LO'S PICK OF THE DAY - "Love Takes Time" by Bryan Duncan
Neho Soul's Bryan Duncan has one of the funkiest voices in the industry. If the listener were to look up the definition of "Blue Eyed-Soul," Bryan's name would be at the top. He can pierce the deepest part of us with that beautiful voice of his.
This track and album feature the best in the biz, People!!
Keys; Michael Omartian, Robbie Buchanan, Vienna's Peter Wolf and Alan Pasqua on the B3.
BVG's; Alexis England, Darrell Brown, (Ambrosia's) David Pack, Leslie Smith (wrote Minute by Minute with Michael McDonald), Bassist; Neil Stubenhaus, Horns; Bill Reichenbach, Dan Higgins, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Guitars; mostly Glenn Pearce w/Paul Jackson Jr. adding here and there.
John Robinson on Drums and Mike Fisher on Percussion.
And let's not forget the great people who produce, engineer, mix & master:
Producer – Dan Posthuma
Engineer – Mike Mierau
Engineer [2nd] – Slamm Andrews
Engineer [Additional] – Al Phillips, Paul Erickson*, Terry Christian
Mastered By – Steve Hall
Mixed By – Daren Klein
Bryan is probably one of "thee" most talented musicians in his field as a "blue-eyed soul" artist. In the mid 70's he was part of The Sweet Comfort Band and then broke out on his own in the mid-80's. His style of music runs deeps from pop to blues and everything in between.
Bryan's music is categorized in the genre of Contemporary Christian Music. What I love about Bryan, is you don't hear that formula.
You hear music.
You hear soul.
You hear truth.
And truly, the evidence is in his list of personnel. From Bryan's voice and musician's playing & BGV's, the lyrics and music penetrate the soul of the listener.
Released in 1992 on the "Mercy" album, "Love Takes Time" seems like it is describing what we are all looking for today. Love. It's telling the listener there is hurt, there is pain and we are guilty of perhaps inflicting some of it. With all this chaos in the world, we all need to make the sacrifice to show more love and create less pain.
Man, I love this song! Putting my headphones on, I want to soak in every part of it, from JR's rhythms to dissecting all the vocals. And Neil's bass carrying it all the way through.
I love that Bryan is true to himself.
Singing it the way he sees it.
Dang!! So soulful!!