I used to have an album by a singer named Stephen Ambrose. No one ever heard of him except me and my sister, I think. One song on the album was called “Tumbleweed”. Our neighbor used to drive a truck and he had a delivery of albums to take somewhere. Part of the delivery were these albums by Stephen Ambrose and he gave us one, even though they probably were not his to give as gifts. We played it until it was all scratched up because we didn’t take care of it. It was a great album and the lyrics were tender and sad.
So if anyone has a copy or has even heard of Stephen Ambrose, contact me. I’m going to search the U.S. Copyright Office and see if I find anything there…..
So I did some research at the U.S. Copyright site and I dug through my old record collection. I have a copy of the album, but it’s so scratched. I was reading the back cover and saw that Andrew Gold played acoustic guitar, so did Fred Carter, Jr, and David Powell. Steel guitar was played by Ed Abner, who was also the engineer, and Weldon Myrick. Keyboards by Don Galucci, Bee Bee Cruiser and David Powell. Bass by Kenny Edwards and Steve Schaffer. Drums and percussion by Gene Farfin and Jerry Carrigan. Mandolin and harmonica by Kenny Edwards. Strings and flute, Manna. Produced and arranged by Don Gallucci. Executive Producer Ken Mansfield. Produced by Larry Murray in Nashville. So where are all these people? Where is Stephen Ambrose? He doesn’t show up when I Google him. The mystery deepens. The trail has gone cold. 1972-MGM Records.