2000 Diane Schuur – Friends For Schuur

Friends For Schuur is a 2000 album by Diane Schuur, featuring duets with Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder. It was Schuur’s debut album for Concord Records.

Tracks

1  Easy Living (Leo Robin; Ralph Rainger) 04:26
2  I’d Fly (Jean Paul Dreau; Riccardo Cocciante; Roxanne Seeman) 05:07
3  For The First Time (Gerry Goffin; Ken Hirsch) 04:44
4  It Might Be You (theme from “Tootsie”) (Alan Bergman; Marilyn Bergman) 04:58
5  Love Like Ours (Alan Bergman; Marilyn Bergman) 04:20
6  Red Cab To Manhattan (Stephen Bishop) 06:01
7  The Heart Never Learns (Joe Galdo; Lawrence Dermer) 04:19
8  Never Take That Chance Again (Burt Bacharach; Tonio K) 04:41
9  It Had To Be You (Gus Kahn; Isham Jones) 05:29
10  I Just Called To Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder) 04:35
11  Finally (Stephanie Andrews; Stevie Wonder) 06:55

Musicians

1 Easy Living

Acoustic BassChuck Berghofer
DrumsGregg Field
GuitarMike Landau
PianoAlan Broadbent
SynthesizerRandy Waldman
SaxStan Getz
VocalsDiane Schuur


2 I’d Fly

Acoustic BassJim Hughart
DrumsGregg Field
GuitarMichael Thompson
PianoAlan Broadbent
SynthesizerRandy Waldman
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsRiccardo Cocciante
VocalsDiane Schuur


3 For The First Time

Acoustic BassChuck Berghofer
DrumsGregg Field
GuitarMichael Thompson
PianoAlan Broadbent
SynthesizerRandy Waldman
VocalsDiane Schuur


4 It Might Be You

Acoustic BassChuck Berghofer
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarDean Parks
PianoDave Grusin
SynthesizerRandy Waldman
Background VocalsCurtis King Jr
Background VocalsVaneese Thomas
VocalsAlan Bergman
VocalsDiane Schuur


5 Love Like Ours

Acoustic BassChuck Berghofer
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarDean Parks
PianoDave Grusin
SynthesizerRandy Waldman
VocalsDiane Schuur


6 Red Cab To Manhattan

Acoustic BassChuck Berghofer
DrumsGregg Field
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarMike Landau
PianoAlan Broadbent
SynthesizerRandy Waldman
VocalsStephen Bishop
VocalsDiane Schuur


7 The Heart Never Learns

Acoustic BassChuck Berghofer
DrumsGregg Field
GuitarMike Landau
PianoAlan Broadbent
SynthesizerRandy Waldman
VocalsDiane Schuur


8 Never Take That Chance Again

Acoustic BassChuck Berghofer
DrumsGregg Field
GuitarMike Landau
PianoAlan Broadbent
SynthesizerRandy Waldman
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsCurtis King Jr
Background VocalsVaneese Thomas
VocalsDiane Schuur


9 It Had To Be You

BassTom Fowler
DrumsPeter Turre
PianoDiane Schuur
SynthesizerRay Charles
VocalsRay Charles
VocalsDiane Schuur


10 I Just Called To Say I Love You

BassAlex Al
DrumsTerry Lyne Carrington
GuitarRandy Jacobs
PianoHerbie Hancock
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
Background VocalsRob Mathes
VocalsDiane Schuur


11 Finally

Acoustic BassChuck Berghofer
DrumsGregg Field
GuitarDean Parks
SynthesizerRandy Waldman
HarmonicaStevie Wonder
VocalsStevie Woods
VocalsDiane Schuur

Other Musicians

Vocals – The Rob Mathes Voices (Track 10)

Liner Notes

Producer – Phil Ramone
Producer (Executive) – John Burk, Glen Barros
Arranged By – Randy Waldman (Tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 11)
Arranged By – Alan Broadbent (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 8)
Arranged By – Diane Schuur (Track 9)
Arranged By – Greg Phillinganes, Herbie Hancock (Track 10)
Engineer (Recording) – Don Hahn
Mixed By – Eric Schilling

Art Direction – Add To The Noise
Photography – Jeff Sedlik, Annabelle Johnson

Mastered At Sony Music
Recorded At Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At Capitol Studios
Recorded At Right Track Recording
Recorded At Sony Music Studios, Los Angeles
Phonographic Copyright Concord Records Inc
Copyright Concord Records Inc