Who Sang Desert Song? Stanley Clarke

Stanley Clarke School Days cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Jazz Rock Funk / Soul
Style: Jazz-Rock/Jazz-Funk/Fusion
length: 6:57
remixer: Ken Scott
producer: Stanley Clarke and Ken Scott
engineer: Ken Scott
arranger: Stanley Clarke
conductor: Stanley Clarke
brass: Al Aarons, William Peterson, Stuart Blumberg, Robert Findley, Lew McCreary, Jack Nimitz, George Bohanon, Gary Grant, Dalton Smith and Buddy Childers
strings: Janice Gower, Dennis Karmazyn, David Campbell, Karen Jones, John Wittenberg, Gordon Marron, Thomas Buffum, Robert Dubow, Rollice Dale, Ronald Strauss, Marilyn Baker, Marcia Van Dyke and Lya Stern
percussion & congas & triangle: Milt Holland
acoustic guitar: John McLaughlin
bass: Stanley Clarke
Lyrics
[Chorus 1:]
We're sailing ships across the desert
And fading in the Arabian sun
You're stallion stands to watch the sun set
The women scream as the camels run
To find a mirage cool oasis
And lie beneath the palms and the sky
And spend the night a silver moon set
The rising sun in the eagles eye
[Chorus 2:]
The heat of a dusky lady, Born on the sand
Burnin' with desert fire, Cooling the man
Endless is the blowing desert
And in the shipwreck some may be lost
Too hot the sand too deep the oceans
It's just surviving whatever the cost
[Chorus 2]
[Chorus 1]
[Chorus 2]

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 School Days
  • 2 Quiet Afternoon
  • 3 The Dancer
  • 4 Desert Song
  • 5 Hot Fun
  • 6 Life Is Just a Game

  • Release information
    label: Nemperor Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin