Billy Preston (album)

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Billy Preston
Billy Preston Album.jpg
Studio album by Billy Preston
Released 19 November 1976
Recorded March 1976
Genre Soul / Rock
Length 36:02
Label A&M
Producer Billy Preston, Robert Margouleff
Billy Preston chronology
It's My Pleasure
Billy Preston
A Whole New Thing
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Billy Preston (sometimes referred to Do What You Want) is the eleventh studio album by Billy Preston, released in 1976. The title song is a remake of the 1969 original from That's the Way God Planned It.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Billy Preston, except where noted.

  1. "Do What You Want" – 2:56
  2. "Girl" (Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston) – 3:15
  3. "Bells" (Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston) – 3:20
  4. "I've Got The Spirit" (Doug Jones, Billy Preston) – 3:57
  5. "When You are Mine" – 2:48
  6. "Bad Case of Ego" – 2:56
  7. "Take Time to Figure it Out" (Doug Jones, Billy Preston) – 3:14
  8. "Let The Music Play" – 3:00
  9. "Simplify Your Life" (George Johnson, Louis Johnson) – 3:46
  10. "Let's Make Love" (Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston) – 2:46
  11. "Ecstasy" – 4:04


  • Billy Preston: Hammond organ, piano, organ, Hohner Clavinet, synthesizers, Hohner Pianet, vocals
  • Jeff Beck: Lead guitar on "Bad Case of Ego"
  • Steve Beckmeier: Guitars
  • Ollie E. Brown: Drums
  • Keni Burke: Bass guitar
  • Merry Clayton: Backing vocals
  • Olivia Foster: Backing vocals
  • George Johnson: Bass on "Simplify Your Life"
  • Tony Maiden: Rhythm guitar on "Bad Case of Ego"
  • Stephanie Spruill: Percussion, backing vocals
  • Alvin "Red" Taylor: Drums
  • Tower of Power Horn Section:
Greg Adams: Flugelhorn and Trumpet
Emilio Castillo: Tenor Saxophone
Mic Gillette: Flugelhorn, Trumpet and Piccolo
Steve Kupka: Baritone Saxophone
Lenny Pickett: Tenor Saxophone


  1. ^ Billy Preston at AllMusic