Jun 04

Raydio – Raydio (Expanded) (1978/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 47:21 minutes | 1,76 GB | Genre: R&B, Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Arista/Legacy
Recorded: 1977–1978, Raydio Studios; Mastered at A&M Studios

Raydio is the self-titled album by American Funk band, Raydio. Ray Parker, Jr., the founder of the group, composed all of the songs on the album.

This was the first of three albums from Raydio. On this album, the group consisted of Vincent Bonham, Jerry Knight, Ray Parker, Jr. and Arnell Carmichael. Formed and fronted by veteran session guitarist Parker, this album produced three Billboard R&B chart singles. Beginning with the Top Ten single “Jack and Jill,” Raydio enjoyed national exposure with this single that peaked at number five after 25 weeks on the charts, and it reached the number eight spot on the pop charts, exceeding sales of 500,000. The less popular releases “Is This a Love Thing” and “Honey I’m Rich” respectively reached the 20th and 43th positions on the Billboard R&B charts. ~~AllMusic Review by Craig Lytle

1. Is This a Love Thing 06:14
2. You Need This To (To Satisfy That) 04:36
3. Betcha Can’t Love Me Just Once 03:54
4. Honey I’m Rich 03:12
5. Jack and Jill 04:35
6. Me 05:00
7. Let’s Go All the Way 03:28
8. Get Down 04:25
9. Is This a Love Thing (7″ Version)    03:47
10. Jack and Jill (Back Up the Hill) (1982 Version)    08:25

Ray Parker Jr. – guitars, vocals, recording engineer, mixing
Vincent Bonham – vocals
Arnell Carmichael – vocals
Jerry Knight – bass, vocals
Jack Ashford – tambourine
Ollie E. Brown – drums, percussion
Charles Fearing – guitars
Horatio Gordon – saxophone
Ken Peterson – trumpet
Melvin “Wah Wah” Ragin – guitars, voice box
Sylvester Rivers – piano
Sylvia Duckworth, Valerie Jones, Francine Pearlman, Rochelle Runnels, Janice Williams – background vocals