Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bob Dylan - Avignon

Bob Dylan - Avignon
Moonlight Records ML9517/18 Unofficial Release (1995)

Track Listing:

CD 1:
1. Saved
2. I Believe In You
3. Like A Rolling Stone
4. Till I Get It Right
5. Man Gave Names To All The Animals
6. Maggie's Farm
7. Girl From The North Country
8. Ballad Of A Thin Man
9. In The Summertime
10. Shot Of Love
11. Walk Around Heaven All Day - Carolyn Dennis
12. The Times They Are A-Changin'
13. Let's Begin
14. Lenny Bruce

CD 2:
1. Slow Train
2. Solid Rock
3. Just Like A Woman
4. Saved By The Grace Of Your Love
5. Watered-Down Love
6. Jesus Is The One
7. Heart Of Mine
8. When You Gonna Wake Up
9. Forever Young
10. In The Garden
11. Blowin' In The Wind
12. It Ain't Me, Babe
13. Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Jim Keltner - drums
Bob Dylan - vocals, guitar
Fred Tackett, Steve Ripley - guitar
Willie Smith - keyboards
Tim Drummond - bass
Clydie King, Carolyn Dennis, Regina McCreary Havis, Madelyn Quebec - vocals

Shivaree - Bossa Nova (The Luckiest Girl)

Shivaree - Bossa Nova (The Luckiest Girl)
Odeon Records 7243 8 79145 2 0 Maxi-Single (2002)

Track Listing:
1. Bossa Nova (The Luckiest Girl) - Allskate Mix
2. Bossa Nova (The Luckiest Girl) - Album Edit
3. I Don't Care (Live)
4. Funeral Song For A Dog

Jim Keltner (4), Phil Hernandez, Tony Mangurian, Andrew Borger - Drums
Ambrosia Parsley - Vocals, Guitar
Danny McGough - Guitar, Keyboards
Duke McVinnie - Bass, Guitar
Elegant Too, Joe Henry - Producer
Sheldon Gomberg - Bass

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shivaree - Goodnight Moon

Shivaree - Goodnight Moon
EMI Music Italy 8897982 Maxi-Single (2000)

Track Listing:
1. Goodnight Moon (Album Version)
2. Scrub
3. My Boy Lollipop

Jim Keltner (2), Joey Waronker - drums
Ambrosia Parsley - Vocals, Guitar
Duke McVinnie - Guitar, Bass
Danny McGough - Keyboards, Organ, Synthesizer
Rob Schnapf, Tom Rothrock, Joe Henry - Producer
Gia Ciambotti, Sharon Celani - Backing Vocals

Neil Young With Booker T & The MG'S - Rushmore 93

Neil Young With Booker T & The MG'S - Rushmore 93
Amsterdam AMS 737 Unofficial Release (1993)

Track Listing:

Disc One:
1. Mr. Soul
2. The Loner
3. Southern Man
4. Helpless
5. Like A Hurricane
6. Motorcycle Mama
7. Love To Burn
8. Separate Ways

Disc Two:
1. Powderfinger
2. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
3. Harvest Moon
4. Unknown Legend
5. The Needle And The Damage Done
6. Change Your Mind
7. Live To Ride
8. Rockin' In The Free World
9. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
10. All Along The Watchtower

Jim Keltner - Drums
Neil Young - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards
Booker T. Jones Jr. - Organ, Vocals
Steve Cropper - Guitar
Donald "Duck" Dunn - Bass
Astrid Young, Annie Stocking - Backing Vocals

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Neil Young - Sourthanman 2000

Neil Young - Sourthanman 2000
Shout To The Top Records STTP 114/115 Unofficial Release (2000)

Track Listing:

Disc One:
1. Motorcycle Mama
2. Powderfinger
3. Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere
4. I Believe In You
5. Unknown Legend
6. Dance, Dance, Dance
7. Buffalo Springfield Again
8. Razor Love, Lotta Love
9. Daddy Went Walkin'
10. Peace Of Mind
11. Walk On

Disc Two:
1. Bad Fog Of Lonliness
2. Winterlong
3. Band Introductions
4. Words (Between The Lines Of Age)
5. Harvest Moon
6. World On A String
7. Tonight's The Night
8. Like A Hurricane
9. Mellow My Mind

Jim Keltner - Drums
Neil Young - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Harmonica, Vocals
Astrid Young, Pegi Young - Backing Vocals
Donald "Duck" Dunn - Bass
Spooner Oldham - Keyboards
Ben Keith - Pedal Steel Guitar

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mc Squared - Tantalizing Colours: The Reprise Recordings

Mc Squared - Tantalizing Colours: The Reprise Recordings
Now Sounds Records 2906342 (1968)

Track Listing:
1. Bornatzätt
2. Ghost Of Man
3. Do You Care
4. Miss Abercrombie
5. Stoning Of The Quiet Men
6. Tantalizing Colours
7. Smilin
8. Dolphins
9. Adults Only
10. Everybody S Talkin
11. You Are Lovely
12. Karneeval
13. Or Something (Part 1) (Mono 45)
14. Or Something (Instrumental)
15. Sst (Mono 45)
16. My Mind Goes High (Mono 45)
17. Smilin (Mono 45)
18. That S The Word (Mono 45)
19. I Know You
20. Time Will Equalize

