1973 Jimmie Spheeris – The Original Tap Dancing Kid

The Original Tap Dancing Kid was the second album by Jimmie Spheeris, released in 1973.

Jimmie Spheeris (November 5, 1949 – July 4, 1984) was an American singer-songwriter who released four albums in the 1970s on the Columbia Records and Epic Records labels. He was of Greek descent. He was brother of film director and producer Penelope Spheeris, and cousin of musician Chris Spheeris and film director Costa Gavras.

Tracks

1  Beautiful News (Jimmie Spheeris) 2:45
2  Shirtful of Apples (Jimmie Spheeris) 3:17
3  Open Up (Jimmie Spheeris) 3:03
4  Streets Of The Harbour (Jimmie Spheeris) 2:52
5  The Original Tap Dancing Kid (Jane Getz) 3:31
6  Sweet Wahini Mama (Jimmie Spheeris) 2:56
7  Keeper Of The Canyon (Jimmie Spheeris) 3:19
8  Soul Tumbleweed (Jimmie Spheeris) 3:02
9  Long Way From China (Jimmie Spheeris) 4:09
10  Village Vapors (Jimmie Spheeris) 2:48
11  Moon On The Water (Jimmie Spheeris) 2:38

Media

Musicians

1 Beautiful News

BassJohn Summers
DrumsVinnie Johnson
GuitarJr Kerr
PianoFelix Cavaliere
HarpFelix Cavaliere
PercussionDavid Humphries
VocalsJimmie Spheeris


2 Shirtful of Apples

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Acoustic GuitarGeoff Levin
Acoustic GuitarJimmie Spheeris
PianoFelix Cavaliere
FluteJim Calgar
VocalsJimmie Spheeris


3 Open Up

BassCharles Larkey
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarGeoff Levin
GuitarJr Kerr
Acoustic GuitarJimmie Spheeris
PianoJane Getz Wilson
VocalsJimmie Spheeris


4 Streets Of The Harbour

BassLeland Sklar
Acoustic GuitarGeoff Levin
Acoustic GuitarJimmie Spheeris
PianoJane Getz Wilson
PercussionRuss Kunkel
PercussionBobbye Hall
VocalsJimmie Spheeris


5 The Original Tap Dancing Kid

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarGeoff Levin
PianoJane Getz Wilson
FiddleDavid Campbell
TapNorma Trotter
Background VocalsDoreen Davis
Background VocalsJane Getz Wilson
VocalsJimmie Spheeris


6 Sweet Wahini Mama

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarGeoff Levin
Acoustic GuitarJimmie Spheeris
Steel GuitarPete Kleinow
OrganFelix Cavaliere
PianoFelix Cavaliere
PercussionBobbye Hall
Background VocalsFelix Cavaliere
Background VocalsDoreen Davis
VocalsJimmie Spheeris


7 Keeper Of The Canyon

BassLeland Sklar
Acoustic GuitarJimmie Spheeris
VocalsJimmie Spheeris

8 Soul Tumbleweed

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarGeoff Levin
Acoustic GuitarJimmie Spheeris
VocalsJimmie Spheeris


9 Long Way From China

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
CelesteJane Getz Wilson
Acoustic GuitarGeoff Levin
Acoustic GuitarJimmie Spheeris
VocalsJimmie Spheeris


10 Village Vapors

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Acoustic GuitarJimmie Spheeris
12 String GuitarGeoff Levin
OrganFelix Cavaliere
PianoJane Getz Wilson
VocalsJimmie Spheeris


11 Moon On The Water

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Acoustic GuitarJimmie Spheeris
12 String GuitarGeoff Levin
SaxJim Calgar
Background VocalsDoreen Davis
VocalsJimmie Spheeris

Liner Notes

Producer – Felix Cavaliere
Conductor (Strings) – Norman Kurban
Arranged By (Strings) – David Campbell
Design – Andy Markley
Photography By – Kay Zar The Movie Star

Executive-Producer – Johnny Pierce
Mixed By – Adrian Barber
Recorded By – Caryl Weinstock, Mike Stone, Rob Fraboni

Recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles and at The Village Recorded, Westwood, California. Additional recording at Intermedia Sound, Boston