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The Starship Orchestra
Celestial Sky

Album US 1980 on Columbia label
R&B/Soul (Soul, Disco)

Norman Connors appears courtesy of Arista Records, inc. Leon Ndugu Chancler appears courtesy of Epic Records Don Myrick and Louis Satterfield appear courtesy of Earth, Wind & Fire Recorded at Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA in January and February 1980 ℗ © 1980 CBS, Inc.

PortraitThe Starship Orchestra
album by
PortraitOscar Castro-Neves g, acg, 1940-2013 BR
acoustic guitar
PortraitJacques Burvick ep, syn,
backing vocals, keyboards, written by, arranged by, conductor, orchestrated by
PortraitWali Ali g, voc,
backing vocals, guitar
PortraitFreddie Washington b, US
PortraitNathan East b, voc, *1955 US
PortraitMunyungo Jackson perc, tim,
caxixi, congas, timbales, surdo, percussion, flying pans, electronic drums, syndrums, arranged by, written by
PortraitRalph Jones fl,
clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, soloist, saxophone
PortraitJames Gadson dr, *1939 US
drums, percussion
Joe Saulter
drums, lead vocals, written by
PortraitLeon Ndugu Chancler dr, perc, *1952 US
drums, percussion
Bob Winard
, assistant
John Rowan
PortraitMarlo Henderson g, 1948-2015 US
PortraitMelvin "Wah Wah" Watson g, syn, voc, *1950 US
PortraitPaul Jackson Jr. g, *1959 US
Billy McCoy key, ep,
whistle, brazilian whistles, synthesizer, prophet 5, electric piano, rhodes, piano, acoustic, soloist, keyboards, arranged by, rhythm, written by, arranged by, conductor, orchestrated by
PortraitGeorge Bohanon tb, *1960 US
PortraitLouis Satterfield b, voc, cwb, 1937-2004 US
PortraitMaurice Spears tb, US
PortraitBobby Bryant tr, 1934-1998 US
PortraitEric Butler
Mike Carribia
PortraitNolan Smith tr, *1949 US
PortraitOscar Brashear tr, *1944 US
PortraitFred Jackson ts, *1929 US
PortraitWilliam Green sax, 1925-1996 US
PortraitMcKinley Jackson alp, US
arranged by, conductor, orchestrated by
PortraitDon Myrick ts, sax, bs, 1940-1993 US
soloist, woodwind
PortraitDouglas Wood
producer, keyboards, electric keyboards, written by
PortraitJerry Peters key, voc, p, US
arranged by, conductor, orchestrated by, electric piano
PortraitBobby Lyle p, key, *1944 US
arranged by, conductor, orchestrated by, keyboards, multi keyboards, written by, piano, acoustic
Marcie Allen
guest, lead vocals
Josie James backing vocals
Marcie Allen backing vocals
Marlena Jeter backing vocals
Maxi Anderson backing vocals
Norman Connors backing vocals, producer
Lane/Donald design
Jackson Schwartz engineer, recording
George Butler executive-producer
John Golden mastered by
Jim Shea photography by
Gerald Roberts producer, assistant
Orlando Imala product manager
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1You're A StarThe Starship OrchestraJacques Burvick6:03
2New York, New YorkThe Starship OrchestraDouglas Wood, Joe Saulter4:32
3The Waiting GameThe Starship OrchestraBilly McCoy, Maxi Anderson5:02
4All Those Things (Aquillas Coisas Todas)The Starship OrchestraToninho Horta5:17
5The GenieThe Starship OrchestraBobby Lyle5:39
6Celestial SkyThe Starship OrchestraBilly McCoy4:52
7YesterdayThe Starship OrchestraJacques Burvick4:14
8Serious BusinessThe Starship OrchestraJacques Burvick3:20
9Give Me Some SkinThe Starship OrchestraMunyungo Jackson2:39
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