Album: Winelight (1980)
Charted: 34 2
  • I see the crystal raindrops fall
    And see the beauty of it all
    Is when the sun comes shining through
    To make those rainbows in my mind
    When I think of you some time
    And I want to spend some time with you

    Just the two of us
    We can make it if we try
    Just the two of us
    Just the two of us
    Building castles in the sky
    Just the two of us
    You and I

    We look for love, no time for tears
    Wasted waters's all that is
    And it don't make no flowers grow
    Good things might come to those who wait
    Not to those who wait too late
    We got to go for all we know

    I hear the crystal raindrops fall
    On the window down the hall
    And it becomes the morning dew
    Darling, when the morning comes
    And I see the morning sun
    I want to be the one with you

Comments: 11

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1981 {April 26th} "Just The Two of Us" by Grover Washington, Jr. {featuring Bill Withers} peaked at #2 {for 3 weeks} on Billboard's Top 100* chart, for it's first two weeks at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "Morning Train (Nine to Five)" by Sheena Easton, and for it's third week at #2, "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes was in the top spot...
    "Just The Two of Us" " also reached #2 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and #3 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart...
    Grover Washington, Jr. had two other Top 100 records, "Mister Magic" {#54 in 1975} and "Be Mine (Tonight)" {#92 in 1982}...
    Sadly, Grover Washington Jr. passed away at the young age of 56 on December 17th, 1999 {heart attack}...
    May he R.I.P.
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Top 10 on April 26th, 1981:
    At #3. "Being With You" by Smokey Robinson
    #4. "Angel of The Morning" by Juice Newton
    #5. "Kiss On My List" by Daryl Hall and John Oates
    #6. "Rapture" by Blondie
    #7. "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
    #8. "While You See A Chance" by Steve Winwood
    #9. "Living Inside Myself" by Gino Vannelli
    #10. "I Can't Stand It" by Eric Clapton and His Band
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenSteve from Ottawa: According the liner notes from "Winelight," the steel drums were played by Robert Greenidge.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenI never liked the fact that Washington got sole radio credit for this. The song would have been as great with a different saxophonist, but not with a different singer.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 8th 1981, "Just The Two of Us" by Grover Washington, Jr. (with Bill Withers) entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at #83; and on April 26th it peaked at #2 (for 3 weeks) and spent almost a half-year on the Top 100 (24 weeks, and for 11 of those 24 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    It reached #3 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    The song won the Grammy Award in 1982 for 'Best R&B Song'...
    The first two weeks it was at #2 on the Top 100 the #1 record was "Morning Train (Nine To Five)" by Sheena Easton and during its third week at #2 it was "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes that was at the top spot...
    R.I.P. Mr. Washington (1943 - 1999) and Mr. Withers will celebrate his 76th birthday in five months on July 4th (2014).
  • Laurent from Manama, BahrainTo Steve...
    Sorry, you were talking about steel drums and not drums.
  • Laurent from Manama, BahrainTo Steve, Ottawa

    If you are talking about the studio version, the drummer is very likely to be the legendary Steve Gadd. Gadd is one of the most highly regarded and influencial drummer in history. He's the one playing, amongst many other tracks, on Paul Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" or Barbra Steisand's "Woman In Love". Gadd has played with everyone...Frank Sinatra, George Benson, Chick Corea, Marc Cohn, James Taylor, Eric Clapton...
  • Tanya from La Verne, CaA great collaboration between too great musicians!
  • Sylvia Callender-car from Atlanta, GaThis song was written to promote "The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago" the home of the only musical invention on the 20th century - The Steel Pan that you hear in the background. It was very popular in the home of my birth in the 80's when evrything was going well.
  • Chris from El Monte, CaI thought it was Othello Molineaux playing steel pans, but that's Robert Greenidge. If you'd like to hear some great playing of steel pans, Check out "Opus Pocus" (by Jaco Pastorius, on Jaco Pastorius), and also "The Chicken" by Jaco Pastorius (well, actually, it's a PeeWee Ellis tune), on Jaco's "Invitation" album. I'd recommend "The Chicken" more than anything... Othello blew my mind with the solo in that.
  • Steve from Ottawa, CanadaThe extended version of this song has a killer steel drum solo in it..it's so perfect! one of my favourite popular music solos ever .. shame they cut it from the radio edit. Does anyone know who was the performer?
  • Jo-c from Lima, PeruGreat piano and saxophone. I love this song.
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