Now Is the Time/Close Company

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All Music Guide - Campbell
This reissue from Expansion features a pair of LPs by Lou Rawls: Now Is the Time and Close Company, originally issued on Epic in 1982 and 1984. Highlights among the 19 tracks include "All Time Lover," "When We Were Young," and "Ready or Not." Casual listeners should pick up The Very Best of Lou Rawls: You'll Never Find Another on Capitol before delving into these recordings.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
This reissue from Expansion features a pair of LPs by Lou Rawls: Now Is the Time and Close Company, originally issued on Epic in 1982 and 1984. Highlights among the 19 tracks include "All Time Lover," "When We Were Young," and "Ready or Not." Casual listeners should pick up The Very Best of Lou Rawls: You'll Never Find Another on Capitol before delving into these recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/2010
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5019421600626
  • Catalog Number: 898133
  • Sales rank: 105,973

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lou Rawls Primary Artist
Shirley Jones Background Vocals
The Jones Girls Background Vocals
Luther Vandross Background Vocals
Bernie Worrell Synthesizer
Bill Meyers Synthesizer
Keith LeBlanc Drums
Bunny Sigler Keyboards, Background Vocals
Dexter Wansel Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals, fairlight, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass
Tawatha Background Vocals
Reggie Lucas Guitar
Bob Babbitt Bass, Piccolo Bass
Michael Beard Drums, Synthesizer Drums
Thom Bell Keyboards, Background Vocals
Carla Benson Background Vocals
Evette Benton Background Vocals
Cynthia Biggs Vocals, Background Vocals, Wind Chimes
Robbie Buchanan Synthesizer
Charles Collins Drums
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Mark Dauberman Marimbas
Don Renaldo Strings, Horn
Bobby Eli Guitar
Joe Fusco Guitar, Soloist
Leonard "Doc" Gibbs Percussion
Dennis Harris Guitar
Barbara Ingram Background Vocals
Josie James Background Vocals
Joseph B. Jefferson Background Vocals
Valorie Jones Background Vocals
Howard King Drums
James Mtume Keyboards
Skip McDonald Guitar
Marti McCall Background Vocals
Ullanda McCullough Background Vocals
Marcus Miller Bass
Leslie Ming Drums
Bill Neale Guitar
Clifford Rudd Drums
Sass Background Vocals
James Herb Smith Guitar
Lester Snell Keyboards
Beloyd Taylor Background Vocals
Wanda Vaughn Background Vocals
Ed Walsh Synthesizer
Larry Washington Percussion
Harry Whitaker Keyboards
Brenda White Background Vocals
David Williams Guitar
Doug Wimbish Bass
Ed Shea Percussion
Edward Moore Guitar
Darryl Brown Percussion, Drums
Marilyn Ashford Background Vocals
James Williams Bass
Phil Hurt Background Vocals
Steve Green Bass
Brenda Jones Background Vocals
Donald OConner Synthesizer
Tanya Boyd Vocals, Background Vocals
Daniel DeSouza Synthesizer
Michael Robinson Background Vocals
Charlene Jones Background Vocals
Judi Jones Vocals, Background Vocals
Hubert Eaves Keyboards
Bobby Malach Saxophone, Soloist
Jean Albert Renaud Percussion
Basil Fearington Bass
Roy R. Smith Guitar, Soloist
Rodney Burton Bass
Marc Rubin Guitar
Technical Credits
Deniece Williams Composer
Dunn Pearson Jr. Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Bunny Sigler Composer, Producer
Dexter Wansel Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Reggie Lucas Arranger, Composer, Producer
Thom Bell Arranger, Composer, Producer
Cynthia Biggs Composer, Producer
Rodney Brown Composer
Jorge Calandrelli Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
James Dougherty Engineer
Jack Faith Arranger
John Faith Arranger, Producer
Jim Gallagher Engineer
Norman Harris Arranger
Howard King Composer
James Mtume Arranger, Composer, Producer
David Porter Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Clifford Rudd Simmons
Sarah Vaughan Vocal Arrangements
Joe Tarsia Remixing
Rod Temperton Composer
Eugene Bianco String Contractor
Carol Davis Composer
Vanessa Vickers Composer
Joe Mele Arranger
Willie Lester Composer
Ralph Tee Liner Notes
Donald OConner Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
E. Moore Composer
Jeffrey Pescetto Composer
Judi Jones Vocal Arrangements
Walter Lee Orange Composer
Jean Albert Renaud Composer
Marie Montroni Album Administrator
Tanya Biggs Vocal Arrangements
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