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Dec 29, 2009 – What do Charlie Rich, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, Rod
Stewart, Paul Simon, Burt Reynolds, Bob Seger, Liza Minelli,
Donny Osmond, Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve Winwood, Paul Anka, Wayne
Newton, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Rivers, Cat Stevens, Boz
Scaggs, Ronny and the Daytonas, The Hombres, Clarence Carter,
The Osmonds, Wilson Pickett, J.J. Cale, Bobby Womack, Leon
Russell, Luther Ingram, Jim Capaldi, Canned Heat, Percy
Sledge, Candi Staton, Simon & Garfunkle, Blackfoot, Mary
MacGregor, Kim Carnes, Dr. Hook, Foxy, Mac Davis, Rita
Coolidge, Andy Williams, Peter Yarrow, Traffic, and Will
McFarlane all have in common?
The answer is Jerry Masters! Jerry started his
music career playing bass for the great Charlie Rich and
before the first decade was over he had moved on touring with
Ronny and the Daytonas supporting the hit song, Little GTO.
From the musicians of that group he went on to form The
Hombres who had the hit song, Let It All Hang Out, a song that
has experienced a revival on You Tube and on the hit TV show
Jerry then moved on to make Rock and Roll
history with the remarkably creative folks at Muscle Shoals
Sound. Were it not for the incredible work at that
recording studio Rock Music would have a huge hole in its
history. Jerry reinvented himself in the seventies and went
from playing music to creating music with the greatest
entertainers and musicians in the business. He quickly became
one of the best recording engineers to sit at a console.
Jerry's new book is a fabulous and fun read.
While the news and the music magazines may have told you what
the publicists and the handlers of the stars wanted you to
know, Jerry shares wonderful behind the scenes stories of
working with the world's greatest stars. This is not a "dirt"
book or "tell all." It is clear in every chapter that Jerry
had great respect and became dear friends with most all of the
people he worked with in music. In fact he rat's himself out
more than anything and shares honestly how he made his way
through the alley's of the rock scene and survived.
Hanging From A Tree By My Knees is a wonderful journey through
the back door of Rock Music where we get to see how the people
we don't know made success possible for the names we do
recognized, Jerry Masters was just one of those hidden
treasurers, but what a ride he had.
Crossover is honored to have worked with Jerry
over the last six months to publish his story. It is with
great pride that we release it as our first title for 2010.
Hanging From A Tree By My Knees
The Jerry Masters Story
"Let It All Hang Out"