Jun 04

Raydio – Rock On (Expanded) (1979/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 45:07 minutes | 1,63 GB | Genre: R&B, Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Arista/Legacy
Recorded: 1978-1979, Raydio Studios; Mastered at A&M Studios

Ray Parker Jr.’s group Raydio released this album in 1979. The expanded edition features 2 bonus tracks.

To be taken seriously as an R&B group and to shake the stigma of their nursery rhyme hit “Jack and Jill” (their debut single), Raydio answers the call on this album with two Billboard R&B singles. The first is “You Can’t Change That,” a laid-back yet very danceable track; it features the vocals of the mild-tempered Ray Parker, Jr. and the distinctive tenor of Arnell Carmichael. The two alternate between the verses, and Carmichael ad libs in the vamp. “You Can’t Change That” resided on the R&B charts for 19 weeks, peaking at number three; it also reached the number nine position on the pop charts. The follow-up single, “More Than One Way to Love a Woman,” was a midtempo track that made it to the 25th spot on the R&B charts after a 13-week run. ~~AllMusic Review by Craig Lytle

1. What You Waitin’ For 04:12
2. Hot Stuff 05:16
3. You Can’t Change That 03:23
4. Rock On 05:06
5. More Than One Way to Love a Woman 05:44
6. When You’re In Need of Love 06:15
7. Goin’ Thru School and Love 04:17
8. Honey I’m a Star 03:41
9. More Than One Way to Love a Woman (7″ Version)    03:32
10. Rock On (7″ Version)    03:56

Ray Parker Jr. – vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, synthesizers
Arnell Carmichael – vocals
Jack Ashford – percussion
Norma Jean Bell, Horatio Gordon– saxophone
Ollie E. Brown – drums, percussion, vocals
Charles Fearing – guitars
Ken Peterson – trumpet, vocals
Sylvester Rivers – piano
Larry Tolbert – drums, percussion
Cheryl Brown, Darren Carmichael, Valorie Jones, Francis Pearlman – additional vocals