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Nathan East – Bass & Vocals


‘Overjoyed’ Produced by Marcel East, Nathan East & Chris Gero
Engineered & Mixed by Bryan Lenox  
Additional engineering by Moogie Canazio, Ken Freeman, Marcel East, Elliott Eicheldinger
Alan Douglas, Tom Keane

Yamaha Entertainment Group Studios, Franklin, TN
Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA
Ocean Way Nashville, Nashville, TN
House of Blues Studios, Encino, CA
British Grove Studios, London, UK
Studio 101, Tarzana, CA
Pyramid Studio, Studio City, CA
Nick Spezia, Wesley Seidman, Max Moon, Tanner Lenox, Rouble Kapoor

Dave Kutch, The Mastering Place

Nashville Recording Orchestra
Conducted By Lendell Black
Orchestral Arrangements By Lendell Black, Chris Gero, Nathan East
Concertmaster: David Davidson

David Davidson
David Angell, contractor
Karen Winkelmann
Janet Darnall
Erin Hall
WeiTsun Chang
Zeneba Bowers
Carolyn Bailey
Alison Gooding
Elizabeth Lamb
Bruce Wethey
Erin Long
Kristin Wilkinson
Monisa Angell
Seanad Chang
James Grosjean

Anthony LaMarchina
John Catchings
Carole Rabinowitz
Julia Tanner

String Bass
Craig Nelson

French Horn
Jennifer Kummer
Patrick Walle

Barry Green
Prentiss Hobbs

Sam Bacco

Additional Keyboards & Programming: Chris Gero
Horn Arrangements by Tom Scott
Production Coordinator: Joann Tominaga
Nathan East Logo design by Itta Tsunoda – ITTA INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CD Layout & Design by Anderson Design Group
Photography: Kharen Hill
Publishing Administration by Me Gusta Music

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LABEL: Yamaha Entertainment Group of America: PO BOX 249, FRANKLIN, TN 37065
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Japanese symbol for East, a combination of pictures in kanji “Sun” and “Tree”
The sun rises in the east.  There is a tree in the east. The sun appears behind the tree.
 The East Law: If anything can go right, it will.

Nathan East/Marcel East
New East Music/ASCAP
East Born Music/ASCAP
Arranged by Nathan East & Michael Thompson

Nathan East – Bass & Vocals
Ricky Lawson – Drums
Jeff Babko – Piano, Keyboards
Michael Thompson – Guitar
Ray Parker, Jr. – Guitar
Rafael Padilla – Percussion
Tom Scott – Saxophone
Chuck Findley – Trumpet
Andy Martin – Trombone
Joel Peskin – Tenor & Baritone Saxophone

Stevie Wonder
Black Bull Music/ASCAP
Arranged by Nathan East, Jeff Babko & Chris Gero
Horns Arranged by Tom Scott

Nathan East – Bass & Vocals
Ricky Lawson – Drums
Jeff Babko – Keyboards, Hammond B3
Michael Thompson – Guitar
Ray Parker, Jr. – Guitar
Rafael Padilla – Percussion
Tom Scott – Saxophone
Chuck Findley – Trumpet
Andy Martin – Trombone
Joel Peskin – Tenor & Baritone Saxophone

Pat Metheny
Pat Meth Music Corp/BMI
Arranged by Nathan East
Orchestral Arrangement by Lendell Black & Chris Gero
Conducted by Lendell Black

Nathan East – Bass & Vocals
Jeff Babko – Piano
Michael Thompson – Guitar
Ricky Lawson – Drums
The Nashville Recording Orchestra

Van Morrison
WB Music Corp/ASCAP
Caledonia Soul Music/ACSAP
Arranged By Tom Scott

Michael McDonald – Vocals
Nathan East – Bass
Vinnie Colauita – Drums
Greg Phillinganes – Keyboards
Andrew Synoweic – Guitar
Tom Scott – Saxophone
Chuck Findley – Trumpet
Andy Martin – Trombone
Joel Peskin – Tenor & Baritone Saxophone

Michael McDonald
Genevieve Music/ASCAP
Arranged and Conducted by Lendell Black

Sara Bareilles – Vocals
Nathan East – Bass
Jeff Babko – Piano
The Nashville Recording Orchestra

Michael Thompson/Nathan East
Cocoa-Butt Music/BMI
New East Music/ASCAP
Arranged By Michael Thompson, Nathan East & Chris Gero

Nathan East – Bass
Ricky Lawson – Drums
Michael Thompson – Guitar
Ray Parker, Jr. – Guitar
Jeff Babko – Piano, Keyboards
Tim Carmon – Hammond B3
Rafael Padilla – Percussion
Tom Scott – Saxophone
Byron “Mr. Talkbox” Chambers – (Talkbox) Vocals

Press play,
‘cause tonight we’re gonna celebrate, believe it
Just dance, let the music take your mind away,
It’s now or never baby so press play.

