Eddie Kendricks ‎– The Thin Man: The Motown Solo Albums, Vol. 2

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Hip-O Select ‎– B0007397-02, Motown ‎– B0007397-02, Tamla ‎– B0007397-02
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Boogie Down!
1-1 The Thin Man
Written By – Frank Wilson, Leonard Caston, Anita PoreeWritten-By – Anita Poree, Frank Wilson, Leonard Caston
1-2 Tell Her Love Has Felt The Need
Written By – Kathy Wakefield, Leonard CastonWritten-By – Kathy Wakefield, Leonard Caston
1-3 Son Of Sagittarius
Written By – Frank Wilson, Leonard Caston, Anita PoreeWritten-By – Anita Poree, Frank Wilson, Leonard Caston
1-4 Boogie Down
Arranged By – David Van DePitte, Leonard CastonWritten By – Frank Wilson, Leonard Caston, Anita PoreeWritten-By – Anita Poree, Frank Wilson, Leonard Caston
1-5 Hooked On Your Love
Written By – Frank Wilson, Terri McFaddin, Don DanielsWritten-By – Don Daniels, Frank Wilson, Terri McFaddin
1-6 Honey Brown
Saxophone [Solo] – Wilton FelderWritten By – Frank Wilson, Terri McFaddin, Don DanielsWritten-By – Don Daniels, Frank Wilson, Terri McFaddin
1-7 You Are The Melody Of My Life
Written-By – Don Daniels, Terri McFaddin
1-8 Trust Your Heart
Written-By – Frank Wilson, Leonard Caston, Terri McFaddin
1-9 Girl Of My Dreams
Written By – Leonard Caston, Kathy WakefieldWritten-By – Kathy Wakefield, Leonard Caston
1-10 Loving You The Second Time Around
Written-By – Frank Wilson, Leonard Caston, Pam Sawyer
The Hit Man
1-11 If Anyone Can
Arranged By – Leonard Caston, Phil WrightWritten By – Leonard Caston, Kathy WakefieldWritten-By – Kathy Wakefield, Leonard Caston
1-12 Happy
Arranged By – James Carmichael*, Leonard CastonWritten By – Leonard Caston, Kathy WakefieldWritten-By – Kathy Wakefield, Leonard Caston
1-13 Get The Cream Off The Top
Arranged By – James Carmichael*Producer – Brian HollandWritten By – Edward Holland Jr., Brian HollandWritten-By – Brian Holland, Edward Holland Jr.*
1-14 Body Talk
Arranged By – Sanford Shire, Wade MarcusWritten-By – Frank Wilson, Kathy Wakefield
1-15 Fortune Teller
Arranged By – James Carmichael*, Sanford ShireWritten-By – Barrett Strong
1-16 Skippin' Work Today
Arranged By – Sanford Shire, Wade MarcusWritten-By – J. Christopher Fox
1-17 You Loved Me Then
Arranged By – Leonard Caston, Phil WrightWritten By – Leonard Caston, Kathy WakefieldWritten-By – Kathy Wakefield, Leonard Caston
1-18 I've Got To Be
Arranged By – Leonard Caston, Phil WrightWritten By – Leonard Caston, Kathy WakefieldWritten-By – Kathy Wakefield, Leonard Caston
He's A Friend
2-1 He's A Friend
Arranged By – Norman HarrisWritten-By – Allan Felder, Bruce Gray, T.G. Conway
2-2 A Part Of Me
Arranged By – Vince Montana*Written-By – Allan Felder, Norman Harris, Ron Tyson
2-3 I Won't Take No
Arranged By – Norman HarrisWritten-By – Allan Felder, Norman Harris, Ron Tyson
2-4 Never Gonna Leave You
Arranged By – Norman HarrisWritten-By – Allan Felder, Bruce Gray, T.G. Conway
2-5 Get It While It's Hot
Arranged By – T.G. ConwayWritten-By – Michael Holden*, Theodore Life
2-6 Chains
Arranged By – T.G. ConwayWritten By – Allan Felder, Norman Harris, Walter Sigler, Ron TysonWritten-By – Allan Felder, Walter Sigler*, Norman Harris, Ron Tyson
2-7 The Sweeter You Treat Her
Arranged By – Norman HarrisWritten By – Victor Drayton, Buddy Turner, Jerry Akines, Johnny BellmonWritten-By – Buddy Turner, Jerry Akines, Johnny Bellmon, Victor Drayton
2-8 It's Not What You Got
Arranged By – T.G. ConwayWritten-By – Allan Felder, T.G. Conway
2-9 On My Way Home
Arranged By – Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey*Written By – Victor Drayton, Buddy Turner, Jerry Akines, Johnny BellmonWritten-By – Buddy Turner, Jerry Akines, Johnny Bellmon, Victor Drayton
2-10 All Of My Love
Arranged By – Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey*Written-By – Allan Felder, Bruce Gray
