vrijdag 19 november 2010

R&B record producers often represent a musical force that is significant in the success story of many celebrated black artists. Their productions change the face of R&B music. On these pages the author gathered some of the 1980s hottest producers and songwriters of the American black recording industry along with their musical achievements in Soul, Funk, Boogie and Disco music during the exciting young '80s and beyond…



In the '80s Soul and Funk got smoother and less live and acoustic than in previous decades. The orchestral Philly sound was fading away in favor of the one-man band approach, the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system, fresh music technology and creative synth programming. The large funkbands restructured into smaller economical entities. Music became more keyboards-minded and soon turned high-tech as it gradually evolved into sophisticated Urban Contemporary towards 1983. On record sleeves of '80s R&B albums you'll notice the variety of electronic musical instruments and devices like drum machines, samplers, sequencers, synthesizers or bass synths that became popular during that period: E-mu SP-1200, E-mu Emulator II, Fairlight CMI I-III, Linn Electronics LinnDrum, Akai MPC-60 sampler, Akai S-1000 sampler, Oberheim DSX, Oberheim DMX, Oberheim OB-8, Oberheim OB-Xa, Arp Omni, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, Moog MiniMoog, Moog MemoryMoog, Korg ElecTribe, Korg PolySix, Korg Poly-800, Roland Juno-60, Roland Jupiter-8, Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer, Yamaha DX7 and the New England Digital Synclavier II. Many artists who had dominated the previous twenty years struggled to find a place in this new chapter. Their place was taken by a slew of fresh stars bringing fine tunes with the help of a new generation of record producers and composers.The early '80s is one of the most overlooked and prolific eras of R&B music and reflected a very refreshing time. Musicality was on the rise again after the monotonous reign of the Disco queens. At the end of the '70s, Disco's pulsating four-on-the-floor beat was wearing thin and R&B music was finding its way to the next rhythm. The music industry was no more focused on the massive exploitation of Disco but shifted towards the new profits of mainstream Pop culture. It seemed to be a period when audiences, as well as radio DJs, were wide open to receiving all kinds of music. As a reaction to the Disco over-saturation people were looking for alternatives and this musical climate was perfect to explore new styles of dance music. This new situation implied a welcome deathblow for the brainless sort of Disco. At the same time it was a blessing for true R&B dance music that was refueling musical energy and regaining credibility after the Disco craze.


Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer

Commercial success for many Disco-related artists indeed rapidly declined in the '80s. The dance music industry was in turmoil by that time. Sales were disappointing and record labels announced cutbacks in the number of dance records they would release. The problem started with the major record companies that were late getting into the Disco scene. When they woke up, they released loads of Disco records and flooded the market which soon led to the so called "Death of Disco". But of course there were still buyers and radio stations playing many of the Disco songs. There exists a misconception that "credible" Disco music wasn't being made and released during the early '80s. Apparently only the silly Disco emanations had reached their expiration date. In fact, after the Disco overkill of the late seventies, this type of music was still popular during the year 1980 and even to a limited extent until the summer of 1982. If Disco was dead, why then did R&B acts as George Benson, Earth Wind & Fire, The Brothers Johnson, Diana Ross, The Whispers, Kool & The Gang or Stephanie Mills score some of their biggest "Disco" hits in 1980 and 1981? Soulmusic aimed for the dancefloor got rid of the choking Disco trauma and was given the opportunity to excite again! Disco wasn't really dead, it was in a continuous evolution, as was music technology and music culture.A different type of songs and productions shifted the sound genre towards black R&B/Soul music. This renaissance mainly occured in the thriving and hip underground clubscene where black dance music evolved into what we call Boogie today, electronic dance music marked out by its soulfulness and integrity. The early '80s was actually an exciting period in dance music history, where all the seeds of now flourishing contemporary forms of Hip-Hop, R&B and Dance music were really planted in the form of technology. The Boogie dance tunes, with their super-catchy layers of vocals and synths on top of machine-driven beats, totally redefined how dance music would sound into the next decades. The Boogie phenomenon can largely be summed up by the output of the larger New York Disco labels like Prelude, Vanguard, SAM, West End, Salsoul and Radar in the early '80s. It took a long-time for Boogie to surface from the underground. It had been largely ignored or regarded as Disco's poor cousin, perhaps too slow, too electronic, too R&B…too black even. But it kick-started a musical groundswell which would see club music topping the charts all over the world again, just like Disco had.The post-Disco era represented by Boogie was a turbulent and creative time for independent dance music in general and one where the early trends in music technology are easy to spot. It was still a continuation of Disco, though dressed up differently. Its rhythms weren't always the ubiquitous four-to-the-floor. Boogie was all about the groove: tempo down or up, the rhythm had to groove. It was a heady blend of Disco, Funk, Jazz, Soul/R&B and Electro, fused by and for the party-heads of the day.Boogie also introduced the creative and brilliant mixing techniques of legendary DJs/mixers/producers like John Morales, Shep Pettibone, Larry Levan, Jim Burgess, Nick Martinelli & David Todd and François Kevorkian: alchemists who turned even basic tracks into complex sonic masterpieces which can still turn heads now. Obviously the Boogie beat didn't remain the fresh vibe of the underground scene only. Also the major record companies adopted the slick, crisp and synthy club sound for their R&B artists and engaged the services of a new batch of popular producers and mixers.


Throughout the early '80s, Disco music would not only reincarnate into Boogie but also into other forms of dance music like Dance, Rap and even New-Wave and Pop. The term "Disco" was banned but the phenomenon and its energy remained alive and kickin'!Bit by bit as the '80s era progressed, R&B (dance) music entered the field of Urban Contemporary music: technically advanced and sparkling USA-Soul/Funk fabricated by very sollicitated producers and production companies as Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis' Flyte Tyme Productions on Tabu records (S.O.S. Band, Alexander O'Neal), Vincent Calloway & Reggie Calloway (Midnight Star, Teddy Pendergrass), Kashif's New Music Group Productions (Melba Moore, Stacy Lattisaw), Paul Lawrence Jones' Stone Jones Productions (Lillo Thomas, Freddie Jackson), Lonnie Simmons on his Total Experience label (Gap Band, Yarbrough & Peoples), Keith Diamond (Billy Ocean, Melba Moore), Dennis Lambert (Commodores, Natalie Cole), Barry Eastmond (Freddie Jackson, Jonathan Butler), Leon F. Sylvers III and his Silverspoon Productions (Rockie Robbins, Glenn Jones), Nile Rodgers (Madonna, Al Jarreau), Richard Perry on his Planet label (Pointer Sisters, Greg Phillinganes), Nick Martinelli's Watch Out Productions (Loose Ends, Phyllis Hyman) and The System's Science Lab Productions (Jeff Lorber, Pauli Carman). Also important in the '80s was Hush/Orpheus Productions, the innovative company of the brothers Beau and Charles Huggins that was highly successful through collaborations with an impressive array of top producers (Kashif, Howard King, Keith Diamond, Barry Eastmond, Rahni Song, Paul Laurence, Morrie Brown, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, Amir Bayyan) and elite artists (Lillo Thomas, Freddie Jackson, John White, Ray Goodman & Brown, Meli'sa Morgan, The Controllers, Melba Moore, Beau Williams, Eric Gable, Najee, Alex Bugnon, Vaneese, Scott White, Willie Collins, Chad). Especially in the second half of the '80s Hush/Orpheus Productions was largely responsible for adding the classy Soul vibe back into R&B music.On the threshold of the '90s, R&B music welcomed a new musicstyle called New Jack Swing that introduced new artists and producers. Simultaneously the importance of Rap music and Hip Hop culture firmly increased and ultimately gained worldwide recognition, achieving the status of a vital part of today's R&B music.

Producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis

Technology in the '80s played a bigger part, synthesizers and music computer systems were getting cheaper and allowed musicians and producers to experiment with innovating ways of musical expression. Although the influence of electronic instruments was already immense at that time, early '80s Disco/Funk music still retained the warmth and charm of artists really playing the instruments. That was the period in which musicians still took the lead in actually embroidering music, as opposed to fully programming it.It was also an amazingly productive era for R&B music in general. It wasn't unusual that hot R&B acts cut two albums in the same year as did the Whispers, Fatback, Ozone, Skyy, Gene Dunlap, The Detroit Spinners, Starpoint, Richard 'Dimples' Fields, The Dazz Band, Bill Summers, Con Funk Shun, One Way, The Isley Brothers, Lakeside or Cameo. The abundance of quality output during this time was to a large extent the merit of a new generation of producers/songwriters who would mark the '80s and even the '90s sometimes. They helped constructing the matrix of sophisticated Soul, a formula whereby Soulmusic could be massive on the dancefloor while still maintaining the highest standards of composition and musicianship.


The dawn of '80s R&B was clear when Michael Jackson's Off The Wall peaked the black album charts during the whole of 1980. It was the perfect record to introduce the post-Disco era with an impeccable production, brilliant songs, tasteful arrangements and a captivating artist to truly give them life. The man behind this project was the legendary producer Quincy Jones who proved pivotal in connecting post-Disco to the present. For his many outstanding productions he was backed by the cream of the crop in the recording business: sound engineer Bruce Swedien, arranger/composer Rod Temperton and a host of top musicians like Greg Phillinganes, Paul Jackson Jr., Jeff Porcaro, Paulinho Da Costa, Michael Boddicker, Jerry Hey, David Foster etcetera. But Quincy Jones wasn't the only figure who redefined the sound of Disco/Dance and R&B. A bunch of young, busy studiocats who surfaced in the late '70s also contributed to the new outline of Black Dance Music. The likes of Randy Muller, Dexter Wansel, Nick Martinelli, Kashif or the partnership James Mtume/Reggie Lucas employed an efficient synthesis of Soul, Funk and Disco, new recording technologies and synthesized instrumentation on top of a strong musical foundation. Remember the luminous work of writer and producer Leon F. Sylvers III. His fusion of guitar, strings, tight harmonies, infectious melodies, funky bass lines, handclaps and a smattering of synthesised sparkle created the fresh Solar sound.Some long-established producers as Michael Stokes, Arif Mardin or Allen A. Jones, who all started their careers back in the deep seventies, stayed in the game. They distinguished themselves by the soundness of their '80s output and the bright adaptation of their production patterns to a contemporary standard.Whereas most of the instrumentation on the earlier productions was live and authentic, drum programming, synthesizer arrangements, sequencing and overdubs entered the picture in the '80s, and certainly in a big way around the mid '80s. Soulmusic became increasingly keyboard-based and computerized. Not everyone was keen on this electronic and digital turnabout but the application of revolutionary music technology was an inevitable phase on the way to the the R&B music of the next generation.

Sound engineer Bruce Swedien at work with producer Quincy Jones during the Thriller mixing session in 1982

Before focusing on the 'Producer facts in short' and the 'Producer discographies' it's important to know what a record producer really is. Most people imagine that this is the musicbiz equivalent of a film producer, a person who finances projects and invests in upcoming artists with the ultimate motivation of generating money. This perception is wrong because the word 'record producer' is a misleading term that can be confused with the function of an 'executive producer'. The word 'record director' would be far more accurate. The record producer has three simultaneous functions. He's a director, a consultant and a catalyst. To know when to switch from one role to another becomes the record producer's primary goal in the studio. Some artists will require far more of one aspect than another, but the producer should always be ready to give enough creative space to let the unexpected happen. His challenge is to bring out the best in an artist and to improve the chance to have a successful if not an outstanding product. Therefore he can often rely on a team of trusty collaborators like musicians, songwriters, vocalists, arrangers and engineers who make up the keystones of a characteristic production sound. Complementary to their role of studio captains, producers are often qualified musicians, arrangers, songwriters (e.g. Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis, Nile Rodgers/Bernard Edwards) or even artists themselves (e.g. Prince, Narada Michael Walden, Ray Parker Jr.).The creative control enables the producer to develop a personal style that eventually becomes his trademark sound. Black music has always played a major role in the field of commercial dance music. Because this type of music is still regarded as a producer's medium par excellence it is quite common that the artist's position is inferior to the production concept. Also during the '80s the actual artists were often an instrument of the producer's creativity. The success of Solar Records was mainly based on the production and songwriting wizardry of one influential musician: Leon Frank Sylvers III. Leon Sylvers and a tight knit crew of Solar associated musicians and writers effortlessly provided quality music for a stable of seemingly interchangeable labelmates. They were the vehicles of the glorious Solar sound. Morrie Brown's company Mighty M Productions, that at a certain time comprised the triumvirate of Kashif, Paul Lawrence Jones III (a.k.a. Paul Laurence) and Brown himself, developed a ground-breaking sound that played a significant role in the careers of Howard Johnson, Lillo Thomas, Kashif, Evelyn King and Melba Moore as well as in the evolution of urban electronic contemporary music in general. The fact that a recognizable production style was shared by different artists wasn't necessarily a minus as long as the artists benefited from an inspiring collaboration with skilled top producers who had a clear vision.Self-contained R&B bands and autonomous black acts beyond compare such as One Way, Prince, The Isley Brothers, Zapp, Maze or Earth Wind & Fire followed a more personal course. The evolution of their unique styles was an inner process of natural renewal subtly influenced by the trends in the world of black music.The achievements of all these remarkable sonic architects gave R&B music a new zest, lifting it up to a higher level of sophistication and enjoyment. The '80s R&B producer's craft was individual, private and behind the scenes. An obscure control room job virtually unknown to the general public. Their under-appreciated contribution to the development of black music was so substantial that they deserve an introduction. All to be discovered in the following digest that brings the merits of the often unsung '80s heroes of the black recording industry into the limelight...


The author wishes to emphasize that the following survey doesn't intend to be complete. Any suggestion, comment, idea, remark or additional info regarding this article is more than welcome.
Please feel free to contact the author: francisenels@skynet.be.
12 INCH and 7 INCH single releases are only listed if the productions never appeared on a corresponding album by the artist or if the track appeared on a soundtrack album. Also mind that the Producer Discographies are restricted to the 1970s and 1980s. The '90s is another story…

Luther Vandross and Doc Powell recording at Ray Parker Jr.'s home studio in 1987


PRODUCER DISCOGRAPHIES

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Alan Abrahams













Productions (and songs) appear on:

Andraé Crouch: LP/CD Autograph (Light, 1986)
Beau Williams: LP/CD Bodacious! (Capitol, 1984)
Beau Williams: LP/CD Wonderful (Light, 1989)
Charles Veal: LP Only The Best (Capitol, 1980)
Charles Veal: LP Believe It! (Capitol, 1981)
Joanne Vent: single "Call My Name" (RCA, 1975)
Memphis Horns, The: LP/CD Get Up & Dance (RCA, 1977)
Memphis Horns, The: LP Band II (RCA, 1978)
Mystic Merlin: LP/CD Sixty Thrills A Minute (Capitol, 1981)
Mystic Merlin: LP/CD Full Moon (Capitol, 1982)
New Jersey Mass Choir, The: LP/CD Look Up And Live (Light, 1986)
New Jersey Mass Choir, The: LP/CD Hold Up The Light (Light, 1987)
New Jersey Mass Choir, The: LP/CD Give Him The Glory! (Light, 1988)
New Jersey Mass Choir, The: LP/CD Heroes (Light, 1989)
Tavares: LP/CD Loveline (Capitol, 1981)
Voices Of Light: LP/CD All Time Gospel Classics (Light, 1988)

Patrick Adams














Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Art Webb: LP Mr. Flute (Atlantic 1977)
Ben E. King: LP Let Me Live In Your Life (Atlantic, 1978)
Black Ivory: LP Don't Turn Around (Today, 1970)
Black Ivory: LP Baby, Won't You Change Your Mind (Today, 1972)
Black Ivory: LP Feel It (Buddah, 1975)
Bumblebee Unlimited: LP/CD Sting Like A Bee (RCA, 1979)
Bumblebee Unlimited: 12 INCH "The Bumblebee Rap" (1981)
Candi Staton: LP/CD Young Hearts Run Free (Warner Bros.,1976)
Caress: LP/CD Caress (PAP, 1977)
Claudette Polite: 12 INCH "I'll Come When You Call" (ScorpGemi, 1987)
Claudja Barry: 12 INCH "Your Sweet Touch" (Personal, 1984)
Cloud One: LP/CD Atmosphere Strut (P&P, 1976)
D.K. Dyson: 12 INCH "Leave Your Key On The Table" (Ravin, 1986)
Daybreak: 12 INCH "Everything Man" (PAP, 1977)
Daybreak: 12 INCH "Everybody Get Off" (Prelude, 1980)
Debbie Taylor: LP/CD Comin' Down On You (Today, 1972)
Destiny: 12 INCH "Young, Fine & Single" (ScorpGemi)
Eddie Kendricks: LP Vintage (Arista, 1978)
Eddie Kendricks: LP Something More (Arista, 1979)
Endia Johnson:
12 INCH "Love Education" (Magnetic, 1986)
F.A.C.E. 2000: 12 INCH "Run Jesse Run" (RSP, 1984)
Fonda Rae: 12 INCH "Tuch Me (All Night Long)" (Streetwave, 1984)
Golden Flamingo Orchestra: 12 INCH "The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us" (P&P)
Herbie Mann: LP/CD Super Mann (Atlantic, 1978)
Imperial Three, The: 12 INCH "It's Rough" (Hit Maker, 1985)
Inner Life: LP/CD I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) (Prelude, 1980)
Inner Life: LP/CD Inner Life featuring Jocelyn Brown (Salsoul, 1981
J.J. Barnes: LP Born Again (Perception, 1973)
Jean Jones: 12 INCH "Love At First Sight" (ScorpGemi)
Kay-Gees, The: LP/CD Burn Me Up (De-Lite, 1979)
King Davis: 12 INCH "Stoop own Baby/Hitch Hike One More Time" (P&P, 1977)
Klinte Jones: 12 INCH "In The Heat (Of The Night)" (Personal, 1984)
Krishna: 12 INCH "Mystery" (Big Apple, 1985)
Leon Love: 12 INCH "Once Is Not Enough" (Still Rising, 1984)
Lisa Richards: 12 INCH "Hooked On Your Love" (Special K)
Louie Delight : 12 INCH "They Put Sex In Everything" (Still Rising, 1984)
Magnetic Touch: LP Falling In Love With A Dream (Red Greg, 1978)
Main Ingredient feat. Cuba Gooding: LP/CD I Only Have Eyes For You (RCA, 1981)
Margo Williams: 12 INCH "God Save And Protect All The Children" (Golden Flamingo, 1980)
Mark IV: 12 INCH "Rainy Days" (World Trade, 1985)
Marta Acuna: 12 INCH "Dance Dance Dance" (P&P, 1977)
Mary Clark: 12 INCH "Take Me I'm Yours" (La Shawn, 1980)
Musique: LP/CD Keep On Jumpin' (Prelude, 1978)
Musique: LP/CD Musique II (Prelude, 1979)
Narada Michael Walden: LP/CD Awakening (Atlantic, 1979)
Nobles, The: 12 INCH "Rock On" (Vanguard, 1980)
P Crew, The: 12 INCH "Busy Body" (Prelude, 1983)
P Crew, The: 12 INCH "Nasty Rock" (Prelude, 1983)
Phreek: LP Patrick Adams Presents Phreek (Atlantic, 1978)
Poopee & The N.Y. Squirrels: 12 INCH "Bust That Nut" (CT, 1981)
Positive Choice: 12 INCH "Super Sonic Stereophonic Funk" (Buddah, 1980)
Rainbow Brown: LP/CD Rainbow Brown (PAP, 1981)
Salsoul Orchestra, The: LP/CD Heat It Up (Salsoul, 1982)
Shades Of Love, The: 12 INCH "Come And Make Me Feel Good" (ScorpGemi, 1982)
Shades Of Love, The: 12 INCH "Keep In Touch (Body To Body)" (Venture, 1982)
Shannon: LP/CD Love Goes All The Way (Atlantic, 1986)
Sharon Brown: 12 INCH "You Got Me Where I Want To Be" (Profile, 1983)
Sicle Cell & Rhapazooty: 12 INCH "Rhapazooty In Blue" (Showstoppers, 1979)
Sine: 12 INCH "Rotation" (Prelude, 1983)
Sine: LP Happy Is The Only Way (CBS, 1977)
Sister Sledge: LP/CD Circle Of Love (Atco-Atlantic, 1974)
Skipworth & Turner: LP Skipworth & Turner (4th & Broadway, 1985)
Skipworth & Turner: LP Skipworth & Turner (Warner Bros., 1986)
Skipworth & Turner: LP/CD Harlem Nights (4th & Broadway, 1989)
Spyder C : 12 INCH "Credit Card Fraud" (Kej, 1985)
Switch Hitter: 12 INCH "High Life" (Thom Tay, 1986)
Terri Jones: 12 INCH "Do It Again Tonight" (Mirage, 1984)
Thomas & Taylor: 12 INCH "You Can't Blame Love" (Cooltempo, 1986)
Tribe, The: 12 INCH "Jungle Rock" (Prelude, 1983)
Universal Robot Band, The: LP/CD Dance And Shake Your Tambourine (Red Greg, 1976)
Universal Robot Band, The: LP/CD Freak In The Light Of The Moon (Red Greg, 1978)
Universal Two: 12 INCH "Dancing Heart" (Golden Flamingo)
Venus Dodson: LP Night Rider (Warner Bros., 1979)
Wish & La-Rita Gaskin: 12 INCH "You're The Best" (CT, 1982)
Wish: 12 INCH "Touch Me (All Night Long)" (KN, 1984)

Other contributions:

Ace Spectrum: LP Low Rent Rendezvous (Atlantic, 1975) - songwriter
Black Ivory: LP Hangin' Heavy (Buddah, 1979) - arranger
Bruni Pagan: LP Just Bruni (Elektra, 1979) - songwriter
Bumblebee Unlimited: 12 INCH "Love Bug" (Red Greg, 1976) - arranger, songwriter
Bumblebee Unlimited: 12 INCH "Everybody Dance" (Red Greg, 1977) - songwriter
Carol Douglas: LP Come Into My Life (Midsong International, 1978) - musician
Clair Hicks & Love Exchange: 12 INCH "Push (In The Bush)" (Personal, 1984) - songwriter, arranger, associate producer
Crew Devastation: 12 INCH "We're All Going To Heaven" (Gitten, 1986) - arranger
Dana Dame: LP/CD Dana Dame With Fame (Profile, 1987) - recording engineer
Dazzle: LP Dazzle (De-Lite, 1979) - arranger
Donna McGhee: LP/CD Make It Last Forever (Red Greg, 1978) - arranger, songwriter
Eric B & Rakim: LP/CD Paid In Full (4th & Broadway, 1987) - recording engineer
Eric B & Rakim: LP/CD Follow The Leader (UNI, 1988) - recording engineer
Gary Toms Empire: 12 INCH "Let's Do It Again" (Mercury, 1978) - arranger
Gary Toms Empire: 12 INCH "Welcome To Harlem" (Mercury, 1978) - arranger
Heavy D. & The Boyz: LP/CD Living Large (MCA, 1987) - recording engineer
Kathy Miller: 12 INCH "Tell'em I Love You" (Tyson, 1982) - arranger
Keith Sweat: LP/CD Make It Last Forever (Elektra, 1987) - recording engineer
La She Ba: 12 INCH "You've Been Hunchin'" (Heavenly Star) - arranger
Laura Lee: 12 INCH "Sat-Is-Fac-Tion" (Fantasy, 1979) - arranger
Lonzine Wright: 12 INCH "Stop The Taxi" (Tyson) - arranger
Magnetic Touch: 12 INCH "You Deserve It" (Cheryl) - songwriter, arranger
MC Craig G: 12 INCH "Transformer" (Pop Art, 1985) - recording engineer
Melba Moore: LP What A Woman Needs (Capitol-EMI, 1981) - arranger
Mello Tone Tee: 12 INCH "Mission Is Possible" (Gitten, 1988) - arranger, mixer
Paper Doll: 12 INCH "Get Down Boy" (Heavenly Star) - arranger
Paper Doll: 12 INCH "It's Gigin To Be Cornbread Time" (Tyson) – arranger
Paper Dolls Plus One: 12 INCH "I'm A Freak For" (Tyson) - arranger
Q-Pid: 12 INCH "My Latin Lover" (Sunnyview, 1986) - musician
Rochelle Fleming: 12 INCH "Love Itch" (Prelude, 1985) - arranger
Salt 'N Pepa: LP/CD Hot Cool & Vicious (Next Plateau, 1986) - recording engineer
Sammy Gordon & The Hip Huggers: 12 INCH "Making Love" (Red Greg, 1976) - arranger
Sugar Sugar: 12 INCH "New Girl In Town" (1800 Records, 1986) - arranger
Prince Charles & The City Beat Band: 12 INCH "We Can Make It Happen" (Virgin, 1986) - mixer

ADK (Al Hudson, Dave Roberson, Kevin McCord) (See O: One Way-related)

John "Skip" Anderson














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Carl Anderson: LP/CD On & On (Epic, 1984)
Carole Sylvan: 12 INCH "Think" (S.O.N.Y., 1982)
Manhattans, The: LP/CD Forever By Your Side (CBS, 1983)
Manhattans, The: LP/CD Too Hot To Stop It (CBS, 1985)
Melba Moore: LP/CD Never Say Never (Capitol-EMI, 1983)
Norma Jean Wright: 12 INCH "Love Attack" (Mirage, 1983)
September: 12 INCH "Are You Free Tonight" (Salsoul, 1984)

Other contributions:

Cerrone: LP/CD You Are The One - Cerrone VII (RCA, 1980) - musician
Doc Powell: LP/CD Love Is Where It’s At (Mercury, 1987) - musician
Gregory Hines: LP/CD Gregory Hines (Epic, 1988) - musician, songwriter
Kleeer: LP Get Ready (Atlantic, 1983) - musician
Luther Vandross: LP/CD Busy Body (Epic, 1983) - musician
Luther Vandross: LP/CD The Night I Fell In Love (Epic, 1985) - musician
Luther Vandross: LP/CD Give Me The Reason (Epic, 1986) - musician, songwriter
Starshine: 12 INCH "All I Need Is You" (Prelude, 1983) - musician
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Joy (Elektra, 1988) - musican
Twennynine feat. Lenny White: LP/CD Best Of Friends (Elektra, 1979) - musician
Twennynine with Lenny White: LP/CD Twennynine with Lenny White (Elektra, 1980) - musician, songwriter
Twennynine with Lenny White: LP/CD Just Like Dreamin' (Elektra, 1981) - musician, songwriter
Wax: LP/CD Do You Believe In Magic (RCA, 1981) - songwriter

William Anderson & Raymond Reid (See C: Crown Heights Affair-related)

Reggie Andrews














Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Dazz Band: LP/CD Invitation To Love (Motown, 1980)

Dazz Band: LP Let The Music Play (Motown, 1981)
Dazz Band: LP On The One (Motown, 1981)
Dazz Band: LP/CD Keep It Live (Motown, 1982)
Dazz Band: LP/CD Joystick (Motown, 1983)
Dazz Band: LP/CD Jukebox (Motown, 1984)
Dazz Band: LP/CD Hot Spot (Motown, 1985)
General Caine: LP Dangerous (Tabu, 1983)
Karma: LP Celebration (Horizon, 1976)
Karma: LP For Everybody (Horizon, 1977)
Kiddo: LP Kiddo (A&M, 1983)
Klique: LP Try It Out (MCA, 1983)
Patrice Rushen: LP/CD Prelusion (Prestige, 1974)
Patrice Rushen: LP/CD Before The Dawn (Prestige, 1975)
Patrice Rushen: LP/CD Shout It Out (Prestige, 1977)
Patrice Rushen: LP/CD Patrice (Elektra, 1978)
Patrice Rushen: LP/CD Pizzazz (Elektra, 1979)
Patrice Rushen: LP/CD Straight From The Heart  (Elektra, 1982)
Platinum Hook: LP/CD Watching You (RCA, 1983)
Switch: LP/CD This Is My Dream (Motown, 1980)
Tierra: 12 INCH single "Sonya" (ASI, 1983)

Ashford & Simpson














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Ashford & Simpson: LP Exposed (Motown, 1971)
Ashford & Simpson: LP/CD Gimme Something Real (Warner Bros., 1973)
Ashford & Simpson: LP/CD I Wanna Be Selfish (Warner Bros., 1974)
Ashford & Simpson: LP/CD Come As You Are (Warner Bros., 1976)
Ashford & Simpson: LP/CD So So Satisfied (Warner Bros., 1977)
Ashford & Simpson: LP/CD Send It (Warner Bros., 1977)
Ashford & Simpson: LP/CD A Musical Affair (Warner Bros., 1978)
Ashford & Simpson: LP/CD Stay Free (Warner Bros., 1979)
Ashford & Simpson: LP/CD Is It Still Good To Ya (Warner Bros., 1980)
Ashford & Simpson: LP/CD Street Opera (Capitol, 1982)
Ashford & Simpson: LP/CD High Rise (Capitol, 1983)
Ashford & Simpson: LP/CD Solid (Capitol, 1984)
Ashford & Simpson: LP/CD Real Love (Capitol, 1986)
Ashford & Simpson: LP/CD Love Or Physical (Capitol, 1989)
Diana Ross: LP/CD Diana Ross (Motown, 1970)
Diana Ross: LP Surrender (Motown, 1971)
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye: LP/CD Diana & Marvin (Motown, 1973)
Diana Ross: LP/CD The Boss (Motown, 1979)
Gladys Knight & The Pips: LP/CD About Love (CBS, 1980)
Gladys Knight & The Pips: LP/CD Touch (CBS, 1981)
Patti LaBelle: LP/CD Winner In You (MCA,1986)
Philip Michael Thomas: LP/CD Somebody (Spaceship-Atlantic, 1988)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: LP A Pocket Full Of Miracles (Motown, 1970)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: LP Flying High Together (Motown, 1972)
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Tantalizingly Hot (Casablanca, 1982)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD TP (PIR, 1980)
Ullanda McCullough: LP Ullanda McCullough (Atlantic, 1981)
Valerie Simpson: LP Valerie Simpson (Motown, 1972)

Other contributions:

Brothers Johnson, The: LP/CD Blam!! (A&M, 1978) - songwriters
Chaka Khan: LP/CD Chaka (Warner Bros., 1978) - songwriters
Jennifer Holliday: LP/CD Feel My Soul (Geffen, 1983) - songwriters
Nona Hendryx: LP/CD Nona (RCA, 1983) - Valerie Simpson musician
Phyllis Hyman: LP/CD Can't We Fall In Love Again (Arista, 1981) - songwriters
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Sounds…And Stuff Like That!! (A&M, 1978) - songwriters
Randy Crawford: LP/CD Raw Silk (Warner Bros., 1979) - songwriters
Roberta Flack: LP/CD Oasis (Atlantic, 1988) - songwriters
Sylvester: LP/CD Sylvester (Fantasy, 1977) - songwriters

B

Babyface & L.A. Reid














Productions (and songs) appear on:

After 7: LP/CD After 7 (Virgin, 1989)
Babyface: LP/CD Lovers (Columbia, 1986)
Babyface: LP/CD Tender Lover (Solar/Epic, 1989)
Bobby Brown: LP/CD Don't Be Cruel (MCA, 1989)
Bobby Brown: LP/CD Dance!…Ya Know It! (MCA, 1989)
Bobby Brown: 12 INCH "On Our Own" taken from LP/CD Ghost Busters II - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1989)
Boys, The: LP/CD Messages From The Boys (Motown, 1988)
Deele, The: LP/CD Material Thangz (Solar, 1985)
Deele, The: LP/CD Eyes Of A Stranger (Solar, 1987)
Dynasty: LP Daydreamin' (Solar, 1986)

Dynasty: LP/CD Out Of Control (Solar, 1988)
Jacksons, The: LP/CD 2300 Jackson Street (Epic, 1989)
Karyn White: LP/CD Karyn White (Warner Bros., 1988)
Mac Band, The: LP/CD Mac Band Featuring The McCampbell Brothers (MCA, 1988)
Mary Davis: LP/CD Separate Ways (Tabu, 1989)
Paula Abdul: LP/CD Forever Your Girl (Virgin, 1988)
Pebbles: LP/CD Pebbles (MCA, 1987)
Sheena Easton: LP/CD Lover In Me (MCA, 1988)
Whispers, The: LP/CD Just Gets Better With Time (Solar, 1987)

Other contributions:

Siedah Garrett: LP/CD Kiss Of Life (Qwest, 1988) - musician, arranger
Whispers, The: LP/CD So Good (Solar, 1984) - songwriters

Amir Bayyan a.k.a. Kevin Bell (See K: Kool & The Gang related)

Khalis Bayyan a.k.a. Ronald Bell (See K: Kool & The Gang related)

Thom Bell














Productions (and songs) appear on:

BT And TB: single "I Can't Quit Your Love" (PIR, 1975)
Chuck Mangione: LP/CD Eyes Of The Veild Temptress (Columbia, 1988)
Dee Dee Bridgewater: LP Dee Dee Bridgewater (Elektra, 1980)
Deniece Williams: LP/CD My Melody (CBS, 1981)
Deniece Williams: LP/CD Niecy (Columbia, 1982)
Derek & Cyndi: single "You Bring Out The Best In Me"/ "I'll Do The Impossible For You" (Thunder, 1974)
Dick Jensen: LP Dick Jensen (PIR, 1973)
Dionne Warwick: LP/CD Then Came You (Warner Bros., 1975)
Dionne Warwick: LP/CD Track Of The Cat (Warner Bros., 1975)
James Ingram: LP/CD It's Real (Warner Bros., 1989)
Johnny Mathis: LP I'm Coming Home (CBS, 1973)
Johnny Mathis: LP Mathis Is ... (Columbia, 1977)
Johnny Mathis: LP The Best Days Of My Life (Columbia, 1979)
Little Anthony & The Imperials: LP On A New Street (Avco, 1973)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD Let Me Be Good To You (PIR, 1979)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD Sit Down And Talk To Me (PIR, 1979)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD Now Is The Time (Epic, 1982)
MFSB: LP/CD MFSB, The Gamble-Huff Orchestra (PIR, 1978)
New York City: LP I'm Doin' Fine Now (Chelsea, 1973)
New York City: LP Soulful Road (Chelsea, 1974)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD So Full Of Love (PIR, 1978)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Identify Yourself (PIR, 1979)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Let Me Touch You (PIR, 1987)
Phyllis Hyman: LP/CD Goddess Of Love (Arista, 1983)
Phyllis Hyman: LP/CD Living All Alone (PIR, 1986)
Ronnie Dyson: LP One Man Band (Columbia, 1973)
Spinners, The: LP/CD The Spinners (Atlantic, 1973)
Spinners, The: LP New And Improved (Atlantic, 1974)
Spinners, The: LP/CD Mighty Love (Atlantic, 1974)
Spinners, The: LP Pick Of The Litter (Atlantic, 1975)
Spinners, The: LP Happiness Is Being With The Spinners (Atlantic, 1976)
Spinners, The: LP Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (Atlantic, 1977)
Spinners, The: LP Spinners/8 (Atlantic, 1978)
Spinners, The: LP From Here To Eternally (Atlantic, 1979)
Stylistics, The: LP/CD The Stylistics (Avco, 1971)
Stylistics, The: LP/CD Round 2 (Avco, 1972)
Stylistics, The: LP Rockin' Roll Baby (Avco, 1973)
Stylistics, The: LP Let's Put It All Together (Avco, 1974)
Stylistics, The: LP/CD Closer Than Close (PIR, 1981)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Teddy (PIR, 1979)
Temptations, The: LP The Temptations (Motown, 1981)
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh: LP Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Lorimar-CBS, 1979)

Larry Blackmon














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Barbara Mitchell: LP/CD High On Love (Atlanta Artists, 1986)
Bobby Brown: LP/CD King Of Stage (MCA, 1987)
Cameo: LP/CD Cardiac Arrest (Mercury, 1977)
Cameo: LP/CD We All Know Who We Are (Mercury, 1977)
Cameo: LP/CD Ugly Ego (Mercury, 1978)
Cameo: LP/CD Secret Omen (Mercury, 1979)
Cameo: LP/CD Cameosis (Mercury, 1980)
Cameo: LP/CD Feel Me (Mercury, 1980)
Cameo: LP/CD Knights Of The Sound Table (Mercury, 1981)
Cameo: LP/CD Alligator Woman (Mercury, 1982)
Cameo: LP/CD Style (Mercury, 1983)
Cameo: LP/CD She's Strange (Mercury, 1984)
Cameo: LP/CD Single Life (Mercury, 1985)
Cameo: LP/CD Word Up! (Mercury, 1986)
Cameo: LP/CD Machismo (Mercury, 1988)
Cashflow: LP/CD Big Money (Atlanta Artists, 1988)
Cashflow: LP/CD Cashflow (Atlanta Artists, 1986)
Charles Earland: LP/CD Earland's Jam (CBS, 1982)
Eddie Murphy: LP/CD So Happy (Columbia, 1989)
George Howard: LP/CD Personal (MCA, 1989)
LA. Connection: LP/CD LA. Connection feat. Cameo (MCA, 1982)
Mantra: LP Mantra (Casablanca, 1981)
Miki Howard: LP/CD Miki Howard (Atlantic, 1989)
Reddings: LP If Looks Could Kill (Polydor, 1985)
Tomi Jenkins: LP/CD Tomi (Atlanta Artists, 1989)

Robert Brookins














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Bobby Brown: LP/CD King Of Stage (MCA, 1986)
Christopher Wiliams: LP/CD Adventures In Paradise (Geffen, 1989)
Dale: LP/CD Riot In English (Paisley Park, 1987)
Jackie Jackson: LP/CD Be The One (Polydor, 1989)
Jeffrey Osborne: LP/CD One Love - One Dream (A&M, 1988)
Michael Cooper: LP/CD Just What I Like (Reprise, 1989)
Reddings, The: LP/CD The Reddings (Polydor, 1988)
Robert Brookins: LP/CD In The Night (MCA, 1986)
Robert Brookins: LP/CD Let It Be Me (MCA, 1988)
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD If I Were Your Woman (MCA, 1987)
Sue Ann: LP/CD Blue Velvet (MCA, 1988)
Timmy Gatling: LP/CD Help (Tommy Boy, 1989)

