You and I (O'Bryan album)

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You And I
You and I.jpg
Studio album by O'Bryan
Released March 4, 1983
Recorded 1982–1983 at Larrabee Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 41:05
Label Capitol
Producer O'Bryan
O'Bryan chronology
Doin' Alright
(1982)Doin' Alright1982
You And I
Be My Lover
(1984)Be My Lover1984

You and I is the second studio album by R&B singer O'Bryan.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [1]

The album was named after O'Bryan's cover of the Stevie Wonder ballad. Given a more contemporary twist, the title track was the second single (peaking at No. 19 on the Billboard R&B Singles charts) and since has become one of O’Bryan’s signature songs.

The lead single, “I’m Freaky,” was an upbeat, synth-funk song that peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard R&B Singles charts. Album tracks also receiving notice and airplay were the romantic “Together Always;” the fluid instrumental “Soft Touch;” and the energetic “Soul Train’s A Comin,’” which became the theme song for the television dance show "Soul Train" from 1983 to 1987. The album peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

1."I'm Freaky"O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius5:17
2."Dazzlin' Lady"O'Bryan Burnette II4:37
3."I'm In Love Again"O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius4:53
4."Together Always"O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius5:58
5."You And I"Stevie Wonder5:28
6."Shake"O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius4:50
7."Soft Touch"O'Bryan Burnette II4:46
8."Soul Train's A' Comin'"O'Bryan Burnette II, Don Cornelius5:51


Year Album Chart positions[2]
1983 You and I 87 13


Year Single Chart positions[3]
1983 "I'm Freaky" 15
"You And I" 19


  • O'Bryan  – lead vocals, background vocals, synthesizers, acoustic piano, multiple other instruments on all tracks
  • Andy Cleaves – trumpet
  • Melvin Davis – bass guitar, piccolo bass, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes piano
  • Karl Denson – alto saxophone
  • Darrell Frias – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Johnny McGhee – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Chuck Morris – drums on "Together Always"
  • Raphael Hardison – background vocals
  • Marvin James – background vocals


External links[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "O'Bryan US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  3. ^ "O'Bryan US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  4. ^ O'Bryan- You and I (vinyl album) back cover. Accessed 4-14-2013.