1985 Alan Gorrie – Sleepless Night

Alan Edward Gorrie (born 19 July 1946, Perth, Scotland) is a Scottish bassist, guitarist, keyboardist and singer. He is a founding member of the Average White Bandand remains one of two original members in the group’s current line-up.

Having previously played in Forever More, Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre formed the Average White Band in Glasgow in 1971. They became a successful funk/R&B group, topping record charts internationally with the AWB album and “Pick Up the Pieces” single.

As part of Forever More, Alan Gorrie appeared in Lindsay Shonteff’s 1970 exploitation film Permissive, and also composed the scores for Shonteff’s films The Yes Girls (1971) and The Fast Kill (1972).

 

Tracks

1 Up 3:59
2 Electric Between Us 3:51
3 Diary Of A Fool 3:45
4 Tha Kinda Girl 4:27
5 I Can Take It 4:57
6 The Girl Upstairs 4:15
7 Sleepless Nights 4:30
8 The Age Of Steam 4:07
9 In The Jungle 4:18

 

1 Up

Bass Alan Gorrie
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Dann Huff
Keyboards Larry Williams
Programming Gary Chang
Sax Larry Williams
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Alex Ligertwood
Background Vocals Jay Gruska
Background Vocals Joseph Williams
Vocals Alan Gorrie

2 Electric Between Us

Bass Alan Gorrie
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Dann Huff
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Jay Gruska
Keyboards Larry Williams
Background Vocals Jay Gruska
Background Vocals Joe Pizzulo
Background Vocals Joseph Williams
Vocals Alan Gorrie

3 Diary Of A Fool

Bass Nathan East
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Mike Landau
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Synthesizer Jay Gruska
Synthesizer Michael Boddicker
Vocals Alan Gorrie

4 Tha Kinda Girl

Bass Alan Gorrie
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Dann Huff
Piano Jai Winding
Synthesizer Jay Gruska
Programming Gary Chang
Sax Larry Williams
Sax Ernie Watts
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Jay Gruska
Background Vocals Joe Pizzulo
Background Vocals Joseph Williams
Vocals Alan Gorrie

5 I Can Take It

Bass Jeff Bova
Drums (programming) Alan Gorrie
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Jeff Bova
Keyboards Alan Gorrie
Keyboards Jay Gruska
Programming Gary Chang
Woodwinds Steve Tavaglione
Background Vocals Alex Ligertwood
Background Vocals Jay Gruska
Background Vocals Joseph Williams
Vocals Alan Gorrie

6 The Girl Upstairs

Bass (synthesizer) David Paul Bryant
Drums (programming) Dennis Herring
Guitar Dennis Herring
Synthesizer David Paul Bryant
Synthesizer Jay Gruska
Sax Larry Williams
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals David Paul Bryant
Background Vocals Dennis Herring
Background Vocals Jay Gruska
Vocals Alan Gorrie

7 Sleepless Nights

Bass Nathan East
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Mike Landau
Guitar Michael Mugrage
Keyboards Jeff Bova
Keyboards Larry Williams
Synthesizer Jay Gruska
Synthesizer Michael Boddicker
Programming Jeff Bova
Background Vocals Joseph Williams
Background Vocals Michele Gruska
Vocals Alan Gorrie

8 The Age Of Steam

Bass (synthesizer) Larry Williams
Drums (programming) Alan Gorrie
Guitar Dann Huff
Synthesizer Gary Chang
Synthesizer Jay Gruska
Background Vocals Alex Ligertwood
Background Vocals Jay Gruska
Background Vocals Joseph Williams
Vocals Alan Gorrie

9 Jungle

Bass Nathan East
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Jay Gruska
Keyboards Randy Kerber
Programming Gary Chang
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Jay Gruska
Background Vocals Joseph Williams
Background Vocals Marc Jordan
Background Vocals Michele Gruska
Vocals Alan Gorrie

 

Producer – Alan Gorrie, Jay Gruska
Arranged By – Jay Gruska (Tracks 1,8,9)
Arranged By – Alan Gorrie, Jay Gruska (Tracks 2, 7)
Arranged By – Alan Gorrie, Michael Mugrage (Tracks 3,8)
Arranged By (Horns), Conductor – Larry Williams (Track 4)
Arranged By – Alan Gorrie, Jeff Bova, Michael Mugrage (Track 5)
Arranged By – Alan Gorrie, David P Bryant, Dennis Herring, Jay Gruska (Track 6)
Arranged By [Saxophone] – Jay Gruska, Larry Williams (Track 6)
Engineer (Assistant) (Conway Recording Studios) – Jeff Stebbins, Rick Clifford
Engineer (Assistant) (Skyline Recording) – Britt Bacon, Ross Stein, Shanti Haas
Engineer (Recording) (Skyline Recording) – Frank Wolf
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Recorded By, Mixed By (Conway Recording Studios) – Mick Guzauski

Recorded at Conway Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
All additional recording & vocals done at Skyline Recording, Topanga, CA

Recorded At – Conway Studios
Recorded At – Skyline Recording
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.