Just a Little Love

Just a Little Love

by Reba McEntire
     
 

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At the end of 1983, Reba McEntire completed her contract with Mercury Records and moved to MCA, launching the new affiliation in the late winter of 1984 with the Top Five country single "Just a Little Love," followed by an album of the same name in April. McEntire had signed to Mercury in 1975, and the label had built her up slowly to the point that, in early 1983,

Overview

At the end of 1983, Reba McEntire completed her contract with Mercury Records and moved to MCA, launching the new affiliation in the late winter of 1984 with the Top Five country single "Just a Little Love," followed by an album of the same name in April. McEntire had signed to Mercury in 1975, and the label had built her up slowly to the point that, in early 1983, she scored back-to-back number one singles with "Can't Even Get the Blues" and "You're the First Time I've Thought About Leaving." Her decision to move on might be vindicated later, but Just a Little Love was not an auspicious beginning with the new company. McEntire seemed, at least on the evidence of the single, to be moving in more of a contemporary country direction, an impression confirmed by the follow-up single, "He Broke Your Memory Last Night," which reached the Top 20. On the LP, she displayed her versatility, ranging stylistically from the tropical feel of "I'm Gettin' over You" and the pop
ock sound of "Every Second Someone Breaks a Heart" to the Western swing of "Congratulations" and the Bakersfield arrangement for "Silver Eagle." She was a distinctive enough vocalist, with her Oklahoma accent, good intonation, and the restrained throb in her throat, to achieve a good performance no matter what the context, but she still came off like a developing artist rather than an established one in the sense that she seemed to be dabbling instead of defining the material. Just a Little Love was not a disappointment as compared with her Mercury output, but neither was it the big step that might be expected from a new association.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Mca Special Products
UPC:
0076743108129
catalogNumber:
31081

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Reba McEntire   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Gary Prim   Keyboards
A-Strings   Strings
Chip Young   Rhythm Guitar
Shane Keister   Synthesizer
David Hungate   Bass
Jerry Kroon   Drums
Terry McMillan   Harmonica
Farrell Morris   Percussion
Weldon Myrick   Steel Guitar
Brent Rowan   Guitar
Billy Sanford   Guitar
James Stroud   Drums
Bob Wray   Bass
Larrie Londin   Drums
David Briggs   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Bill Harris   Engineer
Steve Davis   Composer
Bergen White   String Arrangements
Norro Wilson   Producer
Simon Levy   Art Direction
Bill Harris   Engineer
Patti Stephens   Composer

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