Rita Coolidge (album)

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Rita Coolidge
Studio album by Rita Coolidge
Released February 1971
Genre Pop
Length 40:18
Label A&M
Producer David Anderle for Willow Productions
Rita Coolidge chronology
Rita Coolidge
(1971)
Nice Feelin'
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Rita Coolidge is the self-titled debut album by Rita Coolidge.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "That Man is My Weakness" (Donna Weiss, Craig Doerge) — 3:50
  2. "Second Story Window" (Marc Benno) — 3:00
  3. "Crazy Love" (Van Morrison) — 3:35
  4. "The Happy Song" (Otis Redding, Steve Cooper) — 3:50
  5. "Seven Bridges Road" (Steve Young) — 5:55

Side two[edit]

  1. "Born Under a Bad Sign" (Booker T. Jones, William Bell) — 4:10
  2. "Ain't That Peculiar" (William Robinson, Pete Moore, Rogers) — 4:02
  3. "I Always Called Them Mountains" (Marc Benno) — 3:47
  4. "Mud Island" (Donna Weiss, Mary Unobsky) — 4:28
  5. "I Believe in You" (Neil Young) — 3:10

Album notes[edit]

"That Man Is My Weakness"


"Second Story Window"


"Crazy Love"


"The Happy Song"

  • Booker T. Jones – Organ
  • Spooner Oldham – Electric Piano
  • Clarence White – Guitar
  • Jerry McGee – Guitar
  • Chris Ethridge – Bass
  • Jim Keltner – Drums
  • Bobbye Hall Porter – Tambourine


"Seven Bridges Road"

  • Booker T. Jones – Piano
  • Spooner Oldham - Organ
  • Clarence White – Acoustic Guitar
  • Jerry McGee – Dobro, Electric Sitar
  • Chris Ethridge – Bass
  • Jim Keltner – Drums
  • Bobbye Hall Porter – Bongos
  • Plas Johnson – Alto Saxophone


"Born Under A Bad Sign"

  • Booker T. Jones – Electric Piano
  • Spooner Oldham – Organ
  • Clarence White – Guitar
  • Ry Cooder – Bottleneck Guitar
  • Chris Ethridge – Bass
  • Jim Keltner – Drums
  • Bobbye Hall Porter – Congas
  • Clifford Scott – Tenor Saxophone


"Ain’t That Peculiar"

  • Booker T. Jones – Electric Piano
  • Clarence White – Guitar
  • Jerry McGee – Guitar
  • Chris Ethridge – Bass
  • Jim Keltner – Drums
  • Bobbye Hall Porter – Tambourine, Congas


"(I Always Called Them) Mountains"

  • Clarence White – Guitar
  • Jerry Mcgee – Acoustic Guitar
  • Spooner Oldham – Organ, Piano
  • Chris Ethridge – Bass
  • Jim Keltner - Drums


"Mud Island"

  • Booker T. Jones – Organ, Guitar
  • Spooner Oldham – Electric Piano
  • Clarence White – Guitar
  • Ry Cooder – Bottleneck Guitar
  • Fuzzy Samuels – Bass
  • Jim Keltner – Drums, Percussion
  • Bobbye Hall Porter – Tambourine, Congas


"I Believe In You"

  • Spooner Oldham – Electric Piano
  • Clarence White – Acoustic Guitar
  • Jerry McGee – Acoustic Guitar
  • Booker T. Jones– Bass
  • Jim Keltner – Drums


Horns

  • Jim Horn- Baritone, Alto & Tenor Saxophone
  • John Kelson – Tenor Saxophone & Bass Clarinet
  • Don Menza – Tenor & Alto Saxophone & Bass Clarinet
  • Clifford Scott – Tenor Saxophone
  • Peter Christlieb – Tenor Saxophone
  • Plas Johnson – Tenor & Alto Saxophone
  • George Bohanon – Trombone & Baritone Horn
  • Lew McCreary – Trombone
  • Ernie Tack – Trombone
  • Jack Redmond – Trombone
  • Dick Hyde – Trombone
  • Oliver Mitchell – Trumpet & Flugal Horn
  • Charles Findley – Trumpet & Flugal Horn
  • Al Aarons – Trumpet & Flugal Horn
  • Dalton Smith – Trumpet & Flugal Horn
  • Vince De Rosa – French Horn
  • Bill Hinshaw – French Horn
  • Arthur Maebe – French Horn
  • David Duke – French Horn

Strings

  • Jesse Ehrlich – Cello
  • Jerome Kessler – Cello
  • Leonard Malarsky – Violin
  • William Kurasch – Violin
  • Wilbert Nutycomb - Violin
  • James Getzoff – Violin
  • Harry Bluestone – Violin
  • Ralph Schaeffer – Violin
  • Gareth Nuttycombe – Viola
  • Samuel Boghossian – Viola

Background Vocals

  • Arranger: String and Horn Arrangements by Booker T. Jones with the exception of “Ain’t That Peculiar”, “Born Under A Bad Sign”, and “That Man Is My Weakness” arranged by Jim Horn and his Dynamite Horn Section.
  • Engineer: Bruce Botnick
  • Recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders
  • Cover Photograph: Joel Bernstein
  • Art Direction: Roland Young

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carpenter, Bil. Rita Coolidge (album) at AllMusic