1987 Smokey Robinson – One Heartbeat

Robinson, Smokey 1987One Heartbeat is a million-selling 1987 album by R&B singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson. It hit number one on the Billboard R&B albums chart.

The album contains the Billboard top ten singles “Just to See Her” (which won Robinson a Grammy Award in the category of Best Male R&B Vocal performance) and “One Heartbeat”. “What’s Too Much” was released as the album’s third and final single. This album was certified Gold by the RIAA. and eventually sold 900,000 copies in the United States.

Tracks

1Just To See Her  (Jimmy George, Lou Pardini)4:04
2One Heartbeat  (Brian Ray, Steve LeGassick)4:07
3It’s Time To Stop Shoppin’ Around  (Smokey Robinson)4:02
4Why Do Happy Memories Hurt So Bad  (Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin)4:06
5You Don’t Know What It’s Like  (Smokey Robinson, Reed Nielsen, Sue Shifrin)3:55
6What’s Too Much  (Smokey Robinson, Ivory Stone)4:23
7Love Brought Us Here  (Smokey Robinson, Stephen Geyer, Allan Rich)3:57
8Love Don’t Give No Reason  (Smokey Robinson, Steven Tavani)4:25
9Keep Me  (Smokey Robinson)4:58

Musicians

1 Just To See Her

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerLou Pardini
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsLeslie Smith
Background VocalsTim Stone


2 One Heartbeat

Drums (programming)Brian Ray
GuitarBrian Ray
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsSteve LeGassick
SaxKenny G.
Background VocalsPatti Henley


3 It’s Time To Stop Shoppin’ Around

DrumsPeter Bunetta
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsBill Elliot
KeyboardsSonny Burke
SaxJerry Jumonville
SaxGreg Smith
TromboneBruce Paulson
TrumpetDarrell Leonard
TrumpetJohn Thomas
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsThe Temptations
Background VocalsIvory Stone


4 Why Do Happy Memories Hurt So Bad

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsSonny Burke
SaxKenny G.
Background VocalsHoward Smith
Background VocalsIvory Stone
Background VocalsLeslie Smith
Background VocalsPatti Henley


5 You Don’t Know What It’s Like

DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsHoward Smith
Background VocalsIvory Stone
Background VocalsKal David
Background VocalsLeslie Smith
Background VocalsMaxayn Lewis
Background VocalsPatti Henley


6 What’s Too Much

Bass (synthesizer)Brad Buxer
Bass (synthesizer)Peter Bunetta
Drums (programming)Brad Buxer
Drums (programming)Peter Bunetta
GuitarDann Huff
OrganSonny Burke
PianoSonny Burke
PianoRick Chudacoff
TrumpetDarrell Leonard
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsIvory Stone
Background VocalsPatti Henley


7 Love Brought Us Here

Drums (programming)Brad Buxer
KeyboardsBrad Buxer
GuitarDann Huff
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsIvory Stone
Background VocalsPatti Henley
VocalsSyreeta


8 Love Don’t Give No Reason

Drums (programming)Tom Seufert
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SaxJerry Peterson
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsIvory Stone
Background VocalsPatti Henley


9 Keep Me

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SaxKenny G.
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsIvory Stone
Background VocalsPatti Henley

Liner Notes

Producer – Peter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff
Executive-Producer – Berry Gordy
Arranged By – Peter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9)
Arranged By – Brian Ray, Steve Le Gassick (Track 2)
Arranged By (Horns) – Darrell Leonard (Track 3)
Arranged By – Robbie Buchanan (Tracks 5, 8)
Arranged By (Rhythm Track) – Brad Buxer (Track 7)
Coordinator (Assistant To Smokey Robinson) – Sharon Burston
Engineer (Assistant) (Conway Studio) – Gary Wagner, Marnie Riley, Richard McKernan
Engineer (Assistant) (Ocean Way Studio) – Bob Loftus
Engineer (Assistant) (Power Trax Studio) – Troy Krueger
Recorded By (Additional Recording) – Frank Wolf, Richard McKernan
Recorded By (Engineered By) – Daren Klein

Art Direction – Johnny Lee
Design – Andy Engel
Photography By (Back Cover) – Ron Slenzak
Photography By (Front Cover) – Bonnie Schiffman

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation
Produced For – Ripe Productions
Recorded At – Conway Studios
Remixed At – Conway Studios
Recorded At – Buckman Studio
Recorded At – Powertrax Studio
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation