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Don Blackman - Don Blackman Album

Don Blackman - Don Blackman Album
Performer: Don Blackman
Genre: Jazz / Funk
Title: Don Blackman
MP3 album size: 1291 mb
FLAC album size: 2263 mb
Style: Jazz-Funk, Soul, Funk, Disco
Country: US
Released: 1982
Catalog number: GRP 5509
Label: Arista GRP


1Never Miss A Thing
Arranged By [Horns] – Dave GrusinBacking Vocals – Desire "Deezie" WhiteBass – Barry "Sonjohn" JohnsonGuitar, Soloist – Steve "City" HortonLead Vocals – Don "Minister Of Funk" BlackmanScat [Lead], Backing Vocals – Sheri "Ayo" SnyderWritten-By, Arranged By [Music, Horns] – Don Blackman
2Holding You, Loving You
Arranged By [Strings] – Dave GrusinBass – Barry "Sonjohn" JohnsonVocals – Don "Minister Of Funk" BlackmanWritten-By, Arranged By – Don Blackman
3Heart's Desire
Arranged By [Strings] – Dave GrusinBacking Vocals – Desire "Deezie" WhiteBass – Barry "Sonjohn" JohnsonLead Vocals – Don "Minister Of Funk" BlackmanLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Sheri "Ayo" SnyderPercussion – 'Crusher' BennettWritten-By, Arranged By – Don Blackman
4You Ain't Hip
Arranged By – Don BlackmanBacking Vocals – Poogie Bell, Donna Weeks, Jeanie Gray, Ronald Miller, Sheri "Ayo" SnyderBass, Backing Vocals – Barry "Sonjohn" JohnsonLead Vocals – Don "Minister Of Funk" BlackmanLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Desire "Deezie" WhiteWritten-By – Desire White, Don Blackman
5Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
Arranged By – Don Blackman, Weldon IrvineBacking Vocals – Sheri "Ayo" SnyderBass – Barry "Sonjohn" JohnsonLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Desire "Deezie" WhiteWritten-By – Steven Moss, Weldon Irvine
6Yabba Dabba Doo
Backing Vocals – Brian Porter , Desire "Deezie" White, Lloyd Foster, Sheri "Ayo" Snyder, Steve "City" Horton, Wallace JeffersonBacking Vocals ["the Crew"] – Carrie "Froggie" Spiller, Cheryl Page, Genene Armstead, Michelle "Mitch" MosleyBacking Vocals [The Palmer Brothers] – Artie Palmer, Jon Palmer , Melvin PalmerBass [Line], Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Kevin GradyLead Guitar, Soloist – Eddie "EPM" MartinezLead Vocals – Don "Minister Of Funk" BlackmanPercussion – 'Crusher' BennettWritten-By – Don Blackman
7Deaf Hook-Up Connection
Arranged By [Horns] – Dave GrusinBacking Vocals – Desire "Deezie" White, Sheri "Ayo" Snyder, Steve "City" HortonBacking Vocals ["the Little People"] – Desmond Dawkins, George "Kenyatta" Snyder, Jermaine "Boo" Lloyd Blackman, Tashumbi "Shumbi" WhiteBass, Backing Vocals – Barry "Sonjohn" JohnsonLead Guitar, Soloist – Eddie "EPM" MartinezLead Vocals – Don "Minister Of Funk" BlackmanWritten-By – Don Blackman
8Since You Been Away So Long
Arranged By [Strings] – Dave GrusinBacking Vocals – Desire "Deezie" White, Sheri "Ayo" SnyderBass – Barry "Sonjohn" JohnsonLead Vocals – Don "Minister Of Funk" BlackmanWritten-By, Arranged By – Don Blackman


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
412 582Don Blackman Don Blackman ‎(Cass, Album, RE)Arista412 582Germany1991
PCD-1306Don Blackman Don Blackman ‎(CD, Album, RE)P-Vine Records, AristaPCD-1306Japan1991
GRP 5509Don Blackman Don Blackman ‎(LP, Album, Mon)Arista GRPGRP 5509US1982
212 582Don Blackman Don Blackman ‎(LP, Album, RE)Arista212 582Germany1991
ARISTA 5509Don Blackman Don Blackman ‎(LP, Album, RE)AristaARISTA 5509US1998


  • Art Direction, DesignHoward Fritzson
  • Chorus Master [Choir Director Of The Howling Shedeamons And Hedeamons]Barry "Sonjohn" Johnson
  • Conductor [Strings]Dave Grusin
  • Contractor, ConcertmasterDavid Nadien
  • Coordinator [Grp Production]Peter Lopez
  • DrumsDennis "Washington" Chambers
  • Featuring [The Family Tradition]Barry "Sonjohn" Johnson, Dennis "Washington" Chambers, Desire "Deezie" White, Eddie "EPM" Martinez, Sheri "Ayo" Snyder, Steve "City" Horton
  • Handclaps [The Band]Barry "Sonjohn" Johnson, Dennis "Washington" Chambers, Desire "Deezie" White, Eddie "EPM" Martinez, Sheri "Ayo" Snyder, Steve "City" Horton
  • Handclaps [The Tasty Off-beat Section, The Crew]Carrie "Froggie" Spiller, Cheryl Page, Genene Armstead, Michelle "Mitch Mosley"
  • Handclaps [The Tasty Off-beat Section]Brian Porter , Poogie Bell, David Blackman , Larry DeCarmine, Lloyd Foster, Louisa James , Sekou Bunch, Wallace Jefferson
  • Horns [Section]Alex Foster, George Opalisky, Jon Faddis, Ronald Cuber
  • Mastered ByTed Jensen
  • Mixed ByDave Grusin, Don Blackman, Larry Rosen
  • Mixed By [Assistent]Ollie Cotton
  • Other [Hair] – Webster McKnight
  • Other [Make-Up] – Carol Williams
  • Photography ByTrudy Schlachter
  • ProducerDave Grusin, Larry Rosen
  • Producer [Associate]Weldon Irvine
  • Recorded ByLarry Rosen, Ollie Cotton
  • Recorded By [Additional, Assisted By]Steve Ettinger
  • Rhythm GuitarSteve "City" Horton
  • Set Designer [Stylist]Lisa Daurio
  • Synthesizer [Obx], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Clavinet, Grand Piano [Yamaha]Don "Minister Of Funk" Blackman


