15/04/2017

Norman Connors "You Are My Starship" (1976) -Jazz Fusion / Westcoast Soul-



Label : Buddah Records


01 - We Both Need Each Other (Michael Henderson)
02 - Betcha By Golly Wow* (Thom Bell & Linda Creed)
03 - Bubbles (Shunzo Ono)
04 - You Are My Starship (Michael Henderson)
05 - Just Imagine...* (Onaje Allan Gumbs)
06 - So Much Love** (Norman Connors)
07 - The Creator Has A Master Plan** (Pharoah Sanders & Leon Thomas)


Produced by Skip Drinkwater & Jerry Schoenberg for Zembu Productions, Inc.
*Arranged by Onaje Allan Gumbs
**Arranged by Norman Connors
Assistant Producers : Onaje Allan Gums & Norman Connors
Recorded February & March, 1976 at Electric Lady Studios & SoundIdeas Studios, N.Y.C.
Engineer : Ron Johnson
Assistant Engineers : Neal Teeman, Mike Frondelli & Tim Sadler
The Sound Labs, Hollywood, Calif.
Engineers : Don Murray & Joe Sidora
Remixed at The Sound Labs by Don Murray, Skip Drinkwater & Tommy Vicari
Mastered at A&M Studios, Hollywood, Calif.
Mastering Engineer : Bernie Grundman

Musicians :
Norman Connors : Drums, Timpani & Vocals (on "So Much Love")
Michael Henderson : Bass & Vocals
Phyllis Hyman : Vocals
Anthony Jackson : Bass (on "Betcha By Golly Wow", "Bubbles" & "Just Imagine...")
Larry McRae : Second Bass (on "The Creator Has A Master Plan")
Gary Bartz : Alto & Soprano Saxophones
Shunzo Ono : Trumpet
Tom Scott : Melodica
Earl McIntyre : Trombone
Art Webb : Flutes
Keith Loving : Guitar
Lee Ritenour : Second Guitar (on "We Both Need Each Other")
Onaje Allan Gumbs : Electric Piano & String ARP
Hubert Eaves : Acoustic Piano & Harpsichord
Ian Underwood : Mini Moog & String ARP
Don Alias : Congas & Percussion
Neil Clarke : Percussion & Congas
Gayle Dixon : Violin
Noel Pointer : Violin
John Blake : Violin
Mary Ellen Ewing : Viola
'Doc' Kirsey : Cello
Tasha Thomas, Mareatha Stewart & Sharon Redd : Background vocals


01 - We Both Need Each Other

Vocals : Michael Henderson & Phyllis Hyman

02 - Betcha By Golly Wow

Vocals : Phyllis Hyman
Soloist : Gary Bartz

03 - Bubbles

Soloists : Carter Jefferson & Shunzo Ono

04 - You Are My Starship

Soloist : Gary Bartz
String Arrangement : Michael Henderson & Gary Bartz

05 - Just Imagine...

Soloists : Art Webb & Gary Bartz

06 - So Much Love

Soloist : Norman Connors

07 - The Creator Has A Master Plan

Soloists : Gary Bartz & Hubert Eaves