1977 Lenny Williams – Choosing You

Choosing You is the third album by Lenny Williams, released in 1977.

Leonard Charles (Lenny) Williams (born February 16, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, best known for his work during the 1970s. After winning several local talent contests, Williams signed his first recording contract with Fantasy Records. He cut two singles for the label, including “Lisa’s Gone” and “Feelin Blue”, written by John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival. In 1972, Williams joined the emerging funk band Tower of Power. A string of hits followed, including “So Very Hard to Go”, “What Is Hip”, “Don’t Change Horses (In The Middle of the Stream)” and “Willing To Learn”. During his two years with the group, Williams participated in three albums: Back To Oakland, Urban Renewal and the gold LP Tower of Power. Williams and Tower of Power toured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

Tracks

1  Shoo Doo Fu Fu Ooh! (Bernard Thompson, Lenny Williams) 3:18
2  Look Up With Your Mind (Frank Wilson, Judy Wieder) 4:35
3  Choosing You (Lenny Williams) 6:16
4  Riding the High Wire (Frank Wilson, John Footman, Judy Wieder) 4:26
5  Please Don’t Tempt Me (Art Posey, Frank Wilson, Josef Powell) 7:41
6  I’ve Been Away From Love Too Long (Art Posey, Josef Powell) 4:03
7  Trust in Me (Frank Wilson, John Footman, Terri McFaddin) 4:10
8  Problem Solver (David Stallings, Lenny Williams) 3:47

Media

Musicians

BassJames Jamerson Jr
BassNathan Watts
BassWillie Weeks
DrumsJames Gadson
DrumsOllie E. Brown
DrumsPaul Mabry
DrumsRaymond Pounds
GuitarGreg Poree
GuitarKenny Chavis
GuitarRay Parker Jr
GuitarSteve Beckmeier
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsJohn Footman
KeyboardsJosef Powell
KeyboardsNeil Larsen
KeyboardsReginald Burke
FluteWilliam Green
SaxLenny Pickett
SaxEmilio Castillo
SaxStephen Kupka
TromboneMic Gillette
TrumpetMic Gillette
TrumpetGreg Adams
PercussionFrederick Lewis
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionJack Ashford
PercussionShonda Akiem
Background VocalsFrank Wilson
Background VocalsGerri Granger
Background VocalsJohn Fox
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
VocalsLenny Williams

Other Musicians

2 Look Up With Your Mind

Flute (soloWilliam Green


3 Choosing You

Guitar (solo)Ray Parker Jr

Liner Notes

Producer – Frank Wilson
Arranged By – Frank Wilson
Arranged By (Horns) – Greg Adams (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Arranged By (Horns) – Wade Marcus (Track 5)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Bruce Miller, Frank Wilson
Arranged By (Strings) – Bruce Miller, Charles Veal, Wade Marcus
Coordinator (Production) – Rick Howard
Engineer (Mixing) – Frank Wilson, Kevin Beamish
Engineer (Recording) – Kevin Beamish
Engineer (Recording) (Assistant) – Ann Bolling

Art Direction, Design – Earl Klasky
Photography By – Gary Heery

Produced For – Spec-O-Lite Productions
Recorded At – Crystal Sound
Mixed At – Crystal Sound
Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – ABC Records, Inc.