My Melody (Deniece Williams album)

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My Melody
Deniece Williams - My Melody.jpg
Studio album by Deniece Williams
Released March 13, 1981
Studio Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia
Genre
Length 39:13
Label Columbia/ARC
Producer
Deniece Williams chronology
When Love Comes Calling
(1979)When Love Comes Calling1979
My Melody
(1981)
Niecy
(1982)Niecy1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

My Melody is the fifth studio album by American singer Deniece Williams, released by Columbia Records on March 13, 1981. The album went to number 13 on the Black Album Chart and also featured the singles "Silly" and "What Two Can Do" which peaked at number 11 and 17 on the Black Singles charts, respectively.[2] The album has been certified gold in the United States by the RIAA.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Original Release[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."My Melody"Thom Bell, Deniece Williams4:12
2."It's Your Conscience"Thom Bell, Deniece Williams4:53
3."Silly"Fritz Baskett, Clarence McDonald, Deniece Williams5:56
4."Strangers"Fritz Baskett, Clarence McDonald, Deniece Williams6:26
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."What Two Can Do"Thom Bell, Deniece Williams3:50
6."You're All That Matters"Thom Bell, Preston Glass, Alan Glass, Deniece Williams5:17
7."Suspicious"Thom Bell, Deniece Williams4:14
8."Sweet Surrender"Thom Bell, Deniece Williams4:21

[2][4]

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard
Year Chart Position Country
1981 Black Albums 13 US
1981 Pop Albums 74 US
Singles – Billboard
Year Single Chart Position
1981 "It's Your Conscience" Black Singles 45 US
1981 "Silly" Pop Singles 53 US
1981 "Silly" Black Singles 11 US
1981 "What Two Can Do" Black Singles 17 US

[2]

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Bob Babbitt – bass
  • Thom Bell – keyboards, backing vocals, arrangements, conductor
  • Charles Collins – drums
  • Bobby Eli – guitar
  • Carl Helm – backing vocals
  • George Merrill – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Bill Neale – guitar
  • Don Renaldo – strings, horns
  • Ed Shea – percussion
  • Larry Washington – percussion
  • Deniece Williams – lead vocals

Production[edit]

  • Producers – Thom Bell and Deniece Williams
  • Production Coordination – JoDee Omar and Bo Ryan
  • Rhythm Tracks and Vocals engineered by Jim Gallagher and Don Murray.
  • Strings and Horns engineered by Jim Gallagher and Arthur Stoppe.
  • Mixed by Don Murray at Monterey Sound Studios (Glendale, CA).
  • Mastered by Mike Reese at The Mastering Lab (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Art Direction – Desmond Strobel
  • Photography – Charles William Bush

[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c d "My Melody -Overview". allmusic.com. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Deniece Williams Albums Cerrtification". riaa.com. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Deniece Williams - My Melody". discogs.com. Retrieved 24 June 2009.