Music Is My Life

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Music is My Life
Studio album by Billy Preston
Released October 8, 1972
Recorded 1971–1972
Genre Soul / Rock
Length 45.04
Label A&M
Producer Billy Preston
Billy Preston chronology
I Wrote a Simple Song
(1971)
Music is my Life
(1972)
Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Music Is My Life is the seventh studio album by Billy Preston, released in 1972. The album contains Preston's first #1 single,[2] "Will It Go Round in Circles", which would become one of his best known songs and also contains a cover of The Beatles' song "Blackbird". It is also the first of his albums to feature the his future A&M Records label-mates The Brothers Johnson.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Billy Preston, except where noted.

  1. "We're Gonna Make It" – 3:13
  2. "One Time or Another" (Billy Preston, Robert Sam) – 2:49
  3. "Blackbird" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:48
  4. "I Wonder Why" (Billy Preston, George Johnson) – 5:43
  5. "Will It Go Round in Circles" (Billy Preston, Bruce Fisher) – 4:28
  6. "Ain't That Nothin'" (Billy Preston, Joe Greene, Robert Sam) – 3:47
  7. "God Loves You" (Billy Preston, John Schuler) – 2:50
  8. "Make the Devil Mad (Turn on to Jesus)" – 5:22
  9. "Nigger Charlie" (Billy Preston, Joe Greene) – 6:31
  10. "Heart Full of Sorrow" (Billy Preston, George Johnson) – 3:35
  11. "Music Is My Life" – 3:58

Personnel[edit]

  • Billy Preston: keyboards, bass guitar, vocals
  • George Johnson: guitars
  • Louis Johnson: bass guitar
  • Hubert Heard: keyboards
  • Manuel Kellough: drums
  • Tom Scott: horn
  • Jim Horn: horn
  • George Bohanon: horn
  • Buck Monari: horn
  • Paul Hubison: horn

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ allmusic ((( Music Is My Life > Overview )))