Roses for Mama (album)

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Roses for Mama
Studio album by C. W. McCall
Released 1977
Genre Country
Length 29:15
Label Polydor Records
Producer Chip Davis, Don Sears
C. W. McCall chronology
Rubber Duck
Roses for Mama
C. W. McCall & Co.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Roses for Mama is the fifth album by country musician C. W. McCall, released on Polydor Records in 1977 (see 1977 in music). The album saw McCall singing several songs that were written by others, as opposed to his previous albums, which were written entirely by him and Chip Davis. In fact, only three songs were written by the McCall and Davis; these are "I Don't Know (and I Don't Care)", "The Gallopin' Goose" and "Old Glory". "The Battle of New Orleans" is a cover version of Johnny Horton's popular 1959 song.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Roses for Mama" (Johnny Wilson, Gene Dobbins, Wayne Sharpe) – 3:24
  2. "The Only Light" (Walt Meskell, Tim Martin) – 2:30
  3. "Livin' Within My Means" (Ron Agnew) – 2:59
  4. "Watch the Wildwood Flowers" (Agnew) – 2:50
  5. "Take My Duds to the Junkman" (Agnew) – 2:00
  6. "The Battle of New Orleans" (Jimmie Driftwood) – 2:50
  7. "I Don't Know (and I Don't Care)" (Bill Fries, Chip Davis) – 2:50
  8. "The Gallopin' Goose" (Fries, Davis) – 3:20
  9. "Night Hawk" (Tom McKeaon, Ron Peterson) – 2:45
  10. "Old Glory" (Fries, Davis) – 3:47


  • C. W. McCall – Vocals, Design
  • Milt Bailey, Ruth Horn, Gary Morris, Sarah Westphalen – Vocals
  • Chip Davis – Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Producer, Arranger
  • Ron Agnew – Vocals, Electric Guitar, 6-String
  • Ron Cooley – Electric Guitar, 6-String, 12-String
  • Walt Meskell – Electric Guitar, 6-String, Banjo, Dobro
  • Mark Gorat, Jack Moss – 6-String
  • Jackson Berkey – Keyboards
  • Eric Hansen – Bass, Harmonica
  • Dorothy Brown, Hugh Brown, Miriam Dufflemeyer, Lucinda Gladics, James Hammond, Joe Landes, Beth McCollum, Merton Shatzkin, Alex Sokol – Strings

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Don Sears – Producer, Engineer, Design
  • John Boyd, Ron Ubel, Jim Wheeler – Engineers
  • John Kircher – Photography
  • Dudycha, Schirck and Associates, Inc. – Art Direction and Production


AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1977 Country Albums 22

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1977 "Roses for Mama" Country Singles 2

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