On the Air (album)

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On the Air
Studio album by Billy Preston
Released February 18, 1984 (LP)
February 28, 1996 (CD)
Recorded October–December 1983
Genre Soul
Length 39:25
Label Megatone (1984)
Unidisc (1996)
Producer Billy Preston, Ralph Benatar & Galen Senogles
Billy Preston chronology
Pressin' On
On the Air
You Can't Keep a Good Man Down
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

On the Air is the sixteenth studio album by Billy Preston, released in 1984. This album marks the return of Preston to music after his problems with cocaine and alcohol.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "And Dance [Extended]" (Preston, Bruce Fisher) – 6:01
  2. "Kick-It" (Preston, Ralph Benatar) – 5:47
  3. "Come to Me Little Darlin'" (Ralph Benatar, Enzo Bilinelli, Preston, Galen Senogles) – 3:43
  4. "Beatle Tribute" (Ralph Benatar, Preston, Galen Senogles) – 3:21
  5. "If You Let Me Love You" (Ralph Benatar, Enzo Bilinelli, Bruce Fisher, Preston, Galen Senogles) – 4:23
  6. "You Can't Hide from Love" (Preston, Bruce Fisher) – 3:35
  7. "Oh Jamaica" (Ralph Benatar, Lazarus, Preston, Galen Senogles) – 3:49
  8. "Here, There and Everywhere" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:03
  9. "And Dance" (Preston, Bruce Fisher) – 5:43


  • Billy Preston: Keyboards, Hammond Organ, organ, piano, arranger, vocals.
  • Ralph Benatar: Acoustic guitar, flute, arranger, sax.
  • Larry Lingle: Lead guitar.
  • Paulinho Da Costa: Percussion
  • Bobby Vega: Electric & acoustic bass guitar.
  • Jesse Kirkland: Backing vocals.
  • Joe Greene: Backing vocals.
  • Blinky: Backing vocals.
  • Merry Clayton: Backing vocals.


  • Produced by Billy Preston, Ralph Benatar & Galen Senogles.
  • Arranged by Billy Preston & Ralph Benatar.
  • Galen Senogles: Recording Engineer.
  • Rob Klein: Recording Assistant.
  • Enzo Billinelli: Executive Producer.
  • Tracks 1-4 Engineered and Mixed By Rob Klein and Ken Kessie.
  • Tracks 5-8 Mixed By Galen Senogles, assisted by Rob Klein.
  • Mastered By Jose Rodriguez.


  1. ^ On the Air (album) at AllMusic