Niecy

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Niecy
Studio album by Deniece Williams
Released March 19, 1982
Recorded 1981 at Sigma Sound Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Genre R&B, Soul
Label Columbia
Producer Thom Bell, Deniece Williams
Deniece Williams chronology
My Melody
(1981)
Niecy
(1982)
I'm So Proud
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]

Niecy is a 1982 album by American singer Deniece Williams which was released on the Columbia Records label. The album went to numbers 20 and 5 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums and Billboard R&B Albums charts. Featured on the album was a cover of the The Royalettes's "It's Gonna Take a Miracle", which was released as a single and peaked at number 1, 6 and 10 on the U.S. Billboard R&B, Adult Contemporary Singles and Hot 100 charts respectively.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Original Release[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Waiting By The Hotline"   Thom Bell, Deniece Williams 3:40
2. "It's Gonna Take A Miracle"   Teddy Randazzo, Lou Stallman, Bob Weinstein 4:10
3. "Love Notes"   Skip Scarborough 4:22
4. "I Believe In Miracles"   Kenny LaMar, Dave Raynor 2:52
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "How Does It Feel"     5:50
6. "Waiting"   Thom Bell, Deniece Williams 4:32
7. "Now Is The Time For Love"   Thom Bell, Deniece Williams 4:09
8. "A Part Of Love"   Kevin Bassinson 3:39

[3][4]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1982 U.S. Billboard R&B Albums 5
U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums 20
Year Single Chart Position
1982 "It's Gonna Take a Miracle" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 10
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Singles 6
"Waiting By The Hotline" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 103
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles 29
"Waiting" 72

[3]

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Bob Babbitt - Bass, Piccolo
  • Thom Bell - Keyboards, Background Vocals
  • Charles Collins - Drums
  • Bobby Eli - Guitar
  • Joseph B. Jefferson - Vocals
  • George Merrill - Synthesizer, Background Vocals
  • Bill Neale - Guitar
  • Don Renaldo - Strings, Horn
  • Ed Shay - Percussion
  • Larry Washington - Percussion
  • Deniece Williams - Vocals

Production[edit]

  • Thom Bell - Producer
  • Joe Tarsia - Engineer
  • Deniece Williams - Producer

[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ a b c d "Niecy -Overview". allmusic.com. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Deniece Williams - Niecy". discogs.com. Retrieved 24 June 2009.