Victor Wooten
Words and Tones
(Vocal CD)

Vix Records
Release Date: September 25, 2012

Songs
_1. Listen and Be Silent 1:36
_2. Sword and Stone 5:00
_3. Love Is My Favorite Word 3:10
_4. A Woman’s Strength 4:23
_5. I Can’t Make You Love Me 5:19
_6. Brooklyn 6:48
_7. Say Word (4:38
_8. Be What U Are (I Love U More) (3:54
_9. Get it Right 6:05
10. When U Grow Up 4:07
11. Overjoyed 6:06
12. Heaven 8:02
13. It’s All Right 4:26
14. Love To Hear U Laugh 5:16

Credits
1. Listen and Be Silent

Written by Victor L. Wooten
Voices: Chuck Rainey, Arianna Wooten, Evan Suiter, Cathy Beal, Adam Wooten, Kaila Wooten, Cameron Wooten, John, Schopp, Joe Aranda, Holly Wooten, and Max ZT: Hammer Dulcimer

2. Sword and Stone
Written by Victor L. Wooten
Claudette Sierra: Vocals, Victor Wooten: Fretted, Fretless, Mando Piccolo, Bassimer, and Upright Basses, David Haynes: Drums and Pedro Martinez: Congas

3. Love Is My Favorite Word
Read the lyrics
Written by Victor L. Wooten and Jen Hoeft
Kaila Wooten: Lead and Background Vocals, Victor Wooten: Fretted and Fretless Bass, Mando Piccolo Bass, Bob Franceschini: Flute, Pedro Martinez: Congas, Giovanni Rodriguez: Percussion, Steven Parke: Background vocals and Claudette Sierra: Background Vocals

4. A Woman’s Strength
Read the lyrics
Written by Victor L. Wooten and Krystal Peterson
Krystal Peterson: Vocals, Victor Wooten: Electric Basses, Cello, and Viola, Kelly Ellis: Cello and Violin, Riley Ellis: Electric Bass, David Haynes: Drums and JD Blair: Drums

5. I Can’t Make You Love Me
Written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin
Kit LeBlanc: Vocals, Victor Wooten: Fretted and Fretless Basses, drum Loops and J.D. Blair: Drums

6. Brooklyn
Written by Victor L. Wooten and Saundra Williams
Saundra Williams: Vocals, Victor Wooten: Basses, Steve Bailey: Fretless Bass, Vinnie Fodera: Guitar Solo, Joe Lauricella: Bass (during guitar solo), Derico Watson: Drums, Darrel Tibbs: Percussion and Marcus Rojas: Tuba

7. Say Word 4:38
Written by Victor L. Wooten and Divinity Roxx
Divinty Roxx: Vocals, Victor Wooten: Vocals, Electric Basses, Slide Bass, Keyboards, Drum Loops and J.D. Blair: Drums

8. Be What U Are (I Love U More)
Written by Victor L. Wooten and Steve Bailey
Cheryl Morse: Vocals, Joey Kibble: Vocals, Victor Wooten: Fretted, Fretless, Mando Piccolo Bass, Karlton Taylor: Piano, Roy Wooten: Drums and Darrel Tibbs: Percussion

9. Get it Right
Written by Victor L. Wooten and Divinty Roxx
Me’shell Ndegeocello: Lead Vocals, Electric Bass, Victor Wooten: Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Wah Bass, Background Vocals, Joseph Wooten: Keyboards, Background Vocals, Saundra Williams: Background Vocals and Divinity Roxx: Rap and Derico Watson: Drums

10. When U Grow Up
Written by Victor L. Wooten
Kaila Wooten: Vocals, Victor Wooten: Electric Basses, Keyboards, Drum Loops, Background Vocals, Arianna Wooten: Harmony Vocals, Adam Wooten: Rap. Cameron Wooten: Vocals and Anthony Wellington: Keyboards

11. Overjoyed
Written by Stevie Wonder
Krystal Peterson: Lead and Background Vocals, Victor Wooten: Electric Bass, Cello, Joseph Wooten: Keyboards, J.D. Blair: Drums and Casey Driessen: Violin

12. Heaven
Written by Victor L. Wooten and Divinity Roxx
Arianna Wooten: Vocals, Adam Wooten: Vocals, Kaila Wooten: Vocals, Odelphis Davis: Vocals, Cameron Wooten: Vocals, Holly Wooten: Vocals
Victor Wooten: Basses, Vocals, Drum Loops, Regi Wooten: Vocals, Guitar Solo, Joseph Wooten: Vocals, Keyboard Solo, Roy Wooten: Vocals, Percussion Solo, Rudy Wooten: Sax, Pete Wooten: Voice. Dorothy Wooten: Voice, Divinity Roxx: Rap, Group Vocals: Wooten and Woodard Relatives, Derico Watson: Drums and J.D. Blair: Drums

13. It’s All Right
Written by Victor L. Wooten and Saundra Williams
Theonita Valentine: Vocals and Whistles, Victor Wooten: Electric and Slide Basses, Steve Bailey: Fretless Bass, Adam Wooten: Drums and Darrel Tibbs: Percussion

14. Love To Hear U Laugh
Written by Victor L. Wooten and Saundra Williams
Saundra Williams: Vocals, Victor Wooten: Cello and Viola, Roy Wooten: Cajon and Darrel Tibbs: Percussion

Produced by Victor L. Wooten

Recorded, Engineered, and Mixed by Victor L. Wooten at Vix Mix Studios. Additional engineering and mixing: Steve Bailey and Kurt Storey. Additional recording: Jeff Cook at Scott Lehrer Sound Design in NYC. Mastering: Eric Wolf – Wolf Mastering in Nashville, TN

Horn arrangements: Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten
Tech-support: Steve Bailey.
Production coordination: Danette Albetta
Art Design: Steve Parke

Thanx to: Holly, Kaila, Adam, Ari, and Cam for loving me and accepting my love; My brothers for life-long support, guidance, & inspiration; My parents for continuing to love, guide, & support; Danette Albetta for continued friendship, drive, vision, spirit, & honesty; Maia Spilman for advice, protection, & support; Michelle Roche for spreading the word; Fodera, for making the perfect tools of expression; Steven Parke for the world’s awesomest creativity; Steve Bailey for true friendship & for keeping the studio working; The many musicians & band mates for supporting me & interpreting the Music better than I could imagine; My camp instructors for making it all happen flawlessly; David Blazer for the cello; ADK for the microphones; Jack Frisch & Matt Koon for online help; Ryan Sweeny for the support (and Chai); All of U for continuing to Love, Support, & Listen.

A special thanx to: God & Her staff for all of the above (and below); and to Music for continuing to show up.

This collection of music is dedicate dto Mom, Dad, Regi, Roy, Rudy and Joseph for whom without, Music may have never been realized in me, I Love U!!!