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Patrice RushenStraight From The Heart

Label:Elektra – E1-60015
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, SP - Specialty Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Disco, Soul

Tracklist

A1Forget Me Nots
Backing VocalsRoy Galloway
Backing Vocals, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, SynthesizerPatrice Rushen
DrumsMelvin Webb
4:42
A2I Was Tired Of Being Alone
Arranged By [Horns], Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Piano, PercussionPatrice Rushen
Backing VocalsJeanette Hawes, Roy Galloway
DrumsMelvin Webb
Written-By, Arranged By [Horns], Electric PianoCharles Mims, Jr.*
3:49
A3All We Need
Arranged By [Vocals], Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Clavinet, Electric Piano, PercussionPatrice Rushen
Backing VocalsKaren Evans, Lynn Davis
DrumsTony St. James
PercussionUlysses Duprée
Written-By, Arranged By [Vocals], Lead VocalsRoy Galloway
5:50
A4Number One (Instrumental)4:55
B1Where There Is Love
Acoustic GuitarPaul M. Jackson, Jr.*
Backing VocalsRoy Galloway
Backing Vocals, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, Percussion, SynthesizerPatrice Rushen
DrumsJames Gadson
Electric GuitarWali Ali
Written-ByFred Washington*
Written-By, Backing VocalsLynn Davis
3:07
B2Breakout!
Backing VocalsLynn Davis
Backing Vocals [Male]Charles Mims, Jr.*
Backing Vocals, Clavinet, Lead VocalsPatrice Rushen
DrumsOllie Brown
Lead Guitar, Guitar [Solo]Marlo Henderson
RemixPhilip Moores*
Written-By, Backing VocalsBrenda Russell (2)
4:04
B3If Only
Arranged By [Synthesizer], Backing Vocals, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, SynthesizerPatrice Rushen
Backing VocalsLynn Davis, Roy Galloway
DrumsTony St. James
RemixPhilip Moores*
Written-BySyreeta Wright
Written-By, Arranged By [Synthesizer], Piano, SynthesizerCharles Mims, Jr.*
3:19
B4Remind Me
Backing VocalsLynn Davis, Roy Galloway
Backing Vocals, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, Percussion, SynthesizerPatrice Rushen
DrumsJames Gadson
Written-ByKaren Evans
5:15
B5(She Will) Take You Down To Love
Backing VocalsRoy Galloway
Backing Vocals, Guitar, Lead VocalsPatrice Rushen
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Written-ByFay Hauser
4:20
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Specialty Records Corporation pressing denoted by "SP" suffix in label matrices.

Everything is etched in the runout information, except for "SRC kdisc", which is stamped on both sides.

Recorded at Conway Recording, Hollywood, California
Mastered at K-Disc, Hollywood, California
℗ & © 1982 Elektra/Asylum Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID (Labels): SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): E1-60015-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): E1-60015-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): e1-60015-A1-SP SRC kdisc JG 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): E1-60015-B-SP SRC kdisc JG 1-1 SMI-5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): E1-60015-A-SP SRC kdisc JG 1-1 SM1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): E1-60015-B-SP SRC kdisc JG 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): E1-60015-A-SP SRC kdisc JG 1-3 SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): E1-60015-B-SP SRC kdisc JG 1-1 SM1-5

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Straight From The Heart (LP, Album, Red Labels)Elektra, ElektraELK 52 352, ELK K 52 352Netherlands1982
Straight From The Heart (LP, Album)ElektraK 52352UK1982
Straight From The Heart (LP, Album, Promo)Elektra52532Spain1982
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Straight From The Heart (LP, Album, Red Labels)Elektra, ElektraELK K 52 352, ELK 52 352Germany1982
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Straight From The Heart (LP, Album, Green Labels)Elektra, ElektraELK 52 352, ELK K 52 352Netherlands1982

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  • csuliveras's avatar
    csuliveras
    In search of one with a hype sticker! Thanks word
    • Myke_B's avatar
      Myke_B
      Edited 6 months ago
      Boy if I had to choose amongst the best funk albums of 1982, this one would definitely enter the final selection, and it's not like there's no competition. Patrice Rushen is such a musical genius and her voice is so warm and smooth.
      • brandosoul's avatar
        brandosoul
        Edited 3 years ago
        Patrice Rushen's music has been sampled and lifted by practically everyone. Her fourth Elektra release and seventh overall album, 1982's Straight from the Heart has surprisingly become largely sought after among crate diggers, soul enthusiasts, and DJs alike. A well-oiled melding of R&B, dance, and jazz, Heart scored the perfect blend of accessibility and swagger that kept the neon suburban kids and the fly B-boys and B-girls of the projects grooving across the nation. Every song sparkles with meticulous charm and cool urgency that defines the very essence of the post-disco R&B era. Many standouts on this classic. Highly recommended.

        Never felt the need to locate any reissue of this one, as the original 1982 US Elektra pressing is more than fine. Lots of dynamics and nice separation. A bit on the bright side, there's some sibilance on certain tracks (i.e. some of the instrumentation and vocals on "All We Need," "Number One (Instrumental}," and "If Only" get shrill.) But overall, it's a solid recording. The now-OOP 1996 Rhino CD remaster was excellent, with extra 12" extended and single mixes as well as a great essay on Patrice and this classic itself.
        • aayushvarma18's avatar
          aayushvarma18
          Great LP! Patrice Rushen's work has aged so well. I have heard almost all these tracks in isolation while finding the samples of more recent electronic and hip-hop music. So many artists from different styles of music have sampled her work. If you listen to 90s and early 2000s sample-based electronic or hip-hop music, a full listen to the album may just surprise you with samples of some tracks you've heard before.
          • RobbieGong's avatar
            RobbieGong
            The UK pressing, ELEKTRA cat no. 52352 is excellent sound quality. Patrice has done some great albums, love her style x
            • smoothjazzaxe's avatar
              This was the tune and album that introduced me to Patrice Rushen. However, I first heard her on r&b radio rather than jazz. And one can be very sure that was her intention all along. It was still a very difficult time if you called yourself a 'jazz' artist and smooth jazz was just starting to emerge from such exponents as Grover Washington and his proteges, Pieces of A Dream. So, Ms Rushen found a spot and occupied it. And she did it well all the while still being very musically interesting as well. She's had her share of critics one can imagine. Still she's the one with the awards not the critics. And this album is testimony to that musical greatness.
              • Jazzual's avatar
                Jazzual
                Patrice Rushen's career began young. She released her first album at 20 and was quickly recognised as being an outstanding keyboardist. She was known as a Jazz-Funk artist early on but before long moved towards sophsticated, funky R&B on which she began to showcase some cute and sassy vocals. Larry Levan picked up on her records and you can easily imagine the tracks on Straight from the Heart moving New York's more decearning dancefloors in the 80s.

                The opening track is of course best known in the Will Smith version for Men In Black but the original is where it's at. There is some superb songwriting on this album and great musicianship. Uplifting, soulful and joyous throughout, records like this laid the foundations for house music, expecially soulful house that followed a decade later. The standout track is 'Number One', in my top 10 tunes of all time. Built around a funked-out guitar refrain, killer keys from Patrice and an unforgetable horn section it is musically complex yet sounds deceptively simple. A classic album from an artist who does not receive the credit she deserves.
                • djsoje's avatar
                  djsoje
                  Many thanks to BET for bringing back the video of "Forget Me Nots".This is simply funk at its best! Now we know why Will Smith coudnt resist sampling this track when he did "men in black".The track "number one" is also really cool.

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