Some Days Are Diamonds

Asylum 7E-1044, 1975
(also released as Asylum CM-4)

 


ONE SIDE * SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS

1. MONEY, TROUBLE AND LOVE  3:24
2. SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS (SOME DAYS ARE STONE)  2:56
3. LOUIE / DON'T GIVE UP ON ME  5:05
4. RICHARD'S SLIDE BLUES  3:10
5. ONE SWEET REASON  3:02

All Songs Written by Dick Feller and Published by Tree Publishing Co., Inc. BMI, except "One Sweet Reason" Published by Vector Music Co., Inc. BMI and "Louie, Don't Give Up On Me" Written by Vic Stoffer.

ANOTHER SIDE * SOME DAYS ARE STONE

1. UNCLE HIRAM AND THE HOMEMADE BEER  3:24
2. MORE OR LESS  3:16
3. A ROOM FOR A BOY - NEVER USED  2:25
4. DIESEL GYPSY  2:55
5. TEXAS KATEY  6:08
6. LET IT RIDE  2:53

All Songs Written by Dick Feller and published by Tree Publishing Co., Inc. BMI

WORDS AND MUSIC BY DICK FELLER
PRODUCED BY LARRY BUTLER.  ENGINEERED BY HAROLD LEE.  RECORDED AT AMERICAN STUDIOS, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.  EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - HERBERT S. GART.

BASS - BOB MOORE.  DRUMS AND "NOISE THINGS" - KENNY MALONE.  BANJO AND RHYTHM GUITAR - BOBBY THOMPSON.
PIANO - BOBBY WOOD.  PEDAL STEEL AND DOBRO - PETE DRAKE.  FIDDLE - JOHNNY GIMBLE.  ELECTRIC GUITAR - REGGIE YOUNG.  BASS GUITAR - TOMMY ALSUP.  RHYTHM GUITAR AND ORIGINAL BITS - JIM COLVARD.  PIANO SOLO ON "SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS" - LARRY BUTLER.  FINGER PICKIN' GUITAR - DICK FELLER.  HARMONICA AND UTILITY - CHARLIE McCOY.  BACKGROUND ON "LET IT RIDE" - THE FIRST-BATTALION-WHITES-CREEK-VOLUNTEER-RHYTHM-BAND.  THE STRING PLAYERS - SHELDON KURLAND, ROY CHRISTENSEN, BRENTON BANKS, STEPHANIE WOOLF, STEVEN M. SMITH, MARVIN CHANTRY, EBERHARD RAMM, GEORGE BINKLEY, LENNIE HAIGHT, CARL GORLDETZKY, MARTIN KATHAN, BYRON BACH, KATHRYN PLUMMER, GARY VANOSDALE, CHRIS TEAL.  STRING ARRANGEMENTS BY BILL JUSTUS.  SPECIAL THANKS TO DON LIGHT FOR PATIENCE, TO STEPHANIE AND JOHN FOR ENDURANCE, AND, OF COURSE, TO HERB - FOR CARING.  DICK FELLER IS MANAGED BY DON LIGHT TALENT-NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.  ART DIRECTION - GLEN CHRISTENSEN.  DESIGN - ANNE GARNER.  PHOTOGRAPHY - BARRY FEINSTEIN.

THIS ALBUM IS DEDICATED TO THEODORE STURGEON - MASTER OF FANTASY - MENTOR OF IRONY - AND LOVER OF LOVE.

ASYLUM 7E-1044

P&C 1975 ELEKTRA/ASYLUM/NONESUCH RECORDS, 962 NORTH LA CIENEGA BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90069 A DIVISION OF WARNER COMMUNICATIONS INC.

 

PEOPLE SONGS
Bleary-eyed-mornings
in a hot-tea-buzz.
Thumb-humped rhythms
in the A.M. quiet.
10,000 lines flung at the walls
in search of "The Sticky"
that will coagulate those
fumbling echos into a song
(the song-the song-where is the song?)
Tangled heaps
lacking the catalyst
that melts the pieces
into the piece
-then-
two lines crawl out
-three and then four
-a verse- a chorus
-(sleep be gone
-it's nearly done)
A song. A song. A song!!
New-born and clumsy,
spanked into life
by the love of the art.
Taking first breaths
in painfully new lungs
-whole and living.
It might be good
Ah, but the poet's ear hears
things that are not there
and his eye is blind
to things that are.
So let the people decide.
Give it to the people.
Sure, the critic waits to shove
it into a nice neat pigeon-hole
(that's country
-that's folky
-that's blues)
that's nonsense.
It's a people song.
Of, by and for
-it's not a manifesto-
I don't wanta say how it was
-how it could be
-how it should be.
No man,
-I wanta say how it is -.
Well - is it?
I bring you a mirror,
not a pulpit.
Someone needs to say,
"yeah, I've felt that way, too."
Maybe to find a little strength
in a common weakness
out of this sad
-funny-tragic-comedy
we are all playing in.
These songs came that way
-mumbly-fumbly-melodies
in search of the guts.
And now I give them to you.
Hey people,
I wrote these songs for you.