1979 Helen Reddy – Reddy

Reddy is the eleventh studio album by Australian-American pop singer Helen Reddy that was released in 1979 by Capitol Records. The album was noted by Billboard magazine for what set it apart from its predecessors: “It’s the three disco tracks on the first side of this album that will probably draw the most attention, but more interesting from the point of view of Reddy’s artistic growth are covers of soul ballads by Gamble & Huff (‘Sing My Heart Out’) and Eugene Record (‘Trying to Get to You’) and rock material by the likes of The Doobie Brothers (‘Minute by Minute’).” That same review from the issue dated June 2 of that year also mentioned the exposure she received from The Helen Reddy Special, which had just aired on ABC on May 22, but, as with her previous two releases, Reddy did not reach Billboard’s Top LP’s & Tapes chart. It was also her last album to chart in Canada’s RPM magazine when it peaked at number 97 there in August of that year

Tracks

1  Trying To Get To You (Eugene Record) 3:39
2  Perfect Love Affair (Pat Upton) 3:38
3  The Magic Is Still There (Garry Paige; Mark Punch) 2:51
4  Make Love To Me (Michael Tinsley; Steven Voice; Peter Yellowstone) 6:40
5  Minute By Minute (Lester Abrams; Michael McDonald) 3:26
6  Let Me Be Your Woman (Ed Fournier) 2:57
7  You’re So Good (Fred Freeman; Harry Nehls) 2:59
8  Words Are Not Enough (Garry Paige; Mark Punch) 3:09
9  Sing My Heart Out (Kenny Gamble; Leon Huff) 3:48

Media

Musicians

1 Trying To Get To You

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsDanny Seraphine
GuitarIra Newborn
GuitarThom Rotella
GuitarBill Neale
KeyboardsTeddy Randazzo
KeyboardsJai Winding
SaxErnie Watts
SaxTerry Harrington
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneJack Redmond
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetRick Baptiste
TrumpetSteve Madaio
TrumpetOscar Brashear
VocalsHelen Reddy


2 Perfect Love Affair

BassEddie Watkins Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarBob Bowles
KeyboardsTeddy Randazzo
KeyboardsPete Robinson
SaxErnie Watts
SaxBill Green
SaxTerry Harrington
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneJack Redmond
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetRick Baptiste
TrumpetSteve Madaio
TrumpetOscar Brashear
PercussionLaudir De Oliviera
Background VocalsThe Jones Girls
VocalsHelen Reddy


3 The Magic Is Still There

BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarRobert White
GuitarBill Neale
KeyboardsTeddy Randazzo
KeyboardsJai Winding
PercussionLaudir De Oliviera
SaxBill Green
SaxTerry Harrington
SaxErnie Watts
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneJack Redmond
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetRick Baptiste
TrumpetSteve Madaio
TrumpetOscar Brashear
Background VocalsThe Jones Girls
VocalsHelen Reddy


4 Make Love To Me

BassEddie Watkins Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarBob Bowles
GuitarThom Rotella
KeyboardsTeddy Randazzo
KeyboardsPete Robinson
PercussionLaudir De Oliviera
SaxBill Green
SaxTerry Harrington
SaxErnie Watts
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneJack Redmond
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetRick Baptiste
TrumpetSteve Madaio
TrumpetOscar Brashear
PercussionLaudir De Oliviera
Background VocalsThe Jones Girls
VocalsHelen Reddy


5 Minute By Minute

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsDanny Seraphine
GuitarIra Newborn
GuitarBill Neale
KeyboardsTeddy Randazzo
KeyboardsJai Winding
Background VocalsSweet Inspirations
VocalsHelen Reddy


6 Let Me Be Your Woman

BassEddie Watkins Jr
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarThom Rotella
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
VocalsHelen Reddy


7 You’re So Good

BassEddie Watkins Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarBob Bowles
KeyboardsTeddy Randazzo
SaxLenny Pickett
SaxEmilio Castillo
SaxStephen Kupka
TrumpetMic Gillette
TrumpetGreg Adams
VocalsHelen Reddy


8 Words Are Not Enough

BassChuck Rainey
BassLeon Gaer
DrumsEd Greene
DrumsChet McCracken
GuitarRobert White
GuitarBill Neale
GuitarThom Rotella
KeyboardsTeddy Randazzo
KeyboardsRobert Lamm
HornsJames Pankow
HornsLee Loughnane
SaxErnie Watts
TromboneJames Pankow
TrumpetLee Loughnane
Background VocalsRobert Lamm
Background VocalsJon English
Background VocalsDan Hamilton
Background VocalsThe Jones Girls
VocalsHelen Reddy


9 Sing My Heart Out

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsDanny Seraphine
GuitarIra Newborn
GuitarBill Neale
KeyboardsJai Winding
SaxBill Green
SaxTerry Harrington
SaxErnie Watts
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneJack Redmond
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetRick Baptiste
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetSteve Madaio
Background VocalsSweet Inspirations
VocalsHelen Reddy

Liner Notes

Producer – Frank Day
Producer (Associate) – Bruce Sperling
Arranged By – McKinley Jackson
Conductor – McKinley Jackson
Mastered By – Ken Perry
Mixed By – Buddy Brundo
Recorded By – Buddy Brundo

Art Direction – Roy Kohara
Photography By – Claude Mougin

Record Company – Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc.
Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester
Recorded At – Conway Studios
Mixed At – Conway Studios
Mastered At – Capitol Studios