The Bar-Kays: Larry Dodson (vocals); Lloyd Smith (guitar); Charles Allen (trumpet); Harvey Hendersen (tenor saxophone); Winston Stewart (keyboards, synthesizer); James Alexander (bass); Michael Beard (drums); Ralph MacDonald (percussion).
Additional personnel: Greg Crockett (guitar); Dale O. Warren (keyboards); Paul Smith (synthesizer); Bill Summers (congas, percussion).
Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley).
Personnel: Larry "D" Dodson (vocals); Greg Crockett, Lloyd Smith (guitar); Charles "Scoop" Allen (trumpet); Winston Stewart (keyboards, synthesizer); Dale Warren (keyboards); Paul Smith (synthesizer); Michael Beard (drums); Bill Summers (congas, percussion); Ralph MacDonald (percussion).
Audio Remixer: Phil Kaffel.
Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (1972-1978); Stax Recording Studio, Memphis, TN (1972-1978).
Illustrator: Brian Zick.
Photographer: William R. Eastabrook.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Dale Warren; Paul Smith ; Greg Crockett; Harvey "Joe" Henderson; James Alexander ; Larry "D" Dodson; Lloyd Smith; Michael Beard; Ralph MacDonald; Winston Stewart; Bill Summers; Charles "Scoop" Allen.
Digitally remastered for the Fantasy label in 1991, this 1978 Stax release documents the shimmering soul music of the '70s like few others. Funky grooves and a tight, piercing horn section make this music really sparkle.
Highlights include a cover of Dave Mason's "Feelin' Alright" and the title track, "Money Talks," but "Holy Ghost" probably stands as this album's most memorable tune. A hook-laden groove, this song is a Bar-Kays staple that emphasizes the punchy brass riffs of trumpeter Charles Allen. MONEY TALKS is a collection of energetic party at once exotic and erotic. The music has plenty of attitude and sass; it's perfect for getting your blood pumping.