1 ‘Scuse Me, While I Fall In Love
2. It's Something
3. Save Your Love For Me
4. I See Home
5. Nine To Five (Come Alive)
6. Going For The Glow
7. Share Your Life With Me
8. I Want You Tonight
9. ‘Scuse Me, While I Fall In Love (US single edit)
• Los Angeles-born Donna Washington began her musical career in the world of gospel, making her debut at her father’s church at the tender age of three! She subsequently travelled with her father and sister singing at various churches throughout the US during her teen years.
• After performing at a benefit in Los Angeles, Donna was spotted by executives from Capitol Records and recorded her first album (“For The Sake Of Love”) for the label in 1979, receiving critical acclaim. It was her second Capitol set, 1981’s GOING FOR THE GLOW that gained attention for the soulful vocalist.
• Produced by Chuck Jackson (of the production team of Jackson & Yancy, responsible for Natalie Cole’s many hits), GOING FOR THE GLOW featured several stellar compositions like the US Top 30 R&B hit, the funky, dance-flavoured “Scuse Me, While I Fall In Love,” written by a then-emerging solo star Luther Vandross and longtime friend, singer/songwriter David Lasley; and two compositions – the infectious title track and “It’s Something”(later recorded by Lalah Hathaway) from stellar tunesmith and artist in her own right, Brenda Russell. Top L.A. players on the sessions included Patrice Rushen, Nathan East, Paul Jackson Jr. and Ndugu Chancler.
• Making its’ worldwide CD debut on SoulMusic Records as a result of demand from soul and dance fans, this expanded edition of GOING FOR THE GLOW features one bonus track and notes by renowned UK writer Charles Waring including a new interview with Donna specifically for this reissue.
About the Writer
David Nathan is the founder and CEO of SoulMusic.com and began his writing career in 1965; beginning in 1967, he was a regular contributor to Blues & Soul magazine in London before relocating to the U.S. in 1975 where he served as U.S. editor for the publication for several decades and began being known as 'The British Ambassador Of Soul.' From 1988 to 2004, he wrote prolifically for Billboard, has penned bios, produced and written liner notes for box sets and reissue CDs for over a thousand projects. He returned to London in 2009 where he has helped create SoulMusic.com Records as a leading reissue label.