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I'm Jessi Colter/Jessi/Diamond in the Rough

I'm Jessi Colter/Jessi/Diamond in the Rough

by Jessi ColterJessi Colter




Great Britain's Beat Goes On Records features country singer and songwriter Jessi Colter's first three Capitol albums, I'm Jessi Colter (1975), Jessi (1976), and Diamond in the Rough (1976), in a remastered double-disc set. These three albums were all produced by Ken Mansfield and Waylon Jennings and feature a who's who collection of session players from both Nashville and Los Angeles. They each contain country chart singles. "I'm Not Lisa" from the completely self-penned contents of I'm Jessi Colter topped the country singles chart and hit the Top Five in the Billboard pop chart. Two more singles, "You Ain't Never Been Loved (Like I'm Gonna Love You)" and "What's Happened to Blue Eyes," also placed in the country chart's Top Five; the album stayed in the Billboard Top 50 for six months. Jessi enjoyed chart success inside the Top 100 for a couple of months and lesser charting singles. As an album, Jessi is an even more consistent album than its predecessor, and even more progressive in terms of its embrace of rhythm & blues and the emergent outlaw country -- she was the only woman in that brand's original ranks. The album is basically divided into uptempo tracks such as "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle," "Rounder," "One Woman Man," and "It's Morning (And I Still Love You)" on side one, and stellar ballads, all of which are on its second side. Diamond in the Rough was released only six months after Jessi. In terms of production, it's a more stripped-down affair. It contains covers: a country-funk take on the Beatles' "Get Back" (perhaps at Mansfield's suggestion, since he worked on later Beatles recordings and was employed by Apple), the sultry jazzy soul of Spooner Oldham and Donnie Fritts' title track, and Marshall Chapman's classic "A Woman's Heart (Is a Handy Place to Be)," all of which were brave inclusions on a country album in 1976. The originals include "You Hung the Moon (Didn't You Waylon?)" and the Colter-trademarked country-soul number "Ain't No Way." If you haven't already purchased the Raven editions of Colter's Capitol output, BGO's package is a fine place to begin.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2011
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC: 5017261210081
catalogNumber: 6121008
Rank: 2342


Disc 1

  1. Is There Any Way (You'd Stay Forever)
  2. I Hear a Song
  3. Come on In
  4. You Ain't Never Been Loved (Like I'm Gonna Love You)
  5. Love's the Only Chain
  6. I'm Not Lisa
  7. For the First Time
  8. Who Walks Thru Your Memory (Billy Jo)
  9. What's Happened to Blue Eyes
  10. Storms Never Last
  11. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
  12. One Woman Man
  13. It's Morning (And I Still Love You)
  14. Rounder
  15. Here I Am
  16. Without You
  17. Darlin' It's Yours
  18. Would You Walk with Me (To the Lilies)
  19. All My Life, I've Been Your Lady
  20. I See Your Face (In the Morning's Window)

Disc 2

  1. Diamond in the Rough
  2. Get Back
  3. Would You Leave Now
  4. Hey Jude
  5. Oh Will (Who Made It Rain Last Night)
  6. I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name
  7. Ain't No Way
  8. You Hung the Moon (Didn't You Waylon?)
  9. A Woman's Heart (Is a Handy Place to Be)
  10. Oh Will (Reprise)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jessi Colter   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle
Waylon Jennings   Guitar
Don Robertson   Piano,Keyboards
Ritchie Albright   Drums
Lea Jane Berinati   Vocals,Background Vocals
Julianna Buffum   Strings
Thomas Buffum   Strings
Tommy Cogbill   Bass
Maurice Dicterow   Strings
Ronald Folsom   Strings
Duke Goff   Bass
Billy Graham   Fiddle,Mandolin
Sherman Hayes   Bass
John Leslie Hug   Guitar
Todd Miller   Horn
Lee Montgomery   Vocals
Ralph Mooney   Steel Guitar
Larry Muhoberac   Piano,Strings,Keyboards
Weldon Myrick   Steel Guitar
Elmo Peeler   Strings
Billy Ray Reynolds   Vocals
Barny Robertson   Piano,Conductor,Keyboards
Carter Robertson   Background Vocals
Randy Scruggs   Banjo,Guitar
Wendy Suits   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sharon Vaughn   Vocals,Background Vocals
Craig Ware   Horn
Robert Ware   Horn
Marijohn Wilkin   Vocals
Reggie Young   Guitar
Dick Hyde   Trombone,Horn
Mack Johnson   Horn
Denyse Buffam   Strings
Bruce King   Vocals
Mac Johnson   Trumpet
Karen Jones   Strings
John Buck Wilkins   Guitar,Vocals
Marge McMahon   Vocals
Larry Murray   Dulcimer
Jim Gordon   Horn,Saxophone

Technical Credits

Waylon Jennings   Arranger,Producer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Jessi Colter   Composer
Tom Knox   Engineer
Kyle Lehning   Engineer
Ken Mansfield   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Larry Muhoberac   String Arrangements
Barny Robertson   Composer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Barry Rudolph   Engineer
Ben Tallent   Engineer
John Tobler   Sleeve Notes
Roy Kohara   Art Direction
John Mills   Engineer
John Moffitt   Illustrations,Sleeve Design
Bruce McBroom   Sleeve Photo
Jim Gordon   Horn Arrangements
Arnie Agosta   Engineer

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