Woodsmoke and Oranges

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Woodsmoke and Oranges
Studio album by Paul Siebel
Released October, 1970
Recorded 1970
Genre Folk rock/Country rock
Length 35:08
Label Elektra (74064), Philo (PH1161)
Producer Peter K. Siegel
Paul Siebel chronology
Woodsmoke and Oranges
Jack-Knife Gypsy
(1971)Jack-Knife Gypsy1971

Woodsmoke and Oranges is the debut album from folk rock/country rock musician Paul Siebel. The album contains his tune "Louise" which was later recorded by Linda Ronstadt, Ian Matthews, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Andersen, Jerry Jeff Walker, Leo Kottke, and others.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]

Music critic Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr. wrote in his Allmusic ""Siebel and company crafted an incredible record that still sounds vibrant 30 years after the fact. Although he'd never outdo his work on Woodsmoke and Oranges, few artists ever craft an album this good."[1]


  • Woodsmoke and Oranges was reissued on CD with Jack-Knife Gypsy by WEA International on October 12, 2004.
  • Woodsmoke and Oranges was reissued on CD in 1995 by Philo.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Paul Siebel.

  1. "She Made Me Lose My Blues" – 2:36
  2. "Miss Cherry Lane" – 2:52
  3. "Nashville Again" – 3:13
  4. "Ballad of Honest Sam") – 4:20
  5. "Then Came the Children" - 4:10
  6. "Louise" – 3:40
  7. "Bride 1945" – 3:32
  8. "My Town" – 3:12
  9. "Any Day Woman" – 3:02
  10. "Long Afternoons" – 4:21


  • Paul Siebel - acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, vocals
  • David Bromberg - dobro, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Weldon Myrick - pedal steel guitar
  • Richard Greene - violin
  • Gary White - bass
  • Jeff Gutcheon - organ, piano
  • Don Brooks - harmonica
  • James Madison - drums


  • Producer: Peter K. Siegel
  • Recording Engineer: Dave Sanders, Shelly Yakus
  • Art Direction: William S. Harvey
  • Photography: Robert Campbell


  1. ^ a b Lankford, Jr., Ronnie D. "Woodsmoke and Oranges > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved December 6, 2010.