1977 Diana Ross – Baby, It’s Me

Baby It’s Me is a 1977 album released by American singer Diana Ross on the Motown label that peaked at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 and #7 on the R&B album chart. The album was produced by producer Richard Perry. The LP yielded one Top 40 hit, “Gettin’ Ready for Love”, reaching number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Other charting singles released from the album include “You Got It” and “Your Love is so Good for Me,” the latter receiving a Grammy nomination.

Adult Contemporary drove the success of this album, with both “Gettin’ Ready for Love” (#8) and “You Got It” (#9) being Top 10 hits, while the newly formed Billboard Dance charts ranked “Your Love is so Good For Me” Top 15. Although this album never made the UK charts it was certified Silver for UK sales in excess of 60,000 copies.

Diana Ross would continue to work with Perry including on her pairing with international vocalist, Julio Iglesias on their duet, “All of You” several years later.

Tracks

Gettin’ Ready For Love (Franne Golde, Tom Snow) 2:51
You Got It (Linda Laurie, Jerry Ragovoy) 3:56
3  Baby It’s Me (Donald Dunn, Charles C Smith) 3:18
4  Too Shy To Say (Stevie Wonder) 3:17
Your Love Is So Good For Me (Ken Peterson) 4:15
6  Top Of The World (Tom Snow) 3:04
7  All Night Lover (Jerry Ragovoy, Len Roberts) 3:34
8  Confide In Me (Melissa Manchester, Stanley Schwartz) 3:37
9  The Same Love That Made Me Laugh (Bill Withers) 3:58
10  Come In From The Rain (Melissa Manchester, Carole Bayer Sager) 3:58

Musicians

1 Gettin’ Ready For Love

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Sax Tom Scott
Percussion Jack Ashford


2 You Got It

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Fender Rhodes Michael Omartian
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Becky Lewis
Background Vocals Patti Brooks
Background Vocals Petsye Powell


3 Baby It’s Me

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Piano Michael Omartian
Percussion Lenny Castro


4 Too Shy To Say

Keyboards James Newton-Howard


5 Your Love Is So Good For Me

Bass Ray Parker Jr
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Organ David Paich
Piano Ken Peterson
Horn Chuck Findley
Horn Jim Horn
Background Vocals David Paich
Background Vocals Bobby Kimball


6 Top Of The World

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Tom Snow
Percussion Jack Ashford
Background Vocals Becky Lewis
Background Vocals Clydie King
Background Vocals Sherlie Matthews


7 All Night Lover

Bass David Hungate
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Ira Newborn
Guitar Richie Zito
Fender Rhodes Tom Snow
Flute Bud Shank
Percussion Bobbye Hall
Background Vocals Becky Lewis
Background Vocals Patti Brooks
Background Vocals Petsye Powell


8 Confide In Me

Bass Bryan Garofalo
Drums Rick Shlosser
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Guitar Ira Newborn
Fender Rhodes Tom Snow
Piano Stanley Schwartz

 

9 The Same Love That Made Me Laugh

Bass Scott Edwards
Drums Ollie E. Brown
Guitar Ben Benay
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Piano David Paich
Percussion Lenny Castro


10 Come In From The Rain

Bass Bryan Garofalo
Drums Rick Shlosser
Guitar Ira Newborn
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Piano Tom Snow
Piano Stanley Schwartz

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry
Engineer (Additional) – Mike Stavrous, Tom Knox
Engineer (Recording & Remix) – Howard Steele
Engineer (Second) – Helen Silvani
Mastered By – Allen Zentz

Art Direction – David Larkham
Photography – Skrebenski

Manufactured By – Motown Records
Distributed By – Motown Records
Recorded At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Remixed At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Air Studios

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