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Les McCann "Pump It Up" (2002) -Jazz Funk / Westcoast Jazz-


Label : ESC Records


01 - Pump It Up (Ricky Peterson, Paul Peterson, Alan Abrahams, Margaret Fowler & Les McCann)
02 - Buckshot And Lefonque (Dean Brown, Alan Abrahams, Margaret Fowler & Les McCann)
03 - Let It Ride (The Train) (Bill Evans, Alan Abrahams & Margaret Fowler)
04 - I Can't Stand It (Les McCann, Alan Abrahams, Marcus Miller & Margaret Fowler)
05 - So What (Eugene McDaniels & Terry Silverlight)
06 - You Just Can't Smile It Away (Bill Withers)
07 - Tryin' To Make It Real (John 'JR' Robinson, Tony Maiden & Alan Abrahams)
08 - The Truth (Les McCann & Margaret Fowler)
09 - Let It Ride (The Train) (Bill Evans, Alan Abrahams, Margaret Fowler & Les McCann)
10 - Funk It (Let The Music Play) (Dean Brown, Schuyler Deale, Alan Abrahams, Margaret Fowler & Les McCann)
11 - I Can't Stand It - Reprise (Les McCann, Alan Abrahams & Marcus Miller)


Produced & Arranged by Alan Abrahams for Victory Productions
Executive Producer : Joachim Becker
Recorded & Mixed : October - December 2001
Engineering & Protools : Justin C. Johnson
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA ; Victory Studios, Agoura Hills & Various Locations
Bonnie Raitt's Vocal Engineered : Tom Corwin
Dianne Reeves Vocal Engineered : Marty Brumbach
Maceo Parker's Solo Engineered : Johannes Wohlleben
Mixed : Alan Abrahams & Tom Tucker
Mix Engineer : Tom Tucker
Second Engineer / Protools Engineer : James Harley
Mixed at Master Mix Studios, Minneapolis, MN
Mastered : Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NY
Production Assistants : Margaret Fowler, Justin C. Johnson & Pearl Bryant


01 - Pump It Up

Track Arranged : Ricky Peterson & Alan Abrahams
Lead vocal : Les McCann
Hammond B3 : Ricky Peterson
Guitars : Paul Peterson
The Victory Horns :
Tenor Sax & Alto Sax Solo : Keith Anderson
Alto Sax : Tom Saviano
Trumpet : Bill Churchville

02 - Buckshot And Lefonque

Lead vocal : Les McCann
Drums : John 'JR' Robinson
Lead Guitar & Rhythm Guitars : Dean Brown
Hammond B3 : Ricky Peterson
Additional Rhythm Guitar : Paul Jackson Jr.
Bass : Abraham Laboriel
Sax : Keith Anderson
Background vocals : Maxayn Lewis, Margaret Fowler & Jim Gilstrap

03 - Let It Ride (The Train)

Lead vocal : Les McCann
Saxes : Bill Evans
Hammond B3 : Ricky Peterson
Rhythm Guitars : Paul Jackson Jr.
Drums : John 'JR' Robinson
Bass : Abraham Laboriel
Percussion : Paulinho Da Costa
Background vocals : Margaret Fowler

04 - I Can't Stand It

Lead vocal : Les McCann
Hammond B3 : Ricky Peterson
Drums : John 'JR' Robinson
Bass : Marcus Miller
Congas : Paulinho Da Costa
Guitars : Paul Jackson Jr.
Sax Solo : Keith Anderson
Background vocals : Maxayn Lewis, Margaret Fowler & Jim Gilstrap

05 - So What

Lead vocal : Les McCann
Hammond B3 & Wurlitzer Piano : Ricky Peterson
Drums : John 'JR' Robinson
Bass : Abraham Laboriel
Rhythm Guitars : Paul Jackson Jr.
Percussion : Paulinho Da Costa
Sax Solo : Keith Anderson
Background vocals : Maxayn Lewis, Margaret Fowler & Jim Gilstrap

06 - You Just Can't Smile It Away

Lead vocals : Les McCann & Dianne Reeves
Alto Sax Solo : Keith Anderson
Guitar : Adam Kirk
Drum Programming : Justin Johnson & Alan Abrahams

07 - Tryin' To Make It Real

Lead vocal : Les McCann
Drum & Bass Track : John 'JR' Robinson
Guitars : Tony Maiden & Paul Jackson Jr.
Bass : Abraham Laboriel
Hammond B3 & Wurlitzer Piano : Billy Preston
Additional Drum Programming : Alan Abrahams & Justin Johnson
Background vocals : Maxayn Lewis, Margaret Fowler & Jim Gilstrap 
The Victory Horns :
Tenor Sax & Alto Sax Solo : Keith Anderson
Alto Sax : Tom Saviano
Trumpet : Bill Churchville

08 - The Truth

From The Original Record Released on Pacific Jazz '64
Piano : Les McCann
Bass : Herbie Lewis
Drums : Ron Jefferson
Lead vocals / Overdubs (Recorded Nov 2001) : Les McCann & Bonnie Raitt
Saxes / Overdubs (Recorded Nov 2001) : Keith Anderson
Hammond B3 / Overdubs (Recorded Nov 2001) : Billy Preston

09 - Let It Ride (The Train)

Lead vocal : Les McCann
Sax Solo : Bill Evans
Hammond B3 : Ricky Peterson
Drums : John 'JR' Robinson
Bass : Abraham Laboriel
Rhythm Guitar : Paul Jackson Jr.
Congas & Percussion : Paulinho Da Costa
Background vocals : Maxayn Lewis & Margaret Fowler

10 - Funk It (Let The Music Play)

Lead vocal : Les McCann
Rhythm Guitars & Solo : Dean Brown
Alto Sax Solo : Maceo Parker
Hammond B3 : Ricky Peterson
Drums : John 'JR' Robinson
Bass : Marcus Miller
Background vocals : Maxayn Lewis, Alan Abrahams & Margaret Fowler

11 - I Can't Stand It - Reprise

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