Ollie E. Brown














Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Billy Preston & Syreeta: LP Billy Preston & Syreeta (Motown, 1981)
Breakin’ - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: LP (Polygram, 1984)
Carol Lynn Townes: LP Satisfaction Guaranteed (Polydor, 1985)
Controllers, The: LP/CD Just In Time(Capitol, 1989)
Ollie Baba: LP Ollie Baba (Polydor, 1978)
Deco: LP/CD Fresh Idea (Qwest, 1983)
Dreamboy: LP Dreamboy (Qwest, 1983)
Dreamboy: LP Contact (Qwest, 1984)
Fire Fox: LP Fire Fox (Atlantic, 1985)
Gloria Gaynor: LP Gloria Gaynor (Atlantic/Polydor, 1982)
High Inergy: LP So Right (Motown, 1982)
Klique: LP Love Cycles (MCA, 1985)
LaToya Jackson: LP/CD LaToya Jackson (Polydor, 1980)
LaToya Jackson: LP My Special Love (Polydor, 1981)
Linx: LP/CD Intuition (Chrysalis, 1981)
Patti Austin: LP/CD It’s Gonna Be Special (Qwest, 1984)
Ray Parker Jr.: LP/CD A Woman Needs Love (Arista, 1981)
Ray Parker Jr.: LP/CD The Other Woman (Arista, 1982)
Ray Parker Jr.: LP/CD Woman Out Of Control (Arista, 1983)
Revenge Of The Nerds: LP Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Scotti Bros., 1984)
Syreeta: LP/CD Set My Love In Motion (Motown, 1981)
Tease: LP Tease (RCA, 1983)
Tracie Spencer: LP/CD Tracie Spencer (Capitol, 1988)
Tyren Perry: 12 INCH “I Get Butterflies (In My Stomach)” (Columbia, 1988)

Willie Lester & Rodney Brown

Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Bailey & Bridges: 12 INCH "Come And Get It" (Cap City, 1985) - Rodney Brown production
Bobby Thurston: LP/CD Sweetest Piece Of The Pie (Mainline, 1978)
Bobby Thurston: LP/CD You Got What It Takes (Prelude, 1980)
Bobby Thurston: LP/CD The Main Attraction (Prelude, 1982)
Bobby Thurston: 12 INCH "My Love's The Real Thing" (Mainline, 1982)
Clifton Dyson: 12 INCH "Slow Your Body Down" (Network, 1982) - Rodney Brown production

Contact: 12 INCH "Big Fun" (Mainline, 1982)
Crystal Image: single "Gonna Have A Good Time" (IX Chains, 1976)

Evelyn King: LP/CD I'm In Love (RCA, 1981)
Gayle Adams: LP/CD Gayle Adams (Prelude, 1980)
Gayle Adams: LP/CD Love Fever (Prelude, 1982)
Gayle Adams: 12 INCH "Emergency" (Prelude, 1981)
Gayle Adams: 12 INCH "Love Attraction" (Prelude, 1982)
Gayle Adams: 12 INCH "Baby Don't Make Me Do It" (Prelude, 1982)
Gayle Adams: 12 INCH "I'm Warning You" (Mainline, 1984)
Gloria D. Brown: 12 INCH "The More They Knock The More I Love You" (Krystal, 1985) - Rodney Brown production

Kathy Buck: 12 INCH "Don't Beat Around The Bush" (Buzz, 1982) - Rodney Brown production
Khemistry: LP/CD Khemistry (CBS, 1982) 
 
Khemistry: 12 INCH "I Can't Win For Losing" (Mainline, 1985)
King: 12 INCH "He Say, She Say" (Cotillion, 1985) 
- Rodney Brown production
Marie Malloy: 12 INCH "I Surrender" (Mainline, 1985)
Modulations, The: LP/CD It's Rough Out Here (Buddah, 1975)

Niketa Wilson: 12 INCH "Our Day Will Come" (DCI, 1982) - Willie Lester production
Sharon Redd: LP/CD Sharon Redd (Prelude, 1980)
True Reflection, The: LP Where I'm coming From (ATCO, 1973)

Waldo: LP/CD Love Don't Grow On Trees (Columbia,1982)

Other contributions:

Al Johnson: LP/CD Back For More (Columbia, 1980) - songwriters
Esther Williams: LP/CD Inside Of Me (RCA, 1981) - songwriters
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Stephanie (Casablanca, 1981) - songwriters

Leroy Burgess














Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Aleem feat. Leroy Burgess: LP/CD Casually Formal (Atlantic, 1986)
Aleem: 12 INCH "Get Loose" (NIA, 1984)
Aleem: LP/CD Shock! (Atlantic, 1987)
Black Ivory: LP Feel It (Buddah, 1975)
Black Ivory: LP Black Ivory (Buddah, 1976)
Caprice: 12 INCH "100%" (NIA, 1985)
Caprice: 12 INCH "Personal Injury" (NIA,1986)
Convertion: 12 INCH "Let's Do It" (SAM, 1980)
Dazzle: LP Dazzle (De-Lite, 1979)
Dino Terrell: 12 INCH "You Can Do It (It's So Easy)" (New Image, 1985)
Fantastic Aleems, The: 12 INCH "Hooked On Your Love" (NIA, 1980)
Herbie Mann: LP/CD Super Mann (Atlantic, 1978)
High Frequency: 12 INCH "Summertime" (NIA, 1980)
Inner Life: LP/CD Inner Life II (Salsoul, 1982)
Inner Life: 12 INCH "No Way" (Personal, 1983)
Intrigue: 12 INCH "Fly Girl" (World Trade, 1984)
Kool Kyle: 12 INCH "Getting Over" (Frills, 1982)
Leroy Burgess: 12 INCH "Heartbreaker" / "Stranger" (Salsoul, 1983)
Logg: LP/CD Logg (Salsoul, 1981)
Mike Gee: 12 INCH "Rappers Revenge" (Streetwise, 1984)
Phreek: LP Patrick Adams Presents Phreek (Atlantic, 1978)
Skipworth & Turner: LP/CD Harlem Nights (4th & Broadway, 1989)
Venus Dodson: LP Night Rider (Warner Bros., 1979)

Other contributions:

Black Ivory: LP Hangin' Heavy (Buddah, 1979) - songwriter
Black Ivory: 12 INCH "I've Got My Eye On You" (Panoramic, 1985) - songwriter
Bobbi Humphrey: 12 INCH "No Way" (Mercury, 1986) - songwriter
Change: LP/CD Sharing Your Love (RFC-Atlantic, 1982) - songwriter
Class Action feat. Chris Wiltshire: 12 INCH "Weekend" (Sleeping Bag, 1983) - songwriter
Convertion: 12 INCH "Sweet Thing" (Vanguard, 1982) - songwriter, musician
Conversion: 12 INCH "I Can't Stop Dancin'" (Helly-O, 1984) - songwriter
Debbie Blackwell: 12 INCH "Once You Got Me Going" (Jump Street, 1986) - songwriter
Eddie Kendricks: LP Something More (Arista, 1979) - songwriter
Fonda Rae: 12 INCH "Over Like A Fat Rat" (Vanguard, 1982) - songwriter, arranger
Inner Life: 12 INCH "Let's Change It Up" (Personal, 1984) - songwriter
Inner Life: 12 INCH "Your Love" (Personal, 1986) - songwriter
Intrique: 12 INCH "Together Forever" (Cooltempo, 1987) - songwriter
Rick James: LP/CD Garden Of Love (Motown, 1980) - songwriter
Satin, Silk & Lace: 12 INCH "Your Love" (Prelude, 1986) - songwriter
T.S. Monk: LP/CD Human (Mirage-Atlantic, 1982) - songwriter
Universal Robot Band, The: 12 INCH "Barely Breaking Even" (Streetwave, 1984) - songwriter

Keni Burke














Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Bill Withers: LP/CD Menagerie (CBS, 1977)
Curtis Mayfield: LP/CD Something To Believe In (Curtom, 1980)
Jones Girls, The: LP/CD Keep It Comin' (PIR, 1984)
Keni Burke: LP Keni Burke (Dark Horse, 1977)
Keni Burke: LP/CD You're The Best (RCA, 1981)
Keni Burke: LP/CD Changes (RCA, 1982)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD When Will I See You Again (PIR, 1983)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Love And More (PIR, 1984)

Other contributions:

Billy Preston: LP It's My Pleasure (A&M, 1975) - musician
Billy Preston: LP Billy Preston (A&M, 1976) - musician
Billy Preston: LP A Whole New Thing (A&M, 1977) - musician
D.J. Rogers: LP Love, Music & Life (RCA, 1977) - musician
D.J. Rogers: LP Love Brought Me Back (Columbia, 1978) - musician
D.J. Rogers: LP Trust Me (ARC, 1979) - musician
Emotions, The: LP New Affair (ARC-CBS, 1981) - musician
Four Tops, The: LP Back Where I Belong (Motown, 1983) - musician
George Howard: LP/CD Steppin' Out (GRP, 1984) - musician
Linda Clifford: LP/CD If My Friends Could See Me Now (Curtom, 1978) - musician
Narada Michael Walden: LP/CD Awakening (Atlantic, 1977) - musician
Natalie Cole: LP I Love You So (Capitol, 1979) - musician
Natalie Cole: LP Happy Love (Capitol, 1981) - musician
Perri: LP/CD The Flight (Zebra, 1988) - musician, songwriter
Pockets, The: LP/CD Take It On Up (CBS, 1978) - songwriter
Ramsey Lewis: LP/CD Routes (CBS, 1980) - musician
Sly & The Family Stone: LP/CD Back On The Right Track (Warner Bros., 1979) - musician
Smokey Robinson: LP Warm Thoughts (Motown, 1980) - musician
Stairsteps: LP 2nd Resurrection (Dark Horse, 1976) - songwriter
Stargard: LP What You Waitin' For (MCA, 1978) - musician
Stargard: LP The Changing Of The Gard (Warner Bros., 1979) - musician
Stargard: LP Back 2 Back (Warner Bros., 1981) - musician
Terry Callier: LP/CD Turn You To Love (Elektra, 1979) - musician
Undisputed Truth: LP Smokin' (Whitfield, 1979) - musician
Whispers, The: LP/CD Whisper In Your Ear (Solar, 1979) - songwriter, arranger

Donald "Dee Bee" Burnside

Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Captain Sky: LP Pop Goes The Captain (AVI, 1979)
Captain Sky: LP Concerned Party # 1 (TEC, 1980)
Captain Sky: 12 INCH single "You Bring Me Up" (Triple T, 1987)
Chi-Lites, The: 12 INCH single "Hard Act To Follow" (Nuance, 1985)
Elaine And Ellen: LP Elaine And Ellen (Mercury, 1979)
Elaine And Ellen: single "Fill Me Up" / "You Made Me Do It Again" (Ovation, 1980)
Essence: 12 INCH single "I'm Coming To Get 'Cha" (Narcis, 1986)
First Love: 12 INCH single "Don't Say Goodnight" / "Love Me Today" (Dakar, 1980)
First Love: LP/CD Love At First Sight (C.I.M., 1982)
Gene Chandler: LP Your Love Looks Good On Me (FastFire, 1985)
Lazerock: 12 INCH single "The Ballad Of Mr. T." (Lance, 1982)
Ocie III: single "What's My Return On Love" / "My Old Friend" (C.I.M., 1983)
Superior Movement: LP/CD The Key To Your Heart (C.IM., 1982)
Velia Thompson: single "Yes I'm Ready" (Triple T, 1987)
Yvonne Gage: 12 INCH single "Garden Of Eve" / "Tonight I Wanna Love You" (Atlantic, 1981)
Yvonne Gage: 12 INCH single "Lover Of My Dreams" (BMC, 1982)
Yvonne Gage: LP Virginity (C.I.M., 1984)

C

Reggie Calloway & Vincent Calloway














Producer facts in short:


Reggie (Reginald) and Vincent Calloway have worked in the music industry as songwriters, producers and recording artists since the early '80s. The Calloway brothers were the nucleus of the techno-funk band Midnight Star, founded at Kentucky State University in 1976. In 1980 they secured a deal with Dick Griffey's Solar label where in-house producer Leon Sylvers III took full control of Midnight Star's second Standing Together set. In between the recording sessions of Standing Together Leon Sylvers had touring obligations in Africa with his band Dynasty. So the Calloway brothers were given a break to explore their skills as producers on the songmaterial for their second long player. The sessions were so satisfactory that Reggie and Vincent Calloway progressed to producer for the next Midnight Star albums. The influence of Leon Sylvers in their work, particularly on their No Parking On The Dance Floor album, was obvious. Together with the bandmembers they created timeless hits such as "Freak-A-Zoid" (1983), "Wet My Whistle" (1983), "Operator" (1984), "Curious" (1984), "Headlines" (1986) and "Midas Touch" (1986). Everything clicked, from the production and arrangements to the hook-filled lyrics and exuberant vocals. The chart success of Midnight Star was credited to the distinctive production approach of Reggie and Vincent. During this time they also wrote and produced for Solar associated artists such as Klymaxx ("The Men All Pause"), the Whispers ("Contagious") and The Deele ("Body Talk"). After leaving Midnight Star in 1986, they formed Calloco Productions and wrote/produced the hits "Love Overboard" for Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Joy" for Teddy Pendergrass, "Jump Start" for Natalie Cole and "Casanova" for Levert. In 1990, Reggie and Vincent hit the stage again as the duo Calloway. Calloway had a gold smash in 1989 with "I Wanna Be Rich" and issued two Solar albums: All The Way (1990) and Let's Get Smooth (1992). The brothers continued working with Pieces Of A Dream, Teddy Pendergrass, Bootsy Collins, NSYNC and Sugar Ray. Reggie released his solo debut album Walking Between Raindrops on Calloway Records in 2003.

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Deele, The: LP/CD Street Beat (Solar, 1984)
Gladys Knight & The Pips: LP/CD All Our Love (MCA, 1988)
Klymaxx: LP/CD Meeting In The Ladies' Room (MCA, 1984)
Levert: LP/CD The Big Throwdown (Atlantic, 1987)
Midnight Star: LP/CD Standing Together (Solar, 1981)
Midnight Star: LP/CD Victory (Solar, 1982)
Midnight Star: LP/CD No Parking On The Dancefloor (Solar, 1983)
Midnight Star: LP/CD Planetary Invasion (Solar, 1984)
Midnight Star: LP/CD Headlines (Solar, 1986)
Natalie Cole: LP/CD Everlasting (Manhattan/EMI, 1987)
Sharp: LP/CD Sharp (Elektra, 1989)

Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Joy (Elektra, 1988)
Whispers, The: LP/CD So Good (Solar, 1984)

Greg Carmichael













Productions (and songs) appear on:

Bumblebee Unlimited: 12 INCH "Love Bug" (Red Greg, 1976)
Bumblebee Unlimited: 12 INCH "Everybody Dance" (Red Greg, 1977)
Bumblebee Unlimited: LP/CD Sting Like A Bee (RCA, 1979)
Carol Douglas: LP Come Into My Life (Midsong International, 1978)
Clair Hicks & Love Exchange: 12 INCH "Push (In The Bush)" (Personal, 1984)
Claudja Barry: 12 INCH "Your Sweet Touch" (Personal, 1984)
Convertion: 12 INCH "Sweet Thing" (Vanguard, 1982)
Conversion: 12 INCH "I Can't Stop Dancin'" (Helly-O, 1984)
Debbie Hayes & The Universal Robot Band: 12 INCH "Let's Get This Thing Together" (Caramer, 1980)
Donna McGhee: LP/CD Make It Last Forever (Red Greg, 1978)
Esther Williams: LP Let Me Show You (Friends & Co, 1976)
Fonda Rae: 12 INCH "Tuch Me (All Night Long)" (Streetwave, 1984)
Inner Life: LP/CD I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) (Prelude, 1980)
Inner Life: LP/CD Inner Life featuring Jocelyn Brown (Salsoul, 1981)
Inner Life: LP/CD Inner Life II (Salsoul, 1982)
Inner Life: 12 INCH "No Way" (Personal, 1983)
Inner Life: 12 INCH "Let's Change It Up" (Personal, 1984)
Inner Life: 12 INCH "Your Love" (Personal, 1986)
Invitations, The: 12 INCH "We Don't Allow (No Sitting Down In Here)" (Red Greg, 1977)
Logg: LP/CD Logg (Salsoul, 1981)
Love Exchange: 12 INCH "Got To Find A Disco" (Dance Disk, 1978)
Love Exchange: 12 INCH "Do You Want My Love" (Transrecords, 1982)
Pam Todd & Love Exchange: LP Let's Get Together (Shyrlden, 1977)
Poopee & The N.Y. Squirrels: 12 INCH "Bust That Nut" (CT, 1981)
Rochelle Fleming: 12 INCH "Love Itch" (Prelude, 1985)
Ronnie Love: 12 INCH "Let's Make Love" (Almeria)
Sammy Gordon & The Hip Huggers: 12 INCH "Making Love" (Red Greg, 1976)
Satin, Silk & Lace: 12 INCH "Your Love" (Prelude, 1986)
Shiek: 12 INCH "Finders Keepers" (Zone, 1985)
Spice: 12 INCH "You're So Nice (Latin Spice)" (Jive, 1983)
Universal Robot Band, The: LP/CD Dance And Shake Your Tambourine (Red Greg, 1976)
Universal Robot Band, The: 12 INCH "Disco Christmas" (Red Greg, 1977)
Universal Robot Band, The: LP/CD Freak In The Light Of The Moon (Red Greg, 1978)
Universal Robot Band, The: 12 INCH "Barely Breaking Even" (Streetwave, 1984)
Willie James: 12 INCH "Sweet Lips, Sensuous Hips" (Greg, 1976)
Wish & La-Rita Gaskin: 12 INCH "Nice And Soft" (DJ Productions, 1981)
Wish: 12 INCH "You're The Best" (CT, 1982)
Wish: 12 INCH "Touch Me (All Night Long)" (KN, 1984)

James A. Carmichael














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Ada Dyer: LP/CD Meant To Be (Motown, 1988)
Atlantic Starr: LP/CD Radiant (A&M, 1980)
Atlantic Starr: LP/CD Brilliant (A&M, 1982)
Atlantic Starr: LP/CD Yours Forever (A&M, 1983)
Commodores: LP/CD Machine Gun (Motown, 1974)
Commodores: LP/CD Caught In The Act (Motown, 1975)
Commodores: LP/CD Movin' On (Motown, 1975)
Commodores: LP/CD Hot On The Tracks (Motown, 1976)
Commodores: LP/CD Commodores / Zoom (Motown, 1977)
Commodores: LP/CD Natural High (Motown, 1978)
Commodores: LP/CD Midnight Magic (Motown, 1979)
Commodores: LP/CD Heroes (Motown, 1980)
Commodores: LP/CD In The Pocket (Motown, 1981)
Commodores: LP/CD United (Polydor, 1986)
Diana Ross: LP/CD Swept Away (Capitol, 1984)
Lionel Richie: LP/CD Lionel Richie (Motown, 1982)
Lionel Richie: LP/CD Can't Slow Down (Motown, 1983)
Lionel Richie: LP/CD Dancing On The Ceiling (Motown, 1986)
Temptations, The: LP/CD A Song For You (Motown, 1975)
Thank God It's Friday: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Polygram, 1978)

Other contributions:

Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band: LP/CD Express Yourself (Warner Bros., 1970) - arranger
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye: LP/CD Diana & Marvin (Motown, 1973) - arranger
Diana Ross: LP/CD Last Time I Saw Him (Motown, 1973) - arranger
Diana Ross: LP/CD Touch Me In The Morning (Motown, 1973) - arranger
Gladys Knight & The Pips: LP All I Need Is Time (Motown, 1973) - arranger
Jackson 5, The: LP/CD Maybe Tomorrow (Motown, 1971) - arranger
Jackson 5, The: LP/CD Skywriter (Motown, 1973) - arranger
Marvin Gaye: LP/CD Trouble Man (Motown, 1972) - musician, arranger
Michael Jackson: LP/CD Got To Be There (Motown, 1972) - arranger

Bob Carter

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Central Line: LP/CD Breaking Point (Mercury, 1981)
Junior: LP/CD "Ji" (Mercury, 1982)
Junior: LP Inside Lookin' Out (Mercury, 1983)
Linx: LP/CD Go Ahead (Chrysalis, 1981)
Linx: LP/CD Intuition (Chrysalis, 1981)
Linx: 12 INCH single "Plaything" (Chrysalis, 1982)
Wham!: LP/CD Fantastic (Epic, 1982)
Paul Hardcastle & 1st Light: LP Daybreak (Metronome, 1984)

Leon Ndugu Chancler














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Bill Summers & Summers Heat: LP Cayenne (Prestige, 1977)
Bill Summers & Summers Heat: LP Straight To The Bank (Prestige, 1978)
Chocolate Jam Co., The: LP/CD The Spread Of The Future (Epic, 1979)
Crusaders: LP/CD Ghetto Blaster (MCA, 1984)
General Caine: LP Dangerous (Tabu, 1983)
Joe Sample: LP/CD Oasis (MCA, 1985)
Kiddo: LP Kiddo (A&M, 1983)
Klique: LP Try It Out (MCA, 1983)
Ndugu & The Chocolate Jam Co.: LP/CD Do I Make You Feel Better? (Epic, 1980)
Ndugu: LP/CD Old Friends New Friends (MCA, 1989)
Pattie Brooks: 12 INCH single "Function At The Junction (Waterwheel, 1988)
Platinum Hook: LP/CD Watching You (RCA, 1983)
Tina Turner: LP/CD Private Dancer (Capitol, 1984)
Wilton Felder Featuring Bobby Womack: LP/CD Secrets (MCA, 1985)

George Clinton














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Bernie Worrell: LP/CD All The Woo In The World (Arista, 1978)
Bootsy's Rubber Band: LP/CD Stretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band (Warner Bros., 1976)
Bootsy's Rubber Band: LP/CD Ahh ...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby ! (Warner Bros., 1977)
Bootsy's Rubber Band: LP/CD Bootsy? Player Of The Year (Warner Bros., 1978)
Bootsy's Rubber Band: LP/CD This Boot Is Made For Fonk-n (Warner Bros., 1979)
Bootsy: LP/CD Ultra Wave (Warner Bros., 1980)
Bootsy Collins: LP/CD What's Bootsy Doin? (Columbia, 1988)
Brides Of Funkenstein, The: LP/CD Funk Or Walk (Atlantic, 1978)
Brides Of Funkenstein, The: LP/CD Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy (Atlantic, 1979)
Dells, The: LP/CD New Beginnings (ABC, 1978)
Eddie Hazel: LP/CD Games, Dames And Guitar Thangs (Warner Bros., 1977)
Eramus Hall: LP Gohead (Capitol-EMI, 1984)
Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns: LP/CD A Blow For Me, A Toot To You (Atlantic, 1977)
Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns: LP/CD Say Blow By Blow Backwards (Atlantic, 1979)
Funkadelic: LP/CD Funkadelic (Westbound, 1970)
Funkadelic: LP/CD Free Your Mind...And Your Ass Will Follow (Westbound, 1970)
Funkadelic: LP/CD Maggot Brain (Westbound, 1971)
Funkadelic: LP/CD Cosmic Slop (Westbound, 1973)
Funkadelic: LP/CD America Eats Its Young (Westbound, 1972)
Funkadelic: LP/CD Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (Westbound, 1974)
Funkadelic: LP/CD Let's Take It To The Stage (Westbound, 1975)
Funkadelic: LP/CD Tales Of Kidd Funkadelic (Westbound, 1976)
Funkadelic: LP/CD Hardcore Jollies (Priority/Warner Bros., 1976)
Funkadelic: LP/CD One Nation Under A Groove (Priority/Warner Bros., 1978)
Funkadelic: LP/CD Uncle Jam Wants You (Priority/Warner Bros., 1979)
Funkadelic: 12 INCH "By Way Of The Drum" (MCA, 1989)
Funkadelic: LP/CD The Electric Spanking Of War Babies (Priority/Warner Bros., 1981)
George Clinton: LP/CD Computer Games (Capitol 1982)
George Clinton: LP/CD You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish! (Capitol, 1983)
George Clinton: LP/CD Some Of My Best Jokes Are Friends (Capitol, 1985)
George Clinton: LP/CD R&B Skeletons (In The Closet) (Capitol, 1986)
George Clinton: LP/CD George Clinton Presents Our Gang Funky (MCA, 1989)
George Clinton: LP/CD The Cinderella Theory (Paisley Park, 1989)
Incorporated Thang Band: LP/CD Lifestyle Of The Roach And Famous (Warner Bros., 1987)
Jimmy G. And The Tackheads: LP The Federation Of Tackheads (Capitol, 1985)
Otis Day & The Knights: LP/CD Shout (MCA, 1989)
Parlet: LP/CD Pleasure Principle (Casablanca, 1978)
Parlet: LP/CD Invasion Of The Booty Snatchers (Casablanca, 1979)
Parlet: LP/CD Play Me Or Trade Me (Casablanca, 1980)
Parliament: LP/CD Up For The Down Stroke (Casablanca, 1974)
Parliament: LP/CD Chocolate City (Casablanca, 1975)
Parliament: LP/CD Mothership Connection (Casablanca, 1975)
Parliament: LP/CD The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein (Casablanca, 1976)
Parliament: LP/CD Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome (Casablanca, 1977)
Parliament: LP/CD Motor-Booty Affair (Casablanca, 1978)
Parliament: LP/CD Gloryhallastoopid (Casablanca, 1979)
Parliament: LP/CD Trombipulation (Casablanca, 1980)
Philippe Wynne: LP/CD Wynne Jammin’ (CBS, 1980)
P-Funk All Stars: LP/CD Urban Dancefloor Guerillas (CBS, 1983)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: LP/CD Freaky Styley (Capitol, 1985)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: 12 INCH "Taste The Pain" (EMI-America, 1989)
Well Red: LP/CD Respect Due (Virgin, 1988)
William Bootsy Collins: LP/CD The One Giveth, The Count Taketh Away (Warner Bros., 1982)

Other contributions:

Well Red: LP/CD Motion (Virgin, 1987) - remixer
Xavier: LP/CD Point Of Pleasure (Liberty, 1982) - musician

Norman Connors













Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Al Johnson: LP/CD Back For More (CBS, 1980)
Angela Bofill: LP/CD Intuition (Capitol, 1988)
Aquarian Dream: LP Fantasy (Elektra, 1978)
Bobby Lyle: LP/CD Ivory Dreams (Atlantic, 1989)
Jean Carn: LP/CD Sweet And Wonderful (TSOP, 1981)
Jean Carn: LP/CD Trust Me (Motown, 1982)
Kenny Moore: 12 INCH "It Only Takes A Minute" (Love, 1982)
Norman Connors Presents Aquarian Dream: LP Aquarian Dream (Buddah, 1976)
Norman Connors: LP/CD You Are My Starship (Buddah, 1976)
Norman Connors & The Starship Orchestra: LP/CD This Is Your Life (Arista, 1977)
Norman Connors: LP Invitation (Arista, 1979)
Norman Connors: LP/CD Take It To The Limit (Arista, 1980)
Norman Connors: LP/CD Mr. C (Arista, 1981)
Norman Connors: LP/CD Passion (Capitol, 1988)
Pharoah Sanders: LP Love Will Find A Way (Arista, 1978)
Phyllis Hyman: LP/CD Can't We Fall In Love Again (Arista, 1981)
Starship Orchestra: LP/CD Celestial Sky (CBS, 1980)
Vitamin E: LP/CD Sharing (Buddah, 1977)

Felton Pilate & Michael Cooper














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Bruce Grant: LP I'm Still In Love With You (Bullet, 1987)Felton Pilate production
Con Funk Shun: LP/CD Secrets (Mercury, 1977)
Con Funk Shun: LP/CD Loveshine (Mercury, 1978)
Con Funk Shun: LP/CD Candy (Mercury, 1979)
Con Funk Shun: LP/CD Spirit Of Love (Mercury, 1980)
Con Funk Shun: LP/CD Touch (Mercury, 1980)
Con Funk Shun: LP/CD 7 (Mercury, 1981)
Con Funk Shun: LP/CD To The Max (Mercury, 1982)
Con Funk Shun: LP/CD Electric Lady (Mercury, 1985)
Klique: LP/CD It's Winning Time (MCA, 1981)
Klique: LP/CD Let's Wear It Out (MCA, 1982)
M.C. Hammer: LP/CD Feel My Power (Bustin , 1987) - Felton Pilate production
Michael Cooper: LP/CD Love Is Such A Funny Game (Warner Bros., 1987) - Michael Cooper production
Phyrework: LP/CD Phyrework (Mercury, 1978) - Michael Cooper production
Spinners, The: LP/CD Down To Business (Volt, 1989) - Felton Pilate production

Crown Heights Affair-related:

William Anderson & Raymond Reid














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Amii Stewart: LP I'm Gonna Get Your Love (Handshake, 1981)
Audrey Wheeler: 12 INCH "Your Love Is Serious" (Prelude, 1983)
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Think Positive (De-Lite, 1982)
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Struck Gold (De-Lite, 1983)
Darnell Williams: LP Pure Satisfaction (My Disc/CBS, 1983)
Empress: LP/CD Dyin' To Be Dancin' (Prelude, 1982)
Enchantment: LP/CD Enchanted Lady (Columbia, 1982)
France Joli: LP/CD Now! (Prelude, 1982)
Intensive Heat: LP/CD Intensive Heat (My Disc, 1982)
Terri Gonzalez: 12 INCH "Treat Yourself To My Love" (Sutra/Becket, 1981)
Terri Gonzalez: 12 INCH "Born A Winner" (Sutra/Becket, 1982)
Trilark: LP/CD Trilark (Handshake, 1982)
Unlimited Touch: LP/CD Unlimited Touch (Prelude, 1981)
Unlimited Touch: LP/CD Yes We're Ready (Prelude, 1983)
Zinga: LP/CD Zinga (My Disc, 1982)

Other contributions:

Bruni Pagan: 12 INCH "Follow Me" (Emergency, 1982) - songwriters
Carol Douglas: 12 INCH "My Simple Heart" (20th Century, 1981) - arrangers
Carol Douglas: LP Love Zone (Next Plateau, 1983) - arrangers
Carol Douglas: LP I Got Your Body (Savoir Faire, 1983) - arrangers
Klassique: 12 INCH "Somebody's Loving You" (SAM, 1983) - Raymond Reid remix
Crown Heights Affair: LP Crown Heights Affair (RCA, 1974) - musicians, songwriters
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Dreaming A Dream (a.k.a. Foxy Lady) (De-Lite, 1975) - musicians, songwriters
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Do It Your Way (De-Lite, 1976) - musicians, songwriters
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Dream World (De-Lite, 1978) - musicians, songwriters
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Dance Lady Dance (De-Lite, 1979) - musicians, songwriters
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Sure Shot (De-Lite, 1980) - musicians, songwriters
Denroy Morgan: LP/CD I'll Do Anything For You (Sutra/Becket, 1982) - Raymond Reid musician
Rocket: LP/CD Rocket (Quality, 1982) - Raymond Reid songwriter

Bert Reid










Productions (and songs) appear on:

Bert Reid: 12 INCH "Groovin' With You" (Next Plateau, 1985)
Denroy Morgan: LP/CD I'll Do Anything For You (Sutra/Becket, 1982)
Jamaica Girls: 12 INCH "Rock The Beat" (Sutra,1982)
Jamaica Girls: 12 INCH "On The Move" (Sire, 1986)
Jimmy Williams: 12 INCH "All Of My Lovin'" (Salsoul, 1983)
Unlimited Touch: LP/CD Unlimited Touch (Prelude, 1981)

Other contributions:

Crown Heights Affair: LP Crown Heights Affair (RCA, 1974) - musician
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Do It Your Way (De-Lite, 1976) - musician, songwriter
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Dream World (De-Lite, 1978) - musician, songwriter
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Dance Lady Dance (De-Lite, 1979) - musician, songwriter
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Sure Shot (De-Lite, 1980) - musician, songwriter
Empress: LP/CD Dyin' To Be Dancin' (Prelude, 1982) - musician
Raw Silk: 12 INCH "Do It To The Music" (West End, 1982) - songwriter
Unlimited Touch: LP/CD Yes We're Ready (Prelude, 1983) - songwriter

Raymond Rock














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Bruni Pagan: 12 INCH "Follow Me" (Emergency, 1982)
Rocket: LP/CD Rocket (Quality, 1982)
Carol Douglas: LP Love Zone (Next Plateau, 1983)
Carol Douglas: LP I Got Your Body (Savoir Faire, 1983)

Other contributions:

Crown Heights Affair: LP Crown Heights Affair (RCA, 1974) - musician
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Dreaming A Dream (a.k.a. Foxy Lady) (De-Lite, 1975) - musician
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Do It Your Way (De-Lite, 1976) - musician
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Dream World (De-Lite, 1978) - musician, songwriter
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Dance Lady Dance (De-Lite, 1979) - musician
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Sure Shot (De-Lite, 1980) - songwriter, musician
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Think Positive (De-Lite, 1982) - songwriter, musician
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Struck Gold (De-Lite, 1983) - songwriter, musician
Empress: LP/CD Dyin' To Be Dancin' (Prelude, 1982) - musician
France Joli: LP/CD Now! (Prelude, 1982) - songwriter, musician
Trilark: LP/CD Trilark (Handshake, 1982) - musician
Unlimited Touch: LP/CD Unlimited Touch (Prelude, 1981) - musician
Unlimited Touch: LP/CD Yes We're Ready (Prelude, 1983) - musician

Darryl Gibbs













Productions (and songs) appear on:

Fresh Band: 12 INCH "Come Back Lover" (Are 'n Be, 1984)
Strikers, The:
LP/CD The Strikers (Prelude, 1981)
Strikers, The: 12 INCH "Contagious" (Prelude, 1982)
Zinga: LP/CD Zinga (My Disc, 1982)


Other contributions:

Crown Heights Affair: LP Crown Heights Affair (RCA, 1974) - musician, arranger
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Sure Shot (De-Lite, 1980) - musician
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Think Positive (a.k.a. I Got Somethin' For Ya) (De-Lite, 1982) - musician
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Struck Gold (De-Lite, 1983) - musician
Darnell Williams: LP Pure Satisfaction (My Disc/CBS, 1983) - musician

Phil Thomas














Production appears on:

Zafra Bros.: 12 INCH "Will You See Me Tonight" (Eastbourne, 1981)

Other contributions:

Bruni Pagan: 12 INCH "Follow Me" (Emergency, 1982) - songwriter
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Sure Shot (De-Lite, 1980) - songwriter
Crown Heights Affair: LP/CD Think Positive (De-Lite, 1982) - songwriter, musician
Intensive Heat: LP/CD Intensive Heat (My Disc, 1982) - arranger
Unlimited Touch: LP/CD Unlimited Touch (Prelude, 1981) - arranger
Unlimited Touch: LP/CD Yes We're Ready (Prelude, 1983) - arranger

André Cymone















Productions (and songs) appear on:

André Cymone: LP/CD Livin' In The New Wave (Columbia, 1982)
André Cymone: LP/CD Survivin' In The 80's (Columbia, 1983)
André Cymone: LP/CD A.C. (Columbia, 1985)
Beverly Hills Cop II: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1987)
Evelyn "Champagne" King: LP/CD Action (RCA, 1983)
Girls, The: LP Girl Talk (Columbia, 1984)
James Ingram: 12 INCH single "Better Way" (MCA, 1987)
Jermaine Stewart: LP/CD Say It Again (10, 1987)
Jody Watley: LP/CD Jody Watley (MCA, 1987)
Jody Watley: LP/CD Larger Than Life (MCA, 1989)
Pebbles: LP/CD Pebbles (MCA, 1987)
Pretty Poison: LP/CD Catch Me I'm Falling (Virgin, 1988)

D

Eumir Deodato










Producer facts in short:


Brazilian Eumir Deodato worked as a session musician in Rio before emigrating to California in 1967 where he quickly established himself as a musical arranger. He has worked with artists such as Roberta Flack, Frank Sinatra, Bette Midler, Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto and Stanley Turrentine. As a solo artist with a jazzy approach he signed successfully to the New York-based CTI Records (hit: "Also Sprach Zarathustra") and later got a deal with MCA. A subsequent move to Warner Bros. revived his career with the electrifying "Whistle Bump" (1978) and "Night Cruiser" (1980). In 1979 Eumir Deodato went disco/soul and embarked on a highly successful producer career, revitalizing the fortunes of funkband Kool & The Gang. He refined the qualities already inherent in the group's eclectic style and together they achieved a series of highly successful international hits including "Ladies Night" (1979), "Too Hot" (1980), "Celebration" (1980), "Get Down On It" (1981) and "Let s Go Dancing (Oh La La La)" (1982). He utilized this same successful formula on his own album Happy Hour and Juicy's self-titled debut album, both released in 1982. In 1983 Deodato offered his services to ConFunkShun, another hot funk act on the Mercury label, and produced their Fever set which showed an interesting transitional production sound. His following solo project Motion in 1984 and further collaborations with Kleeer, Juicy and One Way had Deodato moving heavily into the realm of '80s soul, using a bit more of an electro feel overall, often including work on Prophet, Linn drums and DMX, next to the more traditional instrumentation. Eumir Deodato switched to the Atlantic label in 1989 for his last album to date. In the '90s Deodato continued to be a vital force in the pop scene, working with Icelandic singer Björk and several Brazilian artists.

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Breakfast Club: LP/CD Breakfast Club (MCA, 1987)
Brenda K. Starr: LP/CD Brenda K. Starr (MCA, 1987)
Chuck Mangione: LP/CD Disguise (CBS, 1984)
Con Funk Shun: LP/CD Fever (Mercury, 1983)
Dazz Band, The: LP/CD Rock The Room (RCA, 1988)
Denroy Morgan: LP Make My Day (RCA, 1984)
Deodato: LP/CD Prelude (CTI, 1972)
Deodato: LP/CD Deodato 2 (CTI, 1973)
Deodato: LP/CD Whirlwinds (MCA, 1974)
Deodato: LP/CD First Cuckoo (MCA, 1975)
Deodato: LP Very Together (MCA, 1976)
Deodato: LP/CD Love Island (Warner Bros., 1978)
Deodato: LP/CD Knights Of Fantasy (Warner Bros., 1979)
Deodato: LP/CD Night Cruiser (Warner Bros., 1980)
Deodato: LP/CD Happy Hour (Warner Bros., 1982)
Deodato: LP/CD Motion (Warner Bros., 1984)
Deodato: LP/CD Somewhere Out There (Atlantic, 1989)
Fat Larry’s Band: LP Nice (Omni, 1986)
Gwen Guthrie: LP/CD Just For You (Island, 1985)
James J.T. Taylor: "The Promised Land" from LP/CD Ghostbusters II - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1989)
James J.T. Taylor: LP/CD Master Of The Game (MCA, 1989)
Juicy: LP/CD Juicy (Arista, 1982)
Juicy: 12 INCH "Beat Street Strut" and "Give Me All" taken from LP Beat Street - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Atlantic, 1984)
Juicy: LP/CD It Takes Two (Epic, 1985)
Juicy: LP/CD Spread The Love (Epic, 1987)
Kleeer: LP/CD Intimate Connection (Atlantic, 1984)
Kleeer: LP/CD Seeekret (Atlantic, 1985)
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Ladies' Night (De-Lite/Mercury, 1979)
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Celebrate (De-Lite/Mercury, 1980)
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Something Special (De-Lite/Mercury, 1981)
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD As One (De-Lite/Mercury, 1982)
One Way: LP/CD IX (MCA, 1986)
Pretty Poison: LP/CD Catch Me I'm Falling (Virgin, 1988)
Platinum Hook: LP Ecstasy Paradise (Motown, 1980) - unreleased
Platinum Hook: 12 INCH "Words Of Love” / “Ecstasy Paradise" (Motown, 1980)
Roberta Flack: "People On A String" from LP/CD White Nights - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Atlantic, 1985)

Other contributions:

Aretha Franklin: LP Let Me In Your Life (Atlantic, 1973) - arranger
Earth Wind & Fire: LP/CD All 'N All (CBS, 1977) - arranger
Roberta Flack: LP Quiet Fire (Atlantic, 1971) - arranger
Roberta Flack: LP/CD Killing Me Softly (Atlantic, 1973) - arranger
Roberta Flack: "One Thing Leads To Another" from LP Body Rock - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (EMI, 1984) - arranger
Stanley Turrentine: LP Salt Song (CTI, 1971) - arranger, musician

Keith Diamond








Productions (and songs) appear on:

Anthony Franklin: 12 INCH "Hot Number" (Mirage, 1983)
Billy Ocean:
LP/CD Suddenly (Jive, 1984)
College Boys, The: 12 INCH "I Get A Rush" (BMC, 1983)
James Ingram: LP/CD Never Felt So Good (Qwest/Warner Bros., 1986)
Keith Diamond Band, The: 12 INCH "All Night Rocker" / "Body Talk" (Millenium-RCA, 1981)
Keith Diamond Band, The: 12 INCH "The Dip (Show Me What You Got)" (Millenium-RCA, 1981)
Melba Moore: LP/CD Read My Lips (Capitol, 1985)
Precious Wilson: LP/CD Precious Wilson (Jive, 1986)
Richard Jon Smith: LP/CD Richard Jon Smith (Jive, 1983)
Richard Jon Smith: 12 INCH "In The Night" / "I Need You" (Jive, 1984)
Starpoint: LP/CD Restless (Elektra,1985)

Other contribution:

Freddie Jackson: LP/CD Rock Me Tonight (Capitol, 1985) - songwriter

Jimmy Douglass














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Black Heat: LP/CD No Time To Burn (Atlantic, 1974)
Creation: LP Creation (Atco, 1974)
Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King: LP/CD So Romantic (RCA, 1984)
Odyssey: LP/CD Happy Together (RCA, 1982)
Ritchie Family: LP All Night All Right (RCA, 1983)
Skwares: LP Skwares (Cotillion, 1984)
Slave: LP/CD Just A Touch Of Love (Cotillion, 1979)
Slave: LP/CD Stone Jam (Cotillion, 1980)
Slave: LP/CD Show Time (Cotillion, 1981)
Slave: LP Bad Enuff (Cotillion, 1983)
Slave: LP New Plateau (Cotillion, 1984)
Steve Arrington: LP/CD Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame (Atlantic, 1983)
Steve Arrington: LP/CD Positive Power (Atlantic, 1984)
Steve Arrington: LP/CD Jam Packed (EMI- Manhattan, 1987)
United 8: single “Ain’t It Good”/“Getting Uptown (To Get Down)” (Atlantic, 1972)

Lamont Dozier














Under construction

George Duke














Productions (and songs) appear on:

101 North: LP/CD 101 North (Capitol/Valley Vue, 1988)
A Taste Of Honey: LP/CD Twice As Sweet (Capitol, 1980)
Al Jarreau: LP/CD Heart's Horizon (Warner Bros./Reprise, 1988)
Angela Bofill: LP/CD Tell Me Tomorrow (Arista, 1985)
Billy Cobham - George Duke Band, The: LP/CD "Live" On Tour In Europe (WEA, 1976)
Blackbyrds: LP/CD Better Days (Fantasy, 1980)
Brecker Brothers, The: LP/CD Detente (Arista, 1980)
Dee Dee Bridgewater: LP/CD Bad For Me (Elektra, 1979)
Deniece Williams: LP/CD I'm So Proud (CBS, 1983)
Deniece Williams: LP/CD Let's Hear It For The Boy (CBS, 1984)
Deniece Williams: 12 INCH "Let's Hear It For The Boy" taken from LP Footloose - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Colombia, 1984)
Deniece Williams: LP/CD As Good As It Gets (CBS, 1988)
Dianne Reeves: LP/CD Dianne Reeves (Blue Note, 1987)
Dianne Reeves: LP/CD Never Too Far (EMI, 1989)
Flora Purim: LP/CD Carry On (Warner Bros., 1979)
France Joli: LP Witch Of Love (Epic, 1985)
George Duke: LP/CD Feel (MPS, 1974)
George Duke: LP/CD Faces In Reflection (MPS, 1974)
George Duke: LP/CD The Aura Will Prevail (MPS, 1975)
George Duke: LP/CD I Love The Blues, She Heard Me Cry (MPS, 1975)
George Duke: LP/CD Liberated Fantasies (MPS, 1976)
George Duke: LP/CD The 1976 Solo Keyboard Album (MPS, 1976/1982)
George Duke: LP/CD From Me To You (Epic, 1977)
George Duke: LP/CD Reach For It (Epic, 1977)
George Duke: LP/CD Don't Let Go (Epic, 1978)
George Duke: LP/CD Follow The Rainbow (Epic, 1979)
George Duke: LP/CD Master Of The Game (Epic, 1979)
George Duke: LP/CD A Brazilian Love Affair (Epic, 1980)
George Duke: LP/CD Dream On (Epic, 1982)
George Duke: LP/CD Guardian Of The Light (Epic, 1983)
George Duke: LP/CD Rendezvous (Epic, 1984)
George Duke: LP/CD Thief In The Night (Elektra, 1985)
George Duke: LP/CD George Duke (Elektra, 1986)
George Duke: LP/CD Night After Night (Elektra, 1989)
George Howard: LP/CD A Nice Place To Be (MCA, 1986)
George Howard: LP/CD Personal (MCA, 1989)
Gladys Knight & The Pips: LP Christmas Every Day (MCA, 1980)
Gloria Loring: LP/CD Full Moon/No Hesitation (Atlantic, 1988)
Hiroshima: LP/CD Go (Epic, 1987)
Howard Hewett: LP/CD I Commit To Love (Elektra, 1986)
Howard Hewett: LP/CD Forever And Ever (Elektra, 1988)
Irene Cara: LP/CD Carasmatic (Elektra, 1987)
Jeffrey Osborne: LP/CD Jeffrey Osborne (A&M, 1982)
Jeffrey Osborne: LP/CD Stay With Me Tonight (A&M, 1983)
Jeffrey Osborne: LP/CD Don't Stop (A&M, 1984)
Jeffrey Osborne: LP/CD Emotional (A&M, 1986)
Katia: LP Party Lights (WEA, 1984)
L.A. Lakers: 12 INCH "Just Say No" (Capitol, 1987)
Larry Graham: LP/CD Sooner Or Later (Warner Bros., 1982)
Leon Patillo: LP Love Around The World (Myrrh LA, 1985)
Melissa Manchester: LP Mathematics (MCA, 1985)
Michael Sembello: LP Summer Lovers (Warner Bros., 1982)
Michael White: LP The X Factor (Elektra, 1978)
Miles Davis: LP/CD Tutu (Warner Bros., 1986)
Miles Davis: LP/CD Amandla (Warner Bros., 1989)
Philip Bailey: LP/CD Continuation (CBS, 1983)
Philip Bailey: LP The Wonders Of His Love (Myrrh, 1984)
Raul DeSouza: LP Sweet Lucy (Capitol, 1977)
Raul DeSouza: LP Don't Ask My Neighbour (Capitol, 1978)
Rufus: LP/CD Seal In Red (Warner Bros., 1983)
Sadao Watanabe: LP/CD Birds Of Passage (Elektra, 1987)
Sadao Watanabe: LP/CD Front Seat (Elektra, 1989)
Saijo Hideki: LP/CD New York Girl (RCA Japan, 1987)
Seawind: LP Seawind (A&M, 1980)
Shalamar: LP/CD Heart Break (Solar, 1984)
Sister Sledge: LP/CD Betcha Say That To All The Girls (Cotillion/Atlantic, 1983)
Spaceballs: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Atlantic, 1987)
Stanley Clarke & George Duke: LP/CD The Clarke/Duke Project (Epic, 1981)
Stanley Clarke & George Duke: LP/CD The Clarke/Duke Project 2 (Epic, 1983)
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD I've Got The Cure (Polygram/Casablanca, 1984)
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Stephanie Mills (MCA, 1985)
Steps Ahead: LP/CD Magnetic (Elektra/Asylum, 1986)
Tania Maria: LP The Lady From Brazil (Manhattan, 1986)
The Heavenly Kid: LP Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Elektra, 1985)

Other contributions:

Airto: LP/CD Virgin Land (Salavation, 1974) - musician
Airto: LP/CD I'm Fine, How Are You (Warner Bros., 1977) - musician
Airto: LP Touching You…Touching Me (Warner Bros., 1979) - musician
Al Jarreau: LP/CD We Got By (Reprise, 1975) - musician
Al Jarreau: LP/CD This Time (WEA, 1980) - musician
Al Jarreau: LP/CD Breakin' Away (WEA, 1981) - musician
Alphonse Mouzon: LP The Man Incognito (Blue Note, 1975) - musician
Anita Baker: LP/CD Giving You The Best That I Got (Elektra, 1988) - musician
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Jump To It (Arista, 1982) - musician
Billy Cobham: LP/CD Crosswinds (Atlantic, 1974) - musician, songwriter
Billy Cobham: LP/CD A Funky Thide Of Things (Atlantic, 1975) - musician
Billy Cobham: LP/CD Life And Times (Atlantic, 1976) - musician
Billy Cobham: LP/CD B.C. (CBS, 1979) - musician
Billy Cobham: LP/CD Picture This (GRP, 1987) - musician
Carl Carlton: LP/CD Carl Carlton (20thCentury, 1981) - musician
Chocolate Jam Co., The: LP/CD Spread Of The Future (Epic, 1979) - musician
Commodores, The: LP/CD Rock Solid (Polydor, 1988) - musician
DeeDee Bridgewater: LP/CD Just Family (Elektra, 1978) - musician, songwriter
Deniece Williams: LP/CD Water Under The Bridge (CBS, 1987) - musician, songwriter, arranger
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Touch The World (CBS, 1987) - musician, arranger
Eddie Henderson: LP/CD Sunburst (Blue Note, 1975) - musician, songwriter
Flora Purim: LP/CD Butterfly Dreams (Milestone, 1974) - musician
Flora Purim: LP/CD Stories To Tell (Milestone, 1974) - musician
Flora Purim:
LP/CD Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly (Milestone, 1976) - musician
Flora Purim: LP/CD Encounter (Milestone, 1977) - musician
Flora Purim: LP/CD Nothing Will Be As It Was Tomorrow (Warner Bros., 1977 ) - musician
Flora Purim: LP/CD That's What She Said (Milestone, 1978) - musician
Flora Purim: LP/CD Everyday, Everynight (Warner Bros., 1978) - musician
Flora Purim & Airto: LP/CD Magicians (Crossover/Concord, 1986) - musician
George Benson: LP/CD Give Me The Night (Warner Bros., 1980) - musician
George Howard: LP/CD Reflections (MCA, 1989) - musician
Gladys Knight & The Pips: LP/CD All Our Love (MCA, 1988) - musician
Larry Graham: LP/CD Victory (Warner Bros., 1983) - musician
Lee Ritenour: LP/CD Captain Fingers (Epic, 1977) - musician
Michael Jackson: LP/CD Off The Wall (Epic, 1979) - musician
Michael Sembello: LP/CD Bossa Nova Hotel (A&M, 1983) - musician
Patti LaBelle: LP/CD Be Yourself (MCA, 1989) - musician
Paul Jackson Jr.: LP/CD I Came To Play (Atlantic, 1988) - musician
Paulinho Da Costa: LP/CD Sunrise (Pablo, 1984) - musician
Paulinho Da Costa: LP/CD Breakdown (A&M, 1987) - musician
Quincy Jones: LP/CD You've Got It Bad Girl (A&M, 1973) - musician
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Mellow Madness (A&M, 1975) - musician
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Back On The Block (Qwest, 1989) - musician
Siedah Garrett: LP/CD Kiss Of Life (Qwest, 1988) - musician
Stanley Clarke: LP/CD Journey To Love (Epic, 1975) - musician
Stanley Clarke: LP/CD School Days (Epic, 1976) - musician
Stanley Clarke: LP/CD I Wanna Play For You (Epic, 1977) - musician
Stanley Clarke: LP/CD Time Exposure (Epic, 1984) - musician
Stanley Clarke: LP/CD If This Bass Could Only Talk (Epic, 1988) - musician
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD If I Were Your Woman (MCA, 1987) - musician
T-Connection: LP The Game Of Life (Capitol, 1983) - musician
Whispers, The: LP/CD Love For Love (Solar, 1983) - musician

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Earth, Wind & Fire-related:

Al McKay














Productions (and songs) appear on:

A Taste Of Honey: LP Ladies Of The Eighties (Capitol, 1982)
Carl Anderson: LP/CD Protocol (Epic, 1985)
Carl Anderson: LP/CD Carl Anderson (Epic, 1986)
Durell Coleman: LP Durell Coleman (Island, 1985)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD I Am (CBS, 1979)
Finis Henderson: LP/CD Finis (Motown, 1983)
Glenn Jones: LP/CD Everybody Loves A Winner (RCA, 1983)
Mighty Clouds Of Joy: LP Cloudburst (Myrrh, 1981)
Miz Davis: single “Sing A Happy Funky Song” (Now, 1975)
Ren Woods: LP Out Of The Woods (CBS-ARC, 1979)
Shirley Jones: LP/CD Always In The Mood (PIR, 1986)
Temptations, The: LP/CD Truly For You (Motown, 1984)

Other contributions:

Flora Purim: LP Nothing Will Be As It Was…Tomorrow (Warner Bros., 1977) - songwriter, arranger, musician

Larry Dunn














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Caldera: LP/CD Sky Islands (Capitol, 1977)
Caldera: LP Time And Chance (Capitol, 1978)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Raise! (CBS, 1981)
Lenny White: LP/CD Streamline (Elektra, 1978)
Level 42: LP/CD Standing In The Light (Polydor, 1983)
Ramsey Lewis: LP/CD Tequila Mockingbird (CBS, 1977)
Ramsey Lewis: LP/CD Routes (CBS, 1980)
Stanley Turrentine: LP/CD Tender Togetherness (Elektra, 1981)
Sylvia St. James: LP Magic (Elektra, 1980)
Twennynine Feat. Lenny White: LP/CD Best Of Friends (Elektra, 1979)
Twennynine With Lenny White: LP/CD Twennynine With Lenny White (Elektra, 1980)

Other contributions:

Ronnie Laws: LP/CD Friends & Strangers (Blue Note, 1977) – musician

Philip Bailey














Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Raise! (CBS, 1981)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Touch The World (CBS, 1987)
Free Life: LP Free Life (CBS, 1978)
Kinsman Dazz Band: LP/CD Kinsman Dazz (20th Century, 1978)
Kinsman Dazz Band: LP/CD Dazz (20th Century, 1979)
Splendor: LP/CD Splendor (Columbia, 1979)

Verdine White














Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Afterbach:LP/CD Matinee (ARC, 1981)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Raise! (CBS, 1981)
Level 42: LP/CD Standing In The Light (Polydor, 1983)
Pockets, The: LP/CD Come Go With Us (ARC-CBS, 1977)
Pockets, The: LP/CD Take It On Up (ARC-CBS, 1978)
Pockets, The: LP/CD So Delicious (ARC-CBS, 1979)
Stargard: LP The Changing Of The Gard (Warner Bros., 1979)

Maurice White














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Atlantic Starr: LP/CD All In The Name Of Love (Warner Bros., 1987)
Deniece Williams: LP/CD This Is Niecy (CBS, 1976)
Deniece Williams: LP/CD Songbird (CBS, 1977)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Earth, Wind & Fire (Warner Bros., 1970)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Last Days And Time (CBS, 1972)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Head To The Sky (CBS, 1973)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Open Our Eyes (CBS, 1974)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Gratitude (CBS, 1975)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD That's The Way Of The World (CBS, 1975)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Spirit (CBS, 1976)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD All 'N' All (CBS, 1977)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD I Am (CBS, 1979)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Faces (CBS, 1980)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Raise (CBS, 1981)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Powerlight (CBS, 1982/83)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Electric Universe (CBS, 1983)
Earth, Wind & Fire: LP/CD Touch The World (CBS, 1987)
Emotions, The: LP/CD Flowers (CBS, 1976)
Emotions, The: LP/CD Rejoice (CBS, 1977)
Emotions, The: LP/CD Sunbeam (CBS, 1979)
Emotions, The: LP/CD Come Into My World (CBS, 1979)
Jennifer Holliday: LP/CD Feel My Soul (Geffen, 1983)
Maurice White: LP/CD Maurice White (CBS, 1985)
Pieces Of A Dream: LP/CD Joyride (Manhattan-EMI, 1986)
Ramsey Lewis: LP/CD Sun Goddess (CBS, 1974)
Ramsey Lewis: LP/CD Salongo (CBS, 1976)
Ramsey Lewis: LP/CD Fantasy (CBS, 1985)
Ramsey Lewis: LP/CD Keys To The City (CBS, 1987)

Other contributions:

Afterbach: LP/CD Matinee (ARC-CBS, 1981) - executive producer
Emotions, The: LP/CD New Affair (CBS, 1981) - songwriter, executive producer
Pieces Of A Dream: LP/CD Pieces Of A Dream (Elektra, 1981) - songwriter



Barry Eastmond














Producer facts in short:


Barry J. Eastmond is a classically trained musician. He initially worked as an arranger on the Philly music scene doing rhythm arrangements for artists including the O'Jays. In the early '80s he got a gig with Melba Moore as musical director and keyboard player and went on the road with her. After Melba Moore came Chaka Khan and Angela Bofill. When he grew tired of touring he decided to settle in his vibrant hometown of New York. His goal was to be a complete musician and that's what he did: playing keyboards in Broadway shows (Cats), composing tunes and jingles, writing songs, doing live gigs and session work. Inevitably though, one aspect began to overshadow the rest. In 1984 he worked with producer Keith Diamond on Billy Ocean's Suddenly album in every way (hit: "Caribbean Queen"). When Billy Ocean and Keith Diamond had some kind of falling out, Eastmond was asked to do the next record. With the help of his friend Wayne Brathwaite he wrote and produced a slew of hits for Billy Ocean. The previous years he had already produced outstanding releases by Lillo Thomas and Freddie Jackson. Since, Barry Easmond has become one of the most prolific pop and R&B songwriter/producers, having over seventy gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums on some of the most important contemporary artists. Barry's creative magic has been responsible for R&B hit records by Anita Baker, Brandy, Aretha Franklin, Tamia, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Keith Washington, Whitney Houston, Al Jarreau, Dionne Warwick, Temptations, Phil Perry, Will Downing, Vanessa Williams, Jonathan Butler, Regina Belle, Barry White, Al Jarreau and George Benson, to name just a few. Barry has not limited his composing to the record industry. He has written numerous songs for films and TV. As if that were not enough, Barry has received numerous A.S.C.A.P. Pop and R&B awards.

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Billy Ocean: LP/CD Love Zone (Jive, 1986)
Controllers, The: LP/CD Stay (MCA, 1986)
Freddie Jackson: LP/CD Rock Me Tonight (Capitol, 1985)
Freddie Jackson: LP/CD Just Like The First Time (Capitol, 1986)
Freddie Jackson: LP/CD Don't Let Love Slip Away (Capitol, 1988)
George Benson: LP/CD Twice The Love (Warner Bros., 1988)
Jonathan Butler: LP/CD Introducing Jonathan Butler (Jive, 1986)
Jonathan Butler: LP/CD Jonathan Butler (Jive, 1987)
Jonathan Butler: LP/CD More Than Friends (Jive, 1988)
Lillo Thomas: LP/CD All Of You (Capitol, 1984)
Najee: LP/CD Day By Day (EMI-America, 1988)
Nayobe: 12 INCH "School Girl Crush" (Fever, 1985)

Regina Belle: LP/CD Stay With Me (CBS, 1989)
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Home (MCA, 1989)
Vanessa Bell Armstrong: LP/CD Wonderful One (Jive, 1989)

Other contributions:

Carol Williams: 12 INCH "Have You For My Love" (New Image, 1983) - songwriter
Change: LP/CD Sharing Your Love (Atlantic,1982) - musician
Earl Klugh: LP/CD Wishful Thinking (Capitol, 1983) - musician
Evelyn King: LP/CD Get Loose (RCA, 1982) - musician
Funk Deluxe: LP/CD Funk Deluxe (Salsoul, 1984) - songwriter
Genobia Jeter: LP/CD Genobia (RCA, 1986) - musician
Glenn Jones: LP/CD Finesse (RCA, 1984) - musician
Katie Kissoon: 12 INCH "You're The One (You're My Number One)" (Jive, 1983) - songwriter
Kenny G: LP/CD G Force (Arista, 1983) - musician
Kenny G: LP/CD Gravity (Arista, 1985) - musician
Lillo Thomas: LP/CD Let Me Be Yours (Capitol, 1983) - musician
Lonnie Liston Smith: LP/CD Silhouettes (Dr. Jazz, 1984) - musician
McFadden & Whitehead: LP Movin' On (Capitol-EMI, 1983) - musician, songwriter
Melba Moore: LP/CD What A Woman Needs (Capitol, 1981) - musician
Melba Moore: LP/CD Read My Lips (Capitol, 1985) - musician
Millie Jackson: LP/CD Tide Is Turning (Jive, 1988) - musician
O'Jays, The: LP/CD My Favorite Person (PIR, 1982) - musician, arranger
Sadao Watanabe: LP/CD Rendezvous (Elektra/Asylum, 1984) - musician
Starpoint: LP/CD Restless (Elektra/Asylum, 1985) - musician
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD If I Were Your Woman (MCA, 1987) - musician
Whodini: LP/CD Black In Black (Jive, 1986) - musician

Hubert Eaves III














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Andre Cymone: LP/CD AC (CBS, 1985)
Cheryl Lynn: LP/CD It's Gonna Be Right (CBS, 1985)
D-Train: LP/CD You're The One For Me (Prelude, 1982)
D-Train: LP/CD Music (Prelude, 1983)
D-Train: LP/CD Something's On Your Mind (Prelude, 1984)
D-Train: 12 INCH "Just Another Night (Without Your Love)" (Prelude, 1985)
Genobia Jeter: LP/CD Genobia (RCA, 1986)
Glenn Jones: LP/CD Everybody Loves A Winner (RCA, 1983)
Hubert Eaves: LP/CD Esoteric Funk (Inner City, 1977)
James "D Train" Williams: LP/CD Miracles Of The Heart (CBS, 1986)
James "D Train" Williams: LP/CD In Your Eyes (CBS, 1988)
Jocelyn Brown: LP One From The Heart (Warner Bros., 1985)
Madonna: LP/CD Who's That Girl (Warner Bros.,1987)
Miles Jaye: LP/CD Miles (Island, 1987)
Norma Jean Wright: 12 INCH "Every Bit Of This Love" (MCA, 1985)
Stacy Lattisaw: LP/CD What You Need (Motown, 1989)
Strangers, The: LP/CD Step Out Of My Dream (Salsoul, 1983)

Other contributions:

Bridgewater Brothers, The: LP Generations Suite (Columbia, 1979) - musician
Carlos Garnett: LP Journey To Enlightenment (Muse, 1974) - musician
Carlos Garnett: LP Let This Melody Ring On (Muse, 1975) - musician
Force M.D.'s: LP/CD Touch And Go (Warner Bros., 1987) - musician
Gary Bartz: LP I've Known Rivers And Other Bodies (Prestige, 1973) - musician
Gary Bartz NTU Troop: LP Follow The Medicine Man (Prestige, 1973) - musician
Gary Bartz: LP Singerella: A Ghetto Fairy Tale (Prestige, 1973) - musician
Gary Bartz: LP The Shadow Do (Prestige, 1975) - musician
Gary Bartz: LP/CD Bartz (Arista, 1980) - musician, songwriter
John Lee & Gerry Brown: LP Still Can’t Say Enough (Blue Note, 1976) - musician
Luther Vandross: LP/CD Any Love (Epic, 1988) - musician, songwriter
Mtume: LP Kiss This World Goodbye (Epic, 1978) - musician
Mtume: LP/CD In Search Of The Rainbow Seekers (Epic, 1980) - musician, songwriter
Norman Connors: LP/CD Slew Foot (Buddah, 1975) - musician
Norman Connors: LP/CD Saturday Night Special (Buddah, 1976) - musician
Norman Connors: LP/CD Romantic Journey (Buddah, 1977) - musician
Norman Connors: LP/CD You Are My Starship (Buddah, 1977) - musician
Phyllis Hyman: LP/CD Phyllis Hyman (Buddah, 1977) - musician, songwriter, arranger
Phyllis Hyman: LP/CD You Know How To Love Me (Arista, 1979) - musician, songwriter
Roberta Flack: LP/CD Roberta Flack feat. Donny Hathaway (Atlantic, 1979) - musician
Sharon Redd: LP/CD Love How You Feel (Prelude, 1983) - songwriter
Spinners, The: LP/CD Can't Shake This Feelin' (Atlantic, 1981) - musician
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Sweet Sensation (20th Century, 1980) - musician, songwriter
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Stephanie (20th Century, 1981) - musician
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Whatcha Gonna Do (20th Century, 1979) - musician

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds & Lou Antonio "L.A." Reid (See B: Babyface & L.A. Reid)

Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards (See R: Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards)

Bernard Edwards













Productions (and songs) appear on:

ABC: LP/CD Alphabet City (Mercury, 1987)
Bernard Edwards: LP/CD Glad To Be Here (WEA, 1983)
Burglar: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1987)
Diana Ross: LP/CD Swept Away (Capitol, 1984)
E.P.M.: LP No Lies (Cotillion, 1984)
Jacksons, The: 12 INCH "Time Out For The Burglar" taken from LP/CD Burglar - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1987)
Jody Watley: LP/CD Jody Watley (MCA, 1987)
Nona Hendryx: LP/CD The Heat (RCA, 1985)
Starpoint: LP/CD Hot To The Touch (Asylum-Elektra, 1988)

Other contributions:

Eddie Murphy: LP/CD So Happy (CBS, 1989) - musician
Madonna: LP/CD Like A Virgin (Sire, 1984) - musician
Michael Gregory: LP Situation X (Island, 1983) - musician
Nile Rodgers: LP/CD Adventures In The Land Of The Good Groove (Mirage-Atlantic, 1983) - musician
Roundtree: LP Roller Disco (Island, 1978) - musician

Bobby Eli















Productions (and songs) appear on:

Atlantic Starr: LP/CD Atlantic Starr (A&M, 1978)
Atlantic Starr: LP/CD Straight To The Point (A&M, 1979)
Ava Cherry: LP Ripe!!! (RSO/Curtom, 1980)
Blue Magic: LP/CD The Magic Of The Blue (Atco, 1974)
Blue Magic: LP Mystic Dragons (Atco, 1976)
Booker Newberry III: LP/CD Love Town (Polydor, 1984)
Brenda & The Tabulations: LP/CD I Keep Coming Back For More (Chocolate City, 1977)
Busta Jones: LP Busta Jones! (Spring, 1980)
Cashmere: LP/CD Cashmere (Philly World, 1984)
Cool Notes, The: 12 INCH "Into The Motion" (Abstract Dance, 1986)
David Morris Jr.: single "Midnight Lady Pt. II" / "Jack In The Box" (Buddah, 1976)
Eli's Second Coming: LP Eli's Second Coming (Silver Blue, 1977)
Free Spirit: single "Love You Just As Long As I Can" (Chess, 1974)
Free Spirit: single "Mister Fixit Man" (Chess, 1974)
Gavin Christopher: LP Gavin Christopher (RSO, 1979)
Guinn: LP/CD Guinn (Motown, 1986)
Helena Springs: LP/CD Helena (Arista, 1986)
Helena Springs: LP/CD New Love (Arista, 1987)
Impact: LP Impact (Atco/WMOT, 1976)
Jackie Moore: LP/CD I'm On My Way (Columbia, 1979)
Jackie Moore: LP/CD With Your Love (Columbia, 1980)
Jackie Moore & Wilson Pickett: 12 INCH "Seconds" (Catawba, 1982)
Jackie Moore: 12 INCH "Holding Back" (Catawba, 1983)
Jean Carne: LP/CD You're A Part Of Me (Atlantic, 1988)
Jean Knight & Premium: LP Keep It Comin' (Cotillion, 1981)
Joneses, The: LP/CD The Joneses (Epic, 1977)
Keith Barrow: LP/CD Keith Barrow (Columbia, 1977)
Lewis Sisters, The: 12 INCH "Melting Point" / "Devil Made Me Do It" (Riva, 1986)
Lewis Sisters, The: 12 INCH "Man In The Moon" (Riva, 1986)
Lewis Sisters, The: 12 INCH "If The Love Fits" / "Can't Wait Another Minute" (Riva, 1986)
Lewis Sisters, The: 12 INCH "So Good-So Right" (Riva, 1987)
Lydia Murdock: 12 INCH "Love On The Line" (Team Entertainment, 1984)
Major Harris: LP/CD My Way (Atlantic, 1974)
Major Harris: LP Jealousy (Atlantic, 1976)
Major Harris: single "Laid Back Love" (WMOT, 1976)
Ronnie Dyson: LP Phase 2 (Cotillion, 1982)
Rose Royce: LP/CD Music Magic (Montage, 1984)
Sons Of Robin Stone: single "Got To Get You Back" (Atlantic, 1974)
Sons Of Robin Stone: single "Let's Do It Now" (Epic, 1976)
Terry Collins: single "Action Speaks Louder (Than Words)" (Kwanza, 1973)
Terry Collins: single "I L.O.V.E. Y.O.U." (Warner Bros., 1974)
Triple Play Feat. Connie Hunt: 12 INCH "Mystery Man" (Catawba, 1982)
T.U.M.E.: LP The Ultimate Musical Experience (MGM, 1975)
Veronica Underwood: LP/CD Veronica Underwood (Philly World, 1985)
WAX: LP Wax Attack (RCA, 1980)

F

Denzil Foster & Thomas McElroy
















Productions (and songs) appear on:

Alexander O'Neal: LP/CD My Gift To You (Tabu, 1988)
Channel 2: LP/CD Slammin' At Eleven (Wing, 1988)
Club Nouveau: LP/CD Life, Love & Pain (Warner Bros., 1986)
Con Funk Shun: LP/CD Burnin' Love (Mercury, 1986)
Foster & McElroy: LP/CD FM2 (Atlantic, 1989)
Kathy Mathis: LP/CD A Woman's Touch (Tabu, 1988)
Lia: LP/CD Lia (Virgin, 1988)
Michael Cooper: LP/CD Love Is Such A Funny Game (Warner Bros., 1987)
Robert Brookins: LP/CD Let It Be Me (MCA, 1988)
Sharon Bryant: LP/CD Here I Am (Wing, 1989)
Theresa: LP/CD Broken Puzzle (RCA, 1987)
Tony! Toni! Toné!: LP/CD Who? (Wing, 1988)

David Frank & Mic Murphy














Producer facts in short:


Singer/guitarplayer Mic (Michael) Murphy and keyboardist David Frank met while touring with the funk band Kleeer in 1981. Together they formed their own group The System and set up the company Science Lab Productions. Frank invested in the emerging MIDI/synth music technology. Through these revolutionary synchronized instruments, he created a one-man electronic rhythm section and helped laying the foundation for contemporary electronic popular music. Before The System became a top act, Frank and Murphy recorded the Slave-like single "Much Too Much" in 1982 under the name Sass. The first System single "It's Passion" generated major interest. They were subsequently signed to the Mirage/Atlantic label and the debut album Sweat was released in 1983 (hit: "You Are In My System"). Their innovative approach put The System in high demand as producers, songwriters and musicians. The group embarked on a number of writing and/or production projects for other artists including Howard Johnson and Attitude. As The System they hit the black charts again with "I Wanna Make You Feel Good" (1984) and "This Is For You" (1985). In the meantime the duo continued to work as musicians and/or producers for Jeff Lorber ("Step By Step"), Chaka Khan ("I Feel For You"), Phil Collins ("Sussudio"), Mtume ("Juicy Fruit"), Evelyn King, Steve Winwood ("Higher Love"), Scritti Politti ("Absolute"), Aztec Camera and Pauli Carman. They also contributed to the movie soundtracks for two Eddie Murphy blockbusters: Beverly Hills Cop and Coming To America. 1987 was a great year for The System, giving them their biggest R&B and pop hit: "Don't Disturb This Groove". Even though it seemed that everyone wanted to work with The System, the pair decided not to spread themselves too thin and turned down a lot of offers. At the end of the '80s, Mic Murphy and David Frank parted ways. Frank went on to work with artists like Michael McDonald, Phoebe Snow, Masters At Work, 98 Degrees, Sheena Easton, Christina Aguilera, Omar, Dionne Farris, Wild Orchid, Eternal and Rebbie Jackson. During early 1991, Mic Murphy released his solo album Touch (Fit to Be Tied) which had a lot of System overtones. In 2000 the The System reunited for their album ESP.

