Get It Right (album)

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Get It Right
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Studio album by
Released1983
GenreR&B
Length39:53
LabelArista
ProducerLuther Vandross
Aretha Franklin chronology
Jump to It
(1982)
Get It Right
(1983)
Who's Zoomin' Who?
(1985)
Singles from Get It Right
  1. "Get It Right"
    Released: 1983
  2. "Every Girl (Wants My Guy)"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB+[2]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[3]

Get It Right is the twenty-ninth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. It was produced by Luther Vandross, following his successful teaming with the singer for the Gold-certified album, Jump to It, in 1982. Get It Right was not as successful, and Franklin did not have Vandross produce any further albums.[4][5]

The disc's title song became a number 1 hit on Billboard's R&B singles chart, but it stalled at only number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was a critical and commercial failure, selling about 200,000 copies in the US. It was re-issued on compact disc in the late 1990s.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Luther Vandross and Marcus Miller; except where noted.

  1. "Get It Right" – 6:22
  2. "Pretender" – 4:17
  3. "Every Girl (Wants My Guy)" – 6:29
  4. "When You Love Me Like That" – 3:47
  5. "I Wish It Would Rain" (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield, Roger Penzabene) – 4:40
  6. "Better Friends Than Lovers" (Michael Lovesmith) – 4:10
  7. "I Got Your Love" (Luther Vandross) – 5:30
  8. "Giving In" (Clarence Franklin) – 4:38

Personnel[edit]

Performers[edit]

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, backing vocals (3), vocal arrangement (3, 6)
  • Doc Powell – guitar (1-8)
  • Georg Wadenius – guitar (1-7)
  • Teddy F. White – guitar (8)
  • Nat Adderley Jr. – keyboards (1-8), rhythm arrangement (5-8)
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar (1-8), synthesizer (1-4), rhythm arrangement (1-4)
  • Yogi Horton – drums (1-8)
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion (1-5, 8), congas (5), bongos (8)
  • Steve Kroon – congas (1, 2, 3, 7), triangle (1)
  • Dave Friedman – vibraphone (1, 3)
  • David Carey – timpani (5)
  • Rob Mounsey – string arrangement (2, 4), horn arrangement (4)
  • Paul Riser – string and horn arrangements (5-8)
  • George Young – soprano saxophone (8)
  • Luther Vandross – vocal arrangement (1-4, 7, 8), backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 7, 8)
  • Brenda White – backing vocals (1)
  • Fonzi Thornton – backing vocals (1, 2)
  • Michelle Cobbs – backing vocals (1, 2)
  • Phillip Ballou – backing vocals (1, 2)
  • Tawatha Agee – backing vocals (1, 2)
  • Yvonne Lewis – backing vocals (1, 2)
  • Cissy Houston – backing vocals (4, 7, 8)
  • Darlene Love – backing vocals (4, 7)
  • Paulette McWilliams – backing vocals (4, 7, 8)
  • Brenda Corbett – backing vocals (5)
  • Margaret Branch – backing vocals (5)
  • Sandra Richardson – backing vocals (5)
  • Michael Love Smith – vocal arrangement (6), backing vocals (6)
  • Aaron T. Smith – backing vocals (6)
  • Danny Dedusual Smith – backing vocals (6)
  • Myrna Smith – backing vocals (7, 8)
  • Alan Rubin, George Young, Gregory Williams, Jim Pugh, John Clark, Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Lou Marini, Peter Gordon, Ronnie Cuber, Tom Malone – horns (4-8)
  • Alfred Brown, Barry Finclair, Elena Barere, Emanuel Vardi, Guy Lumia, Harold Kohon, Harry Zaratzian, Homer Mensch, Jan Mullen, Jean R. Dane, Jesse Levy, John Beal, John Pintavalle, Jonathan Abramowitz, Joseph Rabushka, Judy Geist, Julien Barber, Kathryn Kienke, Kermit Moore, Lamar Alsop, Lewis Eley, Margaret Ross, Marilyn Wright, Regis Iandiorio, Richard Sortomme, Richard Young, Sanford Allen, Sue Pray, Winterton Garvey – strings (2-8)

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Luther Vandross
  • Production Coordination – Sephra Herman
  • Engineer – Don Cuminale
  • Additional Engineering – Paul Brocek and Michael Christopher
  • Assistant Engineers – Paul Brocek, Michael Christopher and Mark Cobrin
  • Mixed by Michael H. Brauer
  • Art Direction – Donn Davenport
  • Design – Howard Fritzson
  • Photography – Francisco Scavullo
  • Hairstylists – Andre Douglas and Carlton B. Northern
  • Make-up – Way Bandy
  • Wardrobe – Rachel Crespin

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Get It Right review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Get It Right review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/get-it-right-mw0000038252
  5. ^ Get It Right - Aretha Franklin - Rolling Stone - September 15, 1983
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 216.