|Studio album by Grover Washington, Jr.|
|Recorded||June & July 1980 at Rosebud Recording Studio, New York City, New York|
|Producer||Grover Washington, Jr., Ralph MacDonald|
|Grover Washington, Jr. chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
Winelight is a 1980 album by jazz musician Grover Washington, Jr. It received the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1982. The album was released by Elektra Records. It includes the Grammy Award-winning hit "Just the Two of Us" sung by Bill Withers. The track "In the Name of Love" from the album was also released in rearranged form, without Washington's saxophone track, under the name of Ralph MacDonald and Bill Withers (on vocals).
- "Winelight" (William Eaton) - 7:32
- "Let It Flow (For "Dr. J")" (Grover Washington, Jr.) - 5:52
- "In the Name of Love" (William Salter/Ralph MacDonald) - 5:26
- "Take Me There" (Washington) - 6:16
- "Just the Two of Us" (Bill Withers/Salter/MacDonald) - 7:23
- "Make Me a Memory (Sad Samba)" (Washington) - 6:32
- Grover Washington, Jr. - Alto, Soprano, Tenor, & Baritone Saxophones
- Ralph MacDonald - Congas, Percussion, Electronic Drums
- Marcus Miller - Bass
- Steve Gadd - Drums
- Eric Gale - Guitar
- Paul Griffin - Clavinet, Electric Piano
- Raymond Chew - Clavinet
- Richard Tee - Electric Piano
- Robert Greenidge - Steel Drums
- Ed Walsh, Bill Eaton - Synthesizer
- Bill Withers - vocals on "Just the Two of Us"
- Grover Washington, Jr.., Ralph MacDonald - producers
- Ted Jensen - mastering engineer
|US Billboard Pop Albums||5|
|US Billboard Top Jazz Albums||1|
|US Billboard Top Soul Albums||2|
|1981||"Just the Two of Us"||2||3||2|
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