1974 Freda Payne – Payne And Pleasure

Payne & Pleasure was the fifth American released album by Freda Payne and her first for the ABC/Dunhill label, released in 1974 (ABC owned Payne’s previous label, Impulse! Records as well). The album was produced by Mckinley Jackson. It consists of four songs co-written by Lamont Dozier’s brother, Reginald (“Reggie”), along with three covers (the Carpenters’ hit “I Won’t Last a Day Without You,” “The Way We Were” [from the film of the same name], and Leon Russell’s “A Song for You”). The album was reissued on CD on November 17, 2009. The reissue contains a biographical essay (sourced by interviews with Freda Payne and Lamont Dozier) of Payne’s life and career by A. Scott Galloway.

Tracks

1  It’s Yours To Have (McKinley Jackson, Reginald Dozier) 3:50
2  Didn’t I Tell You (Althea King, Reginald Dozier) 3:15
3  I Get Carried Away (Althea King, Reginald Dozier) 4:19
4  Run For Your Life (Barney Perkins, McKinley Jackson) 3:32
5  Don’t Wanna Be Left Out (McKinley Jackson, Reginald Dozier) 5:40
6  Shadows On The Wall (Barney Perkins, McKinley Jackson) 5:09
7  I Won’t Last A Day Without You (Paul Williams, Roger Nichols) 4:27
8  The Way We Were (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch) 3:52
9  A Song For You (Leon Russell) 5:40

Media

Musicians

BassScott Edwards
GuitarRay Parker Jr
PianoJoe Sample
VibraphoneEmil Richards
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsShirley Jones
Background VocalsEdna Wright
Background VocalsMarty McCall
VocalsFreda Payne

Other Musicians

1 It’s Yours To Have

DrumsKenny Rice
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarWah Wah Watson
OrganHubert Heard


2 Didn’t I Tell You

DrumsKenny Rice
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarWah Wah Watson
OrganHubert Heard


3 I Get Carried Away

DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDon Peake
GuitarWah Wah Watson
HarpsichordGene Page
OrganHubert Heard


4 Run For Your Life

DrumsKenny Rice
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarWah Wah Watson
OrganHubert Heard


5 Don’t Wanna Be Left Out

DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarDon Peake
GuitarWah Wah Watson
HarpsichordGene Page
OrganHubert Heard


6 Shadows On The Wall

DrumsEd Greene
CongasLeslie Bass


7 I Won’t Last A Day Without You

DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDon Peake
GuitarWah Wah Watson
HarpsichordGene Page
OrganHubert Heard


8 The Way We Were

DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDon Peake
GuitarWah Wah Watson
HarpsichordGene Page
OrganHubert Heard


9 A Song For You

DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDennis Budimir
CelloJesse Ehrlich
FluteErnie Watts
SaxErnie Watts
CongasLeslie Bass

Liner Notes

Producer – McKinley Jackson
Arranged By – McKinley Jackson
Arranged By– Gene Page
Engineer – Reginald Dozier
Engineer – Barney Perkins
Contractor (Musician Contractor) – Olivia Page
Mixed By – Barney Perkins
Orchestrated By – McKinley Jackson
Orchestrated By – Gene Page

Liner Notes – A. Scott Galloway

Marketed By – Anchor Records
Printed By – MacNeill Press Ltd.