|Studio album by Elf|
|Genre||Blues rock, hard rock, boogie rock|
|Producer||Ian Paice, Roger Glover|
Elf is the first album by Ronnie James Dio's blues rock band called Elf. It was released in 1972. In this album, Dio is listed by his birth name Ronald Padavona. Though Dio had used "Padavona" for songwriting credits on earlier singles, Dio explained in an interview in 1994 that he used his birth name on this album as a tribute to his parents so that they could see their family name on an album at least once.
After this album, Steve Edwards replaced David Feinstein on guitar, and Craig Gruber took over bass duties, leaving Ronnie James Dio solely as the lead singer. This future lineup, minus Edwards, became the first incarnation of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow when guitarist Ritchie Blackmore formed it after leaving Deep Purple.
All songs written and composed by Gary Driscoll, Mickey Lee Soule, David Feinstein & Ronald Padavona.
|1.||"Hoochie Koochie Lady"||5:32|
|4.||"I'm Coming Back for You"||3:27|
|5.||"Sit Down Honey (Everything Will Be Alright)"||3:48|
|6.||"Dixie Lee Junction"||5:09|
|7.||"Love Me Like a Woman"||3:47|
- Ronald Padavona (later Ronnie James Dio) – vocals, bass
- David Feinstein - guitar
- Mickey Lee Soule - piano, organ
- Gary Driscoll - drums
- Allmusic review
- "Ronnie James Dio - Brutally Honest Tour Bus Interview 1994 part 2 of 4". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-02-15.