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
2  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

Media

Musicians

1 Hollywood Heckle & Jive

DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
BassLeland Sklar
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarSteve Gibson
GuitarDan Seals
Accoustic GuitarDan Ferguson
OrganJohn Ford Coley
PianoJai Winding
Background VocalsKelly Bulkin
Background VocalsLeslie Bulkin


2 What Can I Do With This Broke Heart

BassWilton Felder
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarWahWah Watson
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerBill Payne
PercussionSteve Forman


3 Another Golden Oldie Night For Wendy

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsGary Mallabar
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarDan Ferguson
PianoJai Winding
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker


4 Broken Hearted Me

DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
BassLeland Sklar
GuitarRichie Zito
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes


5 Children Of The Half Light

DrumsRalph Humphrey
BassLeland Sklar
GuitarSteve Lukather
Accoustic GuitarDan Ferguson
KeyboardsSteve Porcaro
PianoJohn Ford Coley
Background VocalsKelly Bulkin
Background VocalsLeslie Bulkin


6 Rolling Fever

BassJohn Leland
DrumsDan Gorman
GuitarGary Torps
GuitarOvid Stevens
HarmonicaBubba Keith


7 Love Is The Answer

BassWilton Felder
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarSteve Gibson
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsShane Keister
SaxErnie Watts
PercussionSteve Forman


8 Only A Matter Of Time

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRalph Humphrey
GuitarRichie Zito
KeyboardsShane Keister
PianoJohn Ford Coley
Background VocalsJohn Ford Coley
Background VocalsDan Seals
Background VocalsKelly Bulkin
Background VocalsLeslie Bulkin


9 Caught Up In The Middle

BassDee Murray
DrumsGary Mallabar
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarRichie Zito
PianoJohn Ford Coley
PianoJoey Carbone
KeyboardsSteve Porcaro
SaxErnie Watts
PercussionSteve Forman


10 Running After You

BassJohn Leland
DrumsDan Gorman
GuitarOvid Stevens
KeyboardsMichael Vernacchio
PianoJohn Ford Coley
SaxErnie Watts
Background VocalsJohn Ford Coley
Background VocalsDan Seals
Background VocalsKelly Bulkin
Background VocalsLeslie Bulkin


11 What’s Forever For

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRalph Humphrey
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarSteve Gibson
GuitarRichie Zito
KeyboardsShane Keister
Accoustic GuitarJohn Ford Coley
Accoustic GuitarDan Seals

Liner Notes

Producer, Engineer – Kyle Lehning
Arranged By – Gene Page (Tracks 2, 7), Steve Lukather (Track 3)
Arranged By (Strings) – Bergen White (Track 2), Gene Page (Tracks 4)
Engineer (Audio Media) – Marshall Morgan
Engineer (Larabee Assist) – Sherry Klein
Engineer (Pasha Assist) – James Simcik
Engineer (Wally Heider’s) – Bobby Schaper
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Mixed By (A&R Assist) – K.C. Green
Mixed By (A&R) – Elliot Scheiner
Mixed By (Cherokee Assist) – John Weaver
Mixed By (Cherokee) – Bill Schnee

Illustration – Jim Evans

Recorded At – Davlen Sound Studios
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
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Pressed By – Presswell
Produced For – Twin Trumpets Productions
Distributed By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation