1989 Stix Hooper – Lay It On The Line

Lay it on the line is the third solo album by Stix Hooper, released in 1989.

Nesbert “Stix” Hooper (born August 15, 1938, Houston, Texas, United States) is an American drummer, best known as a founding member of the seminal jazz band, The Crusaders. He and Hubert Laws, who left the group to attend Juilliard in 1960, are the only surviving members of the original group, Jazz Crusaders, which became The Crusaders. Stix retired from the Crusaders in the early-2000s.


1  Zanzibar (Pat Kelley) 4:29
2  Name Of The Game (Phil Upchurch) 4:29
3  I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) 4:33
4  You Make Me Feel Brand New (Linda Creed, Thom Bell) 3:40
5  Lay It On The Line (Stix Hooper) 5:21
6  I Felt In Love (Stix Hooper, Roger Voudouris) 5:30
7  I Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love (Stix Hooper) 6:03



BassNeil Stubenhaus
BassAlphonso Johnson
BassPhil Upchurch
DrumsStix Hooper
GuitarClarence Charles
GuitarEric Gale
GuitarPat Kelley
KeyboardsTed Lo
PianoTed Lo
HarmonicaJimmy Zavala
HornsSteve Madaio
SaxTom Saviano
PercussionStix Hooper
PercussionLenny Castro
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Percussion (Vocal)Spyder Mittleman
Background VocalsRoger Voudouris
Background VocalsSpyder Mittleman
VocalsStix Hooper

Liner Notes

Producer – Stix Hooper
Producer – Roger Voudouris (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7)
Producer (Executive) – Robie Porter
Coordinator (Layout) – Marlene Bergman
Engineer – Franz Pusch
Engineer (Co) – Judd Levison
Mastered By (Digitally) – John Golden
Mixed By – Robie Porter

Cover – Robie Porter, Roger Voudouris
Photography By – Paul Maxin

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Artful Balance
Copyright (c) – Artful Balance
Recorded At – TMF