1983 Carly Simon ‎– Hello Big Man

Hello Big Man is singer-songwriter Carly Simon‘s twelfth album, and eleventh studio album, released in 1983.

The album was Simon’s last for Warner Bros. Records (and for what became the Warner Music Group, having also spent time with Elektra Records), as it was a commercial disappointment upon release, despite a positive reception from critics. The album featured Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare on a number of tracks, including one Bob Marley cover.

The title of the album is an allusion to the reply that Simon’s mother, Andrea Simon, gave to her father, Richard Simon, when they first met. He said “hello little woman”, and she replied “hello big man”.

Tracks

You Know What To Do (Carly Simon, Mike Mainieri, Peter Wood, Jacob Brackman) 4:16
2  Menemsha (Carly Simon, Peter Wood) 4:42
3  Damn You Get To Me (Carly Simon) 3:18
4  Is This Love? (Bob Marley) 4:14
5  Orpheus (Carly Simon) 3:56
6  It Happens Everyday (Carly Simon) 2:47
7  Such A Good Boy (Carly Simon, Mike Mainieri, Robbie Shakespeare) 4:01
8  Hello Big Man (Carly Simon, Peter Wood) 5:31
9  You Don’t Feel The Same (Carly Simon) 2:45
10  Floundering (Carly Simon) 3:45

Musicians

1 You Know What To Do

BassTony Levin
DrumsRick Marotta
Drums (Linn)Jimmy Bralower
Guitar (solo)Elliott Randall
GuitarAndy Summers
Acoustic GuitarHugh McCracken
PianoDon Grolnick
SynthesizerMike Mainieri
SynthesizerPeter Wood
Background VocalsFonzi Thornton
Background VocalsMarcus Miller
Background VocalsTawatha Agee
VocalsCarly Simon


2 Menemsha

BassTony Levin
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarHugh McCracken
SynthesizerDon Grolnick
Steel DrumsDon Grolnick
PercussionMike Mainieri
VocalsCarly Simon


3 Damn You Get To Me

BassTony Levin
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarHugh McCracken
Acoustic GuitarCarly Simon
PianoDon Grolnick
Background VocalsHugh Taylor
Background VocalsKate Taylor
VocalsCarly Simon


4 Is This Love?

BassRobbie Shakespeare
DrumsSly Dunbar
GuitarEric Gale
OrganDon Grolnick
PercussionCrusher Bennett
SaxRonnie Cuber
SaxMichael Brecker
SaxLou Marini
TrumpetAlan Rubin
TrumpetJon Faddis
Background VocalsFonzi Thornton
Background VocalsMarcus Miller
Background VocalsTawatha Agee
VocalsCarly Simon


5 Orpheus

BassMike Mainieri
Drums (Linn)Jimmy Bralower
Acoustic GuitarJimmy Ryan
PianoMike Mainieri
SynthesizerMike Mainieri
PercussionRick Marotta
VocalsCarly Simon


6 It Happens Everyday

BassTony Levin
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarHugh McCracken
PianoDon Grolnick
SynthesizerPeter Wood
VocalsCarly Simon


7 Such A Good Boy

BassRobbie Shakespeare
DrumsSly Dunbar
GuitarEric Gale
GuitarSid McGinnis
PercussionCrusher Bennett
VocalsCarly Simon


8 Hello Big Man

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarHugh McCracken
Acoustic GuitarHugh McCracken
PianoPeter Wood
SynthesizerPeter Wood
SynthesizerMike Mainieri
SaxDavid Sanborn
VocalsCarly Simon


9 You Don’t Feel The Same

BassTony Levin
Drums (Linn)Jimmy Bralower
GuitarCarly Simon
VocalsCarly Simon


10 Floundering

BassTony Levin
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarHugh McCracken
PianoDon Grolnick
SynthesizerPeter Wood
PercussionCrusher Bennett
VocalsCarly Simon

Liner Notes

Producer – Mike Mainieri
Arranged By [Backround Vocals] – Rob Mounsey (Track 2)
Arranged By [Horns] – Leon Pendarvis (Track 4)
Arranged By [Strings] – Marty Paich (Tracks 3, 6)
Coordinator (Production) – Christine Martin
Engineer (Assistant) – Billy Miranda, John Wright, Moira Marquis
Engineer (Technical Support) – Bob Schwall
Management – Arlyne Rothberg
Mixed By – Frank Filipetti
Recorded By – Neil Dorfsman, Scott Litt
Recorded By (Additional, Los Angeles) – Gary Starr
Recorded By (Additional) – James Farber, Jeff Hendrickson, John Wright

Art Direction – Paula Greif
Photography (Front Cover) – Lynn Kohlman
Photography (Inner Sleeve) – Peter Simon

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Recorded At – Power Station
Recorded At – The Village Recorder
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester