1976 Tom Jans – Dark Blonde

Dark Blonde is the fourth album by Tom Jans. It was released in 1976.

Tom Jans (February 9, 1948 – March 25, 1984) was an American folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from San Jose, California. He is perhaps best known for his song “Loving Arms” (also known as “Lovin’ Arms”), which was recorded initially by Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge, and later by artists including Dobie Gray, Elvis Presley, Dixie Chicks, Natalie Cole, Olivia Newton-John, Petula Clark, Jon English, Livingston Taylor, Etta James, Millie Jackson, Jody Miller, The Beautiful South and The Cats.


1  Ready to Roll (Tom Jans) 3:01
2  Why Don’t You Love Me (Tom Jans, Scott Shelly) 5:05
3  Bluer Than You (Tom Jans) 3:27
4  Fineline (Tom Jans) 4:47
5  Distant Cannon Fire (Tom Jans) 5:44
6  Young Man in Trouble (Tom Jans) 4:56
7  Rosarita (Tom Jans) 5:52
8  Back on my Feet Again (Tom Jans) 4:03
9  Starlight (Tom Jans) 3:35


BassKerry Hatch
DrumsKelly Shanahan
GuitarTom Jans
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarScott Shelly
Slide GuitarJerry Swallow
Acoustic GuitarJerry Swallow
SynthesizerBill Payne
SaxErnie Watts
Background VocalsValerie Carter
VocalsTom Jans

Other Musicians

2 Why Don’t You Love Me

OrganDavid Paich
OrganMike Utley
PianoDavid Paich
PianoMike Utley

6 Young Man in Trouble

OrganDavid Paich
OrganMike Utley
PianoDavid Paich
PianoMike Utley

9 Starlight

StringsNick DeCaro

Liner Notes

Producer – Joe Wissert
Engineer – Tom Perry

Design – Ron Coro
Photography – Ethan Russell

Phonographic Copyright CBS Inc
Copyright CBS Inc