1984 Patti Austin – Patti Austin

Patti Austin is the self-titled and fifth studio album by R&B singer Patti Austin.

Patti Austin (born August 10, 1950) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B, pop and jazz singer.

Austin was born in Harlem, New York to Gordon Austin, a jazz trombonist,and Edna Austin and was raised in Bay Shore, New York on Long Island. Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington have referred to themselves as her godparents.

When she was four years old, she made her debut at the Apollo Theater and the next year had a contract with RCA Records. During the 1960s, she was a session musician who sang background vocals and commercial jingles. She was known as “Queen of the Jingles,” appearing on commercials for Almay, Avon, Burger King, Impulse, KFC, Maxwell House, McDonald’s, Meow Mix, Stouffer’s, and the United States Army.

Tracks

It’s Gonna Be Special (Clif Magness, Glen Ballard) 4:19
2  Rhythm Of The Street (Jeffrey Cohen, Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden) 4:53
3  All Behind Us Now (David Pack) 4:59
4  Hot! In The Flames Of Love (Jeffrey Cohen, Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden) 3:57
5  Change Your Attitude (Clif Magness, Glen Ballard) 3:43
6  Shoot The Moon (Clif Magness, Glen Ballard) 3:37
7  I’ve Got My Heart Set On You (David Bryant, Diane Warren) 4:15
8  Fine Fine Fella (Got To Have You) (Ollie E Brown, Attala Zane Giles, Phillip Ingram) 4:34
9  Starstruck (Preston Glass, Dwayne Simmons, Narada Michael Walden) 4:30
10  Any Way You Can (David Pack, Michael McDonald) 4:30

Media

Musicians

1 It’s Gonna Be Special

GuitarClif Magness
KeyboardsJohn van Tongeren
SynthesizerJohn van Tongeren
SaxLarry Williams
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsPatti Austin


2 Rhythm Of The Street

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsNarada Michael Walden
Electric DrumsRandy Jackson
GuitarCorrado Rustici
KeyboardsDavid Sancious
PianoPreston Glass
SynthesizerDavid Sancious
PercussionRaul Rekow
PercussionArmando Peraza
PercussionOrestes Vilato
Background VocalsAngela Bofill
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsPreston Glass
VocalsPatti Austin


3 All Behind Us Now

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDavid Pack
KeyboardsDavid Pack
SaxErnie Watts
StringsMarty Paich
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsPatti Austin


4 Hot! In The Flames Of Love

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsNarada Michael Walden
GuitarCorrado Rustici
KeyboardsDavid Sancious
PianoPreston Glass
SynthesizerDavid Sancious
HornsMarc Russo
SaxMarc Russo
PercussionNarada Michael Walden
Background VocalsAngela Bofill
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsPreston Glass
VocalsPatti Austin


5 Change Your Attitude

BassTommy Faragher
KeyboardsJohn van Tongeren
SynthesizerTommy Faragher
VocalsPatti Austin


6 Shoot The Moon

BassJohn van Tongeren
GuitarClif Magness
KeyboardsJohn van Tongeren
SynthesizerJohn van Tongeren
PercussionClif Magness
PercussionSteve Forman
VocalsPatti Austin


7 I’ve Got My Heart Set On You

BassCornelius Mims
DrumsOllie E. Brown
Electric DrumsOllie E. Brown
Guitar (solo)Thomas Organ
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
SynthesizerJohn Barnes
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionOllie E. Brown
Background VocalsAttala Zane Gilles
Background VocalsJosie James
Background VocalsKipper Jones
Background VocalsPaulette McWilliams
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram
Background VocalsSheree Brown
VocalsPatti Austin


8 Fine Fine Fella (Got To Have You)

BassCornelius Mims
DrumsOllie E. Brown
PercussionOllie E. Brown
GuitarAttala Zane Gilles
GuitarJosef Parson
PianoRex Salas
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SynthesizerRex Salas
Background VocalsAttala Zane Gilles
Background VocalsPaulette McWilliams
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram
Background VocalsSheree Brown
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett
VocalsPatti Austin


9 Starstruck

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsNarada Michael Walden
Electric DrumsNarada Michael Walden
GuitarCorrado Rustici
KeyboardsDavid Sancious
SynthesizerDavid Sancious
SynthesizerFrank Martin
Background VocalsAngela Bofill
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsPreston Glass
Background VocalsCorrado Rustici
Background VocalsDavid Sancious
Background VocalsRandy Jackson
VocalsPatti Austin


10 Any Way You Can

BassChuck Domanico
DrumsJR Robinson
RhodesMichael McDonald
PianoVictor Feldman
SynthesizerDavid Pack
RhodesVictor Feldman
FlugelhornJerry Hey
StringsMarty Paich

Liner Notes

Producer – Quincy Jones (Track 1)
Producer – Narada Michael Walden (Tracks 2, 4, 9)
Producer – David Pack (Tracks 3, 10)
Producer – Clif Magness, Glen Ballard (Tracks 5, 6)
Producer – Ollie E Brown (Tracks 7, 8)
Executive Producer – Ed Eckstine, Quincy Jones
Arranged By (Additional Keyboards) – Jerry Hey (Track 5)
Arranged By (Background Vocals) – Ollie E Brown, Phillip Ingram (Track 7, 8)
Arranged By (Background Vocals) – Attala Zane Giles (Track 8)
Arranged By (Horn) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 1, 3, 7)
Arranged By (Keyboards) – David Pack, Greg Phillinganes (Track 3)
Arranged By (Piano) – Victor Feldman (Track 10)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Clif Magness, Glen Ballard (Tracks 1, 5, 6)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – David Pack (Track 3)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Ollie E Brown (Tracks 7, 8)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – Jerry Hey, Ollie E Brown (Track 8)
Edited By – Clif Magness, Ed Eckstine, Ian Eales
Engineer (Assistant) – Barbara Rooney, Mitch Gibson (Tracks 1)
Engineer (Assistant) – Michael Ross, Mitch Gibson, Paul Erickson (Tracks 5, 6)
Engineer (Assistant) – David Marquette (Track 6)
Mastered By – Steve Hall
Mixed By – Michael Verdick (Tracks 3, 10)
Mixed By – Ian Eales (Track 5)
Mixed By – Ollie E. Brown, Steve Halquist (Tracks 7, 8)
Recorded By, Mixed By – Tommy Vicari (Tracks 1)
Recorded By – David Frazer (Tracks 2, 4)
Recorded By (Assistant) – John Nowland , 9(Tracks 2, 4, 9)
Recorded By (Rhythm Track) – Tom Perry (Track 3)
Recorded By (Vocal Overdubs) – Michael Verdick (Tracks 3, 10)
Recorded By – Ian Eales (Track 5)
Recorded By – Steve Halquist (Tracks 7, 8)
Recorded By (Rhythm Track) – Al Schmitt (Track 10)
Sequenced By – Ed Eckstine, Quincy Jones
Strings (Arranged & Conducted By) – Marty Paich (Tracks 3, 10)

Artwork By (Hand Tinting) – Dennis Keeley
Design – Jeri McManus
Photography By – Gary Heery

Recorded and Mixed at Ameraycan Studios, The Automatt, Channell Recording, The Complex, Hollywood Sound, Ocean Way Recording, Sound Castle, Sunset Sound and Weddington Studios.
Mastered at Future Disc Systems in Los Angeles