1983 Artimus Pyle Band – Nightcaller

Artimus Pyle Band - NightcallerNightcalleris the second album by the Artimus Pyle Band, released in 1983 on MCA Records.

Thomas Delmer “Artimus” Pyle (born July 15, 1948) is an American musician best known for playing drums with Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1974 to 1977 and from 1987 to 1991, for which he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

In 1982, Pyle began touring with the Artimus Pyle Band (A.P.B.), including Darryl Otis Smith, John Boerstler, Steve Brewington, and Steve Lockhart.  A.P.B.’s albums include A.P.B. (1981), Nightcaller (1983) and Live from Planet Earth (2000).


1  Red Hot Light (Jimmie Mack) 03:13
2  Never Be the Same (Karen Blackmon; Rusty Milner) 03:21
3  Take A Picture (Karen Blackmon; Steve Brewington) 03:49
4  You And Me (Rusty Milner) 03:46
5  Another Lover (Darryll Otis Smith; John Boerstler) 03:45
6  Tight Spot (Darryll Otis Smith; Steve Brewington) 03:04
7  Nightcaller (Sue Shifrin; Susan Pomerantz) 04:33
8  Only Child (Rusty Milner) 03:23
9  Hoping I’ll Find You (Darryll Otis Smith; Rusty Milner) 04:15
10  Charley’s Gone (Darryll Otis Smith) 03:14


The Band

BassSteve Brewington
DrumsArtimus Pyler
GuitarRuss Milner
GuitarJohn Boerstler
KeyboardsRuss Milner
KeyboardsJohn Boerstler
PercussionDarryl Smith
PercussionArtimus Pyler
PercussionJohn Boerstler
VocalsKaren Blackmon
VocalsDarryl Smith
VocalsJohn Boerstler

Other Musicians

SynthesizerDavid Paich
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
SynthesizerBilly DeMartino
SaxJerry Peterson

Liner Notes

Producer – Howard Steele
Producer (Executive) – Leon Tsilis
Arranged By – AArtimus Pyle Band, Howard Steele
Engineer – Randy Merryman
Engineer (Additional Recordings) – Rick Barcellona
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
Recorded By (Additional) – Howard Steele

Art Direction – Kathe Schreyer
Photography By – Alan Messer, Aaron Rapoport

Recorded At – Creative Arts Studios
Recorded At – Bijou Studios
Mastered At – Precision Lacquer
Mixed At – Bijou Studios