1980 Toby Beau – If You Believe

If You Believe is the third and last album by Toby Beau, released in 1980.

Toby Beau is a Texas band formed in the early 1970s perhaps best known for the 1978 hit single, “My Angel Baby”. The band is still in existence today and continues to perform on the club circuit. Th band’s name was based from one of the last original wooden shrimp boats docked in the Gulf Coast community of Port Isabel, Texas.

After releasing two album it was a large burden on Balde Silva to complete the third album single-handedly, this provided numerous successes, such as all legal rights to retain the band’s name. He then moved to Los Angeles, California, to record the third album with producer Jerry Fuller. With the help of numerous studio artists, the third album, If You Believe was released in 1980. Although not viewed as a commercial success, the album did score a third hit in the ballad “If I Were You,” which might demonstrate a preview of how the band would sound in years to come.

Tracks

1Could It Be Love (Randy Sharp)4:11
2If I Were You (Jerry Fuller, John Hobbs)3:29
3One Needs Another (Joe Chemay, Mike Meros, David Batteau)3:08
4If You Believe (Balde Silva)4:03
5Ships In The Night (Balde Silva)3:54
6Little Miss American Dream (Peter McCann)2:58
7Give Me A Sign (Balde Silva, Scott Galbraith, Danny McKenna)3:13
8You Caught Me With My Love Down (J Silvar, Sam Lorber)3:24
9As Far As I Can See (Jerry Fuller)3:31
10My Dream Lover (Dave Loggins)3:57

Media

Musicians

BassJoe Chemay
DrumsSteve Turner
GuitarBalde Silva
GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
OrganJohn Hobbs
PianoLarry Muhoberac
PianoJohn Hobbs
SynthesizerLarry Muhoberac
SynthesizerJohn Hobbs
SaxErnie Watts
HarmonicaBalde Silva
PercussionSteve Turner
PercussionRobert Zimmitti
Background VocalsJoe Chemay
VocalsBalde Silva

Liner Notes

Producer – Jerry Fuller
Executive Engineer – Marc Piscitelli
Assistant Engineer – Nicholas Smerigan
Mastered by – Bernie Grundman

Art Direction – Tim Bryant, George Corsillo, Gribbitt
Design – George Corsillo, Gribbitt
Photography – Scott Hensel

Recorded & Mixed at Footprint Sound Studios, Sherman Oaks, CA
Mastered at A&M Records