1979 The Chocolate Jam Co. – The Spread Of The Future

The Chocolate Jam Co was a band formed by Leon “Ndugu” Chancler. The Spread Of The Future was their debut album, released in 1979.

Tracks

1  The Feeling (Leon Chancler) 3:23
2  Just As You Are (Leon Chancler) 4:26
3  This Time (Leon Chancler, Virginia Ayers) 3:53
4  Don’t Leave Me Now, Stay With Me (Leon Chancler) 5:39
5  Looking Glass (Leon Chancler) 3:35
6  Mounds (Leon Chancler) 2:00
7  Spread Of The Future / The Party (Leon Chancler) 5:06
8  A Chocolate Jam (Leon Chancler) 4:43
9  “C” Of Chocolate (Leon Chancler) 4:30

Media

Musicians

BassByron Miller
BassStan Gilbert
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarAl McKay
VibraphoneLeon Chancler
PercussionLeon Chancler
VocalsLeon Chancler
HornSidney Muldrow
SaxDon Myrick
SaxErnie Watts
SaxFred Jackson
SaxGerald Albright
SaxWilliam Green
TrumpetBobbie Bryant
TrumpetMichael Harris
TrumpetOscar Brashear
TrumpetRaymond Lee Brown
TromboneGarnett Brown
TromboneMaurice Spears

Other Musicians

1 The Feeling

GuitarDavid T. Walker
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes


2 Just As You Are

GuitarGreg Moore
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
KeyboardsRonnie Foster
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson


3 This Time

GuitarDavid T. Walker
KeyboardsRonnie Foster


4 Don’t Leave Me Now, Stay With Me

GuitarDavid T. Walker
KeyboardsRonnie Foster


5 Looking Glass

KeyboardsJohn Barnes
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson


6 Mounds

GuitarDavid T. Walker
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes


7 Spread Of The Future / The Party

GuitarDavid T. Walker
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsRonnie Foster


8 A Chocolate Jam

Guitar (solo)Al McKay
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsRonnie Foster
MoogRonnie Foster
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson


9 “C” Of Chocolate

GuitarDavid T. Walker
GuitarGreg Moore
KeyboardsRonnie Foster
PianoRonnie Foster
SynthesizerGeorge Duke

Liner Notes

Producer – Leon Ndugu Chancler
Producer (Associate) – Genevieve Edwards, Kevin Dugan
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Al McKay (Track 3), Byron Miller (Track 3), Ronnie Foster (Track 3)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Reggie Andrews
Engineer – Phil Kaffel
Engineer (Assistant) – Ed Cherney, Erik Zobler, Ross Pallone
Mastered By – Joe Gastwirt

Cello – Ronald Cooper
Cello (Principal) – Dennis Karmazyn
Harp – Dorothy Ashby
Horns – Bobby Bryant, Garnett Brown, Maurice Spears, Michael Harris, Oscar Brashear, Ray Brown, Sidney Muldrow
Horns, Contractor – George Bohanon
Strings, Contractor – Rosemary McLean
Viola – Art Royval, Leonard Selic
Viola (Principal) – Rollice Dale
Violin – Blanche Belnick, Denise Aryes, Henry Roth, Janice Gower, Marcia VanDyke*, Bob Lipsett*, Sandy Seymour, Teiji Okubo
Violin, Concertmaster – Arnold Belnick, Israel Baker

Recorded At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
Mixed At – Westlake Audio
Mastered At – Kendun Recorders
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.