Earthmover is the second solo album of American funk drummer Harvey Mason Sr, released in 1976 by Arista Records. Mason took care of the musical production himself and was assisted by Bob Wirtz and Kenny Mason. The music was recorded in the studio Kendun Recorders in June 1976 and then mixed in July 1976 in the Record Plant .

Tracks

1  K.Y. And The Curb (Harvey Mason Sr, Jerry Peters) 4:58
2  Sho Nuff Groove (Harvey Mason Sr, Louis Johnson) 3:56
3  The Mase (Harvey Mason Sr) 4:13
4  Sweet Mercy (Harvey Mason Sr, Jerry Peters) 5:54
5  Earthmover Prelude (Harvey Mason Sr) 0:58
6  Bertha Baptist (Stafford James) 5:46
7  First Summer (Harvey Mason Sr, Bob Wilson) 6:12
8  No Lands Man (Jan Hammer) 4:22
9  When I’m With You (Live) (Kenny Mason) 4:25

Media

Musicians

1 K.Y. And The Curb

BassKeith Hatchell
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarMichael McGloiry
OrganPaul Smith
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PianoPaul Smith
HornsSeawind
TromboneBruce Fowler
TromboneSally Mason
TrumpetKenny Mason
VocalsHarvey Mason
VocalsKenny Mason
VocalsJerry Hey


2 Sho Nuff Groove

BassLouis Johnson
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarLouis Johnson
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
HornsSeawind
TromboneBruce Fowler
Background VocalsMerry Clayton
Background VocalsLouis Johnson
VocalsHarvey Mason Sr


3 The Mase

BassKeith Hatchell
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarRay Parker Jr
GuitarMichael McGloiry
OrganPaul Smith
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PianoPaul Smith
SynthesizerJerry Peters
SynthesizerKenny Mason
SynthesizerIan Underwood
HornsSeawind
TromboneSally Mason
TrumpetBruce Fowler
TrumpetKenny Mason


4 Sweet Mercy

BassKeith Hatchell
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarMichael McGloiry
OrganPaul Smith
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PianoPaul Smith
SaxErnie Watts
Background VocalsMerry Clayton
Background VocalsJerry Peters
VocalsHarvey Mason Sr


5 Earthmover Prelude

BassKenny Wild
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
PianoPatrice Rushen
SynthesizerIan Underwood
PercussionHarvey Mason


6 Bertha Baptist

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoPatrice Rushen
HornsSeawind
TrumpetBruce Fowler


7 First Summer

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
PianoLarry Williams
HornsSeawind
TromboneBruce Fowler
TromboneSally Mason
TrumpetKenny Mason
PercussionHarvey Mason Sr


8 No Lands Man

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
MoogJan Hammer


9 When I’m With You (Live)

BassJames Jamerson
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarRay Parker Jr
GuitarMichael Sembello
PianoGreg Phillinganes
TromboneSally Mason
TrumpetKenny Mason
TrumpetBruce Fowler
PercussionHarvey Mason Sr

Seawind Horns

Flugelhorn Jerry Hey
Flute Larry Williams
Flute Kim Hutchcroft
Piccolo Larry Williams
Sax Larry Williams
Sax Kim Hutchcroft
Trumpet Jerry Hey

Liner Notes

Producer – Harvey Mason
Producer (Production Assistance) – Bob Wirtz, Kenny Mason, Marvin Mason
Arranged By (Strings) – Jerry Peters (Track 1)
Arranged By (Horns) – Seawind (Track 2)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Harvey Mason (Track 2)
Arranged By – Harvey Mason (Track 4)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Jerry Peters (Track 4)
Engineer – Phil Schier
Engineer (Assistant) – Geoff Gillette, Mike Beiriger, Rick Smith
Mixed By – Phil Schier
Strings (String Ensemble) – Harvey Mason (Track 3)

Cello – Dennis Karmazyn (tracks: 1, 4, 5)
Viola – David Campbell (tracks: 1, 4, 5), Thomas Buffum (tracks: 1, 4, 5)
Violin – Art Royval (tracks: 1, 4, 5), Haim Shtrum (tracks: 1, 4, 5), Jay Rosen (tracks: 1, 4, 5)
Violin, Concertmaster – Charles Veal Jr (tracks: 1, 4, 5)

Art Direction, Design – Phil Fewsmith, Stephen Lumel
Artwork (Cover Concept), Photography By – Bob Wirtz

Recorded at Kendun Recorders, Burbank, California, June 1976.
Mixed at the Record Plant, Los Angeles, California, July 1976
Harvey Mason Plays Roger Drums
℗ © 1976 Arista Records, Inc.
A subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.