Too Stuffed to Jump

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Too Stuffed to Jump
Studio album by Amazing Rhythm Aces
Released 1976
Genre Country rock, Soft rock, Southern rock
Length 32:35
Label ABC Records
Producer Barry "Byrd" Burton
Amazing Rhythm Aces chronology
Stacked Deck
(1975)
Too Stuffed to Jump
(1976)
Toucan Do It Too
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B–[2]

Too Stuffed to Jump is the second album by American country rock group the Amazing Rhythm Aces, released in 1976 on the ABC label. Most of the material was composed by the group's lead singer Russell Smith.

Too Stuffed to Jump reached #16 on the US country chart and #157 on the Billboard albums chart. The single "The End Is Not in Sight (The Cowboy Tune)" reached #12 on the country chart, and #42 on the pop chart. "Dancing the Night Away" was later covered by Crystal Gayle on her 1979 album Miss the Mississippi.

"The End Is Not in Sight (The Cowboy Tune)" won the 1976 Grammy award in the category Country Vocal Performance by a Group.[3]

In 2000, Too Stuffed to Jump was reissued by the Special Products Division of Sony Music in the USA on a two-for-one CD which also contains the group's debut album Stacked Deck. In 2013, Dave Dimartino of Rolling Stone called the album "near classic" and said that it sounded "more contemporary than anyone might expect."[4]

Track listing[edit]

(All tracks written by Russell Smith unless stated)

  1. "Typical American Boy" (Russell Smith, James H. Brown Jr.) 3:30
  2. "If I Just Knew What to Say" (Stuart Wright) 2:06
  3. "The End Is Not in Sight (The Cowboy Tune)" 3:51
  4. "Same Ol' Me" (Butch McDade) 2:24
  5. "These Dreams of Losing You" (Russell Smith, James H. Brown Jr.) 3:29
  6. "I'll Be Gone" 2:54
  7. "Out of the Snow" 3:39
  8. "Fool for the Woman" 2:43
  9. "A Little Italy Rag" 2:21
  10. "Dancing the Night Away" (Russell Smith, James H. Brown Jr.) 5:38

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 14, 1976). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ Grammy.com
  4. ^ Dimartino, Dave (2013-06-06). "Queens For a Day!". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-04-03.