- Released: June 30, 1995
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Fantasy
- 1.Here Comes The Sun
- 2.Lookin' For Love
- 3.Peaceful Journey
- 4.We Just Can't Get It Together
- 5.Boogie Town
- 6.How Good Is Love
- 7.Can't Keep My Hands To Myself
- 8.You Waited Too Long
- 9.Like To Get To Know You Better
- 10.Passing Time
- 12.You Gotta Help Yourself
- 13.Party After Midnight
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Fat Larry's Band: Steve Garand, Doug Slick, Doug "Khalif" Jones, Anthony Middleton, Ted Cohen, Larry LaBes, Arthur Austin, George W. Fairbanks, John Barry.
Recorded between 1978 and 1980.
Personnel: Anthony Middleton (vocals, guitar); George W. Fairbanks (vocals, strings, horns, congas, percussion); Douglas Jones (vocals, flute, saxophone, tenor saxophone); Larry James (vocals, drums, percussion); Arthur Austin (vocals, percussion); Ted Cohen (guitar); John Bonnie (saxophone); John Lee, Arthur Capehart (trumpet); Melvin El, Jimmy Lee (trombone); John Barry (keyboards, synthesizer); Erskine Williams (keyboards); Frank Williams, Terrence Floyd (congas); Marguerite Pinder, Doris James, Joan Hansom (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Lee Hildebrand.
Greatest Hits covers only Fat Larry's Band's releases for the Stax and Fantasy labels -- a period that spans 1977 through 1980. Therefore, it lacks "Act Like You Know" and "Zoom," two of their best singles, which were released for WMOT and Omni. This does function as an adequate summary of the period covered, with the charting singles "Peaceful Journey," "Boogie Town," "Lookin' for Love," "Here Comes the Sun" (not a Beatles cover), and "How Good Is Love" all included. As of 2014, an anthology that covers the band's entire career had yet to materialize, but this is a decent consolation. ~ Andy Kellman