NOEL POINTER
FUSION / VIOLIN, VOCAL 1980
NOEL POINTER: CALLING
BLUE NOTE, LT-1050(LP)
(P)(C)1980 UNITED ARTISTS, INC., USA
RECORDED: APRIL 1980
RELEASED: 1980, USA
J-ISSUED: KING RECORD CO. LTD., K26P-6029(LP)
RELEASED: 1980, JAPAN
CREDITS (productions) :
Produced by Noel Pointer and Richard Evans
Arranged, orchestrated and conducted by Richard Evans
Rhythm sections recorded April 1980 at Redwing Studios, Ratzana, CA.,
Engineer: Kirk Butler / Strings recorded April 1980 at Universal Studios,
Chicago, Ill., Engineer: Bill Bradley / Horns, woodwinds, harp, percussion, synthesizer, background vocal and lead vocal recorded April 1980
at P.S.Recording Studio, Chicago, Ill., Engineers: Paul Serrano, Jim Taylor
Remixed at Capitol Studios May 1980, Hollywood, CA., Engineer: Al Schmidt
Editing Engineers: Don Henderson, Jay Ranellucci
Mastered at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, Calif., Engineer: Gene Thompson
Art Direction: Wm Burks / Design: Roy R.Guzman / Photography: Tom Gibson
CREDITS (musicians) :
Noel Pointer: lead vocals, electric violin, grand piano, synthesizer bass,
background vocals
Louvinia Pointer: guest lead vocal on 2
Sherrie Payne: guest vocal duo on 1
Kenny Moore: grand piano on 1,5
Gip Noble: grand piano on 3
Ross Traut: guitar
Larry Ball: bass
James Gadson: drums on 1,5
Kenneth Crutchfield: drums
Terry Fryer: synthesizer
Bobby Christian: vibes, bells, tymps
background vocals: Cinnamon (Bernadene Davis, Jo-Anna Grown-El, Francine Smith)
Keithen Carter, Johnny Britt, Shelton Becton
string section: Sol A.Bobrov (concert master)
'E.Zlatoff-Mirsky, E.Golob, Arnold Roth, Adrian Gola,
Frank Borgognone, Richard D.Posner, Fred Spector,
John Frigol, George Palermo, Glenn Goldshen, Blair Milton,
Jerry Sabransky, Theodore Silavin, Eric Kent Wicks,
William Faldner (violin)
Harold D.Klatz, Martin Abrams, Roger Moulton, Harold Kupper,
William Faldner, David Wildner, Lee Lane, Richard Ferrin (viola)
Karl Fruh, Leonard Chausow, Barbara Haffner,
David Chickering (cello)
Roger Cline, Joseph DiBello (strings basses)
Edward Druzinsky (harp)
horn section: Lenny Druss (horn contractor)
Arthur Hoyle, Paul Howard, David Frohlichstein,
Paul Richard Fortunatos (trumpet)
Dale Clevenger, Mary L.Gingrich, Gene Chauson,
Richard S.Oldberg (french horn)
John I.Avant, Paul G.Crumbaugh (trombone)
John W.Haynor (bass trombone), Roger Rocco (tuba)
Steele "Sonny" Seals (tenor), Lenard S.Druss (bari-tenor, flute)
Carl P.Sonik (oboe, english horn), Arthur H.Lauer Jr. (clarinet)
Peter A.Grenier (bassoon)
TRACKS (total time 41:44) :
1. As Long As I Know (4:01) [words and music: Kenny Moore]
2. Morning Song (3:26) [words and music: Noel Pointer and Richard Evans]
3. Love Is (4:17) [words: Noel Pointer, music: Bruce Hawes and Noel Pointer]
4. 'Tween The Lines (3:54) [words and music: Noel Pointer]
5. I Don't Care (3:57) [words and music: Kenny Moore, Artis Phillips Jr and B.Fisher]
6. Prelude (1:30) [words and music: Noel Pointer]
7. Higher Than Heaven (3:52) [lyrics: Ted Drachman and John Forster, music: Alan Bellink]
8. Precious Pearl (3:04) [words and music: Noel Pointer]
9. Peace On Earth (4:07) [words: Noel Pointer and William Pointer Jr., music: Noel Pointer]
10. Take A Look (3:17) [words and music: Noel Pointer]
11. Calling (6:19) [words and music: Noel Pointer]