The Smile of Life (LP Vinyl)

The Smile of Life (LP Vinyl)

Product Description

New Orleans keyboard player and singer Ronnie Barron was known primarily as a session player for Dr John, Ry Cooder, Tom Waits, Eric Burdon & The Animals and many more. This 1978 album was recorded in August 1976 in New Orleans , with musicians including Art Neville and Mac Rebennack (Dr John) and members of The Meters, and in Tokyo, October 1977. The Tokyo session was produced by Haruomi Hosono, co-produced by Makoto Kubota and Ronnie Barron. Musicians from Tin Pan Alley, Sunset Gang amd other leading musicians were featured including Tatsuo Hayashi (drums), Shigeru Suzuki, Ginji Ito and Kenichi Inoue (guitars) and Sandii (vocals). Such a stellar cast of musicians from New Orleans and Tokyo makes for an incredible album with Hosono's participation the icing on the cake. Remastered by Makoto Kubota.

All Songs Composed by Ronnie Barron(except A3 by L. Morris and E. Kador)
Produced by Harry Hosono
Co-produced by Makoto Kubota & Ronnie Barron

Vocals: Ronnie Barron
Backing Vocals: Kim J. Barron, Sandi A Hohn

(New Orleans)
Produced by Ronnie Barron & Wardell Quezergue
Engineers: Roberta Grace & Skip Godwin
Recorded August 1976, at Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans

Drums: Joseph “Ziggy” Modeliste
Bass: George Porter, Jr.
Guitar: Leo Nocentelli
Organ: Arthur Neville
Piano: Ronnie Barron
Moog, R.M.I., Clavinet: Mac Rebennack(Dr. John)
Hornes & Strings Arranged by Ronnie Barron & Wardell Quezergue

Produced by Harry Hosono
Co-produced by Makoto Kubota & Ronnie Barron
Engineers: Yutaka Matsumoto, Hiroshi Goto & Ryuichi Suzuki
Recorded October 1977, at Studio A & Columbia Studio, Tokyo

Drums: Tatsuo Hayashi, Yukari Uehera
Bass: Haruomi Hosono, Takashi Onzo
Guitar: Shigeru Suzuki, Ginji Ito, Kenichi Inoue
Piano, Organ, Clavinet, Solina, Marimba, Electric Piano, Pianica: Ronnie Barron
Percussion - Nobu Saito, Ronnie Barron, Haruomi Hosono
Banjo: Nobuaki Hashizume
Horns Arranged by Ronnie Barron, Hiroshi Kishimoto
Strings Arranged by Tetsuji Hayashi, Mitsuo Hagita

Side A
1. Prelude
2. Moon Shinin' Bright
3. Make You Love Me
4. Honey, Honey
5. Running South, Running North
6. Carry It on Home to Rosie

Side B
7. Some People
8. Doing Business with The Devil
9. My Jealousy
10. She Does It Good
11. Love Affair