CLOSING THE GAP

Closing the Gap (front of album)
Closing the Gap (back of album)

Side 1: Oklahoma Hills; Pretty Piece Of Paper; Midnight Wind; San Antonio Rose; Soldier's Last Letter; Wayfarin' Stranger
Side 2: Ride 'Em, Cowboy; Softly And Tenderly; Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again; Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon; Treasure Untold; Sneakin' In The Back Door Of Love; Little Buckaroo


Closing the Gap (left inside of album)
Closing the Gap (right inside of album)
Produced and arranged by James Hendricks










On the back of the album is the following:
See Michael Parks every week on the NBC Television Network as he plays Jim Bronson in THEN CAME BRONSON.
Bronson is a restless young man on leave of absence from The Establishment. He's free, and he roams the country on a motorcycle. Bronson prefers straight lines to crooked angles. What he doesn't need he doesn't want - and for the necessities of life he works. Like Michael Parks, he prefers honest people and simple pleasures like country music.
Harley-Davidson Sportster Motorcycle
MGM SE-4646
[8-track tape catalog #: MGM M 84646]

LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY

Long Lonesome Highway (front of album)
Long Lonesome Highway (back of album)

Side 1: Mountain High; California's Fine; Yonder Comes The Blues; Sunshine Showers; Big 'T' Water; Summer Days
Side 2: Long Lonesome Highway;
My Melancholy Baby; I Think Of You; Re-enlistment Blues




Produced and arranged by James Hendricks

MGM SE-4662
[8-track tape catalog #: MGM M 84662]



BLUE

Blue (front of album)
Blue (back of album)

Side 1: Beautiful Means You; Save A Little, Spend A Little (Give A Little Away); No One To Cry To; Cold, Cold Heart
Side 2: Sally (Was A Gentle Woman); Lonely And Blue; I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You); Born To Lose; There's Been A Change In Me; I Come To The Garden


Produced and arranged by James Hendricks
MGM SE-4717
[8-track tape catalog #: MGM M 84717]


LOST AND FOUND

Lost and Found(front of album)
Lost and Found (back of album)

Side 1: Lost And Found; Sweet Misery; Statue Of A Fool; I Let You Take Advantage; Look Down That Lonesome Road
Side 2: Turn Around Little Mama; I Was Born In Kentucky; Medley: I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry/It's You/When I've Learned/Farther Along



Executive Producer: Ken Mansfield;
All Selections Arranged by Larry Butler except "Farther Along", [which was] Arranged by Tom Sparkman.


V6-5079

THE BEST OF MICHAEL PARKS

The Best of Michael Parks (front of album)
The Best of Michael Parks (back of album)

Side 1: Big "T" Water; I Was Born In Kentucky; Sally (Was A Gentle Woman); Sneakin' In The Back Door Of Love; Statue Of A Fool


Side 2: Mountain High; Long Lonesome Highway; Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again; There's Been A Change In Me; Sing That Song Again





"The recordings in this album were previously released on MGM SE-4662, SE-4717, SE-4718*, SE-4646 and Verve V6-5079 with one exception: "Sing That Song Again" has not been released previously."

*(This album, SE-4718, is a compilation album, entitled "The Core Of Rock, Volume 2." My source on this is the book, Goldmine Price Guide to Collectible Record Albums, Fifth Edition, by Ned Umphred, published in 1996 by Krause Publications. I also remember seeing the album in a record store several years ago.)

MGM SE-4784

YOU DON'T KNOW ME

You Don't Know Me (front of album)
You Don't Know Me (back of album)

Side 1: Sweethearts Or Strangers; You Don't Know Me; Autumn Leaves; Worried Over You; My Window Faces The South; Keep Me In Mind


Side 2: Don't Go To Strangers; Makes No Diff'rence Now; Poor Butterfly; Weary Blues From Waiting; Street Of Dreams





Musicians: Byron Berline, Billy Berry, Bob Bertaux, James Burton, Thumbs Carllile, Chuck Cowan, Jim Hughart, Lou Kaboc, Mundell Lowe, Dave Mackay, Nick Seroli, Carl Walden, Billy Walker, and Tammy McGregor [vocal on Keep Me In Mind]
Produced by Virginia Carllile
[copyright] 1980 M.P. Records/P.O. Box 0/Tarzana, CA 91356
Catalog # MP11
{The album was later released on First American Records (in 1981, catalog # FA 7781), located in Washington state.}

COOLIN' SOUP

Coolin' Soup (front of album)
Coolin' Soup (back of album)

Big River (2:43); I'll Never Be Free (6:10); Moulin Rouge (2:48); I Gotta Have My Baby Back (5:51); Rockin' Chair (3:22); I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (2:23); Make Love To Me (4:41); It's Such a Good Day (4:04); Basin Street Blues (3:49); On the Street Where You Live (4:46); Just For a Thrill (3:30); Easy Street (3:15); Don't Go To Strangers (4:00); Down New Orleans Way (3:58); Texas Plains (4:24); Together Again (2:34); But Beautiful (5:25)


17 songs, over 67 minutes of Michael Parks! Worth every penny!

