1983 Russ Taff – Walls Of Glass

Taff, Russ 1983Walls Of Glass is the debut solo album by Russ Taff, released in 1983

Russell “Russ” Taff (born November 11, 1953) is an American gospel singer and songwriter. Russ Taff has sung a variety of musical styles throughout his career including: pop rock, traditional southern gospel, contemporary country music, and rhythm and blues. Russ Taff first gained recognition as lead vocalist for The Imperials (1977–81). One of his best-known performances is the song “Praise The Lord”. He has also been a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, and occasionally tours with Bill Gaither in the Gaither Homecoming concerts. As a solo artist and songwriter, Taff is known for the 1980s anthem “We Will Stand”.

Tracks

1  Tell Them (Russ Taff, Tori Taff) 4:24
2  Walls Of Glass (Raymond Brown, Russ Taff, Tori Taff) 3:59
3  I Want To Change (Russ Taff, Tori Taff) 5:09
4  Pure In Heart (Raymond Brown, Russ Taff, Tori Taff) 4:01
5  We Will Stand (Russ Taff, Tori Taff) 4:38
6  Jeremiah (Michael Omartian, Stormie Omartian) 4:04
7  Inside Look (James Hollihan, Russ Taff, Tori Taff) 4:03
8  Just Believe (Russ Taff, Tori Taff) 4:30
9  Kathryn’S Song (Patti Roberts) 4:26
10  Unto The Lamb (Russ Taff, Tori Taff) 2:44

Media

Musicians

1 Tell Them

Bass (synthesizer)Robbie Buchanan
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarMarty Walsh
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDavid Lasley


2 Walls Of Glass

BassNathan East
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarMike Landau
PianoJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
SaxErnie Watts
TromboneCharlie Loper
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsTamara Champlin


3 I Want To Change

BassRichard Hopkins
DrumsJohn Hammond
GuitarJames Hollihan
KeyboardsBill George
PianoRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SaxErnie Watts
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsCharlotte Crossley
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsJoann Harris


4 Pure In Heart

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarMarty Walsh
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PianoRobbie Buchanan
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsCharlotte Crossley
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsJoann Harris


5 We Will Stand

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PianoRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsArnold McCulbough
Background VocalsBobby Messano
Background VocalsCynthia Clawson
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsDon Cason
Background VocalsFranke Previte
Background VocalsGary Whitlock
Background VocalsHarry Browning
Background VocalsLaury Boone
Background VocalsSusan Pyron Heard
Background VocalsTori Taff


6 Jeremiah

BassNathan East
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarMike Landau
Fender RhodesMichael Omartian
PianoMichael Omartian
SynthesizerMichael Omartian
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsBonnie Bramlett
Background VocalsTamara Champlin


7 Inside Look

BassNathan East
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarMike Landau
PianoJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsCharlotte Crossley
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsJoann Harris


8 Just Believe

BassNathan East
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarMike Landau
Fender RhodesMichael Omartian
PianoMichael Omartian
SynthesizerMichael Omartian
SaxErnie Watts
TromboneCharlie Loper
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant
PercussionLenny Castro


9 Kathryn’s Song

PianoJames Newton-Howard


10 Unto The Lamb

PianoRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
Background VocalsDony McGuire
Background VocalsLaury Boone
Background VocalsReba Rambo

Liner Notes

Producer – Bill Schnee
Co-producer (Production Assistant) – Janet Pyron Heard
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey
Engineer – Bill Schnee
Engineer (Additional) – Jack Joseph Puig
Engineer (Assistant) – Daniel Garcia
Engineer (Assitant) – David Schober
Mastered By – Doug Sax

Manufactured By – Word, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Word, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Word, Inc.
Manufactured By – Word Records Limited