Patrice/Pizazz/Posh [Bonus Tracks]

Patrice/Pizazz/Posh [Bonus Tracks]

by Patrice Rushen

In 2013, the U.K.-based Edsel label compiled Patrice Rushen's first three Elektra albums: Patrice (1978), Pizzazz (1979), and Posh (1980). These albums followed the pianist-vocalist's first three albums for Prestige -- the last of which, Shout It Out, pointed toward her full embrace of R&B, including slick…  See more details below


In 2013, the U.K.-based Edsel label compiled Patrice Rushen's first three Elektra albums: Patrice (1978), Pizzazz (1979), and Posh (1980). These albums followed the pianist-vocalist's first three albums for Prestige -- the last of which, Shout It Out, pointed toward her full embrace of R&B, including slick funk, disco, and quiet storm. Ten years prior to this release, the Wounded Bird label reissued the albums individually, but this retailed for a price significantly less than the sum of those discs, and it added a handful of bonus tracks from the contemporaneous singles. Each album has several highlights, including "Music of the Earth," "Hang It Up," "Settle for My Love," "Message in the Music," "Haven't You Heard" (a Top Ten R&B single), and "Never Gonna Give You Up."

Product Details

Release Date:
Edsel Records Uk


Disc 1

  1. Music of the Earth
  2. When I Found You
  3. Changes (In Your Life)
  4. Wishful Thinking
  5. Let's Sing a Song of Love
  6. Hang It Up
  7. Cha-Cha
  8. It's Just a Natural Thing
  9. Didn't You Know?
  10. Play!
  11. Hang It Up
  12. Play
  13. Let the Music Take Me
  14. Keepin' Faith in Love
  15. Settle for My Love
  16. Message in the Music

Disc 2

  1. Haven't You Heard
  2. Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up
  3. Call on Me
  4. Reprise (Message in the Music)
  5. Never Gonna Give You Up (Won't Let You Go)
  6. Don't Blame Me
  7. Loop Up!
  8. I Need Your Love
  9. Time Will Tell
  10. The Dream
  11. The Funk Won't Let You Go
  12. This Is All I Really Know
  13. Look Up!
  14. Never Gonna Give You Up

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patrice Rushen   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Conductor,Drums,Rhythm Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet,Hand Clapping,fender rhodes,Finger Snapping,Synthesizer Bass,Piano (Grand)
Syreeta   Background Vocals
Gerald Albright   Reeds,Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping
Bill Summers   Percussion
Marilyn Baker   Strings
Tony Lewis   Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping
Reggie Andrews   Conductor,Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping
Arnold Belnick   Violin
Harry Bluestone   Strings,Violin
George Bohannon   Trombone
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Denyse Buffum   Viola
Charles Veal   Concert Master
Jeff Clayton   Oboe
Tony Coleman   Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping
Ronald Cooper   Strings
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Rollice Dale   Viola
Assa Drori   Violin
Bonnie Douglas   Violin
James Gadson   Drums
Roy Galloway   Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Harris Goldman   Violin
Endre Granat   Strings,Violin
Bill Green   Clarinet,Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Marlo Henderson   Guitar,Fuzz Guitar
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Selene Hurford   Cello
Kim Hutchcroft   Alto Saxophone
Mark Kovacs   Viola
Connie Kupka   Violin
Abraham Laboriel   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Clay Lawrey   Trombone,Baritone Horn
Robert Lipsett   Strings
Edgar Lustgarten   Cello
Virginia Majewski   Viola
Eric McKain   Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping
McKay   Guitar
Carole Mukogawa   Viola
Don Myrick   Alto Saxophone
Nils Oliver   Strings,Cello
Lindsay Redmond   Hand Clapping
Larry Robinson   Hand Clapping
Henry Roth   Violin
Art Royvale   Strings,Viola
Bob Sanov   Violin
Sheldon Sanov   Violin
Carol Shive   Strings
Harry Shultz   Cello
Paul Shure   Violin
Maurice Spears   Bass Trombone
Stephanie Spruill   Background Vocals
Barbara Thomason   Strings,Viola
Marcia Van Dyke   Violin
Dorothy Wade   Violin
Oren Waters   Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping
Pauline Wilson   Background Vocals
Charles Mims   Piano,Hand Clapping,fender rhodes,Finger Snapping
David Riddles   Bassoon
William Henderson   Strings
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Bass,Hand Clapping
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Ron Cooper   Cello
Larry Williams   Tenor Saxophone
Raymond Kelly   Cello
Chip Orlando   Hand Clapping
Debra Jones   Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping
Jerry Reisler   Strings
Kenneth Yerke   Strings,Violin
Raymond Brown   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jerry Vinci   Concert Master
Ronald Leonard   Cello
Carl La Magna   Strings,Violin
Valerie King   Flute
Sherree Brown   Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping
Maxine Willard   Background Vocals
Isreal Baker   Violin
Charles Veal   Concert Master
Phil Moores   Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping
Frank Foster   Violin
Barbara Nord   Violin
Brauning   Violin
Bill Pegg   Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping
Barry Socker   Violin
Laverne Peterson   Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping
Kevin R. Carter   Hand Clapping
Ulysses Nakayo Dupree   Hand Clapping
Terudo Shoenbrun   Strings
Sunday Seymour   Violin
Robert Sushen   Strings

Technical Credits

Patrice Rushen   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Reggie Andrews   Arranger,Producer
Peter Chaikin   Engineer
Lynn Davis   Vocal Arrangements
Charles Mims   Arranger,Composer,Producer,rhythm arrangement
Tony Rounce   Liner Notes
Norman Seeff   Cover Photo,Sleeve Photo
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Composer,rhythm arrangement
Moshe Brakha   Back Cover Photo
Norm Ung   Art Direction
Ron Coro   Art Direction
Angela Rushen   Composer
Kenneth Yerke   Whistle
Raymond Brown   Horn Conductor
Clarence Bell   Composer
Sherree Brown   Composer
Johnny Lee   Art Direction
Phil Moores   Engineer
Jeffrey Titmus   Engineer

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