Jim Stafford – `74 – MGM

ok time for comedic break , ha – i think i am showing my age here. this guy was all over the radio when i was growing up. always thought he was hilarious. recently found this LP & thought i would share .
maybe i`ll start posting a comedy LP every now & then. i have most of carlin`s old stuff , some cheech & chong & such – good idea ?  
anyway , for those who never heard of this bloke , check out “wildwood weed” & “swamp witch” ! ha – oh & LOBO helped produce this , go figure ! 

Jim Stafford’s self-titled debut album gave him four Top 40 chart singles, with the schoolboyish charm of “Spiders and Snakes” reaching the highest at number three in July of 1973. His friendly voice and novelty style of songwriting actually carried some well-deserved weight, especially throughout the lesson-teaching lightheartedness of “Swamp Witch,” a well-crafted story song, and again on the laughable “My Girl Bill.” “Wildwood Weed” sticks with Stafford’s love of playing with words, and non-hits like “I Ain’t Sharin’ Sharon” and “16 Little Red Noses and a Horse That Sweats” carry on with the same type of innocent jocularity that ran amuck throughout the mid-’70s, bolstered by artists like Ray Stevens and CW McCall.

Personnel: Jim Stafford (acoustic guitar, banjo, harmonica, vocals); 
Richard Bennett (guitar); Slyde Hyde (trombone); Gallagher (whazoo); Alan Lindgren (keyboard, synthesizer); Emory Gordon (bass); Dennis St. John (drums); Alan Estes (conga). 
Recorded at Producer’s Workshop, Sound Lab and Master Sound, Atlanta, Georgia.————- All songs written or co-written by Jim Stafford.

Jim Stafford (Music Performer)
Lobo (Producer)
Phil Gernhard (Producer)
Michael Lietz (Sound Engineer)

Jim Stafford – `74 – MGM
all trax from wax – akashaman – 2010
MP3 @ 320 kbps
includes high rez scan

L.A. Mamma (2:24)
I Ain’t Sharin’ Sharon (2:14)
Medley: Mr. Bojangles/A Visit With An Old Friend (5:10)
Wildwood Weed (2:41)
16 Little Red Noses And A Horse That Sweats (3:54)
Spiders And Snakes (3:07)
Last Chant (3:19)
My Girl Bill (3:13)
Nifty Fifties Blues (3:03)
Real Good Time (3:33)
Swamp Witch (3:48)



~ by akashaman on April 5, 2010.

2 Responses to “Jim Stafford – `74 – MGM”

  1. That’s a great picture/poster of Jim!

  2. Unfortunately, none of the links work. 😦 Darn.

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