1975 The Originals – California Sunset

California Sunset is the fifth album by the band The Originals, released in 1975.

The Originals, often called “Motown’s best-kept secret”, were a successful Motown R&B and soul group during the late 1960s and the 1970s, most notable for the hits “Baby, I’m For Real”, “The Bells”, and the disco classic “Down To Love Town.” Formed in 1966, the group originally consisted of baritone singer Freddie Gorman, tenor/falsetto Walter Gaines, and tenors C. P. Spencer and Hank Dixon (and briefly Joe Stubbs). Ty Hunter replaced Spencer when he left to go solo in the early 1970s.


1  Why\’d You Lie (Lamont Dozier) 04:12
2  Don\’t Turn The Lights Off (Lamont Dozier) 03:51
3  It Could Never Happen (Lamont Dozier) 04:33
4  Good Lovin\’ Is Just A Dime Away (Lamont Dozier) 04:12
5  California Sunset (Lamont Dozier) 05:09
6  Sweet Rhapsody (Lamont Dozier) 04:50
7  Fifty Years (Lamont Dozier) 04:54
8  Let Me Live In Your Life (Lamont Dozier) 04:53
9  Financial Affair (Lamont Dozier) 03:57
10  Nothing Can Take The Place (Of Your Love) (Lamont Dozier) 03:29



BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarDennis Coffey
GuitarJay Gadson
GuitarRay Parker Jr
KeyboardsMcKinley Jackson
HornsGeorge Bohanon
PercussionOllie E. Brown
PercussionEddie Brown

Liner Notes

Producer – Lamont Dozier
Arranged By (Horn & String Arrangements) – Paul Riser (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 9)
Arranged By (Horn & String Arrangements) – Jimmie Haskell (Tracks 3, 6, 7, 8)
Arranged By (Horn & String Arrangements) – Larry Fallon (Track 10)
Arranged By (Rhythm Arrangement) – McKinley Jackson
Arranged By (Vocals) – Lamont Dozier
Conductor – Sidney Sharp
Engineer (Mastering) – Lois Walker
Engineer (Recording & Mixing) – Barney Perkins

Art Direction – Katarina Pettersson
Photography By – Jim Britt

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation
Distributed By – Motown Records, Canada Ltd.
Manufactured By – Motown Records, Canada Ltd.