1972 David Axelrod – The Auction

The Auction is the fifth album by David Axelrod released in 1972 on Decca.

David Axelrod (April 17, 1931 – February 5, 2017) was an American composer, arranger, and producer. After starting out as a staff producer for record companies specializing in jazz, Axelrod became known by the mid-1960s in soul and jazz circles for his recording skills. In 1968, Axelrod embarked on a solo career and released several eccentric albums during the 1970s that showcased his characteristic sound, which combined heavily microphoned drums and baroque orchestration, and avant garde themes ranging from the environment to heightened mental awareness.


1  Oh! Freedom (David Axelrod) 01:25
2  The Auction (David Axelrod) 05:30
3  Sympathy (David Axelrod) 05:38
4  Freedom (David Axelrod) 04:31
5  The Leading Citizen (David Axelrod) 05:17
6  The Debt (David Axelrod) 04:17
7  Be Proud – My Race (David Axelrod) 04:51
8  Oh! Freedom (David Axelrod) 00:46



BassJim Hughart
DrumsJohn Guerin
GuitarArthur Adams
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarLouis Morell
Electric PianoJoe Sample
PianoJoe Sample
SaxErnie Watts
SaxJackie Kelso
SaxWilliam Green
TromboneDick Hyde
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetAllen De Rienzo
TrumpetPaul Hubinon
VibraphoneGary Coleman
TambourineGary Coleman
PercussionKing Errisson
Background VocalsAlexander Saint Charles
Background VocalsBaron Hardeman
Background VocalsEd Wallace
Background VocalsFleming Williams
Background VocalsGwen Owens
Background VocalsJames Cobbin
Background VocalsJesse Richardson
Background VocalsJessica Smith
Background VocalsJohn Lehman
Background VocalsJosef Powell
Background VocalsJudith Long
Background VocalsOma Drake
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsVenetta Fields

Liner Notes

Producer – Julian Adderley, David Axelrod
Arranged By – David Axelrod
Conductor – Earl Palmer
Engineer (Mastering) – Darrell Johnson
Engineer (Recording) – Brian Ingoldsby

Recorded At MCA Recording Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) MCA Records, Inc
Copyright (c) MCA Records, Inc