White Shoes

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This article is about the 1983 album. For the Indonesian band, see White Shoes & The Couples Company.
White Shoes
Studio album by Emmylou Harris
Released October 1983
Genre Country
Length 34:47
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Brian Ahern
Emmylou Harris chronology
Last Date
White Shoes
The Ballad of Sally Rose
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

White Shoes was a 1983 Emmylou Harris album, composed of an eclectic collection of material. A rockish version of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", a country remake of the Donna Summer hit "On the Radio", and a version of Sandy Denny's "Like an Old Fashioned Waltz" were all included. Both "In My Dreams" and "Pledging My Love" hit the #9 position on the Billboard Magazine country music singles chart in 1984.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Drivin' Wheel" (T-Bone Burnett/Billy Swan) – 3:10
  2. "Pledging My Love" (Don Robey/Fats Washington) – 3:00
  3. "In My Dreams" (Paul Kennerley) – 3:15
  4. "White Shoes" (Jack Tempchin) – 3:30
  5. "On the Radio" (Giorgio Moroder/Donna Summer) – 5:11
  6. "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll" (Rodney Crowell) – 2:55
  7. "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" (Leo Robin/Jule Styne) – 3:39
  8. "Good News" (Shirley Eikhard) – 3:52
  9. "Baby, Better Start Turnin' 'Em Down" (Rodney Crowell) – 3:04
  10. "Like an Old Fashioned Waltz" (Sandy Denny) – 3:11


  • Brian Ahern: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, 6-String Bass, Percussion, Tambourine
  • Barbara Bennett: Backing Vocals
  • Mike Bowden: Bass
  • Bonnie Bramlett: Backing Vocals
  • Tony Brown: Piano, Electric Piano
  • T-Bone Burnett: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals
  • Rodney Crowell: Acoustic Guitar
  • Hank DeVito: Steel Guitar
  • Shirley Eikhard: Backing Vocals
  • Steve Fishell: Steel Guitar, Melobar
  • Wayne Goodwin: Baritone Sax
  • Glen D. Hardin: Electric Piano, String Arrangements
  • Don Heffington: Drums
  • Emmylou Harris: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Jim Horn: Recorders
  • Don Johnson: Piano, Electric Piano, Backing Vocals
  • Keith Knudsen: Drums
  • John McFee: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
  • Bill Payne: Piano, Electric Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer
  • Mickey Raphael: Harmonica
  • Frank Reckard: Electric Guitar
  • Barry Tashian: Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • John Ware: Drums

Technical Personnel[edit]

  • Brian Ahern: Producer, Engineer
  • Donivan Cowart: Engineer
  • Stuart Taylor: Engineer
  • Alan Vachon: Engineer

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 22
U.S. Billboard 200 116


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. White Shoes at AllMusic

Emmylou Harris White Shoes liner notes