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Rhetta Hughes - Starpiece

Musician: Rhetta Hughes
Album title: Starpiece
Style: Southern Rock, Soul, Disco
Released: 1980
Country: Portugal
Size MP3 version: 1950 mb
Size APE version: 1879 mb
Size WMA version: 1222 mb
Rating ✫: 4.1
Votes: 527
Genre: Rock / Funk / Pop

Rhetta Hughes - Starpiece mp3 album

Rhetta Hughes - Starpiece mp3 album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Starpiece
Written-By – Ken Lehman*, Rhetta Hughes
A2 What Does One Say
Written-By – Alvin Field*, Cissy Houston, Rhetta Hughes
A3 Living Without Your Love
Written-By – Thomas Jones , Wayne Morrison
A4 Treat Me Right
Written-By – Robert McKinnon, Steve Tubin
A5 Don't Give Up
Written-By – Thomas Jones , Wayne Morrison
B1 Bodacious Woman Child
Written-By – Ken Lehman*, Rhetta Hughes
B2 Memories
Written-By – Jerry Ragavoy*
B3 Throwin' It All Away
Written-By – Thomas Jones , Wayne Morrison
B4 Ecstasy
Written-By – Ken Lehman*, Rhetta Hughes

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – The Hit Factory
  • Marketed By – Sutra Records, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Sutra Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sutra Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Sutra Records, Inc.
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound


  • Alto Saxophone [Sax (Alto)] – Jerry Dodgion
  • Arranged By [Associate Arranger (Rhythm Section And All Rhythm Charts)] – Ken Mazur
  • Arranged By [Associate Arranger (Strings And Horns)] – Brad Baker (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B3), Wayne Morrison (tracks: A2, B1 to B4)
  • Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Annie Sutton, Diva Gray, Gloria Covington, Krystal Davis, Lani Groves, Rhetta Hughes
  • Baritone Saxophone [Sax (Baritone)] – Ronnie Cuber
  • Bass Guitar – Jim Gregory (tracks: A1), Norbert Sloley
  • Cello – Charles McCracken, Jonathan Abramowitz
  • Concertmaster [Concert Master] – David Nadien
  • Design [Album Design] – Michael Mendel
  • Drums – Leo Adamian
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Bobby Gordon
  • Engineer [Recording And Mixing Engineer] – Ted Spencer
  • Flute – George Young , Jerry Dodgion
  • Guitar – Ken Mazur
  • Lead Vocals – Rhetta Hughes
  • Management – Connie De Nave Management, Inc.
  • Percussion, Congas – Jim Maelen*
  • Photography By – Anthony Loew
  • Piano, Clavinet, Synthesizer, Electronic Drums [Syndrums] – Steve Robbins
  • Producer [Associate Producer] – Thomas Jones
  • Producer, Arranged By – Kenny Lehman
  • Soloist, Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax Solo] – Ken Lehman*
  • Tenor Saxophone [Sax (Tenor)] – George Young
  • Trombone – Bob Smith
  • Trumpet – Burt Collins, Joe Shepley, Randy Brecker
  • Viola – Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi
  • Violin – Charles Libove, David Nadien, Harry Cykman, Harry Lookofsky, Marvin Morgenstern, W. Sanford Allen*


Recorded at the Hit Factory, N.Y.C.

Catalog number on inner labels: SUS 1001
Catalog number on back of sleeve & spine: SUS-1001

Jim Maelen courtesy of Pavillion Records
Randy Brecker courtesy of Arista Records
Gloria Covington courtesy of Casablanca Records
Diva Gray courtesy of Atomik Records

Produced and arranged, courtesy of Aria Productions for Buddah Records

Published by
A1, B1, B4: Starpiece Music (BMI)
A2: Sumac Music / Starpiece Music (BMI)
A3, A5, B3: Darian Music (BMI)
A4: West 18 Street Music / Tube Music
B2: Chappell Music (ASCAP)

℗ & © 1980 Sutra Records, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): SUS 1001 SA
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): SUS 1001 SB
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A): SUS-1001-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B): SUS-1001-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped sides A & B): STERLING
  • Rights Society: BMI, ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SUS 1001 NP, SUS-1001 Rhetta Hughes Starpiece ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Buddah Records, Buddah Records SUS 1001 NP, SUS-1001 Portugal 1980
SUS 1001 Rhetta Hughes Starpiece ‎(LP, Promo) Sutra Records SUS 1001 US 1980
SUS 1001 NP Rhetta Hughes Starpiece ‎(LP, Album) Buddah Records, Sutra Records SUS 1001 NP Portugal 1980

I love this album. Rhetta Hughes is a singer of exquisite subtleties. A couple of tracks on side one aren't up to snuffdue mostly to poor production choices. Still, all of the songs co-written with Hughes are highlights, especially WHAT DO YOU SAY, BODACIOUS WOMAN CHILD and ECSTASY. The second side is superb, without flaw. It's a shame this was Rhett's final album, but it's a damn good one.