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It Takes Love - Recorded and Release in 1985 for 'toys for tots'
By B.A.M.A
Birmingham Area Musician Association

Written By
Rick Carter
Tommy Calton
Jesse J. Lewis
Mark Phillips

Recorded At
Polymusic Studios

Tape Operator
Whit Norris

Produced By
Calton/Phillips/Lewis

Engineered By
Andy Bray and Dan Whiteside

Directed By
Steve Ashlee

Sponsored By
Fraternal Order of Police
City of Birmingham
Birmingham Coca - Cola Bottling Co.
Birmingham Area Musicians Association

Jacket Design
Tony Carter

Audio Engineer
Tom Petras

Executive Production and Project Coordination By
Jesse J. Lewis and Associates

lyrics

1. Withe all the wealth within the world we still have broken dreams blinded by ourselves we never see (Marc Phillips)
2. When children cry themselves to sleep is silence all we hear (Alan and Randy Hunter)
3. If you and I could reach inside and try more than we have (Randy Hunter)
4. We can turn a tear into a smile then we’ve answered someone’s needs (Bob Cain)
5. Now’s the time and we’re the way to show the world we care (Eddie Kendricks)
6. The future for us all begins with a child (Ona Watson)
7. So open and take a look and see it through their eyes (On a Watson / Josie Short)
8. And most of all the gift they need is love, the promise of life (Alice Bargeron)
9. We can join our hands together and they can carry on (Kevin Derryberry)
CHORUS: It takes love, hope and helping all we can from the heart give a part of yourself and fill the empty hands
10. God gave us a life to live we know the reason why (Lollie Lee)
11 It’s not to late to share (Lollie Lee / Louise Davis)
12. All that we can (Louise Davis)
13. Good intentions by themselves won’t find the rainbow’s end (Controllers)
14 Wake up dig down within reach out and give (Three on a String)
15. You must believe what may not be a lot to you is larger than it seems (Mike Duke)
CHORUS: It takes love, hope and helping all we can from the heart give a part of yourself and fill the empty hands
16. We can turn a tear into a smile then we’ve answered someone’s needs (Mark Barnette)
17. Fill the hands (Sharon Woods)
18. What may not be a lot to you is larger than it seems (Marc Phillips)
19. Keep mending somebody’s dreams (Sharon Woods)

credits

released December 25, 1985
CHORUS: Birmingham Area Musicians Association et al.
Bob Cain
Randy and Allan Hunter
Sharon Woods
Mike Duke
Controllers
Ona Watson
24 Karat
Louise Davis
Brian Owens
Telluride
Lollie Lee
Lady Love
Eddie Kendricks
Extras
Three On A String
Keitha Williams
Between The Two
Split the Dark
Riverchase
Reliks
Doc Soul Stimer
Foxy Fats & Company
The Benz
Jesse Champion Jr.
Andy Bray
Dan Whiteside
Michael Panepento
Cahaba
Tony Wacter
Mike Dulin
Cleve Eaton
Rick Kurts
Robert “Big Bobby” Cook

Instrumentalist
Marc Phillips
Eddie Usher
Bill Monk
Lynn Crum
Cleve Eaton
Mike Panepento
Moose Harrell
Rick Carter
Tommy Calton
Bobby Delander
Mike Dulin
Scott McDavid
Rick Kurts


Special Thanks

Mayor Richard Arrington, Jr.
Sergeant Nolan Hopkins
Luke Cranford
Bob Luvall
Ranals Bruno
Dr. Jesse j. Lewis
James E. Lewis
Cheryl Bryant
Mark and Brian
Rich Bailey
Cliff Stoudt
Herb Winches
Jim and Sally Burford
Dr. John Katopidis
Conrad Rayfield
David Davis
Mike Trucks
Shelley Steward
Bonnie Green
jimbo Wood
George Stewart
Tyrone Townsend
Shawn Ryan
John Ed Willowby
James Hatcher
Hammond Reynolds
J. Isbell
Ed Seay Jr.
Tom HJarding
George Barber
Ralph Lindsey
James House
Tony Ruffino
Gary Wienburger
Bill Coats
Bunky Anderson
Jerry Hallerman
Barbra Hollerman
Mack Rudd
Pattie and Doc
Geneva Hampton
Dan Nolen
Mike Matos
Steve Christi
Mariea Lewis

Note: B.A.M.A. is made up of all local musicians not just the artist listed in the credits. This effort could not have been possible without everyone's support.

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Rick Carter Music Birmingham

Rick Carter lives in Birmingham Alabama. He is a Recipient of the BAMA Lifetime Achievement Award and has been in the music business for over forty years.
Currently Rick's bands include
Rollin' In The Hay
Frankie Velvet
L.O.L.A. (Rick Carter & The League of Legendary Artists)
Telluride
Keep up with Rick's very busy schedule and perhaps even catch a solo show at
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