1986 El DeBarge – El DeBarge

http://aornightdrive.blogspot.com.br/El DeBarge is the self-titled debut album by El DeBarge. It was released in 1986 on Gordy Records (a sub-label of Motown and featured the hit singles, “Who’s Johnny” and “Love Always”. Singer/actress Vanity featured on backing vocals on the track, “Secrets Of The Night”. This album went gold.

Eldra Patrick “El” DeBarge (born June 4, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. DeBarge was the focal point and primary lead singer of the family group DeBarge throughout the early to mid-1980s. Popular songs led by El include “Time Will Reveal”, “Stay with Me”, “All This Love”, and “Rhythm of the Night”. As a solo artist, he is best known for his unique high tenor register, strong falsetto and the hits “Who’s Johnny” and “Love Always”, and for his collaborations with Tone Loc, George Clinton, Quincy Jones, Fourplay, and DJ Quik. DeBarge is a three-time Grammy nominee

Tracks

1  Who’s Johnny (Ina Wolf; Peter Wolf) 4:09
2  Secrets Of The Night (Albert Hammond; Diane Warren) 4:18
3  I Wanna Hear It From My Heart (Diane Warren) 4:29
4  Someone (Jay Graydon; Mark Muller; Robbie Nevil) 4:45
5  When Love Has Gone Away (Jack Conrad; Larry Henley) 3:12
6  Private Line (Diane Warren) 3:47
Love Always (Bruce Roberts; Burt Bacharach; Carole Bayer Sager) 5:32
8  Lost Without Her Love (Jay Graydon; Randy Goodrum) 4:34
9  Thrill Of The Chase (Alan Roy Scott; Gary Pickus; Roy Freeland) 3:47
10  Don’t Say It’s Over (Diane Warren) 4:38

Musicians

1 Who’s Johnny

GuitarDann Huff
SynthesizerPeter Wolf
Background VocalsDennis Lambert
Background VocalsIna Wolf
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsPhil Perry
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram


2 Secrets Of The Night

GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerLaythan Carl Armor
SaxDave Boruff
Background VocalsDenise Matthews


3 I Wanna Hear It From My Heart

GuitarDann Huff
SynthesizerPeter Wolf
Background VocalsDennis Lambert
Background VocalsIna Wolf
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsPhil Perry
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram


4 Someone

All InstrumentsJay Graydon


5 When Love Has Gone Away

DrumsMike Baird
GuitarJay Graydon
KeyboardsDavid Foster
KeyboardsRandy Goodrum


6 Private Line

GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SaxDave Boruff
Background VocalsBunny Hull
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk


7 Love Always

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarMarty Walsh
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerBurt Bacharach
SynthesizerDavid Foster


8 Lost Without Her Love

All InstrumentsJay Graydon
All InstrumentsRandy Goodrum
Background VocalsRichard Page


9 Thrill Of The Chase

DrumsMike Baird
GuitarJay Graydon
KeyboardsMichael Boddicker
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan


10 Don’t Say It’s Over

GuitarDann Huff
All InstrumentsPeter Wolf
SaxErnie Watts
Background VocalsDennis Lambert
Background VocalsIna Wolf
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsPhil Perry
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram

 

Liner Notes

Producer – Peter Wolf (Tracks 1, 3, 10)
Producer – Robbie Buchanan (Tracks 2, 6)
Producer – Jay Graydon (Tracks 4, 5, 8, 9)
Producer – Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager (Track 7)
Arranged By – Peter Wolf (Tracks 1, 3, 10)
Arranged By – Robbie Buchanan (Tracks 2, 6)
Arranged By – Jay Graydon (Tracks 4, 5, 8, 9)
Arranged By – Robbie Nevil (Track 4)
Arranged By – Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager (Track 7)
Engineer – Daren Klein, Mick Guzauski (Track 7)
Engineer (Additional) – Dennis Mackay, Michael C Ross (Track 6)
Engineer (Assistant) – Dan Garcia, Michael Bowman, Stephen Krause (Tracks 1, 3, 10)
Engineer (Mixing) – Dennis Mackay (Tracks 4, 5, 8, 9)
Engineer (Recording) – Ian Eales, Jay Graydon (Tracks 4, 5, 8, 9)
Mixed By – Brian Malouf (Tracks 1, 3, 10)
Remix – Barney Perkins (Tracks 2, 6)
Recorded By – Brian Malouf (Tracks 1, 3, 10)

Art Direction – Johnny Lee
Design – Janet Levinson
Photography By – Greg Gorman

Recorded At – Garden Rake Studio
Recorded At – Bill Schnee Studios
Recorded At – Image Recording Studios
Recorded At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Conway Studios
Recorded At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Mixed At – Can-Am Recorders
Mixed At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Mixed At – Conway Studios
Mixed At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Remixed At – Yamaha International Recording
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation