En juin 1972, Motown quitte définitivement Détroit pour s’installer à Los Angeles, c’est la fin d’une époque. Dès le milieu des années 60, la firme de Berry Gordy avait commencé à enregistrer certains titres avec des musiciens basés en Californie (notamment ceux du “Wrecking Crew”), tendance qui s’accentue à partir de 1970. Tous les hits des Jackson 5 ont par exemple été enregistrés à Los Angeles.

Les légendaires Funk Brothers, qui assuraient depuis 1959 l’essentiel des tubes de la période Détroit disparaissent en tant que tels, certains suivant le mouvement vers l’ouest (James Jamerson s’installera en Californie quelques temps avant de revenir à Détroit), les autres étant remplacés par une nouvelle génération de musiciens californiens, qui apportent à la Motown une sonorité différente.

Ed Greene deviendra un des habitués de leurs studios, les Motown Recording Studios (aka AKA Hitsville West Studios) situés à Hollywood.)

 


 

Funk Brothers, première période : 1959-1962

Le son de la Motown est encore fermement ancré dans le blues, les musiciens souvent issus de la scène blues/rhythm and blues, réalisent les arrangement “on the spot”, juste avant la séance, avec de simples backings de cuivres. Le pianiste Joe Hunter est le premier directeur musical des Funk Brothers jusqu’à son départ de la Motown en 1964 (tubes de l’époque : « Pride and Joy » et « Come Get These Memories »).

Claviers : Joe Hunter, Earl Van Dyke, Popcorn Wylie
Guitare : Robert White, Eddie Willis, Joe Messina, Larry Veeder, Dave Hamilton
Basse : James Jamerson, Clarence Isabell
Batterie : Benny Benjamin, Richard « Pistol » Allen, George McGregor, Clifford Mack
Percussions : Jack Ashford, Eddie « Bongo » Brown
Vibes – Jack Ashford, Dave Hamilton, James Gittens
Trompettes : Herbie Williams, John « Little John » Wilson, Marcus Belgrave, Russell Conway, Johnny Trudell
Saxophones : Hank Crosby, Andrew « Mike » Toney, Norris Patterson, Thomas « Beans » Bowles, Teddy Buckner, Ronnie Wakefield, Lefty Edwards, Eli Fontaine, Ernie Rodgers
Trombone – Bob Cousar, George Bohanon, Paul Riser

Funk Brothers, seconde période : 1963-1967

Période marquée par l’arrivée de musiciens de jazz, attirés par le succès grandissant de la Motown et qui apportent un peu plus de sophistication dans les arrangements.
Les guitaristes Robert White, Eddie Willis et Willis et Joe Messina, le batteur Benny Benjamin, le (légendaire) bassiste James Jamerson, et le claviériste et directeur musical Earl Van Dyke impriment leur pâte à la nouvelle sonorité Motown.

Claviers : Earl Van Dyke, Johnny Griffith, Johnny Gittens, Ted Sheely
Guitares : Robert White, Eddie Willis, Joe Messina, Marv Tarplin, Cornelius Grant
Basse :James Jamerson, Tony Newton
batterie :Benny Benjamin, Richard « Pistol » Allen, Uriel Jones, Frederick Waites
Percussions : Jack Ashford, Eddie « Bongo » Brown
Vibes- Jack Ashford, Jack Brokensha
Trumpet – Johnny Trudel, Herbie Williams, Floyd Jones, Maurice Davis, Billy Horner, Jon « Little John » Wilson, Russell Conway, Marcus Belgrave, Don Slaughter.
Trombone – George Bohanon, Jimmy Wilkens, Bob Cousar, Paul Riser, Don White, Carl Raetz, Patrick Lanier, Bill Johnson
Saxophone – Hank Crosby, Andrew « Mike » Terry, Thomas Beans » Bowles, Kasuka Malia, Teddy Buckner, Lefty Edwards, Eugene BeeBee » Moore, William « Wild Bill » Moore, Angelo Carlisi, Ernie Rodgers, Dan Turner, Bernie Peacock, Larry Nozero
Flute – Dayna Hartwick
Strings – Gordon Staples (concertmaster) and the Detroit Symphony Strings.

Funk Brothers, troisième période : 1968-1972

Le producteur Norman Whitfield infléchit le son du label vers davantage de psychedelisme, grâce notamment aux guitaristes Dennis Coffey et Wah Wah Watson. Uriel Jones et Bob Babbitt prennent de l’importance (Benny Benjamin disparaît, James Jamerson a sombré dans l’alcoolisme, mais continue de jouer). C’est ce groupe, toujours dirigé par Earl Van Dyke qui réalise le What’s Going On de Marvin Gaye, juste avant que la Motown ne quitte définitivement Détroit pour la Californie.

Claviers : Earl Van Dyke, Johnny Griffith
Guitare : Robert White, Eddie Willis, Joe Messina, Dennis Coffey, Wah Wah Watson
Basse : James Jamerson, Bob Babbit, Eddie Watkins
Batterie : Richard « Pistol » Allen, Uriel Jones, Andrew Smith
Percussions : Jack Ashford, Eddie « Bongo » Brown
Vibraphones : Jack Ashford, Jack Brokensha
Trompettes : John Trudell, Russell Conway, Herbie Williams, Floyd Jones, John « Little John » Wilson, Maurice Davis, Marcus Belgrave, Billy Horner, Don Slaughter, Eddie Jones
Trombones : Jimmy Wilkins, Bob Cousar, Paul Riser, Don White, Carl Raetz, Patricl Lanier, Paul Johnson
Saxophones : Hank Crosby, Kasuka Mafia,Teddy Buckner, Lefty Edwards, Bernie Peacock, Thomas « Beans » Bowles, Eugene « BeeBee » Mooore, William « Wild Bill » Moore, Angelo Carlisi, Ernie Rodgers, Dan Turner, Eli Fontaine, Larry Nozero, Lanny Austin
Flute : Dayna Hartwick
Corde : Gordon Staples (concertmaster) + Detroit Symphony Strings
Arrangeurs et producteurs de la période Détroit : Paul Riser, Willie Shorter, Dave Van DePitte, Wade Marcus, Johnny Allen, Gil Askey, Ernie Wilkins, Jerry Long, Hank Crosby, Slide Hampton, H.B. Barnum

Motown’s West Coast Studio Band :

