labounty

Talented songwriter

Bill LaBounty’s first recording work was “Country Morning / Hello Misery” as the member of “Fat Chance” and also released the same title album in 1972. Then, his first album “Promised Love” was released in 1975 from 20th Century Records, but no big success. It is interesting that “This Night Won’t Last Forever” (b/w “Corporate Rock& Roll) was released as the last single records under 20th Century Records before being released his second album “This Night Won’t Last Forever” in 1978 under Curb Records. The title track “This Night Won’t Last Forever” was just ranked # 65 on Billboard Pop Chart for 2 weeks, but Michael Johnson also covers the same and this version ranked #19 in 1979.

Bill released two more albums, “Rain In My Life” in 1979 and “Bill LaBounty” in 1982 under Curb Records. The highest chart position of the track “Never Gonna Look Back” from the album “Bill LaBounty” was #110 on Billboard Pop Chart (#22 on Adult Contemporary Chart). The unsuccessful result in the industry made him behind the music scene, and thus Bill has been known as a songwriter rather than a singer since 1983. His composition works are “Holding Out” by Peter Cetera including the album titled “One More Story”(1988), “No Explanation” by Peter Cetera from the movie soundtrack “Pretty Woman”(1990).

Bill restarted as a singer by releasing the album “The Right Direction” for Japanese AOR/Westcoast market in 1991, and afterwards this album was released also in the United States under Noteworthy Records with 2 bonus tracks which are live
recording tracks in Japan. His Curb Records days albums are still very popular among Japanese and European AOR/Westcoast lovers and you can listen to many cover versions of LaBounty’s melodies such as “Livin’ It Up” by Ricky Peterson.

Best Known for his extraordinary song writing talents, LaBounty has delivered the hit songs “Hot Rod Hearts” for Robbie Dupree, and “She Loves My Car” for Ronnie Milsap. His work has also been used by Peter Cetera, Brenda Russell, Patti LaBelle, Bobby Caldwell, Don Johnson, The Temptations, Jimmy Buffet, Bill Medley, and Three Dog Night. Also an accomplished keyboardist and synthesist, LaBounty has worked in the studio with such artists as James Taylor, Jennifer Warnes and Patty LaBelle. Currently he and his wife, Beckie Foster, have co-written a string of hits for country artists like Steve Wariner, The Judds, and Highway 101.

Discography

Bill LaBounty – The Best Of Bill LaBounty

Sony Music 2015

Tracklist: Living It Up, Look Who´s Lonely Now, Trail To Your Heart (Sailing Without A Sail), Drops Of Water, In Twenty-Five Words Or Less, It Used To Be Me, Dream On (Bonus Track), Lie To Me, I´m Hurtin´, Nobody´s Fool (Bonus Track), Dancin´Tonight, Never Gonna Look Back, Who´s Gonna Hold Now, I Hope You´ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me (Bonus Track), Slow Fade, Little Rivers (Bonus Track), Comin´Back (Bonus Track) & This Night Won´t Last Forever.

Musicians on the Best Of Bill LaBounty album: Bill LaBounty and others.

Into Something Blue

First And Main Records 2014

Tracks: All This Time, Ax To Grind, The Cooling Board, You Can´t Break My Heart, Lover Man, If You Don´t Come Back, Funny But I Still Love You, Stray Dog Blues, Subterranean Homesick Blues, Reprise (All This Time) & Something Blue.

Musicians on the Into Something Blue album: Bill LaBounty, Jack White, Rick Chudacoff, Larry Carlton, Mark Douthit, Joey Richey, Nicole Richie, Stephanie Wilson, Barry Green, Bryan Cumming, Tom Hemby & Danny Parks.

Into Something Blue

Victor Entertainment 2014

Tracks: All This Time, Ax To Grind, The Cooling Board, You Can´t Break My Heart, Lover Man, If You Don´t Come Back, Funny But I Still Love You, Stray Dog Blues, Subterranean Homesick Blues, Reprise (All This Time), Into Something Blue & Corporate Rock And Roll.

Musicians on the Into Something Blue album: Bill LaBounty and others.

Time Starts Now

Rhino Records 2011

The Tracks are: CD1 / The Good Groove: Always Be Near, Together, Lie To Me, A Tear Can Tell, I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me, I’m Hurtin’, Trail To Your Heart, Livin’ It Up, Comin’ Back, Look Who’s Lonely Now, Dream On, The Good Life, Mr. O, Burn Down The Night, Hwy 85, Fly Away, Golden Now & Fumes. CD2 / Late Night Secrets: Dancin’ Tonight, Room 205, Crazy, What About You, Little Rivers, Secrets, Slow Fade, It Used To Be Me, Didn’t Want To Say Goodbye, Holding Out, The Right Direction, California Turnaround, Back To Your Star, Dianne & Old Habits & Cinderella. CD3 / Different Moods: Pretty Little Angel, In 25 Words Or Less, Take A Step (Yesterday’s Waltz), This Night Won’t Last Forever, Little Girl In Blue Jeans, To Hear The Band, Another Drunk, Drops Of Water, Isn’t It A Cry, Nobody’s Fool, Never Gonna Look Back, Time Starts Now, Be There, The Wheels Are Coming Off, River Girl, Drownin’ In The Sea Of Love & Only The Strong Survive. CD4 / Buried Treasures: That’s When Something Special Starts, You’re The Only Real Thing, You’ve Got To Believe In Love, Heart Set On Loving You, Technique, New Shoes, Sleep On It, Loves My Car, She’s So Popular, Home Free, When The Magic Works, The Week End, Side Effects, Twisted, Girls, Bail Out, Sailing Without a Sail (Trail To Your Heart) & Golden Now.