Jim Keltner - drums
Linda Carey - vocals
Mike Clough - vocals
Mike Crowley - vocals
Michael Crowley - congas
Randy Sterling - bass
Lenny Waronker - producer

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Everly Brothers - Chained To A Memory: 1966-1972

The Everly Brothers - Chained To A Memory: 1966-1972
Bear Family Records 16791 (2006)

Track Listing:
1. June Is As Cold As December
2. Glitter & Gold
3. Lovey Kravezit
4. Doll House Is Empty
5. (You Got) The Power Of Love
6. Leave My Girl Alone
7. (Why Am I) Chained To A Memory
8. Don't Run & Hide
9. Have You Ever Loved Somebody
10. Fifi The Flea
11. Hard Hard Year
12. Like Everytime Before
13. Signs That Will Never Change
14. Collector
15. So Lonely
16. I've Been Wrong Before
17. Kiss Your Man Goodbye (#3)
18. Pretty Flamingo
19. Somebody Help Me
20. When Eddie Comes Home
21. Devil's Child
22. She Never Smiles Anymore (Take 1)
23. She Never Smiles Anymore
24. Nothing But The Best
25. Sea Of Heartbreak
26. Blueberry Hill
27. Good Golly, Miss Molly
28. (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time
29. I'm Moving On
30. Sticks & Stones
31. Oh, Boy!
32. Let's Go Get Stoned
33. Trains & Boats & Planes
34. Even If I Hold It In My Hand (Take 2)
35. Even If I Hold It In My Hand (Take 10)
36. House Of The Rising Sun (Take 1)
37. House Of The Rising Sun (Take 4)
38. Bowling Green (Demo)
39. I'll Be Gone (Demo) (Backing Track)
40. I Don't Want To Love You
41. Bowling Green
42. Mary Jane
43. Little Bit Of Crazy
44. Do You
45. Voice Within
46. It's All Over (Overdub & Remix Of Old Rec.)
47. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
48. Whiter Shade Of Pale
49. Talking To The Flowers
50. Deliver Me
51. I'm Finding It Rough
52. They Smile For You (Backing Track)
53. Love Of The Common People (Take 1)
54. Love Of The Common People (Composite)
55. Love Of The Common People (Take 23)
56. My Elusive Dreams (Take 1)
57. You're Just What I Was Looking For... (Take 7)
58. You're Just What I Was Looking For... (Take 9)
59. Lord Of The Manor
60. It's My Time
61. Bonsoir Madame (Back Track)
62. Empty Boxes
63. Love With Your Heart (#1) (Take 4)
64. Love With Your Heart (#1) (Master)
65. You Done Me Wrong (Alt. Mix)
66. Milk Train
67. Intro: Everly Family
68. Mama Tried (7/20/68 & 9/26/68)
69. Less Of Me (7/16/68)
70. T For Texas (7/20/68)
71. I Wonder If Care As Much (9/17 & 19/68)
72. Ventura Boulevard (7/12/68 & 10/14/68)
73. Shady Grove (7/17/68)
74. Illinois (9/30/68)
75. Living Too Close To The Ground (10/7/68)
76. You Done Me Wrong (4/10/68)
77. Turn Around (7/12/68, 9/23/68 & 10/14/68)
78. Sing Me Back Home (7/16/68 & 9/25/68)
79. Montage: Everly Family/Shady Grove/Kentucky
80. Weight (Take 9)
81. Deep Water (Backing Track)
82. Medley: Lady Anne/Blue Balloon (Demo)
83. Roots Promo Sampler
84. Lady Anne (Demo)
85. Shop Girl (Demo)
86. Omaha
87. Human Race (#1)
88. Mr. Soul (Mix #1 1/6/69)
89. In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)
90. Down In The Bottom (Mix #1 1/6/69)
91. Love With Your Heart (#2)
92. Mr. Soul (Mix #2)
93. In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)
94. Down In The Bottom (Mix #2 - Remake)
95. Glory Road
96. My Little Yellow Bird
97. I'm On My Way Home Again (Demo)
98. Cuckoo Bird
99. Eden To Canaan (Take 2)
100. Eden To Canaan (Nice Guys)
101. I'm On My Way Home Again (Take 1)
102. I'm On My Way Home Again (Single)
103. Carolina In My Mind
104. Casey's Last Ride #1 (Take 1)
105. Casey's Last Ride #1 (Take 9)
106. Stained Glass Morning
107. Yves
108. Human Race (#2)
109. Introduction
110. Mama Tried
111. Kentucky
112. Bowling Green
113. ('til) I Kissed You
114. Wake Up Little Susie
115. Cathy's Clown
116. Bird Dog
117. Maybelline
118. Medley: Rock & Roll Music/The End/Aquarius/If I Were A Carpenter/Price Of Love
119. Baby What You Want Me To Do
120. All I Have To Do Is Dream
121. Walk Right Back
122. Medley: Susie Q/Hey Jude
123. Lord Of The Manor
124. I Wonder If I Care As Much
125. Love Is Strange
126. Medley: Let It Be Me/Give Peace A Chance
127. Duster Spot
128. Brand New Tennessee Waltz
129. Casey's Last Ride (#2)
130. Old Kentucky River
131. Green River
132. Breakdown
133. All We Really Want To Do
134. Poems, Prayers & Promises
135. Mandolin Wind
136. I'm Tired Of Singing My Song In Las Vegas
137. Ridin' High
138. Lay Me Down
139. Del Rio Dan
140. Three-Armed Poker
141. Playin' River Rat
142. Christmas Eve Can Kill You
143. Stories We Can Tell
144. Poisonberry Pie
145. It Pleases Me To Please You
146. Up In Mabel's Room
147. Lay It Down
148. I Can't Be Myself
149. Sweet Memories
150. Rocky Top
151. Survival Of The Fittest
152. Not Fade Away
153. Paradise
154. Nickel For The Fiddler
155. Somebody Nobody Knows
156. Watchin' It Go
157. Woman Don't You Try To Tie Me Down
158. Good Hearted Woman
159. Husbands & Wives
160. Ladies Love Outlaws
161. Maiden's Prayer
162. Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (#2)
163. I'm Alone Because I Love You
164. Don Everly Talks About Pass The Chicken & Listen
165. Intro/Lucille (Live Sweden, April 22, 1965)
166. Susie Q (Live Sweden, April 22, 1965)
167. Raunchy (Live Sweden, April 22, 1965)
168. Walk Right Back (Live Sweden, April 22, 1965)
169. Bye Bye Love (Live Sweden, April 22, 1965)
170. Gone Gone Gone (Instr.) (Live Sweden, April 22, 1965)
171. Outskirts Of Town (Live Sweden, April 22, 1965)
172. Bird Dog (Live Sweden, April 22, 1965)
173. So Sad (Live Sweden, April 22, 1965)
174. Lucille (Live Sweden, April 22, 1965)
175. Are You Sincere (Dvd)
176. All I Have To Do Is Dream (Dvd)
177. Lollipop (Dvd)
178. In Nashville (Dvd)
179. In New York (Dvd)
180. In New York (Dvd)
181. Long Time Gone (Dvd)
182. Meet Me Where They Play The Blues (Dvd)
183. Wonderful One
184. Problems (Dvd)
185. No Other Arms, No Other Lips (Dvd)
186. Hawaiian Wedding Song (Dvd)
187. Now Is The Hour (Dvd)
188. Intro: You're My Girl (Dvd)
189. Intro: Lonely Weekends (Dvd)
190. I Got A Woman (Dvd)
191. All I Have To Do Is Dream (Dvd)
192. I Want To Hold Your Hand (Dvd)
193. People (Dvd)
194. Boy From Ipanema (Dvd)
195. Downtown (Dvd)
196. Intro: The Price Of Love (Dvd)
197. Wake Up Little Susie/Bye, Bye Love/Bird Dog (Dvd)
198. Bye, Bye Love (Dvd)
199. Wake Up Little Susie/All I Have To Do Is Dream/Bird Dog/Devoted To You (Dvd)
200. Cathy's Clown (Dvd)
201. Intro: Mama Tried (Dvd)
202. All I Have To Do Is Dream/Wake Up Little Susie/Bye, Bye Love (Dvd)
203. Games People Play (Dvd)
204. Let It Be Me (Dvd)

Tracks # 144/145

Jim Keltner - drums
Phil Everly - vocal, guitar
John Sebastian - guitar
Waddy Wachtel - guitar
Robert Knigge - bass
Marshall Gunnels - drums
Warren Zevon - keyboards

Michel Berger - Beauséjour

Michel Berger - Beauséjour
Warner Bros. Records 56 785 (1980)

Side One:
1. La Groupie Du Pianiste
2. Y A Vraiment Qu'L'Amour Qui Vaille La Peine
3. C'Est Pour Quelqu'Un
4. Celui Qui Chante
5. Tout Est Possible

Side Two:
1. Attendre
2. Quelques Mots D'Amour
3. Jouer Du Banjo
4. La Fille Des Années 2000
5. C'Est Difficile D'Être Un Homme Aussi

Jim Keltner (A1), Simon Phillips, Jim Gordon, Mike Baird, Alan Schwartzberg, Rick Shlosser - drums
Michel Berger - vocals, piano, producer, clavinet
Paul Stallworth, Lyle Harper, Neil Stubenhaus, Pascal Arroyo - bass
Paulinho Da Costa, Lenny Castro, Rubens Bassini, Gilles Perrin - percussion
Danny Kortchmar, Ben Benay, Jacky Tricoire, Steve Lukather, Dean Parks, John Tropea, Elliot Randall, Michael Landau - guitar
Neil Larsen, Bill Payne, Paul Griffin - keyboards
Babou,  Daniel Balavoine, The Brothers Costa, Claude Puterflam, Laurel Masse - background vocals
Michel Bernholc - arranger, piano
Georges Rodi - keyboards, synthesizers
Tom Saviano, Gary Herbig, David Luell - saxophone
Steve Madaio, Gary Grant - trumpet
Dick "Slyde" Hyde, Christian Guizien - trombone
Herb Pedersen - banjo

