1992 Power Of Seven – The Power Of Seven-Up-Front

The Power Of Seven-Up-Front is a one time project featuring famous vocalists and session background singers Mona Lisa Young, Clydene Jackson Edwards, Myrna Mathews, Maxi Anderson, Carmen Twillie, Alfie Silas and Yvonne Williams. It was released in 1992 on Sheffield Lab.

Tracks

1  When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (Isaac Hayes; David Porter) 1:21
2  Mockingbird (Inez Foxx; Charles Foxx) 3:44
3  My Love It’s Yours (Gerry Stober; Shaun Labelle; Susan Pomerantz) 4:38
4  Shadows On A Screen (Lincoln Mayorga; Melissa Greene) 4:06
5  Will It Go Round In Circles? (Billy Preston; Bruce Fisher) 4:38
6  Tears Of My Heart (Pam Reswick; Steve Werfel; Alan Rich) 4:43
7  Come As You Are (Roberta Vandervort; Tom Salisbury) 4:27
8  Dancin’ In The Streets (Ivory Joe Hunter; William Stevenson; Marvin Gaye) 4:27
9  California Blues (Clydene Jackson; Eddie Brown) 4:22
10  Stranger In My Bed (David Lawrence; Faye Greenberg) 3:50
11  Gospel Medley 3:16
12  Back-Up Singer’s Blues (Marie Cain) 4:22

Media

Musicians

1 When Something Is Wrong With My Baby

Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsClydene Jackson
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsPhyllis Yvonne Williams
VocalsCarmen Twillie


2 Mockingbird

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsJohn Beasley
PercussionLuis Conte
PercussionMike Fisher
PercussionChris Trujillo
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsPhyllis Yvonne Williams
VocalsClydene Jackson


3 My Love It’s Yours

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoBrad Cole
PercussionLuis Conte
PercussionMike Fisher
ProgrammingBrad Cole
SaxGerald Albright
TromboneAlan Kaplan
TrumpetCharles Davis
TrumpetGary Grant
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsClydene Jackson
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
VocalsPhyllis Yvonne Williams


4 Shadows On A Screen

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoLincoln Mayorga
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsClydene Jackson
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsPhyllis Yvonne Williams
VocalsMyrna Matthews


5 Will It Go Round In Circles?

DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
OrganBilly Preston
PianoPatrice Rushen
ProgrammingPatrice Rushen
PercussionLuis Conte
PercussionMike Fisher
VocalsMona Lisa Young
VocalsClydene Jackson
VocalsMyrna Matthews
VocalsMaxine Anderson
VocalsCarmen Twillie
VocalsAlfie Silas
VocalsPhyllis Yvonne Williams


6 Tears Of My Heart

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoBrad Cole
ProgrammingBrad Cole
SaxGerald Albright
PercussionLuis Conte
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsClydene Jackson
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsPhyllis Yvonne Williams
VocalsMaxine Anderson


7 Come As You Are

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsBill Meyers
ProgrammingBill Meyers
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsClydene Jackson
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsPhyllis Yvonne Williams
VocalsCarmen Twillie


8 Dancin’ In The Streets

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarSheldon Reynolds
KeyboardsBill Meyers
ProgrammingBill Meyers
SaxGerald Albright
SaxGary Herbig
TromboneAlan Kaplan
TrumpetRick Baptiste
Background VocalsClydene Jackson
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsPhyllis Yvonne Williams
VocalsMona Lisa Young


9 California Blues

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsJohn Beasley
ProgrammingJohn Beasley
PercussionLuis Conte
PercussionMike Fisher
PercussionChris Trujillo
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsPhyllis Yvonne Williams
VocalsClydene Jackson


10 Stranger In My Bed

BassNeil Stubenhaus
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsJohn Bokowski
ProgrammingJohn Bokowski
PercussionMike Fisher
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsPhyllis Yvonne Williams
VocalsClydene Jackson


11 Gospel Medley

Talking DrumsFrancis Awe
PercussionMunyungo Jackson
PercussionBill Summers
PercussionChris Trujillo
VocalsMona Lisa Young
VocalsClydene Jackson
VocalsMyrna Matthews
VocalsMaxine Anderson
VocalsCarmen Twillie
VocalsAlfie Silas
VocalsPhyllis Yvonne Williams


12 Back-Up Singer’s Blues

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
Guitar (solo)Kal David
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoPatrice Rushen
ProgrammingPatrice Rushen
PercussionLuis Conte
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsClydene Jackson
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsPhyllis Yvonne Williams

Strings

Angeles String Quartet – Kathleen Lenski, Roger Wilkie, Brian Dembow, Stephen Erdody (Track 4)

Liner Notes

Producer – Jeffrey Weber
Producer (Executive) – Doug Sax, Lincoln Mayorga
Production Coordinator – Linda Jones, Marsha Burns
Production Coordinator (Assistant) – Carrie McConkey
Assistant – Ken Allardyce, Bob Loftus, Julie Last, Joe Peccerillo, Gavin Lurssen
Engineer – Jim Scheffler
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By – Jim Scheffler
Arranged By – John Beasley (Tracks 1, 2, 9)
Arranged By – Brad Cole (Tracks 3, 6)
Arranged By – Lincoln Mayorga (Track 4)
Arranged By – Bill Meyers (Tracks 7, 8)
Arranged By – Sheldon Reynold (Track 8)
Arranged By – John Bokowski, David Lawrence (Track 10)
Arranged By – Carmen Twillie (Track 11)
Arranged By – Robben Ford (Track 12)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Carmen Twillie (Tracks 1, 2)
Arranged By (Vocals) – David Lasley, Arnold McCuller (Tracks 3, 6)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Morgan Ames (Tracks 7, 9)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Terry Young, Bill Meyers (Track 8)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Morgan Ames (Track 9)
Arranged By (Vocals) – David Lawrence, Mona Lisa Young (Track 10)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Marie Cain (Track 12)

Art Direction – Kim Huog
Calligraphy – Carla Harris
Photography – Melodie Grimple

Recorded At Ocean Way Studios
Recorded At West Beach Studios
Mastered At The Mastering Lab
(c) Sheffield Lab Inc