Don't Turn Around (album)

Don't Turn Around is the debut album by American soul/R&B vocal group, Black Ivory. The album was produced and arranged by record producer, Patrick Adams. and released in March 1972 on Today Records/Perception Records

Don't Turn Around
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1972
StudioSound Ideas Studios, New York, Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Blue Rock Studio, New York
LabelToday Records/Perception Records
ProducerPatrick Adams
Black Ivory chronology
Don't Turn Around
Baby Won't You Change Your Mind
Singles from Don't Turn Around
  1. "Don't Turn Around"
    Released: April 1971
  2. "You and I"
    Released: February 1972
  3. "I'll Find A way (Loneliest Man In Town)"
    Released: July 1972

Album informationEdit

Black Ivory's debut single, "Don't Turn Around" (written by Patrick Adams) was released in April 1971 and peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard R&B/Soul singles chart in January 1972.[1] The single along with the B-side, "I Keep Asking You Questions" was recorded at Sigma Sound Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Two more singles were released, "You and I" (Written by Leroy Burgess and Stuart Bascombe), and "I'll Find a Way" (written by Black Ivory and Patrick Adams). "You and I" peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard Soul/R&B singles chart, while "I'll Find a Way" peaked at No. 46 on the same chart.[2] The album spent 19 weeks on the Billboard R&B albums chart, peaking at No. 13 in May 1972.[3] The album crossed-over to Billboards 200 chart peaking at No. 158.[4]

Other songs on the album include the B-side to "Don't Turn Around", the upbeat tempo song, "I Keep Asking You Questions", written by Black Ivory and Patrick Adams; and a cover to Michael Jackson's hit single, "Got to Be There", written by Elliot Willensky.

Track listingEdit

Side one
1."Don't Turn Around"Patrick Adams3:30
3."I'll Find A Way"
  • Black Ivory
  • Adams
4."I Keep Asking You Questions"
  • Black Ivory
  • Adams
5."She Said That She's Leaving"Adams2:45
6."If I Could Be A Mirror"Leroy Burgess2:35
Side two
1."You and I"
  • Stuart Bascombe
  • Leroy Burgess
  • Burgess
2."Our Future"
  • Adams
  • Terry Philips
3."Find The One Who Loves You"
  • Black Ivory
  • Adams
4."Got to Be There"Elliot Willensky4:12


Black Ivory


All songs were produced, conducted and arranged by Patrick Adams

  • Vocal arrangements by Leroy Burgess
  • String arrangements on "If I Could Be A Mirror, by Leroy Burgess

Don’t Turn Around/I Keep Asking You Questions (Singles)

The album (all other songs)

  • Patrick Adams: Bass, Guitar, Piano, Organ, Drums, Celeste, Moog Synthesizer, Timpani
  • Larry Blackmon: Drums on You & I, Find The One Who Loves You
  • Gordon Edwards: Bass
  • Harry Lookofsky: Concertmaster (all songs)


Chart (1974) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs.[5] 158
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs[6] 13


Year Single Peak chart positions
1971 "Don't Turn Around" 38
1972 "You and I" 32
"I'll Find a Way" 46


  1. ^ "Black Ivory Billboard R&B Singles Chart". Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Black Ivory Billboard R&B Singles Chart". Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Black Ivory Billboard Album Chart". Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Black Ivory Billboard 200 Chart". Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Black Ivory Billboard 200 Chart". Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Black Ivory Billboard Album Chart". Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Black Ivory Billboard R&B Singles Chart". Retrieved 17 July 2020.

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