Rita Coolidge - "Safe In The Arms of Time" LP + Delta Lady: A Memoir Book
2018 release from the veteran singer/songwriter. After ten years during which she bore witness to some of her life's greatest joys and deepest sorrows - and the publication of her acclaimed 2015 memoir, Detla Lady - Rita Coolidge is back with Safe in the Arms of Time, her 18th solo album and a reaffirmation of her indomitable spirit and unquenchable creative thirst. Safe in the Arms of Time is colored by Rita's pivotal role in the Los Angeles singer-songwriter scene of the 1970s, where she made her bones as a top backup singer - that's Rita on the refrains of Stephen Stills's "Love the One You're With" and Eric Clapton's "After Midnight" - before embarking on a platinum-selling solo career. "The idea was making an album that had the same appeal of my early records - to make a roots record about my own roots," Rita says. Rita and producer Ross Hogarth gathered an all-star lineup of the era's top musicians - guitarist Dave Grissom, bassist Bob Glaub, John "J.T." Thomas on keyboards and drummer Brian MacLeod - at L.A.'s Sunset Sound Recorders, the famed recording studio where Rita recorded her first solo albums. The album includes a duet with Keb' Mo'. Three songs were co-written by Rita Coolidge. Other songwriting contributions include Keb' Mo', Graham Nash and Chris Stapleton.