On April 29, 1981.

Gary_U.S._Bonds_-_Dedication

On April 29, 1981, “EMI” label released “Dedication”,  the third Gary U.S. Bonds album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen, Gary U.S. Bonds, Rob Parissi and Lanny Lambert.

Personnel:

  • Gary U.S. Bonds- lead vocals
  • Bruce Springsteen- guitars, background vocals
  • Steven Van Zandt- bass, fuzz bass, guitar, bongos, background vocals
  • Roy Bittan- keyboards
  • Clarence Clemons- saxophone, background vocals
  • Danny Federici- accordion, keyboards
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • Chuck Jackson– vocals
  • Ben E. King– vocals
  • Ellie Greenwich- background vocals
  • Carol Williams – background vocals
  • John Clemente – bass
  • Rusty Cloud – keyboards
  • Luis Conte– guitar
  • Rick Gazda – trumpet, background vocals
  • Ula Hedwig – background vocals
  • Brenda Hilliard – background vocals
  • La Bamba– trombone
  • Eddie Manion- tenor saxophone
  • Mike Micara – drums
  • Rob Parissi – guitar
  • Michael Spengler – trumpet
  • Joey Stann- baritone saxophone, background vocals
  • Carole Sylvan – background vocals
  • Brenda Joyce Hillard – background vocals
  • Mikie Harris – background vocals
  • Larry Alexander – engineer
  • Tony Bongiovi – engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– engineer
  • Neil Dorfsman– engineer
  • Larry Emerine – mastering
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Garry Rindfuss – assistant engineer
  • Bill Scheniman – engineer
  • Garry Tallent – associate producer
  • Raymond Willhard – assistant engineer
  • Dave Greenberg – assistant engineer
  • Jimmy Wachtel- design, photography
  • Jeffry Hendirkcson – assistant engineer
  • Gloria Von Jansky – hand lettering
  • Dane Lawing – art direction

Track listing:

  1. Jole Blon – traditional arranged by  Michael Hurley, Moon Mullican
  2. This Little Girl – Bruce Springsteen
  3. Your Love- Bruce Springsteen
  4. Dedication – Bruce Springsteen
  5. Daddy’s Come Home – Steven Van Zandt
  6. It’s Only Love – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  7. The Pretender – Jackson Browne
  8. Way Back When – Gary U.S. Bonds, George Bruno
  9. From a Buick 6 – Bob Dylan
  10. Just Like a Child – Leroy Anderson, John Clemente, Lou Conte

 

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