- The Rock (The Frankie Miller Band album)
The Rock Studio album by The Frankie Miller Band Released September 1975 Recorded 1975 at His Master's Wheels, San Francisco Genre Blues Rock Length 62:36 (2003 reissue/eagle records) Label Chrysalis Records Producer Elliot Mazer The Frankie Miller Band chronology High Life
The Rock is the third album from The Frankie Miller Band. It features The Memphis Horns and The Edwin Hawkins Singers who supply backing vocals on classic songs like, "A Fool in Love", which enjoyed considerable airplay on both sides of the Atlantic and was a sizeable hit in the USA. "Ain't Got No Money" became the album’s most covered song with notable versions from Cher, Chris Farlowe and Bob Seger. The song, "Drunken Nights In The City", was written for his late-night drinking buddy Jimmy Johnstone, the former (Celtic FC) Scottish footballer.
The album was recorded in sight of the prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco, Miller commented that it was only music that had saved him that kind of fate and dedicated the song, The Rock, to the plight of prisoners, a reference to his 2nd cousin Jimmy Boyle.
- "A Fool In Love"
- "The Heartbreak"
- "The Rock"
- "I Know Why The Sun Don't Shine"
- "Hard On The Levee"
- "Ain't Got No Money"
- "All My Love To You"
- "I'm Old Enough"
- "Drunken Nights In The City"
- Frankie Miller - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Henry McCullough - lead guitar, backing vocals
- Mick Weaver - keyboards
- Chrissy Stewart - bass guitar
- Stu Perry - drums, percussion
- James Dewar - backing vocals
- The Memphis Horns - horn section
- The Edwin Hawkins Singers - background vocals
- Produced by Elliot Mazer
- Engineered by Jeremy Zatkin, Elliot Mazer
- Recorded at His Master's Wheels, San Francisco
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