09/01/2016

Rodney Franklin "Rodney Franklin" (1980) -Westcoast Jazz Funk-


 Label : CBS Records


01 - Windy City (Thomas C. Washington)
02 - Life Moves On (Rodney Franklin)
03 - In The Center (Rodney Franklin)
04 - Awakening (Rodney Franklin)
05 - I Like The Music Make It Hot (Bernard Ighner)
06 - Theme For Jackie (Rodney Franklin)
07 - On The Path (Rodney Franklin)
08 - Creation (Rodney Franklin)


Produced by Thomas C. Washington, George Butler & Don Hahn
Executive Producer : George Butler
Recorded & Mixed at A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Engineer : Don Hahn
Assistant Engineer : Jim Cassell
Mastered at A&M Recording Studios by Bernie Grundman


01 - Windy City

Arranged by Thomas C. Washington
Produced by Thomas C. Washington
Rodney Franklin : Piano
Robert Bryant : Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Nathan East : Bass
Phil Upchurch : Guitar
Tony St. James : Drums
Paulinho Da Costa : Percussion
Phyllis St. James : Lead vocals
Marti McCall, Audrey Franklin & Carmen Twillie : Background vocals
Janice Gower : Concertmaster
Don Myrick : Horn & Strings / Contractor
Maurice Spears : Horn & Strings / Copyist

02 - Life Moves On

Produced by George Butler & Don Hahn
Arranged by Byron Olsen
Strings Arranged by Patrick Williams
Rodney Franklin : Piano
Dennis Budimir : Guitar
David Shields : Fender Bass
Jeff Porcaro : Drums
Victor Feldman & Paulinho Da Costa : Percussion
Ernie Watts : Flute & Bass Clarinet
Oscar Brashear : Flugelhorn
David Luell : Lyricon

03 - In The Center

Produced by Thomas C. Washington
Rhythm Arrangements by Rodney Franklin
String & Horn Arrangements by Thomas C. Washington
Rodney Franklin : Piano
Nathan East : Bass 
Phil Upchurch : Guitar 
Tony St. James : Drums
Paulinho Da Costa, Dr. Leonard Gibbs & Phyllis St. James : Percussion
Robert Bryant : Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Janice Gower : Concertmaster
Don Myrick : Horn & Strings / Contractor
Maurice Spears : Horn & Strings / Copyist
Rodney Franklin (Conductor), Tom Tom 84, Angela Brooks, Lynn Griffin, Effie Griffin, Jessie Fair, Phyllis St. James, Audrey Franklin, Tony St. James, Marti McCall, Carmen Twillie & Atron R. Gregory : Handclapping Party Choir

04 - Awakening

Produced by George Butler & Don Hahn 
Rodney Franklin : Piano
Gerry Vinci : Strings / Concertmaster

05 - I Like The Music Make It Hot

Produced by George Butler & Don Hahn 
Rhythm Arrangements by Rodney Franklin
Horn Arrangements by Jerry Hey
String Arrangements by Byron Olson
Vocal Arrangements by Phyllis St. James
Rodney Franklin : Piano & Vocals
Phil Upchurch & Vincent Spaulding : Guitar
Nathan East : Fender Bass
Jeff Porcaro : Drums
Paulinho Da Costa : Percussion
Don Myrick : Soprano Saxophone
Freddie Hubbard : Fluglehorn
Phyllis St. James, Audrey Franklin, Carmen Twillie & Marti McCall : Vocals
Jerry Hey, Larry Williams & Kim Hutchcroft : Horns

06 - Theme For Jackie

Produced by Thomas C. Washington
Rhythm Arrangements by Rodney Franklin
String & Horn Arrangements by Thomas C. Washington
Rodney Franklin : Piano
Nathan East : Bass 
Phil Upchurch : Guitar 
Tony St. James : Drums
Paulinho Da Costa & Dr. Leonard Gibbs : Percussion
Robert Bryant : Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Gerry Vinci : Concertmaster
Don Myrick : Horn & Strings / Contractor
Maurice Spears : Horn & Strings / Copyist

07 - On The Path

Produced by George Butler & Don Hahn 
Arrangements by Byron Olson
Rodney Franklin : Piano
Phil Upchurch : Guitar
Ian Underwood : Oberheim
Nathan East : Bass
Jeff Porcaro : Drums
Paulinho Da Costa : Percussion
Ernie Watts : Flute
Guy Lumia : Concertmaster

08 - Creation

Produced by George Butler & Don Hahn 
Rodney Franklin : Solo Piano