1974 Bobby Bland – Dreamer

Dreamer is the ninth solo studio album by American blues singer Bobby Bland. It was released in 1974 through ABC/Dunhill Records. Recording sessions took place at ABC Recording Studios in Los Angeles with songwriter and record producer Steve Barri. The album charted at number 172 on the Billboard 200 and at number 5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in the United States. It spawned three hit singles: “Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City”, “I Wouldn’t Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me)” and “Yolanda”.


1  Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City (Michael Price; Dan Walsh) 3:53
2  I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me) (Michael Price; Dan Walsh; Michael Omartian; Steve Barri) 3:16
3  Lovin’ On Borrowed Time (Charlotte Ann Matheny; Nita Garfield) 3:20
4  The End Of The Road (Oscar Perry) 3:40
5  I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry (Michael Price; Dan Walsh; Mitchell Bottler) 3:40
6  Dreamer (Jerry Zaremba) 3:37
7  Yolanda (Daniel Moore) 3:32
8  Twenty-Four Hour Blues (Michael Price; Dan Walsh; Steve Barri) 3:44
9  Cold Day In Hell (Oscar Perry) 1:33
10  Who’s Foolin’ Who (Michael Price; Dan Walsh; Michael Omartian; Steve Barri) 4:11



BassWilton Felder
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarBen Benay
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLarry Carlton
ClavinetMichael Omartian
OrganMichael Omartian
PianoMichael Omartian
SynthesizerMichael Omartian
HornsErnie Watts
HornsJim Horn
HornsJohn Kelson
HornsLew McCreary
HornsPaul Hubinon
HornsPete Christlieb
HornsTony Terran
Background VocalsGinger Blake
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
VocalsBobby Bland


Strings – The Sid Sharp Strings

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Barri
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp
Engineer – Howard Gale, Phil Kaye, Roger Nichols

Design – Earl Klasky
Photography By – Ken Veeder

Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – ABC Records, Inc.
Recorded At – ABC Recording Studios, Inc.
Mastered At – ABC Recording Studios, Inc.
Lacquer Cut At – The Mastering Lab