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1984 – Groove vol. 1
Asford & Simpson: “Solid” from Solid, Capitol Records, 1984. Mickolas Ashford (vocals), Valerie Simpson (vocals, synth.), Francisco Centeno (bass), Vinnie Della-Rocca (saxophone), Sid McGinnis (guitar), Joe Mosello (trumpet), Chris Parker (drums), Jimmy Simpson (perc.), Ed Walsh (synth. Progaramming). Credits for this track only.
Sade: “Smooth Operator” from Diamond Life, Epic, 1984. Sade Adu (vocals), Paul Cooke (drums), Paul S. Denman (bass), Martin Ditcham (perc.), Dave Early (drums, perc.), Andrew Hale (keyboards), Stewart Matthewman (saxophone), Gordon Matthewman (trumpet), Terry Bailey (add. trumpet)
Mtume: “Prime Time” from You, Me and He, Epic, 1984. James Mtume (keyboards, vocals), Tawatha (guitar, vocals), Steve Becker (drums), Clarence Brice (guitar), Gary Cooper (backing vocals), Philip Field (keyboards, backing vocals), Raymond Jackson (bass, backing vocals), Curt Jones (guitar, backing vocals), Kevin Robinson (guitar, backing vocals), Ira Siegel (rhythm guitar), Frank Elmo, Jimmy Heath & Stan Harrison (horns), Bernie Worell, David Frank & Dunn Pearson (add. Synth.), Angel Colon & Kirth Atkin (scratching)
Chaka Khan: “I Feel For You” from I Feel For You, Warner Bros., 1984. Chaka Khan (vocals), Steve Ferrone (drums), David Frank (keyboards, synth., DMX prog.), Paul Pesco (guitar), Philippe Saisse (synth.). Credits for this track only.
Jocelyn Brown: “Somebody Else's Guy” from Somebody Else's Guy 7'', Liberation Records, 1984. Jocelyn Brown (vocals). No other credits available.
Force M.D.'s: “Let Me Love You” from Love Letters, Tommy Boy Music, 1984. Antoine Lundy, Rodney Lundy, Stevie D. Lundy, Mercury Nelson & Trisco Pearson (vocals). Lengthy credits list available at Allmusic.com.
The Temptations: “Treat Her Like a Lady” from Treat Her Like a Lady / Isn't the Night Fantastic 7'', Motown/Gordy, 1984. Melvin Franklin (vocals), Richard Street (vocals), Ron Tyson (vocals), Otis Williams (vocals), Ali-Ollie Woodson (vocals, keyboards). No other credits available.
Thelma Houston: “You Used To Hold Me So Tight” from Qualifying Heat, MCA Records, 1984. Thelma Houston (vocals). David Eiland (saxophone), Jimmy Jam (synth., drum prog., backing vocals, production), Terry Lewis (bass, guitar, backing vocals, production). Monte Moir (drum prog., guitar, backing vocals), Lucia Newell & Gwedndolyn Taylor (backing vocals). Credits for this track only.
Teddy Pendergrass with Whitney Houston: “Hold Me” from Love Language, Asylum Records, 1984. Whitney Houston (vocals), Teddy Pendergrass (vocals). Lengthy credits list available atAllmusic.com.
Rose Royce: “Magic Touch” from Magic Touch 12'', C&R Records, 1984. Ricci Benson (vocals), Kenji Brown (backing vocals), Kenny Copeland (trumpet, vocals), Robert Daniels (backing vocals), Freddie Dunn (trumpet), Bobby Eli (guitar), Henry Garner (drums), Laquient Jobe (bass), Bryan Loren (Emulator, keyboards), Grant McAvoy (drum prog.), Walter McKinne (guitar), Michael Moore (saxophone), Michael Nash (keyboards)
Kid Creole & the Coconuts: “My Male Curiosity” from My Male Curiosity 7'', Atlantic, 1984. August Darnell (vocals, composer). No other credits available.
Ollie & Jerry: “Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us Now” fromBreakin'... There's No Stopping Us 12'', Polydor, 1984. Ollie Brown (vocals, drums, production), Jerry Knight (bass, vocals), John Jellybean Benitez (mixing), Jhn Dougherty (mixing)
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