1982 Billy Preston – Pressin’ On

Pressin’ On is the fifteenth studio album by Billy Preston, released in 1982. It was his final album released on Motown Records, although he would briefly return to the label in 1986 to record one single (“Since I Held You Close”). The song “I’m Never Gonna Say Goodbye” was used for the Ed Asner/Jodie Foster film O’Hara’s Wife. Norman Seeff was the photographer for the album’s cover.


1  Pressin’ On (Benny Medina, Billy Preston, Kerry Ashby) 5:11
2  I’d Like To Go Back Home Again (Benny Medina, Billy Preston, Kerry Ashby) 5:03
3  Loving You Is Easy (Billy Preston) 4:13
4  Turn It Out (Benny Medina, Billy Preston, Kerry Ashby) 3:46
5  I’m Never Gonna Say Goodbye (Artie Butler, Molly Ann Leiken) 3:37
6  Thanks But No Thanks (Ralph Benatar, Galen Senogles, Geoffrey Leib) 3:52
7  Don’t Try To Fight It (Ralph Benatar, Galen Senogles) 4:14
8  I Love You So (Billy Preston) 4:09
9  I Come To Rest In You (Billy Preston, Guy Finley) 3:53



BassNeil Stubenhaus
BassLouis Johnson
BassKenny Lee Lewis
BassChuck Rainey
DrumsGary Ferguson
DrumsJames Gadson
DrumsSteve Schaeffer
GuitarDavid T. Walker
GuitarGeorge Johnson
GuitarThom Rotella
GuitarLarry Lingle
KeyboardsBill Mays
KeyboardsBilly Preston
SynthesizerBilly Preston
HarpDorothy Ashby
HornsThe Heart Attack Horns
PercussionAlan Estes
PercussionBobbye Hall
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsAnthony Walthers
Background VocalsBunny Hull
Background VocalsCarla Vaughn
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsMarlena Jeter
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsMerry Clayton
Background VocalsSharon Robinson
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
VocalsBilly Preston

Liner Notes

Producer – Billy Preston (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9)
Producer – Galen Senogles (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7)
Producer – Ralph Benatar (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7)
Producer, Arranged By – Artie Butler (Track 5)
Executive-Producer – Tony Jones
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Billy Preston, Ralph Benatar (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4)
Arranged By – Artie Butler (Track 5)
Arranged By – Ralph Benatar (Tracks 6, 7)
Arranged By – Billy Preston (Track 8)
Arranged By – David Blumberg (Track 9)
Arranged By (Horns, Strings) – Ralph Benatar
Concertmaster – William Henderson
Engineer – Galen Senogles, Rick Riccio, Russ Terrana
Engineer (Assistant) – Dean Knight, Deborah Scott, James Warmack, Murray McFadden, Tony Autore

Art Direction – Johnny Lee
Design – Ian Campbell
Photography By – Norman Seeff

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation