1985 Russ Taff – Medals

Medals is the second album by Russ Taff, released in 1985 on Myrrh

Russell “Russ” Taff (born November 11, 1953) is an American gospel singer and songwriter. He has sung a variety of musical styles throughout his career including: pop rock, traditional southern gospel, contemporary country music, and rhythm and blues. He first gained recognition as lead vocalist for The Imperials (1977–81). One of his best-known performances is the song “Praise the Lord”. He has also been a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, and occasionally tours with Bill Gaither in the Gaither Homecoming concerts. As a solo artist and songwriter, Russ Taff is known for the 1980s anthem “We Will Stand”.

Tracks

1  Vision (Chris Eaton; Russ Taff; Tori Taff; Crissie Grossman Puig) 4:16
2  I’m Not Alone (Elizabeth Janz; Russ Taff; Tori Taff; Paul Janz) 4:26
3  Medals (Rodnet Trott; Jonathan Sweet; Tori Taff) 4:49
4  Not Gonna Bow (Russ Taff; Tori Taff; James Newton-Howard; Mike Landau) 3:55
5  Here I Am (Chris Eaton; Russ Turner; Tori Taff) 4:16
6  I’ve Come Too Far (Roby Duke; James Hollihan) 5:34
7  Silent Love (Paul Janz; Paul Janz; Russ Taff; Crissie Grossman Puig; Robbie Buchanan) 4:51
8  How Much It Hurts (Chris Eaton; Russ Taff; Tori Taff) 4:07
9  Rock Solid (Tori Taff; Raymond Brown; James Hollihan) 4:12
10  God Only Knows (Pam Mark Hall; James Hollihan) 4:36

Media

Musicians

1 Vision

BassNathan East
Bass (synthesizer)Robbie Buchanan
DrumsPaul Leim
Drums (programming)Paul Leim
Guitar (solo)Dann Huff
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
Background VocalsTamara Champlin


2 I’m Not Alone

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarMike Landau
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
SaxLarry Williams
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
Background VocalsTamara Champlin


3 Medals

BassNathan East
Bass (synthesizer)Robbie Buchanan
DrumsPaul Leim
Guitar (solo)Dann Huff
GuitarMike Landau
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsTata Vega
Background VocalsHarry Browning


4 Not Gonna Bow

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsPaul Leim
Guitar (solo)Mike Landau
GuitarDann Huff
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
SaxLarry Williams
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk


5 Here I Am

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarMike Landau
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
Background VocalsTamara Champlin


6 I’ve Come Too Far

BassNathan East
DrumsPaul Leim
Guitar (solo)Dann Huff
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsTata Vega
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk


7 Silent Love

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarMike Landau
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk

 

8 How Much It Hurts

BassNeil Stubenhaus
Bass (synthesizer)Robbie Buchanan
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarMike Landau
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk


9 Rock Solid

BassNathan East
Bass (synthesizer)Robbie Buchanan
DrumsPaul Leim
Guitar (solo)Dann Huff
GuitarMike Landau
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRhett Lawrence
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsTata Vega
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie


10 God Only Knows

BassNathan East
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarMike Landau
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SaxLarry Williams
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
Background VocalsTata Vega
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie

Liner Notes

Producer – Russ Taff, Jack Joseph Puig
Engineer (Assistant) – Mark Ettel, Steve Ford, Steve MacMillan, Todd Van Etten
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed By – Jack Joseph Puig
Recorded By – Jack Joseph Puig

Art Direction, Design – Art Hotel, Jeffery Fey
Photography By – Aaron Rapoport

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Word, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Word, Inc.
Recorded At – Mama Jo’s
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Mixed At – Mama Jo’s
Mastered At – Masterdisk
Mastered At – Sheffield Lab Matrix