17/07/2016

Bill Withers "Menagerie" (1977) -Smooth Soul / Pop Soul-



Label : CBS Records


01 - Lovely Day (Bill Withers & Skip Scarborough)
02 - I Want To Spend The Night (Bill Withers)
03 - Lovely Night For Dancing (Bill Withers)
04 - Then You Smile At Me (Bill Withers & Clarence McDonald)
05 - She Wants To (Get On Down) (Bill Withers & Larry Nash)
06 - It Ain't Because Of Me Baby (Bill Withers & Michael Jones)
07 - Tender Things (Bill Withers)
08 - Wintertime (Clifford Coulter)
09 - Let Me Be The One You Need (Bill Withers & Skip Scarborough)


Recorded at Record Plant, L.A. / A&R Studios, N.Y.
Engineer : Bob Merritt
Assistant Engineer : Phil Jantaas


01 - Lovely Day

Produced by Bill Withers & Clarence McDonald
Keyboards : Clarence McDonald
Guitar : Ray Parker Jr.
Bass : Jerry Knight
Drums : Russ Kunkel
Percussion : Ralph MacDonald
Shaker : Russ Kunkel
Concert Master : Charles Veal
Arranged by Clarence McDonald

02 - I Want To Spend The Night

Produced by Bill Withers & Keni Burke
Keyboards : Dean Gant
Guitar : Bill Withers
Bass : Keni Burke
Drums : Russ Kunkel
Percussion : Ralph MacDonald
Concert Master : Charles Veal
String & Horn Arrangements : Paul Riser

03 - Lovely Night For Dancing

Produced by Bill Withers & Keni Burke
Keyboards : Bill Withers
Bass : Keni Burke
Drums : Alvin Taylor
Percussion : Ralph MacDonald
Concert Master : Charles Veal
String & Horn Arrangements : Paul Riser

04 - Then You Smile At Me

Produced by Bill Withers & Clarence McDonald
Keyboards : Clarence McDonald
Guitar : Ray Parker Jr.
Bass : Jerry Knight
Drums : Alvin Taylor
Percussion : Ralph MacDonald
Concert Master : Charles Veal
String & Horn Arrangements : Paul Riser

05 - She Wants To (Get On Down)

Produced by Bill Withers & Keni Burke
Keyboards : Clifford Coulter
Guitar : Ray Parker Jr.
Bass : Keni Burke
Drums : Alvin Taylor
String Arrangement : Paul Riser
Background vocals : Hodges, James & Smith

06 - It Ain't Because Of Me Baby

Produced by Bill Withers & Clarence McDonald
Keyboards : Clarence McDonald
Guitar : Ray Parker Jr.
Bass : Jerry Knight
Drums : Alvin Taylor
Percussion : Ralph MacDonald
Concert Master : Charles Veal
String & Horn Arrangements : Paul Riser
Synthesizer : Mike Jones

07 - Tender Things

Produced by Bill Withers & Clarence McDonald
Keyboards : Clarence McDonald
Guitar : Ray Parker Jr.
Bass : Jerry Knight
Drums : Russ Kunkel
Percussion : Ralph MacDonald
Concert Master : Charles Veal
Arranged by Clarence McDonald

08 - Wintertime

Produced by Bill Withers & Clifford Coulter
Keyboards : Clifford Coulter
Bass : Keni Burke
Drums : Russ Kunkel
Percussion : Ralph MacDonald
Concert Master : Charles Veal
String & Horn Arrangements : Clarence McDonald
Synthesizer Solo : Clifford Coulter

09 - Let Me Be The One You Need

Produced by Bill Withers & Clarence McDonald
Keyboards : Clarence McDonald
Guitar : Ray Parker Jr.
Bass : Keni Burke
Drums : Russ Kunkel
Percussion : Ralph MacDonald
Congas : Russ Kunkel
Concert Master : Charles Veal
String & Horn Arrangements : Paul Riser