Saturday, July 30, 2011

Lee on tour with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band - July/August/September 2011 tour schedule

This summer and starting from today, Lee is touring the US and Canada with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band. For dates/calendar and more details you can go here and here.

Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz - One Left Shoe
Mercury 314 536 941-2 (1998) - US CD

1 - Look To The East
2 - Good Morning (Waking Up With You)
3 - Krikor’s Waltz
4 - Silver Lining
5 - Forbidden Fruit
6 - Salvation Song
7 - Impala
8 - One Left Shoe
9 - I Thought I Saw You Last Night
10 - Everything About You
11 - Leavin’ Again
12 - The Great Mystery
13 - Broken Hearts And Painted Nails
14 - Kicking Distance
15 - Beautiful Day

Notes: 1) CD album does not come with track-by-track musician credits. 2) With the exception of strings and horns all the other musicians are credited with no indication of respective instrument. The following attributions are based on previously recorded works, and therefore generic and possibly inaccurate. 3) Bass is not played on tracks 1, 3, 8, 11.

Steve Poltz - Vocals, Guitar
Leland Sklar - Bass
Jerry Scheff - Bass
Bob Glaub - Bass
Jim Keltner - Drums
Denny Fongheiser - Drums
David Kemper - Drums
J. Steven Soles - Guitar
Dean Parks - Guitar
Gregory Page - Guitar
Benmont Tench - Keyboards
Van Dyke Parks - Keyboards
John Wittenberg - Strings
Joy Lyle - Strings
Xiao N He - Strings
Joel Derouin - Strings
Steve Richards - Strings
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Dennis Brockenborough, Tim Burton, Kevin Lenear) - Horns
Jewel (as Jewel Kilcher) - Vocals, Guitar

Produced by J. Steven Soles
Jenny Price - Executive Producer

Jimmie Haskell - String Arrangements, Horn Arrangements
Steve Poltz - Arrangement (15)
J. Steven Soles - Arrangement (15)
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Horn Section - Arrangement (15)

Larry Hirsch - Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer
John Sorensen - Second Engineer

Recording Studio:
Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA

Mixing Studio:
Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA

Doug Sax - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
The Mastering Lab

Jenny Price - A&R
Management: Steve Poltz business // c/o Robert Duffey Artists Management // 9691 Campus Drive // Anaheim, CA 92804 // Phone: (714) 778-3864 // FAX: (714) 778-0633
Booking: Rick Roskins at Creative Artists Agency

Gary Burden (for R. Twerk & Company) - Art Direction, Design
Jenice Heo (for R. Twerk & Company) - Art Direction, Design
Henry Diltz - Photography

“Contact Steve Poltz at”.

“Contact J. Steven Soles at”.

“Hi, thanks for buying this album. I hope you receive large amounts of pleasure when you press play on the thingamajig that makes the sound come out of the speakers. I had a great time playing and singing under the loving and watchful eyes of my producer Mr. Steven Soles. I would also like to thank my wonderful engineer Mr. Larry Hirsch. Larry was admirably assisted by 2nd engineer John Sorensen. I would also like to send HUGE BUSHELS of love and thanks to the ever lovely Jenny Price (my A&R) for without her this album wouldn’t even be here. Muchas Gracias, Jenny. This album is dedicated to Larry Hirsch’s hamster Avery, A.K.A. the mooster micester who died and went to hamster heaven while we were in the midst of recording. I would also like to thank the stellar cast of musicians who gave their soul to the analog tape: Jim Keltner, Dean Parks, Bob Glaub, Steven Soles, Leland Sklar, Benmont Tench, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones horn section (Dennis Brockenborough, Tim Burton and Kevin Lenear), David Kemper, my dear friend and songwriting pal Jewel Kilcher, Jimmie Haskell, Gregory Page, Denny Fongheiser, Van Dyke Parks, the always ready Jerry Scheff, John Wittenberg, Joy Lyle, Xiao N He, Joel Derouin and Steve Richards. A shot of love must also go out to Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles for all the greasy food that kept us lubed. A big shout goes out to the fine folks at Ocean Way especially Clarice and Ya Yoi. A busload of thank yous to Robert Duffey, my friend and manager. For all of you technological geeks out there this album was recorded analog using a Radio Shack micro cassette answering machine. // At this time of this long-winded thank you recipe I would like to add 4 gallons of thank yous to all of the Rugburns fans for supporting me over the years and letting me crash on your floors and drink your whiskey. Don’t worry, there will be another ’Burns CD in the future. I just wanted to be sensitive folk guy Joe and not have anyone die in this batch of songs, including the Mommy deer. Once again thanks for listening. Love, Steve Poltz”.

