1981 Phoebe Snow – Rock Away

Rock Away is the sixth album by Phoebe Snow, released in 1981.

Phoebe Snow (born Phoebe Ann Laub; July 17, 1950 – April 26, 2011) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for her hit 1975 songs “Poetry Man” and Harpo’s Blues. She was described by The New York Times as a “contralto grounded in a bluesy growl and capable of sweeping over four octaves.”

Tracks

1  Cheap Thrills (Bob McDill) 03:36
2  Baby Please (Carolyne Mas) 04:24
3  Gasoline Alley (Rod Stewart; Ron Wood) 03:07
4  Rock Away (Phoebe Snow) 02:50
5  Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Don Covay; Ronald Miller) 02:30
Games(Vince Melamed; Andrea Farber) 03:46
7  Down In The Basement (Phoebe Snow) 02:20
8  Shoo-Rah Shoo-Rah (Allen Toussaint) 02:36
9  Something Good (Phoebe Snow) 04:09
10  I Believe In You (Bob Dylan) 05:02

Musicians

1 Cheap Thrills

BassDoug Stegmeyer
DrumsLiberty DeVitto
GuitarDavid Brown
GuitarDavid Landau
Slide GuitarDavid Brown
PianoCraig Doerge
Background VocalsMark Clark
Background VocalsRichie Cannata
VocalsPhoebe Snow


2 Baby Please

BassDoug Stegmeyer
DrumsLiberty DeVitto
GuitarDavid Brown
GuitarDavid Landau
PianoCraig Doerge
SaxRichie Cannata
Background VocalsLennie Delduca
Background VocalsUla Hedwig
VocalsPhoebe Snow


3 Gasoline Alley

BassDoug Stegmeyer
DrumsLiberty DeVitto
GuitarDavid Brown
Acoustic GuitarDavid Landau
PianoRobbie Kondor
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
VocalsPhoebe Snow


4 Rock Away

BassDoug Stegmeyer
DrumsLiberty DeVitto
Acoustic GuitarDavid Brown
Acoustic GuitarPhoebe Snow
VocalsPhoebe Snow


5 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

BassDoug Stegmeyer
DrumsLiberty DeVitto
GuitarDavid Brown
GuitarDavid Landau
KeyboardsRalph Schuckett
OrganRalph Schuckett
PianoRalph Schuckett
PercussionRichie Cannata
VocalsHenry Reel
VocalsPhoebe Snow


6 Games

BassBob Glaub
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Guitar (solo)Waddy Wachtel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Electric PianoCraig Doerge
SynthesizerBill Payne
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
VocalsPhoebe Snow


7 Down In The Basement

BassDoug Stegmeyer
BassMark Clark
DrumsBob Chounard
DrumsLiberty DeVitto
OrganRalph Schuckett
PianoAllen St John
VocalsPhoebe Snow


8 Shoo-Rah Shoo-Rah

BassDoug Stegmeyer
DrumsLiberty DeVitto
GuitarDavid Brown
GuitarDavid Landau
OrganRalph Schuckett
SaxRichie Cannata
TrumpetRandy Brecker
PercussionRichie Cannata
Background VocalsJocelyn Brown
Background VocalsKrystal Davis
VocalsPhoebe Snow


9 Something Good

BassDoug Stegmeyer
DrumsLiberty DeVitto
GuitarDavid Brown
GuitarDavid Landau
Acoustic GuitarDavid Brown
PianoRobbie Kondor
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsUla Hedwig
VocalsPhoebe Snow


10 I Believe In You

BassDoug Stegmeyer
DrumsLiberty DeVitto
GuitarDavid Brown
GuitarDavid Landau
Acoustic GuitarDavid Brown
Acoustic GuitarDavid Brown
OrganBill Payne
PianoBill Payne
SaxRichie Cannata
Background VocalsPatti Austin
VocalsPhoebe Snow

Liner Notes

Producer – Greg Ladanyi, Richie Cannata
Engineer (Assistant) – Jamie Ledner, Jeff Hendrickson
Mastered By – Doug Sax, Mike Reese
Mixed By – Greg Ladanyi
Recorded By – Greg Ladanyi

Art Direction – Bob Defrin
Photography By – Jim Houghton

Distributed By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mirage Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Mirage Records Inc.
Made By – Warner-Pioneer Corporation