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.