The first four songs of this album were recorded at the Great â€œRoy Orbisonâ€™s Studioâ€ in Nashville, TN. These songs were produced by Billy Strange, Frank & Nancy Sinatraâ€™s & Dean Martinâ€™s Producer.
This was Billy Strangeâ€™s first â€œCountry Sessionâ€ since he was a producer of â€œPopâ€ artists. It was a dream of his to do a country album. Later, this session was picked up by Gene Autreyâ€™s label, Republic Records
The first four songs of this album also has the same style of the internationally known CD â€œAinâ€™t it Fineâ€ with updated sound quality!
Some of the famous people who played on this album were the Late and Great Hal Rug on Steel. When we recorded â€œCheaten Steeling Steel Guitar Manâ€ I would try to impersonateâ€œsteelâ€ with my voice and Hal would try to outdo me on the steel! We were trying to make it look like he was steeling all my girlfriendâ€™s with his Steel Playing and I was trying to get them all back with my voice!
The great late Phil Baugh was lead guitar on the first four songs! You can hear his style of playing all through the songs especially on â€œlonely butterflyâ€. Carol Lee Singers were back-up for one of the songs! I got to use my style coined by Eddie Hill, â€œthe singer with the steel guitar foot pedal in his voiceâ€
Twenty years after he coined thatâ€¦the style still worked!
Track 5,6,7, & 8 were recorded at Porter & Dollyâ€™s studio in Nashville, TN. Produced by Louie Ennis! Famous King Records A&R. Three of these four songs were written by Dave on this session. They are â€œFor Cryin Out Loudâ€, If this is not Right, Iâ€™ll be in Love with Wrongâ€, â€œFalling out of Love with Youâ€.
The famous people on this session were â€œthe all time legend guitar playerâ€, â€œLeon Rhodesâ€ and â€œLegendary Fiddle Playerâ€ â€œBuddy Spicherâ€. Also one of the great Steel Players of all times, â€œCurley Chalkerâ€. Also, the writer of â€œYakety Saxâ€ the Great and Legendary â€œJames Spider
Richâ€, my beloved Brother!
One of my all time favorite songs, â€œHealing Hands of Timeâ€ was written by my friend, Willie Nelson. The song â€œYouâ€ had the â€œJanie Fricke Back-Up Singersâ€ and the one and only Buddy Emmons on the Steel. The late and great Dave Kirby who wrote â€œAnybody Going to San Antoneâ€ was lead guitar. â€œYouâ€ was written by Dave Rich and his late Son-in-law Eddie Cooley.
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1. Cheatin, Stealing, Steel Guitar Man
2. My Woman Loves Country Singers
3. Only Butterflies
4. Because You're Gone
5. For Crying Outloud
6. My Love Is a Mountain
7. I'll Be in Love With Wrong
9. Fallin' in Love With Fallin' Out of Love
10. Healing Hands of Time