1993 Spirit Traveler – Playing The Hits From The Motor City

Playing The Hits From The Motor City is a one time project featuring Ali-Ollie Woodson, David T Walker, Eric Gale, James Gadson, James Jamerson Jr, Melvin “Wah Wah” Watson and Phil Upchurch. It was released in 1993.

Tracks

1  Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours (Stevie Wonder; Syreeta Wright; Lee Garrett; Lula Hardaway) 5:13
2  Since I Lost My Baby (Smokey Robinson; Warren Moore) 6:01
3  Ain’t That Peculiar (Pete Moore; Smokey Robinson; Bobby Rogers; Marvin Tarplin) 4:46
4  Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing (Nickolas Ashford; Valerie Simpson) 4:38
5  You Keep Me Hangin’ On (Brian Holland; Lamont Dozier; Edward Holland) 4:49
6  Ooo Baby Baby (Smokey Robinson; Warren Moore) 5:32
7  Tracks Of My Tears (Smokey Robinson; Warren Moore; Marvin Tarplin) 3:48
8  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Nickolas Ashford; Valerie Simpson) 4:40
9  I Love You (Ollie Woodson) 4:55
10  It’s Growing (Smokey Robinson; Warren Moore) 5:30
11  You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me (Smokey Robinson) 5:37
12  Merry Christmas Baby (Lou Baxter; Johnny Moore) 7:44

Media

Musicians

1 Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
Guitar (solo)Eric Gale
Guitar (Synthesizer)Phil Upchurch
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarDavid T Walker


2 Since I Lost My Baby

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
Guitar (solo)David T Walker
Guitar (solo)Phil Upchurch
GuitarEric Gale
GuitarWah Wah Watson
KeyboardsDiane Louie


3 Ain’t That Peculiar

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
Guitar (solo)Eric Gale
GuitarPhil Upchurch
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarWah Wah Watson
VocalsOllie Woodson


4 Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
Guitar (solo)Eric Gale
Guitar (solo)David T Walker
GuitarPhil Upchurch
GuitarWah Wah Watson
KeyboardsDiane Louie
SynthesizerDiane Louie


5 You Keep Me Hangin’ On

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
Guitar (solo)David T Walker
Guitar (solo)David T Walker
GuitarPhil Upchurch
GuitarWah Wah Watson
SynthesizerDiane Louie
PercussionWah Wah Watson
VoiceWah Wah Watson


6 Ooo Baby Baby

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
Guitar (solo)Eric Gale
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarWah Wah Watson
PianoDiane Louie
SynthesizerDiane Louie
VocalsOllie Woodson


7 Tracks Of My Tears

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarEric Gale
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarWah Wah Watson
Guitar (Synthesizer)Phil Upchurch


8 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
Guitar (solo)Eric Gale
GuitarPhil Upchurch
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarWah Wah Watson


9 I Love You

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
Guitar (solo)Eric Gale
GuitarPhil Upchurch
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarWah Wah Watson
SynthesizerDiane Louie
Background VocalsStacy Campbell
Background VocalsJeff Ramsey
VocalsOllie Woodson


10 It’s Growing

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
Guitar (solo)Eric Gale
Guitar (solo)David T Walker
GuitarWah Wah Watson
Guitar (Synthesizer)Phil Upchurch


11 You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
Guitar (solo)Eric Gale
Guitar (solo)David T Walker
Guitar (Synthesizer)Phil Upchurch


12 Merry Christmas Baby

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
Guitar (solo)Phil Upchurch
Guitar (solo)Wah Wah Watson
Guitar (solo)David T Walker
Guitar (solo)Eric Gale
VocalsOllie Woodson

Liner Notes

Producer – Akira Taguchi
Co-Producer – Masako Gale Leonine
Producer (Executive) – Takashi Misu
Engineer (Assistant) – Dann Thompson, Eric Cowden, Casey Neiditich
Mastered by – Alan Yoshida
Mixed by – Joe Tortorici
Recorded by – Joe Tortorici

Art Direction, Design – Los Dos Pedros De Moda
Creative Direction – Sam Gay
Photography – Lisa Johnson
XRCD SEries Design – Peter Grant

Mastered at A&M Mastering Studios, Hollywood, CA
Recorded at Group IV Recording, Hollywood, CA
Phonographic Copyright (p) – JVC Musical Industries Europe Ltd.
Copyright (c) – JVC Musical Industries Europe Ltd.
Manufactured By – JVC Musical Industries Europe Ltd.
Distributed By – TCB Records