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One Man Dog

Album: One Man Dog
# Song Title   Time
1)    One Man Parade
2)    Nobody But You
3)    Chili Dog
4)    Fool for You
5)    Instrumental I
6)    New Tune
7)    Back on the Street Again
8)    Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
9)    Woh, Don't You Know
10)    One Morning in May
11)    Instrumental II
12)    Someone
13)    Hymn
14)    Fanfare
15)    Little David
16)    Mescalito
17)    Dance
18)    Jig
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: James Taylor (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, autoharp); Carole King, Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt (vocals); John McLaughlin (guitar); Daniel Kortchmar (guitar, timbales); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); George Bohanon (trombone); Craig Doerge (keyboards); Leland Sklar (bass, guitarone); Russ Kunkel (drums, percussion); Ms. Bobbye Hall (percussion); Peter Asher (guiro); Alex Taylor, Hugh Taylor, Kate Taylor, Abigale Haness (background vocals).
  • Personnel: James Taylor (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, autoharp, harmonica, background vocals); Carole King (vocals, piano, background vocals); Peter Asher (vocals, guiro); Abigale Haness, Hugh Taylor, Kate Taylor, Alex Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon (vocals, background vocals); Danny Kortchmar (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, timbales); John McLaughlin (guitar, acoustic guitar); Leland Sklar (guitar, guitarron); Red Rhodes (steel guitar); John Hartford (banjo, violin, fiddle); Dash Crofts (mandolin); Michael Brecker (flute, saxophone, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Randy Brecker (tenor saxophone, trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn); George Bohannon, Art Baron, Barry Rogers (trombone); Art Baran (bass trombone); Craig Doerge (piano, electric piano, keyboards); Russ Kunkel (drums, congas, tambourine); Bobbye Hall (congas, bongos, shaker, tambourine, percussion, bells); Ms. Bobbye Hall (congas, tambourine); Mark Paletier (sound effects, musical saw).
  • Audio Mixer: Robert Appere.
  • Recording information: A&R Studios, New York, NY; Clover Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; James Taylor's House.
  • Photographer: Peter Simon.
  • Unknown Contributor Role: Russ Kunkel.
  • Mostly recorded at Taylor's home studio, ONE MAN DOG is an atypical release for a man known for putting out straightforward sets of his distinctive brand of folk-rock. This release from 1972 came after Taylor had achieved a good measure of stardom, and was free to explore some untraditional approaches. After this record, he returned to a more straight-forward format, but ONE MAN DOG has a relaxed, pastoral vibe that makes for enjoyable listening.
  • The record consists of 18 shortish pieces strung together: traditional pop/folk songs, like the graceful single "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," as well as humorous, off-the-cuff gems like the ode to a favorite food "Chili Dog," a jig, a drug song ("Mescalito"), and several gentle instrumentals. The production is more low-key than usual, and even though the atmosphere is relaxed, the playing is top-notch thanks to Taylor stalwarts Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel and Leland Sklar. Taylor covers John McLaughlin's "Someone, " with McLaughlin providing a scintillating lead, and elsewhere, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King and Taylor's future wife Carly Simon supply backup vocals.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (1/18/73, p.49) - " will hit you from behind because on the surface it all sounds so simple, and yet underneath the horns--so dazzlingly arranged--and the beautiful rhythm, the voice and the thoughts resonate long after the record is over..."
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