31/01/2014

David Crosby "Croz" (2014)



Label : Blue Castle Records


01 - What's Broken (James Raymond)
02 - Time I Have (David Crosby)
03 - Holding On To Nothing (David Crosby & Sterling Price)
04 - The Clearing (James Raymond)
05 - Radio (David Crosby & James Raymond)
06 - Slice Of Time (David Crosby, James Raymond & Marcus Eaton)
07 - Set That Baggage Down (David Crosby & Shane Fontayne)
08 - If She Called (David Crosby)
09 - Dangerous Night (David Crosby & James Raymond)
10 - Morning Falling (David Crosby & James Raymond)
11 - Find A Heart (David Crosby, James Raymond & Marcus Eaton)


Produced by James Raymond, Daniel Garcia & David Crosby
Recorded & Mixed by Daniel Garcia
Mastered by Doug Sax & Robert Hadley at The Mastering Labs - Ojai, CA
Recorded at The Bamboom Room - Altadena, CA ; Groove Masters - Santa Monica, CA ; Radio Hill Recorders - Los Angeles, CA & Rumor Mill Recording - Santa Ynez, CA
Additional Recording of Wynton Marsalis on "Holding On To Nothing" by The Jedi Master's Jeffrey Jones at Jazz At The Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Additional Recording of Todd Caldwell on "Time I Have" by Kevin Madigan at a club somewhere in the Southern U.S.
Additional Recording on "Set That Baggage Down" by Shane Fontayne
Assistant Engineers at Groove Masters : Rich Tosi, Bil Lane, Glen Suravech & Eddy Santos
Studio Manager at Groove Masters : Ed Wong
Piano Turner : Michael Kemper


01 - What's Broken

Vocals : David Crosby
Electric Guitar Solo & Electric Guitar : Mark Knopfler
Piano, Synth Bass, Fender Rhodes, Synthesizer, Virtual Pedal Steel& Percussion Programming : James Raymond
Drums : Steve DiStanislao
Acoustic Guitar & Vocals : Marcus Eaton

02 - Time I Have

Vocals : David Crosby
Piano & Vocals : James Raymond
Drums & Percussion : Steve DiStanislao
Bass : Kevin McCormick
B-3 Hammond Organ : Todd Caldwell
Acoustic Guitar & Vocals : Marcus Eaton
Electric Guitars : Shane Fontayne

03 - Holding On To Nothing

Vocals : David Crosby
Trumpet : Wynton Marsalis
Fender Rhodes : James Raymond
Fretless Bass : Kevin McCormick
Acoustic Guitar : Marcus Eaton

04 - The Clearing

Vocals : David Crosby
Synth Bass, Synthesizer, Sampled Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Drum Programming : James Raymond
Drums & Percussion : Steve DiStanislao
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Sitar & Vocals : Marcus Eaton
Electric Guitar : Shane Fontayne

05 - Radio

Vocals : David Crosby
Piano, Synth Bass, Synthesizer & Vocals : James Raymond
Drums : Steve DiStanislao
Acoustic Guitar & Vocals : Marcus Eaton

06 - Slice Of Time

Vocals : David Crosby
Piano & Synthesizer : James Raymond
Drums : Steve DiStanislao
Bass : Kevin McCormick
Acoustic Guitar & Vocals : Marcus Eaton
Electric Guitar : Shane Fontayne

07 - Set That Baggage Down

Vocals : David Crosby
Synth Bass & Drum Programming : James Raymond
Electric Guitar, Bass, Percussion & Vocals : Shane Fontayne
Acoustic Guitar & Vocals : Marcus Eaton

08 - If She Called

Vocals & Electric Guitar : David Crosby
Acoustic Twelve String Guitar : Marcus Eaton

09 - Dangerous Night

Vocals : David Crosby
Piano, Synth Bass, Synthesizer, Drum Programming & Vocals : James Raymond
Drums : Steve DiStanislao
Acoustic Guitar & Vocals : Marcus Eaton
Electric Guitar : Shane Fontayne

10 - Morning Falling

Vocals : David Crosby
Electric Wind Instrument, Woodwinds & Synthesizer : Steve Tavaglione
Piano, Sampled Acoustic Guitar, Synth Bass, Synthesizer & Drum Programming : James Raymond

11 - Find A Heart

Vocals : David Crosby
Soprano Saxophone : Steve Tavaglione
Piano, Fender Rhodes & Synthesizer : James Raymond
Drums & Percussion : Steve DiStanislao
Bass Guitar : Leland "Lee" Sklar
Acoustic Guitar & Vocals : Marcus Eaton

Tower Of Power "T.O.P." (1993)



Label : Epic Records


01 - Soul With A Capital "S" (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
02 - It All Comes Back (Greg Adams, Neil Jason, B. Kent & John McCurry)
03 - Please Come Back (To Stay) (Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Nick Milo)
04 - The Real Deal (Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Nick Milo)
05 - Come To A Decision (Carmen Grillo)
06 - Cruise Control (Greg Adams & Nick Milo)
07 - The Educated Bump Part I (Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Russ McKinnon)
08 - Mama Lied (P. Gentili, B. MacPhearson, Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
09 - Quiet Scream (Greg Adams & B. Kent)
10 - I Like Your Style (Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Nick Milo)
11 - You (Carmen Grillo & Tom Keane)
12 - South Of The Boulevard (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
13 - Come On With It (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
14 - The Educated Bump Part II (Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Russ McKinnon)


Produced by Emilio Castillo
Except "Come To A Decision" Produced by Emilio Castillo & Carmen Grillo
Horns Arranged by Ken Kessie
Executive Producer : Michael Caplan
Recorded by Ken Kessie & Maureen Droney
Additional Engineering : Danny Alonso
Recorded & Mixed at Can-Am Recorders
Additional Recording at Pacifique Studios, Rumbo Recorders, Skip Saylor Recording & Track Records
Assistant Engineers : Danny Alonso, John Jackson, Randy Long, Pete Magdaleno, Pat Rodman & Louie Teran
Mastered by Vlado Meller at Sony Music Studios, NY


Tower Of Power :

Greg Adams : Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Flugelhorn Solo on "Cruise Control" & Trumpet Solo on "Quiet Scream"
Tom Bowes : Lead & Background vocals
Emilio Castillo : Tenor Saxophone, Background vocals & Lead vocals on "Come On With It"
Carmen Grillo : Guitar, Background vocals & Lead vocals on "You"
Stephen "Doc" Kupka : Baritone Saxophone
Russ McKinnon : Drums & Percussion
Nick Milo : Keyboards
Francis "Rocco" Prestia : Bass
Lee Thornburg : Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone & Background vocals


Guest musicians :

Lenny Pickett : Sax Solos on "The Educated Bump" Part I & Part II, "It All Comes Back", "Come On With It", "South Of The Boulevard" & "The Real Deal"
Brandon Fields : Sax Solos on "Cruise Control"
Paul Perez : Ensemble Tenor & Alto Saxophones
Pancho Sanchez : Congas on "South Of The Boulevard" & "You"

Tower Of Power "Tower Of Power" (1987)



Label : Cypress Records


01 - Baby's Got The Power (Greg Adams & Billy Kent)
02 - Credit (Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
03 - Some Days Were Meant For Rain (Ellis Hall)
04 - Boys Night Out (Ellis Hall)
05 - Ball And Chain (Max Gronenthal)
06 - Through Lovers: Eyes (Ellis Hall, Pamela Oland & Joe Curiale)
07 - Count On Me (Kevin Wells & Andre Pessis)
08 - On The One (Ellis Hall)
09 - Up Against Trouble (Ellis Hall)


Produced by Emilio Castillo
Co-Production by Double E Productions (Ellis Hall)
Horns & Strings Arranged by Greg Adams
Engineered & Mixed by Ron Pendragon
"Credit" & "Some Days Were Meant For Rain" Mixed by George Massenburg
Mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab
Recorded & Mixed at The Complex, Los Angeles, CA
Second Engineers : Sharon Rice & Duane Seykora
Executive Producer : Tim MacDonaugh


Tower Of Power :

Emilio Castillo : Tenor Sax & Vocals
Stephen "Doc" Kupka : Baritone Sax
Greg Adams : Trumpet, Flugelhorn & Vocals
Francis "Rocco" Prestia : Bass
Willie Fulton : Lead Guitar & Vocals
Ellis Hall : Lead vocals, Keyboards & Rhythm Guitar
Lee Thornburg : Trumpet, Flugelhorn & Vocals (Lead vocal on "Ball And Chain")
Richard Elliot : Alto & Tenor Sax, Lyricon
Mick Mestek : Drums 


01 - Baby's Got The Power

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02 - Credit

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03 - Some Days Were Meant For Rain

