You and I (O'Bryan album)

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You And I
Studio album by O'Bryan
Released March 1983
Recorded 1982–1983 at Larrabee Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 41:05
Label Capitol
Producer O'Bryan
O'Bryan chronology
Doin' Alright
(1982)
You And I
(1983)
Be My Lover
(1984)

You and I is the second studio album by R&B singer O'Bryan.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

The album was named after O'Bryan's cover of the Stevie Wonder ballad. Given a more contemporary twist, the title track was the second single (peaking at No. 19 on the Billboard R&B Singles charts) and since has become one of O’Bryan’s signature songs.

The lead single, “I’m Freaky,” was an upbeat, synth-funk song that peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard R&B Singles charts. Album tracks also receiving notice and airplay were the romantic “Together Always;” the fluid instrumental “Soft Touch;” and the energetic “Soul Train’s A Comin,’” which became the theme song for the television dance show "Soul Train" from 1983 to 1987. The album peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I'm Freaky"   O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius 5:17
2. "Dazzlin' Lady"   O'Bryan Burnette II 4:37
3. "I'm In Love Again"   O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius 4:53
4. "Together Always"   O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius 5:58
5. "You And I"   Stevie Wonder 5:28
6. "Shake"   O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius 4:50
7. "Soft Touch"   O'Bryan Burnette II 4:46
8. "Soul Train's A' Comin'"   O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius 5:51

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
1983 You and I 87 13

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1983 "I'm Freaky" 15
"You And I" 19

Personnel[edit]

  • O'Bryan  – lead vocals, background vocals, synthesizers, acoustic piano, multiple other instruments on all tracks
  • Andy Cleaves – trumpet
  • Melvin Davis – bass guitar, piccolo bass, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes piano
  • Karl Denson – alto saxophone
  • Darrell Frias – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Johnny McGhee – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Chuck Morris – drums on "Together Always"
  • Raphael Hardison – background vocals
  • Marvin James – background vocals

[4]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r67612/review
  2. ^ "O'Bryan US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  3. ^ "O'Bryan US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  4. ^ O'Bryan- You and I (vinyl album) back cover. Accessed 4-14-2013.