1976 Harvey Mason – Earthmover

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

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 Sr
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 Sr


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

FlugelhornJerry Hey
FluteLarry Williams
FluteKim Hutchcroft
PiccoloLarry Williams
SaxLarry Williams
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TrumpetJerry Hey

Strings

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

Liner Notes

Producer – Harvey Mason Sr
Producer (Assistance) – Bob Wirtz, Kenny Mason, Marvin Mason Sr
Arranged By (Strings) – Jerry Peters (Track 1)
Arranged By (Strings) – Harvey Mason Sr (Track 3)
Arranged By (Horns) – Seawind (Track 2)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Harvey Mason Sr (Track 2)
Arranged By – Harvey Mason Sr (Track 4)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Jerry Peters (Track 4)
Concertmaster – Charles Veal Jr (Tracks 1, 4, 5)
Engineer – Phil Schier
Engineer (Assistant) – Geoff Gillette, Mike Beiriger, Rick Smith
Mixed By – Phil Schier

Art Direction, Design – Phil Fewsmith, Stephen Lumel
Artwork, Photography – Bob Wirtz

Mixed At the Record Plant, LA, CA
Recorded At Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA
Phonographic Copyright Arista Records Inc
Copyright Arista Records Inc