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Cory Wells - Ahead Of The Storm (1979) 2002 

Artist: Cory Wells
Album: Ahead Of The Storm
Label: Universal Music International
Catalog#: UICY-3359
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 27 Mar 2002
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Disco
Duration: 00:35:08

Cory Wells made an impressive mark on rock & roll history and it all started with him helping to put together a little rock band in 1968. Between 1968 and 1975, the "little band" went on to sell somewhere around 60 million albums, over 20 million singles, had nearly 30 hits, and sold countless concert tickets for live shows. The name of the band was Three Dog Night, a piece of rock legend from the '70s.
Wells was born in Buffalo, New York. He grew up in a bad neighborhood where trouble was in abundant supply and money seemed hard to attain. As luck would have it, musical talent ran in Wells' family and, thankfully, it didn't skip a generation when it came to him. Along with the talent, there was a good measure of determination and enough dreams to keep him going when it seemed nearly hopeless that he would ever be able to make a living from his music. In his teens, Wells already knew what he wanted from life. He formed a few bands in those early years, like the Fidelitones and Satellites. By the beginning of the '60s, he was in a group called the Enemys. Each adventure gave him more experience performing on stage before crowds; every show or rehearsal polished his skills. In 1967, he moved to Arizona and formed a blues band. Around this same time, he met up with Danny Hutton. The thoughts of putting together three lead vocalist for one group began to form. With the addition of Chuck Negron, the foundation of Three Dog Night's vocalists was put in place. There were also other members, like drummer Floyd Sneed, keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon, bassist Joe Schermie, and guitarist Michael Allsup. Wells was part of Three Dog Night until about 1976. By that point, Hutton had already gone his separate way. Wells, on his own again, finished a solo album in 1978 called Touch Me. He also worked on one called Ahead of the Storm, but it was to never see daylight. The one solo he did release didn't bring in the same success he had found with the group. In the '80s, the band came back together to record an EP. Wells and some of the other members even went back on tour, offering fans another sample of the tunes that had been made hits by Three Dog Night in the '70s..

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01. Comin' Home (Eric Clapton & Bonnie Bramlett) - 03:36
02. Why-Oh-You (Y-O-U) (Leffrey Sprit & Jay Gruska) - 03:12
03. Hold On And Do It Right (C. Wells, Eddie Setser & Troy Seals) - 03:29
04. Jail Break (Cory Wells & Troy Seals) - 03:21
05. One Jump Ahead Of The Storm (Joe New & Troy Seals) - 03:52
06. Hard Times (Cory Wells & Bob Hogins) - 03:26
07. Maggie (Joe New & Troy Seals) - 03:27
08. You Don't Know Like I Know (David Porter & Isaac Hayes) - 02:46
09. Goin' Down Down Down (Cory Wells) - 03:16
10. I Just Can't Turn My Habit Into Love (Michael Smotherman) - 04:43

     Recorded in 1978 as an A&M LP SP-4736 but never released then,
     until 2002 that was released straight on CD.
     Produced by David Anderle & Cory Wells
     Arrangements by Cory Wells, Bob Hogins, Jay Gruska, Steve Lukather,
     Leland "Lee" Sklar, Jai Winding, Jay Graydon & Mike Baird
     Recording & Mixing Engineer: Ken Nebergall
     Second Engineer: Peggy McCreary
     Recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders, Los Angeles
     Mastered by Bernie Grundman at A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood

Bass - Leland "Lee" Sklar, John Pierce
Drums - Mike Baird
Percussion - Steve Forman
Guitar - Jeff Baxter, Peter McRae
Guitars - Steve Lukather & Jay Graydon, Danny Weis
Piano - Bob Hogins, David Foster
Organ - Jay Gruska, Booker T. Jones
Moog, Rhodes - Jai Winding
Congas - Steve Forman
Background vocals:
Jay Gruska, Carmen Twillie, Venette Gloud,
Oren Waters, Luther Waters & Cory Wells

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