Two Places at the Same Time

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Two Places At The Same Time
Studio album by Raydio
Released 1980
Recorded 1979
Genre Funk, Soul
Length 36:12
Label Arista
Producer Ray Parker Jr.
Raydio chronology
Rock On
Two Places at the Same Time
A Woman Needs Love
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau C+ [2]
Smash Hits 5/10[3]

Two Places at the Same Time is the third studio album from Raydio, the group led by session guitarist/songwriter/producer Ray Parker, Jr.


Like the two albums that came before it, it again features 8 tracks; one of them, "Until The Morning Comes" was written by Parker and vocalist Arnell Carmichael. For another song, "Tonight's The Night", Parker teamed up with famed keyboard player Herbie Hancock, and Hancock received a co-writing credit.

The album featured another pop hit; though it wasn't as successful, the title track reached number 30 on the pop charts, number 6 on R&B and number 34 in the U.K. The second single, "For Those Who Like To Groove", charted at number 14 on R&B. The album itself reached a peak of number 33.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "It's Time to Party Now"
  2. "Until the Morning Comes"
  3. "Two Places at the Same Time"
  4. "Tonight's the Night" (Parker, Herbie Hancock)
  5. "A Little Bit of You"
  6. "Everybody Makes Mistakes"
  7. "Can't Keep from Cryin'"
  8. "For Those Who Like to Groove" (Instrumental)



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

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Jack Ashford – percussion
  • Ollie E. Brown – drums, percussion, special effects, vocals
  • Gary Coleman – vibraphone, vocals
  • Charles Fearing – guitars
  • Horatio Gordon – saxophone,flute
  • Herbie Hancock – keyboards, synthesizers
  • Ken Peterson – trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
  • Sylvester Rivers – piano, strings
  • Larry Tolbert – drums
  • Darren Carmichael, Deborah Thomas – backing vocals


  • Produced, Engineered & Mixed By Ray Parker Jr.
  • Mastered By Bernie Grundman


Chart (1980) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 33
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 6
Year Single Peak chart positions



1980 "Two Places at the Same Time" 30 6 34
"For Those Who Like to Groove" 14 23
"Can't Keep You from Cryin'" 57


  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. Two Places at the Same Time > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-12-23.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Two Places at the Same Time > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  3. ^ Hillier, Bev. "Albums". Smash Hits (May 29 – June 11 1980): 30. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "US Charts > Raydio". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 

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