1986 Deniece Williams – Hot On The Trail

Deniece Williams(born June Deniece Chandler; June 3, 1950) is an American singer–songwriter and record producer. Williams is known for hits such as “Free” (1976), “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” (1978), “Silly” (1981), “It’s Gonna Take a Miracle” (1982), “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” (1984), and for her duets with Johnny Mathis.

Deniece Williams  released albums during the 1980s such as Hot On The Trail (1986), Water Under The Bridge (1987), and As Good As It Gets (1988), which featured her last Top Ten hit to date, “I Can’t Wait”, written by Skylark. However, in part due to a lack of promotion from her record label, her mainstream popularity faded. During this time, she hit a low point in her career and decided to reinvent herself.

Tracks

1  Wiser And Weaker (Deniece Williams, Fritz Baskett, Greg Mathieson) 5:14
2  Hot On The Trail (Deniece Williams, Gary Skardina, Marti Sharron, Michele Val Jean, Stephen Mitchell) 4:22
3  He Loves Me He Loves Me Not (Deniece Williams, Michael Peterson, Monty Seward) 4:31
4  Video (Deniece Williams, Fritz Baskett, Monty Seward) 4:20
5  I Feel The Night (Deniece Williams, Greg Mathieson, Lee Ritenour) 3:58
6  We’re Together (David Flaherty, Deniece Williams, Michael Peterson, Monty Seward) 4:10
7  Straight From The Heart (Deniece Williams, Greg Mathieson, Lee Ritenour) 4:02
8  Healing (Jeremy Lubbock, Paul Gordon) 4:46

Media

Musicians

1 Wiser And Weaker

BassFred Washington
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters


2 Hot On The Trail

BassFred Washington
DrumsCarlos Vega
Drums (programming)Jay Gruska
KeyboardsRandy Waldman
ProgrammingDave Boruff
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters


3 He Loves Me He Loves Me Not

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsShannon Rubicarm


4 Video

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
SaxTom Scott
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsShannon Rubicarm


5 I Feel The Night

BassFred Washington
DrumsCarlos Vega
Guitar (solo)Mike Landau
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsShannon Rubicarm


6 We’re Together

BassFred Washington
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerJay Gruska
FlugelhornGary Grant
FlugelhornJerry Hey
PercussionLenny Castro
PercussionCarlos Vega
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsLouis Price
Background VocalsShannon Rubicarm


7 Straight From The Heart

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
SaxLarry Williams
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


8 Healing

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsCarlos Vega
Guitar (solo)Mike Landau
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
PercussionLenny Castro

Liner Notes

Producer – Greg Mathieson
Co-producer – Brad Westering, Jay Gruska (Track 2)
Producer (Associate) – Deniece Williams
Producer (Additional), Remix – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero (Track 1)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Deniece Williams
Arranged By (Horns) – Deniece Williams, Jerry Hey (Track 6)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Track 7)
Arranged By (Strings) – Jeremy Lubbock (Track 9)
Concertmaster – Gerald Vinci
Engineer – David Leonard
Engineer (Additional) – Frank Wolf, Mick Guzauski
Engineer (Assistant) – Casey McMackin, Daren Klein, Jon Ingoldsby, Paul Levy, Peggy McCreary, Rick Clifford, Stephen Shelton, Terry Bauer
Engineer (Overdubs) – Frank Wolf, Rick Clifford (Track 2)
Engineer (Overdubs) (Assistant) – Casey McMackin, Jon Ingoldsby (Track 2)
Engineer (Recording & Mixing) – Mick Guzauski (Track 2)
Engineer (Recording & Mixing) (Assistant) – Daren Klein (Track 2)
Executive-Producer – Brad Westering, Larkin Arnold
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Remix – Mick Guzauski

Recorded At – Sunset Sound Recorders
Recorded At – Conway Studios
Recorded At – Starlight Studios
Recorded At – Music Grinder Studios
Recorded At – Clinton Recording Studio
Recorded At – Le Gonks West
Recorded At – Evergreen Studios
Mixed At – Ocean Way Recording
Mixed At – Conway Studios
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.