1984 Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It For The Boy

Let’s Hear It for the Boy is an album by American recording artist Deniece Williams released in 1984 on Columbia Records. The album reached No. 10 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart and No. 26 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Tracks

Let’s Hear It For The Boy (Dean Pitchford; Tom Snow) 04:17
2  I Want You (Deniece Williams; Peter Couch) 02:52
3  Picking Up The Pieces (Deniece Williams; Peter Couch) 04:38
4  Black Butterfly (Barry Mann; Cynthia Weill) 04:27
Next Love (Deniece Williams; George Duke) 04:31
6  Haunting Me (Deniece Williams; George Merrill; Shannon Rubicam) 04:58
7  Don’t Tell Me We Have Nothing (George Merrill; Shannon Rubicam) 04:00
8  Blind Dating (Deniece Williams; Michele Val Jean; Robert Brookins) 03:38
9  Wrapped Up (Andrew Barrett; George McMahon) 04:36
10  Whiter Than Snow (Traditional) 03:42

Musicians

1 Let’s Hear It For The Boy

Drums (Linn)George Duke
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynthesizerGeorge Duke
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsShannon Rubicam
VocalsDeniece Williams


2 I Want You

KeyboardsGeorge Duke
SaxRonnie Laws
VocalsDeniece Williams


3 Picking Up The Pieces

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarJeff Baxter
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SynthesizerKevin Grady
SynthesizerLeon Pendarvis
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsShannon Rubicam
VocalsDeniece Williams


4 Black Butterfly

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarMichael Sembello
Fender RhodesRussell Ferrante
PianoRussell Ferrante
SynthesizerGeorge Duke
LyriconRichard Elliot
VocalsDeniece Williams


5 Next Love

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Fender RhodesGeorge Duke
SynthesizerGeorge Duke
FluteHubert Laws
PercussionSheila Escovedo
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsRoosevelt Christmas
Background VocalsShannon Rubicam
VocalsDeniece Williams


6 Haunting Me

Drums (Linn)George Duke
Drums (Linn)George Merrill
Tom TomJR Robinson
GuitarMichael Sembello
SynthesizerGeorge Merrill
SynthesizerGeorge Duke
VocoderGeorge Duke
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsRoosevelt Christmas
Background VocalsShannon Rubicam
VocalsDeniece Williams


7 Don’t Tell Me We Have Nothing

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarJeff Baxter
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsShannon Rubicam
VocalsDeniece Williams


8 Blind Dating

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarJeff Baxter
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoRussell Ferrante
SynthesizerKevin Grady
SynthesizerLeon Pendarvis
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsShannon Rubicam
VocalsDeniece Williams


9 Wrapped Up

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarJeff Baxter
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoRussell Ferrante
SynthesizerKevin Grady
SynthesizerLeon Pendarvis
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsShannon Rubicam
VocalsDeniece Williams


10 Whiter Than Snow

OrganJerry Peters
VocalsDeniece Williams

Liner Notes

Producer – George Duke (Tracks 1, 4, 5, 6)
Producer – Deniece Williams (Tracks 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Producer (Executive) – Larkin Arnold
Arranged By – Deniece Williams (Track 2)
Arranged By – Leon Pendarvis (Tracks 3, 7, 8)
Arranged By – George Duke, George Merrill (Track 6)
Arranged By – Jerry Peters (Track 10)
Arranged By (Strings) – George Del Barrio (Track 2)
Coordinator – Constance Guzman
Engineer – Tom Perry (Tracks 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Engineer – Mick Guzauski, Tommy Vicari (Tracks 4, 5, 6)
Engineer (Remix) – Tommy Vicari (Tracks 1, 4, 5, 6)
Engineer (Second, Mixing) – Murray Dvorkin (Tracks 4, 5, 6)
Engineer (Second, Recording) – Nick Spigel (Tracks 4, 5, 6)
Engineer (Second, Strings) – Mitch Gibson

Art Direction – Lane/Donald
Photography – Margaret MacFarland

Mastered At Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mixed At The Complex
Recorded At The Complex
Recorded At Le Gonks West
Recorded At Soundcastle
Phonographic Copyright (p) CBS Inc
Copyright (c) CBS Inc