1979 Cheryl Ladd – Dance Forever

Ladd, Cheryl 1979Cheryl Ladd was born Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor in Huron, South Dakota to parents of German descent. She married fellow actor David Ladd, with whom she had a daughter, Jordan. She took his surname as her own, which she kept after their divorce. Her niece is Cowboys cheerleader Ashley Marie. She has been married to music producer Bryan Russell since 1981, and has a stepdaughter, Lindsay Russell. Ladd is a celebrity ambassador for the child abuse prevention and treatment non-profit Childhelp.

Dance Forever (1979): The title track was also the closing theme of Charlie’s Angels in Japan and was released as an EP, while the song “Where Is Someone To Love Me” was the theme of a Japanese whisky TV commercial featuring Ladd herself. The album reached #179 in the United States.

Tracks

1  Dance Forever (Matthew Wilder) 3:26
2  Better Days (Melissa Manchester, Carole Bayer Sager) 3:30
3  Still Awake (Davis Wolfert, Sue Sheridan) 3:11
4  On The Run (Gary Portland, Jeanne Napoli) 3:15
5  Teach Me Tonight (Gene de Paul, Sammy Cahn) 3:08
6  You’re The Only One I Ever Need (Linda Mallah, Robbie Patton) 2:53
7  Thunder In The Distance (Davis Wolfert, Sue Sheridan) 4:40
8  Missing You (Matthew Wilder) 4:32
9  Whatever Would I Do Without You (Matthew Wilder) 3:45
10  Rock And Roll Slave (Stephen Bishop) 3:25

Media

Musicians

1 Dance Forever

Bass Will Lee
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar David Wolfert
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar David Wolfert
Piano Jai Winding


2 Better Days

Bass Scott Edwards
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar Fred Tackett
Guitar David Wolfert
Piano Jai Winding


3 Still Awake

Drums Jim Gordon
Bass Will Lee
Guitar David Wolfert
Guitar Fred Tackett
Keyboards Jai Winding


4 On The Run

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar David Wolfert
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Jai Winding


5 Teach Me Tonight

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Jai Winding


6 You’re The Only One I Ever Need

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar David Wolfert
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Jai Winding


7 Thunder In The Distance

Bass Will Lee
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar David Wolfert
Guitar Jay Graydon
Piano Jai Winding


8 Missing You

Bass Will Lee
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar David Wolfert
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Jai Winding


9 Whatever Would I Do Without You

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Jai Winding


10 Rock And Roll Slave

Bass David Hungate
Guitar David Wolfert
Keyboards Jai Winding

Other Musicians

Synthesizer Michael Boddicker
Sax David Boruff
Sax Tom Saviano
Sax David Luell
Trombone Dick Hyde
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Percussion Gary Coleman
Background Vocals Carolyn Willis
Background Vocals Jim Haas
Background Vocals Jon Joyce
Background Vocals Laura Creamer
Background Vocals Melissa Mackay
Background Vocals Myrna Matthews
Background Vocals Shelby Flint
Background Vocals Stan Farber
Background Vocals Sue Sheridan

Liner Notes

Producer – Gary Klein
Executive Producer – Charles Koppelman
Arranged By (Horns) – David Wolfert (Tracks: 10), Tom Saviano (Tracks: 3, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Rhythm, Background) – David Wolfert
Arranged By (Strings), Conductor – David Wolfert (Tracks: 3, 6), Gene Page (Tracks: 4, 8, 9), Nick DeCaro (Tracks: 1, 2)
Contractor (Music) – Frank DeCaro
Engineer – John Mills
Engineer (Assistant) (Capitol Recording Studios) – Don Henderson
Engineer (Assistant) (Sound Labs) – Linda Tyler, Stewart Whitmore
Produced for The Entertainment Co.

Art Direction – Roy Kohara
Photography By – Harry Langdon

Recorded at
Sound Labs, Inc., Hollywood
Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood