1981 Randy Crawford – Secret Combination

Secret Combination is an album by the American R&B singer Randy Crawford, released in 1981 on Warner Bros. Records.

The album reached No. 12 in the US Billboard Top R&B Albums chart in July 1981, and No. 2 in the UK Albums Chart in January 1982. The singles “You Might Need Somebody” and “Rainy Night in Georgia” reached No. 11 and No. 18 respectively in the UK Singles Chart.


You Might Need Somebody (Nan O’Byrne, Tom Snow) 4:21
Rainy Night in Georgia (Tony Joe White) 4:23
3  That’s How Heartaches Are Made (Ben Raleigh, Bob Halley) 2:58
4  Two Lives (Mark Jordan) 3:49
5  You Bring the Sun Out (Jessy Dixon, Tom Snow) 3:25
6  Rio de Janeiro Blue (John Haeny, Richard Torrance) 4:19
Secret Combination (Franne Golde, Tom Snow) 3:25
8  When I Lose My Way (Turley Richards) 3:45
9  Time for Love (Leon Russell) 4:17
10  Trade Winds (Ralph MacDonald, William Salter) 4:56


Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Dean Parks
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Leon Pendarvis
Horns Larry Williams
Horns Bill Reichenbach
Horns Gary Herbig
Horns Jim Horn
Horns Chuck Findley
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Phyllis St. James
Background Vocals Marti McCall
Background Vocals Petsye Powell
Background Vocals Alfie Silas

Other Musicians

2  Rainy Night in Georgia

Organ Neil Larsen

4 Two Lives

Guitar Robben Ford

6 Rio de Janeiro Blue

Flute Ernie Watts

8  When I Lose My Way

Organ Neil Larsen

10  Trade Winds

Organ Neil Larsen

Liner Notes

Producer – Tommy LiPuma
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Leon Pendarvis
Arranged By (Horns) – Larry Williams, Bill Reichenbach (Track 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Nick DeCaro (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Contractor – Frank DeCaro
Coordinator – Noel Newbolt
Engineer (Assistant) – Don Henderson, Stewart Whitmore
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Recorded By, Mixed By – Al Schmitt
Remastered By – Lee Herschberg

Art Direction – Richard Seireeni
Artwork (Lettering) – Bob Maile
Photography – Phillip Dixon

Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Mixed At Sound Labs, Hollywood
Mixed At Capitol Studios
Recorded At Sound Labs, Hollywood
Recorded At Capitol Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) Warner Bros Records Inc
Copyright (c) Warner Bros. Records Inc