1989 Vonda Shepard – Vonda Shepard

Vonda Shepard is the debut album by Vonda Shepard, released in 1989.

Vonda Shepard (born July 7, 1963) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She appeared as a regular in the television show Ally McBeal, as a resident performer in the bar where the show’s characters drank after work. Her version of Kay Starr’s Christmas classic “(Everybody’s Waitin’ for) The Man with the Bag,” after it was featured on a season 4 episode of Ally McBeal, became a popular holiday song. She plays piano, bass, and guitar.

 

Tracks

1  Don’t Cry, Ilene (Vonda Shepard) 4:17
2  He Ain’t With Me (Vonda Shepard) 4:36
3  Baby, Don’t You Break My Heart Slow (Vonda Shepard; James Newton-Howard) 5:20
4  Hold Out (Vonda Shepard) 4:58
5  Looking For Something (Vonda Shepard) 5:02
6  I Shy Away (Vonda Shepard; Gardner Cole) 3:44
7  I’ve Been Here Before (David Gamson) 3:35
8  A New Marilyn (Vonda Shepard; Michael Ruff) 3:56
9  Say The Words (Vonda Shepard) 4:35
10  La Journée (Vonda Shepard) 1:21
11  Jam Karet (Time Is Elastic) (Vonda Shepard) 4:49

Media

Musicians

1 Don’t Cry, Ilene

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsArmand Grimaldi
GuitarJames Harrah
KeyboardsVonda Shepard
KeyboardsMichael Ruff
PianoVonda Shepard
ProgrammingMark Morgan
SaxMichael Paulo
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsAdie Grey
Background VocalsLeslie Smith
Background VocalsMichael Ruff
VocalsVonda Shepard


2 He Ain’t With Me

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsArmand Grimaldi
Guitar (solo)Mike Landau
GuitarDavey Johnstone
KeyboardsVonda Shepard
PianoVonda Shepard
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsAdie Grey
Background VocalsMichael Ruff
Background VocalsEdie Lahmann
Background VocalsDavid Pack
VocalsVonda Shepard


3 Baby, Don’t You Break My Heart Slow

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Drums (programming)James Newton-Howard
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
SynclavierMichael Mason
Background VocalsCharles Frichtel
Background VocalsDavid Pack
VocalsVonda Shepard


4 Hold Out

BassFred Washington
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarMike Landau
Hammond OrganDavid Paich
PianoDavid Paich
SynthesizerDavid Paich
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsPhil Perry
VocalsVonda Shepard


5 Looking For Something

KeyboardsMichael Ruff
PianoVonda Shepard
Background VocalsMichael Ruff
Background VocalsArmina Shepard
Background VocalsBrianna Shepard
VocalsVonda Shepard


6 I Shy Away

BassGardner Cole
DrumsGardner Cole
GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsGardner Cole
PianoVonda Shepard
PercussionGardner Cole
Background VocalsGardner Cole
VocalsVonda Shepard


7 I’ve Been Here Before

BassGardner Cole
DrumsGardner Cole
KeyboardsGardner Cole
PianoVonda Shepard
PercussionGardner Cole
Background VocalsGardner Cole
Background VocalsAdie Grey
VocalsVonda Shepard


8 A New Marilyn

Bass (synthesizer)James Newton-Howard
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsVonda Shepard
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
PianoVonda Shepard
SynclavierMichael Mason
SynclavierSteve Croes
VocalsVonda Shepard
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram
VocalsVonda Shepard


9 Say The Words

DrumsArmand Grimaldi
Drums (programming)Vonda Shepard
Drums (programming)Art Munson
KeyboardsVonda Shepard
KeyboardsArt Munson
GuitarJames Harrah
PianoVonda Shepard
VocalsVonda Shepard


10 La Journée

Drums (programming)Vonda Shepard
KeyboardsVonda Shepard
VocalsVonda Shepard


11 Jam Karet (Time Is Elastic)

Drums (programming)Vonda Shepard
Drums (programming)Art Munson
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarArt Munson
KeyboardsVonda Shepard
KeyboardsArt Munson
PianoVonda Shepard
Background VocalsAdie Grey
VocalsVonda Shepard

Liner Notes

Producer – Vonda Shepard (Track 1, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11)
Producer – James Newton Howard (Track 2, 3, 4, 8)
Producer – Gardner Cole (Track 6, 7)
Producer – Art Munson (Track 9, 11)
Producer (Executive) – Felix Chamberlain
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Reprise Records
Copyright (c) – Reprise Records
Licensed From – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Distributed By – Navarre Corporation
Mastered At – Precision Lacquer