Bobby Allison & Gerry Spehar Album Credits

DELTA MAN

This album captures the best of Bobby Allison and Gerry Spehar, two old friends who lived the troubadour wild life in 70s Colorado and the ambitious songwriter scramble in the Nashville 80s, and never stopped. They had too much fun, but the craft was dead serious. It is dedicated to friendship, collaboration, and Country Music– all of which we could use more of.

“Here's to us and them like us, damn few, all dead.”

1. Kinda Like Love (3:58)

2. Bite The Bullet (3:12)

3. Baby’s Got The Blues (3:26)

4. Just Relax (4:00)

5. Money (3:25)

6. The Good Life (3:55)

7. Delta Man (3:32)

8. Rockin’ On A Country Dance Floor (2:50)

9. Eye Of The Needle (5:50)

10. River (4:23)

11. Bubba Billy Boom Boom &Me (4:30)

12. 25 Miles To Brady (4:28)

13.Train Train Train (2:45)

14. Balmorhea (3:49)

15. Here In The Pass (3:46)

Thank you to the many great friends and musicians who contributed to this album over the years, especially: Denny Osburn in Denver and Kansas City; Pete Wasner, George Marinelli, Rick Plant, Michael Rhodes, Lonnie Wilson and Lisa McKenzie in Nashville; and Paul Lacques,

 

Paul Marshall, Shawn Nourse, Gabe Witcher, Erinn Bone and Christine Spehar in LA; to co-writers Mac Elsensohn (Kinda Like Love and Bubba Billy Boom Boom & Me), Susan Spehar (25 Miles to Brady) and Ernie Allison (Here In The Pass): to mixing and mastering aces Alfonso Rodenas and Michelle Mancini; to album artists Christine Spehar and Ellen Steel; to Mike Becker who brought us together and kept our fire going.

Produced by Gerry Spehar; with Paul Lacques (Money, Delta Man, 25 Miles to Brady, Balmorhea, Here In The Pass); with Denny Osburn (Just Relax); Bobby Allison (Rockin’ On A Country Dance Floor)

Arranged by Gerry Spehar and Bobby Allison; Gerry Spehar (Money and Delta Man); Erinn Bone (Eye Of The Needle); Denny Osburn (Just Relax); Bobby Allison (Rockin’ On A Country Dance Floor)

Recorded by Coyote Studios in Nashville; Gerry Spehar, Paul Lacques, Shawn Nourse, Paul Marshall, Gabe Witcher and Erinn Bone in LA; Bobby Allison in Pass Christian; Denny Osburn in Kansas City.

Mixed by Alfonso Rodenas

Mastered by Michelle Mancini (Larrabee Sound Studios)

Music Credits:

Drums & Percussion: Shawn Nourse (Money, Delta Man, 25 Miles to Brady, Balmorhea, Here In The Pass); Erinn Bone (Eye Of The Needle); Denny Osburn (Just Relax); Pete Leoni (Rockin’ On A Country Dance Floor); Lonnie Wilson (all others).

Bass: Paul Marshall (Money, Delta Man, Eye Of The Needle; 25 Miles to Brady, Balmorhea, Here In The Pass); Denny Osburn (Just Relax); Pete Leoni (Rockin’ On A Country Dance Floor); Michael Rhodes (all others). Piano and Organ:Denny Osburn (Just Relax); Pete Leoni (Rockin’ On A Country Dance Floor); Pete Wasner (all others)

Synth: Pete Wasner (River); Erinn Bone (Eye Of The Needle)

Acoustic Guitar: Gerry Spehar; Gerry Spehar and Bobby Allison (Eye Of The Needle)

Electric Guitar: Paul Lacques (Money, Delta Man, 25 Miles to Brady); Rick Plant (River, Train Train Train); Michael Grimm (Rockin’ On A Country Dance Floor); George Marinelli (all others).

Lap Steel: Paul Lacques (Eye Of The Needle, Here In The Pass)

Pedal Steel: Farmer Pete (The Good Life)

Fiddle: Gabe Witcher (Balmorhea)

Clarinet & Sax: Cousin Dan (Just Relax)

Trumpet & Trombone: Denny Osburn (Just Relax)

 

Lead Vocals: Bobby Allison (Kinda Like Love, Bite The Bullet, Baby’s Got The Blues, The Good Life, Eye Of The Needle, Rockin’ On A Country Dance Floor, Bubba Billy Boom Boom & Me, Train Train Train, Balmorhea); Gerry Spehar (Just Relax, Money, Delta Man, River, 25 Miles to Brady, Train Train Train, Here In The Pass); Lisa McKenzie (The Good Life)

Backing Vocals: Bobby Allison (Bite The Bullet, 25 Miles to Brady); Bobby Allison & Gerry Spehar (Balmorhea, Here In The Pass); Christine Spehar & Gerry Spehar (Kinda Like Love, Baby’s Got The Blues, Money, Delta Man); Lisa McKenzie (The Good Life, River), Lisa McKenzie & Gerry Spehar (Bubba Billy Boom Boom & Me)

All songs © Roaring Judy Music, BMI (Gerry and Susan Spehar) and Roaring Jenny Music, ASCAP (Mac Elsensohn, Bobby and Ernie Allison)