Oh Yes I Can

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Oh Yes I Can
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Studio album by David Crosby
Released January 23, 1989
Recorded Devonshire Sound, North Hollywood, CA; A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA; Criteria, Miami, FL and Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Genre Rock
Length 42:35
Label A&M
Producer David Crosby
Craig Doerge
Stanley Johnson
David Crosby chronology
If I Could Only Remember My Name
(1971)
Oh Yes I Can
(1989)
Thousand Roads
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]

Oh Yes I Can is the second solo studio album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young member David Crosby. It was released on January 23, 1989, 18 years on from his previous solo release If I Could Only Remember My Name.

Four songs ("Drive My Car", "Distances", "Melody" and "Flying Man") had been slated to appear on Crosby's unfinished 1979-1981 Capitol Records solo album and were subsequently rejected for inclusion in Crosby, Stills & Nash projects. The group had previously attempted to record "Drive My Car" and "Distances" during aborted 1978 sessions for a follow-up to CSN (1977).

The hitherto unreleased "Drop Down Mama" was an adaptation of a Sleepy John Estes song that was previously recorded by David and the Dorks (a short-lived ensemble including Crosby and members of the Grateful Dead) in 1970 and Crosby & Nash with The Mighty Jitters circa 1975-1976.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Drive My Car" (Crosby) 3:34
2. "Melody" (Crosby, Doerge) 4:07
3. "Monkey and the Underdog" (Crosby, Doerge) 4:15
4. "In the Wide Ruin" (Doerge, Henske) 4:47
5. "Tracks in the Dust" (Crosby) 4:48
6. "Drop Down Mama" (Crosby) 3:07
7. "Lady of the Harbor" (Crosby, Doerge) 3:19
8. "Distances" (Crosby) 3:36
9. "Flying Man" (Crosby, Doerge) 3:25
10. "Oh Yes I Can" (Crosby) 5:08
11. "My Country 'Tis of Thee" (Traditional, arr. Hedges) 1:58

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1989 The Billboard 200 104

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Drive My Car" Mainstream Rock Tracks 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lindsay Planer (1989-01-23). "Oh Yes I Can - David Crosby | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  2. ^ Browne, David (23 March 1989). "David Crosby: Oh Yes I Can : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 4 March 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2011.