A Blow for Me, a Toot to You

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A Blow For Me, a Toot to You
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Studio album by Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns
Released 1977
Recorded 1977 at United Sound Studio, Detroit, Michigan
Hollywood Sound Studio, Hollywood, California
Genre Funk
Length 58:30
Label Atlantic
Producer Bootsy Collins
George Clinton
Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns chronology
A Blow For Me, a Toot to You
Say Blow By Blow Backwards

A Blow for Me, a Toot to You is a 1977 album by funk musician Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns featuring Maceo Parker.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

The album contains heavy participation by the P-Funk musical collective, including Garry Shider, Michael Hampton, and Jerome Brailey. The album also contains the heavily sampled track "Four Play" which, due to its title, prevented the track from garnering airplay when it was released as a single.[citation needed]

The album was produced by George Clinton and Bootsy Collins,[citation needed] and was reissued in 1993, first by P-Vine records in Japan,[citation needed] then by Sequel Records in the UK,[citation needed] and lastly AEM in the U.S.[citation needed]. The reissue contains two new remixes of the tracks "Four Play" and "A Blow for Me, a Toot to You", as well as an interview with George Clinton discussing the recording's background. Years later[when?], WEA released both Horny Horns albums on a two-CD set, in the UK.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Up for the Down Stroke" (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Fuzzy Haskins) (released as single ST-A-33756) – 9:10
  2. "A Blow for Me, a Toot to You" (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Fred Wesley) – 7:20
  3. "When In Doubt: Vamp" (George Clinton, Garry Shider, Bernie Worrell) – 4:21
  4. "Between Two Sheets" (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker) – 6:50
  5. "Four Play" (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Glenn Goins) (released as single ST-3408, then later withdrawn) – 8:03
  6. "Peace Fugue" (Fred Wesley) – 6:00

Bonus tracks on the CD reissue[edit]

  1. "A Blow for Me, a Toot to You" (New Remix)
  2. "Four Play" (New Remix)
  3. Interview (with George Clinton)



Chart (1977) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 181
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 31


Year Single Chart positions[3]
1977 "Up For The Down Stroke" 93

Samples and covers[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns: A Blow For Me, A Toot To You > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  3. ^ "Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18.