Paul Pena (album)

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Paul Pena
Studio album by Paul Pena
Released 1971
Recorded November 1971
Genre Rock/Soul/Folk rock
Length 40:06
Label Capitol
Producer Gunther Weil
Paul Pena chronology
Paul Pena
(1971)
New Train
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Paul Pena is the 1971 debut album by blind singer-songwriter Paul Pena. After 40 years out of print, the album has been officially re-released in mp3 format and is available at amazon.com and the iTunes Store.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Paul Pena except where noted.

  1. "Woke Up This Morning" – 4:50
  2. "I'm Gonna Make It Alright" – 4:07
  3. "The River" – 6:03
  4. "One for the Lonely" – 4:48
  5. "Something to Make You Happy" – 7:05
  6. "My Adorable One" (Ida Irral Berger/Clara Thompson) – 3:30
  7. "When I'm Gone" – 4:33
  8. "Lullaby" – 5:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Paul Pena - guitar, keyboards (on "The River"), lead vocals, background vocals
  • Jesse Raye - bass, background vocals
  • Jim Wilkins - drums
  • Ed Costa - keyboards, background vocals
  • Jeff Baxter - steel guitar
  • Jumma Santos - congas, maracas
  • Betsy Morse - harp
  • Clarice Taylor - background vocals
  • Ellis Hall - background vocals
  • Gil Thomas - background vocals
  • Earl Frost - background vocals
  • Ronnie Ingraham Concert Choir - background vocals (on "The River")

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Gunther Weil
  • Engineers: Adam Taylor
  • Mixing: Adam Taylor
  • Photography: Steve Hansen
  • Cover Art: Julia Pearl
  • Liner Notes: Gerd Stern
  • A&R Coordinator: Michael Sunday
  • Recorded at Intermedia in Boston

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