B.J. Thomas - Young And In Love (1969)

B.J. Thomas is an American singer best known for his hits of the 60s and 70s.

Young And In Love was B.J. Thomas' second album to be recorded at Chips Moman's American Sound Studio in Memphis, following the success he'd had with the hits "Eyes Of A New York Woman" and "Hooked On A Feeling", recorded there the previous year. It was another fantastic product of the studio, the production and arrangements arguably deserving just as much credit as Thomas himself, as well as the studio's experienced team of musicians (Reggie Young, Tommy Cogbill, Bobby Emmons, Spooner Oldham, Bobby Wood, Gene Chrisman, Johnny Christopher, Mike Leech and Glen Spreen). He was fast becoming their favorite singer to work with.
The album didn't have any massive hits like the last one, but it did generate a modest follow-up with "It's Only Love", like its predecessors written by Mark James. It got to #45 on the charts. Other songs on the album included a soaring cover of "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" (originally recorded by Dee Dee Warwick in 1966), Neil Diamond's "Solitary Man", and the Dan Penn/Spooner Oldham song "I Pray For Rain" (which the studio had already recorded with The Box Tops a couple of years before).

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