1979 Brainstorm – Funky Entertainment

Funky Entertainment is the third and final album by the Detroit, Michigan R&B group Brainstorm. It was released in 1979 on Tabu Records and produced by Jerry Peters.

Brainstorm was an American funk and R&B band active in the late 1970s, based in Detroit, Michigan. Their debut album, Stormin’ , was their best-selling album, and was released in 1977 on Tabu Records, executive-produced by Clarence Avant and produced by Jerry Peters. It contained the disco hit single “Lovin’ Is Really My Game”, which was featured in the film 54 starring Mike Myers, and won the 1978 Billboard magazine Light Radio/Heavy Disco Record of the Year. The album also contained the radio hit “This Must Be Heaven” which is considered a soul classic, by virtue of its continued air play 34 years later. Other single releases from subsequent albums included 1978’s “On Our Way Home”, and “Hot for You”, featuring Belita Woods on lead vocals.


1  Hot For You (Belita Woods; Trenita Womack) 10:41
2  A Case Of The Boogie (Sam Dees) 09:38
3  Popcorn (Belita Woods; Charles Overton; Deon Estus; Gerald Kent; Jeryl Bright; Larry Sims; Renell Gonsalves; Trenita Womack; William Wooten) 04:47
4  Funky Entertainment (Belita Woods; Charles Overton; Gerald Kent) 04:14
5  You Put A Charge In My Life (Jerry Peters; Lynn Mack) 04:11
6  Don’t Let Me Catch You With Your Groove Down (Renell Gonsalves) 04:44


BassDeon Estus
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
DrumsRenell Gonsalves
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarGreg Poree
GuitarJoe O’Doherty
GuitarPhil Upchurch
SitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsWilliam Wooten
KeyboardsJerry Peters
PianoTrenita Womack
FluteTrenita Womack
HornsLarry Sims
SaxCharles Overton
SaxErnie Watts
SaxFred Jackson
TromboneGeorge Bohanon
TromboneMaurice Spears
TrumpetJay Daversa
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetKenny Mason
TrumpetOscar Brashear
PercussionTrenita Womack
PercussionStephanie Spruill
Background VocalsGwen Matthews
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsSyreeta Wright
Background VocalsJerry Peters
Background VocalsCharles Overton
VocalsBelita Woods
VocalsTrenita Womack


Cello – Nils Oliver, Paula Hochhalter, Ronald Cooper, Ray Kelley
Viola – Barbara Thomason, Marilyn Baker, Pamela Goldsmith, Virginia Majewski, Rollice Dale
Violin – Dorothy Wade, Endre Granat, Haim Shtrum, Jay Rosen, Kenneth Yerke, Mari Botnick, Robert Lipsett, Sheldon Sanov

Liner Notes

Producer – Jerry Peters
Arranged By – Jerry Peters, Renell Gonsalves, Trenita Womack, Charles Overton
Conductor – Jerry Peters
Engineer – F. Byron Clark, Steve Williams, Frank DeLuna
Mastered By – Frank DeLuna
Mastered By – Rick Gianatos (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6)
Mixed By – Rick Gianatos (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6)
Remix – Bob Hughes

Photography – Elliot Gilbert

Mastered At A&M Studios
Mixed At Producers Workshop
Remixed At Total Experience Studios
Recorded At Kendun Recorders
Recorded At Love ‘N Comfort Studios
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