Country Funk - "Zuma"With CJ Allen as our 3rd drummer. Country Funk was re-born ... again, with Hal, Adam, Jimmy and C.J. Fife and Verne had moved on. Verne, our second drummer, left just before we were to record this album. So I called C.J., an excellent drummer I played with throughout College who was luckily available and ready to play. He was a great and immediate fit for our band. It was a mighty fine reunion for C.J. and me. We rented a house on Zuma Beach, California, near Malibu. We body surfed the waves all day with great gusto, and practiced the tunes for "Zuma" in our sound proof garage late into the night. It was truly a blast! We felt so lucky! When all was ready, we recorded at the Record Plant in L.A. It was great fun, and good hard work. We all co created much of the time. The result of our efforts is presented here, for the first time, for your listening pleasure. This cd was never released until now ... 40 years later! Amazing! For now it will be available only on this website. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording it. Country Funk lives! Rock on ... The above notes written by Hal Paris
All songs written by Hal Paris and Adam Taylor, except for "Goodbye, I'm Letting Go" written and performed by Joe Pfeifer.
The Dolphin ... written by Fred Neil (3rd Story Music BMI).
"Cool Country Breeze" and "Why Won't We Listen To Our Heart" were written by Hal and recorded a few years later in Colorado, to complete this offering.
Country Funk "Zuma" Samples
Credits: For "Zuma"
Adam Taylor ... Lead Guitar
Hal Paris ... Rhythm Guitar and Piano
Jimmy Lanham ... Bass Guitar and Steel Guitar
C.J. Allen ... Drums
Executive Producer ... Ray Paret
Credits For "Cool Country Breeze" and
"Why Won't We Listen To Our Heart"
Rhythm and Acoustic Guitar ... Hal Paris
Bass Guitar ... Mark Andes
Lead Guitar ... Jock Bartley
Drums ... Michael Clarke
Harmonica ... Judy Rudin
Background Vocals ... 3 Wonderful
women from Denver, Colorado.
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