Sunday, 6 September 2009

Don Downing ”Doctor Boogie”

Don Downing

Doctor Boogie
( LP RS International/Roadshow Records, 1978 )
Catalog # RSIL-100-A

A1 Dream World (5:35)
Written-By – Casey Spencer, Douglas Bright
A2 Lonely Days, Lonely Nights (4:25)
Written-By – Don Downing
A3 Doctor Boogie (5:23)
Written-By – Gary Knight, Gene Allan
B1 I Don’t Love You Like I Used To (3:38)
Written-By – Moe Daniel, Preston Fisher,
Robert Lance Quinn
B2 Playmate (4:17)
Written-By – Al Downing , Michael Lee,
Moe Daniel, Preston Fisher , Robert Lance Quinn
B3 Sugar & Spice (3:21)
Written-By – Moe Daniel , Preston Fisher,
Robert Lance Quinn
B4 Love Doctor (3:35)
Written-By – Michael Lee, Moe Daniel,
Preston Fisher, Robert Lance Quinn
B5 Half Past Love (3:23)
Written-By – Gene Hall, Gary Knight

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By – Brad Baker (tracks: B2, B3, B4),
Dave Vanderpitte (tracks: A3, B1, B4),
Meco Monardo (tracks: A1, A2), Moe Daniel (tracks: B2)
Bass – Babbitt, Wilbur Bascomb
Drums – Alan Schwartzberg, Jimmy Young
Engineer – Bob Clearmountain, Don Berman, Neil Dorfsman
Engineer [Mastering] – Joe Gastwirt
Guitar – Jeff Miranov, Jerry Friedman, Lance Quinn
Other [Art Direction] – Sid Maurer
Other [Cover Design] – Jim O’Connell, Michael Mendel
Other [Photography] – Hal Wilson
Percussion – Jimmy Maelen
Piano – Pat Rebillot
Producer – Tony Bongiovi

Format:Vinyl, LP
Original vinyl rip
Track 03 was fixed (here)

Don Downing is the older brother of Al Downing, but the siblings differ musically. Al is urban smooth, while Don favors Disco. "Dream World" and the southern-flavored "Lonely Days, Lonely Nights" enjoyed some minor chart success a few years prior to this LP's release. "Love Doctor," "Sugar & Spice," and "Half Past Love" are similar to the previous hits and pave no new ground. "Doctor Boogie" with its contagious beat and gritty vocal, along with the spunky "Playmate" buoyed by a robotic beat, are the disk's freshest tracks. The only ballad "I Don't Love You Like I Used To," breaks the rump-shaking spell and gives Don's vocal pipes a good workout. The Collectables label later reissued these same tracks on The Very Best of Don Downing: Dream World.
By Andrew Hamilton (AMG)

By Pier

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