1978 Juice Newton – Well Kept Secret

Judy Kay “Juice” Newton (born February 18, 1952) is an American pop and country singer, songwriter and guitarist. To date, Newton has received five Grammy Award nominations in the Pop and Country Best Female Vocalist categories (winning once in 1983), as well as an ACM Award for Top New Female Artist and two Billboard Female Album Artist of the Year awards (won consecutively). She has several Gold and Platinum records to her credit, including Juice, Quiet Lies and her first Greatest Hits album. During the 1980s, Newton charted 14 Top-10 hits across the Billboard Country, AC, and Hot 100 charts, with many of the recordings achieving crossover success and six of the songs hitting the No. 1 position.

Newton’s solo debut album, Well Kept Secret, was released later in 1978 and stands as Newton’s most rock-oriented record, to date. Neither the record nor its sole single (“Hey Baby”) charted, though Capitol Records proceeded to renew Newton’s contract. Capitol’s investment in Newton began to pay off in 1979, when Newton had her first Top-40 Country hit with “Let’s Keep It That Way” (another one-off single). Later that year, the album Take Heart featured five modestly charting singles: “Until Tonight”; “Any Way That You Want Me”; “You Fill My Life”; “Lay Back In The Arms of Someone”; and “Sunshine.” The latter became Newton’s second top-40 single on the country charts in 1980, with “You Fill My Life” reaching No. 41 and “Until Tonight” reaching No. 42. Both of Newton’s initial solo efforts performed with modest success but failed to have lasting impacts on the album charts.

Tracks

1  So Many Ways (Curtis Stone) 2:54
2  Close Enough (Otha Young) 3:20
3  I’ll Never Love Again (Mickey McGee) 3:12
4  Go Easy On Me (Otha Young) 3:43
5  A Love Like Ours (Don’t Come Knocking Everyday) (Brian Holland, Edward Holland Jr, Lamont Dozier) 3:27
6  Hey Baby (Bruce Channel, Margaret Cobb) 3:06
7  Tell My Baby Goodbye (Otha Young) 3:01
8  No Reason (Curtis Stone) 3:54
9  It’s Not Impossible (Otha Young) 3:30
10  If There Could Be (Otha Young) 4:37

Media

Musicians

1 So Many Ways

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Otha Young
Keyboards John Hobbs
Percussion Mike Porter
Background Vocals Tricia Johns
Background Vocals Pat Upton
Background Vocals Rick Cathaway
Background Vocals Otha Young


2 Close Enough

Bass Jerry Scheff
Drums Paul Leim
Guitar Otha Young
Guitar John Hunt
Guitar Thom Rotella
Acoustic Guitar Billie Walker
Keyboards John Hobbs
Percussion Steve Forman
Background Vocals Marc Piscitelli
Background Vocals Laura Creamer
Background Vocals Nick Uhrig


3 I’ll Never Love Again

Bass Chuck Fiore
Drums Micky McGee
Keyboards Charlie Harwood
Keyboards John Hobbs
Guitar Otha Young
Guitar Mike Condello
Background Vocals Marc Piscitelli
Background Vocals Laura Creamer
Background Vocals Nick Uhrig


4 Go Easy On Me

Bass Jerry Scheff
Drums Paul Leim
Keyboards John Hobbs
Guitar Otha Young
Guitar Thom Rotella
Guitar John Hunt
Background Vocals Otha Young


5 A Love Like Ours (Don’t Come Knocking Everyday)

Bass Jerry Scheff
Drums Paul Leim
Guitar Otha Young
Guitar Thom Rotella
Guitar Billie Walker
Keyboards John Hobbs
Percussion Steve Forman
Background Vocals Marc Piscitelli
Background Vocals Laura Creamer
Background Vocals Nick Uhrig


6 Hey Baby

Bass Bob Glaub
Drums Buzz Buchanan
Guitar Otha Young
Guitar Fred Tackett
Guitar Ben Benay
Organ John Hobbs
Piano Jai Winding
Percussion Mike Porter
Background Vocals Otha Young
Background Vocals Tricia Johns


7 Tell My Baby Goodbye

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Otha Young
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Jay Graydon
Piano Greg Mathieson
Piano John Hobbs
Background Vocals Tricia Johns
Background Vocals Pat Upton
Background Vocals Rick Gathaway
Background Vocals Otha Young


8 No Reason

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar John Hunt
Guitar Otha Young
Acoustic Guitar John Hug
Keyboards John Hobbs
Harmonica Norton Buffalo
Percussion Steve Forman
Background Vocals Otha Young
Background Vocals Rick Gathaway
Background Vocals Otha Young


9 It’s Not Impossible

Bass David Hungate
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Otha Young
Guitar Steve Lukather
Acoustic Guitar John Hug
Acoustic Guitar Otha Young
Keyboards John Hobbs
Background Vocals Marc Piscitelli
Background Vocals Jerry Tawney


10 If There Could Be

Bass Chuck Fiore
Drums Buzz Buchanan
Guitar Ben Benay
Guitar Thom Rotella
Guitar Otha Young
Acoustic Guitar Fred Tackett
Acoustic Guitar Otha Young
Keyboards Jai Winding
Percussion Mike Porter

Liner Notes

Producer – John Palladino, Juice Newton, Otha Young