White Shoes

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White Shoes
EmmylouHarrisWhiteShoes.jpg
Studio album by Emmylou Harris
Released October 1983
Genre Country
Length 34:47
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Brian Ahern
Emmylou Harris chronology
Last Date
(1982)
White Shoes
(1983)
The Ballad of Sally Rose
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

White Shoes is a 1983 Emmylou Harris album, composed of an eclectic collection of material. A rockish version of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", a country remake of the Donna Summer hit "On the Radio", and a version of Sandy Denny's "Like an Old Fashioned Waltz" were all included. Both "In My Dreams" and "Pledging My Love" hit the #9 position on the Billboard Magazine country music singles chart in 1984.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Drivin' Wheel" T-Bone Burnett, Billy Swan 3:10
2. "Pledging My Love" Don Robey, Fats Washington 3:00
3. "In My Dreams" Paul Kennerley 3:15
4. "White Shoes" Jack Tempchin 3:30
5. "On the Radio" Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer 5:11
6. "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll" Rodney Crowell 2:55
7. "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" Leo Robin, Jule Styne 3:39
8. "Good News" Shirley Eikhard 3:52
9. "Baby, Better Start Turnin' 'Em Down" Rodney Crowell 3:04
10. "Like an Old Fashioned Waltz" Sandy Denny 3:11

Personnel[edit]

  • Brian Ahern - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, 6-String Bass, Percussion, Tambourine
  • Barbara Bennett - Backing Vocals
  • Mike Bowden - Bass
  • Bonnie Bramlett - Backing Vocals
  • Tony Brown - Piano, Electric Piano
  • T-Bone Burnett - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals
  • Rodney Crowell - Acoustic Guitar
  • Hank DeVito - Steel Guitar
  • Shirley Eikhard - Backing Vocals
  • Steve Fishell - Steel Guitar, Melobar
  • Wayne Goodwin - Baritone Saxophone
  • Glen D. Hardin - Electric Piano, String Arrangements
  • Don Heffington - Drums
  • Emmylou Harris - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Jim Horn - Recorders
  • Don Johnson - Piano, Electric Piano, Backing Vocals
  • Keith Knudsen - Drums
  • John McFee - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
  • Bill Payne - Piano, Electric Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer
  • Mickey Raphael - Harmonica
  • Frank Reckard - Electric Guitar
  • Barry Tashian - Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • John Ware - Drums

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Brian Ahern - Producer, Engineer
  • Donivan Cowart - Engineer
  • Stuart Taylor - Engineer
  • Alan Vachon - Engineer

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 22
U.S. Billboard 200 116

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. White Shoes at AllMusic

Emmylou Harris White Shoes liner notes