This remastered Elemental Music CD presents Johnny Bristol’s original album Hang On In There Baby. The prolific Bristol made his name at Motown as a writer and producer of tracks like Diana Ross & the Supremes’ “Someday We’ll Be Together,” a song he co-wrote years before. In 1974, he did a successful production assignment for Boz Scaggs and made his solo debut for MGM. In short order, Bristol created an intriguing persona with a patented wry vocal delivery. The title track is a sensual masterpiece that all but summed up his lyrical metier. The infinitely playable and smooth “You and I” is just as good. “I Got Cha Number,” also on Scaggs’ Slow Dancer, has Scaggs coming on to do some fun harmony vocals. This is prime ‘70s L.A. R&B/pop with Bristol’s sure production hand and arrangements by H.B. Barnum. Players include David T. Walker and his singular guitar fills.
1 WOMAN, WOMAN 5:08
2 HANG ON IN THERE BABY 3:55
3 REACHIN’ OUT FOR YOUR LOVE 4:01
4 YOU AND I 3:41
5 TAKE CARE OF YOU FOR ME 3:10
6 I GOT YOUR NUMBER 3:19
7 IT DON’T HURT NO MORE 3:35
8 MEMORIES DON’T LEAVE LIKE PEOPLE DO 4:08
9 LOVE ME FOR A REASON 3:41
10 WOMAN WOMAN 0:43
Produced by Johnny Bristol – Arranged by H.B. Barnum All engineering and sound recording by Greg Venable Cover Designed by Dave Wiseltier, Kameny Associates, Inc. Cover Photography by Earl Miller Liner Photography by Emerson Loew A special thanks to all the musicians who lent their talent and energy in helping to make this album.