1977 Glen Campbell – Southern Nights

Southern Nights is the 32nd album by American singer/guitarist Glen Campbell, released in 1977

Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host, and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television.

During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. He has placed a total of 80 different songs on either the Billboard Country Chart, the Billboard Hot 100, or the Adult Contemporary Chart, 29 in the Top 10 of which 9 peaked at number one on at least one of those charts. Campbell’s hits include his recordings of John Hartford’s “Gentle on My Mind”, Jimmy Webb’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, “Wichita Lineman”, and “Galveston”, Larry Weiss’s “Rhinestone Cowboy”, and Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights”.

Campbell made history in 1967 by winning four Grammys total, in the country and pop categories. For “Gentle on My Mind” he received two awards in country and western, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” did the same in pop. Three of his early hits later won Grammy Hall of Fame Awards (2000, 2004, 2008), while Campbell himself won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He owns trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM), and took the CMA’s top award as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In 1969 Campbell was picked by actor John Wayne to play alongside him in the film True Grit, which gave Campbell a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. Campbell sang the title song which was nominated for an Academy Award.

Tracks

1  Southern Nights (Allen Toussaint) 3:00
2  This Is Sarah’s Song (Jimmy Webb) 2:36
3  For Cryin’ Out Loud (Micheal Smotherman) 3:06
4  God Only Knows (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher) 3:22
5  Sunflower (Neil Diamond) 2:53
6  Guide Me (John Jennings) 2:27
7  Early Morning Song (Jimmy Webb) 3:35
(I’m Getting) Used To The Crying (Micheal Smotherman, Roger Miller) 2:50
9  Let Go (Brian Cadd) 3:32
10  How High Did We Go? (Ned Albright, Victoria Medlin) 3:07

Media

Musicians

Bass Bill McCubbin
Bass Bill Graham
Drums Joe Porcaro
Guitar Carl Jackson
Guitar Glenn Campbell
Acoustic Guitar Fred Tackett
Pedal Steel Guitar Ethan Reilly
Banjo Carl Jackson
Keyboards David Paich
Keyboards Michael Smotherman
Piano Jimmy Webb
Harp Gayle Levant
Background Vocals Billie Barnum
Background Vocals Stephanie Spruill
Background Vocals Ann White
Background Vocals Darlene Groncki
Background Vocals Mary Arnold
Background Vocals Patti Brooks
Background Vocals Marti McCall

Liner Notes

Producer – Gary Klein
Arranged By – Charlie Calello,
Arranged By – Jack Nitzsche (Tracks 5, 6, 9, 10),
Arranged By – Jimmy Webb (Tracks 2, 7)
Engineer – Al Schmitt, Armin Steiner, Greg Venable, Hugh Davies, Joe Jorgensen
Engineer [Assistant] – Linda Tyler, Mitchell Tanenbaum
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By – Armin Steiner
Mixed By – Godfrey Diamond (Track 10)

Photography By – Kenny Rogers