“Special thanks to: Ma n Pa Poltz - Thanks for making me stick with those geetar lessons, my sister Kath, my nephew and niece Shea and Kayla, and my Uncle Louie for taking me to all the Planet of the Apes movies. I would like to thank Danny Goldberg for dragging my sorry ass off the road and getting me into the studio; and David Leach for his hours of patience in working with me during battling practice. I would also like to thank Dana Millman, Ken Weinstein, Dave Einstein and all the super kool folks at Mercury Records. // A Schwinn bike with a basket full of thank yous goes out to Diana D’Amato for nursing the bird back to health with that cute little bird dropper full of baby food. I gotta thank Sam D’Amato for getting me hooked on cough syrup and Valium and turning me on to his bookie. 12 steps won’t be enough for me. Mine go to 13. A special thanks to all my musical friends back home in San Diego: John “Parchney” Castro, Java Joe Flamini, Karla Peterson, George Varga, David Branfman, Esq., Tommy and Marla, Tom Plein for loaning me cash for my first PA, Mike Halloran for playing my shit on the radio way back when I was on 8-track, Drunk Ted and Flipside Mag, Wendy’s open mike at Java Joe’s especially Wendy and his cute berets, and Dick’s Automotive. // Otherwordly thanks to: Hap Mansfield and everyone at Cake Magazine, Anastasia Davies, Herb Cohen, Martin Cohen, Evan Cohen, Jane Ayer, Donna Gast for lipstick tips, Jack Duffey, Katherine Duffey, Carol Ellis, Nancy Levin and Michelle St. Claire, Danny Ferrington, Kevin Moran, the wonderful author of the Niceness Manifesto Mr. Joe Daly, Brad and Bruce at Absolute Artists, and T.J. & everyone at Taylor Guitars. If I forgot to thank you it’s because I’m high on cough syrup. I am really sorry.”.

Steve Poltz
Jewel Kilcher
Gregory Page

source/pic: my records

Steve Poltz - Conversations Over A Cerveza - Words & Music EP
Mercury MECD 159 (1998) - US CD - promo CD with 3 non-LP tracks

1 - Silver Lining - LP track - 4:14
2 - Intro - :17
3 - You Were Meant For Me - acoustic - non LP track - 4:26
4 - Intro - :41
5 - Good Morning (Waking Up With You) - LP track - 4:14
6 - Intro - 1:24
7 - Nice Guys Finish Last - non LP track - 5:17
8 - Intro - :46
9 - I Thought I Saw You Last Night - LP track - 4:23
10 - Intro - 1:00
11 - Satan’s Choir* - non LP track - 3:33

Notes: 1) This is a promo CD released for the US market with 3 tracks taken from the “One Left Shoe” CD album and 3 non-LP tracks. 2) With the exception of track 1, all other tracks are introduced by a spoken intro by Mr. Poltz himself. 3) CD album does not come with musician credits. 4) On spoken intro for track 11, the line-up for same track is indicated as consisting of Lee on bass, Jim Keltner on drums and Steven Soles on guitar. 5) Non-LP tracks 3 and 7 are acoustic numbers performed with no rhythm section. 6) Please see the “One Left Shoe” entry above for musician/tech credits for LP-tracks 1, 5 and 9.

Musicians on track 11:
Steve Poltz - Vocals, Guitar
Leland Sklar - Bass*
Jim Keltner - Drums
J. Steven Soles - Guitar

Produced by J. Steven Soles

Larry Hirsch - Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer

Tracks 1, 5, 9:
“From the Mercury CD & Cassette “One Left Shoe” (314 536 941-2/4)”.

