Make Time for Love

Make Time for Love

by Keith Washington



Although it seems like Keith Washington was an overnight success, the truth is that he was busy many years prior trying to find his way to the music charts as an artist. Finally, that ambition has come to fruition and the result is resplendent. The Detroit native's first single was the captivating "Kissing You." The soft, mellow intro bows to a dynamic pre-hook string arrangement before returning to an affectionate chorus. The ballad stayed on the Billboard R&B charts for 20 weeks, peaking at number one. The second single was "Are You Still in Love with Me." The lyric expresses much concern and Washington conveys that message in his urgent cry; the single topped off at number 15 on the Billboard R&B charts after 14 weeks. The third release was the more romantic title track "Make Time for Love." Unlike the prior two singles, "Make Time for Love" settles into a gentle rhythm. Washington, however, exerts his energy as the song gradually builds momentum. It climaxed at 22 after 15 weeks on the charts. "When You Love Somebody" sizzles with a feverish rhythm accented by a spirited bridge and Washington's convincing delivery. This is a superb song. It only managed to crack the Top 30 at 26 after a mere 11 weeks. The production on this album is excellent, as are Washington's vocals as he utilizes his vibrato on most of the selections. It was anticipated that Washington's emergence onto the music scene was to be followed by chart dominance, but contractual problems stifled that possibility. Notwithstanding, this album will be revered for years to come for its many gems.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/1991
Label: Qwest / Wea
UPC: 0075992652827
catalogNumber: 26528

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Keith Washington   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Gerald Albright   Saxophone
Nicki Richards   Background Vocals
Audrey Wheeler   Background Vocals
Wayne Stewart   Drums
Mike Campbell   Guitar
Paul Laurence   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Robert Burns   Percussion
Maxi Anderson   Background Vocals
Alex Brown   Background Vocals
Tony Brown   Bass
Bridgette Bryant   Background Vocals
Horace Bokie Coleman   Bass,Guitar
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Nathan East   Bass
Mortonette Jenkins   Background Vocals
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Yogi Lee   Background Vocals
Yolanda Lee   Background Vocals
Michael Nash   Keyboards
Duane Nettlesbey   Keyboards
Eric Rehl   Synthesizer
Laney Stewart   Synthesizer,Drums
Trey Stone   Synthesizer,Guitar
Dan Wilensky   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Williams   Drums
Keith Davis   Bass
Richie Davis   Guitar
Vaughn Cromwell   Background Vocals
Tommy Verdonck   Guitar
Mike Bradford   Bass
Georg "Jojje" Wadenius   Guitar

Technical Credits

Keith Washington   Arranger,Producer
Paul Laurence   Programming
Jeff Gold   Art Direction
Wolfgang Aichholz   Engineer
Ron Banks   Engineer
Michael Becker   Engineer
Terry Coffey   Producer
Earl Cohen   Engineer
Jon Nettlesbey   Producer
Barney Perkins   Engineer
Paul Riser   Horn Arrangements
Joe Schiff   Engineer
Mike Scott   Engineer
Allen Sides   Engineer
Chris Steinmetz   Engineer
Trey Stone   Arranger,Producer
Eric Sproull   Engineer
Tim Stedman   Art Direction
Mike Bradford   Programming
Dennis Parker   Engineer

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