1977 Richard Torrance – Bareback

Richard Torrance is a gifted singer / guitarist with more than forty years of performing experience in the music business. Born in the Midwest, he relocated to Southern California soon after graduating from high school, to pursue his dream of becoming a recording artist. He signed his first recording contract with Shelter Records, Leon Russell’s label, in 1972. He recorded three albums for them before moving on to his second contract with Capitol Records in 1975. His first of four albums for Capitol, “Bareback”, produced his song, “Rio de Janeiro Blue”. “Rio” has achieved international acclaim and has been recorded by several other artists, as well. Through the 1970s, he put together a band of Los Angles based musicians and did three national tours. Richard and his band opened for some of the most famous rock groups in the world, such as Little Feat, Kansas, Taj Mahal, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Seger, Chicago, The Beach Boys, REO Speedwagon, Loggins and Messina, The Kinks, Average White Band, Pablo Cruise, and Aerosmith, to name a few. After leaving Capitol records in 1979, Richard moved north to Ojai, California and focused on building a home recording studio, producing local talent and continuing to write music. He stayed there for over ten years, raising a family and touring the west coast.

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Tracks

1  Moonlight Trippin’ (Troy Seals, Eddie Setser) 4:28
2  Stay Young (Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle) 2:44
3  Lovin’ Good (Richard Torrance) 4:11
4  Tender Memory (Tom Jans, Will Jennings) 3:40
5  Circle Of Confusion (Richard Torrance) 4:02
6  Rio De Janeiro Blue (John Haeny, Richard Torrance) 4:32
7  So Bad (Randy Bishop) 2:57
8  Leave My Love Behind (Richard Torrance) 3:47
9  Under Your Spell (Richard Torrance) 4:13
10  Alley Cat Jack (Jim Frank) 4:03

Media

Musicians

1 Moonlight Trippin’

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarRichard Torrance
PercussionSam Clayton
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters


2 Stay Young

BassWilton Felder
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarRichard Torrance
KeyboardsBill Payne
Background VocalsTom Snow


3 Lovin’ Good

BassWilton Felder
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarRichard Torrance
KeyboardsBill Payne
TrumpetBobby Findley
SaxErnie Watts
SaxPete Christlieb
SaxGeorge Bohanon
HornBuddy Colette
Background VocalsTom Snow


4 Tender Memory

BassWilton Felder
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarRichard Torrance
HornErnie Watts
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters


5 Circle Of Confusion

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarRichard Torrance
KeyboardsBill Payne
PercussionSam Clayton


6 Rio De Janeiro Blue

BassWilton Felder
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarFred Tackett
KeyboardsBill Payne
FluteErnie Watts
PercussionSam Clayton
Background VocalsTom Snow


7 So Bad

PianoBill Payne
SynthesizerBill Payne


8 Leave My Love Behind

BassWilton Felder
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarRichard Torrance
PercussionSam Clayton
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters


9 Under Your Spell

BassWilton Felder
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarRichard Torrance
KeyboardsBill Payne
PercussionSam Clayton
Background VocalsTom Snow


10 Alley Cat Jack

BassWilton Felder
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarRichard Torrance
Fender RhodesBill Payne
PercussionSam Clayton
TrumpetBobby Findley
SaxErnie Watts
SaxPete Christlieb
SaxGeorge Bohanon
HornBuddy Colette
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters

Liner Notes

Producer – John Haeny
Engineer – John Haeny
Engineer (Assistant) – Paul Black

Art Direction – Roy Kohara
Photography – Johanna van Zantwyk

Recorded At – Sunset Sound