Musicians on the Time Starts Now album: Bill LaBounty and others.

Back To Your Star

T.A.C.S. 2009

Tracks: California Turnaround, Back To Your Star, Dianne, Hwy 85, Stay High, Old Habits, Fumes, Cinderella, Golden Now, The Wheels Are Coming Off, Fly Away, River Girl & Livin’ It Up (new acoustic version).

Musicians on the Back To Your Star album: Bill LaBount, David Hungate, Michael Rhodes, Danny Parks. Larry Carlton, Brian Fullen, Tommy Wells, Gordon Mote, Sam Levine, Robbie Dupree, Suzanne Young, Tom Flora & Steve Wariner.

Best Selection

Curb Records 2004

Tracks: Livin´It Up, Look Who´s Lonely Now, Lie To Me, Trail To Your Heart (Sailing Without A Sail), This Night Won´t Last Forever, Dream On, I´m Hurtin´, Comin´Back, What About You, I Hope You´ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me, Sometimes Love Songs Make Me Cry, Never Gonna Look Back, Dancin´Tonight, In 25 Words Or Less, A Tear Can Tell & Secrets.

Musicians on the Best Selection album: Bill LaBounty and others.

The Right Direction

Dreamsville Records 1999

Tracks: The Good Life, Mr. O, Emily, The Right Direction, Holding Out, Burn Down The Night, Be There, Time Starts Now, Mr. O (TV Mix), Time Starts Now (TV Mix), Trail To Your Heart (Sailing Without A Sail) (Live In Japan), Dream On (Live in Japan), This Night Won’t Last Forever (Live in Japan) & Drops Of Water (Live in Japan).

Musicians on the The Right Direction + 6 album: Bill LaBounty, Larry Carlton, Brian Ray, Paul Viapiano, John Robinson, Tom Walsh, Neil Stubenhaus, Domenic Genova, Bill Elliot, Jim Horn, Tata Vega, Robbie Dupree, Larry Hoppen, Thomas Cain, Michael Mishaw, Kenneth “Scat” Springs & J.D. Martin.

The Right Direction

Noteworthy Records 1994

Tracks: Good Life, Mr. O, Emily, The Right Direction, Holding Out, Burn Down The Night, Be There, Time Starts Now, Drops Of Water (live) & This Night Won´t Last Forever (live).

Musicians on the The Right Direction album: Bill LaBounty, Larry Carlton, Brian Ray, Paul Viapiano, John Robinson, Tom Walsh, Neil Stubenhaus, Domenic Genova, Bill Elliot, Jim Horn, Tata Vega, Robbie Dupree, Larry Hoppen, Thomas Cain, Michael Mishaw, Kenneth “Scat” Springs & J.D. Martin.

The Best Of Bill LaBounty

Curb Records 1993

Tracks: This Night Won’t Last Forever, Livin’ It Up, Trail To Your Heart, Never Gonna Look Back, In 25 Words Or Less, Dancin’ Tonight, Look Who’s Lonely Now, I’m Hurtin’, Drops Of Water, Lie To Me, Who’s Gonna Hold You, Slow Fade & It Used To Be Me.

Musicians on the The Best Of Bill LaBounty album: Bill LaBounty and others.

The Right Direction

Village Green 1991

Tracks: Good Life, The Right Direction, Mr. O, Emily, Holding Out, Burn Down The Night, Be There, Time Starts Now.

Musicians on the The Right Direction album: Bill LaBounty, Larry Carlton, Brian Ray, Paul Viapiano, John Robinson, Tom Walsh, Neil Stubenhaus, Domenic Genova, Bill Elliot, Jim Horn, Tata Vega, Robbie Dupree, Larry Hoppen, Thomas Cain, Michael Mishaw, Kenneth “Scat” Springs & J.D. Martin.

The Right Direction

La Califusa Inc. 1991

Tracks: Good Life, The Right Direction, Mr. O, Emily, Holding Out, Burn Down The Night, Be There, Time Starts Now.

Musicians on the The Right Direction album: Bill LaBounty, Larry Carlton, Brian Ray, Paul Viapiano, John Robinson, Tom Walsh, Neil Stubenhaus, Domenic Genova, Bill Elliot, Jim Horn, Tata Vega, Robbie Dupree, Larry Hoppen, Thomas Cain, Michael Mishaw, Kenneth “Scat” Springs & J.D. Martin.

Bill LaBounty

Curb Records 1982

Tracks: Livin’ It Up, Didn’t Want To Say Goodbye, Dream On, Slow Fade, Comin’ Back, Look Who’s Lonely Now, Never Gonna Look Back, It Used To Be Me, Nobody’s Fool & Secrets.

Musicians on the Bill LaBounty album: Bill LaBounty, Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro, Andy Newmark, Chuck Rainey, Willie Weeks, Dean Parks, Steve Lukather, Greg Phillinganes, Clarence McDonald, Ian Underwood, Nyle Steiner, David Sanborn, Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft, Chuck Findley, Lenny Castro, Nick DeCaro, Jonny Mandel, Russ Titelman, Patti Austin, Stephen Bishop, Leslie Smith, James Taylor, Jennifer Warnes & Gwen Dickey.

Bill LaBounty

Curb Records 1982

Tracks: Livin’ It Up, Didn’t Want To Say Goodbye, Dream On, Slow Fade, Comin’ Back, Look Who’s Lonely Now, Never Gonna Look Back, It Used To Be Me, Nobody’s Fool & Secrets.

Musicians on the Bill LaBounty album: Bill LaBounty, Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro, Andy Newmark, Chuck Rainey, Willie Weeks, Dean Parks, Steve Lukather, Greg Phillinganes, Clarence McDonald, Ian Underwood, Nyle Steiner, David Sanborn, Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft, Chuck Findley, Lenny Castro, Nick DeCaro, Jonny Mandel, Russ Titelman, Patti Austin, Stephen Bishop, Leslie Smith, James Taylor, Jennifer Warnes & Gwen Dickey.

Bill LaBounty

Curb Records 1982

Tracks: Livin’ It Up, Didn’t Want To Say Goodbye, Dream On, Slow Fade, Comin’ Back, Look Who’s Lonely Now, Never Gonna Look Back, It Used To Be Me, Nobody’s Fool & Secrets.

Musicians on the Bill LaBounty album: Bill LaBounty, Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro, Andy Newmark, Chuck Rainey, Willie Weeks, Dean Parks, Steve Lukather, Greg Phillinganes, Clarence McDonald, Ian Underwood, Nyle Steiner, David Sanborn, Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft, Chuck Findley, Lenny Castro, Nick DeCaro, Jonny Mandel, Russ Titelman, Patti Austin, Stephen Bishop, Leslie Smith, James Taylor, Jennifer Warnes & Gwen Dickey.

Bill LaBounty

Curb Records 1982

Tracks: Livin’ It Up, Didn’t Want To Say Goodbye, Dream On, Slow Fade, Comin’ Back, Look Who’s Lonely Now, Never Gonna Look Back, It Used To Be Me, Nobody’s Fool & Secrets.

Musicians on the Bill LaBounty album: Bill LaBounty, Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro, Andy Newmark, Chuck Rainey, Willie Weeks, Dean Parks, Steve Lukather, Greg Phillinganes, Clarence McDonald, Ian Underwood, Nyle Steiner, David Sanborn, Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft, Chuck Findley, Lenny Castro, Nick DeCaro, Jonny Mandel, Russ Titelman, Patti Austin, Stephen Bishop, Leslie Smith, James Taylor, Jennifer Warnes & Gwen Dickey.

Rain In My Life

Curb Records 1979

Tracks: Dancin’ Tonight, Trail To Your Heart, Isn’t It A Cry, Drops Of Water, I’m Hurtin’, Sometimes Love Songs, Make Me Cry, What About You, Clap Me In Irons, To Hear The Band & Little Rivers.

Musicians on Rain In My Life album: Bill LaBounty, Jack White, David Jackson, Reggie McBride, Ron Culbertson, Steve Gibson, Randy Hart, Shane Keister, Mike Harvey, Jack White, Oliver Brown, Jim Gordon, Tommy Morgan.

This Night Won´t Last Forever

Curb Records 1978

Tracks: This Night Won’t Last Forever, Room 205, In 25 Words Or Less, Open Your Eyes, Little Girl In Blue Jeans, Lie To Me, Who’s Gonna Hold You, Crazy, A Tear Can Tell & I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me.

Musicians on the This Night Won´t Last Forever album: Bill LaBounty, Larrie Londin, Mike Baird, Jim Gordon, David Garabaldi, Jeff Porcaro, Jack Williams, Jim Hunghart, Lee Sklar, Stu Woods, David Shields, Steve Gibson, Dean Parks, Lee Ritenour, Ray Parker Jr., Shane Keister, Mike Melvoin, Larry Knechtel, Michael Miller, Janie Fricke, Bergen White, Ginger Keister, Brenda Gooch, Gerald Lee, Deborah Lindsay.

Promised Love

20th Century Fox Records 1975

Tracks: Lie To Me, Together, Crazy, I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy, Without Me, Always Be Near, Take A Step (Yesterday Waltz), Pretty Little Angel, Open your Eyes & Another Drunk.

Musicians on the Promised Love album: Bill LaBounty & others.

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