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Shotgun Angel

Shotgun Angel is the title of a 1977 album released by Daniel Amos and a song written by Bill Sprouse Jr..

The song was inspired by the many all night drives to and from concerts. As the band traveled in two old vans, they kept each other awake by talking and singing over the CB radio. The conversations between Bill and his sound tech. Mike Shoup and Ed McTaggart the drummer became the idea behind the song. The band's name "The Road Home" was all too prophetic for Bill. After his untimely death at age 26, Shoup dug up an old 4 track tape and asked Dom Franco of the Maranatha group "Bethlehem" to add pedal steel guitar to the song.

The rest is history, for when the guys from Daniel Amos heard it they enlisted Dom Franco to play the pedal steel and Mike and Ed to add the CB radio voices on the recording.

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Days And Nights"
  2. "Black Gold Fever"
  3. "Praise Song"
  4. "Father's Arms"
  5. "Meal"
  6. "Shotgun Angel"

Side two

  1. "Finale: Bereshith Overture"
  2. "Lady Goodbye"
  3. "The Whistler"
  4. "He's Gonna Do A Number On You"
  5. "Better"
  6. "Sail Me Away"
  7. "Posse In The Sky"

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