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Claudine is a Gladys Knight & the Pips album, written and produced by Curtis Mayfield. The disc is the soundtrack album for the 1974 20th Century Fox motion picture Claudine, starring James Earl Jones and Diahann Carroll. The album was released in March 1974 on the Buddah label.

Claudine
Gladys Knight - Claudine.jpg
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedMarch 1974
RecordedCurtom Studios
(Chicago, Illinois)
GenreSoul
Length30:18
LabelBuddah
ProducerCurtis Mayfield
Gladys Knight & the Pips chronology
Imagination
(1973)
Claudine
(1974)
I Feel a Song
(1974)
Curtis Mayfield chronology
Curtis in Chicago
(1973)
Claudine
(1974)
Sweet Exorcist
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideA–[2]
Rolling Stone(not rated) [3]

The first single release, "On and On", reached #2 on the R&B chart and #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. A second single, "Make Yours a Happy Home", was released two years later in 1976 and was a moderate hit, peaking at #13 R&B and #35 on the UK Singles Chart. The album also included one instrumental, "Claudine Theme". The album was also their third of five R&B albums chart-toppers. Also included is a cover of Mayfield's "The Makings of You".

Contents

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Curtis Mayfield.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Mr. Welfare Man"5:30
2."To Be Invisible"3:45
3."On and On"3:44
4."The Makings of You"2:24
Side two
No.TitleLength
5."Claudine Theme" (Instrumental)4:30
6."Hold On"5:17
7."Make Yours a Happy Home"4:35

PersonnelEdit

  • Rich Tufo – arranger
  • Roger Anfinsen – engineer
  • Milton Sincoff – creative packaging director
  • Joseph "Lucky" Scott - bass

ChartsEdit

Chart (1974) Peak
[4]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 35
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 1
Singles
Year Single Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
UK[5]
1974 "On and On" 5 2
1976 "Make Yours a Happy Home" 13 35

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hogan, Ed. Claudine' review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: K". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 28, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Holden, Stephen. "Claudine review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved 2011-10-16. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ a b "US Charts > Gladys Knight & the Pips". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  5. ^ "UK Charts > Gladys Knight & the Pips". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-16.

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