Southern Pacific

Southern Pacific Southern Pacific evolved out of a bunch of musicians who where doing session work for people like Emmylou Harris, the Kendalls, Karen Brooks, and Johnny Cash. They thought about what would happen if they went to a studio and recorded music they wanted to hear. That's how Southern Pacific saw the light of day. John McFee and Keith Knudsen of the Doobie Brothers have been founding members of this hot country-rock band. In the beginnig they had James Burton and Albert Lee on guitar, who both left before the first album was recorded.

The self titled debut album was highly succesful and spawned a number of country chart hits for the band. Their other albums were also well received.

Despite Southern Pacific's success the band split up because of management problems.

 

Southern Pacific's Discography:

  • 1985 Southern Pacific (Warner Bros. 25206)
  • 1986 Killbilly Hill (Warner Bros. 25409)
  • 1988 Zuma (Warner Bros. 25609-2)
  • 1990 County Line (Warner Bros. 25895-2)
  • 1991 Greatest Hits (Warner Bros. 26582-2)

    Southern PacificSouthern Pacific
    (Warner Brothers 1985)
    First One To Go -- Someone's Gonna Love Me Tonight -- Thing About You -- Perfect Stranger -- Send Me Somebody To Love -- Reno Bound -- The Blaster -- Luanne -- Bluebird Wine -- Heroes

    Musicians: John McFee, Tim Goodman, Keith Knudsen, Jerry Scheff, Glen D. Hardin -- Emmylou Harris, Rhett Lawrence, Jim Ed Norman

    Killbilly HillKillbilly Hill
    (Warner Brothers 1986)
    Road Song -- A Girl Like Emmylou -- Pink Cadillac -- I Still Look For You -- Pull Your Hat Down Tight -- Killbilly Hill -- Don't Let Go Of My Heart -- What's It Gonna Take -- Hearts On The Borderline -- Bluegrass Blues

    Musicians: Stu Cook, Tim Goodman, Kurt Howell, Keith Knudsen, John McFee

    ZumaZuma
    (Warner Brothers 1988)
    Midnight Highway -- Honey I Dare You -- New Shade Of Blue -- Dream On -- The Invisible Man -- Wheels On The Line -- Just Hang On -- All Is Lost -- Bail Out -- Trail Of Tears

    Musicians: Stu Cook, Kurt Howell, David Jenkins, Keith Knudsen, John McFee -- Huey Lewis, The Nashville String Machine

    County LineCounty Line
    (Warner Brothers 1990)
    Any Way The Wind Blows -- I Can't Complain -- Beyond Love -- Time's Up -- Memphis Queen -- Side Saddle -- One That Got Away -- Reckless Heart -- Mary Lou -- Help Wanted -- G.T.O. -- I Go To Pieces

    Musicians: Stu Cook, Kurt Howell, Keith Knudsen, John McFee -- Carlene Carter, The Beach Boys, Jim Horn

    Greatest HitsGreatest Hits
    (Warner Brothers 1991)
    Any Way The Wind Blows -- Reno Bound -- New Shade Of Blue -- Thing About You -- All Is Lost -- A Girl Like Emmylou -- Honey I Dare You -- Midnight Highway -- I Go To Pieces -- Perfect Stranger -- Time's Up -- Trail Of Tears -- Pink Cadillac (live)

    Musicians: John McFee, Kurt Howell, Stu Cook, Keith Knudsen, Tim Goodman, Glen D. Hardin, Jerry Scheff, David Jenkins -- Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter, Jim Ed Norman, The Nashville String Machine

     

    PersonnelInstrumentExTo
    John McFeeGuitars, VocalsClover, Doobie BrothersDoobie Brothers
    Keith KnudsenDrumsMendelbaum, Doobie BrothersDoobie Brothers
    Kurt HowellKeyboards  
    Tim GoodmanGuitarSolo 
    Jerry ScheffBassTCBSession
    Glen D. HardinKeyboardsTCB 
    Stu CookBassCreedence Clearwater Revival, Don Harrison BandCreedence Clearwater Revisited

     

    Further Links:

  • Southern Pacific Fan Page

     

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