1988 Gerald Alston – Gerald Alston

The selftitled album by Gerald Alston is his debut album, released in 1988.

Gerald Alston (born November 8, 1951) is an American R&B singer, and the lead singer with the Manhattans. Between 1988 and 1995, he left the group to record five albums (later recording his tribute to Sam Cooke in 2008) and ten solo singles, including “Take Me Where You Want To,” “Slow Motion,” a remake of Atlantic Starr’s “Send for Me”, and “Activated”, most of which was for Motown Records.


1  Take Me Where You Want To (Alan Stokes; Jimmy Varner; Stan Sheppard) 6:24
2  Stay A Little While (Jimmy Varner; Stan Sheppard) 5:26
3  I Come Alive When I’m With You (Gerald Alston; Jimmy Varner; Stan Sheppard) 4:38
4  Let’s Try Love Again (Jimmy Varner; Stan Sheppard) 4:41
5  Midnight Angel. (Gerald Alston; Gloria Sklerov) 4:46
6  You Laid Your Love On Me (Gerald Alston; Jimmy Varner; Stan Sheppard) 4:55
7  I Can’t Tell You Why (Don Henley; Glenn Frey; Timothy B Schmit) 4:11
8  I’ve Waited All Night. (Gerald Alston; Royal Bayyan) 5:13
9  Activated (Jimmy Varner; Stan Sheppard) 5:11
10  We’ve Only Just Begun (Paul Williams; Roger Nichols) 4:23



BassFred Washington
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarCharles Fearing
GuitarJeff Cruits
KeyboardsJimmy Varner
PianoNick Johnson
SaxGerald Albright
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsBilly Sheppard
Background VocalsCrystal Wilson
Background VocalsJimmy Varner
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsLynn Roderick
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsStan Sheppard
Background VocalsStephanie Pinkard
Background VocalsTerry Carter
VocalsGerald Alston

Liner Notes

Producer – Jimmy Varner, Stan Sheppard
Arranged By (Backing Vocals) – Jimmy Varner, Stan Sheppard
Arranged By (Strings & Horns) – Gene Page (Track 8)
Conductor – Gene Page (Tracks 4, 5, 8)
Engineer – Bjorn Thorsrud, Don Evans, Gary Dobbins, Neill King
Mastered By – Steve Hall
Mixed By – Craig Burbidge, Don Evans

Design – Jeff Lancaster
Photography By – Todd Gray

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Company, L.P.
Copyright (c) – Motown Record Company, L.P.
Manufactured By – MCA Records, Inc.
Distributed By – MCA Records, Inc.
Mastered At – Future Disc