So Happy

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So Happy
So Happy.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 29, 1989
Recorded1988–1989
GenreR&B, pop
Length48:26
LabelColumbia Records
ProducerWalter Afanasieff, David Allen Jones, Carmen Rizzo, Eddie Murphy, Nile Rodgers, Narada Michael Walden
Eddie Murphy chronology
How Could It Be
(1985)
So Happy
(1989)
Love's Alright
(1993)

So Happy is the second musical studio album by comedian/singer, Eddie Murphy. The album was released on March 29, 1989, on Columbia Records and was produced by Murphy, Nile Rodgers and Larry Blackmon.[1] It was not a critical or commercial success, but still managed to reach #70 on the Billboard 200 and #22 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Two singles were released: "Put Your Mouth on Me", which made it to #2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, and "Till the Money's Gone", which only made it to #75 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks. Put your Mouth on Me also squeaked into the top 40 in August 1989.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Robert Christgau(B+)[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Put Your Mouth on Me"Jeffrey Cohen, Eddie Murphy, Narada Michael Walden4:06
2."Till the Money's Gone"Skyler Jett, Murphy, Narada Michael Walden5:16
3."I Got It"Nile Rodgers4:09
4."So Happy"David Allen Jones, Murphy4:28
5."Bubble Hill"David Allen Jones, Murphy6:18
6."With All I Know"David Allen Jones, Trenten Gumbs, Murphy4:06
7."Pretty Please"David Allen Jones, Murphy3:43
8."Love Moans"David Allen Jones, Murphy5:15
9."Let's Get with It"Larry Blackmon, Murphy, Merv De Peyer5:07
10."Tonight"David Dukes5:36

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Walter Afanasieff, David Allen Jones, Carmen Rizzo, Eddie Murphy, Nile Rodgers and Narada Michael Walden
  • Engineers: John Barnes, Knut Bohn, Dana Jon Chapelle, David Frazer, Daniel Lazerus, Jay Mark, Barney Perkins, Carmen Rizzo, Brad Sundberg, Ralph Sutton
  • Assistant and Second Engineers: Paul Angelli, Ed Brooks, Dana Jon Chapelle, Mark Herman, Mike Strick
  • Mixing: John Barnes, David Frazer, Barney Perkins, David Rideau
  • Cecil Holmes - executive producer
  • Tony Sellari - art direction
  • Bonnie Schiffman - photography

Personnel[edit]

  • Walter Afanasieff, David Allen Jones, Carmen Rizzo, Narada Michael Walden - drums
  • Gigi Gonaway, Bongo Bob - percussion
  • Lanar Brantley, Randy Jackson - bass
  • Walter Afanasieff - synthesized bass
  • Walter Afanasieff, John Barnes, Eric Daniels, Merv De Peyer, David Allen Jones, Kevin Kendricks, Eddie Murphy, Aaron Zigman - keyboards
  • Vernon "Ice" Black, Johnny Gill, Paul Pesco, Dick Smith, Charlie Singleton, Marty Walsh - guitar
  • Chip McNeill - saxophone
  • Claytoven Richardson, Randy Jackson, Skyler Jett, Alfa Anderson, Briz, Christopher Max, Nile Rodgers, Audrey Wheeler, Cindy Mizelle, David Allen Jones, Dick Smith, Stacy McDonald, Larry Blackmon, Tomi Jenkins - backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "So Happy - Eddie Murphy | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-08-19.
  2. ^ "CG: Eddie Murphy". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-08-19.