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Micheal Smotherman - Michael Smotherman

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Micheal Smotherman (1982) - Michael Smotherman

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Michael Smotherman

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Side One:
Crazy In LoveLyrics available
  Running Time: 3:40
  Comments: Intro is 0:05 in duration. Cut, mixed, listened to, everything at George Massenburg Studios.
Green EyesLyrics available
  Running Time: 2:46
  Comments: Intro is 0:25 in duration. Cut at Filmways/Heider Recording.
Magic WishesLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:20
  Comments: Intro is 0:12 in duration. Cut at Devonshire.
Matter Of TimeLyrics available
  Running Time: 3:15
  Comments: Intro is 0:30 in duration. Cut at Filmways/Heider Recording.
Cold BurnLyrics available
  Running Time: 3:43
  Comments: Intro is 0:15 in duration. Cut at Hollywood Sound.

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Side Two:
If You Think You're Hurtin' Me (Girl You're Crazy)Lyrics available
  Running Time: 4:10
  Comments: Intro is 0:21 in duration. Cut at Filmways/Heider Recording.
Do I Ever Cross Your MindLyrics available
  Running Time: 2:51
  Comments: Intro is 0:21 in duration. Cut at Filmways/Heider Recording.
Fais Do DoLyrics available
  Running Time: 3:57
  Comments: Intro is 0:32 in duration. Cut at Filmways/Heider Recording.
(Would You Love Me) All The Way DownLyrics available
  Running Time: 2:57
  Comments: Intro is 0:26 in duration. Cut at Filmways/Heider Recording.
Freedom's LegacyLyrics available
  Running Time: 3:51
  Comments: Intro is 0:24 in duration. Cut at Filmways/Heider Recording.
    Guest Appearances »

Billy Burnette, Steve Crossley, Kim Derrigan, Craig (T.) Fall, Darlene Groncki, Gary Herbig/Herbick, James Jamerson, Jr., Joel Peskin/Pesken, Trey Thomson, Marty Walsh, Don(n)(y) Wyn(n)

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Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

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Billy Burnette (Songwriter), Steve Crossley (Songwriter), Michael Smotherman (Songwriter), Darius Anthony (Photography), Nancy Donald (Design), Rick Davis (Road Manager), Michael Smotherman (Liner Notes), Larry Hamby (Produced By), Bill House (Produced By), Frank (Beat Around The Bush) Rand (Produced By), Michael Smotherman (Produced By), Mick Guzauski (Mixed By), Ron Lewter (Mastered By), Biff Daw(e)s (Engineering), Dennis May(e)(s) (Engineering), Jim Scheffler (Engineering), Larry Hamby (Vocals Cut Under The Watchful Ears Of), Frank (Beat Around The Bush) Rand (Vocals Cut Under The Watchful Ears Of), Mick Guzauski (Engineered), Mick Guzauski (Smiled), Dave Mancini (Vocals Engineering), Tom Vicari (Vocals Engineering), Gary Griffin (Moogs Programmed By), Gary Griffin (Arp Programmed By)

    Record Label »

    Catalogue Number »

EPC 85010

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    Liner Notes »

I'm sitting in a patch of sunlight in a corner of a bare livinq room in California. It's the dead of Winter, must be 85 degrees and I can smell the ocean and hear sea gulls. This is a wonderful place. I came from Oklahoma (with a piano on my knee) and I'll bet a dollar to a hole in a doughnut it's not 85 degrees there. I'd like to try and introduce myself and talk a little bit about some of my songs on the record contained herein, hopefully so you will enjoy said songs, purchase said record, ano the faceless monolith of my record company will remand to me my pittance and I can continue to smell the ocean.

