Hotcakes is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's fourth studio album. Released in 1974, it became one of her biggest selling albums. The album featured the major hits "Mockingbird", a duet with her then-husband James Taylor (a cover of a 1963 hit for Inez and Charlie Foxx), and "Haven't Got Time for the Pain". Recorded during her pregnancy with her first child, many of the album's songs reflected Simon's upbeat mood during this period. The album's cover photo shows the pregnant Simon sitting in a gleamingly white kitchen, smiling brightly and wearing a bohemian white linen dress. The album went gold immediately and it stayed on the charts for eight months, yet it was initially overshadowed commercially by two other major albums released by Simon's own label, Elektra/Asylum, in the same month as Hotcakes, Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark and Bob Dylan's Planet Waves. These took the #2 and #1 spots, respectively, on the Billboard album chart while Hotcakes peaked at #3. Hotcakes went on to sell several hundred thousand more copies than Dylan's album and was listed in the Top 40 of Billboard's Year End Top albums for 1974, while Planet Waves did not make the Top 50. Carly Simon - guitar, piano, vocals - Dr. John - guitar, keyboards - Robbie Robertson - guitar - James Taylor - guitar, backing vocals - Michael Brecker - saxophone - Richard Davis - bass guitar - Bucky Pizzarelli - guitar - Howard Johnson - tuba, saxophone - Ralph MacDonald - percussion - Jim Keltner - drums - Jim Gordon - drums - Tasha Thomas - backing vocals - Kenny Ascher - keyboards - Larry Brean - slap bass - Paul Buckmaster - strings - Billy Cobham - tuba, saxophone - George Devens - percussion - Benny Diggs - backing vocals - Todd Graff - backing vocals - Lani Groves - backing vocals - Carl Hall - backing vocals - Bobby Keys - saxophone - Russ Kunkel - drums - Steve Madaio - trumpet - Rick Marotta - drums - Andy Newmark - drums - Richard Perry - backing vocals - Barry Rogers - trombone, trumpet - Jim Ryan - guitar, bass guitar - Lucy Simon - backing vocals - David Spinozza - guitar - Klaus Voormann - bass guitar - Harry Maslin - Recording and Mix Engineer, The Hit Factory
Safe and Sound
Mind On My Man
Think I'm Gonna Have a Baby
Just Not True
Forever My Love
Haven't Got Time For the Pain
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