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Buzz Clifford - See Your Way Clear

Buzz Clifford - See Your Way Clear
Dot Records DLP 25965 (1969)

Side One:
1. Proctor & Gunther
2. I Am The River
3. Hollywood Joe
4. Ocean Liner
5. Hawg Frog
6. Angeline

Side Two:
1. We’ll All Get By
2. Children Are Crying Aloud
3. Echo Park
4. (Baby I Could Be) So Good At Loving You
5. I See I Am

Jim Keltner, David Potter - drums
Buzz Cliford - vocals, guitar
Steven Bruton, Robbie Edwards, Clark Garmon, David Marks - guitar
Joseph Burnett, Matt Moore, Gary Montgomery - keyboards 
Mike Clough - percussion 
Glenn Crocker - organ 
Jack Dalton - concertina 
David Doud - guitar, bass
Carl Radle, Michael Doud - bass
David Jackson - bass, piano 
Bernie Leadon - dobro 
Dave Mani - piano, organ, backing vocals
Daniel Moore - guitar, keyboards, backing vocals 
Kay Montgomery - pipe organ
Dave Roberts, Bob Klimes - arranger
Richard Delvy - producer

Thenewno2 - Thefearofmissingout

Thenewno2 - Thefearofmissingout
H.O.T. Records 002 (2012)

Track Listing:
1. Station
2. Wide Awake
3. Timezone
4. I Won't Go
5. Hanging On
6. Looking Beyond
7. thewaitaround
8. Staring Out To The Sea
9. Make It Home
10. The Number

Jim Keltner, Frank Zummo - Drums
Dhani Harrison - Vocals, Guitars, Synthesizer, Ukulele, Bass, Programming, Piano, Producer
Paul Hicks - Programming, Producer
Nick Fyfe - Bass
Jonathan Sadoff - Keyboards
Jeremy Faccone - Guitars
Holly Marilyn, RZA, Ben Harper, The Black Knights, Throunn Antonia - Vocals
Oli Hecks - Percussion
Jessy Greene - Violin

Rita Jean Bodine - Bodine, Rita Jean

Rita Jean Bodine - Bodine, Rita Jean
20th Century Records 9209-455 (1974)

Side One:
1. Dynamite
2. That's The Kind Of Love I've Got For You
3. Lickin' Stick
4. Old Friend
5. Dancing In The Streets

Side Two:
1. Change My Evil Ways
2. When You Hold Me
3. Hold On, I'm Comin'
4. Lovin' Man
5. I've Been So Long

Jim Keltner, David Kemper, Ed Greene - Drums
Rita Jean Bodine - Piano, Vocals, Percussion
David Hungate - Bass
Dean Parks - Guitars, Bass, Drums, Horns, Background Vocals
Dan Ferguson, Larry Carlton, Jay Graydon - Guitars
Michael Omartian, Ron Fransen - Piano, ARP, Clavinet, Organ, Harpsichord
David Paich - Horns, Keyboards
George Bohanon, Chuck Findley, Paul Hubinon, Lew McCreary, Steve Leeds, Mark Hofstein, Tom Scott - Horns
Carol Carmichael - Percussion, Steel Drums, Background Vocals, Producer
Howard Steele - Percussion, Steel Drums
Kim Carnes, Maxine Willard, Julia Tillman, Vangie Carmichael - Background Vocals
Ralph Carmichael - Strings
Jimmy Getzoff - Concert Master

Jane Getz - No Ordinary Child

Jane Getz - No Ordinary Child
RCA Victor LSP-4804 (1973)

Side One
1. No Ordinary Child
2. Organ-Grinder Music In My Ear
3. On The Shores Of Okinawa
4. I Shall Build This House Again
5. St. John Of The Highway

Side Two:
1. Here Comes The Captain
2. Gonna See If The Madam's In
3. If The Lady In The Song Had Been Your Mother
4. I Wanna Ride
5. Margarita
6. Boy From Portland

Jim Keltner, Sam Goldstein, John Seiter, Gustavo Perez - Drums
Jane Getz - Vocals, Piano, Organ
Luis Aguilar, Rafael Aguilar, Doreen Davis - Background Vocals
George Bohannon - Arranger, Euphonium, Trombone
Denyse Buffum, Thomas Buffum, Lyndl Christ, E. Marcy Dicterow, Ronald Folsom, Terry King, Robert Lipsett, Jacqueline Lustgarten, Gordon Marlon, Carole Mukogawa, Jay Rosen, Sheldon Sanov, Polly Sweeney - Strings
David Campbell, Felipe Perez - Violin
Agustin Cervantes - Arranger
Gene Cipriano, Jules Jacob - Clarinet
Jamie Faunt - Bass, Vocals
Chuck Findley - Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Tret Fure - Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Luis Gonzalez/Yomo Toro - Piano
Richard Hyde - Bass Trombone, Tuba
Sneaky Pete Kleinow - Arranger, Pedal Steel Guitar
Oliver Mitchell - Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Joe Perez - Saxophone
Maurice Saunders - Congas
David Vought - Bass
Ernie Watts - Piccolo, Saxophone
Lionel James, James Hare - Flamenco Guitar
Nick DeCaro - Accordion, String Arranger
Kazue Kudo - Koto

