1977 The Whispers – Open Up Your Love

Open Up Your Love is an album by The Whispers. Released in 1977, this album reached number 23 on the Billboard Soul Albums chart. This was their last album on Don Cornelius’s Soul Train Records before transitioning over to manager Dick Griffey’s SOLAR Records.

The single “I’m Gonna Make You My Wife” was featured in the motion picture Waiting to Exhale, but did not appear on the soundtrack.


1  Make It With You (David Gates) 4:59
2  Chocolate Girl (Wayne Bell) 3:36
3  Love Is A Dream (Wayne Bell) 4:41
4  Open Up Your Love (Wayne Bell) 4:42
5  I Fell In Love Last Night (At The Disco) (Malcolm Anthony) 4:21
6  You Are Number One (Malcolm Anthony) 3:52
7  You Never Miss Your Water (‘Til Your Well Runs Dry) (Don Cornelius) 3:30
8  I’m Gonna Make You My Wife (Wayne Bell) 4:54


BassWilton Felder
BassAlphonso Johnson
DrumsEd Greene
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarDavid T. Walker
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarWah Wah Watson
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsReginald Burke
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsMarcus Hutson
Background VocalsLeaveil Degree
Background VocalsWalter Scott
Background VocalsNicholas Caldwell
Background VocalsWallace Scott

Other Musicians

1 Make It With You

VocalsWallace Scott

2 Chocolate Girl

VocalsWalter Scott

3 Love Is A Dream

VocalsWallace Scott

4 Open Up Your Love

VocalsWallace Scott

6 You Are Number One

VocalsWalter Scott

7 You Never Miss Your Water (‘Til Your Well Runs Dry)

VocalsWalter Scott

8 I’m Gonna Make You My Wife

SaxTerry Harrington
VocalsWallace Scott

Liner Notes

Producer – Dick Griffey, Don Cornelius, The Whispers
Producer (Executive) – Dick Griffey, Don Cornelius
Arranged By (Background Vocal) – Nicholas Caldwell
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Gene Page, Jerry Peters
Arranged By (Horns, Strings) – Bruce Miller, Gene Page
Engineer (Mix) – Steve Hodge
Engineer (Recording) – Mic Litz, Peter Granet, Steve Hirsch, Steve Maslow

Design (Album) – Gribbitt!, Tim Bryant
Photography – Ron Slenzak

Mixed At Westlake Audio
Recorded At Wally Heider Recording Studio, Los Angeles
Recorded At The Sound Factory
Phonographic Copyright RCA Records
Phonographic Copyright Cornelius-Griffey Entertainment Co
Copyright RCA Records
Copyright Soul Train Recording Co