The Right Night & Barry White

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The Right Night & Barry White
Studio album by Barry White
Released September 24, 1987
Genre R&B, soul
Length 69:11
Label A&M/PolyGram Records
215 154
Producer Barry White
Barry White chronology
Dedicated
(1983)
The Right Night & Barry White
(1987)
The Man Is Back!
(1989)
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The Right Night & Barry White is the self-produced sixteenth album by American R&B singer Barry White, which was released in 1987 on A&M Records. This was White's first album for A&M, with which he had signed after a four-year break from recording following a largely unsuccessful venture with his own CBS-affiliated custom label Unlimited Gold, which released six albums released between 1979 and 1983, none of which made more than a very moderate chart impact.

With its mixture of monologue-interspersed ballads and uptempo tracks with a Latin feel, The Right Night & Barry White did not stray far from White's familiar sound. Critical opinion suggested that this kind of R&B was simply not in vogue in 1987 and that while the album would sell to hardcore White fans, it was unlikely to reach a significant new audience. This indeed proved to be the case, as the album was another commercial disappointment for White, peaking at #28 on the R&B chart and failing to reach the top 100 on the pop chart. Lead single "Sho' You Right" made #17 on the R&B chart and gave White his first UK top 20 hit since 1978.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Good Dancin' Music" (Barry White, Jack Perry) – 7:05
  2. "As Time Goes By" (Herman Hupfeld) – 5:51
  3. "Sho' You Right" (White, Perry) – 7:43
  4. "For Your Love (I'll Do Most Anything)" (White, Bryan Loren) – 6:23
  5. "There's a Place (Where Love Never Ends)" (White, Frieda Brock, Doug Lambert) – 7:25
  6. "Love Is in Your Eyes" (White, Perry, Don Williams) – 7:22
  7. "I'm Ready for Love" (White, Lambert, Edward R. Martinez) – 5:09
  8. "Share" (White, Charles Fearing) – 7:05
  9. "Who's the Fool" (White, Perry, Eugene Booker) – 6:36
  10. "The Right Night" (White) – 6:32

Singles[edit]

  • "Sho' You Right" (US R&B #17, UK #14)
  • "For Your Love (I'll Do Most Anything)" (US R&B #27)

Personnel[edit]

  • Barry White: Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Percussion
  • Eugene Booker, Doug Lambert, Bryan Loren, Jack Perry: Keyboards
  • Melvin "Wah Wah" Watson: Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • Nathan East: Bass
  • Al Chalk: Percussion
  • Thomas Alvarado: Tenor Saxophone
  • James Bailey, Kenny Harris, Stephanie Haynes, Brenda Holloway, Cheryl James, Diane Taylor, Kathy Thompson, Glodean White: Backing Vocals
  • Strings Arranged By Gene Page