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I Love to Sing the Songs I Sing is the self-produced ninth album by American R&B singer Barry White, released in 1979 on the 20th Century-Fox Records label.

I Love to Sing the Songs I Sing
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 10, 1979
Recorded1978-1979
GenreR&B, Soul
Length36:19
Label20th Century-Fox Records
ProducerBarry White
Barry White chronology
The Man
(1978)
I Love to Sing the Songs I Sing
(1979)
The Message Is Love
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

I Love to Sing the Songs I Sing fulfilled White's 20th Century-Fox Records contract. White was increasingly dissatisfied with that label's management when Russ Regan left the label to form Millennium Records and felt that he was being ignored in terms of promotion at the time.[2] He then left the company and signed a custom label contract with CBS Records to release future material under his own Unlimited Gold imprint. White's first album on his new label, The Message Is Love, was released seven months and six days after I Love to Sing the Songs I Sing. With attention and interest focused on his well-publicized CBS deal, I Love to Sing the Songs I Sing passed by largely unnoticed. It was the least successful album of his 20th Century career, only reaching #40 on the R&B chart, which six of his eight previous albums had topped. None of the single releases made any impact either.

Track listingEdit

  1. "I Love to Sing the Songs I Sing" (White, Politi, Wilson) - 2:50
  2. "Girl, What's Your Name" (White, Pearson, Wilson) - 4:08
  3. "Once Upon a Time (You Were a Friend of Mine)" (Coleman) - 6:01
  4. "Oh Me, Oh My (I'm Such a Lucky Guy)" (White, Wilson, Politi, Cooksey) - 5:04
  5. "I Can't Leave You Alone" (White, Sepe, Wilson) - 3:25
  6. "Call Me Baby" (Coleman) - 8:04
  7. "How Did You Know It Was Me?" (Coleman) - 6:47

SinglesEdit

  • "I Love to Sing the Songs I Sing" (US R&B #53)
  • "How Did You Know It Was Me?" (US R&B #64)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hogan, Ed. I Love to Sing the Songs I Sing at AllMusic
  2. ^ Callahan, Mike; Edwards, David; Eyries, Patrice (February 7, 2006). "20th Century Fox Records". Retrieved March 26, 2011.