1988 Tracie Spencer – Tracie Spencer

Tracie Spencer is the eponymous debut album of American singer Tracie Spencer, released in 1988 on Capitol Records.

At the time of this release, Spencer was 11 years old and noted as the youngest female artist to sign a record deal with a major label. The single “Symptoms of True Love” peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 11 on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart. The singles “Hide and Seek” and “Imagine” also reached Nos. 32 and 31 on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs charts.


1  Hide And Seek (Lynn Davis) 04:33
2  Symptoms Of True Love (Irmgard Klarmann; Felix Weber) 05:04
3  My Heart Beats Only 4 U (Cornelius Mims; James Allen; John Bokowski) 04:21
4  In My Dreams (Ike Stubblefield; Larry Lee) 04:06
5  Imagine (John Lennon) 04:27
6  Cross My Heart (Michael Jay) 04:41
7  Wanna Be (Cornelius Mims; Ollie E. Brown) 05:20
8  My First Broken Heart (Allan Rich; Dorothy Sea Gazely) 04:31
9  Because Of You (Dennis Matkosky; Jon Lind; Leslie Hall; Linda Creed) 04:22
10  Lullaby Child (Lisa Haynes; Michael O’Hara; Tony Haynes) 03:10


BassJason Scheff
Bass (synthesizer)Cornelius Mims
DrumsOllie E. Brown
DrumsTom Keane
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
GuitarDavid Williams
GuitarGreg Moore
GuitarGregg Wright
GuitarJames Harrah
GuitarJohn McGhee
GuitarJosef Parson
GuitarJosh Leo
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsDennis Matkosky
KeyboardsIke Stubblefield
KeyboardsMichael O’Hara
KeyboardsRon Kersey
KeyboardsTom Keane
PianoMichael O’Hara
PianoMonty Seward
PianoTom Keane
SynthesizerEugene Booker
SynthesizerDavid Zeman
SynthesizerJoe Curiale
SynthesizerJohn Bokowski
SynthesizerMonty Seward
ProgrammingAaron Smith
ProgrammingDennis Matkosky
ProgrammingIke Stubblefield
ProgrammingJames Allen
ProgrammingJoe Curiale
ProgrammingJohn Bokowski
ProgrammingMonty Seward
ProgrammingOllie E. Brown
SaxAndrew Woolfolk
SaxBill Jones
SaxDanny Pelfrey
CongasBobbye Hall
PercussionOllie E. Brown
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

Liner Notes

Producer – Ollie E Brown (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 7)
Producer – Ron Kersey (Track 2)
Producer – Ike Stubblefield, Larry Lee (Track 4)
Producer – Dennis Matkosky (Tracks 8, 9, 10)
Producer – Michael O’Hara (Track 10)
Co-producer – Wayne Edwards (Track 4)
Producer (Executive – Stan Plesser, Wayne Edwards
Arranged By (Strings) – Gene Page (Track 5)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Alex Brown (Track 2)
Arranged By (Vocals)– Leonard Caston, Ollie E Brown (Track 5)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Lynn Davis (Track 8)
Engineer (Mixing) – Bobby Brooks, Frank Wolf, Hill Brin Swimmer, Larry Lee, Ollie E Brown, Steve Halquist, Taavi Mote
Engineer (Recording) – Dennis Matkosky, Hill Brin Swimmer, Larry Lee, Robbie Weaver, Steve Halquist
Engineer (Recording Assistant) – Horatio Gordon, Mark Hermann
Remix (Special) – Ollie E Brown, Steve Halquist (Track 9)

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