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Melba Moore & Phil Perry
The Gift Of Love

Album US 2009 on Shanachie label
Jazz and R&B/Soul (Gospel, Rhythm’n’Blues, Contemporary Jazz, Soul)

Produced by Chris " Big Dog" Davis, Preston Glass and David Nathan (for GNA Productions)and Dwayne C. Palmer (for Lovebeams, Inc.) Track 2, 7, 8: Recorded at "The Hang" Studios, Los Angeles, CA. Mixed at Bridgeway Studios, Sausalito, CA; "The Hang" Studios, Los Angeles, CA Track 9: Recorded at Domanuki Studios, Old Bridge, NJ; Love House Recording, Union City, NJ All other tracks: Recorded at CDS Studios, Waterbury, CT, Trod Nosses Recording, Wallingford, CT Mastered at Skyline Productions, Warren, NJ ©&℗ 2009 Shanachie Ent. Corp.

PortraitMelba Moore bvoc, voc, *1945 US
album by, lead vocals, lead vocals, backing vocals
PortraitPhil Perry bvoc, voc, *1952 US
album by, lead vocals, lead vocals, backing vocals, backing vocals, arranged by, written by
Lorien Babajian
design, package
PortraitChris "Big Dog" Davis syn, key, US
producer, instruments, written by
PortraitPreston Glass key, b, *1960 US
producer, keyboards, drums, guitar, bass, arranged by, string, horn, producer, keyboards, drums, bass, programmed by, arranged by, producer, keyboards, bass, guitar, drum programming, arranged by, written by
PortraitRohn Lawrence g, US
PortraitKim Waters key, bvoc, US
PortraitCarl Rutherford
Cal Rutherford sax,
Sifred Mitchell
backing vocals, arranged by, additional vocal
Dwayne C. Palmer
producer, arranged by, instruments, written by
Chris "Big Dog" Davis engineer, mixed by
Chris Sallas engineer
Kenneth A. McDonald engineer
Preston Glass engineer
Zack Marlow engineer
Douglas Genuard engineer, assistant
Danny Weiss executive-producer
Glenda Gracia executive-producer
Randall Grass executive-producer
Paul Wickliffe mastered by
George Mena mixed by
Bobby Quillard photography by
Phil Perry backing vocals
Salena Gibbs backing vocals
David Nathan producer
Capathia Jenkins backing vocals
Natasha Yvette Williams backing vocals
Vonquest backing vocals
Devotion backing vocals
Kevin Monroe backing vocals
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1OptimisticMelba Moore & Phil PerryGary Hines, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis4:45
2You're All I Need To Get ByMelba Moore & Phil PerryAshford & Simpson4:05
3It Will Be AlrightMelba Moore & Phil PerryJohn P. Kee4:14
4I BelieveMelba Moore & Phil PerryAl Stillman, Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl3:47
5SadieMelba Moore & Phil PerryBruce Hawes, Charles Simmons, Joseph Jefferson3:59
6Ain't Nothing Like The Real ThingMelba Moore & Phil PerryAshford & Simpson3:46
7WeaknessMelba Moore & Phil PerryStevie Wonder4:48
8Survival KitMelba Moore & Phil PerryPhil Perry, Preston Glass4:10
9We'll Be Together, ThenMelba Moore & Phil PerryDwayne C. Palmer4:55
10U Never KnowMelba Moore & Phil PerryChris "Big Dog" Davis, Phil Perry1:57
11Give (The Gift Of Love)Melba Moore & Phil PerryChris "Big Dog" Davis4:48

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