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Potliquor: Louisiana Rock & Roll

In January 1973, “Janus” label released “Louisiana Rock & Roll”, the third Potliquor album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Deep South Recording Studio” in New Orleans, and was produced by Jim Brown.

Personnel:

  • Les Wallace – vocals, guitars
  • George Ratzlaff – vocals, keyboards
  • Guy Schaeffer – vocals, bass guitar
  • Leon Medica – vocals, bass guitar
  • Jerry Amoroso – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Cy Frost – piano, clavinet, Moog synthesizer, horn and string arrangements
  • Glenn Spreen – horn and string arrangements
  • Lee Fortier – horns
  • Art DeCesare – horns
  • Bud Brasher – horns
  • Pete Verbois – horns
  • Bill Ludwig – horns
  • Nick Rousse – horns
  • Charlie Depuy – horns
  • Uncle Buck Wood – fiddle
  • Gail and David Amoroso – handclaps
  • Strings on “For You” – a combined section of the New Orleans Symphony and Baton Rouge Symphony
  • Cy Frost – recording, production consultant
  • Peter Granet – remix
  • F. Alessandrini – artwork
  • Dawn Studios – album cover design
  • Mia Krinsky – album coordination
  • J. W. deBuys – photography
  • Bob Scerbo – production coordinator

Track listing:

  1. You Can’t Get There from Here – Casey Kelly
  2. Waitin’ for Me at the River – George Ratzlaff
  3. Taj and Jimmy’s Blues – Taj Mahal, Al Smith, Jimmy Reed
  4. Rip It Up – Marascalco Blackwell
  5. H – Lee Wallace, Lauretta Wallace
  6. Louisiana Rock ’n’ Roll – George Ratzlaff
  7. St. Jude’s Blues – Jerry Amoroso
  8. Born Under a Bad Sign – Booker T. Jones, William Bell
  9. Guitar Boogie – George Ratzlaff
  10. For You – Les Wallace

On July 18, 2006.

On July 18, 2006, “DEP International” label released “Who You Fighting For?”, the fifteenth UB40 album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Astro, Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Lamont Hassan, Brian Travers and Mickey Virtue.

Personnel:

  • Astro – toasting and backing vocals, percussion, trumpet
  • Ali Campbell – lead vocals, guitar
  • Robin Campbell – vocals, lead guitar
  • Mickey Virtue – keyboards
  • Earl Falconer– vocals, bass guitar
  • Jim Brown – drums
  • Norman Lamont Hassan – vocals, percussion, trombone
  • Brian Travers – saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Who You Fighting For
  2. After Tonight
  3. Bling Bling
  4. Plenty More
  5. War Poem
  6. Sins of the Fathers
  7. Good Situation
  8. Gotta Tell Someone
  9. Reasons
  10. One Woman Man
  11. I’ll Be on My Way – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  12. Kiss and Say Goodbye.
  13. Things You Say You Love

On August 29, 1980.

On August 29, 1980, “Graduate Records” label released “Signing Off”, the debut UB 40 album. It was recorded December 1979 – July 1980, at the Bob Lamb’s “Home of the Hits” in Moseley, Birmingham and at the “The Music Centre”, and was produced by Bob Lamb, Ray “Pablo” Falconer, Astro, Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Lamont Hassan, Brian Travers and Michael Virtue.

Personnel:

  • Astro – talk-over vocal
  • Ali Campbell– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Robin Campbell – lead guitar, vocals
  • Michael Virtue – keyboards, strings, organ
  • Earl Falconer– bass
  • Jim Brown – drums
  • Norman Lamont Hassan- percussion, congas
  • Brian Travers – tenor saxophone, melodica

Track listing:

All tracks by Astro, Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Lamont Hassan, Brian Travers and Michael Virtue, except where noted.

  1. Tyler
  2. King
  3. 12 Bar
  4. Burden of Shame
  5. Adella
  6. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today – Randy Newman
  7. 25%
  8. Food for Thought
  9. Little by Little
  10. Signing Off