Thursday, 3 September 2009

The Best Of Both Worlds ”I Want The World To Know”

The Best Of Both Worlds

I Want The World To Know
( LP Calla Records, 1975 )
Catalog # LPS 5003

A1 Anyway The Wind Blows (2:21)
A2 Broad Jumping (2:52)
A3 I Want The World To Know (4:24)
A4 Invisible Flowers (2:59)
A5 Greedy Green (2:46)
B1 50-50 (3:12)
B2 Lost In A Shuffle Of Love (3:30)
B3 Momma Bakes Bisquits (3:00)
B4 Naked Truth (2:40)
B5 Theme From I Want The World To Know (3:56)

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By – Al Johnson , Clayton Roberts
Bass – James Gallon
Drums – Ralph Fisher
Engineer – José Williams
Guitar – Gary Langston
Guitar [Lead] – George Parrish
Piano – Scott Johnson
Producer – Clayton Roberts
Saxophone [Alto, Tenor] – Major Boyd
Trumpet – Joseph Conway
Vocals – Winfield Parker

Notes: (P)&(C) Shakat Records Inc.
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1975

History Of Calla Label:
The Calla label started in 1965 as an independent New York label, owned by Nathan (Nate) McCalla. Calla hit big with J.J. Jackson’s “But It’s Alright” in 1966, a song recorded in England with British musicians backing Jackson, and then turned this 45 hit into an LP of the same name. Calla licensed the rights to J.J. Jackson’s material to Warner Brothers some time later, and the same song re-charted in 1969 on WB. Other artists on the label included the Sandpebbles, Jean Wells, Billy Mitchell, and Betty LaVette, Rudy Love, and the Persuaders.
Early singles and possibly the first album were distributed by Cameo-Parkway, but Cameo-Parkway soon ran into problems staying in business. With Cameo-Parkway on the rocks, McCalla decided to do his own distribution. McCalla was a friend of Morris Levy and was part of the Roulette Records group of labels, but operated independently as far as distribution. This worked well until 1972, when the material seemed to dry up.
Calla was all but inactive for the 1972-1975 years. But in 1976, Calla issued a handful of albums on the 1230 and 5000 series distributed by a company called Shakat Records. The albums that sold well were shifted to CBS for distribution later that same year, and CBS eventually reissued several of the Calla albums on Epic, with a small Calla logo.
Calla shut its doors in 1977, when Nate McCalla decided to go on an extended stay outside the United States. When he returned in 1980, he was soon murdered. Like many record company execs, Nate McCalla was less of a studio man and more of an office man, one who knew what he liked, signing a wide variety of musical genres to his label. He leaves a relatively small but quite interesting musical legacy.
By David Edwards and Mike Callahan

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