Summertime written by George and Ira Gershwin, used by permission, arranged by Jim and
Tale of Two co-written with Leslie Stricklan.
All songs recorded by George Coyne at Parrot Tracks Studio – Manchaca, TX except:
To Whom It May Concern recorded by Jim Watts at Lonestar Recording - ATX (1997)
Tale of Two recorded by Eastside Flash at Flashpoint Studio - ATX (1998)
All songs mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Digital Audio – Austin, TX
Graphic design by Michelle Rahbar – Mothership Arts, Austin, TX
Cover and promotional photos by Matt Lankes Photography – Austin, TX
Studio photos by Leslie Stricklan
Released by Kokobilly Music, a subsidiary of the publisher Front Room Music
Copyright 2018 Front Room Music BMI. All rights reserved.
Core Players: Jim ~ vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
George Coyne ~ acoustic and electric guitars
Mike Roberts ~ bass
Kevin Hall ~ drums
Charles Ditto ~ piano, organ, accordion
Joey Colarusso ~ saxophones, flute, clarinet, trumpet
Candace Bellamy ~ backing vocals
More Players: Summertime: Kyle Pratt ~ acoustic solo guitar; Leslie Stricklan ~ percussion
St. Elmo-Tel & Port Aransas Samba: Floyd Domino ~ piano.
Travelin' Light; I'm Reelin'; To Whom It May Concern: Doug Taylor ~ electric bass; Gary DeVries ~ kit drums; Larry Rothwell & Maryann Price ~ backing vocals.
Tale of Two: Doug Taylor ~ electric bass.
Larry Standard Time: Gary Feist ~ electric bass; Gary DeVries ~ kit drums; Maryann Price – backing vocals.
It's been an honor having Joey, a creative, consumate professional, play on my albums over two decades, and a blessing to have developed a genunine friendship with such a humble, caring individual. The JIM & JOEY CD project is a celebration of that friendship, with a curated collection of the best tracks Joey and I have teamed up on. It's my way to say THANKS to one of Texas' most gifted players, Joey Colarusso!
I’m proud of all these vocal and instrumental collaborations, and especially excited to be sharing our most recent tracks, Fresher Air and, my arrangement of the Gershwin classic, Summertime. More than that, you’ll discover as soon as you hear the whole album, that the songs flow from one to the next better than any record I’ve made. A lot of that has to do with the sensibility of all the players involved and the comfort zone we’ve achieved from playing together through the years.
For more of the "Jim and Joey" experience,(cuz we just couldn't fit it all on one CD), check out some of these other Jim Stricklan CD cuts:
Universal Sigh: The Cure, Jazz for Jesus
Spiritcatchers: Telluride Moon
No. Twelve: Thunderbird Love Affair, Radio Daze, Submarine Man
Stay Tuned & Mess of Blues: It's My Life
Blues for Stephen Foster: While My Guitar Gently Weeps