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Baa Baa Blacksheep

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Robin Hood Music
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Released as a single with Nilsson credited as "Bo-Pete".



Baby Baby

Writer: John Marascalco / Harry Nilsson
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Baby It's Over

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Beechwood Music / EMI Publishing
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Baby, I'm Yours

Writer: Van McCoy
Publisher: Blackwood Music
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Producer: Trevor Lawrence
Arranger: Trevor Lawrence

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Back Off Boogaloo

Writer: Richard Starkey
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Recorded: November 4, 1980 and December 1-4, 1980
Producer: Harry Nilsson
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From the Stop and Smell the Roses album by Ringo Starr. Harry produced the song and sings backing vocals. Basic tracks recorded November 4, 1980 at Rick Riccio's Evergreen Recording Studios in Burbank, CA. Additional recording at Compass Point Studios on December 1-4, 1980.
Engineer: Rick Riccio
Engineer: Mike Hatcher
Engineer: Steve Stanley
Engineer: Kendal Stubbs
Drums: Ringo Starr
Drums: Jim Keltner
Guitar: Dennis Budimir
Guitar: Richie Zito
Guitar: Fred Tackett
Piano: Jane Getz
Bass: Dennis Belfield
Tenor Saxophone: Jerome Jumonville
Trombone: Bruce Paulson
Baritone Saxophone: Jim Gordon
Trumpet: Lee Thornburg
Flute: Rick Riccio
Arrangement: Van Dyke Parks

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Background Music

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Warner-Tamerlane Hastings Catalog / Unichappell Music / Six Continents Music
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Ban Radio 1968

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Harry's jingle advertising Ban® Deodorant.



Bath

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Unichappell Music / Six Continents Music
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Arranger: George Tipton

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Battle Of The Bands

Writer: Chip Douglas / Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Hatlelid Foundation / Unichappell Music / Six Continents Music
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The Turtles recorded "Battle of the Bands" for their 1968 album The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands..



Be My Baby

Writer: Jeff Barry / Ellie Greenwich / Phil Spector
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Recorded: Late 1973
Producer: Phil Spector
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Harry was a member of the original all-star lineup for John Lennon's recordings of several rock and roll classics. This track remains unreleased except on the illegally produced Roots album and bootlegs.



Bed Springs

Writer: Perry Botkin / Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Golden Syrup Music
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From the play Zapata!. Harry recorded a version of the song during the Papa's Got a Brown New Robe sessions.



The Beehive State

Writer: Randy Newman
Publisher: Unichappell Music
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Producer: Nilsson House
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Harry created the unique "squawking" sound by cupping and uncupping a pair of headphones during the playback.

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Best Friend

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Warner-Tamerlane Hastings Catalog, Inc. / Unichappell Music / Six Continents Music
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"Best Friend" is the theme for the TV series "The Courtship of Eddie's Father". It was adapted from the song "Girlfriend" which went unreleased until 1994 when it appeared on the Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology album. (Possibly, "Best Friend" came first.)

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Best Move

Writer: Lee Hazelwood / Harry Nilsson / Van Dyke Parks
Publisher: Great White Hope Music
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Producer: Steve Cropper
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The Flash Harry album cover credits "Hazlewood, Parks, and Nilsson" as the songwriters for "Best Move." BMI's license database says that "Hazlewood" is Lee Hazelwood ("These Boots Were Made for Walkin'"), but that is probably incorrect. Michael Hazlewood ("It Never Rains in Southern California") worked often with Van Dyke Parks and it's more likely that he is the actual co-writer of "Best Move."

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The Birds (Narration)

Writer: Harry Nilsson
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Narration from the album, The Point.

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Black Sails In The Moonlight

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: EMI Blackwood Music
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Producer: John Lennon
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When asked if he ever wrote songs to order, Harry replied: "Recently I wrote one for Derek Taylor. A friend of his, his father was producing a movie with Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan and asked if I would write a tune for it. It was a pirate movie and they said they wanted a zany, wacky, wonderful kind of yucko song y'know-a sort of blues blood ballad. He said 'Y'know, the kind you write.' I said 'oh', then 'OK.' I delivered exactly that, it's called 'Black Sails in the Moonlight,' it's on this album. [Pussy Cats] The irony, is that they turned it down. They sent a telegram saying 'Tape has possiblilities stop.' What does that mean? So I sent them back the tape with a mellotron overdub and said 'Consider this as one of the possibilities.' Then there was a long pause of about six or eight weeks and then I got another telegram saying 'Because of directoral problems and location problems the movie isn't turning out the way we planned it. Consequently the song doesn't fit in.' So I said OK, I'll use it on the album. Nothing gets wasted." -- Harry

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Blanket For A Sail

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Golden Syrup Music
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Producer: Tony Martin Jr./Harry Nilsson
Arranger: Mike McNaught
Originally, from the Knnillssonn album, Harry re-recorded the song for the Disney album For Our Children which benefits the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

"Blanket For A Sail" was added to The Point when it was adapted as a stage show.

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Blow Me Down

Writer: Harry Nilsson
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Producer: Harry Nilsson
Arranger: Van Dyke Parks
From the Popeye soundtrack.

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Bony Moronie

Writer: Larry Williams
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Recorded: Late 1973
Producer: Phil Spector
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Harry was a member of the original all-star lineup for John Lennon's recordings of several rock and roll classics. An engineer recalls accidently destroying the master tape of "Bony Maronie", so the version which was released on John's Rock 'n' Roll album is probably not the version recorded with Harry in LA, but rather a version John re-recorded later in New York.



Born In Grenada

Writer: John Marascalco / Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Robin Hood Music
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A Boy From The City

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Beechwood Music
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Bright Side of Life

Writer: Eric Idle
Publisher: EMI Virgin Songs Inc.
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Producer: Steve Cropper
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On the Flash Harry album, Nilsson offers his interpretation of the theme from Monty Python's Life of Brian.

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Building Me Up

Writer: Scott Turner / John Marascalco
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Recorded: 1962
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Bully For You

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Warner-Tamerlane Hastings Catalog, Inc. / Unichappell Music / Six Continents Music
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Buy My Album

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Unichappell Music / Six Continents Music
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Producer: Nilsson House
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B-side of the "Down To The Valley" single.

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