Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Inner City Blues
Grover Washington, Jr. 7:15
2 No Tears in the End
Grover Washington, Jr. 3:50
3 Loran’s Dance
Idris Muhammad featuring Grover Washington, Jr. 10:37
4 Mister Magic
Grover Washington, Jr. 8:57
5 Black Frost
Grover Washington, Jr. 6:02
6 The Sea Lion
Grover Washington, Jr. 5:56
7 It Feels So Good
Grover Washington, Jr. 8:12
8 Knucklehead
Grover Washington, Jr. 7:53
9 A Secret Place
Grover Washington, Jr. 8:14
10 Morning Glory
Eric Gale featuring Grover Washington, Jr. 8:25
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Summer Song (live at The Bijou)
Grover Washington, Jr. 7:34
2 Just the Two of Us
Grover Washington, Jr. feat. Bill Withers 5 7:18
3 Let It Flow (For “Dr. J”)
Grover Washington, Jr. 5:47
4 Winelight
Grover Washington, Jr. 4 7:27
5 Brighton by the Sea
Bob James featuring Grover Washington, Jr. 5:34
6 Jammin’
Grover Washington, Jr. 5:04
7 Easy River Drive
Grover Washington, Jr. 4:41
8 Come Morning
Grover Washington, Jr. 4:50
9 The Best Is Yet to Come
Grover Washington, Jr. with special guest Patti LaBelle 5:55
10 Asphalt Canyon Blues
Kenny Burrell & Grover Washington, Jr. 6:14
11 Strawberry Moon
Grover Washington, Jr. 4:13
12 Summer Nights
Grover Washington, Jr. 6:12
13 Time Out of Mind
Grover Washington, Jr. 4:59
14 Soulful Strut
Grover Washington, Jr. 4:10

Credits

CD 1

violin:
Julius Brand (1971-09) (track 1)
Paul Gershman (1971-09) (track 1)
Julius Held (1971-09) (track 1)
Leo Kahn (1971-09) (track 1)
Harry Katzman (1971-09) (track 1)
Raoul Polikian (1971-09) (track 1)
Max Pollikoff (1971-09) (track 1)
Paul Winter (violin) (1971-09) (track 1)
Max Ellen (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Paul Gershman (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Harry Glickman (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Harold Kohon (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Harry Lookofsky (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Joe Malin (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
David Nadien (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Matthew Raimondi (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
cello:
Maurice Brown (jazz cellist) (1971-09) (track 1)
Charles McCracken (1971-09) (track 1)
Alan Shulman (cellist and composer) (1971-09) (track 1)
Anthony Sophos (1971-09) (track 1)
Charles McCracken (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Alan Shulman (cellist and composer) (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
trumpet:
Jon Faddis (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Marvin Stamm (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
John Gatchell (1976-10) (track 9)
woodwind:
George Marge (1972-05 – 1972-06) (track 2)
viola:
Al Brown (viola) (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Manny Vardi (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
membranophone:
Idris Muhammad (1971-09) (track 1)
Bernard Purdie (1972-05 – 1972-06) (track 2)
Harvey Mason (jazz drummer) (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Harvey Mason (jazz drummer) (1976-10) (track 9)
soprano saxophone:
Grover Washington, Jr. (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
organ:
Richard Tee (1971-09) (track 1)
guitar:
Eric Gale (1971-09) (track 1)
Eric Gale (1972-05 – 1972-06) (track 2)
Eric Gale (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Eric Gale (1975-05 – 1975-07) (tracks 6–8)
Eric Gale (1976-10) (track 9)
bass:
Ron Carter (US jazz double-bassist) (1971-09) (track 1)
Gordon Edwards (funk/soul bassist) (1972-05 – 1972-06) (track 2)
Gary King (bass) (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Anthony Jackson (US bassist) (1976-10) (track 9)
electric piano:
Bob James (US jazz keyboardist, arranger and producer) (1971-09) (track 1)
Bob James (US jazz keyboardist, arranger and producer) (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
percussion:
Airto Moreira (percussionist) (1971-09) (track 1)
Ralph MacDonald (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Ralph MacDonald (1975-05 – 1975-07) (tracks 6–8)
Ralph MacDonald (1976-10) (track 9)
keyboard [keyboards]:
Bob James (US jazz keyboardist, arranger and producer) (1975-05 – 1975-07) (tracks 6–8)
alto saxophone:
Grover Washington, Jr. (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Gerry Niewood (1976-10) (track 9)
saxophone:
Grover Washington, Jr. (1971-09) (track 1)
Grover Washington, Jr. (1972-05 – 1972-06) (track 2)
Grover Washington, Jr. (1975-05 – 1975-07) (tracks 6–8)
Grover Washington, Jr. (1976-10) (track 9)
piano:
Bob James (US jazz keyboardist, arranger and producer) (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Dave Grusin (1976-10) (track 9)
baritone saxophone:
Don Ashworth (woodwind) (1971-09) (track 1)
Phil Bodner (Woodwind player) (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
bass trombone:
Tony Studd (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
horn arranger:
David Matthews (US jazz/bop keyboardist, pianist, and arranger) (track 9)
tenor saxophone:
Jerry Dodgion (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Grover Washington, Jr. (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
trombone:
Wayne Andre (1971-09) (track 1)
Wayne Andre (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
French horn and trumpet:
Thad Jones (1971-09) (track 1)
flugelhorn:
Jon Faddis (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Marvin Stamm (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Eugene Young (1971-09) (track 1)
arranger:
Bob James (US jazz keyboardist, arranger and producer) (tracks 1–2, 4–8)
David Matthews (US jazz/bop keyboardist, pianist, and arranger) (track 9)
composer:
Marvin Gaye (track 1)
Ralph MacDonald (tracks 4, 7)
James Nyx (track 1)
William Salter (tracks 4, 7)
Grover Washington, Jr. (tracks 5, 8)
Bob James (US jazz keyboardist, arranger and producer) (tracks 5–6)
conductor:
Bob James (US jazz keyboardist, arranger and producer) (1971-09) (track 1)
Bob James (US jazz keyboardist, arranger and producer) (1972-05 – 1972-06) (track 2)
Bob James (US jazz keyboardist, arranger and producer) (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (track 9)
Rudy van Gelder (1971-09) (track 1)
Rudy van Gelder (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
producer:
Creed Taylor (tracks 1–2, 4–9)
recording engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (1972-05 – 1972-06) (track 2)
Rudy van Gelder (1975-05 – 1975-07) (tracks 6–8)
Rudy van Gelder (1976-10) (track 9)
writer:
Ralph MacDonald (track 2)
William Salter (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
Creed Taylor, Inc. (track 2)
publisher:
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1971-09) (track 1)
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1972-05 – 1972-06) (track 2)
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1974-11) (tracks 4–5)
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1975-05 – 1975-07) (tracks 6–8)
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1976-10) (track 9)
edits:
Black Frost (7" single) by Grover Washington, Jr. (track 5)
Mister Magic (7" single) by Grover Washington, Jr. (track 4)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Life's a Bitch by Nas feat. AZ (track 5)
Rap is sucs by A-Rühm feat. True Heads (track 8)
Slicker Than Most by Guru feat. Gary Barnacle (track 7)
instrumental cover recording of:
No Tears (In the End) (1972-05 – 1972-06) (track 2)
recording of:
Black Frost (1974-11) (track 5)
Mister Magic (Mr. Magic) (1974-11) (track 4)
It Feels So Good (Feels So Good) (1975-05 – 1975-07) (track 7)
Knucklehead (Knuckle Head) (1975-05 – 1975-07) (track 8)
The Sea Lion (1975-05 – 1975-07) (track 6)

CD 2

shakers:
Ralph MacDonald (track 9)
membranophone:
Darryl Washington (percussionist/drummer) (track 9)
Steve Gadd (drummer) (1980-06 – 1980-07) (tracks 2–4)
Steve Gadd (drummer) (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
Jack DeJohnette (1984-04-05 – 1984-04-23) (track 10)
synthesizer:
Dexter Wansel (track 9)
William Eaton (US producer & arranger) (1980-06 – 1980-07) (track 2)
Paul Griffin (American pianist, session musician) (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
Clavinet:
Ray Chew (1980-06 – 1980-07) (track 4)
Paul Griffin (American pianist, session musician) (1980-06 – 1980-07) (track 4)
guitar:
James Herb Smith (track 9)
Eric Gale (1980-06 – 1980-07) (tracks 2–4)
Eric Gale (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
Kenny Burrell (1984-04-05 – 1984-04-23) (track 10)
bass:
Cedric Napoleon (track 9)
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (1980-06 – 1980-07) (tracks 2–4)
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
Ron Carter (US jazz double-bassist) (1984-04-05 – 1984-04-23) (track 10)
percussion:
Leonard Gibbs (percussionist) (track 9)
Ralph MacDonald (1980-06 – 1980-07) (tracks 2–4)
Ralph MacDonald (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
Ralph MacDonald (1984-04-05 – 1984-04-23) (track 10)
keyboard:
James Lloyd (track 9)
saxophone:
Grover Washington, Jr. (1980-06 – 1980-07) (tracks 2–4)
Grover Washington, Jr. (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
Grover Washington, Jr. (1984-04-05 – 1984-04-23) (track 10)
Rhodes piano:
Paul Griffin (American pianist, session musician) (1980-06 – 1980-07) (track 3)
Richard Tee (1980-06 – 1980-07) (tracks 2, 4)
Richard Tee (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
tenor saxophone:
congas:
Ralph MacDonald (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
arranger:
William Eaton (US producer & arranger) (tracks 2–4, 6, 8)
Dexter Wansel (track 9)
assistant engineer:
Eddie Heath, Jr. (tracks 2–4)
assistant recording engineer:
Eddie Heath, Jr. (tracks 2–4)
background vocals:
Patti LaBelle (track 9)
Vivian Cherry (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
Frank Floyd (US soul disco funk singer) (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
Yvonne Lewis (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
Ullanda McCullough (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
Zack Sanders (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
William Eaton (US producer & arranger) (1981-06 – 1981-09) (track 6)
composer:
Walter Becker (track 13)
Donald Fagen (track 13)
conductor:
William Eaton (US producer & arranger) (1980-06 – 1980-07) (tracks 2–4)
William Eaton (US producer & arranger) (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
engineer:
Richard Alderson (Producer and engineer) (tracks 2–4, 6, 8)
lead vocals:
Patti LaBelle (track 9)
mixer:
Ralph MacDonald (tracks 6, 8)
Grover Washington, Jr. (tracks 6, 8)
Richard Alderson (Producer and engineer) (tracks 6, 8)
Neal Ceppos (track 10)
Frank Laico (track 10)
performer:
Bill Withers (1980-06 – 1980-07) (track 2)
producer:
Kenny Burrell (track 10)
Helen Keane (track 10)
Ralph MacDonald (tracks 2–4, 6, 8)
Grover Washington, Jr. (tracks 2–4, 6, 8, 10, 13)
recording engineer:
Richard Alderson (Producer and engineer) (1980-06 – 1980-07) (tracks 2–4)
Neal Ceppos (1984-04-05 – 1984-04-23) (track 10)
Frank Laico (1984-04-05 – 1984-04-23) (track 10)
remixer:
Elliot Scheiner (tracks 2–4)
vocals:
Bill Withers (1980-06 – 1980-07) (track 2)
writer:
Ralph MacDonald (track 2)
William Salter (track 2)
Bill Withers (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
CBS Records Inc. (for rights/distribution/manufacture use only; international subsidiary of CBS, Inc.) (track 13)
Elektra/Asylum Records (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor within the US) (tracks 6, 8)
Warner Music France (2010) (track 4)
mixed at:
Rosebud Recording Studio in New York, New York, United States (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
recorded at:
Rosebud Recording Studio in New York, New York, United States (1981-06 – 1981-09) (tracks 6, 8)
Mastermind Sound Studios in New York, New York, United States (1984-04-05 – 1984-04-23) (track 10)
sampled by:
Be Free by Toka Project (track 3)
cover recording of:
Time Out of Mind (track 13)
is the basis for:
Just the Two of Us (track 2)
recording of:
Strawberry Moon (track 11)
Just the Two of Us (1980-06 – 1980-07) (track 2)