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MIKE NESMITH - WICHITA TRAIN WHISTLE - DOT 1968

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1968LP

MIKE NESMITH

WICHITA TRAIN WHISTLE SINGS

DOT RECORDS DLP 25861 MADE IN USA

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The Wichita Train Whistle Sings was the first solo album by Michael Nesmith and was recorded while he was still a member of the Monkees. It peaked at No. 144 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts.

The album comprises instrumentals performed by a full orchestra. All but one of the songs were recorded by the Monkees (a couple of them weren't released until the Missing Link albums).

The album was made over a two-day session on November 18 and 19 1967 and featured the best musicians in Hollywood, including ten trumpets, ten trombones, ten saxophones, 2 drummers, five percussionists, four pianos, eight basses, seven guitars. As it was the weekend, all musicians were paid double time and the session was catered by Chasens, the finest restaurant in Hollywood. It all cost $50,000. Nesmith explained to Hal Blaine that he was about to pay a similar sum in tax and he would rather spend it on the sessions and write it off than give it to the IRS

Track listing

All songs by Michael Nesmith except where noted.

  1. "Nine Times Blue"
  2. "Carlisle Wheeling"
  3. "Tapioca Tundra"
  4. "Don't Call on Me"
  5. "Don't Cry Now"
  6. "While I Cried"
  7. "Papa Gene's Blues"
  8. "You Just May Be the One"
  9. "Sweet Young Thing" (Nesmith, Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
  10. "You Told Me"

Personnel

  • Michael Nesmith guitar, arranger
  • Don Randi piano
  • Red Rhodes pedal steel guitar
  • Larry Knechtel piano
  • Earl Palmer drums
  • Doug Dillard banjo
  • Chuck Berghofer bass
  • Hal Blaine drums
  • James Burton guitar
  • Tommy Tedesco guitar
  • Frank Capp - percussion
  • Gary Coleman - percussion
  • Victor Feldman - percussion
  • Israel Baker (concertmaster), Robert Barene, Arnold Belnick, Jimmy Getzoff, Leonard Malarsky, Ralph Schaeffer, Sidney Sharp (concertmaster), Tibor Zelig - violens
  • Joe DiFiore, Harry Hyams, Alexander Neiman - violas
  • Jesse Ehrlich, Ray Kramer, Edgar Lustgarten - celli
  • Gene Cipriano, Justin Gordon, Jim Horn, Jules Jacob, John E. Lowe, Jack Nimitz - saxophones and other woodwins
  • John Audino, Bud Brisbois, Jules Chaikin, Buddy Childers, Manny Klein, Oliver Mitchell, Tony Terran, Jimmy Zito - trumpets
  • Milt Bernhardt, Lou Blackburn, Joe Howard, Richard "Slyde" Hyde, Lou McCreary, Barrett O'Hara, Kenny Shroyer - trombones
  • Jim Decker, Vincent DeRosa, Bill Hinshaw, Richard Perissi - french horns
  • Sam Rice, John Kitzmiller - tubas

  • Model: LP
  • Manufactured by: USA

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