Steve Poltz
Jewel Kilcher

“Conversations Over A Cerveza - Words & Music EP” - US CD - inner inlay

source/pics: my records

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hope Partlow (Hope Wilson)

Hope Partlow - Who We Are
Virgin 7243 5 90134 2 8 (2005) - US CD

1 - Who We Are
2 - Don’t Go
3 - Crazy Summer Nights
4 - Sick Inside
5 - Girlfriend
6 - Like You Do
7 - I Believe In You
8 - It’s Too Late
9 - Cold
10 - Through It All
11 - Everywhere But Here
12 - Let Me Try
13 - Who We Are (Saturday Night Mix)

Notes: 1) CD album does not come with track-by-track musician credits. 2) CD album comes with journal entries by Ms. Partlow. Please refer to original booklet for these.

Hope Partlow - Vocals

The band:
Lee Sklar - Bass
Abraham Laboriel, Sr. - Bass (as Abe Laboriel, Sr.)
Mike Elizondo - Bass
Abraham Laboriel, Jr. - Drums (as Abe Laboriel, Jr.)
Rusty Anderson - Guitar
Heitor Pereira - Guitar
Matt Rollings - Piano, Organ
Matt Serletic - Keys, Background Vocals
Gabe Witcher - Fiddle
Lucy Woodward - Background Vocals
Angie Aparo - Background Vocals

Produced by Matt Serletic
Greg Collins - Additional Production

John O’Brien - Programming

Greg Collins - Recording Engineer
Mark Dobson - Recording Engineer, Digital Editing
John Holmes - Additional Recording
Matthew Cullen - Recording Assistant
Damien Shannon - Recording Assistant
Kevin Mills - Recording Assistant
John Berkowitz - Recording Assistant
Chris Jennings - Recording Assistant
Halsey Quemere - Recording Assistant
David Thoener - Mix Engineer
Bryan Pugh - Mix Assistant
Aaron Chmielewski - Mix Assistant
Adam Olmsted - Mix Assistant
Scott Moore - Mix Assistant
Jimmy Douglass - Remix Engineer (13)
Pat Woodward - Digital Editing

Recording Studios:
Allaire Studios - Shokan, NY
Henson Studios - Hollywood, CA
Right Track Recording - New York, NY
Tree Studios - Norcross, GA

Mixing Studios:
Right Track Recording, New York, NY
Quad Studios, Nashville, TN
O’Henry Studios - Burbank, CA
Manhattan Center, New York, NY (remix on track 13)

Bob Ludwig - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME

Dean Serletic - A&R
Michelle Ryang - A&R Admin
Shari Sutcliffe - Contractor, Production Coordinator
Jan Smith - Vocal Coach

Management: Larry Rudolph / Reign Deer Entertainment

Sean Mosher-Smith - Creative Direction
Christian Calabrò - Art Direction, Design
Sheryl Nields - Photography

“Make up provided by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics // 2005 Mustang V6 Convertible courtesy of Ford Motor Company”.

“Hey Everybody! // Thanks for checking out my CD! For more of my lyrics and journal entries, go to my website // Love, // Hope”.

“Thanking people should be an easy thing to do but it’s not. There is no way I can express my gratitude for everything that everyone has done for me. // It doesn’t start with recording an album. It starts at the beginning. First of all I give a huge thank you to my parents, my brother and sisters, and the rest of my family. Thanks for your love and support through everything. To my lovely friends at home, Billy Owens and the All American Band, everybody at the Strand - thanks for truly believing in me. // Aunt Joyce, Chris Pelcer, Laura Donohue, Allison Allen, Theresa Smith, I wouldn’t be here without all of your help and love. // Jan Smith and staff, Nite Driscoll, and the Atlanta Institute of Music - All of you totally rock and I can’t thank you enough. // All of the great musicians and songwriters, everyone at the studios thank you so much. Stuart Dutsky and Co., Joe Serling, Larry Rudolph, Adam Leber, and Kati Herrera - thanks for handing all the business stuff. Katie Agresta, everyone at Hanson Fitness, Robin Dunn at Steps on Broadway, Matthew Smith, Alan Savage, all of you kicked my butt with your talent. Thank you. Greg Collins, Mark Dobson, and the many involved in the making - Thank you for all your hard work. To everyone in the band - I HOPE IT LASTS FOREVER. No pun intended. Everyone at Virgin Records, thank you for all your time, effort, and energy. So much behind the scenes stuff has to happen and be dealt with - All of you do such an awesome job. Thank you again! // Dean Serletic, I wouldn’t be where I am today without you so it’s all your fault. I am very thankful to have someone like you who has walked me through, step by step, the process of making an album. You always had faith in me. Thank you. // Matt Serletic, I don’t know where to begin so I’ll start at the end - YOU ARE AWESOME! Working with you on the album was so cool. You amaze me with how much talent you have. I will never be able to thank you enough for giving me this huge opportunity! To be and artist with Virgin Records is a complete dream come true. Thank you for seeing what I could become with some help and a lot of support. I have so much respect for you and again I thank you.”.