Claviers : Mike Rubini, Joe Sample, Clarence McDonald, Don Randi, Larry Knechtel
Guitares : Arthur Wright, David T. Walker, Thomas Tedesco, Louie Shelton, Adolph Green, Weldon T. Parks
Basse : Wilson Felder, Carol Kaye, Bill Pitman, Ron Brown
Batterie : Earl Palmer, Ed Greene, Gene Pello, Paul Humphrey
Percussions : Gary Coleman, Bobbye Porter, King Errisson, Joe Clayton, Sandra Crouch, Jerry Steinholtz, Emil Richards
Arrangeurs : Gene Page (principal arrangeur des tubes californies de la Motown dans les 60’s), H.B. Barnum, Ernie Freeman, James Carmichael, Arthur Wright, Gil Ashley

Principaux musiciens utilisés par la Motown (Los Angeles, deuxième période, 1973-années 80) :

Basse : James Jamerson, Lequeint Jobe, Ron Brown, Henry Davis, Ron Brown, Chuck Rainey, Greg Coles, Wayne Douglas
Batterie : Ed Greene, James Gadson, Lee Marcus, Paul Humphrey, Aaron Smith, Henry Garner, Jr.
Guitare : Dennis Coffey, Eddie Willis, Kenji Brown, Melvin Ragin (aka. « Wah Wah » Watson), Johnny McGhee, David T. Walker, Paul M. Jackson, Jr., Thom Rotella, Ben Benay, Bruce Nazarian, Dean Parks, Marlo Henderson, Marv Tarplin
Harpe : Gayle Levant
Horns – Arthur Maebe, Bobby Bryant, Charles Findley, Dick Hyde, Gene Cipriano, George Bohanon,Charles B. Findley, Gary E. Gran , Gary Herbig, Jerry Hey, Lawrence Lowell Williams, Fred Dunn, Kenneth Copeland, Michael Moore
Claviers : Clarence McDonald, Joe Sample, Earl Van Dyke, Mark Davis, Victor Nix, Michael Omartian, David Paich, John Barns , Sonny Burke , Sylvester Rivers
Arrangeurs : Gene Page, Jimmie Haskell,
Percussions : Gary Coleman, Stephanie Spruill, Emile Richards, Joe Clayton, King Errisson, Eddie « Bongo » Brown, Robert Greenidge

 


 

Ed Greene – discographie sélective 1973-1977

 


 

Willie Hutch ‎- The Mack
Motown ‎- M 766L, 1973

La B.O. du film The Mack, une des grandes de l’époque, avec un résultat musical artistiquement bien supérieur au film, comme souvent dans la Blaxploitation.

Willie Hutch – Brothers Gonna Work It Out

Willie Hutch- I Choose You

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Willie Hutch ‎- The Mack
Motown ‎- M 766L, 1973
Credits
Arranged By – Willie Hutch
Backing Vocals – Carolyne Willis, Julia A. Tillman, Lorna Maxine Willard
Bass – Wilton Felder
Congas – Bobye Hall
Drums – Edward Green
Engineer – Arthur Stewart, Calvin Harris
Guitar – David T. Walker, Weldon Dean Parks, Louie Shaldon, Willie Hutch
Horns – A.D. Brisbois, George Bohanon, Joseph Kelson Jr., Keneth Shruyer, Paul Hubinon, Plass Johnson, William Green
Horns, Strings – Ernest Watts
Percussion – Jene Estes
Performer – Willie Hutch
Photography By – Jim Britt
Piano, Clavinet, Organ – Clarence McDonald
Producer – Willie Hutch
Strings – Arnold Belnick, Assa Drori, Denzil Lauchton, Douglas Davis, Frederic Seykora, Gareth Nuttycolbe, Gail Vevant, Jerald Vinci, Israel Baker, Jack Shulman, Jacob Krachmalnick, Lou Raderman, Myron Sandler, Paul Bergstrom, Paul Shure, Henry Ruth, Samuel Boghossian
written by Willie Hutch
« And special thanks to all MoWest Studio Employees ».
Management & Direction by Eddy Theodorou.
Cover Photo by Jim Britt.
All tunes composed, arranged, produced and performed by WILLIE HUTCH.

 


 

Une autre B.O. Balxploitation, signée Edwin Starr.

Edwin Starr ‎- Easin’ In

Edwin Starr – Hell Up In Harlem – 1973 Soundtrack Funk – Runnin’

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Edwin Starr ‎- Hell Up In Harlem (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Motown ‎- M 802V1, US, 1974
Tracklist
A1 Ain’t It Hell Up In Harlem 2:38
A2 Easin’ In 3:17
A3 Big Papa 2:55
A4 Love Never Dies 3:35
A5 Don’t It Feel Good To Be Free 2:41
B1 Runnin’ 2:41
B2 Jennifer’s Love Theme 3:05
B3 Airport Chase 2:35
B4 Mama Should Be Here Too 3:08
B5 Like We Used To Do 3:03
B6 Ain’t It Hell Up In Harlem (Instrumental) 3:04
Credits
Arp – Larry Mizell
Artwork By [Design], Photography – Jim Britt
Bass – Chuck Rainey, James Jamerson, Jim Hughart
Congas – Joe Clayton
Drums – Ed Greene
Engineer – Art Stewart
Guitar – Dennis Coffey, Greg Poree, Jay Graydon
Keyboards – Jerry Peters, Joe Sample, Mike Melvoin
Percussion – Gary Coleman, Gene Estes, Jack Arnold, Sandra Crouch
Producer, Arranged By – Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren
written by Christine Yarian (tracks: A4), Fonce Mizell (tracks: B1 to B5), Freddie Perren (tracks: A1 to A5, B1, B3, B6)
Notes
Published by Jobete Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP)
Recorded and Mixed at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, California 90028

 


 

Dennis Coffey – Theme From Enter the Dragon

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Dennis Coffey – Instant Coffey 1974
Theme From Enter The Dragon (written by L. Schifrin)
Recorded At – Crystal Studios
Manufactured By – Sussex Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sussex Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Sussex Records, Inc.
Published By – Interior Music Corp.
Published By – Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Credits
Arranged By, Producer – Mike Theodore
Arranged By, Producer, Lead Guitar – Dennis Coffey
Art Direction – Carl Overr
Congas – Joe Clayton, King Errisson
Drums – Ed Greene, James Gadson
Engineer – Andrew Berliner
Guitar – Melvin « Wha-Wha » Ragin
Horns – Arthur Maebe, Bobby Bryant, Charles Findley, Dick Hyde, Gene Cipriano, George Bohanon, Lloyd

 

 

 

 

 


 

Ed Greene participe à plusieurs sessions californiennes des Temptations ou de leurs membres, après leurs départs successifs : Eddie Kendrick et David Ruffin.

Groupe formé à Détroit en 1961 par Otis Williams, Elbridge Bryant, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks et Paul Williams, les Temptations obtiendront un grand succès commercial au cours des années 60, c’est eux qui permettent à la Motown d’obtenir son premier Grammy, grâce à l’album Cloud Nine (1968)

Sur leur album “1990” (1973), les Temptations se transforment en black hippies, sur des arrangements à rallonge signés par Norman Withfield, qui ne s’interdit rien : les cordes y côtoient les boîte à rythme (“Rhythm King”, celle utilisée par Sly Stone et Shuggie otis)

The Temptations – Let Your Hair Down (production Norman Whitfield)

The Temptations – « 1990 »
Gordy/Motown, 1973

http://www.allmusic.com/album/1990-mw0000559282

The Temptations — You´ve Got My Soul On Fire

The Temptations – « 1990 »
Gordy/Motown, 1973
Credits
Arranged By – Paul Riser
Bass – James Jamerson, Lequeint Jobe, Ron Brown
Congas – Bobbye Hall, Terral W. Santiel
Photography By – Jim Britt
Design – Desmond Strobel, John Cabalka, Terry Squire
Drums – Aaron Smith, Ed Greene, Henry Garner, Jr., James Gadson
Engineer [Mastering Engineer] – Norman Whitfield, Russ Terrana
Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Art Stewart, Cal Harris, Larry Miles, Russ Terrana
Guitar – Dennis Coffey, Eddie Willis, Kenji Brown, Melvin « Wah Wah » Ragin
Keyboards – Earl Van Dyke, Mark Davis, Victor Nix
Musical Assistance [Creative Assistant To Norman Whitfield] – Asari Graham
Producer, Written By – Norman Whitfield
Tambourine – Jack Ashford
Tenor Saxophone – Michael Moore
Trombone – George Bohanon
Trumpet – Fred Dunn, Kenneth Copeland

 

Eddie Kendricks – Keep On Truckin’ (written by Anita Poree, Frank Wilson, Leonard Caston)

Eddie Kendricks ‎- Eddie Kendricks
Tamla ‎- T 327L, 1973
Credits
Arranged By – Frank Wilson, James Carmichael, Leonard Caston
Bass – Darrell Clayborn, James Jamerson
Congas – King Errisson
Drums – Ed Greene
Engineer [Mixing] – Frank Wilson, Orson Lewis, Russ Terrana
Guitar – Billy Cooper, Dean Parks, Greg Poree
Orchestrated By – Jerry Long
Percussion – Gary Coleman, Jack Ashford
Photography By – Jim Britt
Piano, Organ – Harold Johnson, Leonard Caston
Producer – Frank Wilson, Leonard Caston

 

David Ruffin ‎- Me ‘n Rock’n Roll Are Here To Stay

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David Ruffin ‎- Me’n Rock’n Roll Are Here To Stay
Tamla Motown ‎- STML 11283, UK, 1974
Tracklist
A1 I Saw You When You Met Her – written by Norman Whitfield
A2 Take Me Clear From Here – written by Vincent DiMirco
A3 Smiling Faces Sometimes – written by Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
A4 Me’n Rock’n Roll (Are Here To Stay) – written by Norman Whitfield
B1 Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are) – written by Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
B2 No Matter Where – Producer – Mark Davis – written by Clarence Drayton , Tamy Smith
B3 City Stars – Producer – Mark Davis – written by Chuck Higgins Jr. , Dobie Gray –
B4 I Just Want To Celebrate – written by Dino Fekaris, Nick Zesses
Credits
Art Direction – Katarina Pettersson
Backing Vocals – Carolyn Willis, Jessie Kirkland , Joe Greene, Julia Waters, Lisa Roberts, Luther Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters
Bass – Henry Davis, Ron Brown
Bongos, Congas – Eddie « Bongo » Brown
Contractor [Creative Assistant To Norman Whitfield] – Asari Graham
Drums – Aaron Smith , Ed Greene , James Gadson
Engineer [Mastering] – Art Stewart
Engineer [Recording] – Angel Balestier, Bob Robitaille, Cal Harris, Glen Jordan
Guitar – Dennis Coffey, Eddie Willis, Johnny McGhee, Melvin Ragin
Illustration [Airbrush Illustration] – Steve Miller
Keyboards – Earl Van Dyke, Mark Davis
Percussion – Stephanie Spruill
Photography By – Jim Britt
Producer, Engineer [Mastering], Engineer [Recording] – Norman Whitfield
Saxophone – Mykal Moore
Trumpet – Freddy Dunn , Kenny Copeland
Notes
Recorded at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, California.
Production : Norman Whitfield sauf pour les titres B2 et B3 : Mark Davis

 

Marvin Gaye ‎- Live!
Motown ‎- 530 886-2, 1974

Au début des années 1970, torturé par ses démons et par la mort de Tammi Terrell, Marvin Gaye est effrayé à l’idée d’apparaitre sur scène et refuse quasiment tout concert, au grand dam de la Motown, qui souhaiterait forcément le voir promouvoir ses albums en live. Au début de 1974, il finit par accepter de se produire sur scène. Le 4 janvier, il apparait sur la scène du Oakland Coliseum (Californie) devant 14000 personnes en transe. Le Distant Lover est un sommet du concert, et de l’histoire de la soul. C’est bien simple : à ce moment là, les groupies n’en peuvent carrément plus. C’est l’hystérie la plus totale.

Pris à un tempo légèrement plus lent que la version de Let’s get in On (sorti l’année précédente), la rythmique y est un peu pour quelque chose : Ed Greene est à la batterie, James Jamerson à la basse.

Groupies de tous les pays, unissez-vous.

Marvin Gaye – Distant Lover (Live in Oakland,Ca.)

