Never Gonna Let You Go

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When "Turn the Beat Around" became a major hit in 1976, many of the people who heard that disco-soul classic on the radio bought the single and skipped Vicki Sue Robinson's debut album, Never Gonna Let You Go. But those who did hear the rest of the LP found that most of the other tracks were decent, if unremarkable. Club DJs, unlike radio DJs, didn't play "Turn the Beat Around" exclusively -- some of them found "We Can Do Almost Anything" useful and the exuberant, sunny title track which is arguably the second best song on the album enjoyed a lot of club exposure. But much of the LP isn't aimed at the dance floor; "When You're Lovin' Me," "Lack of Respect," and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When "Turn the Beat Around" became a major hit in 1976, many of the people who heard that disco-soul classic on the radio bought the single and skipped Vicki Sue Robinson's debut album, Never Gonna Let You Go. But those who did hear the rest of the LP found that most of the other tracks were decent, if unremarkable. Club DJs, unlike radio DJs, didn't play "Turn the Beat Around" exclusively -- some of them found "We Can Do Almost Anything" useful and the exuberant, sunny title track which is arguably the second best song on the album enjoyed a lot of club exposure. But much of the LP isn't aimed at the dance floor; "When You're Lovin' Me," "Lack of Respect," and "Wonderland of Love" are competent Northern soul items with a strong Philadelphia influence. At times Never Gonna Let You Go sounds like it might have been recorded at Philly's Sigma Sound Studios, but in fact, the album was recorded entirely in New York. Never Gonna Let You Go is uneven, but its plusses exceed its minuses -- and despite its flaws, it indicated that Robinson had a great deal of potential.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2010
  • Label: Gold Legion
  • UPC: 670945621327
  • Catalog Number: 562132

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vicki Sue Robinson Primary Artist, Background Vocals
George Young Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Wayne Andre Trombone
Burt Collins Trumpet
George Devens Conga
Dick Frank Guitar
Bhen Lanzaroni Keyboards
Roy Markowitz Drums
Alan Raph Trombone
Bob Rose Guitar
Satyavan Joe Shepley Trumpet
Tony Studd Trombone
Carlos Martin Conga
Jim Young Drums
Joe Shepley Trumpet
Elliot Randall Guitar
Tom Malone Trombone
Art Kaplan Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Stuart Woods Bass
Technical Credits
Vicki Sue Robinson Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Gerald Jackson Composer
Bill House Composer
Pete Jackson Composer
Bhen Lanzaroni Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Joaquin J. Lopes Engineer
Warren Schatz Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Bill Seidman Composer
Mark Barken Composer
Lawrence Smith Composer
Rick Chambers Composer
George Andrews Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Craig DeCamps Art Direction
Dodie Pettit Composer
Christian John Wikane Liner Notes
A. Kenneth Berstein Composer
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