1988 Patti Austin – Real Me

Patti Austin (born 10 August 1950) is an American R&B, pop and jazz singer.

The Real Me is an album by American singer Patti Austin released in 1988, and recorded for the Qwest label. The album reached #7 on Billboard‘s Jazz chart. The Real Me was chiefly produced by David Pack, lead singer of the pop group Ambrosia, though Austin served as a co-producer and executive producer on the project. Other duet partners included George Benson (“Moody’s Mood for Love” and “Keep Your Dreams Alive”) and Luther Vandross (“I’m Gonna Miss You In The Morning”).

Tracks

1  I Can Cook Too (Betty Comden And Adolph Green, Leonard Bernstein) 5:10
2  Stockholm Sweetnin’ (Quincy Jones) 1:36
3  Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) 4:14
4  True Love (Cole Porter) 3:48
5  Across the Valley from the Alamo (Joe Greene) 3:45
6  How Long Has This Been Going On? (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) 4:05
7   Lazy Afternoon (Jerome Moross, John Latouche) 5:44
8  Love Letters (Straight from Your Heart) (Edward Heyman, Victor Young) 3:55
9  They Can’t Take That Away from Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) 3:56
10  Mood Indigo (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) 3:25
11  Cry Me a River (Arthur Hamilton) 4:19
12  Someone Is Standing Outside (Jimmy Webb) 3:55
13  Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most (Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) 5:08

Media

Musicians

1 I Can Cook Too

Bass (synthesizer)Greg Phillinganes
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarDavid Pack
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerDavid Benoit
SaxDan Higgins
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey


3 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

BassNathan East
DrumsGeorge Perilli
KeyboardsDavid Benoit
SaxErnie Watts
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionDavid Pack


4 True Love

BassRoscoe Beck
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
KeyboardsDavid Benoit
HarpGayle Levant
SaxMichael Brecker
PercussionGeorge Perilli
VocalsDavid Pack


5 Across the Valley from the Alamo

Acoustic GuitarDavid Pack
Steel GuitarDavid Lindley
Slide GuitarDavid Lindley
AccordionBruce Hornsby
PercussionDavid Pack
PercussionPatti Austin
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionBurleigh Drummond
Background VocalsDavid Pack
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsJames Ingram


6 How Long Has This Been Going On?

KeyboardsDavid Benoit
SynthesizerDavid Benoit
HarpGayle Levant
StringsMarty Paich


7 Lazy Afternoon

BassPatti Austin
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Acoustic GuitarEarl Klugh
KeyboardsDavid Benoit
HornJon Faddis
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionDavid Pack


8 Love Letters (Straight from Your Heart)

BassRoscoe Beck
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDavid Pack
PianoMichael McDonald
PianoRichard Tee
SynthesizerDavid Benoit
SaxErnie Watts


9 They Can’t Take That Away from Me

Bass (synthesizer)Greg Phillinganes
DrumsGeorge Perilli
KeyboardsDavid Benoit
SynthesizerDavid Benoit
SaxDan Higgins
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey


10 Mood Indigo

BassChuck Domanico
GuitarEarl Klugh
KeyboardsDavid Benoit
SynthesizerDavid Benoit
ClarinetJohnny Rotella
SaxGregory Huckins
TromboneBill Watrous
TubaGeorge Callender


11 Cry Me a River

BassChuck Domanico
HarpGayle Levant
PianoDavid Benoit
SynthesizerDavid Benoit
TrumpetJon Faddis


12 Someone Is Standing Outside

BassJoe Puerta
DrumsJR Robinson
PianoRichard Tee
SynthesizerRichard Tee
SynthesizerDavid Benoit
Background VocalsAmy Holland
Background VocalsDavid Pack
Background VocalsHoward Hewett
Background VocalsJames Ingram
Background VocalsLuther Vandross
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsTata Vega


13 Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

HarpGayle Levant
SynthesizerDavid Benoit

Other Musicians

Strings – Alan DeVeritch, Arni Egilsson, Arnold Belnick, Ar Royval, Barry Gold, Bonnie Douglas, Charles Veal, Chuck Berghofer, Cynthia Morrow, Dan Neufeld, Daniel Rothmuller, Donald McInnes, Evan Wilson, Franklyn D’Antonio, Harris Goldman, Harry Shlutz, Henry Ferber, Henry Shure, Herschel Wise, Jackie Brand, James Getzoff, Joy Lyle, Michael Markman, Nathan Kaproff, Nils Oliver, Ray Kelley, Richard Elegino, Sidney Sharp, Steve Erdody, Vicky Sylvester

Liner Notes

Producer – David Pack
Producer (Executive) – Patti Austin
Arranged By – David Pack (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9)
Arranged By – Patti Austin (Track 3, 7, 9, 10)
Arranged By – David Benoit (Track 3, 7, 9)
Arranged By (Inspired By) – Jimmy Webb (Track 12)
Arranged By (Horns) – David Pack (Tracks 1, 9)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 1, 9)
Arranged By (Horns) – Greg Phillinganes (Track 1)
Arranged By (Horns) – David Benoit, Patti Austin (Track 9)
Arranged By (Keyboards) – David Benoit (Track 6)
Arranged By (Strings) – David Benoit (Track 4)
Arranged By (Strings) – Marty Paich (Tracks 5, 11, 13)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Patti Austin (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12)
Arranged By (Vocals) – David Pack (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12)
Arranged By (Vocals) – James Ingram, Michael McDonald (Track 8)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Greg Phillinganes (Track 9)
Conductor – Marty Paich (Tracks 6, 13)
Mixed By – Ben Rogers (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13)
Mixed By – Rik Pekkonen (Tracks 7, 10, 12)
Mixed By – Ross Pallone (Tracks 1, 3, 5)
Recorded By – Ben Rogers (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13)
Recorded By – James Guthrie (Tracks 11)
Recorded By – Mark Linett (Tracks 7, 9)

Art Direction – Mary Ann dibs
Photography – Marc Raboy

Distributed By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Manufactured By – WEA Manufacturing
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Qwest Records
Copyright (c) – Qwest Records