1972 Billy Paul – 360 Degrees of Billy Paul

360 Degrees of Billy Paul is an album by soul singer Billy Paul. It was produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and arranged by Bobby Martin, Lenny Pakula and Norman Harris. Released in 1972, it includes the Grammy Award-winning number 1 pop and soul single “Me and Mrs. Jones” and its follow-up “Am I Black Enough for You?” which reached number 29 on the soul chart and number 79 on the pop chart. The album was expanded and remastered by Big Break Records for compact disc in 2012 with three bonus tracks, new liner notes by Andy Kellman, and new quotes from Billy Paul.

Tracks

1  Brown Baby (Kenneth Gamble; Leon Huff) 4:36
2  I’m Just A Prisoner (Bunny Sigler; Kenneth Gamble; Phil Hurtt) 8:05
3  It’s Too Late (Carole King; Toni Stern) 4:34
4  Me And Mrs. Jones (Cary Gilbert; Kenneth Gamble; Leon Huff) 4:45
5  Am I Black Enough For You (Kenneth Gamble; Leon Huff) 5:16
6  Let’s Stay Together (Al Green; Al Jackson Jr; Willie Mitchell) 6:26
7  Your Song (Bernie Taupin; Elton John) 6:32
8  I’m Gonna Make It This Time (Bunny Sigler; Jean Lang) 4:25

Musicians

BassAnthony Jackson
BassRon Baker
DrumsEarl Young
DrumsNorman Farrington
GuitarBobby Eli
GuitarBunny Sigler
GuitarDavid Bay
GuitarNorman Harris
GuitarRoland Chambers
OrganLenny Pakula
PianoEddie Green
PianoLeon Huff
HornsDon Renaldo
VibraphoneVincent Montana
CongasLarry Washington
VocalsBilly Paul

Liner Notes

Producer – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Bobby Martin (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Lenny Pakula (Tracks 3, 7)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Norman Harris (Track 6)
Engineer – Joe Tarsia

Photography By Back – Robert Davis
Photography By Front – Don Hunstein

Recorded At – Sigma Sound Studios
Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Marketed By – Phonogram Limited