En août 1974, l’album devient #1 des R&B album charts et #8 des pop album chart. Devant la frénésie déclenchée par Distant Lover, la Motown décide de sortir cette version en single.
Marvin Gaye – Distant Lover (Live, 1974)
Recorded live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California.
James Jamerson est également présent sur ce concert

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Marvin Gaye ‎- Live!
Motown ‎- 530 886-2, 1974
Tracklist
The Beginning
1 Introduction 0:34
2 Overture 2:24
3 Trouble Man – written by Marvin Gaye – 6:36
4 Flyin’ High (In The Friendly Sky) / Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) – written by Anna Gaye , Elgie Stover, Marvin Gaye – 4:28
5 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) – written by James Nyx, Marvin Gaye – 3:55
6 Distant Love – written by Gwen Gordy Fuqua, Marvin Gaye, Sandra Greene – 6:15
7 Jan – written by Marvin Gaye – 2:56
8 Keep Gettin’ On – written by Ed Townsend, Marvin Gaye – 3:08
Fossil Medley
9 I’ll Be Doggone / Try It Baby / Can I Get A Witness / You’re A Wonderful One / Stubborn Kind Of Fellow / How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Written-by [Can I Get A Witness, You’re A Wonderful One, How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved By You)] – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Edward Holland Jr.
Written-by [I’ll Be Doggone] – Marv Tarplin , William « Smokey » Robinson , Warren Moore
Written-by [Stubborn Kind Of Fellow] – George Gordy, Marvin Gaye, William « Mickey » Stevenson – Written-by [Try It Baby] – Berry Gordy – 11:36
10 Thanks To The Orchestra 0:55 – Now
11 Let’s Get It On – written by Ed Townsend, Marvin Gaye – 4:45
12 What’s Going On – written by Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson – 4:50
Credits
Artwork By [Package Redesign] – Marilyn Devedjiev
Backing Vocals – Charles Burrs, Dwight Owens, Eric Dolen, Michael Torrance, Wally Cox
Bass – James Jamerson
Conductor [Musical] – Gene Page, Lesley Drayton (tracks: 9, 10)
Congas – Joe Clayton
Design – Des Strobel , Terry Squire
Drums – Ed Green
Engineer – Bill Schnee, Cal Harris
Executive Producer – E.G. Abner
Guitar – David T. Walker
Keyboards – Joe Sample
Lead Vocals – Marvin Gaye
Mastered By [Remastering] – Kevin Reeves
Mixed By – Bill Schnee
Mixed By [Assistant] – John Hendrickson
Other [Supervisor] – Gene Page
Percussion – John Arnold
Photography – Jim Britt
Saxophone – Ernie Watts
Trombone – George Bohanon
Trumpet – Paul Hubinon
Violin – Jack Shulman, James Getzoff
Voice [Mc] – Wally Cox

 

Four Tops ‎- Live & In Concert
ABC Records ‎- ABCL 5062, US, UK, 1974

Four Tops – Midnight Flowers (live)

Four Tops – I am Your Man (live)

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Four Tops ‎- Live & In Concert
ABC Records ‎- ABCL 5062, US, UK, 1974
Tracklist
A1 Intro & Countdown – written by G. Askey
A2 Are You Man Enough (From The MGM Film : « Shaft In Africa ») – written by Potter , Lambert
A3 Love Ain’t Easy To Come By – written by Potter , Lambert – Medley
A4a Love Music – written by Potter , Lambert
A4b Reach Out (I’ll Be There) – written by Holland-Dozier-Holland
A4c Standing In The Shadows Of Love – written by Holland-Dozier-Holland
A5 Midnight Flower – written by Jackson , Dozier
A6 Baby I Need Your Lovin’ – written by Holland-Dozier-Holland
B1 Keeper Of The Castle – written by Potter , Lambert
B2 I Am Your Man – written by Ashford – Simpson
B3 Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got) – written by Potter , Lambert
B4 One Chain Don’t Make No Prison – written by Potter , Lambert
B5 I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – written by Holland-Dozier-Holland
Credits
Arranged By, Conductor – Gil Askey
Bass – Wilton Felder
Congas – King Errison
Drums – Ed Greene
Engineer – Phil Kaye
Engineer [Assistant] – Jim Lockert, Reggie Dozier , Roger Nichols
Featuring [Introduction] – Jay Butler
Guitar – Ben Benay, Dean Parks
Horns – Charles Loper, Ernie Watts, Eugene Young, George Bohanon, Herman Riley, Jerome Richardson, Julius Brooks, Marion Childers, Maurice Spears, Sihab Shihab
Keyboards – Clifford Carter, Michael Omartian
Producer – Brian Potter, Dennis Lambert, Steve Barri
Vibraphone, Percussion – Gene Estes

 

