CTI Records

Three Brothers

Devised as a "popular" subsidiary of Creed Taylor, Inc., Three Brothers (also the name of one of CTI's publishing companies) issued one album by Lou "Lightning Strikes" Christie in 1974 and a 45 by The Clams, a "Spike Jones tribute band" featuring bassist Tony Levin, brother/keyboardist Pete Levin and drummer Steve Gadd. The Clams single became a Top 40 hit, even though only 100 promotional 45s were issued. The Lou Christie album, produced by Tony Romeo, resulted in quite a number of 45s issued between December 1973 and December 1974. The 1998 CD reissue on Varese Sarabande (titled Beyond The Blue Horizon/Hey You Cajun) was co-produced by Harry Young, a significant contributor to this site, and includes four previously unreleased bonus tracks from Christie/Romeo sessions between 1973 and 1975. The Three Brothers label was revived again briefly in 1994 for former Atlantic Starr trumpeter Duke Jones's crossover CD, Thunder Island

1973-74 Lou Christie
Lou Christie
Three Brothers THB-2000
Master No.: 65433 A/B
1994 Thunder Island
Duke Jones
Three Brothers TBM 10001-2 [CD]