1990 Thelma Houston – Throw You Down

Throw You Down is Thelma Houston‘s 15th studio album. It was her only album for Reprise Records, released in mid 1990. Richard Perry is credited with writing the lyrics and producing the Album. The album features the hits “Out of My Hands”, “High” and the title track which reached Number 6 on the Dance charts in 1991.

Tracks

1  What He Has (Glen Ballard; Richard Perry; Siedah Garrett) 04:24
2  You Can Float In My Boat (Brian Elliot) 03:55
3  Throw You Down (Dennis Matkosky; Richard Wolf) 03:50
4  A Man Who Isn’t So Smooth (Andy Goldmark; Carly Simon) 04:02
5  High (LeMel Humes) 04:41
6  Serious (Howie Rice; Janet Cole; Michael Dunlap; Thelma Houston) 04:51
7  Short Life (Allee Willis; Daniel Sembello) 04:44
8  Got To Be Yourself (Dyna Brein; Howie Rice; Michael Dunlap) 03:53
9  I Won’t Forget (LeMel Humes; Mary Lee Kortes) 04:32
10  Out Of My Hands (Marti Sharron; Tom Snow) 04:20

Musicians

1 What He Has

BassMichael Dunlap
Drums (programming)Howie Rice
KeyboardsHowie Rice
SynclavierHayden Clement
RapTrick
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett
VocalsThelma Houston


2 You Can Float In My Boat

KeyboardsKhris Kellow
KeyboardsSteve Lindsey
SynclavierHayden Clement
SynthesizerSteve Lindsey
SynthesizerHowie Rice
PercussionHowie Rice
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsJean Johnson
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsPeggi Blu
VocalsThelma Houston


3 Throw You Down

BassHowie Rice
Drums (programming)Howie Rice
PianoHowie Rice
SynthesizerHowie Rice
SynthesizerRamsey Embick
Synthesizer (Guitar)Michael Dunlap
PercussionHowie Rice
VocalsThelma Houston


4 A Man Who Isn’t So Smooth

BassJohn Barnes
Drums (programming)John Barnes
GuitarMarty Walsh
Electric PianoJohn Barnes
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
KeyboardsAndy Goldmark
PianoJohn Barnes
SynclavierHayden Clement
SaxDave Koz
VocalsThelma Houston


5 High

BassLeMel Humes
Drums (programming)LeMel Humes
GuitarPaul Pesco
KeyboardsLeMel Humes
PianoLeMel Humes
SynclavierHayden Clement
ProgrammingEric Anest
SaxDave Koz
Background VocalsLeMel Humes
VocalsThelma Houston


6 Serious

BassMichael Dunlap
Drums (programming)Howie Rice
Drums (programming)Michael Dunlap
Drums (programming)Robert Mercer
KeyboardsHowie Rice
KeyboardsMichael Dunlap
SynthesizerRamsey Embick
RapTina Thomas
Background VocalsHowie Rice
Background VocalsJana O’Hara
Background VocalsMichael Terry
VocalsThelma Houston


7 Short Life

All InstrumentsHowie Rice
ProgrammingAndy Armer
Background VocalsHowie Rice
Background VocalsJean Johnson
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsRobert Mercer
Background VocalsTerry Young
VocalsThelma Houston


8 Got To Be Yourself

BassMichael Dunlap
Drums (programming)Howie Rice
Drums (programming)Michael Dunlap
KeyboardsHowie Rice
KeyboardsMichael Dunlap
Background VocalsHowie Rice
Background VocalsJana O’Hara
VocalsThelma Houston


9 I Won’t Forget

BassJerry Livingston
Drums (programming)LeMel Humes
Drums (programming)Rhett Lawrence
KeyboardsLeMel Humes
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsDyan Humes
Background VocalsTeresa Jordan
Background VocalsVivian Gales
VocalsThelma Houston


10 Out Of My Hands

BassMichael Dunlap
Drums (programming)Howie Rice
Drums (programming)Ramsey Embick
KeyboardsHowie Rice
KeyboardsMichael Dunlap
KeyboardsSteve Lindsey
SynclavierHayden Clement
Background VocalsJana O’Hara
Background VocalsKim Houston
VocalsThelma Houston

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Producer – LeMel Humes (Tracks 5, 9)
Producer – Howie Rice (Tracks 6, 8)
Producer (Additional) – Randy Badazz (Track 7)
Producer (Associate) – Howie Rice (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 10)
Coordinator – Julie Larson
Engineer (Recording) – Derek Marcil (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7)
Engineer (Recording) – Ramsey Embick (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 10)
Engineer (Recording) – Eric Anest (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 10)
Engineer (Recording) – Martin Schmelzle (Tracks 1, 2)
Engineer (Recording) – Norman Whitfield Jr (Tracks 1, 3, 10)
Engineer (Recording) – Richard Engstrom (Tracks 3, 10)
Engineer (Recording) – Eddie Garcia, Larry Ferguson, Warren Woods (Track 5)
Engineer (Recording) – Mark Santangelo (Tracks 6, 7)
Engineer (Recording) – Gabe Veltri (Track 7)
Engineer (Recording) – Michael Brooks (Track 9)
Engineer (Recording Assistant) – Richard Engstrom (Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7)
Engineer (Recording Assistant) – George Selden (Track 1)
Engineer (Recording Assistant) – Will Rogers, Wolfgang Aichholz (Track 5)
Engineer (Recording Assistant) – Ken Felton (Track 9)
Engineer (Remix) – Bob Brockmann (Track 1)
Engineer (Remix) – Bob Rosa (Tracks 2, 4, 8, 9)
Engineer (Remix) – Norman Whitfield Jr (Tracks 3, 6, 10)
Engineer (Remix) – Steve Macmillan (Track 5)
Engineer (Remix) – Paul McKenna (Track 7)
Engineer (Remix) – Randy Badazz (Track 7)
Engineer (Remix Assistant) – Judd Levison (Track 1)
Engineer (Remix Assistant) – Leon Granados (Tracks 2, 9)
Engineer (Remix Assistant) – Richard Engstrom (Tracks 3, 5, 10)
Engineer (Remix Assistant) – Jack Curtis Dubowsky (Tracks 4, 8)
Engineer (Remix Assistant) – John Hegedes (Track 7)
Engineer (Synclavier Mix) – Miles Christensen (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 10)
Engineer (Synclavier Mix Assistant) – George Selden, Will Rogers (Track 4)
Edited By – Michael Brooks
Mastered By – Eddy Schreyer, Steve Hall

Art Direction, Design – Junie Osaki
Photography – Mark Hanauer

Mastered At Future Disc
Recorded At Howie Sound
Recorded At Post Logic Studios
Recorded At Hollywood Sound Recorders
Recorded At Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At Summa Studios
Recorded At Steve Lindsey Studio
Recorded At Studio Masters
Recorded At Platinum Island Studios
Recorded At Blue Palm Studios
Recorded At Elumba Studios
Remixed At Blue Palm Studios
Remixed At Studio 56
Remixed At Studio 55, Los Angeles
Remixed At Howie Sound
Remixed At Scream Studios
Phonographic Copyright Reprise Records
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