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The Winans' Light Albums

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Video: The Lost Concert
Album: Let My People Go
Album: Decisions
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Video: Live In Concert
Soundtrack: Lean On Me
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Album: All Out
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Background Track: "Uphold Me" by The Winans; Lead vocals: Ronald Winans (written by Fred Manns, Marvin Winans, and Ronald Winans; track from their album Tomorrow, copyright Light Records, 1984)

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Introducing The Winans

Light Records (1981)

 

This is The Winans debut album on Light Records. Bill Maxwell and Andraé Crouch produced this album, while Marvin Winans wrote the tracks. This album contains the tracks The Question Is, (which among their most recognized tracks), Self, Are Reall Doing Your Will?, I Know Someone, Goodness, Mercy, and Grace, Fallow Groung, How Good It Is To Be Loved, Flyin' Away; and Restoration (which is another really popular Winans song). This album was ground-breaking in the fact that many Gospel songs during that time weren't as upbeat as they are now, and The Winans were somewhat like Gospel Music's first "boy band" (according to a source). This album became somewhat controversial, as some people thought the tracks to be too secular in sound, but popular also.
 
 
Musicians:
 

Tom Keene: keyboards

David Williams: guitar, percussion

Hadley Hockensmith : guitar

Wil Keene: guitars

Abraham Laboriel: bass

Bill Maxwell: drums, percussion

Alex Acuña: percussion

Allen Gregory: trumpet

Steve Tavaglione: sax, flute

John Phillips: oboe

 

Additional Background Vocals:

Deborah Winans, Delores (Momma) Winans & Vickie Winans
 
Recorded & Mixed at PARAMOUNT RECORDING STUDIOS, Hollywood, CA

The Winans
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Michael, Carvin, Marvin, Ronald

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Long Time Comin' (Holdin On)
Light Records (1982)
 
This is the Winans' second album.
It was produced by Bill Maxwell.
It includes songs "J-E-S-U-S", sung by Ronald and Marvin Winans (This song sounds good on their "Live In Concert" video - it had me dancing in my basement!). It also contains songs "A Gift Without A Giver" sung by Carvin Winans, "You Are Everything To Me", sung by Ronald, "I Love You", sung by Marvin and the Winans, and "For We May Never Know" which sounds much like "You Are Everything To Me". "If I Ever Fall" hit #5 on the CCM radio chart.  It sounds like "If I Labor" contains Pop Winans as a ad-libbing vocalist at the end, though I am not sure.
 
 
Musicians: 
 
Tom Keene: keyboards
Marvin Winans: keyboards
Hadley Hockensmith: guitar
David Winans II: guitar
David Mansfield: guitar (solo) 
Abraham Laboriel: bass guitar, percussion
Bill Maxwell: drums, percussion
Alex Acuña: percussion 
Carvin Winans: percussion
Charlie Davis: trumpets
Scott Smith: trumpets
Justo Almario: woodwinds
Kim Hutchcraft: woodwinds
Andy Martin: trombone
 
Recorded at SOUND CITY, Cerritos, CA; MONTEREY RECORDING STUDIOS, Los Angeles, CA * Mixed at MONTEREY RECORDING STUDIOS, Los Angeles, CA

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Tomorrow
Light Records (1984)
 
This is The Winans' third album. This album was a GRAMMY winner.
It contains such Winans hits like "Secret Place", "Lord I Believe", "Bring Back the Days of Yea and Nay", "Tomorrow", "You Just Don't Wanna Be Loved", and "Everything You Touch Is A Song", among others. "Uphold Me", sung by Ronald Winans and written by Fred Manns, Marvin and Ronald Winans, reached #1 on the CCM Adult Contemporary Chart from March to April 1985.
 
 
This is a nice album! This is a memorable album! This album is filled with hits! I really like "Golden Opportunity" which features BeBe Winans who has a lead part along with the older Winans. I also like "Lord I Believe" which features Howard Smith singing the lead, and the background vocalists listed below.
 
THIS ALBUM WON A GRAMMY!
 
MARVIN WINANS ALSO WON A GRAMMY FOR "BRING BACK THE DAYS OF YEA AND NAY"
 
The Winans have also made a Music Video of their song "Tomorrow", which is featured the video, "Gospel's Greatest Hits".
 

Musicians:

 

Harlan Rogers: keyboards, synthesizer 

Tom Keene: keyboards

Michael Ruff: synthesizer, synthesizer programming

Rhett Lawrence: synthesizer programming

Dean Parks: guitar

Hadley Hockensmith: guitar, bass

Abraham Laboriel: bass

Bill Maxwell: drums

Alex Acuña: percussion

Charles Davis: trumpets

Scott Smith: trumpets

Andy Martin: trombone

Justo Almario: saxophone

Dave Boroff: saxophone

Charles Veal: string master

 

Featured Vocalist on "Lord I Believe": Howard Smith

Featured Vocalist on "Golden Opportunity": BeBe Winans

 

Additional Background Vocals:

Krystal Merden Edwards, Perry Morgan, Alfie Silas, Howard Smith, And Tata Vega
 
Recorded At Sound City, Cerritos, Ca; Monterey Recording Studios, Los Angeles, Ca * Mixed At Monterey Recording Studios, Los Angeles, Ca

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The Winans with Andrae Crouch and Bill Maxwell

Contact information: This site made by J. Lawrence
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Some of the music used on this site has been retrieved from bmgmusic.com, walmart.com, and songsearch.net (cdsampler.com).