Paul Parrish - 1977 - Song For A Young Girl ABC AA 1031
Tracks : 1 Rock & Rollin' Star 2 Stormy Days 3 Matthew and Cherokee 4 Ballerina 5 America (The Lady of the Harbor) 6 Hoedown 7 Foggy Highway 8. That's the Way of Friends 9 White Pony 10 Song for a Young Girl
Credits : Paul Parrish : Piano Bill Cuomo : Keyboards, Synthesizer Michael Boddicker : Moog Synthesizer Ralph Humphrey : Drums Gene Estes : Percussion King Errisson : Conga Sneaky Pete Kleinow : Pedal Steel Jim Seals : Fiddle David Hungate, John Smith : Bass Venetta Fields, Sherlie Matthews, Pat Henderson, Oren Waters, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Rebecca Louis, Clydie King : Vocals (Background) Louie Shelton : Bass, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Producer Joseph Bogan : Engineer Sid Sharp : Concert Master
Here is the only online review that I can found :
This album is just great in my opinion. From cut one which is "Rock'n
Rollin' Star" about a guy who has become famous and knows his ex
girlfriend is listening and proclaims that if he can't be her lover
then let "me be your Rock'n Rollin' Star", to the last cut which is
entitled "Song for a Young Girl" and of course happens to be the title
cut... this album is awesome.
"Stormy Days" is a time for
reflection and remembering as you are all alone in the house as the
storm outside brings rain and memories.
Cherokee" is a song about true love with a sort of reincarnation theme
in a way I would have never conceived. Much like the sentiments spoken
of in Jimmy Webb's "The Highwayman" if you get right down to it,
although the two songs are nothing like one another except in ideology.
"Ballerina" is about someone loving the artistic value of
dance. Respect and love for beauty in the arts and the inspiration
given to the person watching the performance.
"America (The Lady of the Harbor)" is simply love of country as only Paul Parrish can articulate it.
"Hoedown" is a song about the old traditional hoedowns of country
living. Good friends, moonshine and happy feelings all around. The
intro reminds me of a hollywood western movie. The arrangement is
"Foggy Highway" is a traveling song as he wrestles
with what part of the country he loves the most. One gets the feeling
that he loves the diversity of this great country and it's natural
beauty. And certainly the love of the road. A great highway song.
"That's the Way of Friends" speaks of the ups and downs of friendship
and most people who have a special friendship in their lives will be
able to relate to what he is saying here.
"White Pony" is a
song about nature again and the freedom that he sees in the wild nature
of a certain horse. In a word, Freedom.
"Song for a Young
Girl" is a fantastic message of hope and inspiration for anyone who
wishes another all the best life can give. I find this song very