Everything Stops for Tea

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Everything Stops for Tea
Long John Baldry 1972.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1972
RecordedJanuary-February 1972
I.B.C. and Morgan Studios, London
GenreBlues-rock, folk rock
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerElton John (Side one), Rod Stewart (Side two)
John Baldry chronology
It Ain't Easy
(1971)
Everything Stops for Tea
(1972)
Good to Be Alive
(1973)

Everything Stops for Tea is an album by John Baldry released in May 1972. It was produced by Elton John and Rod Stewart. Elton provides vocal accompaniment on tracks 1, 3-5. Stewart provides vocal accompaniment and plays banjo on track 8.

Several standout songs include the two Willie Dixon penned cuts, "Seventh Son" and "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover"; as well as the Dixie Cups song "Iko Iko". This album along with his previous offering It Ain't Easy were the beginning of Baldry's return to the blues after his pop years in the late 60's. Several songs were released as singles by Warner Bros. including "Mother Ain't Dead", "Iko Iko" and "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover".[1]

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro: Come Back Again" (Ross Wilson) - 4:05
  2. "Seventh Son" (Willie Dixon) - 3:07
  3. "Wild Mountain Thyme" (Traditional; arranged John Baldry, Davey Johnstone) - 3:49
  4. "Iko Iko" (Sharon Jones, Jesse Thomas, Joe Jones, Mary Lynn Jones) - 3:10
  5. "Jubilee Cloud" (John Kongos, Peter Leroy) - 4:16
  6. "Everything Stops for Tea" (Al Goodhart, Al Hoffman, Maurice Sigler) - 3:09 (from the 1935 musical film Come Out of the Pantry)
  7. "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover" (Willie Dixon) - 4:21
  8. "Mother Ain't Dead" (Traditional) - 2:55
  9. "Hambone" (Sam Mitchell) - 3:48
  10. "Lord Remember Me" (Myrtle Jackson) - 4:08
  11. "Armit's Trousers" (Ian Armit) - 1:45

Additionally the following tracks were added as bonus tracks on the re-release of the album in 2005:

  1. "Radio Spot #1" - 1:06
  2. "Bring My Baby Back to Me" (Live) - 6:26
  3. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" (Featuring Joyce Everson) (Neil Young) - 3:13
  4. "I'm Just a Rake and Ramblin' Boy" (Featuring Joyce Everson) - 3:27
  5. "Radio Spot #2" - 0:57

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