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The Bwanas
prob. Los Angeles: c. 1968

prob. Hugh Masekela (tp, vcl); Caiphus Semenya with others unknown.

a. (CH 001-1) Pretty Little Girl (C. Semenya/J. Du Bois) - 2:29
b. (CH 001-2) If ("Splish Splash") (S. Levine/H. Masekela) - 2:13

Issues: a & b on Chisa CH 001 [45]
Producer: Hugh Masekela (An 00-Bwana Production)


Letta
prob. Los Angeles: c. 1968

prob. Hugh Masekela (tp, vcl); Letta (Mbulu) (vcl).

a. (CH 002-1) Little Star (Masekela & Levine) - 2:50
b. (CH 002-2) I Haven't Slept (Masekela) - 2:17

Issues: a & b on Chisa CH 002 [45]
Producer: Hugh Masekela


Hugh Masekela
overdubs prob. Los Angeles: c. 1968

a. (CH 003-A) Chisa (from THE EMANCIPATION OF HUGH MASEKELA) - 2:12
b. (CH 003-B) What Is Wrong With Groovin' 
     (from THE EMANCIPATION OF HUGH MASEKELA) - 3:00

Issues: a & b on Chisa CH 003 [45]
Producer: Stewart Levine


Peter Fonda
prob. Los Angeles: c: 1968

prob. Hugh Masekela (tp); Peter Fonda (vcl) with ss, g, b, d.

a. November Night (Gram Parsons) - 2:50
b. Catch The Wind (Donovan) - 2:44

Issues: a & b on Chisa CH 004
Producer: Masekela & Levine


Yaphet Kotto
prob. Los Angeles: c. 1968

Yaphet Kotto (vcl) with others unknown.

a. (CH 006) (CH 11-11A) Have You Ever Seen The Blues (Yaphet Kotto) - 2:40
b. (CH 007) (CH 11-11B) Have You Dug His Scene (Yaphet Kotto) - 2:50

Issues: a & b on Chisa CH 006 [45], Chisa CH 11-11 [45].
Producer: Levine & Masekela (Chisa CH 006 [45]), Chisa (Chisa CH 11-11 [45]).


The Soul Purpose
prob. Los Angeles: c. 1969

unknown.

a. (CH 11-10A) Funnin' (Wayne Henderson) - 2:03
b. (CH 11-10B) I'm Gonna Sock It To Me (W. Henderson) - 2:08

Issues: a & b on Chisa CH 11-10 [45].
Producer: Chisa


Stu Gardner
c. 1969
Stu Gardner, Levine (arr) with others unknown.

a. (CHI 100) Home On The Range (Everybody Needs A Home) 
     (adapted by Stu Gardner) - 3:05
b. (CHI 101) It's A Family Thing (Stu Gardner) - 2:16
c. Mend This Generation

Issues: a & b on Chisa C 8001 [45]. c & a on Chisa C 8001 [45].
Samplers: a, b & c also on Hip-O Select B001027002 [CD] titled THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES VOLUME 9: 1969.
Producer: Chisa 


Arthur Adams
c. 1969

Arthur Adams (g, vcl); Wayne Henderson (arr) with others unknown.

a. (CHI 104) It's Private Tonight (Arthur Adams) - 2:58
b. (CHI 105) Let's Make Some Love (Adams & Perrault) - 2:19

Issues: a & b on Chisa C 8003 [45].
Samplers: a & b also on Hip-O Select B001027002 [CD] titled THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES VOLUME 9: 1969.
Producer: Chisa


IT'S NEVER TOO LATE  
Monk Montgomery 
prob. Los Angeles, California: c. 1969

Monk Montgomery (el-b), prob. with the Jazz Crusaders. Wayne Henderson, Dale Frank (arr).

a. Big Boy - 5:44

Joe Sample (arr).

b. Sunday Stoll - 2:38

Wilton Felder (arr).

c. Can We Talk To You? - 2:19

Wayne Henderson (arr).

d. Your Love - 2:22
e. A Place In The Sun - 2:45

Joe Sample (arr).

f. It's Never too Late - 3:18

Hugh Masekela (arr).

g. The Lady - 3:27

Frank Kavelin (arr).

h. Bluesette - 3:27

Wayne Henderson (arr).

i. My Cherie Amour - 3:11

Wayne Henderson, Dale Frank (arr).

j. How High The Moon - 4:30

Issues: a-i on Chisa CS 801 (issued January 1970), MoJazz 31453-0432-2 [CD].
Singles: e (2:20 edit) & d also on Chisa C 8002 [45].
Samplers: e & f (?) also on Hip-O Select B001027002 [CD] titled THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES VOLUME 9: 1969.
Producer: Wayne Henderson and Stewart Levine
Engineer: Juddy Phillips


