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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
by Solar Heat
ABC RECORDS AA-1129 1978 STEREO
PRODUCED BY JOHN J. BARNES, JR. EXCEPT *PRODUCED BY JOHN J. BARNES, JR., DAVID BLUMBERG & GARY ZEKLEY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/CHARLES V. ROVEN FOR PURE ENERGY PRODUCTIONS Arranged by John Barnes except "Just Another Song," arranged by David Blumberg.
Recorded at One Step Up Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA Engineers/Larry Miles, Mark Curry [on*] 2nd Engineers/Nicki Turner, Dan Everhart Mastered at ABC Recording Studios, Inc., Los ANgeles, CA by "Lanky" Linstrot
SOLAR HEAT/"Bo" Williams, lead vocals; Wardell WIlliams, lead on "Woman In My Life"; Norris WIlliams Keyboards/Electric Ivory Experience (John Barnes, Bob Robitaille) Drums/Jeff Porcaro, Buddy Williams Percussion/Pailinho da Costa Bass/Scott Edwards, "Ready" Freddie Washington, Willie Weeks Guitar/Ron Abrams, Donald Griffin, Michael Palmer Harp/Dorothy Ashby Horns/Robert Bryant, Sr., Jimmy Cleveland, William Collette, Gene Goe, Richard Perissi, George Price, Bobby Shaw, Philip Teele Strings/Murray Adler, Harry Bluestone, Kurt Dieterle, Endre Granat, Reginald George Hill, Anatol Kaminsky, Armand Kaproff, Ray Kramer, Margory Murphy, Gareth Nuttycombe, Nicholas Pisani, David SChwartz, Jerome Stepansky, Robert Sushel
Paulinho da Costa, Pablo Recording Artist Jeff Porcaro appears courtesy of Columbia Records
We would like to express special thanks to Scott Sandler. Sylvia Ellis & Lisa David of Pure Energy Productions, & John Mason, Michael Biber, Steve Duboff, John SMith, Bill Craig, Richard Green, Allan Goodman, Mary Rigby, Evanne Leven, Ernie Fields, Ben Barrett, Dwight MIkkelson, & to our mother Otha Mae Williams & Elvena for their strong support.
Art Direction/Design: Stuart Kushner Photgraphy: Earl Miller Lettering: John Le Prevost
1979 ABC Records, Inc. Los Angeles, CA 90048. New York, NY 10019. Printed in U. S. A. Warning: Unauthorized reproduction of this recording is prohibited by Federal law and subject to criminal prosecution.
*JUST ANOTHER SONG *I'M THE REAL THING WOMAN IN MY LIFE I'M THE MAN
MAGIC IN MY HAND LET'S GO DANCING HONEY, I LOVE YOU RIDIN' HIGH ON THE FUTURE
Editor's note: I was at the thrift store today looking through boxes of records and thinking "man, where are the nudie chicks on records that aren't by the normal fare of Herb Alpert types" and this sucka pops up. Solar my ass, that's the sun's first shining there, kids! A supplicant, heat-engorged woman with hair like that and a fruit tree body waiting to be picked and made into hot cobbler. Enough hyperbole. These guys never made it. Al B. Sure and Rockwell made it and they weren't packing much more soul-er power than these nubian space-suited casanovas with hedgerow hair. At least they put this down as their testimony.
PS guess who played the harp parts on here? What harp parts? Yeah, that's right...Ms. Dorothy Ashby. How many other people can say that she played on their album.
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!