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In November 1972.

In November 1972, “United Artists” label released “The World Is a Ghetto”, the fifth War album.It was recorded in 1972 at “Crystal Industries” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein, Lonnie Jordan and Howard E. Scott. The cover drawing was by Howard Miller.

Personnel:

  • Howard Scott– guitar, percussion, vocals
  • B. Dickerson– bass, percussion, vocals
  • Lonnie Jordan– organ, piano, timbales, percussion, vocals
  • Harold Brown– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Papa Dee Allen– conga, bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Charles Miller– clarinet, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, percussion, vocals
  • Lee Oskar– harmonica, percussion, vocals, art concept

Track listing:

All tracks by Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar and Howard E. Scott.

  1. The Cisco Kid
  2. Where Was You At
  3. City, Country, City
  4. Four Cornered Room
  5. The World Is a Ghetto
  6. Beetles in the Bog
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In November 1971.

In November 1971, “United Artists” label released “All Day Music”, the fourth War album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, “Crystal Studio” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein, Chris Huston, Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar and Howard E. Scott.

Personnel:

  • Howard Scott– guitar, percussion, vocals
  • B. Dickerson– bass, percussion, vocals
  • Lonnie Jordan– organ, piano, percussion, vocals
  • Harold Brown– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Papa Dee Allen– conga, bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Charles Miller– flute, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, percussion, vocals
  • Lee Oskar– harmonica, percussion, vocals
  • Chris Huston and Richard Moore – engineers
  • Bob Gordon – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar and Howard E. Scott, except where noted.

  1. All Day Music – Jerry Goldstein, Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott
  2. Get Down – Jerry Goldstein, Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott
  3. That’s What Love Will Do – Milton James, Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott
  4. There Must Be a Reason
  5. Nappy Head (Theme from Ghetto Man)
  6. Slippin’ Into Darkness
  7. Baby Brother

In August 1973.

In August 1973, “United Artists” label released “Deliver the Word”, the sixth War album. It was recorded in 1973 at “Crystal Industries” and “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, “Caribou Studios” in Nederland, Colorado, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein, Lonnie Jordan and Howard Scott. The album design and photo was by Gary Sato.

Personnel:

  • Howard Scott– guitar, percussion, vocals
  • B. Dickerson– bass, percussion, vocals
  • Lonnie Jordan– organ, piano, ARP violins, synthesizer, timbales, percussion, vocals
  • Harold Brown– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Papa Dee Allen– conga, bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Charles Miller– clarinet, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, percussion, vocals
  • Lee Oskar– harmonica, percussion, vocals, cover concept

Track listing:

All tracks by Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott, except where noted.

  1. H2Overture
  2. In Your Eyes
  3. Gypsy Man
  4. Me and Baby Brother
  5. Deliver the Word
  6. Southern Part of Texas – Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott , Jerry Goldstein
  7. Blisters

 

In April 1971.

In April 1971, “United Artists” label released the third, self-titled War album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein.

Personnel:

  • “Papa” Dee Allen– conga, bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Harold Brown– drums, percussion, vocals
  • B. Dickerson– bass, vocals
  • Lonnie Jordan– organ, piano, percussion, vocals
  • Charles Miller– flute, alto sax, baritone sax, tenor sax, percussion, vocals
  • Lee Oskar– harmonica, vocals
  • Howard Scott– guitar, percussion, vocals
  • Chris Huston – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar and Howard E. Scott.

  1. Sun Oh Son
  2. Lonely Feelin’
  3. Back Home – help with the lyrics Hilton Valentine
  4. War Drums
  5. Vibeka
  6. Fidel’s Fantasy

In April 1970.

In April 1970, “MGM” label released “Eric Burdon Declares War”, the first Eric Burdon and War album. It was recorded in January 1970 at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein. The album cover concept was by Eric Burdon and the design was by The Visual Thing.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon– lead vocals
  • Lee Oskar– harmonica
  • Charles Miller– tenor sax, flute
  • Howard Scott– guitar, backing vocals
  • Lonnie Jordan– organ, piano
  • Bee Bee Dickerson– bass, backing vocals
  • Harold Brown– drums
  • Dee Allen– conga, percussion
  • Chris Huston – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, Eric Burdon, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar and Howard E. Scott, except where noted.

  1. The Vision of Rassan
  • Dedication
  • Roll on Kirk
  1. Tobacco Road
  • Tobacco Road – John D. Loudermilk
  • I Have a Dream
  • Tobacco Road – John D. Loudermilk
  1. Spill the Wine
  2. Blues for Memphis Slim
  • Birth
  • Mother Earth – P. Chatman
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Danish Pastry

On June 16, 1975.

War-Why Can't We Be Friends

On June 16, 1975, “United Artists” label released “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” the seventh War studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein,  Lonnie Jordan and Howard Scott.

Personnel:

  • Howard Scott– guitar, vocals
  • B. Dickerson– bass, percussion, vocals
  • Lonnie Jordan– organ, piano, timbales, percussion, vocals
  • Harold Brown– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Papa Dee Allen– conga, bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Charles Miller– clarinet, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, percussion, vocals
  • Lee Oskar– harmonica, percussion, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott, except where noted.

  1. Don’t Let No One Get You Down – Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott, Jerry Goldstein
  2. Lotus Blossom -Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott , Francie Nelson
  3. Heartbeat
  4. Leroy’s Latin Lament (Medley)
  • Lonnie Dreams
  • The Way We Feel – Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott, lyrics: Keri Oskar
  • La Fiesta
  • Lament
  1. Smile Happy
  2. So
  3. Low Rider – Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott, Jerry Goldstein
  4. In Mazatlan
  5. Why Can’t We Be Friends? -Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott, Jerry Goldstein