Claudine (soundtrack)

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Gladys Knight - Claudine.jpg
Soundtrack album by Gladys Knight & the Pips
Released March 1974
Recorded Curtom Studios
(Chicago, Illinois)
Genre Soul
Length 30:18
Label Buddah
Producer Curtis Mayfield
Gladys Knight & the Pips chronology
I Feel a Song
Curtis Mayfield chronology
Curtis in Chicago
Sweet Exorcist
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A− [2]
Rolling Stone (not rated) [3]

Claudine is a Gladys Knight & the Pips album, written and produced by Curtis Mayfield. The disc is the soundtrack album for the 1974 20th Century Fox motion picture Claudine, starring James Earl Jones and Diahann Carroll. The album was released in March 1974 on the Buddah label.

The first single release, "On and On", reached #2 R&B and #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. A second single, "Make Yours a Happy Home", was released two years later in 1976 and was a moderate hit, peaking at #13 R&B and #35 on the UK Singles Chart. The album also included one instrumental, "Claudine Theme". The album was also their third of five R&B albums chart-toppers. Also included is a cover of Mayfield's "The Makings of You".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Curtis Mayfield.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Mr. Welfare Man" 5:30
2. "To Be Invisible" 3:45
3. "On and On" 3:44
4. "The Makings of You" 2:24
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "Claudine Theme" (Instrumental) 4:30
6. "Hold On" 5:17
7. "Make Yours a Happy Home" 4:35


  • Rich Tufo – arranger
  • Roger Anfinsen – engineer
  • Milton Sincoff – creative packaging director


Chart (1974) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 35
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 1
Year Single Chart positions[4]
1974 "On and On" 5 2
1976 "Make Yours a Happy Home" 13 35

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hogan, Ed. Claudine' review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Claudine review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  3. ^ Holden, Stephen. "Claudine review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  4. ^ a b "US Charts > Gladys Knight & the Pips". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  5. ^ "UK Charts > Gladys Knight & the Pips". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 

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