Produced for Grusin/Rosen Productions
Recorded - A&R Studios, NYC
Mastering: Sterling Sound
© 1982 Roaring Fork Music/Black-Man Publishing Company (BMI)
except "Let You Conscience Be Your Guide" © 1982 Nodlew Music (BMI)
©℗1982 Arista Records, Inc. 6 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.
Printed In U.S.A.

Special thanks:

To my mother, for countless hours of patience and understanding,
and her prayers. There's no woman like her in the world! Mom, i love you.

To the group I call "The Family Tradition," because we are family,
and without their musicianship and love, this record would probably be a drag.

To my sister Carol, for love and use of her piano.

Many thanks to Lenny White for three years of intricacy in "Twennynine."

To Mr. Bernard Wright (who) is my little brother; many many thanks for
allowing myself and The Family Tradition our input on your first album.

To Weldon Irvine, my friend and man of truth.

To all the kats and kittens of Jamaica, Queens.

To Larry and Dave, for allowing me to surface two personalities that they're never seen before.

To Ollie "Necam 7" Cotton, for hours of endless laughing, fun, patience, and workmanship;
and to Laura, Lisa, Milton, Jackie, Chaz, Willie, Edie, Donald, and Robert, and all the other kats at A&R Studios.

To the GRP people: Linda, for her hugs and kisses and friendly voice on the phone,
and my man Peter, for his karate sparring matches, laugh, and wolf tickets.

To "The Crew" ⎯ Cheryl, Michelle, Genene; Denise, for knocking at my door at 2:30 AM
and turning my house into The Comedy Store (I love you for it and don't stop).

Last, but not least: to Miss Louisa James, who has been on the scene when there was no one to turn to.
Thank you for love, patience, and understanding.

I dedicate this album to my mother, my son, my Aunt Dorothy, and my Uncle Benny (who bought me my first Farfisa organ).


Desire "Deezie" White - "Working with Blackman (Brother), The Crew, the A&R people, and FT inspired me."

Sheri "Ayo" Snyder - "To my family, loved ones, and God-love ya."

Barry "Sonjohn" Johnson - Understand cause and effect, practice self-control, use imagination, and success will come."

Steve "City" Horton - "May freedom ring in your world of fantasy and reality."

Eddie "EPM" Martinez - "Er, um, oh sit! Huh? Yeah, certainly. Thanks, Don."

Dennis "Washington" Chambers - "Hit me, it's happenin' for real!"


  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1: Printed On Label, Under Catalog#): (GRP 5509 SA)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2: Printed On Label, Under Catalog#): (GRP 5509 SB)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): GOD IS LOVE T GRP 5509 SA T2 II A STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): T1 GRP 5509 SB T1 A STERLING
  • Barcode: 7822-15509-1
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Pressing Plant ID (Etched both sides runout): T


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Roaring Fork Music
  • Copyright (c) – Black-Man Publishing Company
  • Copyright (c) – Nodlew Music
  • Recorded At – A&R Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute


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One of my all time favourite jazz funk albums, not a bad track here, all bangers one after the other.
I so wish Don made more albums back in the day.
my GRP copy's matrix is not much of any information of Discogs.

A: GRP 5509 SA M1 MR 25614
B: GRP 5509 SB M1 M2 A(triangle mark)-25614-x
GOD IS LOVE(on A side)、STERLING(on both side)

the logo on the label is red brown, the cover is not promo.
i think this title was pressed in several place..
anyway the white promo label without STERLING is not the early issue,
that copy's cover printing quality is lower than other color label copies...
Freaky Hook
Runout info updated. STERLING stamped both sides. Run out scribes are T1 or TI rather than HI and there is also a small (triangular) delta shape of dots ⁂ on both sides. Sterling mastering engineer Ted Jenson is (unusually) identified by only 'T' on both sides, appears he cut the B side first, then the A side. Pressings have wide ring RCA pattern mould marks. Promo copies were stock pressings with gold promo stamped sleeves.
Hi there ! What about the 2017 Expansion vinyl reissue ? Did someone can comment about the pressing quality ? Many Thanks, cheers :-)
I have one of these copies and always suspected it might be a bootleg, and my copy does the same thing and loses one i would have to say that these are bootlegs despite every other detail being accurate from the matrix numbers and barcode, but no one can be sure, they might of been a bad pressing. Another give away is the edge of the disc has been left sharpe or abrasive after the excess vinyl was trimmed off which is unusual, but again hard to say....the only way to check would be to compare this copies with some others from the first pressing.
Saw this in Japan in Face Records , Shibuya for 20 euro !
Was very unsure of its authenticity, the cover looked old enough - it even had the entertainment value sticker but,
the vinyl had no mastering stamps and there was NO innersleeve, i own a high wualtiy RI so it may still be there...
#5star #Masterpiece
This is such a solid album, start to finish. Worth the high prices. Sampled by J Dilla among others I'm sure.
My copy also loses one channel at the end of "Holding you...", and this also happens at the beginning of the song, just when the drums come in.
Mine is a white label promo on Arista, and the cover does look a bit blurry. Is yours the same, Djprone?
Wicked tight shit. Dennis Chamber on drums = Quality control.
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