Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash
|Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash|
|Studio album by Michael Nesmith|
|Recorded||Mar 12 - 16, 1973|
|Michael Nesmith chronology|
Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash is American singer-songwriter Michael Nesmith's sixth album of his post-Monkees career. Released in September 1973, it was his final album for RCA Records and did not chart.
"Some of Shelly's Blues" was written by Nesmith as a potential Monkees' release during his '68 Nashville sessions. That version remained unissued until the 1990s. "Some of Shelly's Blues" was also recorded previously by both the Stone Poneys and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on its 1967 self-titled debut.
On the cover of the album, in small print, are the words, "buy this record." On the CD, the words have been altered to "buy this compact disc."
Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash was Nesmith's final album for RCA Records. The album, however, was re-released on the Pacific Arts label and subsequently on CD by multiple labels. It was reissued with And the Hits Just Keep on Comin' by RCA/BMG International in 2000.
- "Continuing" (Michael Nesmith) – 3:55
- "Some of Shelly's Blues" (Michael Nesmith) – 3:21
- "Release" (Michael Nesmith) – 3:49
- "Winonah" (Michael Nesmith, Linda Hargrove, James Miner) – 3:56
- "Born to Love You" (Cindy Walker) – 3:55
- "The Back Porch and a Fruit Jar Full of Iced Tea" – 8:19
- "Prairie Lullaby (Billy Hill)" – 4:12
- Michael Nesmith – vocals, acoustic rhythm 12-string guitar
- Jay Lacy – electric guitar
- Dr. Robert K. Warford – electric guitar, banjo
- David Barry – piano
- O.J. "Red" Rhodes – pedal steel, dobro
- Billy Graham – bass, fiddle
- Danny Lane – drums and percussion