Don Blackman ‎– Don Blackman

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A1 Yabba Dabba Doo
Backing Vocals – Brian Porter (4), Desire "Deezie" White*, Lloyd Foster, Sheri "Ayo" Snyder*, Steve "City" Horton*, Wallace JeffersonBacking Vocals ["the Crew"] – Carrie "Froggie" Spiller*, Cheryl Page, Genene Armstead, Michelle "Mitch" Mosley*Backing Vocals [The Palmer Brothers] – Artie Palmer*, Jon Palmer (3), Melvin PalmerBass [Line], Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Kevin GradyLead Guitar, Soloist – Eddie "EPM" Martinez*Lead Vocals – Don "Minister Of Funk" Blackman*Percussion – 'Crusher' BennettWritten-By, Arranged By – Don Blackman
5:16
A2 Heart's Desire
Arranged By [Strings] – Dave GrusinBacking Vocals – Desire "Deezie" White*Bass – Barry "Sonjohn" Johnson*Lead Vocals – Don "Minister Of Funk" Blackman*Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Sheri "Ayo" Snyder*Percussion – 'Crusher' BennettWritten-By, Arranged By – Don Blackman
4:30
A3 Holding You, Loving You
Arranged By [Strings] – Dave GrusinBass – Barry "Sonjohn" Johnson*Vocals – Don "Minister Of Funk" Blackman*Written-By, Arranged By – Don Blackman
4:10
A4 Deaf Hook-Up Connection
Arranged By [Horns] – Dave GrusinBacking Vocals – Desire "Deezie" White*, Sheri "Ayo" Snyder*, Steve "City" Horton*Backing Vocals ["the Little People"] – Desmond Dawkins, George "Kenyatta" Snyder*, Jermaine "Boo" Lloyd Blackman*, Tashumbi "Shumbi" White*Bass, Backing Vocals – Barry "Sonjohn" Johnson*Lead Guitar, Soloist – Eddie "EPM" Martinez*Lead Vocals – Don "Minister Of Funk" Blackman*Written-By, Arranged By – Don Blackman
4:03
B1 You Ain't Hip
Backing Vocals – Poogie Bell*, Donna Weeks, Jeanie Gray, Ronald Miller*, Sheri "Ayo" Snyder*Bass, Backing Vocals – Barry "Sonjohn" Johnson*Lead Vocals – Don "Minister Of Funk" Blackman*Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Desire "Deezie" White*Written-By – Desire WhiteWritten-By, Arranged By – Don Blackman
3:01
B2 Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
Arranged By – Don BlackmanBacking Vocals – Sheri "Ayo" Snyder*Bass – Barry "Sonjohn" Johnson*Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Desire "Deezie" White*Written-By – Steven MossWritten-By, Arranged By – Weldon Irvine
3:38
B3 Since You Been Away So Long
Arranged By [Strings] – Dave GrusinBacking Vocals – Desire "Deezie" White*, Sheri "Ayo" Snyder*Bass – Barry "Sonjohn" Johnson*Lead Vocals – Don "Minister Of Funk" Blackman*Written-By, Arranged By – Don Blackman
5:11
B4 Never Miss A Thing
Arranged By [Horns] – Dave GrusinBacking Vocals – Desire "Deezie" White*Bass – Barry "Sonjohn" Johnson*Guitar, Soloist – Steve "City" Horton*Lead Vocals – Don "Minister Of Funk" Blackman*Scat [Lead], Backing Vocals – Sheri "Ayo" Snyder*Written-By, Arranged By [Music, Horns] – Don Blackman
3:50

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Recorded - A&R Studios, NYC
Mastering: Sterling Sound
© 1982 Roaring Fork Music/Black-Man Publishing Company (BMI)
except "Let You Conscience Be Your Guide" © 1982 Nodlew Music (BMI)
©℗1982 Arista Records, Inc. 6 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.
Printed In U.S.A.

