Jim Stafford

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
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. Either this album or any of his hits packages will satisfy any interest.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/2014
  • Label: Rpm-Retro
  • EAN: 5013929598232
  • Catalog Number: 823

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jim Stafford Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica
Richard Rodney Bennett Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Richard Bennett Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Alan Estes Conga
Emory Gordy Bass
Richard Hyde Trombone
Alan Lindgren Synthesizer, Keyboards
Dennis St. John Drums
Slyde Hyde Trombone
Technical Credits
Jim Stafford Composer
Lobo Producer
Gallagher Contributor
John Abbott Arranger, String Arrangements
Ed Caraeff Original Photography
Phil Gernhard Arranger, Producer, String Arrangements
Emory Gordy Arranger, String Arrangements
Michael Lietz Engineer
Tony Scotti Production Service
Paul Bevoir Package Redesign
Gary N. Mayo Remixing, Mastering
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