Irons in the Fire

Gordy records
written & produced by Teena Marie

A link indicates that lyrics are available for the song.

I Need Your Lovin' (7:29) (Teena Marie)
Young Love (5:29) (Teena Marie)
First Class Love (5:06) (Teena Marie)
Irons in the Fire (3:32) (Teena Marie)
Chains (7:09) (Teena Marie)
You Make Love Like Springtime (5:00) (Teena Marie)
Tune in Tomorrow (4:22) (Teena Marie-Mickey Hearn)
You Make Love Like Springtime (Reprise) (3:20) (Teena Marie)

"I Need Your Lovin'" b/w "Irons in the Fire" -- (Gordy 7189, 8/1/80)

Chart Positions
"I Need Your Lovin'" -- #9 R&B, #37 Pop


Lead Vocals -- Teena Marie
Guitar -- Gregory Hargrove, Wali Ali, David Taylor, James S. Stewart, Nick Brown
Synthesizer, Keyboards, Piano -- Michael Boddicker, Teena Marie (acoustic piano on "Irons in the Fire", Fender Rhodes on "You Make Love Like Springtime"), Bobby Lyles
Bass -- Allen McGrier, James Jamerson, Jr. (upright on "Tune in Tomorrow")
Drums -- Paul Hines, Earl Palmer, Sr.
Percussion -- Paulhino Da Costa
Harp -- Lloyd Lindroth
Saxophone -- Ray C. Woodard, William Carroll White, Jr.
Fluegelhorn -- Thomas Bumpass
Trumpet -- Thomas Bumpass
Background Vocalists -- Teena Marie, Mickey Hearn, Shirley Mattison, William Carroll White, Jr., Jill Jones, Ozone

Additional notes:

Teena provides all vocal arrangements and shares rhythm and horn arrangements for the album. "First Class Love" was written in '76. The musicians include members of Ozone, her funky labelmates who she would produce an album for (Send It) in 1981. This is the second album (the first is Wild & Peaceful) that Teena dedicates to her father Thomas Leslie Brockert, whom she calls her "guardian angel." His picture is on the back of the album sleeve.

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