Rock Solid

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Rock Solid
Rock Solid.jpg
Studio album by Commodores
Released 1988
Recorded 1987
Genre R&B
Label Polydor
Commodores chronology
United
(1986)
Rock Solid
(1988)
Commodores Christmas
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Rock Solid is the thirteenth studio album by the Commodores, released in 1988. At this time in the band's career, hits were no longer forthcoming, and this album failed to enter the Billboard album charts. One single, the perhaps appropriately titled "Solitaire" fizzled at #51 on the R&B chart, and no other tracks from the album charted. It is the last of the band's albums with keyboard player and founding member Milan Williams, who left after a dispute about playing in South Africa.

Track listing[edit]

Tracks Title Composer
1 Grrip Elcock, Orange
2 Bump the la la Orange
3 Thank You Hudson, King, King
4 I'm Gonna Need Your Loving Oland, Orange
5 Solitaire Cameron, Torano
6 Homeless Goodrum, Malloy, Sharron
7 Miracle Man Nicholas, Smith
8 Right Here 'N Now Pomerantz, Potts, Stober
9 Stretchhh Nicholas, Reynolds
10 Ain't Givin' Up Smith, Stanton, Williams
11 So Nice Malloy, Rich

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the AllMusic credits.[2]

  • Gerald Albright – saxophone
  • Ruben Alvarez – percussion
  • Dave Battelene – guitar
  • Jim Blair – overdubs
  • Ray Blair – engineer
  • Erich Bulling – programming
  • Carl Caldwell – backing vocals
  • Chris Cameron – arranger, keyboards, programming
  • Shawn Christopher – backing vocals
  • David Cochrane – soprano saxophone
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Donna Davidson – backing vocals
  • Lynn Davis – backing vocals
  • George Duke – Synclavier
  • Steve Eisen – tenor saxophone
  • Ramsey Embick – programming
  • Ray Fuller – guitar
  • John Gilutin – piano
  • Ed Greene – drums
  • Randy Hall – backing vocals
  • Stewart Hanley – engineer, keyboards
  • Steve Harvey – arranger, keyboards, producer, programming, vocal arrangement, backing vocals
  • Howard Hewett – mixing, producer, vocal arrangement
  • Harold Hudson – kyboards
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. – guitar
  • Josie James – backing vocals
  • Cliff Jones – engineer
  • Shirley King – translation
  • William King – guitar, keyboards, producer, Trumpet, backing vocals
  • Michael Landau – guitar
  • Jeff Lorber – keyboards
  • Jeff Lorenzen – engineer
  • Alan Meyerson – engineer, mixing
  • J.D. Nicholas – associate producer, keyboards, producer, vocal arrangement, vocals, backing vocals
  • Michael Omartian – drums, keyboards, producer
  • Walter Orange – arranger, drums, keyboards, producer, vocal arrangement, vocals, backing vocals
  • Gene Page – arranger
  • Mark Partis – assistant engineer, mixing assistant
  • Elliott Peters – assistant engineer
  • Alejo Poveda – percussion
  • Tony Prendatt – executive producer, keyboards, producer
  • Sheldon Reynolds – guitar, backing vocals
  • Howie Rice – producer
  • John "J.R." Robinson – drums
  • David Rosenberg – percussion
  • Micajah Ryan – assistant engineer
  • Monty Seward – keyboards, programming
  • Marti Sharron – associate producer
  • Alfie Silas – backing vocals
  • Tyron Stanton – bass
  • Sandy Torano – arranger, guitar, keyboards, producer, backing vocals
  • Tony Volante – engineer, mixing
  • George Warner – engineer
  • Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington – bass
  • Karyn White – backing vocals
  • Norman Whitfield, Jr. – engineer
  • Larry Williams – saxophone
  • Milan Williams – guitar, keyboards, producer, backing vocals
  • Hawk Wolinski – producer

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