Pink Cadillac

Pink Cadillac

by John Prine
     
 
John Prine went to Sam Phillips' studio in Memphis to make his sixth album, Pink Cadillac, and got some of the Sun Records sound of 1950s rockabilly on a record produced by Phillips' sons Knox and Jerry. (Sam produced two of the tracks himself.) Slapback bass here, a Bo Diddley beat there,

Overview

John Prine went to Sam Phillips' studio in Memphis to make his sixth album, Pink Cadillac, and got some of the Sun Records sound of 1950s rockabilly on a record produced by Phillips' sons Knox and Jerry. (Sam produced two of the tracks himself.) Slapback bass here, a Bo Diddley beat there, and an overall loose feel characterized music that may have been more fun to make than it is to listen to, even though it's quite entertaining. Prine wrote only five of the ten songs, however, and even though the covers were of high caliber -- notably Roly Salley's "Killing the Blues" and Arthur Gunter's "Baby Let's Play House," a song Elvis Presley did at Sun -- Pink Cadillac was a good idea that went slightly awry in the execution. If Prine had had the songs as well as the studio, it would have been among his best.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/28/1989
Label:
Oh Boy
UPC:
0094012000721
catalogNumber:
7

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Prine   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Helen Bernard   Background Vocals
Helen Duncan   Vocals
John Burns   Guitar,Vocals
Phyllis Duncan   Vocals,Background Vocals
Leo LeBlanc   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Howard Levy   Harmonica,Keyboards,Saxophone
Jerry Phillips   Guitar
Tom Piekarske   Bass
Billy Lee Riley   Guitar,Vocals
Angie Varias   Drums
Beverly White   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

John Prine   Producer
Jerry Phillips   Producer
Knox Phillips   Producer

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