Paradise (Leroy Hutson album)

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Paradise
Studio album by Leroy Hutson
Released 1982
Genre Funk/Soul
Chicago soul/R&B
Label Elektra
Producer Leroy Hutson
Leroy Hutson chronology
Unforgettable
1979
Paradise
1982

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"

Review[edit]

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