1982 Greg Guidry – Over the Line

Gregory M. Guidry (January 23, 1950 – July 28, 2003), better known as Greg Guidry was an American singer-songwriter.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Greg Guidry played piano and sang gospel as a child, and sang in a band with future Doobie Brother Michael McDonald as a teenager. With quite a bit of help from Rich Lang, friend and fellow multi-talented musician, they wrote and recorded several demos, drove to New York from St.Louis and signed a publishing contract with CBS Records in 1977 and wrote songs for Climax Blues Band, Robbie Dupree, Exile, Johnny Taylor, Sawyer Brown, and Reba McEntire. In 1981 he sang as a backing vocalist for the Allman Brothers Band on their 1981 album Brothers of the Road. He signed with Columbia in 1982 and released an album, Over the Line, which produced two hit singles, “Goin’ Down” (US #17, US AC #11) and a duet with his sister Sandy, “Into My Love” (US #92).

While he continued to do songwriting work later in the 1980s, he did not issue a follow-up album until 2000, when Soul’d Out and Private Session were released, and his debut album was re-released.

Tracks

Goin’ Down (David C Martin, Greg Guidry) 3:44
2  That’s How Long (David C Martin, Greg Guidry) 3:31
3  Show Me Your Love (David C Martin, Greg Guidry) 4:11
4  If Love Doesn’t Find Us (Greg Guidry, Jeff Silbar) 2:59
5  Gotta Have More Love (David C Martin, Greg Guidry, Jeff Silbar) 3:43
Over The Line (Eddie Setser, Greg Guidry, Troy Seals) 3:01
7  I’m Givin’ It Up (Greg Guidry) 3:21
8  Are You Ready For Love (Cathie Guidry, Greg Guidry) 3:18
9  Into My Love (Cathie Guidry, Greg Guidry) 3:12
10  Darlin’ It’s You (Cathie Guidry, Greg Guidry) 2:38

Musicians

BassDavid Hungate
BassGary Lunn
BassLarry Crew
DrumsJames Stroud
DrumsMark Hammond
GuitarDann Huff
PianoPhil Naish
SynthesizerGabriel Katona
SaxDavid Sanborn
PercussionBob LaKind
Background VocalsDenny Henson

Liner Notes

Producer – John Ryan
Co-producer – Greg Guidry (Track 8)
Engineer (Assistant) – Steve Fralick
Engineer, Mixed By – Bill Drescher
Engineer, Mixed By, Drums – Mike Psanos
Mastered By – Jeff Sanders
Orchestrated By – David Campbell

Manufactured By – CBS/Sony Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Produced For – Chicago Kid Productions
Mixed At – Sound City Studios
Mixed At – A&M Studios
Mixed At – Sound Stage Studios
Recorded At – Sound City Studios
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Recorded At – Sound Stage Studios
Mastered At – Kendun Recorders