1977 Perry Botkin Jr – Ports

Ports is an album by Perry Botkin Jr, releases in 1977 on A&M Records.

Perry Botkin Jr. (April 16, 1933 – January 18, 2021) was an American composer, producer, arranger, and musician. The tune “Nadia’s Theme”, composed by Botkin and Barry De Vorzon, peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976. He was also a major contributor to Incredible Bongo Band, one of the most influential groups of all-time for its Bongo Rock album which is one of the most sampled from records, making it a major influence in the origins of Hip hop.


1  The Lovers (Herb Alpert) 03:10
2  Lady Ice (Perry Botkin Jr) 04:24
3  Don’t Believe The Laughter (Gil Garfield; Perry Botkin Jr) 02:53
4  Low Tide (Perry Botkin Jr) 02:53
5  Eternal Sunrise (Gil Garfield; Perry Botkin Jr) 03:08
6  Looking For Home (Perry Botkin Jr) 03:00
7  Nadia’s Theme / Bless The Beasts And Children (Barry DeVorzon; Perry Botkin Jr) 03:13
8  Bridges (Fernando Brant; Milton Nascimento) 03:02
9  You’ve Gone Away (Perry Botkin Jr) 03:20
10  Ports (Perry Botkin Jr) 02:35
11  Gymnopedies #1 (Erik Satie) 02:53


BassAnthony Jackson
BassMax Bennett
BassWilton Felder
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarRobben Ford
KeyboardsPerry Botkin Jr
KeyboardsLarry Muhoberac
KeyboardsMike Melvoin
HarmonicaTommy Morgan
SaxBud Shank
HarpGayle Levant

Other Musicians (Solos)

1 The Lovers

PianoLarry Muhoberac

2 Lady Ice

SynthesizerPerry Botkin Jr
FluteBud Shank
SaxBud Shank

3 Don’t Believe The Laughter

PianoPerry Botkin Jr

4 Low Tide

Guitar (solo)Robben Ford
SaxBud Shank

6 Looking For Home

PianoPerry Botkin Jr
SaxBud Shank

7 Nadia’s Theme / Bless The Beasts And Children

PianoLarry Muhoberac

8 Bridges

HarmonicaTommy Morgan

9 You’ve Gone Away

FluteBud Shank
SaxBud Shank

11 Gymnopedies #1

Fender RhodesLarry Muhoberac

Liner Notes

Producer – Charles Stern, Perry Botkin Jr
Arranged By – Perry Botkin Jr
Concertmaster – James Getzoff
Copyist – Roger Farris
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Orchestrated By – Perry Botkin Jr

Art Direction – Roland Young
Design – Chuck Beeson
Painting – Joe Garnett
Photography – Mark Hanauer

Mastered At A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Mixed At A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Recorded At A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Copyright A&M Records Inc