You'll Never Get to Heaven

Produced by Scott Billington and Ellen Karas

[Bill seated, b&w promo]

    Bill Morrissey recorded the songs for You'll Never Get to Heaven in December of 1995 in New Orleans. The album was produced by Scott Billington (who has produced Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Irma Thomas, and others) and Ellen Karas. It was released on April 16, 1996.

[Picture of small orchard on New England mountainside]

There's an orchard on this mountain
Where the white-tail come to feed
And the apples grow on every tree...
              --"Turn and Spin"


Michael Toles: electric and acoustic guitars, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
     (one of the Stax players--has played with everyone from Charlie Rich to great R&B players)
Lee Allen Zeno: electric bass
     (plays with Buckwheat Zydeco)
Johnny Vidacovich: drums
     (one of the top New Orleans drummers;  has played with everyone, including Harry Connick, Jr.,
     and has been subject of the "learn to drum" tapes)
James Singleton: acoustic bass
Bill Samuel: tenor and baritone saxophones
     (has arranged and played on many albums)
Jamil Sharif: tumpet
     (plays mostly with Allen Toussiant and other great New Orleans bands)
Chris Belleau: trombone
     (a doctor who plays in many New Orleans bands in the French Quarter when he is not at the hospital)
Tom Fischer: clarinet
     (plays a regular gig in the Quarter)
Charles Elam III: backing vocal on one song
     (sings with Irma Thomas)
Earl Smith: backing vocal on one song
     (sings with Charles Elam on the one song with backing vocals)

[Cabin on New England hillside]

The cabin is not far from here,
If I remember right...
              --"Turn and Spin"

Sound Clips from You'll Never Get to Heaven

"Different Currency" (0:26)
"Hills of Tuscany" (1:02)
"Married for Money" (0:23)

More Information and Reviews

For more information about the album, see Rounder Record's Page for You'll Never Get to Heaven.

For reviews of the album, see Bill Morrissey in the Press, 1996.