The Heat [Bonus Tracks]

The Heat [Bonus Tracks]

by Nona Hendryx Nona Hendryx

CD(Expanded / Remastered / Bonus Tracks)



After Labelle's breakup in early 1977, Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash took very different paths as solo artists. LaBelle became a middle of the road urban/adult contemporary superstar, Dash recorded the occasional R&B album with little commercial success, and Hendryx favored rock-minded albums that came the closest to Labelle's free-spirited wildness. Hendryx's solo career started out on a hard rock note with her self-titled debut album of 1977, but she took a more new wave-influenced turn in the '80s, and 1985's The Heat brings together rock and synth funk with memorable results. The Heat is quite a contrast to the solo albums that Patti LaBelle was offering in the mid-'80s; LaBelle and Hendryx both had crossover appeal, but while LaBelle was going after a combination of urban and adult contemporary fans, Hendryx was going after a combination of pop
ock, new wave/ and urban fans. The Heat, for all its funkiness, proved to be too rock-minded for R&B stations; regardless, Hendryx has a lot of fun on infectious offerings such as "A Girl Like That," "Rock This House," "I Need Love," and "Revolutionary Dance." Hendryx wrote or co-wrote everything on this album, including "If Looks Could Kill (D.O.A.)," which should not be confused with the song that both Heart and dance-pop singer Pamala Stanley recorded in the mid-'80s. The producers on The Heat include Hendryx, Arthur Baker, and the late Bernard Edwards, who co-led Chic with Nile Rodgers in the late '70s and early '80s. Edwards, like Rodgers, broadened his horizons considerably as a producer in the '80s; many of the albums Edwards worked on after Chic's breakup didn't sound anything like Chic, and that is certainly true of The Heat (which is a long way from Chic's influential disco-funk). Originally released on LP by RCA, The Heat was reissued as a 67-minute CD by Funky Town Grooves in 2011. And the Brooklyn-based label added three bonus tracks, including an extended version of "I Need Love" and a club mix of "If Looks Could Kill (D.O.A.)." The Heat is an exciting document of Hendryx in the mid-'80s.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2016
Label: Funky Town Grooves
UPC: 0886979321328
catalogNumber: 255
Rank: 88166


  1. Revolutionary Dance
  2. A Girl Like That
  3. The Heat, Pt. 1
  4. I Need Love
  5. If Looks Could Kill (D.O.A.)
  6. Rock This House
  7. The Heat, Pt. 2
  8. Time
  9. I Need Love
  10. If Looks Could Kill (D.O.A.)
  11. Moving Violations

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nona Hendryx   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Background Vocals,cowbell
Will Downing   Background Vocals
Bernie Worrell   Synthesizer
Michael Gregory Jackson   Guitar
Sarah Dash   Background Vocals
Bernard Edwards   Bass Guitar
Lotti Golden   Background Vocals
B.J. Nelson   Background Vocals
Tina B.   Background Vocals
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion,Tambourine
Jean Beauvoir   Synthesizer,Background Vocals
Jeff Bova   Synthesizer
Jimmy Bralower   Linn Drum
Hugo Burnham   Background Vocals
Benny Diggs   Background Vocals
Ronald Drayton   Guitar
Steve Elson   Saxophone
Charlie Farren   Background Vocals
Trevor Gale   Drums
Mac Gollehon   Trumpet
Stan Harrison   Saxophone
Stuart Kimball   Guitar,Background Vocals
Curtis King   Background Vocals
Eddie Martinez   Guitar
Mark Pender   Trumpet
Lenny Pickett   Saxophone
Keith Richards   Guitar
Ira Siegel   Guitar
Shaun Solomon   Bass Guitar
Fonzi Thornton   Background Vocals
Cookie Watkins   Background Vocals
Doug Wimbish   Bass Guitar
Angelo   Guitar,Background Vocals
Jeff Smith   Saxophone
Phil Ballou   Background Vocals
Beardo   Background Vocals
Dennis Collins   Background Vocals
Vanessa Cole Burnham   Background Vocals
Jean Bouvoir   Guitar
Ed Stacium   Guitar,Tambourine

Technical Credits

Arthur Baker   Composer,Producer,drum machine,Additional Production
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Nona Hendryx   Composer,Producer,drum machine
Bernard Edwards   Producer
Josh Abbey   Engineer
Bashiri Johnson   drum machine
Jean Beauvoir   Composer
Jimmy Bralower   Simmons
Michael Brauer   Engineer
Jay Burnett   Engineer
Jason Corsaro   Producer,Engineer
Ronald Drayton   Composer
Raymond Jones   Composer
Jeff Kent   Composer
Andy Wallace   Engineer
Vicki Wickham   Executive Producer,Management
Moira Marquis   Engineer
Donald Cleveland   Reissue Producer
Joe Stelmach   Art Direction
Tony Calvert   Reissue Producer
Christian John Wikane   Liner Notes
Dominic Matta   Engineer

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