Friends & Strangers

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Friends & Strangers
Friends & Strangers.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedJanuary–March 1977
LabelBlue Note
ProducerWayne Henderson
Ronnie Laws chronology
Friends & Strangers

Friends & Strangers is the third album by American saxophonist Ronnie Laws recorded in 1976-1977 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] The album was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000 copies.


The Allmusic review by Ed Hogan awarded the album three stars and stated "saxophonist Ronnie Laws' Friends and Strangers LP showcases his skilled chops on up-tempo and mellow tunes".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide2/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ronnie Laws except as indicated
  1. "Good Time Ride" (William Jeffrey, Laws) - 5:05
  2. "Saturday Evening" - 4:34
  3. "Friends and Strangers" (Jeffrey) - 4:49
  4. "Nuthin' 'Bout Nuthin'" (Jeffrey, Laws) - 5:11
  5. "New Day" - 6:17
  6. "Life In Paradise" - 7:01
  7. "Same Old Story" - 4:41
  8. "Just Love" (Larry Dunn, Laws, Eloise Laws) - 3:25
  • Recorded at ABC Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California in January–March, 1977.



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed January 25, 2011
  2. ^ a b Hogan, E. Allmusic Review accessed January 25, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. pp. 124. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.