1976 Richie Havens – The End Of The Beginning

The End Of The Beginning is the eleventh album by Richie Havens, released in 1976.

Richard Pierce “Richie” Havens (January 21, 1941 – April 22, 2013) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music encompassed elements of folk, soul, and rhythm and blues. He had an intense and rhythmic guitar style (often in open tunings), played soulful covers of pop and folk songs, and opened at the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

Tracks

1  I’m Not In Love (Eric Stewart; Graham Gouldman) 5:17
2  We Can’t Hide It Anymore (Barry Murphy) 3:55
3  Dreamming As One (David Palmer; William Smith) 3:23
4  You Can Close Your Eyes (James Taylor) 4:13
5  I Was Educated By Myself (Richie Havens) 5:03
6  Daughter Of The Night (Hasse Huss; Mikael Rickfors) 3:35
7  If Not For You (Bob Dylan) 3:03
8  Do It Again (Donald Fagen; Walter Becker) 3:24
9  Wild Night (Van Morrison) 3:25
10  Long Train Running (Tom Johnston) 3:41

Media

Musicians

1 I’m Not In Love

BassTony Broussard
DrumsHerman Ernest
GuitarDaryl Johnson
Acoustic GuitarRichie Havens
KeyboardsJoey Oliver
KeyboardsWilliam Smith
Background VocalsWilliam Smith
VocalsRichie Havens


2 We Can’t Hide It Anymore

BassTony Broussard
DrumsHerman Ernest
GuitarDaryl Johnson
Steel GuitarJeff Baxter
KeyboardsJoey Oliver
KeyboardsWilliam Smith
PercussionTessie Coen
Background VocalsBrian Russell
Background VocalsBrenda Russell
Background VocalsDiane Brooks
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsWilliam Smith
VocalsRichie Havens


3 Dreaming As One

BassWillie Weeks
Steel GuitarJeff Baxter
KeyboardsWilliam Smith
Background VocalsWilliam Smith
VocalsRichie Havens


4 You Can Close Your Eyes

BassTony Broussard
DrumsHerman Ernest
GuitarJeff Baxter
GuitarDaryl Johnson
Acoustic GuitarRichie Havens
KeyboardsJoey Oliver
KeyboardsWilliam Smith
Background VocalsWilliam Smith
VocalsRichie Havens


5 I Was Educated By Myself

BassDonald Dunn
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarSteve Cropper
OrganBooker T Jones
PianoRichie Havens
VocalsRichie Havens


6 Daughter Of The Night

BassTony Broussard
DrumsHerman Ernest
GuitarDaryl Johnson
Acoustic GuitarRichie Havens
KeyboardsJoey Oliver
KeyboardsWilliam Smith
PercussionTessie Coen
Background VocalsDanny Moore
Background VocalsMatt Moore
VocalsRichie Havens


7 If Not For You

BassDonald Dunn
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarSteve Cropper
Acoustic GuitarRichie Havens
KeyboardsBooker T Jones
HarmonicaRichie Havens
VocalsRichie Havens


8 Do It Again

BassTony Broussard
DrumsHerman Ernest
GuitarDaryl Johnson
Acoustic GuitarRichie Havens
KeyboardsJoey Oliver
KeyboardsWilliam Smith
PercussionTessie Coen
Background VocalsDanny Moore
Background VocalsMatt Moore
VocalsRichie Havens


9 Wild Night

BassTony Broussard
DrumsHerman Ernest
GuitarDaryl Johnson
Acoustic GuitarRichie Havens
PercussionTessie Coen
Background VocalsBrian Russell
Background VocalsBrenda Russell
Background VocalsDiane Brooks
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsWilliam Smith
VocalsRichie Havens


10 Long Train Running

BassTony Broussard
DrumsHerman Ernest
GuitarDaryl Johnson
KeyboardsJoey Oliver
KeyboardsWilliam Smith
PercussionTessie Coen
Background VocalsDanny Moore
Background VocalsMatt Moore
VocalsRichie Havens

Liner Notes

Producer – David Kershenbaum
Arranged By – William Smith (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10)
Arranged By – Booker T. & The MG’s (Track 7)
Engineer – Austin Godsey, Norm Kinney, Tommy Vicari
Engineer (Assistant) – Chuck Trammell, Danny Vicari, Ellis Sorkin, Helen Silvani
Engineer (Mastering) – Bernie Grundman
Remix – Tommy Vicari

Art Direction – Roland Young
Design – Junie Osaki
Photography By – Moshe Brakha

Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Recorded At – Clover Recorders
Recorded At – Silvery Moon Studios
Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Remixed At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Mastered At – A&M Studios