1990 Brenda Russell – Kiss Me With the Wind

Kiss Me With The Wind is the fifth studio album by the American singer/songwriter Brenda Russell, released on August 21, 1990.

After the success of her fourth album, Get Here (1988), Russell collaborated again with a variety of different producers and songwriters. Taking more of a dance-oriented slant than her previous album, Russell worked with the famed songwriter/producer Narada Michael Walden who ultimately co-wrote and produced two tracks for the album with her, including the title track and “Stop Running Away” – both of which were released as singles.

Also included on the album is Russell’s own version of “Dinner with Gershwin”, a track that Russell had written years earlier and given to Donna Summer who had a minor hit with it in 1987 (Russell had co-produced Summer’s version with Richard Perry).

Tracks

1  Kiss Me With The Wind (Brenda Russell, Narada Michael Walden) 4:29
2  Stupid Love (Brenda Russell) 3:48
3  All American (Brenda Russell, Sharon Robinson) 4:17
4  Stop Running Away (Brenda Russell, Narada Michael Walden) 5:26
5  Waiting For You (Brenda Russell) 5:17
6  Justice In Truth (Matthew Wilder, Brenda Russell) 4:22
7  Dinner With Gershwin (Brenda Russell) 4:34
8  Good For Love (Larry Williams, Brenda Russell) 5:22
9  Night Train To Leningrad (Brenda Russell) 5:10
10  Drive My Car (’til Sunset) (Paul Chiten, Brenda Russell) 4:50
11  On Your Side (Brenda Russell) 3:54

Media

Musicians

1 Kiss Me With The Wind

Bass (synthesizer)Narada Michael Walden
DrumsNarada Michael Walden
GuitarRay Obiedo
KeyboardsLouis Biancaniello
SynthesizerLouis Biancaniello
ProgrammingRen Klyce
ProgrammingLouis Biancaniello
VocalsBrenda Russell


2 Stupid Love

Bass (synthesizer)Don Boyette
DrumsKurt Farquhar
GuitarDonald Griffin
SynclavierWinston Johnson
SynthesizerBrenda Russell
ProgrammingKurt Farquhar
ProgrammingBrenda Russell
RapAndre Fischer
VocalsBrenda Russell


3 All American

Drums (programming)Sharon Robinson
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarDonald Griffin
SynthesizerSam Ward
SynthesizerSharon Robinson
Background VocalsJames Ingram
Background VocalsPhil Perry
Background VocalsPhillip Bailey
Background VocalsSharon Robinson
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill
VocalsBrenda Russell


4 Stop Running Away

Bass (synthesizer)Eric Daniels
Bass (synthesizer)Walter Afanasieff
Drums (programming)Walter Afanasieff
KeyboardsWalter Afanasieff
PianoNarada Michael Walden
ProgrammingRen Klyce
PercussionRaul Rekow
PercussionNarada Michael Walden


5 Waiting For You

Acoustic GuitarEarl Klugh
PercussionLenny Castro
SynclavierWinston Johnson
SynthesizerLarry Williams
Background VocalsMaxayn Lewis
Background VocalsPetsye Powell
Background VocalsSharon Robinson
VocalsBrenda Russell


6 Justice In Truth

DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Drums (programming)Matthew Wilder
Fender RhodesGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerMatthew Wilder
SynthesizerSam Ward
VocalsBrenda Russell


7 Dinner With Gershwin

Bass (synthesizer)Greg Phillinganes
Drums (programming)Brenda Russell
SynclavierWinston Johnson
OrganWilliam Smith
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerBrenda Russell
VocalsBrenda Russell


8 Good For Love

BassBill Sharpe
Bass (synthesizer)Larry Williams
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMichael Thompson
SynthesizerLarry Williams
ProgrammingLarry Williams
PercussionLuis Conte
PercussionAaron Zigman
SaxLarry Williams
VocalsBrenda Russell


9 Night Train To Leningrad

Drums (programming)Brenda Russell
CelloRon Cooper
EuphoniumBill Reichenbach
SynclavierWinston Johnson
SynthesizerBrenda Russell
SynthesizerLarry Williams
PercussionBrenda Russell
VocalsBrenda Russell


10 Drive My Car (’til Sunset)

Drums (programming)Paul Chiten
Acoustic GuitarEarl Klugh
SynclavierWinston Johnson
SynthesizerPaul Chiten
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsMaxayn Lewis
Background VocalsPetsye Powell
Background VocalsSharon Robinson
VocalsBrenda Russell


11 On Your Side

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Drums (programming)Brenda Russell
PianoRussell Ferrante
SynthesizerBrenda Russell
SynthesizerSam Ward
VocalsBrenda Russell

Liner Notes

Producer – Andre Fischer (Tracks 2, 3, 5 to 7, 9, 10, 11)
Producer – Brenda Russell (Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Producer – Larry Williams (Track 8)
Producer – Narada Michael Walden (Tracks 1, 4)
Executive Producer – Brenda Russell, Eric Borenstein
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Louis Biancaniello, Narada Michael Walden (Track 1)
Arranged By – Andre Fischer (Track 2)
Arranged By – Brenda Russell (Tracks 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11)
Arranged By – Sharon Robinson (Track 3)
Arranged By – Matthew Wilder (Track 6)
Arranged By – Larry Williams (Track 8)
Arranged By – Paul Chiten (Track 10)
Mastered By – Mike Reese

Art Direction – Chuck Beeson
Design – Junie Osaki
Photography By – Vickie Pearson

Produced For – Perfection Light Productions
Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
Mastered At – A&M Mastering Studios