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In November 1981.

In November 1981, “Mercury” label released “Nightcruising”, the twelve Bar Kays (The) album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Ardent Recording Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Allen Jones.

Personnel:

Personnel:

  • James Alexander – vocals, bass
  • Larry Dodson – vocals
  • Mark Bynum – vocals, keyboard
  • Winston Stewart – keyboards
  • Lloyd Smith – guitar
  • Michael Toles – guitar
  • Charles Allen – vocals, trumpet
  • Benjamin Cauley – trumpet
  • Harvey Henderson – saxophone
  • Frank Thompson – trombone
  • Bryan Smith – bass
  • Michael Beard – drums
  • Sherman Guy – vocals, percussion
  • Mervell Thomas – arranger
  • Henry Bush – engineer
  • Allen Jones – engineer, cover concept
  • Bernie Grundman – engineer
  • Mike McCarty – art direction
  • Tom Hill – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by James Alexander, Larry Dodson, Mark Bynum, Winston Stewart, Lloyd Smith, Charles Allen, Benjamin Cauley, Harvey Henderson, Frank Thompson, Bryan Smith, Michael Beard, Sherman Guy and Allen Jones, except where noted.

  1. Nightcruising
  2. Hit and Run
  3. Feels Like I’m Falling in Love
  4. Freaky Behavior – Allen Jones, Howard Redmond, Jr.
  5. Touch Tone
  6. Unforgettable Dream
  7. Traffic Jammer
  8. Backseat Driver

In March 1978.

In March 1978, “Polydor” label released “Champagne Jam” the seventh Atlanta Rhythm Section album. It was recorded 1977-1978, at “Studio One” in Doraville, Georgia, and was produced by Buddy Buie and Robert Nix.

Personnel:

  • Barry Bailey – electric guitar
  • Jo Jo Billingsley – vocals
  • Buddy Buie – vocals
  • R. Cobb – guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  • Dean Daughtry – keyboards
  • Paul Davis – vocals
  • Paul Goddard – bass guitar
  • Ronnie Hammond – vocals, background vocals
  • Robert Nix – drums, background vocals
  • Artimus Pyle- percussion
  • Engineer: Rodney Mills
  • Mixing: Rodney Mills
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig & Rodney Mills at Masterdisk
  • Art direction: Mike McCarty
  • Design: Mike McCarty
  • Photography: Rick Diamond

Track listing:

  1. Large Time – Barry Bailey, Buddy Buie, Robert Nix
  2. I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight – Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  3. Normal Love – Buddy Buie, R. Cobb, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  4. Champagne Jam – Buddy Buie, R. Cobb, Robert Nix
  5. Imaginary Lover – Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  6. The Ballad of Lois Malone – Barry Bailey, Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  7. The Great Escape – Barry Bailey, Buddy Buie, Robert Nix
  8. Evileen – Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  9. NITP – Dean Daughtry, Buddy Buie

 

In February 1973.

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In February 1973, “Decca” label released “Back Up Against the Wall”, the second Atlanta Rhythm Section album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Studio One” in Doraville, Georgia, and was produced by Buddy Buie. “Back Up Against the Wall” was the first album with Ronnie Hammond on lead vocals.

Personnel:

  1. Barry Bailey – guitar, electric guitar
  2. Randall Bramblett – piano
  3. R. Cobb – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar, vocals, slide guitar
  4. Dean Daughtry – organ, piano, electric piano
  5. Paul Goddard – bass guitar
  6. Ronnie Hammond – piano, vocals
  7. Al Kooper- synthesizer, ARP
  8. Robert Nix – drums, vocals
  9. Billy Lee Riley – harmonica
  10. Engineers: Bobby Langford, Rodney Mills
  11. Mixing: Rodney Mills
  12. Arranger: Buddy Buie
  13. Mike McCarty: cover design, illustrations

Track listing:

  1. Wrong – Buddy Buie, J.R. Cobb
  2. Cold Turkey, Tenn.- Robert Nix
  3. Will I Live On? – Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  4. A Livin’ Lovin’ Wreck – Otis Blackwell
  5. Superman – Delaney Bramblett
  6. What You Gonna Do About It? – Buddy Buie, Ronnie Hammond
  7. Conversation – Buddy Buie, J.R. Cobb
  8. Redneck – Joe South
  9. Make Me Believe It – Buddy Buie, Ronnie Hammond, Robert Nix
  10. Back up Against the Wall – Buddy Buie, J.R. Cobb
  11. It Must Be Love – R. Cobb, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix