Paul Jabara & Friends

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Paul Jabara & Friends
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Studio album by Paul Jabara
Released 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop, soul, disco
Length 34:15
Label CBS Records
Producer Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara chronology
The Third Album
(1979)
Paul Jabara & Friends
(1983)
De La Noche: The True Story - A Poperetta
(1986)

Paul Jabara & Friends is the fourth studio album by American actor, singer and songwriter Paul Jabara, best known for writing Donna Summer's hit "Last Dance" and the Summer/Barbra Streisand duet "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)". The album includes the multimillion-selling single release "It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls, written and produced by Jabara in late 1982.[1] The album was reissued on March 13, 1993[2]

Paul Jabara & Friends was released in 1983 on the CBS Records label, with guest vocalists including The Weather Girls and Leata Galloway. It also features vocals of a 19-year-old relatively unknown R&B singer named Whitney Houston.[3]

The tracks "It's Raining Men" and "Hope" were both included on the Weather Girls' 1983 debut album Success and the album also featured a song co-written by Diana Ross and Paul Jabara ("Ladies Hot Line").

Track listing[edit]

Side one

1."Bad Habits" - 3:15
(Billy Fields, Tom Price)
2."Ladies Hot Line" - 4:40
(Diana Ross, Paul Jabara)
3."Hurricane Joe" [featuring Leata Galloway] - 4:58
(Greg Mathieson, Paul Jabara)
4."It's Raining Men" [featuring The Weather Girls] - 5:27
(Paul Jabara, Paul Shaffer)

Side two

1."Eternal Love" [featuring Whitney Houston] - 6:29
(Jay Asher, Paul Jabara)
2."What's Become of Love" [featuring Leata Galloway] - 4:10
(Jay Asher, Paul Jabara)
3."Hope" [featuring The Weather Girls] - 5:16
(Bob Esty, Paul Jabara)

Notes[edit]

  • Singer Whitney Houston performed "Eternal Love" in her set list during her first headlining tour, The Greatest Love Tour in 1986.

Credits[edit]

  • Drums - Buddy Williams (tracks 1, 2, 5, 7), Carlos Vega (track 4), Keith Forsey (track 3)
  • Bass [Fender] - Marcus Miller (tracks 1, 2, 6)
  • Bass - Lee Sklar (track 4), Les Hurdle (track 3), Neil Jason (tracks 5, 7)
  • Keyboards - Bob Esty (track 4), Greg Mathieson (track 3), Leon Pendarvis, Jr., Paul Shaffer (tracks 1, 2, 5, 7)
  • Guitar - David Spinozza, George Waldenius (tracks 1, 2, 5, 7), Marty Walsh (track 3), Michael Landau (track 4)
  • Synthesizer - Bob Esty, Paul Delph (track 4), Paul Shaffer (tracks 3, 5, 7)
  • Mastered by - Jack Alderman, Ray Janos
  • Mixed by - Jerry Soloman
  • Executive producer - Charles Koppelman
  • Produced - Jerry Soloman, Paul Jabara
  • Recorded by - Jerry Soloman

References[edit]

  1. ^ News On The Charts. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 12 February 1983. pp. 10–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  2. ^ Paul Jabara & Friends|Paul Jabara.Allmusic
  3. ^ Billboard - Top Albums Picks. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 5 February 1983. pp. 56–. ISSN 0006-2510. 

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