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Nightshift

Commodores

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The Commodores made one final stab at regaining R&B glory when Lionel Richie and producer/arranger James Anthony Carmichael both left in the mid-'80s. J.D. Nicholas became their lead singer, and Dennis Lambert assumed production duties. They rebounded temporarily, when "Nightshift" leaped out of an otherwise ordinary album to become a Grammy-winning R&B and pop smash. It stayed atop the R&B charts for a month, and peaked at #3 on the pop chart. Unfortunately, it was also the end for Thomas McClary, who left the group once the album had run its course. It was their next-to-last hit, and basically the end for the band, although they continued for a couple more years.
© Ron Wynn /TiVo

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1
Animal Instinct
00:04:48

Peter Wolf, Producer, Associate Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Page, ComposerLyricist - Dennis Lambert, Producer - Jeremy Smith, Producer, Associate Producer - Commodores, MainArtist

℗ 1985 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Nightshift
00:05:03

Peter Wolf, Producer, Associate Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Lambert, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Jeremy Smith, Producer, Associate Producer - Commodores, MainArtist - Francine Vicki Golde, ComposerLyricist - Walter Lee Orange, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1985 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
I Keep Running
00:04:10

Peter Wolf, Producer, Associate Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Lambert, Producer - Jeremy Smith, Producer, Associate Producer - Commodores, MainArtist - Harold Hudson, Composer - Shirley King, Composer - Walter King, Composer

℗ 1985 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Lay Back
00:05:02

Peter Wolf, Producer, Associate Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Franne Golde, Author - Martin Page, ComposerLyricist - Dennis Lambert, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Jeremy Smith, Producer, Associate Producer - Milan Williams, Author - Commodores, MainArtist

℗ 1985 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Slip Of The Tongue
00:03:52

Peter Wolf, Producer, Associate Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Lambert, Producer - Peter Beckett, Composer - Jeremy Smith, Producer, Associate Producer - Commodores, MainArtist - Lenny Mancuso, Composer

℗ 1985 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Play This Record Twice
00:04:25

Peter Wolf, Producer, Associate Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Lambert, Producer - Jeremy Smith, Producer, Associate Producer - Commodores, MainArtist - Keith Smith, Composer - Roland Lapread, Composer

℗ 1985 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Janet
00:03:42

Franne Golde, ComposerLyricist - Paul Fox, ComposerLyricist - Bobby Caldwell, ComposerLyricist - James Anthony Carmichael, Producer - Commodores, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 1985 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
The Woman In My Life
00:03:38

Patrick Henderson, Composer - Peter Wolf, Producer, Associate Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Lambert, Producer - Keith Stegall, Composer - Jeremy Smith, Producer, Associate Producer - Commodores, MainArtist

℗ 1985 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Lightin' Up The Night
00:04:04

Peter Wolf, Producer, Associate Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Dennis Lambert, Producer - Jeremy Smith, Producer, Associate Producer - Diane Warren, Composer - JEFF LORBER, Composer - Commodores, MainArtist

℗ 1985 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Commodores made one final stab at regaining R&B glory when Lionel Richie and producer/arranger James Anthony Carmichael both left in the mid-'80s. J.D. Nicholas became their lead singer, and Dennis Lambert assumed production duties. They rebounded temporarily, when "Nightshift" leaped out of an otherwise ordinary album to become a Grammy-winning R&B and pop smash. It stayed atop the R&B charts for a month, and peaked at #3 on the pop chart. Unfortunately, it was also the end for Thomas McClary, who left the group once the album had run its course. It was their next-to-last hit, and basically the end for the band, although they continued for a couple more years.
© Ron Wynn /TiVo

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