Freeway – Freeway – 1981

I was unable to find any information on this band. This album was released on the obscure Canadian Label, “New Born Records”, which was a sister label to Tunesmith Records. Though this album was only released in Canada I actually suspect the band was from California as it was recorded and mixed at Studio Masters Recording Studios in West Hollywood California. It was actually Engineered by Tim Jaquette who worked with several well known CCM artists. But that’s all I can find and none of the members appear to have worked on any other projects. Anyway let’s talk about the album. It’s a strong Funk/Jazz album with a style that wasn’t very common in the industry. It’s actually well done and this style did have a market so it’s too bad we didn’t get any more from them. So if you like your CCM with some funk this one is for you.

1 – Freeway – 4:52
2 – Help Me Make It Through – 2:20
3 – It’s So Dark – 3:40
4 – Living Crazy – 2:55
5 – Change Your Ways – 4:40
6 – Child Of The King – 4:45
7 – You Can Be So Happy – 3:05
8 – I Need Your Love – 3:38
9 – Are You Gonna Worry? – 3:30
10 – I Need To Know – 3:22

Arranged By [Strings] – Larry Rench
Engineer, Mixed By – Tim Jacquette*
Musician – Brian Houston (2), Don Dial, Mary Maybee, Paul Maybee, Ricky Washington*, Sam Mazzola
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By [Horns] – Artie Dison

Companies, etc.
Recorded At – Soundhouse Studios
Mixed At – Soundhouse Studios
Published By – Noteworthy Pub. Co.

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Author: Ray Mansfield

One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

2 thoughts on “Freeway – Freeway – 1981”

  1. Hello,
    Im Artie Dison, I was the leader/founder of Freeway. I wrote and arranged the songs on that album,
    Ot was my first album. I then went on to record an album cvalled Forgiving eyes in 1989 with Maranatha/Asaph records, Then in 1998 recorded another album called Urban Jungle. great R&B album.

    I then recorded a song I wrote and released in 2018 called Human.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

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