1979 Alessi – Words & Music

Words & Music is the fifth album by Alessi (The Alessi Brothers), released in 1979.

The Alessi Brothers are an American pop rock singer-songwriter duo, best known for their 1984 hit “Savin’ the Day” and also their 1977 hit “Oh Lori”. The duo are identical twin brothers, Bill (Billy) Alessi and Bob (Bobby) Alessi (born 12 July 1953, Long Island, New York).

Tracks

1  Gimme Some Lovin’ (Spencer Davis, Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood) 3:25
2  Lover Boy (Billy Alessi, Bobby Alessi) 3:11
3  Words And Music (Billy Alessi, Bobby Alessi) 4:06
4  As Long As I Still Have You (Billy Alessi, Bobby Alessi) 3:39
5  Midnight Low (Billy Alessi, Bobby Alessi) 4:14
6  Evilman (Billy Alessi, Bobby Alessi) 5:14
7  Wait For Me (Billy Alessi, Bobby Alessi) 4:15
8  I Wish That I Was Making Love (To You Tonight) (Molly-Ann Leikin, Jerry Corbetta) 3:28
9  Hot Fun In The Summertime (Sylvester Stewart) 5:45

Media

Musicians

1 Gimme Some Lovin’

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarJeff Baxter
PianoJai Winding
SynthesizerAl Kooper
SynthesizerBilly Alessi
SynthesizerIan Underwood
SaxBill Green
SaxTom Scott
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


2 Lover Boy

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarLee Ritenour
KeyboardsJai Winding
SynthesizerBilly Alessi
SynthesizerIan Underwood
VibesGary Coleman
Background VocalsPeppi Castro


3 Words And Music

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDavid T. Walker
GuitarLee Ritenour
KeyboardsJai Winding
SaxErnie Watts
SaxTom Scott
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetSteve Madaio
TromboneDick Hyde
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsLuther Waters


4 As Long As I Still Have You

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsEd Greene
KeyboardsJai Winding
Background VocalsDavid Luca

5 Midnight Low

BassRaphael Goldfeld
DrumsYogi Horton
GuitarJimmy Rippertoe
SynthesizerIan Underwood
SynthesizerBilly Alessi
Background VocalsPeppi Castro


6 Evilman

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsPeter Reilich
SynthesizerBilly Alessi
SaxErnie Watts
SaxTom Scott
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetSteve Madaio
TromboneDick Hyde
Background VocalsFrankie Valli
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsVenetta Fields


7 Wait For Me

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarCarlos Rios
KeyboardsJai Winding
SaxTom Scott
WoodwindsTom Scott
WoodwindsBill Green


8 I Wish That I Was Making Love (To You Tonight)

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoJai Winding
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
LyriconTom Scott
Background VocalsPeppi Castro


9 Hot Fun In The Summertime

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarJeff Baxter
KeyboardsJai Winding
SynthesizerJimmy Studer
TrumpetSteve Madaio
TrumpetOllie Mitchell
TrumpetOscar Brashear
TromboneDick Hyde
TromboneAlan Kaplan
VocalsPeppi Castro
Background VocalsGene Morford
Background VocalsGerald Garrett

Liner Notes

Producer – Bob Gaudio (Tracks 3, 5, 6)
Producer – Nick DeCaro (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9)
Production Coordinator – John Forrest
Production Coordinator – Beatrice E. Marks (Tracks 3, 5, 6)
Executive Producer – Gary Klein
Contractor & Music – Frank DeCaro
Concertmaster – Harry Bluestone
Engineer – Armin Steiner & Richie Schmitt
Engineered – Joey Bogan, Rick Ruggieri, Tom Wilson (Tracks 3, 5, 6)
Assistant Engineers – Don Henderson, Linda Tyler, Frank D’Amico, Stuart Whitmore
Assistant Engineers – Debbie Thompson, George Tutko, Frank D’Amico, Anthony D’Amico, Bev Jones (Tracks 3, 5, 6)
Mixed – Rick Ruggieri
Mixed – John Mills (Track 7)
Mixed – Rick Ruggieri (Tracks 3, 5, 6)

Recorded at United Western Recording, Sound Labs Inc., Capitol Records Recording Studio & Cherokee Studios
Recorded at Dawnbreaker Recording Studio, A&M Recording Studio & Cherokee Studios (Tracks 3, 5, 6)