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On this day in music history: July 22, 1983 - “Stay With Me Tonight”, the second solo album by Jeffrey Osborne is released. Produced by George Duke, it is recorded at Le Gonks West Studios in West Hollywood, CA, The Complex Studios, Westlake Audio, Ocean Way Recording, Lion Share Studios, Soundcastle Recording Studios and The Record Plant in Los Angeles, CA from February - May 1983. Making a solid impression with his self titled solo debut album released in the Spring of 1982, singer Jeffrey Osborne continues his successful collaboration with musician and producer George Duke. Osborne co-writes seven of the albums ten tracks along with past writing partners including former L.T.D. band mate John McGhee, Sam Dees, Geoffrey Leib, Don Freeman, Leon Ware and Michael Sembello. Like the previous album, Duke surrounds Osborne with some of the top musicians around including Steve Ferrone (drums), Earl Klugh, Michael Sembello, Paul Jackson, Jr., John McGhee (guitar), Louis Johnson, Abraham Laboriel, Nathan Watts, Alphonso Johnson, Henry Davis (bass), David “Hawk” Wolinski (synthesizers), The Seawind Horns (Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Bill Reichenbach, Larry Williams), Paulinho Da Costa (percussion) and the producer himself (piano, synthesizers, clavinet). The albums title track (#4 R&B, #30 Pop) written by former Chic keyboardist Raymond Jones, is one of two tracks to feature Queen guitarist Brian May on lead guitar. “Tonight” becomes Jeffrey Osborne’s most successful album to date, spinning off a total of four singles including “Don’t You Get So Mad” (#3 R&B, #25 Pop) and “We’re Going All The Way” (#16 R&B, #48 Pop) written by pop songwriting legends Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil (“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin”, “(You’re My) Soul And Inspiration”, “Just Once”). The mid tempo  dance track “Plane Love” (#10 R&B, #6 Club Play), penned by “Hawk” Wolinski of Rufus also becomes an instant club classic by way of the 12" extended version, remixed by legendary club DJ Larry Levan.  The album is dedicated to the memory of Osborne’s old friend and fellow L.T.D. band mate, drummer Melvin “Big Mel” Webb, who had passed away late 1982. “Stay With Me Tonight” peaks at number three on the Billboard R&B album chart, number twenty five on the Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.


“If you don’t love yourself for your flaws and imperfections, you can’t expect anyone else to either. We are each made differently, so find whatever flaw or imperfection you have and start embracing it because it’s part of you. Be proud of your originality. There’s no one else in the world that’s like you.”

🌸things to be happy about!🌸

• walking barefoot in the grass
• water fights on hot afternoons
• tangerines
• butterflies in ur stomach
• compliments from strangers
• mango smoothies
• being on time
• late nite showers
• catching up with old friends
• snow globes
• ppl texting u that they miss u
• feeling pretty
• having a clear conscience
• pet stores
• cold water to drink, stay hydrated pals!
• discovering pretty songs
• little crushes
• looking forward to things
• being confident cuz u are strong b! I believe in u!
• clean sheets
• reading old messages


Kelly Rowland really struck GOLD putting this group together. They are all captivatingly stunning and every one of them can BLOW.