Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Single of the Day - "Grover Washington, Jr.: Just the Two of Us"

Single of the Day
Grover Washington, Jr.: "Just The Two of Us" (Elektra) 1980

The top track from "Winelight," Grover's best-selling album ever, "Just the Two of Us" (written by Ralph MacDonald, Bill Salter and Bill Withers) became a huge hit all over the world, including Japan. It features Wither's vocals, backed by Richard Tee, Marcus Miller, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale and Ralph MacDonald, who also produced the whole project. In the USA, "Just the Two of Us" reached #2 in both the Pop (aka Billboard Hot 100) and Adult Contemporary charts of Billbaord magazine, and also placed #3 in the R&B chart. On its turn, "Winelight" reached the top of the Jazz Albums, peaked #2 in the R&B Albums and #5 in the Pop (Billboard Hot 200) list.

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