1972 David Cassidy – Rock Me Baby

Rock Me Baby is the second solo album release from David Cassidy. It was released in 1972 and produced by Wes Farrell on Bell Records. It contains one song written by Cassidy called “Two Time Loser” and a song he co-wrote with Kim Carnes entitled “Song for a Rainy Day”. The album peaked at #2 in the UK album charts and featured the #1 single “How Can I Be Sure”. The album’s title track was recorded around the same time by UK group Brotherhood of Man, but they shelved their release when Cassidy had a top 20 hit with it. The album was reissued on Compact Disc by Arista Records in 2003.

Tracks

Rock Me Baby (Johnny Cymbal, Peggy Clinger) 3:31
2  Lonely Too Long (Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere) 3:24
3  Two Time Loser (David Cassidy) 3:18
4  Warm My Soul (Joerey Ortiz) 2:59
5  Some Kind Of A Summer (Kim Carnes, David Cassidy, Dave Ellingson) 3:42
6   (Oh No) No Way (Peggy Clinger, Johnny Cymbal, Wes Farrell) 2:38
7  Song For A Rainy Day (Kim Carnes, David Cassidy) 4:05
8  Soft As A Summer Shower (Adam Miller) 3:24
9  Go Now (Larry Banks, Milton Bennett) 3:09
10  How Can I Be Sure (Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere) 3:10
11 Song Of Love (Adam Miller) 3:34

Musicians

BassJoe Osborn
BassMax Bennett
DrumsHal Blaine
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarLouie Shelton
KeyboardsMike Melvoin
AccordionCarl Fortina
TromboneDick Hyde
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetOllie Mitchell
WoodwindsJim Horn
WoodwindsRobert Hardaway
WoodwindsTom Scott
PercussionAlan Estes
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionGene Estes
Background VocalsDanny Timmes
Background VocalsDave Ellingson
Background VocalsGwen Johnson
Background VocalsJackie Ward
Background VocalsKim Carnes
Background VocalsLisa Roberts
Background VocalsLorna Willard
Background VocalsMarnell McCall
Background VocalsSally Stevens
VocalsDavid Cassidy

Liner Notes

Producer – Wes Farrell
Arranged By (Rhythm Tracks) – Wes Farrell
Arranged By (Strings & Horns) – Mike Melvoin
Engineer – Bob Kovach
Engineer (Assistant) – Winston Wong
Strings (Leader) – James Getzoff

Art Direction – Beverly Weinstein
Design (Album) – The Music Agency
Photography By – Ed Caraeff

Recorded At – Western Recorders
Manufactured By – EMI Records
Distributed By – EMI Records
Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse
Produced For – Coral Rock Productions