Goin' Up In Smoke
2-11 Goin' Up In Smoke
Arranged By – Norman HarrisWritten-By – Allan Felder, Norman Harris, Ron Tyson
2-12 The Newness Is Gone
Arranged By – Norman HarrisWritten-By – Allan Felder, Norman Harris, Ron Tyson
2-13 Sweet Tenderoni
Arranged By – Norman HarrisWritten-By – Allan Felder, Norman Harris
2-14 Born Again
Arranged By – Norman HarrisWritten-By – Allan Felder, Norman Harris, Ron Tyson
2-15 Don't You Want Light
Arranged By – T.G. ConwayWritten-By – Brian Evans (2), Donald Harmon, John Faison
2-16 Music Man
Arranged By – Ronald Kersey*Written By – Victor Drayton, Jerry Akines, Johnny Bellmon, Reginald TurnerWritten-By – Jerry Akines, Johnny Bellmon, Reginald Turner, Victor Drayton
2-17 Thanks For The Memories
Arranged By – T.G. ConwayWritten By – Philip Hurtt, Bruce GrayWritten-By – Bruce Gray, Philip Hurtt*
2-18 To You From Me
Arranged By – Jack FaithWritten By – Frank Snowdon, Mike Holden, T.G. Conway, Bruce GrayWritten-By – Bruce Gray, Frank Snowdon*, Mike Holden (2), T.G. Conway
2-19 Don't Put Off Till Tomorrow
Arranged By – Ronald Kersey*Written By – Allan Felder, Norman Harris, Ronald Kersey, Ron TysonWritten-By – Allan Felder, Norman Harris, Ronald Kersey*, Ron Tyson
2-20 Skeleton In Your Closet
Arranged By – Norman Harris, Reginald TurnerWritten By – Victor Drayton, Jerry Akines, Johnny Bellmon, Reginald TurnerWritten-By – Jerry Akines, Johnny Bellmon, Reginald Turner, Victor Drayton
Slick
3-1 Something Shady (Is Going On)
Written By – Leonard Caston-Ronald MatlockWritten-By – Leonard Caston, Ronald Matlock*
3-2 Baby
Written By – Leonarc Caston-Terri McFaddinWritten-By – Leonard Caston, Terri McFaddin
3-3 I Want To Live (My Life With You)
Written By – Leonard Caston-Diane GoosbyWritten-By – Diane Goosby, Leonard Caston
3-4 You Got It
Written By – Leonard Caston-Terri McFaddinWritten-By – Leonard Caston, Terri McFaddin
3-5 Intimate Friends
Written-By – Gary Glenn*
3-6 Diamond Girl
Written By – Jim Seals-Dash CroftsWritten-By – Jim Seals-Dash Crofts*
3-7 Then Came You
Written By – Leonard Caston-Diane GoosbyWritten-By – Diane Goosby, Leonard Caston
3.8 I'll Have To Let You Go
Alto Saxophone [Solo] – Larry NozeroWritten By – Leonard Caston-Kathy WakefieldWritten-By – Kathy Wakefield, Leonard Caston
3-9 California Woman
Written By – Leonard Caston-Kathy WakefieldWritten-By – Kathy Wakefield, Leonard Caston
Bonus Tracks: Motown Lost & Found
3-10 Let Now Be Now, Let Love Be Love
Producer – Clay McMurrayWritten By – Clay McMurray-James Dean-Henry GloverWritten-By – Clay McMurray, Henry Glover, James Dean (3)
3-11 I Need You More Now Than Ever
Producer – Clay McMurrayWritten By – Clay McMurray-Marty Coleman-Richard DrapkinWritten-By – Clay McMurray, Marty Coleman, Richard Drapkin
3-12 That's All Behind You
Producer – Clay McMurrayWritten By – Clay McMurray-Marty Coleman-Richard DrapkinWritten-By – Clay McMurray, Marty Coleman, Richard Drapkin
3-13 Go On With Your Bad Self
Written-By, Producer – Bobby Miller
3-14 Johnny Faraway
Written-By, Producer – Bobby Miller
3-15 If I Can't Love You Then I Can't Love Me
Written By – Gloria Jones-Pamela SawyerWritten-By, Producer – Gloria Jones, Pamela Sawyer*
3-16 Nothing Is Real
Producer – Gloria Jones, Pamela Sawyer*Written By – Gloria Jones-Pamela Sawyer-Arthur "T-Boy" RossWritten-By – Arthur "T-Boy" Ross*, Gloria Jones, Pamela Sawyer*
3-17 I'll Be Your Servant
Bass – Henry DavisCongas – Eddie "Bongo" BrownDrums – James GadsonEngineer [Recording Engineers] – Brian Holland, Lawrence T. Horn*Guitar – Eddie Willis, Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin*Piano – Joe SamplePiano [Fender Rhodes] – Clarence McDonaldProducer – Brian HollandVibraphone [Vibes] – Jack ArnoldWritten By – Brian Holland-Edward Holland Jr.Written-By – Brian Holland, Edward Holland Jr.*

Credits

Notes

(Wilton Felder appears courtesy of The Crusaders and Chisa Records, Inc.)

<a href="http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-Boogie-Down/release/1025957">Boogie Down</a> Originally released as Tamla T-330V1, February 1974; #1 R&B, #30 Pop

Singles from the album

Boogie Down / Can't Help What I Am [from "Eddie Kendricks"], <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-Boogie-Down/release/1643875">Tamla 54243</a>, December 1973; #1 R&B (3 weeks), #2 Pop (2 weeks)

Son Of Sagittarius b/w Trust Your Heart, <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-Son-Of-Sagittarius-Trust-Your-Heart/release/2289037">Tamla 54247</a>, April 1974; #5 R&B, #28 Pop

Tell Her Love Has Felt The Need b/w Loving You The Second Time Around, <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-Tell-Her-Love-Has-Felt-The-Need/release/1415678">Tamla 54249</a>, July 1974; #8 R&B, #50 Pop

The Thin Man was later issued as the B-side of One Tear, Tamla 54255, November 1974

Hooked On Your Love was later issued as the B-side of Shoeshine Boy, <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-Girl-You-Need-A-Change-Of-Mind/release/2227625">Tamla 54257</a>, January 1975

Honey Brown was later issued as the B-side of Get The Cream Off The Top, <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-Get-The-Cream-Off-The-Top/release/1304150">Tamla 54260</a>, June 1975

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<a href="http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-The-Hit-Man/release/1203420">The Hit Man</a> album information page (pg. 15).
Originally released as Tamla T6-338S1, June 1975; #9 R&B, #63 Pop

Singles from the album

Get The Cream Off The Top b/w Honey Brown [from "Boogie Down!"], <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-Get-The-Cream-Off-The-Top/release/1304150">Tamla 54260</a>, June 1975; #7 R&B, #50 Pop

Happy b/w Deep And Quiet Love [from "For You"], <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-Happy/release/1763141">Tamla 54263</a>, September 1975; #8 R&B, #66 Pop

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<a href="http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-Hes-A-Friend/release/915970">He's A Friend</a> album information page (pg. 19).
Recorded at Stigma Sounds Studios, Philadelphia, PA. Original vinyl LP Mastered at Frankford/Wayne Studios, Philadelphia, PA. "A Very Special Thanks to "Papa" Fill and Dave Harris." Originally released as Tamla T6-343S1, January 1976; #3 R&B, #38 Pop

