1978 Hodges, James & Smith – What Have You Done For Love?

Hodges, James & Smithwere originally known as Hodges, James, Smith & Crawford (former Motown artist Carolyn(Caroline)Crawford).They later became a trio..Pat Hodges, Denita James & Jessica Smith… all originating from Los Angeles. Denita James had a solo single on Flip around ’63 and Pat Hodges had a solo release Keymen around ’66. The group was the brainchild of William “Micky” Stevenson and they were intended to rival The Supremes which is hard to believe because H, J & S’s sound was more aggressive and a lot more Soul/R&B oriented. Their first single was ‘Nobody’ on the Mpingo Label(previously a hit for Kim Weston on MGM). They updated it later for one of their 20th Century albums in the 70s. So there are two versions released by them.(Source)


1  What Have You Done For Love? (Denita James, Jessica Smith, Pat Hodges, Williams Stevenson) 3:31
2  The San Francisco Rag (Everytime) (Adeniyi Paris, Art Posey, Ekundayo Paris) 3:59
3  You Can’t Hide Love (Skip Scarborough) 3:44
4  Falling In Love (Richard Henn) 3:46
5  Hideaway (Bill Withers, Clifford Coulther) 3:50
6  You Know Who You Are (Bernard Ighner) 5:55
7  That’s The Way (Gilbert Becaud, Maurice Vidalin) 4:43
8  Here Is Where Your Love Belongs (Bill Champlin) 4:17
9  Seems So Long (Stevie Wonder) 4:45
10  Darling, I Promise (Art Posey, Josef Powell) 3:14



BassScott Chambers
BassScott Edwards
BassJim Hughart
BassDavid Hungate
DrumsMike Baird
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsTommy Vig
GuitarBen Benay
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarDavid Williams
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
KeyboardsDavid Foster
KeyboardsIan Underwood
HornsTower Of Power
HornSteve Madaio
SaxDenis Quitman
SaxLenny Pickett
SaxErnie Watts
TromboneDick Hyde
TrumpetGary Grant
Background VocalsJerry Knight

Liner Notes

Producer – William Stevenson (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Producer – Bill Withers, Clifford Coulter (Track 5)
Arranged By – Greg Middleton (Tracks 1, 10)
Arranged By – Mickey Stevenson (Track 2)
Arranged By – David Foster (Tracks 3, 8, 9)
Arranged By – Richard Henn (Tracks 4, 6)
Arranged By – Clifford Coulter, Jean Hinterman (Track 5)
Arranged By – Luchi De Jesus (Track 7)
Coordinator (Album) – Brenda Lum
Engineer – Bob Merritt
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig

Design – Richard Oleson
Photography By – Richard Armas

Recorded At – Sound City Studios
Mastered At – Masterdisk
Phonographic Copyright (p) – London Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – London Records, Inc.