1979 Brooklyn Dreams – Joy Ride

Brooklyn Dreams 1979 1The Brooklyn Dreams was a successful singing group of the late 1970s and early 1980s mixing R&B harmonies with contemporary dance/disco music and best known for a number of collaborations with singer Donna Summer. The band consisted of Joe “Bean” Esposito, Eddie Hokenson and Bruce Sudano. Esposito provided lead vocals for the band and played guitar, while Sudano played keyboards and Hokenson played drums and occasionally sang lead vocals.

Their third album Joy Ride (1979) was a solid effort but moved them farther away from their R&B roots. Produced by Summer’s recording engineer Juergen Koppers, but did not have the support of Casablanca, which was having a financial crisis, the album did not generate a chart single and had a much more Euro dance sound. Casabalanca (which distributed the band’s label, Millennium) had changed direction by 1980 with the demise of Disco with which it was closely related, and chairman Neil Bogart’s departure. Summer also departed the label for the new Geffen Records.

Tracks

1  Hot Lovin (Summer In The City) (Bob Incorvaia, Bruce Sudano, Eddie Hokenson, Joe Esposito) 5:15
2  For The Love Of The Music (Bruce Sudano, Eddie Hokenson, Joe Esposito) 5:02
3  Too Much For The Lady (Bob Incorvaia, Bruce Sudano, Eddie Hokenson, Joe Esposito) 4:39
4  Take Me Back (Bruce Sudano) 3:55
5  Your Love’s So Good To Me (Bruce Sudano, Donna Summer) 4:44
6  One And Only (Mindy Sterling, Snuffy Walden) 4:02
7  Daigo (Bruce Sudano, Donna Summer, Eddie Hokenson, Joe Esposito) 4:02
8  Love Love’s Desire (Susan Munao, Bruce Sudano, Eddie Hokenson, Joe Esposito) 4:42

Media

Musicians

Bass Les Hurdle
Drums Keith Forsey
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Jeff Baxter
Guitar Mats Bjoerklund
Guitar Nick Woodland
Guitar Steve Lukather
Percussion Bob Conti
Percussion Keith Forsey
Sax Gary Herbig
Pedal Steel Guitar Al Perkins

Other Musicians

1 Hot Lovin (Summer In The City)

Bass Les Hurdle
Drums Keith Forsey


2 For The Love Of The Music

Bass Les Hurdle
Drums Keith Forsey


3 Too Much For The Lady

Bass Les Hurdle
Drums Keith Forsey
Guitar Jay Graydon


4 Take Me Back

Bass Les Hurdle
Drums Keith Forsey
Guitar Steve Lukather


5 Your Love’s So Good To Me

Bass Les Hurdle
Drums Keith Forsey
Guitar Jeff Baxter


6 One And Only

Bass Les Hurdle
Drums Keith Forsey


7 Daigo

Bass Les Hurdle
Drums Keith Forsey
Guitar Jeff Baxter


8 Love Love’s Desire

Bass Les Hurdle
Drums Keith Forsey
Sax Gary Herbig

Liner Notes

Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Jürgen Koppers
Arranged By – Thor Baldursson
Contractor (Musical) – Trevor Veitch
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Recorded at Musicland and Arco Studios, Munich; Westlake Audio and Rusk Sound Studios, Los Angeles.
Mixed at Rusk Sound Studios, Los Angeles.
Mastered at Allen Zentz Mastering, Los Angeles.

Artwork By (Graphics_ – Gribbitt!
Photography (Back Cover) – Mailloux & Jaeger

℗ 1979 Casablanca Record and Filmworks, Inc.
Manufactured and distributed by Casablanca Record and Filmworks, Inc.