Joyous


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Joyous
Studio album by
Released1977
Recorded1976
GenreSoul
Funk
LabelFantasy Records
ProducerWayne Henderson
Pleasure chronology
Accept No Substitutes
(1976)
Joyous
(1977)
Get to the Feeling
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]

Joyous is the third album by Portland, Oregon-based R&B group Pleasure. It was released in 1977 and produced by jazz legend Wayne Henderson of The Crusaders.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Joyous" 6:26
  2. "Let Me Be The One" 5:11
  3. "Only You" 3:20
  4. "Can't Turn You Loose" 4:14
  5. "Sassafras Girl" 6:46
  6. "Tune In" 6:37
  7. "Dance to the Music" 4:50
  8. "Selim" 3:48

Personnel[edit]

  • Marlon "The Magician" McClain – Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Sherman Davis – Lead and Backing Vocals
  • Bruce Carter – Drums
  • Nathaniel Phillips – Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Dan Brewster – Trombone
  • Donald Hepburn, Michael Hepburn – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
  • Dennis Springer – Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
  • Bruce Smith – Tambourine, Bell Tree, Cowbell, Congas, Cuica, Drums (Flexitone), Backing Vocals
  • Mayo Tiano – Trombone
  • Dennis Christianson, Steve Madaio – Trumpet
  • Robert Carr – Baritone Saxophone
  • Herman Riley – Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute
  • Armand Kaproff, Nathan Gershman – Cello
  • Paul Shure – Violin, Concertmaster
  • Alex Neiman, Allan Harshman, Pamela Goldsmith – Viola
  • Betty LaMagna, Bonnie Douglas, Dorothy Wade, Israel Baker, Janet Lakatos, Nathan Kaproff, Nathan Ross, Robert Sushel, Stanley Plummer – Violin

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 113
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 34

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US
R&B
1977 "Joyous" 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Pleasure: Joyous > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Pleasure US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
  3. ^ "Pleasure US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-26.

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