1974 Andy Kim – Andy Kim

kim-andy-1974Andy Kim is a self-titled album released by Andy Kim on Capitol Records

The single “Rock Me Gently” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 in the UK, and #40 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart in 1974. The song also reached #1 in Canada and #33 in West Germany. The single “Fire, Baby I’m on Fire” hit #28 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album landed on the Billboard 200 chart, reaching #21.

Andrew Youakim, performing as Andy Kim, is a Canadian pop rock singer and songwriter. He grew up in Montreal, Quebec. He is known for a number of hits that he released in the late 1960s and 1970s, such as “Rock Me Gently”, which topped the US singles chart in 1974. He co-wrote “Sugar, Sugar” for The Archies; it was #1 for four weeks and was “Record of the Year” for 1969.

He has recorded under the stage name Baron Longfellow since the mid-1980s or just as Longfellow in the early 1990s.

Tracks

Rock Me Gently (Andy Kim) 3:23
2  Good Good Mornin’ (Andy Kim) 4:06
3  Hang up Those Rock’n Roll Shoes (Andy Kim) 4:20
4  Songs I Can Sing Ya (Andy Kim) 3:33
5  And I Will Sing You to Sleep (Andy Kim) 3:55
Fire Baby, I’m on Fire (Andy Kim) 3:53
7  Here Comes the Mornin’ (Andy Kim) 3:05
8  You Are My Everything (Andy Kim) 3:40
9  Sunshine (Andy Kim) 2:51
10  Rock Me Gently, Pt. 2 (Andy Kim) 3:26
11  Baby I Love You (Andy Kim) 2:50
12  Be My Baby (Andy Kim) 2:50

Musicians

BassMax Bennett
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarAndy Kim
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarBen Benay
KeyboardsMichael Omartian
PercussionGary Coleman
Background VocalsCarol Carmichael
VocalsAndy Kim

Liner Notes

Producer – Andy Kim
Arranged By – Michael Omartian
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp
Conductor – Michael Omartian
Engineer – Armin Steiner, Tommy Vicari

Photography By – Suzanne Ayers

Recorded at Sound Labs, Inc., Hollywood, California