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Angela Bofill: LP/CD Let Me Be The One (Arista, 1984)
Ashford And Simpson: LP/CD Love Or Physical (Capitol, 1989)
Attitude: LP/CD Pump The Nation (Atlantic, 1983)
Aztec Camera: LP/CD Love (Sire, 1987)
Chaka Khan: LP/CD C.K. (Warner Bros., 1988)
Dance Like A Mother: 12 INCH "Love Or Lust" (Virgin, 1987)
Evelyn "Champagne" King: LP/CD So Romantic (RCA, 1984)
Gavin Christopher: LP/CD Gavin (EMI/Manhattan, 1988)
Howard Johnson: LP/CD Doin' It My Way (A&M, 1983)
Jeff Lorber: LP/CD Step By Step (Arista, 1985)
Junior: LP/CD Acquired Taste (Mercury/Phonogram, 1985)
Nona Hendryx: LP/CD Female Trouble (EMI America, 1987)
Pauli Carman: LP/CD Dial My Number (CBS, 1986)
Philip Bailey: LP/CD Inside Out (CBS, 1986)
Radiant: 12 INCH "Something's Got A Hold On Me" (Columbia, 1989)
Sass: 12 INCH "Much Too Much" (25 West, 1982)
System, The: LP/CD Sweat (Mirage/Polydor, 1983)
System, The: "Rock 'N Roll Me Again" from LP/CD Beverly Hills Cop - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1984)
System, The: "Baptize The Beat" from LP Beat Street - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Atlantic, 1984)
System, The: LP/CD X-Periment (Mirage/Atlantic, 1984)
System, The: LP/CD The Pleasure Seekers (Mirage/Atlantic, 1985)
System, The: LP/CD Don't Disturb This Groove (Mirage/Atlantic, 1987)
System, The: LP/CD Rhythm And Romance (Mirage/Atlantic, 1989)
Takeshi Itoh: LP/CD T.K. (Columbia, 1989)

Other Contributions:

Chaka Khan: LP/CD I Feel For You (Warner Bros., 1984) - arrangers, musicians, songwriters
Cheri: LP/CD Cheri (Polydor, 1982) - David Frank musician
Kleeer: LP Taste The Music (Atlantic, 1982) - Mic Murphy musician
Kleeer: LP Get Ready (Atlantic, 1983) - David Frank musician
Lenny White: LP/CD Attitude (Elektra, 1983) - David Frank musician
Mtume: LP/CD Juicy Fruit (Epic, 1983) - David Frank musician
Mtume: LP/CD Theater Of The Mind (Epic,1986) - David Frank musician
Phil Collins: LP/CD No Jacket Required (Atlantic, 1985) - David Frank musician
Scritti Politti: LP/CD Cupid & Psyche 85 (Virgin, 1985) - David Frank musician
Steve Winwood: LP/CD Back In The High Life (Island, 1986) - David Frank musician

G

Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Archie Bell & The Drells: LP/CD Strategy (PIR, 1979)
Billy Paul: LP/CD Going East (PIR, 1971)
Billy Paul: LP/CD 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul (PIR, 1972)
Billy Paul: LP/CD Ebony Woman (PIR, 1973)
Billy Paul: LP/CD War Of The Gods (PIR, 1973)
Billy Paul: LP/CD Got My Head On Straight (PIR, 1975)
Billy Paul: LP/CD When Love Is New (PIR, 1975)
Billy Paul: LP/CD Let 'Em In (PIR, 1976)
Billy Paul: LP/CD Only The Strong Survive (PIR, 1977)
Billy Paul: LP/CD First Class (PIR, 1979)
Bobby Rush: LP/CD Rush Hour (PIR, 1979)
Bunny Sigler: "Don't Stop Doing What You're Doing" / "Where Do The Lonely Go" (Neptune, 1970)
Dee Dee Sharp: LP/CD Happy Bout The Whole Thing (PIR, 1976)
Dee Dee Sharp: LP/CD What Color Is Love (PIR, 1977)
Dee Dee Sharp: LP/CD Dee Dee (PIR, 1980)
Ebonys, The:
LP The Ebonys (PIR, 1973)
Futures, The: LP/CD Past, Present & The Futures (PIR, 1979)
Futures, The: LP/CD Greetings Of Peace (PIR, 1980)
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: LP/CD I Miss You (PIR, 1972)
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: LP/CD Black & Blue (PIR, 1973)
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: LP/CD Wake Up Everybody (PIR, 1975)
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: LP/CD To Be True (PIR, 1975)
Intruders, The: LP/CD Save The Children (PIR, 1973)
Jacksons, The: LP/CD The Jacksons (Epic/PIR, 1976)
Jacksons, The: LP/CD Goin' Places (Epic/PIR, 1977)
Jean Carn: LP/CD Jean Carn (PIR, 1976)
Jean Carn: LP/CD Happy To Be With You (PIR, 1978)
Jerry Butler: LP/CD Nothing Says I Love You Like I Love You (PIR, 1978)
Jerry Butler: LP/CD The Best Love (PIR, 1980)
Joe Simon: LP Drowning In The Sea Of Love (Spring, 1972)
Jones Girls, The: LP/CD The Jones Girls (PIR, 1979)
Jones Girls, The: LP/CD At Peace With Woman (PIR, 1980)
Jones Girls, The: LP/CD Get As Much Love As You Can (PIR, 1981)
Jones Girls, The: LP/CD Keep It Comin' (PIR, 1984)
Leon Huff: LP/CD Here To Create Music (PIR, 1980)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD All Things In Time (PIR, 1976)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD Unmistakably Lou (PIR, 1977)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD When You Hear Lou, You've Heard It All (PIR, 1977)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD Let Me Be Good To You (PIR, 1979)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD Sit Down And Talk To Me (PIR, 1979)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD Family Reunion (Gamble & Huff Records, 1987)
M.F.S.B.: LP/CD M.F.S.B. (PIR, 1973)
M.F.S.B.: LP T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia) (PIR, 1973)
M.F.S.B.: LP/CD Love Is The Message (PIR, 1973)
M.F.S.B.: LP/CD Philadelphia Freedom (PIR, 1975)
M.F.S.B.: LP Universal Love (PIR, 1975)
M.F.S.B.: LP/CD Summertime (PIR, 1976)
M.F.S.B.: LP End Of Phase 1 (PIR, 1977)
M.F.S.B.: LP/CD The Gamble-Huff Orchestra (PIR, 1978)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Backstabbers (PIR, 1972)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Ship Ahoy (PIR, 1973)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Family Reunion (PIR, 1975)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Survival (PIR, 1975)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Message In The Music (PIR, 1976)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Travelin At The Speed Of Thought (PIR, 1977)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD So Full Of Love (PIR, 1978)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Identify Yourself (PIR, 1979)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD The Year 2000 (PIR, 1980)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD My Favorite Person (PIR, 1982)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD When Will I See You Again (PIR, 1983)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Love And More (PIR, 1984)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Love Fever (PIR, 1985)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Let Me Touch You (PIR, 1987)
Patti LaBelle: LP/CD The Spirit's In It (PIR, 1981)
Patti LaBelle: LP/CD I'm In Love Again (PIR, 1983)
Patti LaBelle: LP/CD Patti (PIR, 1985)
Philadelphia International All Stars: LP/CD Let's Clean Up The Ghetto (PIR, 1977)
Phyllis Hyman: LP/CD Living All Alone (PIR, 1986)
Soul Survivors: LP Soul Survivors (TSOP, 1974)
Shirley Jones: LP/CD Always In The Mood (PIR/Manhattan, 1986)
Stylistics, The: LP/CD 1982 (PIR, 1982)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Teddy Pendergrass (PIR, 1977)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Life Is A Song Worth Singing (PIR, 1978)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Teddy (PIR, 1979)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD TP (PIR, 1980)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD It's Time For Love (PIR, 1981)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD This One's For You (PIR, 1982)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Heaven Only Knows (PIR, 1983)
Three Degrees, The: LP/CD Three Degrees (PIR, 1973)
Three Degrees, The: LP/CD International (PIR, 1975)
Three Degrees, The: LP Take Good Care Of Yourself (PIR, 1975)
Three Degrees, The: LP With Love (PIR, 1975)

Other contributions:

Arthur Prysock: 12 INCH "When Love Is New" (Old Town, 1976) - songwriters
Archie Bell & The Drells: LP/CD Dance Your Troubles Away (PIR, 1975) - Leon Huff songwriter

Allen George (See M: Fred McFarlane & Allen George)

Ken Gold














Producer facts in short:


Kenneth Gold is actually British, but when he signed his first publishing deal in 1971, it was only in the U.S. that he was able to place his work. The problem was that Ken Gold was into Soul and there wasn't any room for Soul music in the British record industry at that time. He got his songs recorded by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson, Eugene Record and Jackie Moore over in the States - which gives some indication of just how good he was - and couldn't get a hearing in Britain. That changed when he got to know Tony Hall, the veteran hero of British popular music who was then managing soul act The Real Thing. Back in the U.K. in 1976 he got success with songwriting and production work for The Real Thing with whom he continued to work over the next couple of years (hits: "You To Me Are Everything", "Can You Feel The Force"). Gold became one of the innovators amongst British producers of black music. The quality of his productions was at least the equal of anything emerging Stateside at the time. Along with his solid writing partner Micky Denne he also took care of the career of Delegation through the late '70s and early '80s (hits: "Oh Honey", "Where Is The Love (We Used To Know)", "You And I", "Put A Little Love On Me"). Delegation's classic album Eau De Vie from 1979 can be considered as Gold's ultimate signature work as a Disco-Funk producer and songwriter. Ken Gold and Micky Denne appeared as artists on their one album Denne & Gold, released in 1978. Gold furthermore wrote for the Pointer Sisters' Black & White album in 1981 and teamed up with Billy Ocean for his 1980 and 1981 albums (hits: "Stay The Night", "Are You Ready"). In 1988 he relocated to the States where he had cuts with Randy Crawford, Teddy Pendergrass (album Truly Blessed, 1991), Carl Anderson (album Fantasy Hotel, 1992), Anthony T. Gibson (album Complete, 1993) and Smokey Robinson (album Love, Smokey, 1990). Gold also wrote and produced three new songs on the last Delegation album Encore released in 1996. Besides composing soulmusic Ken Gold also wrote fine pop tunes for Cliff Richard (album I'm Nearly Famous, 1976). He even toured with Cliff Richard and Elton John as a backing vocalist and produced material for the pop group The Scene in 1980.

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Billy Ocean: LP/CD City Limit (GTO, 1980)
Billy Ocean: LP/CD Nights (Feel Like Gettin' Down) (Epic, 1981)
Delegation: LP/CD The Promise Of Love (State/Shadybrook, 1977)
Delegation: LP/CD Eau De Vie (Ariola, 1979)
Delegation: LP/CD Delegation (Ariola, 1981)
Delegation: LP/CD Delegation II (Mercury, 1981)
Delegation: LP/CD Deuces High (Ariola, 1982)
Delegation: 12 INCH "It's Your Turn" (CBS, 1983)
Denne & Gold: LP/CD Denne & Gold (MCA, 1978)
Jimmy Helms: single "Uncertain" (Pye, 1975)
Jimmy Helms: single "Putting It Down (To The Way I Feel)" (Pye, 1977)
Jodelles, The: 12 INCH "My Boy" (Ariola, 1983)
Ken Gold: 12 INCH "Join The Party" / "Funky Time, Party Time" (Creole, 1977)
Katie Kissoon: 12 INCH "I Need A Man In My Life" (Jive, 1984)
Liquid Gold: LP Liquid Gold (Parachute, 1979)
Realistics, The: single "Putting It Down (To The Way I feel About you)" (Warner Bros., 1975)
Realistics, The: single "So Sad / The Magic That You Do" (Epic, 1977)

Realistics, The: single "Someone Oughta Write A Song About You Baby" (Epic, 1977)
Real Thing, The: LP The Real Thing (Pye, 1976)
Real Thing, The: LP Step Into Our World / Can You Feel The Force (Pye, 1978)
Ritz: LP Puttin' On The Ritz (Epic, 1979)
Spookey: single "Times" / "Someone Oughta Write A Song" (Decca, 1979)
Vikki Benson: 12 INCH "Easy Love" (Bronze/Ariola, 1984)
Warren Mills: LP Warren Mills (Jive, 1985)

Other contributions:

Aretha Franklin: LP You (Atlantic, 1975) - songwriter
Billy Ocean:
LP/CD Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) (Epic, 1981) - songwriter
Billy Ocean: LP/CD Inner Feelings (Epic, 1981) - songwriter
Dells, The: LP/CD Whatever Turns You On (20th Century Fox, 1981) - songwriter
Eugene Record: LP/CD The Eugene Record (Warner Bros., 1977) - songwriter
Jackie Wilson: LP Nobody But You (Brunswick, 1976) - songwriter
LaToya Jackson: LP/CD LaToya Jackson (Polydor, 1980) - songwriter
Lenny Williams: LP Taking Chances (MCA, 1981) - songwriter
Pointer Sisters: LP/CD Black & White (Planet, 1981) - songwriter
Randy Crawford: LP/CD Rich And Poor (Warner Bros., 1989) - songwriter

Lotti Golden & Richard Scher












Productions (and songs) appear on:

Arthur Baker & The Backbeat Disciples: LP/CD Merge (A&M, 1989) - Richard Scher production
Brenda K. Starr: 12 INCH "Suspicion" (Mirage-Atlantic, 1985)
Brenda K. Starr: LP/CD Brenda K. Starr (MCA, 1987)
Carol Douglas: LP Love Zone (Next Plateau, 1983) - Richard Scher production
Carol Douglas: LP I Got Your Body (Savoir Faire, 1983) - Richard Scher production
Charades: 12 INCH "Gimme The Funk" (Brunswick, 1982)
Chilltown: 12 INCH "Rock The Beat" (A&M, 1983)
C.K. Dexter-Haven: 12 INCH "That's Why (I Love You So)" (Radar, 1983) - Richard Scher production
Ladies Choice: 12 INCH "Girls Night Out" (Streetwise, 1983)
Lotti G: 12 INCH "What's It Worth" (C Sharp, 1982)
Manhattans, The: LP/CD Forever By Your Side (CBS,1983) - Richard Scher production
Jennifer Holliday: LP Say You Love Me (Geffen, 1985)
Jermaine Stewart: LP/CD What Becomes A Legend Most (10 Records, 1989) - Richard Scher production
Jets, The: LP/CD Magic (MCA, 1987) - Lotti Golden production
Wally Jump Jr. & The Criminal Element: LP/CD Don't Push Your Luck (Criminal, 1987) - Richard Scher production
Warp 9: 12 INCH "Nunk" (Prism, 1982)
Warp 9: 12 INCH "Beat Wave" (Prism, 1983)
Warp 9: 12 INCH "Light Years Away" (Prism, 1983)
Warp 9: 12 INCH "No Man Is An Island" (4th & Broadway, 1983)
Warp 9: LP Fade In Fade Out (Motown, 1986)
Wavo: 12 INCH "Real Life" (Columbia, 1983) - Richard Scher production
Weather Girls, The: LP/CD The Weather Girls (Columbia, 1988) - Richard Scher production

Other contributions:

Empress: LP/CD Dyin' To Be Dancin' (Prelude, 1982) - songwriters
Manhattans, The: LP/CD Too Hot Too Stop It (CBS, 1985) - songwriters
Melba Moore: LP/CD The Other Side Of The Rainbow (Capitol, 1982) - songwriters
Patti Austin: LP/CD Gettin' Away With Murder (Qwest, 1985) - songwriters
Rocket: LP/CD Rocket (Quality, 1982) - songwriters
Strikers, The: 12 INCH "Contagious" (Prelude, 1982) - songwriters, arrangers
Trilark: LP/CD Trilark (Handshake, 1982) - songwriters

Leo Graham













Under construction


Jay Graydon













Productions (and songs) appear on:

Al Jarreau: LP/CD This Time (Warner Bros., 1980)
Al Jarreau: LP/CD Breakin' Away (Warner Bros., 1981)
Al Jarreau: LP/CD Jarreau (Warner Bros., 1983)
Al Jarreau: LP/CD High Crime (Warner Bros., 1984)
Al Jarreau: LP/CD Heart's Horizon (WEA, 1988)
Bunny DeBarge: LP/CD In Love (Motown, 1987)
DeBarge: LP/CD Rhythm Of The Night (Motown, 1985)
Dionne Warwick: LP/CD Friends In Love (Arista, 1982)
El DeBarge: LP/CD El DeBarge (Motown, 1986)
El DeBarge: LP/CD Gemini (Motown, 1989)
George Benson: LP/CD The George Benson Collection (Warner Bros., 1981)
George Benson: LP/CD Twice The Love (Warner Bros., 1988)
Herbie Hancock: LP/CD Lite Me Up (CBS, 1982)
Johnny Mathis: LP Friends In Love (CBS, 1982)
Johnny Mathis: LP/CD Love Songs (CBS, 1988)
Lou Rawls & Tata Vega: LP/CD Learn To Love Again (1985)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD Love All Your Blues Away (Epic, 1986)
Manhattan Transfer: LP/CD Extensions (Atlantic, 1979)
Manhattan Transfer: LP/CD Mecca For Moderns (Atlantic, 1981)
Miami Vice II: LP/CD Original TV Soundtrack (MCA, 1986)
Sheena Easton: LP/CD Best Kept Secret (EMI, 1983)

Other contributions:

Al Jarreau: LP/CD L Is For Lover (Warner Bros., 1986) - songwriter
Alphonse Mouzon: LP/CD Mind Transplant (Blue Note, 1975) - musician
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD You (Atlantic, 1975) - musician
Bloodstone: LP Don't Stop (Motown, 1979) - songwriter
Bobby King: LP Bobby King (Warner Bros., 1981) - musician
Booker T. Jones: LP Try And Love Again (A&M, 1978) - musician
Boz Scaggs: LP Down Two, Then Left (CBS, 1977) - musician
Candi Staton: LP Young Hearts Run Free (Warner Bros., 1976) - musician
Candi Staton: LP House Of Love (Warner Bros., 1978) - musician
Carrie Lucas: LP/CD Simply Carrie (Solar, 1977) - musician
Charlene: LP I've Never Been To Me (Motown, 1982) - musician
Daryl Hall & John Oates: LP Along The Red Ledge (RCA, 1978) - musician
Daryl Hall & John Oates: LP X-Static (RCA, 1979) - musician
Dave Grusin: LP/CD Night Lines (GRP, 1984) - songwriter
Diana Ross: LP/CD Touch Me In The Morning (Motown, 1973) - musician
Dionne Warwick: LP/CD Love At First Sight (Warner Bros., 1977) - musician
Donna Summer: LP/CD Bad Girls (Casablanca, 1979) - musician
Donna Summer: LP/CD She Works Hard For The Money (Mercury, 1983) - songwriter, musician
Dramatics, The: LP Shake It Well (ABC, 1977) - musician
Earth Wind & Fire: LP/CD I Am (CBS, 1979) - songwriter
Eddie Kendricks: LP The Hit Man (Motown, 1975) - musician
Edwin Starr: LP/CD Hell Up In Harlem - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Motown, 1970) - musician
Eloise Laws: LP Eloise (ABC, 1977) - musician
Five Star: LP/CD Silk & Steel (RCA, 1986) - musician
Four Tops, The: LP/CD Hot Nights (Motown, 1986) - songwriter
Freddie Hubbard: LP Bundle Of Joy (CBS, 1977) - musician
George Howard: LP/CD Reflections (MCA, 1988) - songwriter
Harvey Mason: LP/CD Funk In A Mason Jar (Arista, 1977) - musician
Harvey Mason: LP/CD Groovin' You (Arista, 1979) - musician
High Inergy: LP Turnin' On (Motown, 1977) - musician
High Inergy: LP Steppin' Out (Motown, 1978) - musician
Hues Corporation: LP Your Place Or Mine (Warner Bros., 1978) - musician
Johnnie Taylor: LP Rated X-Traordinaire (CBS, 1977) - musician
Lamont Dozier: LP/CD Right There (Warner Bros., 1976) - musician
Lee Ritenour: LP/CD Captain Fingers (Epic, 1977) - musician
Lee Ritenour: LP/CD The Captain's Journey (Elektra, 1978) - musician
Manhattan Transfer: LP/CD Pastiche (Atlantic, 1979) - musician
Marvin Gaye: LP/CD I Want You (Motown, 1976) - musician
McCrarys, The: LP Loving Is Living (Portrait, 1978) - musician
Miracles, The: LP City Of Angels (Motown, 1975) - musician
Miracles, The: LP Miracles (Motown, 1978) - musician
Narada Michael Walden: LP/CD Awakening (Atlantic, 1979) - musician
Norman Connors: LP/CD This Is Your Life (Buddah, 1977) - musician
Odyssey: LP I Got The Melody (RCA, 1981) - songwriter
Randy Crawford: LP/CD Everything Must Change (Warner Bros., 1976) - musician
Spinners, The: LP/CD Down To Business (Volt, 1989) - songwriter
Stanley Turrentine: LP Tender Togetherness (Elektra, 1981) - songwriter
Stevie Woods: LP Take Me To Your Heaven (Cotillion, 1981) - songwriter
Sylvers, The: LP New Horizons (Capitol, 1977) - musician
Sylvers, The: LP Forever Yours (Casablanca, 1978) - musician
Syreeta: LP Syreeta (Motown, 1980) - musician
Tata Vega: LP Full Speed Ahead (Motown, 1976) - songwriter, musician
Tavares: LP/CD Supercharged (Capitol, 1980) - musician
Wayne Henderson: LP Living On A Dream (Polydor, 1978) - musician
Yvonne Elliman: LP/CD Yvonne (RSO, 1979) - musician

Gene Griffin
Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Abstrac': LP/CD Abstrac' (Reprise, 1989)
Big Daddy Kane: LP/CD It's A Big Daddy Thing (Cold Chillin', 1989)
Bobby Brown: LP/CD Don't Be Cruel (MCA, 1988)
Déjà: LP/CD Made To Be Together (Virgin, 1988)
Guy: LP/CD Guy (MCA, 1988)
Jacksons, The: LP/CD 2300 Jackson Street (Epic, 1989)
James Ingram: LP/CD It's Real (Warner Bros., 1989)
Johnny Kemp: LP/CD Secrets Of Flying (Columbia, 1988)
Kids At Work: LP Kids At Work (CBS, 1984)
Pieces Of A Dream: LP/CD 'Bout Dat Time (EMI America, 1989)
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Home (MCA, 1989)
Teddy Riley Feat. Guy: 12 INCH My Fantasy (MCA, 1989)
Today: LP/CD Today (Motown, 1988)
Trickeration: 12 INCH "Rap, Bounce, Rockskate" / "Western Gangster Town" (Sound Of New York, 1980)
Zan: LP/CD Zan (Warner Bros., 1989)

Dave Grusin & Larry Rosen














Producer facts in short:


Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen met during the '60s while attending the Manhattan School of Music and Art. They later worked together on the Andy Williams Show and collaborated on a series of Jon Lucien albums during the first half of the '70s. In 1976 they formed the production company GRP and introduced artists as Patti Austin, Noel Pointer, Earl Klugh and Lee Ritenour. Through Grusin/Rosen Productions they were helping to redefine sophisticated contemporary jazz for a whole new generation. Their production association soon led to the creation of their own GRP label via Arista in 1978. For GRP Records they developed new jazz-fusion and R&B talent, including Tom Browne (hit: "Funkin' For Jamaica"), Don Blackman, Jay Hoggard, Dave Valentin and Angela Bofill. Along with young prodigious musicians like Bernard Wright, Marcus Miller and Bobby Broom they created an incredibly crisp and clean jazz-funk sound. Grusin and Rosen also were pioneers in digital recording. The Dave Grusin album Mountain Dance, produced in 1979, was the first digitally recorded non-classical album. Their visionary strategy, combining world-class artistry with state-of-the-art recording technology aimed at the sophisticated adult consumer, enabled them to build the most successful contemporary jazz and fusion label in the world. In 1990 GRP was sold to MCA (Universal Music Group). Larry Rosen stayed at GRP as president and CEO until 1995. Today he owns a company involved in e-commerce consulting. Co-founder Dave Grusin is still active as performer, producer, (soundtrack-)composer and arranger on the GRP label.

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Angela Bofill: LP/CD Angie (GRP/Arista, 1978)
Angela Bofill: LP/CD Angel Of The Night (GRP/Arista, 1979)
Bernard Wright: LP/CD 'Nard (GRP/Arista, 1981)
Bernard Wright: LP/CD Funky Beat (Arista, 1983)
Bobby Broom: LP/CD Clean Sweep (GRP/Arista, 1981)
Bobby Broom: LP/CD Livin' For The Beat (Arista, 1984)
Dave Grusin: LP/CD One Of A Kind (Polydor/GRP, 1977)
Dave Grusin: LP/CD Mountain Dance (GRP/Arista, 1980)
Dave Grusin: LP/CD Out Of The Shadows (GRP/Arista, 1982)
Dave Grusin: LP/CD Night-Lines (GRP, 1984)
Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour: LP/CD Harlequin (GRP, 1985)
Dave Valentin: LP/CD The Hawk (GRP/Arista, 1979)
Dave Valentin: LP Land Of The Third Eye (GRP/Arista, 1980)
Dave Valentin: LP Pied Piper (GRP/Arista, 1981)
Dave Valentin: LP It's Love Time (GRP/Arista, 1982)
Dave Valentin: LP Flute Juice (GRP/Arista, 1983)
Don Blackman: LP/CD Don Blackman (GRP/Arista, 1982)
Earl Klugh: LP/CD Living Inside Your Love (Blue Note, 1976)
Earl Klugh: LP/CD Finger Paintings (Blue Note, 1977)
Funkacise Gang: 12 INCH "Let's Funkacise" (GRP/Arista, 1982)
Jay Hoggard: LP/CD Days Like These (GRP/Arista, 1979)
Jon Lucien: LP/CD Rashida (RCA, 1972)
Jon Lucien: LP/CD Mind's Eye (RCA, 1973)
Jon Lucien: LP Song For My Lady (Columbia, 1975)
Kevin Eubanks: LP/CD Face To Face (GRP, 1986)
Lee Ritenour: LP/CD The Captain's Journey (Elektra, 1978)
Noel Pointer: LP/CD Phantazia (Blue Note, 1977)
Noel Pointer: LP/CD Hold On (United Artists, 1978)
Sergio Mendes: LP/CD Sergio Mendes (Elektra, 1975)
Three Days Of The Condor: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Capitol, 1975)
Tom Browne: LP/CD Browne Sugar (GRP/Arista, 1979)
Tom Browne: LP/CD Love Approach (GRP/Arista, 1980)
Tom Browne: LP/CD Magic (GRP/Arista, 1981)
Tom Browne: LP/CD Yours Truly (GRP/Arista, 1981)
Tom Browne: LP Rockin' Radio (Arista, 1983)
Patti Austin: LP/CD Havana Candy (CTI, 1977)
Yutaka: LP/CD Love Light (Alfa, 1978)

Other Dave Grusin contributions:

Al Jarreau: LP/CD We Got By (Reprise, 1975) - musician
Alphonse Mouzon: LP/CD The Man Incognito (Blue Note, 1975) - musician
Brothers Johnson, The: LP/CD Look Out For # 1 (A&M, 1976) - musician
Brothers Johnson, The: LP/CD Right On Time (A&M, 1977) - musician
Chaka Khan: LP/CD C.K. (Warner Bros., 1988) - musician
Donna Summer: LP/CD Donna Summer (Warner Bros., 1982) - musician, arranger
George Benson: LP/CD 20/20 (Warner Bros., 1984) - musician
Grover Washington Jr.: LP/CD A Secret Place (Kudu, 1976) - musician
Harvey Mason: LP/CD Marching In The Streets (Arista, 1976) - musician
Harvey Mason: LP/CD Funk In A Mason Jar (Arista, 1977) - musician
Lee Ritenour: LP/CD First Course (Epic, 1976) - musician, songwriter
Lee Ritenour: LP/CD Captain Fingers (Epic, 1977) - musician, songwriter
Lee Ritenour: LP/CD Lee Ritenour & His Gentle Thoughts (JVC, 1977) - musician, songwriter
Lee Ritenour: LP/CD Friendship (Jasrac, 1978) - musician
Lee Ritenour: LP/CD Feel The Night (Discovery, 1979) - musician
Lee Ritenour: LP/CD Rio (GRP, 1979) - musician, arranger
Lee Ritenour: LP/CD On The Line (GRP, 1983) - musician, arranger, songwriter
Lee Ritenour: LP/CD Earth Run (GRP, 1986) - musician, songwriter
Lee Ritenour: LP/CD Festival (GRP, 1988) - musician, arranger
Melba Moore: LP Peach Melba (Buddah, 1975) - musician
Quincy Jones: LP/CD You've Got It Bad Girl (A&M, 1973) - musician
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Body Heat (A&M, 1974) - musician
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Mellow Madness (A&M, 1975) - musician
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Roots - The Saga Of An American Family - Original Soundtrack (A&M, 1977) - musician
Sadao Watanabe: LP/CD My Dear Life (Flying Disk, 1977) - musician, arranger
Sadao Watanabe: LP/CD California Shower (Flying Disk, 1978) - musician
Sadao Watanabe: LP/CD Morning Island (Flying Disk, 1979) - musician, arranger
Sadao Watanabe: LP/CD Orange Express (Columbia, 1981) - musician, arranger
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77: LP/CD Homecooking (Elektra, 1976) - musician
Sergio Mendes: LP/CD Sergio Mendes & The New Brasil '77 (Elektra, 1977) - musician
Sergio Mendes: LP/CD Sergio Mendes & Brasil '88 (Elektra, 1978) - arranger
Wah Wah Watson: LP/CD Elementary (Columbia, 1977) - musician

H

Rahni P. Harris II a.k.a. Rahni Song














Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Alex Bugnon: LP/CD Love Season (Orpheus, 1988)
Colorblind: LP/CD Crazy (Capitol, 1984)
David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks: LP/CD Ruffin & Kendrick (RCA, 1987)
Dayton: LP/CD Feel The Music (Capitol, 1983)
Dayton: LP/CD Hot Fun (Liberty, 1982)
Dayton: LP/CD This Time (Capitol, 1985)
John White: LP/CD Night People (Geffen, 1987)
Melba Moore: LP/CD The Other Side Of The Rainbow (Capitol, 1982)
Melba Moore: LP/CD Never Say Never (Capitol, 1983)
Melba Moore: LP/CD A Lot Of Love (Capitol, 1986)
Melba Moore: LP/CD I'm In Love (Capitol, 1988)

Moses Tyson Jr.: LP Do You Want It (Capitol, 1983)
Najee: LP/CD Najee's Theme (EMI, 1986)

Najee: LP/CD Day By Day (EMI, 1988)
Project Future: 12 INCH "Ray-Gun-Omics" (Capitol, 1983)
Rahni Harris & Family Love: LP A Different Drummer (Emprise, 1977)
Rahni Harris & F.L.O.: 12 INCH "Six Million Steps (West Runs South)" (Inspirational Sounds, 1978)
Ray, Goodman & Brown: LP/CD Take It To The Limit (Polydor, 1986)
Scott White: LP/CD Success…Never Ends (RCA, 1988)
Willie Collins: LP/CD Where You Gonna Be Tonight (Capitol, 1986)
Xavier: LP/CD Point Of Pleasure (Liberty, 1982)

Other contributions:

Bootsy Collins: LP/CD The One Giveth, The Count Taketh Away (Warner Bros., 1982) - musician
George Clinton: LP/CD Computer Games (Capitol, 1982) - musician

Leon Haywood














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Carl Carlton: LP/CD Carl Carlton (20th Century, 1981)
Clay Hammond: LP/CD Streets Will Love You (Evejim, 1989)
Jerry Knight: LP/CD Love's On Our Side (A&M, 1982)
Leon Haywood: LP Keep It In The Family (20th Century, 1974)
Leon Haywood: LP/CD Come And Get Yourself Some (20th Century, 1975)
Leon Haywood: LP Intimate (CBS, 1976)
Leon Haywood: LP Double My Pleasure (MCA, 1978)
Leon Haywood: LP Energy (MCA, 1979)
Leon Haywood: LP Naturally (20th Century, 1980)
Leon Haywood: LP/CD It's Me Again (Casablanca, 1983)
Leon Haywood: 12 INCH "Tenderoni" (Modern, 1984)
Private Joy: 12 INCH "Coolin’ Out" (1986, Evejim Records)
Toddy Tee: 12 INCH "Batterram" (Epic, 1985)
Toddy Tee: 12 INCH "Lost In Space" (Evejim, 1986)



Wayne Henderson











Under construction

Al Hudson (See O: One Way related)

Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff (See G: Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff)

I

Butch Ingram









Producer facts in short:


Born in Camden, New Jersey, Norman 'Butch' Ingram is the spearhead of the Ingram family group and began his music career after giving up basketball due to an injury. Butch taught himself the bass, acquired some recording equipment and put his musical family to work on their first album The Funk Is In Our Music in 1976. They signed to H&L the following year for their second album That's All ("Mi Sabrina Tequana"). H&L went out of business, but the name Ingram was tied up contractually for two years, preventing the group from using it. Butch started producing Philly artists on the WMOT/Fantasy label, including Slick, Damon Harris, David Simmons and Philly Cream. The Ingrams together with the musicians of Fat Larry's Band actually became the session group Philly Cream after the original Ohio band split up before their album was finished. For two years the Ingrams recorded as Philly Cream and had an American hit with "Motown Review" in 1979. The Ingram family also acted as the multi-talented studiogroup that backed up Butch Ingram's Family Productions. In 1983, the Ingrams recorded as Ingram again on the Mirage label, releasing Would You Like To Fly, including "Smoothin' Groovin'" and "DJ's Delight". Their follow-up was Night Stalkers in 1984 including "I Like It" and "Groovin' On A Groove". In addition to producing Ingram, Butch continued to work as a writer/producer with numerous other Philadelphia-based artists like Barbara Mason (hits: "Another Man", "Don't I Ever Cross Your Mind"), Ronnie Dyson ("All Over Your Face"), Julius Brown, The Sigma Sweethearts, Major Harris, Roz Ryan, Brandi Wells, The Stylistics, Blue Magic, Vera Brown and Michelle Gold. Around 1983 he started up the record label Society Hill and instigated new talent. In the '90s he appeared on albums by Rene Goodwin, King Eddie, Edmond Daniels and Maria Hernandez.

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Alectra: 12 INCH "It's A Woman's World" (Society Hill, 1985)
Alectra: 12 INCH "Mr Man" (Society Hill, 1985)
Barbara Mason: LP/CD Yes I'm Ready (WMOT, 1981)
Barbara Mason: 12 INCH "Another Man" (West End, 1983)
Barbara Mason: 12 INCH "Don't I Ever Cross Your Mind" (West End, 1984)
Barbara Mason: LP/CD Another Man (Society Hill, 1984)
Blue Magic: LP Magic # (Mirage, 1983)
Booker Newberry III: single "Since You've Gone" (Society Hill, 1984)
Brandi Wells: LP/CD Watch Out (WMOT, 1981)
David Simmons: LP The World Belongs To Me (WMOT/Fantasy, 1979)
Ingram: LP That's All (H&L, 1977)
Ingram: LP/CD Would You Like To Fly (Mirage, 1983)
Ingram: LP/CD Night Stalkers (Mirage, 1984)
Julius Brown: 12 INCH "Never too late" (West End, 1983)
Ken Thomas: 12 INCH “Special Touch” (Society Hill, 1987)
Major Harris: LP/CD I Believe In Love (Society Hill, 1984)
Men, The: 12 INCH "Someone On My Side" (Society Hill)
Michelle Gold: 12 INCH "Lost In Love" (Society Hill)
Odyssey: LP/CD Roots (Society Hill, 1985)
Odyssey: 12 INCH "Back To My Roots" (Society Hill, 1987)
Philly Cream: LP No Time Like Now (WMOT, 1978)
Ronnie Dyson: LP/CD Constantly (Cotillion,1983)
Roz Ryan: 12 INCH "Boy, Where Have You Been" (Mirage, 1983)
Sigma Sweethearts, The: 12 INCH "You Wear Me Out" (Society Hill)
Slick: LP/CD Go For It (WMOT, 1980)
Slick: LP/CD Slick (WMOT, 1979)
Vera Brown: 12 INCH "Little Did I Know" (Society Hill)
Vera Brown & The Rich Girls: 12 INCH "Too Much Too Fast" (Palace, 1985)

Other contributions:

Damon Harris: LP/CD Damon (WMOT, 1978) - arranger
Dinosaur L: LP 24-24 Music (Sleeping Bag, 1981) - musician
Philly Cream: LP Jammin' At The Disco (WMOT, 1979) - arranger, musician
Sandy Mercer: LP Hey Love Come And Get It (H&L, 1978) - musician

The Isley Brothers












Productions (and songs) appear on:

Bloodstone: LP/CD We Go A Long Way Back (T-Neck/Epic, 1982)
Isley Brothers, The: LP/CD 3+3 (T-Neck/CBS, 1973)
Isley Brothers, The: LP/CD Live It Up (T-Neck/Epic, 1974)
Isley Brothers, The: LP/CD The Heat Is On (T-Neck/Epic, 1975)
Isley Brothers, The: LP/CD Harvest For The World (T-Neck/Epic, 1976)
Isley Brothers, The: LP/CD Go For Your Guns (T-Neck/Epic, 1977)
Isley Brothers, The: LP/CD Showdown (T-Neck/Epic, 1978)
Isley Brothers, The: LP/CD Winner Takes All (T-Neck/Epic, 1979)
Isley Brothers, The: LP/CD Go All The Way (T-Neck/Epic, 1980)
Isley Brothers, The: LP/CD Grand Slam (T-Neck/Epic, 1981)
Isley Brothers, The: LP Inside You (T-Neck/Epic, 1981)
Isley Brothers, The: LP The Real Deal (T-Neck/Epic, 1982)
Isley Brothers, The: LP/CD Between The Sheets (T-Neck/Epic, 1983)
Isley Brothers, The: LP/CD Masterpiece (Warner Bros., 1985)
Isley Brothers, The: LP/CD Smooth Sailing (Warner Bros., 1987)
Isley Jasper Isley: LP/CD Broadway's Closer To Sunset Boulevard (Epic, 1984)
Isley Jasper Isley: LP/CD Caravan Of Love (Epic, 1985)
Sunrize: LP/CD Who's Stickin' It? (Boardwalk, 1982)

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Chuck Jackson















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Jimmy Jam & Terri Lewis














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Alexander O'Neal: LP/CD Alexander O'Neal (Tabu, 1985)
Alexander O'Neal: LP/CD Hearsay (Tabu, 1987)
Alexander O'Neal: LP/CD My Gift To You (Tabu, 1988)
Change: LP/CD Change Of Heart (Atlantic, 1984)
Cherrelle: LP/CD Fragile (Tabu, 1984)
Cherrelle: LP/CD High Priority (Tabu, 1985)
Cherrelle: LP/CD Affair (Tabu, 1988)
Cheryl Lynn: LP/CD Preppie (CBS, 1983)
Cheryl Lynn: LP/CD It's Gonna Be Right (CBS, 1985)
Dragnet: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Atlantic, 1987)
Force M.D.'s: LP/CD Chillin' (Tommy Boy, 1986)
George Michael: LP/CD Faith (CBS, 1988)
Herb Alpert: LP/CD Keep Your Eye On Me (A&M, 1987)
Howard Johnson: LP The Vision (A&M, 1985)
Human League: LP/CD Crash (A&M, 1986)
Janet Jackson: LP/CD Control (A&M, 1986)
Janet Jackson: LP/CD Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (A&M, 1989)
Klymaxx: LP/CD Girls Will Be Girls (Solar, 1982)
Klymaxx: LP/CD Meeting In The Ladies Room (MCA, 1984)
Krush Groove: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Warner Bros., 1985)
Patti LaBelle: 12 INCH "Just The Facts" taken from LP/CD Dragnet - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1987)
Michael Jeffries: LP/CD Michael Jeffries (Warner Bros., 1989)
Morris Day: LP/CD Daydreaming (Warner Bros., 1987)
New Edition: 12 INCH Helplessly In Love taken from LP/CD Dragnet - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1987)
New Edition: LP/CD Heartbreak (MCA, 1989)
Patti Austin: LP/CD Gettin' Away With Murder (Qwest, 1985)
Pia Zadora: LP/CD When The Lights Go Out (Epic, 1988)
Real To Reel: 12 INCH "Can You Treat Me Like She Does" (Arista, 1983)
Rhonda Clark: LP/CD Between Friends (Tabu, 1989)
S.O.S. Band, The: LP/CD On The Rise (Tabu, 1983)
S.O.S. Band, The: LP/CD Just The Way You Like It (Tabu, 1984)
S.O.S. Band, The: LP/CD Sands Of Time (Tabu, 1986)
Thelma Houston: LP/CD Qualifying Heat (MCA, 1984)

Other contributions:

Captain Rapp: 12 INCH "Bad Times (I Can t Stand It)" (Saturn, 1983) - musicians, arrangers
Gladys Knight & The Pips:
LP/CD Visions (CBS, 1983) - songwriters
Ice-T: 12 INCH "The Coldest Rap" / "Cold Wind-Madness" (Saturn, 1983) - musicians
Nona Hendryx: LP/CD Female Trouble (EMI America, 1987) - musicians
S.O.S. Band, The: LP/CD S.O.S. Band III (Tabu, 1982) - songwriters
Time, The: LP/CD The Time (Warner Bros., 1981) - musicians, songwriters
Time, The: LP/CD What Time Is It? (Warner Bros., 1982) - musicians, songwriters
Vanity 6: LP/CD Vanity 6 (Warner Bros., 1982) - Terry Lewis songwriter

Rick James














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Bruni Pagan: 12 INCH "You Turn Me On" (Motown, 1984)
Eddie Murphy: LP How Could It Be (CBS, 1985)
Mary Jane Girls: LP/CD Mary Jane Girls (Motown, 1983)
Mary Jane Girls: LP/CD Only For You (Motown, 1985)
Process And The Doo-Rags: LP Too Sharp (CBS, 1984)
Process And The Doo-Rags: LP/CD Colorful Changes (CBS, 1987)
Rick James: LP/CD Come And Get It! (Gordy, 1978)
Rick James: LP/CD Bustin' Out Of L Seven (Gordy, 1979)
Rick James: LP/CD Fire It Up (Gordy, 1979)
Rick James: LP/CD Garden Of Love (Gordy, 1980)
Rick James: LP/CD Street Songs (Gordy, 1981)
Rick James: LP/CD Throwin' Down (Gordy, 1982)
Rick James: LP/CD Cold Blooded (Gordy, 1983)
Rick James: "Can't Stop" from LP/CD Beverly Hills Cop - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1984)
Rick James: LP/CD Glow (Gordy, 1985)
Rick James: LP/CD The Flag (Gordy, 1986)
Rick James: LP/CD Wonderful (Reprise, 1988)
Stone City Band, The: LP In 'N' Out (Motown, 1980)
Stone City Band, The: LP The Boys Are Back (Motown, 1981)
Stone City Band, The: LP Out From The Shadow (Motown, 1983)
Teena Marie: LP/CD Wild And Peaceful (Motown, 1979)
Temptations, The: LP/CD Reunion (Motown, 1982)
Val Young: LP/CD Seduction (Gordy, 1986)

Lionel Job











Producer facts:


New York-based producer and industry executive Lionel Job has produced/arranged throughout the '70s, '80s and '90s for artists like Cliff Dawson, Marz, Audrey Wheeler, Keith Sweat and Joe Public. A remarkable career that made him bridge successfully three decades of Black music, going from Disco-Funk to New Jack Swing. His first project goes back to 1977 when he masterminded and produced the studio group Southroad Connection. Their funky tune "Just Laying It Down" is regarded as one of the finest Disco records of all time. Lionel Job also played an integral role in the group Starpoint, producing all their hit records.

