1978 Flim & The BB’s – Flim & The BB’s

The selftitled album by Flim & The BB’s is their debut album, released in 1978.

Flim & the BB’s was a contemporary jazz band that was among the first bands to record albums digitally. Flim and the BB’s consisted of Jimmy Johnson, nicknamed Flim, on Alembic 5-string bass and the two BBs, Bill Berg on percussion and Billy Barber on piano, keyboard, and synthesizer, with their initials having a whimsical connotation of BB pellets. Woodwind-player Dick Oatts was a featured guest on their first album before becoming a full member of the band.


1  View From Seventh Heaven (Billy Barber; Bill Berg; Jimmy Johnson; Dick Oatts) 04:45
2  Maid Marian (Billy Barber) 03:31
3  March Of The Nine-Legged Spider (Billy Barber; Bill Berg; Jimmy Johnson) 04:30
4  X-1 (Billy Barber; Bill Berg; Jimmy Johnson) 06:44
5  Jacob’s Boogie (Billy Barber; Bill Berg; Jimmy Johnson; Dick Oatts) 03:32
6  Blue Noise (Billy Barber; Bill Berg; Jimmy Johnson) 06:06
7  Flight Distance (Dick Oatts) 03:04
8  Mountain (Billy Barber; Bill Berg; Jimmy Johnson, Grivna) 03:26
9  A Night With The Trojan Horse (Billy Barber) 03:10



BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsBill Berg
Electric PianoBilly Barber
Hammond OrganDick Oatts
PianoBilly Barber
SynthesizerBilly Barber
ClarinetDick Oatts
FluteDave Karr
SaxDick Oatts
PanpipesDave Karr
PercussionBill Berg

Liner Notes

Producer – Tom Jung
Coordinator – Barb Crofoot
Engineer – Tom Jung, Paul Martinson, Scott Rivard
Engineer (Assistant) – Bernie Beaudry, Mike Severson, Tom Mudge
Mastered By – Bob Berglund

Design – Katy Magura

Recorded At Sound 80