1987 The Isley Brothers – Smooth Sailin’

Smooth Sailin is the 24th album released by The Isley Brothers on Warner Bros. Records on March 14, 1987. This album was the first album that the brothers released as a duo of Rudolph and Ronald after the untimely death of eldest brother O’Kelly, who had died in March of the previous year of a heart attack.

Tracks

1  Everything Is Alright (Angela Winbush, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley) 4:58
2  Dish It Out (Angela Winbush, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley) 4:55
3  It Takes A Good Woman (Angela Winbush) 5:06
4  Send A Message (Angela Winbush) 5:34
5  Smooth Sailin’ Tonight (Angela Winbush) 5:00
6  Somebody I Used To Know (Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Everett Collins, Angela Winbush) 5:00
7  Come My Way (Angela Winbush, Rene Moore) 5:49
8  I Wish (Raymond Reeder) 6:46

Media

Musicians

Background VocalsRudolph Isley
VocalsRonald Isley

Other Musicians

1 Everything Is Alright

BassNathan East
DrumsRayford Griffin
GuitarTony Maiden
SynthesizerAngela Winbush
SynthesizerJeff Lorber
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


2 Dish It Out

BassLouis Johnson
DrumsRayford Griffin
GuitarTony Maiden
KeyboardsAngela Winbush
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsAngela Winbush


3 It Takes A Good Woman

BassNathan East
Drums (programming)Angela Winbush
GuitarTony Maiden
KeyboardsAngela Winbush
SynthesizerAngela Winbush
SynthesizerJeff Lorber
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsAngela Winbush


4 Send A Message

BassNathan East
DrumsAndre Fischer
GuitarTony Maiden
KeyboardsAngela Winbush
SynthesizerJeff Lorber
SynthesizerAngela Winbush


5 Smooth Sailin’ Tonight

BassNathan East
Drums (programming)Angela Winbush
GuitarTony Maiden
KeyboardsAngela Winbush
SynthesizerJeff Lorber
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


6 Somebody I Used To Know

BassNathan East
DrumsRayford Griffin
KeyboardsAngela Winbush
SynthesizerJeff Lorber
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


7 Come My Way

BassNathan East
DrumsAndre Fischer
KeyboardsAngela Winbush
SynthesizerRaymond Reeder
Background VocalsAngela Winbush


8 I Wish

BassNathan East
Drums (programming)Raymond Reeder
KeyboardsAngela Winbush
SynthesizerRaymond Reeder
SynthesizerAngela Winbush

Liner Notes

Producer – Angela Winbush, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
Executive-Producer – The Isley Brothers
Engineer (Assistant Engineer At Westlake) – Debbie Johnson
Engineer (Assistant Engineering At Oceanway) – Bob Loftus, Joe Schiff, Michael C Ross
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Mixed By (Mixing Directions And Assistance By) – Angela Winbush, Steve Sykes , The Isley Brothers
Recorded By – Steve Sykes
Recorded By (Additional Recording At Conway) – Czaba Pretocz

Art Direction, Design – Janet Levinson
Liner Notes (Dedication) – Elaine Jasper
Photography By – Jeff Katz

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Produced For – A. Winbush Productions, Inc.
Produced At – Exotic Productions, Inc.
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Conway Studios
Recorded At – Westlake Studios
Mixed At – Ocean Way Recording
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mastered At – Sheffield Lab Matrix
Pressed By – Allied Record Company
Pressed By – Allied Record Company
Record Company – Warner Bros. Records Inc.