Four Tops ‎- Meeting Of The Minds
ABC/Dunhill Records, US, 1974

Four Tops – No Sad Songs

Four Tops – All my love

Four Tops ‎- Meeting Of The Minds
ABC/Dunhill Records, US, 1974
Tracklist
A1 One Chain Don’t Make No Prison – Arranged By – Michael Omartian – Lead Vocals – Levi Stubbs – written by B. Potter , D. Lambert – 4:29 – A2 Midnight Flower – Arranged By – Michael Omartian – Lead Vocals – Levi Stubbs – written by M. Jackson , R. Dozier – 4:03
A3 The Well Is Dry – Arranged By – Michael Omartian – Lead Vocals – Levi Stubbs – written by B. Potter , D. Lambert – 3:48
A4 Love Ain’t Easy To Come By – Arranged By – Dennis Lambert, Don Hockett – Lead Vocals – Levi Stubbs – written by B. Potter , D. Lambert – 3:38
A5 No Sad Songs – Arranged By – Gil Askey – Lead Vocals – Lawrence Payton – written by C. Leonard , L. Perry , R. Foster – 5:14
B1 Right On Brother – Arranged By – Jimmie Haskell – Lead Vocals – Levi Stubbs – written by B. Potter , D. Lambert – 4:05
B2 Tell Me You Love Me (Love Sounds) – Arranged By – Gil Askey – Lead Vocals – Lawrence Payton – Vocals [Female] – Sylvia Smith – written by A. Cleveland , L. Payton – 3:30
B3 All My Love – Arranged By – Gil Askey – Lead Vocals – Lawrence , Levi , Obie – written by R. Benson , V. Benson – 4:29
B4 I Found The Spirit – Arranged By – McKinley Jackson – Lead Vocals – Lawrence Payton – written by R. Benson , V. Benson – 3:54
B5 Meeting Of The Minds – Arranged By – Michael Omartian – Lead Vocals – Levi Stubbs – written by B. Potter , D. Lambert – 4:22
Credits
Bass – Scott Edwards , Wilton Felder
Concertmaster – Sid Sharp
Drums – Ed Greene , Paul Humphrey
Engineer – Barney Perkins, Howard Gale, Phil Kaye
Guitar – Ben Benay, Dean Parks, Larry Carlton, Ray Parker
Illustration – Peter Palombi
Keyboards – Dennis Lambert, Michael Omartian
Mastered By – Vic Zaslav
Percussion – Brian Potter, Gary Coleman, King Errisson, Steve Barri
Photography By – Ron Slenzak
Producer – Brian Potter, Dennis Lambert, Steve Barri
Notes
Gatefold.
Cover states cat# DSD-50166
Label States cat# SVAS-95729
Recorded at ABC Recording Studios, Inc. Studio A
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Four Tops ‎- Night Lights Harmony
ABC Records ‎- ABCD-862, US, 1975
Tracklist
A1 Seven Lonely Nights – written by J.R. Bailey, K. Williams , R. Clark – 3:02
A2 Mama You’re All Right With Me – written by B. Potter , D. Lambert – 3:16
A3 Is This The Price? – written by Deke Richards – 3:12
A4 We All Gotta Stick Together – written by Fred Bridges, Lawrence Payton, Richard Beasley , Richard Knight – 4:50
A5 I’ve Got What You Need – written by G. Byrd , H. Huggins , J. Wilson – 4:36
B1 I Can’t Hold On Much Longer – written by Fred Bridges, Lawrence Payton, Ron Benson , Willie Thomas – 3:59
B2 (It Would Almost) Drive Me Out Of My Mind – written by Fred Bridges, Lawrence Payton, Richard Beasley – 3:40
B3 I’m Glad You Walked Into My Life (Dedicated To Stevie) – written by Gil Askey, Lawrence Payton, Leonard Lee – 6:03
B4 Let Me Know The Truth – written by C. Carter – 5:52
Credits
Arranged By – Michael Omartian
Backing Vocals [Additional] – Ginger Blake
Bass – Max Bennett, Wilton Felder
Concertmaster – Sid Sharp
Drums – Ed Greene
Engineer [Recording] – Phil Kaye
Engineer [Recording], Mixed By – Roger Nichols
Guitar – Ben Benay, David T. Walker, Dean Parks, Jay Graydon, Lee Ritenour
Horns – Charles Findley , Ernie Watts, Fred Selden, Jack Kelson, Jr. , Lew McCreary, Paul Hubinon, Sid Sharp Strings, The
Keyboards – Clifford Carter, Michael Omartian
Mastered By – Phil Cross
Percussion – King Errison , Victor Feldman
Producer – Lawrence Payton, Jr. , Steve Barri
Notes
Recording and Mastering at ABC Recording Studios, Inc.
(P)(C) 1975 ABC Records, Inc.

 

 

The Undisputed Truth – Love & Happiness

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Undisputed Truth, The ‎- Down To Earth
Tamla Motown ‎- TMC 5268, US, 1974
Tracklist
A1 Help Yourself – Arranged By, Conductor – Mark Davis – written by Norman Whitfield – 3:15
A2 Big John Is My NameArranged By, Conductor – Paul Riser – written by Norman Whitfield – 4:38
A3 Brother Louie – Arranged By, Conductor – Paul Riser – written by Errol Brown, Tony Wilson – 3:28
A4 I’m A Fool For You – Arranged By, Conductor – Paul Riser – written by Norman Whitfield – 3:02
A5 Our Day Will Come – Arranged By, Conductor – Mark Davis, Paul Riser – written by Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson – 2:37
B1 Just You ‘N’ Me – Arranged By, Conductor – Paul Riser – written by James Pankow – 2:50
B2 Love And HappinessArranged By, Conductor – Paul Riser – written by Al Green, Mabon Hodges – 3:08
B3 Law Of The Land – Arranged By, Conductor – Paul Riser – written by Norman Whitfield – 4:30
B4 The Girl’s Alright With Me – Arranged By, Conductor – Paul Riser – written by Eddie Kendricks, Eddie Holland, Norman Whitfield – 3:34
B5 Save My Love For A Rainy Day – Arranged By, Conductor – Paul Riser – written by Norman Whitfield, Roger Penzabene – 4:00
Credits
Arranged By – Mark Davis (tracks: A1, A5, B4), Paul Riser (tracks: A2 to A5, B1 to B3, B5)
Artwork By [Creative Assistant] – Asari Graham
Bass – Bob Babbitt, Eddie Watkins, James Jamerson
Bells, Percussion [Tympani, Vibes, Gourd] – Jack Brokensha
Bongos, Congas – Bobbye Hall, Eddie « Bongo » Brown
Drums – Aaron Smith, Andrew Smith (4), Ed Greene, James Gadson, Richard « Pistol » Allen, Uriel Jones
Engineer – Art Stewart, Bob Robitaille, Cal Harris, Larry Miles, Russ Terrana
Guitar – Billy Cooper, Eddie Willis, Joe Messina, Melvin « Wah Wah » Ragin, Paul Warren, Robert Ward, Robert White
Mastered By [Mastering Engineer] – Orson Lewis
Organ – Johnny Griffith, Mark Davis
Percussion, Tambourine – Jack Ashford
Photography – Jim Britt
Piano – Earl Van Dyke, Mark Davis
Producer, Mastered By [Mastering Engineer] – Norman Whitfield
Notes
Recorded at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
Mixed and Mastered at Motown’s Golden World Studio, Detroit, Michigan

 

Caston & Majors – I’ll Keep My Light in My Window (original)

