Friday, June 11, 2021

James Brown - Gravity (1986)

James Brown - Gravity (1986)

Tracklist front / back album covers

James Brown - Gravity

1. "Gravity"   5:58

2. "Let's Get Personal"   4:29

3. "How Do You Stop"   4:49

4. "Turn Me Loose, I'm Dr. Feelgood"   3:09

5. "Living in America"   5:57

6. "Goliath"   6:14

7. "Repeat the Beat (Faith)"   4:20

8. "Return to Me"   4:39

James Band Members / Musicians

James Brown - all main vocals, organ solo on track 8

Steve Winwood - synthesizers (listed in liner notes as "lead & backing synthesizer") on track 3

Dan Hartman - guitars, keyboards, programming, backing vocals, Fairlight programming (listed as "Eddie Fairlight III"), all instruments except drums & horns on track 7 "Repeat the Beat (Faith)"

Stevie Ray Vaughan - guitars on track 5

T. M. Stevens - bass (on all tracks except 7), backing vocals

Ray Marchica, Art Wood, George Recile - drums, percussion

Trazi Williams - congas

The Uptown Horns (Arno Hecht, Bob Funk, Crispin Cioe, "Hollywood" Paul Litteral) - all brass instruments

Maceo Parker - alto saxophone

Alison Moyet - ad-libs/vocal trade-offs, backing vocals

Charlie Midnight, Gail Boggs - backing vocals

Chris Lord-Alge - mixing

Bonnie Schiffman - cover photography

Gravity is the 53rd studio album by American musician James Brown. The album was released on September 15, 1986, by Scotti Bros. Records. It was largely written and produced by Dan Hartman and Charlie Midnight, the authors of the album's previously released hit single "Living in America", which had reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was prominently featured in the film Rocky IV. It was Brown's first album for the Scotti Brothers record label.

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