Daytime Friends

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Daytime Friends
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Studio album by Kenny Rogers
Released July 1977[1]
Recorded 1977 (1977)
Length 36:33
Label United Artists
Producer Larry Butler
Kenny Rogers chronology
Kenny Rogers
Daytime Friends
Ten Years of Gold

Daytime Friends is the third studio album by Kenny Rogers for United Artists Records, released worldwide in 1977. It was his second major success following the break-up of The First Edition in 1976 (his first album Love Lifted Me was a minor success, with his second, the self-titled Kenny Rogers, going to Number 1 on the US country charts and crossing over to the mainstream pop charts in many countries).

The album produced two top 10 singles with the title cut reaching #1 on the country singles and tracks chart (and the top 40 in the UK pop charts) and "Sweet Music Man" (Rogers' own composition) reaching #9.[2] Elsewhere on the album is a song called "Am I Too Late" which was not released as a single, despite Rogers later saying it was one of his favorite songs [1]. Another track "My World Begins and Ends With You" was later recorded by Dave & Sugar, who had a hit single with it in 1979.

The album reached #2 on the Country charts.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Daytime Friends" Ben Peters 3:10
2. "Desperado" Don Henley, Glenn Frey 3:44
3. "Rock and Roll Man" Kenny O'Dell 2:46
4. "Lying Again" Chips Moman, Larry Butler 2:41
5. "I'll Just Write My Music and Sing My Songs" Thomas Cain 2:55
6. "My World Begins and Ends With You" Larry Keith, Steve Pippin 2:43
7. "Sweet Music Man" Rogers 4:16
8. "Am I Too Late" Larry Keith 3:31
9. "We Don't Make Love Anymore" Rogers 3:51
10. "Ghost of Another Man" Frank Dycus, George Richey, Roger Bowling 2:57
11. "Let Me Sing For You" Casey Kelly, Julie Dodier 4:39


  • Kenny Rogers – lead vocals
  • Billy Sanford, Dave Kirby, Jerry Shook, Jimmy Capps, Jim Colvard, Johnny Christopher, Larry Keith, Reggie Young, T.G. Engel – guitar
  • Pete Drake – steel guitar
  • Bob Moore, Joe Osborn, Mike Leech, Tommy Allsup – bass
  • Bobby Wood, Charles Cochran, Edgar Struble, Gene Golden, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Steve Glassmeyer – keyboards
  • Shane Keister – Moog synthesizer
  • Bobby Daniels, Jerry Carrigan, Kenny Malone – drums
  • Bergen White, Bobby Daniels, Buzz Cason, Don Gant, Gene Golden, Johnny MacCrae, The Jordanaires, Larry Keith, Randy Rogers, Sandy Rogers, Steve Glassmeyer, Steve Pippin – background vocals
  • Brenton Banks, Byron Theodore Bach, Carl Gorodetzky, Gary Vanosdale, George Binkley, Lennie Haight, Marvin Chantry, Pamela Sixfin, Roy Christensen, Sheldon Kurland, Stephanie Woolf, Steven Maxwell Smith, Wilfred Lehmann – strings
  • Bill Justis – string arrangement


  1. ^ "LP Discography: Kenny Rogers". LP Discography. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 360. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.