Shout It Out (Patrice Rushen album)

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Shout It Out
Studio album by Patrice Rushen
Released February 1977
Length mm:ss
Label Prestige Records
  • Patrice Rushen
  • Reggie Andrews
  • Tommy Vicari
Patrice Rushen chronology
Before the Dawn
(1974)Before the Dawn1974
Shout It Out
Let There Be Funk: The Best of Patrice Rushen
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Shout It Out was the third album released by singer Patrice Rushen. This album was the last album Patrice released with Prestige Records before signing with Elektra Records. In this album Rushen gives her audience a pleasurable collection of songs ranging from jazz, funk and fusion to R&B. This album was a clear hint to where her career was going in terms of style. She would follow a stronger R&B sound with her later albums after signing with Elektra Records label.

Her next album would be the self-titled Patrice.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Patrice Rushen; except where indicated

  1. "The Hump" (Darryl Cox, Patrice Rushen)
  2. "Shout It Out"
  3. "Stepping Stones" (Charles Mims)
  4. "Let Your Heart Be Free" (Angela Rushen, Patrice Rushen)
  5. "Roll With the Punches"
  6. "Let There Be Funk" (Darryl Cox, Patrice Rushen)
  7. "Yolon" (Reggie Andrews)
  8. "Sojourn"


  • Patrice Rushen - vocals, keyboards
  • Al McKay - guitar
  • Charles Meeks - bass
  • James Gadson - drums
  • Bill Summers - percussion
  • Larry Nash, Reggie Andrews - synthesizer
  • Charles Mims (tracks: 1, 3, 5), Danny Vicari (tracks: 1, 3, 5), Nate Alford (tracks: 1, 3, 5) - trumpet
  • Tom Scott - saxophone, lyricon
  • Charles Meeks (tracks: 1 to 3, 8), Maxine Waters (tracks: 2, 3), Roy Galloway (tracks: 2, 3, 8) - background vocals


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  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 173. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.