Monday, 28 August 2017

Kathy Smith 2 (1971)


It was a bit difficult to trace background information on Kathy Smith. She was part of the California folkie scene, playing at local venues and coffeehouses. A legendary venue but rather unknown was Paradox where people like Tim Buckley, Jackson Browne, Steve Noonan, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen, and Penny Nichols used to play. Nobody found out about the place so it had to close down. The musicians found a new podium at the Troubadour. I am not sure around what time Kathy Smith started to share stages, and hang around with them, but especially with people like Penny Nichols, Pamela Polland and Jackson Browne (a close contact which explains how their songs ended up on her albums. Pamela Polland (also known from her album The Gentle Soul) was going to appear on her debut too). Penny Nichols, who first sang with a bluegrass band with John, Bill & Alice McEuen (until John took Jackson Browne's place in the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), then formed a duo with Kathy Smith called the Greasy Mountain Butterballs which toured Vietnam in the fall of 1966.

Kathy Smith ‎- Kathy Smith 2 [1971] (Full Album)

Tracklist:

A1 Lady Of Lavender (Written By Jimmie Spheeris) - 3:47
A2 It's Taking So Long (ritten By C. Jackson Brown) - 4:57
A3 Rock & Roll Star (Written By Pamela Polland) - 4:00
A4 Willie (Written By Jimmie Spheeris) - 3:55
A5 Fly Off With The Wind (Written By Kathy Smith) - 4:32
B1 Seven Virgins (Written By Jimmie Spheeris) - 3:49
B2 For Emile (Written By Kathy Smith) - 3:43
B3 Travel In A Circle (Written By Kathy Smith) - 5:57
B4 Blessed Be The People (Written By Kathy Smith) - 4:57


Credits

Bass: Gerry Germont, Tony levin
Congas [Conga]: Daniel Ben Zebulon
Drums, Percussion: Bill La Vorgna, Don Alias, Donald McDonald
Flute [Flutes]: Jeremy Steig
Guitar [& Soul]: Don Sarlin
Keyboards: Jan Hammer, Warren Bernhardt
Performer [Pa Pa Umau Maus & Insanity]: Jimmie Spheeris
Engineer [Director Of Eng.]: Val Valentin
Engineer [Eng.]: Al Manger, B. Fox, John Neal, John Norman
Remix: Dave, John Norman
Producer: Mark Roth
Art Direction: Norbert Jobst
Design [Cover Design], Photography By: Mark Roth
Recorded on 35 mm magnetic film at:
R.K.O. Studios, New York / Eng. Al Manger, B. Fox
Glen Glenn Sound, California / Eng. John Neal, John Norman
Remix at Glen Glenn: John Norman & Dave
Record Company: Stormy Forest Records
Distributed By: MGM Records


Recorded At: RKO Sound Studios
Remixed At: Glen Glenn Sound
Label: Stormy Forest ‎– SFS 6009
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1971

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