1982 Jeffrey Osborne – Jeffrey Osborne

Jeffrey Osborne is the self-titled debut album from Jeffrey Osborne, released in 1982 on A&M after leaving L.T.D. for a solo career. After Osborne departed from L.T.D. in 1980, legal issues prevented him from signing his solo deal with A&M for a whole year. After signing to A&M as a solo artist, Osborne began work on his debut album.

Tracks

1  New Love (Geoffrey Leib) 4:11
2  Eenie Meenie (Michael Sembello; Raymond Pounds) 4:24
3  I Really Don’t Need No Light (David Wolinski; Jeffrey Osborne) 3:43
4  On The Wings Of Love (Peter Schless; Jeffrey Osborne) 4:01
5  Ready For Your Love (Ron Kersey; Jeffrey Osborne) 3:58
6  Who You Talkin’ To? (Tony Maiden; Jeffrey Osborne) 3:53
7  You Were Made To Love (Len Ron Hanks; Jeffrey Osborne) 3:11
8  Ain’t Nothin’ Missin’ (Geoffrey Leib; Michael Dorian; Jeffrey Osborne) 4:10
9  Baby (Jamaal Franklin; Jeffrey Osborne) 4:20
10  Congratulations (Richard Kerr; Jeffrey Osborne) 3:47

Musicians

1 New Love

BassLouis Johnson
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMichael Sembello
PianoGeorge Duke
SaxErnie Watts
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionJeffrey Osborne
VocalsJeffrey Osborne


2 Eenie Meenie

BassLouis Johnson
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMichael Sembello
Fender RhodesJohn Barnes
PianoGeorge Duke
French HornBobby Martin
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsJeffrey Osborne


3 I Really Don’t Need No Light

BassLouis Johnson
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMichael Sembello
GuitarCharles Fearing
Fender RhodesBobby Lyle
PianoGeorge Duke
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsLynn Davis
VocalsJeffrey Osborne


4 On The Wings Of Love

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMichael Sembello
PianoGeorge Duke
VocalsJeffrey Osborne


5 Ready For Your Love

BassLouis Johnson
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarCharles Fearing
WurlitzerJohn Barnes
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsJeffrey Osborne


6 Who You Talkin’ To?

BassTony Maiden
BassLarry Graham
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarTony Maiden
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsJeffrey Osborne


7 You Were Made To Love

BassLouis Johnson
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarDavid T Walker
Fender RhodesJohn Barnes
SynthesizerGeorge Duke
VocalsJeffrey Osborne


8 Ain’t Nothin’ Missin’

BassLouis Johnson
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoGeorge Duke
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsLynn Davis
VocalsJeffrey Osborne


9 Baby

BassLarry Graham
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarDavid T Walker
Fender RhodesRon Kersey
Background VocalsLynn Davis
VocalsJeffrey Osborne


10 Congratulations

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMichael Sembello
PianoGeorge Duke
FluteLarry Williams
French HornBobby Martin
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
VocalsJeffrey Osborne

Liner Notes

Producer – George Duke
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 1, 5, 6, 8)
Arranged By (Horns) – George Duke (Tracks 5, 8, 10)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jeffrey Osborne (Tracks 5, 8)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Jeffrey Osborne (Tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – George Duke (Tracks 1, 4, 8, 10)
Arranged By (Strings) – George Del Barrio (Tracks 2, 4, 7, 9)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Jeffrey Osborne
Concertmaster – Paul Shure (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, 9)
Engineer – Tommy Vicari
Engineer (Assistant) – Benny Faccone, Matt Forger, Nick Spigel, Roberto Spano, Wally Buck
Engineer (Recording) – Tommy Vicari (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 10)
Engineer (Tracking) – Erik Zobler (Tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 9)
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Tommy Vicari

Art Direction – Chuck Beeson, Lynn Robb
Design – Lynn Robb

Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Westlake Audio
Recorded At – Le Gonks West
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Recorded At – George Massenburg Studios
Recorded At – Fantasy Studios
Mastered At – A&M Studios
Produced For – George Duke Enterprises