1980 La Toya Jackson – La Toya Jackson

La Toya Jackson is the 1980 self–titled debut album from American singer La Toya Jackson. It was released in America and mainland Europe. The album is most known for “Night Time Lover”, a track produced by La Toya’s brother Michael Jackson, who provides background vocals on the refrain. The album peaked at #116 on the Billboard 200, #26 on the Billboard R&B charts, and #178 in the UK. It spawned two singles: “If You Feel the Funk” and “Night Time Lover”. The album has sold an estimated 2 million copies worldwide.

Tracks

1  If You Feel The Funk (Dorie Pride; Kamau Peterson) 5:00
2  Save Your Love (Carolyn Joyce Johns; Larry Farrow) 3:46
3  My Love Has Passed You By (Dorie Pride; Kamau Peterson) 4:09
4  Are You Ready (Billy Ocean; Ken Gold) 4:47
5  Night Time Lover (LaToya London; Michael Jackson) 3:43
6  A Taste Of You (Is A Taste Of Love) (Ernest Eugene Smith; Greg Perry; Terrance Harrison) 4:26
7  Lovely Is She (Janet Jackson; LaToya London) 4:22
8  If I Ain’t Got It (Carolyn Joyce Johns; Larry Farrow) 4:51

Media

Musicians

1 If You Feel The Funk

BassNathan Watts
DrumsOllie E. Brown
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsClarence McDonald
KeyboardsSylvester Rivers
VocoderMichael Boddicker
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionEddie Brown
Background VocalsArnell Carmichael
Background VocalsDarren Carmichael
Background VocalsDeborah Thomas
Background VocalsJosie James
Background VocalsLynn Davis
Background VocalsMarva Holcolm
VocalsLa Toya Jackson


2 Save Your Love

BassKevin Brandon
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarDavid Williams
KeyboardsLarry Farrow
HornsEmilio Castillo
HornsGreg Adams
HornsLenny Pickett
HornsMic Gillette
HornsStephen Kupka
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsBill Champlin
VocalsLa Toya Jackson


3 My Love Has Passed You By

BassNathan Watts
DrumsOllie E. Brown
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarRay Parker Jr
KeyboardsClarence McDonald
KeyboardsSylvester Rivers
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
HarmonicaStevie Wonder
HornsAlan Kaplan
HornsArthur Maebe
HornsBill Page
HornsBobby Bryant
HornsDavid Duke
HornsDon Myrick
HornsFred Jackson
HornsGary Herbig
HornsGeorge Bohanon
HornsGeorge Patterson
HornsHenry Sigismonti
HornsJohn Kelson
HornsLouis Satterfield
HornsMaurice Spears
HornsMichael Davis
HornsOllie Mitchell
HornsOscar Brashear
HornsTom Washington
HornsWilliam Green
PercussionOllie E. Brown
Background VocalsArnell Carmichael
Background VocalsDarren Carmichael
Background VocalsDeborah Thomas
Background VocalsJosie James
Background VocalsLynn Davis
Background VocalsMarva Holcolm
VocalsLa Toya Jackson


4 Are You Ready

BassFred Washington
DrumsOllie E. Brown
KeyboardsClarence McDonald
KeyboardsSylvester Rivers
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
PercussionOllie E. Brown
Background VocalsArnell Carmichael
Background VocalsDarren Carmichael
Background VocalsDeborah Thomas
Background VocalsJosie James
Background VocalsLynn Davis
Background VocalsMarva Holcolm
VocalsLa Toya Jackson


5 Night Time Lover

BassNathan East
BassRick Chudacoff
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDavid Williams
Acoustic GuitarGreg Poree
KeyboardsLarry Farrow
WoodwindsBuddy Collette
WoodwindsWilliam Green
VocalsLa Toya Jackson


6 A Taste Of You (Is A Taste Of Love)

BassNathan East
DrumsRaymond Pounds
KeyboardsPatrice Rushen
HornsArthur Maebe
HornsBill Page
HornsBobby Bryant
HornsDavid Duke
HornsDon Myrick
HornsFred Jackson
HornsGary Herbig
HornsGeorge Bohanon
HornsGeorge Patterson
HornsHenry Sigismonti
HornsJohn Kelson
HornsLouis Satterfield
HornsMaurice Spears
HornsMichael Davis
HornsOllie Mitchell
HornsOscar Brashear
HornsTom Washington
HornsWilliam Green
VibraphoneGary Coleman
Background VocalsArnell Carmichael
Background VocalsDarren Carmichael
Background VocalsDeborah Thomas
Background VocalsJosie James
Background VocalsLynn Davis
Background VocalsMarva Holcolm
VocalsLa Toya Jackson


7 Lovely Is She

BassNathan Watts
DrumsRaymond Pounds
GuitarRay Parker Jr
Acoustic GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsPatrice Rushen
SynthesizerKim Bullard
HornsAlan Kaplan
HornsArthur Maebe
HornsBill Page
HornsBobby Bryant
HornsDavid Duke
HornsDon Myrick
HornsFred Jackson
HornsGary Herbig
HornsGeorge Bohanon
HornsGeorge Patterson
HornsHenry Sigismonti
HornsJohn Kelson
HornsLouis Satterfield
HornsMaurice Spears
HornsMichael Davis
HornsOllie Mitchell
HornsOscar Brashear
HornsTom Washington
HornsWilliam Green
Background VocalsArnell Carmichael
Background VocalsDarren Carmichael
Background VocalsDeborah Thomas
Background VocalsJosie James
Background VocalsLynn Davis
Background VocalsMarva Holcolm
VocalsLa Toya Jackson


8 If I Ain’t Got It

BassKevin Brandon
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarDavid Williams
KeyboardsLarry Farrow
HornsEmilio Castillo
HornsGreg Adams
HornsLenny Pickett
HornsMic Gillette
HornsPaulinho Da Costa
HornsStephen Kupka
Background VocalsBill Champlin
VocalsLa Toya Jackson

Liner Notes

Producer – Ollie E Brown (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7)
Producer – Larry Farrow (Tracks 2, 8)
Producer – Michael Jackson (Track 5)
Co-producer – Carolyn Joyce Johns (Track 2)
Producer (Assistant) – Suzanne England
Producer (Executive) – Joe Jackson
Arranged By – Larry Farrow (Tracks 2, 5, 8)
Arranged By – Michael Jackson (Track 5)
Arranged By (Horns) – Tom Tom 84 (Tracks 4, 6)
Arranged By (Horns) – Gene Page (Track 7)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Ollie E Brown, Sylvester Rivers (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7)
Arranged By (Strings) – Gene Page
Arranged By (Vocals) – La Toya Jackson, Lynn Davis, Ollie E Brown
Concertmaster (Strings) – Harry Bluestone
Coordinator (Project) – Joyce McRae
Engineer – Michael Schuman
Engineer (Second) – Bob Winard, Karen Siegel
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Michael Schuman
Remix – Michael Schuman, Ollie E Brown

Produced For – Joe Jackson Productions, Inc.
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
Recorded At Ameraycan Studios
Recorded At Record Plant
Recorded At Jennifudy Studios
Recorded At Kendun Sound Recoders
Recorded At Sunstorm Studios
Recorded At Davlin Studios
Recorded At Sunset Sound Studios
Recorded At Lov’n Comfort
Mixed At Village Recorders