05/03/2017

Lenny Williams "Taking Chances" (1981) -Contemporary Soul-



Label : MCA Records


01 - Freefall (Into Love)* (Lenny Williams, Paul Jackson Jr. & Judy Wieder)
02 - I'm Sorry** (Lenny Williams & K. Chavis)
03 - Where There's A Will There's A Way** (Jack White)
04 - The Way You Love Me*** (D. Meyers & Richard Randolph)
05 - Responsible Man* (Paul Jackson Jr. & Judy Wieder)
06 - Take A Long Last Look* (D. James)
07 - Who's Gonna Love You* (Lenny Williams & M. Bennett)
08 - Standing In The Middle (Of A So Called Perfect Love Affair)* (Lenny Williams & R. Jackson)
09 - Taking Chances** (Ken Gold & B. Ocean)


Executive Producers : Lenny Williams & Sandy Newman
*Produced by Lenny Williams & Sandy Newman for The Lenny Williams Productions Co., Inc.
Arranged & Conducted by Gene Page
Mixed at Kendun Recorders by Bob Hughes
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at A&M Studios
**Produced by André Fischer
Arranged & Conducted by McKinley Jackson
Rhythm Tracks, Vocals & Overdubs Recorded at Conway Recording Studios
Horns Recorded at The Record Plant, Sausalito, Calif.
Strings Recorded at United/Western Recording Studios
Engineer : Michael Braunstein
Assistant Engineer : Phil Moore
Remixed at Kendun Recorders by Bob Hughes
***Produced by William Shelby, Dana Meyers & Kevin Spencer
Strings & Horns Arranged And Conducted by Gene Page
Mixed at Kendun Recorders by Leon Sylvers III
Engineer : Steve Hodge
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at A&M Studios


01 - Freefall (Into Love)

Lenny Williams : Lead & Background vocals
Maxine Willard Waters, Julia Tillman Waters, Luther Waters & Oren Waters : Background vocals
Rick Schlosser : Drums
Freddie Washington : Bass
Ray Parker Jr. : Guitar
Paul Jackson Jr. : Guitar
Charles Fearing : Guitar
Clarence McDonald : Keyboards
Michael Boddicker : Synthesizer
Ollie Mitchell : Trumpet
Charlie Davis : Trumpet
Dave Boruff : Saxophone
Gary Herbig : Saxophone
Alan Kaplan : Trombone
Harry Bluestone : String Section / Concertmaster
Judy Wieder : Background Vocal Consultant
Strings Recorded at Wally Heider Recording Studios, Studio 4
Horns Recorded at MCA/Whitney Recording Studios
Engineer : Bob Hughes
Assistant Engineer : Steve MacMillan
Rhythm Recorded at Ameraycan Recording Studios
Engineer : Michael Schuman
Assistant Engineer : Steve Hallquist

02 - I'm Sorry

Lenny Williams : Lead vocals
Sylvia St. James, Clydene Jackson, Maxayne Lewis, Lothar Struff & Bob Terry : Background vocals
Ricky Lawson : Drums
Larry Graham : Bass
Robben Ford & Don Griffin : Guitars
Clydene Jackson & Clarence McDonald : Keyboards
Ronnie Foster : Synthesizer
Paulinho Da Costa & Victor Feldman : Percussion
Tower Of Power Horn Section : Horns
Assa Drori : String Section / Concertmaster

03 - Where There's A Will There's A Way

Lenny Williams : Lead vocals
Clydene Jackson, Maxayne Lewis, Lothar Struff & Bob Terry : Background vocals
Ricky Lawson : Drums
Nathan East : Bass
Robben Ford, Don Griffin & George Sopuch : Guitars
Clydene Jackson & Clarence McDonald : Keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa : Percussion
Victor Feldman : Vibes
Ronnie Foster : Synthesizer Solo
Tower Of Power Horn Section : Horns
Assa Drori : String Section / Concertmaster

04 - The Way You Love Me

Lenny Williams : Lead vocals
William Shelby, Kevin Spencer & Dana Meyers : Background vocals
Wardell Potts Jr. : Drums
Kevin Spencer : Bass
Richard Randolph : Guitar
Ernest 'Pepper' Reed : Guitar
William Shelby : Keyboard
Ricky D. Smith : Piano
Harry Bluestone : String Section / Concertmaster
Rhythm Tracks & Background vocals Recorded at Studio Masters
Additional Recording, Paramount Recording Studios
Engineer : Bob Brown
Strings & Horns Recorded at MCA/Whitney Recording Studios
Engineer : Bob Hughes
Assistant Engineer : Steve MacMillan
Lead vocals & Additional Recording at Kendun Recorders
Engineer : Steve MacMillan

