David Oliver (January 8, 1942 – June 6, 1982) was a soul singer best known for the quiet storm radio hit, “Ms” as well as his composition “Friends & Strangers”, which was covered by Ronnie Laws in 1977. He also recorded the first version of the Cecil Womack song “Love TKO”, releasing it as an album track on Here’s To You in 1980.
1 Who Are You (David Oliver) 3:42
2 I Wanna Write You A Love Song (David Oliver; Michael Gradney) 6:11
3 Housewives Are People Too (Wayne Henderson; David Oliver) 4:38
4 When The Thrill Comes (David Oliver) 3:27
5 Private Secretary (David Oliver; Wayne Henderson) 3:44
6 One Night Man (David Oliver; Darryl Moore; Ruth Robinson) 3:39
7 Southern Comfort (Wayne Henderson; David Oliver) 3:45
8 I Surrender (Jim Ford) 3:25
9 Take My Emptiness (David Oliver) 3:08
|French Horn||David Duke|
|Background Vocals||Alex Brown|
|Background Vocals||Angela Winbush|
|Background Vocals||Stephanie Spruill|
|Background Vocals||Augie Johnson|
|Background Vocals||Jim Gilstrap|
Cello – Armand Kaproff, Douglas Davis, Robert L. Adcock, Selene Hurford
Harp – Catherine Gotthoffer
Violin – Barbara Durant, Bonnie Douglas, Carroll Stephens, Gordon Marron, Harry Bluestone, James Getzoff, Janet Lakatos, Nathan Kaproff, Nathan Ross, Stanley Plummer
Producer – Wayne Henderson
Arranged By – Wayne Henderson, George Del Barrio, McKinley Jackson
Concertmaster – Paul Shure
Engineer – Allen Sides, Hank Sanicola, Jay Kaufman, Michael Evans
Art Direction, Design – Mike Doud
Illustration – Stan Watts
Photography By – Richard Arrindell
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Phonogram, Inc.
Manufactured By – Phonogram, Inc.
Produced For – At Home Productions
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Mixed At – Ocean Way Recording
Mastered At – Kendun Recorders