1977

1977

Steve Miller Band

Book of Dreams

Steve Miller (vocals, guitar, synthesizer, sitar)

David Denny (guitar)

Greg Douglass (guitar, slide guitar)

Byron Allred (piano, synthesizer)

Lonnie Turner (bass)

Gary Mallaber (drums, percussion)

Norton Buffalo (harmonica)

David Denny Credits: Songwriter ("The Stake"), guitars

David’s song, "The Stake" was recorded on the Steve Miller Band’s "Book of Dreams" album. "The Stake" appeared on SMB’s Greatest Hits album (1974-1978), which has sold over 13 million copies to date. This song of burning confidence, well known by its chorus, "Nobody Loves You Like the Way I Do," portrays a classic blues man's brag to his lover and was a perfect match for Steve Miller's "Gangster of Love" stage persona. "The Stake" lives on to this day, connecting with each new generation of Steve Miller Band fans.

“Book of Dreams is the tenth studio album by Steve Miller Band. The album was released in May 1977 (see 1977 in music) on Capitol Records in the United States, Canada and Japan and by Mercury Records in Europe. Three singles were released from the album in 1977 with the first single, "Jet Airliner", being the most successful. The album peaked in the top 10 of the trade charts in four countries, including Canada where the album topped RPM magazine's 100 Albums chart. The album has gone on to become one of the group's most successful studio albums.” -from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Dreams)