The Anonymous Children of Today
c. 1969

a. (CHI 106) Can We Talk To You? (For A Little While)
     (Wilton Felder/Arthur Adams) - 2:07
b. Love And Peace (Arthur Adams/Larry Perrault)

Issues: a & b on Chisa C 8004 [45].
Samplers: a & b also on Hip-O Select B001027002 [CD] titled THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES VOLUME 9: 1969.
Producer: Chisa


Dorothy, Oma, And Zelpha 
c. 1969

Dorothy Berry (vcl) with others unknown.

a. (CHI 110) Gonna Put It On Your Mind (Arthur Adams/Larry Purcell) - 2:35

Oma Drake (vcl) with others unknown.

b. (CHI 111) Henry Blake (Wayne Henderson/Oma Drake) - 2:40 

Issues: a & b on Chisa C 8005 [45].
Samplers: a & b also on Hip-O Select B001027002 [CD] titled THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES VOLUME 9: 1969.
Producer: Chisa


The Five Smooth Stones
c. 1969

Frank Kavelin (arr) with others unknown.

a. (CHI 112) I Will Never Love Another (Frank Kavelin) - 2:35
b. (CHI 113) Love Unto Me (Frank Kavelin) - 2:11

Issues: a & b on Chisa C 8006 [45]
Samplers: a & b also on Hip-O Select B001027002 [CD] titled THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES VOLUME 9: 1969.
Producer: Chisa


Stu Gardner
c. 1970

Stu Gardner with others unknown.

a. (CHI 114) Expressin' My Love (Stu Gardner) - 2:45
b. (CHI 115) I Don't Dream No More (Stu Gardner) - 3:11

Issues: a & b on Chisa C-8007 [45].
Samplers: a & b also on Hip-O Select B001105602 [CD] titled THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES VOLUME 10: 1970.
Producer: Chisa


Arthur Adams
c. 1970

Arthur Adams (g, vcl)

a. My Baby's Love
b. Loving You

Issues: a on Chisa C 8008 [45]
Samplers: b (?) also on Hip-O Select B001105602 [CD] titled THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES VOLUME 10: 1970.


RECONSTRUCTION
Hugh Masekela


OLD SOCKS, NEW SHOES 
The Jazz Crusaders
Los Angeles, California: c. 1970

Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder, Joe Sample, "Stix" Hooper with Arthur Adams, Freddie Robinson (g).

a. Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin (S. Stewart) - 5:15
b. Funny Shuffle (W. Henderson) - 4:00
c. Why Do You Laugh At Me? (W. Henderson) - 2:35
d. Jackson! (W. Henderson) - 2:35
e. Rainy Night In Georgia (T. White) - 4:00
f. Golden Slumbers (J. Lennon/P. McCartney) - 4:05
g. Jazz! (J. Sample) - 4:10
h. Time Has No Ending (W. Henderson) - 4:20
i. Hard Times (P. Mitchell) - 3:00
j. Way Back Home (W. Felder) - 4:07

Issues: a-j on Chisa CS 804 (issued July 1970), Rare Earth (E) SRE-3001, MoJazz 31453-0307-2 [CD], Verve B0011019-02 [CD], Verve (Eu) 0602517654365 [CD].
Singles: j (2:04 edit) & d on Chisa C 8010 [45]. c, d, f, g &  i also on Chisa C-60804 [45].
Samplers: a, e, g, h & j also on Motown M5-795V1, Motown 37463-5195-2 [CD] titled THE CRUSADERS AT THEIR BEST. a, f, g & j also on Blue Thumb BTD-4700 [CD] titled WAY BACK HOME. d & j also on Hip-O Select B001105602 [CD] titled THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES VOLUME 10: 1970. j also on Natural Resources NR-4002T1 titled MOTOWN INSTRUMENTALS and Blue Thumb 314 589 944-2 [CD], Blue Thumb UCCR-1032 [CD] titled GROOVE CRUSADE.
Producer: Stewart Levine (A Crusaders Production)
Engineer: Larry Cox


Arthur Adams

a. (CHI-122) Can't Wait To See You - 2:40
b. It's Private Tonight 

Issues: a & b on Chisa C 8011 [45]
Samplers: a & b also on Hip-O Select B001105602 [CD] titled THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES VOLUME 10: 1970.
Producer: Henderson & Levine


