Kathy Troccoli – Stubborn Love – 1982

This is the album that started it all for Kathy and for Reunion Records. But lets start a few years earlier. Kathy grew up Catholic but became born again in 1978. She had been working in the music industry struggling to get noticed. Kathy got her break in 1980 when she opened for Glad at her own church. Ed Nalle from Glad took note of her voice and approached her about cutting a demo with his band. Ed shopped that demo to Michael Blanton and Dan Harrell who reportedly were thinking of starting a new record label. This album became the first album on that label, Reunion Records. The release was a smashing success and the album is reportedly the best-selling debut album by a CCM female artist. That said the album only had one charting single with “Stubborn Love” peaking at #2. In my opinion “You’re All I Need To Get By”, a cover of a Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrellduet hit, was the best track on the album. But this was 1982 and no way were the CCM chart people going to allow a secular cover to chart. The whole album is great for this genre of CCM music and is easily as good as anything Amy Grant was doing at the time. You probably heard this one in the 80’s so today’s a great day to listen to it again for the memories.

Tracklist
1 – You’re All I Need To Get By – 4:02
2 – Hand In Hand – 3:40
3 – All I Must Do – 3:47
4 – It’s The Small Things – 3:20
5 – Lord I Need You Now – 4:03
6 – There’s Still Time – 3:42
7 – Once In A Lifetime Love – 4:44
8 – Stubborn Love – 4:29
9 – It’s Your Love – 4:22
10 – Love Of My Life – 3:57

Credits
Arranged By [Strings] – Alan Moore
Bass – Craig Nelson, Mike Brignardello
Design [Album] – Dennis Hill
Drums – Keith Edwards
Engineer – Gene Eichelberger
Executive-Producer – Dan Harrell, Mike Blanton
Guitar – Dann Huff, Jon Goin
Harp – Cindy Reynolds
Keyboards – Gerrit Wilson, Michael W. Smith, Shane Keister
Liner Notes – Brown Bannister
Mastered By [Runout Etch] – Hank Williams
Overdubbed By – Bob Clark
Percussion – Mark Morris
Photography By [Back] – Mark Pleasant, Wade Jaynes
Photography By [Front] – Mike Borum
Producer – Brown Bannister
Saxophone – Dennis Solee
Synthesizer – Shane Keister
Vocals – Denny Henson, Diana Dewitt, Donna McElroy, Greg Guidry, Kim Flemming, Sandy Guidry

Companies, etc.
Recorded At – The Bennett House
Recorded At – Great Circle Sound
Recorded At – Pinebrook Recording Studio
Overdubbed At – House of David
Mastered At – Woodland Studios
Pressed By – Monarch Record Mfg. Co. – 25656
Distributed By – Word, Inc.
Published By – Jobete Music Co., Inc.
Published By – Meadowgreen Music, Inc.
Published By – Handrail Music
Published By – Lifesong Music Press
Published By – Paragon Music Corp.
Published By – Word Music
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Reunion Records
Copyright © – Reunion Records

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Ray Mansfield

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One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

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