1983 Shalamar – The Look

The Look is the seventh album by American R&B group Shalamar, released in 1983 on the SOLAR label. It is the last Shalamar album to feature the classic line-up of Jeffrey Daniel, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley, as both Daniel and Watley would leave the group shortly before its release. The album features the Grammy nominated hit single “Dead Giveaway”.

The Look peaked at No. 13 on the R&B chart and No. 79 on the Billboard pop chart. Like Shalamar’s previous album, Friends, it was more successful in the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 7. The Look was certified Gold in the United States and Platinum in the UK.

Tracks

1  Closer (Dana Meyers; William Zimmerman; Wilmer Raglin) 05:09
2  Dead Giveaway (Joey Gallo; Leon Sylvers; Marquis Hami Dair) 05:04
3  You Can Count On Me (Carrie Lucas; Ken Rarick) 03:49
4  Right Here (Kevin Spencer; Leon Sylvers; Ricky Sylvers; Vincent Brantley) 04:19
5  No Limits ( The Now Club ) (Joey Gallo; Leon Sylvers; Marquis Hami Dair; Patricia Sylvers) 05:00
6  Disappearing Act (Dana Meyers; Foster Sylvers; Janet Cole) 05:27
7  Over And Over (Dominick Leslie; Leon Sylvers; William Shelby) 04:36
8  You’re The One For Me (Howard Hewett; Isaias Gamboa; Leon Sylvers) 05:02
9  You Won’t Miss Love ( Until It’s Gone ) (Howard Hewett; Rickey Smith; Wardell Potts Jr) 04:08
10  The Look (Howard Hewett; Stanley Clarke) 03:57

Media

Musicians

1 Closer

Bass (synthesizer)Leon Sylvers
Bass (synthesizer)William Zimmerman
DrumsWardell Potts Jr
GuitarChuck Gentry
KeyboardsJoey Gallo
KeyboardsWilliam Zimmerman
VocalsHoward Hewett


2 Dead Giveaway

BassLeon Sylvers
DrumsWardell Potts Jr
GuitarHorace Coleman
GuitarTJ Parker
KeyboardsJoey Gallo
PercussionTerrance Floyd
VocalsHoward Hewett


3 You Can Count On Me

BassHorace Coleman
DrumsWardell Potts Jr
KeyboardsJoey Gallo
KeyboardsSylvester Rivers
SynthesizerBill Wolfer
VocalsHoward Hewett


4 Right Here

BassHorace Coleman
DrumsWardell Potts Jr
GuitarChuck Gentry
GuitarJohn McClain
KeyboardsJoey Gallo
KeyboardsKevin Spencer
KeyboardsRickey Smith
PercussionTerrance Floyd
VocalsHoward Hewett
VocalsJody Watley


5 No Limits (The Now Club)

BassLeon Sylvers
DrumsWardell Potts Jr
GuitarChuck Gentry
GuitarJohn McClain
KeyboardsJoey Gallo
KeyboardsMarquis Hami Dair
PercussionTerrance Floyd
VocalsHoward Hewett
VocalsJody Watley


6 Disappearing Act

BassLeon Sylvers
DrumsWardell Potts Jr
GuitarChuck Gentry
GuitarJohn McClain
KeyboardsFoster Sylvers
KeyboardsJoey Gallo
KeyboardsLeon Sylvers
KeyboardsWilliam Zimmerman
PercussionTerrance Floyd
PercussionWilliam Zimmerman
VocalsJody Watley


7 Over And Over

BassLeon Sylvers
DrumsWardell Potts Jr
GuitarChuck Gentry
GuitarDominick Leslie
GuitarEarnest Reed
KeyboardsIsaias Gamboa
KeyboardsJoey Gallo
KeyboardsLeon Sylvers
KeyboardsVincent Brantley
PercussionTerrance Floyd
VocalsHoward Hewett


8 You’re The One For Me

BassHorace Coleman
DrumsWardell Potts Jr
GuitarChuck Gentry
KeyboardsIsaias Gamboa
KeyboardsJoey Gallo
VocalsHoward Hewett


9 You Won’t Miss Love (Until It’s Gone)

BassRickey Smith
DrumsWardell Potts Jr
GuitarRichard Randolph
KeyboardsIsaias Gamboa
KeyboardsJoey Gallo
KeyboardsRickey Smith
KeyboardsWardell Potts Jr
PercussionTerrance Floyd
VocalsHoward Hewett


10 The Look

BassStanley Clarke
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarChuck Gentry
GuitarHorace Coleman
KeyboardsJoey Gallo
KeyboardsSylvester Rivers
PercussionTerrance Floyd
VocalsHoward Hewett

Liner Notes

Producer – Leon Sylvers
Co-producer – Shalamar
Co-producer – Bill Wolfer (Track 3)
Coordinator – Pamela Thompson
Directed By – Dina Andrews
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Leon Sylvers (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – William Zimmerman (Track 1)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Joey Gallo (Tracks 2, 5, 6)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Ricky Sylvers (Track 4)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Foster Sylvers (Track 6)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Isaias Gamboa (Track 8)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Rickey Smith, Wardell Potts (Track 9)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Stanley Clarke (Track 10)
Arranged By (Strings) – Bill Wolfer (Track 3)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Leon Sylvers (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Howard Hewett (Track 3)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Marquis Hami Dair (Track 5)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Foster Sylvers (Track 6)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Howard Hewett, Stanley Clarke (Track 10)
Engineer – Baker Bigsby, Bob Brown, Dave Rideau, Gary Boatner, Jim Perkins, Jim Shifflett, Kirk Ferraioli, Les Cooper, Michael Carnevalle, Michael Frenke, Steve Hodge
Engineer (Mixing) – Steve Hodge
Engineer (Second) – Bob Winard, Judy Clapp, Sabrina Buchanek, Steve MacMillan, Tim Dennen, Tom Cummings
Mastered By – Wally Traugott

Art Direction, Design – Denise Minobe
Photography By – Bobby Holland

Recorded At Studio Masters
Recorded At United Western Studios
Recorded At Artisan Sound Recorders
Recorded At Ivar Studios
Recorded At Kendun Recorders
Recorded At Larrabee Sound Studios
Recorded At Mars Studios, Hollywood
Mixed At Larrabee Sound Studios
Mastered At Capitol Mastering
Pressed By Specialty Records Corporation
Manufactured By Elektra/Asylum Records
Distributed By Elektra/Asylum Records
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