Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music

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Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music
Studio album by Billy Preston
Released 21 September 1973
Recorded March–May 1973
Genre Soul / Rock
Length 32:55
Label A&M
Producer Billy Preston
Billy Preston chronology
Music Is My Life
(1972)
Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music
(1973)
Live European Tour
(1974)

Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music is the eighth studio album by Billy Preston. Released in the fall of 1973 on A&M Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Billy Preston, except where noted.

  1. "Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music" –1:08
  2. "You're So Unique" –3:13
  3. "How Long Has The Train Been Gone" (Preston, Bruce Fisher) –2:25
  4. "My Soul Is A Witness" (Preston, Joe Greene) –2:47
  5. "Sunday Morning" (Preston, Bruce Fisher) –1:41
  6. "You've Got Me For Company" (Preston, Bruce Fisher) –2:09
  7. "Listen To The Wind" (Preston, Bruce Fisher) –3:04
  8. "Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music (reprise)" –0:18
  9. "Space Race" –3:23
  10. "Do You Love Me?" (Preston, Bruce Fisher) –2:48
  11. "I'm So Tired" (Preston, Bruce Fisher) –4:16
  12. "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" (Bob Dylan) –3:39
  13. "Minuet For Me" –2:05

Personnel[edit]

  • Billy Preston: Keyboards, bass guitar, vocals.
  • David Walker: Guitar.
  • Dennis Coates: Banjo.
  • Hubert Heard: Keyboards.
  • Kenneth Luper: Keyboards.
  • Choir of Divine Guidance Youth Choir, Directed by Rodena Fairley
  • Paul Riser - string & horn arrangement
  • Clarence McDonald - arrangement on "My Soul Is A Witness"

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

The album includes the instrumental "Space Race", which was released as a single and was a sequel of sorts to Preston's 1971 hit "Outa-Space". The instrumental proved popular enough that the musical variety show American Bandstand used it as the song for its mid-broadcast break from the mid-1970s until the show completed its run in 1989. It also features of cover of Bob Dylan's "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)". "How Long Has The Train Been Gone" was released as a single, as was "You're So Unique" the following year.

"Do You Love Me" was the basis for the Rolling Stones' "Melody" on their 1976 Black and Blue album, and on that album the track is given the credit "inspiration by Billy Preston".

Stylistically, the album covers many types of music including Soul, Rock, Gospel, Jazz, R&B and even Classical. As such it is perhaps Preston's most musically diverse record.

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
1973 Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music 52 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1973 "Space Race" 4 1
1974 "You're So Unique" 48 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r2140285/review
  2. ^ "Billy Preston US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  3. ^ "Billy Preston US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 

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