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The Headhunters
Straight From The Gate

Album US 1977 on Arista label
Jazz and R&B/Soul (Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Jazz-Rock)

Released with black Arista labels Recorded at The Automatt, San Francisco, May and June 1977 Printed in U.S.A.

PortraitThe Headhunters *1973 US
producer, written by, collectively, album by
PortraitBennie Maupin ts, *1940 US
bass clarinet, flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, vocals
PortraitPaul Jackson eb, b, *1947 US
bass, backing vocals
PortraitMike Clark dr, *1946 US
DeWayne McKnight
electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals, sitar, electric sitar
Derrick Youman
lead vocals
PortraitBill Summers perc, *1948 US
PortraitPaul Potyen p, ep, US
piano, electric piano, clavinet, organ, backing vocals, synthesizer, arp odyssey, arp string ensemble
Joel "Twinkles" Smith
lyrics by
Maurice Holloway
lyrics by
Wallace Mitchell
lyrics by
Fred Catero co-producer, engineer
Bruce Steinberg design, photography by, front cover
David Rubinson engineer
Chris Minto engineer, assistant
George Horn engineer, mastering
Kaz Tsuruta layout, photography by, back cover
David Rubinson & Friends, Inc. producer
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Straight From The GateThe HeadhuntersJoel "Twinkles" Smith, Maurice Holloway, Wallace Mitchell5:30
2MayonnaiseThe Headhunters5:30
3Ms. Yum YumThe Headhunters6:47
4Don't Kill Your FeelingsThe Headhunters4:32
5Descending Azzizziuh (The Beginning Of A Dream)The Headhunters3:58
6I Remember I Made You CryThe Headhunters5:23
7Pork SodaThe Headhunters3:57
8DreamsThe Headhunters3:16
9SilhouetteThe Headhunters5:48

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