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Love Is Gonna Getcha

By on Wednesday, March 28th, 1990 in Music

Love is Gonna Getcha by Patti Austin

Love Is Gonna Getcha

by Patti Austin

Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul
Year: 1990
Label: GRP Records

An review states: “..Patti Austin has always quite simply been the best jack-of-all-genre singers on the planet, crossing effortlessly from jazz to pop and R&B with a voice that’s so sweet, rich, and lovely, it can’t help but warm the heart. On the heels of her 1988 masterpiece The Real Me, her GRP debut packs a wallop of festive up tempo tunes, lite funk pop, torchy message songs, passionate ballads, and breezy tenderness — all delivered with a truly Austin-tatious flair. Austin surrounds herself with some of pop jazz’s best here, with GRP’s 1990 roster well represented: Dave Grusin (whose production is flawless), Don Grusin (with whom she co-wrote the happy “Ooh Wee (The Carnival)”), Deborah Henson-Conant (whose harp adds punch to ‘In My Dream’), Lee Ritenour, and Nelson Rangell (whose alto soars on the title cut). But as tantalizing as the music is, it is Austin who gives the collection wings with a powerful voice whose mood she so artfully modulates depending on the feel of the individual tune. Soft and tender on her own composition ‘In My Life,’ easy and lilting for ‘In My Dream,’ and full of genuine excitement for ‘Through the Test of Time‘ and ‘Ooh Wee.’ An added bonus is the Oscar nominated ‘The Girl Who Used to Be Me,’ which gives Austin a chance to show her range, even if the tune is a bit schmaltzy.” – Reviewed by Jonathan Widran

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  1. Through The Test Of Time 5:05
  2. Too Soon To Know 4:21
  3. In My Life 4:02
  4. Love Is Gonna Getcha 4:59
  5. Ooh-Whee (The Carnival) 5:40
  6. Believe The Children 5:34
  7. Good In Love 4:37
  8. Wait For Me 5:25
  9. First Time Love 5:30
  10. In My Dream 5:07
  11. The Girl Who Used To Be Me 4:15

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  • Love Is Gonna Getcha ‎(CD, Album) GRP Records Switzerland 1990
  • Love Is Gonna Getcha ‎(CD) GRP Records US 1990
  • Love Is Gonna Getcha ‎(LP, Album) GRP Records Switzerland 1990
  • Love Is Gonna Getcha ‎(LP, Album) GRP Records US 1990


  • Artwork By [Graphic Design] – Andy Ruggirello, Dan Serrano, David Gibb, Jacki McCarthy
  • Edited By [Digital Editing] – Mike Landy*, Robert Vosgien
  • Engineer – Don Murray
  • Executive Producer – Larry Rosen
  • Lyrics By – Patti Austin (tracks: 5)
  • Mastered By – Wally Traugott
  • Mixed By [Assistant] – Elaine Anderson
  • Music By – Don Grusin (tracks: 5)
  • Photography – Richard Corman
  • Producer [Production Assistant] – Barbara Hein
  • Producer, Executive Producer, Arranged By [String & Rhythm Arrangements] – Dave Grusin
  • Recorded By [Additional Recording, Assistant] – Joe Martin (2), Matthew “Boomer” La Monica*
  • Recorded By [Additional Recording] – Bill Cooper, Ed Rak
  • Recorded By [Assistant] – Brian Soucy
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Don Murray
  • Vocals – Patti Austin
  • Written-By – Abraham Laboriel (tracks: 6), Alan Roy Scott (tracks: 4), David Pack (tracks: 1, 2), Jeff Pescetto (tracks: 1), Jeff Southworth (tracks: 7), Lorraine Feather (tracks: 2), Lou Pardini (tracks: 4, 6), Lynn Laboriel* (tracks: 6), Michael MacDonald* (tracks: 2), Patti Austin (tracks: 3), Reed Vertelney (tracks: 4)


  • Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA, November 14-17, 1989.
  • Additional recording at Clinton Recorders and at The Power Station and at American Recording.
  • Mixed at Smoketree Studios.
  • Mastered at Capitol Studios.
  • Digital editing at CMS Digital, Hollywood and at The Review Room, NYC
  • (p) & (c) 1990 GRP Records.
Andy Gard
Andy Gard

My favorite lyric: "You could read by the light of her smile."

Adele Law
Adele Law

It was always sit down Shirley Valentine. Go away Shirley Valentine. But one day Shirley Valentine just wasn't there anymore.

Juanita Sotelo
Juanita Sotelo

Ohh the girl who used to be me. She coluld fly, she was free....\U0001f3a4\U0001f3bc\U0001f3b6

Patricia Yeaman
Patricia Yeaman

Fabulous song great choice to sing Patti but I think I'll let you take the lead

John Taylor
John Taylor

From "Shirley Valentine!" I love this song.