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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Side of The Road Gang

by Michel Ruppli
ca early 1976 [no 21245] American Studio, 1111 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Side of The Road Gang (Dick  Kasper [vcl/ld gt/rh gt], Hiroshi Ito [mandolin/ banjo/ fiddle], Richard Keithley [bass], Steve Narin [drums/percussion], Philip Watkins [piano/ keyboards/ bck vcl],  + Johnny Gimble [fiddle]. Producer: Mike Leach) [purchased masters]
001 93069  WHAT AM I DOIN' HANGIN' 'ROUND  Capitol 4338/ST-11526  
002 93070  HEAR THAT WHISTLE BLOW  Capitol ST-11526
003 93071  BROKEN HEARTED PEOPLE  Capitol ST-11526               
004 93072  SITTIN' BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD     Capitol 4298/ST-11526
005 93073  YOURS FOR LIFE   Capitol ST-11526
006 93074  PEOPLE IN DALLAS GOT HAIR   Capitol 4338/ST-11526
007 93075  SUITCASE LIFE  Capitol 4298/ST-11526   
008 93075  RUNAWAY HEART  Capitol ST-11526                                 
009 93076  LOVESICK BLUES   Capitol ST-11526                      
010 93077  ON A HONKY-TONK HARDWOOD FLOOR   Capitol ST-11526

Capitol ST-11526 Side Of The Road Gang: 
What Am I Doin' Hangin' 'Round; Hear That Whistle Blow;  Broken Hearted People; Sittin' By The Side Of The Road; Yours For Life; People In Dallas Got Hair; Suitcase Life;  Runaway Heart; Lovesick Blues; On A Honky-Tonk Hardwood Floor  - 76

Capitol (1976)                                 
4298  Sittin' By The Side Of The Road / Suitcase Life - 06-76  
4338  People In Dallas Got Hair / What Am I Doin' Hangin' 'Round - 09-76                                                                     



  1. hola amigo soy de argentina, quisiera bajar este disco , el de SIDE OF THE ROAD GANG, GRACIAS.

  2. You failed to list lead vocalist & lead guitarist Dick Kasper and bass player Richard Keithley, both in the cover photo with Radar, Mike Ito, & Steve Nerron. The album also featured legend Johnny Gimble on the fiddle.

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  4. Hey Michel Ruppli, please reply here if you get notifications on this thread. My dad is Dick Kasper, leader of Side of the Road Gang, and want to hear your story about how & where you were able to get ahold of the masters of this recording!

  5. Hello ThatKasper - info/Masters are from the Michel Ruppli's CD-ROM The Capitol label Diskography (2007) which includes almost all Capitol masters and sessions since 1944 til early 1990s. He obtained data from Capitol archieve. Musicians added by me (thanks to you corrected). Frank



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