1981 Cheryl Lynn – In The Night

In the Night is a 1981 album by American singer Cheryl Lynn, released on Columbia Records on April 6, 1981. The album includes the hit Soul/dance track “Shake It Up Tonight” which reached to number five on both the Soul and Dance charts. In the Night is the third studio album released by Lynn. The album was later certified Gold a month after its release.

Tracks

Shake It Up Tonight (Michael Sutton, Brenda Sutton) 5:42
2  Show You How (Cheryl Lynn, John Barnes, Linda Booth) 4:06
3  In The Night (Ray Parker Jr) 4:29
4  Hurry Home (Cheryl Lynn, Greg Jackson) 4:31
5  I’m On Fire (Ray Parker Jr) 4:23
6  With Love On Our Side (Ray Parker Jr, Kamau Peterson) 4:05
7  If You’ll Be True To Me (Cheryl Lynn, Ray Parker Jr) 4:06
8  What’s On Your Mind (Cheryl Lynn, George Dream) 4:08
9  Baby (Cheryl Lynn, Ray Parker Jr) 4:22

Musicians

1 Shake It Up Tonight

DrumsGeorge Mitchell
GuitarRay Parker Jr
Fender RhodesDarren Carmichael
PianoMichael Sutton
StringsGene Page
PercussionOllie E. Brown
Background VocalsArnell Carmichael
Background VocalsJD Nichols
Background VocalsSharon Jack Lynn
VocalsCheryl Lynn


2 Show You How

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarWah Wah Watson
Fender RhodesJohn Barnes
StringsGene Page
Background VocalsArnell Carmichael
Background VocalsJD Nichols
Background VocalsSharon Jack Lynn
VocalsCheryl Lynn


3 In The Night

BassRay Parker Jr
DrumsRay Parker Jr
GuitarRay Parker Jr
EchoplexWah Wah Watson
PianoRay Parker Jr
SynthesizerRay Parker Jr
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
StringsGene Page
Background VocalsArnell Carmichael
Background VocalsJD Nichols
VocalsCheryl Lynn


4 Hurry Home

Bass (synthesizer)Sylvester Rivers
DrumsLarry Tolbert
GuitarRay Parker Jr
PianoGreg Jackson
SynthesizerGreg Jackson
VocalsCheryl Lynn


5 I’m On Fire

BassRay Parker Jr
DrumsRay Parker Jr
GuitarRay Parker Jr
PianoRay Parker Jr
SynthesizerRay Parker Jr
StringsGene Page
PercussionJack Ashford
Background VocalsSharon Jack Lynn
Background VocalsArnell Carmichael
Background VocalsJD Nichols
VocalsCheryl Lynn


6 With Love On Our Side

BassScott Edwards
DrumsLarry Tolbert
GuitarDavid T. Walker
PianoKamau Peterson
PianoSylvester Rivers
StringsGene Page
Background VocalsArnell Carmichael
Background VocalsJD Nichols
Background VocalsSharon Jack Lynn
VocalsCheryl Lynn


7 If You’ll Be True To Me

BassRay Parker Jr
DrumsRay Parker Jr
GuitarRay Parker Jr
PianoRay Parker Jr
StringsGene Page
VocalsCheryl Lynn


8 What’s On Your Mind

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarWah Wah Watson
Fender RhodesGeorge Dream
SaxJimmy Lord Brown
TromboneJimmy Lord Brown
TrumpetJimmy Lord Brown
PercussionOllie E. Brown
VocalsCheryl Lynn


9 Baby

BassRay Parker Jr
DrumsGeorge Mitchell
GuitarRay Parker Jr
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
SynthesizerJohn Barnes
SynthesizerRay Parker Jr
Background VocalsSharon Jack Lynn
VocalsCheryl Lynn

Liner Notes

Producer – Ray Parker Jr
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Ray Parker Jr (Tracks 1, 4, 7, 9)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – John Barnes (Track 2)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Kamau Peterson (Track 6)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Cheryl Lynn (Track 8)
Engineer (Recording) (Assistant) – Steve Halquist
Engineer (String) – Reginald Dozier
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Ray Parker Jr
Recorded By – Ray Parker Jr

Design – John Berg
Photography By – Edie Baskin