1973 Arlo Guthrie – The Last Of The Brooklyn Cowboys

Guthrie, Arlo 1973Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys is a 1973 album by American singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie.

Arlo Davy Guthrie (born July 10, 1947) is an American folk singer-songwriter. Like his father, Woody Guthrie, Arlo is known for singing songs of protest against social injustice. Guthrie’s best-known work was his debut piece “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree”, a satirical talking blues song about 18 minutes in length that has since become a Thanksgiving anthem, and his lone top-40 hit was a cover of Steve Goodman’s “City of New Orleans.” His song “Massachusetts” was named the official folk song of the state in which he has lived most of his adult life. Guthrie has also made several acting appearances over the course of his life, and he has also fathered four children who have likewise gone on to careers as musicians

Tracks

1  Farrell O’Gara (Traditional) 2:50
2  Gypsy Davy (Woody Guthrie) 3:44
3  This Troubled Mind Of Mine (Billy Hughes, Johnny Tyler) 2:28
4  Week On The Rag (Arlo Guthrie) 2:23
5  Miss The Mississippi And You (Bill Halley) 2:56
6  Lovesick Blues (Cliff Friend, Irving Mills) 2:36
7  Uncle Jeff (Arlo Guthrie) 0:57
8  Gates Of Eden (Bob Dylan) 5:16
9  Last Train (Arlo Guthrie) 3:07
10  Cowboy Song (Arlo Guthrie) 3:42
11 Sailor’s Bonnett (Traditional) 1:23
12 Cooper’s Lament (Arlo Guthrie) 2:47
13 Ramblin’ Round (Woody Guthrie) 3:15

Media

Musicians

2 Gypsy Davy

Bass Bob Glaub
Drums Jim Keltner
Guitar Arlo Guthrie
Guitar Jesse Ed Davis
Piano Jim Gordon
Accordion Nick DeCaro
Sax George Bohanon
Trombone Dick Hyde
Trumpet Gene Goe


3 This Troubled Mind Of Mine

Bass Doyle Singer
Drums Jerry Wiggins
Guitar Don Rich
Guitar Bob Morris
Guitar Buddy Alan
Steel Guitar Jerry Brightman
Fiddle Don Rich
Piano Jim Shaw


4 Week On The Rag

Piano Arlo Guthrie
Bassoon Don Cristlieb
Flute Ernie Watts
Oboe William Green


5 Miss The Mississippi And You

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jim Keltner
Guitar John Pilla
Slide Guitar Ry Cooder
Piano Arlo Guthrie
Clarinet Buddy Colette
Background Vocals Bill Cole
Background Vocals Clydie King
Background Vocals Gene Merlino
Background Vocals Jessie Mae Smith
Background Vocals Robert Tebow
Background Vocals Thurle Ravenscroft
Background Vocals Venetta Fields


6 Lovesick Blues

Bass Doyle Singer
Drums Jerry Wiggins
Guitar Don Rich
Guitar Bob Morris
Guitar Buddy Alan
Banjo Jerry Brightman
Dobro Don Rich
Fiddle Don Rich
Piano Jim Shaw


7 Uncle Jeff

Bass Thad Maxwell
Drums Gene Parsons
Guitar John Pilla
Banjo Doug Dillard
Piano Arlo Guthrie
Fiddle Gib Guilbeau


8 Gates Of Eden

Bass John Pilla
Guitar Clarence White
Guitar Arlo Guthrie
Slide Guitar Ry Cooder


9 Last Train

Background Vocals Bill Cole
Background Vocals Clydie King
Background Vocals Gene Merlino
Background Vocals Jessie Mae Smith
Background Vocals Robert Tebow
Background Vocals Thurle Ravenscroft
Background Vocals Venetta Fields


10 Cowboy Song

Bass Leland Sklar
Guitar Grady Martin
Guitar Clarence White
Guitar John Pilla
Banjo Arlo Guthrie


11 Sailor’s Bonnett

Guitar John Pilla
Slide Guitar Ry Cooder
Banjo Arlo Guthrie
Fiddle Kevin Burke


12 Cooper’s Lament

Organ Mike Utley
Background Vocals Clydie King
Background Vocals Jessie Mae Smith
Background Vocals Venetta Fields


13 Ramblin’ Round

Bass Doyle Singer
Acoustic Guitar Don Rich
Mandolin Doyle Singer
Organ Jim Shaw
Harmonica Arlo Guthrie

Liner Notes

Producer – John Pilla, Lenny Waronker
Arranged By, Adapted By – Kevin Burke (Tracks 1, 11)
Arranged By – George Bohanon (Track 4)
Engineer – Bobby Hata, Donn Landee, Lee Herschberg, Terry Geiser

Art Direction – Ed Thrasher
Design – John And Barbara Casado
Photography By – Marty Evans

Recorded At – Warner Bros. Recording Studios
Mixed At – Warner Bros. Recording Studios
Mastered At – Warner Bros. Recording Studios
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman