Song Bird

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Song Bird
Deniece Williams - Song Bird.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 28, 1977
RecordedApril – July 1977
StudioWally Heider Studios
(Los Angeles, CA)
Sunset Sound
Hollywood Sound Recorders
(Hollywood, CA)
The Burbank Studios
(Burbank, CA)
GenreR&B, soul, disco
Length37:25
LabelColumbia
ProducerMaurice White, Jerry Peters
Deniece Williams chronology
This Is Niecy
(1976)
Song Bird
(1977)
That's What Friends Are For
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Express4/5 stars[2]
New York Times(favourable)[3]

Song Bird is the sophomore studio album of singer Deniece Williams released on October 28, 1977 by Columbia Records. The album rose to No. 23 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart.[1][4]

Overview[edit]

The album cut "Baby, Baby My Love's All for You" rose to nos. 13 & 32 upon the Billboard Hot R&B Songs and UK singles charts respectively.[5][6]

Williams went on to perform the album cut God Is Amazing at the 1984 Grammy Awards.[7][8]

As well the album cut We Have Love for You was sampled upon the 2000 track Remember Them Days by Beanie Siegel featuring Eve. We Have Love for You was also sampled upon the 2006 track Auf Diesem Weg by Curse.[9][10]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Time"Al McKay, Deniece Williams, Fred White, Jerry Peters, Marlo Henderson, Maurice White, Verdine White3:51
2."The Boy I Left Behind"Eric Eisner3:37
3."We Have Love for You"Al Johnson3:36
4."God Is Amazing"Deniece Williams4:00
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Baby, Baby My Love's All for You"Verdine White, Robert Wright4:09
6."Season"Clarence McDonald, Fritz Baskett3:38
7."Be Good to Me"Clarence McDonald, Deniece Williams, Fritz Baskett2:56
8."The Paper"Deniece Williams7:48

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Personnel[edit]

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Production[edit]

  • Producer – Maurice White
  • Co-Producer – Jerry Peters
  • Engineer – Warren Dewey
  • Assistant Engineer – Jack Rouben
  • Design – Nancy Donald
  • Photography – Kenneth McGowan
  • Management – Cavallo-Ruffalo Management

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Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard
Year Chart[4][11] Position Country
1977 Top R&B Albums 23 US
1977 Billboard 200 66 US

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Deniece Williams: Songbird". Allmusic.com.
  2. ^ "Review: Deniece Williams - Song Bird (BBR)". Express.co.uk.
  3. ^ "The Pop Life". nytimes.com.
  4. ^ a b "Deniece Williams: Songbird (Top R&B Albums)". Billboard.com.
  5. ^ "Deniece Williams". Official Charts.com.
  6. ^ "Deniece Williams: Baby, Baby My Love's All For You (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.com.
  7. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! A Conversation with the Legendary Deniece Williams". sacculturalhub.com.
  8. ^ "SAVING GRACE: DENIECE WILLIAMS". lafocusnewspaper.com.
  9. ^ "Beanie Sigel feat. Eve Remember Them Days". Who Sampled.com.
  10. ^ "Curse's Auf Diesem Weg". Who Sampled.com.
  11. ^ "Deniece Williams: Songbird (Billboard 200)". Billboard.com.