Emmylou Harris - White Shoes

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A1 Drivin' Wheel
Written-By – Billy Swan, T-Bone Burnett
A2 Pledging My Love
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Glen D Hardin*Electric Piano – Tony Brown Written-By – Don Robey, Fats Washington
A3 In My Dreams
Bass [6-string], Tambourine – Brian AhernElectric Guitar – T-Bone BurnettWritten-By – Paul Kennerly*
A4 White Shoes
Written-By – Jack Tempchin
A5 On The Radio
Acoustic Guitar – John McFeeElectric Piano – Bill PayneWritten-By – Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder
B1 It's Only Rock 'N Roll
Acoustic Guitar – Rodney CrowellBacking Vocals – Don Johnson Baritone Saxophone – Wayne GoodwinHarmonica – Mickey RaphaelPiano – Tony Brown Written-By – Rodney Crowell
B2 Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
Arranged By [Basic Track], Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals – T-Bone BurnettKeyboards – Bill PaynePercussion – Barry TashianWritten-By – Jule Styne, Leo Robin
B3 Good News
Harmony Vocals – Shirley EikhardSynthesizer – Bill PayneWritten-By – Shirley Eikhard
B4 Baby, Better Start Turnin' 'Em Down
Electric Piano – Glen D Hardin*Written-By – Rodney Crowell
B5 Like An Old Fashioned Waltz
Recorder [Recorders] – Jim HornWritten-By – Sandy Denny

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Columbia House – W1-23961
  • Produced For – Happy Sack Productions
  • Recorded At – Magnolia Sound Studios
  • Recorded By – Enactron Truck
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
  • Record Company – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Record Company – Warner Communications
  • Published By – Black Tent Music
  • Published By – Bug Music
  • Published By – Music Corporation Of America, Inc.
  • Published By – MCA Music
  • Record Company – MCA Inc.
  • Published By – Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
  • Published By – Night River Publishing
  • Published By – Rick's Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Revelation Music
  • Published By – Sweet Summer Night Music
  • Published By – Rightsong Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Intersong USA, Inc.
  • Published By – Coolwell Music
  • Published By – Granite Music Corp.
  • Published By – Consolidated Music Publishers
  • Published By – Dorsey Bros. Music
  • Record Company – Music Sales Corp.
  • Published By – Visa Music
  • Published By – Warlock Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Island Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Irving Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Rightsong Music
  • Published By – Intersong Music
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA


  • Acoustic Guitar – Barry Tashian (tracks: A1, A3 to A5, B2, B3), Brian Ahern (tracks: A4, B1, B3), Emmylou Harris (tracks: A3, B1)
  • Art Direction, Design – Simon Levy
  • Backing Vocals – Barbara Bennett (tracks: A4, B4), Barry Tashian (tracks: A1, B1), Bonnie Bramlett (tracks: A4, B4), Emmylou Harris (tracks: A1, B2)
  • Bass – Mike Bowden (tracks: A1 to B4)
  • Bass [Basses] – Brian Ahern (tracks: B5)
  • Drums – Don Heffington (tracks: A1, A3,), John Ware (tracks: A2, B1), Keith Knudsen (tracks: A4, A5, B2 to B4)
  • Electric Guitar – Brian Ahern (tracks: A2, B1), Frank Reckard (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B3, B4), John McFee (tracks: A5, B2)
  • Electric Piano – Don Johnson (tracks: A3, A4, B3)
  • Engineer – Alan Vachon, Brian Ahern, Donivan Cowart, Stuart Taylor
  • Performer [And...] – Barbara Bennett, Bonnie Bramlett, Shirley Eikhard
  • Performer [With...] – Billy Payne*, Brian Ahern, Jim Horn, John McFee, Keith Knudsen, Mickey Raphael, T-Bone Burnett
  • Performer, Acoustic Guitar – Barry Tashian, Rodney Crowell
  • Performer, Baritone Saxophone – Wayne Goodwin
  • Performer, Bass – Mike Bowden
  • Performer, Drums – Don Heffington
  • Performer, Electric Guitar – Frank Reckard
  • Performer, Pedal Steel Guitar – Hank DeVito*, Steve Fishell
  • Performer, Piano – Don Johnson , Glen D Hardin*, Tony Brown
  • Photography By – McGuire*
  • Piano – Don Johnson (tracks: A1, B4)
  • Producer, Arranged By – Brian Ahern
  • Steel Guitar – Hank Devito (tracks: A2, B1), Steve Fishell (tracks: A5, B3)
  • Steel Guitar [Melobar] – Steve Fishell (tracks: A1, A4, B2, B4)
  • Synthesizer – Bill Payne (tracks: A5, B3)