05 - Responsible Man

Lenny Williams : Lead & Background vocals
Rick Schlosser : Drums
Freddie Washington : Bass
Ray Parker Jr. : Guitar
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Charles Fearing : Guitar
Clarence McDonald : Keyboards
Paul Jackson Jr. : Synthesizer & Synthesizer Solo
Harry Bluestone : String Section / Concertmaster
Judy Wieder : Background Vocal Consultant
Strings Recorded at Wally Heider Recording Studios, Studio 4
Engineer : Bob Hughes
Assistant Engineer : Steve MacMillan
Rhythm Recorded at Ameraycan Recording Studios
Engineer : Michael Schuman
Assistant Engineer : Steve Hallquist
All Other Recording at Kendun Recorders
Engineer : Bob Hughes
Assistant Engineers : Steve MacMillan & Les Cooper

06 - Take A Long Last Look

Lenny Williams : Lead vocals
Maxine Willard Waters, Julia Tillman Waters, Luther Waters & Oren Waters : Background vocals
Ed Greene : Drums
Nathan East : Bass
Ray Parker Jr. : Guitar
Paul Jackson Jr. : Guitar & Guitar Solo
Charles Fearing : Guitar
Clarence McDonald : Keyboards
Michael Boddicker : Synthesizer
Ollie Mitchell : Trumpet
Charlie Davis : Trumpet
Dave Boruff : Saxophone
Gary Herbig : Saxophone
Alan Kaplan : Trombone
Harry Bluestone : String Section / Concertmaster
Strings & Horns Recorded at MCA/Whitney Recording Studios, Glendale, Calif.
Engineer : Bob Hughes
Assistant Engineer : Steve MacMillan
Rhythm Recorded at Ameraycan Recording Studios, North Hollywood, Calif.
Engineer : Michael Schuman
Assistant Engineer : Steve Hallquist

07 - Who's Gonna Love You

Lenny Williams Lead & Background vocals
Ed Greene : Drums
Nathan East : Bass
Ray Parker Jr. : Guitar
Paul Jackson Jr. : Guitar & Guitar Solo
Charles Fearing : Guitar
Clarence McDonald : Keyboards
Ollie Mitchell : Trumpet
Charlie Davis : Trumpet
Dave Boruff : Saxophone
Gary Herbig : Saxophone
Alan Kaplan : Trombone
Harry Bluestone : String Section / Concertmaster
Judy Wieder : Background Vocal Consultant
Strings & Horns Recorded at MCA/Whitney
Engineer : Bob Hughes
Assistant Engineer : Steve MacMillan
Rhythm Recorded at Ameraycan Recording Studios
Engineer : Michael Schuman
Assistant Engineer : Steve Hallquist

08 - Standing In The Middle (Of A So Called Perfect Love Affair)

Lenny Williams : Lead & Background vocals
Ed Greene : Drums
Nathan East : Bass
Ray Parker Jr. : Guitar
Paul Jackson Jr. : Guitar & Guitar Solo
Charles Fearing : Guitar
Clarence McDonald : Keyboards
Michael Boddicker : Synthesizer
Paulinho Da Costa : Percussion
Ollie Mitchell : Trumpet
Charlie Davis : Trumpet
Dave Boruff : Saxophone
Gary Herbig : Saxophone
Alan Kaplan : Trombone
Harry Bluestone : String Section / Concertmaster
Judy Wieder : Background Vocal Consultant
Horns Recorded at MCA/Whitney Recording Studios
Strings Recorded at Wally Heider Recording Studios, Studio 4, Hollywood
Engineer : Bob Hughes
Assistant Engineer : Steve MacMillan
Rhythm Recorded at Ameraycan Recording Studios
Engineer : Michael Schuman
Assistant Engineer : Steve Hallquist

09 - Taking Chances

Lenny Williams : Lead vocals
Clydene Jackson, Maxayne Lewis, Lothar Struff & Bob Terry : Background vocals
Ricky Lawson : Drums
Nathan East : Bass
Robben Ford & Don Griffin : Guitars
Clydene Jackson & Clarence McDonald : Keyboards
Victor Feldman : Percussion
Tower Of Power Horn Section : Horns
Assa Drori : String Section / Concertmaster