05/12/2015

Luther Vandross "Give Me The Reason" (1986) -Smouth Soul / Contemporary R&B / Pop Soul-



Label : Epic Records


01 - Stop To Love (Luther Vandross & Nat Adderley Jr.)
02 - See Me** (Luther Vandross & Marcus Miller)
03 - I Gave It Up (When I Fell In Love)** (Luther Vandross & Marcus Miller)
04 - So Amazing (Luther Vandross)
05 - Give Me The Reason* (From The Motion Picture Soundtrack 'Ruthless People') (Luther Vandross & Nat Adderley Jr.)
06 - There's Nothing Better Than Love (Luther Vandross & John 'Skip' Anderson)
07 - I Really Didn't Mean It** (Luther Vandross & Marcus Miller)
08 - Because It's Really Love (Luther Vandross)
09 - Anyone Who Had A Heart (Burt Bacharach & Hal David)


Produced by Luther Vandross & Marcus Miller for Vandross Ltd
*Produced by Luther Vandross for Vandross Ltd
Engineered & Mixed by Ray Bardini
Executive Producer : Larkin Arnold

String Arrangement : Nat Adderley Jr.
String & Horn Arrangements on "So Amazing" : Nat Adderley Jr. & Paul Riser

Rhythm Arrangements on "There's Nothing Better Than Love" : Nat Adderley Jr. & John 'Skip' Anderson
Rhythm & Synthesizer Arrangements : Nat Adderley Jr.
**Rhythm & Synthesizer Arrangements : Marcus Miller
Vocal Arrangements : Luther Vandross 

Musicians :
Marcus Miller : Bass & Synthesizers
Nat Adderley Jr. : Keyboards & Synthesizers
Yogi Horton : Drums
Doc Powell : Guitar
Paul Jackson Jr. : Guitar
Ira Siegel : Guitar on "I Really Didn't Mean It"
Paulinho Da Costa : Percussion & Congas
Jason Miles : Synthesizer Programming
Kirk Whalum : Sax Solo on "Anyone Who Had A Heart" & "I Gave It Up (When I Fell In Love)"

The Ladies :
Sopranos : Cissy Houston, Myrna Smith-Schilling, Alfa Anderson, Lisa Fischer & Cheryl Lynn 
Altos : Michelle Cobbs, Paulette McWilliams, Ava Cherry & Charlotte Crossley

The Guys :
Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Fonzi Thornton, Kevin Owens & David Lasley

Production Coordination : Marsha K. Burns
Vocal Contractors : Fonzi Thornton, David Lasley & Paulette McWilliams

Recording Studios :
Air Studios, Montserrat
Carl Lever (Assistant)
Paul Rushbrooke (Technical Maintenance)
Yvonne Kelly (Studio Manager)
George Mordan (Chief)
Desmond Riley (Bartender)

Minot Sound, White Plains, New York
Bruce Robbins (Technical Maintenance)
Iris Cohen (Assistant)
Thom Cimillo (Manager)
Wayne Warnecke (Assistant Synthesizer Programming on "Give Me The Reason")

Westlake Studios, Los Angeles
Bruce Wildstein (Assistant)
Craig Johnson (Assistant)
Paul Dwyer (Technical Maintenance)
Rich Markowitz (Technical Maintenance)
Debbie Jenkins (Studio Manager)

Mixed at Westlake Studios
Mastered at Sterling Sound by Greg Calbi