Monday, 31 August 2009

Fat Larry’s Band ”Lookin’ For Love”

Fat Larry’s Band

Lookin’ For Love
( LP Fantasy WMOT Records, 1979 )
Catalog # F-9587

A1 Lookin’ For Love (6:51) 12” Inch Version
Written-By – D. James, L. James
A2 Here Comes The Sun (5:30)
Written-By – A. Middleton, L. James, L. Taylor
A3 Last Chance To Dance (5:47)
Written-By – D. James, L. James
B1 Like To Get To Know You Better (5:03)
Written-By – D. James, L. James
B2 Everything Is Disco (4:38)
Written-By – A. Austin, L. James, T. Cohen
B3 How Good Is Love (4:13)
Written-By – C. Adams, D. Mathis, O. Young, R. Middlebrook
B4 Hey Pancho It’s Disco (5:46)
Written-By – A. Rubens, D. James, L. James, L. Barry
Bonus : Here Lookin’ For Love LP Version (5:29)

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By – Fat Larry’s Band , Pete De Angelis
Backing Vocals – Dahlia Smythe , Doris James,
Joan Hansom , Marguerite Pinder , Rabu
Backing Vocals, Keyboards – Rudy Fenwick
Bass – Larry LaBes
Drums, Producer – Larry James
Executive Producer – Alan Rubens,
Bruce Gable , Steve Bernstein
Guitar – Ted Cohen
Guitar, Vocals – Anthony Middleton
Horns, Trumpet – Artie Williams , Mike Ray , Rocco Bene
Keyboards – John Barry , Sam Bannerman, Jr.
Mastered By – Jack Skinner
Mixed By – Richard Corsello
Mixed By, Recorded By – Gene Leone
Percussion – O. T. Young, Terrance Floyd
Percussion, Vocals – Arthur Austin , George W. Fairbanks
Producer – WMOT Productions
Recorded By – Al Albertini , Clark Milioti,
Frank Bernardini , Gary Scartello, Jerry Williamson, Michael Bonghi
Saxophone – John Burgo , Mike Pedecin, Jr. , Reggie Sutton
Saxophone [Tenor], Vocals – Doug (Khalif) Jones
Trombone, Vocals – Doug Slick
Trumpet, Vocals – Steve Garand

Recorded at Alpha International Recording Studios, Philadelphia
Mixed at Alpha International and Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York.

This was an entertaining Philadelphia funk band, fronted by drummer "Fat" Larry James. Fat Larry's Band never scored any major hits, but their singles for Stax, Fantasy, and Omni were prototype late-'70s and '80s East Coast jazz-tinged funk. Trumpeter and flutist Art Capehart, trombonist and alto saxophonist Jimmy Lee, saxophonist Doug Jones, keyboardist Erskine Williams, guitarist Ted Cohen, bassist Larry Labes, and percussionist Darryl Grant completed the lineup. Their best song aesthetically was "Act Like You Know," a 1982 tune with a surging bass line and simple but catchy lyric refrain. James also played with the Delphonics and Blue Magic and managed the group Slick. A good performer and charismatic personality, James died very prematurely in 1987 at age 38.
By Ron Wynn (AMG)

By Pier

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