Thirteen Blue Magic Lane

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Thirteen Blue Magic Lane
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1975
StudioSigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
GenrePhiladelphia soul
ProducerNorman Harris, Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey
Blue Magic chronology
The Magic of the Blue
Thirteen Blue Magic Lane
Mystic Dragons
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Thirteen Blue Magic Lane is the third album by American soul group Blue Magic, produced by Norman Harris and Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey and released in 1975 on the Atco label.


The album was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia and features Sigma's famous house band MFSB. Thirteen Blue Magic Lane is the third of Blue Magic's highly regarded triumvirate of classic Philadelphia soul albums of 1974-1975, admired for its mixture of equally strong ballads and uptempo tracks. "Chasing Rainbows" and "The Loneliest House on the Block" are ballads in the style for which the group had become known, while tracks such as "We're on the Right Track" are seen as being at what was at the time the cutting edge in the development of disco music out of established soul music forms. "What's Come Over Me" is a remake of a track from the group's first album Blue Magic, featuring vocalist Margie Joseph.

Track listing[]

Side one
1."The Loneliest House on the Block"Norman Harris, Allan Felder5:07
2."Chasing Rainbows"Ted Mills4:11
3."Born on Halloween"Nomran Harris, Allan Felder, Tanya Jones3:17
4."Haunted (By Your Love)"Ron Tyson, Allan Felder, Bruce Hawes3:03
5."I Like You"Ted Mills3:14
Side two
6."Magic of the Blue"Ron Kersey, Norman Harris, Allan Felder5:33
7."We're on the Right Track"Norman Harris, Allan Felder5:45
8."Stop and Get a Hold of Yourself"Pat Cooper, Ron Kersey5:18
9."What's Come Over Me" (with Margie Joseph)Ted Mills4:26


Blue Magic
  • Vernon Sawyer, Wendell Sawyer, Richard Pratt, Ted Mills, Keith Beaton – vocals
  • Bobby Eli, Norman Harris, Roland Chambers – guitars
  • Ron Kersey, Cotton Kent, Dexter Wansel, Ted Mills – keyboards
  • Vince Montana – vibraphone
  • Ronald Baker, Michael Foreman, Rusty Jackmon, Larry LaBes – bass
  • Earl Young, Charles Collins, – drums
  • Larry Washington, Robert Cupit, Bunny Harris – percussion
  • Don Renaldo and his Strings and Horns – strings & horns accompaniment


  • Norman Harris, Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey – producers, arrangement
  • Alan Rubens, Steven Bernstein, Bruce Gable – executive producers
  • Carl Paruolo, Kenny Present, Jay Mark – recording engineers
  • Dirk Devlin, Mike Huchinson, James Gallagher – assistant engineers
  • Nimitr Sarikananda, Wayne Wilfong – mastering
  • Richard Rome – arrangement
  • Ted "Wizard" Mills – rhythm arrangement


Chart (1975) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 50
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 9
Year Single Peak

1975 "Chasing Rainbows" 17
"What's Come Over Me" (with Margie Joseph) 11


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. Thirteen Blue Magic Lane review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b Blue Magic > US Charts at AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-11.

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