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04 - Boys Night Out

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05 - Ball And Chain

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06 - Through Lovers: Eyes

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07 - Count On Me

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08 - On The One

Rhythm Arrangement by Ellis Hall
Percussion : Stanley Benders
Keyboards & Lead Guitar : Ellis Hall
Background vocals : Maxayn Lewis, Marilyn Scott & Patty Unatis

09 - Up Against Trouble

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Tower Of Power "Back On The Streets" (1979)


Label : Columbia Records / Sony Music Entertainment


01 - Rock Baby* (Michael Jeffries & Greg Crockett)
02 - Our Love* (Clifford Coulter & Edward McGee)
03 - Heaven Must Have Made You* (Geoffrey Leib)
04 - And You Know It** (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
05 - Nowhere To Run* (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland)
06 - Something Calls Me** (Lenny Pickett)
07 - It Takes Two (To Make It Happen)** (Chester Thompson, David Garibaldi, Michael Jeffries & Emilio Castillo)
08 - In Due Time** (Michael Jeffries & Greg Crockett)
09 - Just Make A Move (And Be Yourself)** (Chester Thompson)


*Produced by McKinley Jackson with Emilio Castillo & Tower Of Power
**Produced by Richard Evans with Emilio Castillo & Tower Of Power
Recording Engineers : Alan Chinowsky, Jim Gaines & Pau Serrano
Mixing Supervision : Emilio Castillo
Mixing Engineers : Alan Chinowsky, Jim Gaines & Michael Stone
Assistant Engineers : Steve Fontano, Rick Sanchez & Phil Jamtaas
Recorded at :
Record Plant (Sausalito)
Record Plant (Los Angeles)
P.S. Studios (Chicago)
Universal Recording (Chicago)
United Western (Los Angeles)
Mixed at :
Record Plant (Sausalito)
Record Plant (Los Angeles)
Digitally Remastered by Vic Anesini, Sony Music Studios, New York, January 1993


Tower Of Power :

Michael Jeffries : Lead & Background vocals
Lenny Pickett : 1st Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Synthesizer & Background vocals
Emilio Castillo : 2nd Tenor Sax & Background vocals
Stephen "Doc" Kupka : Baritone Sax & Background vocals
Mic Gillette : Trumpet, Trombone, Piccolo Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Bass Trombone & Background vocals
Greg Adams : Trumpet, Flugelhorn & Background vocals
Chester Thompson : Organ, Clavinet, Mini-Moog, Fender Rhodes Piano, Acoustic Piano & Background vocals
Danny Hoefer : Guitar
Vito San Filippo : Bass & Background vocals
David Garibaldi : Drums & Syndrums


01 - Rock Baby

Rhythm Arrangement by McKinley Jackson & Tower Of Power
Horns Arranged by Chester Thompson
Percussion by Paulinho Da Costa
Additional Brass by Bill Lamb
Additional Background vocals by The Jones Girl

02 - Our Love

Rhythm Arrangement by McKinley Jackson & Tower Of Power
Horns & Strings Arranged by Greg Adams
Concertmaster : Harry Bluestone
Percussion by Eddie "Bongo" Brown
Additional Brass by Bill Lamb
Additional Background vocals by The Jones Girl

03 - Heaven Must Have Made You

Rhythm Arrangement by McKinley Jackson & Tower Of Power
Horns & Strings Arranged by McKinley Jackson
Concertmaster : Harry Bluestone
Harp by Gail Levant
Additional Brass by Bill Lamb
Additional Background vocals by The Jones Girl

04 - And You Know It

Horns Arranged by Greg Adams
Guitar Solo by Danny Hoefer

05 - Nowhere To Run

Rhythm Arrangement by McKinley Jackson & Tower Of Power
Horns Arranged by Chester Thompson

06 - Something Calls Me

Horns Arranged by Lenny Pickett

07 - It Takes Two (To Make It Happen)

Horns & Strings Arranged by Chester Thompson
Concertmaster : Sol Brotov

08 - In Due Time

Lead vocals : Cheryl Lynn & Michael Jeffries
Horns Arranged by Chester Thompson
Strings Arranged by Richard Evans
Concertmaster : Sol Brotov
Additional Guitar : Greg Crockett

09 - Just Make A Move (And Be Yourself)

Horns Arranged by Chester Thompson
Organ Solo by Chester Thompson

Tower Of Power "We Came To Play" (1978)



Label : Columbia Records


01 - We Came To Play (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
02 - Lovin' You Is Gonna See Me Thru (Clifford Coulter)
03 - Let Me Touch You (Ron E. Beck, S. Beck, Victor Conte, Chester Thompson & E. McGee)
04 - Ying-Yang Thang (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)
05 - Share My Life (Bruce Conte, M. Tubman & C. Head)
06 - Bittersweet Soul Music (Rob Moltoza)
07 - Am I A Fool (Hubert Tubbs, Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
08 - Love Bug (Ron E. Beck, Victor Conte, Chester Thompson & Steve Cropper)
09 - Somewhere Down The Road (Bruce Conte & C. Head)


Produced by Steve Cropper for Midnight Hour Music
Engineered by Alan Chinowsky
Assistant Engineers : Cheech D'Amico, Rick Sanchez, Steve Fontano & Alex Kashevaroff
Recorded & Mixed at Cherokee Studio (L.A.) & Record Plant (Sausalito)
Concertmaster : Gerald Vinci


Tower Of Power :

Michael Jeffries : Lead vocals
Lenny Pickett : 1st Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Computone Wind Synthesizer Driver/E-Mu Systems Synthesizer, BBb Contrabass Clarinet, Eb Clarinet, Alto Flute & Bass Flute
Emilio Castillo : 2nd Tenor Sax & Background vocals
Stephen "Doc" Kupka : Baritone Sax
Mic Gillette : Trumpet, Trombone, Flugelhorn, Bass Trombone & Background vocals
Greg Adams : Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Chester Thompson : Organ, Clavinet, Mini-Moog, Polymmog, ARP String Ensemble, Fender Rhodes Piano, Yamaha Electric Grand Piano, Acoustic Grand Piano & Background vocals
Bruce Conte : Guitar & Background vocals
Victor Conte : Bass
Ronnie Beck : Drums & Background vocals (Lead vocals on "Love Bug")


01 - We Came To Play

Rhythm Section Arranged by Victor Conte & Chester Thompson
Horn Arrangement by Chester Thompson
Woodwind Break Arranged & Performed by Lenny Pickett
Flugelhorn Solo by Greg Adams

02 - Lovin' You Is Gonna See Me Thru

Horn Arrangement by Greg Adams, Clifford Coulter & Ronnie Beck
Mini-Moog Solo & Additional Background vocal by Clifford Coulter
Additional Guitar by Steve Cropper

03 - Let Me Touch You

Horn Arrangement by Mic Gillette & Stephen "Doc" Kupka
Additional Guitar by Steve Cropper

04 - Ying-Yang Thang

Horn Arrangement by Greg Adams

05 - Share My Life

Horn Arrangement by Greg Adams
Additional Background vocal by Carol Rogers

06 - Bittersweet Soul Music

Horn & Strings Arrangements by Greg Adams
Additional Background vocals by Brooks Hunnicutt, Karen Wright & Lisa Roberts

07 - Am I A Fool

Horn & Strings Arrangements by Chester Thompson

08 - Love Bug

Horn Arrangement by Greg Adams
Lead vocal by Ronnie Beck
Additional Guitar by Steve Cropper
Additional Drums by David Garibaldi
Additional Background Bass Vocal by Jim McCandless

09 - Somewhere Down The Road

Horn & Strings Arrangements by Greg Adams
Synthesizer Solo by Lenny Pickett
Additional Guitar by Steve Cropper

30/01/2014

Tower Of Power "Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now" (1976)


Label : Columbia Records / Sony Music Entertainment


01 - Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now (Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc" Kupka & D. Bartlett)
02 - Be Your Side (Edward McGee & Clifford Coulter)
03 - Make Someone Happy (Ron E. Beck & K. Rogers)
04 - Doin' Alright (Bruce Conte & C. Head)
05 - Because I Think The World Of You (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Frank Biner)
06 - You Ought To Be Havin' Fun (Hubert Tubbs, Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
07 - Can't Stand To See The Slaughter (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)
08 - It's So Nice (T. Castillo, Emilio Castillo, D. Bartlett, Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Frank Biner)
09 - Deal With It (Chester Thompson)
10 - While We Went To The Moon (Stephen "Doc" Kupka, D. Bartlett & Emilio Castillo)


Produced by Emilio Castillo & Tower Of Power
Production Assistance : Alan Chinowsky
Recorded at Kendun Recorders, Burbank ; Record Plant, Los Angeles / Sausalito & CBS Studios, San Francisco
Recording Engineer : Alan Chinowsky
Assistant Engineer : Bob Edwards
Mixed at Record Plant, Sausalito
Mixing Engineers : Alan Chinowsky & Jim Gaines
Assistant Engineer : Rich Ehrman
Our thanks to Frank Capp for assembling the fine 16-piece String Section (Gerald Vinci, Concertmaster), & to D.B., Riff, "I Got To Be Frank" Biner, Red, Michelle and assorted Record Plant crazies, and several wives for comin' to the party...


