Stephanie Mills ?- What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ (1979) [2011, Remastered Expanded]

Artist: Stephanie Mills
Title: What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’
Year Of Release: 2011-10-31 (1979-03-29)
Label: Big Break Records (EC)
Genre: R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) | MP3 320kbps
Total Time: 68:00
Total Size: 648,54 | 333,55 Mb (Full Scans)
WebSite: Album Preview

“What Cha’ Gonna Do with My Lovin'” is the third album by Stephanie Mills. Released in 1979 and Produced by James Mtume and Reggie Lucas. When Stephanie Mills enjoyed a major commercial breakthrough with her third album, What Cha Gonna Do with My Lovin’, the singer often found herself being described as a disco diva – and it wasn’t a description that she agreed with. Mills saw herself as primarily a romantic R&B traditionalist, not a disco singer. If you asked her whether she had more in common with Gladys Knight or Donna Summer, Mills would have said Gladys Knight without a moment’s hesitation. Nonetheless, this superb LP (which was produced by the James Mtume/Reggie Lucas team) does contain its share of dance-oriented treasures; “Don’t Stop Dancin’,” “You Can Get Over,” and the hit “Put Your Body in It” are disco funk classics that heated up numerous dancefloors in 1979. Mills is equally impressive on romantic ballads and slow jams like “Deeper Inside Your Love,” “Starlight,” “You and I,” and Peabo Bryson’s “Feel the Fire” – and in various interviews, she insisted that those songs were more representative of her than the album’s dance-oriented material. At any rate, What Cha Gonna Do with My Lovin’ remains one of Mills’ strongest, most essential albums.
~Review by Alex Henderson~
Release of this album: 1979, March, 29 [LP 20th Century Fox Records, Cat.# T-583, USA]
Release of this CD: 2011, October, 31 [CD Big Break Records (EC), Cat.# CDBBR 0070 / UPC: 5013929037021]
p 1979. This compilation p, c 2011 Big Break Records.
Marketed and distributed by Cherry Red Records
Made in EC / MCPS
Acoustic Guitar – Joe Caro
Arranged By [Rhythm, Vocals] – J. Mtume, R. Lucas
Arranged By [Strings, Horns] – Wade Marcus
Backing Vocals – Brenda White, Gwen Gutherie, Lani Groves
Backing Vocals [Additional] – H. King, J. Mtume, John Simmons, Louise Bethune, Mary Johnson, R. Lucas
[b]Backing Vocals, Arranged By [Vocals], Contractor [Vocals] – Tawatha Agee
Bass – Basil Fearrington
Contractor [Strings, Horns] – Gene Bianco
Drums – Howard T. King
Electric Guitar – Ed “Tree” Moore, Reggie Lucas
Engineer – Carmine Rubino, Jay Mark
Engineer [Assistant] – Carla Bandini, Craig Michaels, Howie “The Doctor” Lindeman, Jim Dougherty, John Potokev, Matthew Weiner
Keyboards – Harry Whittaker, Hubert Eaves
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Percussion – Bashiri, Mtume
Producer – James Mtume, Reggie Lucas
Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Ed Walsh
01 What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ (04:06)
02 You Can Get Over (05:02)
03 Deeper Inside Your Love (03:58)
04 Feel The Fire (04:58)
05 Put Your Body In It (04:07)
06 Starlight (03:36)
07 You And I (04:49)
08 Don’t Stop Dancin’ (03:32)
09 Better Than Ever (03:52)
Bonus Tracks:
10 What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ (12″ Remix) (08:06)
11 Put Your Body In It (12″ Remix) (06:03)
12 You Can Get Over (12″ Remix) (08:50)
13 What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ (Single Version) (03:26)
14 You Can Get Over (Single Version) (03:36)

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