The Kids & Me
|The Kids & Me|
|Studio album by Billy Preston|
|Released||May 5, 1974|
|Recorded||October 1973 (Westlake Audio, Hollywood, California & A&M Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California|
|Billy Preston chronology|
The Kids & Me is the ninth studio album by Billy Preston, released in 1974, after his famous tour in Europe. This album included "You Are So Beautiful", later covered by Joe Cocker, and the hit single "Nothing From Nothing".
The first track, "Tell Me You Need My Loving," contains the first four measures of keyboard verse from an earlier Preston song: "All That I've Got"—a bonus cut from the import version of his Encouraging Words (1970) album for Apple Records—transposed from the key of C to B. The bridge of "All That I've Got" is also revived untransposed and with identical lyrics in "Sometimes I Love You."
The album's dedication, reflected in the title, was to St. Elmo's Village inner-city children's recreation centre, located in mid-city Los Angeles.
All tracks composed by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher; except where indicated
- "Tell Me You Need My Loving" – 2:42
- "Nothing From Nothing" – 2:33
- "Struttin'" (Preston, George Johnson) – 2:31
- "Sister Sugar" – 3:01
- "Sad Sad Song" – 2:27
- "You Are So Beautiful" – 4:44 (Preston, Dennis Wilson)
- "Sometimes I Love You" (Preston) – 3:12
- "St. Elmo" (Preston) – 2:26
- "John The Baptist" (Preston, John Schuler) – 3:19
- "Little Black Boys And Girls" – 2:28
- "Creature Feature" (Preston, Hubert Heard) – 3:27
- Billy Preston: Keyboards, piano, vocals.
- Tony Maiden: Guitars.
- Joe Walsh: Guitars.
- Bobby Watson Rufus (band): Bass Guitar.
- Albert Perkins: Banjo.
- Kenneth Luper: Keyboards.
- Hubert Heard: Keyboards.
- Manuel Kellough: Drums.