Tower Of Power :

Lenny Pickett : 1st Tenor Sax, Alto Sax & Lyricon
Emilio Castillo : 2nd Tenor Sax & Vocals
Stephen "Doc" Kupka : Baritone Sax
Mic Gillette : Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Superbone, Bass Trombone, Baritone Horn & Vocals
Greg Adams : Trumpet, Flugelhorn & Vocals
Edward McGee : Lead vocals
Chester Thompson : Organ, Bass Pedals, Fender Rhodes Piano, Acoustic Piano, Clavinet, Moog Synthesizer & Vocals
Bruce Conte : Guitar & Vocals
Francis "Rocco" Prestia : Bass
Ronnie Beck : Drums, Dhaka-di-bello & Vocals


01 - Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now

Horns Arranged by Greg Adams & Tower Of Power
Tenor Sax Solo by Lenny Pickett
Additional Background vocals by Melba Joyce, Pat Henley & Ivory Stone

02 - Be Your Side

Horns Arranged by Greg Adams
Strings Arranged & Conducted by Greg Adams
Tenor Sax Solo by Lenny Pickett
Additional Trumpet, Trombone & Flugelhorn by Bill Lamb
Additional Background vocals by Melba Joyce, Pat Henley & Ivory Stone

03 - Make Someone Happy

Horns Arranged by Greg Adams
Flugelhorn Solo by Greg Adams
Additional Background vocals by Carol Rogers

04 - Doin' Alright

Horns Arranged by Greg Adams
Strings Arranged & Conducted by Greg Adams
Additional Background vocals by Melba Joyce, Pat Henley & Ivory Stone

05 - Because I Think The World Of You

Horns Arranged by Greg Adams
Strings Arranged & Conducted by Greg Adams
Additional Background vocals by Melba Joyce, Pat Henley & Ivory Stone

06 - You Ought To Be Havin' Fun

Horns Arranged by Greg Adams
Additional Background vocals by Melba Joyce, Pat Henley & Ivory Stone

07 - Can't Stand To See The Slaughter

Horns Arranged by Chester Thompson

08 - It's So Nice

Horns Arranged by Greg Adams & Tower Of Power
Strings Arranged & Conducted by Greg Adams

09 - Deal With It

Horns Arranged by Chester Thompson
Additional Background vocals by Carol Rogers

10 - While We Went To The Moon

Horns Arranged by Chester Thompson
Strings Arranged & Conducted by Chester Thompson
Superbone Solo by Mic Gillette
Lunar Background vocals by Carol Rogers 

Tower Of Power "Live And In Living Color" (1976)



Label : Warner Bros. Records


01 - Down To The Nightclub (Bump City) (Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Emilio Castillo & David Garibaldi)
02 - You're Still A Young Man (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
03 - What Is Hip? (Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Emilio Castillo & David Garibaldi)
04 - Sparkling In The Sand (Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Emilio Castillo & Lawrence Lopez)
05 - Knock Yourself Out (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)


Produced by Emilio Castillo & Tower Of Power
Recorded Live at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium & Cerritos College by The Record Plant, Sausalito
Recording & Re-mix Engineers : Tom Flye & Alan Chinowsky
Assistant Engineers : Cris Morris & Tom Anderson
Mastered at Kendun Recorders, Burbank 


Tower Of Power :

Hubert Tubbs : Lead vocals

Tower Of Power Horn Section
Lenny Pickett : 1st Tenor Sax (Solo on "Knock Yourself Out"), Alto Sax & Flute
Emilio Castillo : 2nd Tenor Sax, Vocals (Co-Lead on "Down To The Nightclub")
Stephen "Doc" Kupka : Baritone Sax & Vocals
Mic Gillette : Trumpet, Flugelhorn (Solo on "Sparkling In The Sand"), Trombone, Piccolo Trumpet & Vocals
Greg Adams : Trumpet (Solo on "What Is Hip?"), Flugelhorn & Vocals

Tower Of Power Rhythm Section
Chester Thompson : Organ, Bass Pedals, Clavinet, ARP String Ensemble & Vocals
Bruce Conte : Guitar & Vocals (Co-Lead on "Sparkling In The Sand")
Francis "Rocco" Prestia : Bass
David Garibaldi : Drums

29/01/2014

Tower Of Power "In The Slot" (1975)



Label : Warner Bros. Records


01 - Just Enough And Too Much (Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Frank Biner)
02 - Treat Me Like Your Man (Lenny Williams, Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
03 - If I Play My Cards Right (Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Frank Biner)
04 - As Surely As I Stand Here (Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Chester Thompson & Emilio Castillo)
05 - Fanfare: Matanuska (Greg Adams)
06 - On The Serious Side (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
07 - Ebony Jam (Chester Thompson)
08 - You're So Wonderful, So Marvelous (Frank Biner, Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)
09 - Vuela Por Noche (David Garibaldi, Bruce Conte, Greg Adams & Francis "Rocco" Prestia)
10 - Essence Of Innocence (Chester Thompson)
11 - The Soul Of A Child (Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Bruce Conte & Emilio Castillo)
12 - Drop It In The Slot (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)


Produced by Emilio Castillo & Tower Of Power
Recorded & Mixed at Record Plant, Sausalito
Engineers : Tom Flye & Alan Chinowsky
Digital Mastering by Lee Herschberg
Strings Arranged & Conducted by Greg Adams


Tower Of Power :

Hubert Tubbs : Lead vocals
Bruce Conte : Guitar & Background vocals
Chester Thompson : Organ, Bass Pedals, Piano, Clavinet, ARP Ensemble & Background vocals
Francis "Rocco" Prestia : Bass
David Garibaldi : Drums
Lenny Pickett : 1st Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax (All Sax Solos), Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Contra-Bass Clarinet & Lyricon
Emilio Castillo : 2nd Tenor Sax & Background vocals (Co-Lead on "You're So Wonderful, So Marvelous")
Stephen "Doc" Kupka : Baritone Sax
Mic Gillette : Trumpet, Trombone, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet, Bass Trombone & Background vocals
Greg Adams : Trumpet (Solo on "Vuela Por Noche") & Flugelhorn (Solo on "Ebony Jam")


Additional Background vocals : Bootche Anderson, Marilyn Scott, Pepper Watkins, David Bartlett, Ron Beck, Frank Biner & Roger Rifkind 

Special Thanks To Ron Barnett, Doug "Kim" Sohn, David Crockett, Jerry Perkins & Peter Sultzbach

Tower Of Power "Urban Renewal" (1975)



Label : Warner Bros. Records


01 - Only So Much Oil In The Ground (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
02 - Come Back, Baby (Bruce Conte & Lenny Williams) 
03 - It's Not The Crime (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
04 - I Won't Leave Unless You Want Me To (Greg Adams, Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka) 
05 - Maybe It'll Rub Off (Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc"Kupka & Chester Thompson)
06 - (To Say The Least) You're The Most (Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc"Kupka & Chester Thompson)
07 - Willing To Learn (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
08 - Give Me The Proof (David Bartlett) 
09 - It Can Never Be The Same (Emilio Castillo, Bruce Conte & Stephen "Doc" Kupka) 
10 - I Believe In Myself (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
11 - Walkin' Up Hip Street (Chester Thompson)


Produced by Emilio Castillo & Tower Of Power
Strings Arranged & Conducted by Greg Adams
Concertmaster : Gerald Vinci
Recorded & Mixed at Record Plant, Sausalito
Engineers : Tom Flye & Alan Chinowsky
Assistant Engineers : Kurt Kinzel & Chris Morris


Tower Of Power :

Lenny Williams : Lead vocals
Chester Thompson : Organ, Bass Pedals, Piano, Clavinet, ARP Synthesizer & Vocals
Bruce Conte : Guitar & Vocals
Francis "Rocco" Prestia : Bass
David Bartlett : Drums & Vocals
Lenny Pickett : 1st Tenor Sax (All Solos), Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Alto Flute, Clarinet & Bass Clarinet
Emilio Castillo : 2nd Tenor Sax & Vocals
Stephen "Doc" Kupka : Baritone Sax
Mic Gillette : Trumpet (Solo on "Walkin' Up Hip Street"), Trombone & Vocals
Greg Adams : Trumpet & Flugelhorn


Additional musicians :

