Melba Moore ‎– What A Woman Needs

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Funky Town Grooves ‎– FTG-231, Funky Town Grooves ‎– 509990-70889-2-6
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1 Let's Stand Together
Bass – Wayne BrathwaiteDrums – Kelvin JonesEngineer – Bob MillerEngineer [Assistant] – Tim Hatfield (3)Guitar – Dave Chun*Keyboards – Barry EastmondWritten-By – Gene McFadden, John Whitehead*, Melba Moore
5:07
2 Your Sweet Lovin'
Bass – Wayne BrathwaiteDrums – Kelvin JonesEngineer – Bob MillerEngineer [Assistant] – Tim Hatfield (3)Guitar – Stan LucasKeyboards – Barry EastmondSynthesizer – Jerry CohenWritten-By – Bruce Hawes, Melba Moore
3:40
3 What A Woman Needs
Bass – Wayne BrathwaiteDrums – Kelvin JonesEngineer – Bob MillerEngineer [Assistant] – Tim Hatfield (3)Guitar – Dave Chun*Keyboards, Synthesizer – Barry EastmondWritten-By – Bruce Hawes, Jason Smith (8), Melba Moore
4:27
4 Take My Love
Drums – Leslie MingEngineer – Pete TheaEngineer [Assistant] – Tim Hatfield (3)Guitar – Ira SiegelMixed By – Michael Barbiero, Morri BrownPercussion – Bashiri*Producer [Vocals], Arranged By [Vocals] – Lawrence Jones*Producer, Arranged By [Rhythm, Vocals], Performer [All Other Instruments], Producer [Vocals], Synthesizer [Moog Bass], Written-By – Kashif
6:18
5 Overnight Sensation
Bass – Wayne BrathwaiteDrums – Kelvin JonesEngineer – Pete TheaEngineer [Assistant] – Tim Hatfield (3)Guitar – Mirek KuoykowskyKeyboards – Steve Robbins (2)Written-By – Gloria Sklerov, Pamela Phillips
4:19
6 Each Second
Bass – Wayne BrathwaiteCongas – Darryl Burgee*Drums – Kelvin JonesEngineer – Bob MillerEngineer [Assistant] – Tim Hatfield (3)Guitar – Stan LucasKeyboards – Barry EastmondSaxophone – Sam Peakes*Written-By – Jerry Cohen, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead*
5:35
7 Piece Of The Rock
Arranged By – McFadden & WhiteheadArranged By, Keyboards, Synthesizer – Steve Robbins (2)Bass – Wayne BrathwaiteDrums – Kelvin JonesEngineer [Assistant] – Steve BaldwinEngineer, Mixed By – Rick RoweGuitar – Ray GomezKeyboards – Ray ChewMixed By – Michael BarbieroProducer, Arranged By – Ted CurrierWritten-By – Alvin Fields, Frank Fuchs, Jolyn Skinner*
4:16
8 Let's Go Back To Lovin'
Bass – James Williams*Congas – Darryl Burgee*Drums – Keith BensonEngineer – Joe VenneriGuitar – Tony VenturaSaxophone – Sam Peakes*Written-By – Jerry Cohen, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead*
3:32
Bonus Tracks
9 Take My Love (Edited 12" Version)
Written-By – Kashif
6:01
10 Just You, Just Me
Producer – Gene McFadden, John WhiteheadWritten-By – Darryl Burgee*, Melba Moore
3:49

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℗ 2011 ©1981 Capitol Records, LLC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 51903 00300 7
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDX-622301 1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L328
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5OA6

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ST-17060 Melba Moore What A Woman Needs(LP, Album) EMI America ST-17060 US 1981 Sell This Version
none Melba Moore What A Woman Needs(LP, TP) Not On Label none 1981 Sell This Version
AML 3019 Melba Moore What A Woman Needs(LP, Album) EMI America AML 3019 UK 1981 Sell This Version
1A 064-400055 Melba Moore What A Woman Needs(LP, Album) EMI America 1A 064-400055 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
4XT-17060 Melba Moore What A Woman Needs(Cass, Album) EMI America 4XT-17060 US 1981 Sell This Version

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January 22, 2016

A fantastic album. The gorgeous string arrangements of McFadden and Whitehead combined with early 80's funk make this a slick piece of work. "Let's Stand Together" is a unity anthem, a leftover from the optimism of the Philly era disco but updated perfectly for the 1981 market. "Your Sweet Lovin" is a funky jaunty number that is good to move to. "What a Woman Needs" is great as well, tuneful and funky. "Take My Love" is the funkiest song on here, with it's infectious chant 'You want it, you got it, take my love" and Melba wailing away. Funk fest. "Overnight Sensation" is ok but not one of my favourites as its a bit slow. "Each Second" settles into a slow funky groove that I find more interesting each time I listen. Same for "Piece of the Rock". "Lets Go Back To Lovin" which I first heard on the flip of her 1982 single "Loves Comin At Ya" is my favourite song on here along with "Take My Love". Dramatic, soulful, disco friendly it's a gem. The edited 12" "Take My Love" doesn't add much but "Just You, Just Me" is quite hypnotic. Liner notes feature some interesting anecdotes about why Melba didn't think the lp was a huge success, but pay no mind to chart positions: this one is classy and a must for lovers of boogie, disco AND post disco and quality r and b from the glorious early 80s period of black music.