Chuck Loeb
ChrisLiz Music Inc./ASCAP
Arranged by Chuck Loeb

Nathan East – Bass & Vocals
Carmen Cuesta – Vocals
Chuck Loeb – Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Solo
Michael Thompson – Electric Guitar
Jeff Babko – Piano
Ricky Lawson – Drums
Rafael Padilla – Percussion

(Feat. Eric Clapton)  
Steve Winwood
Arranged by Nathan East, Jeff Babko & Chris Gero

Nathan East – Bass & Vocals
Eric Clapton – Guitar
Michael Thompson – Guitar
Jeff Babko – Piano
Tim Carmon – Hammond B3
David Paich – Wurlitzer, Keyboards
Ricky Lawson – Drums
Rafael Padilla – Percussion
Debi Selby, Gale Mayes, Janice Gaines – Background Vocals

Bob James
Bobary Bop Music/ASCAP
Arranged by Bob James

Nathan East – Upright Bass
Bob James – Piano
Sara Sant’Ambrogio – Cello
David Davidson – Violin
David Angell – Violin
Kris Wilkinson – Viola

Stevie Wonder
Black Bull Music/ASCAP
Arranged by Nathan East

Stevie Wonder – Harmonica
Nathan East – Bass
Greg Phillinganes – Keyboards
Paulinho da Costa – Percussion
Tim Carmon – Hammond B3
Jeff Babko – Keyboards
Michael Thompson – Guitar
Ricky Lawson – Drums
Rafael Padilla – Percussion

Paul McCartney/John Lennon 
Arranged by Steve Hill

Nathan East – Upright Bass & Vocals
Noah East – Piano
Chris Gero/Nathan East
New East Music/ASCAP
Arranged by Chris Gero & Nathan East
Orchestration by Chris Gero & Lendell Black

Nathan East – Bass & Vocals
Jeff Babko – Piano (solo), Moog
Michael Thompson – Guitar
Tim Carmon – Rhodes, Hammond B3
David Paich – Hammond B3, Wurlitzer
Ricky Lawson – Drums
Rafael Padilla – Percussion
Chris Gero – Guitars
Debi Selby, Melodie Kirkpatrick, Shelly Justice, Ashley Guilbert, Jenn Helvering, Maureen Murphy, Cersle Keenan, Ricky Braddy, Andrew Thompson, Jacob Hubbard – Background Vocals


Samuel A. Ward/Katharine Lee Bates
Arranged by Nathan East, Chris Gero & Lendell Black
Orchestrated & Conducted by Lendell Black

Nathan East – Bass
The Nashville Recording Orchestra
America Choir:
Debi Selby, Gale Mayes, Janice Gaines, Kim Mont, Jon Reddick, Ricky Braddy


Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Kazumasa Oda, Tom Scott, Noah East, Bob James, Chuck Loeb, Carmen Cuesta, Ray Parker, Jr., and David Paich for blessing my first album beyond anything I could have ever imagined. You said “yes” and for that I am forever grateful. To the most amazing rhythm section: Jeff Babko, Michael Thompson, Tim Carmon, Rafael Padilla & the late great Ricky Lawson, thank you for your spirit, energy & God given talent. You are the fabric from which this album is woven, I could not have made it without you! Bryan Lenox, you are a genius! You blessed me sonically, thanks! Lendell Black, what an honor… your orchestral arrangements are from Heaven! Special thanks to Kelly Kiral, Elliot Eicheldinger, Amy Joy, Tara Eifert, Ken Dapron, Joann Tominaga, Yoshihiro Doi, Debbie Johnson, Suzanne & Walter Scott, Patricia & David Butler, Marcel East, Pat Metheny, Cedric Perrier, Michael Maroney, Len Korobkin, Byron “Mr. Talkbox” Chambers, Vinnie Colaiuta, Greg Phillinganes, Andrew Synoweic, Paulinho da Costa, Dave Koz, Moogie Canazio, Ken Freeman, Tom Keane, Bob ‘DIV’ Divney, Neal Spielberg, Steve Corbin & Friends at ADA, Shore Fire Media, Simon Climie, Alan Douglas, Megan Kuhlenschmidt, Sara Bachler, Dave Murray, Skye McIntyre, Sonny Abelardo, Rafael Becerra, Tomoaki Kinoshita, Koji Egawa, Itta Tsunoda, Taka Masatsugu, Kharen Hill, George Varga, Myke Brown, Chris Johnson, Tobias Weltzer, Peter Janis, Yamaha Corporation, ArtistWorks, Ocean Way Studios, The Nashville Recording Orchestra, House of Blues Studio, Hollywood Studio Rentals, Jason Belsky, the “God Squad”, and last but not least – your name here _________________________! Thank you to my producer, collaborator & friend Chris Gero for climbing the mountain with me. Your vision is truly remarkable and reflected here in the music. Virginia, Finn & Jack, thank you for letting me borrow Dad! Thanks to the INCREDIBLE Team at Yamaha Entertainment Group! You are the force behind the scenes doing all the heavy lifting! God bless you all! And finally, to my beloved wife Anita and children Sara & Noah, thanks for your undying love, support and inspiration. You are my heart & soul. With all my love, Daddy xo. Dedicated to the best parents anyone could ever wish for, Thomas and Gwendolyn East, I know you can hear this from Heaven.

The many amazingly talented people, and disciplines that came together to make this project a reality especially: Lendell “Gator” Black, Dave Davidson & Co., Bryan Lenox, Tom Scott. The heart of the record: Michael Thompson, Jeff Babko, Rafael Padilla, Tim Carmon and Ricky Lawson. David Paich, Don Was, David Foster, Bob James, Chuck Loeb, Michael McDonald, Joel Hoffner, Greg Phillinganes, Sara Bareilles, Joann Tominaga, Moogie Canazio, Dave Koz, Kharen Hill, Eric Clapton, Simon Climie, Marcel East, Tom Keane, Kazamasu Oda, Ray Parker, Jr., Stevie Wonder, Yamaha Corporation of America: Tak Nakata, Hitoshi Fukutome, Tom Sumner, Brian Jemelian, York Tsurugaya, Melanie Spellens, Ken Dapron, Alan Macpherson, Dennis Webster, and all our friends at Yamaha Music Holdings Japan, Yamaha Entertainment Group staff, especially: Kelly Kiral, Elliott Eicheldinger, Amy Joy, Tara Eifert, Dave Murray, Skye McIntyre, Megan Kuhlenschmidt, Amber Edmundson, Mike Severson, Sara Bachler, Caleb Dirks, Spencer Glover, Joseph Spence, Pepper Meiler, Mikey Sabatella, Pete McGrain. Rob Finan, Bob Currie and everyone at Greenberg Traurig. Bob Divney, Neal Spielberg, Michael Campbell, David Orleans and everyone at Warner Bros. and ADA, everyone at Shore Fire Media, Gary and Shelly Belz, Max Moon at House of Blues Studios, the folks at Ocean Way LA and Nashville, Keith Everette Smith, Kaleb Bales, Joe Henderson, Brett Rogers, Bryce Salvatore. To Anita, Sarah and Noah…thank you for your amazing support and patience. To Virginia, Jack and Finn: Love is a word, music is its meaning, you are its heart. And finally to my brother and friend Nathan East: Thank you for your trust, patience, for waiting 30 years, and for the unadulterated trouncing in racquetball. I am humbled and honored for this remarkable experience and to share your genius with the world… GET ER DUN!

NATHAN EAST uses: Yamaha BBNE-2 Signature 5-String Bass, TRB 6-String Bass, SLB-200 Silent Bass, Radial Engineering Firefly Tube DI (Direct Box), TC Electronic Blacksmith Amplifier, Jim Dunlop Strings, j-phonic in-ears, Yamaha HPH-MT220 Head Phones

Sara Bareilles appears courtesy of Epic records
Eric Clapton appears courtesy of Polydor Records
Michael McDonald appears courtesy of Chonin Records
Stevie Wonder appears courtesy of Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Chuck Loeb and Carmen Cuesta appear courtesy of Tweety Records
Bob James appears courtesy of Tappan Zee Records
Byron Mr. Talkbox Chambers appears courtesy of A Talkbox Production

In memory of Ricky Lawson

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