1984 Michael Ruff – Once In A Lifetime

Once In A Lifetime is an album by Michael Ruff, released in 1984.

Michel Ruff , born December 20, 1965 in Salt Lake City , is an American keyboardist, songwriter.

Michael Ruff has played with artists such as: Chaka Khan, Lionel Ritchie, Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Lee Jones, David Sanborn, Andrae Crouch, Crystal Lewis, Carl Anderson, Johnossi, Brenda Russell, Kenny Loggins, Randy Brecker, Gino Vannell , Jose Feliciano, Right Said Fred, Nancy Wilson, Diane Schuur, Eric Burdon, John Lee Hooker and Stevie Nicks.

Tracks

1  Walkin’ With Somebody (Michael Ruff) 3:38
2  Hometown (Michael Ruff) 4:32
3  Let Her Stay (Michael Ruff) 5:03
4  Love Go Round (Michael Ruff) 5:36
5  Once In A Lifetime (Michael Ruff) 4:24
6  Don’t Ever Say Goodbye (Michael Ruff) 4:16
7  Ariel (Michael Ruff) 4:36
8  Dedication (Michael Ruff) 4:35
9  More Than You’ll Ever Know (Michael Ruff) 4:28

Media

Musicians

1 Walkin’ With Somebody

BassBobby Watson
DrumsAndre Fischer
GuitarDonald Griffin
Background VocalsJoe Turano
Background VocalsVonda Shepard
VocalsMichael Ruff


2 Hometown

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsSteve Gadd
Guitar (solo)Jeff Pevar
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarHugh McCracken
KeyboardsMichael Ruff
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsHamish Stuart
Background VocalsHoward Smith
VocalsMichael Ruff


3 Let Her Stay

BassBobby Watson
DrumsAndre Fischer
GuitarDonald Griffin
KeyboardsMichael Ruff
VocalsMichael Ruff


4 Love Go Round

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsSteve Gadd
Guitar (solo)Dean Parks
GuitarHugh McCracken
KeyboardsMichael Ruff
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsAdie Grey
Background VocalsBrenda Russell
Background VocalsJoe Turano
VocalsMichael Ruff
VocalsVonda Shepard


5 Once In A Lifetime

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDonald Griffin
GuitarMike Miller
KeyboardsMichael Ruff
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsDarryl Phinnessee
Background VocalsHoward Smith
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
VocalsMichael Ruff


6 Don’t Ever Say Goodbye

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarHugh McCracken
GuitarJeff Pevar
KeyboardsMichael Ruff
SaxDavid Sanborn
Background VocalsHamish Stuart
Background VocalsHoward Smith
Background VocalsLarry John McNally
VocalsMichael Ruff


7 Ariel

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJames Harrah
Acoustic GuitarJames Harrah
KeyboardsMichael Ruff
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsLarry John McNally
VocalsMichael Ruff


8 Dedication

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsSteve Gadd
DrumsRalph Humphrey
Guitar (solo)Jeff Pevar
Guitar (solo)Snuffy Walden
GuitarMike Miller
KeyboardsMichael Ruff
Talk BoxMichael Ruff
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsDarryl Phinnessee
Background VocalsHoward Smith
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
VocalsMichael Ruff


9 More Than You’ll Ever Know

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarHugh McCracken
GuitarJeff Pevar
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsMichael Ruff
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsDarryl Phinnessee
Background VocalsHoward Smith
VocalsMichael Ruff

Other Musicians

Liner Notes

Producer – Tommy Lipuma
Arranged By – Michael Ruff
Arranged By (Horns) – Larry Williams (Tracks 5, 6)
Arranged By (Horns) – Michael Ruff (Tracks 5, 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Dale Oehler (Tracks 7, 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – Michael Ruff (Track 2)
Concertmaster – Gerald Vinci
Contractor (Strings) – Frank DeCaro
Coordinator (Production) – Jan Abbazia
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Mixed By – Bill Schnee (Tracks 1, 3)
Mixed By – Elliot Scheiner (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Orchestrated By – Phil Giffin (Tracks 2, 8)
Recorded By – Elliot Scheiner (Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Recorded By – Al Schmitt (Tracks 5)
Recorded By (Additional) – Al Schmitt, Frank Wolf, George Massenburg, Mick Guzauski
Recorded By – Bill Schnee (Tracks 1, 3),
Recorded By – Elliot Scheiner (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Strings (Conducted By) – Dale Oehler

Art Direction – Laura LiPuma
Photography By – Veronica Sim

Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc