The Mason Williams Phonograph Record

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The Mason Williams Phonograph Record
Studio album by Mason Williams
Released February 1968
Genre Easy listening, classical, instrumental rock
Length 29:40
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Mike Post
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The Mason Williams Phonograph Record is a solo album by guitarist and composer Mason Williams released in 1968. The album is Williams most successful and most recognized album, and contains the track "Classical Gas," his best known song. Mason Williams won two Grammy awards, for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Instrumental Theme, and Mike Post won Best Instrumental Arrangement on the song.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mason Williams, unless otherwise noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Overture" Mike Post 1:49
2. "All of the Time"   2:40
3. "Dylan Thomas"   0:29
4. "Wanderlove"   3:22
5. "She's Gone Away"   2:15
6. "Here I Am" Brown, Williams 4:06
7. "Classical Gas"   3:06
8. "Long Time Blues" Elington, Williams 3:35
9. "Baroque-a-Nova" Blye, Williams 2:20
10. "The Princes Panties"   1:40
11. "Life Song"   0:27
12. "Sunflower"   3:43


  • Mason Williams – main performer and composer
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Bob West, Lawrence Knechtel, and Lyle Ritz – bass
  • Armand Kaproff, Jerome Kessler, Jesse Ehrlich, and Joe DiTullio – cello
  • Lyle Ritz – double bass
  • James Beck Gordon – drums
  • David Duke and William Hinshaw – French horn, tuba
  • Alvin Casey, David Cohen, James Burton, and Michael Deasy – guitar
  • Gail Levant – harp
  • Gary L. Coleman and Gene Estes – percussion
  • Lawrence Knechtel and Michael Melvoin – piano
  • Richard J. Hyde, Hoyt Bohannon, Lew McCreary, and Richard Leith – trombone
  • David Burk, Emanuel Moss, George Kast, Harry Bluestone, Israel Baker, Jack Gootkin, Jimmy Getzoff, Jerry Reisler, John Vidor, Ralph Schaeffer, Robert Korda, Robert Sushel, Sidney Sharp, Stan Plummer, Tibor Zelig, and William Kurasch – violin
  • Jim Horn and Tommy Scott – woodwind
  • Mike Post – producer
  • Phil Kaye – effects
  • Stan Cornyn – liner notes

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