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Followed as the second of two albums credited to. It was the first time got the front sleeve to himself -- a signal that he had become the focal point, even though was his baby from the beginning. While continued to provide some lead and background vocals, stepped up -- making the most out of his limited range -- and performed the entirety of the lead on the album's first single. 'A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do),' a clever and efficient slice of adult contemporary bubblegum R&B, addressed men, appealed to women, and threw in a shrewd reference to 'Jack and Jill.' It topped Billboard's Soul chart and came three spots short of topping the Hot 100.
The album's other two charting singles -- 'It's Your Night,' a soft funk number featuring, and the wistful 'That Old Song,' where -arranged strings play as much of a role as and -- didn't fare nearly as well. Other notables include the very /-like 'All in the Way You Get Down,' as well as 'Still in the Groove,' a sequel to the previous year's instrumental funk hit 'For Those Who Like to Groove.' As usual, 's likable, sly, and affable nature makes the lesser material go down easy. [Funky Town Grooves' 2012 reissue adds three bonus mixes from the album's 7' and 12' releases.].
This week, the long awaited and oft debated Ghostbusters is finally out, along with a soundtrack album that features a new theme song by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott that interpolates the theme song from the original 1984 film. And that original song by Ray Parker Jr. Is kind of an odd pop culture phenomenon that stands almost completely apart from the rest of the artist's catalog, and ultimately did little to benefit his career, if it didn't undo it entirely. Throughout the '70s, Ray Parker Jr. Was a session guitarist and sideman for stars like Stevie Wonder and Barry White, and a hitmaking songwriter for Rufus, before launching his own band Raydio. Raydio released 4 albums full of R&B radio hits, with the latter 2 credited to 'Ray Parker Jr. And Raydio,' though Parker often delegated lead vocal duties to Jerry Knight or Arnell Carmichael.
Then Parker disbanded Raydio and went fully solo, releasing two albums with increasing crossover pop visibility when the opportunity came to write 'Ghostbusters.' Suddenly, he had a #1 record, but the uncharacteristic novelty hit more or less existed in a vacuum. Every Parker/Raydio album before 'Ghostbusters' charted in the top 50 on Billboard, and every album he made after that charted outside the top 50. Hacking The Art Of Exploitation Ebook Torrent. He doesn't seem bitter about the experience -- in fact I saw Parker on the new ABC series 'Greatest Hits' just a couple weeks ago, singing 'Ghostbusters' as happily as ever -- but I wouldn't fault him if he was.
As goofy pop relics go it's a pretty fun, well assembled song, but it's glaringly different from the rest of his music -- and the fact that a settlement was reportedly paid to Huey Lewis over similarities to 'I Want A New Drug' kind of casts a shadow over the song. It's a bit like what happened to Robin Thicke recently, finally breaking out of his R&B niche with an uptempo song that he ultimately had to go to court and pay royalties to the Marvin Gaye estate over. Ray Parker Jr.
And Raydio Deep Album Cuts (): 1. You Need This (To Satisfy That) 2. When You're In Need Of Love 5.
Goin' Thru School And Love 7. It's Time To Party Now 8. Until The Morning Comes 9. Everybody Makes Mistakes 10.
All In The Way You Get Down 11. Street Love 13. Let's Get Off 14. Stop, Look Before You Love 15. Electronic Lover 16. I Won't Want To Know 17. N2U2 Tracks 1, 2 and 3 from Raydio's Raydio (1978) Tracks 4, 5 and 6 from Raydio's Rock On (1979) Tracks 7, 8 and 9 from Ray Parker Jr.
And Raydio's Two Places At The Same Time (1980) Tracks 10 and 11 from Ray Parker Jr. And Raydio's A Woman Needs Love (1981) Tracks 12, 13 and 14 from Ray Parker Jr.' S The Other Woman (1982) Tracks 15, 16 and 17 from Ray Parker Jr.' S Woman Out Of Control (1983) 'Jack And Jill' and 'A Woman Needs Love' stand out as Parker's enduring pre-'Ghostbusters' singles, but a lot of these deep cuts are as strong as any of the singles. 'You Need This (To Satisfy That)' and 'All In The Way You Get Down' are killer disco-era funk jams, and even in the smoother Parker solo era, he still made room on his albums for stuff like 'Electronic Lover.' Now, if 'Ghostbusters' had never happened, I don't know if Ray Parker Jr.
Would be a whole lot better off, but he might. He had a nice slow rising career, gradually coming into the spotlight as he discovered a suave sweet spot in his voice and a romantic side of his songwriting. He was never going to suddenly blossom into a Prince-level genius, but he might've found his way to a Lionel Richie-like pinnacle. Instead, the air came out of his career very quickly. And it's a shame, because the six albums he'd made at that point were fully of playful funk jams and the occasional immaculately written song.
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