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Brenda Russell is the self-titled debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Brenda Russell, released on February 23, 1979 by A&M Records. The album peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard R&B albums chart. After working for several years with her then-husband Brian Russell as session musicians and by themselves as the duo Brian & Brenda in the mid-1970s, the couple divorced and Brenda Russell embarked on a solo career by signing with A&M Records.

Brenda Russell (album). Original cover art (1979). Studio album by Brenda Russell. After working for several years with her then-husband Bryan Russell as session musicians and by themselves as the duo Brian & Brenda in the mid-1970s, the couple divorced and Brenda Russell embarked on a solo career by signing with A&M Records. Written almost entirely by Russell herself, the album included the singles "So Good, So Right" (released as a double A-sided single in the UK with "In The Thick Of It") and "Way Back When"

Brenda Russell (née Gordon; April 8, 1949, Brooklyn, New York ) is an American singer-songwriter and keyboardist. Known for her diverse musical style, her recordings have encompassed several genres, including pop, soul, dance, and jazz. Her hits included "Piano in the Dark" (1988) and "Get Here" (1991), which was a hit for Oleta Adams.

Upon the release of this album, Brenda Russell was not given the praise she was due. However, as the years have passed, her music has become priceless. This album only featured two single releases: "So Good, So Right" and "Way Back When. The former is a mellow yet jubilant number paced by an acoustic piano and an appealing arrangement. It landed at number 15 on the Billboard R&B charts. Fortunately, radio and the public picked up on this indelible album. Of the eight selections, none falls short of being exemplary. The most notable songs not released as singles are the progressively jazzy number "In the Thick of It" and the sentimental ballad "If Only for One Night. Luther Vandross did an outstanding remake of the latter. All the selections are arranged and produced with a universal appeal. The album was later re-released with the hit single "Piano in the Dark" as a bonus track.

Brenda Russell is an adult-contemporary singer-songwriter that hit the music scene in 1979 with her debut album "Brenda Russell". Her sister is rumoured to be none other than, Donna Summer, the queen of Disco. The release featured her her first hit song, "So Good So Right". The story goes, it came up while washing dishes and, still wearing an apron, she rushed to the piano wrote it down.

More albums from Brenda Russell: Get Here by Brenda Russell. Soul Talkin’ by Brenda Russell. Two Eyes by Brenda Russell. Love Life by Brenda Russell. Paris Rain by Brenda Russell. Kiss Me With The Wind by Brenda Russell. View all albums . Brenda Russell.

Brenda Russell, 1979. Brenda Russell, 1979. So Good, so Right, 03:21. If Only for One Night, 04:16.

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A1 So Good, So Right
Arranged By [Strings & Horns] – David WolfertConcertmaster – Harry BluestoneElectric Guitar – David Wolfert, Fred Tackett, George SopuchElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Ron StockertFlugelhorn – Steve MadaioPiano [Accoustic] – Brenda Russell Soprano Saxophone – Tom SavianoTrumpet – Judd Miller, Steve Madaio
3:20
A2 In The Thick Of It
Acoustic Guitar – Fred TackettElectric Guitar – George SopuchElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Ron StockertPercussion – Master Henry*, Victor FeldmanPiano [Accoustic] – Brenda Russell Synthesizer – Ian UnderwoodTenor Saxophone – Doug Richardson
3:56
A3 If Only For One Night
Arranged By [Strings] – Clare FischerConcertmaster – Gerald VinciElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Ron Stockert
4:13
A4 Way Back When
Arranged By [Strings] – Jerry PetersConcertmaster – Assa DroriElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano [Accoustic] – Ron StockertElectric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Brenda Russell Organ – Clare FischerPercussion – Victor FeldmanSynthesizer – Ian Underwood
4:23
B1 A Little Bit Of Love
Arranged By [Horns] – Bill Reichenbach , Brenda Russell Backing Vocals – Doublerock Baptist Junior Choir, Elaine Hill, Michele Aller*, Susaye GreeneBaritone Saxophone, Flute [Alto] – Larry WilliamsClavinet – Ron StockertElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano [Accoustic] – Brenda Russell Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Steve MadaioFlugelhorn, Trumpet [Piccolo] – Chuck FindleyHorn [Barritone], Bass Trombone – Bill Reichenbach Timbales – Hector "Bucky" Andrade*Trumpet – Jerry HeyVibraphone [Vibes] – Victor Feldman
4:41
B2 You're Free
Arranged By [Strings & Horns] – Jerry PetersConcertmaster – Clare FischerElectric Guitar – Fred TackettElectric Guitar, Guitar [Solo] – George SopuchEnglish Horn – Gary HerbigFlugelhorn – Chuck FindleyFlute [Alto] – Larry WilliamsWritten-By [Music] – Andre Fischer
3:30
B3 Think It Over
Arranged By [Strings] – David WolfertBacking Vocals – Arnold McCuller, Bruce Sudano, Eddie Hokenson, Elaine Hill, Joe "Bean" Esposito*, John Finley, Michele Aller*, Petsye Powell, Susaye GreeneConcertmaster – Harry BluestoneElectric Guitar – Clare Fischer, David WolfertElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Ron StockertElectric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Brenda Russell Harmonica – David McKelvyOrgan – Clare FischerWritten-By [Music] – Andre Fischer
5:17
B4 God Bless You
Arranged By [Strings] – Clare FischerBacking Vocals – Carmen Twillie, Elaine Hill, Kathy Collier, Michele Aller*, Susaye Greene, Vennette Gloud*Concertmaster – Gerald VinciElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano [Accoustic] – Ron StockertTenor Saxophone – Doug Richardson
4:48

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – A&M Records Of Canada Limited
  • Distributed By – A&M Records Of Canada Limited

Credits

  • Art Direction – Roland Young
  • Backing Vocals – Brenda Russell (tracks: A1 to B3)
  • Bass – Ed Brown
  • Design – Amy Nagasawa
  • Drums – André Fischer*
  • Mastered By – Mike Reese
  • Mixed By – Al Schmitt
  • Mixed By [Assisted By] – Don Henderson, Murray McFadden, Phil Moores, Terry More
  • Photography By – Claude Mougin
  • Producer [Associate] – Brenda Dash
  • Producer, Arranged By [Rhythm] – André Fischer*
  • Recorded By – John Rhys
  • Vocals, Written-By [Lyrics, Music], Arranged By [Vocals, Rhythm] – Brenda Russell

Notes

LP housed in lyric sleeve.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SP-739 Brenda Russell Brenda Russell ‎(LP, Album) Horizon SP-739 US 1979
SP-739 Brenda Russell Brenda Russell ‎(LP, Album) A&M Records SP-739 US 1979
CS-3174 Brenda Russell Brenda Russell ‎(Cass, Album) A&M Records CS-3174 US Unknown
AMLJ 739 Brenda Russell Brenda Russell ‎(LP, Album) Horizon AMLJ 739 Europe 1979
AMP-6070 Brenda Russell Brenda Russell ‎(LP, Album, Promo) A&M Records AMP-6070 Japan 1979