1980 Edwin Starr – Stronger Than You Think I Am

Stronger Than You Think I Am is the tenth album by Edwin Starr, released in 1980.

Edwin Starr (born Charles Edwin Hatcher; January 21, 1942 – April 2, 2003) was an American singer and songwriter. Starr was famous for his Norman Whitfield-produced Motown singles of the 1970s, most notably the number one hit “War”.

Starr was born in Tennessee and raised in Ohio, and later lived in Detroit while singing for Ric Tic and Motown Records. He was backed by the band that would later become known as “Black Merda”. Hawkins and Veasey of the group played on most of his early hits on the Ric Tic Label. Besides “War”, Starr’s songs “25 Miles” and “Stop the War Now” were also major successes in the 1960s. Starr’s career shifted to the United Kingdom in the 1970s, where he continued to produce music, living there until his death.


1  Never Turn My Back On You (Edwin Starr) 3:23
2  Tell-A-Star (Edwin Starr) 3:38
3  Sweet (Edwin Starr) 4:26
4  Upside Of Down (Edwin Starr) 4:12
5  Bigger And Better (Edwin Starr) 3:12
6  Stronger Than You Think I Am (Edwin Starr) 6:15
7  Get Up-Whirlpool (Edwin Starr) 8:28
8  Boop Boop Song (Edwin Starr) 3:42



BassDavid Shields
BassJimmy McAfee
DrumsJames Gadson
DrumsMelvin Webb
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarGlenn Jones
GuitarRalph Hammer
KeyboardsLarry Farrow
KeyboardsEarl van Dyke
KeyboardsRick McAfee
KeyboardsRonald Coleman
SynthesizerClark Spangler
PercussionEddie Brown
PercussionLuke Metoyer
Background VocalsClifton Curtis
Background VocalsMaurice Young
Background VocalsMonroe Wright
Background VocalsThe Waters
Background VocalsWilliam Clark
VocalsEdwin Starr

Liner Notes

Producer – Edwin Starr (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8)
Producer – Michael Stewart (Track 2)
Producer (Executive) – Michael Stewart (Track 2)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – David Stout, Edwin Starr (Tracks 1, 4, 7)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – David Blumberg (Tracks 3, 5, 6)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – John Barnes (Track 1)
Arranged By (Strings) – John Barnes (Tracks 3, 6)
Arranged By (Horns) – David Stout (Tracks 4, 7, 8)
Concertmaster – Charles Veal
Engineer – Patrick McDonald, Randy Tominaga, Rick Hart, Rick Ruggieri
Engineer (Assistant) – Peter Krueger
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Rick Hart (Tracks 3, 5)
Mixed By (Special Mix By) – Rick Gianatos (Tracks 6, 7, 8)

Photography By, Design Concept – Joe LaRusso, Edwin Starr

Manufactured By – RCA Limited
Distributed By – RCA Limited
Phonographic Copyright (p) – 20th Century-Fox Record Corporation
Copyright (c) – 20th Century-Fox Record Corporation
Recorded At – Sierra Pacific Studios
Recorded At – Producers Workshop
Recorded At – Sierra Pacific Studios
Recorded At – Larrabee Sound Studios
Recorded At – Redwing Studios
Mixed At – Producers Workshop
Mixed At – Sierra Pacific Studios
Mixed At – Larrabee Sound Studios
Mixed At – Redwing Studios