1978 Roberta Kelly – Gettin’ The Spirit

Gettin’ The Spirit is the third album by Roberta Kelly, released in 1978.

Roberta Kelly (born November 23, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American disco and urban contemporary gospel singer who scored three hits on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart between 1976 and 1978. Her most successful US hit single, “Trouble-Maker”, spent two weeks at No. 1.


1  Oh Happy Day (Edwin Hawkins) 05:48
2  To My Father’s House (Edwin Hawkins) 06:23
3  My Sweet Lord (George Harrison) 04:21
4  Gettin’ The Spirit (Bob Esty) 04:50
5  Walking In The Shadow Of His Light (Bob Esty; Roberta Kelly) 05:18
6  Speaking My Mind In His Ear (Bob Esty; Roberta Kelly) 05:58



BassLes Hurdle
DrumsKeith Forsey
GuitarMats Bjorklund
ClavinetAlan Hawkshaw
Fender RhodesAlan Hawkshaw
PianoBob Esty
SynthesizerBob Esty
SynthesizerHarold Faltermeyer
ProgrammingDan Wyman
FluteJon Kip
SaxJack Nimitz
SaxJerry Jumonville
SaxJon Kip
TromboneJack Redmond
TrumpetSteve Madaio
PercussionKeith Forsey
PercussionBob Conti
PercussionRon Green
Background VocalsDani McCormick
Background VocalsJohn Lehman
Background VocalsMarty McCall
Background VocalsPattie Brooks
Background VocalsPetsye Powell
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
Background VocalsZedric Turnbough
VocalsRoberta Kelly

Liner Notes

Producer – Bob Esty, Giorgio Moroder
Arranged By – Bob Esty
Conductor – Bob Esty
Engineer – Bob Stone, Jurgen Koppers
Mastered By – Allen Zentz
Mixed By – Jurgen Koppers, Giorgio Moroder
Strings – Sidney Sharp

Art Direction, Design – Gribbitt!, Henry Vizcarra
Photography By – Ron Slenzak

Recorded At Musicland Studios
Recorded At Larrabee Sound Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) Casablanca Record And Filmworks, Inc.
Copyright (c) Casablanca Record And Filmworks, Inc.