1973 Bobby Bridger – And I Wanted To Sing For The People

And I Wanted To Sing For The People is an album by Bobby Bridger, released in 1973.

Bobby Bridger (born Robert Durham in Columbia, Louisiana March 14, 1945) is a singer/songwriter/poet/actor/playwright/author and painter who for three decades has traveled the globe performing a trilogy of one man shows for audiences in America, Canada, Europe, Australia and Russia. He has recorded numerous albums for labels including Monument Records, RCA and Golden Egg Records. On television he appeared twice (1976 and 1978) on the early years of PBS’s “Austin City Limits”, and on ABC’s “Good Morning America”, A & E and C-SPAN, as well as on NPR on radio. He is the composer of “Heal In The Wisdom”, the official anthem of the Kerrville Folk Festival for over 25 years.


1  And I Wanted To Sing For The People (Bobby Bridger) 03:41
2  Shelter of Your Love (Bobby Bridger) 04:25
3  Ragamuffin Minstrels (Bobby Bridger) 04:04
4  Butterfly (Bobby Bridger) 03:09
5  The Call (Bobby Bridger) 03:15
6  The Sculpture (Bobby Bridger) 05:13
7  Once Leaving Never Crossed Our Mind (Bobby Bridger) 03:27
8  Hopalong Cassidy and Gabby Hayes (Bobby Bridger) 03:03
9  Altitude (Bobby Bridger) 03:18
10  The Captain (Bobby Bridger) 04:49


BassJoe Osborn
BassSteve La Fever
DrumsHal Blaine
GuitarRichard Bennett
GuitarMike Anthony
12 String GuitarMike Anthony
Acoustic GuitarRichard Bennett
Acoustic GuitarMike Anthony
Acoustic GuitarBobby Bridger
Steel GuitarRichard Bennett
DobroRichard Bennett
MandolinMike Anthony
CelesteBen DiTosti
OrganMike Lang
PianoSpooner Oldham
PianoMike Lang
SynthesizerBen DiTosti
PercussionRon Kramer
Background VocalsGinger Blake
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
VocalsBobby Bridger

Liner Notes

Producer – Ron Kramer
Producer (Executive) – Joe Reisman
Arranged By – Jim Helms, Ron Kramer
Arranged By (Strings) – Jim Helms
Conductor – Jim Helms
Engineer – Richie Schmitt, Mickey Crofford
Recorded By – Steve Francisco, Artie Torgessen

Art Direction – Frank Mulvey
Design – Richard Germinaro
Photography – Steve Josefsberg

Recorded At RCA Studios
(c) RCA Records