1976 Jim Peterik – Don’t Fight The Feeling

Don’t Fight the Feeling is the first solo album by Jim Peterik, released in 1976. He toured as the Jim Peterik Band with Bruce Gaitsch (guitar), Terry Fryer (keyboards), and Chase’s rhythm section of Dennis Keith Johnson (bass) and Gary Smith (drums). They toured with several of the era’s most popular bands, including Heart and Boston.


1  Don’t Fight The Feeling (Jim Peterik) 3:48
2  Daphne With The Laughing Eyes (Jim Peterik) 4:32
3  Last Tango (Jim Peterik) 3:29
4  Naugahyde Heart (Jim Peterik) 3:28
5  Let There Be Song (Jim Peterik) 4:29
6  Chicago Blues (Jim Peterik) 4:24
7  Lazy Susan (Jim Peterik) 3:14
8  Hard Day At The World (Jim Peterik) 3:00
9  Vendetta (Jim Peterik) 3:11
10  Lay Back (Jim Peterik) 5:05



BassDennis Johnson (2)
DrumsGary Smith (2)
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
GuitarJim Peterik
Acoustic GuitarBruce Gaitsch
Acoustic GuitarJim Peterik
12 String GuitarBruce Gaitsch
SitarBruce Gaitsch
ClavinetTerry Fryer
KeyboardsTerry Fryer
PianoTerry Fryer
SynthesizerDennis Johnson (2)
FluteTerry Fryer
SaxJackie Kelso
SaxJim Horn
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetBobby Findley
TrumpetChuck Findley
PercussionToxey French
VocalsJim Peterik

Liner Notes

Producer – Toxey French
Producer – Barry Mraz (Tracks 2, 7)
Executive-Producer – Lennie Petze
Arranged By – Toxey French
Arranged By (Horns) – Jim Horn
Arranged By (Strings) – Ernie Freeman
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp
Engineer – Alan Kubicka, Barry Mraz
Engineer (Second) – Hank Neuberger, Peter Granet

Art Direction – Ed Lee
Design – Marte De Oro
Photography By – Marc Hauser

Recorded At – Chicago Recording Company
Recorded At – Paragon Studios
Mixed At – Chicago Recording Company