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Promised Land

Released:Sep. 27, 1974

One of the highlights of the December Stax sessions, a rare and almost carefree excursion into rock territory with the classic Chuck Berry rewrite (with completely different, and always topical, lyrics) of Roy Acuff’s “Wabash Cannonball.” Once again good radio play for a song that was nothing if not radio-friendly, even if it failed to sell better than other recent singles.

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  • Promised Land

    Chuck Berry. Recorded December 15, 1973 at Stax Studios, Memphis. Guitar: James Burton, Johnny Christopher, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Norbert Putnam. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano & Organ: David Briggs, Per-Erik Hallin. Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, Mary (Jeannie) Greene, Mary Holladay, Susan Pilkington, Voice, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps. OVERDUBS Guitar: Dennis Linde, Alan Rush. Percussion: Rob Galbraith. Piano: Bobby Ogdin. Organ: Randy Cullers. Vocals: Ginger Holladay, Mary Holladay, Mary Cain
  • It's Midnight

    Billy Edd Wheeler/Jerry Chesnut. Recorded December 10, 1973 at Stax Studios, Memphis. Guitar: James Burton, Johnny Christopher, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Norbert Putnam. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano & Organ: David Briggs, Per-Erik Hallin. Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, Mary (Jeannie) Greene, Mary Holladay, Susan Pilkington, Voice, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps. OVERDUBS Guitar: Dennis Linde, Alan Rush. Percussion: Rob Galbraith. Piano: Bobby Ogdin. Organ: Randy Cullers. Vocals: Ginger Holladay, Mary Holladay, Mary Cain

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