1985 Rosie Gaines – Caring

Caring is the debut album by Rosie Gaines, released October 8, 1985.

Rosie Gaines is an American singer, songwriter and record producer from Pittsburg, California. She released a number of dance hits, the most notable being “Closer Than Close”.


1  Dance All Night Long (Rosie Gaines) 5:52
2  I’ve Gone Too Far (Rosie Gaines, C Gaines, Mark Hudson, Don Cornelius) 4:40
3  Skool-ology (Ain’t No Strain) (Rosie Gaines, T Abdaller) 3:58
4  Caring (Rosie Gaines) 6:41
5  Frustration (Rosie Gaines) 4:15
6  Wake Up (Rosie Gaines, Carl Ohlson) 5:17
7  Good Times (Rosie Gaines, Don Cornelius) 5:20
8  What Are We Coming To (Rosie Gaines, Carl Ohlson, Don Cornelius) 3:56
9  Innocent Girl (Rosie Gaines, Carl Ohlson, Don Cornelius) 3:23



BassCurtis Ohlson
DrumsPaul van Wageningen
PianoRosie Gaines
SynthesizerRosie Gaines
PercussionRosie Gaines
VocalsRosie Gaines

Other Musicians

1 Dance All Night Long

GuitarDann Huff
SynthesizerDenzil Miller
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

2 I’ve Gone Too Far

GuitarDann Huff

3 Skool-ology (Ain’t No Strain)

GuitarDann Huff
SaxWilton Felder
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

4 Caring

GuitarSteph Birnbaum

5 Frustration

GuitarDann Huff

6 Wake Up

GuitarLevi Seacer Jr
SynthesizerFrank Martin
SaxMarc Russo

7 Good Times

GuitarDann Huff
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

8 What Are We Coming To

GuitarDann Huff
GuitarCurtis Ohlson

9 Innocent Girl

GuitarSteph Birnbaum

Liner Notes

Producer – Friendship Producers Company, Rosie Gaines
Producer – Curtis Ohlson (Tracks 4, 9)
Executive Producer – Don Cornelius
Arranged by – Rosie Gaines (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Arranged by – Curtis Ohlson (Tracks 1, 6, 8, 9)
Arranged by – Don Cornelius (Tracks 1, 3)
Recording Engineer – Barry Rudolph
Second Engineers – Sabrina Buchanek, Toni Greene, Brad Coker
Remix Engineer – F Byron Clark
Second Remix Engineer – Marc DeSisto
Mastered by – Wally Traugott

Recorded at Larrabee Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded at Live Oak Recording Studios, Berkely, CA
Remixed at Sound Castle, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered at Capitol Records