26/02/2017

Ralph MacDonald "Universal Rhythm" (1984) -Westcoast Jazz Funk-



Label : Polydor Records


01 - In The Name Of Love (Ralph MacDonald, William Salter & Bill Withers)
02 - Theme From - "The Outcasts" (Another Time, Another Place) (Hugo Montenegro & E. Sheldon)
03 - Universal Rhythm (William Eaton)
04 - Tradewinds (Ralph MacDonald & William Salter)
05 - Playpen (Ralph MacDonald & William Salter)
06 - (It's) The Game (Ralph MacDonald, William Salter & William Eaton)
07 - Park Plaza (William Allen)


Produced by Ralph MacDonald & William Eaton for Ralph MacDonald Productions
Arranged by William Eaton
"(It's) The Game" Arranged by William Eaton & Tom Scott
Recorded at Rosebud Recording Studio, New York
Engineered by Richard Alderson
Assisted by Eddie Heath Jr.
Mixed at Automated Sound Studios
Engineered by Elliot Scheiner
Assisted by Howard Siberberg
Mastered at CBS Studios
Mastered by Vladimir Meller


01 - In The Name Of Love

Bill Withers : Lead vocal
Ralph MacDonald : Percussion
Steve Gadd : Drums
Eric Gale : Guitar
Richard Tee : Fender Rhodes
Marcus Miller : Bass
Randy Brecker : Trumpet Solo
Background vocals : Hilda Harris, Yvonne Lewis & Ullanda McCullough

02 - Theme From - "The Outcasts" (Another Time, Another Place)

Robert Greenidge : Steel Drums & Lead
Ralph MacDonald : Conga & Percussion
Steve Gadd : Drums
Marcus Miller Bass
Eric Gale : Guitar
Richard Tee : Piano
Jorge Dalto : O.B.X. (Oberheim)
Joe Brown : Additional Percussion

03 - Universal Rhythm

Yogi Lee : Lead vocal
Ralph MacDonald : Conga, Syndrum & Percussion
Steve Gadd : Drums
Grover Washington Jr. : Soprano Saxophone
Joe Brown Additional Percussion
Eric Gale : Bass & Guitar
Richard Tee : Piano
William Eaton : Oberheim Synthesizer A
Robert Greenidge : Steel Drums
Nicky Marrero : Timbales
Background vocals : Ullanda McCullough, Vivian Cherry, Zack Sanders, Frank Floyd & Tony Wells
Strings : Al Brown, Gene Orloff, Marvin Morgenstein, Max Ellen, Paul Gorshman, Sanford Allen, Lewis Eley, Charles Liboue, Guy Lumia, Matthew Raimondi, Julien Barber, Maureen Gallagher
Jonathan Abramowitz & Kermit Moore

04 - Tradewinds

Yogi Lee : Lead vocal
Ralph MacDonald : Percussion
Steve Gadd : Drums
Marcus Miller Bass
Eric Gale : Guitar
Richard Tee : Fender Rhodes
Background vocals : William Eaton & Yogi Lee
Strings Al Brown, Gene Orloff, Marvin Morgenstein, Max Ellen, Paul Gorshman, Sanford Allen, Lewis Eley, Charles Liboue, Guy Lumia, Matthew Raimondi, Julien Barber, Maureen Gallagher
Jonathan Abramowitz & Kermit Moore

05 - Playpen

Ralph MacDonald : All Percussion
Steve Gadd : Drums

06 - (It's) The Game


Zack Sanders : Lead vocal
Ralph MacDonald : Conga, Syndrums & Percussion
Steve Gadd : Drums
Marcus Miller Bass
Eric Gale : Guitar
Richard Tee : Piano
Background vocals : Milt Grayson, Frank Floyd, Kenny Williams, Raymond Simpson, Zack Sanders & William Eaton
Horns : Jon Faddis, Harold Vick, Peter Gordon, John Clark, Alex Foster, Winston Marsalis, James Pugh, Roger Rosenberg & Lew Soloff
Opening Monologue : Ralph MacDonald

07 - Park Plaza

Jorge Dalto : O.B.X. (Oberheim), Lead Piano & Fender Rhodes
Ralph MacDonald : Conga Solo
Nicholas Marrero Jr. : Timbales Solo & Guido
Andy Gonzalez : Bass
Eric Gale : Guitar