Sunday, November 09, 2008


Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1974 on Monument Records.
Format: Mp3
Bit Rate: 320 kbps
Produced By: Wayne Moss & Barefoot Jerry for Pumpkin Productions
Engineered By: Pau Skala & Wayne Moss
Recorded & Mixed At: Cinderella Studio, Madison TN
Cover Art: Ken Kim
Ali Babba
Boogie Woogie
Slowin' Down
You Can't Get Off With Your Shoes On
West Side Of Mississippi
The Measure Of Your Worth
Hero Frodo
Sinkin' In The Sea
Cades Cove
Guitar - Jim Colvard, Wayne Moss, Terry Dearmore
Steel Guitar - Russ Hicks
Piano - Warren Hartman, Wayne Moss
Drums - Si Edwards
Bass - Terry Dearmore, Wayne Moss, Jim Colvard
Clavinet - Warren Hartman
Harmoncia - Terry Dearmore, Charlie McCoy (Boogie Woogie)
Dobro - Russ Hicks
Moog - Warrent Hartman, Wayne Moss
Organ & Mellotron - Warren Hartman
Percussion - Si Edwards, Wayne Moss
Hendersonville Horns - Russ Hicks, Warren Hartman
Backing Vocals - Barefoot Jerry
By Yours Truly
Like the Atlanta Rhythm Section, who started life as a group of studio musicans that decided to become a band, Barefoot Jerry's history follows the same path. Unlike A.R.S. was Barefoot Jerry's music. Where A.R.S. was more of a Southern Rock n Roll band with Boogie roots, Barefoot Jerry was more a country band with Boogie roots, plus a good sense of humor.
This album, depending on how you count, is either their 3rd or 4th but whatever one it is it is certainly worth owning. There is a ton of excellent pickin and grinin' on this disc and anyone who has a love for 70's country rock will dig this disc repeatedly. For me the high points are, along with the title cut, "Slowin' Down", "The Measure of Your Worth" & Sinkin' In The Sea". The only place in the album that I have to struggle to get thru is "Hero Frodo". I was never into the whole Hobbit thing and since the movies came out I'm into it even less now, but other than this one song, which seems to be out of place on this LP, this album is a work of art that still sounds damn good tonight thanks to excellent production and musicianship all around.
Give this one, or any of the Barefoot Jerry albums a go and see if your feet aren't moving around by the second tune.
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Blogger zico said...

They are one of the finest not so well known southern bands. A have both their first records and they are great. So is this excellent blog and this is a chance to say a very big thank you.
I wonder were is your email adress because sadly i can't seem to find it (frankly I havent serched much i must confess). Cheers

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