Whitney Houston’s ‘Whitney’ feat. ‘ I Wanna Dance With Somebody’

Whitney Houston’s ‘Whitney’ feat. ‘ I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ is her second studio album released on June 2, 1987 by Arista Records.

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Track Listing : 1.I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) (George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam – 04:52 . 2.Just The Lonely Talking Again (Sam Dees – 05:34 . 3.Love Will Save The Day (Toni C. – 05:25 . 4.Didn’T We Almost Have It All (Michael Masser, Will Jennings – 05:07 . 5.So Emotional (Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly – 04:37 . 6.Where You Are (Lemel Humes, James Calabrese, Dyan Humes – 04:11 . 7.Love Is A Contact Sport (Preston Glass – 04:19 . 8.You’Re Still My Man (Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin – 04:18 . 9.For The Love Of You (O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper – 05:33 . 10.Where Do Broken Hearts Go (Frank Wildhorn, Chuck Jackson – 04:38 . 11.I Know Him So Well (Duet With Cissy Houston) (Tim Rice, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus – 04:30

Musicians : Whitney Houston – Vocals . Bashiri Johnson – Percussion On (3 – 6) . Bongo Bob – Percussion Programming, Drum Sampling On (5 – 7) . Corrado Rustici – Guitar Synth On (1- 2 – 5 – 7 – 10 – 11) . Cory Lerios – Synth, Oberheim Expander On (7 – 11) . Dann Huff – Guitar On (6) . Frank Martin – Dx7 Vibes, Synthesizers On (2 – 10 ) . Fred Zarr – Synthesizers On (3) . Greg “Gigi” Gonaway – Simmons, Tambourine On (1 – 7 – 10) . Ira Siegel – Guitar On (6) . Jack Waldman – Synthesizers On (3) . Jellybean – Drum Programming On (3) . Jerry Hey – Horn On (7) . John Robinson – Drums On (4 – 8) . Kenny G – Tenor Sax, Alto Sax Lyricon On (2 – 7 – 9) . Linden Aaron – Simmons Toms On (3) . Marc Russo – Alto Sax On (1) . Marc Russo – Horn On (7) . Marcus Miller – Bass On (6) . Michael Boddicker – Synths On (8) . Narada Michael Walden – Drums, Drum Programming, Brushes On The Kit Of Life On (1 – 2 – 5 -9 – 10 -11) . Nathan East – Bass On (4 – 8) . Paul Jackson, Jr. – Guitar On (3 – 4 – 8) . Paul Leim – Drums On (6 – 7 ) . Paul Pesco – Guitar On (6) . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion On (3) . Premik Russell Tubbs – Horn On (7) . Preston Glass – Keyboards, Syhth Strings, Percussion Programming , Dx7, Oberheim, Matrix-12, Birds, Bells On (7 – 9 – 10 – 11) . Ralph Schukett – Keyboard, Synths On (6) . Randy Jackson – Electric Bass, Bass Synth, Moog Synthesizer On (1 – 7 – 9 – 10 – 11 ) . Randy Kerber – Acoustic Piano On (8) . Raul Rekou – Congas On (7 – 9 ) . Robbie Buchanan – Rhodes, Acoustic Piano, Rhythm Arrangement On (4 – 8) . Roy Ayers – Vibes On (3) . Sammy Figueroa – Percussion On (3) . Shambhu Neil Vineberg – Acoustic Guitar Takamine On (7) . Sterling – Synth Horns On (1) . Vincent Henry – Sax Solo On (6) . Walter “Baby Love” Afanasieff – Synthesizers Kurzweil, Dx7, Super Jupiter On (1- 5 – 7 – 11) . Wanye Wallace – Horn On (7) . Kevin Dorsey – Background Vocals On (1) . Claytoven Richardson – Background Vocals On (7) . Jennifer Hall – Background Vocals On (1 – 2 – 7 – 10 ) . Jim Gilstrap – Background Vocals On (1 – 2 – 7 – 10 ) . Kashif – Background Vocals On On (6) . Kitty Beethoven – Background Vocals On (1 – 2 – 7 – 10 ) . Myrna Matthews – Background Vocals On (1) . Niki Haris – Background Vocals On (2 – 7 – 10 )

Production : Produced By Narada Michael Walden, Michael Masser, Jellybean Benitez, Kashif . Gene Page – String And Horn Arrangements On (6 – 8) . Jerry Hey – Horn Arrangements On (7) . Kashif – Programming, Rhythm Arrangement On (6) . Lee Holdridge – String Arrangement On (4) . Michael Gibbs – Conductror, Strings Arrangment On (2 – 10 – 11) . Bill “Sweet William” Miranda – Assistant Engineer . Bob Loftus – Assistant Engineer . Calvin Harris – Assistant Engineer . Craig Vogel – Assistant Engineer . Dana Jon Chappelle – Assistant Engineer . Darroll Gustamachio – Engineer . Darroll Gustamachio – Mix Engineer . David Frazer – Engineer . Dennis Mckay – Assistant Engineer . Dennis Mitchell – Assistant Engineer . Don Peterkofsky – Assistant Engineer . Fernando Kral – Assistant Engineer . Fred Law – Engineer . Gordon Lyon – Engineer . Jay Healy – Assistant Engineer . Jay Rifkin – Engineer . Jim Boyer – Engineer . John Drankchak – Assistant Engineer . Ken Kessie – Engineer . Larry Smith – Assistant Engineer . Lincoln Clapp – Engineer . Mark Roule – Assistant Engineer . Maureen Droney – Engineer . Michael Delugg – Engineer . Dean Burt – Engineer . Michael Hutchinson – Mix Engineer . Doc Dougherty – Engineer . Mike Dotson – Assistant Engineer . Mike Mancini – Engineer . Mike Ross – Assistant Engineer . Milton Chan – Assistant Engineer . Nick Delre – Assistant Engineer . Noah Baron – Assistant Engineer . Rob Beaton – Assistant Engineer . Ross Williams – Assistant Engineer . Russ Terrano – Engineer . Steve Macmillian – Assistant Engineer . Stuart Hirotsu – Assistant Engineer . Tim Reppert – Assistant Engineer . Toni Greene – Assistant Engineer . Tony Maserati – Assistant Engineer

Package : Richard Avedon – Front Cover And Inner Sleeve Photographs . Marl Larson – Design . Bernard Maisner – Hand Lettering . Art Production – Milton Sincoff

Recorded September 1986 – February 1987.

Released On June 2, 1987 By Arista Records.

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Robert Christgau
It takes more than unsullied venality and the will to power to reign as the most revolting pop singer in Christendom. It takes active aesthetic miscalculation and, truth be told, more than a little luck […]

Rolling Stone
Turning Whitney Houston into a crossover queen, a yuppie icon, might satisfy the record biz, but it leaves a much richer and more complex promise unfulfilled. (Rolling Stones) […]

Whitney Houston The Voice
Whitney was certified nine times platinum in America and has sold approximately 20 million copies worldwide. At the Grammy Awards in 1988, Whitney was nominated for three Awards including “Album Of The Year”, winning her second Grammy for “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance” for “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”. […]

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