1980 High Inergy – Hold On

Hold On was the fifth album by High Inergy. Like their previous three albums, this one was a commercial and critical disappointment. It peaked at #70 on Billboard’s R&B Album charts and failed to make the Top 200 Pop Album charts. The album spawned one chart single, a cover of Bettye Swann’s #1 R&B hit, Make Me Yours, which Andrew Hamilton in his All Music Guide review described as “better-than-the-original.” Unfortunately, High Inergy’s version failed to achieve the chart success of the original, peaking at just #68.

Tracks

1  I Just Can’t Help Myself (Earl Branham; Floyd Bibbins; Norman Fowler; Randall Fowler) 4:29
2  Sweet Man (Angelo Bond; Berry Gordy; William Weatherspoon) 4:31
3  Make Me Yours (Bettye Champion) 3:33
4  Hold On To My Love (Bobby DeBarge; Bunny DeBarge) 5:03
5  If I Love You Tonight (Eddie Coleman; Gwen Gordy Fuqua; Gwendolyn Fuller) 4:53
5  Boomerang Love (Angelo Bond; William Weatherspoon) 3:29
6  I’m A Believer (Narada Michael Walden) 3:51
7  It Was You Babe (Angelo Bond; Barbara Mitchell; McKinley Jackson) 5:05

Media

Musicians

BassThomas Debarge
BassNathaniel Watson
DrumsOllie E. Brown
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
OrganGregory Williams
PianoBobby DeBarge
PercussionPhillip Ingram

Other Musicians

2 Sweet Man

BassNathan East
DrumsQuentin Dennard
GuitarTim May
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarTony Drake
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
PercussionEddie Brown
PercussionBobbye Hall
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionRobert Zimmitti


3 Make Me Yours

BassNathan East
DrumsQuentin Dennard
GuitarTim May
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarTony Drake
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
PercussionEddie Brown
PercussionBobbye Hall
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionRobert Zimmitti


5 If I Love You Tonight

BassRomeo Williams
DrumsKenny Elliot
GuitarRoland Bautista
GuitarGreg Hargrove
KeyboardsTennyson Stevens
KeyboardsJimmy Stewart
KeyboardsDale Powers


5 Boomerang Love

BassNathan East
DrumsQuentin Dennard
GuitarTim May
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarTony Drake
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
PercussionEddie Brown
PercussionBobbye Hall
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionRobert Zimmitti


6 I’m A Believer

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsNarada Michael Walden
GuitarCorrado Rustici
KeyboardsFrank Martin
PercussionVicki Randle
SaxLarry Williams
SaxMichael Brecker
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetRandy Brecker


7 It Was You Babe

BassNathan East
DrumsQuentin Dennard
GuitarTim May
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarTony Drake
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
PercussionEddie Brown
PercussionBobbye Hall
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionRobert Zimmitti

Liner Notes

Producer – Angelo Bond, McKinley Jackson, William Weatherspoon (Tracks 2, 3, 6, 8)
Producer – Bobby DeBarge (Track 4)
Producer – Eddie Coleman (Track 5)
Producer – Narada Michael Walden (Track 7 )
Co-producer – Gwen Gordy Fuqua (Track 5)
Producer (Executive) – Berry Gordy
Engineer – Barney Perkins, Lawrence Horn, Norm Graichen, Paul Ring, Rick Perrotta (Tracks 2, 3, 6, 8)
Engineer –Bob Robitaille, Lee Keifer (Track 5)
Engineer –Dick Hart, Jurgen Koppers, Tom Flye (Track 7)
Engineer –Les Cooper, Michael Schuman (Tracks 4)
Instrumentation By – Paul Riser (Tracks 2, 3)
Instrumentation By – Greg Mathieson (Tracks 4)
Instrumentation By – Gil Askey (Track 5)
Instrumentation By – McKinley Jackson (Tracks 6, 8)
Instrumentation By – Jerry Hey (Tracks 7)

Art Direction – Ginny Livingston, Johnny Lee
Photography By – Ron Slenzak

Distributed By – EMI Records Ltd.
Marketed By – EMI Records Ltd.
Manufactured By – EMI Records Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse
Recorded At The Record Plant, LA, CA.
Recorded At The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA.
Recorded At Motown/Hitsville U.S.A. Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Recorded At Golden Sound Studio, Holywood, CA.
Recorded At Rusk Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Recorded At Evergreen Recording Studio, Burbank, CA.
Recorded At Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA.
Recorded At Rumbo Recorders, Caoga Park, CA.