1979 The Floaters – Into The Future

Into The Future (1979, MCA) is the third studio album by The Floaters.

The Floaters were an American R&B vocal group, from the Sojourner Truth housing projects in Detroit, Michigan, that formed in 1976. The group are best known for their 1977 song “Float On”, which reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, and No. 5 on the Irish Singles Chart.


1  Levitation (Eugene McDaniels; James Macon) 04:14
2  Go Down To The Disco (Billy Barnes; David Smyrl; Eugene McDaniels) 05:27
3  Woman Love/You Are My Lady (Eugene McDaniels; James Macon) 03:02
4  Brand New Lite (Curtis Nolen; Eugene McDaniels; Raymond Crossley) 06:24
5  L.A. Magic (Christopher Fox) 03:31
6  Made Up My Mind (Curtis Nolen; Raymond Crossley) 03:48
7  Sweet Lady September (Dennis Collins Johnson) 03:42
8  Nice To Have You Back (Curtis Nolen; Raymond Crossley) 03:44
9  The Best Of Our Love (Eugene McDaniels; James Macon) 05:16


BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsSteve Jordan
GuitarHiram Bullock
Fender RhodesRandy Waldman
PianoLeon Pendarvis
FlugelhornJerry Hey
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxLarry Williams
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsEugene McDaniels
Background VocalsNetty Gloud
VocalsCharles Clark
VocalsLarry Cunningham
VocalsPaul Mitchell
VocalsRalph Mitchell

Other Musicians

1 Levitation

BassJames Macon

3 Woman Love/You Are My Lady

BassJames Macon

5 L.A. Magic

BassJames Macon
GuitarJames Macon

7 Sweet Lady September

BassJames Macon

9 The Best Of Our Love

VocalsAfreeka Trees

Liner Notes

Producer – Eugene McDaniels
Arranged By – James Macon (Tracks 1, 3, 5)
Arranged By – Leon Pendarvis (Tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 9)
Arranged By – Hiram Bullock (Track 7)
Arranged By (Horns) – Larry Williams (Tracks 1, 5)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 2, 4)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jeremy Lubbock (Tracks 3, 6, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – Jeremy Lubbock (Tracks 6, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – Larry Williams (Tracks 1, 7)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Carmen Twillie
Concertmaster – Gerald Vinci
Engineer – Doug Rider
Engineer (Second) – Corey Bailey, Derek Du Nann, Eric Breekha, Raffaello Mazza
Mastered By – Ken Perry

Art Direction – Stuart Kusher
Design, Photography – Jayme Odgers

Mastered At Capitol Mastering
Recorded At Star Track Studios
Recorded At A&M Studios
Recorded At Sunset Sound Recorders
Phonographic Copyright MCA Records Inc
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