1978 Cory Wells – Touch Me

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.Cory Wells came from a musical family and began playing in Buffalo-area bands in his teens. His father, who was married to someone else, died when Cory was a small child, leaving his mother to struggle financially until she eventually remarried. She gave Cory her maiden last name so not to implicate his natural father, although Cory did eventually change his last name to Wells (which is a shortened version of his birth father’s last name, Wellsley). His full stage name “Cory Wells” was suggested by “The Enemy’s” manager who had a son named Cory.

Having survived childhood in a rough, racially polarized neighborhood and an even more brutal home environment fueled by an abusive stepfather, this according to then manager Joel Cohen’s band biography, Three Dog Night And Me,Wells joined the United States Air Force directly out of high school. While in the Air Force, he formed a band of interracial musical performers, inspired by his boyhood love of a similar popular band called The Del-Vikings, who had a national hit with the doo-wop song, “Come Go with Me.”

Tracks

1 Waiting For You (Fran Tate, Tom Snow) 2:45
2 When You Touch Me This Way (Mentor Williams, Troy Seals) 3:43
3 You’re My Day (Harry Garfield, Jay Graydon) 3:16
4 Everything’s Right For Love (Dennis Belfield) 4:20
5 Midnight Lady (Jim Gold) 4:33
6 Starlight (Jay Gruska, Paul Gordon) 3:21
7 Throw A Little Bit Of Love My Way (David Foster, Harry Garfield, Jay Graydon) 4:19
8 I Know You’re Willin’ Darlin’ (Larry Byrom) 3:49
9 Change Of Heart (David Gates, James Griffin) 3:24
10 Lady Put The Light Out (Doug Flett, Guy Fletcher) 4:05

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Musicians

1 Waiting For You

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Mike Baird
Piano David Foster
Horn Chuck Findley
Sax Dean Parks
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Carmen Twillie
Background Vocals Netty Gloud


2 When You Touch Me This Way

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Mike Baird
Piano Mike Utley
Horn Chuck Findley
Sax Dean Parks
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap
Background Vocals Luther Waters
Background Vocals Oren Waters


3 You’re My Day

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano David Foster
Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Carmen Twillie
Background Vocals Netty Gloud


4 Everything’s Right For Love

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano David Foster
Percussion Jack Ashford
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap
Background Vocals Luther Waters
Background Vocals Oren Waters


5 Midnight Lady

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Mike Baird
Piano David Foster
Percussion Steve Forman
Background Vocals Carmen Twillie
Background Vocals Kathy Collier
Background Vocals Netty Gloud


6 Starlight

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Jay Graydon
Piano Jay Gruska
Piano David Foster
Background Vocals Jay Gruska
Background Vocals Jennifer Warnes
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap


7 Throw A Little Bit Of Love My Way

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Jay Graydon
Piano David Foster
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap
Background Vocals Luther Waters
Background Vocals Oren Waters


8 I Know You’re Willin’ Darlin’

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Dan Ferguson
Percussion Steve Forman
Background Vocals Jennifer Warnes
Background Vocals Rita Coolidge


9 Change Of Heart

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano David Foster
Background Vocals Jay Gruska
Background Vocals Jennifer Warnes
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap


10 Lady Put The Light Out

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Percussion Steve Forman
Sax Dean Parks
Background Vocals Jennifer Warnes
Background Vocals Rita Coolidge

Liner Notes

Producer – Cory Wells, David Anderle
Producer (Production Assistant) – Ellen Vogt
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Recorded By, Mixed By – Kent Nebergall

Art Direction – Roland Young
Design – Junie Osaki
Photography By – Matthew Rolston

Recorded At – Sunset Sound Recorders
Mixed At – Sunset Sound Recorders
Mastered At – A&M Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.