1978 Mike Finnigan – Black & White

Black & White is the second solo album by Mike Finnigan, released in 1978.

Michael Kelly “Mike” Finnigan (April 26, 1945, Troy, Ohio, United States) is an American keyboard player and vocalist, his speciality being the B3 Hammond Organ.

He attended University of Kansas on a basketball scholarship.

Mike Finnigan has toured and sessioned for Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Etta James, Sam Moore, Crosby Stills and Nash, Dave Mason, Buddy Guy, Manhattan Transfer, Taj Mahal, Michael McDonald, Maria Muldaur, Peter Frampton, Cher, Ringo Starr, Leonard Cohen, Tower of Power, Rod Stewart, David Coverdale, Tracy Chapman, Los Lonely Boys, and Bonnie Raitt.

He recorded two solo records in the 1970s, one with Jerry Wood. He later collaborated with two other Columbia Artists, Les Dudek and Jim Krueger, with whom he formed DFK (Dudek, Finnigan, and Krueger) in 1978. More recently, his work featured on the CD by The Finnigan Brothers (NashFilms Records), a collaboration with his younger brother Sean and founding member of Bread, Robb Royer.


1  Can’t Keep A Secret (Al Kooper, Richard Supa) 3:34
2  How Wrong Can You Be (Max Gronenthal) 4:21
3  The Words (Jim Krueger) 3:14
4  Can’t Keep A Secret (Scott Shelly, Tom Jans) 3:33
5  I Could Never Leave You (Max Gronenthal) 4:14
6  Sailfish (Max Gronenthal) 4:07
7  Expressway To Your Heart (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff) 3:56
8  Love Might Keep Us Forever (Max Gronenthal) 3:34
9  Let Me Love You (Jack Conrad, Ray Kennedy) 2:47
10  Hideaway From Love (Richard Stekol) 4:25


BassBob Glaub
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLes Dudek
GuitarJim Krueger
Acoustic GuitarLes Dudek
Acoustic GuitarJim Krueger
ClavinetMike Finnigan
OrganMike Finnigan
PianoMike Finnigan
PianoMax Gronenthal
PercussionBobbye Hall
Background VocalsLes Dudek
Background VocalsJim Krueger
VocalsMike Finnigan
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsMarty McCall
Background VocalsMelissa Mackay

Other Musicians

1 Can’t Keep A Secret

DrumsJames Gadson

9 Let Me Love You

BassGerald Johnson

10 Hideaway From Love

DrumsRick Jaeger
GuitarDave Mason

Liner Notes

Producer – Ron Nevison
Arranged By (Strings) – Allan MacMillan
Concertmaster – James Getzoff
Conductor – Allan MacMillan
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Recorded By – Ron Nevison
Recorded By (Assistant) – Mike Clink

Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Recorded At The Record Plant, LA, CA
Phonographic Copyright CBS Inc
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