SOUL CLASSICS:
Billy Vera & Judy Clay: Storybook Children
Judy Clay: Greatest Love

Original release:
CD: Ichiban 2101 (1995)

  1.   Billy Vera & Judy Clay: Storybook Children
  2.   Billy Vera & Judy Clay: Country Girl - City Man (Just Across The Line)
  3.   Billy Vera & Judy Clay: We're In Love
  4.   Billy Vera & Judy Clay: Let It Be Me
  5.   Billy Vera & Judy Clay: When Do We Go
  6.   Billy Vera & Judy Clay: Bring It On Home To Me
  7.   Billy Vera & Judy Clay: Do Right Woman - Do Right Man
  8.   Billy Vera & Judy Clay: Ever Since
  9.   Billy Vera & Judy Clay: So Good (To Be Together)
10.   Billy Vera & Judy Clay: Reaching For The Moon
11.   Billy Vera & Judy Clay: Tell It Like It Is
12.   Judy Clay: You Can't Run Away From Your Heart
13.   Judy Clay: It Takes A Lotta Good Love
14.   Judy Clay: The Love Of My Man
15.
Judy Clay: I Got To Love Somebody's Baby
16.   Judy Clay: Sister Pitiful
17.   Judy Clay: Get Together
18.   Judy Clay: Saving All For You
19.   Judy Clay: Greatest Love

Duane Allman is suspected to play on track 15, but this has not been confirmed yet.


Update March 21, 2017:
We have asked David Hood and Thom Doucette to listen to this track, and both feel that it's not Duane Allman on this track, but Eddie Hinton.


Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 previously released on the Atlantic LP SD-8174: "Billy Vera & Judy Clay: Storybook Children" (1968)


Tracks 10 & 11 previously released as Atlantic single 45-2654 (July 1969)
  

Tracks 12 & 13 previously released as Stax single 45-230 (August 1967)


Tracks 14 & 15 previously unreleased
A recording of track 14 is not yet available

Tracks 16 & 17 previously released as Atlantic single 45-2669 (September 1969)
Duane Allman doesn't play on these tracks

"Sister Pitiful":
"Get Together":


Tracks 18 & 19 previously released as Atlantic single 45-2697 (December 1969)
Duane Allman doesn't play on these tracks
  

"Saving All For You":
"Greatest Love":

Judy Clay's "I Got To Love Somebody's Baby" was again released in June 2006 on the CD: "Atlantic Unearthed - Soul Sisters" (Rhino 77626)

  1. Aretha Franklin: My Way
  2. Margie Joseph: It's Growing
  3. Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles: (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count the Days
  4. Doris Troy: Please Little Angel
  5. Mary Wells: Hands Off My Baby
  6. Dee Dee Sharp: My Best Friend's Man
  7. Dee Dee Warwick: Rescue Me
  8. Baby Washington: What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
  9. Irma Thomas: Full Time Woman
10. Judy Clay: I Got To Love Somebody's Baby
11. Esther Phillips: Cheater Man
12. Laura Lee: What A Man
13. The Sweet Inspirations: Ain't Nothing Gonna Change Me
14. Jackie Moore: It Ain't Who You Know
15. Bettye Swann: I Ain't That Easy To Lose
16. Barbara Lewis: Thankful For What I Got


On October 20, 2006 Billy Vera told Randy Poe, author of the book 'Skydog - The Duane Allman Story' (Backbeat Books, 2006) that Duane Allman didn't play on any of the records he did with Judy Clay. He said the Muscle Shoals recordings were done with Eddie Hinton on guitar.
(Thanks to Randy Poe for this information).


In the tape ledgers from the Atlantic Records archives and on http://www.jazzdisco.org/ we found the following information about recording sessions at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL:
 

Billy Vera And Judy Clay

Gene "Bowlegs" Miller (trumpet), Barry Beckett (piano), Eddie Hinton guitar), Jimmy Johnson (guitar), David Hood (electric bass), Roger Hawkins (drums), Judy Clay (vocals), Billy Vera (vocals) and others

Muscle Shoals, AL, May 12, 1969

17122          I Love You Yes I Do   (unissued)
17123          Reaching For The Moon   (Atlantic 2654)
17124          Tell It Like It Is   (Atlantic 2654)
17125          Bright Lights, Big City   (unissued)

* Atlantic 2654   Billy Vera And Judy Clay - Reaching For The Moon / Tell It Like It Is


Billy Vera

Gene "Bowlegs" Miller (trumpet), Barry Beckett (piano), Eddie Hinton guitar), Jimmy Johnson (guitar), David Hood (electric bass), Roger Hawkins (drums), Judy Clay (vocals), Billy Vera (vocals) and others

Muscle Shoals, AL, May 14, 1969

17126          I've Never Been Loved (Like This Before)   (Atlantic 2700)
17127          Rainbow Road   (unissued)
17128          J.W.'s Dream   (Atlantic 2700)

* Atlantic 2700   Billy Vera - I've Never Been Loved (Like This Before) / J.W.'s Dream


Judy Clay

Judy Clay (vocals) and others

Muscle Shoals, AL, May 15, 1969

17067          The Love Of My Man   (unissued)
17068          That's What My Man Is For   (unissued)

17069          I've Got To Love Somebody Baby   (unissued)
17070          Savin' All For You   (Atlantic 2697)
17071          Before Her Time   (unissued)
17072          Mr. Pitiful   (Atlantic 2669)
17073          I Pity The Fool   (unissued)
17074          Get Together   (Atlantic 2669)
17075          Greatest Love   (Atlantic 2697)

* Atlantic 2697   Judy Clay - Savin' All For You / Greatest Love
* Atlantic 2669   Judy Clay - Mr. Pitiful / Get Together


The 9 Judy Clay tracks were recorded on May 15, 1969, or the master numbers were assigned on that day.