1985 Maurice White – Maurice White

White, Maurice 1985Maurice White is a 1985 album by American singer and musician Maurice White released on Columbia Records. Released on April 18, 1985, The album went to number 12 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Charts. The single “Stand by Me” a cover of the Ben E. King classic reached number 6 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and number 11 on the Adult Contemporary charts.

The album was made available in a digitally remastered version in 2001, on Columbia/Legacy which includes four bonus tracks. The Japanese CD features “Life” (E. Bulling, F. Golda, Martin Page, Maurice White) and “Can’t Stop Love” (Martin Page, Skip Scarborough, Maurice White) as bonus tracks.

Tracks

1  Switch On Your Radio (Brian Fairweather, Martin Page, Maurice White) 4:20
2  Jamboree (Alice Echols, Dean Gant, Keith Echols) 3:26
Stand By Me (Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) 4:09
4  Sea Of Glass (Brian Fairweather, Peter Wolf) 0:44
I Need You (Mary Unobsky, Priscilla Coolidge, William Smith) 4:34
6  Believe In Magic (Diane Warren, Maurice White, Robbie Buchanan) 4:35
7  Lady Is Love (Martin Page, Maurice White, Michel Colombier) 5:05
8  Invitation (Gerald Brown, Maurice White, Wanda Vaughn, Wayne Vaughn) 3:55
9  The Sleeping Flame (Martin Page, Maurice White) 2:02
10  Children Of Afrika (Martin Page, Maurice White, Peter Wolf) 4:38
11  Alpha Dance (Diane Warren, Maurice White, Robbie Buchanan) 1:19

Musicians

1 Switch On Your Radio

BassMartin Page
Drums (programming)Brian Fairweather
GuitarMarlon McClain
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionMaurice White
Background VocalsBrian Fairweather
Background VocalsMartin Page


2 Jamboree

GuitarDonald Griffin
SynthesizerDean Gant
SynthesizerJeff Lorber
SaxGerald Albright
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsMarva Holcolm


3 Stand By Me

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJR Robinson
Drums (programming)Brian Fairweather
GuitarMarlon McClain
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRupert Greenall
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionMaurice White
Background VocalsBrian Fairweather
Background VocalsMartin Page


4 Sea Of Glass

KeyboardsPeter Wolf


5 I Need You

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsMarva Holcolm


6 Believe In Magic

Drums (programming)Paul Leim
Drums (programming)Brian Fairweather
Drums (programming)Robbie Buchanan
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan


7 Lady Is Love

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDavid Williams
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsMichel Colombier
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsMarva Holcolm


8 Invitation

BassGerald Brown
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarSheldon Reynolds
SynthesizerPeter Wolf
SynthesizerWayne Vaughn
VocoderBrian Fairweather
VocoderMaurice White
Background VocalsBrian Fairweather
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsWanda Vaughn


9 The Sleeping Flame

KeyboardsPeter Wolf
SynthesizerPeter Wolf
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


10 Children Of Afrika

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarDavid Williams
KeyboardsPeter Wolf
SynthesizerPeter Wolf
PercussionMaurice White
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsMartin Page
Background VocalsMarva Holcolm

Liner Notes

Producer – Maurice White
Co-producer – Robbie Buchanan (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6)
Producer (Associate) – Brian Fairweather, Martin Page
Arranged By – Dean Gant (Tracks 2)
Arranged By – Robbie Buchanan (Tracks 3, 5, 6, 7)
Arranged By – Maurice White (Tracks 3)
Arranged By – Michel Colombier (Tracks 7)
Arranged By – Peter Wolf (Tracks 9, 10)
Arranged By – Wayne Vaughn (Tracks 8)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Martin Page (Tracks 1, 10)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Brian Fairweather, Maurice White (Tracks 1)
Coordinator (Production) – Geri White
Engineer (Assistant) – Bino Espinoza, Dan Garcia, David Egerton, Mike Wuellner, Steve Ford
Engineer (Recording) – Bobby Brooks, David Schober, Dennis Mackay, Jack Joseph Puig, Jeremy Smith, Scott Litt, Tom Perry
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig

Art Direction – Nick Lane, Nancy Donald
Photography By – Harry Langdon

Produced For – Kalimba Productions
Produced For – The Electric Feet Organization
Produced For – Robbie Buchanan, Inc.
Recorded At – Bill Schnee Studios
Recorded At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
Recorded At – Mama Jo’s
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Soundcastle
Mixed At – Soundcastle
Mastered At – Masterdisk
Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.