In Touch/Midnight Rider

In Touch/Midnight Rider

by Tommy JamesTommy James


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From "Hanky Panky" to "Mony Mony," Tommy James was always more of a musician and songwriter than his bubblegum image made him appear, and in retrospect, he drifted through the 1960s and into the 1970s turning out more good recordings and albums than many of his far more critically acclaimed peers did. This set combines 1976's fine In Touch album with the following year's intriguing Jeff Barry-produced Midnight Rider release, and if neither changed the course of pop
ock at the time, they are both well worth hearing. In Touch features a pair of James co-writes, "Tighter, Tighter," which is a wonderful period love song, and "Calico" (co-written with fellow former Shondells member Peter Lucia), which sounds like a lost Shondells track, while Midnight Rider spotlights crisp production and chiming guitars on the James co-write "Love Is Gonna Find a Way" and the Jeff Barry-penned "Keep It in the Groove."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2011
Label: Angel Air
UPC: 5055011703537
catalogNumber: 1170353

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tommy James   Primary Artist,Guitar
Michael McDonald   Background Vocals
Jerry Cole   Guitar
Steve Wright   Bass
Nino Tempo   Saxophone
Mike Baird   Drums
Jeff Barry   Background Vocals
Emilio Castillo   Horn
Robbie Dunbar   Guitar,Keyboards
Alan Estes   Percussion
Stephen "Doc" Kupka   Horn
Kenny Laguna   Keyboards
Peter Lucia   Background Vocals
Larry Lynch   Percussion,Drums
Stan Miller   Bass
Art Munson   Guitar
Don Payne   Bass
Gary Phillips   Guitar
Lenny Pickett   Horn
Marc Piscitelli   Background Vocals
Thom Rotella   Guitar
Allan Schwartzberg   Percussion,Drums
Timothy B. Schmit   Background Vocals
Staehely   Guitar
Jerry Tawney   Background Vocals
Nick Uhrig   Background Vocals
Brian Whitcomb   Keyboards
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
Vinnie Bell   Guitar
Christopher   Percussion,Drums
Tower Of Power Horns   Horn
Bill Perry   Bass
Steve Nelson   Percussion,Drums
Rick Littlefield   Guitar
Pete Anders   Background Vocals
Ken Bartimioli   Background Vocals
John Oliver   Guitar
John Doucas   Background Vocals
Charles Sinerate   Bass

Technical Credits

Keith Green   Composer
Gary Glitter   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer,Producer
Don Cody   Engineer
Ritchie Cordell   Producer
Phil Kaffel   Engineer
Kenny Laguna   Producer
Ralph Moss   Engineer
Marc Piscitelli   Engineer
Bruce Staple   Engineer
Jim Stern   Engineer
Allen Zentz   Engineer
Tommy James   Composer,Producer
Ed Osborne   Liner Notes
Friedman   Composer
Pat Nagel   Illustrations

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