The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man

Marcia Ball

The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man

Marcia takes listeners on a joyful, thought-provoking and highly-danceable journey filled with instantly memorable melodies and imaginative imagery. Features eleven dazzling new Marcia originals and one stirring cover. Guest artists include Delbert McClinton, Terrance Simien and Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff.  "Rollicking roadhouse rave-ups and soulful Gulf Coast R&B" –USA Today

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1. The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man 3:36
2. Clean My House 3:28
3. Just Keep Holding On 3:12
4. Like There's No Tomorrow 3:32
5. He's The One 4:12
6. The Squeeze Is On 3:32
7. Hot Springs 3:30
8. Human Kindness 3:08
9. Can't Blame Nobody But Myself 3:44
10. Lazy Blues 4:18
11. Get You A Woman 2:50
12. The Last To Know 3:57

Marcia Ball: Piano, Vocals
Don Bennett: Bass
Damien Llanes:  Drums
Michael Schermer: Guitar
Thad Scott: Tenor Saxophone

Roscoe Beck: Bass on "The Last To Know," "Clean My House," and "Human Kindness"
Delbert McClinton: Harmonica on "Can’t Blame Nobody But Myself"
Red Young: B-3 on "Get You A Woman," "Human Kindness," and "Hot Springs"
Terrance Simien: Accordion, Harmony Vocals on "The Squeeze Is On"
Thad Scott: Tenor Sax/Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff: Baritone Sax on "Just Keep Holding On," "Get You A Woman," "He's The One" and "Like There's No Tomorrow"

Jimmy Shortell: Trumpet/Randy Zimmerman: Trombone on "The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man," "The Last To Know" and "Clean My House"
Horn arrangements by Thad Scott
Tom Hambridge: Harmony Vocals, Tambourine on "Hot Springs"
Shelley King, Carolyn Wonderland and Amy Helm: Harmony Vocals on "Human Kindness"
Wendy Moten: Harmony Vocals on "Like There's No Tomorrow” and "Just Keep Holding On"
Van Mouton: Alligator man, Frottoir on "The Squeeze Is On"

Produced by Tom Hambridge
Recorded at Wire Recording, Austin, Texas
Engineered by Stuart Sullivan
Assistant engineer:  Carter Greeves
Mixed and mastered by Tom Hambridge and Michael Saint Leon at The Switchyard Studio, Nashville, TN

Additional recording:
"Human Kindness" harmony vocals at NRS Recording, Catskill, NY, Scott Petito, engineer
"The Squeeze Is On" accordion and harmony vocals at Electric Comoland, Lafayette, LA, Tony Daigle, engineer

Cover art by Rory Skagen
Photos by Mary Keating Bruton
Album package design by Wendy Hundere Parnell

Booking: Jack Randall | The Kurland Agency | (617) 254-0007 |

Making a record is a high wire balancing act and my net is my band, my family, and my dear friends who keep me from falling clean out of the sky. Everyone who worked on this record gave it their best, lifted the whole project up, and most of all, made it fun. We owe a big thank you to all the people who support live music, buy songs, open clubs, produce festivals, and throw parties. You make our world go round.

As ever, I am grateful especially to my great band, our families, Alligator Records, Tom Gold, Tom Hambridge, Deb Fleming, Webgator Page Hite, Joni and Rob, and, for inspiration, Dominos For World Peace, and Shelley, who never stopped believing we could all meet in Woodstock and let human kindness flow.

Tom Hambridge would like to thank Marcia Ball and her wonderful band and crew, Bruce Iglauer and everyone at Alligator Records, Michael, Chris, Rachel, Sarah, Stuart, and Austin, Texas, for the fine hospitality.