1976 Helen Reddy – Music, Music

Music, Music is the eighth studio album by Australian-American pop singer Helen Reddy that was released in the summer of 1976 by Capitol Records and later described by J. Scott McClintock for AllMusic: “There are breezy, Bacharach-ian excursions (‘Gladiola,’ ‘You Make It So Easy’), bluesy numbers (‘Get Off Me Baby,’ ‘Ladychain’), light country (‘Mama’), jazzy ballads (Paul Williams’ torchy contribution, ‘Nice to Be Around’), and even a little Philly soul (‘I Can’t Hear You No More’). On August 2 of that year the Recording Industry Association of America awarded the album with Gold certification for sales of 500,000 copies in the United States. It debuted on Billboard’s Top LP’s & Tapes chart that same month, in the issue dated August 14, and got as high as number 16 during its 13 weeks there, and in Canada’s RPM magazine it peaked at number 14. On August 23, 2005, it was released for the first time on compact disc as one of two albums on one CD, the other album being her 1975 studio release, No Way to Treat a Lady.

Tracks

1  Music Music (Pamela Holland) 3:15
2  Gladiola (Alan Gordon) 3:28
3  Mama (Harriet Schock) 4:03
4  Hold Me In Your Dreams Tonight (Marie Cain) 2:43
5  Get Off Me Baby (Jeff Langley, Holly Near) 4:59
I Can’t Hear You No More (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) 2:49
7  Ladychain (Marcia Waldorf) 3:58
8  Music Is My Life (Alan Gordon) 2:28
9  Nice To Be Around (John Williams, Paul Williams) 2:59
10  You Make It So Easy (Helen Reddy, Carole Bayer Sager) 2:27

Musicians

1 Music Music

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Fred Tackett
Keyboards David Paich
Percussion Bobbye Hall


2 Gladiola

Bass Reinie Press
Drums Harvey Mason Sr
Guitar Dean Parks
Piano Marc Jordan
Sax Tom Scott
Percussion Victor Feldman


3 Mama

Bass Scott Edwards
Drums Harvey Mason Sr
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Piano Clarence McDonald


4 Hold Me In Your Dreams Tonight

Bass Reinie Press
Drums Harvey Mason Sr
Guitar Dean Parks
Piano Marc Jordan
Percussion Victor Feldman


5 Get Off Me Baby

Bass Scott Edwards
Drums Harvey Mason Sr
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Piano Clarence McDonald


6 I Can’t Hear You No More

Bass Scott Edwards
Drums Harvey Mason Sr
Guitar Dean Parks
Piano Larry Muhoberac


7 Ladychain

Bass Scott Edwards
Drums Harvey Mason Sr
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Piano Clarence McDonald
Sax Tom Scott


8 Music Is My Life

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Fred Tackett
Piano David Paich
Percussion Bobbye Hall
Percussion Victor Feldman


9 Nice To Be Around

Bass Reinie Press
Drums Harvey Mason Sr
Guitar Dean Parks
Piano Marc Jordan
Flute Tom Scott


10 You Make It So Easy

Bass Scott Edwards
Drums Harvey Mason Sr
Guitar Dean Parks
Piano Larry Muhoberac

Other Musicians

TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetBobby Findley
TrumpetSteve Madaio
TrumpetJay Daversa
SaxDon Menza
SaxTom Scott
SaxBill Perkins
SaxJay Migliori
FluteJack Nimitz
TromboneDick Hyde
TromboneLew McCreary
OboeEarl Dumler
Background VocalsCarolyn Willis
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsLisa Roberts
Background VocalsNick DeCaro

Liner Notes

Producer – Joe Wissert
Arranged By, Conductor – Nick DeCaro
Engineer (Recording) – Tom Perry
Mastered By – Mike Reese

Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester
Recorded At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab