Elton John - Give Me the Love (1980) With Lyrics!
The closing track of Elton John's 1980 album "21 at 33". This album featured lyrics from four different lyricists: Bernie Taupin, Gary Osborne, Tom Robinson and Judie Tzuke. Musicians on the album were also varied, including members of The Eagles and Toto, as well as Nigel Olsson and Dee Murray. Produced by Clive Franks & Elton John.
This song was written by Elton and Judie Tzuke, a singer whom Elton and Rocket Records were promoting in the late seventies and early eighties. She opened at several Elton John concerts. This song includes horns by Jerry Hey, Larry Williams, and Bill Reichenbach of the funk band Seawind. Strings were arranged by David Foster.
Piano & Vocal: Elton John
Piano: James Newton Howard
Drums: Alvin Taylor
Bass: Reggie McBride
Guitar: Steve Lukather
Congas: Lenny Castro
Horns: Jerry Hey, Larry Williams, Bill Reichenbach & Larry Hall
Backing Vocals: Carmen Twillie, Stephanie Sprull & Bill Champlin
Words & Music by Elton John & Judie Tzuke
©1980 Big Pig Music