Whitney Houston Japan Import

Whitney Houston Japan Import

Whitney Houston Japan Import MUSIC AUDIO CD Self-Titled 1985 Contemporary R&B 


Audio CD 




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Whitney Houston



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Contemporary R&B, R&B

Track Listing

1. You Give Good Love - (featuring Lala/Ray Wooten/Yogi Lee/Ira Siegel/J.T. Lewis/Kashif/Bashiri Johnson)

2. Thinking About You - (featuring Lala/Ray Wooten/Yogi Lee/Ira Siegel/J.T. Lewis/Kashif/Bashiri Johnson)

3. Jr./Steve Rucker/Timothy May/John Robinson) Someone for Me - (featuring David Williams/Ed Greene/Ernie Watts/Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington/Greg Phillinganes/Jermaine Jackson/John Barnes/Nathan East/Paul Jackson

4. Jr./Richard Marx/Robbie Buchanan/Randy Kerber/Debbie Thomas) Saving All My Love for You - (featuring Lou Shelton/Dann Huff/Julia Waters/Maxine Willard Waters/Nathan East/Oren Waters/Paul Jackson

5. Jr./Steve Rucker/Timothy May/John Robinson) Nobody Loves Me Like You Do - (featuring David Williams/Ed Greene/Ernie Watts/Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington/Greg Phillinganes/Jermaine Jackson/John Barnes/Nathan East/Paul Jackson

6. How Will I Know - (featuring Cissy Houston/Corrado Rustici/Premik Russell Tubbs/Narada Michael Walden/Preston Glass/Randy Jackson/Yvonne Lewis)

7. Jr./Richard Marx/Robbie Buchanan/Randy Kerber/Debbie Thomas) All at Once - (featuring Lou Shelton/Dann Huff/Julia Waters/Maxine Willard Waters/Nathan East/Oren Waters/Paul Jackson

8. Jr./Steve Rucker/Timothy May/John Robinson) Take Good Care of My Heart - (featuring David Williams/Ed Greene/Ernie Watts/Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington/Greg Phillinganes/Jermaine Jackson/John Barnes/Nathan East/Paul Jackson

9. Jr./Richard Marx/Robbie Buchanan/Randy Kerber/Debbie Thomas) Greatest Love of All - (featuring Lou Shelton/Dann Huff/Julia Waters/Maxine Willard Waters/Nathan East/Oren Waters/Paul Jackson

10. Jr./Richard Marx/Robbie Buchanan/Randy Kerber/Debbie Thomas) Hold Me - (featuring Lou Shelton/Dann Huff/Julia Waters/Maxine Willard Waters/Nathan East/Oren Waters/Paul Jackson


Playing Time:

47 min.

Contributing Artists:

Bashiri Johnson, David Williams, Nathan East, Jermaine Jackson, Kenny G, Richard Marx, Cissy Houston, Lala, John Barnes, Roy Ayers, John Robinson, Marcus Miller, Steve Rucker, Ernie Watts, Randy Kerber, Randy Jackson, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, Greg Phillinganes, Freddie Washington, Robbie Buchanan, Jr. Paul Jackson, Preston Glass, Ed Greene, Yvonne Lewis, Narada Michael Walden, Kashif, Dann Huff, Ira Siegel, Corrado Rustici, Debbie Thomas, J.T. Lewis, Lou Shelton, Premik Russell Tubbs, Ray Wooten, Yogi Lee, Timothy May


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Album Notes

Personnel includes: Whitney Houston, Cissy Houston (vocals); Michael Gibbs (conductor); Shambbu Neil Vineberg (acoustic guitar); Paul Pesco, Ira Siegel, Dan Huff, Corrado Rustici, Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Kenny G, Vincent Henry (saxophone); Jerry Hey, Marc Russo, Wayne Wallace (horns); Robbie Buchanan (Fender Rhodes piano); Preston Glass (keyboards, string synthesizer, percussion, programming); Kashif, Ralph Schukett, Walter "Baby Love" Afanasieff (keyboards, synthesizer); Randy Jackson (synthesizer, bass); Jack Waldman, Fred Zarr (synthesizer); Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Marcus Miller, Nathan East (bass); Narada Michael Walden, Paul Leim (drums); Greg "Gigi" Gonaway (electronic drums, tambourine); Bashiri Johnson (percussion).Producers include: Narada Michael Walden; Jellybean, Kashif, Michael Masser.Engineers include: Darroll Gustamachio, Michael DeLugg, Dean Burt.Personnel: Whitney Houston (vocals); Cissy Houston, Julia Tillman Waters, Jermaine Jackson, Maxine Willard Waters, Oren Waters, Teddy Pendergrass, Yvonne Lewis (vocals); Dann Huff, David Williams , Ira Siegel, Timothy May (guitar); John Barnes (clarinet); Ernie Watts, Tom Scott (saxophone); Robbie Buchanan, Randy Kerber (keyboards); John "J.R." Robinson , Ed Greene (drums); Bashiri Johnson (percussion).Audio Mixers: Michael Barbiero; Michael O'Reilly; Bill Bottrell; Bill Schnee.Unknown Contributor Roles: Whitney Houston; Roy Wooten; John "J.R." Robinson ; David Williams ; Deborah Thomas; David Williams ; Fred Washington ; Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington ; Mary Canty; Julia Tillman Waters; Michael Mancini; Greg Phillinganes; Ira Siegel; Joe Lala; Kashif; La La; Maxine Willard Waters; Michael Masser; Michael O'Reilly; Paul Jackson, Jr. ; Randy Jackson ; Timothy May ; Yvonne Lewis.Arrangers: Kashif; Narada Michael Walden.As big a hit as it was -- and it was a multi-platinum blockbuster, spinning off several chart-toppers -- it's not easy to think of Whitney Houston's 1985 debut as the dawning of a new era, but it was. Arriving in the thick of MTV, when the slick sounds of yacht-soul were fading, Whitney Houston is the foundation of diva-pop, straddling clean, cheery R&B and big ballads designed with the adult contemporary audience in mind. Houston's background lay in the former -- actually, it was even riskier, encompassing a stint with the experimental Bill Laswell outfit Material -- and her benefactor Clive Davis knew all about selling records to the masses. Appealing as this album is, Davis may never have imagined how Whitney Houston would shift tastes, pushing toward skyscraping ballads where the singer's affectations, not the songs, were paramount -- a move that later led to hollow records, but on Whitney Houston the songs were as important as the immaculate productions. Certainly, the showstopping "Greatest Love of All" provided the blueprint for decades of divas, but it's the only overblown moment here, with the rest of the ballads -- notably "Saving All My Love for You" and "You Give Good Love" -- burning slowly and seductively, but what really impresses some 20-plus years on are the lighter tracks, particularly the breakthrough single "How Will I Know" and the unheralded "Thinking About You," a dance/R&B hit co-written by Kashif that remains one of Whitney's purest pop pleasures. These joyful, rhythmic moments faded away from Houston's later work -- and also rarely surfaced on the records of those who followed her -- but their presence on this debut turns this into a fully rounded record, the rare debut that manages to telegraph every aspect of an artist's career in a mere ten songs

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