1983 Robert Kraft – Retro Active

Kraft, Robert 1983Robert Kraft is an award winning American songwriter, film composer, recording artist and record producer. As President of Fox Music from 1994 to 2012, Kraft supervised the music for more than 300 Fox feature films, as well as dozens of TV shows

Kraft has worked extensively in the recording industry, producing or co-producing such artists as Linda Ronstadt, Dr. John, Bette Midler, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Johnny Mathis, Bruce Willis, Jimmy Buffett, Don Henley, George Benson, Ozzy Osbourne, Southside Johnny, Albert Collins, Vonda Shepard, and Melissa Manchester. His songs have been recorded by The Manhattan Transfer, Bette Midler, Roberta Flack, Los Lobos, Diane Schuur, Bruce Willis, Joy Enriquez, Dr. John, and Kermit the Frog. As a solo artist and with his band, Robert Kraft and The Ivory Coast, he has released four albums on RCA, RSO, and Sonic Edge Records. In October 2013, Milan Records released “Consensual Sets”, a compilation of Kraft’s greatest hits from 1979-1989. In November 2013, VIVID SOUNDS released a boxed set of Kraft’s five original CDs, including “Robert Kraft Live at the Newport Jazz Festival, Town Hall NYC, 1980.”

Tracks

1Single, Solo (Robert Kraft, Phil Galdston)3:24
2Just Another Notch On The Bedpost (Robert Kraft)3:20
3Out With My Ex (Robert Kraft, Billy Mernit)4:12
4You’re Blue Too (Robert Kraft, Janis Siegel)3:27
5I Wonder What You’re Like (Robert Kraft, Larry Carlton, Carol Hall)3:37
6Heartless (Robert Kraft)3:30
7What Price Glory? (Robert Kraft, Andy Goldmark)3:12
8Teach Me How To Kiss You (Robert Kraft)3:24
9Can We Be In Love Again? (Robert Kraft)3:41
10On The West Side (Robert Kraft, Jacob Brackman)4:10
11Let’s Hold Each Other Once More (Robert Kraft)3:26

Media

Musicians

1 Single, Solo

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLarry Carlton
ClavinetDon Freeman
PianoRobert Kraft
Fender RhodesTerry Trotter
SynthesizerBrian Mann
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
Background VocalsTom Kelly


2 Just Another Notch On The Bedpost

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLarry Carlton
Fender RhodesTerry Trotter
PianoMichael Omartian
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
Background VocalsTom Kelly


3 Out With My Ex

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarLarry Carlton
Fender RhodesTerry Trotter
PianoTerry Trotter
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
Background VocalsTom Kelly


4 You’re Blue Too

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarLarry Carlton
Fender RhodesTerry Trotter
PianoRobert Kraft
PercussionLarry Carlton
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
Background VocalsTom Kelly


5 I Wonder What You’re Like

BassLarry Carlton
DrumsAlex Acuna
GuitarLarry Carlton
Fender RhodesMichael Omartian
FlugelhornJerry Hey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
Background VocalsTom Kelly


6 Heartless

BassLarry Carlton
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLarry Carlton
Fender RhodesTerry Trotter
SynthesizerLarry Carlton
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
Background VocalsTom Kelly


7 What Price Glory?

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarLarry Carlton
PianoMichael Omartian
SynthesizerLarry Carlton
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
Background VocalsTom Kelly


8 Teach Me How To Kiss You

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarLarry Carlton
Fender RhodesTerry Trotter
PianoMichael Omartian
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
Background VocalsTom Kelly


9 Can We Be In Love Again?

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarLarry Carlton
Fender RhodesTerry Trotter
PianoMichael Omartian
SynthesizerBrian Mann
FlugelhornJerry Hey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
Background VocalsTom Kelly


10 On The West Side

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLarry Carlton
Fender RhodesTerry Trotter
PianoRobert Kraft
SynthesizerLarry Carlton
ViolinRoss Levinson
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
Background VocalsTom Kelly


11 Let’s Hold Each Other Once More

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarLarry Carlton
Fender RhodesTerry Trotter
PianoRobert Kraft
PercussionLarry Carlton
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
Background VocalsTom Kelly

Other Musicians

FlugelJerry Hey
FlugelBill Reichenbach
FluteLarry Williams
FluteKim Hutchcroft
TrumpetJerry Hey
TromboneBill Reichenbach
SaxLarry Williams
SaxKim Hutchcroft

Liner Notes

Producer – Larry Carlton
Producer (Production Assistant) – Beth Pearl
Arranged By (Horn Section) – Jerry Hey
Coordinator (Project) – Charlie Lico
Engineer – Elliot Scheiner
Engineer (Assistant) – Jim Hodson
Engineer (Vocal Ping-pongs) – John Guess
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Recorded By (Additional) – Larry Carlton

Art Direction – Mike Doud
Art Direction (Creative Direction) – Ron Kellum, Tony King
Design (Inner Sleeve) – Jan Masters
Photography (Back Cover) – Brian Hagiwara
Photography (Front Cover) – Jules Bates
Photography (Inner Sleeve) – Gary Brennan

Recorded entirely on location at Room 335, Hollywood, CA, April – July 1982