1977 Johnny Rivers – Outside Help

Outside Help was Johnny Rivers’ 15th album, released in 1977

Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella; November 7, 1942) is an American rock ‘n’ roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. His repertoire includes pop, folk, blues, and old-time rock ‘n’ roll. Rivers charted during the 1960s and 1970s but remains best known for a string of hit singles between 1964 and 1968, among them “Memphis” (a Chuck Berry cover), “Mountain of Love”, “The Seventh Son”, “Secret Agent Man”, “Poor Side of Town” (a US #1), “Baby I Need Your Lovin'” (a Motown cover), and “Summer Rain”

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Tracks

1  Outside Help (Johnny Rivers, Robyn Knapton) 3:26
2  Swayin’ To The Music (Jack Tempchin) 4:02
3  Curious Mind (Um Um Um Um Um Um) (Curtis Mayfield) 3:08
4  For You (Will Jennings) 3:56
5  Monkey Time (Curtis Mayfield) 3:27
6  One Last Dance (For The Melody) (Wayne Berry) 3:52
7  Ashes And Sand (Johnny Rivers) 4:02
8  Rotation (Michael Georgiades) 5:32
9  Flying Away With You (Johnny Rivers, Wayne Berry) 4:30

Media

Musicians

1 Outside Help

BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJohnny Rivers
OrganMichael Omartian
VocalsJohnny Rivers
HornsGary Herbig
HornsGary Grant
HornsTom Scott
SaxTom Scott
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionMilt Holland
Background VocalsGinger Blake
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
VocalsJohnny Rivers


2 Swayin’ To The Music

BassMarc Levine
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsHarlan Rogers
Background VocalsBarry Bookin
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsDoug Haywood
VocalsJohnny Rivers


3 Curious Mind (Um Um Um Um Um Um)

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarFred Tackett
Acoustic GuitarJohnny Rivers
OrganSkip Edwards
PianoHarlan Rogers
HornsChuck Findley
HornsJerry Jumonville
HornsJoel Peskin
HornsJohn Phillips
PercussionHal Blaine
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
VocalsJohnny Rivers


4 For You

BassMarc Levine
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarFred Tackett
Acoustic GuitarJohnny Rivers
PianoJoe Sample
PercussionMary Lou Benoit
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
VocalsJohnny Rivers


5 Monkey Time

BassMarc Levine
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarFred Tackett
Acoustic GuitarJohnny Rivers
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
PercussionMary Lou Benoit
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
VocalsJohnny Rivers


6 One Last Dance (For The Melody)

BassScott Edwards
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJohnny Rivers
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarWayne Berry
OrganMichael Omartian
PianoMichael Omartian
Background VocalsWayne Berry
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
VocalsJohnny Rivers


7 Ashes And Sand

BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarTay Uhler
GuitarJohnny Rivers
PianoMike Melvoin
SaxTom Scott
Background VocalsGinger Blake
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsWayne Berry
VocalsJohnny Rivers


8 Rotation

BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJohnny Rivers
Acoustic GuitarMichael Georgiadis
PianoMichael Omartian
PercussionGary Coleman
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
VocalsJohnny Rivers


9 Flying Away With You

BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJohnny Rivers
PianoMichael Omartian
PercussionGary Coleman
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
VocalsJohnny Rivers

Liner Notes

Producer – Johnny Rivers
Arranged By – Dean Parks (Track 2)
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp (Track 2)
Mixed By – Allen Sides
Recorded By, Mixed By – Dennis Dragon, Joe Sidore
Strings, Arranged By, Conductor (Strings Arranged And Conducted By) – Marty Paich (Tracks 7, 9)

Art Direction, Design – David Larkham
Photography (Cover Photograph) – Martin
Photography By (Sleeve Photography) – Lisa Law, Norman Seeff

Distributed By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Distributed By – Big Tree Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Soul City Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Soul City Records Inc.
Recorded At – Wally Heider Studios
Recorded At – Haji Sound Recorders
Recorded At – United Western Studios
Mixed At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Mixed At – Sound City Studios
Mixed At – Kendun Recorders
Mixed At – United Western Studios
Pressed By – Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
Mastered At – Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab