1984 Marlene – Looking For Love

Looking For Love is the sixth album by Marlene.

Marlene is a vocalist of Filipino descent born 1960 in Manila/Philippines, who emigrated to Japan and releases all of her music there as well. She is known in the US for her work with Seawind, where it was one of the tracks on her jazz/soul/funk on this album .

Marlene is still active in music business, while her career has spanned several decades now since her first single release in 1979.

Tracks

1Creature Of The Night (Roger Odell, William Sharpe)4:02
2I’ll Take My Time (Jay Gruska, Paul Gordon)4:08
3Goodbye Love (Steve Skaith, Steve Jeffries)3:39
4Rock Steady (Dominic Bugatti, Frank Musker)4:47
5Time And Time Again (Jay Gruska, Robbie Buchanan)4:22
6Needle In A Haystack (Robert Kraft)3:01
7I Wonder What You’re Like (Robert Kraft, Larry Carlton, Carol Hall)3:47
8A Little T.L.C. (Lynsey de Paul, Terry Britten)3:31
9Somebody Told Me (Jay Gruska, Paul Gordon)4:03
10Looking For Love (Paul Gordon)3:53
11Why In The World (Rick Blessing)3:21

Media

Musicians

1 Creature Of The Night

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMike Landau
PianoLarry Williams
SynthesizerJay Gruska
SynthesizerLarry Williams
Background VocalsJoseph Williams
Background VocalsJay Gruska
Background VocalsJoe Pizzulo
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk


2 I’ll Take My Time

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMike Landau
PianoRandy Kerber
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SynthesizerJay Gruska
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsJoseph Williams
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsWendy Waldman
Background VocalsJay Gruska
Background VocalsJoe Pizzulo
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk


3 Goodbye Love

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsLarry Williams
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SaxLarry Williams
SaxGary Herbig
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant
Background VocalsJay Gruska
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsWendy Waldman


4 Rock Steady

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsLarry Williams
SynthesizerLarry Williams
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsJoseph Williams
Background VocalsJay Gruska
Background VocalsJoe Pizzulo
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk


5 Time And Time Again

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
PianoRandy Kerber
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SynthesizerJay Gruska
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsWendy Waldman


6 Needle In A Haystack

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarLarry Carlton
KeyboardsMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
PianoRobert Kraft
FlugelhornGary Grant
FlugelhornLarry Hall
SaxLarry Williams
SaxGary Herbig
TromboneBill Reichenbach
Background VocalsJay Gruska
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsWendy Waldman


7 I Wonder What You’re Like

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarLarry Carlton
RhodesRobert Kraft
FlugelhornJerry Hey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters


8 A Little T.L.C.

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsLarry Williams
SynthesizerLarry Williams
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsWendy Waldman


9 Somebody Told Me

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMike Landau
PianoLarry Williams
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SynthesizerJay Gruska
FlugelhornJerry Hey
FlugelhornJerry Hey
SaxLarry Williams
SaxGary Herbig
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetGary Grant
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsWendy Waldman


10 Looking For Love

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMike Landau
PianoLarry Williams
SynthesizerLarry Williams
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsWendy Waldman


11 Why In The World

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMike Landau
PianoRobert Kraft
SynthesizerRobert Kraft
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsWendy Waldman

Liner Notes

Notes

Producer – Yasohachi Itoh
Product Coordinator – Akira Yada
Associate Producers – Jay Gruska, Larry Williams, Robert Kraft
Arranged by (Rhythm) – Larry Williams (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 8)
Arranged by (Rhythm) – Jay Gruska (Tracks 2, 5, 9, 10)
Arranged by (Rhythm) – Robert Kraft (Tracks 6, 7, 11)
Arranged by (Background Vocals) – Jay Gruska
Arranged by (Horns) – Larry Williams (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Arranged by (Synthesizers) – Larry Williams, Jay Gruska (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10)
Arranged by (Synthesizers) – Robert Kraft (Tracks 6, 7, 11)
Creative Direction – Freddie Yamazaki
Engineers (Assistant) – Joey Wolpert, Ira Rubnitz, Mikio Takamatsu
Engineers (Additional) – John Vigran, Hal Sacks
Recording, Mixing Engineer – Yoshihiro Suzuki

Recorded at One On One Studios, Bodifications, Room 335, L.A. in March 1984
Mixed at Sound Labs, L.A., CBS/Sony Shinanomachi Studios, Tokyo in March And April 1984