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Pn March 9, 1985.

On March 9, 1985, “Scotti Bros” label released “Go for Your Life”, the fifth Mountain studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Criteria Recording Studios” in Florida, and “Wizard Sound Studios” in Westchester, New York, and was produced by Pete Solley.

Personnel:

  • Leslie West – vocals, guitar
  • Mark Clarke – bass
  • Corky Laing – drums
  • Ian Hunter – sequencing
  • Eric Johnson – synthesizer
  • Miller Anderson – slide guitar
  • Chuck Kirkpatrick – background vocals
  • Mike Scott – engineer
  • Gary Lyons – engineer
  • Jim Sessody – assistant engineer
  • Doug MacDonald – assistant engineer
  • Mike Fuller – mastering
  • Bud Prager – recording director
  • Pete Solley – engineer
  • Lane/Donald – art direction
  • Barry Jackson – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Leslie West and Corky Laing, except  where noted.

  1. Hard Times – Leslie West, Corky Laing, Bud Prager
  2. Spark
  3. She Loves Her Rock (And She Loves It Hard)
  4. Bardot Damage
  5. Shimmy on the Footlights
  6. I Love Young Girls
  7. Makin’ It in Your Car
  8. Babe in the Woods
  9. Little Bit of Insanity

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Windfall” label released “Why Dontcha”, the debut West, Bruce and Laing studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Andy Johns, Leslie West, Jack Bruce and Corky Laing.

Personnel:

  • Leslie West– vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Dobro,
  • Jack Bruce– bass, organ, harmonium, harp, vocals, choir, chorus, ARP synthesizer, acoustic guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Corky Laing– drums, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Andy Johns– engineer
  • Dan Turbeville – assistant engineer
  • Ed Lee – art direction, design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Why Dontcha – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  2. Out into the Fields – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Pete Brown
  3. The Doctor – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Sue Palmer
  4. Turn Me Over – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  5. Third Degree – Eddie Boyd, Willie Dixon
  6. Shake Ma Thing (Rollin’ Jack) – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  7. While You Sleep – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  8. Pleasure – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Pete Brown
  9. Love Is Worth the Blues – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  10. Pollution Woman – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Pete Brown

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Windfall” label released “Flowers of Evil”, the third Mountain album. The album consists of studio recordings and live recordings. Studio selections were recorded September 1971 at the “Record Plant” in  New York City, and the live selections were recorded on June 27, 1971 at the “Fillmore East” in New York City, and were produced by Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Steve Knight and Corky Laing.

Personnel:

  • Leslie West– guitar, vocals
  • Felix Pappalardi– bass, vocals
  • Steve Knight– organ
  • Corky Laing– drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Flowers of Evil – Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, David Rea
  2. King’s Chorale – Felix Pappalardi
  3. One Last Cold Kiss – Felix Pappalardi, Collins
  4. Crossroader – Felix Pappalardi, Collins
  5. Pride and Passion – Felix Pappalardi, Collins
  6. Dream Sequence: Guitar Solo (Leslie West) / Roll Over Beethoven- Chuck Berry) / Dreams of Milk and Honey (Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, John Ventura, Norman Landsberg) / Variations (Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Corky Laing, Steve Knight) / Swan Theme (Felix Pappalardi, Collins)
  7. Mississippi Queen – Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Corky Laing, David Rea

In July 1974.

In July 1974, “Columbia” label released “Avalanche”, the fourth Mountain album. It was recorded January – February 1974, and was produced by Felix Pappalardi.

Personnel:

  • Leslie West– vocals, guitar
  • David Perry – guitar
  • Felix Pappalardi– vocals, bass, keyboards
  • Corky Laing– drums, percussion
  • Gail Collins– cover artwork, photography

Track listing:

  1. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Dave Williams, James Faye Hall
  2. Sister Justice – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins, Day
  3. Alisan – Leslie West
  4. Swamp Boy – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  5. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  6. Thumbsucker – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  7. You Better Believe It – Leslie West, Corky Laing
  8. I Love to See You Fly – Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  9. Back Where I Belong – Leslie West, Corky Laing
  10. Last of the Sunshine Days – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins

In July 1973.

In July 1973, “Windfall“label released “Whatever Turns You On”, the second and final West, Bruce and Laing studio album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Andy Johns, Leslie West, Jack Bruce and Corky Laing.

Personnel:

  • Leslie West – guitar; vocals
  • Jack Bruce – bass; vocals
  • Corky Laing – drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Leslie West, Jack Bruce and Corky Laing, except where noted.

  1. Backfire –Jack Bruce, Pete Brown, Leslie West, Corky Laing
  2. Token
  3. Sifting Sand
  4. November Song – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown, Leslie West, Corky Laing
  5. Rock ‘n’ Roll Machine
  6. Scotch Crotch –Jack Bruce, Pete Brown, Leslie West, Corky Laing
  7. Slow Blues
  8. Dirty Shoes
  9. Like a Plate – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown, Leslie West, Corky Laing

On October 25, 2014.

jack-bruce

On October 25, 2014, John Symon Asher “Jack” Bruce aka Jack Bruce died aged 71. Being musician, singer and songwriter, he is best known as member and bass player of Cream. In his more than five decades long career, Bruce has performed and recorded with various famous musician including: Alexis Corner, Graham Bond, John Mayall, Manfred Mann, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Michael Gibbs, Tony Williams, Leslie West, Corky Laing, Carla Bley, Lou Reed, Michael Mantler, Charlie Mariano, John McLaughlin, Cozy Powell, Bernie Marsden, Trevor Rabin, Robin Trower, Mose Allison, Allan Holdsworth, Kip Hanrahan, Mark Nauseef, Miroslav Tadic, Anton Fier, Kenji Suzuki, Dick Heckstall – Smith, John Stevens, Vernon Reid, Cindy Blackman and John Medeski. In March 2011, “Rolling Stone” magazine  readers selected Bruce as the eighth greatest bass guitarist of all time.

On March 7, 1970.

Mountain - Climbing

On March 7, 1970, “Windfall” label released “Climbing!”, the first Mountain studio album. It was recorded 1969 -1970, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York, and was produced by Felix Pappalardi.

Personnel:

  • Leslie West– guitars, lead and co-lead vocals
  • Felix Pappalardi– bass, piano, rhythm guitar, lead and co-lead vocals
  • Corky Laing– drums, percussion
  • Steve Knight– organ, mellotron, handbells
  • Beverly Weinstein – art direction
  • Gail Collins– cover artwork, photography

Track listing:

  1. Mississippi Queen – Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, David Rea, Leslie West
  2. Theme for an Imaginary Western- Pete Brown, Jack Bruce
  3. Never in My Life – Gail Collins, Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, Leslie West
  4. Silver Paper – Gail Collins, George Gardos, Steve Knight, Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, Leslie West
  5. For Yasgur’s Farm – Gail Collins, George Gardos, Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, David Rea, Gary Ship
  6. To My Friend – Leslie West
  7. The Laird – Gail Collins, Felix Pappalardi
  8. Sittin’ on a Rainbow – Gail Collins, Corky Laing, Leslie West
  9. Boys in the Band – Gail Collins, Felix Pappalardi