Geronimo's Cadillac

Geronimo's Cadillac

by Michael Martin Murphey
     
 

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After all of Michael Martin Murphey's material is taken into consideration, Geronimo's Cadillac comes out on top as one of his finest albums, even though his "cosmic cowboy" persona was yet to be developed. The title track was Murphey's first Top 40 hit, later covered by Cher and Hoyt Axton, while …  See more details below

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After all of Michael Martin Murphey's material is taken into consideration, Geronimo's Cadillac comes out on top as one of his finest albums, even though his "cosmic cowboy" persona was yet to be developed. The title track was Murphey's first Top 40 hit, later covered by Cher and Hoyt Axton, while the Monkees eventually sang their own version of "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?" But the most relevant aspect of Geronimo's Cadillac is the fact that it merges Murphey's slight left of center country sound with a little bit of gospel in a few places, giving his material greater depth and a genuine "reflective" quality that was often absent from commonplace country music. Tracks like "Backslider's Wine," "Calico Silver," and "Boy From the Country" all contain a unique musical complexion inspired by Murphey's voice and by the simplicity of the harmonica and mandolin. Later albums expose more of Murphey's penchant for being pensive and openly contemplative but, as a debut, Geronimo's Cadillac, with its three parts country to one part AM rock, is an enjoyable album as well as a worthy indication as to what kind of artist Michael Martin Murphey would soon become.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/01/2006
Label:
Hip-O Select
UPC:
0602498628515
catalogNumber:
000287802
Rank:
63109

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Martin Murphey   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Piano,Vocals,Bottleneck Guitar
Charles John Quarto   Vocals
Leonard Arnold   Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar
Leonard Arnow   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Kenny Buttrey   Percussion,Drums
Owen "Boomer" Castleman   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Karl Himmel   Drums
Robert Livingston   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Gary P. Nunn   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Martin Murphey   Composer
Leonard Cohen   Contributor
Jimmy Horowitz   String Arrangements
Owen "Boomer" Castleman   Composer
Bob Johnston   Producer
Bob Potter   Engineer
Neil Wilburn   Engineer
Michael Murphy   Liner Notes
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Michele Horie   Art Direction
Brendan Morris   Master Tape Research
William Holloway   Drawing

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