Executive Producer: Bill Lairamore
Produced by Chuck Cowan
Mike Thompson - Drums
Chuch Cowan - Guitars (& additional vocals on ...Write Myself a Letter)
Ken Pester - Trumpet
Byron Berline - Fiddle
Gerald Spaits - Bass
Tim Brewer - Bass
Russ Long - Piano (& additional vocals on ...Write Myself a Letter)
Jim Snyder - Piano


This is on CD only, # US001, from Listen Recordings, Inc., P.O. Box 35161, Las Vegas, NV 89133-5161
www.michaelparks.com



SINGLES BY MICHAEL PARKS

LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY, MGM Records #K14104 (L1160), From The M-G-M TV Series "Then Came Bronson" ([words & music:] James Hendricks); [artist:] MICHAEL PARKS; Produced & Arranged by James Hendricks, Hastings Music Corp. & Rivers Music Co., BMI, [time:] 2:00
Flip side: MOUNTAIN HIGH, MGM Records #K14104 (L1157), From The M-G-M TV Series "Then Came Bronson" ([words & music:] James Hendricks); [artist:] MICHAEL PARKS; Produced & Arranged by James Hendricks, Rivers Music Co., BMI, [time:] 2:49


Note: the times for the songs on this single do not match the times listed on the LP, LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY, but I don't know whether these are different versions. Also, the DJ version gives "MOUNTAIN HI" as the flip side title.







TIE ME TO YOUR APRON STRINGS AGAIN (2:52) / same title (2:14)
Description:7" -- MGM K14092 (L 1049) / MGM K14092 (106,514) - yellow dj labels
Prod. & Arr. By James Hendricks

Note: two different versions, two different time lengths










MISCELLANEOUS RECORDINGS


THEN CAME BRONSON



Capitol Records (S) 2672

[I found this item listed in a book on Collectible TV and movie soundtrack records. Guessing that it came out about 1969, I checked Billboard Magazine. I found that the numbering format indicated a single, not an LP. I did not find it on the charts, but I did find Capitol 2674, an Al Martino song, on the singles chart for January 3, 1970, in its third week, so 2672 was probably released in November or December of 1969.


JAMES HENDRICKS

James Hendricks (front of album)
James Hendricks (back of album)

Side 1: California's Fine; Glory Train; Muddy River; Ride 'Em Cowboy; Summer Days


Side 2: Big "T" Water; Weary Blues From Waitin'; Honky Tonk Blues; Softly And Tenderly; Blue Yodel No. 10







Produced and arranged by James Hendricks


MGM Records SE-4768

SONGS OF JAMES HENDRICKS

Songs Of James Hendricks (front of album) - picture not available yet
Songs Of James Hendricks (back of album) - picture not available yet

Side 1: I Think Of You; Big Wheels; Colorado Rocky Mountains; Good Goodbye; Sunshine Showers; You Don't Know My Mind


Side 2: City Ways; Lily Of The Valley; Summer Rain; Look To Your Soul; Shady Green Pastures







Produced by Johnny Rivers
All selections written by James Hendricks

At a time when music has gone to its limit with mechanical, electrical and gimmick sounds, there comes from the Colorado Rocky Mountains a breath of fresh air. In these troubled, materialistic times, there is a great need for songs like those of James Hendricks. Johnny Rivers


SOUL CITY SCS-92003 (LIBERTY RECORDS)

LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY
[45 rpm single]

James Hendricks' Long Lonesome Highway (front of 45 sleeve - Picture not yet available)
James Hendricks' Long Lonesome Highway (back of 45 sleeve - Picture not yet available)

Side 1: Long Lonesome Highway (1:45)


Side 2: Long Lonesome Highway (1:45)












Produced by Scott Turner
Photo by Don Putnam
Nashville, 1976
Written and performed by James Hendricks


Starcrest Records GRT-060 (4367)

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