1977 Diana Ross – Baby, It’s Me

Baby It’s Me is a 1977 album released by American singer Diana Rosson 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

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarSteve Lukather
SaxTom Scott
PercussionJack Ashford


2 You Got It

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarRay Parker Jr
Fender RhodesMichael Omartian
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsBecky Lewis
Background VocalsPatti Brooks
Background VocalsPetsye Powell


3 Baby It’s Me

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarRay Parker Jr
PianoMichael Omartian
PercussionLenny Castro


4 Too Shy To Say

KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard


5 Your Love Is So Good For Me

BassRay Parker Jr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarRay Parker Jr
OrganDavid Paich
PianoKen Peterson
HornChuck Findley
HornJim Horn
Background VocalsDavid Paich
Background VocalsBobby Kimball


6 Top Of The World

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarSteve Lukather
PianoTom Snow
PercussionJack Ashford
Background VocalsBecky Lewis
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews


7 All Night Lover

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarIra Newborn
GuitarRichie Zito
Fender RhodesTom Snow
FluteBud Shank
PercussionBobbye Hall
Background VocalsBecky Lewis
Background VocalsPatti Brooks
Background VocalsPetsye Powell


8 Confide In Me

BassBryan Garofalo
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarIra Newborn
Fender RhodesTom Snow
PianoStanley Schwartz

 

9 The Same Love That Made Me Laugh

BassScott Edwards
DrumsOllie E. Brown
GuitarBen Benay
GuitarRay Parker Jr
PianoDavid Paich
PercussionLenny Castro


10 Come In From The Rain

BassBryan Garofalo
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarIra Newborn
GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoTom Snow
PianoStanley 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