Yarbrough & Peoples - The Two of Us


Yarbrough & Peoples - The Two of Us

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The Two of Us
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Studio album by Yarbrough & Peoples
Released 1980
Recorded 1980 at Total Experience Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre R&B
Soul
Funk

Boogie
Length 42:11
Label Mercury
Producer Lonnie Simmons
Jonah Ellis
Yarbrough & Peoples chronology
  The Two of Us
(1980)
Heartbeats
(1983)

  "The Two of Us" is the debut album by the R&B duo Yarbrough & Peoples, released in 1980 on Mercury Records. It was produced by LA based producer Lonnie Simmons, who would go on to form Total Experience the following year, and veteran songwriter Jonah Ellis.

 
 

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars

"The Two of Us" contained the couple's biggest hit, "Don't Stop the Music", which went to #1 on the R&B charts, #26 on the dance charts, and #19 on the pop charts. The album peaked at #1 on the R&B Charts and #16 on the pop charts.

Track listing

  1. "Don't Stop the Music" 7:49 (Alisa Peoples, Lonnie Simmons, Jonah Ellis)
  2. "Crazy" 3:54 (Peoples, Calvin Yarbrough)
  3. "Third Degree" 4:54 (Ellis)
  4. "Easy Tonight" 3:38 (Ellis)
  5. "Want You Back Again" 4:15 (Vice, Yarbrough, Peoples)
  6. "Come to Me" 4:36 (Yarbrough, Peoples, Simmons)
  7. "You're My Song" 4:58 (Ellis, Simmons)
  8. "Two of Us" 4:15 (Yarbrough, Peoples)
  9. "I Believe I'm Falling in Love" 3:52 (Ellis)

Personnel

  • Cavin Yarbrough and Alisa Peoples - Keyboards, Synthesizer, Percussion, Lead and Backing Vocals
  • Robert "Goodie" Whitfield, Temple McKinney - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
  • Dionne "Flea" Oliver, Michael McKinney - Bass
  • Victor "Widetrack" Hill - Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Michael Wycoff, Patrick Moten - Keyboards
  • J.P. "Sugarfoot" Moffett, Melvin Webb, Raymond Calhoun - Drums
  • Butch Bonner, Jimmy Macon, Wes Blackman, Jonah Ellis - Guitar
  • Loftin "Boots" Gray, Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion
  • Benjamin Wright, Malvin "Dino" Vice - Horn & String Arrangements
  • Jim Gilstrap, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Pat Peterson - Backing Vocals

Production

  • Produced By Lonnie Simmons & Jonah Ellis for Total Experience Productions, except "Want You Back Again" & "Come To Me"; produced by Lonnie Simmons & Malvin "Dino" Vice
  • Horn and String Arrangements by Benjamin Wright and Malvin Dino Vice
  • Recording & Mix Engineers: Steve McMillan, Michael Evans & Jack Rouben, except "Crazy" & "Third Degree"; mixed by Rick Gianatos & Bob Stone
  • Remixes by Michael Evans & Steve McMillan
  • Mastered by Bob Carbone
  • All Songs Copyright Blackwell Publishing

Charts

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums 16
Billboard Top Soul 1

Singles

Year Single Chart positions
US Pop US R&B US Disco
1981 "Don't Stop The Music" 19 1 26
"Third Degree" - 74 -

 

Yarbrough & Peoples - The Two of Us

Mercury 9110162 stereo (1980)

Album manufactured in Germany.

Album produced by Lonnie Simmons and Jonah Ellis.

The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying minor signs of wear.

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