Dick St. Nicklaus’s 1st album “Magic” was big in Osaka, the second largest city of Japan located in western part of Japan, near Kyoto. Osaka has a different atmosphere and their own culture and in those days they were keen to find out some unfamiliar artists by themselves. One was Dick St. Nicklaus. Sony Music Osaka branch A&R decided to release “Magic” limited in Kansai (western part of Japan surrounding Osaka) and this trial was a success.
The album sold well and thus “Magic” was released all over Japan. Dick St. Nicklaus got a deal for his 2nd album “Sweet And Dandy” with Sony Music Japan. This album is opened by the catchy tune “Bye Bye Baby” clearly inspired by the keyboard rhythm pattern used by Doobie Brothers on their smash hit “What A Fool Believes”. The beautiful ballads tune “Love, Love, Love” was covered by Bill Medley on his 1981 album “Liberty” later.
1 Bye Bye Baby (Dick St. Nicklaus; HR Sherline) 4:03
2 Can’t Say Love (Dick St. Nicklaus) 4:10
3 Love, Love, Love (Dick St. Nicklaus; Heidi Peterson) 3:36
4 Lies (Dick St. Nicklaus; HR Sherline) 2:58
5 You Better Run (Dick St. Nicklaus; HR Sherline) 2:52
6 Osaka Moon (Dick St. Nicklaus) 3:57
7 You’re Living A Lie (Dick St. Nicklaus; Sue Neal) 3:38
8 Stuck In The Mud Again (Dick St. Nicklaus; Sue Neal) 5:35
9 I’m Tired (Dick St. Nicklaus) 4:05
|Drums||Dick St Nicklaus|
|Keyboards||Dick St Nicklaus|
|Background Vocals||Billy Thomas|
|Background Vocals||Alex Cash|
Produced by Dick St Nicklaus, Velton Ray Bunch for D. S. N. Productions, Inc.
Engineers – Tom Flye Rich Sanchez, 2nd Engineer
Contractor, Concert Master – David Turner
Orchestration – Velton Ray Bunch
Copyist – Bruce Frazier
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