1981 Greg Phillinganes – Significant Gains

Significant Gains is the first solo album by Greg Phillinganes, released in 1981. While the album itself was not very successful, the song “Baby, I Do Love You” was a minor R&B hit.

Gregory Arthur “Greg” Phillinganes  (born May 12, 1956) is an American keyboardist, singer, songwriter, and musical director based in Los Angeles, California. A prolific session musician, Phillinganes has contributed keyboard tracks to numerous albums representing a broad array of artists and genres. He has toured with notable artists such as Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, and Toto, served as musical director for Michael Jackson, and has released two solo albums.

Tracks

1  Girl Talk (Bobby Troup, Neal Hefti, Ben Sidran) 4:29
2  Baby I Do Love You (Allee Willis, Greg Phillinganes, Richard Perry, John McClain) 4:12
3  Takin’ It Up All Night (David Batteau, Greg Phillinganes) 4:25
4  Forever Now (Allee Willis, John McClain, Richard Perry, Greg Phillinganes) 5:50
5  Big Man (Dennis Belfield, Michael Sembello) 4:33
6  I Don’t Want To Be The One (Greg Phillinganes) 4:00
7  Maxxed Out (Herbie Hancock, Greg Phillinganes) 4:58
8  Do It All For Love (Maxayn Lewis, Wornell Jones) 4:24
9  The Call (Greg Phillinganes, Paulinho Da Costa) 3:20

Media

Musicians

DrumsRaymond Pounds
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
VocalsGreg Phillinganes

Other Musicians

1 Girl Talk

BassNathan Watts
GuitarMarlo Henderson
SaxSadao Watanabe
SaxGary Herbig
SaxTom Saviano
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
StringsYutaka Yokokura
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsCarolyn Dennis
Background VocalsGeorge Benson
Background VocalsLynn Davis
Background VocalsPatrice Rushen


2 Baby I Do Love You

GuitarJohn McClain
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsAngela Winbush
Background VocalsCarolyn Dennis
Background VocalsCheryl Lynn


3 Takin’ It Up All Night

GuitarMichael Sembello
HornsMichael Mast
SaxBill Bergman
SaxGreg Smith (2)
TromboneDennis Brunk
TromboneLee Thornburg
TrumpetJohn Berry
PercussionLeon Chancler
Background VocalsBobby Martin


4 Forever Now

Acoustic GuitarGreg Poree
StringsJerry Peters
SaxGary Herbig
SaxTom Saviano
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant


5 Big Man

GuitarMichael Sembello
Background VocalsMichael Sembello


6 I Don’t Want To Be The One

StringsJerry Peters
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


7 Maxxed Out

SynthesizerHerbie Hancock
VocoderGreg Phillinganes
VocoderRonnie Foster
HornsMichael Mast
SaxBill Bergman
SaxGreg Smith (2)
TromboneDennis Brunk
TromboneLee Thornburg
TrumpetJohn Berry
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


8 Do It All For Love

BassFred Washington
GuitarMichael Sembello
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
StringsJerry Peters
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsCarolyn Dennis


9 The Call

PercussionPaulinho Da Costa



Cello – Armand Kaproff, Frederick Seykora, Selene Hurford (Tracks 1, 4)
Cello – Dennis Karmazyn, Nils Oliver (Tracks 6, 8)
Viola – Alan DeVeritch, David Schwartz, Linn Subotnick, Milton Thomas (Tracks 1, 4)
Viola – Barbara Thomason, Denyse Buffum, Pamela Goldsmith, Rollice Dale (Tracks 6, 8)
Violin – Endre Granat, Erno Neufeld, Israel Baker, Marvin Limonick, Nathan Ross, Reginald Hill, Sheldon Sanov, Stanley Plummer, William Hymanson (Tracks 1, 4)
Violin – Bonnie Douglas, Carol Shive, Dorothy Wade, Endre Granat, Harry Bluestone, Israel Baker, Kenneth Yerke, Ron Clark, Sheldon Sanov (Tracks 6, 8)

Liner Notes

Producer – Greg Phillinganes
Co-producer – John McClain (Track 2)
Arranged By (Horns) – Yutaka Yokokura (Track 1)
Arranged By (Horns) – Charles Mimms (Tracks 3, 7)
Arranged By (Strings) – Yutaka Yokokura (Track 1)
Arranged By (Strings) – Jerry Peters (Tracks 4, 6, 8)
Concertmaster – Harry Bluestone (Track 4)
Concertmaster – Charles Veal Jr (Tracks 6, 8)
Coordinator (Album) – Marylata Kastner
Engineer – Gabe Veltri, John Fischbach
Engineer (Assistant) – Norman Perbil
Mastered By – Larry Emerine, Stephen Marcussen
Recorded By – John Fischbach
Strings Contracted By – Frank DeCaro (Tracks 1, 4)
Strings Contracted By – Rosemary Veal McLean, Ruthell Cook-Holmes (Tracks 6, 8)
Remix – Bill Schnee (Track 2)

Photography By – Aaron Rapoport

Recorded and mixed on location at Crystal Sound Studios, L.A.
Additional overdubs recorded at Redwing Studios, Tarzana and Salty Dog Studios, Los Angeles
Mastered at Precision Lacquer, L.A.
Remixed at Studio 55, Los Angeles
A Division of Warner Communications Inc. Printed in U.S.A.