Freda Payne Supernatural High
- Released: March 5, 2013
- Label: Soulmusic
- 1.Happy Days Are Here Again / Happy Music (Dance the Night Away)
- 2.Pullin' Back
- 3.Tell Me Please
- 4.Just the Thought of You and Me Together (Supernatural High)
- 5.Livin' for the Beat
- 6.Falling in Love
- 7.I'll Do Anything for You
- 8.Storybook Romance
- 9.Happy Days Are Here Again / Happy Music (Dance the Night Away) [US Capitol Single Edit]
Personnel: John Rowin, Louis Russell (guitar); Fred Jackson (alto saxophone); Ernest Straughter, Michael Stanton, Skip Scarborough (keyboards); Nate Neblett (drums); Munyungo Jackson (percussion); Luther Waters, Dianne Wright, Michael Wright, Scherrie Payne (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Kevin Goins.
Recording information: Capitol Recording Studio.
Photographer: Charles Bush.
Skip Scarborough (Earth, Wind & Fire, Con Funk Shun, Patti Labelle) produced this pleasant collection of disco songs (many of which were club hits), ballads, and mid-tempo tracks from singer Freda Payne. There's a rousing melody that makes good use of the standard "Happy Days Are Here Again." Other highlights are the stimulating "Pullin' Back," the playful "Tell Me Please," a chugging clavinet-filled "Livin' for the Beat" (co-written by her then-husband Gregory Abbott), the soft "Just the Thought of You" (co-written by Thom Bell), and the jazzy string/sax-woven slow jam "Falling in Love," co-written by Deniece Williams. Payne's sister Scherrie Payne wrote the dynamic "Storybook Romance" and later redid it as half of Scherrie & Susaye on the 1979 Motown LP Partners. ~ Ed Hogan
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