1979 Norman Connors – Invitation

Invitation is an album by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania jazz drummer Norman Connors, released in 1979. The album charted at number 137 on the Billboard top albums chart and number 34 on the Billboard soul albums chart.


1  Your Love (Wah Wah Watson; Josef Powell; Art Tosey) 05:06
2  Handle Me Gently (McKinley Jackson; Shirley Jones; Brenda Jones; Valorie Jones) 03:48
3  Be There In The Morning (Renee Geyer; Mel Logan) 04:14
4  Invitation (Paul D Wilson) 04:07
5  Together (Keith Echols; Alice Sanderson; Kiethen Carter) 03:17
6  Disco Land (Wah Wah Watson; McKinley Jackson) 04:36
7  I Have A Dream (Herbie Hancock) 06:20
8  Beijo Partido (Toninho Horta) 06:04
9  Kingston (Jacques Burvick) 04:26


BassCharles Meeks
BassEddie Watkins Jr
BassTony Jones
DrumsNorman Connors
DrumsJames Bradley
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarGregg Hill
GuitarLouis Russell
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarWah Wah Watson
Electric PianoJacques Burvick
KeyboardsOnaje Allan Gumbs
KeyboardsBobby Lyle
PianoBilly McCoy
PianoBobby Lyle
SynthesizerMike Botica
SaxRalph Jones
TromboneClay Lawrey
TromboneGarnett Brown
TromboneGeorge Bohanon
TriangleMaurice Spears
TrumpetDanny Pickerin
TrumpetDuke Jones
TrumpetNolan Smith
TrumpetOscar Brashear
TrumpetWalter Johnson
WoodwindsMarion Meadows
PercussionNorman Connors
Background VocalsJean Carn
VocalsNorman Connors

Other Musicians

1 Your Love

Background VocalsThe Jones Girls
VocalsAl Johnson

2 Handle Me Gently

Background VocalsThe Jones Girls

3 Be There In The Morning

SaxGary Bartz

6 Disco Land

Background VocalsThe Jones Girls

7 I Have A Dream

FlugelhornEddie Henderson
TrumpetEddie Henderson

9 Kingston

SaxJeff Clayton
SaxTerry Harrington
Background VocalsGwen Evans
Background VocalsJosie James
Background VocalsWali Ali

Liner Notes

Producer – Norman Connors
Arranged By – McKinley Jackson
Arranged By – Paul Wilson (Tracks (Tracks 4, 5)
Arranged By – Onaje Allen Gumbs (Tracks 7, 8)
Arranged By – Norman Connors, Jacques Burvick (Track 9)
Concertmaster – Harry Bluestone
Concertmaster – Bill Henderson (Tracks 7, 8)
Conductor – McKinley Jackson
Conductor – Paul Wilson (Tracks (Tracks 4, 5)
Conductor – Onaje Allen Gumbs (Tracks 7, 8)
Conductor – Norman Connors, Jacques Burvick (Track 9)
Conductor (Horns, Strings) – Paul Riser (Track 2)
Mastered By – John Golden
Mixed By – Richard Hennan, Jackson Schwartz
Recorded By – Richard Hennan, Jackson Schwartz

Ar Direction – Donn Davenport
Design – Katrinka Blickle
Photography – Sherman Weisburd, Anthony Barboza, Mel Dixon

Mastered At Kendrun Recorders
Recorded At Kendrun Recorders
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Buddah Records, Inc
Copyright (c) – Buddah Records, Inc.