1979 Elkie Brooks – Live And Learn

Live and Learn is an album by Elkie Brooks, released in 1979.

Released on the back of two hit singles (“Don’t Cry Out Loud” and “The Runaway”), A&M released Live and Learn choosing to omit these songs. Leiber & Stoller made returned as producers for the album and gave it a distinct funk and disco feel which, after the middle of the road offerings of the non-album singles, perhaps alienated some of her fanbase. Neither of the singles from this album made the charts which made promotion for this album problematic. As Elkie had become pregnant during the recording A&M, decided to pull back the promotion even further. However, she did continue to perform live until late in her pregnancy.

Tracks

1  Viva La Money (Allen Toussaint) 3:25
2  On The Horizon (Jerry Leiber; Mike Stoller) 3:29
3  He Could Of Been An Army (Mickey Jupp; Jerry Leiber; Mike Stoller) 4:28
4  The Rising Cost Of Love (Len Ron Hanks; Zane Grey; Bobby Martin) 5:00
5  Dreamdealer (Jerry Leiber; Mike Stoller; Elkie Brooks; Pete Gage) 4:00
6  Who’s Making Love (Homer Banks; Don Davis; Bettye Crutcher; Raymond Jackson) 3:35
7  If You Can Beat Me Rockin’ (You Can Have My Chair) (Ronald Dunbar; Lamont Dozier; Brian Holland) 3:20
8  The Heartache Is On (Jerry Leiber; John Sembello) 3:19
9  Not Enough Lovin’ Left (Elkie Brooks; Pete Gage; Jerry Leiber; Mike Stoller) 3:46
10  Falling Star (Jerry Leiber; Mike Stoller) 4:07

Media

Musicians


1 Viva La Money

BassScott Edwards
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarSpencer Bean
ClavinetJean Roussel
Fender RhodesJean Roussel
PianoJohn Barnes
SynthesizerJean Roussel
HornsTower of Power
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsDarlene Love
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
Background VocalsMaggie Henry
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters


2 On The Horizon

BassEd Watkins
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarSpencer Bean
Fender RhodesJean Roussel
PianoJean Roussel
SynthesizerJean Roussel
HarpCorky Hale
HornMike Stoller
HornsTower of Power


3 He Could Of Been An Army

BassScott Edwards
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarSpencer Bean
GuitarFred Tackett
Acoustic GuitarPaul Warren
Acoustic GuitarOliver Leiber
MandolinFred Tackett
Fender RhodesJean Roussel
Hammond OrganJean Roussel
HarmoniumJean Roussel
PianoJohn Barnes
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
HornMike Stoller
HornsTower of Power
Background VocalsDarlene Love
Background VocalsEdna Wright
Background VocalsMarcy Levy
Background VocalsVenetta Fields


4 The Rising Cost Of Love

BassEd Watkins
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarSpencer Bean
Fender RhodesJean Roussel
PianoJohn Barnes
HornsTower of Power
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsDarlene Love
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
Background VocalsMaggie Henry


5 Dreamdealer

BassScott Edwards
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarSpencer Bean
PianoJean Roussel
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
HarpCorky Hale
FluteLenny Pickett
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


6 Who’s Making Love

BassScott Edwards
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarSpencer Bean
GuitarMarlo Henderson
Fender RhodesJean Roussel
PianoJean Roussel
PianoJohn Barnes
HornsTower of Power
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
Background VocalsDarlene Love
Background VocalsEdna Wright
Background VocalsMarcy Levy


7 If You Can Beat Me Rockin’ (You Can Have My Chair)

BassScott Edwards
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarSpencer Bean
Acoustic GuitarPaul Warren
Fender RhodesJean Roussel
Hammond OrganJean Roussel
PianoJohn Barnes
HornsTower of Power
Background VocalsDarlene Love
Background VocalsEdna Wright
Background VocalsMarcy Levy
Background VocalsVenetta Fields


8 The Heartache Is On

BassBryan Garofalo
DrumsHal Blaine
GuitarBen Benay
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarTim May
Fender RhodesJean Roussel
SynthesizerJean Roussel
Background VocalsOren Waters


9 Not Enough Lovin’ Left

BassEd Watkins
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarSpencer Bean
ClavinetJean Roussel
Fender RhodesJean Roussel
PianoJean Roussel
HornsTower of Power
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsOren Waters


10 Falling Star

BassBryan Garofalo
DrumsHal Blaine
GuitarBen Benay
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarTim May
Fender RhodesMike Stoller
HarmoniumJean Roussel
PianoJean Roussel
SynthesizerJean Roussel
Background VocalsDarlene Love
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaggie Henry
Background VocalsVenetta Fields

Liner Notes

Producer – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Conductor (Strings) – David Crawford (Track 4)
Conductor (Strings) – Lee Holdridge (Track 8)
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Recorded By, Mixed By – Michael Stone

Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Mastered At – A&M Studios