1985 Junior – Acquired Taste

Acquired Taste is the third album by Junior (Giscombe), released in 1985 on London Records.

Norman Washington “Junior” Giscombe (born 6 June 1957) is an English singer-songwriter often known by the mononym, Junior, who was one of the first British R&B artists to be successful in the United States. He is best known for his 1982 hit single, “Mama Used to Say”. Junior is the uncle of former singer and EastEnders star Richard Blackwood.


Somebody (Glenn Nightingale; Junior) 05:45
2  Not Tonight (Dexter Wansel; Junior) 07:04
3  Oh Louise (Junior; Robin Smith) 04:00
4  Thing Called Love (Glenn Nightingale; Junior) 03:33
5  Do You Really Want My Love (Glenn Nightingale; Junior) 05:41
6  Look What You’ve Done To Me (Junior; Robin Smith) 08:13
7  Together (Julian Lindsay; Junior) 04:48
8  Come On Over (Junior; Robin Smith) 03:28


BassAnthony Jackson
BassSteve Greene
DrumsSteve Ferrone
DrumsStevie Wonder
DrumsNigel Martinez
GuitarGlenn Nightingale
GuitarMitch Dalton
GuitarReggie Griffin
GuitarRoy Carter
GuitarRoy Hay
KeyboardsDavid Frank
KeyboardsDexter Wansel
KeyboardsGodfrey Wang
KeyboardsJulian Lindsay
KeyboardsLynton Naiff
KeyboardsReggie Griffin
KeyboardsRobin Smith
KeyboardsNigel Martinez
ProgrammingJim Salowicz
ProgrammingLynton Naiff
SaxMel Collins
PercussionTony Maronie
Background VocalsNigel Martinez
Background VocalsAngela Barton
Background VocalsBobby Carr
Background VocalsCleveland Watkiss
Background VocalsDerek Green
Background VocalsGina Foster
Background VocalsPatricia Knight
Background VocalsPaul Johnson
Background VocalsSteve Reece
VocalsJosie James
VocalsRoy Carter

Liner Notes

Producer – Arif Mardin (Track 1)
Producer – Junior (Tracks 2, 3)
Producer – Dexter Wansel (Track 3)
Producer – Nigel Martinez (Tracks 4, 5, 6, 8)
Producer – Steve Levine (Track 7)
Engineer – John Gallen, Lew Hahn, Mark Dearnley, Mitch Goldfarb, Phil Bodger, Steve Allen

Recorded At Atlantic Studios
Recorded At Abbey Road Studios
Recorded At Kajem/Victory Studios
Recorded At Sigma Sound Studios
Recorded At The Roundhouse
Recorded At Sarm West Studios
Recorded At Power Plant Studios
Recorded At Utopia Studios
Recorded At The Producers Workshop, London
Recorded At Battery Studios, London
Recorded At Red Bus Studios
Recorded At Record Plant, Los Angeles
Phonographic Copyright (p) London Records Ltd
Copyright (c) London Records Ltd