Jackrabbit Slim

Jackrabbit Slim is the second album by singer/songwriter Steve Forbert. It includes his biggest hit single, "Romeo's Tune", which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard singles chart.[4] The album itself rose to No. 20 on the Billboard albums chart.[5] First pressings included a bonus one-sided 7-inch single of "The Oil Song."

Jackrabbit Slim
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Studio album by
Released1979
RecordedQuadraphonic Sound, Nashville
GenrePop
Length43:17
LabelNemperor
ProducerJohn Simon
Steve Forbert chronology
Alive on Arrival
(1978)
Jackrabbit Slim
(1979)
Little Stevie Orbit
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[3]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Steve Forbert.

  1. "Romeo's Tune" – 3:28
  2. "The Sweet Love That You Give (Sure Goes a Long, Long Way)" – 3:35
  3. "I'm in Love with You" – 4:47
  4. "Say Goodbye to Little Jo" – 3:52
  5. "Wait" – 5:31
  6. "Make It All So Real" – 5:54
  7. "Baby" – 4:12
  8. "Complications" – 3:41
  9. "Sadly Sorta Like a Soap Opera" – 3:40
  10. "January 23–30, 1978" – 4:37

PersonnelEdit

  • Steve Forbert – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Bobby Ogdin - piano
  • Paul Errico - organ, accordion
  • John Goin - lead guitar
  • Alan Freedman - guitar (8)
  • Roger Clark - drums
  • Gunnar Gellote - drums (5, 6, 7)
  • Bob Wray - bass (1, 3 ,4 ,8)
  • Jack Williams - bass (5, 7, 10)
  • Jerry Bridges - bass (2, 9)
  • Mike Leech - bass (6)
  • Bill Jones - saxophone
  • Ron Keller - trumpet
  • Dennis Good - trombone
  • "The Shoals Sisters" (Ava Aldridge, Cindy Richardson, Marie Tomlinson) - backing vocals

ProductionEdit

  • Producer – John Simon
  • Engineer – Gene Eichelberger
  • Assistant Engineers – Willie Pevear, Jimmy Stroud, Connie Potter
  • Recorded at Quadraphonic Sound, Nashville
  • Mastered by George Marino
  • Design - Paula Scher
  • Photography – Benno Freidman

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Jackrabbit Slim at AllMusic. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: F". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (1999). The Virgin Encyclopedia Of Popular Music, Concise 3rd Edition, p. 485. Virgin Books, London. ISBN 1-85227-832-3
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2000). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 7th Edition, p. 240. Billboard Books, New York. ISBN 0-8230-7690-3
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1995). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Albums, 3rd Edition, p. 113. Billboard Books, New York. ISBN 0-8230-7631-8