Southern Tracks & Fantasies

Southern Tracks & Fantasies

by Paul DavisPaul Davis


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Backpeddling from the mellow, burnished surroundings of Ride 'em Cowboy, Paul Davis gussied up his country-rock with lots of '70s trappings on 1976's Southern Tracks & Fantasies. Layered with keyboards, from shimmering Fender Rhodes to belching Moogs, dabbling with reggae rhythms and long-haired blues jams with a surprising amount of grit, making passing references to pot, karma and Jesus rock, this touches on almost every Southern rock trend of the mid-'70s, demonstrating more range and less focus than Davis ever did on record. This, naturally, is something of a mixed blessing: Davis does all these sounds equally well, sounding convincing even when he's growling on "Long Haired Redneck," but where he stumbles somewhat is on his writing, never managing to come up with an indelible tune. Still, as a record, Southern Tracks & Fantasies is easily one of his most interesting, boasting more sounds and ideas than any of his other LPs, as well as offering convincing proof that Davis could truly rock when he wanted to.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2009
Label: Wounded Bird Records
UPC: 0664140040526
catalogNumber: 405
Rank: 60178

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Davis   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Peabo Bryson   Background Vocals
Pete Carr   Guitar
Muscle Shoals Horns   Horn
Roger Hawkins   Percussion,Drums
Rick Hinkle   Guitar
David Hood   Bass
Ed King   Acoustic Guitar
Kenny Mims   Guitar
John Mulkey   Bass
Sharon Scott   Background Vocals
Ed Seay   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Trombone,Background Vocals
James Stroud   Drums
Bob Wray   Bass
Barry Harwood   Guitar
Naturals   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Davis   Composer,Producer
Jerry Masters   Engineer
Steve Melton   Engineer
Ed Seay   Engineer
Mike McCarty   Illustrations

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