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Rock Me Baby

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All Music Guide - Campbell
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
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: 5/20/2003
  • Label: Arista Europe
  • UPC: 828765116725
  • Catalog Number: 651167
  • Sales rank: 115,925

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rock Me Baby (3:31)
  2. 2 Lonely Too Long (3:24)
  3. 3 Two Time Loser (3:18)
  4. 4 Warm My Soul (3:00)
  5. 5 Some Kind of a Summer (3:42)
  6. 6 (Oh No) No Way (2:38)
  7. 7 Song for a Rainy Day (4:05)
  8. 8 Soft as a Summer Shower (3:24)
  9. 9 Go Now (3:08)
  10. 10 How Can I Be Sure (3:10)
  11. 11 Song of Love (3:34)
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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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