1977 Pee Wee Ellis – Home In A Country

Home In A Country is the debut solo album by Pee Wee Ellis, released in 1977 on Savoy.

Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis (Alfred James Ellis, born April 21, 1941) is an American saxophonist, composer and arranger. With a background in jazz, he was an important member of James Brown’s band in the 1960s, appearing on many of Brown’s most notable recordings and co-writing hits like “Cold Sweat” and “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud”. He also worked closely with Van Morrison.

Tracks

1  Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez) 06:53
2  Big Daddy (Steve Satten) 05:20
3  Gotcha! (Alfred Ellis) 06:15
4  Kiss And Say Goodbye (Winfred Lovett) 03:59
5  Fort Apache (Alfred Ellis) 05:37
6  This Is Just A Warning! (Alfred Ellis; Dwain Jones) 06:26
7  Pistachio (Alfred Ellis; Eleana Sternberg) 04:27

Musicians

1 Nature Boy

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsIdris Muhammad
DrumsJim Strassburg
GuitarJon Sholle
Electric PianoRoland Hanna
SynthesizerPee Wee Ellis
SaxPee Wee Ellis
CongasJumma Santos


2 Big Daddy

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsBernard Purdie
DrumsJim Strassburg
GuitarCornell Dupree
GuitarEric Gale
ClavinetPee Wee Ellis
Electric PianoErnie Hayes
SaxPee Wee Ellis
TromboneBarry Rogers
TrumpetJohn Gatchell
ShakerRay Mantilla
PercussionJumma Santos
Background VocalsLani Groves
Background VocalsLilian Tynes
VocalsCharlotte Crossley
VocalsLeon Thomas


3 Gotcha!

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsBernard Purdie
DrumsChris Parker
Guitar (solo)George Benson
GuitarCharlie Brown
Electric PianoPee Wee Ellis
SaxPee Wee Ellis
CongasBabatunde Olatunji
Background VocalsLani Groves
Background VocalsLilian Tynes
Background VocalsVivian Cherry


4 Kiss And Say Goodbye

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsJim Strassburg
GuitarCharlie Brown
GuitarJon Sholle
ClavinetPee Wee Ellis
Electric PianoRoland Hanna
OrganPee Wee Ellis
SynthesizerPee Wee Ellis
SaxPee Wee Ellis
PercussionPee Wee Ellis
PercussionRay Mantilla
TromboneBarry Rogers
TrumpetJohn Gatchell
Background VocalsLani Groves
Background VocalsLilian Tynes
Background VocalsVivian Cherry


5 Fort Apache

BassGordon Edwards
DrumsBernard Purdie
Guitar (solo)Eric Gale
GuitarCornell Dupree
ClavinetPee Wee Ellis
Electric PianoErnie Hayes
SaxPee Wee Ellis
CongasJumma Santos
PercussionJim Strassburg


6 This Is Just A Warning!

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsIdris Muhammad
DrumsJim Strassburg
GuitarJon Sholle
ClavinetPee Wee Ellis
Electric PianoRoland Hanna
SaxPee Wee Ellis
TrumpetWaymon Reed
Bell LyrePee Wee Ellis
CongasJumma Santos
VocalsCharlotte Crossley
VocalsDwain Jones
VocalsLani Groves
VocalsLeon Thomas
VocalsLilian Tynes
VocalsMelanie Jordin


7 Pistachio

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsIdris Muhammad
DrumsJim Strassburg
GuitarJon Sholle
ClavinetPee Wee Ellis
Electric PianoRoland Hanna
SaxPee Wee Ellis
SaxDavid Liebman
PercussionJumma Santos
VocalsEleana Sternberg

Liner Notes

Producer – Bob Porter, Pee Wee Ellis
Producer (Executive) – Steve Backer
Arranged By- Pee Wee Ellis
Conductor – Pee Wee Ellis
Engineer – Kevin Herron, Skip Juried
Mixed By – Kevin Herron
Recorded By – Skip Juried

Art Direction – Robert Heimall
Photography – Benno Friedman
Typography – Hal Fiedler

Mixed At The Hit Factory
Recorded At Sound Exchange Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) Arista Records, Inc
Copyright (c) Arista Records, Inc