Joseph Williams (1982)

 

I think most fans of Westcoast music would put this guy in their top three vocalists, definitely top five. This album, his first, really shows off his range.

The album is produced by Jay Gruska, of Maxus fame and features a stellar cast of musicians and singers: Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Michael Omartian, Michael Omartian, Lenny Castro, Richard Page, Steve George and Tom Funderburk.

The music itself is standard fare for the time, but there are some really good songs, like “Takin’ It” and “Something Special”. This version also comes with a couple of extra tracks as well.

Cover

Producer: Jay Gruska

Musicians:
Drums: Mark T. Williams
Bass: Dean Cortez
Guitars: Michael Landau, Steve Lukather
Piano: David Garfield, Joseph Williams, Michael Omartian
Keyboards: Jay Gruska, Joseph Williams
Synthesizers: Michael Omartian, David Garfield
Percussion: Lenny Castro
Sax: Steve Tavaglione
Horns: Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, Larry Hall, Larry Williams, Jim Horn
Background Vocals: Richard Page, Steve George, Tom Funderburk, Jay Gruska

Tracklist:

  1. What Is She Hiding
  2. That First Night
  3. Takin’ It
  4. One  More Chance
  5. I Didn’t Do It
  6. This Girl
  7. Something Special
  8. Nothing’s Lost
  9. Make Some Time
  10. Takin’ It (demo)
  11. Make Some Time (alternative)

 

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