Caston & Majors - Caston & Majors CDBBR217

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CASTON & MAJORS is one of the most sought after Motown releases of
all time and BBR is proud to announce the first ever CD release of the
classic album with an entirely unreleased follow-up album included as
bonus tracks!

The son of the legendary bluesman Leonard “Baby Doo” Caston,
Leonard Caston Jr. started learning music and how to play guitar from
his father and later made his way onto piano. By the tender young age
of eight Caston was playing keys at his local church. It was there he
was approached by Maurice McAllister to join a group that would later
catch the attention of A&R director Billy Davis of the legendary Chess
Records. They recorded a few R&B hits as The Radiants before
Leonard Chess sadly died of a heart attack in 1969.

Caston then joined Motown and began working alongside Kathy
Wakefield and Frank Wilson, co-writing songs for The Supremes and
Eddie Kendricks. Later some of his songs were also recorded by The
Four Tops and The Jackson 5. Caston also earned himself a 1975
Grammy Nomination, around the time he met his future wife, Carolyn

After relocating to L.A. the duo signed a recording deal to Motown.
CASTON & MAJORS features the hugely successful track I’ll Keep My
Light In My Window. Co-written by Caston with Terri McFadden, the
song would go to be recorded by the likes of Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye,
and The Temptations and would win A Grammy when recorded by the
Mighty Clouds of Joy. Other notable tracks include the incredibly
features a more recognizable Motown sound.

BBR is extremely proud to present CASTON & MAJORS digitally
remastered and lovingly repackaged for the first time on CD anywhere
in the world!

Complete with liner notes featuring interviews with Leonard Caston
and Carolyn Majors with added bonus content, this Motown gem is a
must have for any Funk, Soul, Gospel and Disco fan.

1. Child Of Love 3:16
2. There's Fear 3:18
3. Satisfied Mind (Sing) 3:25
4. Let There Be Love 7:26
5. I'll Keep My Light In My Window 3:55
6. No One Will Know 5:00
7. Say You Love Me True 5:14
8. Everything Is Alright Now 3:23

Extra bonus tracks :

Previouslu Unreleased

9. Mother's Son
10. What About The Price
11. Melody This Is Hell
12. L-o-v-e
13. Carolyn Ann
14. If I Can
15. I Will
16. Don't Let
17. I've Got To Fly

Label : Big Break records
          CDBBR 0217
Ean :5013929051737

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Arranged By– Leonard Caston
Art Direction– Katarina Pettersson
Bass [Fender]– Henry Davis, James Jamerson
Bass [Upright]– Arni Egilsson, Ray Brown
Bongos– Alton Hendrickson
Congas– King Errisson
Design– Douglas Boyd Design
Drums– Abraham Mills, Earl Palmer, Ed Greene , Fred White, Kenneth Rich
Engineer [Mixing]– Angel Balestier, John Mills
Engineer [Recording]– Bob Brown , John Fishbeck, John Mills , Rick Heenan
Featuring [Vocals]– Syreeta
Guitar– Jay Grayton
Keyboards– Larry Muhoberac, Leonard Caston, Mike Melvoin
Orchestrated By– Jerry Long (tracks: 3, 5, 8), Jimmie Haskell (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7)
Producer– Leonard Caston
Ukulele– Neil Levang
Vibraphone [Vibes]– Gary Coleman

Recorded at The Village Recorder, Westwood, California, Crystal Sound Studios, Hollywood, California & Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
 Mixed at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, California

I'll Keep My Light in My Window (1974) was covered by ;

 I'll Keep My Light in the Window by Ben Vereen (1975)
 I'll Keep a Light in My Window by NYCC (1978)
 Leave a Light (I'll Keep a Light in My Window) by Eruption (1978)
 I'll Keep My Light in My Window by Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (1981)
 I'll Keep My Light in My Window by The Temptations (1984)
 I’ll Keep My Light in My Window by Quantic & His Combo Barbaro and Alice Russell (2012)