Choosing You

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Lenny Williams was a product of a pre-MTV era, in which talent and chops counted for more than image in R&B. Although the former Tower of Power singer was considered attractive and could drive women wild -- especially when he was belting out a romantic Tower of Power ballad like "So Very Hard to Go" or "Willing to Learn" -- it was Williams' amazing vocal range that ultimately won over '70s soul audiences. One of the best solo albums that Williams recorded after leaving Tower in 1975 was 1977's Choosing You, a generally excellent LP that was produced by Frank Wilson. Most of the time, this is a very optimistic record -- Williams' optimism is hard to miss on upbeat ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Lenny Williams was a product of a pre-MTV era, in which talent and chops counted for more than image in R&B. Although the former Tower of Power singer was considered attractive and could drive women wild -- especially when he was belting out a romantic Tower of Power ballad like "So Very Hard to Go" or "Willing to Learn" -- it was Williams' amazing vocal range that ultimately won over '70s soul audiences. One of the best solo albums that Williams recorded after leaving Tower in 1975 was 1977's Choosing You, a generally excellent LP that was produced by Frank Wilson. Most of the time, this is a very optimistic record -- Williams' optimism is hard to miss on upbeat offerings like "Shoo Doo Fu Fu Ooh!," "Look Up With Your Mind," and the funky title song which boasts an addictive groove that won't quit. Choosing You isn't a disco album, although its positive outlook reflects the feel-good mentality of the disco era. This isn't to say that the lyrics aren't substantial -- on "Please Don't Tempt Me," for example, Williams portrays a married man who is battling the urge to commit adultery. Regrettably, Choosing You went out of print when ABC folded -- and when the 20th century came to an end, it had yet to be reissued on CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/2005
  • Label: P-Vine Japan
  • EAN: 4995879072639
  • Catalog Number: 7263

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lenny Williams Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Shondu Akiem Percussion
Jack Ashford Percussion
Steve Beckmeier Guitar
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer
Ollie E. Brown Drums
Emilio Castillo Tenor Saxophone
Kenneth Russell Chavis Guitar
Gary Coleman Percussion
Venetta Fields Background Vocals
John Footman Keyboards
John D. Fox Background Vocals
James Gadson Drums
Mic Gillette Trombone, Trumpet
Gerri Grainger Background Vocals
William "Bill" Greene Flute, Soloist
James Jamerson Jr. Bass
Stephen "Doc" Kupka Baritone Saxophone
Neil Larsen Keyboards
Frederick Lewis Percussion
Paul Mabry Drums
Ray Parker Jr. Guitar
Greg Phillinganes Keyboards
Lenny Pickett Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Greg Poree Guitar
Raymond Lee Pounds Drums
Joseph Powell Keyboards
Willie Weeks Bass, Trumpet
J. Frank Wilson Background Vocals
Sonny Burke Keyboards
Greg Adams Trumpet
Nathan Watts Bass
Reginald Burke Keyboards
Frank Beaty Wilson Background Vocals
Sherlie Matthews Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Wade Marcus Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Kevin Beamish Engineer
Charles Veal Arranger
John Footman Composer
William "Bill" Greene Arranger
Bruce Miller Arranger, String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Joseph Powell Composer
J. Frank Wilson Arranger, Engineer
Terri McFadden Composer
Art Posey Composer
Frank Wilson Composer
Greg Adams Arranger
Judy Wieder Composer
Frank Beaty Wilson rhythm arrangement
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