Kleeer: Norman Durham (synthesizer, bass guitar); Richard Lee.
Personnel: Norman Durham (vocals, guitar, Fender Rhodes piano, harpsichord, Clavinet, keyboards, percussion, background vocals); Woody Cunningham (vocals, drums, percussion, background vocals); Paul Crutchfield (vocals, congas, percussion, background vocals); Isabelle Coles (vocals, background vocals); Richard Lee , Richard Lee (guitar, percussion, background vocals); Eddie Martinez (guitar); Eddie Daniels (saxophone, alto saxophone); Michael Brecker (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker (trumpet); Brooks Tillotson (French horn); Alan Raph (trombone); Terry Dolphin (grand piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, keyboards); Eric Rohrbaugh (Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, keyboards, mini-Moog synthesizer); Louis Small (Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Yvette Flowers, Melanie Moore, Carole Sylvan (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Jon Faddis, The Brecker Brothers.
Photographer: Lisa Tanner.
By the time Winners was wrapped up in the studio, Kleeer were riding high on the disco wave, thanks in no small part to the smash singles on their debut record, "Keeep Your Body Workin'" and "Tonight's the Night." With Winners, the group deviates a slight bit, with less straightforward uptempo in-your-face disco and more of an R&B slant than before. The title track stays in fine disco form, but things slow down right away with two borderline quiet storm jams in "I Still Love You" and "Your Way." The rest of the album is pretty upbeat, and Winners definitely eludes the cursed sophomore slump that most bands fear. ~ Rob Theakston