Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Chameleon
15:42
2 Watermelon Man
6:30
3 I Thought It Was You
8:57
4 You Bet Your Love
7:37
5 Ready or Not
6:44
6 Stars in Your Eyes
7:05
7 Saturday Night
7:14
8 Satisfied With Love
6:32
9 Rockit
4 5:26

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
California, United States (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
California, United States (1979 – 1980) (tracks 6–7)
California, United States (1981) (track 8)
United States (1983) (track 9)
gankogui:
Bill Summers (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
electric bass guitar:
Paul Jackson (Jazz bassist) (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
drums (drum set):
Harvey Mason (jazz drummer) (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
Leon Ndugu Chancler (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
James Gadson (1978) (tracks 4–5)
Alphonse Mouzon (1979 – 1980) (tracks 6–7)
Alphonse Mouzon (1981) (track 8)
drums (drum set) and guitar:
Ray Parker Jr. (1978) (track 5)
marímbula:
Paul Jackson (Jazz bassist) (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
strings:
Teressa Adams (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Lawrence Granger (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Roy Malan (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Nathan Rubin (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Emily Van Valkenburgh (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Linda Wood (strings) (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
afuche / cabasa:
Bill Summers (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
woodwind:
Fred Jackson (saxophonist) (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Jack Nimitz (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Dave Riddles (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Ernie Watts (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
whistle:
Bill Summers (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
tambourine:
Bill Summers (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
synthesizer:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
soprano saxophone:
Bennie Maupin (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
Clavinet:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
guitar:
Ray Parker Jr. (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Melvin “Wah Wah” Watson (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Ray Obiedo (1978) (tracks 4–5)
Ray Parker Jr. (1979 – 1980) (track 6)
Carlos Santana (1979 – 1980) (track 7)
Melvin “Wah Wah” Watson (1979 – 1980) (tracks 6–7)
Wah-Wah Watson (1981) (track 8)
bass:
Paul Jackson (Jazz bassist) (1973-09) (track 1)
Byron Miller (bass guitarist) (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Eddie N. Watkins Jr. (1978) (tracks 4–5)
Freddie Washington (US session bassist) (1979 – 1980) (tracks 6–7)
Freddie Washington (US session bassist) (1981) (track 8)
Bill Laswell (1983) (track 9)
brass:
Garnett Brown (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Robert O'Bryant, Sr. (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Bobby Shew (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Maurice Spears (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
percussion:
Bill Summers (1978) (tracks 4–5)
Sheila Escovedo (1979 – 1980) (tracks 6–7)
Juan Escovedo (1981) (track 8)
Pete Escovedo (1981) (track 8)
percussion [beer bottle]:
Bill Summers (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
percussion [log drum]:
Bill Summers (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
keyboard:
Michael Beinhorn (1983) (track 9)
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (1983) (track 9)
keyboard [keyboards]:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (1978) (tracks 4–5)
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (1981) (track 8)
keyboard and piano:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (1979 – 1980) (tracks 6–7)
balafon:
Bill Summers (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
surdo:
Bill Summers (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
Rhodes piano:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
bass clarinet:
Bennie Maupin (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
alto flute:
Bennie Maupin (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
shekere:
Bill Summers (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
timbales:
Coke Escovedo (1978) (track 5)
tenor saxophone:
Bennie Maupin (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
agogô:
Bill Summers (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
congas:
Bill Summers (1973-09) (tracks 1–2)
Raul Rekow (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Sheila Escovedo (1978) (track 5)
arranger:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (track 3)
Harvey Mason (jazz drummer) (track 2)
assistant engineer:
Leslie Ann Jones (tracks 4–5)
Ken Kassie (tracks 4–5)
Chris Minto (tracks 4–5)
Cheryl Ward (tracks 4–5)
associate producer:
Jeffrey Cohen (70s/80s US funk/soul producer/songwriter) (tracks 4–5)
background vocals:
Donna Dickerson (backing singer) (1981) (track 8)
Julia Waters (1981) (track 8)
Luther Waters (1981) (track 8)
Maxine Waters (1981) (track 8)
Oren Waters (1981) (track 8)
composer:
Jeffrey Cohen (70s/80s US funk/soul producer/songwriter) (track 3)
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (tracks 1–3)
Paul Jackson (Jazz bassist) (track 1)
Bennie Maupin (track 1)
Melvin Ragin (track 3)
Harvey Mason (jazz drummer) (track 1)
engineer:
David Rubinson (tracks 4–5)
Bryan Bell (engineer) (track 6)
Fred Catero (tracks 4–5)
lead vocals:
Gavin Christopher (1981) (track 8)
mixer:
Dave Jerden (track 9)
performer:
DXT (US 80s hip hop, aka Grandmixer D.ST) (track 9)
producer:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (tracks 1–9)
Material (track 9)
David Rubinson (tracks 1–2, 4–8)
recording engineer:
Martin Bisi (track 9)
vocals:
Gavin Christopher (1979 – 1980) (track 6)
Greg Walker (Member of Santana) (1979 – 1980) (track 7)
writer:
Michael Beinhorn (track 9)
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (track 9)
Bill Laswell (track 9)
phonographic copyright by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (tracks 4–5)
mixed at:
recorded at:
The Automatt in San Francisco, California, United States (1978) (tracks 4–5)
DJ-mixes:
sampled by:
Cellphone’s Dead by Beck (track 1)
Dr. Knockboot (album version) by Nas (track 1)
Sanctuary by Madonna (track 2)
Words of Wisdom by 2Pac (track 1)
recording of:
Chameleon (1973-09) (track 1)
Watermelon Man (1973-09) (track 2)
I Thought It Was You (1977-08 – 1978-05) (track 3)
Rockit (1983) (track 9)