David Garibaldi : Drums on "Willing To Learn"
Carter Collins : Congas


01 - Only So Much Oil In The Ground

Arranged by Greg Adams
Lead vocal : Lenny Williams
Background vocals : Emilio Castillo, Bruce Conte, Mic Gillette, Chester Thompson, Bootche Anderson, Marilyn Scott & Pepper Watkins

02 - Come Back, Baby

Arranged by Greg Adams
Lead vocal : Lenny Williams
Background vocals : Bootche Anderson, Marilyn Scott & Pepper Watkins 

03 - It's Not The Crime

Arranged by Greg Adams
Lead vocal : Emilio Castillo

04 - I Won't Leave Unless You Want Me To

Arranged by Greg Adams
Lead vocal : Lenny Williams
Background vocals : Emilio Castillo, Mic Gillette & Chester Thompson

05 - Maybe It'll Rub Off 

Arranged by Chester Thompson
Lead vocals : Lenny Williams & Emilio Castillo (Third Verse)
Background vocals : Emilio Castillo, Mic Gillette & Chester Thompson

06 - (To Say The Least) You're The Most

Arranged by Greg Adams
Lead vocal : Lenny Williams

07 - Willing To Learn

Arranged by Greg Adams
Lead vocal : Lenny Williams
Background vocals : Emilio Castillo, Mic Gillette & Chester Thompson 

08 - Give Me The Proof

Arranged by Greg Adams
Lead vocal : Lenny Williams
Background vocals : Emilio Castillo, Mic Gillette, Chester Thompson & David Bartlett

09 - It Can Never Be The Same

Arranged by Greg Adams
Lead vocal : Lenny Williams
Background vocals : Bootche Anderson, Marilyn Scott & Pepper Watkins

10 - I Believe In Myself

Arranged by Greg Adams
Lead vocal : Lenny Williams
Background vocals : Bootche Anderson, Marilyn Scott & Pepper Watkins

11 - Walkin' Up Hip Street

Arranged by Chester Thompson

Tower Of Power "Back To Oakland" (1974)



Label : Warner Bros. Records


01 - Oakland Stroke... (Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Emilio Castillo,David Garibaldi & Tower Of Power)
02 - Don't Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream) (Lenny Williams & J. Watson)
03 - Just When We Start Makin' It (Lenny Williams, Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
04 - Can't You See (You Doin' Me Wrong) (Lenny Williams, Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
05 - Squib Cakes (Chester Thompson)
06 - Time Will Tell (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)
07 - Man From The Past (Lenny Williams, Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc" Kupka)
08 - Love's Been Gone So Long (Bruce Conte)
09 - I Got The Shop (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)
10 - Below Us All The City Lights (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)
11 - ...Oakland Stroke (Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Emilio Castillo,David Garibaldi & Tower Of Power)


Produced by Tower Of Power
Production Supervision : Emilio Castillo
Recorded at :
Kaye/Smith Studios, Seattle
Recording Engineer : Jim Gaines
Sound Production : Alan Chinowsky
Record Plant, Sausalito
Recording Engineer : Tom Flye
Sound Production : Alan Chinowsky
Remix Engineers : Jim Gaines & Alan Chinowsky
All Strings Arrangements by Greg Adams
All Strings Conducted by Greg Adams except "Below Us All The City Lights" Conducted by Harry Betts


Tower Of Power :

Emilio Castillo : 2nd Tenor Sax & Background vocals
Lenny Pickett : 1st Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Bass Sax, Soprano Sax, Flute, Alto Flute & Piccolo
Stephen "Doc" Kupka : Baritone Sax, English Horn & Background vocals
Greg Adams : Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Orchestra Bells & Background vocals
Mic Gillette : Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Bass Trombone & Background vocals
Bruce Conte : Guitar & Background vocals
Chester Thompson : Organ, Bass Pedals, Piano, Fender Rhodes Piano, Clavinet & Background vocals
Lenny Williams : Lead vocals
Brent Byars : Conga Drums
David Garibaldi : Drums
Francis "Rocco" Prestia : Bass


Additional musicians :

Bud Shank : Flute, Alto Flute, Alto Sax & Piccolo
Frank Rosalino & Tom Shepard : Trombones
Vincent De Rosa, David Duke & Richard Perissi : French Horns
Ray Gillette & Kell Houston : Trombone on "Time Will Tell"
Additional Voices Provided by Marilyn Scott & Alice Thompson on "Time Will Tell" And by Marilyn Scott & Pepper Watkins on "Can't You See (You Doin' Me Wrong)", "Just When We Start Makin' It", "Love's Been Gone So Long" & "Don't Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream)"


01 - Oakland Stroke...

/

02 - Don't Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream)

Arranged by Tower Of Power

03 - Just When We Start Makin' It

Arranged by Greg Adams

04 - Can't You See (You Doin' Me Wrong)

Arranged by Greg Adams & Tower Of Power

05 - Squib Cakes

Arranged by Chester Thompson
Solos :
Bruce Conte : Guitar
Greg Adams : Flugelhorn
Lenny Pickett : Tenor Sax
Chester Thomspon : Organ & Bass Pedals

06 - Time Will Tell

Arranged by Greg Adams

07 - Man From The Past

Arranged by Tower Of Power

08 - Love's Been Gone So Long

Arranged by Greg Adams

09 - I Got The Shop

Arranged by Tower Of Power

10 - Below Us All The City Lights

Arranged by Greg Adams

11 - ...Oackland Stroke

/

Tower Of Power "Tower Of Power" (1973)



Label : Warner Bros. Records


01 - What Is Hip? (Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Emilio Castillo & David Garibaldi)
02 - Clever Girl (Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Emilio Castillo & Willy Fulton)
03 - This Time It's Real (Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Emilio Castillo & D. Bartlett)
04 - Will I Ever Find A Love? (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)
05 - Get Yo' Feet Back On The Ground (Willy Fulton)
06 - So Very Hard To Go (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)
07 - Soul Vaccination (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)
08 - Both Sorry Over Nothin' (Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Emilio Castillo & Lenny Williams)
09 - Clean Slate (Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Emilio Castillo & Willy Fulton)
10 - Just Another Day (Bruce Conte)


Produced by Tower Of Power
Production Supervision : Emilio Castillo
Strings Arranged & Conducted by Greg Adams
Recorded & Mixed by Jim Gaines
Mixing Assistant : Alan Chinowsky


Tower Of Power :

Lenny Williams : Lead vocals
Chester Thompson : Organ & Vocals
Bruce Conte : Guitar & Vocals
Francis "Rocco" Prestia : Bass
Brent Byars : Conga Drums & Bongos
David Garibaldi : Drums
Lenny Pickett : 1st Tenor Sax, Flute, Clarinet & Vocals
Emilio Castillo : 2nd Tenor Sax & Vocals
Stephen "Doc" Kupka : Baritone Sax, Oboe & Vocals
Mic Gillette : Trumpet, Trombone, Flugelhorn, Baritone Horn & Vocals
Greg Adams : Trumpet, Flugelhorn (Solo on "So Very Hard To Go") & Vocals


Additional musicians :

Jay Spell : Piano
Bruce Steinberg : Harmonica

28/01/2014

Tower Of Power "Bump City" (1972)



Label : Warner Bros. Records


01 - You Got To Funkifize (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)
02 - What Happened To The World That Day? (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)
03 - Flash In The Pan (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)
04 - Gone (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Skip Mesquite)
05 - You Strike My Main Nerve (Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Emilio Castillo, Lenny Williams & L. Gordon)
06 - Down To The Nightclub (Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Emilio Castillo & David Garibaldi)
07 - You're Still A Young Man (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)
08 - Skating On Thin Ice (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)
09 - Of The Earth (Stephen "Doc" Kupka & Emilio Castillo)


Produced by Ron Capone (For Trans Maximus) & Tower Of Power
Recording Engineer : Ron Capone
Remix Engineers : Steve Cropper & Ron Capone
Recorded at TMI Sound Studios in Memphis, Tennessee
Digital Mastering by Lee Herschberg


Tower Of Power :

Rick Stevens : Lead vocals
Skip Mesquite : First Tenor Sax, Flute & Vocals (Lead vocal on "Gone")
Emilio Castillo : Second Tenor Sax & Vocals
Greg Adams : Trumpet, Flugelhorn (Solo on "Gone"), French Horn, Piano (On "Gone") & Vocals
Stephen "Doc" Kupka : Baritone Sax & Vocals
Mic Gillette : Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn & Vocals
Willie James Fulton : Guitar & Vocals
David Garibaldi : Drums
Francis "Rocco" Prestia : Bass
Brent Byars : Conga Drums & Vocals


Additional musicians :

Jay Spell : Piano & Organ on "What Happened To The World That Day?", "
You're Still A Young Man" & "Of The Earth"
Memphis Strings (Arranged & Conducted by Greg Adams) on "What Happened To The World That Day?", "You're Still A Young Man" & "Of The Earth"

Tower Of Power "East Bay Grease" (1970)



Label : Atlantic Recording Corp.


