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’

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Guitar Jeff Baxter
Piano Jai Winding
Synthesizer Al Kooper
Synthesizer Billy Alessi
Synthesizer Ian Underwood
Sax Bill Green
Sax Tom Scott
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa


2 Lover Boy

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Rick Shlosser
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Keyboards Jai Winding
Synthesizer Billy Alessi
Synthesizer Ian Underwood
Vibes Gary Coleman
Background Vocals Peppi Castro


3 Words And Music

Bass Chuck Rainey
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar David T. Walker
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Keyboards Jai Winding
Sax Ernie Watts
Sax Tom Scott
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Trombone Dick Hyde
Background Vocals Venetta Fields
Background Vocals Julia Tillman Waters
Background Vocals Maxine Willard Waters
Background Vocals Oren Waters
Background Vocals Luther Waters


4 As Long As I Still Have You

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Ed Greene
Keyboards Jai Winding
Background Vocals David Luca

5 Midnight Low

Bass Raphael Goldfeld
Drums Yogi Horton
Guitar Jimmy Rippertoe
Synthesizer Ian Underwood
Synthesizer Billy Alessi
Background Vocals Peppi Castro


6 Evilman

Bass James Jamerson Jr
Drums James Gadson
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Keyboards Peter Reilich
Synthesizer Billy Alessi
Sax Ernie Watts
Sax Tom Scott
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Trombone Dick Hyde
Background Vocals Frankie Valli
Background Vocals Julia Tillman Waters
Background Vocals Maxine Willard Waters
Background Vocals Oren Waters
Background Vocals Luther Waters
Background Vocals Venetta Fields


7 Wait For Me

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Rick Shlosser
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Guitar Carlos Rios
Keyboards Jai Winding
Sax Tom Scott
Woodwinds Tom Scott
Woodwinds Bill Green


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

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Rick Shlosser
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Piano Jai Winding
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Lyricon Tom Scott
Background Vocals Peppi Castro


9 Hot Fun In The Summertime

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Guitar Jeff Baxter
Keyboards Jai Winding
Synthesizer Jimmy Studer
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Trumpet Ollie Mitchell
Trumpet Oscar Brashear
Trombone Dick Hyde
Trombone Alan Kaplan
Vocals Peppi Castro
Background Vocals Gene Morford
Background Vocals Gerald 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)