Madame X ‎– Madame X

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Atlantic ‎– 81774-1
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A1 Just That Type Of Girl
Arranged By [Vocals] – Bernadette CooperBacking Vocals – Madame XCo-producer, Arranged By [Music], Drum Programming, Keyboards – Cornelius MimsLead Vocals – Valerie VictoriaPercussion [Wilson] – Rob Von ArxProgrammed By [Computer] – Mike HightowerWritten-By – Bernadette Cooper, Cornelius Mims, John Bukowski*
6:21
A2 I'm Weak For You
Arranged By [Vocals] – Bernadette CooperBacking Vocals – Madame XBass – Cornelius MimsCo-producer, Programmed By [Computer], Drum Programming, Keyboards – Mike HightowerGuitar – Douglas MarcumKeyboards [Additional] – Bernadette CooperLead Vocals – Alisa RandolphSoloist, Piano [Acoustic] – John Wood Sr.Written-By, Arranged By [Music] – Bernadette Cooper, Mike Hightower
5:20
A3 I Wonder
Backing Vocals – Madame XGuitar – Stanley Jones*Keyboards [Additional] – Amp FiddlerLead Vocals – Alisa RandolphRap [Sexy] – Valerie VictoriaSoloist, Piano [Acoustic] – John Wood Sr.Written-By, Arranged By [Music, Vocals], Bass, Keyboards, Drum Programming, Synthesizer [Roland D 50 Strings & Horns] – Bernadette Cooper
5:41
A4 Cherries In The Snow
Arranged By [Vocals] – Bernadette CooperBacking Vocals – Madame XLead Vocals – Alisa RandolphPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaProgrammed By [Computer] – Larry Deeds, Mike HightowerSynthesizer [Synclavier Strings] – Mike HightowerVoice [Operatic] – Valerie VictoriaWritten-By, Arranged By [Music] – Bernadette Cooper, Mike Hightower
4:15
B1 I Want Your Body
Arranged By [Music] – Bernadette Cooper, Mike HightowerBacking Vocals – Madame XBass, Drum Programming, Keyboards – Cornelius MimsGuitar – Craig Cooper*, Josef Parson*Lead Vocals – Iris Parker, Valerie VictoriaProgrammed By [Computer] – Mike HightowerWritten-By, Arranged By [Vocals], Percussion, Voice [Talkative Lady] – Bernadette Cooper
6:49
B2 Madame X
Arranged By [Music] – Bernadette Cooper, Cornelius MimsBacking Vocals – Madame XBass, Drum Programming, Keyboards – Cornelius MimsHarp – Lori AndrewsKeyboards [Additional] – Bernadette CooperLead Vocals – Iris ParkerPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaProgrammed By [Computer] – Mike HightowerSaxophone – Gary BiasTranslated By [French Translation] – Loic Bordas*Written-By, Arranged By [Vocals] – Bernadette Cooper
6:59
B3 Flirt
Backing Vocals – Madame XGuitar – Stanley Jones*Keyboards [Additional] – Amp Fiddler, Larry DeedsLead Vocals – Alisa Randolph, Iris Parker, Valerie VictoriaProgrammed By [Computer] – Larry Deeds, Mike HightowerProgrammed By [Emulator] – John Valentine (2)Written-By, Arranged By [Music, Vocals], Bass, Keyboards, Drum Programming, Human Beatbox – Bernadette Cooper
5:04
B4 Marry Me (If You Really Love Me)
Arranged By [Vocals] – Bernadette CooperBacking Vocals – Madame XBass, Drum Programming, Programmed By [Computer] – Mike HightowerKeyboards – Bernadette Cooper, Mike HightowerKeyboards [Additional] – Amp FiddlerLead Vocals – Alisa Randolph, Iris ParkerRap – Valerie VictoriaScratches [Scratching] – Afrika IslamWritten-By, Arranged By [Music] – Bernadette Cooper, Mike Hightower
5:30

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Bernadette Cooper appears courtesy of Solar / MCA Records
Paulinho Da Costa appears courtesy of Pablo Records
Gerry Brown & Ron von Arx appear courtesy of Slap Me One! Productions

Produced for Slap Me One! Productions

Recording studios:
Studio Masters, L.A.
Wide Track Studios, Hollywood

Mixing studios:
Sound Castle, L.A.
Studio Masters, L.A.

Edits made at
Mad Hatter Studios, L.A.
Studio Masters, L.A.

Mastering at Bernie Grundman's

℗ © 1987 Atlantic Recording Corporation

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7567 - 81774 - 1 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One Label): ST-A-876461-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two Label): ST-A-876462-SP

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
781 774-1 Madame X Madame X(LP, Album) Atlantic 781 774-1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
7 81774-4 Madame X Madame X(Cass, Album) Atlantic 7 81774-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
7 81774-2, 81774-2 Madame X Madame X(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 81774-2, 81774-2 US 1987 Sell This Version

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Coolio

Coolio

August 15, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
Often described as "the female Cameo" - Madame X's "Red On Black" album is nowadays indeed a hard record to find. Noted for a very dry funk production, sparse jamming and sometimes unusual instrumentation (there's a genuine, acoustic harp on the intro of the title track!), the sonic quality of the vocals somewhat foreshadows En Vogue. The single "Just That type Of Girl", alongside the B side opener "I Want Your Body" got the most air and clubplay at the time, but it's the brilliant title track, "Madame X" that's the highlight of this album. Ladies' funk par excellence - don't miss this if you find it.