Stone Gon'

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Stone Gon'
BarryWhiteStoneGon'.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 2, 1973
Recorded1973
GenreR&B, soul, disco
Length37:49
Label20th Century
ProducerBarry White
Barry White chronology
I've Got So Much to Give
(1973)
Stone Gon'
(1973)
Can't Get Enough
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauC- [2]
Rolling StoneMixed[3]

Stone Gon' is the second studio album by American R&B singer Barry White, released in 1973 on the 20th Century label. The album was arranged by Barry White and Gene Page.

History[edit]

The album topped the R&B albums chart, his second to do so. It also reached #20 on the Billboard 200 and #18 on the UK Albums Chart. The album was a success, yielding two Billboard R&B Top Ten singles, "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up" and "Honey Please, Can't Ya See". Both were also successful on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #7 and #44 respectively. "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up" was also a hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #14. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD on May 3, 1994 by Island/Mercury Records.

The album cover's rainbow border would be mimicked on Richard Pryor's 1974 album cover for That Nigger's Crazy.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Barry White.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Girl It's True, Yes I'll Always Love You"8:36
2."Honey Please, Can't Ya See"5:11
3."You're My Baby"9:08
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Hard to Believe That I Found You"6:59
2."Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up"7:55

Charts[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
[4][5]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 20
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 1
UK Albums Chart 18
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
UK
[5]
1973 "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up" 7 2 14
1974 "Honey Please, Can't Ya See" 44 6

See also[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[6] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, Stephen. Stone Gon' > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Stone Gon' > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
  3. ^ "Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up" and "Honey Please, Can't Ya See" work best". Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "US Charts > Barry White". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  5. ^ a b "UK Charts > Barry White". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  6. '^ "British album certifications – Barry White – Stone gon'". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Stone gon in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Barry White – Stone gon'". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

External links[edit]