1981 Debra Laws – Very Special

Very Special is the debut solo album by Debra Laws, released in 1981.

Debra Renee Laws (born September 10, 1956) is an American singer and actress from Houston, Texas. She is best known for her 1981 R&B/Soul ballad “Very Special”. In her music career, she works closely with her siblings, Eloise Laws, Hubert Laws and Ronnie Laws, who are producers.

Tracks

1  On My Own (Ronnie Laws) 04:21
2  Meant For You (David Lasley; Roxanne Seeman) 04:00
3  Very Special (Lisa Peters; William Jeffery) 04:28
4  Be Yourself (Debra Laws; Nathan East) 05:01
5  Long As We’re Together (Ronnie Laws) 04:24
6  Your Love (Tommy Mitchell) 03:44
7  How Long (Zane Grey; Len Ron Hanks) 04:02
8  All The Things I Love (David Lasley; Roxanne Seeman) 03:58

Media

Musicians

1 On My Own

BassNathan East
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarRoland Bautista
PianoBobby Lyle
SynthesizerLarry Dunn
SaxRonnie Laws
VocalsDebra Laws


2 Meant For You

BassNathan East
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarRoland Bautista
PianoBobby Lyle
Background VocalsGwen Matthews
Background VocalsMarlena Jeter
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
VocalsDebra Laws


3 Very Special

BassAlexander Smith
DrumsDarryl Clifton
Guitar (solo)Arthur Adams
GuitarMelvin Robinson
PianoMichael Robinson
SaxRonnie Laws
StringsWilliam Jeffery
VocalsDebra Laws


4 Be Yourself

BassNathan East
DrumsRaymond Pounds
GuitarRoland Bautista
PianoBobby Lyle
SynthesizerLarry Dunn
FluteHubert Laws
SaxRonnie Laws
Background VocalsGwen Matthews
Background VocalsMarlena Jeter
VocalsDebra Laws


5 Long As We’re Together

BassNathan East
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarPat Kelley
GuitarRoland Bautista
PianoBobby Lyle
SynthesizerLarry Dunn
Background VocalsEloise Laws
VocalsDebra Laws


6 Your Love

BassWelton Gite
DrumsRaymond Pounds
GuitarRoland Bautista
PianoBobby Lyle
SynthesizerLarry Dunn
Background VocalsGwen Matthews
Background VocalsMarlena Jeter
VocalsDebra Laws


7 How Long

BassNathan East
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarArthur Adams
PianoBobby Lyle
SynthesizerLarry Dunn
Background VocalsGwen Matthews
Background VocalsMarlena Jeter
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsStephanie Hayes
VocalsDebra Laws


8 All The Things I Love

BassNathan East
GuitarRoland Bautista
PianoBobby Lyle
SynthesizerLarry Dunn
Background VocalsGwen Matthews
Background VocalsMarlena Jeter
VocalsDebra Laws

Liner Notes

Producer – Hubert Laws, Ronnie Laws
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Frank Kavelin
Engineer – Gerry E. Brown

Photography By – Ron Slenzak

Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
Recorded At – Concorde Recording Center
Produced For – Spirit Productions