Randy Newman’s ‘Good Old Boys’ is his fifth (and his first to get commercial success) album, released on September 10, 1974 by Reprise Records.
Track listing : . 1.Rednecks (Randy Newman) – 03:07 . 2.Birmingham (Randy Newman) – 02:45 . 3.Marie (Randy Newman) – 03:07 . 4.Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man) (Randy Newman) – 02:45 . 5.Guilty (Randy Newman) – 02:30 . 6.Louisiana 1927 (Randy Newman) – 02:54 . 7.Every Man a King (Huey P. Long, Castro Carazo) 1:02 . 8.Kingfish (Randy Newman) – 02:42 . 9.Naked Man (Randy Newman) – 03:06 . 10.Wedding in Cherokee County (Randy Newman) – 03:07 . 11.Back on My Feet Again (Randy Newman) – 03:30 . 12.Rollin’ (Randy Newman) – 02:53 .
Musicians : . Randy Newman – Conductor, Acoustic And Electric Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals . Ry Cooder – Bottleneck Guitar On (11) . John Platania – Electric Guitar . Ron Elliott – Acoustic Guitar . Dennis Budimir – Acoustic Guitar . Al Perkins – Pedal Steel Guitar . Russ Titelman – Bass . Willie Weeks – Bass . Red Callender – Bass . Jim Keltner – Drums . Andy Newmark – Drums . Bobbye Hall Porter – Percussion . Milt Holland – Percussion . Glenn Frey – Background Vocals . Don Henley – Background Vocals . Bernie Leadon – Background Vocals .
Production . Produced by Lenny Waronker, Russ Titelman . Lee Herschberg – Engineer, Mixing . Donn Landee – Engineer, Mixing .
Package : . Mike Salisbury – Cover Design, Photography .
Recorded at Warner Bros. Studios in North Hollywood, CA .
Released on September 10, 1974 by Reprise Records.
Good Old Boys has a conceptually “Southern” atmosphere; it also has drunkenness and depression, fun celebrations of political figures, lunacy, congenital birth defects and obsessional portraits of stereotypes that can leave the listener confused as to whether Newman means what he sings or not. […]
Song for song, this is Newman’s best and most emotionally nuanced album. It also comes out as the most cohesive album statement, playing together in the contrasts of style yet consistency of effect. You need this album. […]
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The LP is Randy Newman’s 1974 concept album Good Old Boys, a glinting and resilient proclamation of Dixie’s bedrock communal backbone pelted by naturalistic calamity and Northern moral superiority. […]