columbia album - 1972
set was recorded in Nashville TN. in the spring of '72. i was
contract to Columbia records. once again, i was attempting to
a 'first' solo album. # 3, i think. after numerous
personnel changes, an exhausting rehearsal and travel schedule, amazing
waste of money and resources, and acrimonious disagreements with
producer, M. Spector, it's a miracle any of the music survived
ordeal. the album was shelved, incomplete, in the fall of
the engineer's name was Stan. sorry no last. an
accommodating, if junior, columbia staffer in nashville. the
studio we got was the one they used to rip off equipment from for the
other studios, where the 'country' records were made. the
section players, over my objections, were those who had just recorded Neil Young's 'harvest' album. Ken Buttrey, drums,
Tim Drummond, bass. Ernie (Kazantakis?) of Boston MA.
last of my original choices who survived the chaos, on Fender strat.
i played piano and acoustic rhythm. my
girlfriend, Varda Perry, was in charge of getting everyone to
off their clothes. Bill Purcell, a wonderful
orchestrator, was my serendipitous discovery. his
particularly on 'little sparrow' made the entire hideous
experience worthwhile. thank you, Bill. the
maybe it was the' Memphis Horns', did what we asked them to do.
Weldon Myrick cries tears on pedal steel.
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