Thursday, August 22, 2019

Peter Asher On The Making Of James Taylor’s “Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon”



Rhino has recently reissued the complete collection of all the Warner Bros. albums by James Taylor as both 6-CD and 180-gram 6-LP sets as well as digitally. Peter Asher, who signed Taylor to the Beatles’ Apple Records label in 1968, worked as his manager for 25 years and originally produced several of these LPs, has overseen the remastering process of each of the albums in the set. In a series of seven video contributions on the Rhino Channel, he offers a behind the scenes recollection of the making of these recordings. You may find an interesting Lee story at 0.34.

You may order “James Taylor - The Warner Bros. Albums: 1970-1976” at the following address:
https://Rhino.lnk.to/WB7076MP

You may subscribe to the Rhino Channel at the following address: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToRHINO

Monday, August 5, 2019

Sam Neely



Sam Neely - Long Road To Texas
Capitol ST-873 (1971) - US LP

Side One

1 - Long Road To Texas
2 - Blue Time
3 - Before Your Eyes
4 - Jesse California
5 - Canʼt Help Wondering

Side Two

6 - Cry Me A Song
7 - Molly Bee
8 - Every Manʼs A Sailor
9 - Change A Sad To A Happy Song
10 - Pray

Notes: 1) This is Sam Neelyʼs debut album. It was reissued with different title and track listing the following year. Please see below for related entry. 2) Album does not come with track-by-track musician credits.

Sam Neely - Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass Guitar
Wilton Felder - Bass Guitar
Gene Pello - Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Allan Hunt - Lead Guitar
Mike Deasy - Acoustic Guitar, Nylon, Steel, Electric
Jerry Cole - Acoustic Guitar, Steel-Banjo
Mike Gregory - Piano
Jim Horn - Flute
Larry Knechtel - Harmonica
Clydie KIng - Backup Singer
Venetta Fields - Backup Singer
Melissa Mackey - Backup Singer

Produced by Mike Taylor and Phil Gillin for Koala Music Productions
Rudy Durand - Executive Producer
Jim Benci - Executive Producer

Mike Taylor - Basic Arrangements
Rudy Durand - Basic Arrangements
Gene Page - String Arrangements

Andrew Berliner - Engineer

Recording and Mixing Studio:
Crystal Sound Studios - Hollywood, California

Marketing Direction: Buz Wilburn Music Marketing International

Elliott Marks - Cover Photos
Joseph Bodner - Painting

“Sam Neely is a country person. He first played in rock bands, but heʼs always been a country person. Matter of fact, he was born in Cuero, Texas, just over twenty years ago and has only left the state to record this album. (Now he lives in Corpus Christi.) Sam enjoys solitude. In fact, he wrote most of these songs late-at-night in his garage. The tunes are simple, basic, emotional. Most of them are universal. They tell stories - about gravel roads, gentle people, rodeo kings, lost loves, gypsy moons and blue times. Sam Neely feels them all personally. Heʼd like you to feel them, too.”.

Songwriters:
Sam Neely
Rudy Durand
Mike Taylor



“Long Road To Texas” - US LP - inner sleeve portrait



“Long Road To Texas” - US LP - rear sleeve



source/pics: my records



Sam Neely - Loving You Just Crossed My Mind
Capitol ST-11097 (1972) - US LP

Side One

1 - Loving You Just Crossed My Mind
2 - Blue Time
3 - Before Your Eyes
4 - Jesse California
5 - Canʼt Help Wondering

Side Two

6 - Long Road To Texas
7 - Molly Bee
8 - Cry Me A Song
9 - Every Day Is The Same As Today
10 - Pray

Notes: 1) This is Sam Neelyʼs debut album, reissued with different title and track listing in 1972. 2) Album does not come with track-by-track musician credits. 3) The black and white portrait printed on lyric sleeve is the same as in first release, but horizontally flipped. 4) According to web sources the single promo release of track 2 comes with a different arrangement.

Sam Neely - Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass Guitar
Wilton Felder - Bass Guitar
Gene Pello - Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Allan Hunt - Lead Guitar
Mike Deasy - Acoustic Guitar, Nylon, Steel, Electric
Jerry Cole - Acoustic Guitar, Steel-Banjo
Mike Gregory - Piano
Jim Horn - Flute
Larry Knechtel - Harmonica
Clydie KIng - Backup Singer
Venetta Fields - Backup Singer
Melissa Mackey - Backup Singer

Produced by Mike Taylor and Phil Gillin for Koala Music Productions (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Produced by Rudy Durand (1, 9)
Jim Benci - Executive Producer

Rudy Durand - Basic Arrangements
Gene Page - String Arrangements

Andrew Berliner - Engineer (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Greg Venable - Recording Engineer (1, 9)
Armin Steiner (as Armine Steiner) - Mixing Engineer (1, 9)
Wally Traugott - Mastering Engineer (1, 9)

Recording Studio:
Crystal Sound Studios - Hollywood, California
Mixing Studios:
Crystal Sound Studios - Hollywood, California (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Sound Lab (1, 9)

Marketing Direction: Buz Wilburn - Music Marketing International

Elliott Marks - Cover Photos
Joseph Bodner - Painting

“Sam Neely is a country person. He first played in rock bands, but heʼs always been a country person. Matter of fact, he was born in Cuero, Texas, just over twenty years ago and has only left the state to record this album. (Now he lives in Corpus Christi.) Sam enjoys solitude. In fact, he wrote most of these songs late-at-night in his garage. The tunes are simple, basic, emotional. Most of them are universal. They tell stories - about gravel roads, gentle people, rodeo kings, lost loves, gypsy moons and blue times. Sam Neely feels them all personally. Heʼd like you to feel them, too.”.

Songwriters:
Sam Neely
Rudy Durand
Mike Taylor



source/pic: my records

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

August 4, 2019 - Lee with Danny Kortchmar & Friends - Free Concert at Long’s Park Amphitheater, Lancaster, PA



Danny Kortchmar & Friends is a supergroup of legendary band members and session musicians that includes Leland Sklar, Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel and Steve PostellTheir free concert will take place on Sunday, August 4 at Long’s Park Amphitheater, US-30 & Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602. Concert time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Drummer Russell Kunkel currently is on tour with Lyle Lovett, which is why the gig isn’t labeled as an Immediate Family show. Jimmy Paxson will fill in on drums. 

For more information you may check out the following link:

www.longspark.org