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Caston & Majors ‎- Caston & Majors
Motown ‎- M6-814S1, US, 1974
Tracklist
A1 Child Of Love – written by Kathy Wakefield, Leonard Caston – 3:16
A2 There’s Fear – written by Leonard Caston, Mattie Lynks – 3:18
A3 Satisfied Mind (Sing) – written by Leonard Caston – 3:25
A4 Let There Be Love – written by Leonard Caston – 7:26
B1 I’ll Keep My Light In My Window – written by Leonard Caston, Terri McFaddin – 3:55
B2 No One Will Know – written by Leonard Caston – 5:00
B3 Say You Love Me True – written by Leonard Caston – 5:14
B4 Everything Is Alright Now – written by Errol Sober, Leonard Caston – 3:23
Credits
Arranged By – Leonard Caston
Art Direction – Katarina Pettersson
Bass [Fender] – Henry Davis, James Jamerson
Bass [Upright] – Arni Egilsson, Ray Brown
Bongos – Alton Hendrickson
Congas – King Errisson
Design – Douglas Boyd Design
Drums – Abraham Mills , Earl Palmer, Ed Greene , Fred White, Kenneth Rich
Engineer [Mixing] – Angel Balestier, John Mills
Engineer [Recording] – Bob Brown John Fishbeck , John Mills , Rick Heenan
Featuring [Vocals] – Syreeta
Guitar – Jay Grayton
Keyboards – Larry Muhoberac, Leonard Caston, Mike Melvoin
Orchestrated By – Jerry Long (tracks: A3, B1, B3), Jimmie Haskell (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B4)
Producer – Leonard Caston
Ukulele – Neil Levang
Vibraphone [Vibes] – Gary Coleman
Notes
Recorded at The Village Recorder, Westwood, California, Crystal Sound Studios, Hollywood, California & Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
Mixed at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, California

 

King Errisson – The Magic Man

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King Errisson – The Magic Man (LP Westbound Records, 1976)
produced by Mike Theodore & Dennis Coffey
Personnel & Credits:
Backing Vocals – Clyde King, Gibson Family, The, Mara Bigelow, Merry Clayton,
Prince Knewt, Shirley Matthews, Stephanie Sproule, Vonetta Fields
Bass – Chuck Rainey, Greg Coles, Henry Davis, Wayne Douglas
Drums – Ed Greene, James Gadson, Lee Marcus, Paul Humphrey
Guitar – Bruce Nazarian, Dennis Coffey
Horns – Boom, Chuck Garnet, Frank Rosolino
Keyboards – Jerry Peters, Patrice Rushen, Rudy Robinson, Sylvester Rivers
Lead Vocals – Sherrel Atwood
Percussion – Emile Richards
Percussion, Lead Vocals – King Errisson
Producer, Arranged By – Mike Theodore And Dennis Coffey
Steel Drums – Robert Greenidge

 

 

 

 


 

The Jacksons – Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)

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Jacksons – Destiny
Epic ‎- 88697 30869 2, 1978
Tracklist
1 Blame It On The Boogie
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry Hey
Bass – Gary King, Nathan Watts
Congas – Claudio Slon, Laudir de Oliveira
Drums, Percussion – Rick Marotta
Guitar – Michael Sembello, Roland Bautista
3:36
2 Push Me Away
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry Hey
Arranged By [Strings] – Clare Fischer
Bass – Nathan Watts
Drums – Rick Marotta
Guitar – Michael Sembello, Roland Bautista, Roland Bautista
Horns – Jerry Hey
4:19
3 Things I Do For You
Arranged By [Horns] – Tom Tom 84
Bass – Nathan Watts
Drums – Ricky Lawson
Guitar – Paul Jackson Jr.
Percussion – Paulinho Da Costa, Randy Jackson
4:06
4 Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
Arranged By [Horns, Strings] – Tom Tom 84
Drums – Ed Green
Percussion – Paulinho Da Costa
Synthesizer – Michael Boddicker
8:01
5 Destiny
Arranged By [Horns, Strings] – Tom Tom 84
Bass – Nathan Watts
Congas – Randy Jackson
Drums – Ed Green
Guitar – Michael Sembello, Paul Jackson Jr.
4:53
6 Bless His Soul
Arranged By [Horns, Strings] – Tom Tom 84
Bass – Nathan Watts
Congas – Randy Jackson
Drums – Ed Green
Guitar – Michael Sembello, Paul Jackson Jr.
4:57
7 All Night Dancin’
Arranged By [Horns, Strings] – Tom Tom 84
Bass – Nathan Watts
Congas – Randy Jackson
Drums – Ed Green
Guitar – Michael Sembello, Paul Jackson Jr.
6:10
8 That’s What You Get (For Being Polite)
Arranged By [Horns, Strings] – Tom Tom 84
Bass – Nathan Watts
Congas – Randy Jackson
Drums – Ed Green
Guitar – Michael Sembello, Paul Jackson Jr.
4:59
Bonus Tracks
9 Blame It On The Boogie (John Luongo Disco Mix)
Engineer – Mike Barbiero
Percussion – Jimmy Maelen – Remix, Edited By – John Luongo – 7:01
10 Shake Your Body (John Luongo Disco Mix) – Engineer – Mike Barbiero – Percussion – Jimmy Maelen – Remix, Edited By – John Luongo – 8:38
Credits
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Greg Phillinganes
Art Direction [Reissue] – Howard Fritzson
Artwork [Cover Art] – Gary Meyer
Artwork [Graphic Coordinator] – Tony Lane
Engineer – Don Murray, Peter Granet
Executive-producer – Bobby Colomby, Mike Atkinson
Guitar – Tito Jackson
Keyboards – Greg Phillinganes
Mastered By [Reissue] – Mark Wilder
Other [Legacy A & R, Reissue] – Steve Berkowitz
Other [Project Coordinator, Reissue] – Gretchen Brennison
Other [Project Director, Reissue] – Jim Parham
Photography [Reissue] – @ Peter Mazel, Pinball Image, Retna Ltd., Sunshine
Photography By – Jeffrey Scales
Producer – Jacksons, The
Reissue Producer – Leo Sacks
written by D. Jackson (tracks: 1, 9), E. Krohn (tracks: 1, 9), Jacksons, The (tracks: 2, 3, 5, 6), Michael Jackson (tracks: 4, 7, 8, 10), M. Jackson (tracks: 1, 9), Randy Jackson (tracks: 4, 7, 8)
Notes
Recorded at Cherokee Recording Studios, Total Experience, Heiders/Filmways, Record Plant, and Dawnbreakers, Los Angeles, California.

