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Winelight is a 1980 studio album by jazz musician Grover Washington Jr. The record received the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1982. The album was released by Elektra Records. It includes the Grammy Award-winning[3] hit "Just the Two of Us" sung by Bill Withers. The track "In the Name of Love" from the album was also released in rearranged form, without Washington's saxophone track, under the name of Ralph MacDonald and Bill Withers (on vocals).

Winelight
Winelight.jpg
Studio album by
Released1980
RecordedJune & July 1980 at Rosebud Recording Studio, New York City, New York
GenreSmooth jazz
Length39:01
LabelElektra
ProducerGrover Washington Jr., Ralph MacDonald
Grover Washington Jr. chronology
Skylarkin'
(1980)
Winelight
(1980)
Come Morning
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
SputnikMusic5/5 stars
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide2/5 stars[2]

Contents

ReceptionEdit

Scott Yanow of AllMusic wrote "A memorable set of high-quality and danceable soul-jazz".[1]

Track listingEdit

Side One

  1. "Winelight" (William Eaton) – 7:32
  2. "Let It Flow (For "Dr. J")" (Grover Washington Jr.) – 5:52
  3. "In the Name of Love" (William Salter, Ralph MacDonald) – 5:26

Side Two

  1. "Take Me There" (Washington) – 6:16
  2. "Just the Two of Us" (Bill Withers, William Salter, Ralph MacDonald) – 7:23
  3. "Make Me a Memory (Sad Samba)" (Washington) – 6:32

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (1980-81) Peak
position
US Billboard Pop Albums[4] 5
US Billboard Top Jazz Albums[4] 1
US Billboard Top Soul Albums[4] 2
UK Official Charts[5] 34

SinglesEdit

Year Single Chart positions[6]
US
Pop
US
R&B
US
AC
UK
1981 "Just the Two of Us" 2 3 2 34

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Grover Washington Jr.: Winelight > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 203. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Elsworth, Catherine (10 August 2006). "Still a lovely day". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 January 2009.
  4. ^ a b c "Grover Washington Jr. US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
  5. ^ "GROVER WASHINGTON JR | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2019-07-21.
  6. ^ "Grover Washington Jr. US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-26.