1979 England Dan & John Ford Coley – Dr Heckle & Mr Jive

England Dan John Ford Coley 1979Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jive is the seventh album by the pop rock duo England Dan & John Ford Coley. The single “Love Is the Answer” was an American hit, reaching #10. Two other songs on the album later became country and pop hits for other artists: “Broken Hearted Me” was a success for Anne Murray in 1979, and Michael Martin Murphey scored a hit with “What’s Forever For” in 1982.

England Dan & John Ford Coley were an American soft rock duo composed of Danny Wayland “England Dan” Seals and John Edward “John Ford” Coley, active throughout the 1970s. Native Texans, the duo released 11 albums and nine singles in their career and are best known for their 1976 single, “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight”, a No. 2 pop hit and No. 1 Adult Contemporary hit. After they disbanded, Seals began performing as Dan Seals and launched a country music career through the 1980s which produced 11 No. 1 country hits.

Tracks

1  Hollywood Heckle & Jive (John Ford Coley, Dan Seals) 4:09
What Can I Do With This Broke Heart (John Ford Coley, Dan Seals, Bob Gundry) 3:12
3  Another Golden Oldie Night For Wendy (Dennis Linde) 3:40
4  Broken Hearted Me (Randy Goodrum) 3:51
5  Children Of The Half Light (John Ford Coley, Bob Gundry) 3:40
6  Rolling Fever (Dan Seals) 3:25
Love Is The Answer (Todd Rundgren) 4:39
8  Only A Matter Of Time (John Ford Coley, Bob Gundry) 3:13
9  Caught Up In The Middle (John Ford Coley, Bob Gundry) 4:06
10  Running After You (Kelly Bulkin, Leslie Bulkin, John Ford Coley) 3:07
11  What’s Forever For (Rafe VanHoy) 3:24

Musicians

1 Hollywood Heckle & Jive

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Acoustic Guitar Steve Gibson
12 Strings Guitar Dan Seals
Accoustic Guitar Dan Ferguson
Organ John Ford Coley
Piano Jai Winding
Background Vocals Kelly Bulkin
Background Vocals Leslie Bulkin


2 What Can I Do With This Broke Heart

Bass Wilton Felder
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Richie Zito
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Guitar Wah Wah Watson
Piano Greg Phillinganes
Synthesizer Bill Payne
Percussion Steve Forman


3 Another Golden Oldie Night For Wendy

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Gary Mallabar
Guitar Steve Lukather
Acoustic Guitar Dan Ferguson
Clavinet Jai Winding
Piano Jai Winding
Synthesizer Michael Boddicker


4 Broken Hearted Me

Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Bass Leland Sklar
Guitar Richie Zito
Electric Piano Greg Phillinganes
Piano Greg Phillinganes


5 Children Of The Half Light

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Ralph Humphrey
Guitar Steve Lukather
Accoustic Guitar Dan Ferguson
Synthesizer Steve Porcaro
Piano John Ford Coley
Background Vocals Kelly Bulkin
Background Vocals Leslie Bulkin


6 Rolling Fever

Bass John Leland
Drums Dan Gorman
Guitar Gary Torps
Guitar Ovid Stevens
Harmonica Bubba Keith


7 Love Is The Answer

Bass Wilton Felder
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Guitar Steve Gibson
Electric Piano Greg Phillinganes
Harpsichord Shane Keister
Piano Shane Keister
Sax Ernie Watts
Percussion Steve Forman


8 Only A Matter Of Time

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Ralph Humphrey
Guitar Richie Zito
Fender Rhodes Shane Keister
Piano John Ford Coley
Background Vocals Kelly Bulkin
Background Vocals Leslie Bulkin


9 Caught Up In The Middle

Bass Dee Murray
Drums Gary Mallabar
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Richie Zito
Electric Piano Joey Carbone
Piano John Ford Coley
Synthesizer Steve Porcaro
Sax Ernie Watts
Percussion Steve Forman


10 Running After You

Bass John Leland
Drums Dan Gorman
Guitar Ovid Stevens
Piano John Ford Coley
Synthesizer Michael Vernacchio
Sax Ernie Watts
Background Vocals Kelly Bulkin
Background Vocals Leslie Bulkin


11 What’s Forever For

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Ralph Humphrey
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Steve Gibson
Guitar Richie Zito
Electric Piano Shane Keister
Piano Shane Keister
Accoustic Guitar John Ford Coley
Accoustic Guitar Dan Seals

Liner Notes

Producer – Kyle Lehning
Arranged By – Gene Page (Tracks 2, 7)
Arranged By – Steve Lukather (Track 3)
Arranged By (Strings) – Bergen White (Track 2)
Arranged By (Strings) – Gene Page (Tracks 4)
Engineer – Kyle Lehning, Marshall Morgan, Bobby Schaper
Engineer (Assistant) – Sherry Klein, James Simcik
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Mixed By – Elliot Scheiner, Bill Schnee
Mixed By (Assistant) – K.C. Green, John Weaver

Illustration – Jim Evans

Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Mixed At A&R Studios
Mixed At Cherokee Studios
Overdubbed At The Pasha Music House
Overdubbed At Larabee Sound
Overdubbed At Wally Heider Recording Studio, Los Angeles
Overdubbed At Studio By The Pond
Overdubbed At Audio Media
Recorded At Davlen Sound Studios
Phonographic Copyright Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright Atlantic Recording Corporation