This song was produced by Freddie Perren and recorded at his Los Angeles studio: Mom & Pop's Company Store. Perren was a former Motown producer who found success in the '70s producing Peaches & Herb and a number of disco artists. Saturday Night Fever
producer Robert Stigwood commissioned him to record some songs for the soundtrack, which ended up being this track and "More Than A Woman
" by Tavares. On both tracks, Perren used his favorite session musicians: Scott Edwards on bass, Bob "Boogie" Bowles on guitar, James Gadson on drums, and Sonny Burke on piano.
In our interview with Scott Edwards
, he explained how these musicians contributed to the songs: "Most of the hits were stuff that we came up with ourselves. We'd have a basic chord chart, because at the time the people who were arranging had good ideas for the strings and horns. But as far as the rhythm section, most people, if they were smart, they left the rhythm section alone. Because to get the drums and bass to really lock and still be functional, you really can't control them too much if you're not a drummer or a bass player yourself."