musicians: Larry Jon Wilson - Lead & Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Larry Byrom - Acoustic, Acoustic Slide and Gut String Guitar Reggie Young - Electric Guitar Clayton Ivey - Keyboards Jesse Boyce - Bass Roger Clark - Drums Larrie Londin - all percussions Greg "Fingers" Taylor - Harmonica The Muscle Shoals Horns Recorded at Wishbone Sound Engineers: Steve Moore, Bruce Albertine
musicians: Larry Jon Wilson - Lead Vocal, Acoustic Guitar Reggie Young - Electric Guitar Bobby Wood, Bobby Ogdin - Keyboards Joe Osborn, Tom Cogbill - Bass Henry Strzelecki - Acoustic Bass Hayward Bishop - Drums Weldon Myrick - Dobro Greg "Fingers" Taylor - Harmonica Buddy Spicher - Fiddle Mickey Newburry - Hums, Whistles
Recorded at Pete Drake Studio and Creative Workshop, Berry Hill, TN Engineers: Al Pachucki, Brent Meher
from the liner notes:
The reason there's no "Side A" and "Side B" is that I did part of the music in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, with their great pickers, and part of the music in Nashville, Tennessee with their great pickers - and in both places I had the most fun Ive ever had recording.
My love for different kinds of music has apparently left the music that I write and perform with no "bag" to be places in. This album supports that fact.
Sometimes I wish that I performed and wrote some particular, identifiable kind of music ... but, I don't. I've loved and personally subscribed to so many different forms of music throughout my life that I can neither write, perform, nor listen to any particular kind for long. This album also supports that fact.
But, since I can't transfer beauty to an audience ... (I've never been busted for my beauty), or immense talent (any hotel I go to has someone that's probably better than me in their lounge), or incredible "hipness" (I've never won a fencing match).
The only thing I'd like to transfer to an audience is that I love to sing, and write, and play music. And I hope, most of all, this album supports that fact!! L. J. Wilson
musicians: Larry Jon Wilson - Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar Reggie Young, John Christopher, Steve Gibson, Mac Gayden - Guitars Tommy Cogbill, Mike Leech - Bass Bobby Wood, Bobby Emmons - Keyboards Bobby Ogdin - Moog Synthesizer Hayward Bishop - Drums Farrell Morris - Percussion Greg "Fingers" Taylor - Harmonica The Shelly Kurland Strings Patti Leatherwood, Janie Fricke, Lea Jane Berinati, Mickey Newbury, Johnny Rodriguez, Larry Gatlin, Steve Gatlin, Rudy Gatlin, Dave Loggins - Vocal Harmonies
Recorded at Creative Workshop, Studio One Inc. and Woodland Sound Studio Engineers: Brent Maher, Stan Dacus, Tommy Strong, David McKinley and Danny Hilley
from the liner notes:
SOJOURNER - (def) "A brief visitor in a strange place"
"Larry Jon, when you were 13 I could tell that you were destined to be a nocturnal sojourner and here you are, 24 years later, exactly that - so here's to you" (a toast from Bill Lenz at Papa Joe's Pizza Place, N. Augusta, S.C. on my birthday, October 7, 1977.
I dedicate this album to my wife "Pot" for teaching me the intricacies of survival - and Bill Lenz, 25 year broadcasting veteran of WBBQ, Augusta, Gerogia, who gave us our honeymoon as a wedding present. L. J. Wilson
The first two Monument LPs were rereleased on one CD in England on SEE FOR MILES Records in 2000 (SEECD 711, ASIN B00004SE2L). A new re-release by the omni recording corporation is available as of June 21st, 2011 (Omni146) - order it at your local record store or online.The original LPs are being sold on www.ebay.com or www.musicstack.com .