Strong Persuader

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Strong Persuader
Studio album by Robert Cray
Released November 1986
Recorded Sage & Sound, Los Angeles; Haywood's, Los Angeles
Genre Blues
Length 39:34
Label Mercury
Producer Bruce Bromberg, Dennis Walker
Robert Cray chronology
False Accusations
(1985)
Strong Persuader
(1986)
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A+[2]
Rolling Stone Very Favorable[3]

Strong Persuader is American blues guitarist Robert Cray's fifth studio album, released in 1986, and became his breakthrough album to the mainstream. "Strong Persuader" also became a nickname for Cray. The album was ranked #42 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest albums of the 80's.The album was certified 2x platinum.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Smoking Gun" (David Amy, Richard Cousins, Robert Cray) – 4:07
  2. "I Guess I Showed Her" (Cray) – 3:39
  3. "Right Next Door (Because Of Me)" (Dennis Walker, Cray) – 4:19
  4. "Nothin' but a Woman (featuring The Memphis Horns)" (Cousins, Cray, Peter Boe, Bruce Bromberg, Dave Olson) – 3:58
  5. "Still Around" (Cray) – 3:42
  6. "More Than I Can Stand" (Cray) – 2:57
  7. "Foul Play" (Cray) – 4:07
  8. "I Wonder" (Cray) – 3:57
  9. "Fantasized" (Cray) – 4:04
  10. "New Blood" (Cray) – 4:21

Personnel[edit]

  • Fidel Bell – mixing assistant
  • Charlie Brocco – mixing assistant
  • Peter Boe – keyboards
  • Bruce Bromberg (D. Amy) – producer
  • Richard Cousins – bass
  • Robert Cray – main performer, guitar, vocals
  • David Olson – drums
  • Lee Spath – percussion
  • Andrew Love – tenor saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson – trumpet, trombone

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

1987 Billboard 200 No. 13

Singles[edit]

  • 1987 "Smoking Gun" Billboard Hot 100 No. 22
  • 1987 "Smoking Gun" Mainstream Rock Tracks No. 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bill Dahl. "Strong Persuader – Robert Cray,Robert Cray Band | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  2. ^ "CG: The Robert Cray Band". Robert Christgau. 1992-09-08. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

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