1973 Brenda Patterson – Brenda Patterson

Brenda Patterson is the self titled album by Brenda Patterson, released in 1973.

Brenda Patterson is an American blues singer, based in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Patterson, at the time of her early albums, was married to the songwriter Domingo “Sam” Samudio, and was a backing singer for Ry Cooder and Bob Dylan. During the 1990s and early 2000s, Patterson was part of the Camp Fireboys with Brenda Patterson which changed its name to Cooley’s House in 1999. Cooley’s House released a single eponymous recording of 16 original songs in 1999. About Cooley’s House, Memphis Flyer wrote, “Their first eponymous CD is an eclectic affair, veering between styles as varied as blues, folk, and samba mixed in with the band’s patented light-rock sound. At their best, as on “A Child Twice,” Cooley’s House recall some of the better bands of the ’70s such as America and Christopher Cross. The players are all fine, with guitarist John Sumner and the husky, Lauren Bacall-voiced Patterson the standouts.”

Tracks

1  Dance With Me Henry (Wallflower) (Johnny Otis) 02:41
2  The Crippled Crow (Donna Weiss) 02:27
3  Hold An Old Friend’s Hand (Donna Weiss) 03:30
4  Southern Brown (Ed Simmons; Ronnie Wilkins) 03:16
5  Hope He’ll Be Happier With Her (Bill Withers) 03:58
6  Jesus On The Mainline (Traditional) 03:09
7  End Of The Road (Jerry Lee Lewis) 02:20
8  I’m Gonna Be Strong (Barry Mann; Cynthia Weill) 02:48
9  Mine All Mine (Harold Beatty) 03:44
10  Bury Me Down By The River (Barry Gibb; Maurice Gibb) 02:48
11   In My Girlish Days (Memphis Minnie) 02:55
12  Congratulations (Paul Simon) 03:16

Musicians

1 Dance With Me Henry (Wallflower)

BassChris Ethridge
DrumsJohn Barbata
GuitarWayne Perkins
Slide GuitarRy Cooder
Acoustic GuitarJim Dickinson
FlugelhornPeter Welker
SarrusophoneGerald Oshita
SaxGerald Oshita
SaxMartin Fierro
TrumpetWarren Gale
Background VocalsBobby Ray Watson
Background VocalsDonna Washburn
Background VocalsDonna Weiss
KeyboardsJim Dickinson
Background VocalsLee Baker
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
Background VocalsCarolyn Watkins
Background VocalsMary Anderson
Background VocalsMary Ann Watkins
VocalsBrenda Patterson


2 The Crippled Crow

BassWilton Felder
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarArthur Adams
GuitarBeau Charles
Steel GuitarJay Dee Maness
PianoClarence McDonald
HarmonicaBruce Kurnow
FiddleBobby Bruce
Background VocalsBeau Charles
Background VocalsDonna Weiss
VocalsBrenda Patterson


3 Hold An Old Friend’s Hand

BassWilton Felder
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarArthur Adams
GuitarLouie Shelton
Steel GuitarJay Dee Maness
MandolinBeau Charles
OrganPeter Swiadon
PianoClarence McDonald
HarmonicaDonna Weiss
StringsBobby Bruce
VocalsBrenda Patterson


4 Southern Brown

BassWilton Felder
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarArthur Adams
GuitarBeau Charles
Electric PianoRonnie Wilkins
PianoClarence McDonald
HarmonicaBruce Kurnow
HornsChuck Findley
HornsJim Horn
VocalsBrenda Patterson


5 Hope He’ll Be Happier With Her

BassArtie Goleniak
DrumsAllyn Robinson
GuitarFred Burton
Acoustic BassCharles Brent
PianoCharles Brent
BongosJose Areas
CongasMingo Lewis
PercussionArmando Peraza
VocalsBrenda Patterson


6 Jesus On The Mainline

BassChris Ethridge
DrumsAllyn Robinson
GuitarRy Cooder
Slide GuitarWayne Perkins
OrganJim Dickinson
PianoCharles Brent
TambourineCharles Brent
ChimesJim Dickinson
Background VocalsDonna Washburn
Background VocalsDonna Weiss
Background VocalsRhetta Hughes
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
Background VocalsCarolyn Watkins
Background VocalsMary Anderson
Background VocalsMary Ann Watkins
VocalsBrenda Patterson


7 End Of The Road

BassChris Ethridge
DrumsJohn Barbata
GuitarWayne Perkins
GuitarRy Cooder
PianoJim Dickinson
VocalsBrenda Patterson


8 I’m Gonna Be Strong

BassWilton Felder
DrumsPaul Humphrey
GuitarLouie Shelton
PianoMichel Rubini
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsMelissa Mackay
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
VocalsBrenda Patterson


9 Mine All Mine

BassCarol Kaye
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarPeter Swiadon
OrganPeter Swiadon
PianoClarence McDonald
Background VocalsJessie Smith
Background VocalsRobbie Montgomery
VocalsBrenda Patterson


10 Bury Me Down By The River

BassJohn Kahn
PianoRick Allen
Steel GuitarRusty Young
Background VocalsArvanderlyn R Lee
Background VocalsKatherine Gaines
Background VocalsMary McCreary
VocalsBrenda Patterson


11 In My Girlish Days

BassJohn Kahn
DrumsTony Dey
Acoustic GuitarWayne Perkins
MandolinRy Cooder
PianoJim Dickinson
TambourineBrenda Patterson
VocalsBrenda Patterson


12 Congratulations

BassJohn Kahn
Acoustic BassRafael Garrett
DrumsTony Dey
OrganMerl Saunders
PianoJohn Kahn
VocalsBrenda Patterson

Liner Notes

Producer – Larry Cohn (Tracks 1, 5, 11)
Producer – Jim Dickinson (Tracks 1, 6, 7, 11)
Producer – George Tobin (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 8, 9)
Producer – Charles Brent (Track 5)
Producer – Brenda Patterson (Track 10)
Producer – John Kahn (Track 12)
Producer (Executive) – Larry Cohn (Tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12)
Co-producer (Associate Producer) – Bob Scherl (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 8, 9)
Arranged By – Charles Brent (Track 5)
Arranged By – Jim Dickinson (Tracks 6, 7, 11)
Arranged By – Brenda Patterson (Track 10)
Arranged By – Gene Page (Track 8)
Arranged By (Horns) – John Kahn (Track 1)
Arranged By (Horns) – Chuck Findley (Track 4)
Arranged By (Strings) – Bobby Bruce (Track 3)
Arranged By (Strings) – John Kahn (Track 12)
Conductor – Gene Page (Track 8)
Engineer – Eric Prestidge, Roy Segal (Tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12)
Engineer (Mastering) – George Horn (Tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12)
Engineer (Recording) – Glen Mohrbacher (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 8, 9)
Mastered By – Doug Sax (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 8, 9)
Recorded By – George Engfer, George Fernandez, Mike Fusaro, Phil Brown (Tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12)
Remix – Bob Scherl, Glen Mohrbacher (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 8, 9)

Photography By – Ave Pildas

Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Recorded At CBS Studios, San Francisco
Recorded At CBS Studios, Los Angeles
Recorded At Bullet Recorders, Inc.
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