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B. C.

Billy Cobham

Jazz Rock/Fusion


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Studio Album, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Oh Mendocino (6:39)
2. Dana (4:30)
3. What Is Your Fantasy (3:32)
4. A Little Travelin' Music (4:11)
5. The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro) (6:22)
6. I Don't Want To Be Without You (4:08)
7. Bring Up The House Lights (4:26)
8. Vlastar - An Encounter (7:23)

Total Time 41:11

Bonus track on 2015 Wounded Bird reissue:
9. What Is Your Fantasy (12" Version) (7:35)

Line-up / Musicians

- Billy Cobham / drums, percussion, timbales (4,5), synthesizer (8), vocal dialogue* (7), co-producer

With:
- Michael McGloiry / guitar (3,5-7)
- Bobby Lyle / piano (4,6), electric piano (1-7), ARP Quadra (2,3,6)
- David Yost / Moog 55 & Oberheim synthesizers (8)
- Ernie Watts / flute (1), woodwinds (1,2,4,6)
- Peter Christlieb / woodwinds (1,2,4,6)
- Bill Green / woodwinds (1,2,4,6)
- Steve Madaio / trumpet & flugelhorn (1,2,4,6)
- Oscar Brasgear / trumpet (1,2,4,6)
- Wayne Henderson / trombone (1), co-producer
- Garnett Brown / tenor trombone (1,2,4,6)
- Ernie Tack / bass trombone & tuba (1,2,4,6)
- David Duke / French horn (1,2,4,6)
- Nathaniel Phillips / bass (1-7)
- Ed Reddick / bass (3,5)
- Vance "Mad Dog" Tenort / congas (1,4,5)
- Jim Gilstrap / lead (1) & backing (5,7) vocals
- Miki Howard / lead (3) & backing (3,5,7) vocals
- George Duke / vocal dialogue* (7)
- Donna Fein / backing vocals (1,6)
- Merry Greene / backing vocals (1,6)
- Muffy Hendrix / backing vocals (1,6)
- Joe Croyle / backing vocals (1,6)
- Jon Joyce / backing vocals (1,6)
- Michael Wright / backing vocals (1,6)
- Louis Patton / backing vocals (3)
- August Johnson / backing vocals (3,5,7)
- Alexandra Brown / backing vocals (5,7)
- George Del Barrio / orchestrations & arrangements & conducting (1,2,4-6)

String section:
- Douglas David / cello (1,2,4,6)
- Selene Hurford / cello (1,2,4,6)
- Robert Adcock / cello (1,2,4,6)
- Paula Hochhalter / cello (1,2,4,6)
- Bonnie Douglas / violin (1,2,4,6)
- James Getzoff / violin (1,2,4,6)
- Israel Baker / violin (1,2,4,6)
- Janet Lakatos / violin (1,2,4,6)
- Iilla Talvi / violin (1,2,4,6)
- Jack Pepper / violin (1,2,4,6)
- Clayton Haslop / violin (1,2,4,6)
- Gordon Marron / violin (1,2,4,6)
- Glenn Dicterow / violin (1,2,4,6)
- Carroll Stephens / violin (1,2,4,6)
- Nathan Ross / violin (1,2,4,6)
- Stephen Bryant / violin (1,2,4,6)

Releases information

Artwork: Elizabeth Fenimore

LP Columbia ‎- JC 35993 (1979, US)

CD Wounded Bird Records ‎- WOU 5993 (2015, US)

Thanks to clarke2001 for the addition
and to Quinino for the last updates
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