In July 1974.

In July 1974, “Warner Bros” label released “Lydia”, the fifth Cold Blood album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Trans-Maxiumus Sound Studios, Inc.” in Memphis, and “Clover Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Steve Cropper.

Personnel:

  • David Luell – alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, arranger
  • Jim Horn – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Fon Menza – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Peter Christlieb – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Bobby Shew – trumpet
  • Chuck Findley – trumpet
  • Paul Hubinon – trombone
  • Chuck Bennett – trombone
  • Max Haskett – trombone
  • Raul Matute – clavinet, electric piano, organ
  • Lydia Pense – lead and backing vocals
  • Michael Sasaki – guitar
  • Danny Kotch – guitar
  • Paul Vannon – guitar
  • Steve Cropper – guitar, arranger
  • Rod Ellicott – bass
  • Tommy Cathey – bass
  • Gaylord Birch – drums
  • Joe Williams – drums
  • Bobbye Hall – congas, percussion
  • The Memphis Horns
  • Brenda Gordon – backing vocals
  • Brooks Hunnicutt – backing vocals
  • Gwen Edwards – backing vocals
  • Tish Smith – backing vocals
  • Smith Dobson – backing vocals
  • Pat Coulter – backing vocals
  • Max Haskett – backing vocals
  • Eaul Malute – string and horn arrangements
  • Robert Appere – engineer, remix
  • Ron Capone – engineer
  • Herb Greene – photography

Track listing:

  1. Ready to Live
  2. Simple Love Life
  3. Under Pressure
  4. When My Love Hand Comes Down
  5. When It’s Over
  6. Considerations
  7. I Only Wanted Someone to Hear Me
  8. You’re Free Lovin’ Me
  9. Come Back into My Love Again
  10. Just Like Sunshine

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