1979 Billie Hughes – Dream Master

Billie Keith Hughes (April 4, 1948 – July 7, 1998) was an American recording artist, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is best known for his songs with Philip Bailey, Bette Midler, The Jacksons, The Sisters Of Mercy, Noel Paul Stookey, his band Lazarus, and his solo career as a recording artist.. Hughes had a successful artist career in Japan and was awarded the #1 International Single of the Year in 1992 at the NHK Grand Prix Awards.

In the early 1970s Hughes lived in London, Ontario Canada where he regularly performed at Smale’s Pace, a well-known coffeehouse on the Canadian folk circuit, and at folk festivals across Canada. During the Canadian years he was sometimes accompanied by Lazarus bassist Carl Kessee, and occasionally Lazarus performed as a full band including Randy Kumano, Allan Soberman and Wayne Smith. Hughes began his solo recording career in 1978 upon signing with Epic Records. His “Dreammaster” LP was produced by Henry Lewy in Los Angeles. During the next four years, Hughes toured the United States, Canada and Japan performing as an artist and travelled to Japan, Canada and Italy to record and produce various projects including his own hit single “Martin Eden” (CBS motion picture theme song) which charted top 5 all over Europe.

Tracks

1  Stealin’ My Heart Away (Bill Hughes) 4:22
2  Dreams Come True (Bill Hughes) 3:27
3  Waiting For You To Fly (Bill Hughes) 3:28
4  Only Love (Bill Hughes) 3:00
5  Lower Lights (Bill Hughes) 2:55
6  Gypsy Lady (Bill Hughes) 3:43
7  Quiet Moment (Bill Hughes) 2:53
8  Catch Me Smilin’ (Bill Hughes) 3:58
9  Only Your Heart Can Say (Bill Hughes) 3:37
10  Dream Master (Bill Hughes) 3:26

Media

Musicians

1 Stealin’ My Heart Away

Bass Wilton Felder
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Will McFarlane
Acoustic Guitar Bill Hughes
Piano Mike Melvoin
Harpsichord Victor Feldman
Percussion Gary Lyons


2 Dreams Come True

Bass Wilton Felder
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Tony Peluso
Guitar Mitch Holder
Guitar Jay Graydon
Acoustic Guitar Bill Hughes
Piano Mike Melvoin
Sax Ernie Watts
Percussion Steve Forman


3 Waiting For You To Fly

Bass Wilton Felder
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Don Felder
Guitar Mitch Holder
Acoustic Guitar Bill Hughes
Piano Mike Melvoin
Percussion Victor Feldman
Background Vocals Renee Armand
Background Vocals Laura Creamer
Background Vocals Clark Burroughs


4 Only Love

Bass Allen Soberman
Drums John Dell
Acoustic Guitar Bill Hughes
Piano Randy Kumano
Percussion Gary Lyons


5 Lower Lights

Acoustic Guitar Bill Hughes
Piano Lincoln Mayorga
Percussion Steve Forman
Percussion Gary Lyons
Background Vocals Colleen Peterson


6 Gypsy Lady

Bass Wilton Felder
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Will McFarlane
Guitar Mitch Holder
Acoustic Guitar Bill Hughes
Synthesizer Ian Underwood
Percussion Gary Lyons


7 Quiet Moment

Bass Wilton Felder
Drums Rick Shlosser
Guitar Jay Graydon
Acoustic Guitar Oscar Castro Neves
Acoustic Guitar Bill Hughes
Sax Ray Pizzi
Percussion Victor Feldman
Background Vocals Clark Burroughs


8 Catch Me Smilin’

Bass Wilton Felder
Drums Rick Shlosser
Guitar Jay Graydon
Acoustic Guitar Oscar Castro Neves
Acoustic Guitar Bill Hughes
Sax Ray Pizzi
Percussion Victor Feldman
Background Vocals Clark Burroughs


9 Only Your Heart Can Say

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo) Jose Feliciano
Guitar Mitch Holder
Piano Mike Melvoin
Percussion Steve Forman
Background Vocals Jose Feliciano
Background Vocals Venetta Fields
Background Vocals Sherlie Matthews
Background Vocals Paulette Brown


10 Dream Master

Bass Wilton Felder
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Mitch Holder
Acoustic Guitar Bill Hughes
Piano Mike Melvoin
Synthesizer Ian Underwood
Percussion Steve Forman
Background Vocals Renee Armand
Background Vocals Ian Freebairn-Smith
Background Vocals Colleen Peterson

Liner Notes

Producer – Henry Lewy
Producer – Billie Hughes (Track 5)
Producer – Dale Jacobs (Track 9)
Producer (Remixes) – Gary Lyons
Mastered By – Jo Hansch, Joe Gastwirt
Mixed By – Gary Lyons
Mixed By (Assistant) – John Weaver

Produced At A&M Studios
Produced At Sounds Interchange Studios
Produced At Total Sound West by Dale Jacobs
Remixes produced at Cherokee Studios by
engineered at Cherokee Studios