Greg Smaha - Greg Smaha

Greg Smaha - Greg Smaha
RCA Records PL 37298 (1979)

Side One:
1. Mirror Of Love
2. Never Before
3. But I Love You
4. Angel Adele
5. No One Knows

Side Two:
1. Money
2. You
3. Springtime In Boston
4. Sunshine
5. Lady L.A.

Jim Keltner - Drums
Greg Smaha - Vocals
Pete Christlieb - Alto Saxophone
Morgan Ames - Arranger, Background Vocals
Lisa Freeman Roberts, Patti Brooks, Roy Galloway - Backing Vocals
Bill Green - Baritone Saxophone
Bill Nuttycombe - Concertmaster
Bill Dickenson - Bass
Mitch Holder, Tommy Rotella - Guitar
Don Grusin - Keyboards
Emil Richards - Percussion
Misha Segal - Arranger, Conductor, Producer
Ian Underwood - Synthesizer
Jerome Richardson - Tenor Saxophone
Dick Slyde Hyde - Trombone, Bass Trumpet
Al Aarons, Chuck Findlay, Oscar Brashear - Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Big Sur Choir - Big Sur Choir

Big Sur Choir - Big Sur Choir
Peaceable Records 01 (1974)

Side One:
1. Circle Of Love
2. Timber Rose Yellow
3. Jesus Song
4. World Within World
5. Black Mountain Rag
6. Silver On The Water
7. The Story

Side Two:
1. Gladiola
2. Good House
3. Goldilocks
4. The Line
5. Easy
6. Summer Season
7. Companion

Jim Keltner - Percussion
Tom Carvey, Rita Gatti, Paul Johnson, Ruth Stevens, Glenda Bickell - Vocals

Billy Vera & The Beaters - Retro Nuevo

Billy Vera & The Beaters - Retro Nuevo
Capitol Records C1-46948 (1988)

Side One:
1. Let You Get Away
2. Waiting For You
3. Heart To Heart (Eye To Eye)
4. Ronnie's Song
5. Between Like And Love

Side Two:
1. I Got My Eye On You
2. Heart Be Still
3. If I Were A Magician
4. Wrong When I'm Right
5. Poor Boys
6. La-La For What's Her Name

Jim Keltner, Freddie Alwag (A2) - Drums
Billy Vera - Vocals, Guitar
David Miner - Bass
Ricky Hirsch - Guitar
Jerry Peterson - Guitar, Saxophone
Michael Murphy - Keyboards
Richard Tee, Greg Phillinganes - Piano
Tom Dowd - Producer
Lon Price, Ron Viola - Saxophone
Darrell Leonard - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Jimmy Witherspoon ‎– Hunh!

Jimmy Witherspoon ‎– Hunh!
Bluesway Records BLS-6040 (1970)

Side One:
1. Thoughts Of Home
2. You Can't Do A Thing When You're Drunk
3. Never Knew This Kind Of Hurt Before
4. Pillar To Post

Side Two:
1. Parcel Post Blues
2. I Made A Lot Of Mistakes
3. Bug To Put 'n Yo' Year
4. Bags Under My Eyes

Jim Keltner - Drums (A2,B2,B4)
Jimmy Bond - Bass
Lavell Austin - Drums
Earl Hooker, Mel Brown - Guitar
Jimmy Witherspoon - Vocals
Art Hillery - Organ
Ed Michel - Producer
Charles Brown - Piano
Red Holloway - Tenor Saxophone

Ry Cooder - Into The Purple Valley

Ry Cooder - Into The Purple Valley
Reprise Records REP 44 142 (1972)

Track Listing:
1. How Can You Keep Moving (Unless You Migrate Too)
2. Billy The Kid
3. Money Honey
4. F.D.R. In Trinidad
5. Teardrops Will Fall
6. Denomination Blues
7. On A Monday
8. Hey Porter
9. Great Dream From Heaven
10. Taxes On The Farmer Feed Us All
11. Vigilante Man

Jim Keltner, John Craviotto - Drums
Ry Cooder - Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Vocals
Jim Dickinson - Piano, Celeste, Harmonium, Backing Vocals, Producer
Chris Ethridge - Bass
Fritz Richmond - Tub Bass
Milt Holland - Percussion
Jerry Jumonville, Joe Davis, George Buhanon, Ike Williams - Horns
Van Dyke Parks - Piano
Gloria Jones, Donna Washburn, Donna Weiss, Claudia Linnear - Backing Vocals
Lenny Waronker - Producer

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mariya Takeuchi - Beginning

Mariya Takeuchi - Beginning
RCA Records RVL-8036 (1978)

Track Listing:
1. Goodbye Summer Breeze
2. My Time-I Want It Back
3. Lover Of Summer
4. Starry Night Shinning
5. Waking Up Alone
6. Just A Friend
7. Gift Of A Suden
8. Odd Couple
9. Moonlight Hold Me Tight
10. Santa Monica Highway
11. My Hit Songs

Jim Keltner, Jeff Porcaro - drums 
Mariya Takeuchi - vocals
John Hobbs - piano
Lee Ritenour - guitar
Richard Littlefield - acoustic guitar
Mike Porcaro - bass
John Barnes - electric piano
Gary Coleman - percussion
Tom Scott - alto saxophone
Al Capps - arranger

Musicians On Jim Keltner!

