1979 Chanson – Together We Stand

Together We Stand is the second album by the band Chanson, released in 1979.

Chanson was an American studio based disco group from the late 1970s, led by James Jamerson, Jr. (son of the legendary Motown sideman James Jamerson) and David Williams. The group took their name from the French word for song. They were a one-hit wonder, reaching #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1979 with “Don’t Hold Back”, on the Ariola record label. The same track reached number 33 in the UK Singles Chart, in January 1979.


1  Together We Stand (David Williams, James Jamerson Jr) 4:07
2  Rock Don\’t Stop (David Williams, James Jamerson Jr) 5:06
3  Sing All Night (David Williams, James Jamerson Jr) 5:49
4  Jack Be Nimble (David Williams, James Jamerson Jr) 5:22
5  Magic Carpet Ride (David Williams, James Jamerson Jr) 3:20
6  Make It Happen (David Williams, James Jamerson Jr) 6:20
7  Jack Be Nimble (12\”) (David Williams, James Jamerson Jr) 3:44
8  Rock Don\’t Stop (12\”) (David Williams, James Jamerson Jr) 3:50



BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarDavid Williams
KeyboardsJames Jamerson Jr
KeyboardsJim Hirsen
PianoSteve Porcaro
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
SaxDon Myrick
VibraphoneHarvey Mason Sr
PercussionDavid Williams
PercussionEddie Brown
Background VocalsClydene Jackson
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill
VocalsDavid Williams
VocalsJames Jamerson Jr

Liner Notes

Producer – David Williams, James Jamerson Jr
Producer (Executive) – Marc Kreiner, Tom Cossie
Arranged By – Benjamin Wright
Arranged By (Rhythm) – David Williams, James Jamerson Jr (Tracks 1, 2, 8)
Concertmaster – Janice Gower
Contractor (Horn Section) – Don Myrick, Fred Jackson
Coordinator (Artist / Musician Interviews) – Randy Mahon
Coordinator (Reissue) – Henry Towns
Coordinator (Release) – Craig Turnbull

Illustration (Cover) – Philip Garris
Photography By (Back Cover) – Neil Zlozower

Distributed By – Disk Union
Manufactured By – Sony Music Entertainment
Produced For – MK Productions
Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
Copyright (c) – Funkytowngrooves USA
Recorded At – Jennifudy Studios
Recorded At – United Western Studios
Mixed At – Jennifudy Studios
Remastered At – Battery Studios, New York