1 November 1971
United Artists Records
| November 1971 (1971-11)|
1971 at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, California & Los Angeles, California
Crystal Studio, Los Angeles, California
The World Is a Ghetto
Funk, Soul music, Rhythm and blues
Jerry Goldstein, Chris Huston
War albums, Funk albums
All Day Music is the fourth album by funk group War, released November 1971 on United Artists Records. The title single was backed with "Get Down".
"Slipping Into Darkness" (backed with "Nappy Head"), War's first big hit since their name change from Eric Burdon and War, was on the Billboard Hot 100 for 22 weeks and so tied with Gallery's "Nice to Be With You" for most weeks on that chart all within the calendar year 1972. (The spelling was changed slightly to "Slippin' Into Darkness" for the single, and is also used on a CD edition of the album.) It became a gold record, and Billboard ranked it as the No. 23 song for 1972. The influence of "Slipping Into Darkness" can be heard on the Steve Miller hit Fly Like an Eagle (song).
A subtitle for "Nappy Head" claims it is the theme from Ghetto Man, but there does not appear to be any notable film or television series with this title, and it may refer to a series that never went into production. "Baby Brother" is a live track recorded at the Hollywood Bowl, June 30, 1971, at an event called the United Artists 99 Cent Spectacular; a studio version of this song retitled "Me and Baby Brother" appeared on a later album, Deliver the Word (1973).
The original cover art was printed with a metallic silver background, and features a group photo by Bob Gordon.
All tracks composed by War (Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott), except where indicated.
- "All Day Music" (Jerry Goldstein, War) – 4:04
- "Get Down" (Goldstein, War) – 4:29
- "That's What Love Will Do" (Milton James, War) – 7:17
- "There Must Be a Reason" – 3:50
Howard Scott – guitar, percussion, vocals
B.B. Dickerson – bass, percussion, vocals
Lonnie Jordan – organ, piano, percussion, vocals
Harold Brown – drums, percussion, vocals
Papa Dee Allen – conga, bongos, percussion, vocals
Charles Miller – flute, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, percussion, vocals
Lee Oskar – harmonica, percussion, vocals
Jerry Goldstein, Chris Huston and War – producers
Chris Huston and Richard Moore – engineers
- "Nappy Head (Theme from Ghetto Man)" – 6:05
- "Slippin' Into Darkness" – 7:00
- "Baby Brother" – 7:38
1All Day Music4:04All Day Music Wikipedia
3That's What Love Will Do7:16