1988 Kenny Rankin – Hiding In Myself

Hiding In Myself was the eighth solo album by Kenny Rankin, released in 1988.

Kenny Rankin (February 10, 1940 – June 7, 2009) was an American pop and jazz singer and songwriter, originally from the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City, New York.

Rankin was born in Los Angeles and raised in New York, and was introduced to music by his mother, who sang at home and for friends. Early in his career he worked as a singer-songwriter, and developed a considerable following during the 70s with a steady flow of albums, three of which broke into the Top 100 of the Billboard Album Chart. His liking for jazz was evident from an early age, but the times were such that in order to survive his career had to take a more pop-oriented course. By the 90s, however, he was able to angle his repertoire to accommodate his own musical preferences and to please a new audience while still keeping faith with the faithful. Rankin’s warm singing style and his soft, nylon-stringed guitar sound might suggest an artist more attuned to the supper-club circuit than the jazz arena, but his work contains many touches that appeal to the jazz audience.

Tracks

1  Lovin’ Side (Kenny Rankin, Aime Ulrich Rankin) 4:49
2  Before the Fall (Kenny Rankin, Aime Ulrich Rankin) 5:33
3  Delila (Kenny Rankin, Aime Ulrich Rankin) 4:05
4  Hiding in Myself (Kenny Rankin) 3:49
5  Trouble Man (Marvin Gaye) 4:11
6  Keep the Candle Burnin’ (Kenny Rankin, Aime Ulrich Rankin, Max Geil) 4:02
7  Let’s Get it On (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) 4:37
8  She Knows me Well (Kenny Rankin) 5:22
9  Down the Road (Kenny Rankin) 3:43
10  Velez (Kenny Rankin) 5:33
11  Muddy Creek (Kenny Rankin, Aime Ulrich Rankin) 3:36
12  She Moves, Eyes Follow (Kenny Rankin) 3:59

Media

Musicians

1 Lovin’ Side

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarRobben Ford
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
PercussionChris Trujillo
PercussionGerardo Velez
VocalsKenny Rankin


2 Before the Fall

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarRobben Ford
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
PercussionChris Trujillo
VocalsKenny Rankin


3 Delila

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarRobben Ford
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
PercussionChris Trujillo
VocalsKenny Rankin


4 Hiding in Myself

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
KeyboardsDavid Benoit
StringsSuzie Katayama
VocalsKenny Rankin


5 Trouble Man

BassBill Sharpe
GuitarSteve Lukather
PercussionChris Trujillo
VocalsKenny Rankin


6 Keep the Candle Burnin’

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarRobben Ford
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
SynthesizerRandy Kerber
PercussionChris Trujillo
VocalsKenny Rankin


7 Let’s Get it On

BassBill Sharpe
Acoustic GuitarKenny Rankin
PercussionChris Trujillo
VocalsKenny Rankin


8 She Knows Me Well

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarRobben Ford
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
PianoDavid Benoit
SaxRichard Elliot
PercussionChris Trujillo
VocalsKenny Rankin


9 Down The Road

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
PianoKenny Rankin
Background VocalsDavid Crosby
VocalsKenny Rankin


10 Velez

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarRobben Ford
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
PercussionChris Trujillo
PercussionGerardo Velez
VocalsKenny Rankin


11 Muddy Creek

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
BanjoJohn Sebastian
PianoKenny Rankin
HarmonicaJohn Sebastian
VocalsKenny Rankin


12 She Moves, Eyes Follow

BassLeland Sklar
Acoustic GuitarKenny Rankin
KeyboardsDavid Benoit
PianoDavid Benoit
PercussionChris Trujillo
VocalsKenny Rankin

Liner Notes

Producer – Jeffrey Weber, Kenny Rankin
Producer (Associate) – Aime Ulrich Rankin
Engineer (Additional) – Bob Loftus, Chris Andersen, Clark Germain, Clif Norell, Michael Ross, Stacy Baird
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Recorded By, Mixed By – Allen Sides

Art Direction, Design – Leslie Wintner
Photography By – Stephen Danelian

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cypress Records
Copyright (c) – Cypress Records
Manufactured By – A&M Records, Inc.
Distributed By – A&M Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Nevessa Production Woodstock
Mixed At – Ocean Way Recording
Pressed By – Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.