Sunday, April 2, 2017
Blu-Spec Pop CD of the Month - "Patti Austin: Body Language"
Patti Austin: "Body Language" (CTI/King)
Rating: **** (musical performance & sonic quality)
Produced by Creed Taylor
Engineer: Steve Melton
Cover Photo & Album Design: Ed Caraeff
Arranged by Jeremy Wall & The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
Conducted by Jeremy Wall
Featuring: Patti Austin (vocals), Will Lee and David Hood (electric bass), Duncan Cameron and Jimmy Johnson (guitar), John Tropea (guitar solos), Roger Hawkins (drums), Mickey Buckins (percussion), Jerry Dodgion (alto sax), Randy McCormick and Jeremy Wall (keyboards), Suzanne Ciani (synthesizer programming), Michael Brecker (tenor sax), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Jim Pugh (trombone), The Shoals Sisters (backing vocals)
Originally intended for release by CTI Records with catalog number CTI 9001, but was instead distributed through CBS Records (JZ 36503) in July 1980, using their consolidated catalog numbering while retaining the CTI label design and logo.
Highlights: "I Can't Stop," "People In Love" and the killer rendition of Isaac Hayes' title track "Body Language."