LETTA
Letta Mbulu


BASS ODYSSEY  
Monk Montgomery 
Los Angeles, California: c. 1970-71
Joe Sample (el-p); Andy Simpkins (b); Monk Montgomery (el-b); Mike Carven (d)

a. Journey To The Bottom (Monk Montgomery) - 6:27
b. Foxy Gypsy (Monk Montgomery) - 6:10
c. Personage (Buddy Montgomery) - 6:03

same or similar, except Joe Sample (el-p, org); Kent Brinkley (b) replaces Andy Simpkins and "Stix" Hooper (d) replaces Mike Carven.

d. Sister Lena (Monk Montgomery) - 4:00

same or similar, except Monk Montgomery (el-b, fuzz b); Wayne Henderson (d) replaces "Stix" Hooper. Kent Brinkley out.

e. Fuselage (Part 1) (Monk Montgomery/Joe Sample) - 2:38
f. Fuselage (Part II) (Monk Montgomery) - 5:28

Issues: a-f on CS 806 (issued May 1971)
Producer: Wayne Henderson and Stewart Levine
Engineer: Gene Shively (a-c & e-f). "Doc" Siegel (d).


PASS THE PLATE 
The Crusaders 

a. Pass The Plate
b. Young Rabbits
c. Listen And You'll See
d. Greasy Spoon
e. Treat Me Like Ya Treat Yaself
f. Going Down South
g. Love Can't Grow Where The Rain Won't Fall

Issues: a-g on Chisa CS 807 (issued May 1971), MoJazz 31453-0308-2 [CD], Verve B001196102 [CD], Verve (Eu) 0602517833333 [CD].
Singles: a & d on Chisa C 8013 [45].
Samplers: a, a (stereo demo version) & d also on Hip-o Select B001157902 [CD] titled THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES VOLUME 11A: 1971. b & c also on Motown M5-795V1, Motown 37463-5195-2 [CD] titled THE CRUSADERS AT THEIR BEST. d also on Blue Thumb 314 589 944-2 [CD], Blue Thumb UCCR-1032 [CD] titled GROOVE CRUSADE.


Arthur Adams
c. 1971

a. Uncle Tom
b. Mornin' Train

Issues: a & b on Chisa 8015 [45] (unissued).
Samplers: a & b also on  Hip-o Select B001157902 [CD] titled THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES VOLUME 11A: 1971.


HUGH MASEKELA & THE UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA  
Hugh Masekela 


MOSADI  
Letta Mbulu 
Letta Mbulu (vcl) with others unknown.

(no details)

Issues: CS 809 (not issued)


CRUSADERS 1 
The Crusaders 
Los Angeles, California: c. 1971-72

collective personnel inc. Wayne Henderson (tb); Wilton Felder (ts, el-b); Joe Sample (key); Larry Carlton (g solo); Arthur Adams, David T. Walker (g); Chuck Rainey (el-b); "Stix" Hooper (d).

a. That's How I Feel (Wilton Felder) - 8:20
b. So Far Away (Carole King) - 11:50
c. Put It Where You Want It (Joe Sample) - 5:30
d. Mystique Blues (Wayne Henderson) - 4:44
e. Full Moon (Wayne Henderson) - 7:20
f. Sweet Revival (Joe Sample) - 4:50
g. Mud Hole (Wayne Henderson) - 6:30
h. It's Just Gotta Be That Way (Wayne Henderson) - 3:40
i. Georgia Cottonfield (Joe Sample) - 7:02
j. A Shade Of Blues (Joe Sample) - 5:20
k. Three Children (Wilton Felder) - 5:15
l. Mosadi (Woman) (Wayne Henderson) - 7:15

Issues: a-l on Blue Thumb Chisa BTS 6001 (issued March 1972), Blue Thumb B0007350-02 [CD], Blue Thumb (Eu) 06025 170 4066 [CD], MCA (Jap) MVCM-20024 [CD], Universal (Jap) UCCU-5365 [CD].
Singles: c & l also on Blue Thumb Chisa BTA 208 [45]. b & a on Blue Thumb Chisa BTA 217 [45]. a on Blue Thumb Chisa BTA 232 [45].
Samplers: a, b, c, f, j, k & l also on Blue Thumb BTD-4700 [CD] titled WAY BACK HOME. b & c also on Blue Thumb 314 589 944-2 [CD], Blue Thumb UCCR-1032 [CD] titled GROOVE CRUSADE.
Producer: Stewart Levine
Engineer: Rik Pekkonen


