Les Dudek (album)

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Les Dudek
Studio album by Les Dudek
Released 1976
Recorded Davlen Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California. Additional recording Columbia Recording Studios, San Francisco
Genre Southern rock, blues rock, jazz-rock, funk rock
Length 43:08
Label Columbia
Producer Boz Scaggs
Les Dudek chronology
Les Dudek
Say No More
(1977)Say No More1977

Les Dudek is American guitarist Les Dudek's 1976 self-titled solo debut album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Les Dudek unless noted otherwise.

  1. "City Magic" – 5:34
  2. "Sad Clown" – 5:29
  3. "Don't Stop Now" – 3:54
  4. "Each Morning" – 7:22
  5. "It Can Do" – 6:31
  6. "Take The Time" – 4:09
  7. "Cruisin' Groove" – 4:08
  8. "What a Sacrifice" (James Curly Cooke, Les Dudek) – 05:53


Steve Miller covered "What a Sacrifice" on his album Book of Dreams as "Sacrifice", which included Dudek and James Curly Cooke in the recording.

His early releases influenced by the Southern rock style of the Allman Brothers Band - slide guitar and dual drummers on a few tracks. Dudek was one of the replacement considerations after the death of Duane Allman. He had uncredited contributions to "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica" and was part of the recording of Brothers and Sisters.

Influence from his work with Boz Scaggs adds a flair of funky jazz.

Personnel and production[edit]

  • Les Dudek : lead vocals and guitars, backing vocals on track 5
  • Jeff Porcaro : drums
  • Gerald Johnson : bass on tracks 1, 6, and 7
  • David Paich : piano, organ, Moog on track 4, Rhodes piano on track 8
  • Chuck Rainey : bass on tracks 5 and 8
  • Jim Hughart : bass on track 2
  • David Hungate : bass on tracks 3 and 4
  • Tom Scott : lyricon on track 3
  • David Foster : Rhodes piano on track 8
  • Mailto Correa : congas on track 8
  • Glen Cronchite : percussion on track 8
  • Boz Scaggs : backing vocals on track 5; record producer
  • Maxine Green, Pepper Swenson, Jeri Stevens : backing vocals on tracks 1 and 6
  • Carolyn Willis, Myrna Matthews, Rebecca Louis : backing vocals on tracks 4 and 8
  • Recorded at Davlen Sound Studios, N. Hollywood, CA
  • Engineered by Leonard Kovner
  • Mixed by Tom Knox
  • Additional Recording at Columbia Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA
  • Engineered by Roy Segal, Glen Kolotkin and staff
  • Mixed by Doug Sax
  • Remastered in 2007 at Sound Performance by Andrew Thompson