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

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