Ridin' High (Robert Palmer album)

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Ridin' High
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Studio album by Robert Palmer
Released October 1992
Genre Vocal, jazz
Length 49:05
Label EMI America
Producer Robert Palmer, Teo Macero
Robert Palmer chronology
Don't Explain
(1990)
Ridin' High
(1992)
Honey
(1994)

Ridin' High is an album by the British musician Robert Palmer. It was his eleventh solo studio album, released in 1992 and reached number 32 in the UK Albums Chart and number 173 on the US Billboard 200. The album featured the minor hit "Witchcraft". The album featured three tracks from Palmer's Don't Explain album two years earlier.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love Me or Leave Me" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 3:44
  2. "(Love Is) The Tender Trap" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 2:35
  3. "You're My Thrill" (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney) – 3:57
  4. "Want You More" (Robert Palmer) – 4:07
  5. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (Frank Loesser) – 3:30
  6. "Aeroplane" (Robert Palmer) – 3:00
  7. "Witchcraft" (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) – 3:17 (UK #50)
  8. "What a Little Moonlight Can Do" (Harry M. Woods) – 2:41
  9. "Don't Explain" (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) – 2:27
  10. "Chance" (Robert Palmer, Alan Mansfield, Saverio Porciello) – 2:41
  11. "Goody Goody" (Johnny Mercer, Matty Malneck) – 2:51
  12. "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) – 3:44
  13. "Honeysuckle Rose" (Fats Waller, Andy Razaf) – 2:49
  14. "No, Not Much" (Robert Allen, Al Stillman) – 2:22
  15. "Ridin' High" (Cole Porter) – 2:15
  16. "Hard Head" (Eddie Curtis, J. Watson) – 3:05

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Total
weeks
UK Albums Chart[2] 32 3
US Billboard Hot 200[3] 173 1

Personnel[edit]

  • Robert Palmer – vocals, arrangements, co-producer, art direction; also piano (track 10)[4]
  • Clare Fischer – arrangements and conductor
  • Teo Macero – producer
  • David Harper – executive producer
  • Morris Repass – orchestra manager
  • Carnie Wilson – vocals (track 5)
  • Larry Bunker – drums (tracks 1–3, 7–9, 11–13, 15)
  • James Madison – drums (tracks 5, 16)
  • Dony Wynn – drums (tracks 6, 14)
  • Mauro Spina – drums (track 10)
  • John Bilezikjianoud and dumbek (track 4)
  • Cyro Baptista – percussion (track 6)
  • Chuck Domanico – bass (tracks 1–3, 7–9, 11, 13), ukulele
  • Lincoln Goines – bass (tracks 5, 16)
  • Frank Blair – bass (tracks 6, 14)
  • Guy Pratt – bass (tracks 6, 10)
  • Andrew Simpkins – bass (tracks 12, 15)
  • Dennis Budimir – guitar and ukulele (tracks 1–3, 5, 7–9, 11–15)
  • Bucky Pizzarelli – guitar (tracks 2, 11)
  • Saverio Porciello – guitar (tracks 6, 10)
  • Johnny Winter – guitar and vocals (track 16)
  • Jay Berliner – banjo (track 8)
  • Derek Smith – piano (tracks 1–3, 5, 7–9, 11–13, 15, 16)
  • Alan Mansfield – piano (track 6)
  • William Bryant – keyboards (track 14)
  • Warren Luening – trumpet (tracks 1, 5, 11)
  • Lew Soloff – trumpet (track 8)
  • Demo Morselli – trumpet (tracks 12)
  • Chuck Findley – trumpet (track 14)
  • David Bergeron – trombone (track 8)
  • Richard Gibbs – trombone (track 14)
  • Phil Bodner – clarinet (track 8)
  • Earl A. Dumler – oboe (track 4)
  • Arnie Frager – engineer
  • Pino (Pinaxa) Pischetoia – mix engineer
  • Glen Kolotkin – additional engineer
  • Eric "ET" Thorngren – mix engineer (tracks 3, 9)
  • Bill Smith – design
  • Charles Dickins – photography
  • Fabio Nosotti – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Music News, Reviews, Articles, Information, News Online & Free Music". Billboard.com. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "'Ridin High' Track Listing & Personnel". RobertPalmer.com. Retrieved 5 February 2013. This source applies to entire section.

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