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FRONT ROOM MUSIC CATALOG
NO. TWELVE


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Louisiana

Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Touch Of Southern

Room Full of Rain

Thunderbird Love Affair

Like a Melody

Radio Daze

Waiting In The Wings

Submarine Man

Bossier Blues




CREDITS

All songs written and arranged by Jim Stricklan 1998/2008 Front Room Music
Digitially re-mastered reissue

GUEST PERFORMANCES
Joey Calarusso, Joseph Brunelle, John Simons, Doug Taylor, Ponty Bone, Jamie Hilboldt, James Fenner, Gary Devries


LINER NOTES

Conceived and recorded in 99 and 2000, No. Twelve was primarily designed as a musical thank you to the wonderful friends we made during the three years Leslie and I worked in northern Louisiana. Half the songs are a tribute to the talented people and exciting culture of that great state. No. 12 was recorded with the help of George Coyne at Parrot Tracks in Manchaca, Texas. My chief musical collaborator on the album was John Simons, an amazing bass player I met in the mid-nineties. John played with Larry and me at the old Austin Music Hall (see photo) and it was a pleasure to work with him on this record.

Ponty Bone, Jim Fenner, Joseph Brunelle, Joey Colarusso, and Jamie Hilboldt added even more spice to the mix of songs.

Room Full of Rain was recorded at a little Austin studio called Sonic Arts, and I believe one or two other basic vocal & guitar tracks were done in the FRM studio, with overdubs at Parrot Tracks. The cover photo of steam locomotive No. 12 was taken up at Silver Plume, Colorado by Leslie around 1986. We released a limited edition back in 2000, although the album never felt complete to me. I decided to re-mix many of the songs and added drums to a few more tracks. Those steps, combined with Jerry Tubb's superb re-mastering, really made No. Twelve come alive. js

John Simons, Larry Rothwell and Jim performing at Austin Music Hall.

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