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Choosing You

Choosing You

by Lenny Williams
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/02/2005
Label:
P-Vine Japan
UPC:
4995879072639
catalogNumber:
7263

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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   Bass
Stephen "Doc" Kupka   Baritone Saxophone
Neil Larsen   Keyboards
Frederick Lewis   Percussion
Paul Mabry   Drums
Ray Parker   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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