1983 The Weather Girls – Success

Success is a 1983 studio album originally released by American singing duo The Weather Girls. The album includes the group’s biggest hit, “It’s Raining Men”, which peaked at #1 on the U.S. Dance chart, #46 on the U.S. Pop chart, & #34 on the U.S. R&B chart.
The Weather Girls are an American female duo whose best-known line-up comprised Martha Wash and Izora Armstead. Formed in 1976 in San Francisco, California, The Weather Girls members began their musical career as Two Tons O’ Fun, the female backup duo for disco singer Sylvester. After years of limited success singing background for Sylvester, the duo were signed in 1979 to Fantasy Records. The Weather Girls was launched into mainstream recognition following the release of their best-selling single, “It’s Raining Men” (1982), which became their first number-one Dance song. Despite critical and commercial success, the duo struggled to repeat the success of “It’s Raining Men” and ultimately disbanded after the release of their self-titled fifth album The Weather Girls in 1988.

Tracks

1  Success (Bob Esty; Paul Jabara) 06:10
2  Hungry For Love (Paul Jabara) 04:57
3  Dear Santa (Bring Me a Man This Christmas) (Paul Jabara; Paul Shaffer) 05:50
4  Hope (Bob Esty; Paul Jabara) 04:05
It’s Raining Men (Paul Jabara; Paul Shaffer) 04:54
6  I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair (Richard Rodgers; Oscar Hammerstein II) 05:14

Musicians

VocalsIzora Armstead
VocalsMartha Wash

 

Other Musicians

1 Success

KeyboardsBob Esty
SynthesizerBob Esty
Background VocalsCarmine And The Granito Brothers
Background VocalsDiva Gray
Background VocalsPeggi Blu
Background VocalsRobin Clark


2 Hungry For Love

BassNeil Jason
DrumsBuddy Williams
GuitarDavid Spinozza
GuitarGeorg Wadenius
KeyboardsLeon Pendarvis
KeyboardsPaul Shaffer
Background VocalsLani Groves
Background VocalsPatti Austin
Background VocalsRobin Clark
Background VocalsYolanda McCullough


3 Dear Santa (Bring Me a Man This Christmas)

BassNeil Jason
DrumsChris Parker
GuitarJeff Mironov
GuitarGeorg Wadenius
KeyboardsRay Chew
SynthesizerPaul Shaffer
SynthesizerEd Walsh
Background VocalsDiva Gray
Background VocalsPeggi Blu
Background VocalsRobin Clark


4 Hope

BassNeil Jason
DrumsBuddy Williams
GuitarDavid Spinozza
GuitarGeorg Wadenius
KeyboardsLeon Pendarvis
KeyboardsPaul Shaffer
Background VocalsLani Groves
Background VocalsYvonne Lewis


5 It’s Raining Men

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsBob Esty
PianoGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerBob Esty
SynthesizerPaul Delph
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill
Background VocalsZenobia


6 I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair

BassNeil Jason
DrumsBuddy Williams
GuitarDavid Spinozza
GuitarGeorg Wadenius
KeyboardsLeon Pendarvis
KeyboardsRay Chew
SynthesizerEd Walsh
Background VocalsLani Groves
Background VocalsRobin Clark
Background VocalsYolanda McCullough

Liner Notes

Producer – Paul Jabara
Producer – Bob Esty (Track 5)
Producer (Assistant) – Jerry Solomon
Producer (Executive)- Charles Koppelman
Arranged By – Bob Esty, Greg Mathieson (Track 5)
Arranged By (Horn Arrangement) – Ray Chew (Tracks 2, 3)
Arranged By (Horn Arrangements) – Leon Pendarvis (Tracks 4, 6)
Arranged By (Rhythm Arrangement) – Leon Pendarvis (Tracks 2, 4, 6)
Arranged By (String And Horn Arrangements) – Harold Wheeler (Tracks 1, 3)
Arranged By (Vocal Arrangement) – Paul Jabara (Tracks 1, 3)
Contractor – Sephra Herman
Coordinator – Linda Gerrity
Engineer – Randy Tominaga (Track 5)
Engineer (Assistant) – Eddie Osario, Gregg Mann, John Davenport, Nicky Kalliongis, Peter Hefter, Peter Millius
Mastered By – Jose Rodriguez
Mixed By – Randy Tominaga (Track 5)
Recorded By – Jerry Solomon

Art Direction – Nancy Greenberg
Photography By – Francesco Scavullo

Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Recorded At – The Hit Factory
Recorded At – Mediasound
Recorded At – Music Farm Studios, New York
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc