Speak Me

by Raiford Starke

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03:55
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03:10
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04:24
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04:51
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04:25
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05:27
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06:45

credits

released January 26, 2013

Raiford Starke – Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica,
Bass on “West Memphis”, Accordian on “Girl From Immokalee”
Michael Cole – 2nd Acoustic Guitar on “Tall Dark Stranger”
and “Roughed Up”
Apt. Q258 (Jeff Sipe) – Drums
Todd Smallie – Bass
Bob Taylor – Keyboards
Count M’Butu – Congas, Bongos, Shakers, Rattles, Doyt-Doyt
Dave Pierce – Pedal Steel
John Yarling – Drums on “Johnny Lee”
“Kilmo” Carl Pacillo – Bass on “Johnny Lee”
Johnny B – Dobro
Sonny Edwards – Acoustic Guitar on “Johnny Lee ”
Scott Boyer, Marie Nosfinger, Mindy Simmons, Glenna Dame,
David Shelley, Shana – Background Vocals
Gabriel Rivera – Spanish Father’s Voice on “Girl From Immokalee”
Keith Davis – Airboat Driver
Warren & Daniel – Handclaps
Featuring the Swampwater Café Choir:
John Anderson, Kelly Colvin, Christy Mann, Swamp Owl, Screech Owl
Keith Davis, Gabriel Rivera, Paul Morrison (2)
Hempton Dempster – Tambourine & Shaker
… and Tim Morrison as the Beaver

(See individual tracks for songwriting credits)

Produced & Engineered By Jim Bickerstaff for Gravity 783
Assisted By Mark Thompson
Tracking Engineers – Jim Bickerstaff & Ronny Cates
Assisted by Mike Gersten
Tracks recorded at Mirror Image Studio, Gainesville, FL
“Johnny Lee” – Track recorded on location in Big Cypress, FL
Overdubs, Mix and Edits – Seminole Mobile Studio
on location in Big Cypress, FL & Elkmont, AL
Mastered by Benny Quinn at Masterfonics, Nashville, TN
Package Design – John F. Stacey
Cover - “Girl From Immokalee” video, dir. Tommy Demos
Photo, outside tray - Denise Kleiner
Photos, disc and inside tray - Peter B. Gallagher
Special thanks to Jim Billie and The Seminole Tribe of Florida

Appreciation: The entire Billie Swamp Safari Staff, Mario Aquilera, Ed Woods, Laura, Boo & John Anderson, Swamp Owl, Ronnie & Frank Davis, Lil’ Paul, Matthew Bristol, Bonnie Bickerstaff, Bill & Tiff, Chris Cummings, Justin Wilson,,Ani Wilson, Michelle Glean, Verlie Simmons, Shakey, Mikey Leach, Kacy Ross, Stevie Grandmasion, Ricky Wilcox, Hollywood Dave, Erik Hokkanen, Chris Arnold, Ralph Martin, Jack Snipes & his Extenders, Jimmy Hawkins & The
Cyclones, Peter Townsend, Denny Kenny, Dave Feder, Shack Daddys, Iko Iko, Magda Hiller, Ron Dziubla, Roseann Duma & Addison, My #1 Son, Dennis Kenny, Sr., Mary Ann Kenny, Friends and Family, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, etc.

Dedicated to the music and memory of DICKY WILSON, 1946-1996.

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