The Whispers (album)

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The Whispers
Studio album by The Whispers
Released October 24, 1979
Recorded 1979 at Studio Masters, (Los Angeles, California)
Genre Soul, Disco, Boogie, Funk, R&B
Label SOLAR Records
Producer The Whispers
Dick Griffey
The Whispers chronology
Whisper in Your Ear
(1979)
The Whispers
(1979)
Imagination
(1980)
Singles from The Whsipers
  1. "A Song for Donny"
    Released: February 4, 1979
  2. "My Girl"
    Released: August 10, 1979
  3. "And the Beat Goes On"
    Released: February 1, 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]
Smash Hits 5/10[3]

The Whispers is the ninth studio album by American R&B/Soul vocal group The Whispers, Released on October 20, 1979 by SOLAR Records. It includes the number-one R&B single, "And The Beat Goes On" and " A Song For Donny" ; tribute song to American musician and vocalist Donny Hathaway who died in January 1979.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Song for Donny" - (Donny Hathaway, special lyrics by Carrie Lucas) - 4:27
  2. "My Girl" - (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) - 5:53
  3. "Lady" - (Nicholas Caldwell) - 5:05
  4. "Can You Do the Boogie" - Carrie Lucas, Norman Beavers - 6:07
  5. "And The Beat Goes On" - (William B. Shelby, Stephen Shockley, Leon Sylvers III) - 7:30
  6. "I Love You" - (Kossi Gardner) - 5:10
  7. "Out the Box" - (William B. Shelby, Leon Sylvers III) - 4:57
  8. "Welcome into My Dream" - (Grady Wilkins) - 4:40

Personnel[edit]

  • Bass – Craig "Mr. Bass" Raglin, Leon Sylvers III, Melvin Coleman
  • Drums – Kirk Perkins, Wardell Potts, William "Buba" Bryant
  • Guitar – Larry White, Stephen Shockley, Werner Schuchner (Bear)
  • Keyboards – Barry Sarna, Grady Wilkins, Kevin Spencer, Kossi Gardner, Norman Beavers, Ricky Smith, William Shelby
  • Percussion – Bobbye Hall, Fred "Timbales" Lewis, Karl E. Dickens
  • Vocals – Leaveil Degree, Marcus Hutson, Nicholas Caldwell, Wallace Scott, Walter Scott

Charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[4] 6
Billboard Top Soul Albums[4] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single US Chart positions[5]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1979 "A Song for Donny" 21
1980 "Lady" 28 3
1980 "And the Beat Goes On" 19 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elias, Jason. The Whispers: The Whispers > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau review". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  3. ^ Hillier, Bev. "The Whispers: The Whispers". Smash Hits (April 3–16 1980): 31. 
  4. ^ a b "The Whispers US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  5. ^ "The Whispers US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 

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