You're the One for Me

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Some of the most memorable and fresh-sounding R&B of the early to mid-'80s came from D Train, a group that had one foot in soul music and the other in urban contemporary. Blessed with a big, booming voice, lead vocalist James "D-Train" Williams was, in many respects, the epitome of the classic soul belter. Williams, like so many of the great soulsters of the 1960s and 1970s, brought a strong gospel influence to secular lyrics and wasn't afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve. But in terms of production, Williams' partner, Hubert Eaves III, was very urban contemporary. When Eaves produced the duo's self-titled debut album in 1981 and 1982, he made sure that his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Some of the most memorable and fresh-sounding R&B of the early to mid-'80s came from D Train, a group that had one foot in soul music and the other in urban contemporary. Blessed with a big, booming voice, lead vocalist James "D-Train" Williams was, in many respects, the epitome of the classic soul belter. Williams, like so many of the great soulsters of the 1960s and 1970s, brought a strong gospel influence to secular lyrics and wasn't afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve. But in terms of production, Williams' partner, Hubert Eaves III, was very urban contemporary. When Eaves produced the duo's self-titled debut album in 1981 and 1982, he made sure that his distinctive keyboards were quite prominent. Horns and strings are employed, but keyboards are really the main instrument on funk gems like "You're the One for Me" a major hit, "Keep on," and "Love Vibration." And keyboards are equally important on the ballads, which include the Philadelphia soul-influenced "Lucky Day" and an inspired remake of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David favorite "Walk on By" which had previously been recorded by Isaac Hayes, Dionne Warwick, and Gloria Gaynor. Many 1970s funk bands thought of horn sections as part of the main course and keyboards as a mere side dish -- on this superb LP, it's just the opposite. Not that Eaves was alone in pushing R&B in a more keyboards-minded direction; anyone who listened to urban radio in 1982 realized that R&B producers in general were using more and more keyboards and synthesizers. From Eaves' attractive production to Williams' inspired singing and the duo's first-rate songwriting, D Train is a stunning debut all around.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/1992
  • Label: Unidisc Records
  • UPC: 068381705921
  • Catalog Number: 7059
  • Sales rank: 279,175

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You're the One for Me (5:11)
  2. 2 Walk on By (5:27)
  3. 3 Tryin' to Get Over (5:24)
  4. 4 Lucky Day (5:00)
  5. 5 "D" Train Theme (5:15)
  6. 6 Keep On (6:43)
  7. 7 Love Vibrations (5:17)
  8. 8 You're the One for Me (Reprise) (3:47)
  9. 9 Walk on By (6:11)
  10. 10 "D" Train Theme (7:21)
  11. 11 Keep On (8:36)
  12. 12 You're the One for Me (5:55)
  13. 13 Keep On (4:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Syndicate Of L.A.W. Primary Artist
Hubert Eaves III Percussion, Keyboards
Kamau Adilifu Trumpet
Seymour Barab Cello
Julien Barber Viola
Seymour Berman Viola
Gene Bianco Harp
Butch Campbell Guitar
James "D-Train" Williams Vocals, Background Vocals
Max Ellen Strings
Earl Gardner Trumpet
Paul Gershman Strings
Eugene Ghee Saxophone
Regis Iandiorio Strings
Theodore Israel Viola
Howard King Drums
Steve Kroon Percussion
Jesse Levy Cello
Guy Lumia Concert Master
Ed Tree Moore Guitar
William Spaceman Paterson Guitar
Billy Patterson Guitar
Marilyn Wright Strings
Harry Zaratzian Viola
Janice Robinson Trombone
Frank Williams Trumpet
Technical Credits
James Williams Vocal Arrangements
Hubert Eaves III Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, keyboard arrangements
Sinclair Acey Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Gene Bianco String Contractor
James "D-Train" Williams Vocal Arrangements
Pete Diorio Engineer
Jay Mark Engineer
Johnny Potoker Engineer
Herb Powers Mastering
Ben Wisch Engineer
Lisa Fisher Vocal Arrangements
Trudy Schlachter Art Direction
Fredericka Contributor
Neil Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Quintessential R&B

    For those whose consider themselves collectors and/or afficianados of 80s soul, funk, and R&B, this collection of heartfelt musical renderings is a must have. From "must dance" riffs and hooks, to slow jam favorites, I guarantee that this one has at least two songs that will make your personal instant classic list. I've been looking to replace my cassette of this for over 7 years. Don't hesitate. Buy it and enjoy funk at its' full throated best.

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