The Two Tons* ‎– Backatcha

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Fantasy Honey Records ‎– F-9605
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A1 Never Like This
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangements] – Eric Robinson (4), Greg Crockett, Louis SmallArranged By [String Arrangements] – Carlos FranzettiBacking Vocals – Douglas Kibble, Eric Robinson (4), Harvey Fuqua, Herman Harper, Izora Armstead, Jeanie Tracy, Martha Wash, Maurice LongBass, Guitar – Greg CrockettConcertmaster – Harold KohonDrums – Woody CunninghamElectric Piano [Yamaha Electric Grand], Piano [Acoustic], Synthesizer [Prophet] – Eric Robinson (4)Engineer [Basic Tracks] – Eddie Bill HarrisEngineer [Drums, Flute, Strings] – Butch JonesLyrics By – Josh A. HaileyMusic By – Eric Robinson (4)Percussion – Tony Flores*Remix – Jesse Osborne*Soloist, Flute – Art Webb
4:55
A2 I Depend On You
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangements] – Eric Robinson (4), Louis SmallBacking Vocals – Eric Robinson (4), Izora Armstead, Jeanie Tracy, Martha WashBass – Eluriel "Tinker" Barfield*Drums – Latrous Harris*, Woody CunninghamElectric Piano [Yamaha Electric Grand], Piano [Acoustic], Synthesizer [Prophet] – Eric Robinson (4)Engineer [Bass, Drums] – Butch JonesLyrics By – Josh A. HaileyMusic By – Eric Robinson (4)Percussion – Tony Flores*Remix – Jesse Osborne*Soloist, Synthesizer [Mini Moog] – Kevin Toney
5:42
A3 Your Love Is Gonna See Me Through
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangements] – Greg CrockettBacking Vocals – Izora Armstead, Jeanie Tracy, Martha WashDrums – Ronnie Beck*Engineer – Eddie Bill HarrisGuitar – Ralph Walsh, Wyman HenryMusic By, Lyrics By – Clifford CoulterOrgan [B 3 Hammond], Piano [Acoustic], Synthesizer [Bass] – Donny BeckRemix – Jesse Osborne*
3:31
A4 It's True I Do
Backing Vocals – Eric Robinson (4), Izora Armstead, Jeanie Tracy, Martha Wash, Maurice LongBass – Greg CrockettDrums – Woody CunninghamElectric Piano [Yamaha Electric Grand], Piano [Acoustic] – Eric Robinson (4)Engineer [Basic Tracks] – Eddie Bill HarrisEngineer [Drums] – Butch JonesGuitar – Tip Wirrick*, Ralph WalshLyrics By – Victor OrsbornMusic By – Eric Robinson (4)Percussion – Tony Flores*Remix – Jesse Osborne*
3:04
B1 Can't Do It By Myself
Arranged By [Horn Arrangements] – David MacEachern, Gerry Martini*, Tucki BaileyArranged By [Rhythm Arrangements] – Greg CrockettBacking Vocals – Izora Armstead, Jeanie Tracy, Martha WashBass, Guitar – Greg CrockettDrums – Greg Williams (10)Engineer – Eddie Bill HarrisFlute – Tucki BaileyKeyboards – Al MartinezMusic By, Lyrics By – Crockett*, Fuqua*Remix – Jesse Osborne*Soloist, Saxophone – Gerry Martini*Soloist, Trumpet [Muted] – David MacEachernSynthesizer [Arp String] – Louis Small
4:31
B2 Cloudy With A Chance Of Rain
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangements] – Eric Robinson (4), Louis SmallArranged By [String Arrangements] – Carlos FranzettiBacking Vocals – Eric Robinson (4), Izora Armstead, Jeanie Tracy, Martha Wash, Maurice LongBass – Norman DurhamCelesta, Electric Piano [Yamaha Electric Grand], Piano [Acoustic] – Eric Robinson (4)Drums – Woody CunninghamEngineer [Basic Tracks] – Eddie Bill HarrisEngineer [Drums, Strings, Flugelhorn, Bass] – Butch JonesLyrics By – Orsborn*Music By – Robinson*Percussion – Tony Flores*Percussion [T R X Sustained Crystal Glass] – Eddie Bill HarrisRemix – Jesse Osborne*Soloist, Flugelhorn – Kenny Warden (2)
4:45
B3 I've Got To Make It On My Own
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangements] – Eric Robinson (4), Louis SmallBacking Vocals – Eric Robinson (4), Izora Armstead, Jeanie Tracy, Martha WashBass – Bob KingsonCelesta, Electric Piano [Yamaha Electric Grand], Piano [Acoustic] – Eric Robinson (4)Concertmaster – Harold KohonDrums – Woody CunninghamEngineer [Basic Tracks] – Eddie Bill HarrisEngineer [Drums, Pedal Steel Guitar] – Butch JonesLyrics By – Orsborn*Music By – Robinson*Pedal Steel Guitar – Ray GantekRemix – Wally Buck
4:35
B4 I Been Down
Backing Vocals – Izora Armstead, Jeanie Tracy, Martha WashBass – Greg CrockettDrums – Ronnie Beck*Engineer – Eddie Bill HarrisGuitar – Greg Crockett, Ralph WalshMusic By, Lyrics By – Keener*, Galbraith*Percussion – Tony Flores*Piano, Synthesizer – Donny BeckRemix – Jesse Osborne*
4:48

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With printed lyrics inner sleeve.

Woody Cunningham and Norman Durham appear courtesy of Atlantic Records
Kenny Warden appear courtesy of Mozambique Productions
Kevin Toney appear courtesy of Blackbyrds and Fantasy Records

Produced for Honey Records Productions
Mastered at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley

A1 Drums, flute and strings recorded at Blank Tape Studios, New York
Remix at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
A2 Bass and drums recorded at Blank Tape Studios, New York
Remix at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
A3 Remix at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
A4 Drums recorded at Blank Tape Studios, New York
Remix at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
B2 Drums, Strings, Flugelhorn, Bass recorded at Blank Tape Studios, New York
Remix at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
B3 Drums, Pedal Steel Guitar recorded at Blank Tape Studios, New York
Remix at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
B4 Remix at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley

℗ 1980 Fantasy® Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Label): F-9605-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Label): F-9605-B
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VIP-6767 Two Tons O' Fun Backatcha(LP, Promo, W/Lbl) Fantasy VIP-6767 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
0061.139 Two Tons, The* Backatcha(LP, Album) Fantasy 0061.139 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
5F-9605 The Two Tons* Backatcha(Cass, Album) Fantasy, Fantasy Honey Records 5F-9605 US 1980 Sell This Version
F-9605 The Two Tons* Backatcha(LP, Album, TP) Fantasy Honey Records F-9605 US 1980 Sell This Version
F-5924 Two Tons, The* Backatcha(LP, Album) Fantasy F-5924 France 1980 Sell This Version

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tranzyd

tranzyd

November 22, 2018
How about someone re-issues these two classic albums, as of 2018 never been on CD !
Alicat1972

Alicat1972

June 19, 2017

Never Like This is THE tune on this. Simply must have stone wall classic tune.
7" is still pretty rare, so this album is a good alternative.
One of the ultimate rare groove tunes, just perfect in every way, production, vocals, musicianship, lyrics, and groove.
A homage to the giddy feeling of being in love, and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.