Jack Daugherty ‎– The Class Of Nineteen Hundred And Seventy One

A&M Records ‎– SP-3038
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Getting Up 3:55
A2 Someone To Love 3:28
A3 Feel So Good 3:50
A4 (I Fell In Love With You) The Day We Met 4:00
A5 Brothers And Sisters 3:32
B1 Number Nine 3:07
B2 The Strip 4:23
B3 La Costa Drive 3:00
B4 You've Got It 3:00
B5 Theme For Susan 2:36



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March 10, 2014
This LP has always been an interesting album to listen to. A nice mixture of styles, although the second side of the LP is a lot more jazzier than the first. Chuck Findley gets in some nice blowing space on "Getting Up" and "You Got It". My favorite tune is the bluesy "The Strip", with a nice trombone solo by David Dahlsten. "La Costa Drive" is a very hip swinger. It is full of expectations and surprises. I would have expected this to be a nice, polite well recorded instrumental album. Well recorded,it is. But it is all original compositions and much jazzier than I would have thought. The cream of LA musicians(Hall Blaine Joe Osborne and Chuck Findley are just a few-guess with it being Daugherty's album Larry Knechtel didn't need to show up for keyboard duty). The short timings also do not give you a clue as how jazzy these pieces are and I suspect that was its shortcoming when it was released-too jazzy for MOR radio and too polished for other formats). Boy,Chuck Findley really gets to shine as an individual here,not the chameleon costume he is usually relegated to wearing. Very reminiscent of Bacharach's A&M work.


March 10, 2014
Jack Daugherty - Piano
Trumpets: Chuck Findley, Ollie Mitchell, Ron Gorow, Paul Hubinon, John Audino
Trombones: David Dahlsten, Charlie Loper, Tommy Shepard, Dick McQuarry, Don Waldrop, Dick Hyde
Saxophones: Ron Starr, Alan Beutler, Don Menza, Marshall Royal
Flute: Jim Horn
Drums: Jeff Porcaro, Jim Keltner, Hal Blaine, Paul Humphrey
Bass: Max Bennett, Joe Osborn, Ray Brown
Guitars: Louie Shelton, Larry Carlton, Dennis Budimir, Joe Pass
French Horns: Marnie Johnson, Alan Robinson, Dave Duke
Percussion: Bobby Torres, Gary Coleman
Vocalists: Ron Hicklin, Gene Morford, Clydie King, Venetta Fields, Jackie Ward
Violins: Erno Neufeld (Concertmaster), Jerry Reisler, George Kast, Bill Nuttycombe, Nate Ross, Gerri Vinci, Arnold Belnick, Marshall Sosson, Paul Shure, Marilyn Baker, Bernie Kundell, Israel Baker
Violas: Sam Boghossian, Garey Nuttycombe, Alan Harshman, Virginia Majewski
Cellos: Ed Lustgarten, Fred Seykora, Jackie Lustgarten, Ray Kelley

Engineer: Ray Gerhardt
Assistant Engineer: Robert Appére
Mastering Engineer: Bernie Grundman
Orchestra Manager: Jules Chaiken
Album Coordinator: Noel Woodman

Art Direction: Roland Young
Album Design: Chuck Beeson
Front Cover Illustration: Lanning Stern
Photography: Jim McCrary
Front Cover: Al Kramer
Liner Notes: Dan Clements