Johnny Gill (1990 album)

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Not to be confused with Johnny Gill (1983 album). ‹See Tfd›
Johnny Gill
Studio album by Johnny Gill
Released April 17, 1990 (1990-04-17)
Recorded September 1989[1]-February 1990
Genre R&B, new jack swing
Length 48:35
Label Motown
Producer Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, L.A. & Babyface, Nat Adderley, Jr.
Johnny Gill chronology
Chemistry
(1985)
Johnny Gill
(1990)
Provocative
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars link

Johnny Gill is an eponymous album by Johnny Gill, released in 1990, and his first for Motown Records. The album produced four hit singles: "Rub You the Right Way," "My, My, My," "Wrap My Body Tight" and "Fairweather Friend".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Rub You the Right Way"   James Harris, Terry Lewis Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis 5:30
2. "Fairweather Friend"   Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons L.A. Reid & Babyface; Co-Produced By Daryl Simmons & Kayo 4:35
3. "Wrap My Body Tight"   James Harris, Terry Lewis Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis; Co-Produced By Pebbles 4:38
4. "Feels So Much Better"   Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds L.A. Reid & Babyface 4:36
5. "Never Knew Love"   Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid L.A. Reid & Babyface 4:26
6. "My, My, My"   Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Daryl Simmons L.A. Reid & Babyface; Co-Produced By Daryl Simmons & Kayo 5:21
7. "Lady Dujour"   H. Randall Davis Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis; Co-Produced By Randy Ran 4:57
8. "Just Another Lonely Night"   Tony Wells & Dianne Quander Nat Adderley, Jr.; Co-Produced By Cirocco & Zack Vaz 4:10
9. "Giving My All To You"   H. Randall Davis Randy Ran; Co-Produced By Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis 5:19
10. "Let's Spend The Night"   H. Randall Davis, James Harris, Terry Lewis Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis; Co-Produced By Randy Ran 3:56
11. "My, My, My (Reprise)"       1:11

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1990 Billboard 200 8
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

Singles - Billboard (United States)

Year Song Chart Position
1990 Rub You the Right Way BillBoard Hot 100 3
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 6
Hot Dance Music/Club Play 16
My, My, My BillBoard Hot 100 10
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
Adult Contemporary 32
Fairweather Friend Billboard Hot 100 28
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 2
Wrap My Body Tight Billboard Hot 100 84
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 8
Hot Dance Music/Club Play 48

Personnel[edit]

  • Johnny Gill - Percussion, Background Vocals, Vocals
  • Jimmy Jam - Percussion, Drum & Keyboard Programming, Arranger
  • Terry Lewis - Percussion, Background Vocals, Arranger
  • Babyface - Keyboards
  • Cirocco - Keyboards, Synthesizers, Fender Rhodes, Sound Effects
  • Jim Demgen - Keyboards
  • Randy Ran - Keyboards, Drum & Keyboard Programming, Vocal Backing, Arranger
  • Steve Kroon - Percussion
  • O'Jania, Daryl Simmons, Tony Tolbert, The Waters Sisters, Lance Ellington, After 7, Linda Brown, Pebbles, Karyn White - Vocal Backing
  • George Wadenius - Guitars
  • Kayo, Lucio Hopper - Bass
  • Buddy Williams - Drums, Percussion
  • L.A. Reid - Drums, Percussion, Mixing
  • Kenny G- Saxophone

Production[edit]

  • Peter McCabe - Mixing
  • Steve Meltzer - Artwork
  • Louis Padgett - Engineer
  • Donnell Sullivan - Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant
  • John VanNest - Mixing
  • Chris Cuffaro - Photography
  • Beth Yenni - Design
  • Zetra Smith - Production Coordination
  • John Payne - Assistant Engineer
  • Michael Alvord - Assistant Engineer
  • Jheryl Busby - Executive Producer
  • Jim Dutt - Engineer
  • Brian Gardner - Mastering
  • Jon Gass - Engineer, Mixing
  • Steve Hodge - Engineer, Mixing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Star Tribune Archives". Nl.newsbank.com. 1989-09-10. Retrieved 2012-02-26.