1980 Patrice Rushen – Posh

Posh is a 1980 album released by R&B singer Patrice Rushen, her third album for Elektra Records and sixth album overall. The album was recently re-released on Wounded Bird Records, as were several other Rushen albums from the time. Following the Pizzazz album, Posh was the continuation of a string of R&B/pop albums that would establish Rushen as an R&B singer.

“Look Up!,” “I Need Your Love,” “The Funk Won’t Let You Down,” “Time Will Tell” highlighted Patrice’s reach into R&B territory. Whereas, songs such as the Stevie Wonder-esque “I Need Your Love” and the rock-leaning “Time Will Tell” were representative of her new progressive sound.

Tracks

1  Never Gonna Give You Up (Patrice Rushen; Freddie Washington) 06:50
2  Don’t Blame Me (Patrice Rushen; Angela Rushen; Clarence Bell) 06:31
3  Look Up! (Patrice Rushen; Charles Mims; Sheree Brown) 03:41
4  I Need Your Love (Patrice Rushen; Charles Mims; Angela Rushen) 04:30
5  Time Will Tell (Patrice Rushen; Angela Rushen) 05:09
6  The Dream (Patrice Rushen; Freddie Washington; Sheree Brown) 04:54
7  The Funk Won’t Let You Down (Patrice Rushen) 07:36
8  This Is All I Really Know (Patrice Rushen; Lynn Davis) 04:41

Musicians

1 Never Gonna Give You Up

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarDavid T Walker
PianoPatrice Rushen
SynthesizerPatrice Rushen
PercussionPatrice Rushen
PercussionEddie Brown
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
Background VocalsFreddie Washington
VocalsWali Ali
VocalsPatrice Rushen


2 Don’t Blame Me

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarWali Ali
Electric PianoPatrice Rushen
SynthesizerPatrice Rushen
PercussionPatrice Rushen
VocalsPatrice Rushen


3 Look Up!

BassPatrice Rushen
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarMarlo Henderson
PianoCharles Mims
PercussionPatrice Rushen
PercussionEddie Brown
Background VocalsLynn Davis
Background VocalsWanda Vaughn
VocalsPatrice Rushen


4 I Need Your Love

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsMelvin Webb
Electric PianoPatrice Rushen
SynthesizerCharles Mims
Strings (Synthesizer)Patrice Rushen
FlugelhornRaymond Lee Brown
PercussionPatrice Rushen
Background VocalsLynn Davis
VocalsPatrice Rushen


5 Time Will Tell

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsMelvin Webb
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Electric PianoPatrice Rushen
PercussionPatrice Rushen
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
VocalsPatrice Rushen


6 The Dream

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarDavid T Walker
Acoustic GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Electric PianoPatrice Rushen
ViolinCharles Veal
WhistleKenneth Yerke
PercussionPatrice Rushen
Background VocalsLynn Davis
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
VocalsPatrice Rushen


7 The Funk Won’t Let You Down

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsGerry Brown
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Electric PianoPatrice Rushen
PianoPatrice Rushen
PercussionPatrice Rushen
Background VocalsLynn Davis
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
VocalsPatrice Rushen


8 This Is All I Really Know

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarDavid T Walker
PianoPatrice Rushen
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
VocalsLynn Davis
VocalsPatrice Rushen

Other Musicians

FlugelhornOscar Brashear
FlugelhornRaymond Lee Brown
HornClay Lawrey
SaxWilliam Green
TromboneClay Lawrey
TrumpetOscar Brashear
TrumpetRaymond Lee Brown

Strings

Cello – Nils Oliver, Paula Hochhalter
Viola – Barbara Thomason, Denyse Buffum, Rollice Dale, Virginia Majewski
Violin – Arnold Belnick, Assa Drori, Bob Sanov, Dorothy Wade, Endre Granat, Frank Foster, Israel Baker, Kenneth Yerke, Marcia Van Dyke, Sheldon Sanov

Liner Notes

Producer – Patrice Rushen, Charles Mims
Producer (Executive) – Patrice Rushen
Concertmaster – Charles Veal
Mastered By – Jeff Sanders
Recorded By – Peter Chaikin
Recorded By (Additional) – Phil Moores
Remix – F Byron Clark

Art Direction – Norm Ung, Ron Coro
Photography – Bobby Holland, Pam Robinson, Shayne Fair

Mastered At Crystal Sound
Recorded At Conway Studios
Recorded At The Sound Factory
Recorded At The Automatt
Phonographic Copyright (p) Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright (c) Elektra/Asylum Records