1973 Maria Muldaur – Maria Muldaur

Maria Muldaur is the 1973 debut studio album of musician Maria Muldaur. The album includes “Midnight at the Oasis”, her best-known single, which charted at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Three Dollar Bill”, which charted at #7 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts. The album, which peaked at #3 on The Billboard 200, was certified gold by the RIAA on May 13, 1974.

The album was positively reviewed, and very positively in at least one case. Writing in October 1973, Rolling Stone’s reviewer Jon Landau described the album as “one of the half-dozen best” of the year, “the kind of glorious breakthrough that reminds me why I fell in love with rock & roll.” The album is heavily influenced by country and blues.

Tracks

1  Any Old Time (Jimmie Rodgers) 03:45
Midnight At The Oasis (David Nichtern) 03:49
3  My Tennessee Mountain Home (Dolly Parton) 03:31
4  I Never Did Sing You A Love Song (David Nichtern) 02:49
5  The Work Song (Kate McGarrigle) 04:04
6  Don’t You Feel My Leg (Don’t You Get Me High) (Danny Barker; Mayo Williams; Blue Lu Barker) 02:48
7  Walkin’ One & Only (Dan Hicks) 02:47
8  Long Hard Climb (Ron Davies) 03:03
9  Three Dollar Bill (Mac Rebennack) 03:58
10  Vaudeville Man (Wendy Waldman) 02:41
11  Mad Mad Me (Wendy Waldman) 03:13

Musicians

1 Any Old Time

BassTommy McClure
DrumsJim Keltner
Acoustic GuitarRy Cooder
Lap SteelDavid Lindley
PianoJim Dickinson
VocalsMaria Muldaur


2 Midnight At The Oasis

BassFreebo
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarAmos Garrett
Acoustic GuitarDavid Nichtern
PianoMark Jordan
VoiceGreg Prestopino
VocalsMaria Muldaur


3 My Tennessee Mountain Home

BassChris Ethridge
DrumsJim Keltner
Acoustic GuitarClarence White
Acoustic GuitarDavid Nichtern
MandolinDavid Grisman
ViolinRichard Greene
Background VocalsEllen Kearney
Background VocalsGreg Prestopino
VocalsMaria Muldaur


4 I Never Did Sing You A Love Song

BassChris Ethridge
DrumsJim Keltner
Acoustic GuitarDavid Nichtern
PianoSpooner Oldham
AccordionNick DeCaro
VocalsMaria Muldaur


5 The Work Song

BassChris Ethridge
DrumsJim Keltner
Acoustic GuitarClarence White
Acoustic GuitarDavid Nichtern
BanjoBill Keith
PianoMark Jordan
Background VocalsEllen Kearney
Background VocalsGreg Prestopino
Background VocalsKaren Alexander
VocalsMaria Muldaur


6 Don’t You Feel My Leg (Don’t You Get Me High)

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarMac Rebennack
KeyboardsMac Rebennack
VocalsMaria Muldaur


7 Walkin’ One & Only

BassRay Brown
DrumsEd Shaughnessy
Acoustic GuitarDavid Nichtern
ViolinRichard Greene
VocalsMaria Muldaur


8 Long Hard Climb

BassChris Ethridge
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarDavid Nichtern
Acoustic GuitarDavid Nichtern
Steel GuitarBill Keith
PianoSpooner Oldham
VocalsMaria Muldaur


9 Three Dollar Bill

BassJimmy Calhoun
DrumsJohn Boudreaux
OrganJames Wells Gordon
PianoMac Rebennack
Background VocalsBettye Lavette
Background VocalsGloria Jones
Background VocalsJessie Smith
VocalsMaria Muldaur


10 Vaudeville Man

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
Acoustic GuitarAndrew Gold
BanjoBill Keith
PianoMac Rebennack
ClarinetJames Wells Gordon
VocalsMaria Muldaur


11 Mad Mad Me

Double BassDave Holland
DrumsChris Parker
PianoGreg Prestopino
ViolinLarry Packer
VocalsMaria Muldaur

Liner Notes

Producer – Joe Boyd, Lenny Waronker
Producer (Assistant) – Judy Maizel
Producer – David Nichtern (Track 11)
Arranged By (Strings) – Nick DeCaro (Tracks 2, 4, 8, 10)
Arranged By (Strings) – Dave Holland, David Nichtern, Larry Packer (Track 11)
Arranged By (Horns) – Artie Butler (Track 5)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Jumonville, Mac Rebennack (Tracks 6, 9)
Engineer – Donn Landee, Lee Herschberg
Mastered By – Lee Herschberg
Mixed By – Lee Herschberg

Design, Illustration – Michael Wood
Photography – Ginny Winn

Mastered At Warner Bros. Recording Studios
Mixed At Warner Bros. Recording Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) Warner Bros. Records Inc
Copyright (c) Warner Bros. Records Inc