Rock Me Baby

Rock Me Baby

by David Cassidy
     
 

Former teen idol David Cassidy's second solo album for Bell Records is an attempt at blue-eyed soul that, for the most part, works well. Rock Me Baby was more expressive than anything he was allowed to record on the Partridge Family sessions. These 11 tracks show off Cassidy's vocal range (and his personal taste in music), but there's nothing as catchy here asSee more details below

Overview

Former teen idol David Cassidy's second solo album for Bell Records is an attempt at blue-eyed soul that, for the most part, works well. Rock Me Baby was more expressive than anything he was allowed to record on the Partridge Family sessions. These 11 tracks show off Cassidy's vocal range (and his personal taste in music), but there's nothing as catchy here as on the Partridge Family's albums; but, then again, that was the point. Rock Me Baby doesn't contain monster hooks that are impossible to get out of your head, but the combination of blue-eyed soul and album rock trappings (utilizing a wah-wah pedal) sound almost experimental coming from Cassidy. Although Partridge Family associate Wes Farrell provided the production, it's obvious Cassidy had input in the direction and material. The highlights include the Cassidy-penned "Two Time Loser"; "Song for a Rainy Day," co-written with Kim Carnes; and a cover of the Rascals' hit "How Can I Be Sure," which suffers from a 5th Dimension-like arrangement, but includes one of Cassidy's most expressive vocal performances on record. The album's finest moment overall is the kickoff track, "Rock Me Baby," which has Cassidy transforming into Electric Warrior-era T. Rex.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2003
Label:
Arista Europe
UPC:
0828765116725
catalogNumber:
651167

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Cassidy   Primary Artist,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Kim Carnes   Vocals
Larry Carlton   Guitar
Tom Scott   Woodwind
Bob Hardaway   Woodwind
Louie Shelton   Guitar
Jim Gordon   Drums
Hal Blaine   Drums
Max Bennett   Bass
Gary Coleman   Percussion
Dave Ellingson   Vocals
Alan Estes   Percussion
Gene Estes   Percussion
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Carl Fortina   Accordion
Jim Horn   Woodwind
Gwen Johnson   Vocals
Mike Melvoin   Keyboards
Ollie Mitchell   Trumpet
Dean Parks   Guitar
Lisa Roberts   Vocals
Sally Stevens   Vocals
Jackie Ward   Vocals
Lorna Willard   Vocals
Slyde Hyde   Trombone
Joe Osborn   Bass
Marnell McCall   Vocals
Danny Timmes   Vocals

Technical Credits

Kim Carnes   Composer
David Cassidy   Composer
Peggy Clinger   Composer
Johnny Cymbal   Composer
John Bahler   Vocal Arrangements
Eddie Brigati   Composer
Felix Cavaliere   Composer
Dave Ellingson   Composer
Wes Farrell   Composer,Producer,Rhythm Track Arrangement
Elliott Federman   Mastering
James Getzoff   String Conductor
Bob Kovach   Engineer
Mike Melvoin   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Adam Miller   Composer
Lisa Sutton   Liner Notes
Beverly Weinstein   Art Direction
Rob Santos   Reissue Producer
Pete Ciccone   Redesign
Larry Banks   Composer
Milton Bennett   Composer

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