IT'S PRIVATE TONIGHT  
Arthur Adams 
Los Angeles, California: July 24, 26, 27 and August 14, 16, 17, 1972
collective personnel inc. Arthur Adams (g, vcl); Paul Hubinon, Chuck Findley, Ernie Watts, Jackie Kelso, George Bohanon, Mike Altschul, Bill Green (horns); "The Funky Thumbs" (Joe Sample (el-p, org, clavinet); Phil Upchurch (g); Wilton Felder (b); Paul Humphrey (d)); Bobbye Hall (cga); Gene Estes (vib); Vanetta Fields, Clydie King; Sheril Matthews (background vcl); strings; Sid Sharp (strings concertmaster); Dave Blumberg (arr).

a. I'm Going Home (Arthur Adams) - 3:07
b. Happiness (Is All I See) (Arthur Adams) - 3:27
c. Get On The Ground (Arthur Adams) - 3:43
d. Everything I Ever Wanted In A Girl (Arthur Adams) - 3:28
e. You Hit The Nail On The Head (Arthur Adams) - 3:47
f. Go On And Do That (Arthur Adams) - 3:15
g. I Can't Believe My Eyes (Arthur Adams) - 3:15
h. It's Private Tonight (Arthur Adams) - 3:45
i. I'll Never Be The Same (Arthur Adams) - 3:17
j. I Gotta Help My People (Arthur Adams) - 4:55

Note: (1) Title is listed on album spine and label as PRIVATE TONIGHT. (2) Thanks to Adrian Figgess for details of this listing.

Issues: Blue Thumb BTS-43
Engineer: Al Schmitt


HOME IS WHERE THE MUSIC IS  
Hugh Masekela 


THE 2ND CRUSADE  
The Crusaders 
Los Angeles, California: c. 1972-73

collective personnel inc. Wayne Henderson (tb); Wilton Felder (sax, el-b, el-marimba); Joe Sample (key); Arthur Adams, Larry Carlton, David T. Walker (g); Nesbert "Stix" Hooper (d, perc).

a. Don't Let It Get You Down (Joe Sample) - 3:00
b. Take It Or Leave It (Wayne Henderson) - 3:40
c. Gotta Get It On (Nesbert "Stix" Hooper) - 2:50
d. Where There's A Will There's A Way (Wayne Henderson) - 5:30
e. Look Beyond The Hill (Wilton Felder) - 3:20
f. Journey From Within (Nesbert "Stix" Hooper) - 4:51
g. Ain't Gon' Change A Thang (Wilton Felder)  - 4:30
h. A Message From The Inner City (Joe Sample) - 8:50
i. A Search For Soul (Joe Sample) - 9:40
j. No Place To Hide (Wayne Henderson) - 8:44
k. Tomorrow Where Are You? (Wilton Felder) - 5:10
l. Tough Talk (Nesbert "Stix" Hooper) - 6:00
m. Do You Remember When? (Joe Sample) - 6:00

Issues: a-m on Blue Thumb Chisa BTS 7000 (issued March 1973), Blue Thumb B0007351-02 [CD], Blue Thumb (Eu) 06025 170 4067 [CD], MCA (Jap) MVCM-20025 [CD].
Singles: a & f also on Blue Thumb Chisa BTA 225 [45]. b on Blue Thumb Chisa BTA 232 [45].
Samplers: a also on Blue Thumb 314 589 944-2 [CD], Blue Thumb UCCR-1032 [CD] titled GROOVE CRUSADE. a, h, i & l also on Blue Thumb BTD-4700 [CD] titled WAY BACK HOME
Producer: Stewart Levine (A Crusaders Production)
Engineer: Rik Pekkonen


SINGING/PLAYING
Larry Carlton
Los Angeles, California: 1973

Michael Omartian (el-p); Larry Carlton (g, b, vcl); Michael Mills (perc).

a. Easy Evil (Alan O'Day) - 4:57

Michael Omartian (p, org); Larry Carlton (g, vcl, strings arr); Joe Osborne (b); Jim Gordon (d) + strings.

b. I Cry Mercy (Tim And Steve Smith)

Michael Omartian (p); Larry Carlton (g, vcl); Joe Osborne (b); Ron Tutt (d); Alan Estes (perc); Oma Drake, Julia Tillman, Maxine Willard (background vcl).

c. One More Chance (Terry Furlong) - 3:13

Joe Sample (el-p); Larry Carlton (g); Wilton Felder (b); Stix Hooper (d); Alan Estes (perc).

d. With Respect To Coltrane (Tom Scott) - 5:53

Michael Omartian (p); Larry Carlton (g, vcl, strings arr); Max Bennett (b); John Guerin (d) + strings.

e. American Family (Alan O'day) - 4:03

Michael Omartian (p, arr); Larry Carlton (g, vcl, arr); Joe Osborne (b); Ron Tutt (d); Alan Estes (perc).

