Groove On

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Groove On
Groove On.jpg
Studio album by Gerald Levert
Released September 6, 1994
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 61:52
Label East West Records
Producer Gerald Levert & Edwin "Tony" Nicholas, Marc Gordon, David Foster, Greg Charley & John Winston, Dwain Mitchell
Gerald Levert chronology
Private Line
(1991)Private Line1991
Groove On
(1994)
Love & Consequences
(1998)Love & Consequences1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Groove On is the second studio album by Gerald Levert. It was released on September 6, 1994[1] and reached number two on the US Top R&B Albums and number 18 on the US Billboard 200. The album is the follow-up to Levert's debut album, Private Line (1991). The first single from the album was the David Foster produced "I'd Give Anything", a cover of the 1993 song that was originally recorded by short lived country music group Boy Howdy.[2] It was Levert's second top 40 crossover hit. The music video for the second single "How Many Times" was directed by actress Jada Pinkett.[3] Two more singles included "Can't Help Myself" and "Answering Service".

Groove On would be the last Gerald Levert album released under EastWest Records' distribution with Atlantic Records.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Gerald Levert and Edwin "Tony" Nicholas, except as noted.
  1. "Groove On" (Gerald Levert, Marc Gordon) - 4:08
  2. "Rock Me (All Nite Long)" - 5:16
  3. "Let the Juices Flow" - 4:59
  4. "I'd Give Anything" (Chris Farren, Vince Melamed, Jeffrey Steele) - 4:11
  5. "Answering Service" - 5:29
  6. "Someone" (Greg Charley) - 4:31
  7. "How Many Times" - 6:26
  8. "Can't Help Myself" - 5:23
  9. "Have Mercy" - 5:21
  10. "Same Place, Same Time" (Dwain Mitchell, Gerard Labeaud, James Labeaud, Eddie Levert, Gerald Levert) - 4:56
  11. "Nice and Wet" - 4:46
  12. "Love Street" - 6:16

Personnel[edit]

  • Drum Programming: Edwin "Tony" Nicholas, Marc Gordon, Dwain Mitchell, Greg Charley, Troy Patterson, Michael Goods, Claude Gaudette
  • Keyboards: Edwin "Tony" Nicholas, Marc Gordon, David Foster, Greg Charley, Troy Patterson, Michael Goods
  • Synclavier Programming: Simon Franglen
  • Synthesizer Programming: Claude Gaudette, Tony Smith
  • Guitar: Michael Thompson, Randy Bowland
  • Background vocals: Gerald Levert, Gerard Labeaud, James Labeaud, Christopher Kelly, Richard Chatman, Warren Wiebe
  • Recording engineer: Craig Carruth, Jim Salamone, Michael Tarsia, Ron A. Shaffer, Gordon Rice, Paul Smith, Pete Tokar, Arthur Stoppe, Mark DeMartini, Dave Reitzas
  • Mixing: Andy Kravitz, Michael Tarsia, Gordon Rice, Paul Smith, Mick Guzauski, Greg Charley, John Winston, Troy Patterson
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Photography: Ruven Afanador
  • Art direction, Design: Elizabeth Barrett

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - Groove On by Gerald Levert". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  2. ^ Bogdanov, V. (2003). All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul. Backbeat Books. p. 417. ISBN 9780879307448. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  3. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 53. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 

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