7 Days in Memphis

7 Days in Memphis

by Peter GallagherPeter Gallagher


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Music fans can't be blamed for their skepticism when an actor cuts an album. But they should be cautioned to check their cynicism at the door if that actor is film and television star Peter Gallagher, who went from singing a Solomon Burke song on Fox's The O.C. to landing a record deal. Gifted with a rich tenor, Gallagher was smart to draw on the Stax/Volt songbook for inspiration and then cut his album at Ardent Studios, where he was aided by legends like Booker T. & the MGs guitarist Steve Cropper and soul siren Betty Wright. Using a laid-back sense of phrasing, the native New Yorker plays Rufus Thomas to Teressa James's Carla Thomas in a faithful re-creation of the duo's "When You Move You Lose" that rings with the punchy cadence of the original. Gallagher is equally effective crooning his way through the Sam & Dave smash "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" and playing the part of the desperate cad at the heart of the Porter/Hayes classic "I've Got to Love Somebody's Baby." He even revisits the Burke nugget "Don't Give Up on Me," which led to this project. In addition to R&B staples, Gallagher smoothly mixes in fare from Lucinda Williams and Gary Moore. If The O.C. dims in popularity, Gallagher already has a great backup plan.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/08/2005
Label: Sony
UPC: 0828767771328
catalogNumber: 77713
Rank: 133794

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Gallagher   Primary Artist,Vocals
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Betty Wright   Background Vocals
Jack Hale   Trombone
Jim Spake   Saxophone
Kirk Smothers   Saxophone
Pete Iannacone   Bass,Guitar
ACME Horns   Horn
A.J. Niilo   Guitar
Caesar Griffin   Drums
Teressa James   Vocals
Ray Angry   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Randy Newman   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Lucinda Williams   Composer
Dan Penn   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Duane Jarvis   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
David Porter   Composer
Lester Snell   Horn Arrangements
Carson Whitsett   Composer
Peter Gallagher   Liner Notes
Steve Greenwell   Engineer
Hoy Lindsey   Composer
Michael Mangini   Producer
Ray Angry   Horn Arrangements

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