Winelight

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Winelight
Winelight.jpg
Studio album by Grover Washington Jr.
Released 1980
Recorded June & July 1980 at Rosebud Recording Studio, New York City, New York
Genre Smooth jazz
Length 39:01
Label Elektra
Producer Grover Washington Jr., Ralph MacDonald
Grover Washington Jr. chronology
Skylarkin'
(1980)
Winelight
(1980)
Come Morning
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
SputnikMusic 5/5 stars
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[2]

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[3] 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).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Winelight" (William Eaton) – 7:32
  2. "Let It Flow (For "Dr. J")" (Grover Washington Jr.) – 5:52
  3. "In the Name of Love" (William Salter, Ralph MacDonald) – 5:26
  4. "Take Me There" (Washington) – 6:16
  5. "Just the Two of Us" (Bill Withers, William Salter, Ralph MacDonald) – 7:23
  6. "Make Me a Memory (Sad Samba)" (Washington) – 6:32

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1980-81) Peak
position
US Billboard Pop Albums[4] 5
US Billboard Top Jazz Albums[4] 1
US Billboard Top Soul Albums[4] 2

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[5]
US
Pop
US
R&B
US
AC
1981 "Just the Two of Us" 2 3 2

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. Grover Washington Jr.: Winelight > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 203. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Elsworth, Catherine (10 August 2006). "Still a lovely day". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "Grover Washington Jr. US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  5. ^ "Grover Washington Jr. US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-26.