1978 Gene Cotton – Save The Dancer

Save The Dancer is the eighth album by Gene Cotton, released in 1978 on Ariola America.

Gene Cotton (born June 30, 1944 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American pop and folk singer-songwriter. He is best known for his four Billboard top 40 entries during the years 1976–1978. In the UK, he is most famous for the song “Me and the Elephant” which failed to make the top 40 best sellers, but was an airplay hit.


1  Before My Heart Finds Out (Randy Goodrum) 02:31
2  You’re A Part Of Me (Kim Carnes) 03:52
3  Like A Sunday In Salem (Gene Cotton) 04:14
4  Going Through The Motions Of Love (Parker McGhee; Steve Gibson) 03:45
5  Save The Dancer (Ken Ashby; Frank Fields; Paul Colwell; Ralph Colwell; Stephen Colwell) 04:10
6  Only The Lucky (Walter Egan) 02:47
7  She’s Sweet, She’s Somebody (Gino Cunico; Jimmy Calvert; Gene Cotton; Susan Gibson) 03:16
8  Shine On (Gene Cotton) 04:08
9  You Were Right (Gene Cotton; Greg Adams) 03:40
10  As Long As There’s Laughter (Richard Kerr; John Bettis) 03:41


BassJack Williams
BassJoe Osborn
BassTommy Cogbill
DrumsJerry Carrigan
DrumsKenny Buttrey
DrumsLarrie Londin
GuitarSteve Gibson
Acoustic GuitarJohnny Christopher
Acoustic GuitarSteve Gibson
Acoustic GuitarGene Cotton
OrganBobby Ogdin
PianoShane Keister
SynthesizerShane Keister
SynthesizerRandy Goodrum
PercussionFarrell Morris
Background VocalsSteve Gibson
Background VocalsDiane Tidwell
Background VocalsJanie Fricke
Background VocalsLisa Silver
Background VocalsSheri Kramer
Background VocalsRandy Goodrum
VocalsGene Cotton

Other Musicians

2 You’re A Part Of Me

VocalsKim Carnes

8 Shine On

ChoirAndrae Crouch & The Disciples

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Gibson
Arranged By (Horns, Strings) – Buddy Skipper
Engineer – Brent Maher
Engineer (Assistant) – Rich Shirmer
Mastered By – Glenn Meadows

Design, Painting – Bill Myers

Mastered At Masterfonics
Mixed At Creative Workshop
Recorded At Creative Workshop
Recorded At Quadraphonic Sound Studios
Recorded At Studio By The Pond
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