All Day Music

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All Day Music
Studio album by War
Released November 1971 (1971-11)
Recorded 1971 at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, California & Los Angeles, California
Crystal Studio, Los Angeles, California
Genre Soul
Funk
Length 40:23
Label United Artists
Producer Jerry Goldstein, Chris Huston, War
War chronology
War
(1971)
All Day Music
(1971)
The World Is a Ghetto
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

All Day Music is the fourth album by funk group War, released November 1971 on United Artists Records. The title single was backed with "Get Down".[3][4]

"Slipping Into Darkness" (backed with "Nappy Head"), War's first big hit since their name change from Eric Burdon and War, was on the Hot 100 for 22 weeks and so tied with Gallery's "Nice to Be with You" for most weeks on that chart all within the calendar year 1972. (The spelling was changed slightly to "Slippin' Into Darkness" for the single, and is also used on a CD edition of the album.)[3][4] Billboard ranked it as the No. 23 song for 1972.[5] A subtitle for "Nappy Head" claims it is the theme from Ghetto Man, but there does not appear to be any notable film or television series with this title, and it may refer to a series that never went into production. "Baby Brother" is a live track recorded at the Hollywood Bowl, June 30, 1971, at an event called the United Artists 99 Cent Spectacular; a studio version of this song retitled "Me and Baby Brother" appeared on a later album, Deliver the Word (1973).

The original cover art was printed with a metallic silver background, and features a group photo by Bob Gordon.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by War (Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott), except where indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "All Day Music" (Jerry Goldstein, War) – 4:04
  2. "Get Down" (Goldstein, War) – 4:29
  3. "That's What Love Will Do" (Milton James, War) – 7:17
  4. "There Must Be a Reason" – 3:50

Side two[edit]

  1. "Nappy Head (Theme from Ghetto Man)" – 6:05
  2. "Slippin' Into Darkness" – 7:00
  3. "Baby Brother" – 7:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Jerry Goldstein, Chris Huston and War – producers
  • Chris Huston and Richard Moore – engineers

References[edit]

  1. ^ All Day Music at AllMusic
  2. ^ Robert Christgau
  3. ^ a b All Day Music (Media notes). 
  4. ^ a b Neely, Tim, Goldmine Price Guide to 45 RPM Records, Second Edition, 1999
  5. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972