1980 Ray Kennedy – Ray Kennedy

kennedy-ray-1980Raymond Louis “Ray” Kennedy (November 26, 1946 – February 16, 2014) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer, based in Los Angeles. His works span multiple genres including R&B, pop, rock, jazz, fusion, acid rock, country and many others. He co-wrote “Sail On, Sailor”, one of The Beach Boys’ mid-career hitsas well as two hits for The Babys: “Everytime I Think of You” and “Isn’t It Time”.

Kennedy’s first solo album, “Raymond Louis Kennedy”, was released in 1970. That year he befriended Dave Mason of Traffic, and toured with him in support of Mason’s solo album, “Alone Together”, also collaborating on a song “Seasons” that ended up on a future Mason solo album, “Let It Flow”.

 

Tracks

1  It Never Crossed My Mind (Ray Kennedy, Jack Conrad) 3:34
2  Isn’t It Time (Ray Kennedy, Jack Conrad) 3:57
Just For The Moment (Ray Kennedy, Jack Conrad) 3:23
4  Can’t Seem To Find The Time (Ray Kennedy, Jack Conrad) 4:16
5  My Everlasting Love (Ray Kennedy, David Foster) 3:58
6  You Oughta Know By Now (Ray Kennedy, Jack Conrad, David Foster) 4:31
7  Sail On Sailor (Ray Kennedy, Brian Wilson) 3:24
8  Starlight (Ray Kennedy, Jack Conrad) 4:44
9  Let Me Sing You A Love Letter (Ray Kennedy, Jack Conrad) 4:00

Musicians

Bass Bob Glaub
Bass Kim Kesterson
Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Drums Mike Baird
Drums Rick Shlosser
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Jack Conrad
Piano Jai Winding
Piano David Foster
Synthesizer David Foster
Synthesizer Steve Porcaro
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Jack Conrad
Background Vocals Paulette Brown
Background Vocals Tom Kelly
Background Vocals Tommy Funderburk
Background Vocals Netty Gloud

Liner Notes

Producer – David Foster
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey
Arranged By (Strings) – Bill Meyers
Arranged By – Ray Kennedy
Engineer – Humberto Gatica
Engineer, Mixed By – George Massenburg

Phonographic Copyright (p) – American Recording Company
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Manufactured By – CBS/Sony Inc.