1979 Cuba Gooding – Love Dancer

Love Dancer is an album by Cuba Gooding, released in 1979.

Cuba Gooding Sr. (born April 27, 1944) is an American singer and actor. He is the lead singer of the soul group The Main Ingredient, most notable for its two biggest hits, “Everybody Plays the Fool” (1972) and “Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely” (1974). Gooding also had a brief solo career on Motown Records during the late-1970s and early-1980s. His biggest international success was Brian Auger’s “Happiness Is Just Around the Bend” in 1983, which has in recent times been sampled by several R&B artists, as well as hitting the charts again as a remix by UK Hardcore Rave group Altern-8 in 1991. In the same year, samples from the song also featured prominently in Bizarre Inc’s single “Playing With Knives”.


1  Disco Royale (Michael L Smith) 6:08
2  Trust Me (Al Johnson) 3:04
3  I’m Yours Now (Cuba Gooding, Michael L Smith) 3:19
4  Hey The Party’s In Her (Cuba Gooding, Gilbert Coleman, James Hockaday) 4:23
5  Dance Floor Lover (David Brian Oliver, Kevin Moore) 4:12
6  Tell Me How Long It’s Been (Bunny Hull, James Ingram, Merria Ross) 5:00
7  Running Man (Barbara Ellen Ullman, Diane De Castro, Jim Mandell) 6:54



Bass Eddie Watkins Jr
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Ben Benay
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Guitar Tim May
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Keyboards Larry Farrow
Percussion Gary Coleman
Percussion Joe Clayton
Percussion Julius Wechter
Background Vocals Danny Smith
Background Vocals Julia Tillman Waters
Background Vocals Maxine Willard Waters
Background Vocals Oren Waters
Vocals Cuba Gooding

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael L Smith
Arranged By – Michael L Smith
Engineer (Assistant) – Ernestine Madison, Gerry Brown, Ginny Pallante, James Warmack
Engineer (Recording Engineer) – Barney Perkins, Bob Robitaille, Gary Goodman, Phil Kaye
Mastered By (Mastering Engineer) – John Goldman
Mixed By (Mixing Engineer) – Michael L Smith

Design – Graphitti
Photography By – Claude Mougin

Recorded At – Motown Recording Studios
Recorded At – ABC Recording Studios
Recorded At – Jennifudy Studios
Recorded At – Westlake Audio
Mixed At – Motown Recording Studios
Mixed At – ABC Recording Studios
Mixed At – Jennifudy Studios
Mixed At – Westlake Audio
Mastered At – Kendun Recorders
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation