The Bert Sommer Discography

His total recorded music library in time/date sequence!

 

THE ROAD TO TRAVEL
1968 Capitol #ST-189
2006 Rev-Ola (cd re-issue)
#CRREV 151

And When It's Over
Jennifer
Things Are Goin' My Way
She's Just A Girl
Tonight Together
The Road To Travel
She's Gone
Hold the Light
A Simple Man
Brink of Death
A Note That Read

words & music: Bert Sommer
produced by Artie Kornfeld
engineered by Brooks Arthur

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INSIDE BERT SOMMER
1969 Eleuthera ELS3600

Smile
It's A Beautiful Day
Eleuthera
The Grand Pianist
Uncle Charlie
I've Got To Try / Zip Zap
America
Mama, If You're Able
Friends
On the Other Side
Here in the Timeless Life
We're All Playin' in the
                Same Band

words & music: Bert Sommer
produced by Artie Kornfeld
engineered by Shelly Yakus

 

signed
signed and credited!


Artie Kornfeld producer & engineer Shelly Yakus ~ still working together 38 years later!

 

BERT SOMMER
1970 Buddah BDS 5082

Stick Together
Love is Winning
She Knows Me Better
People Got To Be Free
I Wondered Where You Be Magic Elixir
People Will Come Together
You've Got To Be Taught
The Same Old Story
Me and the Sunshine
Back On the Bag
Battle of New Orleans


words & music: Bert Sommer
produced by Artie Kornfeld
engineered by Shelly Yakus

 

 

Kapt. Kool & the Kongs

  
Bert Sommer, Louise Duart, Michael Lembck, Mickey McHill & Debra Clinger (1976)

 lunchbox
remember lunch boxes?

 

 

BERT SOMMER
1977 Capitol ST-11684

Give It To Me
She's A Woman
When You Feel It
Dance the Night Away
Someone Like Me
Destiny
We Sail Tonite
Stuck Inside the Maze
I'm Alone
Never Go Back

words & music: Bert Sommer
produced by Ron Dante
arranged by Paul Shaffer
engineer is Michael DeLugg

 

just recently this album has become available for download at this link:

 

Behind the scenes at Media Sound Studios in 1977 with Bert Sommer during the recording of that last Capitol album...

Seated in front of Bert:
arranger Paul Shaffer (with hair)
album producer Ron Dante
and engineer Michael DeLugg.

above photo by Bobby Bank
 

 


above photo: Bert Sommer Session with studio musicians at Media Sound produced by Ron Dante.
Jimmy Maelen, Alan Schwartzberg, David Spinozza, Hugh McCraken and Paul Shaffer front row.
Eric Lowen, Bert Sommer and Will Lee back row.

 

early demo's & lost singles...


Bert and Bill:
1967 You're What Makes My Lonely Life Worthwhile / A Different Time ~ Vanguard VRS-35044

The Vagrants:
1967 And When It's Over ~ Atco 6552   (written by Bert Sommer)

The Left Banke:
1967 And Suddenly / Ivy, Ivy ~ Smash S-2089
1967 Men Are Building Sand

Bert Sommer:   (Magdelana Music, Luvlin Music & Sommersongs / BMI)
1968 Hold The Light / She's Gone ~ Capitol 2434
1969 Smile / The Grand Pianist / America / Friends ~ 4 Track promo sampler EP; Eleuthera 16
1970 We're All Playing in the Same Band / It's a Beautiful Day ~ Eleuthera EL 470
1970 Smile / America ~ Eleuthera EL 471
1971 Battle of New Orleans / On the Other Side ~ Eleuthera EL 472
1971 She Knows Me Better / The People Will Come Together ~ Buddah BDA 243
1977 When You Feel It / Dance the Night Away ~ Capitol 4480
1977 She's a Woman / She's a Woman ~ white label promo; Capitol P-4518
1978 The Song's in Me / The Song's in Me ~ white label promo; Capitol P-4602
1978 She's a Woman / When You Feel It  ~ Capitol 4624

 


the French single sleeve of "Same Band" on Sava Records.

 

More...

Ultra Violet's Hot Parts
1972 Kama Sutra 2054

Two By Two - Steve Martin
Love Songs In the Night -
Steve Martin
Jennifer -
Bert Sommer
She's Just A Girl -
Bert Sommer
And When It's Over -
Bert Sommer
Mama, If You're Able -
Bert Sommer
Bad Lady -
Allan Nicholls
Tinsel & Ivy -
Montage
My Love -
Montage
The Doctor Song -
Allan Nicholls

 

 

BERT SOMMER at
WINTERLAND POSTER
October 30 & 31, 1970
in San Francisco, CA

Ike & Tina Turner
Spirit
Southwind
Bert Sommer

 

Forgive me for teasing you with a taste of 38 year old Bert Sommer songs & music that are not available to buy in retail record stores anywhere, were never released by his original labels as cd's, and for the most part remain in the collections of his fans. For those with a serious interest in Bert's first album 'The Road To Travel' ~ it is now available for the first time on cd directly from Rev-Ola Records in the UK at this link. Get the cd here

The lost Bert Sommer song playing in the background is titled "YOU". It was never released as a single or song on an album, but it was in both of the original movie soundtracks of the 1989 Bette Midler movie "Stella" and the 1986 movie "The Patriot".  (Please, NO music downloading)

 

 


LINER NOTES & CREDITS

 

discography & music assistance: Les Peterson

 

 

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