1981 Michael Henderson – Slingshot

Slingshot is the sixth album by American bass guitarist Michael Henderson. Released in 1981 on Buddah Records.

Michael Henderson (born 7 July 1951) is an American bass guitarist and vocalist best known for his bass playing with Miles Davis in the early 1970s and on early fusion albums such as Jack Johnson, Live-Evil, and Agharta, along with a series of his own R&B/soul hits and others featuring him on vocals, particularly the Norman Connors produced hit, “You Are My Starship” in 1976 and other songs in the mid- to late-1970s.

Tracks

1  Slingshot (Michael Henderson) 04:20
2  Never Gonna Give You Up (Kenneth Gamble; Leon Huff; Jerry Butler) 04:13
3  Can’t We Fall In Love Again (John Lewis Parker; Peter Ivers) 03:44
4  Take Care (Leonard Brown) 06:38
5  Make It Easy On Yourself (Burt Bacharach; Hal David) 03:50
6  (We Are Here To) Geek You Up (Matt Morris) 06:12
7  In It For The Goodies (Michael Henderson) 03:37
8  Come To Me (Michael Henderson) 03:38

Musicians

1 Slingshot

BassMichael Henderson
DrumsDarrell Jennings
DrumsRichard Allen
GuitarDavid Miles
GuitarDennis Briggs
GuitarMario Resto
GuitarRalphe Armstrong
HornsCarl Trudell
KeyboardsLester Williams
KeyboardsLuis Resto
KeyboardsMichael Caylor
KeyboardsTed Harris
PercussionCarl Small
Background VocalsDwayne Harris
Background VocalsVenna Keith
VocalsMichael Henderson


2 Never Gonna Give You Up

BassNathan East
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarMitch Holder
PianoMike Lang
PercussionAlan Estes
VocalsMichael Henderson


3 Can’t We Fall In Love Again

BassNathan East
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarTim May
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
PercussionChuck Jackson
PercussionTony Coleman
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
VocalsPhyllis Hyman
VocalsMichael Henderson


4 Take Care

BassMichael Henderson
DrumsDarrell Jennings
DrumsRichard Allen
GuitarDavid Miles
GuitarDennis Briggs
GuitarMario Resto
GuitarRalphe Armstrong
HornsCarl Trudell
KeyboardsLester Williams
KeyboardsLuis Resto
KeyboardsMichael Caylor
KeyboardsTed Harris
PercussionCarl Small
Background VocalsDwayne Harris
Background VocalsVenna Keith
VocalsMichael Henderson


5 Make It Easy On Yourself

BassNathan East
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsMike Lang
PercussionAlan Estes
VocalsMichael Henderson


6 (We Are Here To) Geek You Up

BassMichael Henderson
DrumsDarrell Jennings
DrumsRichard Allen
GuitarDavid Miles
GuitarDennis Briggs
GuitarMario Resto
GuitarRalphe Armstrong
HornsCarl Trudell
KeyboardsLester Williams
KeyboardsLuis Resto
KeyboardsMichael Caylor
KeyboardsTed Harris
PercussionCarl Small
Background VocalsDwayne Harris
Background VocalsVenna Keith
VocalsMichael Henderson


7 In It For The Goodies

BassMichael Henderson
DrumsDarrell Jennings
DrumsRichard Allen
GuitarDavid Miles
GuitarDennis Briggs
GuitarMario Resto
GuitarRalphe Armstrong
HornsCarl Trudell
KeyboardsLester Williams
KeyboardsLuis Resto
KeyboardsMichael Caylor
KeyboardsTed Harris
PercussionCarl Small
Background VocalsDwayne Harris
Background VocalsVenna Keith
VocalsMichael Henderson


8 Come To Me

BassMichael Henderson
DrumsDarrell Jennings
DrumsRichard Allen
GuitarDavid Miles
GuitarDennis Briggs
GuitarMario Resto
GuitarRalphe Armstrong
HornsCarl Trudell
KeyboardsLester Williams
KeyboardsLuis Resto
KeyboardsMichael Caylor
KeyboardsTed Harris
PercussionCarl Small
Background VocalsDwayne Harris
Background VocalsVenna Keith
VocalsMichael Henderson

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Henderson (Tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Producer – Chuck Jackson (Tracks 2, 3, 5)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – David Van DePitte (Tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Arranged By (Horns, Strings), Conductor – Gene Page (Track 5)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Tony Coleman (Track 5)
Conductor – Gene Page (Track 5)

Art Direction – Donn Davenport
Design – Neal Pozner
Photography By – John Pinderhughes

Phonographic Copyright ℗ Buddah Records, Inc
Copyright © Quality Records Limited

Strings – Carl Austin’s Strings (Tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 8)
The Detroit Horns (Tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 8)