Michael Franks begins the recording of ‘The Art of Tea’ (1975)

Michael Franks‘ ‘The Art of Tea’ is his second studio album recorded between May 22 and June 9, 1975 and released in 1976 by Reprise.

Track Listing : 1.Nightmoves (Michael Franks) – 04:03 . 2.Eggplant (Michael Franks) – 03:34 . 3.Monkey See—Monkey Do (Michael Franks) – 03:33 . 4.St. Elmo’S Fire (Michael Franks) – 03:58 . 5.I Don’T Know Why I’M So Happy I’M Sad (Michael Franks) – 04:16 . 6.Jive (Michael Franks) – 03:16 . 7.Popsicle Toes (Michael Franks) – 04:35 . 8.Sometimes I Just Forget To Smile (Michael Franks) – 03:45 . 9.Mr. Blue (Michael Franks) – 04:03

Musicians : Michael Franks – Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals . Michael Brecker – Sax (Tenor) . Larry Bunker – Vibraphone . Larry Carlton – Guitar . Wilton Felder – Bass . John Guerin – Drums, Percussion . Joe Sample – Keyboards . David Sanborn – Sax (Alto) . Jerry Steinholtz – Congas

Production : Produced By Tommy Lipuma . Nick Decaro . Bruce Botnick – Engineer . Lee Herschberg – Engineer . Doug Sax – Mastering . Al Schmitt – Engineer, Mixing

Arrangements : Nick Decaro

Package : Ed Thrasher – Art Direction

Recorded Between May 22 And June 9, 1975.

Released In 1976 By Reprise.

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PopMatters
The Off-Handed Cool of Michael FranksThe key, however, is the songs themselves. Franks works out of a few bags, each of which works well for his voice. The disc will always be known for “Popsicle Toes” and “Eggplant”, a pair of hip swingers that rely on humorous double-entendre to grab the ear […]

allmusic
This winning combination of players, styles, singing, and songwriting would be reshuffled and refined over the years, but perhaps with no finer results than on this official major label debut. […]

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