 

Stargard ‎- What You Waitin’ For
MCA Records MCA-3064, 1978

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Stargard ‎- What You Waitin’ For
MCA Records MCA-3064, 1978
Crédits :
Janice Williams, Debra Anderson, Rochelle Runnells : chant
Kenny Burke, Mark Kenoly, James Jamerson Jr. : basse
Richard Fortune, Melvin ‘Wah Wah’ Ragin, Lafayette Trey Stone III, Ronald Van, Robert White : guitare
Butch Azevedo, Alvin Taylor, Jimmy Valdez, Ed Green : batterie
Jack Ashford, Eddie ‘Bongo’ Brown : percussions
Mark Davis, Michael Nash, Walter Downing, Dean Gant, Earl Van Dyke : claviers
Daniel LeMelle, Cliff Ervin, Brad Thoelke, Kenny Copeland, Kenneth Scott, Freddie Dunn : cuivres
Mastering : Joe Hensch
Arrangements : Ronald Van (A1)
Production, Arrangements : Zachary Perry (B3)
Production, Arrangements : Mark Davis (A1 à B2, B4, B5)

 

 

 

 


 

Yvonne Fair ‎- The Bitch Is Black
Motown ‎- M6-832S1, US, 1975

Le dernier morceau a beau s’intituler, You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover, la pochette album de cet album annonce bien la couleur : Yvonne Fair n’est pas là pour miauler, les chatons. Du hard funk aggressivement sexuel, à la manière d’une Betty Davis.

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Yvonne Fair ‎- The Bitch Is Black
Motown ‎- M6-832S1, US, 1975
Tracklist
A1 Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On – written by Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield – A2 It Should Have Been Me – written by Norman Whitfield, William Stevenson – A3 Stay A Little Longer – Producer – Harvey Fuqua – written by Arthur C. Scott , Harvey Fuqua, Vernon Williams
A4 It’s Bad For Me To See You – Producer, written by Gloria Jones, Pam Sawyer
A5 Tell Me Something Good – written by Stevie Wonder
B1 Let Your Hair Down – written by Norman Whitfield
B2 Love Ain’t No Toy – written by Norman Whitfield
B3 I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More) – written by Barbara George
B4 Walk Out The Door If You Wanna – written by Norman Whitfield
B5 You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover – written by Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy
Credits
Arranged By – Norman Whitfield, Paul Riser
Backing Vocals – Carolyn Willis, Julia Tillman Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Willard , Oren Waters
Bass – Henry Davis, James Jamerson
Congas, Bongos – Eddie « Bongo » Brown
Drums – Eddie Greene , James Gadson
Engineer – Angel Balestier, Art Stewart, Bob Robitaille, Glenn Jordan
Guitar – Dennis Coffey, Eddie Willis, Johnny McGhee, Melvin « Wah Wah » Ragin
Keyboards – Earl Van Dyke, Mark Davis
Mastered By [Engineer] – Art Stewart, Norman Whitfield
Producer – Norman Whitfield
Producer [Creative Assistant] – Asari Graham
Notes
Recorded and Mixed at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, California.

 

Sylvia Smith ‎- Don’t Mistreat My Babies

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Sylvia Smith ‎- Woman Of The World (ABC Records ‎- ABCD-876, 1975)
Tracklist
A3 Don’t Mistreat My Babies (written by Jimmy Lewis)
Credits
Arranged By, Conductor – Michael Omartian
Backing Vocals – Ginger Blake, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters
Bass – David Hungate, Wilton Felder
Concertmaster – Sid Sharp
Drums – Ed Greene
Engineer – Howard Gale, Phil Kaye, Roger Nichols
Guitar – Ben Benay, David T. Walker, Dean Parks
Horns – Charles Findley, Ernie Watts, Fred Selden, Jack Kelson, Jr., Lew McCreary, Paul Hubinon

 

 

 

 

 


 

Vernon Burch – Changes (Messin´with my Mind)

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Vernon Burch ‎- I’ll Be Your Sunshine (United Artists Records ‎- UA-LA342-G, 1975)
B4 Changes
Arranged By – Jimmie Haskell
Clarinet – Johnny Rotella
Congas – Joe Clayton
Drums – Ed Greene
Executive Producer – Tom Wilson
Keyboards – Joe Sample
Producer – Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer
Saxophone – Plas Johnson
Trombone – Lew McCrearyTrumpet – Ollie Mitchell
Credits
Arranged By [Backing Vocals] – Susaye Greene
Backing Vocals – Carolyn Willis, Julia Tillman Waters, Kim Carnes, Maxine Willard Waters, Susaye Greene
Bass – Phil Kelsey
Engineer – Frank Byron Clark, Ron Malo
Written-By, Music By, Arranged By, Lead Vocals, Guitar, Producer – Vernon Burch

 

 

 

 


 

Jermaine Jackson ‎- I Like Your Style

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Jermaine Jackson ‎- I Like Your Style
Motown ‎- M8-952M1, US, 1981
Tracklist
A1 I Gotta Have Ya – written by Jermaine Jackson, Michael L. Smith, Paul M. Jackson, Jr. – 5:09
A2 I’m Just Too Shy – written by Jermaine Jackson – 3:47
A3 You’re Givin’ Me The Runaround – written by Jermaine Jackson, Paul M. Jackson, Jr. – 3:36
A4 Paradise In Your Eyes – written by Jermaine Jackson – 5:10
A5 Is It Always Gonna Be Like This – written by Jermaine Jackson, Rita Coolidge – 4:08
B1 Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours – written by Lee Garrett, Lula Hardaway, Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright – 3:46
B2 Maybe Next Time – written by Jermaine Jackson – 3:58
B3 I Can’t Take No More – written by Clarence McDonald, Jermaine Jackson, Paul M. Jackson, Jr. – 3:19
B4 It’s Still Undone – written by Jermaine Jackson – 5:45
B5 I’m My Brother’s Keeper – written by Elliot Willensky, Jermaine Jackson – 4:27
Credits
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry Hey (tracks: A1, B1, B3)
Arranged By [Rhythm, Horn, Strings] – Don Peake (tracks: A5)
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Clarence McDonald (tracks: B3), Elliot Willensky (tracks: B5), Jermaine Jackson, Paul M. Jackson, Jr. (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B3), Rita Coolidge (tracks: A4)
Arranged By [Strings] – Gene Page (tracks: A2, B2, B5)
Bass – « Ready » Freddie Washington , Nathan Watts
Drums – Ed Greene , Ollie E. Brown
Drums, Bass, Piano, Organ [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Gsi], Harmonica – Jermaine Jackson
Engineer [Assistant] – Karen Siegel, Keith Seppanen, Wendell Hawkins
Guitar – David T. Walker, Paul M. Jackson, Jr. , Thom Rotella
Harp – Gayle Levant
Horns – Charles B. Findley , Gary E. Grant , Gary Herbig, Jerry Hey, Lawrence Lowell Williams
Keyboards – Clarence McDonald, Joe Sample
Organ [Fender Rhodes] – Charles C. Mims, Jr. , Michael Lang
Percussion [Handclaps] – Danny Harvey, Karen Jackson, Lathette Brooks, Michelle Jackson
Producer – Jermaine Jackson
Recorded By, Mixed By – Michael Schuman
Saxophone – Ernie Watts
Synthesizer – Greg Phillinganes
Vibraphone [Vibes] – Karen Jackson
Notes
Recorded at Yamaha Research & Development Studio, Glendale, CA & United/Western Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Includes a Lyrics/Credits Sleeve.