“So many people have helped with this album. I thank you all so very very much. // Rock on, // - Hope”.

Angie Aparo
Tyler Bieck
Martin Briley
Rodney Clawson
Dave Cobb
Jason Deere
Connie Harrington
Kevin Kadish
Brent Roam
Dan Wilson

source/pic: my records

Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas - Cradlesong
Emblem/Atlantic 2-517814 (2009) - US CD

1 - Her Diamonds
2 - Gasoline
3 - Give Me The Meltdown
4 - Someday
5 - Mockingbird
6 - Real World ’09
7 - Fire On The Mountain
8 - Hard On You
9 - Still Ain’t Over You
10 - Natural
11 - Snowblind
12 - Wonderful
13 - Cradlesong*
14 - Getting Late

Notes: 1) According to web sources, this CD album was released at least in four different content configurations the world over, plus one more edition for the iTunes market. We will go back to the specific releases in detail once I get hold of those. So far, it will suffice to list the bonus tracks that were included by country of pressing, bearing in mind that some of this info could not be verified:

US bonus track: “Little Wonders - radio version”.
Germany bonus tracks: “Years From Now”, “Remembered Well”.
Japan bonus tracks (verified): “Overrun”, “Her Diamonds - video”.
ITunes bonus tracks (verified): “Sleep Till The War Is Over”, “Believe”.

My thanks to Donnavox, who is a Rob Thomas forum member at According to her, the iTunes tracks come without liner notes, just like “Overrun” in its CD release as b-side for the “Her Diamonds” single. Check back for updates. 2) Above picture and following credits were taken from the made in Malaysia EU release on Emblem/Atlantic 756 7896812L (2009).

Rob Thomas - Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars, Toms, Snaps, Background Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass (13)*
Sean Hurley - Bass
Jack Daley - Bass
Jimmie Lee Sloas - Bass
Victor Indrizzo - Drums, Percussion
Abraham Laboriel, Jr. (as Abe Laboriel Jr.) - Drums (2, 3, 4, 5, 13)
Michael Bland - Drums, Snaps
Kenny Aronoff - Drums
Jim Keltner - Drums (13)
Tom Bukovac - Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Beatbox, Snaps
Tim Pierce - Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Snaps
Bryan Sutton - Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin
Rusty Anderson - Guitar
Michael Landau - Guitars
Ben Peeler - Guitar, Steel Guitar, Bouzouki, Oud, Lap Steel, Portuguese Guitar
Matt Serletic - Hammond B3 Organ, Keyboards, Piano, Snaps, Background Vocals
Patrick Warren - Chamberlin (as Chamberlain), Pump Organ, Keyboards, Piano, Hammond B3 Organ, Snaps
Stevie Blacke - Strings
Keith Fiddmont - Alto Sax, Tenor Sax
Kim Hutchcroft - Baritone Sax, Bass Sax, Tenor Sax
Dino Soldo - Tenor Sax
Lee Thornburg - Trumpet
Marcus Brown - African Drums
Soro Gnenemon - African Drums
Robert Smith - African Drums
Magatte Sow - African Drums
Malik Sow - African Drums
Jose Vergara - African Drums
Rev. Shuichi Tom Kurai - Taiko Drums
Taylor Moyer - Taiko Drums
Alfred Ortiz - Taiko Drums
Gary St. Germain - Taiko Drums
Lenny Castro - Percussion (1, 8, 11, 13)
Mark Dobson - Percussion
Sherree Brown - Background Vocals
Robyn Troup - Background Vocals
James Grundler - Background Vocals
Butch Walker - Background Vocal
Sharlotte Gibson - Background Vocals
Marisol Thomas - Background Vocal

