Introducing The Winans
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.
Links: The Question Is, Self, Are We Really Doing Your Will?, I Know Someone, Goodness, Mercy, and Grace, Fallow Ground, How Good It Feels to Be Loved, Flyin' Away, Restoration
Additional Background Vocals:
Deborah Winans, Delores (Momma) Winans
& Vickie Winans
Recorded & Mixed at PARAMOUNT RECORDING STUDIOS, Hollywood,
|Michael, Carvin, Marvin, Ronald
Long Time Comin'
Light Records (1982)
This is the Winans'
It was produced by
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.
David Winans II:
Mansfield: guitar (solo)
Laboriel: bass guitar, percussion
Maxwell: drums, percussion
Recorded at SOUND CITY,
Cerritos, CA; MONTEREY RECORDING STUDIOS, Los Angeles, CA * Mixed at MONTEREY RECORDING STUDIOS, Los Angeles, CA
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
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".
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: saxophoneCharles Veal: string master
Featured Vocalist on "Lord I Believe": Howard Smith
Featured Vocalist on "Golden Opportunity":
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
|The Winans with Andrae Crouch and Bill Maxwell
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