Mama Lion

Mama Lion was an American soul-rock band that released the 1972–73 albums Preserve Wildlife and Give It Everything I’ve Got on Family Productions. Singer Lynn Carey and bassist Neil Merryweather worked beforehand, both as a duo and with blues-rockers Ivar Avenue Reunion. The musicians (without Carey) cut two concurrent albums as Heavy Cruiser. Keyboardist James […]

Heavy Cruiser

Heavy Cruiser was an American hard-rock/psych band that released the 1972/73 albums Heavy Cruiser and Lucky Dog on Artie Ripp’s Family Productions label. Canadian bassist Neil Merryweather formed the band in Los Angeles with keyboardist James Newton Howard, later a noted film composer. Heavy Cruiser also recorded as Mama Lion behind Merryweather’s then-partner, singer Lynn […]

Toto ‎– The Seventh One (1988)

The Seventh One is the seventh studio album by American melodic-rock band Toto, released in 1988 on CBS/Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Pamela” (5:10) A2. “You Got Me” (3:12) A3. “Anna” (4:56) A4. “Stop Loving You” (4:29) A5. “Mushanga” (5:36) A6. “Stay Away” (5:29) B1. “Straight for the Heart” (4:10) B2. “Only the Children” (4:09) B3. “A […]

Kenny Loggins ‎– High Adventure (1982)

High Adventure is the fourth solo album by West Coast pop/rock vocalist/songwriter Kenny Loggins, released in 1982 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Don’t Fight It” (3:36) A2. “Heartlight” (3:55) A3. “I Gotta Try” (3:50) A4. “Swear Your Love” (5:01) A5. “The More We Try” (3:59) B1. “Heart to Heart” (5:30) B2. “If It’s Not What You’re […]

Bill Champlin ‎– Runaway (1981)

Runaway is the second solo album by West Coast musician/vocalist/songwriter Bill Champlin, released in 1981 on Elektra. Tracklist: A1. “Runaway” (3:58) A2. “One Way Ticket” (3:03) A3. “Sara” (3:15) A4. “Tonight Tonight” (3:47) A5. “Runaway Reprise” (0:47) A6. “Take It Uptown” (4:24) B1. “Satisfaction” (3:42) B2. “Stop Knockin’ on My Door” (4:16) B3. “Gotta Get Back […]

Elton John ‎– The Fox (1981)

The Fox is the 15th studio album by Elton John, released in 1981 on Rocket/Geffen. Tracklist: A1. “Breaking Down Barriers” (4:40) A2. “Heart in the Right Place” (5:13) A3. “Just Like Belgium” (4:08) A4. “Nobody Wins” (3:42) A5. “Fascist Faces” (5:10) B1. “Carla / Etude” (4:45) B2. “Fanfare” (1:26) B3. “Chloe” (4:39) B4. “Heels of […]

John O’Banion ‎– John O’Banion (1981)

John O’Banion is the debut album by the namesake American blue-eyed soul crooner, released in 1981 on Elektra. Tracklist: A1. “Love You Like I Never Loved Before” (3:23) A2. “You’re in My Life Again” (3:10) A3. “Love Is Blind” (3:35) A4. “Our Love Can Make It” (3:15) A5. “Love Is in Your Eyes” (3:30) B1. […]

Valerie Carter ‎– Wild Child (1978)

Wild Child is the second of two albums by American West Coast vocalist Valerie Carter, released in 1978 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Crazy” (4:29) A2. “Da Doo Rendezvous” (4:36) A3. “What’s Become of Us” (3:34) A4. “Taking the Long Way Home” (3:31) A5. “Lady in the Dark” (4:40) B1. “The Story of Love” (4:08) B2. […]

Diana Ross – Baby It’s Me (1977)

Baby It’s Me is the seventh solo album by American soul/pop vocalist Diana Ross, produced by Richard Perry and released in 1977 on Motown. Tracklist: A1. “Gettin’ Ready for Love” (2:45) A2. “You Got It” (3:55) A3. “Baby It’s Me” (3:09) A4. “Too Shy to Say” (3:15) A5. “Your Love Is So Good for Me” […]

Boz Scaggs ‎– Middle Man (1980)

Middle Man is the ninth solo studio album by American R&B/rock vocalist/songwriter Boz Scaggs, released in 1980 on Columbia/CBS. The album was produced by Bill Schnee with a lion’s share of keyboard credits and co-writes claimed by industry hand David Foster, whose concurrent Airplay project showed a similar soulful sheen. Tracklist: A1. “Jojo” (5:51) A2. “Breakdown […]