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Atension: LP/CD D.O.A. - Def On Arrival (Island, 1989)
Audrey Wheeler: LP/CD Let It Be Me (Capitol, 1987)
Bert Robinson: LP/CD No More Cold Nights (Capitol, 1987)
Cliff Dawson: LP/CD Cliff Dawson (Boardwalk, 1982)
Double Exposure: 12 INCH "After All This Time"/"Yes I'm In Love With You" (Gold Coast Entertainment, 1981)
Lace: LP/CD Shades Of Lace (Wing, 1987)
Marz: LP/CD Make It Right (Liberty/EMI, 1982)
Marz: 12 INCH "I Got A Boyfriend Now" (Prism, 1985)
Marz: 12 INCH "It's Hard To Fall Out Of Love" (Manhattan, 1986)
Southroad Connection: 12 INCH "Just Laying It Down" (Mahogany, 1977)
Southroad Connection: LP Sweet Ride (Mahogany, 1978)
Southroad Connection: LP/CD Ain't No Time To Sit Down (United Artists, 1979)
Southroad Connection: LP Positive Energy (United Artists, 1980)
Starpoint: LP/CD Starpoint (Chocolate City/Mercury, 1980)
Starpoint: LP/CD Keep On It (Chocolate City/Mercury, 1981)
Starpoint: LP/CD Wanting You (Chocolate City/Mercury, 1981)
Starpoint: LP/CD All Night Long (Chocolate City/Mercury, 1982)
Starpoint: LP/CD It's So Delicious (Boardwalk, 1983)
Starpoint: LP/CD It's All Yours (Elektra, 1984)
Starpoint: LP/CD Restless (Elektra, 1985)
Starpoint: LP/CD Sensational (Elektra, 1987)
Starpoint: LP/CD Hot To The Touch (Elektra, 1988)
Walter Beasley: LP/CD Walter Beasley (Polydor,1987)
Walter Beasley: LP/CD Just Kickin' It (Mercury,1989)
Will Clayton: LP/CD Never Too Late (Polydor, 1989)

Allen A. Jones














Producer facts in short:


Allen A. Jones is best known as longtime mentor, devotee, producer and manager of funkband the Bar-Kays. He started his career in Memphis back in the sixties as an in-house producer and songwriter at Stax records. There he worked with many legendary Stax artists like The Mar-Keys, Margie Joseph, Otis Redding, Albert King, Johnnie Taylor, The Mad Lads, Isaac Hayes and protégés the Bar-Kays. He was the man who connected the 'Kays' with the pulse of the street, who provided an essential pair of ears and who kept everybody loose. His approach was very analytical and adaptibility was the magic formula that secured the longevity of his groups. He would create an album exactly based on the kind of grooves that were in vogue at the time of recording, without losing the basic funk. In the '80s he also produced the black acts Kwick, Carl Carlton, Ebonee Webb and Chocolate Milk. Their 'naked funk' musicstyles were quite similar: muscular synth-grooves that combined the slamming nasty funk of the '70s with the techno-charged vibes of the '80s. Allen A. Jones died of a heart attack in 1987.

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Bar-Kays: LP/CD Black Rock (Volt, 1971)
Bar-Kays: LP/CD Do You See What I See? (Volt, 1972)
Bar-Kays: LP/CD Coldblooded (Volt, 1974)
Bar-Kays: LP/CD Too Hot To Stop (Mercury, 1976)
Bar-Kays: LP/CD Flying High On Your Love (Mercury, 1977)
Bar-Kays: LP/CD Money Talks (Stax, 1978)
Bar-Kays: LP/CD Injoy (Mercury, 1979)
Bar-Kays: LP/CD As One (Mercury, 1980)
Bar-Kays: LP/CD Nightcruising (Mercury, 1981)
Bar-Kays: LP/CD Propositions (Mercury, 1982)
Bar-Kays: LP Dangerous (Mercury, 1984)
Bar-Kays: LP Banging The Wall (Mercury, 1985)
Breakin’: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Polydor, 1984)
Carl Carlton: LP Hot Property (PolyGram, 1985)
Chocolate Milk: LP/CD Blue Jeans (RCA, 1981)
Chocolate Milk: LP/CD Friction (RCA, 1982)
Ebonee Webb: LP/CD Ebonee Webb (EMI/Capitol, 1981)
Ebonee Webb: LP Too Hot (EMI/Capitol, 1983)
Kwick: LP Kwick (EMI/Capitol, 1980)
Kwick: LP To The Point (EMI/Capitol, 1981)
Kwick: LP Foreplay (EMI/Capitol, 1983)
William C. Brown III: 12 INCH "Shining" (HCRC, 1982)

Quincy Jones














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Aretha Franklin: LP Hey Now Hey, The Other Side Of The Sky (Atlantic, 1973)
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Aretha's Jazz (Atlantic, 1972)
Brothers Johnson, The: LP/CD Look Out For # 1 (A&M, 1976)
Brothers Johnson, The: LP/CD Right On Time (A&M, 1977)
Brothers Johnson, The: LP/CD Blam!! (A&M, 1978)
Brothers Johnson, The: LP/CD Light Up The Night (A&M, 1980)
Brothers Johnson, The: "Let’s Swing" - non album release, B-side of "Stomp" (A&M, 1980)
Ernie Watts: LP/CD Chariots Of Fire (Qwest, 1982)
Donna Summer: LP/CD Donna Summer (Warner Bros., 1982)
Donna Summer: "Sometimes Like Butterflies" - non album release, B-side of "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)" (Warner Bros., 1982)
George Benson: LP/CD Give Me The Night (Warner Bros., 1980)
James Ingram: LP/CD It's Your Night (Qwest, 1983)
Michael Jackson: LP/CD Off The Wall (Epic, 1979)
Michael Jackson: LP/CD Thriller (Epic, 1982)
Michael Jackson: LP/CD Bad (Epic, 1987)
New Order: 12 INCH "Blue Monday 1988" (Qwest, 1988)
Patti Austin: LP/CD Every Home Should Have One (Qwest, 1981)
Patti Austin: LP/CD Patti Austin (Qwest, 1984)
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Walking In Space (A&M, 1969)
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Gula Matari (A&M, 1970)
Quincy Jones: LP/CD They Call Me Mister Tibbs! - Original Motion Picture Score (United Artists, 1970)
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Smackwater Jack (A&M, 1971)
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Dollars - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Reprise, 1971)
Quincy Jones: LP The Hot Rock - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Prophesy, 1972)
Quincy Jones: LP The Getaway - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (A&M, 1973)
Quincy Jones: LP/CD You've Got It Bad Girl (A&M, 1973)
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Body Heat (A&M, 1974)
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Mellow Madness (A&M, 1975)
Quincy Jones: LP I Heard That! (A&M, 1976)
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Roots - The Saga Of An American Family - Original Soundtrack (A&M, 1977)
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Sounds…And Stuff Like That!! (A&M, 1978)
Quincy Jones: LP/CD The Dude (A&M, 1981)
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Back On The Block (Qwest, 1989)
Rufus & Chaka Khan: LP/CD Masterjam (Warner Bros., 1979)
The Wiz: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1978)
Young M.C.: LP/CD Stone Cold Rhymin' (Delicious Vinyl, 1989)
USA For Africa: 12 INCH "We Are The World" (Columbia, 1985)

K

Kashif














Producer facts in short:


The brilliant keyboardist Kashif was born Michael Jones in 1959 in Brooklyn, N.Y., but later changed his name to Kashif Saleem when he adopted the Islamic faith. Kashif began his professional career at the age of 16 as member of the funkband B.T. Express in 1976. He remained there for 3 years. Afterwards he worked as a session musician for a while. In the early '80s he joined Morrie Brown's production house Mighty M Productions together with his friend keyboard player Paul Lawrence Jones III (now Paul Laurence). During 1981 and 1982 the Mighty M triumvirate successfully wrote and produced for Howard Johnson, Evelyn King and Melba Moore. Within the Mighty M team Kashif developed a complete new music style that revolutionized R&B music through the infusion of the MIDI/synth technology, creating a whole new approach to production with vocalists. The fresh synth-based sound appeared for the first time on Evelyn King's debut album I'm In Love in 1981. The title track became one of the first all-synthesized R&B/pop hits and marked the birth of the one-man-band producers. In 1983 he left the Mighty M collective and went on to fame and fortune as a solo artist. While signed with Arista, Kashif started using the Synclavier to create unique blends of synthesized and live music. With hit records like "I Just Got To Have You (Lover Turn Me On)" and "Stone Love" Kashif began creating a solid reputation for his distinctive pioneering musical sound that formed the base of urban contemporary soul music. He started up the production company New Music Group and became a very in-demand producer/songwriter who can be heard on releases by George Benson, Kenny G, Melba Moore, Whitney Houston and Meli'sa Morgan. In 1990 Kashif took a break from recording, devoting his time to other ways of self-expression like software development, conducting seminars about contemporary record production and writing a book on the music industry. He also started up the L.A. based Brooklyn Boy company. He's still recording sporadically nowadays but admits that music is and always will be his first love.

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Debbie Allen: LP/CD Special Look (MCA, 1989)
Dionne Warwick: LP/CD Reservations For Two (Arista, 1987)
Evelyn King: LP/CD I'm In Love (RCA, 1981)
Evelyn King: LP/CD Get Loose (RCA, 1982)
George Benson: LP/CD In Your Eyes (Warner Bros., 1983)
George Benson: LP/CD While The City Sleeps (Warner Bros. 1986)
Giorge Pettus: LP/CD Giorge Pettus (MCA, 1987)
High Fashion: LP/CD Feelin' Lucky (Capitol, 1982)
Howard Johnson: LP/CD Keepin' Love New (A&M, 1982)
Johnny Kemp: LP/CD Johnny Kemp (CBS, 1986)
Johnny Kemp: LP/CD Secrets Of Flying (CBS, 1988)
June Pointer: LP/CD June Pointer (CBS, 1989)
Jermaine Jackson: LP/CD Don't Take It Personal (Arista, 1989)
Kashif: LP/CD Kashif (Arista, 1983)
Kashif: LP/CD Send Me Your Love (Arista, 1984)
Kashif: LP/CD Condition Of The Heart (Arista, 1985)
Kashif: LP/CD Love Changes (Arista, 1987)
Kashif: LP/CD Kashif (Arista, 1989)
Kenny G: LP/CD G Force (Arista, 1983)
Kenny G: LP/CD Gravity (Arista, 1985)
LaLa: LP/CD LaLa (Arista, 1987)
Melba Moore: LP/CD What A Woman Needs (Capitol, 1981)
Melba Moore: LP/CD The Other Side Of The Rainbow (Capitol, 1982)
Melba Moore: LP/CD Never Say Never (Capitol, 1983)
Melba Moore: LP/CD A Lot Of Love (Capitol, 1986)
Melba Moore: LP/CD I'm In Love (Capitol, 1988)
Meli'sa Morgan: LP/CD Good Love (Capitol, 1987)
Stacy Lattisaw: LP/CD Take Me All The Way (Motown, 1986)
Whitney Houston: LP/CD Whitney Houston (Arista, 1985)
Whitney Houston: LP/CD Whitney (Arista, 1987)

Other contributions:

Average White Band: LP/CD Cupid's In Fashion (RCA,1982) - songwriter
B.T. Express: LP/CD Energy To Burn (Roadshow/CBS, 1976) - musician
B.T. Express: LP/CD Function At The Junction (Roadshow/CBS, 1977) - musician
B.T. Express: LP/CD Shout! Shout It Out (Roadshow/CBS, 1978) - musician
Bobby Mardis: 12 INCH "Keep On" (Profile, 1985) - songwriter
Change: LP/CD Sharing Your Love (Atlantic, 1982) - musician
Dr. York: LP/CD New York (Hot Melt, 1985) - songwriter
Fonzi Thornton: LP/CD The Leader (RCA, 1983) - arranger, musician
Four Tops, The: LP/CD Tonight (Casablanca, 1981) - musician
Geraldine Hunt: LP/CD Heat Heat (Prism, 1981) - arranger, songwriter
Glenn Jones: LP/CD Finesse (RCA, 1984) - musician, executive producer
Johnny Kemp: LP/CD Secrets Of Flying (CBS, 1988) - musician
Lillo Thomas: LP/CD Let Me Be Yours (Capitol, 1983) - arranger, musician
Nona Hendryx: LP/CD Nona (RCA, 1983) - musician
Passion: LP/CD Don't Stop My Love (Prelude, 1982) - songwriter
Pleasure: LP/CD Give It Up (RCA, 1982) - musician
Shawne Jackson: 12 INCH "Loveline" (Loose End, 1983) - songwriter
Tavares: LP/CD Loveline (Capitol, 1981) - songwriter, musician
Wootens, The: LP/CD The Wootens (Arista, 1985) - songwriter, executive producer
Zinc: LP/CD Street Level (Jive, 1982) - songwriter

Kool & The Gang-related

Amir Bayyan a.k.a. Kevin Bell














Producer facts in short:


The Bell brothers and their relations who joined Kool & The Gang were given the Muslim name Bayyan when they became adherents of the Nation of Islam in 1972. Kool & The Gang's musical success influenced new talent right in their own family. Multi-instrumentalist Amir Abdul-Salaam Bayyan, a.k.a. Kevin Bell, is the younger brother of Robert "Kool" Bell (a.k.a. Muhammad Bayyan) and Ronald "The Captain" Bell (a.k.a. Khalis Bayyan) who formed Kool & The Gang. Prior to becoming a freelance musician, producer and songwriter Amir Bayyan sang and played with The Kay-Gees and  Kool & The Gang. In 1981 Amir started up the production company Bayyan Internationale together with his first cousin Royal Bayyan (a.k.a. Royal Jackson) and a little later formed his own group Forecast along with Royal Bayyan and Adil Bayyan, another first cousin (a.k.a. Adil Jackson, Royal's brother). Adil Bayyan formerly was the Road Manager of Kool & The Gang and Royal Bayyan played guitar with the Gang. Forecast also introduced female singer Armenta Richardson (a.k.a. Armenta Bayyan), former wife of Amir Bayyan, who would record a couple of solo singles as Armenta later on. Adil Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan - Kool & The Gang's musical genius - and Royal Bayyan often collaborated with Amir Bayyan on many projects like Candela, Jimmy Cliff (hit: "Reggae Night"), Kool & The Gang, Forecast (hit: "Happy Days (Hip Hip Hooray)"), Armenta, Latoya Jackson, Atlantis, Conquest, Majik and Tomorrow's Edition. Several groups, like Majik, consisted of Bayyan family members. Amir Bayyan's later projects included production work for Third World, Freddie Jackson, Color Me Badd and Stevie B. Separately Royal Bayyan produced Beau Williams, Mary Davis, Kool & The Gang, Freddie Jackson, Black Miss, Here & Now and a Tupac Shakur tribute. The early sound of the different Bayyan productions was quite similar and showed the bond of the Bayyans whose musical enterprises were a tightly-knit family affair.

Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Angela Clemmons: LP/CD This Is Love (Portrait, 1987)
Armenta feat. Majik: 12 INCH "Comment Allez-Vous" (Sneak Preview, 1984)
Armenta feat. Majik: 12 INCH "I Wanna Be With You" (Savoir Faire, 1983)
Betty Wright: 12 INCH "One Step Up, Two Steps Back" (Jamaica, 1984)
Brisko The Kidd: 12 INCH "Big Foot Boogie" (Golden Flamingo, 1980)
Candela: 12 INCH "Love You Madly" (Arista, 1982)
Charles Blackman: 12 INCH "Special" (PJ, 1988)

Conquest: 12 INCH "Give It To Me (If You Don't Mind)" (Prelude, 1981)
Conquest: 12 INCH "Body Movement" (Prelude, 1982)
Conquest: 12 INCH "Optimistic" (Epic, 1985)

Forecast: LP/CD Forecast 1 (RCA, 1982)
Freddie Jackson: LP/CD Don't Let Love Slip Away (Capitol, 1988)
Givens Family, The: 12 INCH "I m Still Waiting" (Sugarhill, 1985)
Givens Family, The:
12 INCH "Somehow, Someway" (PJ, 1986)
Gloria Gaynor: LP/CD Gloria Gaynor (Atlantic, 1983)
Gunchback Boogie Band: 12 INCH "Funn" (Prelude, 1982)
Jimmy Cliff: LP/CD The Power And The Glory (CBS, 1983)
Jimmy Cliff: LP/CD Cliffhanger (CBS, 1985)
Larry Wu: 12 INCH "Let Me Show You" (Atlantic, 1984)
LaToya Jackson: LP/CD Heart Don't Lie (Private I, 1984)
LaToya Jackson: LP/CD Imagination (Private I, 1986)
Legacy: 12 INCH "Word Up" (Brunswick, 1982)
Majik: 12 INCH "You Gotta Get Up" (Savoir Faire, 1982)
Philip Michael Thomas: LP/CD Somebody (Spaceship-Atlantic, 1988)
Pokey Cold: 12 INCH "Let Me Love You" (Kangaroo, 1987)

Rainy Davis: LP Sweetheart (Columbia, 1987)
Raymond Harris: 12 INCH "Under Your Spell" (Atlantic, 1983)
Raymond Harris: 12 INCH "You're The One For Me" (Atlantic, 1983)
Third World: LP/CD Sense Of Purpose (CBS, 1985)
Tomorrow's Edition: LP/CD A Song For Everyone (Atlantic, 1982)
Tomorrow's Edition: 12 INCH "I'm The Best" (Mel-O, 1984)
Vanessa Williams: LP/CD The Right Stuff (Polygram, 1988)

Other contributions:
Chi-Lites: LP Steppin' Out (Private-I, 1984) - songwriter
Curtis Hairston: LP/CD Curtis Hairston (Atlantic, 1986) - musician
Dayton: LP/CD Hot Fun (Liberty, 1982) - songwriter
Enchantment: LP/CD Enchanted Lady (Columbia, 1982) - musician
Forecast: 12 INCH "Non Stop" (Ariola America, 1980) - songwriter
Forecast: 12 INCH "Love Line" (Ariola America, 1981) - songwriter
Kay-Gees, The: LP/CD Keep On Bumpin' & Masterplan (Gang Records, 1974) - musician, songwriter
Kay-Gees, The: LP Hustle Wit' Every Muscle (Polydor, 1975) - musician, songwriter
Kay-Gees, The: LP/CD Find A Friend (Gang Records, 1976) - musician, songwriter
Kay-Gees, The: LP/CD Kilowatt (De-Lite, 1978) - musician, songwriter
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Spirit Of The Boogie (De-Lite, 1975) - musician
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Love And Understanding (De-Lite, 1976) - musician
Kool & The Gang: LP Everybody's Dancin' (De-Lite, 1978) - musician
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD As One (De-Lite, 1982) - songwriter
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD In The Heart (De-Lite, 1983) - musician

Royal Bayyan a.k.a. Royal Jackson














Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Atlantis: 12 INCH "Keep On Movin' And Groovin'" (Chaz Ro, 1982)
Beau Williams: LP/CD No More Tears (Capitol, 1986)
CeCe Rogers: LP/CD CeCe Rogers (Atlantic, 1989)
Forecast: LP/CD Forecast 1 (RCA, 1982)
Joyce Sims: LP/CD All About Love (Sleeping Bag, 1989)
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Sweat (Mercury-Polygram, 1989)
Majik: 12 INCH "You Gotta Get Up" (Savoir Faire, 1982)
Mary Davis: LP/CD Separate Ways (Tabu, 1989)
Penn Avenue Boys feat. Ralphael: 12 INCH "Lover Tonight" (Atlantic, 1983)

Other contributions:

Forecast: 12 INCH "Love Line" (Ariola America, 1981) - songwriter
Freddie Jackson: LP/CD Don't Let Love Slip Away (Capitol, 1988) - songwriter
Gerald Alston: LP/CD Gerald Alston (Motown/Taj, 1988) - songwriter
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD The Force (De-Lite, 1977) - musician
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Everybody's Dancin' (De-Lite, 1978) - musician
Meli'sa Morgan: LP/CD Do Me Baby (Capitol, 1986) - musician

Khalis Bayyan a.k.a. Ronald Bell














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Jimmy Cliff: LP/CD The Power And The Glory (CBS, 1983)
Jimmy Cliff: LP/CD Cliffhanger (CBS, 1985)
Kay-Gees, The: LP/CD Keep On Bumpin' & Masterplan (Gang Records, 1974)
Kay-Gees, The: LP Hustle Wit' Every Muscle (Polydor, 1975)
Kay-Gees, The: LP/CD Find A Friend (Gang Records, 1976)
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Spirit Of The Boogie (De-Lite, 1975)
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD The Force (De-Lite, 1977)
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD In The Heart (De-Lite, 1983)
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Emergency (De-Lite, 1984)
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Forever (Mercury, 1986)
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Sweat (Mercury, 1989)
Manhattans, The: LP/CD Back To Basics (Columbia, 1986)
Manhattans, The: LP/CD Sweet Talk (Valley Vue, 1989)
Forecast: 12 INCH "Non Stop" (Ariola America, 1980) - songwriter
Deodato: LP/CD Night Cruiser (Warner Bros., 1980) - musician


Other contributions:

Joyce Sims: LP/CD All About Love (Sleeping Bag, 1989) - musician
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Kool & The Gang (De-Lite, 1969) - musician, songwriter, music director
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Good Times (De-Lite, 1972) - musician, songwriter, music director
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Music Is The Message (De-Lite, 1972) - musician, songwriter
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Wild And Peaceful (De-Lite, 1973) - musician, songwriter
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Light Of Worlds (De-Lite, 1974) - musician, songwriter, arranger
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Love And Understanding (De-Lite, 1976) -musician, songwriter
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Open Sesame (De-Lite, 1976) - musician, songwriter
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Everybody's Dancin' (De-Lite, 1978) - musician, songwriter, arranger
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Ladies' Night (De-Lite, 1979) - musician, songwriter
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Celebrate (De-Lite, 1980) musician, songwriter
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Something Special (De-Lite, 1981) - musician, songwriter
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD As One (De-Lite, 1982) - musician, songwriter
Saturday Night Fever: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (RSO-Polydor, 1977) - musician, songwriter

Paul L. Kyser














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Breeze: 12 INCH "Just In The Nick Of Time" (Silver Dollar, 1980)
Breeze: 12 INCH "Everybody Loves Music " (Silver Dollar, 1980)
Calender: LP It’s A Monster (Pi Kappa, 1976)
Double Dose: 12 INCH "Double Dose" (Trumpet, 1989)
Eleanor Goodman: 12 INCH "Sneak Preview" (Trumpet, 1987)
Jimmy Briscoe And The Beavers: 12 INCH "Invitation To The World" (T.K., 1977)
Jimmy Briscoe And The Beavers: 12 INCH "Into The Milky Way" (Salsoul, 1979)
Nu-Sound Express Ltd.: 12 INCH "Ain’t It Good Enough" (Silver Dollar, 1970)
Quincy Patrick: 12 INCH "Loving Touch" (Trumpet, 1989)
Rhyze: LP/CD Just How Sweet Is Your Love (Sam, 1980)
Rhyze: LP/CD Rhyze To The Top (20th Century, 1981)
Soul Generation: LP Beyond Body And Soul (Ebony Sounds, 1972)
Super Disco Band, The: LP The Super Disco Band (Pi Kappa, 1976)
Terry Tate: 12 INCH "Babies Having Babies" (Trumpet, 1989)

L

Dennis Lambert














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Average White Band: LP/CD Aftershock (Track, 1988)
Commodores: LP/CD Nightshift (Motown, 1985)
Commodores: LP/CD United (Motown, 1986)
Cuba Gooding: LP First Album (Motown, 1978)
Dennis Edwards: LP/CD Don't Look Any Further (Motown, 1984)
Dennis Edwards: LP/CD Coolin' Out (Motown, 1985)
Dionne Warwick: "Walk Away" from LP/CD Dionne Warwick - Greatest Hits (1979-1990) (Arista, 1989)
Five Star: LP/CD Between The Lines (RCA, 1987)
Four Tops, The: LP/CD Keeper Of The Castle (ABC-Dunhill, 1972)
Four Tops, The: LP Main Street People (ABC-Dunhill, 1973)
Four Tops, The: LP Meeting Of The Minds (ABC-Dunhill, 1974)
George Benson: LP/CD Twice The Love (Warner Bros., 1988)
Jermaine Jackson: LP/CD Don't Take It Personal (Arista, 1989)
Manhattans, The: LP/CD After Midnight (Columbia, 1980)
Meli'sa Morgan: 12 INCH "Deeper Love" (Capitol, 1986)
Natalie Cole: LP/CD Everlasting (EMI-Manhattan, 1987)
Natalie Cole: LP/CD Good To Be Back (EMI, 1989)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Serious (EMI America, 1989)
Shaft In Africa: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Probe/ABC, 1973)
Smokey Robinson: LP/CD Smoke Signals (Motown, 1986)
Tavares: LP/CD Check It Out (Capitol, 1974)
Tavares: LP/CD Hard Core Poetry (Capitol, 1975)
Tavares: LP In The City (Capitol, 1976)
Temptations, The: LP Surface Thrills (Motown, 1983)
Thelma Houston: LP/CD Qualifying Heat (MCA, 1984)

Other contributions:

Dionne Warwick: LP/CD Love At First Sight (WEA, 1977) - songwriter
Emotions, The: LP/CD Sunshine (Stax, 1977) - songwriter
Freda Payne: LP Out Of Payne Comes Love (ABC, 1975) - songwriter
Johnny Mathis: LP/CD Best Days Of My Life (Columbia, 1979) - songwriter
Johnny Mathis: LP/CD Once In A While (Columbia, 1988) - songwriter
Kashif: LP/CD Kashif (Arista, 1989) - songwriter
Margie Joseph: LP/CD Margie (Atlantic, 1975) - songwriter
Roberta Flack: LP/CD Oasis (Atlantic, 1988) - songwriter
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77: LP/CD Love Music (Bell, 1973) - songwriter
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77: LP/CD Vintage '74 (Bell, 1974) - songwriter
Temptations, The: LP/CD To Be Continued… (Motown, 1986) - songwriter

Paul Lawrence Jones III a.k.a. Paul Laurence














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Do The Right Thing: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Motown, 1989)
Eric Gable: LP/CD Caught In The Act (Orpheus, 1989)
Evelyn King: LP/CD I'm In Love (RCA, 1981)
Evelyn King: LP/CD Get Loose (RCA, 1982)
Freddie Jackson: LP/CD Rock Me Tonight (Capitol, 1985)
Freddie Jackson: LP/CD Just Like The First Time (Capitol, 1986)
Freddie Jackson: LP/CD Don't Let Love Slip Away (Capitol, 1988)
Howard Johnson: LP/CD Keepin' Love New (A&M, 1982)
Kashif: LP/CD Kashif (Arista, 1983)
Lillo Thomas: LP/CD Let Me Be Yours (Capitol, 1983)
Lillo Thomas: LP/CD All Of You (Capitol, 1984)
Lillo Thomas: LP/CD Lillo (Capitol, 1987)
Melba Moore: LP/CD What A Woman Needs (Capitol, 1981)
Melba Moore: LP/CD The Other Side Of The Rainbow (Capitol, 1982)
Melba Moore: LP/CD Never Say Never (Capitol, 1983)
Melba Moore: LP/CD Read My Lips (Capitol, 1985)
Melba Moore: LP/CD A Lot Of Love (Capitol, 1986)
Meli'sa Morgan: LP/CD Do Me Baby (Capitol, 1986)
Meli'sa Morgan: LP/CD Good Love (Capitol, 1987)
Michael Henderson: LP Fickle (Buddah/Arista, 1983)
Paul Laurence: LP/CD Haven't You Heard (Capitol, 1985)
Paul Laurence: LP/CD Underexposed (Capitol, 1989)
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD If I Were Your Woman (MCA, 1987)

Other contributions:

Kenny G: LP/CD G Force (Arista, 1983) - musician, songwriter
Tavares: LP/CD Loveline (Capitol, 1981) - songwriter

Webster Lewis














Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Gwen McCrae: LP/CD On My Way (Atlantic, 1982)
Love Unlimited Orchestra: LP Love Unlimited Orchestra Presents Webster Lewis - Welcome Aboard (CBS/Unlimited Gold, 1981)
Marlena Shaw: LP Let Me In Your Life (South Bay, 1982)

Michael Wycoff: LP/CD Love Conquers All (RCA, 1982)
Michael Wycoff: LP/CD On The Line (RCA, 1983)
Webster Lewis: LP/CD On The Town (Epic, 1976)
Webster Lewis: LP/CD Touch My Love (Epic, 1978)
Webster Lewis: LP/CD 8 For The 80's (Epic, 1979)
Webster Lewis: LP/CD Let Me Be The One (Epic, 1981)

Other contributions:

Barry White: LP/CD Dedicated (Unlimited Gold, 1983) - songwriter

Willie Lester & Rodney Brown (See B: Willie Lester & Rodney Brown)

Jimmy Jam & Terri Lewis (See J: Jimmy Jam & Terri Lewis)

Bryan Loren














Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Barry White: LP/CD The Right Night & Barry White (A&M, 1987)
Brothers Johnson, The: LP/CD Kickin
' (A&M, 1988)
Bryan Loren: LP/CD Lollipop Luv (Philly World, 1984)
Con Funk Shun: LP/CD Burnin
' Love (Mercury, 1986)
Johnson & Branson: LP/CD Johnson & Branson (A&M, 1989)

Meli'sa Morgan: LP/CD Do Me Baby (Capitol, 1986)
Randy & The Gypsys: LP/CD Randy & The Gypsys (A&M, 1989)

Shanice: LP/CD Discovery (A&M, 1987)
Valentine Brothers, The: LP/CD Picture This (EMI, 1987)
Vesta Williams: LP/CD Vesta (A&M, 1986)

James Mtume & Reggie Lucas (See M: James Mtume & Reggie Lucas)

Reggie Lucas














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Constina: LP/CD Constina (Columbia, 1989)
Elisa Fiorillo: LP/CD Elisa Fiorillo (Capitol, 1987)
Four Tops, The: LP Magic (Motown, 1985)
Madonna: LP/CD Madonna - The First Album (Sire-Warner Bros., 1983)
Models: LP/CD Out Of Mind Out Of Sight (Geffen, 1985)
Randy Crawford: LP/CD Abstract Emotions (Warner Bros., 1986)
Rebbie Jackson: LP/CD Reaction (Columbia, 1986)
Reggie Lucas: LP Survival Themes (Inner City,1978)
Sunfire: LP/CD Sunfire (Warner Bros., 1982)
Sunfire: 12 INCH "Video Queen" / "Never Too Late For Your Lovin'" (Warner Bros., 1983)
Weather Girls, The: LP/CD The Weather Girls (Columbia, 1988)

Other contributions:

Aquarian Dream: LP Norman Connors Presents Aquarian Dream (Buddah, 1976) - songwriter, arranger
Carlos Garnett: LP Let This Melody Ring On (Muse, 1975) - musician
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes: LP/CD Visions Of A New World (Flying Dutchman, 1975) - musician
M.F.S.B.: LP/CD M.F.S.B. (PIR, 1973) - musician
Norman Connors: LP/CD Slew Foot (Buddah, 1974) - musician
Norman Connors: LP/CD Romantic Journey (Buddah, 1977) - musician
Phyllis Hyman: LP/CD Phyllis Hyman (Buddah, 1977) - musician

M

Jacques Fred Petrus & Mauro Malavasi

















Productions (and songs) appear on:

B.B.& Q. Band, The: LP/CD The Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band (Capitol, 1981)
B.B.& Q. Band, The: LP/CD All Night Long (Capitol, 1982)
B.B.& Q. Band, The: LP/CD Six Million Times (Capitol, 1983)
B.B.& Q. Band, The: LP/CD Genie (Break, 1985/Elektra, 1986) *
Change: LP/CD The Glow Of Love (Goody Music/RFC-Atlantic, 1980)
Change: LP/CD Miracles (Goody Music/RFC-Atlantic, 1981)
Change: LP/CD Sharing Your Love (RFC-Atlantic, 1982)
Change: LP/CD This Is Your Time (RFC-Atlantic, 1983)
Change: LP/CD Change Of Heart (RFC-Atlantic, 1984) *
Change: LP/CD Turn On Your Radio (RFC-Atlantic, 1985) *
Gianni Riso: 12 INCH “Disco Shy” (Goody Music, 1980)
High Fashion: LP/CD Feelin' Lucky (Capitol, 1982)
High Fashion: LP/CD Make Up Your Mind (Capitol, 1983)
Macho: LP/CD I'm A Man (Goody Music/Prelude, 1978)
Macho: LP/CD Roll (Goody Music, 1980)
Midnight Gang: LP Love Is Magic (Goody Music, 1979)
Peter Jacques Band: LP/CD Fire Night Dance (Goody Music/Prelude, 1979)
Peter Jacques Band: LP/CD Welcome Back (Goody Music, 1980)
Peter Jacques Band: LP/CD Dancing In The Street (Atlantic, 1985) *
Revanche: LP/CD Music Man (Goody Music/Atlantic, 1979)
Ritchie Family: LP/CD I'll Do My Best (RCA, 1982)
Rudy: LP/CD Just Take My Body (Goody Music/Polydor, 1979)
Silence: LP Goodtime Baby (Memory, 1982)
Silence 2: LP The Beast In Me (Flarenasch/Speed Records, 1984) *
Zinc: LP/CD Street Level (Jive, 1982)
Zinc: 12 INCH "I'm Livin' A Life Of Love" (Jive, 1983)
* Mauro Malavasi not involved

Arif Mardin














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Spirit In The Dark (Atlantic, 1970)
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD This Girl's In Love With You (Atlantic, 1970)
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Amazing Grace (Atlantic, 1972)
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Young, Gifted And Black (Atlantic, 1972)
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Aretha's Jazz (Atlantic, 1972)
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Let Me In Your Life (Atlantic, 1974)
Aretha Franklin: LP With Everything I feel In Me (Atlantic, 1974)
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Love All The Hurt Away (Arista, 1981)
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Aretha (Arista, 1986)
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Through The Storm (Arista, 1989)
Average White Band: LP/CD Average White Band (Atlantic, 1974)
Average White Band: LP/CD Cut The Cake (Atlantic, 1975)
Average White Band: LP/CD Person To Person (Atlantic, 1976)
Average White Band: LP/CD Soul Searching (Atlantic, 1976)
Average White Band & Ben E. King: LP Benny And Us (Atlantic, 1977)
Average White Band: LP/CD Warmer Communications (Atlantic, 1978)
Average White Band: LP/CD Volume VIII (Atlantic, 1980)
Bee Gees: LP/CD Main Course (RSO, 1975)
Bee Gees: LP/CD E.S.P. (Warner Bros., 1987)
Chaka Khan: LP/CD Chaka (Warner Bros., 1978)
Chaka Khan: LP/CD Naughty (Warner Bros., 1980)
Chaka Khan: LP/CD What Cha' Gonna Do For Me (Warner Bros., 1981)
Chaka Khan: LP/CD Chaka Khan (Warner Bros., 1982)
Chaka Khan: LP/CD I Feel For You (Warner Bros., 1984)
Chaka Khan: "The Other Side Of The World" from LP/CD White Nights - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Atlantic, 1985)
Chaka Khan: LP/CD Destiny (Warner Bros., 1986)
Chaka Khan: LP/CD Life Is A Dance (The Remix Project) (Warner Bros., 1987)
Daryl Hall & John Oates: LP/CD Whole Oats (Atlantic, 1972)
Daryl Hall & John Oates: LP/CD Abandoned Luncheonette (Atlantic, 1973)
Donny Hathaway: LP/CD Donny Hathaway (Atlantic, 1971)
Donny Hathaway: LP/CD Extension Of A Man (Atlantic, 1973)
George Benson: LP/CD The George Benson Collection (Warner Bros., 1981)
George Benson: LP/CD In Your Eyes (WarnerBros., 1983)
George Benson: LP/CD Twice The Love (Warner Bros., 1988)
Junior: LP/CD Acquired Taste (Mercury/Phonogram, 1985)
Margie Joseph: LP/CD Margie Joseph (Atlantic, 1973)
Margie Joseph: LP/CD Sweet Surrender (Atlantic, 1974)
Margie Joseph: LP/CD Margie (Atlantic, 1975)
Margie Joseph: LP/CD Feeling My Way (Atlantic, 1976)
Miki Howard: LP/CD Love Confessions (Atlantic, 1988)
Peabo Bryson: LP/CD Take No Prisoners (Elektra, 1985)
Roberta Flack: LP/CD Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (Atlantic, 1972)
Scritti Politti: LP/CD Cupid & Psyche '85 (Warner Bros., 1985)

Nick Martinelli








Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

52nd Street: LP/CD Children Of The Night (10, 1986)
Booker Newberry III: 12 INCH "I Get Romantic" (Buzz International, 1984)
Booker Newberry III: 12 INCH "Handle With Care" (Buzz International, 1984)
Brandi Wells: LP/CD Watch Out (WMOT, 1981)
Bryan Loren: LP/CD Lollipop Luv (Philly World, 1984)
Café feat. The Hearns Sisters: 12 INCH "Want Ads" (Montage, 1983)
Carol Kenyon: 12 INCH "Give Me One Good Reason" (Chrysalis, 1987)
Cashmere: LP/CD Let The Music Turn You On (Philly World, 1983)
Christopher Williams: LP/CD Adventures In Paradise (Geffen, 1989)
Cuca: 12 INCH "Young Love" (Alpha International, 1988)
D'Atra Hicks: LP/CD D'Atra Hicks (Capitol,1989)
Debbie Trusty: 12 INCH "Searchin' For Some Lovin'" (West End, 1982)
Direct Current: LP/CD Direct Current / Sweet Release (TEC, 1979)
Fat Larry's Band: LP/CD Breakin' Out (WMOT, 1982)
Fat Larry's Band: 12 INCH "Straight From The Heart'" (Virgin, 1983)
Five Star: LP/CD Luxury Of Life (RCA, 1985)
Gladys Knight & The Pips: LP/CD All Our Love (MCA, 1988)
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: LP/CD Talk It Up (Tell Everybody) (Philly World, 1984)
Ian Foster: LP/CD Ian Foster (MCA, 1987)
Imagination: LP/CD Closer (RCA, 1987)
Janice McClain: LP/CD Janice McClain (MCA, 1986)
Jean Carne: LP/CD You're A Part Of Me (Omni, 1988)
Joanna Gardner: LP/CD Joanna Gardner / I Never Thought (Philly World, 1985)
Kiara: LP/CD To Change And/Or Make A Difference (Arista, 1988)
Kool & The Gang: LP/CD Sweat (Mercury, 1989)
Leata Galloway: LP/CD The Naked Truth (CBS, 1988)
Loose Ends: LP/CD A Little Spice (Virgin, 1983)
Loose Ends: LP/CD So Where Are You? (Virgin, 1985)
Loose Ends: LP/CD Zagora (Virgin, 1986)
Loose Ends: LP/CD The Real Chuckeeboo (Virgin, 1988)
Mahogany: 12 INCH "Ride On The Rhythm" (West End, 1982)
Miki Howard: LP/CD Miki Howard (Atlantic, 1989)
Mikki: 12 INCH "Dance Lover" (Renaissance, 1985)
Mission: 12 INCH "Show A Little Love" (1987)
P.P. Arnold feat. Loose Ends: 12 INCH "A Little Pain" (Virgin/10, 1985)
Peabo Bryson: LP/CD All My Love (Capitol, 1989)
Peggi Blu: LP/CD Blu Blowin' (Capitol, 1987)
Phyllis Hyman: LP/CD Living All Alone (PIR/Manhattan, 1987)
Real Thing, The: 12 INCH "We Got Love" (RCA, 1984)
Regina Belle: LP/CD All By Myself (Columbia, 1987)
Regina Belle: LP/CD Stay With Me (Columbia, 1989)
Rose Royce: LP Fresh Cut (Omni, 1986)
Shirley Lites: 12 INCH "Heat You Up (Melt You Down)" (West End, 1983)
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Stephanie Mills (MCA,1985)
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD If I Were Your Woman (MCA, 1987)
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Home (MCA, 1989)
Stone: 12 INCH "Girl I Like The Way That You Move" (West End, 1982) - additional production
Sybil Thomas: 12 INCH "Rescue Me" (West End, 1983)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Joy (Elektra, 1988)
Terri Wells: LP/CD Just Like Dreamin' (Philly World, 1984)

Other contributions:

Alphonse Mouzon: 12 INCH "Our Love Is Hot" (Private I, 1984) - mixer
B.B.&Q. Band, The: 12 INCH "Genie" (Chrysalis-Cooltempo) - mixer
Bernard Wright: 12 INCH "Who Do You Love" (Manhattan, 1985) - remixer
Bliss: 12 INCH "Fun" (WMOT, 1981) - mixer
Bonnie Pointer: 12 INCH "Your Touch" (Epic, 1984) - mixer
Bonnie Pointer: 12 INCH "Premonition" (Epic, 1984) - mixer
Booker Newberry III: 12 INCH "Love Town" (Montage/Polydor, 1983) - mixer
Bootsy's Rubber Band: 12 INCH "Body Slam" (Warner Bros., 1982) - mixer
Brenda Taylor: 12 INCH "You Can't Have Your Cake And Eat It Too" (West End, 1982) - mixer
Captain Sky: 12 INCH "Station Brake" (WMOT, 1981) - mixer
Captain Sky: 12 INCH "Them Changes" (Philly World, 1983) - mixer
Change: 12 INCH "Mutual Attraction" (Atlantic, 1985) - remixer
Chill Fac-Torr: 12 INCH "Twist" / "Round 'N' Round" (Philly World, 1983) - mixer
Cosmetic & Jamaaladeen Tacuma: 12 INCH "(In The) Nightlife" (Gramavision, 1983) - mixer
David Sanborn: 12 INCH "I Told U So" (Warner Bros., 1983) - remixer
Debbie Trusty: 12 INCH "Searchin' For Some Lovin'" (West End, 1982) - mixer
DeVille: 12 INCH "(I'd Like To) Squeeze You Hold You" (Philly World) - mixer
Donna Allen: 12 INCH "Joy And Pain" (Oceana, 1988) - mixer
D-Train: 12 INCH "Keep Giving Me Love" (Prelude, 1982) - mixer
Eugene Wilde: LP/CD Eugene Wilde (Philly World, 1984) - mixer
Family Brown: 12 INCH "I'm Gonna Getcha" (Buzz, 1984) - mixer
Frankie Smith: LP/CD Children Of Tomorrow (WMOT, 1981) - remixer
Fredi Grace & Rhinstone: 12 INCH "Head Over Heels" (RCA, 1983) - remixer
Funk Fusion Band: 12 INCH "Can You Feel It" (WMOT, 1981) - created and edited by Nick Martinelli & David Todd from an original Keith Benson production
George Benson: 12 INCH "Shiver" (Warner Bros., 1986) - remixer
George Benson: 12 INCH "Teaser" (Warner Bros., 1986) - remixer
Glass: 12 INCH "Let Me Feel Your Heartbeat" (West End, 1982) - mixer
Glenn Jones: LP/CD Finesse (RCA, 1984) - mixer
Haywoode: 12 INCH "A Time Like This" (CBS, 1985) - remixer
Jermaine Jackson: 12 INCH "(Closest Thing To) Perfect" (Arista, 1985) - remixer
Johnny Mathis: 12 INCH "Simple" (CBS, 1984) - mixer
Mahogany: 12 INCH "Ride On The Rhythm" (West End, 1982) - mixer
Major Harris: 12 INCH "All My Life" (Pop Art, 1983) - mixer
Major Harris: 12 INCH "I Want Your Love" (Pop Art, 1983) - mixer
Master Jam: 12 INCH "Dancin' All Night" (2nd To None, 1983) - mixer
New Experience: 12 INCH "Prove It To Me" (Philly World, 1984) - mixer
Nona Hendryx: 12 INCH "Design For Living" ( RCA, 1983) - mixer
Nona Hendryx: 12 INCH "Keep It Confidential" ( RCA, 1983) - mixer
Raw Silk: 12 INCH "Do It To The Music" (West End, 1982) - mixer
Raw Silk: 12 INCH "Just In Time" (West End, 1983) - mixer
Ray Parker Jr.: 12 INCH "Ghostbusters" (Arista, 1984) - mixer
Robert Hazard: 12 INCH "Change Reaction" (RHA, 1982) - mixer
Rocket: LP/CD Rocket (Quality, 1982) - remixer
Rose Royce: LP/CD Music Magic (Montage, 1984) - mixer
Rumple-Stilts-Skin: 12 INCH "I Think I Want To Dance With You" (Heat/Polydor, 1983) - mixer
Shirley Lites: 12 INCH "Heat You Up (Melt You Down)" (West End, 1982) - mixer
Stone: 12 INCH "Girl I Like The Way That You Move" (West End, 1982) - mixer
Unique: 12 INCH "What I Got Is What You Need" (Prelude, 1982) - mixer
Yarbrough & Peoples: 12 INCH "Don't Waste Your Time" (Total Experience, 1984) - mixer

Nigel Martinez













Productions (and songs) appear on:

Billy Ocean: LP/CD Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) (Epic, 1981)
Billy Ocean: LP/CD Innerfeelings (Epic, 1982)
Evasions, The: 12 INCH "Wikka Wrap" (SAM, 1981)
Junior: "Do You Really (Want My Love?)" from LP/CD Beverly Hills Cop - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1984)
Junior: LP/CD Acquired Taste (Mercury/Phonogram, 1985)
Light Of The World: LP Check Us Out (EMI, 1982)
Nigel Martinez: LP Better Things To Come (State, 1978)
Paula Desmond: 12 INCH "If It Feels Good" (Flamingo, 1980)
Real Thing: 12 INCH "Street Corner Boogie" (Catawba, 1983)
Total Contrast: LP/CD Total Contrast (London, 1985)
Underground: 12 INCH "Behind My Back" / "Doin' It" (SAM, 1981)

Other contributions:

Delegation: LP/CD Delegation (Ariola, 1981) - musician
Delegation: LP/CD Delegation II (Mercury, 1981) - musician
Marvin Gaye: LP/CD In Our Lifetime (Motown, 1979/1981) - musician
Norman Connors: LP/CD Mr. C (Arista, 1981) - songwriter
Philip Bailey: LP/CD Chinese Wall (CBS, 1984) - musician, vocals
Real Thing, The: LP The Real Thing (Pye, 1976) - musician

Eric Matthew


Producer facts in short:

New York based producer/songwriter Eric Matthew - a showbiz name for Joe Tucci - started his musical career as lead singer and guitar player with the band Gary's Gang. In the late '70s he formed this group with partner Gary Turnier to play weddings and other celebrations in the New York area. In a friend's garage they recorded a demo in 1978 and caught the eye of SAM Records, a small N.Y. dance label headed by Sam Weiss and distributed by giant CBS Records. Gary's Gang got subsequently signed and hit the dancefloors worldwide with the disco anthem "Keep On Dancin'". This success and collaborations with producer Darryl Payne and friend Gary Turnier allowed him to produce an array of artists for the N.Y. club scene. Matthew scored huge hits with Sharon Redd, Toney Lee and Sinnamon. In 1982 he decided to form his own label Radar Records. During the early '80s Eric Matthew realised few quantity but established high quality and is in many aspects the producer archetype of the soulful New York club music with its sweet dance grooves, smooth harmonies and great hooks.

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Arnie's Love: 12 INCH "I'm Out Of Your Life" (Radar, 1983)
Arnie's Love: 12 INCH "Date With The Rain" (Profile, 1985)
Barbra Fowler: 12 INCH "Come And Get My Lovin'" (Radar, 1984)
Barbra Fowler: 12 INCH "Knockin' On My Door'" (Profile, 1985)
Bettye LaVette: 12 INCH "Doin' The Best I Can" (West End, 1978)
Brian Keith: 12 INCH "Touch Me (Love Me Tonight)" (New Image, 1988)
Carol Douglas: LP Love Zone (Next Plateau, 1983)
Disco Four: 12 INCH "We're At The Party" (Profile, 1982)
Disco Four: 12 INCH "Whip Rap" (Profile, 1982)
Disco Four: 12 INCH "Throwdown" (Profile, 1983)
Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde: 12 INCH "Genius Rap" (Profile, 1981)
Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde: 12 INCH "The Challenge" (Profile, 1982)
Dynamic Force: 12 INCH "It's Not Right" (Ebony Coast, 1984)
Elektrik Funk: 12 INCH "On A Journey (I Sing The Funk Electric)" (Prelude, 1982)
France Joli: LP/CD Now! (Prelude, 1982)
Gary's Gang: LP Let's Do It Again (Mercury, 1978)
Gary's Gang: LP Gangbusters (CBS, 1979)
Gary's Gang: LP Keep On Dancin' (CBS, 1979)
Gary's Gang: 12 INCH "Knock Me Out" (Arista, 1982)
Gary's Gang: 12 INCH "Makin' Music" (Radar, 1983)
Gary's Gang: 12 INCH "Runaway" (Radar, 1984)
Huey "Baby" Harris: 12 INCH "You've Got To Be A Winner" (Profile, 1985)
John Travolta: 12 INCH "A Girl Like You" (Vogue, 1979)
Miles Watson: 12 INCH "You're My Everything" (Profile, 1982)
Menage: 12 INCH "At This Moment" (Profile, 1987)
Nightfall: 12 INCH "Keep It Up" (RCA, 1977)
Passion: 12 INCH "You Can't Hide It" (Prelude, 1984)
Sharon Redd: LP/CD Sharon Redd (Prelude, 1980)
Sharon Redd: LP/CD Redd Hott (Prelude, 1982)
Sharon Redd: LP/CD Love How You Feel (Prelude, 1983)
Sinnamon: 12 INCH "Thanks To You" (Becket, 1982)
Sinnamon: 12 INCH "I Need You Now" (Jive, 1983)
Spyder-D: 12 INCH "I Can't Wait (To Rock The Mike)" (Profile, 1986)
Status IV: 12 INCH "Lovin' You" (Radar, 1983)
Status IV: 12 INCH "You Ain't Really Down" (Radar, 1983)
Steve Drayton: 12 INCH "Stop Playin' With My Love" (Radar, 1984)
Toney Lee: 12 INCH "Reach Up" (Radar, 1982)
Toney Lee: 12 INCH "Love So Deep" (Radar, 1983)
Toney Lee: LP Teaser (Critique, 1985)
Tracy Weber: 12 INCH "Sure Shot" (Quality, 1982)
Tracy Weber: 12 INCH "One Step At A Time" (Quality, 1983)

Kevin McCord (See O: One Way-related)

Gene Mc Fadden & John Whitehead














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Archie Bell & The Drells: LP/CD Dance Your Troubles Away (PIR, 1975)
Archie Bell & The Drells: LP/CD Where Will You Go When The Party's Over (PIR, 1976)
Archie Bell & The Drells: LP/CD Hard Not To Like It (PIR, 1977)
Archie Bell & The Drells: LP/CD Strategy (PIR, 1979)
Beau Williams: LP/CD No More Tears (Capitol, 1986)
David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks: LP/CD Ruffin & Kendrick (RCA, 1987)
Freddie Jackson: LP/CD Just Like The First Time (Capitol, 1986)
Freddie Jackson: LP/CD Don't Let Love Slip Away (Capitol, 1988)
Gloria Gaynor: LP I Kinda Like Me (Polydor, 1981)
Jacksons, The: LP/CD The Jacksons (Epic, 1976)
Jacksons, The: LP/CD Goin' Places (Epic, 1977)
Jean Carn: LP/CD Jean Carn (PIR, 1976)
John Whitehead: LP/CD I Need Money Bad (Mercury, 1988)
McFadden & Whitehead: LP/CD McFadden & Whitehead (PIR, 1979)
McFadden & Whitehead: LP/CD I Heard It In A Love Song (TSOP, 1980)
McFadden & Whitehead: LP/CD Movin' On (Capitol-EMI, 1983)
Melba Moore: LP/CD A Portrait Of Melba (Buddah, 1977)
Melba Moore: LP/CD Melba (Epic, 1978)
Melba Moore: LP Dancin' With Melba Moore (Buddah, 1979)
Melba Moore: LP/CD What A Woman Needs (Capitol, 1981)
Melba Moore: LP/CD A Lot Of Love (Capitol, 1986)
Melba Moore: LP/CD I'm In Love (Capitol, 1988)
M.F.S.B.: LP/CD Summertime (PIR, 1976)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Teddy Pendergrass (PIR, 1977)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Life Is A Song Worth Singing (PIR, 1978)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Teddy (PIR, 1979)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD TP (PIR, 1980)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD This One's For You (PIR, 1982)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Heaven Only Knows (PIR, 1983)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Message In Our Music (PIR, 1976)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Travellin' At The Speed Of Thought (PIR, 1977)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD The Year 2000 (PIR, 1980)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD My Favorite Person (PIR, 1982)
Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The: LP Good News (Transatlantic, 1975)
People's Choice: LP We Got The Rhythm (PIR, 1976)
Ray, Goodman & Brown: LP/CD Take It To The Limit (EMI, 1986)
Willie Collins: LP/CD Where You Gonna Be Tonight (Capitol, 1986)

Other contributions:

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: LP/CD Black & Blue (PIR, 1974) - songwriters
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: LP/CD To Be True (PIR, 1975) - songwriters
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: LP/CD Wake Up Everybody (PIR, 1975) - songwriters
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: LP/CD Black & Blue (PIR, 1974) - songwriters
Melba Moore: LP/CD Closer (Epic, 1980) - songwriters

Fred McFarlane & Allen George

Productions (and songs) appear on:

A.C. Kelly: LP/CD Slammer (Columbia, 1989)
Alton Wokie Stewart: LP/CD All Our Love (Epic, 1989)
C. Lynda McConnell: 12 INCH single "One Step At A Time" (Atlantic, 1984) - Fred McFarlane co-production
Evelyn "Champagne" King: LP/CD A Long Time Coming (RCA, 1985)
Fire & Ice: 12 INCH single "On The Case (Jump On It)" (TNT Unlimited, 1983) - Allen George production
Frederick "M.C. Count" Linton: 12 INCH single "I'm Somebody Else's Guy" (Vinyl Dreams, 1984)
Jenny Burton: LP Jenny Burton (Atlantic, 1985)
Jocelyn Brown: LP/CD Somebody Else's Guy (Vinyl Dreams, 1984)
Kym Mazelle: LP/CD Brilliant! (Capitol, 1989) - Fred McFarlane production
Intrigue: 12 INCH single "Fly Girl" (World Trade, 1984)
Intrique: 12 INCH single "Together Forever" (Chrysalis, 1987)
Keisha Jackson: LP/CD Keisha Jackson (CBS, 1989)
Kool Moe Dee: 12 INCH single B-side "Let's Go" (Jive, 1987) - Fred McFarlane co-production
Lionel Hampton: 12 INCH single "Vibramatic" (Glad-Hamp, 1984)
Mahogany Watkins: 12 INCH single "Taking Him Off Your Hands" (4th & Broadway, 1985)
Original Swing Machine: 12 INCH single "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (RCA, 1986)
Puff: 12 INCH single "Body Rock" (My Disk, 1982) - Allen George production
Rockers: 12 INCH single "Superstuff" (Silver Cloud, 1982) - Allen George production
Soul Club: 12 INCH single "I Want Your Guy" (MCA, 1987)
Spare Parts: 12 INCH single "Boys Will Be Boys" (Busy Bee, 1986)
Timmy Gatling: LP/CD Help (Tommy Boy, 1989) - Fred McFarlane co-production
Two Funky Sisters: 12 INCH single "Why Do You Treat Me So Bad" (Bite, 1988)
Zest: 12 INCH single "Hot Tasty Love" (Jungle City, 1983)

Marcus Miller














Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Anthony & The Camp: LP/CD Suspense (Warner Bros., 1988)
Bernard Wright: LP/CD Mr. Wright (Manhattan, 1985)
Christmas Selections From Scrooged: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (A&M, 1989)
David Sanborn: LP/CD Backstreet (Warner Bros., 1983)
David Sanborn: LP/CD Straight To The Heart (Warner Bros., 1984)
David Sanborn: LP/CD A Change Of Heart (Warner Bros., 1987)
David Sanborn: LP/CD Close-Up (Reprise, 1988)
E.U.: 12 INCH “Da Butt” (EMI-Manhattan, 1988)
E.U.: LP/CD Livin’ Large (Virgin, 1989)
Gregory Hines: LP/CD Gregory Hines (Epic, 1988)
Grover Washington Jr.: LP/CD Strawberry Moon (CBS, 1987)
Hollywood Beyond: LP/CD If (Warner Bros., 1987)
Jamaica Boys, The: LP/CD The Jamaica Boys (Warner Bros., 1987)
Jennifer Holliday: LP/CD Get Close To My Love (Geffen, 1987)
LaLa: LP/CD LaLa (Arista, 1987)
Lonnie Liston Smith: LP/CD Dreams Of Tomorrow (Doctor Jazz, 1983)
Luther Vandross: LP/CD Busy Body (Epic, 1983)
Luther Vandross: LP/CD The Night I Fell In Love (Epic, 1985)
Luther Vandross: LP/CD Give Me The Reason (Epic, 1986)
Luther Vandross: LP/CD Any Love (Epic, 1988)
Marcus Miller: LP/CD Suddenly (Warner Bros., 1983)
Marcus Miller: LP/CD Marcus Miller (Warner Bros., 1984)
Miles Davis: LP/CD Tutu (Warner Bros., 1986)
Miles Davis & Marcus Miller: LP/CD Music From Siesta (Warner Bros., 1987)
Miles Davis: LP/CD Amandla (Warner Bros., 1989)
Natalie Cole: LP/CD Everlasting (EMI-Manhattan, 1987)
Roberta Flack: LP/CD Oasis (Atlantic, 1988)
School Daze: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (EMI-Manhattan, 1988)
Steven Dante: LP/CD Find Out (Chrysalis, 1988)
Temptations, The: LP/CD Touch Me (Motown, 1985)
Terry Burrus & Transe: 12 INCH “Love Rockin’” (Arista, 1983)

Patrick Moten

Under construction

Rene Moore & Angela Winbush (See W: Rene Moore & Angela Winbush)

James Mtume & Reggie Lucas

Producer facts in short:


James Mtume a.k.a. James Heath (percussion, guitar, keyboards) and Reggie Lucas (guitar) met during their days as members of the Miles Davis band in the early '70s. In 1977 they joined Roberta Flack's band and within one year Mtume and Lucas developed the foundations of a prolific songwriting/production partnership that would yield many outstanding, richly orchestrated hit productions for artists like Stephanie Mills (hit: "Never Knew Love Like This Before"), Phyllis Hyman (hit: "You Know How To Love Me"), The Real Thing (hit: "She's A Groovy Freak") and Marc Sadane. The very successful association lasted until 1983 when they started working independently.

Mtume is the son of saxophonist Jimmy Heath of the Heath Brothers. As a percussionist Mtume shared the stage with such jazz legends as Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock and Joe Henderson. In addition to his production and session work he formed the band Mtume, released seven albums between 1969 and 1986 and introduced female singer Tawatha Agee. In 1983 Mtume moved away from the full string and horn sound towards a much sparser, stripped down synth-funk formula (hit: Mtume "Juicy Fruit"). At the end of the '80s he left the record industry because the changing musical climate clashed with his artistic integrity. Mtume resurfaced as a successful record producer halfway the '90s, bridging the generation gap.

In the early stages of his career Reggie Lucas was a jazz guitarist and played with Norman Connors, Lonnie Liston Smith, Miles Davis and Carlos Garnett. Later he was a member of Mtume and Sunfire. As a solo artist he released the fusion album Survival Themes in 1978. Lucas has worked with Madonna (hit: "Lucky Star"), Rebbie Jackson and Randy Crawford among others.

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Gary Bartz: LP/CD Bartz (Arista, 1980)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD Now Is The Time (Epic, 1982)
Marc Sadane: LP/CD One-Way Love Affair (Warner Bros., 1981)
Marc Sadane: LP/CD Exciting (Warner Bros., 1982)
Mtume: LP/CD Kiss This World Goodbye (Epic, 1978)
Mtume: LP/CD In Search Of The Rainbow Seekers (Epic, 1980)
Phyllis Hyman: LP/CD You Know How To Love Me (Arista, 1979)
Real Thing, The: LP Saints Or Sinners? (Calibre, 1980)
Real Thing, The: 12 INCH "It's The Real Thing" (Calibre, 1980)
Real Thing, The: 12 INCH "You're My Number One" (Calibre, 1981)
Rena Scott: LP/CD Come On Inside (Buddah, 1979)
Spinners, The: LP/CD Can't Shake This Feelin' (Atlantic, 1981)
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Whatcha Gonna Do (20th Century, 1979)
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Sweet Sensation (20th Century, 1980)
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Stephanie (20th Century, 1981)
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Tantalizingly Hot (Casablanca, 1982)
Sunfire: LP/CD Sunfire (Warner Bros., 1982) - Produced by Reggie Lucas for Mtume/Lucas Productions

Other contributions:

Aquarian Dream: LP/CD Norman Connors Presents Aquarian Dream (Buddah, 1976) - musicians
Candy Bowman: 12 INCH "I Wanna Feel Your Love" (RCA 1981) - executive producers (written and produced by Mtume musicians Howard King and Edward 'Ed' Moore)
Carlos Garnett: LP/CD Black Love (Muse, 1974) - musicians
Eddie Henderson: LP/CD Comin' Through (Capitol, 1977) - songwriters
John Lee & Gerry Brown: LP Still Can’t Say Enough (Blue Note, 1976) - musicians
Miles Davis: LP/CD Get Up With It (Columbia, 1974) - musicians
Miles Davis: LP/CD Agharta (Columbia, 1975) - musicians
Platypus: LP/CD Platypus (Casablanca, 1979) - songwriters

Roberta Flack: LP/CD Blue Lights In The Basement (Atlantic, 1977) - musicians, songwriters
Roberta Flack: LP/CD Roberta Flack featuring Donny Hathaway (Atlantic, 1979) - musicians, arrangers, songwriters
Vitamin E: LP/CD Sharing (Buddah, 1977) - musicians, arrangers, songwriters
Vivian Reed: LP Ready And Waiting (Liberty, 1982) - songwriters

James Mtume














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Bar-Kays: LP/CD Animal (Mercury, 1989)
Comsat Angels: LP/CD 7 Day Weekend (Jive/Arista, 1985)
Freeze Factor: LP/CD Chill (Epic, 1989)
Heath Bros.: LP/CD Expressions Of Life (Columbia, 1981)
Kiara: LP/CD To Change And/Or Make A Difference (Arista, 1988)
Levert: LP/CD Bloodline (Atlantic, 1986)
Mtume: LP Kawaida (Strata East, 1969)
Mtume: LP Alkebu-Lan (Strata East, 1972)
Mtume: LP Rebirth Cycle (Third Street, 1974)
Mtume: LP/CD Juicy Fruit (Epic,1983)
Mtume: LP/CD You, Me And He (Epic,1984)
Mtume: LP/CD Theater Of The Mind (Epic,1986)
Native Son: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1986)
Native: 12 INCH "Love Ain't No Holiday" (Jamaica, 1984)
Nu Romantic Crew: LP/CD Tonight (EMI, 1987)
Roy Ayers: LP/CD You Might Be Surprised (Columbia, 1985)
Sue Ann Carwell: LP/CD Blue Velvet (MCA, 1988)
Tawatha Agee: LP/CD Welcome To My Dream (Epic, 1987)
Tease: LP/CD Remember (Epic, 1988)
Tyrone Brunson: LP/CD Love Triangle (MCA, 1987)

Other contributions:

Eddie Henderson: LP/CD Heritage (Blue Note, 1976) - songwriter, musician
Eddie Henderson: LP/CD Comin' Through (Capitol, 1977) - songwriter, musician
Eddie Henderson: LP/CD Mahal (Capitol, 1978) - songwriter, musician

Players Association: LP/CD Born To Dance (Vanguard, 1977) - musician

Randy Muller













Productions (and songs) appear on:

Brass Construction: LP/CD Attitudes (Liberty, 1981)
Brass Construction: LP/CD Conversations (Capitol, 1983)
Brass Construction: LP/CD Renegades (Capitol, 1984)
Brass Construction: LP/CD Conquest (Capitol, 1985)
Charles Earland: LP/CD Perceptions (Mercury, 1978)
First Circle (Full Circle): LP/CD Boys Night Out (EMI, 1987)
Funk Deluxe: LP/CD Funk Deluxe (Salsoul, 1984)
Funky People: 7 INCH "Everybody Hustle" (Roulette, 1975)
Garnett Mims & Truckin' Company: 12 INCH "What It Is" (Arista, 1977)
Rafael Cameron: LP/CD Cameron (Salsoul, 1980)
Rafael Cameron: LP/CD Cameron's In Love (Salsoul, 1981)
Rafael Cameron: LP/CD Cameron All The Way (Salsoul, 1982)
Rapper’s Convention: LP Rapper’s Convention (EMI, 1986)
Skyy: LP/CD Skyy (Salsoul, 1979)
Skyy: LP/CD Skyway (Salsoul, 1980)
Skyy: LP/CD Skyyport (Salsoul, 1980)
Skyy: LP/CD Skyy Line (Salsoul, 1981)
Skyy: LP/CD Skyyjammer (Salsoul, 1982)
Skyy: LP/CD Skyylight (Salsoul, 1983)
Skyy: LP/CD Inner City (Salsoul, 1984)
Skyy: LP/CD From The Left Side (Capitol, 1986)
Skyy: LP/CD Start Of A Romance (Atlantic, 1988)
Skyy: "Lover's Celebration" from LP/CD Action Jackson - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (RCA-BMG, 1988)

Other contributions:

Aural Exciters: 12 INCH "Chinese Rap" (Top Flight, 1982) - songwriter
Brass Construction: single "Two Timin' Lady" / "Take It Easy" (Docc Records, 1970) - songwriter

Brass Construction: LP/CD Brass Construction (United Artists, 1975) - musician, arranger, songwriter
Brass Construction: LP/CD II (United Artists, 1976) - musician, arranger, songwriter
Brass Construction: LP/CD III (United Artists, 1977) - musician, arranger, songwriter
Brass Construction: LP/CD IV (United Artists, 1978) - musician, arranger, songwriter
Brass Construction: LP/CD 5 (United Artists, 1979) - musician, arranger, songwriter
Brass Construction: LP 6 (United Artists, 1980) - musician, arranger
B.T. Express: LP/CD Do It ('Til You're Satisfied) (Roadshow, 1974) - arranger
B.T. Express: LP/CD Non-Stop (Roadshow, 1975) - arranger
B.T. Express: LP/CD Function At The Junction (Roadshow/CBS, 1977) - arranger
Eruption: LP Eruption (Hansa International, 1977) - songwriter
Final Touch: 12 INCH "I'm Ready To Give Up My Love" (Epic, 1976) - arranger
Instant Funk: LP/CD The Funk Is On (Salsoul, 1980) - songwriter
Isis: single "Bobbi & Maria" (Buddah, 1974) - arranger

Rudy Love And The Love Family: LP This Song Is For You (Calla-CBS, 1976) - arranger
Shirley Caesar: LP No Charge (HOB, 1975) - arranger
Spiders Webb: LP/CD I Didn't Know What's On Your Mind (Fantasy, 1976) - arranger
Tamiko Jones: 12 INCH "Can't Live Without Your Love" (Polydor, 1979) - arranger
Tamiko Jones: 12 INCH "Let It Flow" (Polydor, 1979) - arranger
Thunderstorm: LP Thunderstorm (Dureco, 1981) - songwriter
Venus: 12 INCH "Madison 76 (Part II)" (Columbia, 1976) - arranger, songwriter

David Frank & Mic Murphy (See F: David Frank & Mic Murphy)

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One Way-related:

ADK (Al Hudson, Dave Roberson, Kevin McCord)

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Oliver: LP/CD The Boss (MCA, 1982)
Oliver Cheatham: LP/CD Saturday Night (MCA, 1983)
Round Trip: LP Let's Go Out Tonight (MCA, 1980)

ADK & Richard Becker

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Al Hudson & The Soul Partners: LP Spreading Love (ABC, 1978)
Al Hudson & The Partners: LP Happy Feet (MCA, 1979)
One Way feat. Al Hudson: LP/CD One Way feat. Al Hudson (MCA, 1979)
One Way feat. Al Hudson: LP One Way feat. Al Hudson (MCA, 1980)
One Way: LP Love Is… One Way (MCA, 1981)

ADK & Al Perkins

Productions (and songs) appear on:

One Way: LP/CD Fancy Dancer (MCA, 1981)

ADK & Irene Perkins

Productions (and songs) appear on:
One Way: LP/CD Who's Foolin' Who (MCA, 1982)
One Way: LP/CD Wild Night (MCA, 1982)
One Way: LP Shine On Me (MCA, 1983)

Al Hudson














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Bert Robinson: LP/CD No More Cold Nights (Capitol, 1987)
Bert Robinson: LP/CD I Promise You Love (Capitol, 1989)
One Way: LP/CD Turn Up The Music (Extra, 1987)
Vee Allen: LP All About Love (MCA, 1983)

Other Contributions:

Al Hudson & The Soul Partners: LP Cherish (ABC, 1977) - songwriter
Al Hudson & The Soul Partners: LP Especially For You (ABC, 1977) - songwriter
Al Hudson & The Soul Partners: LP Spreading Love (ABC, 1978) - songwriter
Al Hudson & The Partners: LP Happy Feet (MCA, 1979) - songwriter
Alicia Myers: LP/CD Alicia (MCA, 1981) - songwriter
Alicia Myers: LP I Fooled You This Time (MCA, 1982) - songwriter
Alicia Myers: LP/CD I Appreciate (MCA, 1984) - songwriter
Alicia Myers: LP Don't Stop What You're Doin' (MCA, 1986) - songwriter
Candye Edwards: LP Candye (MCA, 1982) - songwriter
Candye Edwards: LP Lady (MCA, 1985) - songwriter
Candye Edwards: LP Candye Right Now (Presents, 1986) - songwriter
Dells, The: LP/CD New Beginnings (ABC, 1978) - songwriter
Oliver: LP/CD The Boss (MCA, 1982) - songwriter
Oliver Cheatham: LP/CD Saturday Night (MCA, 1983) - songwriter
One Way feat. Al Hudson: LP/CD One Way feat. Al Hudson (MCA, 1979) - songwriter
One Way feat. Al Hudson: LP One Way feat. Al Hudson (MCA, 1980) - songwriter
One Way feat. Al Hudson: LP/CD A New Beginning (Capitol, 1989) - songwriter
One Way: LP/CD Fancy Dancer (MCA, 1981) - songwriter
One Way: LP Love Is…One Way (MCA, 1981) - songwriter
One Way: LP/CD Wild Night (MCA, 1982) - songwriter
One Way: LP/CD Who's Foolin' Who (MCA, 1982) - songwriter
One Way: LP Shine On Me (MCA, 1983) - songwriter
One Way: LP/CD Lady (MCA, 1984) - songwriter
One Way: LP/CD Wrap Your Body (MCA, 1985) - songwriter
One Way: LP IX (MCA, 1986) - songwriter
Round Trip: LP Let's Go Out Tonight (MCA, 1980) - songwriter

Kevin McCord & Al Perkins

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Alicia Myers: LP/CD Alicia (MCA, 1981)
Alicia Myers: LP I Fooled You This Time (MCA, 1982)

Al Perkins

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Al Hudson & The Soul Partners: LP Especially For You (ABC, 1977)
Al Hudson & The Soul Partners: LP Cherish (ABC, 1977)
Dells, The: LP/CD New Beginnings (ABC, 1978)
Dells, The: LP/CD Face To Face (ABC, 1979)
Alicia Myers: LP/CD Alicia Again (MCA, 1981)

Al Hudson, Dave Roberson & Irene Perkins

Productions (and songs) appear on:

One Way: LP/CD Wrap Your Body (MCA, 1985)
One Way: LP IX (MCA, 1986)
One Way feat. Al Hudson: LP/CD A New Beginning (Capitol, 1989)

Kevin McCord














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Alicia Myers: LP/CD I Appreciate (MCA, 1984)
Alicia Myers: LP Don't Stop What You're Doin' (MCA, 1986)
Candye Edwards: LP Candye (MCA, 1982)
Candye Edwards: LP Lady (MCA, 1985)
Candye Edwards: LP Candye Right Now (Presents, 1986)
One Way: LP/CD Lady (MCA, 1984)

Other contributions:

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes feat. Sharon Paige: LP/CD The Blue Album (Source, 1980) - songwriter

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Ray Parker Jr.














