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Originally Released: March 18, 2016




  • What I'm Talkin' About
  • Go on Fool
  • As the World Turns
  • Beating Like a Tom Tom
  • Pretty Acres
  • Tell It Like It Is
  • Try a Little Love
  • I'm Leaving You
  • Walk That Walk
  • Many Rivers to Cross


Carlo Ditta - Vocals & Guitar

Chris Lacinak - Drums on Tracks 1, 4, 6 & 10; Percussion on “Beating Like a Tom Tom,” Fender Rhodes on “Many Rivers to Cross”

Chewy “Thunderfoot” Black - Drums on Tracks 3, 5 & 7

Anthony Donaldo - Drums on Tracks 2 & 8-9

Vernon Rome - Bass on “What I’m Talkin’ About”

David Hyde - Bass on Tracks 2-7 & 10

Earl Stanley - Bass on “I’m Leaving You”

Robert Snow - Bass on “Walk That Walk”

Steve Allen - Baritone Sax on Tracks 1 & 5; Tenor Sax on Tracks 2-3, 5-6, 8 & 10; Alto Sax on “Pretty Acres”; Flute on “What I’m Talking’ About”

Charlie Miller - Trumpet & Piano on “Go On Fool”; Flute on “Tell It Like It Is”

Ruby Moon - Background Vocals on “As the World Turns”

David Rebeck - Accordion on “As the World Turns”

Andrew Bernard - Farfisa 345VIP on “Beating Like a Tom Tom”; Baritone Sax on “Walk That Walk”

Vic Larocca - Solo Guitar on “Pretty Acres”; Slide Guitar on “Try a Little Love”

Billy Gregory - Lead Guitar on Tracks 8 & 10

Rick Stelma - Wurlitzer Electric Piano on “Walk That Walk”


Produced by Carlo Ditta


All songs written by Carlo Ditta & published by Attid Music Co., ASCAP except as noted:

“Go On Fool” written by Dave Bartholomew & Dorothy Ester, published by EMI UNART BMI

“Beating Like A Tom Tom” written by Ernie K-Do aka Ernest Kador Jr., published by K DO Music, BMI

“Tell It Like It Is” written by George Davis & Lee Diamond, published by Arc Music/MJones/Olrap BMI

“I’m Leaving You” written by Floyd Huddleston, published by Popoosa Music ASCAP

“Many Rivers to Cross” written by Jimmy Cliff aka James Chambers, published by Universal Songs BMI


Recorded deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans way back up in the woods among the evergreens at Orleans Records & On Cue Studios

Engineers: Carlo Ditta, Allen Poupart, Chris Lacinak

Edits on “Pretty Acres” by Tim Stambaugh

Mastered by David Farrell


Photographs by Carlo Ditta in New Orleans on Decatur St. & the Ninth Ward way before the storm

Color photograph by Andy Levin

Package layout by Steve Winn



APRIL 13, 1926 - SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

Carlo Ditta | What I'm Talkin' About - Vinyl

SKU: ORL 2914 - LP
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