mama for all Severn's artists. Thanks go to Willie Henderson who has known me since I was a child. He is one of the greatest soul arrangers who have ever lived.
Charles Wilson - Vocals Mike Welch - Guitar on all tracks except track 3 Dan Hovey - Acoustic Guitar on track 8 and Electric Guitar on track 3 Benjie Porecki - Hammond Organ and Wurlitzer Electic Piano Steve Gomes - Bass Robb Stupka - Drums Joshua Kay - Percussion Kevin Burns - Trumpet & Flugelhorn Kenny Rittenhouse - Trumpet & Flugelhorn Bruce Swaim - Tenor Saxophone Scott Young - Tenor & Alto Saxophone & Flutes Reginald Cyntje - Trombone Morgan Price - Baritone Saxophone Lysiane Gravel-Lacombe - Violin Christian Tremblay - Violin Daphne Benichou - Viola Todd Thiel - Cello Ronald Friedman - French Horn Background vocals: Karla Chisholm, Calley Bliss, Todd Googins
Produced by David Earl, Steve Gomes Recorded and Mixed by David Earl at Severn Studios, Severn, MD Assistant engineer John Monforte Mastered by:†David Glasser, Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO Horns and strings arranged and conducted by Willie Henderson Jr. Scored By Dave Finnell Graphic design by Al Brandtner, Brandtner Design, Chicago, IL Photography by Jude Finnell