1978 Billy Davis Jr & Marilyn McCoo – Marilyn & Billy

Marilyn & Billy is an album by Billy Davis Jr and Marilyn McCoo, released in 1978.

Marilyn McCoo (born September 30, 1943) is an American singer, actress, and television presenter, who is best known for being the lead female vocalist in the group The 5th Dimension, as well as hosting the 1980s music countdown series Solid Gold. Since 1969, she has been married to singer Billy Davis Jr., the founder and co-member of the 5th Dimension.

Billy Davis Jr. (born June 26, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American musician, best known as a member of the 5th Dimension. Along with his wife, Marilyn McCoo, he had hit records during 1976 and 1977 with “I Hope We Get to Love in Time”, “Your Love”, and “You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)”. Davis and McCoo were married in 1969. They became the first African American married couple to host a network television series, The Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. Show, on CBS in the summer of 1977. That same year, “You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)” won a Grammy Award.

Tracks

1  Shine On Silver Moon (Gary Knight; Gene Allan) 03:48
2  So Many Things For Free (Bob Gallarza; Delores Brown; Marilyn McCoo) 03:56
3  You Got The Love (Lee Garrett; Lloyd Chiate) 02:26
4  I Got The Words, You Got The Music (Billy Davis Jr; Bob Gallarza; Delores Brown) 04:57
5  I Thank You (David Porter; Isaac Hayes) 04:13
6  I Thought It Took A Little Time (But Today I Fell In Love) (Michael Masser; Pam Sawyer) 03:05
7  Stay With Me (Gerry Goffin; Michael Masser) 02:59
8  I Got Love For You (Don Bryant) 02:59
9  Saving All My Love For You (Gerry Goffin; Michael Masser) 03:20
10  Carry Me (Ernie Shelby; Phillip Mitchell) 04:41

Media

Musicians

1 Shine On Silver Moon

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsPaul Humphrey
GuitarBob Gallarza
GuitarSteve Cropper
Electric PianoGail Deadrick
PianoRichard Tee
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
PercussionKing Errisson


2 So Many Things For Free

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsRon E Beck
GuitarBob Gallarza
GuitarSteve Cropper
Electric PianoGail Deadrick
PianoRichard Tee
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
PercussionKing Errisson


3 You Got The Love

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsPaul Humphrey
GuitarBob Gallarza
GuitarSteve Cropper
Electric PianoGail Deadrick
PianoRichard Tee
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
PercussionKing Errisson


4 I Got The Words, You Got The Music

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsRon E Beck
GuitarBob Gallarza
GuitarSteve Cropper
Electric PianoGail Deadrick
PianoRichard Tee
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
PercussionKing Errisson


5 I Thank You

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsRon E Beck
GuitarBob Gallarza
GuitarSteve Cropper
Electric PianoGail Deadrick
PianoRichard Tee
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
PercussionKing Errisson


6 I Thought It Took A Little Time (But Today I Fell In Love)

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarBob Gallarza
GuitarWah Wah Watson
Fender RhodesGail Deadrick
PianoMichael Masser


7 Stay With Me

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarBob Gallarza
GuitarWah Wah Watson
Fender RhodesGail Deadrick
PianoMichael Masser


8 I Got Love For You

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsRon E Beck
GuitarBob Gallarza
GuitarSteve Cropper
Electric PianoGail Deadrick
PianoRichard Tee
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SaxLou Merenie
PercussionKing Errisson


9 Saving All My Love For You

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarLee Ritenour


10 Carry Me

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsRon E Beck
GuitarBob Gallarza
GuitarSteve Cropper
Electric PianoGail Deadrick
PianoRichard Tee
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
PercussionKing Errisson

Other Musicians

SaxLou Merenie
SaxMichael Brecker
TromboneKeith O’Quin
TromboneTom Malone
TromboneUrbie Green
TromboneWayne Andre
TrumpetAlan Rubin
TrumpetJon Faddis
TrumpetRandy Brecker
Background VocalsJean Ann Chapman
Background VocalsLisa Roberts
Background VocalsScherrie Payne
VocalsBilly Davis Jr
VocalsMarilyn McCoo

Liner Notes

Producer – Billy Davis Jr (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Producer – Steve Cropper (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10)
Producer – Michael Masser (Tracks 6, 7, 9)
Arranged By (Background) – Brooks Hunnicutt
Arranged By (Horns) – Tom Malone
Arranged By (Strings) – Larry Kellam
Engineer (Recording)– Bruce Brown, Reginald Dozier, Vicky Fabry, Barry Rudolph, Alan Chinowsky, Jim Sintetos, Terry More, Steve Ett
Engineer (Second) – Jim Sintetos, Terry More, Steve Ett

Design – John Berg
Photography By – Jim Houghton

Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Distributed By – Columbia Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Recorded At – Cherokee Studios
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Recorded At – ABC Recording Studios
Recorded At – Automated Sound Studios
Recorded At – Kendun Recorders