f. Wavin' And Smilin' (Bob Siller) - 3:01

Michael Omartain (p, synth); Larry Carlton (g, vcl); Reinie Press (b); Jim Gordon (d); Chris Nelson (background vcl).

g. Captain, Captain (Walter Meskel) - 3:28

Joe Sample (el-p); Larry Carlton (g, vib, perc); Wilton Felder (b); Stix Hooper (d).

h. Free Way (Larry Carlton) - 6:15

Issues: a-h on Blue Thumb Chisa BTS 46, Edsel (E) 439 [CD], MCA (Jap) VIM-5560, MCA (Jap) MVCM-20044 [CD].
Singles: e on Blue Thumb Chisa BTA 227 [45].
Producer: John Guess and Larry Carlton. Directed by Stewart Levine for Chisa.
Engineer: John Guess


UNSUNG HEROES
The Crusaders 
Los Angeles, California: August 1973
Wayne Henderson (ts); Wilton Felder (ts, el-b); Joe Sample (key); Larry Carlton (g solo); Arthur Adams (g); Max Bennett (el-b); Stix Hooper (d).

a. Unsung Heroes (Wayne Henderson) - 3:14
b. Lay It On The Line (Stix Hooper) - 3:32
c. Crossfire (Joe Sample) - 6:43
d. Hard Times (David Fathead Newman) - 4:39
e. Let's Boogie (Wayne Henderson) - 4:31
f. Freedom Sound (Joe Sample) - 1:41
g. In The Middle Of The River (Wayne Henderson) - 5:22
h. Heavy Up (Don't Get Light With Me) (Joe Sample) - 3:11
i. Night Theme (Stix Hooper) - 7:21
j. Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (Joe Sample) - 4:37

Issues: a-j on Blue Thumb Chisa BTS 6007 (issued November 1973), MCA (Jap) MVCM-20026 [CD].
Singles: b & e also on Blue Thumb Chisa BTA 245 [45].
Samplers: a also on Blue Thumb BTD-4700 [CD] titled WAY BACK HOME
Producer: Stewart Levine
Engineer: Rik Pekkonen


INTRODUCING HEDZOLEH SOUNDZ  
Masekela 


SCRATCH
The Crusaders 
Live at the Roxy; Los Angeles: c. 1973
The Crusaders (Wayne Henderson (tb); Wilton Felder (ts); Joe Sample (key); Stix Hooper (d)) with Larry Carlton (g) and Max Bennett (b).

a. Scratch (Wayne Henderson) - 5:45
b. Eleanor Rigby (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - 12:27
c. Hard Times (P.F. Mitchell) - 7:26
d. So Far Away (Carole King) - 4:35
e. Way Back Home (Wilton Felder) - 8:41

Issues: a-e on Blue Thumb Chisa BTS 6010 (issued April 1974), MCA MCAD-37072 [CD], MCA (Jap) MVCM-20027 [CD].
Samplers: a & c also on Blue Thumb BTD-4700 [CD] titled WAY BACK HOME. a also on Blue Thumb 314 589 944-2 [CD], Blue Thumb UCCR-1032 [CD] titled GROOVE CRUSADE.
Producer: Stewart Levine
Engineer: Rik Rekkonen


I AM NOT AFRAID  
Masekela 


SOUTHERN COMFORT
The Crusaders 
Los Angeles: c. 1974
Wayne Henderson (tb); Wilton Felder (ts); Joe Sample (key); Larry Carlton (g); Stix Hooper (d).

a. Stomp And Buck Dance (Wayne Henderson) - 5:51
b. Greasy Spoon (Stix Hooper) - 3:14
c. Get On The Soul Ship (It's Sailing) (Joe Sample) - 3:22
d. Super-Stuff (Wayne Henderson) - 2:42
e. Double Bubble (Joe Sample) - 2:44
f. The Well's Gone Dry (Larry Carlton) - 4:46
g. Southern Comfort (Wayne Henderson) - 2:07
h. Time Bomb (Joe Sample) - 6:40
i. When There's Love Around (Stix Hooper) - 5:28
j. Lilies Of The Nile (Wilton Felder) - 9:35
k. Whispering Pines (Wayne Henderson) - 9:00
l. A Ballad For Joe Louis  (Joe Sample) - 7:29

Issues: a-e on Blue Thumb Chisa BTSY-9002-2 (issued October 1974), MCA MCAD-6016 [CD], MCA (Jap) MVCM-20028 [CD].
Samplers: a, e, i, j, k & l also on Blue Thumb BTD-4700 [CD] titled WAY BACK HOME
Producer: Stewart Levine
Engineer: Rik Rekkonen

 

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