Back cover has, "Manufactured by Columbia House Under License" and no barcode
Catalog numbers: W1-23961 on the jacket and labels, 9 23961-1 on the printed inner sleeve

Produced and arranged for Happy Sack Productions

Special Thanks: Franny Parrish and Glen D Hardin

Recorded at Magnolia Sound Studios
except track A2 and B1 recorded by The Enactron Truck, North Hollywood, California

© 1983 Warner Bros. Records Inc. ℗ 1983 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

Lyrics [inner sleeve]:
A1 © 1980 Black Tent Music (BMI) Administered worldwide by Bug Music
A2 © 1954, 1955 by Music Corporation Of America, Inc. (BMI) Rights administered by MCA Music, a Division of MCA, Inc.
A3 © 1983 Rondor Music (London) Ltd. (PRS)
A4 © 1980 Night River Publishing (ASCAP)
A5 © 1979, 1980 Rick's Music, Inc., Revelation Music, Sweet Summer Night. All rights for USA and Canada administered by Rightsong Music, Inc. (BMI) and Intersong USA, Inc. (ASCAP)
B1 © 1978 Coolwell Music/Granite Music Corp. (ASCAP)
B2 © 1949 Consolidated Music Publishers. Copyright renewed and assigned to Dorsey Bros. Music, a Div. of Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP)
B3 © 1983 Visa Music (ASCAP)
B4 © 1978 Visa Music (ASCAP)
B5 © 1974 Warlock Music Ltd. All rights for USA and Canada controlled by Island Music, Inc. (BMI)

Publishing [labels]:
A1 Black Tent Music BMI Adm. by Bug Music
A2 Music Corporation Of America, Inc. BMI rights Adm. by MCA Music, a Div. of MCA, Inc.
A3 Rondor Music (London) Ltd. PRS Adm. in U.S. & Canada by Irving Music, Inc. BMI
A4 Night River Publishing ASCAP
A5 Rick's Music, Inc., Revelation Music Adm. by Rightsong Music BMI/Sweet Summer Night Music Adm. by Intersong Music ASCAP
B1 Coolwell Music/Granite Music Corp. ASCAP
B2 Dorsey Bros. Music, a Div. of Music Sales Corp. ASCAP
B3, B4 Visa Music ASCAP
B5 Warlock Music Ltd. rights for U.S.A. and Canada controlled by Island Music, Inc. BMI

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): G1 W1-23961-A G1A Auna A 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): G1 W1-23961-B G1A Auna A2
  • Rights Society (A1 to A3, A5, B5): BMI
  • Rights Society (A3): PRS
  • Rights Society (A4 to B4): ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
1-23961, 9 23961-1 Emmylou Harris White Shoes ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-23961, 9 23961-1 US 1983
23961-4 Emmylou Harris White Shoes ‎(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 23961-4 US Unknown
759 92-3961-1 Emmylou Harris White Shoes ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 759 92-3961-1 Portugal 1983
9 23961-2 Emmylou Harris White Shoes ‎(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 23961-2 US Unknown
9 23961-1, 1-23961, 23961-1 Emmylou Harris White Shoes ‎(LP, Album, ARC) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 23961-1, 1-23961, 23961-1 US 1983