Rubber Duck (album)

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Rubber Duck
Studio album by C. W. McCall
Released 1976
Genre Country
Label Polydor Records
Producer Chip Davis, Don Sears
C. W. McCall chronology
Wilderness
(1976)
Rubber Duck
(1976)
Roses for Mama
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Rubber Duck is an album by country musician C. W. McCall, released on Polydor Records in 1976 (see 1976 in music). It is his fourth album, released the same year as Wilderness, but concentrating on the themes the McCall character was popular for – trucking, as opposed to the various depictions of nature that could be found in Wilderness. Among others, the album contains the song "'Round the World with the Rubber Duck", a sequel to McCall's earlier wildly popular hit "Convoy", with many humorous and absurd elements added. "Audubon" is a quasi-autobiographical song, while "Ratchetjaw" is a take on trucker slang, with a multitude of CB-related terminology included in the lyrics.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "'Round the World with the Rubber Duck" (Bill Fries, Chip Davis) – 4:08
  2. "Audubon" (Fries, Davis) – 3:41
  3. "Super Slab Showdown" (Fries, Davis)
  4. "Windshield Wipers in the Rain" (Fries, Davis) – 3:41
  5. "Sing Silent Night" (Fries, Davis)
  6. "Ratchetjaw" (Fries, Davis) – 2:38
  7. "Nishnabotna" (Fries, Davis)
  8. "Two-Way Lovin'" (Fries, Davis)
  9. "Camp Bird Mine" (Fries, Davis) – 3:36
  10. "Niobrara" (Fries, Davis)

Personnel[edit]

  • C. W. McCall – Vocals, Design
  • Milt Bailey, Christopher Cable, Mike Hirsch, Ruth Horn, Gary Morris, Mel Olsen, Jan Sheldrick, Jerry Smithers, Dick Solowicz, Sarah Westphalen – Vocals
  • Chip Davis – Vocals, Drums, Indian Whittle, Producer, Arranger
  • Bill Berg, Don Simmons, Terry Wadell – Drums
  • Joan Allen, Jackson Berkey – Keyboards
  • Jimmy Johnson, Chuck Sanders – Bass
  • Eric Hansen – Bass, Harmonica
  • Ron Cooley, Ron Steele – 12-String Guitar, Electric Guitar
  • Larry Morton – Electric Guitar
  • Stu Basore – Steel Guitar
  • Bobbie Thomas – Banjo
  • Mortimer Alpert, Irene Berudt, Myrtle Bowman, Dorothy Brown, Hugh Brown, Miriam Dufflemeyer, Jinni Eldred, Lucinda Gladics, James Hammond, Joe Landes, Beth McCollum, Barbara Potter, Merton Shatzkin, Alex Sokol, Phillip Wachowski – Strings

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Don Sears – Producer, Engineer, Design, Photography
  • John Boyd, Ron Ubel – Engineers

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1976 Country Albums 29

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1976 "'Round the World with the Rubber Duck" Country Singles 40
1977 "Audubon" Country Singles 56

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