Crucifix in a Horseshoe

Crucifix in a Horseshoe

by Paul Jones
     
 

As lead singer of Manfred Mann during their early run of hits such as "Doo Wah Diddy Diddy," "Pretty Flamingo," and many, many others, Paul Jones was far more influential than people realize. Artists such as Arthur Lee have cited him as a primary influence, and for that fact alone, he should be recognized.…  See more details below

Overview

As lead singer of Manfred Mann during their early run of hits such as "Doo Wah Diddy Diddy," "Pretty Flamingo," and many, many others, Paul Jones was far more influential than people realize. Artists such as Arthur Lee have cited him as a primary influence, and for that fact alone, he should be recognized. After leaving Mann in 1966, Jones made one of the greatest cult films of all time, 1967's Privilege. This, though, his solo debut, is another step altogether. Always one of the more literate rockers of his era, Jones spends most of his time on this album making fun of stardom and all that goes with it. Hotel rooms, groupies, and the general grind of it all is the subject matter here, and it's all quite a bit of fun. As far as the music goes, much of it is more laid-back than anything Jones did with Manfred Mann, with a lot of country leanings. Thomas Jefferson Kaye's production is a bit heavy-handed -- which is not much of a suprise. But in the end, it is an interesting record, sounding very much like a roots-oriented David Bowie record, slashing the tires of a car named "stardom."

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2010
Label:
Rpm Records Uk
UPC:
5013929598775
catalogNumber:
2959877

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Jones   Primary Artist
Gary Boyle   Guitar
Thomas Jefferson Kaye   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Vicki Sue Robinson   Background Vocals
Gene McDaniels   Background Vocals
Bobby Bloom   Background Vocals
Joy Askew   Vocals
Roy Babbington   Bass
Buzz Brauner   Oboe,Recorder
Garnett Brown   Trombone
Bert Collins   Trumpet
Richard Crooks   Percussion,Background Vocals
Dave MacRae   Keyboards
Roy O'Temro   Drums
Graham Preskett   Violin
Joanne Vent   Background Vocals
Robert Rizzo   Bass Guitar
Artie Kaplan   Baritone Saxophone
Selwart Clark   Viola
Jim Herd   Viola
Martin Kupersmith   Acoustic Guitar
Nisar Ahmad "George" Khan   Alto Saxophone
Charlie Brown   Guitar
Kenneth Kosek   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle
Kenith Vance   Background Vocals
Joe Grimaldi   Tenor Saxophone
Don Corrado   French Horn
Weird Harold Liberman   Trumpet
Ted Wender   Piano

Technical Credits

Loudon Wainwright   Composer
Rupert Holmes   Composer
Thomas Jefferson Kaye   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Gene McDaniels   Vocal Arrangements
Roy Babbington   Composer
Ted Cooper   Producer
Paul Jones   Composer
George Khan   Composer
Graham Preskett   Composer
Joanne Vent   Vocal Arrangements
Kris Resnick   Composer
Mark Stratford   Reissue Producer
Michael Robson   Artwork
Sid Smith   Liner Notes
David MacRae   Composer
Artie Resnick   Composer
Pat Poor   Composer

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