Sharon Redd

Sharon Redd

by Sharon Redd

CD(Canadian Import)

Overview

Sharon Redd was one of the more visible members of the Prelude family during the early '80s, releasing singles and albums with regularity through 1983. Her self-titled debut balances post-disco club music with the extension of '70s soul that many referred to as urban during the '80s. The two lead cuts on the album, "You Got My Love" and "Can You Handle It," are easily the highlights -- a 12" featuring both songs hit number five on Billboard's club play chart. A young DJ and Prelude employee by the name of François Kevorkian leant his editing and mixing talents to those two songs (arguably the two greatest moments of Redd's career) and helped propel them to their high-chart placement. Redd proves that she's more than competent with ballads on "Leaving You Is Easier Said Than Done" and "You Stayed on My Mind," but it's on the two key tracks and the equally upbeat "Try My Love on for Size" (a surprising non-hit) where she truly shines. The consistency of this album is one major reason why her Greatest Hits fails to do her justice. [Unidisc's CD issue adds five alternate mixes and radio edits of "Can You Handle It" and "You Got My Love."]

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/1994
Label: Unidisc Records
UPC: 0068381706324
catalogNumber: 7063

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sharon Redd   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bobby Thurston   Background Vocals
Kevin Toney   Synthesizer,Keyboards
James Brown   Bass
Rodney Brown   Guitar
François Kevorkian   Overdubs
Carl Lacey   Percussion
Sass   Background Vocals
Jerry Wilder   Bass
Roland Clark   Background Vocals
Johnson   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Steve Walker   Drums

Technical Credits

Bobby Thurston   Contributor
Rodney Brown   Arranger,Producer
Jay Mark   Engineer
Sass   Contributor
Roland Clark   Contributor
Johnson   Arranger
Willie Lester   Arranger,Producer
Darryl Payne   Producer
Ruth E. Carson   Director,Direction
Clay Robinson   Arranger
Bob Dawson   Engineer

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