Rock On (Raydio album)

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Rock On
Studio album by Raydio
Released 1979
Recorded 1978-1979
Genre Funk, Soul
Label Arista
Producer Ray Parker, Jr.
Raydio chronology
Raydio
(1978)
Rock On
(1979)
Two Places at the Same Time
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B+ [2]

Rock On is the second album by Raydio, led by guitarist/songwriter/producer Ray Parker, Jr.

History[edit]

Like the debut, it features eight tracks, most of which were written by the guitarist. It reached a peak of number 45 on the charts and featured two singles; one of them being "You Can't Change That", which was another top ten pop hit, peaking at number 9. The other single, "More Than One Way to Love a Woman", failed to chart on pop, but did make number 25 on R&B.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ray Parker, Jr..

  1. "What You Waitin' For"
  2. "Hot Stuff"
  3. "You Can't Change That"
  4. "Rock On"
  5. "More Than One Way to Love a Woman"
  6. "When You're in Need of Love"
  7. "Going Thru School and Love"
  8. "Honey I'm a Star"

Personnel[edit]

Raydio[edit]

  • Arnell Carmichael – vocals
  • Ray Parker, Jr. – vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, synthesizers

Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Jack Ashford – percussion
  • Norma Jean Bell, Horatio Gordon– saxophone
  • Ollie E. Brown – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Charles Fearing – guitars
  • Ken Peterson – trumpet, vocals
  • Sylvester Rivers – piano
  • Larry Tolbert – drums, percussion
  • Cheryl Brown, Darren Carmichael, Valorie Jones, Francis Pearlman – additional vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
[3]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 45
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 4
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[3]
US
R&B

[3]
US
A/C

[3]
1979 "You Can't Change That" 9 3 25
"More Than One Way to Love a Woman" 103 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. Rock On > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-12-23.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Rock On > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Raydio". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 

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