Monday, July 31, 2017

Hoyt Axton



Hoyt Axton - Life Machine
A&M SP3604 (1974) - US LP

Side One

1 - Maybelline*
2 - Life Machine*
3 - Thatʼs All Right
4 - Geronimoʼs Cadillac
5 - When The Morning Comes*

Side Two

6 - Good Lookinʼ Child
7 - I Dream Of Highways*
8 - Pet Parade*
9 - Telephone Booth
10 - Boney Fingers
11 - Billieʼs Theme*

Notes: 1) Pictures and following credits were taken from the US promo release. 2) Album was released with at least two alternate cover artworks, one of which is similar to the above but with artist name in black print.

Hoyt Axton - Lead Vocals, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar, Back-up Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 11)*
Emory Gordy - Bass
David Jackson - Bass, Back-up Vocal
Sammy Creason (as Sammy Lee Creason) - Drums (1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10)
Jim Keltner - Drums (as Jimmie Lee Keltner)
Bob Lind - Acoustic Lead Guitar, Back-up Vocals
Terry Reid - Electric Guitar
James Burton - Electric Guitar, Dobro
Ralph Mooney - Steel Pedal Guitar
Red Rhodes - Steel Pedal Guitar
Milt Holland - Melody Maker With Brushes, Vibes, Percussion (1, 2, 6, 8)
Dr. Eric Hord - Slide
Michael Utley - Piano
Loren Newkirk - Piano, Celeste
Doug Dillard (as Douglas Dillard) - Banjo, Back-up Vocal
Tom Scott - Horns
Michael Barone - Horns
Gene Cipriano - Horns
Vincent De Rosa - Horns
Paul Hubinon - Horns
Dick “Slyde” Hyde - Horns (as Dick (Slyde) Hyde)
Ann Goodman - Cello
Mark Dawson - Harp, Back-up Vocal
Reneé Armand (as Renee Armand) - Lead Vocals, Vocals, Back-up Vocals
Linda Ronstadt - Vocals, Back-up Vocals
Clydie King - Back-up Vocals
Ronee Blakley - Back-up Vocal
Dana Brady - Back-up Vocal
Denny Brooks - Back-up Vocal
Merry Clayton - Back-up Vocals
Flo & Eddie - Back-up Vocals
Sherlie Matthews - Back-up Vocals
Lee Montgomery - Back-up Vocals
Skitchy Washburn - Back-up Vocal

Produced by Allan McDougall and Hoyt Axton

Tom Scott - Horn Arrangements (2, 6, 8)
Clydie King - Vocal Arrangements (1, 6)

Tommy Vicari - Engineer
Linda Tyler - Assistant Engineer

Recording Studio:
A&M Studios, Hollywood, California

Frank De Luna - Mastering Engineer

Joey Cavanaugh - Life Machine Design
Reed Fenton - Life Machine Photography
Suzanne Ayres - Inner Sleeve Portrait
Roland Young - Art Direction
Chuck Beeson - Album Design

Track 11:
“From the Columbia Motion Picture “Buster and Billie””.

“Dedicated to: April, Christopher, Mark, Michael, Nicky and Yvette (The Children) // Special thanks to Abe Somer and Jerry Moss.”.

Songwriters:
Hoyt Axton
Reneé Armand (as Renee Armand)
Chuck Berry
Arthur Crudup
Russ Fratto
Alan Freed
Michael Martin Murphey (as Michael Murphey)
Charles Quarto



“Life Machine” - US LP - inner sleeve portrait



source/pics: my records

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