Singles from the album

He's A Friend b/w All Of My Love, <a href=-"http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-Hes-A-Friend-All-Of-My-Love/release/1074328">Tamla 54266</a>, January 1976; #2 R&B (3 weeks), #36 Pop

Get It While It's Hot b/w Never Gonna Leave You, <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-Get-It-While-Its-Hot-Never-Gonna-Leave-You/release/1295597">Tamla 54270</a>, June 1976; #24 R&B

He's A Friend / It's Not What You Got / Chains charted as LP cuts at #7 Dance/Disco

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<a href=http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-Goin-Up-In-Smoke/release/181033">"Goin' Up In Smoke</a> album information page (pg. 23)
Recorded and Mixed at Stigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA. Original vinyl LP mastered at Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs, Philadelphia, PA.
Originally released as Tamla T6-346S1, September 1976; #22 R&B, #144 Pop

Singles from the album

Goin' Up In Smoke b/w Thanks For The Memories, Tamla 54277, October 1976; #30 R&B

Born Again b/w Date With The Rain [from "People...Hold On"], <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-Born-Again-Date-With-The-Rain/release/1649621">Tamla 54285</a>, April 1977; did not chart

Goin' Up In Smoke / Music Man / Born Again / Thanks For The Memories charted as LP cuts at #11 Dance/Disco

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<a href="http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-Slick/release/1087850">Slick</a> album information page (pg. 27). "It all began to happen in a certain place for both Eddie and me, so it seemed fitting that on our joint effort that it be done in that place... Detroit. Thanks to all for making it a pleasant and fruitful decision... especially the wonderful and talented musicians of Detroit. To the engineers, Steve Osterlund, Michael Grace and Peter Granet - you're terrific! A special thanks to my companion, the one who sees me as I am and accepts me for what I want to be, P.T.L."
Leonard

"Many thanks to the Kendricks' family, KNMH, INc., Zach Garrett, Ron Sobel, Mark Anthony Christini, Rick Unger, Allan H. Siegel, Joe Lodatto, Tom Chavey, Herman Fink, my son, Paris, daughters Aika and Ten-E" -Eddie

Recorded at United Sound and Sound Suite, Detroit, Michigan. Mixed at Wakky Heider Recording, Hollywood, California. Mastered at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, California.
Originally released as Tamla T6-356S1, August 1977; #47 R&B

Singles from the album

Baby b/w I Want To Live (My Life With You), scheduled as Tamla 54289, August/September 1977; release cancelled

Intimate Friends b/w Baby, <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Kendricks-Intimate-Friends/release/1739630">Tamla 54290</a>, December 1977; #24 R&B

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Bonus Tracks: "Motown Lost & Found" information page (pgs. 28 & 29)

#10-17 previously unreleased
#10, 12, 14-16 previously unknown compositions

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Release credits page (pg. 30)

Digitally remastered by SUHA GUR at Universal Mastering Studios-East

Photographs courtesy of Motown Records Archives

"Bilboard" chart information courtesy BPI Communications Inc. and Joel Whitburn's Record Research Inc.

Thanks to Jimi Dougans

(C) 2006 Motown Records, a Divison of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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"Non-release notes"

From Hip-O Select: CD Edition limited to 5000 non-numbered limited edition copies.

UK release date: June 4, 2007

Exact US and UK release dates taken from external sources.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 02517 0434 8
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): B00 073 9702CD01 01% A
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): B00 073 9702CD02 01% B
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3): B00 073 9702CD03 01% A

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isaacmusicman

isaacmusicman

January 11, 2015
This is the second half of Eddie Kendricks career as a solo man at Motown. It has nothing on Vol. 1, but that's only because his better albums came early. Besides "Boogie Down", there are songs like, "Goin' Up In Smoke", "Skippin' Work Today", and my favorite on this volume, "Intimate Friends". I have to admit that most of these songs at times can go stale, by I still can overlook a lot of them. Besides Eddie's creative juices were slowing down. Hey, you give half of your life to the Tempataions and see how you would fair. I think he did great, much better than David Ruffin.