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Ronnie Laws - Solid Ground Album

Ronnie Laws - Solid Ground Album
Performer: Ronnie Laws
Genre: Jazz / Soul
Title: Solid Ground
MP3 album size: 2438 mb
FLAC album size: 1272 mb
Style: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk
Country: US
Released: 1981
Catalog number: LO-51087
Label: Liberty


2There's A Way
Written-By – D. Boruff, Ronnie Laws
3Your Stuff
Written-By – D. Miller Jr., Ronnie Laws
4Stay Awake
Written-By – Ronnie Laws
5Heavy On Easy
Written-By – Ronnie Laws
6Summer Fool
Written-By – Ronnie Laws
7Solid Ground
Written-By – Ronnie Laws
8Good Feelings
Written-By – Ronnie Laws
9Just As You Are
Written-By – Ronnie Laws


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
LN-10307Ronnie Laws Solid Ground ‎(LP, Album, RE)LibertyLN-10307US1981
LBR (L) 1066Ronnie Laws Solid Ground ‎(LP, Album)LibertyLBR (L) 1066South Africa1981
LO-51087Ronnie Laws Solid Ground ‎(LP, Album)LibertyLO-51087Philippines1981
1A 064-400045Ronnie Laws Solid Ground ‎(LP, Album)Liberty1A 064-400045Netherlands1981
LBG 30336Ronnie Laws Solid Ground ‎(LP, Album)LibertyLBG 30336UK1981


  • Arranged By [Strings]Frank Kavelin (tracks: B4)
  • Art DirectionBill Burks
  • Backing VocalsDebra Laws (tracks: B3), Eloise Laws (tracks: B4), Gwenche Machu (tracks: A2, B1, B3), Marlene Jeter (tracks: A2, B1, B3, B4), Maxi Anderson (tracks: B4), Ronnie Laws (tracks: A3)
  • BassLeon Johnson (tracks: A1 to A4, B2 to B4)
  • Design [Inner Sleeve Design]Amy Nagasawa
  • DrumsRaymond Pounds (tracks: B2), William Bryant (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B3, B4)
  • Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes]Denzil "Broadway" Miller (tracks: B2)
  • Engineer [Chief]Chris Brunt
  • Engineer [Overdubs Assistant]Gerry Brown
  • FluteHubert Laws (tracks: B1)
  • Flute [Alto]Ronnie Laws (tracks: A4)
  • GuitarPat Kelly (tracks: A2, A3, B3, B4), Roland Bautista (tracks: A1, A4)
  • Illustration [Back Cover Illustration]Scott Thom
  • Lead VocalsRonnie Laws (tracks: A2, A3, B1, B3)
  • Mastered ByKP
  • PercussionDarryl Jackson (tracks: A1)
  • Photography ByTom Gibson
  • Photography By [Background Photos]L.D. Gordon, Pete Turner
  • PianoBarnaby Finch (tracks: A2 to A4, B3, B4), Denzil "Broadway" Miller (tracks: B1), Ronnie Laws (tracks: B2)
  • Producer [Assistant]William Jeffrey
  • Producer, Lyrics ByRonnie Laws
  • Saxophone [Alto]Ronnie Laws (tracks: A3, B4)
  • Saxophone [Sopranino]Ronnie Laws (tracks: B1)
  • Saxophone [Soprano]Ronnie Laws (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1 to B3)
  • Saxophone [Tenor]Ronnie Laws (tracks: A1)
  • Synthesizer [Mini Moog]Denzil Miller (tracks: B1), Larry Dunn (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B2, B3)
  • Synthesizer [Moog Bass]Larry Dunn (tracks: A1)
  • Synthesizer [Oberheim Obx]Denzil Miller (tracks: B1)


Produced for Little Brother Productions.
Album Recorded at Indigo Ranch & Concorde Recording Studios.

Hubert Laws appears courtesy of CBS Records.
Eloise Laws appears courtesy of EMI / Liberty Records.
Debra Laws appears courtesy of Elektra / Asylum Records.
Larry Dunn appears courtesy of ARC / CBS Records.
Denzil "Broadway" Miller appears courtesy of Music Magic Productions.

Forest Hamilton Personal Management c/o Phil Casey.


  • Barcode (Scanned): 077775108712
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): LO-1-51087-Z F11 MASTERED BY CAPITOL -------◁ KP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): LO-2-51087-Z F11 MASTERED BY CAPITOL -------◁ KP


  • Mastered At – Capitol Mastering
  • Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester
  • Produced For – Little Brother Productions
  • Recorded At – Indigo Ranch Studios
  • Recorded At – Concorde Recording Center


Stay Awake was released as a single and achieved noticeable airplay on jazz radio stations. It was the standout from this album. It's tone is very reminiscent of the 1980 hit Every Generation. Ronnie does a very smooth cover of the Isley Brothers tune, Harvest For The World
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Perhaps not 'THE' Ronnie Laws album, but just can't help breaking into a smile when I hear tracks like 'Heavy On Easy'. Brings up one feeling: Good times.
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