La Toya Jackson

La Toya Jackson

by La Toya Jackson



Boosted heavily by the presence of renowned players like Ray Parker, Jr., Patrice Rushen, Stevie Wonder and Emilio Castillo, LaToya Jackson became the fifth family member to record solo with this generally satisfying 1980 LP. She does best with uptempo numbers, with the straightforward romp "If You Feel the Funk" and the peppy "Save Your Love" serving as highlights. "If You Feel the Funk" is a well-chosen opener, with its enticing vocal arrangement, sturdy rhythm patterns and a memorable guitar solo from Parker seeping into the brain instantly; "Save Your Love" picks up the pace a little but is more concentrated melodically. Another primer is "Nighttime Lover," a softly seductive, simultaneously kinetic number produced by brother Michael. Otherwise, there aren't any other equally strong moments, though the snappy "Are You Ready," co-written and also recorded by Billy Ocean, is fairly impressionable. Vocally, Jackson doesn't have a lot of weight, but she has an obvious enthusiasm for the songs that comes through consistently. That factor, along with the strong cast of musicians and some memorable tunes, makes this an overall enjoyable set. The filler material is worth skipping past to soak in the finer moments. ~ Justin M. Kantor

Product Details

Release Date: 07/25/2006
Label: Cherry Pop
UPC: 5013929420120
catalogNumber: 1

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Toya Jackson   Primary Artist,Vocals
Janet Jackson   Hand Clapping
Patrice Rushen   Keyboards
Buddy Collette   Woodwind
Michael Davis   Horn
Bill Champlin   Background Vocals
Harry Bluestone   Concert Master
Kevin Brandon   Bass
Oscar Brashear   Horn
Cheryl Brown   Hand Clapping
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Conga
Ollie E. Brown   Percussion,Drums
Kim Bullard   Synthesizer
Arnell Carmichael   Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Darren Carmichael   Background Vocals
Rick Chudacoff   Bass
Gary Coleman   Vibes
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Lynn Davis   Background Vocals
Larry Farrow   Keyboards
James Gadson   Drums
Mic Gillette   Horn
Danny B. Harvey   Hand Clapping
Marlo Henderson   Guitar
Gary Herbig   Horn
Marva Holcolm   Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Acoustic Guitar
Josie James   Background Vocals
Alan Kaplan   Horn
John Kelson   Horn
Stephen "Doc" Kupka   Horn
Arthur Maebe   Horn
Ollie Mitchell   Horn
Don Myrick   Horn,Soprano Saxophone,Soloist
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Ray Parker   Guitar,Soloist
Lenny Pickett   Horn
Greg Poree   Guitar,spanish guitar,Soloist
Raymond Lee Pounds   Drums
Sylvester Rivers   Keyboards
Louis Satterfield   Horn
Henry Sigismonti   Horn
Maurice Spears   Horn
Deborah Thomas   Background Vocals
Tom Washington   Horn
Stevie Wonder   Harmonica,Soloist
Billy Page   Horn
"Ready" Freddie Washington   Bass
Nathan Watts   Bass
David E. Williams   Guitar
George Bohanon   Horn
Clarence MacDonald   Keyboards
Dorie Pride   Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Janet Jackson   Composer
Billy Ocean   Composer
Toya Jackson   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Gene Page   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Ollie E. Brown   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Remixing,rhythm arrangement
Lynn Davis   Vocal Arrangements
Larry Farrow   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Humberto Gatica   Engineer
Ken Gold   Composer
Clay McMurray   Engineer
Rik Pekkonen   Engineer
Tom Perry   Engineer
Sylvester Rivers   rhythm arrangement
Karen Siegel   Engineer
Bob Heimall   Art Direction
Bob Winard   Engineer
Joseph Jackson   Executive Producer
Greg Perry   Composer
Dorie Pride   Composer

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