Special Thanks to God, for without Him, this album would not have been possible.
Second: To my mother, for countless hours of patience and understanding,
and her prayers. There's no woman like her in the world! Mom, i love you.
Third: To the group I call "The Family Tradition," because we are family,
and without their musicianship and love, this record would probably be a drag.
Fourth: To my sister Carol, for love and use of her piano.
Fifth: Many thanks to Lenny White for three years of intricacy in "Twennynine."
Sixth: To Mr. Bernard Wright (who) is my little brother; many many thanks for
allowing myself and The Family Tradition our input on your first album.
Seventh: To Weldon Irvine, my friend and man of truth.
Eighth: To all the kats and kittens of Jamaica, Queens.
Ninth: To Larry and Dave, for allowing me to surface two personalities that they're never seen before.
Tenth: To Ollie "Necam 7" Cotton, for hours of endless laughing, fun, patience, and workmanship;
and to Laura, Lisa, Milton, Jackie, Chaz, Willie, Edie, Donald, and Robert, and all the other kats at A&R Studios.
Eleventh: To the GRP people: Linda, for her hugs and kisses and friendly voice on the phone,
and my man Peter, for his karate sparring matches, laugh, and wolf tickets.
Twelfth: To "The Crew" ⎯ Cheryl, Michelle, Genene; Denise, for knocking at my door at 2:30 AM
and turning my house into The Comedy Store (I love you for it and don't stop).
Last, but not least: to Miss Louisa James, who has been on the scene when there was no one to turn to. Thank you for love, patience, and understanding.

I dedicate this album to my mother, my son, my Aunt Dorothy, and my Uncle Benny (who bought me my first Farfisa organ).

⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯

Desire "Deezie" White - "Working with Blackman (Brother), The Crew, the A&R people, and FT inspired me."

Sheri "Ayo" Snyder - "To my family, loved ones, and God-love ya."

Barry "Sonjohn" Johnson - Understand cause and effect, practice self-control, use imagination, and success will come."

Steve "City" Horton - "May freedom ring in your world of fantasy and reality."

Eddie "EPM" Martinez - "Er, um, oh sit! Huh? Yeah, certainly. Thanks, Don."

Dennis "Washington" Chambers - "Hit me, it's happenin' for real!"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1: Run-out, Stamped, Hand Etched): GOD IS LOVE ↔ GRP-5509 SA T2 ↔ L 36673
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2: Run-out, Stamped, Hand Etched): GRP-5509 SB T1 ↔ L-36673X
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1: Printed On Label, Under Catalog#): (GRP 5509 SA)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2: Printed On Label, Under Catalog#): (GRP 5509 SB)
  • Barcode: 7822-15509-1
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GRP 5509 Don Blackman Don Blackman(LP, Album) GRP GRP 5509 US 1982 Sell This Version
412 582 Don Blackman Don Blackman(Cass, Album, RE) Arista 412 582 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
ARISTA 5509 Don Blackman Don Blackman(LP, Album, RE) Arista ARISTA 5509 US Unknown Sell This Version
PCD-1306 Don Blackman Don Blackman(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records, Arista PCD-1306 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
212 582 Don Blackman Don Blackman(LP, Album) Arista 212 582 Germany 1991 Sell This Version

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UKAPC

UKAPC

May 17, 2018
Please can someone who knows the facts about this album. As I have been told all the first pressings of this album should have Sterling God Is Love etched on matrix and have HI etched on it. Well I have two Promo copies both have TA etched on the matrix. But both have Sterling God Is Love etched on. But Discogs state Sterling isn't on the second pressing which is confusing me.
djprone

djprone

July 29, 2013
I bought mine from a guy I used to do London record fairs with in the early 90s for £20. He acquired a huge stack of these off a dealer from LA. We were never sure but suspect they could of been bootlegs but very well done none the less (if thats the case). My copy loses one channel of audio towards the end of Holding You Loving You but other than that the quality is fantastic. I don't know if any one else can shine any light on this.