Denny Brooks shared a musical background with musician Van Dyke Parks (who supplies liner notes), going back to their early 1960s coffeehouse days. When the Viet Nam war heated up, Denny was called into service. Upon his release he met up with his buddy Van Dyke Parks to pick up where he left off with his musical aspirations. Van Dyke introduced Denny Brooks to the A&R people over at Warner Bros. Records, and they were impressed enough to put together this awesome 'super session' of talent to back Denny in his recording solo Debut. With session greats: Jim Keltner- Drums; Carl Radle (Colours)- Bass; David Jackson (Alpha Band, Moon)- Bass; Sneaky Pete Kleinow- Pedal Steel Guitar; Robert Edwards (The Intruders, Colours); BERNIE LEADON (Eagles; Flying Burrito Bros., Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)- Guitar; DAVID MARKS (ex-Beach Boys, Moon)- Guitar; Ed Burnett; Brian Davies; Michael McGinnis & Edd "E.C." Lively III- Acoustic Guitars; Matthew Moore & Larry Marks- Piano; Curtiss Massey- Oboe; Rick Nation- Bongos; William Mattison; and David Thomas Roberts- Horns; Norman Botnick; Isadore Roman; Lou Raderman; George Poole; Ray Siegel; Eugene Lamas; Julius Tannenbaum; and Darrel Terwilliger- String Section; PLUS the amazing backing vocal talent of: Merry Clayton; Sherrill Atwood; Glenna Session; Gloria Jones; Clydie King; Elaine Hill; Imogene Brown; Tyrone Scott; Carolyn Willis; Maxine Willard Waters; and more. Selections are: Life Is a Session; Tremble If You Must; Wherefore and Why (Gordon Lightfoot song); Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell hit); Light and Light Within You; (Buzz Clifford song); I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free); The Good Side; Not to Know; Rose of the Mountain; Home; and When Will You Be Coming Home. Produced by DMJ Record Label founder Dan Moore, who provides some backing vocals as well and several of the original tunes. Even if you don't know Daniel Moore the singer or producer, most likely you're familiar with his songwriting talent. The songs he wrote that went gold include Three Dog Night's recording of "Shambala" during the early 1970s, and "My Maria," which was originally recorded by B.W. Stevenson, and became a hit single for Country duo Brooks & Dunn. Moore also wrote "Sweet Forgiveness", which went gold for Bonnie Raitt in 1976. Among the other artists who have recorded his songs are: Kenny Rogers, The Everly Brothers, Joe Cocker, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Blue Bland, Dizzy Gillespie, David Clayton Thomas, Canned Heat, Thelma Houston, the Dillards, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jennifer Warnes, the Band, Kim Carnes, Maria Muldaur, and most obscure of all, Denny Brooks. This is a seldom seen Original 1969 pressing on the WARNER BROS. 7-ARTS Label (1822). The record jacket, although opened, still has it's original shrinkwrap, and appears in overall Mint condition. The 7-Arts labels and record playing surfaces appear bright & clean, & overall beautiful MINT!
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