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

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarOtha Young
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
PercussionMike Porter
Background VocalsTricia Johns
Background VocalsPat Upton
Background VocalsRick Cathaway
Background VocalsOtha Young


2 Close Enough

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarOtha Young
GuitarJohn Hunt
GuitarThom Rotella
Acoustic GuitarBillie Walker
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsMarc Piscitelli
Background VocalsLaura Creamer
Background VocalsNick Uhrig


3 I’ll Never Love Again

BassChuck Fiore
DrumsMicky McGee
KeyboardsCharlie Harwood
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
GuitarOtha Young
GuitarMike Condello
Background VocalsMarc Piscitelli
Background VocalsLaura Creamer
Background VocalsNick Uhrig


4 Go Easy On Me

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsPaul Leim
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
GuitarOtha Young
GuitarThom Rotella
GuitarJohn Hunt
Background VocalsOtha Young


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

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarOtha Young
GuitarThom Rotella
GuitarBillie Walker
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsMarc Piscitelli
Background VocalsLaura Creamer
Background VocalsNick Uhrig


6 Hey Baby

BassBob Glaub
DrumsBuzz Buchanan
GuitarOtha Young
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarBen Benay
OrganJohn Hobbs
PianoJai Winding
PercussionMike Porter
Background VocalsOtha Young
Background VocalsTricia Johns


7 Tell My Baby Goodbye

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarOtha Young
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarJay Graydon
PianoGreg Mathieson
PianoJohn Hobbs
Background VocalsTricia Johns
Background VocalsPat Upton
Background VocalsRick Gathaway
Background VocalsOtha Young


8 No Reason

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarJohn Hunt
GuitarOtha Young
Acoustic GuitarJohn Hug
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
HarmonicaNorton Buffalo
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsOtha Young
Background VocalsRick Gathaway
Background VocalsOtha Young


9 It’s Not Impossible

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarOtha Young
GuitarSteve Lukather
Acoustic GuitarJohn Hug
Acoustic GuitarOtha Young
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
Background VocalsMarc Piscitelli
Background VocalsJerry Tawney


10 If There Could Be

BassChuck Fiore
DrumsBuzz Buchanan
GuitarBen Benay
GuitarThom Rotella
GuitarOtha Young
Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett
Acoustic GuitarOtha Young
KeyboardsJai Winding
PercussionMike Porter

Liner Notes

Producer – John Palladino, Juice Newton, Otha Young