So Happy

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So Happy
So Happy.jpg
Studio album by Eddie Murphy
Released March 29, 1989
Recorded 1988–1989
Genre R&B, pop
Length 48:26
Label Columbia Records
Producer Walter 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.

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

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Put Your Mouth On Me" (Jeffrey Cohen, Eddie Murphy, Narada Michael Walden) 4:06
2. "Till The Money's Gone" (Skyler Jett, Murphy, Narada Michael Walden) 5:16
3. "I Got It" (Nile Rodgers) 4:09
4. "So Happy" (David Allen Jones, Murphy)) 4:28
5. "Bubble Hill" (David Allen Jones, Murphy) 6:18
6. "With All I Know" (David Allen Jones, Trenten Gumbs, Murphy) 4:06
7. "Pretty Please" (David Allen Jones, Murphy) 3:43
8. "Love Moans" (David Allen Jones, Murphy) 5:15
9. "Let's Get With It" (Larry Blackmon, Murphy, Merv De Peyer) 5:07
10. "Tonight" (David Dukes) 5:36

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]

  • Drums: Walter Afanasieff, David Allen Jones, Carmen Rizzo, Narada Michael Walden
  • Percussion: Greg "Gigi" Gonaway, Bob Smith
  • Bass: Lanar Brantley, Randy Jackson
  • Synthesized Bass: Walter Afanasieff
  • Keyboards: Walter Afanasieff, John Barnes, Eric Daniels, Merv De Peyer, David Allen Jones, Kevin Kendricks, Eddie Murphy, Aaron Zigman
  • Guitars: Vernon "Ice" Black, Johnny Gill, Paul Pesco, Charlie Singleton, Marty Walsh
  • Saxophone: Chip McNeill
  • Backing vocals: Claytoven Richardson, Randy Jackson, Skyler Jett, Alfa Anderson, Briz, Christopher Max, Nile Rodgers, Audrey Wheeler, Cindy Mizelle, David Allen Jones, Stacy McDonald, Larry Blackmon, Tomi Jenkins

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.