Maria Muldaur (album)

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Maria Muldaur
Studio album by Maria Muldaur
Released August 1973
Genre Rock
Length 36:38
Label Reprise
Producer Joe Boyd, Lenny Waronker
Maria Muldaur chronology
Maria Muldaur
(1973)
Waitress in a Donut Shop
(1974)

Maria Muldaur is the eponymous 1973 debut studio album of musician Maria Muldaur. The album includes Muldaur's best-known single, "Midnight at the Oasis", which charted at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100[1] and "Three Dollar Bill", which charted at #7 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts.[2] The album, which peaked at #3 on The Billboard 200,[3] was certified gold by the RIAA on May 13, 1974.[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Robert Christgau B+ [6]
Rolling Stone (very positive) [7]

The album was positively reviewed, and very positively in at least one case. Writing in October 1973, Rolling Stones' reviewer Jon Landau described the album as "one of the half-dozen best" of the year, "the kind of glorious breakthrough that reminds me why I fell in love with rock & roll."[7] The album is heavily influenced by country and blues.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Any Old Time" (Jimmie Rodgers) – 3:45
  2. "Midnight at the Oasis" (David Nichtern) – 3:49
  3. "My Tennessee Mountain Home" (Dolly Parton) – 3:32
  4. "I Never Did Sing You a Love Song" (Nichtern) – 2:49
  5. "The Work Song" (Kate McGarrigle) – 4:04
  6. "Don't You Feel My Leg (Don't You Get Me High)" (Blue Lu Barker, Danny Barker, J. Mayo Williams) – 2:48
  7. "Walkin' One and Only" (Dan Hicks) – 2:47
  8. "Long Hard Climb" (Ron Davies) – 3:03
  9. "Three Dollar Bill" (Mac Rebennack) – 3:58
  10. "Vaudeville Man" (Wendy Waldman) – 2:41
  11. "Mad Mad Me" (Wendy Waldman) – 3:13

Personnel[edit]

  • Maria Muldaur - vocals
  • Clarence White - acoustic guitar ("My Tennessee Home", "The Work Song")
  • Bill Keith - banjo ("Work Song", "Vaudeville Man"), steel guitar ("Long Hard Climb", "I Never Did Sing You A Love Song")
  • Ry Cooder - acoustic guitar ("Any Old Time")
  • David Lindley - Hawaiian guitar ("Any Old Time")
  • Andrew Gold - acoustic guitar ("Vaudeville Man")
  • David Nichtern - acoustic ("Long Hard Climb", "I Never Did Sing You A Love Song", "My Tennessee Home", "The Work Song", "Walkin' One and Only", "Midnight At The Oasis" & electric guitar ("Long Hard Climb"), producer ("Mad Mad Me")
  • David Grisman - mandolin ("My Tennessee Home")
  • Dr. John - keyboards ("Vaudeville Man', "Don't You Feel My Leg" & "Three Dollar Bill"), horn arrangements ("Vaudeville Man", "Don't You Feel My Leg", "Three Dollar Bill")
  • Jim Dickinson - piano ("Any Old Time")
  • Mark T. Jordan - piano ("The Work Song", "Midnight At The Oasis")
  • Spooner Oldham - piano (""Long Hard Climb", "I Never Did Sing You A Love Song")
  • Greg Prestopino - piano ("Mad Mad Me"), background vocals ("The Work Song", "My Tennessee Home"), voices ("Midnight At The Oasis")
  • James Gordon - organ ("Three Dollar Bill"), clarinet ("Vaudeville Man")
  • Chris Ethridge - bass ("Long Hard Climb", "I Never Did Sing You A Love Song", "My Tennessee Home", "The Work Song")
  • Klaus Voormann - bass ("Vaudeville Man", "Don't You Feel My Leg")
  • Ray Brown - bass ("Walkin' One and Only")
  • Dave Holland - bowed bass ("Mad Mad Me")
  • Jimmy Calhoun - bass ("Three Dollar Bill")
  • Tommy McClure - bass ("Any Old Time")
  • Freebo - bass ("Midnight At The Oasis")
  • Amos Garrett - bass, guitar, vocals, guitar solo ("Midnight at the Oasis")
  • Jim Keltner - drums (all but 4 tracks)
  • Ed Shaughnessy - drums ("Walkin' One and Only")
  • John Boudreaux - drums ("Three Dollar Bill")
  • Jim Gordon - drums ("Midnight At The Oasis")
  • Chris Parker - drums ("Mad Mad Me")
  • Jerry Jumonville - alto horn, horn arrangements ("Vaudeville Man", "Don't You Feel My Leg", "Three Dollar Bill")
  • Artie Butler - alto horn, horn arrangements ("The Work Song")
  • Nick DeCaro - accordion ("I Never Did Sing You A Love Song"), string arrangements ("Long Hard Climb", "I Never Did Sing You A Love Song", "Midnight At The Oasis")
  • Richard Greene - violin ("My Tennessee Home", "Walkin' One and Only")
  • Larry Packer - violin, viola ("Mad Mad Me")
  • Karen Alexander - background vocals ("The Work Song")
  • Gloria Jones - background vocals ("Three Dollar Bill")
  • Ellen Kearney - background vocals ("My Tennessee Home", "The Work Song")
  • Bettye LaVette - background vocals ("Three Dollar Bill")
  • Jessica Smith - background vocals ("Three Dollar Bill")
  • Beryl Marriott - violin

(individual song credits)[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maria Muldaur - Maria Muldaur > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 August 2007.
  2. ^ Maria Muldaur > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles at AllMusic. Retrieved 2 September 2007.
  3. ^ Maria Muldaur - Maria Muldaur > Charts & Awards > Billboard Album at AllMusic. Retrieved 2 September 2007.
  4. ^ Maria Muldaur RIAA Accessed August 27, 2007.
  5. ^ a b Allan, Mark. Maria Muldaur (album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 August 2007.
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 1973). "The Christgau Consumer Guide: Maria Muldaur". Creem. Retrieved 22 December 2011.  Relevant portion posted in a revised version at "Maria Muldaur: Maria Muldaur > Consumer Guide Album". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Landau, Jon (October 25, 1973). "Maria Muldaur". Rolling Stone (146).  Copy posted at "Maria Muldaur – Maria Muldaur". superseventies.com. Retrieved 27 August 2007. 
  8. ^ http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=1476142