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

Hodges, James & Smith were 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


Musician Scott Chambers
Musician Scott Edwards
Musician Jim Hughart
Musician David Hungate
Musician Welton Gite
Musician Greg Middleton
Musician Jerry Knight
Musician Jeffrey Porcaro
Musician Mike Baird
Musician Richard Henn
Musician Donnell Hagan
Musician Steve Lukather
Musician Ben Benay
Musician David Williams
Musician Lee Ritenour
Musician Clifford Coulter
Musician John Barnes
Musician David Foster
Musician Tom Hensley
Musician Ian Underwood
Musician Jimmie Haskell
Musician Luchi Dejesus
Musician Gary Grant
Musician Steve Madaio
Musician Jean Hintermann
Musician Quitman Denis
Musician Jeff Ervin
Musician Ernie Watts
Musician Lenny Pickett
Musician Dick Hyde
Musician Tommy Vig
Musician Eddie Brown
Musician Bill Champlin

Other Musicians

Strings – Alfred Breuning, Arnold Belnick, Art Royval, Assa Drori, Dennis Karmazyn, Denyse Buffum, Frank Foster, Harris Goldman, Kenneth Yerke, Nils Oliver, Richard Feves, Rollice Dale, Ron Clark, Ronald Cooper, Selene Hurford, Sheldon Sanov, Verlye Mills, Virginia Majewski

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 – Brenda Lum
Engineer – Bob Merritt
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig

Design – Richard Oleson
Photography – Richard Armas

Mastered At Masterdisk
Recorded At Sound City Studios
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