Straight from the Heart is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Patrice Rushen, released on April 14, 1982, by Elektra Records. It features her most recognizable song, "Forget Me Nots", the oft-sampled "Remind Me" and the popular instrumental workout "Number One". Straight from the Heart scored Rushen her first two nominations at the 1983 Grammy Awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Forget Me Nots" and Best R&B Instrumental Performance for "Number One".
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Straight from the Heart. An early-'80s jazz-pop-R&B synthesis as durable and pleasing as any other, Straight from the Heart was Patrice Rushen's most successful album, at least from a sales standpoint: it peaked at number 14 on the pop chart, 25 slots higher than 1980's Pizzazz.
Artist: Patrice Rushen Album: Straight From The Heart Genre: Smooth Jazz, Insturmental R&B Label: Elektra/Asylum Released: 1982/2005 Quality: WavPack (image+. cue) Tracklist: Forget Me Nots (4:45). I Was Tired Of Being Alone (3:52). Number One (instrumental) (4:59). Where There Is Love (3:11).
Straight from the Heart is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Patrice Rushen, released on April 14, 1982, by Elektra Records. Making a radical shift in her music, Rushen would continue to harness the particular style of this record all through to her next album Now, Rushens performance received a Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Rushen had a number of songs on the R&B and Dance charts, top 40 pop hit and ranked on VH1s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 1980s.
The album is dominated by its opening track and lead single; the ever-mighty Forget Me Nots. Rushen's electric piano block chords underpin Freddie Washington's elastic bass and its finger snaps make it forever irresistible. It was the sound of the early summer of 1982, as it reached the UK Top 10. One of those Brit boys took it very much to heart; George Michael's Fast Love was a rewrite of it, as was, of course, the rather more global Men In Black by Will Smith
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|A1||Forget Me Nots
Backing Vocals – Patrice Rushen, Roy GallowayBass – "Ready" Freddie Washington*Drums – Melvin WebbLead Vocals, Electric Piano, Synthesizer – Patrice RushenSaxophone – Gerald "Wonderfunk" Albright*
|A2||I Was Tired Of Being Alone
Backing Vocals – Jeanette Hawes, Patrice Rushen, Roy GallowayBass – "Ready" Freddie Washington*Drums – Melvin WebbElectric Piano, Arranged By [Horns] – Charles Mims, Jr.*Guitar – Paul M. Jackson, Jr.*Lead Vocals, Piano, Percussion, Arranged By [Horns] – Patrice Rushen
|A3||All We Need
Backing Vocals – Karen Evans, Lynn Davis, Patrice RushenBass – "Ready" Freddie Washington*Drums – Tony St. JamesGuitar – Paul M. Jackson, Jr.*Lead Vocals, Arranged By [Vocals] – Roy GallowayLead Vocals, Electric Piano, Clavinet, Percussion, Arranged By [Vocals] – Patrice RushenPercussion – Ulysses Duprée
|A4||Number One (Instrumental)||4:55|
|B1||Where There Is Love
Acoustic Guitar – Paul M. Jackson: Jr.*Backing Vocals – Lynn Davis, Patrice Rushen, Roy GallowayBass – Ready" Freddie Washington*Drums – James GadsonGuitar [Electric] – Wali AliLead Vocals, Electric Piano, Synthesizer – Patrice Rushen
Backing Vocals – Brenda Russell , Lynn Davis, Patrice RushenBass – 'Ready' Freddie Washington*Drums – Ollie BrownGuitar – Paul M. Jackson Jr.*Guitar [Lead, Solo] – Marlo HendersonLead Vocals, Clavinet – Patrice RushenRemix – Philip Moores*Voice [Male: Breakout!] – Charles Mims, Jr.*
Backing Vocals – Lynn Davis, Patrice Rushen, Roy GallowayBass – 'Ready' Freddie Washington*Drums – Tony St. JamesGuitar – Paul M. Jackson Jr.*Lead Vocals, Electric Piano, Synthesizer, Arranged By [Synthesizer] – Patrice RushenPiano, Synthesizer, Arranged By [Synthesizer] – Charles Mims, Jr.*Remix – Philip Moores*
Backing Vocals – Lynn Davis, Patrice Rushen, Roy GallowayDrums – James GadsonLead Vocals, Electric Piano, Synthesizer, Percussion – Patrice Rushen
|B5||(She Will) Take You Down To Love
Backing Vocals – Patrice Rushen, Roy GallowayLead Vocals, Guitar – Patrice RushenPercussion – Paulinho Da Costa
- Copyist – Greg Modster
- Engineer [Assistant] – Grieg Stout
- Horns – The Madagascar Horns
- Lyrics By – Angela Ehigiator (tracks: A2), Brenda Russell (tracks: B2), Fay Hauser (tracks: B5), Fred Washington* (tracks: A1), Karen Evans (tracks: B4), Lynn Davis (tracks: B1), Patrice Rushen (tracks: A1, A3, B4), Roy Galloway (tracks: A3), Syreeta Wright (tracks: B3), Terry McFadden* (tracks: A1)
- Mastered By – John Golden
- Music By – Charles Mims, Jr.* (tracks: A2, B3), Fred Washington* (tracks: A1, A2, B1), Patrice Rushen, Roy Galloway (tracks: A3)
- Producer – Charles Mims, Jr.*
- Producer, Executive Producer, Arranged By – Patrice Rushen
- Recorded By – Peter Chaikin
- Recorded By [Additional] – Philip Moores*
- Remix – F. Byron Clark (tracks: A1 to B1, B4, B5)
- Saxophone – Gerald "Wonderfunk" Albright*
- Trombone, Trombone [Bass] – Clay Lawry*
- Trumpet – Raymond Lee Brown*
NotesRecorded at Conway Recording, Hollywood, California
Mastered at K-Disc, Hollywood, California
Ⓟ&Ⓒ1982 Elektra/Asylum Records for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States.
Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf.
On the label stickers the Category is ELK 52 352. On the cover and on the spine the Category is ELK K 52 352 (E1-60015).
E1-60015 is the Category of the US release.
France: WE 351
Side A runouts:
STRAWBERRY (G) R/S Alsdorf 52352 A x
Side B runouts:
R/S Alsdorf 52352 B2 x
Barcode and Other Identifiers
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|E1-60015||Patrice Rushen||Straight From The Heart (LP, Album, Spe)||Elektra||E1-60015||US||1982|
|ELK K 52 352, K 52 352||Patrice Rushen||Straight From The Heart (LP, Album)||Elektra, Elektra||ELK K 52 352, K 52 352||Germany||1982|
|E1 60015||Patrice Rushen||Straight From The Heart (LP, Album)||Elektra||E1 60015||Australia||1982|
|0349-73508-2||Patrice Rushen||Straight From The Heart (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Elektra, Rhino Records||0349-73508-2||Europe||1996|
|ELEKTRA 2957||Patrice Rushen||Straight From The Heart (LP, Album)||Elektra||ELEKTRA 2957||Venezuela||1982|