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Best of Jennifer Holliday

Jennifer HollidayAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 10, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Dgc/Geffen/Reunion
  • ASIN: B000000OVK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,763 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
2. I Am Changing
3. Just Let Me Wait
4. I Am Love
5. No Frills Love
6. This Game Of Love (I'm Never Coming Down)
7. Say You Love Me
8. Come Sunday
9. Heart On The Line
10. Hard Times For Lovers
11. Read It In My Eyes
12. I'm On Your Side
13. No Frills Love (Love To Infinity Sessions '96)
14. Love Me (Love To Infinity Sessions '96)
15. Early Warning (Love To Infinity Sessions '96)
16. Someday

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Overview Of Jennifer January 8, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I was truly excited when this cd first came out in 1996, I had to have it and purchased it the day it came out. For years all I had from Jennifer is the soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" and the album (cd) "Get Close To My Love" which I found at a record store in the cut-out bin selling for around four dollars. This cd of her work has been in demand from the fans for years, I'm glad Geffen gave in. "The Best Of Jennifer Holliday" samples work from her soundtrack work with "Dreamgirls" and her three solo studio albums with Geffen and a track from her only album with Arista, "I'm On Yor Side," which was the album's title also. After this track the cd is filled with remixes which aren't bad, there was a cd single released from this album, the radio remix of "No Frills Love" with a previously unreleased song made "b" side, "Up Jumped Love," a mid-tempo ditty produced by Mtume. The cd could have been filled out with longer remixes or full-length original remixes in the like of "No Frills Love," the original 12" mix is an amazing display of synths and vocal tricks. Be that as it may, Geffen did release radio remixes to update this collection, they could have simply made this a collection in the way of "20th Century Masters," a much shorter collection featuring album cuts not found here. The bottom line here is Jennifer is not much represented by studio work, to say the performances here are all stellular would be redundant, this is a great representation of her work.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I've been a fan of Jennifer Holliday since the debut of the phenomenal single "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack. There was (and still is) something about that song that just cuts deep into your soul; the passion she puts into that song lets even the most casual of Holliday listeners know that this lady means business! "I Am Changing", another "Dreamgirls" track is a glorious song of self-empowerment, affirming the indomitable will of the human spirit. "I Am Love", from the "Feel My Soul" album is simply a revelation; listen to that song and you can just TELL that Jennifer's soaring.
Beautiful ballads aside, Jennifer also let's her legions of fans know that she can also rock the house with the best of them. Dance tracks like "Just Let Me Wait", "No Frills Love", and my personal favorite, "Early Warning" (from the Love to Infinity Sessions) can make you work up a sweat just standing (or sitting) still! This can't be Jennifer's "best", because I know that there is still more to come from this talented and formidable singer, and I for one eagerly look forward what's ahead!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best female vocalist of all time! August 15, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
It's unfortunate that Jennifer Holliday never attained the attention she really deserves. In MY eyes, she is one of the best singers that ever lived! Due to the lack of material, perhaps, is why Jennifer never got as big as Whitney Houston or Aretha Franklin. But when it comes to VOCAL QUALITY, she's better than the two I mentioned COMBINED :-)
But listen to "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", "Come Sunday", or "I'm On Your Side" and you'll be convinced that this woman has the most beautiful and powerful vocals ever heard! Gosh, she could move MOUNTAINS with her vocals!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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If you've never heard Jennifer Holliday sing, then you have not lived and could be in for the treat of your life. She's that good. With all this talk about "divas", Jennifer is the real thing minus the attitude. Her powerhouse pipes are only surpassed by the masterful control of her delivery so whether she's signing an anthem or the softest song, she always stays within an emotional range that I would call perfection.

Those of you who are familiar with Jennifer Holliday probably first heard of her via her huge single "And I am Telling You I'm Not Going" from the Broadway sensation "Dreamgirls" or "No Frills Love". While she only released 3 recordings and never reached the initial success of her signature song, every single song in this collection is second to none and many should have been smashes.

This amazing collection of her Geffen recordings, released in 1996, is now out of print and her been replaced by the barebones "20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jennifer Holliday," which you should stay away unless you can't find this one at an acceptable price.

While Jennifer is still very much a part of the current music industry via a ton of dance reworkings and a few killer singles, I find it criminal that no producer has worked with Jennifer on a fully realized release. Amazing artists like Tina Turner or Cher, just to name a couple have made it around the block again because they are special and ageless. Jennifer deserves the same opportunity, or actually the public does even more, and this collection will tell you why.

There are few collections that truly deserve 5 full stars and this is one of those. The songs have aged well as the production is not too time specific and I would put money that any of these songs would top the charts if re-released as many of today's best selling artists need all sorts of bells and whistles, production miracles, marketing-infused collaborations to sell. Not this woman.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent all the way!
Published 1 month ago by jeanne-marie a. miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Dream girl magic
The original dream girl to many who were lucky enough to see the broadway show stands out from the crowd. Read more
Published 16 months ago by P. James
5.0 out of 5 stars My Fav
She is awesome. Priceless and an Anointed Angel! God has blessed us with a gift of a Vivacious Angelic Angel and I thank Him daily for her. Love You Jennifer Holliday!
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent Singer's singer~Bravo Jennifer!!!
Storming Diva & legendary singer Jennifer Holliday made her memorable entrance in to the world of entertainment on The Tony Award show doing "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going"... Read more
Published on September 1, 2009 by Bradly Briggs
4.0 out of 5 stars Holliday's Roof-Raising Voice Is Always Worth a Listen Even When the...
I was fortunate to see Jennifer Holliday's legendary performance as Effie Melody White in Michael Bennett's original production of "Dreamgirls", and just last month, a quarter... Read more
Published on March 15, 2007 by Ed Uyeshima
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent compilation of key tracks from this stellar vocalist
Jennifer Holliday is well represented in her prime with this compilation of hits and key tunes along with a few extras. Read more
Published on February 4, 2007 by Kyles Beguiles
4.0 out of 5 stars Best of Jennifer Holiday Review
I primarily purchased this item for one particular song: "And I'm Telling You" from the original Broadway play, "Dreamgirls". I thoroughly enjoyed it... Read more
Published on January 19, 2007 by Songbird
4.0 out of 5 stars Jennifer's Review
The album was indeed what i expected of her. I know she is a talented artist and is capable of tearing down the roof. There were songs on the album I did not know she sang. Read more
Published on January 15, 2007 by Sophia Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Voice
As one of the earlier post mentioned i too saw jennifer on the tony awards show from the uk on some cable channel. Read more
Published on April 23, 2006 by W. Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars I just have one question.
It is absymal to me that VH1 produced, in my recollection, at least five (5) productions of DIVAS!live and did not strive to inlcude MS. Holliday in any of the performances. Read more
Published on March 14, 2006 by M. Sullivan
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