1977 Les Dudek – Say No More

dudek-les-1977Les Dudek (born August 2, 1952, at Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, Rhode Island) is an American guitarist.

The Beatles caught Les’ ear at an early age. In 1962, at the age of ten, Les asked his parents for a guitar for Christmas. They bought him an acoustic guitar from Sears & Roebuck. His musical influences, along with The Beatles, were Cream, Jimi Hendrix, and The Ventures.  He had built quite a reputation around the Florida area as a proficient guitar player, having started playing in local bands as a teenager. Those bands were “The United Sounds”, “Blue Truth” and “Power”. That reputation would place him in the studio with the Allman Brothers Band for the recording of the Brothers & Sisters album. He played guitar harmonies with Dickey Betts on the well-known song “Ramblin’ Man” and acoustic guitar on “Jessica”. Dudek claims he should have received credit for Jessica. In the book “One Way Out,” Dudek claims to have written the part in Jessica from when it modulates into G then eventually back to A.

His next stops were as a guitarist for Boz Scaggs and The Steve Miller Band. Dudek was invited to play in a supergroup called Journey but he had received an offer to record for Columbia Records as a solo artist. He recorded four solo albums for Columbia Records, “Les Dudek” (Debut), “Say No More”, “Ghost Town Parade” and “Gypsy Ride”. His work was praised by the critics but widespread fame and success eluded him. He had two minor hits with “City Magic” and “Old Judge Jones” which were played frequently on local radio stations in the Los Angeles, California area, where he lived at the time, having moved to West Hollywood in the mid-1970s

Say No More is the title of American guitarist Les Dudek’s second album, released in 1977.

Tracks

1 Introduction stuff 0:17
2 Jailabamboozle 4:39
3
Lady You’re Nasty 5:35
4 One To Beam Up 3:27
5 Avatar 7:01
6 Old Judge Jones 4:40
7 Baby Sweet Baby 2:05
8 What’s It Gonna Be 5:00
9 Zorro Rides Again 5:50
10 I Remember 3:06

1 Introduction stuff

Bass Gerald Johnson
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Les Dudek
Organ Alan Feingold
Piano David Paich

2 Jailabamboozle

Bass Gerald Johnson
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Les Dudek
Organ Alan Feingold
Piano David Paich

3 Lady You’re Nasty

Bass Gerald Johnson
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Les Dudek
Fender Rhodes David Paich
Organ Ted Straton
Piano Alan Feingold

4 One To Beam Up

Bass Gerald Johnson
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Les Dudek
Organ Joachiem Young
Piano Alan Feingold

5 Avatar

Bass Chuck Rainey
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Les Dudek
Piano Alan Feingold
Organ Joachiem Young

6 Old Judge Jones

Guitar Les Dudek
Vocals Clydie King

7 Baby Sweet Baby

Bass Gerald Johnson
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Les Dudek
Organ Ted Straton
Piano Alan Feingold

8 What’s It Gonna Be

Bass Bob Popwell
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Les Dudek
Organ David Sancious

9 Zorro Rides Again

Drums Tony Williams
Guitar Les Dudek

10 I Remember

Guitar Les Dudek