01 - Knock Yourself Out (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc"Kupka)
02 - Social Lubrication (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc"Kupka)
03 - The Price (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc"Kupka)
04 - Back On The Streets Again (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc"Kupka)
05 - The Skunk, The Goose, And The Fly (Emilio Castillo & Stephen "Doc"Kupka)
06 - Sparkling In The Sand (Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc"Kupka & Lawrence Lopez)


Produced by David Rubinson for Fillmore Corporation
A Product Of Catero Sound Company, San Francisco
Recorded & Mixed by David Rubinson at Mercury Recording Studios, San Francisco


Tower Of Power :

Rufus Miller : Lead vocals (except "Sparkling In The Sand")
Emilio Castillo : Alto Sax, Vocals, Extra Greasy Vocal on "The Skunk, The Goose, And The Fly"
David Garibaldi : Drums, Vibes & Background vocals
Greg Adams : First Trumpet
Stephen "Doc"Kupka : Baritone Sax & Background vocals
Skip Mesquite : Tenor Sax, Flute & Vocals
David Padron : Second Trumpet
Francis "Rocco" Prestia : Bass
Rick Stevens : Lead vocal on "Sparkling In The Sand" & Background vocals
Willy Fulton : Guitar & Background vocals


Additional musicians :

Mic Gillette : Trumpet, Trombone, Flugelhorn Solo on "Sparkling In The Sand"
Ken Balzell : Trumpet

27/01/2014

Stephen Bishop "Be Here Then" (2014) -Soft Rock-


 Label : Drawing by Sky General Records


01 - Pretty Baby* (Tia Silliers & Stephen Bishop)
02 - Rescue You* (Stephen Bishop)
03 - Sparkle U Shine** (Mark Goldenberg & Stephen Bishop)
04 - Make It Last* (Brandon Barnes & Stephen Bishop)
05 - Promise Me The World* (Stephen Bishop)
06 - Vacant+ (Stephen Bishop)
07 - Fooled By Love++ (Stephen Bishop)
08 -  Cry Of The Broken Hearted+ (Stephen Bishop)
09 - Loveless+ (Natasha Rachel Jay & Stephen Bishop)
10 - Love Is You (Stephen Bishop)


*Produced by Robin DiMaggio
Engineered & Mixed by Ed Cherney, Mike Pennel & Julian Chan
+Produced & Engineered by Vivek Maddala
**Produced & Engineered by Mark Goldenberg
++Produced by Peter Bunetta
Engineered by Eric Greedy
Mastered by Mike Castonguay for Imagination Surplus Productions, Los Angeles, CA


Musicians :

Brad Cole : Keyboards
Brian Ray : Guitar
Vivek Maddala : Bass, Keyboards & Drums
Mark Goldenberg : Electric Guitar, Bass & Keyboards
Stephen Bishop : Acoustic Guitar
Jim Wilson : Piano on "Vacant"
Robin DiMaggio : Drums
David Paich : Keyboards
Derek Frank : Guitar
Leland "Lee" Sklar : Bass
Lenny Castro : Percussion
Jay Gore, Dan Rothchild, Julian Chan, Monet Owen & Leslie Smith : Background vocals

26/01/2014

Elliot Lurie "Elliot Lurie" (1975)



Label : Epic Records


01 - Disco (Where You Gonna Go) (Elliot Lurie)
02 - I Think I'm Fallin' (Elliot Lurie)
03 - Blue Lady (Elliot Lurie)
04 - Rainbow Girl (Elliot Lurie)
05 - Just Another Music Man (Elliot Lurie & E. Gonsky)
06 - My Baby Is A Lady (Jackie DeShannon & Donna Weiss)
07 - One More Saturday Night (Elliot Lurie)
08 - I Don't Wanna Loose You (For My Life) (Elliot Lurie)
09 - Rock And Roll Lady (Jackie DeShannon & G. Bailantyne)
10 - Happy (Donny Weaver)


Produced by David Kershenbaum for David Kershenbaum Music Productions except "Blue Lady" Produced by Elliot Lurie & David Kershenbaum
Recorded at Producers Workshop, Hollywood ; CBS, San Francisco & Regent Sound, New York City
Remixed at Producers Workshop & Sound Labs, Hollywood
Engineered, Recorded & Re-mixed by Rick Ruggieri
Additional Engineering : Roy Segal & Bob Lifton
Audio Consultations : Bud Hyatt
Mastering : Arnie Acosta, "The Mastering Lab"


01 - Disco (Where You Gonna Go) 

Keyboards : David Paich
Guitars : Larry Carlton & Elliot Lurie
Bass : David Hungate
Drums : Ed Greene
Percussion : Bobby Schaper
Backing vocals : Maxine Dixon, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters & Elliot Lurie
Tenor Saxophone : Ernie Watts
Strings & Horns Arranged & Conducted by Michael Omartian

02 - I Think I'm Fallin' 

Keyboards : Joe Sample
Guitars : Larry Carlton
Bass : David Hungate
Drums : Ed Greene
Percussion : Gary Coleman
Backing vocals : Maxine Willard Waters, Julia Tillman Waters & Kim Carnes
Strings & Horns Arranged & Conducted by Michael Omartian

03 - Blue Lady 

Keyboards : Paul Griffin
Guitars : Elliot Lurie
Bass : Stephen "Fontz" Gelfand
Drums : Steve Gadd
Percussion : Ralph MacDonald
Arp Synthesizer : Michael Omartian

04 - Rainbow Girl 

Keyboards & Arp Synthesizer : Michael Omartian
Guitar : Larry Carlton
Bass : Wilton Felder
Electric Piano : Joe Sample
Drums : Ed Greene
Percussion : Gary Coleman
Tenor Saxophone : Ernie Watts
Arranged by Michael Omartian

05 - Just Another Music Man 

Keyboards : David Paich
Guitar : Elliot Lurie
Bass : David Hungate
Drums : Ed Greene
Arp Synthesizer & Horn Arrangement : Michael Omartian
Backing vocals : Mark Creamer & Tom Seufert

06 - My Baby Is A Lady 

Keyboards & Arp Synthesizer : Michael Omartian
Guitar : Larry Carlton
Bass : David Hungate
Drums : Ed Greene
Percussion : Gary Coleman
Backing vocals : Oren Waters, Luther Waters & Maxine Willard Waters

07 - One More Saturday Night 

Keyboards & Arp Synthesizer : Michael Omartian
Guitar : Larry Carlton
Bass : David Hungate
Drums : Ed Greene
Percussion : Gary Coleman
Tenor Saxophone : Ernie Watts
Backing vocals : Maxine Dixon, Julia Tillman Waters, Kim Carnes & Phyllis Brown 

08 - I Don't Wanna Loose You (For My Life) 

Keyboards & Arp Synthesizer : Michael Omartian
Guitar : Larry Carlton
Bass : David Hungate
Drums : Ed Greene
Backing vocals : Oren Waters, Luther Waters & Maxine Willard Waters
Arranged by Michael Omartian 

09 - Rock And Roll Lady 

Keyboards & Arp Synthesizer : Michael Omartian
Guitar : Larry Carlton
Bass : Wilton Felder
Drums : Ed Greene
Percussion : Gary Coleman
Backing vocals : Tom Seufert & Mark Creamer
Arranged by Michael Omartian

10 - Happy

Keyboards & Arp Synthesizer : Michael Omartian
Guitar : Larry Carlton
Bass : David Hungate
Drums : Ed Greene
Percussion : Gary Coleman 
Backing vocals : Oren Waters, Luther Waters & Maxine Willard Waters
Arranged by Michael Omartian

Celestium "Sanctuary" (1984)


Label : Epic Records / Sony Music Direct


01 - Sanctuary (Gary Usher & Tom Kelly)
02 - Tender Is The Heart (Gary Usher)
03 - Listen To The Spirit Sing (Gary Usher)
04 - You Give Me A Reason To Believe (Gary Usher)
05 - Children Of The Stars (Gary Usher)
06 - Unfailing Power Of Love (Gary Usher)
07 - I Will (Gary Usher)
08 - Radiate (Gary Usher)


Written, Arranged & Produced by Gary Usher for Cornucopia Productions
Engineer & Associate Producer : Bill Fletcher
Second Engineer : Robert Stamps
Recorded at Preferred Sound, Woodland Hills, CA
Mastered at Future Disc Systems, Hollywood, CA


Celestium :

Tom Kelly : Lead vocals 
Gary Usher : Guitars, Keyboards & Background vocals


Additional musicians :

