Paradise (Leroy Hutson album)

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Studio album by Leroy Hutson
Released 1982
Genre Funk/Soul
Chicago soul/R&B
Label Elektra
Producer Leroy Hutson
Leroy Hutson chronology

Paradise is the eighth solo album by Leroy Hutson and his first on Elektra Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Classy Lady"
  2. "Nice and Easy"
  3. "You Make It Happen"
  4. "Paradise"
  5. "She's Got It"
  6. "Nobody But You"
  7. "Stay at It"


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
"Leroy Hutson's 1982 Elektra album has an almost jazzy feel to it, due in part to a prominent electric piano on most tracks and the sparseness: no big horn sections or strings. Most of the cuts are laid-back, perfect for chilling out. The cornerstone track is his luscious cover of fellow Chicagoans Omni's "You Make It Happen." The dance track could serve as a sampling precursor as it includes a section of The Whispers' "In the Raw" and the guitar riff from Zapp's "More Bounce to the Ounce." Other highlights are the mid-tempo sax-laced title track, "Nice and Easy," the funky dance jam "Nobody but You," and the upbeat, uplifting "Stay at It with backing vocals by Carl Carlton. "
Ed Hogan, Allmusic