1970 Marc Benno – Marc Benno

The selftitled album is the first solo album by Marc Benno, released in 1970.

Marc Benno (born July 1, 1947, Dallas, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Benno was a member of the Asylum Choir with Leon Russell in the late 1960s. He launched a solo career in the early 1970s, with the 1972 album Ambush being his most commercially successful. He wrote the song “Rock ‘n Roll Me Again”, which was recorded by the band The System for the soundtrack of the 1985 film Beverly Hills Cop; the soundtrack won a Grammy Award. Benno also worked with musicians such as the Doors, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Rita Coolidge. Benno was the second guitar player on the Doors’ “L.A. Woman”, alongside Robby Krieger.


1 Good Year (Marc Benno) 3:03
2 Try It Just Once (Marc Benno) 3:06
3 I’m Just Alone I’m Afraid (Marc Benno) 4:15
4 Two Day Love Affair (Marc Benno) 2:50
5 Second Story Window (Marc Benno) 4:22
6 Teach It To The Children (Marc Benno) 3:16
7 Family Full Of Soul (Marc Benno) 2:59
8 Hard Road (Marc Benno, Greg Dempsey) 3:39
9 Nice Feelin’ (Marc Benno) 5:50



BassJerry Scheff
DrumsJimmy Karstein
GuitarMarc Benno
GuitarJerry McGee
Slide GuitarRy Cooder
DobroJerry McGee
OrganBooker T Jones
PianoBooker T Jones
PianoMarc Benno
FluteJim Horn
SaxJim Horn
PercussionSandy Konikoff
Background VocalsPriscilla Coolidge
Background VocalsRita Coolidge
VocalsMarc Benno

Liner Notes

Producer – David Anderle
Engineer – Bruce Botnick, Dick Bogert
Engineer (A&M Studios) – Dick Bogert
Engineer (Re-Mix) – Bruce Botnick
Engineer (Sunset Sound Recorders) – Bruce Botnick

Art Direction – Tom Wilkes
Photography By – Ron Batzdorff

Produced For – Willow Productions
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Recorded At – Sunset Sound Recorders
Published By – Benno Music
Published By – Anderle Music
Published By – Abernathy And Eye Music