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The Adventures of Panama Red

New Riders Of The Purple Sage

Initial release : 1973

Columbia CK-32450

The fourth NRPS album. Donna Jean Godchaux sings on two tracks. One track was written by Robert Hunter.


  • Panama Red (Rowan)
  • It's Alright with Me (Torbert)
  • Lonesome L.A. Cowboy (Rowan)
  • Important Exportin Man (Hovey/Torbert)
  • One Too Many Stories (Dawson)
  • Kick in the Head (Hunter)
  • You Should Have Seen Me Runnin (Dawson)
  • Teardrops in My Eyes (Allen/Sutton)
  • L.A. Lady (Goodman/Jennings/Seals)
  • Thank the Day (Torbert)
  • Cement, Clay and Glass (Dryden/Nelson)

New Riders of the Purple Sage;

  • Buddy Cage - pedal steel guitar
  • John Dawson - guitar, vocals
  • Spencer Dryden - percussion, drums
  • David Nelson - guitar, vocals
  • Dave Torbert - bass, guitar, vocals
Additional musicians;
  • Donna Jean Godchaux - vocals (Important Exportin Man and L.A. Lady)
  • Norbert Putnam - bass (Thank The Day)
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie - vocals (You Should Have Seen Me Runnin and Cement, Clay & Glass)
  • The Memphis Horns - horns

  • Producer - Norbert Putnam
  • Recording engineer - Tom Flye
  • Associate engineers - John Stronach, Bobby Hughes
  • Second engineers - Phil Brown, Tom Anderson, Bob Edwards
  • Remixing - Norbert Putnam
  • Horn arrangements - Norbert Putnam, Memphis Horns
  • Special thanks to - Jeff Carlton, Bobby Emmons, Teddy Irwin, Matthew Kelly

  • Crew - John P. Hagen, Gary Harover, Robbie Cook, Dale Franklin, Nadine Kaplan
  • Management - John McIntire

  • Record concept - Spencer and Lore
  • Cover design - Toots and Toots
  • Cover art - Chris and Lore
  • Photography - Tom Weir

  • Recorded at the Record Plant, Sausalito
  • Mixed at Quadrafonic Studios, Nashville
Related releases

One single was released in conjunction with this LP;

  • Panama Red / Cement, Clay and Glass, New Riders of the Purple Sage, February 1974
The Panama Red LP was re-released in Europe as part of a two-on-one CD; Kick In The Head and Panama Red were included on; Panama Red and L.A. Lady were included on;
  • L.A. Lady, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, 1991
Panama Red, Lonesome L.A. Cowboy, Kick In The Head and Teardrops In My Eyes were included on; Panama Red and L.A. Lady were included on; All the tracks from Panama Red were included on the 5 CD box set;
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