Secrets of Flying

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Secrets Of Flying
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Studio album by Johnny Kemp
Released December 8, 1987
Recorded 1986–1987
Genre R&B, new jack swing, funk, soul
Length 65:44
Label Columbia
Producer Gene Griffin & Teddy Riley For GR Productions
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Secrets Of Flying is the second and final album released by Bahamian American singer-songwriter Johnny Kemp. Released at the end of 1987,[1] this album featured two massively successful singles. The first hit from the album was the Grammy-nominated single "Just Got Paid," which cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1988, and went on to top both the R&B chart and Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The second hit from the album, "Dancin' with Myself" also became a top-5 R&B success. A third single from the album, the slow jam "One Thing Led to Another" reached the R&B top 40 as well.

Secrets of Flying was digitally remastered by "New Skool Sounds" in 2012 including 4 additional bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Writer(s) Length
1. Just Got Paid Gene Griffin, Johnny Kemp, Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall 5:25
2. One Thing Led to Another Brian Morgan, Shelley Scruggs, Tony Haynes[2][3] 4:11
3. My Only Want Is You Fred Zarr, Jeff Smith 4:50
4. Dancin' With Myself Bruce Purse, Johnny Kemp, Vincent Henry 5:31
5. Urban Times Medley - 8:53
5a. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) Marvin Gaye, James Nyx -
5b. Mercy Mercy Me (Ecology) Marvin Gaye -
6. Feeling Without Touching Bruce Purse, Johnny Kemp, Vincent Henry 5:40
7. Just Like Flyin' Bruce Purse, Johnny Kemp, Vincent Henry 6:21
8. +Dancin' with Myself [12" Version] Bruce Purse, Johnny Kemp, Vincent Henry 6:02
9. +Dancin' with Myself [Alternate Mix] Bruce Purse, Johnny Kemp, Vincent Henry 7:22
10. +Just Got Paid Gene Griffin, Johnny Kemp, Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall 5:35
11. +Just Got Paid [Dub Mix] Gene Griffin, Johnny Kemp, Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall 5:24

+: Bonus tracks on the reissued version

Personnel[edit]

"Just Got Paid"[edit]

"One Thing Led to Another"[edit]

  • Johnny Kemp: Lead and Background vocals +
  • Ira Siegel: Guitar
  • Brian and Shelley Morgan ("Morgan & Morgan"): All other instruments and programming
  • Yogi Lee: Background vocals

"My Only Want is You"[edit]

"Dancin' With Myself"[edit]

  • Johnny Kemp: Lead and Background vocals, Vocal arrangements
  • Vincent Henry: Synthesizers, Drum and Synthesizer programming, Guitars, Bass, Percussion, Saxophone, Synthesizer Bass
  • Bruce Purse: Keyboards, Trumpet
  • Eric Rehl: Synthesizers, Synthesizer programming
  • Bernard Davis: Drums
  • Rick Gallwey: Percussion
  • Darroll Gustamachio: Synclavier programming

"Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)"[edit]

  • Johnny Kemp: Lead and Background vocals, Vocal Rap, Vocal arrangements
  • Eric Rehl: Synthesizers, Drum and Synthesizer programming, Synthesizer bass
  • Vincent Henry: Rhythm and Plucking Guitars
  • Mike "Dino" Campbell: Rock and Picking Guitars
  • Bernard Davis: Drums
  • Rick Gallwey: Percussion

"Mercy Mercy Me"[edit]

  • Johnny Kemp: Lead and Background vocals, Vocal arrangements
  • Eric Rehl: Synthesizers, Drum and Synthesizer programming, Synthesizer bass
  • Vincent Henry: Tenor, Alto, and Baritone saxophones, String and horn arrangements
  • Mike "Dino" Campbell: Guitars
  • Rick Gallwey: Percussion
  • Bruce Purse: String and horn arrangements
  • Darroll Gustamachio: Synclavier programming

"Feeling Without Touching"[edit]

  • Johnny Kemp: Lead and Background vocals, Vocal arrangements
  • Bruce Purse: Drum programming, Keyboards, Trumpet
  • Vincent Henry: Bass, Keyboards, Saxophone
  • Eric Rehl: Synthesizers, Synthesizer programming
  • Rick Gallwey: Percussion
  • Darroll Gustamachio: Synclavier programming
  • Ivy Ray: Female speaking voice
  • Kashif: Vocal arrangements

"Just Like Flyin'"[edit]

  • Johnny Kemp: Lead and Background vocals, Vocal arrangements
  • Bruce Purse: Keyboards, Trumpet
  • Vincent Henry: Rhythm and Picking Guitars
  • Andy Powell: Lead guitar
  • Poogie Bell: Drums and Drum Programming, Percussion
  • Alex Bugnan (sic): Keyboards
  • Darroll Gustamachio: Synclavier programming
  • Victor Bailey: Bass

+ Kemp is not officially credited on the album cover as the lead vocalist on "One Thing Led to Another" or "My Only Want is You." However, given that he is the primary artist and is credited as lead vocalist on all of the other tracks, it seems like a reasonable assumption to make that he sings lead on these two as well.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnny Kemp- Secrets of Flying @AllMusic.com Retrieved 5-12-2013
  2. ^ a b Johnny Kemp- Secrets of Flying vinyl LP back cover. Accessed 5-17-2013.
  3. ^ Johnny Kemp- Secrets of Flying @Discogs.com Retrieved 5-17-2013.

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