Dave Grohl On Jim:
"There was one day in a studio in L.A. about 8 or 9 years ago, we had a big room at Conway to ourselves for the day and we thought, let’s run tape and invite a bunch of our friends over. So we invited Josh from Queens of the Stone Age, Krist Novoselic was there, Matt Sweeney the amazing guitar player was there and I was like, let’s call Keltner. So I called up Keltner and said, “Hey man come down, we’re gonna mess around and roll tape.” He’s a legend you know, his meter, his vibe, he’s a real vibe player you know. So he comes out, sits down behind a drumset, and does everything sideways, and backwards. And as we’re jamming, I look over and he’s got a stick and a shaker in one hand, and a brush and a frying pan in the other and he’s playing the snare with his foot or whatever. It was fucking crazy what he was doing, but it had this sound. And I watched it and I thought, THAT is messed up! And then I listened to it, and I thought, “THAT is genius!” And then I realized, people call Jim Keltner because that’s what Jim does, he plays like Jim Keltner. And for years whenever I went into a studio to play with anyone I’d be really self conscious like, “God I hope I’m doing what they want me to do, I hope it sounds right, I hope I’m playing well.” And after watching Keltner do that I thought, “You know what, from now on I’m just gonna go in and play, like I would play.” I think it’s important to do that. You know, I never took any drum lessons so honestly, I don’t know much about what I’m doing. I can hear it in my head, and I can play most of the things I can imagine in my mind or hear in my head, but I don’t know what’s right or what’s wrong, so I don’t have any boundaries."

A.J. Croce on Jim:
.............Are there any memories from Jim Keltner, Ry Cooder, and Jim Gaines, which you’d like to share with us?

A.J.: I have great memories from all of them, though Keltner and I really got close. He is a really kind person. We would have deep conversations every day we worked together. He also has some of the greatest rock and roll stories ever.

Bobby Whitlock on Jim:
...........With Eric and you as the core founding members of Derek and the Dominos, how did the other members come to join?

BW: We originally wanted Jim Keltner as our drummer.  Keltner was doing this Gábor Szabó album, and Eric and I were doing a session for P.P. Arnold that Carl was supposed to play on, but he couldn’t find it.  As a result, we used Manfred Mann’s bass player instead.   Jim Gordon was on that session, and we were going to have to wait another month for Keltner to finish up with Szabo.  Eric and I were hot to play now, and we’d already worked with Jim, who was an incredible drummer. So Eric and I talked it over, and we said, “Why don’t we just go ahead and ask him (Gordon) now?  He’s here. He’s eager to play, and besides it’s gonna be another month till Keltner can come over.”  So, that’s s how we got Gordon.  Then Carl agreed to be the bass player.

Marshall Crenshaw on Jim:
Renowned session drummer Jim Keltner (John Lennon, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Carly Simon, Ry Cooder) is the embodiment of taste; he instinctively knows what to do, what not to do. "The thing that I like about him," Crenshaw observes, "is that there's an eccentricity there. Somebody once said of one of his drum fills that it sounded like he thought of it after he played it! He comes up with brilliant, off-the-wall stuff. That's what really appeals to me, the way he'll leap out at you sometimes with this crazy gesture, and it will really create a lot of interest within the song." Crenshaw cites the spontaneously created back-end of the album's opener ("Right on Time"): "The song fades out, and then it fades back in. Jim just goes bananas and does this Jackson Pollock thing, and we just sort of join in with him for that moment of madness. When I heard that, I said, 'that's gotta be on the record!'"

"When we did the track, I recorded it in Los Angeles. The Jaggedland sessions were really a ton of fun for me. I was in the room with the guys, with Jim Keltner and Greg Leisz and Sebastian Steinberg and Emil Richards. We just were in a circle playing these tunes. Jim Keltner, after we played it once, he got up from his drum stool, went over to his cases, and he pulled out a plastic toy snare drum and put it up on the stand. I recognized it because when I was a kid, there was a friend of mine from down the street who had an Ebony snare drum exactly like the one Keltner had. My friend’s had a drumhead on it that said “The Beatles Drum,” and it had a picture of The Beatles. Anyway, he put this plastic snare drum up there and hit it, and it sounded like an explosion. I guess you have to be Jim Keltner to make a toy snare drum sound that way, but that’s what’s on the record. I think it’s a really beautiful track. It’s one of my best songs I think."

Ian Mclagan on Jim:
Jim Keltner said to me, "wait a minute!  Where's the piano?"   "Oh, I'm going to overdub piano.  I'm going to cut everything with guitar, because I wrote all the songs on guitar."  He said, "Oh, no, man, you've got to play piano!"  "Fuck no! I don't even know parts!"   He said, "well, come on!  Let's learn 'em!"  He cracked the whip on me, but it was great because it worked out well.  We set up with Jim and I facing each other, which you should never do: put the piano next to the drums. But we set up baffles and let the separation disappear, fuck it.  We cut the album like that.  It was great!  Eye contact, it's very important.  Otherwise, I'd have been in a booth, facing a wall!

Joachim Cooder on Jim:
He has a crazy list of credits. He played drums on John Lennon and George Harrison records, Traveling Wilburys—I probably don’t even know half the things he’s done. He’s, like, Mr. Session Guy—like, top-notch guy. But he and Ry, since they have such a long history,  whatever something that Ry was striving for rhythmically, it seems that he found Jim. And whatever it was that he was looking for, a kind of left-of-center way of playing, Jim was really right there with him, I guess. And I don’t know what it was, but watching him play—I never played the guitar, I never had one, absolutely not one iota of guitar-playing.
It completely baffles me, but watching Jim, that’s what I took to, and Jim saw that and gave me my first kit. And it was just crazy. It was big, lots of hardware; it was the ’80s, so he had weird electronic triggers. He’s always done weird sampling, stuff, which I got into as well, and always worn sunglasses to look cool. He wore boots. So, yeah, he’s been sort of a semi-mentor-teacher.

Donovan on Jim:
 .........Also, another of my favorite tracks at the moment is your version of the 'Cuckoo' the classic version of the song. I remember the Pentangle doing a version of this one many years ago.

Donovan: Oh yeah. Well, Danny, of course was in the Pentangle.

...........It was, maybe an idea from Danny Thompson to record?

Donovan: No, it's a famous song, of course. We, who come from the folk scene, love it. People jam on it because it's so simple and infectious. It's great. So the idea came... I didn't have a plan. No plan to make 'Cuckoo', but of course the Bohemian Cafés have jazz, blues, classical, poetry, painting, sculptures, dancers and they have folk musicians. So when we heard this in the studio, it was a jam. Jim Keltner heard me tuning up and I started picking for the tuning up. I started picking the 'Cuckoo' and he said to me 'What's that mountain thing?' You know, 'mountain' meaning Appalachian mountain/banjo coz he knows a lot about music. I said it's called 'The Cuckoo' and he said 'Why don't we record it?' So we went in the studio and we played it twice and that was it! The masters, Danny already knew it from the Pentangle, of course. I already knew it and Jim learned it and so it was great. At one point we said 'Should we put it on the album? It sounds so different' and Jim Muscleman of Appleseed records said 'It MUST go on the album! It's part of the 'Beat Café' and so the 'Cuckoo' is one of my favorites now, also and when Jim Keltner listened to the track he was so pleased. I said, 'Why are you smiling?' Jim Keltner said 'I've finally outcashed Johnny Cash!' Because Jim always wanted to make a record with Johnny, but he never did and now he gets a chance and it sounds when I listened to it playing just like the drummers on the Johnny Cash records.

Chrissie Hynde on Jim:
On the end of one song on the album you hear Jim Keltner, who is obviously one of the gods, and at the end of the song [laughs you can hear him going [in a low voice], “Oh, I’m just getting worse and worse now.” And I laughed my ass off when I heard that, so I insisted that that had to be on the record. Of course, Keltner was horrified. But then when we came in and listened to “Chinese Plastic” and you can hear me going “dat dat dat dat…” of course, I was mortified listening back to it. And everyone else was laughing and said we have to keep that in, and I was, like, “Oh, give me a break,” and they said, “No, no, no, we have to keep it in.”  Because I had got my way. So at that point, it became sort of a lurid free-for-all. Like you can hear me clearing my throat and coughing and stuff, and I said, “Just leave it all fucking in.”
Also, Keltner’s so solid, that you don’t need much else on that track – his drumming is so good—

Josh Haden on Jim:
Not many people know this but Jim Keltner played drums on the track "Every Time I Try" performed by my band Spain for the soundtrack of Wim Wender's 1997 film End Of Violence. Not the version that appears on the second Spain CD She Haunts My Dreams (Joey Waronker plays drums on that one), but the original version which can be found here and here.
We were introduced to Mr. Keltner through our association with former Dreamworks Records president Lenny Waronker (Joey's dad). I remember at the session (which took place at Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood) thinking how great he sounded and how he made the song come alive. At one point myself and one of the band members had a little argument about how we should play and/or arrange the song, and we asked Mr. Keltner what he thought, to which he replied, "Its a great song...I'll play it however you like!"
Anyways, Mr. Keltner isn't credited on either the soundtrack or the CD single version of the song, so I thought I might write about it here. It was one of the most memorable recording sessions I've been a part of and I'm so thankful he was able to play on one of my songs. I am truly blessed!

