1988 Judson Spence – Judson Spence

Judson Spence (born 29 April 1965, Pascagoula, Mississippi) is an American pop music singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist based in Nashville, Tennessee. He originally gained fame when he released his eponymously titled debut solo effort on Atlantic Records in 1988. The album was produced by Monroe Jones and David Tickle, and executive produced by future Interscope founder Jimmy Iovine.

Although he had a top 40 hit with “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah” in 1988 and also had a minor hit with “Drift Away” from The Wonder Years soundtrack, Spence was dropped from Atlantic before completing his second album in 1991.

After several years of struggle, Spence’s composition “The Power” was covered by both Amy Grant and Cher and was also used for a national Century 21 advertising campaign. Subsequently, he recorded the indie release “painfaithjoy” in 1995.

He performed with Trisha Yearwood on the Oscar nominated song “How Do I Live Without You” in 1997 and sang live with her on the American Music Awards, The Tonight Show, The Oscars, and the CMA Awards.

In 1999, he released his third solo album in Japan entitled I Guess I Love It  before his record label, Pioneer Music Group closed its doors. That album was produced by former Eagle Bernie Leadon. In 2000, he toured with Trisha Yearwood. The following year, Wynonna Judd cut Judson’s song, “New Day Dawning” and it became the title track to her album.

In 2003, Spence released two albums: The Velvet Kitten Sessions which was a mainstream collection, and Opus Dei which was a religious themed effort.

In 2014, Spence filmed a movie about his life, Sing the Blues, that also featured his music.<

Tracks

1Yeah Yeah Yeah (Judson Spence, Monroe Jones)4:37
2If You Don’t Like It (Judson Spence, Monroe Jones)5:06
3Everything She Do (Judson Spence, Monroe Jones)4:45
4Love Dies In Slow Motion (Judson Spence, Monroe Jones)5:56
5Attitude (Judson Spence, Monroe Jones)4:28
6Hot & Sweaty (Judson Spence, Monroe Jones)4:53
7Down In The Village (Judson Spence, Monroe Jones)4:48
8Dance With Me (Judson Spence, Monroe Jones)4:07
9Higher (Judson Spence, Tankersley, Parker)4:29
10Take Your Time (Judson Spence, Monroe Jones)4:46
11Forever Me, Forever You (Judson Spence, Monroe Jones)4:36

Media

Musicians

1 Yeah Yeah Yeah

BassSpencer Campbell
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarGeorge Cocchini
Acoustic GuitarMick Jones
Hammond OrganBilly Preston
KeyboardsMonroe Jones
SynthesizerGary Barlough
SaxMarc Russo
SaxDan Higgins
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant
PercussionAlex Acuna
PercussionJudson Spence
VocalsJudson Spence


2 If You Don’t Like It

BassSpencer Campbell
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarGeorge Cocchini
Hammond OrganBilly Preston
KeyboardsMonroe Jones
SynthesizerGary Barlough
SaxMarc Russo
SaxDan Higgins
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant
PercussionAlex Acuna
PercussionTrent Dean
VocalsJudson Spence


3 Everything She Do

BassSpencer Campbell
Drums (programming)Monroe Jones
Drums (programming)Judson Spence
GuitarGeorge Cocchini
Hammond OrganBilly Preston
KeyboardsMonroe Jones
SynthesizerGary Barlough
PercussionTrent Dean
VocalsJudson Spence


4 Love Dies In Slow Motion

BassSpencer Campbell
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarGeorge Cocchini
Acoustic GuitarKevin Clements
KeyboardsMonroe Jones
SynthesizerGary Barlough
FluteCameron DePalma
PercussionAlex Acuna
PercussionTrent Dean
PercussionJudson Spence
VocalsJudson Spence


5 Attitude

BassSpencer Campbell
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarGeorge Cocchini
KeyboardsMonroe Jones
SynthesizerGary Barlough
FluteCameron DePalma
PercussionTrent Dean
PercussionJudson Spence
VocalsJudson Spence


6 Hot & Sweaty

BassSpencer Campbell
Drums (programming)Monroe Jones
Drums (programming)Judson Spence
GuitarGeorge Cocchini
KeyboardsMonroe Jones
SynthesizerGary Barlough
SaxDoug Moffet
CymbalJudson Spence


7 Down In The Village

BassSpencer Campbell
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarGeorge Cocchini
KeyboardsMonroe Jones
KeyboardsJudson Spence
SynthesizerGary Barlough
PercussionAlex Acuna
PercussionTrent Dean


8 Dance With Me

BassSpencer Campbell
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarGeorge Cocchini
KeyboardsMonroe Jones
SynthesizerGary Barlough
SaxMarc Russo
PercussionAlex Acuna
PercussionTrent Dean
VocalsJudson Spence


9 Higher

BassSpencer Campbell
DrumsRick Marotta
Drums (programming)Judson Spence
GuitarGeorge Cocchini
Hammond OrganBilly Preston
KeyboardsMonroe Jones
SynthesizerGary Barlough
PercussionTrent Dean
VocalsJudson Spence


10 Take Your Time

BassSpencer Campbell
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarGeorge Cocchini
KeyboardsMonroe Jones
SynthesizerGary Barlough
PercussionTrent Dean
PercussionJudson Spence
VocalsJudson Spence


11 Forever Me, Forever You

BassJudson Spence
DrumsJody Spence
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsMonroe Jones
SynthesizerGary Barlough
VocalsJudson Spence

Liner Notes

Producer – Judson Spence, Monroe Jones
Producer – David Tickle (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Executive Producer – Jimmy Iovine