1983 Finis Henderson – Finis

Chicago vocalist Finis Henderson was the lead singer for Weapons of Peace before going solo after moving to Los Angeles in the early ’80s. His father was a dancer and also vice-president of Sammy Davis Enterprises, as well as manager for such artists as Jerry Butler and Brook Benton. Henderson sang with The Dynamic 4 as a teen before joining Weapons of Peace in 1970. They remained intact for eight years, and then Henderson relocated. He worked for a while as a comedian, and even served as the opening act for Richard Pryor in San Francisco. Henderson roomed for a while with Al McKay of Earth, Wind And Fire. They formed the group Prophecy with Bill Wolfer. Motown offered him a solo deal, but he made little impact or impression with his one session in 1983. Henderson also wrote “Call Me,” which was included on Wolfer’s ’82 LP Wolf. (source: Ron Wynn, Rovi)


1  Skip To My Lou (Frank Hamilton) 5:01
2  Making Love (Al McKay, Linda Starr) 3:46
3  Lovers (David Paul Bryant, Fin Henderson, Gregory Doty, Tony Haynes) 4:46
4  You Owe It All To Love (Al Mckay, David Paul Bryant, Tony Haynes) 3:29
5  Blame It On The Night (Rob Preston, Sandy Torano) 3:41
6  Percussion Intro-Call Me (Bill Wolfer, Finis Henderson) 6:24
7  Vina del Mar (Al McKay, Erich Bulling) 0:48
8  Crush On You (Stevie Wonder) 4:03
9  I’d Rather Be Gone (Dennis Lambert, JC Crowley) 3:40
10  School Girl (Adonis Hampton, Al McKAy, Frank Hamilton, Gregory Doty) 5:20



Bass Abe Laboriel
Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Bass Nathan East
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Drums Carlos Vega
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Al McKay
Guitar Gregory Doty
Guitar Paul Jackson
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Frank Hamilton
Keyboards Randy Kerber
Keyboards Tom Keane
Keyboards Erich Bulling
Keyboards Michael Boddicker
Synthesizer Steve Porcaro
Sax George Bohanon
Sax Steve Tavaglioni
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Background Vocals Adonis Hampton
Background Vocals Gary Glenn
Background Vocals Arleen Parks
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Steve George
Background Vocals Bill Champlin

Liner Notes

Producer – Al McKay
Arranged By (Horn) – Erich Bulling
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Al McKay, Finis Henderson (Tracks 10), Frank Hamilton (Tracks 1, 10)
Coordinator (Production) – Barbra Nagel
Engineer – Humberto Gatica, Walter Borchers
Engineer (Additional) – Sandra Wilson, Tony D’Amico
Mixed By – George Massenburg

Art Direction – Johnny Lee
Liner Notes – Toshiki Nakada
Photography By – Ron Slenzak

Marketed By – Universal Music LLC
Distributed By – Universal Music LLC
Record Company – Universal International
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Records
Copyright (c) – Motown Records