1972 BW Stevenson – Lead Free

Lead Free was BW Stevenson’s second solo album, released in 1972

BW Stevenson (October 5, 1949 – April 28, 1988), born Louis Charles Stevenson, was an American country pop artist, working in a genre now called progressive country. “B.W.” stood for “Buckwheat.” Stevenson was born in Dallas, Texas, and attended W. H. Adamson High School with such other future noted musicians as Michael Martin Murphey, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Larry Groce.

Stevenson performed and was taped for the intended pilot of Austin City Limits on October 13, 1974. However, the recording quality was deemed too poor to broadcast. Willie Nelson’s performance taped the following night ended up being aired as the first episode of the long-running program


1  Like What You Do (BW Stevenson) 2:39
2  Early Morning Memphis (BW Stevenson) 2:31
3  My Feet Are So Weary (BW Stevenson) 3:51
4  Waitin’ for Spring (BW Stevenson) 4:33
5  Gypsies (BW Stevenson) 3:25
6  Don’t Go to Mexico (Dan McCrimmon) 2:40
7  August Evening Lady (BW Stevenson) 3:19
8  Peaceful Easy Feeling (Jack Tempchin) 3:24
9  Touch of Pennsylvania (Dave Loggins) 3:42
10  Minuet for My Lady (BW Stevenson) 2:54
11  Maybe Mexico (Jerry Jeff Walker) 2:47
12  Jackson (BW Stevenson) 2:09



Bass Emory Gordy
Drums Dennis St. John
Drums Jim Gordon
Acoustic Guitar BW Stevenson
Acoustic Guitar Dean Parks
Acoustic Guitar Larry Carlton
Steel Guitar Red Rhodes
Piano Larry Muhoberac
Harmonica Mickey Raphael
Fiddle Gib Guilbeau
Background Vocals Gib Guilbeau
Background Vocals Larry Murray
Background Vocals Linda Dillard
Background Vocals Thad Maxwell
Vocals BW Stevenson

Liner Notes

Producer – David Kershenbaum
Arranged – Barry Fasman
Conductor – Barry Fasman