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is the tenth studio album by Imagination American R&B/ soul vocal group The Whispers, released on November 30, 1980 by SOLAR Records.
Overview [ edit ]
The album contains two singles which made the U.S.
Hot R&B charts: " It's a Love Thing", which peaked at number two in early 1981; and "I Can Make it Better". Both singles were produced by SOLAR Records' main in-house producer Leon F. Sylvers III. Also featured in the album is "Up on Soul Train", the theme song used on the syndicated television series from Soul Train 1980 to 1983; it was composed by the creator, producer, and host of Soul Train, Don Cornelius. The song "I Can Make It Better" was notably sampled by vaporwave/ future funk producer Saint Pepsi on his 2013 track "Better".
The music video to the single "It's a Love Thing" is notable for having an early appearance from then-unknown actress
Daphne Maxwell Reid. As of September 2016, the song appears in a  L'Oreal commercial for Preference Mousse Absolue.
Track listing [ edit ]
(Larry White, Grady Wilkins) - 6:15 "
It's a Love Thing" (Dana Meyers, William Shelby) - 5:10 "Say You (Would Love for Me Too)"
(Nicholas Caldwell) - 5:03 "Continental Shuffle"
(Mark Adam Wood, Jr.) - 4:34 "I Can Make It Better"
(Meyers, Shelby, Stephen Shockley) - 7:14 "Girl I Need You"
(White, Wilkins) - 4:18 "Up on Soul Train"
( - 5:18 Don Cornelius) "Fantasy" (Werner Schuchner, Ahaguna Sun) 4:21
Personnel [ edit ]
Wallace "Scotty" Scott, Walter Scott: lead vocals (
tenor) Leaveil Degree (
falsetto), Marcus Hutson ( baritone): background vocals Nicholas Caldwell: background vocals (tenor), arranger, album concept
Richard Aguon, Kirk Perkins, Wardell Potts Jr., Ahaguna Sun: drums
Oscar Brashear, Bobby Bryant, John Parrish: trumpets Melvin Coleman, David Agent,
Leon F. Sylvers III, Werner Schuchner: bass Emilio Conesa, Ernest "Pepper" Reed, Werner Schuchner, Stephen Shockley: guitar
Albert DeGarcia, Joey Gallo, Kossi Gardner,
Greg Phillinganes, William Shelby, Ricky Smith, Kevin Spencer, Grady Wilkins, Mark Adam Wood, Jr.: keyboards David Duke, Barbara Korn, Sidney Muldrew: French horns
Fred Jackson, Ruben Laxamana, Sonny Lewis: saxophone
Kraig Kilbey, Ross Wilson: trombones
Melecio Megdaluyo: flute, saxophone
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Singles [ edit ]
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