Credits

I would like to offer my sincere thanks to Paul Hardcastle for making this album possible. I have been a Paul Hardcastle fan since the early 1980s and have always been inspired and influenced by his music and genius. I never imagined that one day I would play on his records, but fate brought us together. After so much great success recording sax on the last four Billboard #1 Paul Hardcastle albums and hit singles, here is my first solo project.

 

Paul wanted this project to sound fresh and to reflect my originality without his influence or sound. This made it a real  challenge, as 

Paul Hardcastle is not an easy act to follow. Well, we did it, and I am really excited to share it with you. 

 

I also want to thank the writers, producers and musicians who contributed to this album, and my great friend saxophonist Paul Hardcastle Jr. Be on the lookout for his album coming soon. Special thanks to my wonderful wife Shelley for all her hard work, and Manager and Associate Producer Ron Umile. 

 

Rock Hendricks, Saxophonist 

 

PS - I want to dedicate this album to my late father who gave me my first sax when I was 9 years old. 

I miss you Dad.

1.  Can't Let Go  

     Written by -  Michael Alan Henderson, Michael Wells, Rock Hendricks. Aaron Fletcher   

     Produced & Arranged by - Michael Alan Henderson and Michael Wells, 

     Keyboards/ Drum Programming - Michael Alan Henderson,  

     Tenor Saxophone - Rock Hendricks , Engineered and Mixed by - Michael Wells , 

     Additional Engineering by Michael Alan Henderson

     Recorded at OTNI Studios, Corona, CA and Wishing Well Studios, Canoga Park, CA

 

2.  Smooth Ride

     Written by -  Steve Carter & Rock Hendricks

     Produced by - Steve Carter and Rock Hendricks, Keyboards - Steve Carter, Tenor Saxophone - Rock Hendricks, 

     Bass - Dennis Smith, Guitar - Kirk Casey

     Recorded at "Steve and Carla's Place", Oakland, CA 

 

3.  Mr. Marcus  

     Written by -   Michael Alan Henderson, Michael Wells  & Rock Hendricks

     Produced by - Michael Alan Henderson and Michael Wells, Arranged by - Michael Alan Henderson and

     Michael  Wells

     Keyboards/ trumpet/ Drum Programming - Michael Alan Henderson, Tenor Saxophone - Rock Hendricks, 

     Drum Programming - Michael Wells, Engineered and Mixed by - Michael Wells , 

     Additional Engineering by Michael Alan Henderson

     Recorded at OTNI Studios, Corona, CA and Wishing Well Studios, Canoga Park, CA

                   

4.  Wanna Ride  

     Written by - Michael Alan Henderson, Michael Wells, Rock Hendricks, & Aaron Fletcher  

     Produced by - Michael Alan Henderson and Michael Wells , Arranged by - Michael Alan Henderson and                      Michael Wells

     Keyboards/ trumpet/ Drum Programming - Michael Henderson, Tenor Saxophone - Rock Hendricks                            Engineered and Mixed by - Michael Wells , Additional Engineering by Michael Alan Henderson

     Recorded at OTNI Studios, Corona, CA and Wishing Well Studios, Canoga Park, CA

5.  All You Want

     Written by - Michael Henderson, Michael Wells, Rock Hendricks, & Aaron Fletcher                     

     Produced by - Michael Alan Henderson and Michael Wells , Arranged by  - Michael Alan Henderson and                      Michael Wells  

     Keyboards/ Drum Programming - Michael Alan Henderson, Tenor Saxophone - Rock Hendricks

     Engineered and Mixed by - Michael Wells 

     Additional Engineering by Michael Alan Henderson

     Recorded at OTNI Studios, Corona, CA and Wishing Well Studios, Canoga Park, CA

                        

6.  God's Nature

     Written by - Sylvester Burks & Rock Hendricks

     Produced by - Rock Hendricks and Sylvester Burks, Piano/ Strings - Sylvester Burks

     Soprano Saxophone - Rock Hendricks, Bass - Tony Saunders                 

     

7.  Bumpin’

     Written by - Michael Alan Henderson, Michael Wells. Rock Hendrick, & Aaron Fletcher 

     Produced by - Michael Alan Henderson and Michael Wells 

     Arranged by - Michael Alan Henderson and Michael Wells

     Keyboards/ Drum Programming - Michael Alan Henderson & Michael Wells

     Tenor Saxophone - Rock Hendricks, Engineered and Mixed by - Michael Wells 

     Additional Engineering by Michael Alan Henderson

     Recorded at OTNI Studios, Corona, CA and Wishing Well Studios, Canoga Park, CA

 

8.  In the Morning  

     Written by - Dennis P. Graue &  Rock Hendricks

     Produced by - Dennis Graue and Rock Hendricks, Keyboards - Dennis Graue

     Tenor Saxophone - Rock Hendricks, Guitar - Bob Castellblanch

     Acoustic Piano - Fulton Tashombe

   

9.  U the Man (feat. Gabriel Hasselbach)  

     Written by - Rodney Michael Antoon, Rock Hendricks , & Gabriel Hasselbach 

     Produced by - Rodney Michael Antoon and Rock Hendricks

     Keyboards/ Drum Programming - Rodney Michael Antoon, Tenor Saxophone - Rock Hendricks

     Trumpet/Trombone/Flugel Horn/Flute - Gabriel Hasselbach

     Guitar - Bob Castellblanch & Greg Crockett,  Acoustic Piano - Fulton Tashombe 

     Mixed by - Michael Wells, Wishing Well Studios, Canoga Park, CA

     

10.  The Island  

        Written by - Rodney Michael Antoon & Rock Hendricks

        Produced by - Rodney Michael Antoon and Rock Hendricks

        Keyboards/ Drum Programming - Rodney Michael Antoon

        Tenor Saxophone - Rock Hendricks

        

11.  The Smooth Gruv  

        Written by - Rodney Michael Antoo & Rock Hendricks

        Produced by - Rodney Michael Antoon and Rock Hendricks

        Keyboards / Drum Programming - Rodney Michael Antoon

        Tenor Saxophone - Rock Hendricks

        Mixed by - Michael Wells, Wishing Well Studios, Canoga Park, CA

        

12.  Maximum Stimulation (feat. Garbriel Hasselbach)  

       Written by - Rodney Michael Antoon & Rock Hendricks                          

       Produced by - Rodney Michael Antoon and Rock Hendricks

       Keyboards/ Drum Programming - Rodney Michael Antoon

       Tenor Saxophone - Rock Hendricks

       Trumpet/Trombone/Flugel Horn/Flute - Gabriel Hasselbach