Wolf Creek Pass (album)

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Wolf Creek Pass
Studio album by C. W. McCall
Released January 1975
Genre Country
Length 29:10
Label MGM Records
Producer Chip Davis, Don Sears
C. W. McCall chronology
Wolf Creek Pass
(1975)
Black Bear Road
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Wolf Creek Pass is an album by country musician C. W. McCall, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music) on MGM Records. It was recorded after the success of a song included in the album, "Old Home Filler-up an' Keep on a-Truckin' Cafe", which was used in a popular television commercial that helped make McCall famous. McCall himself was the pseudonym of Bill Fries and was convened by Fries along with Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller fame. The album concentrated predominantly on themes related to trucking, with many of them based on events in Fries' life. The album also contained the eponymous song "Wolf Creek Pass", which helped popularize the actual mountain pass (located in Colorado) itself. The actual "Old Home Filler-up an' Keep on a-Truckin' Cafe" was located in Pisgah, Iowa.

The full name of the album is Wolf Creek Pass, The Old Home Filler-up an' Keep on a-Truckin' Cafe (and Other Wild Places).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wolf Creek Pass" (Bill Fries, Chip Davis) – 3:55
  2. "Night Rider" (Fries, Davis) – 2:30
  3. "Classified" (Fries, Davis) – 2:28
  4. "Old 30" (Fries, Davis) – 2:20
  5. "I've Trucked All Over This Land" (Fries, Davis) – 2:46
  6. "Four Wheel Drive" (Fries, Davis) – 2:58
  7. "Rocky Mountain September" (Fries, Davis) – 3:10
  8. "Old Home Filler-up an' Keep on a-Truckin' Cafe" (Fries, Davis) – 2:45
  9. "Sloan" (Fries, Davis) – 3:08
  10. "Glenwood Canyon" (Fries, Davis) – 3:10

Personnel[edit]

  • C. W. McCall - Vocals, Design
  • Carol Rogers, Liz Westphalen (The Puffys) - Vocals
  • Terry Waddell, Bill Berg - Drums
  • Curtis McPeak, Bobbie Thomas - Banjo
  • Larry Morton, Ron Agnew - Guitar
  • Chuck Sanders, Eric Hansen - Bass
  • Ron Steele - 12-String, 6-String Electric
  • Gregg Fox - 12-String
  • Jackson Berkey - Keyboards
  • Chip Davis - Producer, Arranger, Drums, Strings
  • Don Sears - Producer, Engineer, Design
  • Ron Ubel - Engineer
  • Steve Kline - Photography

The title track was covered by Australian singer Lester Coombs. Lyrics were changed to fit Australian geography. "Old 30" was covered in the mid-seventies by Australian radio DJ John Laws. His version was entitled "Old 31 One More Time" and also modified to provide a moving portrait of Australian scenery.

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1975 Country Albums 4
1975 Pop Albums 143

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1974 "Old Home Filler-up an' Keep on a-Truckin' Cafe" Country Singles 19
1974 "Old Home Filler-up an' Keep on a-Truckin' Cafe" Pop Singles 54
1974 "Wolf Creek Pass" Country Singles 12
1974 "Wolf Creek Pass" Pop Singles 40
1975 "Classified" Country Singles 13

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