1971 Rita Coolidge – Rita Coolidge

Rita Coolidge is the self-titled debut album by Rita Coolidge.

Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945) is an American recording artist. During the 1970s and 1980s, her songs were on Billboard magazine’s pop, country, adult contemporary, and jazz charts, and she won two Grammy Awards with fellow musician and then-husband Kris Kristofferson. Her recordings include “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher,” “We’re All Alone”, and the theme song for the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy: “All Time High”.

Tracks

1  That Man Is My Weakness (Craig Doerge; Donna Weiss) 03:56
2  Second Story Window (Marc Benno) 03:00
3  Crazy Love (Van Morrison) 03:37
4  The Happy Song (Otis Redding; Steve Cropper) 03:55
5  Seven Bridges Road (Steve Young) 05:58
6  Born Under A Bad Sign (Booker T Jones; William Bell) 04:19
7  Ain’t That Peculiar (Robert Rogers; Warren Moore; William Robinson Jr) 03:55
8  (I Always Called Them) Mountains (Marc Benno) 04:05
9  Mud Island (Donna Weiss; Mary Unobsky) 04:30
10  I Believe In You (Neil Young) 03:18

Media

Musicians

1 That Man Is My Weakness

BassChris Ethridge
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarClarence White
GuitarMarc Benno
OrganLeon Russell
Electric PianoSpooner Oldham
PianoLeon Russell
VocalsRita Coolidge


2 Second Story Window

BassBooker T Jones
Acoustic GuitarStephen Stills
PercussionJim Keltner
VocalsRita Coolidge


3 Crazy Love

BassDonald Dunn
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarBobby Womack
GuitarStephen Stills
OrganBooker T Jones
PianoBooker T Jones
PercussionBobbye Hall
Background VocalsBob Segarini
Background VocalsGraham Nash
Background VocalsRandy Bishop
VocalsRita Coolidge


4 The Happy Song

BassChris Ethridge
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarClarence White
GuitarJerry McGee
OrganBooker T Jones
Electric PianoSpooner Oldham
TambourineBobbye Hall
VocalsRita Coolidge


5 Seven Bridges Road

BassChris Ethridge
DrumsJim Keltner
Acoustic GuitarClarence White
DobroJerry McGee
SitarJerry McGee
OrganSpooner Oldham
PianoBooker T Jones
SaxPlas Johnson
BongosBobbye Hall
VocalsRita Coolidge


6 Born Under A Bad Sign

BassChris Ethridge
PercussionBobbye Hall
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarClarence White
Slide GuitarRy Cooder
Electric PianoBooker T Jones
OrganSpooner Oldham
SaxClifford Scott
VocalsRita Coolidge


7 Ain’t That Peculiar

BassChris Ethridge
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarClarence White
GuitarJerry McGee
Electric PianoBooker T Jones
PercussionBobbye Hall
VocalsRita Coolidge


8 (I Always Called Them) Mountains

BassChris Ethridge
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarClarence White
Acoustic GuitarJerry McGee
OrganSpooner Oldham
PianoSpooner Oldham
VocalsRita Coolidge


9 Mud Island

BassCalvin Samuels
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarClarence White
Slide GuitarRy Cooder
Electric PianoSpooner Oldham
OrganBooker T Jones
PianoBooker T Jones
CongasBobbye Hall
TambourineBobbye Hall
PercussionJim Keltner
VocalsRita Coolidge


10 I Believe In You

BassBooker T Jones
DrumsJim Keltner
Acoustic GuitarClarence White
Acoustic GuitarJerry McGee
Electric PianoSpooner Oldham
VocalsRita Coolidge

Other Musicians

ClarinetDon Menza
FlugelhornAl Aarons
FlugelhornChuck Findley
FlugelhornDalton Smith
FlugelhornOllie Mitchell
French HornArthur Maebe
French HornDavid Duke
French HornVince DeRosa
French HornWilliam Hinshaw
HornsGeorge Bohanon
SaxJim Horn
SaxPlas Johnson
SaxDon Menza
SaxClifford Scott
SaxPete Christlieb
SaxJohn Kelson
TromboneDick Hyde
TromboneErnie Tack
TromboneJack Redmond
TromboneLew McCreary
TromboneGeorge Bohanon
TrumpetAl Aarons
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetDalton Smith
TrumpetOllie Mitchell
Background VocalsPriscilla Coolidge
Background VocalsDonna Weiss

Strings

Cello – Jerome Kessler, Jesse Ehrlich
Viola – Gareth Nuttycombe, Samuel Boghossian
Violin – Harry Bluestone, James Getzoff, Leonard Malarsky, Ralph Schaeffer, Wilbert Nuttycombe, William Kurasch

Liner Notes

Producer – David Anderle
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Jim Horn And His Dynamite Horn Section (Tracks 1, 6, 7)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Booker T. Jones (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10)

Art Direction – Roland Young
Photography By – Joel Bernstein

Recorded At Sunset Sound Recorders