The album "My Maria" hit #45 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1973 as a result of the singles "My Maria" (which hit #1 on the Adult Contemporary and #9 on the Pop Singls charts) and "Shambala" (which hit #66 on the Pop Singles chart). On "Calabasas," he is backed by the likes of Larry Carlton on guitar (who also played on the "My Maria" release), Kim Carnes and Linda Ronstadt.
2.Be My Woman Tonight
4.A Good Love Is Like A Good Song
5.Grab On Hold Of My Soul
8.I Got To Boogie
10.Pass This Way
11.Look For The Light
12.A Little Bit Of Understanding
13.We Had It All
14.Livin' It Day By Day
17.Please Come To Boston
19.Song For Katy
20.Here We Go Again
2 LPs on 1 CD: MY MARIA (1973)/CALABASAS (1974).
This two-fer CD combines B.W. Stevenson's 1973 album My Maria with Calabasas, released the following year. Originally these LPs were released separately on RCA, and had been out of print until being reissued in 2004 on Collectables. This pleasant and lite country-pop set highlights many original Stevenson compositions, including "Pass This Way," "(Livin' It) Day By Day," "Song for Katy," and the biggest hit of his career, "My Maria." ~ Al Campbell