Marcia Ball

Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent
The Alligator debut of Austin's (and the world's) favorite long, tall piano player. A potent mixture of roadhouse rock, New Orleans R&B and deep soul and Marcia's best singing ever. Includes a duet with Delbert McClinton.

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Produced by Doyle Bramhall and Marcia Ball
Recorded and mixed by Jared Tuten
Assistant engineer: Todd Dillon
Recorded at Arlyn Studios, Austin, TX
Mixed at Pedernales Studio, Spicewood, TX...
Produced by Doyle Bramhall and Marcia Ball
Recorded and mixed by Jared Tuten
Assistant engineer: Todd Dillon
Recorded at Arlyn Studios, Austin, TX
Mixed at Pedernales Studio, Spicewood, TX
Mastered at Wolf Mastering, Nashville
Photos by Johnny Medina
Design by Kevin Niemiec

Casper Rawls appears courtesy of Rounder Records
Sonny Landreth appears courtesy of Sugar Hill Records
Delbert McClinton appears courtesy of Hotshot/New West Records

Dedicated to Daddy and Chick

With special thanks to all the musicians who played so beautifully and so willingly, to the
vocalists who sang like angels, to our families who help us every step of the way and
especially to the songwriters who shared their hearts' and souls' inspiration.
Thanks also to Avery Burdette at Yamaha, Delbert and Wendy, Shari Matza Berenson,
Ken Hale and Tom Druecker at the U.T. Art department, and your living room, Austin.

Doyle says thank you to Barbara Logan, Will, Sophia, Martin, Loma del Norte,
the San Jose Motel and El sol y la luna.

The Scene Of The Crime 3:11
Words and Music by Marcia Ball and Stephen Bruton (C2001 Brutunes, BMI/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI & Gatorhythms, BMI)

Vocal and Piano: Marcia Ball
Bass: Don Bennett
Drums: Keith Robinson
Guitar: Pat Boyack
Hammond B-3: Riley Osbourn
Acoustic Guitar: Casper Rawls
Harmonica: Gary Primich

You Make It Hard 4:00
By Allen Toussaint (C1996, 1997 Screen Gems-EMI Music and Marsaint Music Inc. All rights for Marsaint Music Inc. controlled and admin. by Screen Gems-EMI Music, BMI)
Vocals: Marcia Ball and Delbert McClinton
Bass: Roscoe Beck
Drums: Doyle Bramhall
Guitar: Derek O'Brien
Trumpet: Wayne Jackson
Tenor Sax: Dan Torosian
Baritone Sax: Mark Kazanoff
Hammond B-3: Riley Osbourn
Piano: Marcia Ball
Acoustic Guitar: Casper Rawls
Backing Vocals: Susanne Abbott, Bonnie Bishop, Kristin Dewitt

Count The Days  3:28
By Charlie Foxx, Brooks Johnson & Yvonne Williams (Catalogue Music, Inc., BMI)
Vocal and Piano: Marcia Ball
Bass: Don Bennett
Drums: Keith Robinson
Guitar: Pat Boyack
Trumpet: Wayne Jackson
Tenor Sax: Brad Andrew
Baritone Sax: Mark Kazanoff
Backing Vocals: Don Bennett, Keith Robinson,
                          Doyle Bramhall, Debbie Gardner

Let The Tears Roll Down 5:43
By Leigh Harris and Nic ten Broeke (Gentilly Lace Music/Nix-On That Music, BMI)
Vocal and Piano: Marcia Ball
Bass: Roscoe Beck
Drums: Doyle Bramhall
Guitar: Derek O'Brien
Acoustic Guitar: Casper Rawls
Harmonica: Gary Primich
Hammond B-3: Riley Osbourn
Trumpet: Wayne Jackson
Tenor Sax: Dan Torosian
Baritone Sax: Mark Kazanoff
Backing Vocals: Susanne Abbott, Bonnie Bishop, Kristin Dewitt

Louella 4:27
By Marcia Ball (Gatorhythms, BMI)
Vocal and Piano: Marcia Ball
Bass: Don Bennett
Drums: Keith Robinson
Guitar: Pat Boyack
Hammond B-3: Riley Osbourn
Accordion and Tenor Sax: Pat Breaux
Tenor Sax: Brad Andrew

Fly On The Wall 4:21
By Wayne Jackson and Johnny Barranco (Sweet Medicine Music, BMI/Lady Teresa Music, ASCAP)
Vocal and Piano: Marcia Ball
Bass: Roscoe Beck
Drums: Chris Hunter
Rhythm Guitar & Parts: C.C. Adcock
Slide & Solo: Sonny Landreth
Hammond B-3: Riley Osbourn
Trumpet: Wayne Jackson
Tenor Sax: Paul Klemperer
Baritone Sax: Mark Kazanoff
Backing Vocals: Susanne Abbott, Bonnie Bishop, Kristin Dewitt

I Have The Right To Know 4:49
By Brenda Burns (C1996 Brenda Burns Music, admin. by Bug Music, BMI)
Vocal and Piano: Marcia Ball
Bass: Don Bennett
Drums: Keith Robinson
Guitar: Pat Boyack
Hammond B-3: Riley Osbourn
Backing Vocals: Susanne Abbott, Bonnie Bishop, Kristin Dewitt

Thibodaux, Louisiana 3:30
By Doyle Bramhall and Robin Syler
(2:30 Music admin. by Bug Music/Syler Songs, BMI)
Vocal and Piano: Marcia Ball
Bass: Roscoe Beck
Drums: Chris Hunter
Guitars: C.C. Adcock
             Derek O'Brien
             Sonny Landreth
Harmonica: Gary Primich
Accordion: Pat Breaux

I'm Coming Down With The Blues 4:00
By John Berry & Don Covay  (C1960 Renewed 1988 Screen Gems-EMI Music, BMI)
Vocal and Piano:  Marcia Ball
Bass:  Don Bennett
Drums:  Keith Robinson
Guitar:  Pat Boyack
Trumpet:  Wayne Jackson
Tenor Sax:  Paul Klemperer
Baritone Sax:  Mark Kazanoff
Tenor Sax Solo:  Pat Breaux
Acoustic Guitar:  Casper Rawls

Shake A Leg 2:57
By Terry Wilson & John Herron (Jesilu Music/Lew-Bob
Songs & See Johnny Run Songs, BMI)
Vocal and Piano: Marcia Ball
Bass: Don Bennett
Drums: Keith Robinson
Guitar: Pat Boyack
Tenor Sax: Brad Andrew

Somebody To Love 3:33
By Marcia Ball (Gatorhythms, BMI)
Vocal and Piano: Marcia Ball
Bass: Don Bennett
Drums: Keith Robinson
Guitar: Pat Boyack
Acoustic Guitar: Casper Rawls
Tenor Sax: Brad Andrew
Tenor Sax: Pat Breaux
Frotoir: Van Mouton
Backing Vocals: Susanne Abbott, Bonnie Bishop, Kristin Dewitt

She's So Innocent 4:54
By Marcia Ball (Gatorhythms, BMI)
Vocal and Piano: Marcia Ball
Bass: Roscoe Beck
Drums: Doyle Bramhall
Guitar: Derek O'Brien
Acoustic Guitar: Casper Rawls

You Make Me Happy 3:44
By Marcia Ball (Gatorhythms, BMI)
Vocal and Piano: Marcia Ball
Bass: Don Bennett
Drums: Keith Robinson
Guitar: Pat Boyack
Trumpet: Gary Slechta
Tenor Sax: Brad Andrew
Baritone Sax: Mark Kazanoff


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Quotes

"A stellar collection of R&B and blues..her best vocal performance to date. Strikes a fine balance between polished performance and true grit, capturing the totality of Marcia Ball like no previous album"
- BILLBOARD


"Rollicking, good time blues and intimate, reflective balladry..her songs ring with the truth of experience"
- ROLLING STONE



    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 The Scene Of The Crime
3:11
Play Preview 2 You Make It Hard
4:00
Play Preview 3 Count The Days
3:28
Play Preview 4 Let The Tears Roll Down
5:43
Play Preview 5 Louella
4:27
Play Preview 6 Fly On The Wall
4:21
Play Preview 7 I Have The Right To Know
4:49
Play Preview 8 Thibodaux, Louisiana
3:30
Play Preview 9 I'm Coming Down With The Blues
4:00
Play Preview 10 Shake A Leg
2:57
Play Preview 11 Somebody To Love
3:33
Play Preview 12 She's So Innocent
4:54
Play Preview 13 You Make Me Happy
3:44
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