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MJ Album


EMI America
Records

1978

THE MICHAEL JOHNSON ALBUM



1. SAILING WITHOUT A SAIL
(By Bill LaBounty and Roy Freeland)
Shane Keister, electric piano and Moog; Mike Leech, bass; Kenny Malone, drums; Farrell Morris, percussion; Steve Gibson, guitars; Sheri Kramer, background vocal; Arranged by Buddy Skipper

2. FOOLISH
(By Tom Snow)
Shane Keister, piano; Jack Williams, bass; Kenny Malone, drums; Farrell Morris, percussion; Jon Goin, guitars; Buddy Skipper, sax solo; Bobby Ogdin, organ; Arranged by Buddy Skipper

3. DANCIN' TONIGHT
(By Bill LaBounty and Michael Johnson)
Bill LaBounty, piano; Jack Williams, bass; Kenny Malone, drums; Farrell Morris, percussion; Jon Goin, guitar; Bobby Ogdin, electric piano; Shane Keister, ARP; Buddy Skipper, Don Sheffield, Roger Bissell, Horn section; Sheri Kramer, Lisa Silver, Diane Tidwell, background vocals; Arranged by Buddy Skipper

4. TWO IN LOVE
(By Mark Henley)
Bobby Ogdin, electric piano and orgatron; Steve Gibson, guitars; Jack Williams, bass; Kenny Malone, drums; Farrell Morris, percussion; Shane Keister, Moog; Buddy Skipper, Don Sheffield, Roger Bissell, Horn section; Sheri Kramer, background vocal (Orgatron courtesy of Lee Hazen)

5. RIDIN' IN THE SKY
(By Crow Johnson)
Michael Johnson, classical guitar; Norbert Putnam, bass; Farrell Morris, percussion; Arranged by Buddy Skipper

6. BLUER THAN BLUE
(By Randy Goodrum)
Shane Keister, piano; Jack Williams, bass; Kenny Malone, drums; Farrell Morris, percussion; Arranged by Bergen White

7. ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE
(By Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe)
Shane Keister, electric piano; Jack Williams, bass; Kenny Malone, drums; Farrell Morris, percussion; Steve Gibson, electric guitars; Roger Williams, sax solo; Sheri Kramer, background vocal; Arranged by Bergen White

8. TWENTY-FIVE WORDS OR LESS
(By Bill LaBounty and Roy Freeland)
Bill LaBounty, electric piano; Jack Williams, bass; Kenny Malone, drums; Farrell Morris, vibes; John Goin, guitar; Sheri Kramer, Lisa Silver, Diane Tidwell, background vocals; Roger Bissell, trombone; Arranged by Buddy Skipper

9. GYPSY WOMAN
(By Curtis Mayfield)
Michael Johnson, classical guitar; Shane Keister, electric piano; Mike Leech, bass, Bobby Ogdin, organ, Kenny Malone, drums, Farrell Morris, percussion; Steve Gibson, electric guitar; Shelly Kurland, violin; Sheri Kramer, background vocal; Arranged by Buddy Skipper

10. WHEN YOU COME HOME
(By Eric Kaz and Tom Snow)
Bobby Ogdin, piano and electric piano; Jack Williams, bass; Kenny Malone, drums; Farrell Morris, vibes; John Goin, guitar; Steve Gibson, electric guitar; Buddy Skipper, sax solo; Shelly Kurland Section, strings.

Produced by Steve Gibson and Brent Maher
Recorded at Creative Workshop, Berryhill, Tennessee
By Brent Maher, Rich Schirmer assisting
Mastered at the Capitol Tower
Mastering: Ken Perry
Photography: James M Shea
Design & art direction: Kosh

SPECIAL THANKS
To BRENT and STEVE for truly producing this album
To the Players for showing me what Nashville can be
And to the men who've believed for so long: KEITH CHRISTIANSON, PETER YARROW and BILL TRAUT



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