Gladys Knight [Bonus Tracks Edition]

Gladys Knight [Bonus Tracks Edition]

by Gladys KnightGladys Knight

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Some Gladys Knight fans think that she didn't record as a solo artist until the early 1990s. But in fact, her first solo albums came in the late 1970s, when she provided 1978's Miss Gladys Knight for Buddah and 1979's Gladys Knight for Columbia. Neither album was a huge seller; only her most diehard fans bought the LPs. The singer's second, and self-titled, solo album isn't remarkable, but is a generally decent effort that ranges from R&B/adult contemporary ballads ("You Loved Away the Pain," "I Just Want to Be With You," "My World") to up-tempo soul-disco offerings like "You Bring Out the Best in Me" and "You Don't Have to Say I Love You," both of which would appeal to a Loleatta Holloway or Thelma Houston fan. Meanwhile, the vibrant, Earth, Wind & Fire-ish "It's the Same Old Song" isn't unlike something that EWF leader Maurice White would have produced for the Emotions in the late 1970s, and Knight's version of Leiber & Stoller's "I (Who Have Nothing)" recalls her dramatic 1964 hit "Giving Up." This LP, which she produced with Jack Gold, isn't recommended to casual listeners, who would be much better off with an anthology of her classic Motown and Buddah recordings with the Pips. But it's a likable record that is worth hearing if you're among Knight's hardcore fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2019
Label: Funkytown Grooves
UPC: 0810736020353
catalogNumber: 12794833
Rank: 41118

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gladys Knight   Primary Artist
Gene Page   Conductor
Larry Farrow   Conductor

Technical Credits

Gladys Knight   Composer,Producer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Gene Page   Arranger
Michael Zager   Composer
Alvin Fields   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer,Producer
Johnny Bristol   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
DeLory   Composer
Sam Dees   Composer
Larry Farrow   Arranger,Composer
Arnold Goland   Composer
Jack Gold   Composer,Producer
Ken Hirsch   Composer
Jim Hurt   Composer
Larry Keith   Composer
John Luongo   Remixing
Valerie Simpson   Composer,Producer
Mike Stoller   Composer
David Williams   Composer
Ron Miller   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Pat Livingston   Composer
Doug McCormick   Composer
Giulio Rapetti   Composer
Carlo Donida   Composer
Bonnie White   Composer
Alex Henderson   Liner Notes
Jeff James   Reissue Producer,Master Tape Research
Carolyn Johns   Composer
Herbert Newman   Composer
Josephine Armstead   Composer
Tony Calvert   Reissue Producer
Sean Brennan   Reissue Producer
Cheryl Christiansen   Composer
Dennis Smith   Composer
Phyllis Hardy   Composer

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