Keyboards : Mike Meros, Craig Harris, Jim Cox & Alan Pasqua 
Guitars : Robert Stamps 
Bass : Bill Fletcher 
Drums : Brent Nelson 
Sax : Guy Lombardo 
Background vocals : Tommy Funderburk, John Rubin & Tim Dunbar   

25/01/2014

Streets "Crimes In Mind" (1985)



Label : Atlantic Records / Wounded Bird (WOU 1246) / Rock Candy (CANDY-202)


01 - Don't Look Back (Mike Slamer, Randy Goordum & Steve Walsh)
02 - The Nightmare Begins (Mike Slamer, Randy Goordum & Steve Walsh)
03 - Broken Glass (Mike Slamer, Randy Goordum & Steve Walsh)
04 - Hit 'N Run (Steve Walsh & Mike Slamer)
05 - Crimes In Mind (Steve Walsh)
06 - I Can't Wait (Steve Walsh)
07 - Gun Runner (Steve Walsh & Mike Slamer)
08 - Desiree (Steve Walsh & Mike Slamer)
09 - Rat Race (Steve Walsh & Mike Slamer)
10 - Turn My Head (Steve Walsh & Mike Slamer)


Produced by Beau Hill
Recorded at Axis Studios, Atlanta, Georgia
Overdubs & Final Mix at Atlantic Studios, New York
Engineer : Jim Faraci
Assistant Engineers : Stephen Benben & Chuck Fedoncziak


Streets :

Steve Walsh : Keyboards & Vocals
Mike Slamer : Guitars
Billy Greer : Bass Guitar & Vocals
Tim Gehrt : Drums, Percussion & Vocals

Streets "1st" (1983)



Label : Atlantic Records / Rock Candy (CANDY201)


01 - If Love Should Go (Steve Walsh & Mike Slamer)
02 - Move On (Steve Walsh)
03 - One Way Street (Steve Walsh)
04 - Lonely Woman's Cry (Steve Walsh)
05 - Everything Is Changing (Steve Walsh)
06 - Cold Hearted Woman (Marty Conn)
07 - So Far Away (Steve Walsh)
08 - Blue Town (Steve Walsh, Mike Slamer, Tim Gehrt & Billy Greer)
09 - Fire (Steve Walsh, Mike Slamer & Tim Gehrt)


Produced by Neil Kernon
Engineered by Neil Kernon
Basic Tracks Recorded at Axis Studios, Atlanta, GA
Assistant Engineer : Chuck Fedonczak
Overdubs & Vocals Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York, N.Y.
Assistant Engineer : Bruce Buchhalter
Mixed at Electric Lady Studios by Mike Slamer except "If Love Should Go", "So Far Away" & "Lonely Woman's Cry" Mixed by Neil Kernon
Mixing Engineer : Bruce Buchhalter
Mastered at Sterling Sound by Ted Jensen


Streets :

Steve Walsh : Vocals & Keyboards
Tim Gehrt : Drums & Percussion
Billy Greer : Bass & Vocals
Mike Slamer : Guitars

Kansas "Drastic Measures" (1983)



Label : CBS Records / Rock Candy (CANDY096)


01 - Fight Fire With Fire (John Elefante & Dino Elefante)
02 - Everybody's My Friend* (John Elefante & Dino Elefante)
03 - Mainstream (Kerry Livgren)
04 - Andi* (John Elefante)
05 - Going Throught The Motions (John Elefante & Dino Elefante)
06 - Get Rich (John Elefante & Dino Elefante)
07 - Don't Take Your Love Away** (John Elefante & Dino Elefante)
08 - End Of The Age (Kerry Livgren)
09 - Incident On A Bridge (Kerry Livgren)


Produced by Kansas & Neil Kernon
Recorded at Lake Wood Fairgrounds (Big House Studios), Atlanta, Georgia with Le Mobile - Remote Recording Facility
Additional Recording & Mixing at Bullet Recording Studio - Stationary Recording Facility, Nashville, Tennessee
Special Recording in Son Of Other Room - Questionable Recording Facility, Nashville, Tennessee
Recorded & Mixed by Neil Kernon
Recording Engineer Assistance : Guy Charbonneau & Cliff Bonnell for Le Mobile & Danny Mundhenk for Bullet Recording
Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk, New York City, NY


Kansas :

John Elefante : Vocals & Keyboards
Rich Williams : Guitars
Kerry Livgren : Keyboards & Guitars
David Hope : Bass
Phil Ehart : Drums


Additional Background vocals : David Pack, Box Car Peewee And The Megapeople, Kyle Henderson & Terry Brock
Additional Keyboards : Neil Kernon*
Steel Guitar : Jim Vest**

Kansas "Vinyl Confessions" (1982)


 Label : Kirshner Records / Rock Candy (CANDY095)


01 - Play The Game Tonight (Kerry Livgren, Phil Ehart, Rich Williams, D. Flower & Rob Frazier)
02 - Right Away (John Elefante & Dino Elefante)
03 - Fair Exchange (Kerry Livgren)
04 - Chasing Shadows (John Elefante & Dino Elefante)
05 - Diamonds And Pearls (Kerry Livgren)
06 - Face It (John Elefante & Dino Elefante)
07 - Windows (Kerry Livgren)
08 - Borderline (Kerry Livgren)
09 - Play On (John Elefante & Dino Elefante)
10 - Cross Fire (Kerry Livgren)


Produced by Kansas & Ken Scott
Engineered by Ken Scott
Assisted by Brain Leshon, Phil Jost, Ralph Sutton & David Spritz
Production Assistant : Steve Brooks
Recorded & Mixed at Chateau Recorders, North Hollywood, California
Mastered by Stan Ricker for Original Masteringworks / Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs, Inc Chatsworth, California


Kansas :

John Elefante : Vocals & Keyboards
Rich Williams : Guitars
Kerry Livgren : Keyboards & Guitars
Robby Steinhardt : Violins & Vocals
David Hope : Bass
Phil Ehart : Drums


Additional Background vocals : David Pack & Donna Williams

Paris "Big Towne, 2061" (1976)



Label : Capitol Records


01 - Blue Robin (Bob Welch)
02 - Big Towne, 2061 (Bob Welch)
03 - Pale Horse, Pale Rider (Bob Welch)
04 - New Orleans (Bob Welch)
05 - Outlaw Game (Bob Welch & Hunt Sales)
06 - Money Love (Bob Welch & Hunt Sales)
07 - Heart Of Stone (Bob Welch)
08 - Slave Trader (Bob Welch)
09 - 1 In 10 (Bob Welch)
10 - Janie (Bob Welch & Glenn Cornick)


Produced by Bob Hughes
Engineer : Bob Hughes
Assistant Engineers : Steve Pouliot & Merrick 
Recorded at Total Experience Studios, Hollywood, California


Paris :

Bob Welch : Vocals & Guitars
Hunt Sales : Vocals, Drums & Percussion
Glenn Cornick : Bass & Keyboards

Paris "Paris" (1976)


 Label : Capitol Records


01 - Religion (Bob Welch)
02 - Black Book (Bob Welch)
03 - Starcage (Bob Welch)
04 - Beautiful Youth (Bob Welch)
05 - Nazarene (Bob Welch)
06 - Narrow Gate (La Porte Etroite) (Bob Welch)
07 - Solitaire (Bob Welch)
08 - Breathless (Bob Welch)
09 - Rock Of Ages (Bob Welch)
10 - Red Rain (Bob Welch)


Producer : Jimmy Robinson
Engineer : Jimmy Robinson
2nd Engineers : John Henning, Deni King & Mike Braunstein
Recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles & "The Pit", Sausalito


Paris :

Bob Welch : Guitar & Vocals
Glenn Cornick : Bass & Keyboards
Thom Mooney : Drums

Howard Hewett "I Commit To Love" (1986)



Label : Elektra / Asylum Records


01 - Stay (Howard Hewett, Ross Vannelli & Ed Grenga)
02 - I'm For Real (Howard Hewett & Stanley Clarke)
03 - Last Forever (Howard Hewett, Ross Vannelli & Ed Grenga)
04 - I Commit To Love (Leon F. Sylvers III & Howard Hewett)
05 - In A Crazy Way (Tony Collins)
06 - Love Don't Wana Wait (Kevin Grady, Leon F. Sylvers III & Glen Barbee)
07 - I Got 2 Go (Howard Hewett & George Duke)
08 - Eye On You (Howard Hewett, George Terry, Kitty Terry & David Ritz)
09 - Let's Try It All Over Again (Howard Hewett, Monty Seward & Adele Hewett McDaniels)
10 - Say Amen (Monty Seward & Howard Hewett)
11 - Stay (Before Midnight Mix) (Howard Hewett, Ross Vannelli & Ed Grenga)


