1977 Edwin Starr – Afternoon Sunshine

Afternoon Sunshine is an album by Edwin Starr, released in 1977.

Edwin Starr (January 21, 1942 – April 2, 2003) was an American soul singer. Ewin Starr is famous for his Norman Whitfield-produced Motown singles of the 1970s, most notably the number one hit “War”.

Edwin Starr was born in Tennessee and raised in Ohio, and later lived in Detroit while singing for Ric Tic and Motown Records. Besides “War”, Starr’s songs “25 Miles” and “Stop the War Now” were also major successes in the 1960s. Starr’s career shifted to the United Kingdom in the 1970s, where he continued to produce music, living there until his death.

Tracks

1  Overture, Afternoon Sunshine (Pip Williams) 07:14
2  Pretty Girl (Edwin Starr) 03:00
3  Ruby Begonia (Edwin Starr) 04:30
4  Eavesdropper (Edwin Starr) 03:42
5  I Just Wanna Do My Thing (Edwin Starr) 05:16
6  Mr.Davenport And Mr.James (Edwin Starr) 04:05
7  Not Having You (Edwin Starr; Pete Wingfield) 04:49
8  Accident (Edwin Starr) 03:42
9  Everyboby Needs Love (Edwin Starr) 03:33
10  Edge Of Insanity (Edwin Starr) 03:16

Media

Musicians

1 Overture, Afternoon Sunshine

BassDelisle Harper
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarPip Williams
BanjoPip Williams
ClavinetPete Wingfield
OrganPete Wingfield
PianoPete Wingfield
PianoGeoff Westley
PercussionRichard Bailey
PercussionFrank Ricotti
PercussionGlenn Lefleur
PercussionMike Vernon
Background VocalsGeorge Chandler
Background VocalsJacquie Sullivan
Background VocalsJoy Yates


2 Pretty Girl

BassDelisle Harper
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarChuck Middleton
GuitarPip Williams
PianoGeoff Westley
SynthesizerGeoff Westley
PercussionBrother James


3 Ruby Begonia

BassDelisle Harper
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarPip Williams
BanjoPip Williams
ClavinetPete Wingfield
OrganPete Wingfield
PianoPete Wingfield
PercussionRichard Bailey
PercussionFrank Ricotti
PercussionGlenn Lefleur
PercussionMike Vernon


4 Eavesdropper

BassDelisle Harper
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarChuck Middleton
GuitarPip Williams
PianoGeoff Westley
SynthesizerPete Wingfield
PercussionBrother James


5 I Just Wanna Do My Thing

BassDelisle Harper
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarPip Williams
BanjoPip Williams
ClavinetPete Wingfield
OrganPete Wingfield
PianoPete Wingfield
PercussionRichard Bailey
PercussionFrank Ricotti
PercussionGlenn Lefleur


6 Mr.Davenport And Mr.James

BassDelisle Harper
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarPip Williams
BanjoPip Williams
ClavinetPete Wingfield
OrganPete Wingfield
PianoPete Wingfield
PercussionRichard Bailey
PercussionFrank Ricotti
PercussionGlenn Lefleur
PercussionMike Vernon


7 Not Having You

BassDelisle Harper
DrumsGlenn Lefleur
GuitarPip Williams
SitarPip Williams
FiddleGraham Preskett
OrganPete Wingfield
PianoPete Wingfield
GlockenspielFrank Ricotti
PercussionGlenn Lefleur
PercussionMike Vernon
PercussionRichard Bailey


8 Accident

BassDelisle Harper
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarChuck Middleton
GuitarPip Williams
PianoGeoff Westley
SynthesizerGeoff Westley
PercussionBrother James


9 Everyboby Needs Love

BassDelisle Harper
DrumsGlenn Lefleur
GuitarPip Williams
SitarPip Williams
OrganPete Wingfield
PianoPete Wingfield
FiddleGraham Preskett
GlockenspielFrank Ricotti
PercussionMike Vernon
PercussionRichard Bailey


10 Edge Of Insanity

BassDelisle Harper
DrumsGlenn Lefleur
GuitarPip Williams
SitarPip Williams
OrganPete Wingfield
PianoPete Wingfield
GlockenspielFrank Ricotti
PercussionMike Vernon
PercussionRichard Bailey

Liner Notes

Producer – Edwin Starr, Mike Vernon
Arranged By – Pip Williams
Conductor – Pip Williams
Engineer – Barry Hammond, Dave Grinsted, John Eden
Mastered By – Melvyn Abrahams
Remix – Barry Hammond, Dave Grinsted, John Eden

Design – Norman Moore
Photography By – Paddy Eckersley

Record Company – Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Phonographic Copyright (p) – GTO Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – 20th Century Records
Recorded At – Chipping Norton Recording Studios
Recorded At – Marquee Studios
Recorded At – Cherokee Studios
Mixed At – Chipping Norton Recording Studios
Mixed At – Marquee Studios
Mixed At – Chipping Norton Recording Studios
Mastered At – Kendun Recorders
Pressed By – Quality Records Limited