is an album by American recording artist Let's Hear It for the Boy Deniece Williams released in 1984 for Columbia and CBS Records. The album reached number 10 on the and number 26 on the Billboard pop chart R&B Albums. [2 ] [3 ]
It was produced by American multi-instrumentalist
George Duke who also actively participated on the record.
The album features urban hits "
Black Butterfly", " Next Love" and the international hit " Let's Hear It for the Boy" which was featured on the musical- drama and its Footloose soundtrack album.
Production [ edit ]
Deniece Williams produced six tracks of the album, and George Duke produced four more.
The production of the album was completed in early May 1984 before the album was released a few weeks later. [4 ] [5 ]
Reception [ edit ]
Carl Matthews of the
newspaper called the album "more tempo than her previous releases." Baltimore Afro-American [4 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam, Deniece Williams 4:57
"Don't Tell Me We Have Nothing"
George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam 4:00
Michele Val Jean, Robert Brookins, Deniece Williams 3:39
Andrew Barrett, George McMahon
"Whiter Than Snow"
Participants [ edit ]
Production [ edit ]
Larkin Arnold – executive producer
Murray Dvorkin – assistant engineer
Mitch Gibson – assistant engineer
Constance Guzman – production assistant
Tom Perry, Mick Guzauski – engineers
Nick Spigel – assistant engineer
Tommy Vicari – engineer, Remixing
Personnel [ edit ]
Deniece Williams – arranger, producer, vocals, background vocals
Jeff Baxter – guitar
Paul Jackson, Jr. – guitar
Michael Sembello – guitar
Nathan East – bass
Fred Washington – bass
Ronnie Laws – drums, tenor sax
Ricky Lawson – drums Roosevelt Christmas III –
Shannon Rubicam – background vocals Oren Waters – background vocals
Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
Sheila E. – percussion George del Barrio – string arrangements
Richard Elliot – lyricon
Russell Ferrante – Fender Rhodes, piano
Hubert Laws – flute Kevin Grady – synthesizer
Leon Pendarvis – arranger, synthesizer
George Merrill – drum programming, Jupiter 8, background vocals
George Duke – drum programming, Fender Rhodes, keyboards, Memory Moog, producer, Prophet synthesizer, Special Effects, synthesizer, Vocoder
Chart performance [ edit ]
References [ edit ]