Sunday, July 18, 2010

Alan O'Day

Alan O’Day - Appetizers
Pacific PC 4300 (1977) - US LP

Column A

1 - Soldier Of Fortune
2 - Satisfied
3 - Started Out Dancing, Ended Up Making Love
4 - Gifts
5 - Slot Machine

Column B

6 - Undercover Angel
7 - Do Me Wrong, But Do Me
8 - Catch My Breath
9 - Angie Baby
10 - Caress Me Pretty Music

Notes: 1) Album does not come with track-by-track musician credits. 2) Packaging concept is after a restaurant menu, hence the “Column A” and “Column B” in place of “Side One” and “Side Two”. 3) Album comes with individual “ingredient” notes for each track. Please refer to original artwork for these. 4) Album was reissued as a CD with added bonus track “Just You” and is available online in this configuration on Mr. O'Day's own website at, also in personalized form. 5) According to web sources a CD reissue with same bonus track addition was also released in Japan on Victor VICP 70137. Please check back for relevant update.

Alan O’Day - Vocals, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass
Scott Edwards - Bass
Jeff Porcaro - Drums
Dean Parks - Guitars
Jay Graydon - Guitars
Michael Omartian - Keyboards, Background Vocals
Tony Terran - Horns
Steve Madaio - Horns
Fred Seldon - Horns
Jim Horn - Horns
David Duke - French Horn
Barbara Korn - French Horn
Sid Sharp - String Section Concertmaster
Victor Feldman - Percussion
Steve Barri - Percussion
Carol Parks - Background Vocals
Jim Haas - Background Vocals

Produced by Steve Barri (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Produced by Steve Barri and Michael Omartian (1, 6)

Michael Omartian - Arrangements
Dean Parks - Rhythm Track Arrangements (3, 4)

Phil Kaye - Engineer

Recording Studio:
Kendun Recorders

Amanda Flick - Art Assistance
Mark Foltz - Art Assistance
Jimmy Wachtel - Album Design, Photography

““We Reserve the Right to Serve Anyone.” The Management”.

“This restaurant gratefully acknowledges the help of - // Ed Silvers, Mel Bly, and Atlantic Records: Original Recipe // Brian Lane: Wine Steward // Frankie Leigh: Reservations // Steve, Karen, Michael, Phil, Dennis, Joe, Rick, Mike & Kelly: In The Kitchen // Arnold Burk: Blueprints // Jimmy Wachtel: Architecture // Carol & Jim: Background Décor // Dr. Carole Bare, Dr. Joseph Barry: Quality Control // Chris Squire: Flavoring Suggestions // All the steady and faithful customers, including: The W B Music Staff, Jeannette, Janet & Milt, Debbie, Dean, Greg, Jerry, Sidney, Sonny, Don, Gamma, Oscar & Janie, Rocky & Sonja, Diane. // And Jane, for keeping it all warm.”.

““Caress Me, Pretty Music” is dedicated to Kenny Davis // The augmented chord in “Satisfied” is dedicated to Snuff Garrett // Rugs by Omar of the Canyon; hair by Ernie of Coachella”.

“Thank you, players. Nice cooking!”.

Alan O’ Day

source/pic: my records
Japan CD catalog #: the web

Alan O’Day - Oh Johnny!
Pacific PC 4301 (1979) - US LP

Side One

1 - How To Pick Up Girls
2 - Tonight You Belong To Me
3 - Oh Johnny!
4 - Skinny Girls
5 - England

Side Two

6 - Love At First Night
7 - Telephone Lovers
8 - People Who Talk To Themselves
9 - Ain’t That Crazy Baby

Note: Album does not come with track-by-track musician credits.

Alan O’Day - Vocals, Keyboards, Additional Percussion, Background Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass Guitar
Mike Porcaro - Bass Guitar (as Michael Porcaro)
Jeff Porcaro - Drums (as Jeffrey Porcaro)
Mike Baird - Drums
Jay Graydon - Guitars
Dean Parks - Guitars
Michael Omartian - Keyboards
Jim Horn - Saxophone
Assa Drori - String Concert Master
Victor Feldman - Percussion
Steve Barri - Additional Percussion
Brooks Hunnicutt - Background Vocals (as Brooks Hunnicut)

Produced by Steve Barri & Alan O’Day

Michael Omartian - Arranger, Conductor

Phil Kaye - Engineer (as Phil Kay)
Gary Goodman - 2nd Engineer

Recording Studio:
Jennifudy Recording Studios

Mixing Studio:
Jennifudy Recording Studios

John Golden - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Kendun Recorders

Karen White - Production Coordinator

Sandi Young - Art Direction
Don Brautigam - Illustration
David Alexander - Photography
Hair by Yoshi

“Mixed with the use of the Aphex Aural Exciter”.

“Special thanks to: Jane, Steve & Karen, Omar, Phil & the Jennifudy people, Mel & Ed and the WB Music people, Myron, Ken, Bruce & Steve from Loeb & Loeb, Darcy, Linda, & Don, the players, and all those who believe in me between hits.”.

““England” is dedicated to Brian, Elaine, & Frankie”.

“This album is dedicated to the memory of Sidney Goldstein, who gave me my start as a songwriter”.

Alan O’Day
Lee David
Billy Rose

source/pic: my records


  1. Hey Lee,
    What a wave of nostalgia this brings! Thanks for pulling all this info together so neatly. And most of all, thanks for helping me make good records!

  2. I assure you that the pleasure was all mine. Those were the days, were they not??? All my best wishes, lee