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

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

Musicians

1 Just To See Her

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Dann Huff
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Synthesizer Lou Pardini
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Leslie Smith
Background Vocals Tim Stone


2 One Heartbeat

Drums (programming) Brian Ray
Guitar Brian Ray
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Keyboards Steve LeGassick
Sax Kenny G.
Background Vocals Patti Henley


3 It’s Time To Stop Shoppin’ Around

Drums Peter Bunetta
Guitar Dann Huff
Keyboards Bill Elliot
Keyboards Sonny Burke
Sax Jerry Jumonville
Sax Greg Smith
Trombone Bruce Paulson
Trumpet Darrell Leonard
Trumpet John Thomas
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals The Temptations
Background Vocals Ivory Stone


4 Why Do Happy Memories Hurt So Bad

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Dann Huff
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Keyboards Sonny Burke
Sax Kenny G.
Background Vocals Howard Smith
Background Vocals Ivory Stone
Background Vocals Leslie Smith
Background Vocals Patti Henley


5 You Don’t Know What It’s Like

Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Dann Huff
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Background Vocals Alfie Silas
Background Vocals Howard Smith
Background Vocals Ivory Stone
Background Vocals Kal David
Background Vocals Leslie Smith
Background Vocals Maxayn Lewis
Background Vocals Patti Henley


6 What’s Too Much

Bass (synthesizer) Brad Buxer
Bass (synthesizer) Peter Bunetta
Drums (programming) Brad Buxer
Drums (programming) Peter Bunetta
Guitar Dann Huff
Organ Sonny Burke
Piano Sonny Burke
Piano Rick Chudacoff
Trumpet Darrell Leonard
Background Vocals Alfie Silas
Background Vocals Ivory Stone
Background Vocals Patti Henley


7 Love Brought Us Here

Drums (programming) Brad Buxer
Keyboards Brad Buxer
Guitar Dann Huff
Background Vocals Alfie Silas
Background Vocals Ivory Stone
Background Vocals Patti Henley
Vocals Syreeta


8 Love Don’t Give No Reason

Drums (programming) Tom Seufert
Guitar Dann Huff
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Sax Jerry Peterson
Background Vocals Alfie Silas
Background Vocals Ivory Stone
Background Vocals Patti Henley


9 Keep Me

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Dann Huff
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Sax Kenny G.
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Alfie Silas
Background Vocals Ivory Stone
Background Vocals Patti 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