1977 Garland Jeffreys – Ghost Writer

Ghost Writer is the second solo album by Garland Jeffreys, released by A&M Records in 1977. It was recorded with an all-star lineup of session musicians, including Dr. John, The Brecker Brothers, Anthony Jackson, Steve Gadd, Hugh McCracken and David Spinozza. Another notable contributor was keyboard player Leon Pendarvis, who has been a member of the Saturday Night Live band since 1980. Alongside the tracks specially recorded for the album, it includes Jeffreys’ earlier song “Wild in the Streets”, recorded with Dr. John and his band and released as a single by Atlantic Records in 1973.

Tracks

1  Rough And Ready (Garland Jeffreys) 02:58
2  I May Not Be Your Kind (Garland Jeffreys) 03:49
3  New York Skyline (Garland Jeffreys) 07:20
4  Cool Down Boy (Garland Jeffreys) 04:06
5  Ghost Writer (Garland Jeffreys) 05:42
6  Lift Me Up (Garland Jeffreys) 03:29
7  Why-O (Garland Jeffreys) 07:40
8  Wild In The Streets (Garland Jeffreys) 05:56
9  35 Millimeter Dreams (Garland Jeffreys) 03:15
10  Spanish Town (Garland Jeffreys) 07:45

Media

Musicians

1 Rough And Ready

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarAlan Freedman
Slide GuitarDavid Spinozza
Acoustic GuitarGarland Jeffreys
ClavinetDon Grolnick
Background VocalsDavid Spinozza
VocalsGarland Jeffreys


2 I May Not Be Your Kind

BassAnthony Jackson
GuitarAlan Freedman
GuitarHugh McCracken
ClavinetDon Grolnick
SaxMichael Brecker
PercussionSteve Gadd
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsLynn Pitney
VocalsGarland Jeffreys


3 New York Skyline

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarAlan Freedman
Acoustic GuitarDavid Spinozza
Electric PianoDon Grolnick
SaxAl Cohn
PercussionRubens Bassini
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsLynn Pitney
VocalsGarland Jeffreys


4 Cool Down Boy

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarAlan Freedman
GuitarHugh McCracken
ClavinetLeon Pendarvis
Electric PianoDon Grolnick
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsLynn Pitney
VocalsJames Taylor
VocalsGarland Jeffreys


5 Ghost Writer

BassAnthony Jackson
Guitar (solo)David Spinozza
GuitarAlan Freedman
ClavinetDon Grolnick
PercussionSteve Gadd
VocalsGarland Jeffreys


6 Lift Me Up

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsSteve Gadd
Guitar (solo)David Spinozza
GuitarAlan Freedman
GuitarHugh McCracken
VocalsGarland Jeffreys


7 Why-O

BassAnthony Jackson
GuitarAlan Freedman
GuitarHugh McCracken
Electric PianoDon Grolnick
PercussionSteve Gadd
VocalsGarland Jeffreys


8 Wild In The Streets

BassJohnny Ace
DrumsJohn Boudreaux
DrumsRick Marotta
Guitar (solo)David Spinozza
GuitarAlan Freedman
GuitarSugar Bears
Acoustic GuitarGarland Jeffreys
ClavinetMac Rebennack
SaxDavid Sanborn
SaxMichael Brecker
TrombonePhil Messina
TrumpetRandy Brecker
Background VocalsDavid Peel
VocalsGarland Jeffreys


9 35 Millimeter Dreams

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarAlan Freedman
GuitarDavid Spinozza
PianoDavid Spinozza
VocalsGarland Jeffreys


10 Spanish Town

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarAlan Freedman
Acoustic GuitarGarland Jeffreys
OrganDon Grolnick
TrumpetBurt Collins
TrumpetDanny Cahn
PercussionRubens Bassini
VocalsGarland Jeffreys

Liner Notes

Producer – David Spinozza, Garland Jeffreys
Producer – Roy Cicala (Track 8)
Arranged By – Alan Freedman, David Spinozza, Garland Jeffreys
Arranged By – Mac Rebennack (Track 8)
Arranged By (Horns) – Charlie Shays (Track 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – David Spinozza (Tracks 3, 10)
Coordinator – Christine Martin
Engineer (Assistant) – Randy Mason
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Lew Hahn
Recorded By – Lew Hahn

Design Concept, Art Direction – Carole Langer
Photography By – Duane Michals, Manny Gonzalez

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Atlantic Studios
Mastered At – A&M Mastering Studios
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute