1978 The Emotions – Sunbeam

Sunbeam is the fifth studio album of the girl group The Emotions issued in April 1978 by Columbia Records. The album rose to No. 12 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart and No. 40 on the Billboard 200 chart. Sunbeam has also been certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.


1  Smile (Al McKay; Maurice White) 3:16
2  Love Is Right On (Joseph Hutchinson; Keith Henderson) 4:19
3  Time Is Passing By (Joseph Hutchinson) 3:20
4  Walking By The Line (Maurice White; Skip Scarborough) 4:30
5  Ain’t No Doubt About It (Sheila Hutchinson Whitt) 3:26
6  Love Vibes (Jeanette Hawes; Lonnie Reaves) 3:14
7  I Wouldn’t Lie (Francine Tacker; Jon Lind) 4:34
8  My Everything (Pam Hutchinson; Thomas McClary; Wanda Hutchinson) 3:44
9  Spirit Of Summer (Eumir Deodato) 2:24
10  Whole Lot Of Shakin’ (Al McKay; Maurice White) 3:19
11  Music Box (Maurice White) 0:44



BassCharles Hosch
BassGary Grainger
BassVerdine White
DrumsDonzell Davis
DrumsFred White
DrumsMaurice White
GuitarAl McKay
GuitarJon Lind
GuitarKeith Henderson
GuitarMarlo Henderson
KeyboardsSkip Scarborough
KeyboardsTerry Marshall
French HornAlan Robinson
French HornBarbara Korn
French HornGale Robinson
French HornMarilyn Robinson
French HornSidney Muldrow
SaxDon Myrick
SaxGeorge Patterson
TromboneGeorge Bohanon
TromboneLouis Satterfield
TromboneMaurice Spears
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetMichael Harris
TrumpetOscar Brashear
TrumpetRahm Lee Davis
VibraphoneVictor Feldman
PercussionEarl DeRouen
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


Cello – Armand Kaproff, Dennis Karmazyn, Ray Kelley
Viola – Denyse Buffum, Gareth Nuttycombe, Rollice Dale, Samuel Boghossian
Violin – Assa Drori, Bernard Kundell, Davida Johnson, Endre Granat, Frank Foste, Harry Bluestone, Ilkka Talvi, Janice Gower, Joseph Livoti, Joy Lyle, Murray Adler, Nathan Ross, Ron Clark, Ronald Folsom, Sheldon Sanov, Stanley Plummer, William Henderson

Liner Notes

Producer – Maurice White
Arranged By (Horn & String Arrangements) – Tom Tom 84
Engineer – Tom Perry, George Massenburg
Engineer (Associate) – Mark Linett
Engineer (Remixing) – George Massenburg

Design (Album) – Andy Engel
Photography By – Jurgen Reisch

Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Mastered At – Customatrix
Recorded At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
Recorded At – Sunset Sound Recorders
Produced For – Kalimba Productions
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.