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
Recorded 1980-81 at Sigma Sound Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 39:13
Label Columbia/ARC
Producer Thom Bell, Deniece Williams
Deniece Williams chronology
When Love Comes Calling
(1979)
My Melody
(1981)
Niecy
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

My Melody is a 1981 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 My Melody also featured the singles "Silly" and "What Two Can Do" which peaked at number 11 and 17 on the Black Singles charts respectively.[2] My Melody has been certified gold in the United States by the RIAA.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Original Release[edit]

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

[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, background vocals
  • Charles Collins - drums
  • Bobby Eli - guitar
  • Carl Helm - background vocals
  • George Merrill - keyboards, background vocals
  • Bill Neale - guitar
  • Don Renaldo - strings, horn
  • Ed Shea - percussion
  • Larry Washington - percussion
  • Deniece Williams - vocals

Technical[edit]

  • Thom Bell - arranger, conductor, producer
  • Jim Gallagher - engineer
  • Joe Gastwirt - remastering
  • Don Murray - engineer, mixing
  • Mike Reese - mastering
  • Arthur Stoppe - engineer
  • Deniece Williams - producer
  • Desmond Strobel - art direction
  • Charles William Bush - photography

[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.