SIDE ONE 1.  CALIFORNIA WINE (Bobby Goldsboro) (3:54) 2.  LIZZIE AND THE RAIN MAN (Kenny O’Dell/Larry Henley) (3:19) 3.  SOUTHERN FRIED SINGIN’ SUNDAY MORNIN’ (Bobby Goldsboro) (3:35) 4.  LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH (Stephen Stills) (2:52) 5.  BACK THAT WAY YOU CAME (Tom Ghent) (3:10) 6.  THE NIGHTS OF YOUR LIFE (Mike Settle) (2:23) SIDE TWO 1.  BORN TO MAKE YOU HAPPY (Bobby Goldsboro) (3:16) 2.  COUNTRY FEELIN’S (Bob Montgomery/Kenny O’Dell) (3:01) 3.  SOMEBODY LOVES ME (John “Buck” Wilkin) (2:54) 4.  WHY DON’T WE GO SOMEWHERE AND LOVE (Kenny O’Dell/Larry Henley)           (2:29) 5.  MY LADY FRIEND (Tom Ghent) (3:14) 6.  TO BE WITH YOU (Kenny O’Dell/Larry Henley) (2:43)
1972 United Artists Records UAS 5578
“California Wine” Album Top Position:  #214 Pop Billboard Magazine, May 13, 1972, page 51, Album Reviews Super performance by Goldsboro on this great LP sure to cause much excitement.  Included are the title tune (his current single), “Back That Way You Came,” “My Lady Friend,” and “To Be With You.”  Two stand-out cuts are Mike Settle’s “The Nights of Your Life” and O’Dell and Henley’s “Why Don’t We Go Somewhere and Love.”  Top production work by Goldsboro and Bob Montgomery. “California Wine” Single (UA 50891) Top Position:  #36 Easy Listening, #108 Pop Billboard Magazine, March 4, 1972, page 48, Pick Singles, Pop
Available on Compact Disc: “California Wine” Available on Tape: 8-Track, cassette, and reel-to-reel Available on Vinyl Singles: “California Wine,” “Country Feelin’s,” “To Be With You”
“Love the One You’re With,” a #14 hit in 1970 for Stephen Stills, was frequently used to begin Bobby’s concerts at the time, and was the opening song on the very first episode of TV’s “The Bobby Goldsboro Show” “California Wine” was banned by some radio stations for lyrical content. The story of a lady hitchhiker with a bottle of wine was not written from personal experience, Bobby joked, but he did start driving more after he wrote it.
We chased a fading sun, and watched the shadows falling And as we sipped the wine, I heard California calling - “California Wine” Now the days go much too fast, and you can’t live in the past And it seems that home’s a million miles away But when things are getting rough, and the goin’ gets too tough I just drift away to dreams of yesterday - “Southern Fried Singin’ Sunday Mornin’” Until today, I was concerned with only taking That’s all I thought there was to living Now I know better, every time I make you smile True happiness comes in the giving - “Born to Make You Happy”
WITH PEN IN HAND The Songwriting of Bobby Goldsboro
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