ATTITUDES - Ain't Love Enough: The Best Of Attitudes (2018)
Attitudes was a rock band from Los Angeles consisting of keyboardist David Foster, guitarist Danny Kortchmar, bass guitarist Paul Stallworth and drummer Jim Keltner. Its four members came together while working as session musicians during the recording of George Harrison's album Extra Texture (Read All About It). One single by the band, "Sweet Summer Music" reached #94 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976. James Taylor later covered their single "Honey Don't Leave L.A." and that version reached #61 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978.
Attitudes, composed of keyboardist David Foster, drummer Jim Keltner, bass guitarist Paul Stallworth, and guitarist/lead singer Danny Kortchmar, met as session musicians while jamming at the hip Studio B at the famed Record Plant in Los Angeles. Keltner, who was then a 15-year veteran of countless hit records, including those by George Harrison, Carly Simon, John Lennon and Barbara Streisand, had been asked to start a jam session at the studio by Record Plant co-owner Gary Kellgren. Soon began The Jim Keltner Fan Club Hour - a club of fans and friends that would include the likes of Lennon, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Jack Bruce, Stevie Wonder and plenty more, including guitarist Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, then known for his session work with James Taylor, Carole King and many others. During the summer of '75, Keltner recommended Foster and Stallworth to George Harrison for his Extra Texture sessions. Knowing Harrison was scouting for his new label, Dark Horse, Keltner played him Attitudes' tracks one night at Record Plant. Harrison signed them on the spot. By the end of the summer, Attitudes' first album was complete. "Ain't Love Enough" dropped as the band's first single in December, while the Attitudes LP hit store shelves in February 1976. "Honey Don't Leave L.A." backed with "Lend a Hand" followed as the second single in May.
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