1976 Les Dudek – Les Dudek

dudek-les-1976Les Dudek is American guitarist Les Dudek’s 1976 self-titled solo debut album.

Steve Miller covered “What a Sacrifice” on his album Book of Dreams as “Sacrifice”, which included Dudek and James Curly Cooke in the recording. His early releases strongly influenced by the Southern rock style of the Allman Brothers Band – slide guitar and dual drummers on a few tracks. Les was one of the replacement considerations after the death of Duane Allman. He is said to have had uncredited contributions to “Ramblin Man” and “Jessica” and was part of the recording. Influence from his work with Boz Scaggs adds a flare of funky jazz.

Tracks

1  City Magic (Les Dudek) 5:30
2  Sad Clown (Les Dudek) 5:25
3  Don’t Stop Now (Les Dudek) 3:56
4  Each Morning (Les Dudek) 7:28
5  It Can Do (Les Dudek) 6:30
6  Take The Time (Les Dudek) 4:09
7  Cruisin’ Groove (Les Dudek) 4:08
8  What A Sacriface (Les Dudek, James Curly Cook) 5:56

Media

Musicians

1 City Magic

BassGerald Johnson
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLes Dudek
OrganDavid Paich
PianoDavid Paich
Background VocalsMaxine Green
Background VocalsPepper Swenson
Background VocalsJeri Stevens


2 Sad Clown

BassJim Hughart
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLes Dudek
OrganDavid Paich


3 Don’t Stop Now

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLes Dudek
OrganDavid Paich
LyriconTom Scott


4 Each Morning

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLes Dudek
MoogDavid Paich
PianoDavid Paich
Background VocalsCarolyn Willis
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsBecky Louis


5 It Can Do

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLes Dudek
OrganDavid Paich
Background VocalsBoz Scaggs


6 Take The Time

BassLouis Johnson
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLes Dudek
Background VocalsMaxine Green
Background VocalsPepper Swenson
Background VocalsJeri Stevens


7 Cruisin’ Groove

BassLouis Johnson
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLes Dudek
OrganDavid Paich
PianoDavid Paich


8 What A Sacriface

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLes Dudek
Fender RhodesDavid Paich
Fender RhodesDavid Foster
Background VocalsCarolyn Willis
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsBecky Louis

Liner Notes

Producer – Boz Scaggs
Engineer – Glen Kolotkin, Leonard Kovner, Roy Segal
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By – Tom Knox

Design – Ron Coro, Tommy Steele
Photography By – Ethan Russell

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Printed By – Shorewood Packaging
Mixed At – Davlen Sound Studios
Recorded At – Davlen Sound Studios
Recorded At – CBS Studios, San Francisco
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab