Going East

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Going East
Studio album by Billy Paul
Released 1971
Recorded 1971 Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Soul
Philadelphia Soul
Length 40:37
Label Philadelphia International Records
Producer Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
Billy Paul chronology
Ebony Woman
(1970)
Going East
(1971)
360 Degrees of Billy Paul
(1972)

Going East is an album by soul singer Billy Paul. The album was arranged by Bobby Martin, Lenny Pakula and Thom Bell.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Released in 1971, this would be his Philadelphia International Records debut.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "East" - (Tyrone W. Brown) 6:46
  2. "(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?" - (Charles Courtney, Peter Link) 2:42
  3. "This Is Your Life" - (Jimmy Webb) 4:16
  4. "Jesus Boy (You Only Look Like a Man)" - (Moh Jakke) 4:17
  5. "Magic Carpet Ride" - (J. Cohn, R. Green, C. Makem) 5:19
  6. "I Wish It Were Yesterday" - (Bobby Martin, Lee Phillips) 3:50
  7. "Compared to What" - (Gene McDaniels) 5:20
  8. "Love Buddies" - (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) 3:40
  9. "There's a Small Hotel" - (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) 4:27

Personnel[edit]

  • Billy Paul - Lead and Backing Vocals
  • Norman Harris, Roland Chambers - Guitar
  • Eddie Green - Piano
  • Vince Montana - Vibraphone
  • Tyrone Brown - Bass
  • Norman Farrington - Drums
  • Tony Williams - Flute, Saxophone
  • Robert Crippen - Congas
  • Charles Jules, Gerald Roberts - Percussion (Shekere)
  • Don Renaldo and his String Section
  • Sam Reed and his Horns

Charts[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 197
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 42 (1972)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. Billy Paul: Going East > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Billy Paul US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-13.