Payne & Pleasure

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Payne & Pleasure
Payne & Pleasure cover.jpeg
Studio album by Freda Payne
Released 1974
Genre Pop, R&B
Label ABC/Dunhill
Producer Mckinley Jackson
Freda Payne chronology
Reaching Out
Payne & Pleasure
Out of Payne Comes Love
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Payne & Pleasure was Freda Payne's fifth American released album and her first for the ABC/Dunhill label, released in 1974 (ABC owned Payne's previous label, Impulse! Records as well). The album was produced by Mckinley Jackson. It consists of four songs co-written by Lamont Dozier's brother, Reginald ("Reggie"), along with three covers (the Carpenters' hit "I Won't Last a Day Without You," "The Way We Were" [from the film of the same name], and Leon Russell's "A Song for You"). The album was reissued on CD on November 17, 2009. The reissue contains a biographical essay (sourced by interviews with Freda Payne and Lamont Dozier) of Payne's life and career by A. Scott Galloway.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It's Yours to Have" Reginald Dozier, McKinley Jackson 4:15
2. "Didn't I Tell You" Reginald Dozier, Althea King 3:28
3. "I Get Carried Away" Reginald Dozier, Althea King 4:19
4. "Run for Your Life" McKinley Jackson, Barney Perkins 3:29
5. "Don't Wanna Be Left Out" Reginald Dozier, McKinley Jackson 6:32
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Shadows on the Wall" McKinley Jackson, Barney Perkins 5:07
2. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" Paul Williams, Roger Nichols 4:29
3. "The Way We Were" Marvin Hamlisch, Alan and Marilyn Bergman 3:42
4. "A Song for You" Leon Russell 5:52


  • Produced by: Mckinley Jackson

Musicians on "It's Yours to Have," "Didn't I Tell You," "Run for Your Life"

Musicians on "A Song for You," "Shadows on the Wall"

  • Grand piano: Joe Sample
  • Guitars: Dennis Budimir and Ray Parker
  • Bass: Scott Edwards
  • Drums: Ed Greene
  • Vibes: Emil Richards
  • Congo: Leslie Bass

Musicians on "I Get Carried Away," "Don't Wanna Be Left Out," "I Won't Last a Day Without You," "The Way We Were"

  • Bass: Scott Edwards
  • Drums: Ed Greene
  • Electric and grand piano: Joe Sample
  • Harpsichord: Gene Page
  • Vibes: Emil Richards
  • Guitars: Melvin "Wah-Wah" Ragin, Ray Parker, Don Peake
  • Organ: Huby Heard

Solo work by:

  • Jesse Ehrlich - cello: "A Song for You"
  • Joe Sample - piano: "Run for Your Life"
  • Huby Heard - organ: "Don't Wanna Be Left Out"
  • Ernest Watts - tenor saxophone and flute: "A Song for You"
  • Background vocals: Shirley Jones, Edna Wright, Marti McCall, Julia Tillman, Myrna Matthews, Clydie King
  • Arranged and orchestrated by: Lamont Dozier
  • Recording engineers: Barney Perkins, Reginald Dozier
  • Mixing engineer: Barney Perkins
  • Musician contractor: Olivia Page (Beautiful)
  • Background contractors: Edna Wright, Marti McCall
  • Copying supervisors: George Annis, Marion Sherrill
  • Front and back cover photography: Harry Langdon for ABC Records
  • Inside photos: Harry Langdon, courtesy of Shooting Star Gallery, Los Angeles

CD reissue credits[edit]

  • Reissue supervision: Paul Williams
  • Project coordination: Howard Tucker, Universal Music Enterprises
  • Mastered by: Bill Lacey at Digital Sound & Picture, New York
  • CD design: Chris Eselgroth / FourEyes Studio
  • Memorabilia and label scans: John Lester, The Reel Music Archives
  • Thanks to: Harry Weinger, Scott Ravine, Allison Sundberg
  • Special thanks: Freda Payne and Lamont Dozier


  1. ^ "Payne & Pleasure". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-08-08.