Fast Break is a 1979 American comedy film directed by Jack Smight and produced by Stephen Friedman. The film stars Gabe Kaplan as David Greene, Harold Sylvester as D.C. and Bernard King as Hustler. The film was Kaplan’s big-screen debut, although he had made earlier appearances on television sitcoms and movies, and was one of the first film appearances of Laurence Fishburne.

This film also featured the hit song “With You I’m Born Again” by Billy Preston and Syreeta, which was released in November 1979 and peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The duo also recorded the film’s theme song, “Go for It”, released as a single in April of the same year. The film’s soundtrack was released by Motown Records.

Tracks

1  Go For It (Theme From “Fast Break”) (David Shire; Carol Connors) 03:49
2  Welcome To Cadwallader (David Shire) 03:42
3  More Than Just A Friend (David Shire; Carol Connors) 04:09
4  With You I’m Born Again (instrumental) (David Shire) 04:52
5  He Didn’t Stay (James Di Pasquale; Carol Connors) 03:10
With You I’m Born Again (David Shire; Carol Connors) 03:37
7  Books And Basketball (Montage) (David Shire) 02:11
8  Half Time (James Di Pasquale) 02:01
9  The Big Game (David Shire) 02:44
10  Go For It (Disco) (David Shire; Carol Connors) 08:37

Musicians

1    Go For It (Theme From “Fast Break”)

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsLarry Muhoberac
KeyboardsMike Lang
SynthesizerDavid Shire
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionSteve Forman
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsMarilyn Jackson
Background VocalsNetty Gloud
VocalsBilly Preston
VocalsSyreeta Wright


2    Welcome To Cadwallader

BassEddie Watkins Jr
DrumsEd Greene
ClavinetBilly Preston
OrganBilly Preston
PercussionAlex Acuna
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionVictor Feldman


3    More Than Just A Friend

BassEddie Watkins Jr
DrumsOllie E. Brown
GuitarMitch Holder
Fender RhodesBilly Preston
PianoDavid Shire
SaxErnie Watts
PercussionSteve Forman
VocalsBilly Preston


4    With You I’m Born Again

Acoustic BassRay Brown
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarMitch Holder
PianoBilly Preston
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters


5    He Didn’t Stay

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsLarry Muhoberac
KeyboardsMike Lang
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionSteve Forman
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
VocalsSyreeta Wright


6    With You I’m Born Again

BassEddie Watkins Jr
DrumsOllie E. Brown
GuitarMitch Holder
PianoDavid Shire
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
VocalsBilly Preston
VocalsSyreeta Wright


7    Books And Basketball (Montage)

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsLarry Muhoberac
KeyboardsMike Lang
SaxErnie Watts
SaxJoe Farrell
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionSteve Forman
PercussionVictor Feldman


8    Half Time

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
BassChuck Domanico
DrumsEd Greene
TromboneGeorge Roberts
TromboneGil Falco
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetEd Sheftel
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetWarren Luening
TubaTommy Johnson
WoodwindsBob Tricarico
WoodwindsErnie Watts
WoodwindsJoe Farrell
WoodwindsJoe Soldo


9    The Big Game

BassEddie Watkins Jr
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarMitch Holder
Fender RhodesDavid Shire
PianoDavid Shire
PianoJay Kennedy
SaxErnie Watts
TromboneBill Watrous
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionAlex Acuna
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionVictor Feldman


10    Go For It (Disco)

BassEddie Watkins Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarRobert White
ClavinetBilly Preston
KeyboardsSonny Burke
SynthesizerDavid Shire
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
PercussionEddie Brown
PercussionJack Ashford
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsBilly Preston
VocalsSyreeta Wright

Liner Notes

Producer – David Shire, James Di Pasquale
Producer (Executive) – Suzanne de Passe, Tony Jones
Arranged By – David Shire, James Di Pasquale
Arranged By – Jay Kennedy (Tracks 2, 5, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Rhythm, Strings, Horns) – McKinley Jackson (Track 10)
Conductor – David Shire, James Di Pasquale
Engineer – F Byron Clark
Engineer (Assistant) – James Warmack
Mastered By – Jack Andrews
Mixed By – F Byron Clark

Art Direction – Norm Ung
Artwork – Jack Davis
Concept By – Frank Ostrowiecki
Design – Earl Klasky
Photography By – Andy Su, Aaron Rapoport

Produced For Regal Productions, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) Motown Record Corporation
Copyright (c) Regal Productions, Inc.
Published By Check Out Music
Recorded At Motown Recording Studios
Recorded At Group IV Recording Studios
Recorded At Filmways/Heider Recording
Recorded At Kendun Recorders
Mixed At Motown Recording Studios
Mixed At Kendun Recorders
Mastered At Motown Recording Studios