1982 Jean Carn – Trust Me

Trust Me is the fifth album by Jean Carn, released in 1982 on Motown.

Jean Carn, also spelled Jean Carne (born Sarah Jean Perkins; March 15, 1947) is an American jazz and pop singer. In mid career, she added a final e to her name. Carn is a vocalist credited with a five octave vocal range. She began her recording career with her then-husband, pianist Doug Carn, for Black Jazz Records. Carn has worked with some of the most prolific soul artists, producers and songwriters over the years, including Dizzy Gillespie, Norman Connors, The Temptations, Glenn Jones, Phyllis Hyman, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.


1  Steady On My Mind (Jakki Milligan; Lonnie Kirtz; Ronnie Jones) 03:21
2  Don’t Let Me Stip Away (Coca Dee Williams; Marilyn McLeod) 04:35
3  Trust Me (Alfred Johnson) 03:51
4  Super Explosion (Marilyn McLeod; Mel Bolton) 04:42
5  My Baby Loves Me (Ivy Jo Hunter; Sylvia Moy; William Stevenson) 03:34
6  If You Don’t Know Me By Now (Kenneth Gamble; Leon Huff) 04:54
7  Completeness (Charles Stepney; Rose Johnson) 04:02
8  Better To Me (Oliver Wells) 04:41



BassFreddie Washington
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarCharles Fearing
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsBobby Lyle
KeyboardsJerry Peters
KeyboardsMcKinley Jackson
KeyboardsReginald Burke
SynthesizerTodd Cochran
FlugelhornOscar Brashear
FluteWilliam Green
French HornBarbara Korn
SaxGary Bias
SaxJeff Clayton
SaxWilliam Green
TromboneClay Lawrey
TromboneFred Wesley
TromboneGarnett Brown
TromboneGeorge Bohanon
TrumpetNolan Smith
TrumpetRay Brown
TrumpetWalter Johnson
TrumpetOscar Brashear
VibraphoneRoy Ayers
PercussionHarvey Mason Sr
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsJean Carn

Other Musicians

1 Steady On My Mind

Background VocalsThe Jones Girls

2 Don’t Let Me Stip Away

Background VocalsThe Jones Girls

3 Trust Me

SaxErnie Watts
Background VocalsIris Gordy
Background VocalsBarbara Mitchell
Background VocalsLinda Howard
Background VocalsMichelle Rumph

4 Super Explosion

SaxGary Herbig
Background VocalsThe Jones Girls

5 My Baby Loves Me

Background VocalsIris Gordy
Background VocalsJill Jones
Background VocalsBarbara Mitchell
Background VocalsLinda Howard
Background VocalsMichelle Rumph
Background VocalsThe Jones Girls

6 If You Don’t Know Me By Now

Background VocalsGlenn Leonard
Background VocalsMelvin Franklin
Background VocalsOtis Williams
Background VocalsRichard Street

7 Completeness

HarpDorothy Ashby

8 Better To Me

Background VocalsApril Williams
Background VocalsBrenda Boyce
Background VocalsGC Cameron
Background VocalsIris Gordy
Background VocalsSami McKinney

Liner Notes

Producer – Norman Connors
Co-producer – Jean Carn
Arranged By (Rhythm) – McKinley Jackson (Track 3)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Jerry Peters (Track 8)
Arranged By (Rhythm, Horns, Strings) – McKinley Jackson (Tracks 1, 2, 6)
Arranged By (Rhythm, Horns, Strings) – Benjamin Wright (Tracks 4, 5)
Arranged By (Rhythm, Horns, Strings) – Jerry Peters (Track 7)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Jean Carn
Concertmaster – Harry Bluestone
Contractor (Strings Contractor) – Benjamin Barrett
Engineer – Bobby Brooks, Mallory Earl, Russ Terrana
Engineer (Assistant) – Jeffrey Fasino, Michael Johnson
Mastered By – John Matousek
Mixed By – Mallory Earl, Russ Terrana

Art Direction – Johnny Lee
Design – Art Hotel, Jeff Lancaster
Photography By – Chris Callis

Recorded At Motown Recording Studios
Recorded At Wally Heider Recording Studio, Los Angeles
Mastered At Motown Recording Studios