Bread was an American soft rock band from Los Angeles, California. They had 13 songs chart on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1970 and 1977.
The band consisted of David Gates (vocals, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, violin, viola, percussion), Jimmy Griffin (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion) and Robb Royer (bass guitar, guitar, flute, keyboards, percussion, recorder, backing vocals). On their first album session musicians Ron Edgar played drums and Jim Gordon played drums, percussion, and piano. Mike Botts became their permanent drummer when he joined in the summer of 1969, and Larry Knechtel replaced Royer in 1971, playing keyboards, bass guitar, guitar, and harmonica.
The Best of Bread is a multi-platinum compilation album by the band Bread released in 1973 by Elektra Records. The original album contains 12 songs that were first released between 1969 and 1972.
In addition to the usual 2 channel stereo version the album was also released by Elektra in a 4 channel quadraphonic version in 1973. The quadraphonic version was released on LP record, 8-track tape and reel to reel tape. The quadraphonic LP was encoded using the Quadradisc system.
The 2001 CD re-issue by Rhino has eight additional tracks including several from the 1974 album The Best of Bread, Volume 2, along with the November 1976 single Lost Without Your Love.
In 2015 Audio Fidelity released the 12 song album on the Super Audio CD format. This edition contains both stereo and quadraphonic mixes.
“Make It with You” – 3:15
“Everything I Own” – 3:06
“Diary” – 3:05
“Baby I’m-a Want You” – 2:25
“It Don’t Matter to Me” – 2:41
“If” – 2:33
“Mother Freedom” – 2:55
“Down on My Knees” (Gates, James Griffin) – 2:44
“Too Much Love” (Griffin, Robb Royer) – 2:45
“Let Your Love Go”- 2:25
“Look What You’ve Done” (Griffin, Royer) – 3:10
“Truckin'” (Griffin, Royer) – 2:31
Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by American soul group The Chi-Lites. The album was released in 1972 on the Brunswick label.
1. “Oh Girl” 3:48
2. “I Wanna Pay You Back” 2:56
3. “I Like Your Lovin’ (Do You Like Mine)” 3:36
4. “Give It Away” 2:50
5. “Let Me Be the Man My Daddy Was” 3:33
6. “Love Uprising” 2:32
7. “The Coldest Days of My Life (Part I)” 4:27
8. “The Coldest Days of My Life (Part II)” 4:15
9. “Have You Seen Her” 5:10
10. “(For God’s Sake) Give More Power to the People” 3:50
11. “Are You My Woman” 3:06
12. “We Are Neighbors” 3:39
13. “Living in the Footsteps of Another Man” 2:57
14. “I’m Ready If I Don’t Get To Go” 4:21
15. “24 Hours Of Sadness” 2:11
16. “A Lonely Man” 6:23
David Ashworth Gates (born December 11, 1940) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer, best known as the co-lead singer of the group Bread, (sharing lead vocal rights with Jimmy Griffin) which reached the tops of the musical charts in Europe and North America on several occasions in the 1970s. The band was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
Bread was an American soft rock band from Los Angeles, California. They placed 13 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1970 and 1977 and were an example of what later was labeled as soft rock.
The band consisted of David Gates (vocals, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, violin, viola, percussion), Jimmy Griffin (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion) and Robb Royer (bass guitar, guitar, flute, keyboards, percussion, recorder, backing vocals). Mike Botts (drums, percussion) joined in the summer of 1969 and Larry Knechtel (keyboards, bass guitar, guitar, harmonica) replaced Royer in 1971. – Wikipedia
Sounds of the Seventies with Dan Varroney. This week in honor of Valentine’s Day it’s “Love Songs of the Seventies.” We’ll feature great love songs from Bread, Paul Davis, Barry Manilow, Elton John, Rod Stewart, The Partridge Family, Boz Scaggs, Bob Welch, Donna Summer, and the Doobie Brothers.
Join Dan Varroney with another edition of Sounds of the Seventies featuring Winter Hits of the Seventies, One Hit Wonders, and artists including Led Zeppelin, Bread, Gerry Rafferty, Carly Simon, Billy Joel, and Bread. It all begin 7pm ET and check the schedule for encore times.