Stingray (album)

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Stingray
JC Stingray.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1976
GenreRock, reggae
LabelA&M
ProducerRob Fraboni
Joe Cocker chronology
The Best of the Early Joe Cocker
(1976)
Stingray
(1976)
Live in L.A.
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[2]

Stingray is the sixth studio album by Joe Cocker, released in 1976. It is his last release for A&M Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side One
  1. "The Jealous Kind" (Bobby Charles) – 3:51
  2. "I Broke Down" (Matthew Moore) – 3:29
  3. "You Came Along" (Bobby Charles) – 3:50
  4. "Catfish" (Bob Dylan, Jacques Levy) – 5:24
  5. "Moon Dew" (Matthew Moore) – 5:53
Side Two
  1. "The Man in Me" (Bob Dylan) – 2:43
  2. "She Is My Lady" (George Clinton) – 4:37
  3. "Worrier" (Matthew Moore) – 3:16
  4. "Born Thru Indifference" (Joe Cocker, Richard Tee) – 6:15
  5. "A Song for You" (Leon Russell) – 6:25

Personnel[edit]

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Richard Tee – keyboards, arrangements (1-5, 7-10), Hammond organ solo (5)
  • Cornell Dupree – guitar, guitar solo (1)
  • Albert Lee – guitar solo (3)
  • Eric Gale – guitar, guitar solo (4, 7), arrangements (4)
  • Eric Clapton – guitar solo (8)
  • Gordon Edwards – bass guitar
  • Steve Gadd – drums, percussion
  • Felix "Flaco" Falcon – congas (1, 2)
  • Sam Rivers – soprano saxophone solo (1)
  • Rob Fraboni – arrangements (4, 6)
  • Tyrone Downie – arrangements (6)
  • Peter Tosh – arrangements (6)
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals (2, 6, 7)
  • Phylliss Lindsey – backing vocals (2, 6, 9)
  • Maxine Willard Waters – backing vocals (2, 6)
  • Deniece Williams – backing vocals (2, 6)
  • Patti Austin – backing vocals (7, 9)
  • Brenda White – backing vocals (7, 9)
  • Bonnie Bramlett – backing vocals (8)
  • Gwen Guthrie – backing vocals (9)

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Rob Fraboni
  • Associate Producers – Mark Aglietti and Richard Tee
  • Engineers – Baker Bigsby, Neil Case and Rob Fraboni.
  • Recorded at Dynamic Sound Studios (Kingston, Jamaica).
  • Mixed at The Village Recorder (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman at A&M Studios (Hollywood, CA).
  • Design – Bob Cato at Skybow
  • Cover Photo and Inside Color Photos – S.L.O.P.
  • Back Cover – Lee Jaffe

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1976 US Billboard 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chrispell, James. Stingray at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: C". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved 23 February 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.