01 - Stay

Produced by Howard Hewett & Ross Vannelli
All Keyboards, Bass Keyboards, EMU Guitars & Drum Programming : Ed Grenga
Background vocals : Howard Hewett, Josie James & Ross Vannelli
Engineers : Ross Vannelli, Ed Grenga
2nd Engineer : Steve Powel
Studios : Studio 99
Mixed at Mama Jo's by F. Byron Clark
2nd Engineer : Steve Ford

02 - I'm For Real

Produced by Howard Hewett & Stanley Clarke
Keyboards & Synclavier Strings : George Duke
Bass : Stanley Clarke
Guitar : Paul Jackson Jr.
Drums : Tris Imboden
Engineers : Paul Ratajcak, Darwin Foye, Steve Hodge & Csabo Petocz
Mixed by Tommy Vicari
2nd Engineer : Ralph
Background vocals : Howard Hewett
Studios : LeGonks, Larrabee, Village Studios & Ground Control
Mixed at Lionshare
Sax Solo : Wilton Felder

03 - Last Forever

Produced by Ross Vannelli & Howard Hewett
All Keyboards : Ed Grenga
Arrangements : Ross Vannelli & Ed Grenga
Guitar : Paul Jackson Jr.
Drums : Tris Imboden
Background vocals : Josie James, Howard Hewett & Ross Vannelli
Engineers : Ross Vannelli, Ed Grenga
2nd Engineer : Steve Powel
Studios : Studio 99 & Americayn Studios
Mixed at Mama Jo's by F. Byron Clark 

04 - I Commit To Love

Produced by Howard Hewett & Glen J. Barbee for "The Production Network, Inc."
Engineers : Jack Rouben, Darwin Foye, Eric Zobler, F. Byron Clark, Steve Ford & Nyya Lark
Mixed by Eric Zobler
Keyboards : Joey Gallo & Monty Seward
Guitars : Paul Jackson Jr.
Drum Programming : Joey Gallo
Background vocals : Howard Hewett & Josie James
The Sexy "Say Its" by "PYT" Nicole Krauss, Nadia Deleye, Alejandra Loiaza & Carolyn Vigiga
Studios : Nick's Place, Ground Control & Mama Jo's

05 - In A Crazy Way

Produced by Howard Hewett & Stanley Clarke
Keyboards : Robert Brokens & Todd Cochran
Bass Keyboards : Robert Brokens
Guitar : Kevin Chakan
Drums : Tris Imboden
Emulator : Howard Hewett
Background vocals : Josie James & Howard Hewett
Engineers : Steve Hodge, Paul Ratajcak, Darwin Foye & Csabo Petocz
Mixed by Paul Ratajcak
2nd Engineer : Steve Ford
Studios : Larrabee Sound, Village Studios & Ground Control
Mixed at Mama Jo's

06 - Love Don't Wana Wait

Produced by Howard Hewett & Glen J. Barbee for "The Production Network, Inc."
Engineers : Paul Ratajcak, Darwin Foye, F. Byron Clark, Steve Ford & Nyya Lark
Mixed by F. Byron Clark
Keyboards : Kevin Grady, Monty Seward & Raymond Crosley
Guitars : Paul Jackson Jr.
Drum Programming : Kevin Grady
Background vocals : Howard Hewett, Josie James & Gwen Evans
Studios : Ground Control & Mama Jo's

07 - I Got 2 Go

Produced by George Duke
Associate Producer : Howard Hewett
Keyboards, Synclavier Strings, Synclavier Bass & Synclavier Drums : George Duke
Guitars : Paul Jackson Jr.
Background vocals : Josie James & Howard Hewett
Engineers : Eric Zobler, Tom Perry & Mitch Gibson
Studios : LeGonks
Mixed at Mama Jo's by Eric Zobler
2nd Engineer : Steve Ford
Saxophone Solo : George Howard

08 - Eye On You

Produced by George Duke
Associate Producer : Howard Hewett
Keyboards, Synclavier Bass & Synclavier Drums : George Duke
Percussion : Paulinho Da Costa
Guitar : Paul Jackson Jr.
Engineer : Eric Zobler
Studios : LeGonks
Mixed at Mama Jo's by Eric Zobler
2nd Engineer : Steve Ford
Background vocals : Josie James & Howard Hewett

09 - Let's Try It All Over Again

Produced by Howard Hewett & Monty Seward
Engineers : Paul Ratajcak, Darwin Foye & F. Byron Clark
Keyboards : Monty Seward & John Barnes
Guitar : Paul Jackson Jr.
Bass : Gerald Allbright
Drums : Tris Imboden
Background vocals : Howard Hewett & Josie James
Studios : Ground Control & Soundcastle
Mixed by F. Byron Clark, Assisted by Liz
Mixed at Soundcastle

10 - Say Amen

Produced by Howard Hewett & Monty Seward
Engineers : Ross Vannelli, Paul Ratajcak, Darwin Foye, F. Byron Clark, Steve Ford & Nyya Lark
Keyboards : Monty Seward
Guitars : Paul Jackson Jr.
Bass : Gerald Allbright
Drum Programming : Monty Seward
Drum Tom Overdubs : Ronald Ray Brunner 
Background vocals : Josie James, Deniece Williams & Howard Hewett
Studios : Ground Control, Studio 99 & Mama Jo's
Mixed at Mama Jo's by F. Byron Clark & Steve Ford

11 - Stay (Before Midnight Mix)

Additional Production & Remix by Shep Pettibone for Mastermix Productions
Remix Engineer : Steve Peck
Before Midnight Mix : Edit by Shep Pettibone

David Halliday "True Cool" (1988)



Label : Scotti Bros. Records


01 - Move (David Halliday & Tammy Hutson)
02 - Vertigo (David Halliday & Lisa Catherine Cohen)
03 - High (David Halliday & Lisa Catherine Cohen)
04 - Ya Seen One, Ya Seen' Em All (David Halliday & Lisa Catherine Cohen)
05 - True Cool (David Halliday & Lisa Catherine Cohen)
06 - Shadow Side (David Halliday & Lisa Catherine Cohen)
07 - Listening (David Halliday, Kim Bullard & Lisa Catherine Cohen)
08 - Mad, Mad World (David Halliday, Tammy Hutson & Lisa Catherine Cohen)
09 - Wana Take My Time (David Halliday & Lisa Catherine Cohen)
10 - He's My Girl (Kim Bullard, CeCe Bullard & Richie Wise)


Produced & Engineered by Richie Wise, Tony Papa & Jamey Dell
Mixed by Steve Bates
Recorded & Mixed at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Santa Monica, CA
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA
Songs Arranged by David Halliday & Richie Wise


Musicians :

David Halliday : Vocals, All Keyboards including Bass & Horns, Drums, Drum Programming & Guitar on "True Cool"
Dann Huff : Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Tim Landers : Bass Guitar
Tom Walsh : Percussion

Synthesizer Programming & Additional Keyboards : Kim Bullard & Richard Gibbs
Backing vocals : Maxine Willard Waters, Julia Tillman Waters, Carolyn Willis, CeCe Bullard, Gary Falcone, Stan Bush, Joe Pizzulo & Jon Joyce
Additional musicians : Joey Brasier, Liam Jason, Steve Kara, Bill Bodine, Eric Williams & Curtis Tilton

Peter McCann "One On One" (1979)


  Label : Columbia / Sony Music / Bandiera Records


01 - Just One Woman (Peter McCann)
02 - Love This Time (Peter McCann)
03 - What's He Got (Peter McCann)
04 - Damned If I Love You (Peter McCann)
05 - Don't Take It Out On Me (Peter McCann)
06 - Step Right Up (Peter McCann)
07 - Road To Love (Peter McCann)
08 - Come By Here (Peter McCann)
09 - All You Got To Do (Peter McCann)
10 - That's Just The Way That I Feel (Peter McCann)


Produced by Hal Yoergler
Engineered by Larry Hirsch
Assistant Engineers : Linda Tyler & Kerry McNabe
Recorded at Sound Labs, Paramount Recorders, A&M Recording Studios & MCA-Whitney
Mastered at Kendun Recorders by John Golden


01 - Just One Woman

Bass : Scott Chambers
Guitar : George Marinelli
Drums : Mike Botts
Piano & Rhodes : Peter McCann
Rhodes : Brian Whitcomb
Background vocals : Mary Hylan & Ginger Holiday

02 - Love This Time

Bass : Bryan Garofalo
Drums : Mike Botts
Guitar : George Marinelli
Piano : Peter McCann
Rhodes : Brian Whitcomb
String Arrangement : Matthew McCauley

