1973 The Hues Corporation – Freedom For The Stallion

Freedom For The Stallion is the debut album by The Hues Corporation. Released in 1973, it includes the #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Rock The Boat.”

The title track, “Freedom for the Stallion” was also a minor hit on the Billboard charts. This Allen Toussaint song had been recorded earlier by Lee Dorsey in 1971. Later versions of “Freedom for the Stallion” include a 2006 recording by Toussaint and Elvis Costello on the album The River in Reverse.

The Hues Corporation was an American pop and soul trio (H. Ann Kelley, St Clair Lee and Fleming Williams), formed in Santa Monica, California in 1969. They are best known for their 1974 single “Rock the Boat”, which sold over 2 million copies.

Tracks

1  Bound On A Reason (Michael Jarrett) 2:57
2  Off My Cloud (Wally Holmes) 3:01
3  All Goin’ Down Together (Michael Jarrett) 4:25
4  Rock The Boat (Wally Holmes) 4:07
5  Freedom For The Stallion (Allen Toussaint) 4:09
6  The Family (John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins) 4:10
7  Go To The Poet (Wally Holmes) 2:26
8  Salvation Lady (1-3-5) (John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins) 4:35
9  Live A Lie (Wally Holmes) 3:33
10  Miracle Maker (Sweet Soul Shaker) (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) 3:24

Media

Musicians

BassDavid Hungate
BassJoe Osborn
BassWilton Felder
DrumsHal Blaine
DrumsJim Gordon
DrumsRon Tutt
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarAl Casey
GuitarDennis Budimir
CelloEdgar Lustgarten
KeyboardsJoe Sample
SaxWilliam Green
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetBud Brisbois
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetPaul Hubinon
PercussionChino Valdes
PercussionGary Coleman

Other Musicians

Viola – David Schwartz
Violin – Harry Bluestone, Israel Baker, James Getzoff, Sidney Sharp

Liner Notes

Producer – John Florez
Arranged By – D’Arneill Pershing, Gene Page, Perry Botkin Jr., Thomas Sellers
Arranged By (Vocals) – The Hues Corporation, Wally Holmes
Engineer (Recording) – Grover Helsley, Pete Abbott
Technician – Kent Tunks, Steve Francisco

Art Direction (Art Director) – Frank Mulvey
Photography By – Emerson-Loew

Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
Copyright (c) – RCA Records
Recorded At – RCA’s Music Center Of The World
Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders
Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis