Johnny Hammond ‎– Gears

Milestone (4) ‎– M-9062
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Tell Me What To Do 5:16
A2 Los Conquistadores Chocolatés
Vocals [Recitation] – William Jordan
A3 Lost On 23rd Street 6:36
B1 Fantasy
Written-By – Hammond*, L. Mizell*
B2 Shifting Gears 5:19
B3 Can't We Smile 4:35

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Some copies include a 'Promotional Record For Broadcast & Review Not For Sale' sticker on back sleeve.

Produced for Sky High Productions, Inc.
Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, July 1975.
Remixed at Sound Factory, Hollywood, September 1975.
(p)1975, Milestone Records

Harvey Mason appears courtesy of Arista Records. Roger Glenn appears courtesy of Prestige Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): [etched] M9062 A•1B [stamped] TML-M [etched] SX SXT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): [etched] M9062-B-1A [stamped] TML-M [etched] SXT

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
M-9062 Johnny Hammond Gears(LP, Album, RE) Milestone (4) M-9062 US Unknown Sell This Version
MX 9062 Johnny Hammond Gears(LP, Album, RE, RM) Milestone (4) MX 9062 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CDBGPD 291 Johnny Hammond Gears(CD, Album, RE, RM) BGP Records CDBGPD 291 UK 2015 Sell This Version
OJCCD-914-2, M-9062 Johnny Hammond Gears(CD, Album, RE) Original Jazz Classics, Milestone (4) OJCCD-914-2, M-9062 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
HIQLP2 034 Johnny Hammond Gears(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Cle) BGP Records HIQLP2 034 UK 2015 Sell This Version


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November 27, 2017

This always reminds of Honest Jons in London U.K. every time i would look at the most recent releases displayed at the shop front display this album cover would be there for years since it came out, they held the album in high regard and its such an unusual cover of a gear box cogs.
The Mizell brothers did there bit to bring this album alive in a similar style to the Donald Byrd "Spaces and places".


October 30, 2015
The 'Creme de la Creme' of funk fusion music really. Absolute knockout rare groove
cult LP from Mr Johnny Hammond and produced by the Mizells and in the same
league as 'Places and Spaces' LP by Donald Byrd........but different !!!


January 4, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

10/10 legendary jazz funk LP. The finest jazz funk grooves, every track breaking boundaries, sounds even as fresh today. Antoher Mizell Brothers production and arrangement, probably they're finest work. 'Tell Me What To Do' is a nice mid tempo hook with subtle vocals, 'Shifting Gears' is a serious breaks and block party track with every ingredient - heavily sampled by hiphop in the 80s and 90s. 'Los Conquistadores Chocolatés' is perhaps the most ground breaking track on this LP that could be considered one of the first disco funk tracks - heavy driving bassline, guitar. organ all in melody - 10/10 Perfect all the way through... Play this LP now! DJ Mr 'Soul' Strutt - 45 CENTRAL