1987 Pebbles – Pebbles

Pebbles is the debut album by American singer Pebbles, released in 1987 on MCA Records. The album spawned two #1 R&B hits; “Girlfriend” and “Mercedes Boy”, as well as the top 5 R&B hit “Take Your Time” and minor hit “Do Me Right”.

Perri Arlette Reid (August 29, 1964), professionally known by her former stage name, Pebbles, is an American singer-songwriter, businesswoman, record producer and music executive. Reid is perhaps best known for her hit songs during the late 1980s and early 1990s such as “Girlfriend” (1987), “Mercedes Boy” (1988) and “Giving You the Benefit” (1990). In addition to a recording career, Reid created the contemporary R&B group TLC. Reid is currently an Atlanta-based minister, known as “Sister Perri”.


Girlfriend (LA Reid; BabyFace) 06:44
2  Two Hearts (Judy Wieder; Paul Jackson Jr) 04:26
3  First Step (In The Right Direction) (Daniel Sembello; Michael Sembello) 04:40
4  Take Your Time (Daniel Sembello; Donnell Spencer) 05:19
5  Slip Away (Daniel Sembello; Pebbles) 05:13
6  Mercedes Boy (Pebbles) 04:57
7  Do Me Right (Gerald Lamar Calhoun; Michael Cooper) 04:50
8  Love/Hate (Andre Cymone; Julian Jackson) 05:23
9  Baby Love (Jaee Logan; Pebbles) 04:18
10  Give Me Your Love (Jaee Logan; Pebbles) 04:53


MusicianAndre Cymone
MusicianBruce Gaitsch
MusicianCornelius Mims
MusicianDaniel Sembello
MusicianFred Jenkins
MusicianGary Herbig
MusicianKevin Grady
MusicianLA Reid
MusicianMichael Sembello
MusicianPaul Jackson Jr
MusicianPaulinho Da Costa
MusicianRoman Johnson
MusicianBilly Young
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsBabyFace
Background VocalsCarolyn Dennis
Background VocalsCharlie Wilson
Background VocalsCherrelle
Background VocalsDaniel Sembello
Background VocalsJackie Smiley
Background VocalsJessica Williams
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsKatrina Perkins
Background VocalsLA Reid
Background VocalsLynn Davis
Background VocalsMarlena Jeter
Background VocalsMarva Barnes
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett
Background VocalsYvette Marine

Liner Notes

Producer – L.A. Reid, Babyface (Track 1)
Producer – Alex Brown (Tracks 2, 3, 5)
Producer – Paul Jackson Jr (Track 2)
Producer – Danny Sembello (Tracks 4, 5)
Producer – Charlie Wilson (Tracks 4, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Producer – Andre Cymone (Track 8)
Co-producer – Pebbles
Co-producer – Jaime Newton (Track 8)
Producer (Executive) – George L. Smith
Coordinator – Zetra Smith
Engineer – Bobby Brooks, Bud Rizzo, Craig Burbidge, Dave Rideau, Gerry E Brown, Hilary Bercovici, Jon Gass, Peter Kelsey, Randy Waldman, Taavi Mote
Engineer (Second) – Bud Rizzo, Danny Sembello, Jeff Lorenzen, John Hegedes, John Payne, Lenette Viegas, Rob Von Arx
Engineer (Mix) – Taavi Mote
Mastered By – Steve Hall
Mixed By – Louil Silas Jr

Design Concept – Pebbles, Randee St. Nicholas
Photography – Randee St. Nicholas

Mastered At Future Disc
Recorded At Studio Masters
Recorded At Studio D, Sausalito, CA
Recorded At Larrabee Sound Studios
Recorded At Galaxy Sound Studios
Recorded At Fantasy Studios
Recorded At Bossa Nova Hotel
Recorded At Ground Control Studios
Recorded At Mad Hatter Studios
Recorded At Zebra Studio
Recorded At Image Recording Studios
Recorded At Mankind Studios
Recorded At Music Grinder Studios
Recorded At Yamaha R & D Studio
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