The song Fais Do Do (pronounced Fay-doe doe) is about a guy trying to find someone to explain what the hell Fais Do Do is. As our hero wanders from bar to bar, ever searching, ever thirsty, the answer is eventually revealed to him, so I'll tell you all. Fais Do Do is actually a Cajun dance beat which literally translated means "go to sleep." Strange, no? Maybe it's drinking all that swamp water. The song doesn't even have a Fais Do Do beat, it has a beat I made up I just dig the word.

Green Eyes is about a very lovely Southern girl I met when I was hanging out in Tennessee. Her eyes are sea green, two million miles deep, she never learned to frown or speak loudly, and her body is like warm marble. Yow.

I wrote Cold Burn about women who are exploited by men, apparently willingly.

Freedom's Legacy is my attempt to try and feel the personal side of what it must be like to kill or be killed by a total stranger (who also has someone who loves him) to preserve or gain freedom. In the movies all the guys look like Robert Redford, but when I realize that the guys who bleed real blood and feel real terror, look like our Dads, it hits home pretty hard. I tried not to relate it to any specific conflict right now and it is not political. It is about love.

Do I Ever Cross Your Mind was written in a loft apartment I was renting above an old colonial house in Nashville, during a gentle spring shower. I feel in my heart that we all have telepathically sung this song to someone sometime.

Crazy In Love was co-written with a buddy of mine who was as drunk as me around his pool in L.A. Man, it sure sounded great around the pool. It also gave me the opportunity to finally use the word jacaranda in a song. I love that word. Jacaranda.

Adios amoebas.

Micheal Smotherman

The vocals were cut at Cherokee.

We mixed at George Massenburg Studios and Westlake, using the wizardry of Mick Guzauski (thanks again, Mick).

Wine for my men.

We mastered at JVC.

We were ably assisted on everything by my able assistant and road manager, Rick Davis.

Thank you Epic Records from the bottom of my heart. We had a hell of a party if I do say so myself.

Special thanks to Gregg Geller, Ron McCarrell, Larry Douglas, Pretty Polly Anthony (check them eyes), Saucy Stephanie Knauer (check that hair) and Sassy Sue Sawyer (check them lips).

Hi Mom, Pop, Amy, and all my friends in Nashville, my second home. I miss you.

God Bless Larry and Frankie and my cohort in crime Darlene Groncki.

Billy Burnette appears courtesy of CBS Records

James Jamerson, Jr. appears courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved.

Unauthorized duplication public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record is a violation of applicable laws & prohibited.

Epic trademark of CBS Inc. Marcas Reg.

Made/Printed in Holland

(C) (P) 1982 CBS Inc.

33 1/3 RPM



LC 0199

CB 271


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Love it
Review written by Anonymous, September 10th, 2012

I still play this...instead of getting tired of it, it just gets better with repeated listenings...wish it was on CD, I've about worn it out...

Great Time On The Road Promoting This Classic!
Review written by Armand St. Martin (, June 21st, 2008

This album "Micheal Smotherman" was a hit in 1982 and it is still a hit. As Smotherman's synth player on the road (from Los Angeles to NY) while helping promote this exciting record for Epic Records when it was first released, I can attest to Smotherman's amazing ability to write hit songs and arrange music. Smotherman and his hand-selected group of musicians who comprised his live band were as exciting back then as the recording was. All these years later, as a New Orleans piano player and entertainer at the Ritz-Carlton, I perform my own songs now but I always make space in my shows to cover Smotherman's amazing classic "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" which is featured on this masterful recording.

What a Great CD
Review written by Anonymous, February 28th, 2006

Man, I have been looking everywhere for this CD! I remember seeing these video's from this CD on HBO's Video Jukebox and just totally falling in love with all these songs (I will always remember the lady in the red dress moving from side-to-side in "Crazy in Love", what a knock out).

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This appears to be the second self-titled album released by Michael Smotherman as one was released in 1977 from Windsong.

This 1982 Epic Records release purposely has the first name printed as "Micheal" on the cover, spine, label & credits of the album.

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Discography entry submitted by Johannes Dittler & Marty Adelson.