I Touched a Dream/Whatever Turns You On

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
I Touched a Dream/Whatever Turns You On reissues two Dells LPs from 1980 and 1981, respectively, together on one CD. I Touched a Dream was the last great Dells album, and one of 1980's big surprises. The Dells were on another new label, working with Carl Davis and Eugene Record also of the Chi-Lites. The pair simply restored the Dells' strengths; each production made sure Marvin Jr.'s roaring leads and Johnny Carter's wavery falsetto were at the forefront. They also got a superb ballad in the title track, a good message song in "It's All About the Paper," and other fine cuts. Whatever Turns You On featured less consistent material, but was ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
I Touched a Dream/Whatever Turns You On reissues two Dells LPs from 1980 and 1981, respectively, together on one CD. I Touched a Dream was the last great Dells album, and one of 1980's big surprises. The Dells were on another new label, working with Carl Davis and Eugene Record also of the Chi-Lites. The pair simply restored the Dells' strengths; each production made sure Marvin Jr.'s roaring leads and Johnny Carter's wavery falsetto were at the forefront. They also got a superb ballad in the title track, a good message song in "It's All About the Paper," and other fine cuts. Whatever Turns You On featured less consistent material, but was still a workmanlike effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/10/1998
  • Label: Southbound Records
  • UPC: 029667711821
  • Catalog Number: 118
  • Sales rank: 90,134

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Dells Primary Artist
Michael Harris Trumpet
Paul Serrano Trumpet
Cy Touff Trombone, Bass Trumpet
Eugene Record Synthesizer, Percussion
Verne Allison Tenor (Vocal)
John Avant Trombone
Sol Bobrov Violin
Alexander Balanescu Violin
Chuck Barksdale Bass
Edmund Bauer Violin
Elmer Brown Trumpet, Flugelhorn
John E. Carter Vocals
Rodney Clark Trombone
Dale Clevenger French Horn
Ralph Craig Trombone
Clifford Davis Tenor Saxophone
Rahmlee Michael Davis Trumpet
Morris Ellis Trombone
Richard Ferrin Viola
Henri Ford Tenor Saxophone
Ron Friedman Trumpet
Johnny Frigo Violin
Terry Fryer Synthesizer
Steven Galloway Trombone
Adrian Gola Violin
Otis Gould Percussion, Conga
Brian Grice Drums
Barbara Haffner Cello
Keith Henderson Guitar
Paul Howard Trumpet
Arthur Hoyle Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Morris Jennings Drums
Kevin Jordan Trumpet
Marvin Junior Tenor (Vocal)
Peter LaBella Violin
Danny Leake Guitar
Elaine Mack Cello
Samuel Magad Violin
Orville McFarland Trombone
Michael McGill Baritone (Vocal)
Phyllis McKenny Violin
Mike Meyers Trombone
Roger Moulton Viola
Don Myrick Alto Saxophone
George Palermo Violin
Thomas Palmer Bass
George Patterson Alto Saxophone
Bernard Reed Bass
Paul Richmond Bass
Arnie Roth Violin
Jerry Sabransky Violin
Sonny Sanders Percussion, Conductor
Louis Satterfield Trombone
Steele Seals Tenor Saxophone
Theodore Silavin Violin
Steele Guitar, Ron
Murray Watson Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Edward Green Violin
Everett Mirsky Violin
Arthur Ahlman Viola
Karen Nelson Violin
Bobby Lewis Trumpet
Rami Solomonow Viola
Philip Hilson Violin
Ellen Panitch Violin
Bobby Robinson Guitar
Ron Scott Piano, Keyboards
Gilda Baraston Cello
Helen Blazie Violin
Fleton L. Crews Guitar
Marvin Davis Trumpet
Sue DeVale-Carter Harp
David K. Edge Violin
Cornelius Hall Guitar
Naomi Hildner Viola
Mariou Johnson Violin
Mariel B. Lewy Viola
Deborah Miller Violin
Theodis Rodgers Synthesizer
Janette L. Simmons Viola
Roland P. Urbanick Violin
Thomas C. Washington Synthesizer, Percussion, Conductor, Keyboards
Elliott Golub Violin
Technical Credits
The Dells Liner Notes, Vocal Arrangements
Eugene Record Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Bill Bradley Engineer
Stan "Be Bop" Martin Art Direction
Sonny Sanders Arranger, Musical Director
Tim Bryant Art Direction
Stan Watts Illustrations
Gribbitt! Art Direction
Thomas C. Washington Arranger
Carl Davis Composer, Producer
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