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Free In America

by Ben Sidran

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about

The year was 1976, the bicentennial birthday of America, and I wanted to make the point that "the nicest thing about the United States / everybody is free to make their own mistakes / it might not sound like much but it will do in the clutch / step right up sucker it's your turn to touch". (Little known historical fact: this album contains the first ever recording of Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind").

credits

released January 1, 1976

Ben Sidran Piano, Vocals
James "Curley" Cooke Guitar
Phil Upchurch Bass
Gary Zappa Bass
Bill Meeker Drums
Master Henry Gibson Percussion
Richard Tee Organ
David "Fathead" Newman Saxophone
Sonny Seals Saxophone
Woody Shaw Trumpet
Randy Brecker Trumpet
Michael Brecker Saxophone
Les Hooper Strings
Jerry Alexander Vocals
Gavin Christopher Vocals

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