1972 Swallow – Out Of The Nest

Swallow was a rock band from the Boston area. Formed in 1969, they were extant for five years, touring with Traffic, the Supremes and B.B. King and headlining area venues on their own.

Somewhat unusually for a rock band, Swallow included a horn section, so there were initially eleven members in the band. Band members included Vern Miller from the Remains who wrote most of the band’s songs, and blind blues singer George Leh.

Swallow released two albums on Warner Bros. Records. Their first album, Out of the Nest, released in 1972, included a contribution by Jeff Baxter on one song, “Come Home Woman”. Another album, Swallow, followed in 1973.

Both albums were re-released on CD in 2010 on Wounded Bird Records.


1 Something Started Happening (Vern Miller, George Leh) 3:34
2 Brown Eyed Baby Boy (Vern Miller) 4:38
3 Jason (Vern Miller, George Leh) 2:40
4 Why Am I Treated So Bad (Pops Staples) 6:56
5 Confusion, Sadness, Trouble (Vern Miller, George Leh) 4:43
6 Come Home Woman (Vern Miller) 4:59
7 Aches And Pains (Vern Miller, George Leh) 4:03
8 Common Man (Vern Miller, George Leh) 2:56
9 Shuffle (David Woodford) 3:19



Bass Vern Miller
Drums Mick Aranda
Guitar Phil Green
Piano David Woodford
Flute David Woodford
Sax David Woodford
Sax Kerry Blount
Trombone Gordon Kennedy
Trumpet Andy Harp
Trumpet Jay DeWald
Vocals Vern Miller
Vocals Parker Wheeler

Other Musicians

6 Come Home Woman

Slide Guitar Jeff Baxter

Liner Notes

Producer – Jean Paul Salvatori
Arranged By (Horns) – David Woodford
Arranged By (Horns) – Vern Miller (Track 5)
Engineer (Crystal Sound) – John Fischbach, Richard Sanford Orshoff
Engineer (Intermedia) – Richard Oullette

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Wounded Bird Records
Licensed From – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Manufactured By – Rhino Entertainment Company
Recorded At – Intermedia Studios
Mixed At – Intermedia Studios
Remixed At – Crystal Sound