1974 Thomas Jefferson Kaye – First Grade

First Grade is the second album by Thomas Jefferson Kaye, released in 1974.

Thomas Jefferson “Tommy” Kaye was an American record producer, singer-songwriter and musician. Described as a “legendary hipster”. He worked as a songwriter and producer with a wide variety of musicians including The Shirelles, Loudon Wainwright III, and Gene Clark, and also recorded solo albums.

Tracks

1  Northern California (Thomas Jefferson Kaye) 1:25
2  Easy Kind Of Feeling (Thomas Jefferson Kaye) 3:32
3  Sho Bout To Drive Me Wild (Alvin Robinson, Jessie Hill, King Floyd, Mac Rebbenack) 4:08
4  Say That You Love Me (Loudon Wainwright III) 2:31
5  American Lovers (Donald Fagen, Walter Becker) 4:57
6  Jones (Donald Fagen, Walter Becker) 3:24
7  Shine The Light (Link Wray) 3:28
8  All Cried Out (Thomas Jefferson Kaye) 4:21
9 LA (Thomas Jefferson Kaye) 2:45
10 One Man Band (Thomas Jefferson Kaye) 3:10

Media

Musicians

BassJoe Osborn
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarRick Derringer
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarRick Derringer
Slide GuitarRick Derringer
KeyboardsMichael Omartian
PercussionVictor Feldman

Other Musicians

1 Northern California

PianoDonald Fagen
Background VocalsJim Mason
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit


2 Easy Kind Of Feeling

Background VocalsRichie Furay
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit


3 Sho Bout To Drive Me Wild

Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsDusty Springfield
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews


4 Say That You Love Me

Background VocalsRichie Furay
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit


5 American Lovers

BassWalter Becker
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsDusty Springfield
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews


6 Jones

BassWalter Becker
Background VocalsRichie Furay
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit


7 Shine The Light

ViolinRichard Greene
Background VocalsRichie Furay
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit


8 All Cried Out

Steel GuitarJeff Baxter
Background VocalsRichie Furay
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit


9 LA

Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsDusty Springfield
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews


10 One Man Band

Background VocalsJim Mason
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit

Liner Notes

Producer – Gary Katz
Engineer – Roger Nichols
Engineer (Assistant Engineer) – Joe Tuzen
Strings (Strings Arranged And Conducted By) – Jimmie Haskell (Tracks 2, 5
Horns (Horns Arranged And Conducted By) – Jimmie Haskell (Tracks 3, 9, 10)

Art Direction, Design – David Larkham
Art Direction, Photography – Ed Caraeff

Recorded At – The Village Recorder
Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – ABC Records, Inc.