1978 Cory Wells – Ahead Of The Storm

Cory Wells (born Emil Lewandowski on 5 February 1942, Buffalo, New York – October 20, 2015) is an American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night.
Hutton and Wells got together to form Three Dog Night in 1968. When they looked for a third singer, they found him in Chuck Negron, whom Hutton had met at a Hollywood party. Hutton, a former songwriter/performer for Hanna-Barbera Productions, Wells, and Chuck met The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. The three recorded demos under the name “Redwood” with Wilson as producer (this at the same time when his brother Dennis Wilson was producing songs for a rather unsettling singer/songwriter named Charles Manson). The sessions produced a potential single, “Time to Get Alone” but was stopped by Beach Boy member Mike Love who wanted to save the song for the next Beach Boys album. Having perfected their three-part harmony sound within Redwood, Wells, Hutton and Negron, with the addition of a four-piece backing group made up of friends and others they had worked with, began performing as Three Dog Night in 1968. That group became one of the most successful bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s.Unlike many other rock musicians of the day, Wells was able to abstain from serious drug and alcohol problems, nor did he squander his earnings on the lavish life style of a successful rock star, choosing to live a somewhat more moderate existence. After Three Dog Night broke up in 1976, Wells tried a solo career, recording the album Touch Me for A&M Records in 1978. Wells helped re-launch Three Dog Night in the mid-1980s, recording an EP called “It’s a Jungle.” A falling out with Negron left Hutton and Wells with the name “Three Dog Night” as an entity, under which they continue to perform successfully today, and the pair (along with original members Mike Allsup and Jimmy Greenspoon) tour regularly each year.

Tracks

1  Comin’ Home (Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton) 3:35
2  Why-Oh-You (Y-O-U) (Jay Gruska, Jeffrey Sprit) 3:12
3  Hold On And Do It Right (Cory Wells, Eddie Setser, Troy Seals) 3:28
4  Jail Break (Cory Wells, Troy Seals) 3:20
5  One Jump Ahead Of The Storm (Joe New, Troy Seals) 3:52
6  Hard Times (Bob Hogins, Troy Seals) 3:26
7  Maggie (Joe New, Troy Seals) 3:27
8  You Don’t Know Like I Know (David Porter, Isaac Hayes) 2:46
9  Goin’ Down Down Down (Cory Wells) 3:16
10  I Just Can’t Turn My Habit Into Love (Michael Smotherman) 4:43

Media

Musicians

1 Comin’ Home

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Percussion Steve Forman


2 Why-Oh-You (Y-O-U)

Bass John Pierce
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Organ Jay Gruska
Piano Bob Hogins
Background Vocals Carmen Twillie
Background Vocals Jay Gruska
Background Vocals Netty Gloud


3 Hold On And Do It Right

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Bob Hogins
Guitar Danny Weiss
Piano Jai Winding
Background Vocals Oren Waters
Background Vocals Luther Waters


4 Jail Break

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Jeff Baxter
Piano Bob Hogins
Background Vocals Oren Waters
Background Vocals Luther Waters


5 One Jump Ahead Of The Storm

Bass John Pierce
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano David Foster


6 Hard Times

Bass Leland Sklar
Percussion Steve Forman
Drums Mike Baird
Piano Bob Hogins
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Background Vocals Carmen Twillie
Background Vocals Netty Gloud


7 Maggie

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Mike Baird
Piano Jai Winding
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Percussion Steve Forman
Guitar Peter McRae
Background Vocals Luther Waters
Background Vocals Oren Waters


8 You Don’t Know Like I Know

Bass Leland Sklar
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Organ Booker T Jones
Percussion Steve Forman
Piano Bob Hogins
Background Vocals Luther Waters
Background Vocals Oren Waters


9 Goin’ Down Down Down

Bass John Pierce
Drums Mike Baird
Piano Jai Winding
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Jeff Baxter
Background Vocals Carmen Twillie
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap
Background Vocals Netty Gloud


10 I Just Can’t Turn My Habit Into Love

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Jai Winding
Piano Bob Hogins

Liner Notes

Producer – Cory Wells, David Anderle
Arranged By – Bob Hogins, Cory Wells, Jai Winding, Jay Graydon, Jay Gruska, Leland Sklar, Mike Baird, Steve Lukather
Engineer – Kent Nebergall
Engineer (2nd) – Peggy McCreary
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
 
Record Company – Universal International
Marketed By – Victor Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded At – Sunset Sound Recorders
Mastered At – A&M Studios