1993 Will Downing – Love’s The Place To Be

Love’s The Place To Be is the fourth album by Will Downing, released in 1993

Wilfred “Will” Downing (born November 29, 1963, Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer and songwriter. He is married to singer Audrey Wheeler, who was a member of the R&B group Unlimited Touch.

Tracks

1  There’s No Living Without You (Greg Smith, D Morris) 4:17
2  Sailing On A Dream (Bob Baldwin, Will Downing, James Robinson) 6:09
3  One Moment (Rex Rideout, Ronnie Garrett, Vastine Pettis) 4:46
4  Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This (Rachelle Ferrell) 6:26
5  Love’s The Place To Be (Ronnie Foster) 5:03
6  Lover’s Paradise (Ronnie Foster, Susaye Greene) 4:43
7  Everything To Me (Rex Rideout, Will Downing) 4:26
8  Do You Still Love Me (Barry Eastmond, Will Downing) 5:02
9  Hey Girl (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) 5:23
10  Break Up To Make Up (Kenneth Gamble, Linda Creed, Thom Bell) 5:36
11  That’s All (Alan Brandt, Bob Haymes) 5:37

Media

Musicians

1 There’s No Living Without You

All InstrumentsRex Rideout
Background VocalsBJ Nelson
VocalsWill Downing


2 Sailing On A Dream

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsOmar Hakim
KeyboardsBob Baldwin
PianoBob Baldwin
Background VocalsBob Baldwin
Background VocalsPaulette McWilliams
VocalsWill Downing


3 One Moment

BassVictor Bailey
DrumsRayford Griffin
GuitarEddie Martinez
KeyboardsBarry Eastmond
ProgrammingJason Miles
PercussionBashiri Johnson
Background VocalsAudrey Wheeler
Background VocalsCindy Mizelle
VocalsWill Downing


4 Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsBuddy Williams
GuitarKevin Eubanks
GuitarMike Campbell
PianoBarry Eastmond
PianoRachelle Ferrell
PercussionSteve Thornton
VocalsRachelle Ferrell
VocalsWill Downing


5 Love’s The Place To Be

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
KeyboardsRonnie Foster
VibraphoneRonnie Foster
VocalsWill Downing


6 Lover’s Paradise

BassGerald Albright
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRonnie Foster
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsRonnie Foster
VocalsWill Downing


7 Everything To Me

Drums (programming)Rex Rideout
GuitarMike Ciro
KeyboardsRex Rideout
VocalsAudrey Wheeler
VocalsWill Downing


8 Do You Still Love Me

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsRayford Griffin
GuitarEddie Martinez
KeyboardsBarry Eastmond
PianoBarry Eastmond
ProgrammingJason Miles
SaxMarion Meadows
PercussionBashiri Johnson
Background VocalsAudrey Wheeler
Background VocalsCindy Mizelle
VocalsWill Downing


9 Hey Girl

BassCarl Carter
DrumsEric Adams
Guitar (solo)Kevin Eubanks
GuitarClarence Brice
KeyboardsBob Baldwin
PercussionSteve Kroon
Background VocalsAudrey Wheeler
Background VocalsCraig Derry
VocalsWill Downing


10 Break Up To Make Up

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsBuddy Williams
SitarGeorg Wadenious
KeyboardsBob Baldwin
PercussionSteve Kroon
SaxGerald Albright
Background VocalsCurtis King Jr
Background VocalsPaulette McWilliams
Background VocalsVaneese Thomas
VocalsWill Downing


11 That’s All

BassFred Washington
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRonnie Foster
SynthesizerRonnie Foster
HarmonicaStevie Wonder
VocalsWill Downing

Other Musicians

Cello – Barbara Hunter, Danie; Rothmuller, Douglas Davis, Ronald Cooper (Track 5)
Double Bass – Bruce Morgenthaler (Track 5)
Viola – Carole Mukogawa, Jorge Moraga, Pamela Goldsmith, Ray Tischer (Track 5)
Violin – Alex Horvarth, Bob Sanov, Brenton Banks, Endre Granat, Irving Geller, Israel Baker, Joy Lyle, Murray Adler, Sheldon Sanov, Tiffany Yi Hu (Track 5)

Liner Notes

Producer – Will Downing (Tracks 1, 2, 7, 9, 10)
Producer – Rex Rideout (Tracks 1, 7)
Producer – Bob Baldwin (Track 2, 9, 10)
Producer – Barry Eastmond (Track 3, 4)
Producer – Ronnie Foster (Tracks 5, 6, 11)
Arranged By – Rachelle Ferrell (Track 4)
Arranged By (Arrangements) – Ronnie Foster (Tracks 5, 6, 11)
Arranged By (String Arrangement) – Chris Cameron (Track 5)
Arranged By (String Arrangement) – Jorge Del Barrio(Track 11)
Arranged By (String Arrangement) – Ronnie Foster (Track 11)
Arranged By (Strings) – Onaje Allan Gumbs (Track 10)
Engineer – John Wall (Tracks 1, 2)
Engineer – Alec Head (Tracks 2, 3, 8, 9, 10)
Engineer – Carl Beatty (Tracks 2, 3, 8, 10)
Engineer – Earl Cohen (Tracks 3, 8)
Engineer – Marty Horenburg (Tracks 5, 6)
Engineer – Scott Mabuchi (Track 10)
Engineer – Alex Gordon (Track 11)
Engineer – Bill Leonard (Track 11)
Engineer (Mixed And Recorded) – Doug DeAngelis (Track 1)
Engineer (Recorded And Mixed) – Brad Gilderman (Tracks 5, 6, 11)
Mixed By – Erik Zobler (Track 4)
Mixed By – Rachelle Ferrell (Track 4)
Mixed By – Alec Head (Track 10)
Recorded By – Alec Head (Track 4)
Recorded By – Carl Beatty (Track 4)
Recorded By – Stan Wallace (Track 4)

Artwork – Northern Xposure
Photography – David Robin

Licensed To – Island Records Ltd.
Produced For – B-Man Productions
Produced For – Blue Crystal Productions
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polygram Records Inc. (New York)
Copyright (c) – Polygram Records Inc. (New York)
Recorded At – Skyline Studios
Recorded At – East Bay Studios
Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
Mixed At – Skyline Studios
Mixed At – Record One, Los Angeles