This Is Your Life (Norman Connors album)

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This Is Your Life
This Is Your Life.jpg
Studio album by Norman Connors
Released 1977
Recorded 1977 Kendun Recorders, Burbank, California
Genre Soul Jazz Jazz Fusion
Label Arista Records
Producer Norman Connors
Norman Connors chronology
Romantic Journey
(1977)
This Is Your Life
(1977)
Invitation
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

This Is Your Life is an album by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania jazz drummer Norman Connors and the Starship Orchestra featuring Eleanor Mills. The album charted at number fifteen on the jazz albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stella" - 3:17 Lead Vocals – James Robinson
  2. "This Is Your Life" - 4:13
  3. "Wouldn't You Like To See" - 3:40
  4. "Listen" - 3:51 Lead Vocals – James Robinson
  5. "Say You Love Me" - 4:36
  6. "Captain Connors" - 3:16
  7. "You Make Me Feel Brand New" - 5:45
  8. "Butterfly" - 4:58
  9. "The Creator" - 7:58

Personnel[edit]

  • Norman Connors - Drums, Percussion, Timpani, Lead Vocals
  • Billy McCoy, Bobby Lyle, Jacques Burvick, Richard Cummings, Richard Tee, Ronnie Coleman - Keyboards
  • Charles Fearing, David T. Walker, Jay Graydon, Lee Ritenour, Wah Wah Watson - Guitar
  • James Gadson - Drums
  • Eddie Watkins, Ben Atkins - Bass
  • Mike Boddicker - Oberheim Synthesizer
  • Eddie "Bongo" Brown - Congas
  • Petro Bass - Percussion
  • Kenneth Nash - Congas, Bongos, Cymbal (Paiste Cymbals), Gong (Paiste Gongs), Percussion
  • Gary Bartz - Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
  • Pharoah Sanders - Tenor Saxophone
  • Ralph Buzzy Jones - Soprano Saxophone
  • Benny Powell, Garnett Brown, George Bohanon, George Thacher, Lew McCreary - Trombone
  • Charles Moore, Nolan Smith, Jr., Oscar Brashear, Ray Brown, Shunzo Ono - Trumpet
  • David Ii, Earle Dumler, Ernie Watts, Fred Jackson, Jr., Terry Harrington, Bill Green - Woodwind
  • James Atkinson, Sidney Muldrow - French Horn
  • Marimba, Bells Orchestra, Elmira Collins - Vibraphone
  • Harry Bluestone - Concertmaster (Strings)
  • McKinley Jackson - Conductor
  • Jean Carn, Miss Eleanore Mills, James Robinson - Lead and Backing Vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 68
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 20
Billboard Top Jazz Albums[2] 15

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US
R&B
1978 "This Is Your Life" 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elias, Jason. Norman Connors: This Is Your Life > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Norman Connors US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-14. 
  3. ^ "Norman Conners US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-14. 

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