1983 Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack – Born To Love

Born to Love is a studio album of duets between Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack. It contains the top-ten R&B hit “Tonight, I Celebrate My Love”, written by Gerry Goffin and Michael Masser.

Tracks

1Tonight, I Celebrate My Love (Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser)3:29
2Blame It On Me (Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager)4:07
3Heaven Above Me (Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe)4:27
4Born To Love (Peabo Bryson)4:17
5Maybe (Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Hamlisch)3:13
6I Just Came Here To Dance (Kenneth Bell, Terry Skinner, JL Wallace)3:56
7Comin Alive (Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser)3:32
8You’re Looking Like Love To Me (Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio, Jerry Corbetta)3:58
9Can We Find Love Again (Roberta Flack, Al Johnson)4:27

Media

Musicians

1 Tonight, I Celebrate My Love

BassNathan East
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoRandy Kerber


2 Blame It On Me

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


3 Heaven Above Me

DrumsJohn Gilston
ProgrammingPaul Delph
SaxPete Christlieb
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsMary Bridges
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsPat Hall
Background VocalsTerry Young


4 Born To Love

DrumsAndre Robinson
GuitarJohn Hauser
GuitarRichard Horton
SynthesizerRichard Horton
SynthesizerMark Parrish
SynthesizerVance Taylor
PercussionCharles Bryson
FlugelhornThad Johnson
SaxRon Dover
TrumpetDaniel Dillard
TrumpetThad Johnson
Background VocalsDwight Watkins
Background VocalsMyra Walker
Background VocalsRon Dover


5 Maybe

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


6 I Just Came Here To Dance

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarTim May
PianoJai Winding
SynthesizerBob Gaudio
SynthesizerPaul Delph
SaxPete Christlieb
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsShirley Brewer
Background VocalsTerry Young


7 Comin Alive

BassNathan East
DrumsCarlos Vega
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan


8 You’re Looking Like Love To Me

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarTim May
Acoustic GuitarTim May
PianoJerry Corbetta
SynthesizerBob Gaudio
SynthesizerJerry Corbetta
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsShirley Brewer
Background VocalsTerry Young


9 Can We Find Love Again

BassMarcus Miller
GuitarGeorg Wadenious
KeyboardsRichard Tee
SynthesizerMarcus Miller
FluteFelipe Mantine
PercussionAnthony MacDonald
Background VocalsAl Johnson

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Masser (Tracks 1, 7)
Producer – Carole Bayer Sager (Tracks (2, 5)
Producer – Burt Bacharach (Tracks (2, 5)
Producer – Bob Crewe (Tracks 3, 6, 8)
Producer – Bob Gaudio (Tracks 3, 6, 8)
Producer – Peabo Bryson (Track 4)
Producer – Al Johnson (Track 9)
Producer – Roberta Flack (Track 9)
Executive-Producer – Don Grierson, Varnell Johnson
Producer (Assistant) – Ed Seay (Track 4)

Arranged By (Rhythm) – Michael Masser (Track 1)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Gene Page (Track 1)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Bob Gaudio (Tracks 3, 6, 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Robbie Buchanan (Track 7)
Arranged By – Jai Winding (Track 8)
Arranged By – Jerry Corbetta (Track 8)
Arranged By – Al Johnson (Track 9)
Contractor – Frank DeCaro (Tracks 2, 5)
Engineer – Howard Wolen (Tracks 1, 7)
Engineer – Jeremy Smith (Tracks 1, 7)
Engineer – Tony D’Amico (Tracks 3, 6, 8)
Engineer – Ed Seay (Track 4)
Engineer (Assistant) – Jim Bell (Track 8)
Engineer (First) – Eric Calvi (Track 9)
Engineer (Second) – Kendall Brown (Track 9)
Mixed By – Dick Bogert (Tracks 1, 7)
Mixed By – Russ Terrana (Tracks 1, 7)
Mixed By – Lee DeCarlo (Track 3)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Jim Bell (Tracks 3, 8)
Mixed By – Tony D’Amico (Track 8)
Orchestrated By – Gene Page (Track 1)
Recorded By – Tony D’Amico (Tracks 3, 6, 8)
Recorded By (Lead Vocals) – Jay Messina (Tracks 3, 6, 8)
Recorded By (Vocals, Assistant) – Tom Swift (Tracks 3, 6, 8)
Recorded By (Assistant) – Jim Bell (Track 8)
Recorded By – Steve Marcantonio (Track 9)

Art Direction – Roy Kohara
Design – John O’Brien
Executive-Producer – Don Grierson, Varnell Johnson
Photography By – Beverly Parker

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Record Company – EMI Records Ltd.
Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.