1978 Friendly Enemies – Round One

Friendely Enemies was a one record band, featuring Michel Rubini, Chuck Smith and Donald Dunn.

Michel Rubini (born December 3, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American musician and composer, best known for his work composing motion picture soundtracks. He is a professional classical pianist since early childhood. During the 1960s and 1970s, Rubini worked on tours, with such stars as Ray Charles, Frank Zappa, Sonny and Cher and Barbra Streisand.

Donald “Duck” Dunn (November 24, 1941 – May 13, 2012) was an American bass guitarist, session musician, record producer, and songwriter. Dunn was notable for his 1960s recordings with Booker T. & the M.G.’s and as a session bassist for Stax Records. At Stax, Dunn played on thousands of records including hits by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Elvis Presley and many others. In 1992, he was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.’s.


1  Soul In Distress (Chuck Smith, Don Dunn, Michel Rubini) 5:08
2  Too Hot To Handle (Don Dunn, Michel Rubini) 3:40
3  Dark Eyes (Don Dunn, Michel Rubini) 5:27
4  The Words (I Love You) (Don Dunn, Michel Rubini) 5:10
5  Steal Your Love (Chuck Smith, Don Dunn) 3:16
6  Love At First Sight (Bob Siller, Don Dunn, Michel Rubini) 3:24
7  Baby It’s Me (Chuck Smith, Don Dunn) 3:39
8  Driftin’ (Chuck Smith, Don Dunn, Michel Rubini) 4:06
9  Young Boy (Chuck Smith, Don Dunn, Michel Rubini) 3:28



BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarChuck Smith
GuitarLee Ritenour
KeyboardsMichel Rubini
SynthesizerMichel Rubini
Background VocalsMichel Rubini
Background VocalsDonald Dunn
VocalsChuck Smith

Other Musicians

1 Soul In Distress

Bass (synthesizer)Michel Rubini

3 Dark Eyes

DrumsJeffrey Porcaro

6 Love At First Sight

VocalsDonald Dunn

7 Baby It’s Me

Bass (synthesizer)Michel Rubini

Liner Notes

Producer – Michel Rubini
Producer (Executive) – Suzanne De Passe
Arranged By – Michel Rubini
Engineer (Mixing) – Russ Terrana
Engineer (Recording) – Bob Robitaille, James Warmack, Michael Lizzio, Russ Terrana

Artwork By (Art Direction, Design) – David Larkham
Artwork By (Make-up, Styling) – Christi Zabel
Artwork By (Photography) – Barry Levine

Recorded at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
(C)(P) 1978 Motown Record Corporation.