1982 Patrice Rushen – Straight From The Heart

Straight from the Heart is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Patrice Rushen, released on April 14, 1982, by Elektra Records. It features her most recognizable song, “Forget Me Nots”, the oft-sampled “Remind Me” and the popular instrumental workout “Number One”. Straight from the Heart scored Rushen her first two nominations at the 1983 Grammy Awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Forget Me Nots” and Best R&B Instrumental Performance for “Number One”.

The album is Rushen’s most successful album to date, peaking inside the top 20 of the Billboard 200 chart at number 14. The success of “Forget Me Nots” is perhaps considered the major contributor to the album’s popularity at the time of its release

Tracks

Forget Me Nots (Patrice Rushen; Fred Washington; Terri McFaddin) 4:45
I Was Tired Of Being Alone (Patrice Rushen; Angela Ehigiator; Fred Washington; Charles Mims) 3:52
3  All We Need (Patrice Rushen; Roy Galloway) 5:54
4  Number One (Instrumental) (Patrice Rushen) 4:59
5  Where There Is Love (Patrice Rushen; Fred Washington; Lynn Davis) 3:11
6  Breakout! (Patrice Rushen; Brenda Russell) 4:07
7  If Only (Patrice Rushen; Syreeta Wright; Charles Mims) 3:23
8  Remind Me (Patrice Rushen; Karen Evans) 5:18
9  (She Will) Take You Down To Love (Patrice Rushen; Fay Hauser) 4:24

Musicians

1 Forget Me Nots

BassFred Washington
DrumsMelvin Webb
PianoPatrice Rushen
SynthesizerPatrice Rushen
SaxGerald Albright
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
VocalsPatrice Rushen


2 I Was Tired Of Being Alone

BassFred Washington
DrumsMelvin Webb
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoPatrice Rushen
PianoCharles Mims
PercussionPatrice Rushen
Background VocalsJeanette Hawes
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
VocalsPatrice Rushen


3 All We Need

BassFred Washington
DrumsTony St James
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
ClavinetPatrice Rushen
PianoPatrice Rushen
PercussionPatrice Rushen
PercussionUlysses Dupree
Background VocalsKaren Evans
Background VocalsLynn Davis
VocalsRoy Galloway
VocalsPatrice Rushen


5 Where There Is Love

BassFred Washington
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarWali Ali
Acoustic GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoPatrice Rushen
SynthesizerPatrice Rushen
PercussionPatrice Rushen
Background VocalsLynn Davis
VocalsPatrice Rushen


6 Breakout!

BassFred Washington
DrumsOllie E. Brown
Guitar (solo)Marlo Henderson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
ClavinetPatrice Rushen
Background VocalsBrenda Russell
Background VocalsLynn Davis
Background VocalsCharles Mims
VocalsPatrice Rushen


7 If Only

BassFred Washington
DrumsTony St James
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoPatrice Rushen
PianoCharles Mims
SynthesizerPatrice Rushen
SynthesizerCharles Mims
Background VocalsLynn Davis
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
VocalsPatrice Rushen


8 Remind Me

DrumsJames Gadson
PianoPatrice Rushen
SynthesizerPatrice Rushen
PercussionPatrice Rushen
Background VocalsLynn Davis
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
VocalsPatrice Rushen


9 (She Will) Take You Down To Love

GuitarPatrice Rushen
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
VocalsPatrice Rushen

Other Musicians

SaxGerald Albright
TromboneClay Lawrey
TrumpetRay Brown (TR)

Liner Notes

Producer – Patrice Rushen, Charles Mims
Producer (Executive) – Patrice Rushen
Arranged By – Patrice Rushen
Arranged By (Horns) – Patrice Rushen, Charles Mims (Track 2)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Patrice Rushen, Roy Galloway (Track 3)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – Patrice Rushen, Charles Mims (Track 7)
Engineer (Assistant) – Grieg Stout
Mastered By – John Golden
Recorded By – Peter Chaikin
Recorded By (Additional) – Phil Moores
Remix – F. Byron Clark
Remix – Phil Moores (Tracks 6, 7)

Art Direction, Design – Ron Coro
Design – John Barr
Photography By – Bobby Holland

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Produced For – Baby Fingers, Inc.
Recorded At – Conway Studios
Mastered At – K Disc Mastering
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records