Scott Chambers (bass) to record this
album in his Nashville home studio with the able assistance of
engineer Mick Conley.
Whitsettís first recording session occurred in 1961 as a 16-
year-old member of his older brotherís band (Tim Whitsett &
The Imperial Show Band). From then, until his death from
brain cancer in 2007, he was a highly respected force in the
studio, working with artists in every genre, including Paul
Simon, B.B. King, Tony Joe White, Janis Ian, Bobby Blue
Bland, Johnnie Taylor, The MGs, Connie Francis, Z.Z. Hill,
Patti Page, Little Milton, and Kathy Mattea. He also was a
prolific, multi-genre songwriter with cuts by Joe Cocker,
Solomon Burke, Conway Twitty, Eddie Floyd, Johnnie Taylor,
Jerry Butler, Lorrie Morgan, William Bell, Suzy Bogguss, and
the Staple Singers.
Equally impressive are the credentials of Carsonís chosen
contributors to this album: drummer Jack Bruno (Tina Turner,
Joe Cocker), guitarist Bill Cooley (Alan Jackson, Reba
McIntyre), bassist Scott Chambers (Art Garfunkel, The Pointer
Sisters), and Mick Conley (Kathy Mattea, Marty Stuart).
Hard as it is to pick three tracks more outstanding than the
others, The Bond, The Sneak, and Lenora
offer a good
sampling of the talent displayed here..