On September 13, 1976.

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On September 13, 1976, “MCA” label released “Car Wash”, the debut Rose Royce album. It was film score to the 1976 movie “Car Wash” and was produced by Norman Whitfield.  The “Car Wash” soundtrack won a 1977 “Grammy Award” for “Best Score Soundtrack Album”.

Personnel:

  • Gwen “Rose” Dickey – vocals
  • Richard Pryor– dialogue on “Richard Pryor Dialogue”
  • The Pointer Sisters– vocals
  • Melvin “Wah-Wah Watson” Ragin– guitar
  • Kenji Brown – guitar
  • Victor Nix – keyboards
  • Mark Davis, Ben Wilber – keyboards
  • Lequeint “Duke” Jobe – bass
  • Henry Garner – drums
  • Terry Santiel – congas
  • Michael Moore – saxophone
  • Kenny Copeland, Freddie Dunn – trumpet
  • Paul Riser– orchestra direction
  • Norman Whitfield– recording
  • Baker Bigsby, Cal Harris, Leanard Jackson – recording
  • Clay McMurray – recording, album coordinator

Track listing:

  1. Car Wash – Norman Whitfield
  2. 6 O’Clock DJ (Let’s Rock) – Norman Whitfield
  3. I Wanna Get Next to You – Norman Whitfield
  4. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is – Norman Whitfield
  5. Zig Zag – Rose Royse
  6. You’re on My Mind – Lequeint Jobe, Henry Garner
  7. Mid Day DJ Theme – Norman Whitfield
  8. Born to Love You – Rose Royce
  9. Daddy Rich – Norman Whitfield
  10. Richard PryorDialogue – Norman Whitfield
  11. You Gotta Believe – Norman Whitfield
  12. I’m Going Down – Norman Whitfield
  13. Yo Yo – Rose Royce
  14. Sunrise – Norman Whitfield
  15. Righteous Rhythm – Norman Whitfield
  16. Water – Norman Whitfield
  17. Crying – Norman Whitfield
  18. Doin’ What Comes Naturally – Norman Whitfield
  19. Keep on Keepin’ On – Norman Whitfield

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