 

Dizzy Gillespie – Free Ride
Pablo Records ‎- 2310-794, 1977

Dizzy Gillespie se paye un orchestre californien discoïde arrangé par Lalo Schifrin (avec lequel il avait déjà travaillé à la fin des années 50), à moins que ce ne soit l’inverse. Lee Ritenour, Wah Wah Watson et Ray Parker, Jr. sont à la cocotte.
On a connu Dizzy Gillespie et lalo Schifrin sous des jours meilleurs, mais c’est album n’est pas non plus pire de chez pire. Si vous êtes un hipster, suivez les conseil de Stewart Mason : foncez !

Stewart Mason : “In fact, Free Ride is so painfully dated that it’s transformed into cockeyed cool, just the sort of record ironic hipsters should listen to while they’re reading the novelizations of ’70s cop shows that they bought for a bundle off of eBay. Gillespie plays with his usual wit and panache, but most of the time, he sounds like a sideman on his own album; the real focus of Schifrin’s arrangements is the funky wah-wah guitars and ARP synthesizer solos that take center stage on tracks like” (Allmusic)

Dizzy Gillespie – Incantation

Vocoder à 5’52, mesdames et messieurs !

Dizzy Gillespie – Unicorn

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Dizzy Gillespie – Free Ride
Pablo Records ‎- 2310-794, 1977
Tracklist
1 Unicorn
2 Fire Dance
3 Incantation
4 Wrong Number
5 Free Ride
6 Ozone Madness
7 Love Poem For Donna
8 The Last Stroke Of Midnight
Credits
Arranged By – Lalo Schifrin
Bass – Wilton Felder
Composed By – Lalo Schifrin
Conductor – Lalo Schifrin
Drums – Ed Greene
Electric Guitar – Lee Ritenour, Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker, Jr.
Electric Piano – Sonny Burke
Flute – Jerome Richardson, James Horn
Keyboards [Electronic Keyboards] – Lalo Schifrin
Percussion – Paulinho Da Costa
Piano – Sonny Burke
Producer – Lalo Schifrin
Saxophone – Ernie Watts, James Horn
Trombone – Lew McCreary
Trumpet – Dizzy Gillespie, Jack H. Laubach, Oscar Brashear
Notes
Recorded at Wally Heider Recording Studios, Hollywood, January 31, February 1 and 2, 1977.
Electronic instruments: ARP 2600 synthesizer, Yamaha Polysynthesizer, Yamaha electric organ E-3, ARP Omni Polyphonic synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
(1977)
Arranged and composed by Lalo Schifrin

 


 

Studios utilisés par la Motown entre 1963 to 1975 :

Paramount Studios – Santa Monica Blvd and Vine St, Hollywood, CA
Sound Recorders – Hollywood, CA
Sunset Sound Recorders – 6650 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Columbia Records – 6121 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Columbia Records – Sunset and Gower, Hollywood, CA
Columbia Studios – Sunset and El Centro
T.T.G. Recording Studio – 1441 N. McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90028
T.T.G. Recording Studio – Sunset and Highland
RCA Studios – 6363 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Western Recorders – 6000 Sunset Blvd, #1, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Radio Recorders – Sunset Blvd, Hollywood CA
Radio Recorders – 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90038
Radio Recorders Studio B (no address given)
Harmony Recorders – 6263 Leland Way, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Boss Club (no address given)
Gold Star Recording Studio (no address given)
Nashville West – Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Motown Recording Studios – Hollywood, CA
Sound Factory Beat – 8425 Melrose, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Poppi Recording Studio (Motown) – Los Angeles CA
Hitsville – Romaine St. – Los Angeles, CA
Wally Heider # 4 – Hollywood, CA
Coconut Grove – Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Wilder Brothers Studio – Los Angeles, CA

 


 

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The Wrecking Crew (2008), documentaire de Denny Tedesco sur ce collectif de musiciens de Los Angeles qui participa à d’immortels et innombrables tubes des 60’s (« California Dreamin' », « These Boots Are Made for Walkin' », « Be My Baby », « The Beat Goes On », « Good Vibrations » // artistes : Nancy Sinatra, Bobby Vee, The Partridge Family, David Cassidy, The Mamas & the Papas, The 5th Dimension, The Association, The Carpenters, Glen Campbell, Cher, John Denver, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, The Grass Roots et Nat King Cole.

Principaux membres du Wrecking Crew : Max Bennett, Chuck Berghofer, Jimmy Bond, Red Callender, Carol Kaye, Larry Knechtel, Joe Osborn, Bill Pitman, Ray Pohlman, Lyle Ritz (bass) ; Jack Nitzsche (conductor/arranger) ; John Clauder, Hal Blaine, Jim Gordon, Jim Keltner, Earl Palmer, Joe Porcaro (drums) ; Bill Aken, Doug Bartenfeld, James Burton, Glen Campbell, Al Casey, Jerry Cole, Mike Deasy, John Goldthwaite, Rene Hall, Carol Kaye, Barney Kessel, Don Peake, Bill Pitman, Ray Pohlman, Howard Roberts, Irv Rubins, Louie Shelton, Billy Strange, Tommy Tedesco, Al Vescovo, P.F. Sloan (guitar) ; Tommy Morgan (harmonica) ; Al De Lory, Larry Knechtel, Mike Melvoin, Don Randi, Mac Rebennack (aka Dr. John), Mike (Michel) Rubini, Leon Russell (keyboards) ; Frank Capp, Gary L. Coleman, Julius Wechter, Joe Porcaro (percussion) ; Gene Cipriano, Steve Douglas, Jim Horn, Plas Johnson, Jay Migliori, Nino Tempo (saxophone) ; Lou Blackburn, Richard « Slyde » Hyde, Lew McCreary (trombone) ; Bud Brisbois, Roy Caton, Chuck Findley, Ollie Mitchell, Tony Terran (trumpet)