1993 Keith Washington – You Make It Easy

You Make It Easy is the second album by Keith Washington, released in 1993 on Qwest / Warner Bros.

Keith Washington (born November 15, 1960) is an American R&B vocalist from Detroit, Michigan who recorded the hit single “Kissing You” in 1991. The song was also used as Background music for the ABC television soap opera General Hospital. “Kissing You” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance Male and won a 1992 Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Male. The song also topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for one week.

Tracks

1  Let Me Make Love To You (Jon Nettlesbey; Keith Washington; Terry Coffey) 05:38
2  Stay In My Corner (Jon Nettlesbey; Keith Washington; Terry Coffey) 05:10
3  Don’t Leave Me In The Dark (Jon Nettlesbey; Keith Washington; Terry Coffey) 06:23
4  You Always Gotta Go (Jon Nettlesbey; Keith Washington; Terry Coffey) 04:54
5  What It Takes (Barry Eastmond; Jolyon Skinner; Keith Washington) 04:39
6  We Need To Talk / Before I Let Go (Jon Nettlesbey; Keith Washington; Terry Coffey; Frankie Beverly) 06:04
7  Trippin’ (Edwin Tony Nicholas; Gerald Levert; Tom Scott) 04:54
8  Do What You Like (Barry Eastmond; Fritz Cadet; Keith Washington) 05:23
9  Believe That (Edwin Tony Nicholas; Gerald Levert) 05:24
10  No One (Barry Eastmond; Jolyon Skinner; Keith Washington) 05:27
11  You Make It Easy (Gary Praeg; Govenor Blanch Washington; Keith Washington) 04:34

Media

Musicians

1 Let Me Make Love To You

Drums (programming)Terry Coffey
Drums (programming)Jon Nettlesbey
KeyboardsTerry Coffey
SynthesizerTerry Coffey
PercussionJon Nettlesbey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsJoseph Bell
Background VocalsKeith John
Background VocalsLetitia Body
Background VocalsWendy Moten
VocalsKeith Washington


2 Stay In My Corner

Drums (programming)Jon Nettlesbey
Drums (programming)Terry Coffey
GuitarDonnie Lyle
KeyboardsTerry Coffey
SynthesizerTerry Coffey
SaxSkip Pruitt
PercussionJon Nettlesbey
Background VocalsJoseph Bell
VocalsKeith Washington


3 Don’t Leave Me In The Dark

Drums (programming)Jon Nettlesbey
KeyboardsTerry Coffey
SynthesizerTerry Coffey
PercussionJon Nettlesbey
Background VocalsPerri
VocalsKeith Washington


4 You Always Gotta Go

Drums (programming)Jon Nettlesbey
KeyboardsTerry Coffey
SynthesizerTerry Coffey
PercussionJon Nettlesbey
Background VocalsPerri
VocalsKeith Washington


5 What It Takes

GuitarFritz Cadet
SynthesizerEric Rehl
ProgrammingEric Rehl
SaxDanny Wilensky
SaxMarion Meadows
Background VocalsEsther Ridgeway
Background VocalsGloria Ridgeway
Background VocalsGracie Ridgeway
VocalsKeith Washington


6 We Need To Talk / Before I Let Go

Bass (synthesizer)Greg Phillinganes
Drums (programming)Jon Nettlesbey
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsTerry Coffey
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerTerry Coffey
PercussionJon Nettlesbey
VocalsKeith Washington


7 Trippin’

Drums (programming)Edwin Tony Nicholas
ProgrammingEdwin Tony Nicholas
VocalsKeith Washington


8 Do What You Like

Drums (programming)Fritz Cadet
KeyboardsBarry Eastmond
KeyboardsFritz Cadet
Background VocalsEsther Ridgeway
Background VocalsGloria Ridgeway
Background VocalsGracie Ridgeway
VocalsKeith Washington


9 Believe That

DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarRandy Bowland
KeyboardsEdwin Tony Nicholas
SynthesizerOji Pierce
ProgrammingEdwin Tony Nicholas
PercussionRafael Padilla
VocalsKeith Washington


10 No One

BassTinker Barfield
Drums (programming)Sammy Merendino
GuitarMike Campbell
KeyboardsBarry Eastmond
SynthesizerEric Rehl
Background VocalsEsther Ridgeway
Background VocalsGloria Ridgeway
Background VocalsGracie Ridgeway
VocalsKeith Washington


11 You Make It Easy

BassFreddie Washington
Drums (programming)George Duke
GuitarRay Fuller
KeyboardsGeorge Duke
SaxSkip Pruitt
Background VocalsEsther Ridgeway
Background VocalsGloria Ridgeway
Background VocalsGracie Ridgeway
VocalsKeith Washington

Liner Notes

Producer – Jon Nettlesbey, Terry Coffey (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Producer – Barry Eastmond (Tracks 5, 8, 10)
Producer – Gerald Levert, Edwin Nicholas (Tracks 7, 9)
Producer – George Duke (Track 11)
Producer (Additional) – Jon Nettlesbey, Terry Coffey (Track 9)
Producer (Assistant) – Corine Duke (Track 11)
Co-producer – Keith Washington (Tracks 7, 9)
Producer (Executive) – Keith Washington, Michael Stradford
Arranged By – Jon Nettlesbey, Terry Coffey
Arranged By – Gerald Levert, Edwin Nicholas (Tracks 7, 9)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Terry Coffey (Track 3)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Jon Nettlesbey, Keith Washington, Terry Coffey (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Gerald Levert (Tracks 7, 9)
Arranged By (Vocals) – The Ridgeway Sisters (Tracks 5, 8, 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Nazeeh Islam, Ray Taylor-Smith (Tracks 1, 2)
Engineer (Assistant) – Richard Huredia (Tracks 3, 4)
Engineer (Assistant) – Scott Ralston (Tracks 6)
Engineer (Assistant) – Jamie Seyberth (Track 7)
Engineer (Assistant) – Marnie Riley, Robert Read, Wayne Holmes (Tracks 11)
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Alan Meyerson (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9)
Mixed By – Alec Head (Tracks 5, 8, 10)
Mixed By – Erik Zobler (Tracks 11)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Ulrich Wild (Tracks 1, 6)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Jamie Seyberth (Tracks 2, 3, 4)
Recorded By – Michael Wells (Tracks 1, 2, 6)
Recorded By – Dave Rideau (Track 1)
Recorded By – Mike Melnick, Jamie Seyberth, Khaliq O Vision (Track 2)
Recorded By – Wolfgang Aichholz (Track 3)
Recorded By – Earl Cohen (Tracks 5, 8, 10)
Recorded By – Ulrich Wild (Track 6)
Recorded By – Pete Tokar (Track 7)
Recorded By – Alan Meyerson, Hal Sacks (Track 9)
Recorded By – Barry Eastmond (Tracks 10)
Sequenced By – Edwin Nicholas (Tracks 7, 9)

Art Direction, Design – Greg Ross
Photography By – David Roth

Overdubbed At Ocean Way Recording
Overdubbed At Larrabee West
Mastered At Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mixed At Larrabee West
Mixed At Carriage House Studios
Mixed At Conway Studios
Recorded At Winsonic Studios
Recorded At Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At East Bay Studios
Recorded At Soundtrack Studios
Recorded At Skyline Studios
Recorded At Cherokee Studios
Recorded At Midtown Studios, Cleveland OH
Recorded At Palace Studios, Shaker Heights, OH
Recorded At Larrabee West
Recorded At Le Gonks West
Recorded At Mad Hatter Studios
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