Raydio (album)

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Raydio
Studio album by Raydio
Released 1978
Recorded 1977-1978
Genre Funk, Soul
Label Arista
Producer Ray Parker Jr.
Raydio chronology
Raydio
(1978)
Rock On
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A- [2]

Raydio is the self-titled debut album by the group Raydio, formed by session guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Ray Parker, Jr.

History[edit]

Released in 1978 on Arista Records, it featured two hit pop singles: "Jack and Jill" (number 8 pop, number 5 R&B, number 11 in the UK) and "Is This A Love Thing" (number 20 R&B, number 27 UK). The album, which was produced, engineered, mixed and mostly written by Parker himself, reached a peak of number 11 on the charts in 1978 and was certified gold by the RIAA.

On superstation WLS in Chicago, "Jack and Jill" reached number three on their survey of May 13, 1978.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ray Parker, Jr., except where noted.

  1. "Is This A Love Thing" 6:16
  2. "You Need This (To Satisfy That)" 4:34
  3. "Betcha Can't Love Me Just Once" 4:38
  4. "Honey I'm Rich" (Parker, Thurlene Johnson) 3:10
  5. "Jack and Jill" 4:33
  6. "Me" 4:58
  7. "Let's Go All The Way" 3:27
  8. "Get Down" (Instrumental) 4:20

Personnel[edit]

Raydio[edit]

  • Vincent Bonham – vocals
  • Arnell Carmichael – vocals
  • Ray Parker, Jr. – guitars, vocals, recording engineer, mixing
  • Jerry Knight – bass, vocals

Additional personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
[4]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 27
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 8
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US Billboard
[4]
US Cashbox
[4][5]
US
R&B

[4]
1977 "Jack and Jill" 8 6 5
1978 "Is This a Love Thing" 20
"Honey I'm Rich" 102 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. Raydio > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-12-23.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Raydio > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  3. ^ http://www.oldiesloon.com/il/wls051378.htm
  4. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Raydio". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  5. ^ http://50.6.195.142/archives/70s_files/19780422.html

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