V/A - The End Of Violence OST

V/A - The End Of Violence OST
Outpost Records OPD30008 (1997)

1. Define Violence - Ry Cooder
2. Shouldn't You Know - Traci Lind
3. Every Time I Try - Spain
4. Untitled Heavy Beat (Part 1 & 2) - DJ Shadow
5. I'm Not Your Baby - U2 & Sinead O'Conner
6. Strange World - Bill Pullman
7. Little Drop Of Poison - Tom Waits
8. Disrobe - Medeski, Martin & Wood
9. Injured Bird - Michael Stipe & Vic Chestnutt
10. Bailare (El Merecumbe) - Raul Malo
11. Me Estas Matando - Los Lobos
12. Mr. Wobble - Latin Playboys
13. Theme For A Trucker - Whiskeytown
14. Unintinetional Prayers - Andie McDowell
15. You May Feel Me Crying - Roy Orbison
16. Bad News - Eels
17. Don't Even Know She Got One - Howie B.
18. In A Heartbeat - Bill Pullman

Jim Keltner - drums, programming
Ry Cooder - guitar, mandolin, piano, producer
Howie B, Vic Chesnutt - vocals, producer
Rick Cox - guitar, bass saxophone, sampler
James Blood Ulmer, Amir Yaghmai - guitar
Flaco Jiménez - accordion
Gil Bernal - tenor saxophone
Jon Hassell - trumpet
Jacky Terrasson - piano
Joachim Cooder - drums, percussion, programming
Josh Haden - vocals, bass, organ
Ken Boudakian, Merlo Podlewski - guitar
DJ Shadow - performer, producer
U2, Eels, Latin Playboys, Los Lobos, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Spain, Whiskeytown - primary artist
Traci Lind, Andie MacDowell, Sinéad O'Connor, Roy Orbison, Bill Pullman, Nicole Parker - vocals
Raul Malo - guitar, vocals, producer
Chris Stamey - musician, producer
Michael Stipe, Tom Waits - vocals, producer
David Baker, Sharon Boyle, Kathleen Brennan, Brian Eno, Flood, John Keane, Steve Osborne - producer

Ry Cooder - Nakano Sun Plaza Tokyo, Japan

Ry Cooder - Nakano Sun Plaza Tokyo, Japan
Unauthorized Release (1988)

Track Listing:
1. Low-Commotion
2. Little Sister
3. He'll Have To Go
4. Jesus On The Mainline
5. Down In Mississippi
6. Do Re Mi
7. Get Rhythm
8. Chain Gang

Jim Keltner - drums
Ry Cooder - guitar, vocals
Van Dyke Parks - piano
Flaco Jiminez - accordeon
Steve Douglas - sax
Jorge Calderone - bass
Bobby King - vocals
Terry Evans - vocals

Elvis Costello & The Confederates - Sun Plaza Hall Tokyo, Japan

Elvis Costello & The Confederates - Sun Plaza Hall Tokyo, Japan
Unauthorized Release (1987)

Track Listing:
1. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes - Elvis solo
2. That's How You Got Killed Before
3. Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind?
4. It Tears Me Up
5. Brilliant Mistake - including one line from Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head
6. The Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line
7. I'll Wear It Proudly
8. Tokyo Storm Warning
9. Poisoned Rose
10. The Big Light
11. Uncomplicated
12. Watching The Detectives - including The Only Flame In Town - Elvis solo with beatbox
13. Green Shirt - Elvis solo
14. Everyday I Write The Book - Elvis solo
15. Veronica - Elvis solo
16. New Amsterdam including You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Elvis solo
17. Pump It Up - including Subterranean Homesick Blues, Sign 'O' The Times and Revolution - Elvis solo with beatbox
18. Leave My Kitten Alone
19. Mystery Dance
20. Alison - Elvis solo
21. Lovable
22. Your Mind Is On Vacation including Your Funeral My Trial
23. That Day Is Done - with Elvis on piano

Jim Keltner - drums
Elvis Costello - guitar, vocals, piano
James Burton - lead guitar
Jerry Scheff - bass, string bass
Austin de Lone - piano, organ,accordion
Nick Lowe - rhythm guitar, backing vocals

Marjoe Gortner - Bad But Not Evil

Marjoe Gortner - Bad But Not Evil
Chelsea Records CHE-1005 (1972)

Side One:
1. Hoe-Bus
2. The Ballad Of Spider John
3. Lo and Behold!
4. Wind Up
5. I’m A Man

Side Two:
1. Collection Box
2. Glory Glory Hallelujah
3. I Shall Be Released
4. Faith Healing Remedy

Jim Keltner, Hal Blaine, Jim Gordon - Drums
Marjoe Gortner - Vocals
Joe Osborne - Bass
Larry Carlton, Dean Parks, Louis Shelton - Guitars
Mike Melvoin - Organ
Michael Omartian - Piano
Gary Coleman - Percussion
Chris Darrow - Fiddle
Tom Scott - Tenor Sax
Jim Horn - Baritone Sax
Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews, Maxine Willard, Robbie Montgomery, Gwen Johnson, Oma Drake - Background Vocals