Sunrise (Jimmy Ruffin album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1980
RecordedNovember 1979 at Kingdon Studios, Syosset, New York and January 1980 at Criteria Studios, Miami
GenreDisco, funk, soul
ProducerRobin Gibb, Blue Weaver
Jimmy Ruffin chronology
I've Passed This Way Before"
The Ultimate Motown Collection
Singles from Sunrise
  1. "Hold On (To My Love)"
    Released: February 1980
  2. "Night of Love"
    Released: 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
Smash Hits7½/10[1]

Sunrise is an album by American soul singer Jimmy Ruffin, it was released in May 1980 and was produced by Robin Gibb (of the Bee Gees) and Blue Weaver. The songs were co-written by Gibb either with Weaver and/or his brothers. This album was released in US, Netherlands, UK, Norway and Germany. The lead single "Hold On (To My Love)" reached top ten in UK and US.[2]

The last song recorded for the album was "Songbird" was originally recorded by the Bee Gees and released on the album Main Course in 1975. "Where Do I Go", a country-style ballad, is sung by Jimmy Ruffin with Marcy Levy.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Robin Gibb and Blue Weaver, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Hold On (To My Love)" - 3:32
  2. "Forever Forever" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) - 3:19
  3. "Night of Love" - 3:50
  4. "Searchin'" - 2:54
  5. "Changin' Me" - 3:10
Side two
  1. "Where Do I Go" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Andy Gibb) - 3:53
  2. "Two People" - 4:07
  3. "Jealousy" - 3:58
  4. "Songbird" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Blue Weaver) - 4:40


The Boneroo Horns on "Jealousy"
  • Whit Sidener
  • Ken Faulk
  • Jeff Kievett
  • Don Bonsanti
  • Jamis Marshall


  1. ^ Hillier, Bev. "Albums". Smash Hits (July 10–23, 1980): 31.
  2. ^ "Jimmy Ruffin: Sunrise".