True Grit (Glen Campbell album)

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True Grit
Soundtrack album by Glen Campbell and Elmer Bernstein
Released July, 1969
Recorded 1969, RCA Recording Studios and United Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Folk
Label Capitol
Producer Neely Plumb,
Al De Lory
Glen Campbell chronology
Galveston
(1969)
True Grit
(1969)
Glen Campbell Live
(1969)

True Grit is the 14th album by American singer/guitarist Glen Campbell, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music) for the film True Grit starring John Wayne. However, Campbell performs on only two of the album's tracks, the first and last. The remaining eight tracks are taken from music composed by Elmer Bernstein for the film.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "True Grit" (Don Black, Elmer Bernstein) – 2:32 (vocal – Glen Campbell)
  2. "Rooster" (Elmer Bernstein) – 2:04
  3. "Mattie and Little Blackie" (Elmer Bernstein) – 2:20
  4. "A Dastardly Deed" (Elmer Bernstein) – 3:00
  5. "Papa's Things" (Elmer Bernstein) – 2:58
Side 2
  1. "True Grit" (Elmer Bernstein) – 2:58
  2. "Chen Lee and The General" (Elmer Bernstein) – 2:55
  3. "Big Trail" (Elmer Bernstein) – 3:15
  4. "Cogburn Country" (Elmer Bernstein) – 2:02
  5. "True Grit" (Don Black, Elmer Bernstein) – 2:00 (vocal – Glen Campbell)

Personnel[edit]

  • Glen Campbell – vocals (tracks 1 and 10), electric guitar (track 1)
  • Jim Gordon – drums (track 1)
  • Max Bennett – bass guitar (track 1)
  • Gene Estes – percussion (track 1)
  • Neil LeVang – acoustic Guitar (track 1)
  • Dennis McCarthy – piano (track 1)

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Neely Plumb
  • Engineers – Jack Hunt/Don Henderson
  • Soundtrack music by Elmer Bernstein
  • Instrumental selections arranged by Artie Butler
  • Glen Campbell's vocals produced, arranged and conducted by Al De Lory

Charts[edit]

Album chart positions[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak position
U.S. Billboard 200 77

Single chart positions[edit]

Song Peak chart position
US US Country US Easy Listening
"True Grit" 35 9 7