1979 Bill Summers – On Sunshine

On Sunshine is Bill Summers’ fourth solo album released in 1979

Bill Summers (b. June 27, 1948) is a New Orleans based Afro-Cuban jazz/Latin jazz percussionist, a multi-instrumentalist who plays primarily on conga drums. Summers is probably best known for to his work with Los Hombres Calientes along with his friend and co-leader of the group, trumpeter Irvin Mayfield. However, despite this musical relationship, Summers has a much longer musical career than that, often working behind the scenes on film scores for various movies such as The Color Purple and the television miniseries Roots with Quincy Jones. He also played with Herbie Hancock during The Headhunters years, and is mentioned in passing by the liner notes of The Headhunters’ 2003 release Evolution Revolution as contributing to that recording. His former wife is Yvette Bostic-Summers, who often sings on Los Hombres’ albums.

Tracks

1  Walking On Sunshine (Eddy Grant) 7:21
2  You’ve Got Me Lovin’ You Again (Gary Calvin) 4:18
3  She’s Gone (Darryl Hall, John Oates) 5:06
4  Musicland (Ray Obiedo, Johnny Smith) 4:22
5  Dancing Lady (Bill Summer, Claytoven Richardson) 6:14
6  Love’s All We Need (Calvin Tillery, Lori Ham, Ray Obiedo) 4:27
7  Feel The Heat (Bill Summer, Claytoven Richardson) 4:53
8  Learn To Live As One (Calvin Tillery, Lori Ham, Ray Obiedo, Earl Freeman) 4:40
9  Samba De Oakland (Larry Battiste) 1:05

Media

Musicians

1 Walking On Sunshine

BassBo Freeman
DrumsTony Lewis
Guitar (solo)Marlon McClain
ClavinetPaul Smith
MoogPaul Smith
MoogTim Gorman
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneWayne Wallace
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionScott Roberts
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsPatricia Henderson
VocalsLori Ham
VocalsCalvin Tillery


2 You’ve Got Me Lovin’ You Again

BassGary Calvin
DrumsGaylord Birch
KeyboardsDwayne Sweet
FluteBill Summers
CelloJulianne Feldman
ViolinKathy Walters
ViolinDavid Litven
ViolaLorraine Hunt
VocalsBill Summers
VocalsCalvin Tillery


3 She’s Gone

BassBo Freeman
DrumsLloyd Adams
KeyboardsColin Payne
PianoClaytoven Richardson
CelloJulianne Feldman
ViolinKathy Walters
ViolinDavid Litven
ViolaLorraine Hunt
VocalsCalvin Tillery
VocalsClaytoven Richardson


4 Musicland

DrumsPaul van Wageningen
CelloJulianne Feldman
ViolinKathy Walters
ViolinDavid Litven
ViolaLorraine Hunt
Background VocalsNyya Lark
Background VocalsPhillip Richardson
VocalsCalvin Tillery


5 Dancing Lady

BassBo Freeman
DrumsTony Lewis
Guitar (solo)Marlon McClain
ClavinetPaul Smith
MoogPaul Smith
MoogTim Gorman
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneWayne Wallace
TrumpetJerry Hey
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsPatricia Henderson
VocalsBill Summers
VocalsLori Ham
VocalsCalvin Tillery


6 Love’s All We Need

BassBo Freeman
DrumsPaul van Wageningen
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneWayne Wallace
TrumpetJerry Hey
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsPatricia Henderson
VocalsLori Ham
VocalsCalvin Tillery


7 Feel The Heat

BassBo Freeman
DrumsPaul van Wageningen
Guitar (solo)Ray Obiedo
PianoMark Soskin
TrumpetTom Poole
PercussionScott Roberts


8 Learn To Live As One

BassBo Freeman
DrumsPaul van Wageningen
PianoLarry Batiste
CelloJulianne Feldman
ViolinKathy Walters
ViolinDavid Litven
ViolaLorraine Hunt


9 Samba De Oakland

BassBo Freeman
DrumsTony Lewis
PianoGreg Phillinganes

Other Musicians

BassBo Freeman
GuitarRay Obiedo
Acoustic GuitarRay Obiedo
FlugelhornTom Poole
SaxClaytoven Richardson
TromboneLarry Batiste
TrumpetTom Poole
PercussionBill Summers
Background VocalsLori Ham
Background VocalsCalvin Tillery
Background VocalsLarry Batiste
Background VocalsClaytoven Richardson

Liner Notes

Producer – Bill Summers, Phil Kaffel
Executive Producer – Orrin Keepnews
Assistants – Danny Kopelson, Richard Corsello, Wally Buck, Nyya Lark, Kirk Felton
Engineer – Phil Kaffel
Mastering – Stan Kalina
Horn And String Arrangements by Pure Delite Music – Larry Batiste, Claytoven Richardson, Tom Poole
Rhythm Arrangements by Bill Summers and Summers Heat
Rhythm Arrangements by Bill Summers and Tony Lewis (Track 1)
Percussion Arrangements by Bill Summers

Recorded and Mixed at Fantasy Studios, Berkely.
Mastered at CBS Recording Studios, New York, on the CBS Discomputer System