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Bohannon: LP Stop & Go (Dakar, 1973)
Brick: LP/CD Summer Heat (Bang/Epic, 1981)
Cheryl Lynn: LP/CD In The Night (Columbia, 1981)
Deniece Williams: LP/CD When Love Comes Calling (Columbia,1979)
Diana Ross: LP/CD Ross (Capitol, 1983)
Gene Page: LP/CD Love Starts After Dark (Arista, 1980)
Jr. Tucker: LP/CD Jr. Tucker (Geffen, 1983)
Masayuki Suzuki: LP/CD Dear Tears (Epic, 1989)
Maxine Nightingale: LP Love Lines (United Artists, 1978)
Maxine Nightingale: LP Lead Me On (Windsong/RCA, 1979)
New Edition: LP/CD New Edition (MCA, 1985)
Randy Hall: LP I Belong To You (MCA, 1984)
Raydio: LP/CD Raydio (Arista, 1978)
Raydio: LP/CD Rock On (Arista, 1979)
Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio: LP/CD Two Places At The Same Time (Arista, 1980)
Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio: LP/CD A Woman Needs Love (Arista, 1981)
Ray Parker Jr.: LP/CD The Other Woman (Arista, 1982)
Ray Parker Jr.: 12 INCH "Bad Boy" taken from LP/CD Ray Parker Jr. - Greatest Hits (Arista, 1983)
Ray Parker Jr.: LP/CD Woman Out Of Control (Arista, 1983)
Ray Parker Jr.: LP/CD Chartbusters (Arista, 1984)
Ray Parker Jr.: LP/CD Sex And The Single Man (Arista, 1985)
Ray Parker Jr.: LP/CD After Dark (Geffen, 1987)

Other contributions:

Alphonse Mouzon: LP/CD The Sky Is The Limit (Pausa, 1985) - musician
Alphonse Mouzon: LP/CD Love Fantasy (Optimism, 1987) - musician
Angelo Bond: LP Bondage (ABC, 1975) - songwriter
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Sweet Passion (Atlantic, 1977) - musician
Barry White: LP/CD Can't Get Enough (Mercury, 1974) - musician
Barry White: LP/CD Let The Music Play (Mercury, 1976) - songwriter, musician
Barry White: LP/CD The Man Is Back! (A&M, 1989) - musician
Bill Withers: LP/CD Menagerie (CBS, 1977) - musician
Billy Preston: LP Billy Preston & Syreeta (Motown, 1981) - musician
Blackbyrds, The: LP/CD City Life (Fantasy, 1975) - musician
Blackbyrds, The: LP/CD Action (Fantasy, 1978) - musician
Bobby Womack: LP/CD Safety Zone (United Artists, 1975) - songwriter
Bohannon: LP Insides Out (Dakar, 1975) - songwriter
Bohannon: LP Phase II (Mercury, 1977) - musician
Bohannon: LP Make Your Body Move (Compleat, 1983) - songwriter, arranger
Boz Scaggs: LP Down Two Then Left (Columbia, 1977) - musician
Candi Staton: LP Young Hearts Run Free (Warner Bros., 1976) - musician
Candi Staton: LP House Of Love (Warner Bros., 1978) - musician
Cheryl Lynn: LP/CD Cheryl Lynn (Columbia, 1978) - songwriter, musician
Creative Source: LP Migration (Sussex, 1974) - musician
Dee Dee Bridgewater: LP Dee Dee Bridgewater (Atlantic, 1976) - musician
Deniece Williams: LP/CD As Good As It Gets (CBS, 1988) - musician
Diana Ross: LP/CD Baby It's Me (Motown, 1977) - musician
Dionne Warwick: LP/CD Love At First Sight (Warner Bros., 1977) - musician
Donna Summer: LP/CD She Works Hard For The Money (Mercury, 1983) - musician
Dramatics, The: LP Shake It Well (ABC, 1977) - musician
Earl Klugh: LP Crazy For You (Liberty, 1981) - musician
Four Tops, The: LP Meeting Of The Minds (ABC/Dunhill, 1974) - musician
Gene Page: LP Hot City (Atlantic, 1975) - musician
Gene Page: LP Lovelock (Atlantic, 1976) - songwriter, musician
Harvey Mason: LP/CD Funk In A Mason Jar (Arista, 1975) - musician, songwriter
Harvey Mason: LP/CD Groovin' You (Arista, 1979) - musician
Herbie Hancock: LP/CD V.S.O.P. (CBS, 1976) - musician
Herbie Hancock: LP/CD Secrets (CBS, 1976) - songwriter, musician
Herbie Hancock: LP/CD Feets, Don't Fail Me Now (CBS, 1979) - musician
Herbie Hancock: LP/CD Monster (CBS, 1980) - songwriter, musician
Herbie Hancock: LP/CD Magic Windows (CBS, 1981) - songwriter, musician
Herbie Hancock: 12 INCH "Rockit" - stretched version (CBS, 1983) - musician
Jeffree: LP/CD Jeffree (MCA, 1979) - musician
Jermaine Jackson: LP/CD Jermaine Jackson / Dynamite (Arista, 1984) - musician
Johnny Bristol: LP/CD Feeling The Magic (Atlantic, 1975) - musician
Labelle: LP/CD Chameleon (Epic, 1976) - musician
Lamont Dozier: LP/CD Out Here On My Own (ABC, 1973) - musician
Lamont Dozier: LP/CD Peddlin' Music On The Side (Warner Bros., 1977) - musician
Lamont Dozier: LP/CD Right There (Warner Bros., 1976) - musician
LaToya Jackson: LP/CD LaToya Jackson (Polydor, 1980) - musician
Lee Ritenour: LP/CD Captain Fingers (Epic, 1977) - musician
Lenny Williams: LP/CD Choosing You (ABC, 1977) - musician
Leo Sayer: LP/CD Endless Flight (Chrysalis, 1976) - songwriter (hit "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing", uncredited), musician
Leo Sayer: LP/CD Leo Sayer (Chrysalis, 1978) - songwriter, musician
Leo Sayer: LP/CD Here (Chrysalis, 1979) - songwriter, musician
Leon Haywood: LP Intimate (CBS, 1976) - musician
Leon Haywood: LP Double My Pleasure (MCA, 1978) - musician
Leon Ware: LP/CD Musical Massage (Motown, 1976)- musician
Linda Lewis: LP Woman Overboard (Arista, 1977) - musician
Love Unlimited: LP/CD In Heat (Mercury, 1974) - musician
Love Unlimited Orchestra: LP/CD Rhapsody In White (Mercury, 1974) - musician
Love Unlimited Orchestra: LP/CD White Gold (Mercury, 1974) - songwriter, musician
Main Ingredient, The: LP Music Maximus (RCA, 1976) - songwriter
Marvin Gaye: LP/CD I Want You (Motown, 1976) - musician
Maxine Nightingale: LP Right Back Where We Started From (United Artists, 1976) - songwriter
Michael Henderson: LP/CD Goin' Places (Buddah, 1977) - songwriter
Michael Henderson: LP/CD In The Nighttime (Buddah, 1978) - musician
Michael Henderson: LP/CD Wide Receiver (Buddah, 1980) - musician
Natalie Cole: LP Thankful (Capitol, 1977) – musician
Ollie Baba: LP Ollie Baba (Polydor, 1978) - musician
Originals, The: LP California Sunset (Motown, 1975) - musician
Patti LaBelle: LP/CD Patti LaBelle (Epic, 1977) - songwriter
Philip Bailey: LP/CD Inside Out (CBS, 1986) - songwriter, musician
Pockets, The: LP/CD Take It On Up (CBS, 1978) - songwriter
Pointer Sisters: LP/CD Having A Party (Blue Thumb, 1977) - musician
Ronnie McNeir: LP Love's Comin' Down (Motown, 1976) - musician
Rufus feat. Chaka Khan: LP/CD Rags To Rufus (MCA, 1974) - songwriter
Stanley Turrentine: LP In The Pocket (Fantasy, 1975) - musician
Stevie Wonder: LP/CD Talking Book (Motown, 1972) - musician
Stevie Wonder: LP/CD Innervisions (Motown, 1973) - musician
Stevie Woods: LP/CD Take Me To Your Heaven (Cotillion, 1981) - musician
Tease: LP Tease (RCA, 1983) - musician
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Love Language (Asylum, 1984) - songwriter, musician, arranger
Wah Wah Watson: LP/CD Elementary (Columbia, 1977) - musician

Darryl Payne














Producer facts in short:


From '80s disco-funk to garage and early house Darryl Payne has showed what quality, dedication and determination was. At the age of 17 he started up a successful record promotion business in N.Y. in 1978. Payne was doing the promotion of hot disco acts such as Grace Jones, Dan Hartman, The Trammps and Loleatta Holloway. In 1981 he left the security of a thriving business for the unsafe world of creativity, in this case record production. His first deal was with Vanguard Records for the production of "No One Can Do It (Like You)" by Carol Williams. This record marked the birth of two major careers being Darryl Payne's first ever production and Shep Pettibone's first ever mix. Major success didn't come until "Feel Alright" by Komiko on SAM Records. From then on production work came in thick and fast. He often teamed up with producers Eric Matthew, Gary Turnier and André Booth for his various projects. Payne is one of the only three producers in history who got 5 records in the Billboard's Black Singles' Chart simultaneously: Sharon Redd "Beat The Street", Sinnamon "Thanks To You", Carol Williams "Can't Get Away (From Your Love)", Komiko "Feel Alright" and France Joli "Your Good Lovin'". Further inspired by this success Darryl Payne used his previous business experience to set up his own record label New Image Records in 1985. Since the early '90s Darryl Payne's productions have been low profile, but the work done in the '80s as an ambassador of the New York club sound permitted him to gain the just respect for a major talent.

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Armenta: 12 INCH "Tell Me (What You Need)" (New Image, 1987)
Billy Strick: "Can You Love Me" from LP Darryl Payne - Past, Present & Future (Graphic, 1989)
Brian Keith: 12 INCH "Touch Me (Love Me Tonight)" (New Image, 1988)
Carol Douglas: LP Love Zone (Next Plateau, 1983)
Carol Douglas: 12 INCH "When Love Goes Wrong" (New Image, 1987)
Carol Williams: 12 INCH "No One Can Do It (Like You)" (Vanguard, 1981)
Carol Williams: 12 INCH "Can't Get Away (From Your Love)" (Vanguard, 1982)
Carol Williams: 12 INCH "You've Reached The Bottom Line" (Vanguard, 1983)
Carol Williams: 12 INCH "Have You For My Love" (New Image, 1983)
Carol Williams: 12 INCH "What's The Deal?" (New Image, 1986)
Darryl Payne: LP/CD Past, Present & Future (New Image, 1989)
Eazy: 12 INCH "Project Funk" (Vanguard, 1981)
Electrik Funk: 12 INCH "On A Journey (I Sing The Funk Electric)" (Prelude, 1982)
Fonda Rae: 12 INCH "Over Like A Fat Rat" (Vanguard, 1982)
France Joli: LP/CD Now! (Prelude, 1982)
Katie Kissoon: 12 INCH "You're The One (You're My Number One)" (Jive, 1983)
Komiko: 12 INCH "Feel Alright" (SAM, 1982)
Kreamcicle: 12 INCH "Hold On" (SAM, 1982)
Kreamcicle: 12 INCH "No News Is News" (Starlite, 1983)
Kreamcicle: 12 INCH "No News Is News" REMIX (New Image, 1986)
Kreamcicle: 12 INCH "Work Ya Body" (New Image, 1986)
Kreamcicle: "Dancing In The Street" 
from LP Darryl Payne - Past, Present & Future (Graphic, 1989)
Marc Sadane: "Why Can't You (Believe In Me)" from LP Darryl Payne - Past, Present & Future (Graphic, 1989)
NV: 12 INCH "It's Alright" (Sire, 1983)
NV: 12 INCH "Haunted" (New Image, 1986)
Richard Jon Smith: LP/CD Richard Jon Smith (Jive, 1983)
Sharon Redd: LP/CD Sharon Redd (Prelude, 1980)
Sharon Redd: LP/CD Redd Hott (Prelude, 1982)
Sharon Redd: 12 INCH "Second To None" (Payne, 1988)
Sinnamon: 12 INCH "Thanks To You" (Sutra/Becket, 1982)
Sinnamon: 12 INCH "He's Gonna Take You Home" (Becket, 1982)
Sinnamon: 12 INCH "I Need You Now" (Jive, 1983)
Sinnamon: 12 INCH "Send It C.O.D." (New Image, 1987)

Other contributions:

Dino Terrell: 12 INCH "You Can Do It (It's So Easy)" (New Image, 1985) - arranger, mixer

Freddie Perren









Under construction

Richard Perry












Productions (and songs) appear on:

DeBarge: LP/CD Rhythm Of The Night (Motown, 1985)
Diana Ross: LP/CD Baby It's Me (Motown, 1977)
Diana Ross: LP/CD Swept Away (Capitol, 1984)
Donna Summer: LP/CD All Systems Go (Geffen, 1987)
Greg Phillinganes: LP/CD Pulse (Planet 1984)
Jeffrey Osborne: LP/CD Emotional (A&M, 1986)
June Pointer: LP/CD Baby Sister (Planet, 1983)
Leo Sayer: LP/CD Endless Flight (Chrysalis, 1976)
Leo Sayer: LP/CD Leo Sayer (Chrysalis, 1978)
Leo Sayer: LP/CD Thunder In My Heart (Chrysalis, 1977)
Marva King: LP Feels Right (Planet, 1981)
Patti LaBelle: LP/CD Winner In You (MCA, 1986)
Pointer Sisters: LP/CD Energy (Planet, 1978)
Pointer Sisters: LP/CD Priority (Planet, 1979)
Pointer Sisters: LP/CD Special Things (Planet, 1980)
Pointer Sisters: LP/CD Black And White (Planet, 1981)
Pointer Sisters: LP/CD So Excited (Planet, 1982)
Pointer Sisters: LP/CD Break Out (Planet, 1983)
Pointer Sisters: "Neutron Dance" from LP/CD Beverly Hills Cop - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1984)
Pointer Sisters: LP/CD Contact (RCA, 1985)
Pointer Sisters: LP/CD Hot Together (RCA, 1986)
Pointer Sisters: LP/CD Serious Slammin' (RCA, 1988)
Pointer Sisters: "He Turned Me Out" from LP/CD Action Jackson - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (RCA-BMG, 1988)
Swing: LP Swing (Planet, 1981)
Syreeta: LP Syreeta (Motown, 1980)

Other contributions:
Greg Phillinganes: LP/CD Significant Gains (Planet, 1981) – songwriter

Jacques Fred Petrus & Mauro Malavasi (See M: Jacques Fred Petrus & Mauro Malavasi)

Felton Pilate & Michael Cooper (See C: Felton Pilate & Michael Cooper)

Michael J. Powell














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Anita Baker: LP/CD Rapture (Elektra, 1985)
Anita Baker: LP/CD Giving You The Best That I Got (Elektra, 1988)
Body: LP/CD Body (MCA, 1987)
Brick: LP/CD Too Tuff (Magic City, 1988)
Chapter 8: LP/CD Chapter 8 (Ariola, 1979)
Chapter 8: LP/CD This Love's For Real (Beverly Glen, 1985)
Chapter 8: LP/CD Forever (Capitol, 1988)
David Peaston: LP/CD Introducing…David Peaston (Geffen, 1989)
Grover Washington Jr.: LP/CD Strawberry Moon (Columbia, 1987)
James Ingram: LP/CD It's Real (Warner Bros., 1989)
Mini Curry: LP/CD 100% (Timeless, 1987)
Peabo Bryson: LP/CD Positive (Elektra, 1988)
Perri: LP/CD The Flight (Zebra/MCA, 1988)
R.J.'s Latest Arrival: LP/CD Tangled In Love (EMI America, 1989)
Randy Crawford: LP/CD Rich And Poor (Warner Bros., 1989)
Regina Belle: LP/CD All By Myself (CBS, 1987)

Prince














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Andre Cymone: LP/CD AC (CBS, 1985)
Apollonia 6: LP/CD Apollonia 6 (Warner Bros., 1984)
Chaka Khan: LP/CD C.K. (Warner Bros., 1988)
Jill Jones: LP/CD Jill Jones (Paisley Park-Warner Bros., 1987)
Madonna: LP/CD Like A Prayer (Sire, 1989)
Mavis Staples: LP/CD Time Waits For No One (Paisley Park-Warner Bros., 1989)
Patti LaBelle: LP/CD Be Yourself (MCA, 1989)
Prince: LP/CD For You (Warner Bros., 1978)
Prince: LP/CD Prince (Warner Bros., 1979)
Prince: LP/CD Dirty Mind (Warner Bros., 1980)
Prince: LP/CD Controversy (Warner Bros., 1981)
Prince: LP/CD 1999 (Warner Bros., 1982)
Prince & The Revolution: LP/CD Purple Rain (Warner Bros., 1984)
Prince & The Revolution: LP/CD Around The World In A Day (Paisley Park-Warner Bros., 1985)
Prince & The Revolution: LP/CD Parade (Paisley Park-Warner Bros., 1986)
Prince: LP/CD Sign 'O' The Times (Paisley Park-Warner Bros., 1987)
Prince: LP/CD Lovesexy (Paisley Park-Warner Bros., 1988)
Prince: LP/CD The Black Album (Warner Bros., 1988)
Prince: LP/CD Batman - Music From The Motion Picture (Warner Bros., 1989)
Sheena Easton: LP/CD A Private Heaven (EMI, 1984)
Sheena Easton: LP/CD The Lover In Me (MCA, 1988)
Sheila E.: LP/CD The Glamorous Life (Warner Bros., 1984)
Sheila E.: LP/CD Romance 1600 (Warner Bros., 1985)
Sheila E.: LP/CD Sheila E. (Warner Bros., 1987)
Taja Sevelle: LP/CD Taja Sevelle (Paisley Park-Warner Bros., 1987)
Time, The: LP/CD The Time (Warner Bros., 1981)
Time, The: LP/CD What Time Is It ? (Warner Bros., 1982)
Time, The: LP/CD Ice Cream Castles (Warner Bros., 1984)
Vanity 6: LP/CD Vanity 6 (Warner Bros., 1982)

Other contributions:

94 East: LP/CD Minneapolis Genius (Hot Pink, 1977/1985) - songwriter, musician
Family, The: LP/CD The Family (Paisley Park-Warner Bros., 1985) - songwriter
Nona Hendryx: LP/CD Female Trouble (EMI America, 1987) - songwriter (Joey Coco)

R

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds & Lou Antonio "L.A." Reid (See B: Babyface & L.A. Reid)

William Anderson & Raymond Reid (See C: Crown Heights Affair-related)

Teddy Riley



Productions, co-productions (and songs) appear on:

Al B. Just Two MC's: 12 INCH "Wong" (World To World, 1986)
Al B. Sure: LP/CD In Effect Mode (Warner Bros., 1988)
Awesome Foursome: 12 INCH "Monster Beat" (Danya, 1986)
Big Daddy Kane: LP/CD It's A Big Daddy Thing (Cold Chillin', 1989)
B-Fats: 12 INCH "Woppit" (Posse, 1986)
B-Fats: 12 INCH "The B-Fats" (Rooftop, 1987)
Classical Two, The: 12 INCH "New Generation" / "(She's A) Freak Dog" (Rooftop, 1987)
Déjà: LP/CD Made To Be Together (Virgin, 1988)
Delicious: 12 INCH "My Body And Soul" (Twin Tower, 1986)
Disco Four: 12 INCH "Get Busy" / "Stomp, Stomp, Clap" (Reality, 1986)
Divine Force: 12 INCH "T.V. Guide" / "The Jizer" / "We Came Here..." (Yamak-Ka, 1987)
DJ Hollywood: 12 INCH "Love In The Afternoon" (World To World, 1987)
DJ Short & Max Zeke: 12 INCH "My Phone" (Hechomance, 1987)
Gyrlz, The: LP/CD Love Me Or Leave Me (Capitol, 1988)
Guy: LP/CD Guy (MCA, 1988)
Heavy D. & The Boyz: LP/CD Living Large (MCA, 1987)
Heavy D. & The Boyz: LP/CD Big Tyme (MCA, 1989)
Jacksons, The: LP/CD 2300 Jackson Street (Epic, 1989)
Johnny Kemp: LP/CD Secrets Of Flying (Columbia, 1988)
Jonathan Butler: LP/CD More Than Friends (Jive, 1988)
Keith Sweat: LP/CD Make It Last Forever (Elektra/Vintertainment, 1987)
Kool Moe Dee: LP/CD Kool Moe Dee (Jive, 1987)
Kool Moe Dee: LP/CD How Ya Like Me Now (Jive , 1987)
Kool Moe Dee: LP/CD Knowledge Is King (Jive, 1989)
LaVa'Ba: 12 INCH "That Girl" / "Get Up" (Sugar Hill, 1985)
Levert: LP/CD Just Coolin' (Atlantic, 1988)
Masters Of Ceremony: 12 INCH "Crime" (M-Low, 1985)
Ray Rock & KC: 12 INCH "Minnie" / "Rayrock Kick It" (NV, 1986)
Roof Top: 12 INCH "Caught Out There" (Hechomance, 1987)
Spoonie Gee: LP/CD The Godfather Of Rap" (Tuff City, 1987)
Teddy Riley Feat. Guy: 12 INCH "My Fantasy" (MCA, 1989)
Today: LP/CD Today (Motown, 1988)
Tony Tee: LP/CD Time To Get Physical (Rooftop, 1987)
Wee Papa Girl Rappers: LP/CD The Beat, The Rhyme, The Noise (Jive, 1988)

Other contributions:

James Ingram: LP/CD It's Real (Warner Bros., 1989) - arranger
Wrecks-N-Effect: LP/CD Wreckx-N-Effect (Motown, 1989) - mixer

Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Carly Simon: 12 INCH "Why" taken from LP Soup For One - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Mirage, 1982)
Chic: LP/CD Chic (Atlantic, 1977)
Chic: LP/CD C'est Chic (Atlantic, 1978)
Chic: LP/CD Risqué (Atlantic, 1979)
Chic: LP/CD Real People (Atlantic, 1980)
Chic: LP/CD Take It Off (Atlantic, 1981)
Chic: LP/CD Tongue In Chic (Atlantic, 1982)
Chic: 12 INCH "Soup For One" taken from LP Soup For One - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Mirage, 1982)
Chic: LP/CD Believer (Atlantic, 1983)
Chic: "Just Call Me" from The Chic Organization Box Set Vol. 1 / Savoir Faire (Warner Music-Rhino, 1983/2010) - previously unreleased
Diana Ross: LP/CD Diana (Motown, 1980)
Diana Ross: LP/CD Diana (Motown, 1980/2003) - Original Chic mix
Debbie Harry: LP/CD Koo Koo (Chrysalis, 1981)
Fonzi Thornton: "I Work For A Living" from LP Soup For One - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Mirage, 1982)
Fonzi Thornton: LP Frostbite (1981) - unreleased
Fonzi Thornton: "I Work For A Living" (long version) from The Chic Organization Box Set Vol. 1 / Savoir Faire (Warner Music-Rhino, 1981/2010) - previously unreleased
Fonzi Thornton feat. Chic: "I'll Change My Game" from The Chic Organization Box Set Vol. 1 / Savoir Faire (Warner Music-Rhino, 1981/2010) - previously unreleased
Johnny Mathis: LP I Love My Lady (CBS, 1981) - unreleased
Johnny Mathis: "I Want To Fall In Love" from The Chic Organization Box Set Vol. 1 / Savoir Faire (Warner Music-Rhino, 1981/2010) - previously unreleased
Johnny Mathis: "It's Alright To Love Me" from The Chic Organization Box Set Vol. 1 / Savoir Faire (Warner Music-Rhino, 1981/2010) - previously unreleased
Johnny Mathis: "Something To Sing About" from The Chic Organization Box Set Vol. 1 / Savoir Faire (Warner Music-Rhino, 1981/2010) - previously unreleased
Norma Jean Wright: LP/CD Norma Jean (Bearsville, 1978)
Sheila & B. Devotion: LP King Of The World (Carrere, 1980)
Sheila & B. Devotion: "Your Love Is Good" from The Chic Organization Box Set Vol. 1 / Savoir Faire (Warner Music-Rhino, 1980/2010) - previously unreleased
Sister Sledge: LP/CD We Are Family (Atlantic, 1979)
Sister Sledge: LP/CD Love Somebody Today (Atlantic, 1980)
Soup For One: LP Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Mirage, 1982)
Teddy Pendergrass: "Dream Girl" from LP Soup For One - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Mirage, 1982)

Other contributions:

Fonzi Thornton: LP/CD The Leader (RCA, 1983) - musicians
Odyssey: LP/CD Happy Together (RCA, 1982) - songwriters, musicians
Stacy Lattisaw: LP/CD Let Me Be Your Angel (Cotillion, 1980) - musicians

Nile Rodgers














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Al Jarreau: LP/CD L Is For Lover (Warner Bros., 1986)
Al Jarreau: "Moonlighting" from LP/CD Moonlighting - Original TV Soundtrack (MCA, 1987)
David Bowie: LP/CD Let's Dance (EMI, 1983)
Diana Ross: LP/CD Workin' Overtime (Motown, 1989)
Eddie Murphy: LP/CD So Happy (CBS, 1989)
Grace Jones: LP/CD Inside Story (Manhattan, 1986)
Hall & Oates: LP/CD Rock 'N' Soul, Pt. 1: Greatest Hits (RCA, 1983)
Jenny Burton: "People Have Got To Move" from LP/CD White Nights - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Atlantic, 1985)
Madonna: LP/CD Like A Virgin (Sire, 1984)
Michael Gregory: LP Situation X (Island, 1983)
Nile Rodgers: LP/CD Adventures In The Land Of The Good Groove (Mirage-Atlantic, 1983)
Nile Rodgers: LP/CD B-Movie Matinee (Warner Bros., 1985)
Outloud: LP/CD Outloud (Warner Bros., 1987)
Philip Bailey: LP/CD Inside Out (CBS, 1986)
Sandy Stewart & Nile Rodgers: "This Is Your Day" from LP/CD White Nights - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Atlantic, 1985)
Sheena Easton: LP/CD Do You (EMI, 1985)
Sister Sledge: LP/CD When The Boys Meet The Girls (Atlantic, 1985)
Southside Johnny & The Jukes: LP Trash It Up (Mirage-Atlantic, 1983)
System, The: 12 INCH "Coming To America" taken from LP/CD Coming To America - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Atco, 1988)
Terri Gonzalez: LP/CD Is There Rockin' In This House (Atlantic, 1987)

Other contributions:

Diana Ross: LP/CD Swept Away (Capitol, 1984) - musician
Linx: LP/CD Go Ahead (Chrysalis, 1981) - musician
Luther: LP This Close To You (Cotillion, 1977) - musician
Nona Hendryx: LP/CD Nona (RCA, 1983) - musician
Revelation: LP/CD Revelation (Handshake, 1980) - musician
Will Powers: LP Dancing For Mental Health (Island, 1983) - musician

Dave Grusin & Larry Rosen (See G: Dave Grusin & Larry Rosen)

Richard Rudolph















Under construction

S

Skip Scarborough













Productions (and songs) appear on:

Alton McClain & Destiny: LP Gonna Tell The World (Polydor, 1981)
Autumn: LP Arrival (Compleat, 1984)
Bill Summers: LP/CD Feel The Heat (Prestige, 1977)
Blue Magic: LP Message From The Magic (Atco, 1978)
Bobbi Humphrey: LP/CD Tailor Made (Epic, 1977)
Chuck Cissel: LP Just For You (Arista, 1979)
Con Funk Shun: LP/CD Secrets (Mercury, 1977)
Con Funk Shun: LP/CD Loveshine (Mercury, 1978)
Con Funk Shun: LP/CD Candy (Mercury, 1979)
Con Funk Shun: LP/CD Spirit Of Love (Mercury, 1980)
Freda Payne: LP Supernatural High (Capitol, 1978)
Mother Finest: LP Mother Finest (Epic, 1978)
Patti LaBelle: LP/CD It's Alright With Me (Epic, 1979)
Phyllis Hyman: LP/CD Somewhere In My Lifetime (Arista, 1978)
Rockie Robbins: LP/CD I Believe In Love (A&M, 1981)
Webster Lewis: LP/CD Let Me Be The One (Epic, 1981)

Other contributions:

Earth, Wind & Fire: “Love Music” from The Best Of Earth Wind & Fire Vol. I (CBS, 1978) - songwriter
Gene Harris:
LP In A Special Way (Blue Note, 1976) - songwriter

Lotti Golden & Richard Scher (See G: Lotti Golden & Richard Scher)

Lonnie Simmons

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Gabriella: 12 INCH "Bottom Line" (Total Experience, 1987)
Gap Band: LP/CD Gap Band I (Mercury, 1979)
Gap Band: LP/CD II (Mercury, 1980)
Gap Band: LP/CD III (Mercury, 1981)
Gap Band: LP/CD IV (Mercury, 1982)
Gap Band: LP/CD V Jammin' (Total Experience, 1983)
Gap Band: LP/CD VI (Total Experience, 1984)
Gap Band: LP/CD VII (Total Experience, 1985)
Gap Band: LP/CD 8 (Total Experience, 1986)
Gap Band: LP/CD Straight From The Heart (Total Experience, 1988)
Goodie: LP Call Me Goodie (Total Experience, 1982)

Krush Groove: LP/CD Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Warner Bros., 1985)
Prime Time: LP Flying High (Total Experience, 1984)
Sparkle: 12 INCH "So Inspired" (Total Experience, 1988)
Switch: LP/CD Am I Still Your Boyfriend? (Total Experience, 1984)
Yarbrough & Peoples: LP/CD The Two Of Us (Mercury, 1980)
Yarbrough & Peoples: LP Heartbeats (Total Experience, 1982)
Yarbrough & Peoples: LP/CD Be A Winner (Total Experience, 1984)
Yarbrough & Peoples: LP/CD Guilty (Total Experience, 1986)

Ashford & Simpson (See A: Ashford & Simpson)

Rahni Song a.k.a. Rahni P. Harris II (See H: Rahni P. Harris II a.k.a. Rahni Song)

Michael Stokes












Productions (and songs) appear on:

Active Force: LP/CD Active Force (A&M, 1983)
Booker T. Jones: LP/CD I Want You (A&M, 1981)
Creative Source: LP/CD Creative Source (Sussex, 1973)
Creative Source: LP Migration (Sussex, 1974)
Creative Source: LP Pass The Feeling On (Polydor, 1975)
Creative Source: LP Consider The Source (Polydor, 1976)
Enchantment: LP Enchantment (Roadshow, 1976)
Enchantment: LP Once Upon A Dream (Roadshow, 1977)
Enchantment: LP Journey To The Land Of Enchantment (RCA, 1979)
Enchantment: LP/CD Utopia (CBS, 1983)
Enchantment: 12 INCH "Feel Like Dancing" (Prelude, 1984)
Gerald Mallory: 12 INCH "Lay It Down On Me"/"Keep On Dancing" (Prelude, 1982)
Harari: LP Harari (A&M, 1981)
Herb Alpert: LP Magic Man (A&M, 1981)
Keith Barrow: LP Physical Attraction (CBS, 1978)
L.T.D.: LP/CD Love Magic (A&M, 1981)
Magic Lady: LP Magic Lady (Arista, 1980)
Magic Lady: LP/CD Hot 'N' Sassy (A&M, 1982)
Magic Lady: LP/CD Magic Lady (Motown, 1988)
Mark Radice: LP Intense (Roadshow, 1977)
Masterfleet: LP High On The Sea (Sussex, 1973)
Morning, Noon & Night: LP Morning, Noon & Night (United Artists, 1977)
Nature's Divine: LP In The Beginning (Infinity, 1979)
Onyx: 12 INCH "I Want Love" (Prelude, 1984)
Ozone: LP/CD Glasses (Motown, 1983)
Ronn Matlock: LP/CD Love City (Cotillion, 1979)
Rose Royce: LP The Show Must Go On (Montage, 1985)
Segments Of Time: LP Segments Of Time (Sussex, 1972)
Sharon Redd: 12 INCH "Undercover Girl" (Prelude, 1985)
Sherrick: LP/CD Sherrick (Warner Bros., 1987)
Shirley Caesar: LP First Lady (Roadshow, 1977)
Shirley Caesar: LP From The Heart (Roadshow, 1978)

Carl Sturken & Evan Rogers















Under construction

Surface: David "Pic" Conley, David Townsend & Bernard Jackson












Productions (and songs) appear on:

Carol Lynn Townes: LP/CD Try Me Out (Polydor, 1988)
Gwen Guthrie: LP/CD Good To Go Lover (Polydor, 1986)
Hi Tension: 12 INCH "You Make Me Happy" (Streetwave, 1984)
Isaac Hayes: LP/CD U-Turn (CBS, 1986)
Jermaine Jackson: LP/CD Don't Take It Personal (Arista, 1989)
Jimmy Williams: 12 INCH "Do You Really Want To Wait" (Soulstreet, 1987)
Mason: LP/CD Double Xposure (Elektra, 1987)
Rebbie Jackson: LP/CD Reaction (CBS, 1986)
Rebbie Jackson: LP/CD R U Tuff Enuff (CBS, 1988)
Stanley Jordan: LP/CD Flying Home (EMI, 1988)
Surface: 12 INCH "Falling In Love" (Salsoul, 1983)
Surface: 12 INCH "When Your X Wants You Back" (Salsoul, 1984)
Surface: 12 INCH "Stop Holdin' Back" (Salsoul, 1984)
Surface: LP/CD Surface (CBS, 1986)
Surface: LP/CD 2nd Wave (CBS, 1988)
Visions: LP/CD Visions (Polydor, 1988)

Other contributions:

New Edition: LP/CD All For Love (MCA, 1985) - songwriters

Leon F. Sylvers III 









Productions (and songs) appear on:

7th Wonder: LP/CD Thunder (Chocolate City, 1980)
Brothers Johnson, The: LP/CD Out Of Control (A&M, 1984)
Carrie Lucas: LP/CD Portrait Of Carrie (Solar, 1980)
Carrie Lucas: LP/CD Still In Love (Solar, 1982)
Dynasty: LP/CD Your Piece Of The Rock (Solar, 1979)
Dynasty: LP/CD Adventures In The Land Of Music (Solar, 1980)
Dynasty: LP/CD The Second Adventure (Solar, 1981)
Dynasty: LP/CD Right Back At Cha ! (Solar, 1982)
Evelyn "Champagne" King: LP/CD Face To Face (RCA, 1983)
Evelyn "Champagne" King: LP/CD Flirt (Manhattan/EMI, 1988)
Evelyn "Champagne" King: LP/CD The Girl Next Door (EMI-USA, 1989)
Five Star: LP/CD Rock The World (RCA, 1988)
Foster Sylvers & Hy-tech: LP/CD Plain And Simple (1987, EMI-America)
Gina Foster: LP/CD Love Is A House (Deconstruction/BMG-RCA, 1989)
Gladys Knight & The Pips: LP/CD Visions (CBS, 1983)
Gladys Knight & The Pips: LP/CD Life (CBS, 1985)
Glenn Jones: LP/CD Finesse (RCA, 1984)
Howard Hewett: LP/CD I Commit To Love (Elektra, 1986)
Janet Jackson: LP/CD Janet Jackson (A&M, 1982)
Jesse's Gang: LP/CD Center Of Attraction (Geffen, 1987)
Joyce Kennedy: LP Lookin' For Trouble (A&M, 1984)
Krystol: LP/CD Gettin' Ready (Epic, 1984)
Krystol: LP Talk Of The Town (Epic, 1985)
Lakeside: LP/CD Shot Of Love (Solar, 1978)
Lakeside: LP/CD Rough Riders (Solar, 1979)
Lakeside: LP/CD Power (Solar, 1987)
Leon F. Sylvers III: LP/CD Leon F. Sylvers III (Motown, 1989)
Living In A Box: LP/CD Gatecrashing (Capitol, 1989)
Lushus Daim & The Pretty Vain: LP More Than You Can Handle (Motown, 1985)
Marva King: 12 INCH "Back Up" (Tri-World, 1988)
Midnight Star: LP/CD The Beginning (Solar, 1980)
Midnight Star: LP/CD Standing Together (Solar, 1981)
Real To Reel: 12 INCH "Can You Treat Me Like She Does" (Arista, 1983)
Real To Reel: 12 INCH "Love Me Like This" (Arista, 1983)
Rockie Robbins: LP/CD Rockie Robbins (MCA, 1985)
S.O.S. Band, The: LP/CD III (Tabu, 1982)
Shalamar: LP/CD Disco Gardens (Solar, 1978)
Shalamar: LP/CD Big Fun (Solar, 1979)
Shalamar: LP/CD Three For Love (Solar, 1980)
Shalamar: LP/CD Go For It (Solar, 1981)
Shalamar: LP/CD Friends (Solar, 1982)
Shalamar: LP/CD The Look (Solar, 1983)
Spinners, The: LP Cross Fire (Atlantic, 1984)
Stacy Lattisaw: LP Take Me All The Way (Motown, 1986)
Sylvers, The: LP Forever Yours (Casablanca, 1978)
Sylvers, The: LP/CD Concept (Solar, 1981)
Sylvers, The: LP Bizarre (Geffen, 1984)
Tavares: LP/CD Words And Music (RCA, 1983)
Troy Johnson: LP Getting A Grip On Love (Motown, 1986)
Whispers, The: LP/CD Whisper In Your Ear (Solar, 1979)
Whispers, The: LP/CD The Whispers (Solar, 1979)
Whispers, The: LP/CD Imagination (Solar, 1980)
Whispers, The: LP/CD This Kind Of Lovin' (Solar, 1981)
Whispers, The: LP/CD Love Is Where You Find It (Solar, 1981)
Whispers, The: LP/CD Love For Love (Solar, 1983)
Whispers, The: LP/CD So Good (Solar, 1984)
Whispers, The: LP/CD Just Gets Better With Time (Solar, 1987)

Other contributions:

Dynasty: LP Daydreamin' (Solar, 1986) - songwriter
Foster Sylvers: LP Foster Sylvers (Pride, 1973) - songwriter
Freda Payne: 12 INCH "In Motion" (Sutra, 1982) - arranger

Gene Page: LP/CD Love Starts After Dark (Arista, 1980) - songwriter
Wax: LP/CD Do You Believe In Magic (RCA, 1981) - songwriter, producer assistant

T

Rod Temperton















Productions (and songs) appear on:

Jeffrey Osborne: LP/CD Emotional (A&M, 1986)
Klymaxx: LP/CD Klymaxx (MCA, 1986)
Michael McDonald: LP/CD No Lookin’ Back (Warner Bros., 1985)
Michael McDonald: 12 INCH "Sweet Freedom" taken from LP/CD Running Scared - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1986)
New Edition: 12 INCH "Once In A Lifetime Groove" taken from LP/CD Running Scared - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1986)
Quincy Jones: LP/CD Back On The Block (Qwest, 1989)
Running Scared: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1986)
Siedah Garrett: LP/CD Kiss Of Life (Qwest, 1988)

Other contributions:

Anita Baker: LP/CD Rapture (Elektra, 1986) - songwriter
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Love All The Hurt Away (Arista, 1981) - songwriter
Bob James: LP/CD Sign Of The Times (Tappan Zee, 1981) - songwriter, arranger
Bob James: LP/CD Hands Down (Tappan Zee, 1982) - songwriter, arranger
Brothers Johnson, The: LP/CD Light Up The Night (A&M, 1980) - songwriter, arranger, musician
Donna Summer: LP/CD Donna Summer (Warner Bros., 1982) - songwriter, arranger
George Benson: LP/CD Give Me The Night (Warner Bros., 1980) - songwriter, arranger
Heatwave: LP/CD Too Hot Too Handle (Epic, 1977) - songwriter, musician
Heatwave: LP/CD Central Heating (Epic, 1978) - songwriter, musician
Heatwave: LP/CD Hot Property (Epic, 1979) - songwriter, musician
Heatwave: LP/CD Candles (Epic, 1981) - songwriter, musician
Heatwave: LP/CD Current (Epic, 1982) - songwriter
Herbie Hancock: LP/CD Lite Me Up (CBS, 1982) - songwriter, arranger
James Ingram: LP/CD It's Your Night (Qwest, 1983) - songwriter, arranger, musician
Karen Carpenter: LP/CD Karen Carpenter (A&M, 1996) - songwriter, arranger
Lou Rawls: LP/CD Close Company (Epic, 1984) - songwriter
Manhattan Transfer: LP/CD Bodies And Souls (Atlantic, 1983) - songwriter, arranger
Michael Jackson: LP/CD Off The Wall (Epic, 1979) - songwriter, arranger
Michael Jackson: LP/CD Thriller (Epic, 1982) - songwriter, arranger, musician
Patti Austin: LP/CD Every Home Should Have One (Qwest, 1981) - songwriter, arranger, musician
Quincy Jones: LP/CD The Dude (A&M, 1981) - songwriter, arranger
Rufus & Chaka Khan: LP/CD Masterjam (MCA, 1979) - songwriter, arranger
Second Image: LP/CD Strange Reflections (MCA, 1985) - songwriter, arranger
Stanley Jordan: LP/CD Magic Touch (Blue Note, 1985) - songwriter
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Stephanie Mills (MCA, 1985) - songwriter
The Color Purple: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Warner Bros., 1985) - songwriter
The Stud: LP Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CBS, 1978) - songwriter

Russell Timmons Jr.














