1972 James Taylor – One Man Dog

One Man Dog is the fourth studio album by singer-songwriter James Taylor. Released on November 1, 1972, it features the hit “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight”, which peaked at number 14 on the Billboard charts on January 13, 1973. The follow-up single, “One Man Parade”, also charted but less successfully, peaking at number 67 in the U.S. and reaching number 55 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart. The basic tracks were primarily recorded in Taylor’s home studio.

The album is made up of 18 short pieces strung together. It climbed to number 4 on the US Billboard Pop Albums chart. There was also a Quadraphonic mix of the album that included alternate vocal takes and elongated versions of some songs

Tracks

1  One Man Dog (James Taylor) 3:11
2  Nobody But You (James Taylor) 2:57
3  Chili Dog (James Taylor) 1:35
4  Fool For You (James Taylor) 1:42
5  Instrumental I (James Taylor) 0:54
6  New Tune (James Taylor) 1:36
7  Back on the Street Again (Danny Kortchmar) 3:01
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor) 2:36
9  Woh, Don’t You Know (Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, James Taylor) 2:11
10  One Morning in May (Traditional) 2:54
11  Instrumental II (James Taylor) 1:41
12  Someone (John McLaughlin) 3:36
13  Hymn (James Taylor) 2:24
14  Fanfare (James Taylor) 2:33
15  Little David (James Taylor) 1:00
16  Mescalito (James Taylor) 0:29
17  Dance (James Taylor) 2:06
18  Jig (James Taylor) 1:14

Musicians

1 One Man Dog

GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor
HarmonicaJames Taylor
PercussionPeter Asher
TimbalesDanny Kortchmar
Background VocalsAbigail Haness
Background VocalsAlex Taylor
Background VocalsCarly Simon
Background VocalsCarole King
Background VocalsHugh Taylor
Background VocalsKate Taylor


2 Nobody But You

DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarJames Taylor
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
PianoCraig Doerge
PercussionRuss Kunkel


3 Chili Dog

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor
PianoCraig Doerge


4 Fool For You

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarJames Taylor
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
PianoCraig Doerge
TromboneGeorge Bohanon
PercussionBobbye Hall


5 Instrumental I

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor
Acoustic GuitarDanny Kortchmar
AutoharpJames Taylor


6 New Tune

BassLeland Sklar
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor
PianoCraig Doerge
PercussionRuss Kunkel


7 Back on the Street Again

BassLeland Sklar
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor
Acoustic GuitarDanny Kortchmar
PianoCraig Doerge
PercussionRuss Kunkel


8 Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor
SaxMichael Brecker
PianoCraig Doerge
PercussionRuss Kunkel


9 Woh, Don’t You Know

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor
TimbalesDanny Kortchmar
Background VocalsAlex Taylor
Background VocalsHugh Taylor


10 One Morning in May

DrumsRuss Kunkel
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor
Acoustic GuitarDanny Kortchmar
KeyboardsCraig Doerge
Background VocalsLinda Ronstadt


11 Instrumental II

BassLeland Sklar
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor
KeyboardsCraig Doerge
PercussionBobbye Hall
PercussionRuss Kunkel


12 Someone

BassLeland Sklar
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor
Acoustic GuitarJohn McLaughlin
Acoustic GuitarDanny Kortchmar
PianoCraig Doerge


13 Hymn

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
PianoCraig Doerge
FlugelhornRandy Brecker
SaxMichael Brecker
TromboneBarry Rogers
TrumpetRandy Brecker


14 Fanfare

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarJames Taylor
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
PianoCraig Doerge
SaxMichael Brecker
TromboneBarry Rogers
TromboneArt Baron
TrumpetRandy Brecker
Background VocalsAbigail Haness
Background VocalsCarole King


15 Little David

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
PianoCraig Doerge


16 Mescalito

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor
KeyboardsCraig Doerge
Background VocalsAbigail Haness
Background VocalsCarole King


17 Dance

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor
Steel GuitarRed Rhodes
MandolinDash Crofts
FiddleJohn Hartford


18 Jig

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarJames Taylor
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor
Steel GuitarRed Rhodes
PianoCraig Doerge
TromboneBarry Rogers
TromboneArt Baron
TrumpetRandy Brecker
PercussionBobbye Hall

Liner Notes

Producer – Peter Asher
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman, Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Robert Appère
Recorded By (Recording Assistant, Clover Recorders) – Jock McLean, Rich Blakin

Art Direction – Ed Thrasher
Photography By – Peter Simon

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Recorded At – Clover Recorders
Recorded At – A&R Studios
Mixed At – Clover Recorders
Mastered At – A&M Studios
Record Company – Warner Bros. Records Inc.