Friday, September 30, 2011

Billy Joe Walker, Jr.



Billy Joe Walker, Jr. - Universal Language
MCA Master Series MCA-6247 (1988) - US LP


Side One

1 - I Can Fly
2 - Quiet In The Night
3 - Roberto
4 - Robin’s Home
5 - It’s Morning

Side Two

6 - Let It Play
7 - Desert Rose
8 - Jazz Age
9 - Dreamworld
10 - Dance This Way

Notes: 1) Above image and following credits were taken from the CD album release on MCA MCAD-6247 (1988). The LP pressing was originally made on premium virgin vinyl records. 2) CD album does not come with track-by-track musician credits. 3) According to pictorial web sources the lettering on the vinyl LP cover is placed slightly differently from that of its CD album counterpart.

Billy Joe Walker, Jr. - Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Synthesizers
Leland Sklar - Bass Guitar
David Hungate - Bass Guitar
Michael Rhodes - Bass Guitar
Joe Chemay - Bass Guitar
Paul Leim - Drums (as Paul Liem)
Russ Kunkel - Drums
Barry Beckett - Keyboards
John Hobbs - Keyboards
Shane Keister - Keyboards
Clayton Ivey - Keyboards
Mike Lawler - Synthesizers
Eddie Bayers - Synthesizers

Produced and arranged by Billy Joe Walker, Jr.

David Humphreys - Drum Programming

Alan Schulman - Recording Engineer
Tom Singers - Recording Engineer
Steve Tillisch - Recording Engineer
Rocky Schnaars - Recording Engineer
Tim Coats - Recording Engineer
Ron Treat - Recording Engineer
Clark Williams - Recording Engineer
Brian Friedman - Recording Engineer
Chuck Ainlay - Mixing Engineer
Marty Williams - Second Engineer
Milan Bogdan - Digital Editing

Recording Studios:
Treehouse Studio, Carthage, TN
Foot Print Studio, Los Angeles
The Money Pit, Nashville
The Loft, Nashville
Top Tracks, Nashville
Sound Stage Studio, Nashville, TN

Mixing Studio:
Sound Stage Studios, Nashville, TN

Benny Quinn - Mastering Engineer
Chuck Ainlay - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Masterfonics

Simon Levy - Art Direction, Illustration
Virginia Team Design - Design
Larry Dixon - Photography

“Mastered by Benny Quinn and Chuck Ainlay at Masterfonics using the JVC Digital Audio Mastering System.”.

“Also available on custom mastered HiQ cassette and premium virgin vinyl records.”.

“Special Thanks to Jimmy Bowen, Tony Brown, Simon Levy, Renee Bell, Jessie Noble, Sally Isaacson, Cornelia Crawford, Lee Groitzsch, Paul Davis, Robert Byrne, Thom Schuyler, Fred Knobloch, all the excellent musicians, and the wonderful family at MCA Records, and a special thanks to Akai/Lance Johnson for helping with the Treehouse recording equipment.”.

“Music, I believe, is the universal language…the one thing that people all over the world can smile to, come together with, and let the music take them wherever they might care to go. I hope you enjoy the music…Universal Language. // Billy Joe Walker, Jr.”.

Songwriters:
Billy Joe Walker, Jr.
Eddie Bayers




source/pic: my records
vinyl LP side one/two breakdown and catalog #: the web



Billy Joe Walker, Jr. - Painting Music
MCA Master Series MCAD-6323 (1989) - US CD


1 - Virago
2 - Paradise Cove
3 - Monkeys And Bears
4 - Candlelight
5 - Two Bunch Palms
6 - Bonin’
7 - Up In My Treehouse
8 - Wonderland Park
9 - Night Tones
10 - Caribbean Magic

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

Billy Joe Walker, Jr. - Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars
Leland Sklar - Bass Guitar
Michael Rhodes - Bass Guitar
David Hungate - Bass Guitar
Joe Chemay - Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Rick Marotta - Drums, Percussions
Paul Leim - Drums, Percussions
Mike Lawler - Keyboards, Synthesizers
Shane Keister - Keyboards, Synthesizers
Randy McCormick - Keyboards, Synthesizers
Kevin Maloney - Keyboards, Synthesizers
The A Strings (Conni Ellisor, Ted Madsen, Jim Grosjean, Bob Mason, D. Bergen White) - Strings
Terry Williams - Background Vocals

All songs composed, arranged and produced by Billy Joe Walker, Jr.

D. Bergen White - String Arrangement (4)
David Humphreys - Drum Programming
Marvin Kanarek - Drum Programming

Bob Bullock - Engineer
Willie Pevear - Engineer
Dennis Mayes - Engineer
David Malloy - Engineer
Jim Malloy - Engineer
Tom Singers - Engineer
Russ Martin - Engineer
Michael Spriggs - Engineer
Chuck Ainlay - Mixing Engineer
Marty Williams - Second Engineer

Recording Studios:
Backstage Sound Studio, Nashville, TN
Lions Share Studio, Hollywood, CA
Sound Connection, Nashville, TN
Sprutz Wurks, Franklin, TN
Studio 19, Nashville, TN
Garage Sound Studio, Nashville, TN
The Treehouse Studio, Carthage, TN
The Bungalo, Santa Monica, CA
Emerald Sound Studio, Nashville, TN
Sound Stage Studio, Nashville, TN

Mixing Studio:
Sound Stage Studio

Benny Quinn - Mastering Engineer, CD Master Tape Preparation at Masterfonics
Chuck Ainlay - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Masterfonics

Simon Levy - Art Direction, Design
Virginia Team Design - Design
Larry Dixon - Photography
Sharon Orr - Cover Art

“Mastered by Benny Quinn and Chuck Ainlay at Masterfonics using the JVC Digital Audio Mastering System.”.

“Also available on custom mastered HiQ cassette.”.

“Special Thanks to Tony Brown, Jimmy Bowen, Bruce Hinton, Jessie Noble, Bob Bullock, Sally Isaacson, Jim Malloy, Reneé Bell, Simon Levy, Emerald Sound Studio, all the excellent musicians, and the wonderful family at MCA Records. // “Painting Music” was conceived by traveling to different parts of the country - writing about the magic, wonders and beauty of each setting. I hope you enjoy the music. // Billy Joe Walker, Jr.”.

“Gauguin used a paintbrush to capture his impressions of the world around him; Billy Joe Walker, Jr. uses a guitar. Yet both artists portray a world in primary hues, a world where life seems more joyously unexpected than ever before. // In “Painting Music,” Billy Joe Walker’s newest offering, his canvas is the imagination and his palette is filled with chords that bathe the senses in vibrant color. The album proves with an almost playful certainty that Billy has become a master of his exacting craft. // Making vividly visual music is nothing new to him. His previous Master Series albums, “Treehouse” and “Universal Language,” venture deep into the realm of the mind’s eye; his session tracks for such talents as Kim Carnes, Waylon Jennings and Ray Charles weave a strong visual thread into those artists’ efforts. // “Painting Music,” however, goes far beyond anything else Billy has produced to date. Its pulse is the pulse of waves on a Malibu beach, of the rhythmic Caribbean lifestyle, of the mischievous thrust and parry of bonefishing in the Florida Keys. Its songs color those subjects and more in earthy umbers and lush blue-greens. Billy’s guitar work has a sure and sometimes sassy feel that tickles the senses as it touches the heart. // Fusing an uncommon vision with a dollop of elemental magic, Billy Joe Walker’s “Painting Music” is, quite simply, a paean to that finest of all the arts…the art of exuberant living.”.

Songwriter:
Billy Joe Walker, Jr.




source/pic: my records

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