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Lew Kirton: LP/CD Talk To Me (BID/CBS, 1983)
Reddings, The: LP/CD The Awakening (BID/CBS, 1980)
Reddings, The: LP/CD Class (BID/CBS, 1981)
Reddings, The: LP/CD Steamin' Hot (BID/CBS, 1982)
Reddings, The: LP/CD Back To Basics (BID/CBS, 1983)
Reddings, The: LP/CD If Looks Could Kill (Polydor, 1985)
Tyrone Brunson: LP/CD Sticky Situation (BID/CBS, 1983)
Tyrone Brunson: LP Fresh (BID/CBS, 1984)

Tom Tom 84 a.k.a. Tom Washington









Under construction

David "Pic" Conley & David Townsend (See C: David "Pic" Conley & David Townsend)

Roger Troutman














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Bobby Glover: LP/CD Bad Bobby Glover (CBS, 1984)
Dayton: LP/CD Feel The Music (Capitol, 1983)
Dick Smith: LP Initial Thrust (Warner Bros., 1983)
Jesse Rae: LP/CD The Thistle (Warner Bros., 1987)
Lynch: LP/CD A Pinch Of Lynch (Capitol, 1989)
New Horizons: LP/CD Something New (Columbia, 1983)
New Horizons: LP/CD Gonna Have Big Fun (Columbia, 1984)
Roger & The Human Body: LP Truth Be Known (Capitol, 1976)
Roger: LP/CD The Many Facets Of Roger (Warner Bros., 1981)
Roger: LP/CD The Saga Continues (Warner Bros., 1984)
Roger: LP/CD Unlimited! (Reprise, 1987)
Shirley Murdock: LP/CD Shirley Murdock (Elektra, 1986)
Shirley Murdock: LP/CD A Woman's Point Of View (Elektra,1988)
Sugarfoot: LP/CD Sugar Kiss (Warner Bros., 1985)
The Human Body: LP/CD Make You Shake It (Columbia, 1984)
The Human Body: LP Cosmic Round Up (Elektra, 1985)
Zapp: LP/CD Zapp (Warner Bros., 1980)
Zapp: LP/CD II (Warner Bros., 1982)
Zapp: LP/CD III (Warner Bros., 1983)
Zapp: LP/CD New Zapp IV U (Warner Bros., 1985)
Zapp: LP/CD V (Warner Bros., 1989)

Other contributions:

Sun: LP/CD Wanna Make Love (Capitol, 1976) - musician
Funkadelic: LP/CD The Electric Spanking Of War Babies (Warner Bros., 1981) - musician
Scritti Politti: LP/CD Provision (Warner Bros., 1988) - musician

V

Luther Vandross













Productions (and songs) appear on:

Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Jump To It (Arista, 1982)
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Get It Right (Arista, 1983)
Cheryl Lynn: LP/CD Instant Love (Columbia, 1982)
Diana Ross: LP/CD Red Hot Rhythm & Blues (Capitol, 1987)
Dionne Warwick: LP/CD How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (Arista, 1983)
Gregory Hines: LP/CD Gregory Hines (Epic, 1988)
Luther: LP Luther (Cotillion, 1976)
Luther: LP This Close To You (Cotillion, 1977)
Luther Vandross: LP/CD Never Too Much (Epic, 1981)
Luther Vandross: LP/CD Forever, For Always, For Love (Epic, 1982)
Luther Vandross: LP/CD Busy Body (Epic, 1983)
Luther Vandross: LP/CD The Night I Fell In Love (Epic, 1985)
Luther Vandross: LP/CD Give Me The Reason (Epic, 1986)
Luther Vandross: LP/CD Any Love (Epic, 1988)
Luther Vandross: LP/CD The Best Of Luther Vandross…The Best Of Love (Epic, 1989)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Love Language (Asylum, 1984)

Other contributions:

Donna Washington: LP Going For The Glow (Capitol, 1981) - songwriter
Roberta Flack: "You Stopped Lovin' Me" from LP Bustin' Loose - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1981) - songwriter, vocal arranger
Temptations, The: LP/CD Touch Me (Motown, 1985) - songwriter
The Main Ingredient: 12 INCH "Party People" (RCA, 1982) - songwriter
The Wiz: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1978) - songwriter

W

Narada Michael Walden














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Amii Stewart: LP I'm Gonna Get Your Love (Handshake, 1981)
Amii Stewart: LP Images (Hansa International, 1981)
Angela Bofill: LP/CD Something About You (Arista, 1981)
Angela Bofill: LP/CD Too Tough (Arista, 1982)
Angela Bofill: LP/CD Teaser (Arista, 1983)
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Who's Zoomin' Who (Arista, 1985)
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Aretha (Arista, 1986)
Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Through The Storm (Arista, 1989)
Carl Carlton: LP The Bad C.C. (RCA, 1982)
Carl Lewis: 12 INCH "Goin’ For The Gold" (RCA, 1984)
Clarence Clemons: LP Hero (Columbia, 1985)
Clarence Clemons: LP/CD A Night With Mr. C (Columbia, 1989)
D'Atra Hicks: LP/CD D'Atra Hicks (Capitol, 1989)
Eddie Murphy: LP/CD So Happy (Columbia, 1989)
Evan Rogers: LP/CD Faces Of Love (Capitol, 1989)
Four Tops, The: LP/CD Indestructible (Arista, 1988)
George Benson: LP/CD While The City Sleeps (Warner Bros. 1986)
Gladys Knight: single "License To Kill" taken from LP/CD License To Kill - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1989)
Herbie Hancock: LP/CD Lite Me Up (Columbia, 1982)
Jermaine Stewart: LP/CD Frantic Romantic (Arista, 1986)
June Pointer: LP/CD June Pointer (CBS, 1989)
Kenny G: LP/CD Duotones (Arista, 1986)
Lionel Richie: LP/CD Dancing On The Ceiling (Motown, 1986)
Masayoshi Takanaka: LP/CD Saudade (Kitty/Polydor, 1982)
Narada Michael Walden: LP/CD I Cry, I Smile (Atlantic, 1976)
Narada Michael Walden: LP/CD Awakening (Atlantic, 1977)
Narada Michael Walden: LP/CD The Dance Of Life (Atlantic, 1979)
Narada Michael Walden: LP/CD Victory (Atlantic, 1980)
Narada Michael Walden: LP/CD Confidence (Atlantic, 1982)
Narada Michael Walden: LP/CD Looking At You, Looking At Me (Atlantic, 1983)
Narada Michael Walden: LP/CD The Nature Of Things (Warner Bros., 1985)
Narada Michael Walden: LP/CD Divine Emotions (Reprise, 1988)
Natalie Cole: LP/CD Good To Be Back (EMI, 1989)
Patti Austin: LP/CD Patti Austin (Qwest, 1984)
Patti LaBelle: LP/CD Be Yourself (MCA, 1989)
Phyllis Hyman: LP/CD Goddess Of Love (Arista, 1983)
Pointer Sisters: "Be There" from LP/CD Beverly Hills Cop II - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA, 1987)
Regina Belle: LP/CD Stay With Me (Columbia, 1989)
Sheena Easton: "So Far So Good" from LP/CD About Last Night… - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (EMI, 1986)
Siedah Garrett: 12 INCH "Curves" (Qwest, 1985)
Sister Sledge: LP/CD All American Girls (Cotillion, 1981)
Stacy Lattisaw: LP/CD Let Me Be Your Angel (Cotillion, 1980)
Stacy Lattisaw: LP/CD With You (Cotillion, 1981)
Stacy Lattisaw: LP/CD Sneakin' Out (Cotillion, 1982)
Stacy Lattisaw: LP/CD Sixteen (Cotillion, 1983)
Stacy Lattisaw & Johnny Gill: LP Perfect Combination (Cotillion, 1984)
Stacy Lattisaw: LP/CD Take Me All The Way (Motown, 1986)
Wanda Walden: LP Searchin' For Love (Elektra, 1981)
Whitney Houston: LP/CD Whitney Houston (Arista, 1986)
Whitney Houston: LP/CD Whitney (Arista, 1987)

Other contributions:

Dance Like A Mother: 12 INCH "You Ain't So Tough" (Virgin, 1987) - songwriter
Dionne Warwick: LP/CD Friends (Arista, 1985) - arranger, songwriter
Hall & Oates: LP/CD Ooh Yeah! (Arista, 1988) - musician, arranger
James Mason: LP/CD Rhythm Of Life (Chiaroscuro, 1977) - musician
Margie Joseph: LP/CD Ready For The Night (Cotillion, 1984) - supervision
Narada Michael Walden: LP/CD Garden Of Love Light (Atlantic, 1975) - musician
Teena Marie: LP/CD Starchild (Epic, 1984) - musician

Dexter Wansel














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Billy Paul: LP/CD Let 'Em In (PIR, 1976)
Billy Paul: LP/CD Only The Strong Survive (PIR, 1977)
Dee Dee Sharp: LP/CD What Color Is Love (PIR, 1977)
Dee Dee Sharp: LP/CD Dee Dee (PIR, 1980)
Dexter Wansel: LP/CD Life On Mars (PIR, 1976)
Dexter Wansel: LP/CD What The World Is Coming To (PIR, 1977)
Dexter Wansel: LP/CD Voyager (PIR, 1978)
Dexter Wansel: LP/CD Time Is Slipping Away (PIR, 1979)
Dexter Wansel: LP Captured (Virgin/10, 1986)
Grover Washington Jr.: LP/CD The Best Is Yet To Come (Elektra, 1982)
Jacksons, The: LP/CD The Jacksons (Epic/PIR, 1976)
Jacksons, The: LP/CD Goin' Places (Epic/PIR, 1977)
Jean Carn: LP/CD Jean Carn (PIR, 1976)
Jean Carn: LP/CD Happy To Be With You (PIR, 1978)
Jean Carn: LP/CD When I Find You Love (PIR, 1979)
Jerry Butler: LP/CD The Best Love (PIR, 1979)
Joanna Gardner: LP/CD Joanna Gardner / I Never Thought (Philly World, 1985)
Jones Girls, The: LP/CD At Peace With Woman (PIR, 1980)
Jones Girls, The: LP/CD Get As Much Love As You Can (PIR, 1981)
Jones Girls, The: LP/CD Keep It Comin' (PIR, 1984)
Junior: LP/CD Acquired Taste (Mercury/Phonogram, 1985)
Levert: LP I Get Hot (Tempre, 1985)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD All Things In Time (PIR, 1976)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD Unmistakably Lou (PIR, 1977)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD Let Me Be Good To You (PIR, 1979)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD Sit Down And Talk To Me (PIR, 1980)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD Close Company (Epic, 1984)
Lou Rawls: LP/CD Family Reunion (Gamble & Huff Records, 1987)
M.F.S.B.: LP/CD Philadelphia Freedom (PIR, 1975)
M.F.S.B.: LP/CD The Gamble-Huff Orchestra (PIR, 1978)
M.F.S.B.: LP/CD Mysteries Of The World (PIR, 1980)
Michelle Goulet: LP Michelle Goulet (Island, 1986)
Miles Jaye: LP/CD Miles (Island, 1987)
Nat Augustin: 12 INCH "That Girl" (Breakout, 1987)
O'Jays, The: LP/CD Love And More (PIR, 1984)
Patti LaBelle: LP/CD The Spirit's In It (PIR, 1981)
Patti LaBelle: LP/CD I'm In Love Again (PIR, 1983)
Patti LaBelle: LP/CD Patti (PIR, 1985)
Phyllis Hyman: LP/CD Living All Alone (PIR, 1986)
P.P. Arnold feat. Loose Ends: 12 INCH "A Little Pain" (Virgin/10, 1985)
Sasss: 12 INCH "I Didn't Mean It At All" (Virgin/10, 1985)
Shirley Jones: LP/CD Always In The Mood (PIR/Manhattan, 1986)
Stylistics, The: LP/CD Hurry Up This Way Again (PIR, 1980)
Stylistics, The: LP/CD Closer Than Close (PIR, 1981)
Stylistics, The: LP/CD 1982 (PIR, 1982)
Sylvester: LP Rock The Box (Megatone, 1984)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD TP (PIR, 1980)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD It's Time For Love (PIR, 1981)
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Heaven Only Knows (PIR, 1983)
Tenita Jordan: LP/CD Tenita (Top Priority/CBS, 1986)

Other contributions:

Brandi Wells: LP/CD Watch Out (WMOT, 1981) - arranger, songwriter
Evelyn "Champagne" King: LP/CD Smooth Talk (RCA, 1977) - musician, songwriter
Evelyn "Champagne" King: LP/CD A Long Time Coming (A Change Is Gonna Come) (RCA, 1985) - musician
Heaven & Earth: LP/CD That's Love (WMOT, 1981) - arranger, musician
Pieces Of A Dream: LP/CD Pieces Of A Dream (Elektra, 1981) - songwriter, musician
Pieces Of A Dream: LP/CD We Are One (Elektra, 1982) - songwriter, musician
Teddy Pendergrass: LP/CD Teddy (PIR, 1979) - arranger

Steve Washington














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Aurra: LP/CD Aurra (Dream, 1980)
Aurra: LP/CD Send Your Love (Salsoul, 1981)
Aurra: LP/CD A Little Love (Salsoul, 1982)
Aurra: LP/CD Live And Let Live (Salsoul, 1983)
Civil Attack: LP/CD Civil Attack (Salsoul, 1983)
Jimmy G. & The Tackheads: LP/CD The Federation Of Tackheads (EMI-Capitol, 1985)
Slave: LP/CD The Concept (Cotillion, 1978)
Slave: LP/CD Just A Touch Of Love (Cotillion, 1979)
Slave: LP/CD Stone Jam (Cotillion, 1980)
Steve Arrington: 12 INCH “Summertime Lovin’” (Salsoul, 1980)
Steve Washington: LP Like A Shot (Salsoul, 1984)

Other contributions:

George Clinton: LP/CD The Cinderella Theory (Paisley Park, 1989) - musician
Incorporated Thang Band:
LP/CD Lifestyles Of The Roach And Famous (Warner Bros., 1988) - musician
Jakky Boy & The Bad Bunch: 12 INCH “I've Been Watching You” (Salsoul, 1983) - mixer
Slave: LP/CD Slave (Cotillion, 1977) - songwriter, arranger, musician

Richie Weeks












Productions (and songs) appear on:

Hudsons, The: 12 INCH "Don't Try To Fight It" (Epic, 1983)
Jammers, The: LP/CD The Jammers (Salsoul, 1982)
Richie Weeks & Centerfold: 12 INCH "Forbidden Fruit" (Streetwave, 1985)
Weeks & Co.: 12 INCH "Rock Your World (Joho, Joho)" (Ariola, 1981)
Weeks & Co.: 12 INCH "Go With The Flow" (Ariola, 1982)
Weeks & Co.: LP Weeks & Co. (Salsoul, 1983)
Weeks & Co.: 12 INCH "Let's B-B Break" (Salsoul, 1984)

Other contributions:

Instant Funk: LP/CD V (Salsoul, 1983) - arranger
Phreek: LP Patrick Adams Presents Phreek (Atlantic, 1978) - songwriter

Gene Mc Fadden & John Whitehead (See M: Gene Mc Fadden & John Whitehead)

Kae Williams Jr.














Productions (and songs) appear on:

B.B.&Q. Band, The: LP/CD Genie (Break/Cooltempo, 1985; Elektra, 1986)
Breakwater: LP/CD Splashdown (Arista, 1980)
Cashmere: LP/CD Let The Music Turn You On (Philly World, 1983)
Curtis Hairston: LP/CD Curtis Hairston (Atlantic, 1986)
George Howard: LP Asphalt Gardens (TBA, 1982)
George Howard: LP Dancing In The Sun (TBA/GRP, 1985)
G-Five: 12 INCH
"Keep It On" (Novarro, 1983)
G-Five: 12 INCH
"Drive My Car" (Novarro, 1984)
Mason: LP/CD Livin
' On The Edge (Elektra, 1987)
Pretty Poison: LP/CD
Catch Me I'm Falling (Virgin, 1987)Pretty Poison: "Catch Me (I'm Falling)" from Hiding Out - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Virgin, 1987)
Sister Sledge: "Keep Good Loving" from Action Jackson - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Atlantic, 1988)

Other contributions:

B.B.&Q. Band: LP/CD All Night Long (Capitol, 1982) - musician, songwriter
Bootsy's Rubber Band: 12 INCH "Body Slam" (W.B., 1982) - musician
Breakwater: LP/CD Breakwater (Arista, 1978) - musician, arranger, songwriter
Change: LP/CD Sharing Your Love (Atlantic, 1982) - musician, songwriter
Cosmetic with Jamaladeen Tacuma: LP So Tranquilizin' (Gramavision, 1985) - musician
Five Star: LP/CD Luxury Of Life (RCA, 1985) - musician
France Joli: LP/CD Now! (Prelude, 1982) - songwriter
George Howard: LP/CD Dancing In The Sun (TBA, 1985) - musician
Hi-Gloss: LP/CD You'll Never Know (Prelude, 1982) - musician
Ian Foster: LP/CD Ian Foster (MCA, 1987) - musician
Joanna Gardner: LP/CD Joanna Gardner / I Never Thought (Philly World, 1985) - musician
Loose Ends: LP/CD A Little Spice / So Where Are You? (MCA, 1985) - musician
Miki Howard: LP/CD Love Confessions (Atlantic, 1987) - musician
Peggi Blu: LP/CD Blu Blowin’ (Capitol, 1987) - musician, songwriter
Phyllis Hyman: LP/CD Living All Alone (PIR, 1986) - musician
Shirley Lites: 12 INCH "Heat You Up (Melt You Down)" (West End, 1983) - musician
Sybil Thomas: 12 INCH "Rescue Me" (West End, 1983) - musician
Terri Wells: LP/CD Just Like Dreamin' (Philly World, 1984) - musician

René Moore & Angela Winbush














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Evelyn "Champagne" King: LP/CD A Long Time Coming (A Change Is Gonna Come) (RCA, 1985)
Janet Jackson: LP/CD Janet Jackson (A&M, 1982)
Plush: LP/CD Plush (RCA, 1982)
René & Angela: LP/CD Rene & Angela (Capitol, 1980)
René & Angela: LP/CD Wall To Wall (Capitol, 1981)
René & Angela: LP/CD Rise (Capitol, 1983)
René & Angela: LP/CD Street Called Desire (Mercury, 1985)
Ronnie McNeir: LP The Ronnie McNeir Experience (Capitol, 1984)
Rufus: LP/CD Camouflage (MCA, 1981)

Other contributions:

Alton McClain & Destiny: LP Alton McClain & Destiny (Polydor, 1978) - songwriters
Edmund Sylvers: LP Have You Heard (Casablanca, 1980) - songwriters
Lamont Dozier: LP/CD Bittersweet (Warner Bros., 1979) - songwriters
Lenny Williams: LP/CD Spark Of Love (ABC, 1978) - songwriters
Odyssey: LP/CD Happy Together (RCA, 1982) - songwriters
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Stephanie Mills (MCA, 1985) - songwriters
Stevie Woods: LP/CD Take Me To Your Heaven (Cotillion, 1981) - songwriters
Tavares: LP/CD Love Uprising (Capitol, 1980) - songwriters

Angela Winbush














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Angela Winbush: LP/CD Sharp (Mercury, 1987)
Angela Winbush: LP/CD It's The Real Thing (Mercury, 1989)
Isley Brothers, The: LP/CD Smooth Sailin' (Warner Bros., 1987)
Isley Brothers, The: LP/CD Spend The Night (Warner Bros. ,1989)
Sheena Easton: LP/CD The Lover In Me (MCA, 1989)
Stephanie Mills: LP/CD Home (MCA, 1989)

Stevie Wonder














Productions (and songs) appear on:

Betty Wright: LP Betty Wright (Epic, 1981)
Dionne Warwick: LP/CD Friends (Arista, 1985)
Dionne Warwick: LP/CD Without Your Love (Arista, 1985)
Eddie Murphy: LP/CD How Could It Be (Columbia, 1985)
Gary Byrd & The G.B. Experience: 12 INCH "The Crown" (Motown, 1983)
G.C. Cameron: LP Love Songs And Other Tragedies (Motown, 1974)
Grady Harrell: LP/CD Come Play With Me (RCA, 1988)
Jermaine Jackson: LP/CD Let's Get Serious (Motown, 1980)
Minnie Riperton: LP/CD Love Lives Forever (Capitol, 1980)
Originals, The: LP Game Called Love (Motown, 1974)
School Daze: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (EMI-Manhattan, 1988)
Smokey Robinson: LP/CD Where There's Smoke… (Motown, 1979)
Smokey Robinson: LP Warm Thoughts (Motown, 1980)
Stevie Wonder: LP/CD Signed, Sealed And Delivered (Motown, 1970)
Stevie Wonder: LP/CD Where I'm Coming From (Motown, 1971)
Stevie Wonder: LP/CD Music Of My Mind (Motown, 1972)
Stevie Wonder: LP/CD Talking Book (Motown, 1972)
Stevie Wonder: LP/CD Innervisions (Motown, 1973)
Stevie Wonder: LP/CD Fulfillingness' First Finale (Motown, 1974)
Stevie Wonder: LP/CD Songs In The Key Of Life (Motown, 1976)
Stevie Wonder: LP/CD Stevie Wonder's Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants (Motown, 1979)
Stevie Wonder: LP/CD Hotter Than July (Motown, 1980)
Stevie Wonder: LP/CD Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I (Motown, 1982)
Stevie Wonder: LP/CD The Woman In Red - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Motown, 1984)
Stevie Wonder: LP/CD In Square Circle (Motown, 1985)
Stevie Wonder: LP/CD Characters (Motown, 1987)
Supremes, The: single "Bad Weather" (Motown, 1973)
Syreeta: LP/CD Syreeta (MoWest, 1972)
Syreeta: LP/CD Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta (Motown, 1974)
Syreeta: LP/CD One To One (Motown, 1975/1977)
The Last Dragon: LP/CD Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Motown, 1985)
Third World: LP/CD You've Got The Power (CBS, 1982)
Tyler Collins: LP/CD Girls Nite Out (RCA, 1989)

Other contributions:

Aretha Franklin: LP/CD Let Me In Your Life (Atlantic, 1974) - songwriter
Billy Preston: LP It's My Pleasure (A&M, 1975) - musician
Buddy Miles: LP More Miles Per Gallon (Casablanca, 1975) - musician
Carl Anderson: LP/CD AWOL - Absence Without Love (Epic, 1982) - songwriter
Chaka Khan: LP/CD I Feel For You (Warner Bros., 1984) - musician
Chaka Khan: LP/CD C.K. (Warner Bros., 1988) - musician
Dan Hartman: LP Images (Blue Sky, 1976) - musician
Dionne Warwick: LP/CD Friends In Love (Arista, 1982) - songwriter, musician
Finis Henderson: LP/CD Finis (Motown, 1983) - songwriter
Gap Band, The: LP/CD Gap Band V - Jammin' (Total Experience, 1983) - musician
George Benson: LP/CD Weekend in L.A. (Warner Bros., 1978) - songwriter
George Duke: LP/CD Thief In The Night (Elektra, 1985) - songwriter
Herbie Hancock: LP/CD Man-Child (CBS, 1975) - musician
Jermaine Jackson: LP/CD Precious Moments (Arista, 1986) - songwriter
Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams: LP/CD That's What Friends Are For (CBS, 1978) - musician
Labelle: LP/CD Pressure Cookin' (RCA, 1973) - songwriter, musician
LaToya Jackson: LP/CD LaToya Jackson (Polydor, 1980) - musician
Main Ingredient, The: LP/CD Afrodisiac (RCA, 1973) - songwriter
Manhattan Transfer, The: LP/CD Bodies And Souls (Atlantic, 1983) - musician
Martha Reeves & The Vandella's: CD Spellbound - Motown Lost And Found (Hip-O Select/Motown, 2005) - songwriter (unpublished songs recorded in 1970 and 1971)
Mari Nakamoto: LP/CD Aphrodite (Zen, 1979) - songwriter
Michael Jackson: LP/CD Off The Wall (Epic, 1979) - songwriter, arranger
Michael Jackson: LP/CD Bad (Epic, 1987) - musician
Minnie Riperton: LP/CD Perfect Angel (Epic, 1974) - songwriter, musician
Minnie Riperton: LP/CD Stay In Love (Epic, 1977) - songwriter
Musical Youth: LP Different Style! (MCA, 1983) - arranger
Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder: LP/CD Tug Of War (Parlophone, 1982) - songwriter, musician
Pointer Sisters: LP/CD Steppin' (Blue Thumb, 1975) - songwriter, musician
Pointer Sisters: LP/CD Having A Party (Blue Thumb, 1977) - songwriter, musician
Quincy Jones: LP/CD The Dude (A&M, 1981) - songwriter, musician, arranger
Ramsey Lewis: LP/CD The Piano Player (Cadet, 1970) - songwriter
Ramsey Lewis: LP/CD Love Notes (Columbia, 1977) - songwriter, musician
Roberta Flack: LP/CD Feel Like Makin' Love (Atlantic, 1975) - songwriter
Roberta Flack: LP/CD Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway (Atlantic, 1979) - songwriter
Ronnie Foster: LP/CD Love Satellite (CBS, 1978) - musician
Rufus Feat. Chaka Khan: LP/CD Rags To Rufus (ABC-MCA, 1974) - songwriter
Sergio Mendes: LP/CD Sergio Mendes And The New Brasil '77 (Elektra, 1977) - songwriter, musician
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: LP The Season For Miracles (Motown, 1970) - songwriter
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: LP Flying High Together (Motown, 1972) - songwriter
Smokey Robinson: LP/CD Smoke Signals (Motown, 1986) - arranger
Spinners, The: LP/CD 2nd Time Around (Motown, 1970) - songwriter
Spinners, The: 7 INCH "We'll Have It Made" (Motown, 1971) - songwriter
Stanley Turrentine: LP/CD Wonderland (Blue Note, 1987) - musician
Trammps, The: LP The Whole World's Dancing (Atlantic, 1979) - musician

Robert Wright














Producer facts in short:


During the '70s Robert Byron Wright was employed as an independent writer and producer by Maurice White and his Kalimba Productions. At this time he co-wrote songs for The Emotions and Deniece Williams and also wrote and produced all the albums of The Pockets together with Verdine White of Earth Wind & Fire. In 1980 he joined RCA as an in-house R&B producer, becoming vice-president of A&R in 1983. Here he wrote and/or produced for Glenn Jones (hit: "I Am Somebody"), The Jones Girls, Fonzi Thornton, Pleasure and Genobia Jeter, among many others. In 1985 he wrote and produced the R&B hits "Fall Down" and "In The Morning Time" for Tramaine Hawkins, after which he developed cancer and died in 1987.

Productions (and songs) appear on:

Chandra Simmons: 12 INCH "Never Gonna Let You Go" (Fresh, 1987)
Fonzi Thornton: LP/CD The Leader (RCA, 1983)
Fonzi Thornton: LP/CD Pumpin' (RCA, 1984)
Genobia Jeter: LP/CD Genobia (RCA, 1986)
Glenn Jones: LP/CD Everybody Loves A Winner (RCA, 1983)
Jones Girls, The: LP/CD On Target (RCA, 1983)
Michael Wycoff: LP/CD On The Line (RCA, 1983)
Pleasure: LP/CD Give It Up (RCA, 1982)
Pockets, The: LP/CD Come Go With Us (ARC-CBS, 1977)
Pockets, The: LP/CD Take It On Up (ARC-CBS, 1978)
Pockets, The: LP/CD So Delicious (ARC-CBS, 1979)
Stargard: LP The Changing Of The Gard (Warner Bros., 1979)
Tramaine: LP/CD The Search Is Over (A&M, 1986)
Tramaine: LP/CD Freedom (A&M, 1987)

Other contributions:

Alfie Silas: LP Be Yourself (RCA, 1983) - songwriter
Daryl Hall & John Oates: 12 INCH "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" (RCA, 1981) - remixer
Deniece Williams: LP/CD Songbird (CBS, 1977) - songwriter
Deniece Williams: LP/CD When Love Comes Calling (Columbia,1979) - songwriter
Emotions, The: LP/CD Rejoice (CBS, 1977) - songwriter
Leon Haywood: 12 INCH "Don't Push It Don't Force It" (20th Century Fox, 1980) - remixer





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Leanard Jackson:

Thanks in advance, I enjoyed reading your article, very factual and well versed. Your view of that era informs and entertains as well. A pleasure to read. It brought back memories of my youth. I smiled when you wrote of the "Death of Disco" I was tagged with the nickname "Colonel Disco" in my 20's when I mixed the Undisputed Truth and other Norman Whitfield groups such as Rose Royce, Stargard, Willie Hutch and many more great talents no longer with us, fond memories to say the least. "That Darn!" Disco label followed me for a long time. Kraft Werk didn't really know how I felt about it when they used it in their LP credits for mixing the LP The Man Machine in Dusseldorf, boy that was fun too.
I was so pleased when I read the sections on Leon Sylvers III and other Solar Record artists,especially the mention of Lakeside and Midnight Star. I started mixing Lakeside LP'sin my 30's. The first LP I recorded with them was Untouchables in 1983, from then on I have been recording the albums and mixing the live concerts some 29 years. Again thanks for the walk back down memory lane.

Sincerely, Leanard Jackson

Chief Recording Engineer, Whitfield Records, 1978 till closing / 2009.04.03



Zack Vaz:

Recently I ran across your web page which paid homage to some of the top producers of soul and R&B for the '80s and I was fascinated the the amount of work and the research you did to complete that awesome web page. My name is Zack Vaz and I would like to clarify, if I can, some of your thoughts in regards to some of the work mentioned there. Some additional research may bring up why I am writing and maybe you can amend your works with a page of astericks for some of the unsung heroes of R&B Soul during the '80s .

I worked at Hush Productions/Orpheus Productions for and with Beau & Charles Huggins during the period of 1982-1988 during their hey day soul music. You will notice my name on just about every hit record that came out of HUSH as Production Coordinator, but don't let that title fool you, I was much more instrumental than that. I was the mesh that held most of the stuff together. I was responsible for making sure the myrid of producers got into the studio and their productions recorded to ensure to capture what came to be know as the HUSH sound. I worked closely with Beau (Charles was more of the manager of the acts and head of the company - it was Beau that selected the music and it was my job with him to get it recorded and produced for delivery to the record companies that we were involved with. Thus leaving the producers with song writing and producing. It was also my responsibility to master the records to ensure that the sound did get carried through to disk. (If you check most recorded vinyl you will see my intials and name on each one, it is indicated with a "z/j ack" because it was mostly Jack Skinner of Sterling Sound and myself making sure the records themselves sounded great. And history shows that we were correct.

As for myself you can also see that alot of the hit songs that came out of Hush I either mixed or remixed I have included links for to respected web organizations which sell 12 inches or vinyl from that era to confirm what I am telling you. I never wanted to be in the forefront and a lot of what I did went on after the procducer finishsed production so most of the time my information was left off the album credits. So most of my credits were listed on the actual singles or 12"s as either mixed, remixed or any other part that I may have played. If you listen you can hear my work throughtout the different songs that I worked on. It was my job to ensure that HUSH's sound stayed true. I worked with all the engineers and producers and they not only can vouch for my work, they will usually praise me for my work. I not only worked on Hush material, but I worked with Nile Rodgers/Diana Ross, mixing "Bottom Line" and "Take The Bitter With The Sweet"; Johnnie Gill where I co-produced and mixed "Just Another Lonely Night" as well as hits for The Good Girls, The Boys, Smokey Robinson, MC Trouble, Ada Dyer and Marvin Gaye ( I co-produced and mixed his last charted single - "My Last Chance" in 1989. This song was done after his death from a demo which my co-producer and myself shaped during a night we were working on Johnnie Gill - all have my distinctive sound on them.

Please feel free to contact me for any clarification on a general conversation about any of the producers I worked with and my contribution to them. Fellows like myself and Louil Silas, Timmy Regisford seems to have become forgotten in the history of Soul music in the ’80s. The best recorded R&B ever. I agree with your analysis of what transpired there and then. And that the music business would not be in such dire straits now if the hadn't killed of this genre of music.

Yes I would love to do an interview... and not just for the notoriety, but to add clarification. Probably more important is the fact that my son keeps telling me I should do something, because as he gets older he keeps finding things about me on the internet or on records that his friends find and say "How did you do this?? You are to young!" and he would say "not me, that was my father" - of course he is Zack Vaz II. But he and his friends are now finding all the wonderful music that was done about the time he was born and they are all getting into now because music today by-in-large doesn't have the depth or the sound quailty that me and some of my contemporaries wanted to include.

I also read your profile on Dayton, which was a group my friend Ronnie Harris (Rahni Song) was a part of. You are accurate to a "t" about the development of the group musically. I used to convey to Rahni all the time about being a producer and musician and how that sometimes you can be such a great musician that it inhibits your objectivity as a producer. Meaning that as a musician you want to hear your instument more than you care to hear the other instrument or artist. I worked a lot with Rahni on remixes, because I liked his feel on keyboards and I could always tell him my thoughts of arrangements and he could execute them. Like on the Beau Williams song "All Because Of You" even though Will Rhinehardt produced I felt Rahni had the right touch. Also regarding this great track, you told a nice anecdote in your email: “My friend EZ wrote the following on his music webpage, and you’ll like it Zack: “When some of my friends want to demonstrate me a new piece of audio equipment, I always say: "Ok, EZ will do the "Beau Williams Twelve-test" and then it's time for "All because of you"! Featuring an insanely perfect continuously driving deep subbass and extremely dynamic stretched complex hihat, this will stress test all parts of your audio equipment. From turntable needle stability to speaker dynamics, everything gets into play here. In the first 15 seconds of this track, everything explodes into a warm overwhelming sound only true music enthousiasts and perfectionists can fully appreciate. Needless to add this is a masterpiece of eighties synth soulfunk!” … And there in you can discover a secret to how I performed the start of most of my R&B mixes, especially the ballads... The first 16 bars are the most unforgettable part of a song... from being a DJ in my youth I discovered that (possibly from studying the Motown approach in headphones all my early years laying in bed). Usually its like "name that tune" for real R&B records... make the intro memorable, then people can remember the song.

Please feel free to check out the Zack Vaz page on imeen.com because it is there that I have started to chronicle the things I am talking about. (another push by my son). I have done this because there have been a lot of people who wanted to know why I stopped mixing and I would always say that I will start again by the year 2010 (an arbitrary number) because that’s when people will really start missing great sounding music. For me it was always about the sound, being a quasi audiophile, I always wanted to make the records sound as if the performance was right in the stereo spectrum and the top and bottom were respected. Thats why we all bought the expensive stereo equipment for in the first place. (I was an avid reader of Stereo Review in my youth) and loved the reviews that always told about the sound aspect of the recordings which is why Jack Skinner (of Sterling Sound) and I wanted to make the masterings sound alive on the turntable by making sure we got the right amount of dynamic range on the vinyl. Something most people neglected was the mastering of the songs because they didn't understand the process.

Sorry to be so verbose, but as you can see this excites me!

Thank you, Zack Vaz / 2009.01.30



Randy Muller:

Got a chance to look at your extensive list of producers. Obviously you did a great job putting all the info together. However, perhaps you might want to add to my list the albums "Boys Night Out" by the group First Circle back in 1987 on the EMI label, and the self-titled album "Rapper's Convention" also on EMI in 1986. Finally, although it's not an '80s album, the "Makin' Moves" album by artist Robyn Springer, on the Cardiac Records label could be noted, as well.

Regarding the paucity of Brass Construction CD reissues, I think your guess is somewhere close to the mark (“Is no executive at EMI interested in the valuable Brass Construction back catalogue?”). In addition, there has always been some contention between the former partners that had some rights to the Brass masters. I suppose the record company apparently does not have the will nor desire to get involved in any potential litigation in connection with this matter. So, the obvious caution. But, on the bright side, I am now in the process of obtaining the rights to release the entire catalog of my works, from both Capitol and Salsoul. So wish me luck in this endeavor.

Cheers, Randy Muller / 2009.03.11




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