Previously Unreleased Modern Soul Recorded at Wishbone Studios, Muscle Shoals Alabama around 1976 are seeing a release for the first time anywhere in any format.
Thomas Glenn Cain was born on November 8th, 1946 in (Athens Limestone County) Alabama.
At the age of 10,his musical journey began by rigging his grandmother’s broken-down pump and teaching himself how to play. Cain’s father was a church deacon and a song leader of congregational hymns, so music was never far from Thomas’ early life.
A year later he started playing the trumpet. His first piano teacher was Celestine Bridgeforth. In the 7th grade, at segregated Trinity High School he studied piano under the tutelage of Wynetta Harris, who was a prominent music teacher in the Black community. In 1965, Cain went on to Alabama A&M University in Normal, Alabama where he majored in music and in his spare time, he played in bands locally. Band member and trombonist Fred Wesley suggested that Cain leave Alabama so, in the fall of1966,he left Alabama and enrolled in Tennessee State University in Nashville. Immediately, after moving to Nashville and as a trumpet player, Cain joined Tyrone Smith’s “Soul Revue” where they played in Montreal as the backing band for Arthur Conley and
Rufus Thomas. In 1969, Cain graduated from TSU with a degree in music.
In 1970, Cain met singer/songwriter Arthur Alexander and began what was to be a song writing and publishing relationship lasting more than 20 years. He co-wrote and worked on Arthur’s 1972 Muscle Shoals album.
It was around this time that he met Dennis (“Hunka Hunka Burning Love”) Linde at Combine Music Corp.
This meeting produced his only 45 recording on RCA “Dragging It Out” and “Crawling” written with Linde in 1975. These two tracks “Hold Up” & “Try My Love” were recorded around 1976 at Wishbone Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Cain registered the songs but nothing was done with them until now.Incidentally, both songs were written with Michael Bacon who is the brother of Hollywood movie star Kevin Bacon. In 1980, Cain formed Sweet Baby Music, a co-publishing venture
with Combine Music Corp. The company went on to have several #1 Country hits and in 1984, Frances Preston the president of BMI hired Cain where he became a Senior Director of writer publisher relation by the 1990’s. Cain retired from BMI June 30, 2012. Thomas Cain is completing his first fiction book and working on a storyabout how his grandmother’s broken down organ led to Music Row and a career in the music business. Song writers:
Thomas Cain and Michael Bacon Producer: Rob Galbraith Musicians: Keyboards: Clayton
Ivey Bass: Jessie Boyce Guitar: Larry Byrom Drums: Roger Clark Piano: Thomas Cain
Percussion: Rob Galbraith Publishers: Combine Music Corp., BMI and Resaca Music, BMI
Recorded at : Wishbone Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama Engineer: Alan
Schulman Mixed at: Combine Music, Rat Hole Studio, Nashville, Tennessee Engineer: Alan Rush
Additional mastering by Swift Mastering Ltd.
Bio Courtesy of Thomas Cain
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