In August 1976, “Columbia” label released “Secrets”, the 16th Herbie Hancock studio album. It was recorded in 1976, in San Francisco, and was produced by David Rubinson and Herbie Hancock.
- Herbie Hancock– acoustic piano, Rhodes electric piano, electric grand piano, ARP Odyssey, ARP String Ensemble, Hohner D6 Clavinet, Micromoog, Oberheim 4 Voice, Echoplex
- Bennie Maupin– soprano sax, tenor sax, saxello, lyricon, bass clarinet
- Ray Parker Jr.– guitar, backing vocals
- Paul Jackson– bass
- James Gadson, James Levi– drums
- Kenneth Nash– percussion
- Wah Wah Watson– guitar, Maestro universal synthesiser system / sample and hold unit, voice bag; vocals, bass
- Doin’ It – Melvin Ragin, Ray Parker, Jr.
- People Music – Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin, Paul Jackson
- Cantelope Island – Herbie Hancock
- Spider – Melvin Ragin, Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson
- Gentle Thoughts – Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin
- Swamp Rat – Paul Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin
- Sansho Shima – Bennie Maupin