The Influence

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The Influence
The Influence.jpg
Studio album by Jimmy Raney
Released 1975
Recorded September 2, 1975
Genre Jazz
Length 36:12
Label Xanadu
Producer Don Schlitten
Jimmy Raney chronology
The Influence
Live in Tokyo

The Influence is a studio album by American jazz guitarist Jimmy Raney, released in 1975 for Xanadu Records.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 4 stars stating "After barely being on records at all from 1957-1974 (just three albums of material and only one and a half albums during 1958-1973), the great guitarist Jimmy Raney had several opportunities to record for Xanadu between 1975-1976. His debut for the label consists of six trio numbers with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Billy Higgins, along with a couple of unaccompanied solos".[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Love You" Cole Porter 2:46
2. "Body and Soul" Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour 7:53
3. "It Could Happen to You" Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen 5:37
4. "Suzanne" Jimmy Raney 4:54
5. "Get Out of Town" Porter 5:46
6. "There Will Never Be Another You" Mack Gordon, Harry Warren 4:14
7. "The End of a Love Affair" Edward Redding 2:54
8. "Dancing in the Dark" Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz 4:08



  1. ^ Jimmy Raney discography accessed April 30, 2014
  2. ^ Xanadu Records discography accessed April 30, 2014
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S., Allmusic Review accessed April 29, 2014