Carle Vickers told Cash Box, "[L.T.D. and A&M] both developed together. We learned about the recording business, and A&M learned a lot about the nature of the black market and how to cater to its particular needs. We were lucky that Jerry Moss is a record man because how many companies would accommodate us if we went to them with three non-hit albums and said we weren‚Äôt satisfied with our previous producers?"
Vickers continued, "We begged [A&M] to let us go out to stations and stores and since there are ten men in the group, we were able to cover a lot of promotional ground."
The Brothers Johnson and L.T.D. concert in December 1977 at the L.A. Forum was the first national satellite broadcast of R&B artists.
|Abraham Miller, Jr.||tenor sax, percussion, vocals|
|Billy Osborne||keyboards, drums, percussion, vocals|
|Carle Vickers||trumpet, sax, vocals|
|Henry Davis||bass, guitar, celeste, percussion|
|Jake Riley||trombone, percussion|
|Jeffrey Osborne||drums, percussion, piano, vocals|
|Jimmie Davis||keyboards, vocals|
|Lorenzo Carnegie||alto and tenor sax|
|Pondaza Santiel||congos, bongos, percussion|
|Toby Wynn||baritone and alto sax|
|Abraham Miller, Jr.|