1981 Brenda Russell – Love Life

Brenda Russell (born Brenda Gordon, April 8, 1949, Brooklyn, New York is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboardist. Known for her eclectic musical style, her recordings have encompassed several different genres, including pop, soul, dance, jazz and adult contemporary. She is perhaps most well known for her 1988 hit “Piano in the Dark”, and also for writing the song “Get Here” which was a hit for Oleta Adams in 1991. Russell’s songwriting and vocal talents have also been utilized by Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Joni Mitchell, Donna Summer, Bingo Players, Flo Rida and Sting.

Tracks

1  Love Life (Brenda Russell) 3:33
2  Rainbow (Brenda Russell) 4:28
3  Something I Like To Do (Brenda Russell) 4:25
4  Lucky (Brenda Russell) 2:49
5  Sensitive Man (Brenda Russell) 3:32
6  Deep Dark And Mysterious (Brenda Russell) 2:58
7  If You Love (Brenda Russell) 4:36
8  Thank You (Brenda Russell, Stewart Levine) 4:08

Media

Musicians

1 Love Life

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDean Parks
Guitar (solo)Steve Lukather
Fender RhodesNeil Larsen
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsCinnamon Sharpe
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsDonny Gerrard
Background VocalsJay Gruska


2 Rainbow

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo)Dean Parks
GuitarSteve Lukather
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Fender RhodesDave Grusin
PianoBrenda Russell
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro


3 Something I Like To Do

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDean Parks
Fender RhodesNeil Larsen
PianoBrenda Russell
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
PercussionLenny Castro


4 Lucky

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarSteve Lukather
OrganNeil Larsen
PianoBrenda Russell
Fender RhodesNeil Larsen
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
PercussionLenny Castro


5 Sensitive Man

BassBob Popwell
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDean Parks
Guitar (solo)Steve Lukather
OrganNeil Larsen
Fender RhodesNeil Larsen
PianoBrenda Russell
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsDonny Gerrard


6 Deep Dark And Mysterious

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarSteve Lukather
Fender RhodesNeil Larsen
PercussionLenny Castro
ClavinetBrenda Russell
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDonny Gerrard


7 If You Love

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarSteve Lukather
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Fender RhodesDave Grusin
PianoBrenda Russell
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsDonny Gerrard


8 Thank You

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
PianoNeil Larsen
Guitar (solo)Steve Lukather
Guitar (solo)Buzz Feiten
Fender RhodesNeil Larsen
SynthesizerDave Grusin
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsBuzz Feiten
Background VocalsDonny Gerrard
Background VocalsLenny Castro
Background VocalsNeil Larsen
Background VocalsStewart Levine

Liner Notes

Producer – Stewart Levine
Engineer (Assistant) – Don Henderson, Stewart Whitmore
Executive-Producer – Brenda Russell
Mixed By – Al Schmitt
Photography By – Paddy Reynolds
Recorded By – Al Schmitt

Art Direction – Chuck Beeson
Design [Album] – Lynn Robb

Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.