1978 Paul Jabara – Keeping Time

Jabara, Paul 1978Keeping Time is the second studio album by American actor, singer and songwriter Paul Jabara.

The album which was released on Casablanca Records in 1978 includes Jabara’s song “Trapped in a Stairway” from the movie Thank God It’s Friday, his own version of the Grammy Award winning “Last Dance” (originally recorded by Donna Summer) as well as the duets “Something’s Missing” (with Summer) and “Take Good Care of My Baby / What’s a Girl to Do” (with Pattie Brooks). The lead single from the album was “Dancin’ (Lift Your Spirits Higher)”.

Keeping Time was released on CD by Gold Legion in 2011.

Tracks

1  Didn’t The Time Go Fast (Paul Jabara) 4:17
2  Saturday Matinee (Charles Irwin, Paul Jabara) 3:24
3  Trapped In A Stairway (Bob Esty, Paul Jabara) 3:13
4  Medley (Take Good Care Of My Baby/What’s A Girl To Do) (Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Paul Jabara) 4:47
5  Dancin’ (Carole King, Michele Aller, Paul Jabara) 3:39
6  Last Dance (lifts your spirits higher) (Paul Jabara) 3:10
7  Pleasure Island (Bob Esty, Paul Jabara) 10:40
8  Something’s Missing (Jay Asher, Paul Jabara) 5:19

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Musicians

1 Didn’t The Time Go Fast

Bass David Hungate
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Foster
Piano Richard Tee
Percussion Alan Estes
Background Vocals Mary Ellen Gaines
Background Vocals Carlene Williams
Background Vocals Bob Esty


2 Saturday Matinee

Bass Chuck Rainey
Drums Rick Shlosser
Guitar Ira Newborn
Guitar Thom Rotella
Moog Bob Esty
Piano Jai Winding
Percussion Victor Feldman
Background Vocals Patti Brooks
Background Vocals Petsye Powell
Background Vocals Becky Lopez
Background Vocals Dani Micormick


3 Trapped In A Stairway

Bass Bob Glaub
Drums Rick Shlosser
Guitar Jay Graydon
Keyboards William Smith
Piano Bob Esty
Sax Jerry Jumonville
Percussion Tommy Vig


4 Medley (Take Good Care Of My Baby/What’s A Girl To Do)

Bass Chuck Rainey
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Ben Benay
Piano Bob Esty
Background Vocals Brenda Russell
Background Vocals Michele Aller
Vocals Patti Brooks


5 Dancin’ (lifts your spirits higher)

Bass Chuck Rainey
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Ben Benay
Keyboards Bill Payne
Piano Bob Esty
Percussion Victor Feldman
Background Vocals Patti Brooks
Background Vocals Petsye Powell
Background Vocals Becky Lopez
Background Vocals Dani Micormick


6 Last Dance

Bass Chuck Rainey
Drums Rick Shlosser
Guitar Ira Newborn
Guitar Thom Rotella
Keyboards Jai Winding
Piano Bob Esty
Background Vocals Patti Brooks
Background Vocals Michele Aller
Background Vocals Bob Esty


7 Pleasure Island

Bass David Hungate
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Foster
Piano Bob Esty
Flute Jon Kip
Flute Jack Nimitz
Flute Bernie Fleischer
Percussion Victor Feldman
Percussion Alan Estes
Background Vocals Patti Brooks
Background Vocals Brenda Russell
Background Vocals Michele Aller


8 Something’s Missing

Bass David Hungate
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar (solo) Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Foster
Piano Bob Esty
Percussion Alan Estes
Background Vocals Patti Brooks
Background Vocals Michele Aller
Background Vocals Bob Esty

Liner Notes

Producer – Bob Esty
Arranged By – Bob Esty
Arranged By (Backing Vocals) – Bob Esty, Michelle Aller
Concertmaster (Strings) – Sid Sharp
Conductor – Bob Esty
Contractor – Trevor Veitch
Effects (Special Electronic) – Dan Wyman (tracks: 1, 2, 7)
Engineer – Larry Emerine
Engineer (Assistant) – Stephen Marcussen

Art Direction – Gribbitt!, Henry Vizcarra
Design (Logo Type) – Chuck Schmidt
Photography (Back Cover) – Bruce Talamon
Photography (Front Cover) – Ron Slenzak

Recorded at: Studio 55, L.A. & Sound Arts, L.A.
Mastered at Allen Zentz Recording, Hollywood