03 - What's He Got

Bass : Bryan Garofalo
Drums : Mike Botts
Piano : Mike Utley
Guitar : George Marinelli
Sax : David Woodford
Trombone : David Stout
Rhodes : Peter McCann
Horn Arrangement : David Woodford

04 - Damned If I Love You

Bass : Bryan Garofalo
Drums : Mike Botts
Rhodes & Piano : Peter McCann
Rhodes : Brian Whitcomb
Guitar : George Marinelli
String Arrangement : Matthew McCauley
Background vocals : Nick Uhrig

05 - Don't Take It Out On Me

Bass : Bryan Garofalo
Drums : Mike Botts
Guitar : George Marinelli
Piano : Peter McCann
Rhodes & Organ : Brian Whitcomb
Saxophone : David Woodford
Background vocals : Ginger Holiday & Mary Hylan

06 - Step Right Up

Bass : Peter Freiberger
Drums : Claude Pepper
Guitar : Tim Weston
Sax : David Woodford
Rhodes : Kevin Bassinson
Piano : Peter McCann
Background vocals : Ginger Holiday & Mary Hylan
String Arrangement : Steve Dorff

07 - Road To Love

Bass : Scott Chambers
Guitar : George Marinelli
Drums : Mike Botts
Piano : Peter McCann
Rhodes : Brian Whitcomb
String Arrangement : Matthew McCauley

08 - Come By Here

Bass : Bryan Garofalo
Drums : Mike Botts
Guitar : George Marinelli
Mandolin : Richard Green
Keyboards : Peter McCann
Rhodes : Jim Ehinger
Background vocals : Mary Hylan & Ginger Holiday

09 - All You Got To Do

Bass : Peter Freiberger
Drums : Claude Pepper
Guitar : Tim Weston
Saxophone : David Woodford
Rhodes : Kevin Bassinson
Piano : Peter McCann
Background vocals : Mary Hylan, Ginger Holiday & Hal Yoergler

10 - That's Just The Way That I Feel

Bass : Bryan Garofalo
Drums : Mike Botts
Piano : Peter McCann
Rhodes & Pipe Organ : Brian Whitcomb
Guitar : George Marinelli
Vocals : Ginger Holiday, Mary Hylan & Peter McCann

Peter McCann "Peter McCann" (1977)


 Label : 20th Century Records / Big Pink / Light Mellow's Choice_181


01 - Do You Wanna Make Love (Peter McCann)
02 - Everybody's Got To Hold On To Something (Peter McCann)
03 - I Can't Live Without You (Peter McCann)
04 - It's Easy (Peter McCann)
05 - The Things You Left Behind (Peter McCann)
06 - Save Me Your Love (Peter McCann)
07 - Suicide And Vine (Peter McCann)
08 - Broken White Line (Peter McCann)
09 - Right Time Of The Night (Peter McCann)
10 - If You Can't Find Love (Peter McCann)


Produced by Hal Yoergler
Engineered by Barry Rudolph & Larry Hirsch
2nd Engineers : Phil Jamtass & Rick Smith
Recorded & Mixed at The Record Plant & Paramount Studios, Los Angeles
Mastered by Bob MacLeod
Concertmaster : Sid Sharp


Musicians :

Piano, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals : Peter McCann
Bass : Dennis Belfield
Drums : Mike Botts
Guitar : George Marinelli Jr. & John Leslie Hug
Harmonica : Larry Treadwell
Keyboards : Brian Whitcomb
Saxophone & Oboe : Ernie Watts


01 - Do You Wanna Make Love

Strings Arrangements by Artie Butler

02 - Everybody's Got To Hold On To Something

Background vocals : Brooks Hunnicutt, Lisa Roberts & Venetta Fields

03 - I Can't Live Without You

Strings Arrangements by Artie Butler
Background vocals : Daniel Moore & Matthew Moore

04 - It's Easy

Strings Arrangements by Brian Whitcomb

05 - The Things You Left Behind

Strings Arrangements by Peter McCann

06 - Save Me Your Love

Strings Arrangements by Artie Butler
Background vocals : The Street Corner Symphony

07 - Suicide And Vine

Strings Arrangements by Artie Butler

08 - Broken White Line

Strings Arrangements by Brian Whitcomb
Background vocals : Daniel Moore & Matthew Moore

09 - Right Time Of The Night

Background vocals : Hal Yoergler & Richard Shoemaker

10 - If You Can't Find Love

Strings Arrangements by Peter McCann
Background vocals : Brooks Hunnicutt, Lisa Roberts & Venetta Fields
Drums : Ace Holleran

Jay Ferguson "Real Life Ain't This Way" (1979)



Label : Asylum Records / Collectors' Choice Music / Demon Music Group


01 - Shakedown Cruise (Jay Ferguson)
02 - No Secrets (Jay Ferguson & Bob Webb)
03 - Real Life Ain't That Way (Jay Ferguson)
04 - Davey (Jay Ferguson)
05 - Turn Yourself In (Jay Ferguson)
06 - Do It Again (Jay Ferguson)
07 - Paying Time (Jay Ferguson)
08 - Too Late To Save Your Heart (Jay Ferguson)
09 - Let's Spend The Night Together / Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? (Mick Jagger & Keith Richards)
10 - City Of Angels (Jay Ferguson)


Produced by Jay Ferguson & Ed "Radar" Mashal 
Executive Producer : Bill Szymczyk for Pandora Productions Ltd.
Engineered & Mixed by Ed Mashal with David Crowther (Miami) & Terry Nelson (Santa Barbara)
Mastered at Sterling Sound by Ted Jensen


01 - Shakedown Cruise

Recorded at Santa Barbara Sound Studios, Santa Barbara, CA
Curly Smith : Drums
Scott Chambers : Bass
Jay Ferguson : Piano, Vibes & Synthesizers
Bob Webb : Guitar
Tony Battaglia : Guitar & Lead Guitar
Tom Peer USN : Bosun's Whistle

02 - No Secrets

Recorded at Bayshore Studios, Coconut Grove, FL
Joe Vitale : Drums
Scott Chambers : Bass
Bob Webb : Guitar & Lead Guitar
Tony Battaglia : Guitar
Jay Ferguson : Piano & Synthesizers

03 - Real Life Ain't That Way

Recorded at Bayshore Studios, Coconut Grove, FL
Joe Vitale : Drums
Scott Chambers : Bass
Jay Ferguson : Fender Rhodes Piano
Bob Webb : Guitar
Tony Battaglia : Guitar 
Col Clesser : Saxophone

04 - Davey

Recorded at Santa Barbara Sound Studios, Santa Barbara, CA
Stan Kipper : Drums
Scott Chambers : Bass
Jay Ferguson : Piano
Bob Webb : Guitar & Lead Guitar
Tony Battaglia : Guitar
Joe Vitale : Percussion
Juan Perez : Congas

05 - Turn Yourself In

Recorded at Santa Barbara Sound Studios, Santa Barbara, CA
Stan Kipper : Drums 
Scott Chambers : Bass
Jay Ferguson : Organ
Bob Webb : Guitar
Tony Battaglia : Guitar, Slide & Lead Guitar

06 - Do It Again

Recorded at Bayshore Studios, Coconut Grove, FL
Joe Vitale : Drums
Scott Chambers : Bass
Jay Ferguson : Organ
Bob Webb : Guitar
Tony Battaglia : Guitar, Slide & Lead Guitar

07 - Paying Time

Recorded at Santa Barbara Sound Studios, Santa Barbara, CA
Curly Smith : Drums
Scott Chambers : Bass
Jay Ferguson : Keyboards
Bob Webb : Guitar
Tony Battaglia : Guitar
Joe Walsh : Lead Guitar
Joe Vitale : Flutes & Percussion

08 - Too Late To Save Your Heart

Recorded at Santa Barbara Sound Studios, Santa Barbara, CA
Stan Kipper : Drums 
Scott Chambers : Bass
Jay Ferguson : Keyboards
Bob Webb : Guitar
Tony Battaglia : Guitar
Mark Colby : Saxophone

09 - Let's Spend The Night Together / Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?

Recorded at Santa Barbara Sound Studios, Santa Barbara, CA
Curly Smith : Drums
Scott Chambers : Bass
Jay Ferguson : Keyboards & Accordion
Bob Webb : Guitar
Tony Battaglia : Guitar & Slide Guitar

10 - City Of Angels

Recorded at Bayshore Studios, Coconut Grove, FL
Joe Vitale : Drums
Scott Chambers : Bass
Jay Ferguson : Piano & Percussion
Bob Webb : Guitar
Tony Battaglia : Guitar & Slide Guitar


Background vocals : Jay Ferguson, Tony Battaglia & Bill Szymczyk (on "Shakedown Cruise")
Extra Arrangements : Tony Battaglia & Joe Vitale