1982 Leslie Smith – Heartache

Heartache is the first solo album by Leslie Smith, released in 1982. The album contains a cover of the Airplay song: Nothin’ You Can Do About It.

Leslie Smith, Los Angeles-based singer, was born in 1949, known for his work in bands with Lester Abrams during the 1960s and 1970s. He released a few solo albums during the 1980s and 1990s. In 2005, he was inducted into the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame alongside former bandmates, with whom he continues to perform.

Tracks

1  It’s Something (Brenda Russell, David Foster) 3:47
2  I’m On The Outside Looking In (Bobby Weinstein, Teddy Randazzo) 3:18
3  Before The Night Is Over (Ernest Baker, Freebo, Marshall Otwell, Sherwood Ball) 3:33
4  Don’t Shut The Door (On My Love) (Lester Abrams, Lester Smith) 3:59
5  Dream On (Geoffrey Leib, John Keller) 4:10
6  Nothin’ You Can Do About It (David Foster, Jay Graydon, Steve Kipner) 4:19
7  Love’s A Heartache (Ned Doheny) 4:47
8  Do You Still Remember Me (Bill Elliot, Brock Walsh) 3:56
9  If You’re In Love (Jocko Marcellino, Randy Handley) 4:25

Media

Musicians

BassRick Chudacoff
DrumsPeter Bunetta
GuitarBrian Ray
SitarKal David
Fender RhodesBill Elliot
Fender RhodesRick Chudacoff
ProgrammingLester Abrams
ProgrammingPaul Fox
SaxGary Herbig
SaxKurt McGettrick
TromboneAlan Kaplan
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetRick Baptiste
PercussionArno Lucas
PercussionPeter Bunetta
PercussionJoe Lala
VocalsLeslie Smith

Other Musicians

1 It’s Something

SaxDavid Woodford


3 Before The Night Is Over

HarmonicaNorton Buffalo
Background VocalsAnita Sherman
Background VocalsAnna Pagan
Background VocalsArno Lucas
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsKal David
Background VocalsMatthew Wilder
VocalsMerry Clayton


4 Don’t Shut The Door (On My Love)

PianoBill Elliot
Background VocalsAnita Sherman
Background VocalsAnna Pagan
Background VocalsArno Lucas
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsKal David
Background VocalsMatthew Wilder


5 Dream On

SaxJerry Peterson
Background VocalsAnita Sherman
Background VocalsAnna Pagan
Background VocalsArno Lucas
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsKal David
Background VocalsMatthew Wilder


6 Nothin’ You Can Do About It

Guitar (solo)Dennis Herring
FlugelhornLee Thornburg
SaxJerry Peterson
TrumpetLee Thornburg


7 Love’s A Heartache

PianoNed Doheny


8 Do You Still Remember Me

Guitar (solo)Dennis Herring
Background VocalsAnita Sherman
Background VocalsArno Lucas
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsKal David
Background VocalsMatthew Wilder
VocalsAnna Pagan


9 If You’re In Love

SynthesizerRick Chudacoff

Liner Notes

Producer – Peter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff
Arranged By – Andre Fischer, Brenda Russell, David Foster (Track 1)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns), Conductor – Gene Page (Track 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 7)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns), Conductor – Bill Elliott (Tracks 8, 9)
Arranged By (Horns) – Lee Thornburg (Track 6)
Concertmaster – Harry Bluestone
Coordinator (Production Assistant) – Cori Glazer
Engineer – Gary Brandt, Rudy Hill
Engineer (& Production Consultant) – Gary Brandt
Engineer (Assistant) – Rudy Hill

Art Direction – Ron Coro
Design – Sheree Lubick
Photography By – Randee St. Nicholas

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Pressed By – Allied Record Company