B.J. Thomas - Billy Joe Thomas
Rock, Pop
Label: Scepter Records ‎– SPS-5101
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Presswell Pressing
Country: US
Date of released: 1972
Category: Rock, Pop
Style: Pop Rock
Genre: Rock, Pop
Musician: B.J. Thomas
Album's name: Billy Joe Thomas
ZIP archive size: 1613

B.J. Thomas - Billy Joe Thomas


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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 That's What Friends Are For
Accordion – Dominic CorteseAcoustic Guitar – Teddy IrwinAcoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin – Al GorgoniBacking Vocals – Jon Stroll, Mark James , Mentor Williams, Paul Williams Bass – Kirk HamiltonDrums – Alan Schwartzberg*Percussion – Jimmy Maeulen*Piano – Jon StrollWritten-By – Paul Williams
4:00
A2 Rock And Roll Lullaby
Acoustic Guitar – Al Gorgoni, Teddy IrwinArranged By [Strings] – Glen SpreenBacking Vocals – Dave Sommerville*, Gene Morford, Ron Hicklin, The Blossoms, Tom BahlerBass – Kirk HamiltonDrums, Percussion – Alan Schwartzberg*Electric Guitar – Al Gorgoni, Duane EddyElectric Piano – Barry MannMarimba, Percussion [Vibes] – Dave Cary*, George DevensWritten-By – Barry Mann-Cynthia Weil*
4:11
A3 Happier Than The Morning Sun
Arranged By [Strings] – Glen SpreenBacking Vocals – B.J. Thomas, The BlossomsBass – Kirk HamiltonCongas, Percussion – Jimmy Maeulen*Drums – Alan Schwartzberg*Electric Guitar – Teddy IrwinGuitar [11 String], Sitar – Al GorgoniHarmonica – Stevie WonderOrgan – Glen SpreenWritten-By – Stevie Wonder
4:42
A4 Roads
Acoustic Guitar – Al GorgoniAcoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Teddy IrwinArranged By [Strings] – Glen SpreenBass – Kirk HamiltonCongas – Jimmy Maeulen*Drums – Alan Schwartzberg*Keyboards – Barry MannOrgan – Glen SpreenPercussion – B.J. ThomasWritten-By – Barry Mann-Cynthia Weil*
3:00
A5 Sweet Cherry Wine
Acoustic Guitar – Al GorgoniAcoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Sitar – Teddy IrwinArranged By [Strings] – Glen SpreenBass – Kirk HamiltonCongas, Percussion – Jimmy Maeulen*Drums – Alan Schwartzberg*Keyboards – Barry MannWritten-By – Barry Mann-Cynthia Weil*
2:58
A6 A Song For My Brother
Piano – Jimmy WebbWritten-By – Jimmy Webb
4:07
B1 A Fine Way To Go
Arranged By [Horns] – Glen Spreen, Wayne JacksonBacking Vocals – The BlossomsBass – Charlie Larkey*Drums – Ron TuttElectric Guitar – Hugh McCrackenFiddle – Dave BooneHorns – The Memphis HornsPercussion – Jimmy Maeulen*, Steve TyrellPiano – Carole KingWritten-By – Carole King, Toni Stern
3:39
B2 Just As Gone
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Al GorgoniArranged By [Strings] – Glen SpreenBacking Vocals – Al Gorgoni, Barry Mann, Chip Taylor, Jon StrollBass – Kirk HamiltonCongas – Jimmy Maeulen*Drums – Alan Schwartzberg*Electric Guitar – Teddy Irwin, Wayne Carson*Keyboards – Glen SpreenWritten-By – Wayne Carson*
3:27
B3 I Get Enthused
Acoustic Guitar – Al GorgoniBacking Vocals – B.J. Thomas, Mark James Bass – Kirk HamiltonDrums – Alan Schwartzberg*Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Teddy IrwinHarmonica, Acoustic Guitar – Hugh McCrackenPercussion – Jimmy Maeulen*Written-By – Mark James
2:26
B4 Are We Losing Touch
Arranged By [Strings] – Glen SpreenBacking Vocals – Jimmy Maeulen*, Jon Stroll, Mark James , Rodney JustoBass – Kirk HamiltonCongas, Percussion – Jimmy Maeulen*Drums – Alan Schwartzberg*Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Teddy IrwinPercussion – Steve TyrellPiano – Glen SpreenWritten-By – Mark James
3:32
B5 We Have Got To Get Our Ship Together
Arranged By [Horns] – Glen Spreen, Wayne JacksonBass – Kirk HamiltonCongas – Jimmy Maeulen*Drums – Alan Schwartzberg*Electric Guitar – Hugh McCrackenElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Al GorgoniHorns – The Memphis HornsPiano – Jon StrollWritten-By – Bobby Weinstein, Jon Stroll
4:32
A6 The Stories We Can Tell
Acoustic Guitar – Al Gorgoni, John SebastianBacking Vocals – Steve TyrellHarmonium – Barry MannSteel Guitar – Pete DrakeWritten-By – John Sebastian
3:10

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – Presswell

Credits

  • Artwork – Dick Smith
  • Engineer – Eddie Kramer, Eric The Norwegian*, Gene Eichelberger, Ralph Moss, Ron Johnson*
  • Mastered By [Engineer] – Bob Ludwig
  • Mixed By [Engineer] – Ron Johnson*
  • Photography By [Cover] – Ron Naschak*
  • Photography By [Inside] – Carl Merkin, Ron Naschak*, Steve Paley*
  • Producer – Al Gorgoni, Steve Tyrell

Notes

Presswell pressing denoted by two-step pressing ring and PR etch in runouts.

Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York
Sound Recorders & United, Los Angeles

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): SPS 5101 A SW 5-12-72 PR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): SPS 5101 B SW 5-12-72

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SPS 5101 B.J. Thomas Billy Joe Thomas ‎(LP, Album, Ter) Scepter Records SPS 5101 US 1972
SPS 5101 B.J. Thomas Billy Joe Thomas ‎(LP, Album) Scepter Records SPS 5101 Unknown
INT 148.602 Billy Joe Thomas* Billy Joe Thomas ‎(LP, Album, RE) Intercord INT 148.602 Germany Unknown
SPS 5101 Billy Joe Thomas* Billy Joe Thomas ‎(LP, Album) Scepter Records SPS 5101 US 1972
SPS 5101 B.J. Thomas Billy Joe Thomas ‎(LP, Album) Scepter Records SPS 5101 Canada 1972