One Man Dog

One Man Dog

by James TaylorJames Taylor


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A lot was riding on this album, James Taylor's followup to his two big hits, Sweet Baby James and Mud Slide Slim and The Blue Horizon, which was released 21 months after the latter, a long time between records in those days. And what a letdown. One Man Dog contained 18 tracks, some of them instrumentals, many of them running less than two minutes. A lot of it was sketchy and seemingly unfinished, and none of it had the impact of the best songs on the last two albums. One Man Dog spawned a Top 20 hit in "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," and it made the Top 10 and went gold itself largely on the momentum of Taylor's career. But it disappointed fans, and in the 19 months it took him to record another album, Taylor was bypassed by the singer-songwriter movement, becoming more of an easy listening covers artist (his next hits were remakes of "Mockingbird" and "How Sweet It Is").

Product Details

Release Date: 12/11/1990
Label: Imports
UPC: 0075992593328
catalogNumber: 943293
Rank: 51992

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Taylor   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Autoharp,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
John Hartford   Banjo,Fiddle,Violin
Carole King   Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Linda Ronstadt   Vocals,Background Vocals
Carly Simon   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Brecker   Flute,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
John McLaughlin   Acoustic Guitar
Red Rhodes   Steel Guitar
Alex Taylor   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kate Taylor   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bobbye Hall   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Tambourine,Bells,Shaker
Peter Asher   Vocals,Guiro
Art Baron   Trombone
George Bohannon   Trombone
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Tenor Saxophone,Piccolo Trumpet
Dash Crofts   Mandolin
Craig Doerge   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Abigale Haness   Vocals,Background Vocals
Danny Kortchmar   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Timbales
Russ Kunkel   Conga,Drums,Tambourine,Cabasa
Barry Rogers   Trombone
Hugh Taylor   Vocals,Background Vocals
Art Baran   Bass Trombone
Mark Paletier   Saw
Leland Sklar   Bass,Guitar,Guitarron
Ms. Bobbye Hall   Conga,Tambourine

Technical Credits

Robert Appere   Engineer
Peter Asher   Producer,Engineer
Russ Kunkel   Contributor
Phil Ramone   Engineer
Mark Paletier   Sound Effects
Ed Thrasher   Art Direction

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