Thelma Houston & Pressure Cooker ‎– I've Got The Music In Me

Sheffield Lab ‎– LAB-2, Sheffield Lab ‎– LAB 2
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Direct-To-Disk, Gatefold

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A1 I've Got The Music In Me
Arranged By, Piano – Michael OmartianDrums – Jim KeltnerWritten-By – Bias Boshell
A2 Reggae Tune (Instrumental)
Arranged By – Mike MelvoinDrums – Jim Gordon, Jim KeltnerPiano – Lincoln MayorgaSynthesizer – Michael OmartianVocals [Vocal Improprierties] – Jim GilstrapWritten-By – Andy Fairweather-Low
A3 To Know You Is To Love You
Arranged By – Mike MelvoinDrums – Jim KeltnerElectric Piano – Michael OmartianLead Guitar – Larry CarltonWritten-By – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
A4 Pressure Cooker
Arranged By – Mike MelvoinDrums – Jim GordonSoloist, Guitar – Dean ParksSoloist, Tenor Saxophone – Tom ScottSoloist, Trumpet – Chuck FindleyWritten-By – Bill Schnee, Mike Melvoin
B1 Don't Misunderstand
Arranged By, Piano – Mike MelvoinDrums – Jim KeltnerFrench Horn – Richard PerissiWritten-By – Gordon Parks
B2 Step In Time (Instrumental)
Arranged By, Conductor – Michael OmartianDrums – Jim Gordon, Jim KeltnerElectric Piano – Larry KnechtelLead Guitar – Larry CarltonSynthesizer – Michael OmartianWritten-By – Mark Tulin, Michael Omartian
B3 Dish Rag (Instrumental)
Drums – Jim GordonPiano – Lincoln MayorgaSoloist, Tenor Saxophone – Tom ScottWritten-By, Arranged By, Conductor – Michael Omartian
B4 Got To Get You Into My Life
Arranged By, Piano – Michael OmartianDrums – Jim GordonWritten-By – Lennon & McCartney*
B5 I've Got The Music In Me (Reprise)
Drums – Jim Gordon, Jim Keltner

Companies, etc.



This version says "Printed in the USA. Pressed in Japan" on label

A pressing variation exists with bottom of label having "Printed in the USA" I've Got The Music In Me

Recorded live February 24th-26th 1975, Hollywood, California from Studio Direct to the Master Disc.

Thelma Houston's guest appearance was made possible through the courtesy of Motown Records.
Michael Omartian appears courtesy of ABC Records

Published by
A1 Rocket Music / April Music ASCAP
A2 Almo Music / Fair Music ASCAP
A3 Jobete Music / Black Bull Music ASCAP
A4 Double M Music ASCAP
B1 Leo Feist ASCAP
B2 April Blackwood Music ASCAP
B3 American Broadcasting Music / Holicanthus Music ASCAP
B4 Maclen Music BMI

℗ © 1975
Sheffield Lab & Motown Records

Gatefold cover. LP Housed in Photo sleeve with images during recording.

Track duration's not mentioned on record or sleeve. Track duration's taken by timing

Label variant: This says Printed in U.S.A.
and "I've Got The Music In Me" in white, other has black text.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, label): SL7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, label): SL8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): SL7-4M -(2) 17 4 T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): SL7-4-S 3 REPL (10) 12 ∆191811-X


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January 15, 2019
I am loving this record! A great find for the audiophile crate digger. Sick session musicians and the super soulful Thelma cutting the tracks live off the floor direct to disc under the supervision of Doug Sax... If you are serious about sound, get this album!