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Smokin' O.P.'s

Smokin' O.P.'s is an album by American rock singer/songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music). The album was reissued on CD by Capitol Records in 2005. It is currently the earliest Bob Seger album available on CD. The cover art is a parody of Lucky Strike cigarettes. Smokin' O.P.'s refers to Smokin' Other People's Songs. Most of the tracks on this release are covers of songs written by other artists.

Track listing

  1. "Bo Diddley"/"Who Do You Love" (Bo Diddley) – 6:17
  2. "Love the One You're With" (Stephen Stills) – 4:17
  3. "If I Were a Carpenter" (Tim Hardin) – 3:47
  4. "Hummin' Bird" (Leon Russell) – 3:46
  5. "Let It Rock" (Chuck Berry) – 3:25
  6. "Turn on Your Love Light" (Deadric Malone, Joseph Wade Scott) – 4:44
  7. "James, Jesse" (Traditional) – 3:26
  8. "Someday" (Bob Seger) – 2:31
  9. "Heavy Music" (Seger) – 2:28

Capitol's 1978 reissue of this album (ST-11746) features both "Heavy Music" parts 1 & 2 edited together.

This album cover was created by Thomas Leroy Weschler. Tom was Seger's road manager at the time. While thinking about what to do for the album cover Tom saw an ad for Lucky Strike cigarettes, and the rest is history.

Personnel

Production

  • Producer: Punch Andrews
  • Engineer: Jim Bruzzese
  • Assistant engineer: Greg Miller
  • Mixing: Jim Cassily, Mabel Louise Smith, Thomas Weschler
  • Photography: Thomas Weschler

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)
Year Chart Position
1972 Pop Albums 180

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1972 "If I Were A Carpenter" Pop Singles 76

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