1978 Stephen Bishop – Bish

Bish is the second album by singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop. It includes one single, “Everybody Needs Love”, which peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The album itself rose to No. 35 on the Billboard pop albums chart.

Notable contributors to the album include Art Garfunkel, Chaka Khan and Michael McDonald. At the end of the track “Vagabond from Heaven”, a large group, “The Whistling Bishettes”, is heard. The group includes several famous non-musicians: actress Carrie Fisher, film director John Landis and then-Rolling Stone writer Cameron Crowe.

Tracks

1  If I Only Had A Brain (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) 1:40
2  Losing Myself In You (Stephen Bishop) 4:03
3  Looking For The Right One (Stephen Bishop) 3:50
Everybody Needs Love(Stephen Bishop) 3:43
5  Guitar Interlude – A Fool At Heart (Stephen Bishop) 5:58
6  What Love Can Do (Stephen Bishop) 2:53
7  Prelude – Vagabond From Heaven (Stephen Bishop) 4:25
8  Bish’s Hideaway (Stephen Bishop) 3:57
9  Only The Heart Within You (Stephen Bishop) 4:11
10  Recognized (Stephen Bishop) 0:54
11  I’ve Never Known A Nite Like This (Stephen Bishop) 4:23
12  When I Was In Love (Stephen Bishop) 4:33

Media

Musicians

1 If I Only Had A Brain

BassRay Brown
Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop


2 Losing Myself In You

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsRick Shlosser
Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop
PianoDavid Foster
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
Background VocalsMichael McDonald


3 Looking For The Right One

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarMichael Sembello
GuitarRay Parker Jr
Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop
PianoJohn Jarvis
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes


4 Everybody Needs Love

BassNathan Watts
GuitarMichael Sembello
GuitarRay Parker Jr
Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
Background VocalsLeah Kunkel


5 Guitar Interlude – A Fool At Heart

DrumsRaymond Pounds
Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop
VocalsNatalie Cole
BassDavid Hungate
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarSteve Cropper
PianoBill Payne
Background VocalsChaka Khan


6 What Love Can Do

SynthesizerSteve Porcaro


7 Prelude – Vagabond From Heaven

BassDavid Shields
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarJeffrey Staton
GuitarMike Staton
Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Bass**David Hungate
Piano**Bill Payne


8 Bish’s Hideaway

BassLeland Sklar
GuitarJeffrey Staton
GuitarMike Staton
Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
Background VocalsArt Garfunkel


9 Only The Heart Within You

Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop


10 Recognized

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
GuitarJeffrey Staton
GuitarMike Staton
Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
SaxTom Scott


11 I’ve Never Known A Nite Like This

Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop

Other Musicians

Strings – Marty Paich (Track 3)
Strings – Gene Page (Tracks 8)

Liner Notes

Producer – Stephen Bishop
Co-producer – Dee Rob
Mastered By – Ted Jensen

Art Direction, Design – John Kosh
Photography By – David Alexander

Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – ABC Records, Inc.
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
Published By – Stephen Bishop Music Publishing
Published By – Justin Case Music Pub. Co.
Recorded At – Cherokee Studios
Mixed At – Cherokee Studios
Mixed At – Criteria Recording Studios
Mastered At – Sterling Sound