Produced by Matt Serletic

Matt Serletic - Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14), Vocal Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13), Horn Arrangement (12), Programming (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
10, 11, 12, 13)
Rob Thomas - Vocal Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Patrick Warren - String Arrangement (5)
Marisol Thomas - Co-arrangement (13)

Mark Dobson - Recording Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14), Pro Tools Recording Editing (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
Justin Niebank - Recording Engineer (7, 9, 12, 14)
Jess Sutcliffe - Recording Engineer (11), Additional Recording Engineer (1, 13)
Dejan Stanjevic - Additional Recording Engineer (3), Assistant Recording Engineer (3)
Mike Leisz - Additional Recording Engineer (9), Assistant Recording Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14), Additional Pro Tools Recording Editing (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,
13, 14)
Hal Winer - Additional Recording Engineer (10, 12, 13), Assistant Recording Engineer (1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Alex Arias - Assistant Recording Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14), Additional Pro Tools Recording Editing (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
Jason Dale - Assistant Recording Engineer (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14)
Adam Tilzer - Assistant Recording Engineer (1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 13)
Seth Morton - Assistant Recording Engineer (8, 9)
Pat Woodward - Assistant Recording Engineer (11), Pro Tools Recording Editing (1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 11, 13)
Jordan Stilwell - Assistant Recording Engineer (13)
Chris Lord-Alge - Mixing Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
Keith Armstrong - Assistant Mixing Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
Nik Karpen - Assistant Mixing Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
Andrew Schubert - Additional Pro Tools Mix Editing (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
Brad Townsend - Additional Pro Tools Mix Editing (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)

Recording Studios:
Emblem Studios, Calabasas, CA (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
Bicoastal Music, Ossining, NY (1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Stratosphere Studios, New York, NY (1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 13)
Germano Studios, New York, NY (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14)
Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN (5, 8, 9)

Mixing Studios:
Mix LA, Tarzana, CA (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)

Bob Ludwig - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME

Dean Serletic - Production Coordination
Shari Sutcliffe - Musician Contractor, Singer Contractor

Management: Michael Lippman // Lippman Entertainment

Rob Thomas - Art Concept
Louise Robinson - Illustration
Ria Lewerke - Art Direction, Design
Norman Moore - Art Direction, Design
Andrew Macpherson - Photography

“Thank You // Mari - you., most of all, in SO many ways, are all over this record. Thank you for your inspiration and your love. Mom, Maison, Tyler and Samy (no amount of time would be enough) // Dad and Martha, Maria and Gil, Jeff and Mel, Pete and Angie, Missy and Tracy, Griffen, Nichole and Lacey, Adam, Calvin, Fenix, Leo and Aida, Dejan Stanjevic (thanx for your hustle AND your flow). Jason Browning (you are my secret weapon. I love you), Brian Brunka (thanx for the ride.), Evan Lamberg, Randall Slavin, Sheelah Hyland and Charlie Owens, Hal Winer, Dr. Reed and Margaret, Stephanie Tseng, Jeff Klotz. Paul, Kyle & Pookie (I couldn’t do this without you. Thank you). Matt Beck (you are too talented. Just stop). Frankie Romano, Al Carty, Abe Fogle & Mark Von Em (let’s go bitches!!!) // Michael and Nancy Lippman, (thanx for everything, papa), Nick and Jamielyn Lippman, Josh and Lauren Lippman, Lynne Kirkwood, Matt Gillian, Barbara Varinaitis, Lippman Entertainment // Owen Sloane, Courtney Dillaplain and everyone at Berger Kahn. Mark Dobson, Jeff Lamiroult, Stuart Ditsky, Galina Monosov, Richard Goldstein, Shelby Glick, Susan Novak, Lee Rothchild, Ria Lewerke, Norman Moore // Edgar Bronfman Jr., Lyor Cohen, Julie Greenwald, Craig Kallman, Livia Tortella, Dane Venable, Cyndi Lynott, Andrea Ganis, Deb Urbont, Jon Lewis, John McMann, Brian Corona, Michael Kushner, Sheila Richman, Jack McMorrow, David Saslow, Torsten Luth, Kevin Weaver, Camille Hackney, Chris Goyette, Liz Barrett, Sharon Masters, Jonathan Feldman, Adam Abramson, Matt Engelman, Jason Pleskow, Bob Kraus, Paul Sinclair, Dan Grossman, Geraldine Chung, Eric Snowden, Vicky Camera, Kristie Borgmann, Margo Scott, Craig Rosen, Tim Dalbec, Amy Johnson, Ali O’Connell, Chuck Strouth, Howard Lesnick, Johnny Cosica, Julie Kubacki, Lora Helstrom, Lou Rizzo, Mark Fritzges, Mike Snow, Rick Sudakoff, Glenn Fukushima, Dan Posner, Dustin Elliott, Brittany Jurick, Thanh Nguyen, and everyone at Atlantic Records. // Matt and Ramona Serletic, Dean and Eric Serletic, and everyone at Emblem. Rob Light, Carol Kinzel, Allison McGregor, and everyone at CAA. Dan McCarrol, Brian Monaco, and everyone at EMI. Randy Grimmet, and everyone at ASCAP. Melinda Newman, Tom Cuddy, Tom Poleman, Rick Krim, Sandy Alouete, Scott Shannon, Monte Lipman, Roger Friedman, Ricky Mike, Ricky Alex, Ricky Anthony, Lisa Mayer, Wendy Schecter, Lorraine Ables, Andrew Macpherson, Mike Martino, Greg Prato, Kim Walker, Jan Smith, Chris Guggenheim and All Access Today. Matt De Angelis and Kerry Clair and everyone at PETS ALIVE (human and furry), Jon Regen.”.

“Join the Rob Thomas Fan Club //”.

Rob Thomas
Shy Carter
Nellee Hooper
Matt Serletic

source/pic: my records
bonus tracks listing & US catalog #: the web

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Various Artists - Banjoman - A Tribute To Derroll Adams

Here is a preview of the Donovan post which is not yet published. Once it is, the following entry will be taken down and consolidated within said post. Thanks!

Various Artists - Banjoman - A Tribute To Derroll Adams
Blue Groove CD BG-1420 (2002) - Austria CD

1 - Columbus Stockade Blues - Hans Theessink, Donovan, Arlo Guthrie
2 - Portland Town - Arlo Guthrie
3 - The Cuckoo - Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
4 - Freight Train Blues - Hans Theessink, Arlo Guthrie
5 - The Mountain - Donovan
6 - The Sky - Allan Taylor
7 - The Valley - Hans Theessink, Donovan
8 - Curtains Of Night - Youra Marcus
9 - Dixie Darling - Dolly Parton, Arlo Guthrie
10 - Muleskinner Blues - Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie
11 - 24 Hours A Day - Hans Theessink
12 - Epistle To Derroll - Donovan
13 - A Feather Fell - Ralph McTell
14 - Banjo Man - Allan Taylor
15 - The Rock - Billy Connolly
16 - Memories - Happy Traum
17 - Lovesong* - Donovan
18 - Willie Moore - Wizz Jones
19 - The Rock - Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
20 - Goodbye Derroll. Goodbye Friend - Tucker Zimmerman
21 - A Profound And Beautiful Sadness - Derroll Adams

Notes: 1) “Banjoman” is a CD album tribute to American songwriter and musician Derroll Adams. 2) The majority of the tracks in this collection are newly-recorded versions of songs both from Adam’s songbook and repertoire: tracks 1, 3, 4, 18 are traditionals; tracks 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 15, 16, 17, 19 were written by Derroll Adams; track 21 was co-written by Derroll Adams and Tucker Zimmerman; track 9 is a cover version of a Carter Family song; track 10 is a cover version of a Jimmie Rodgers song; track 12 is a new version of a Donovan song about Adams that was originally included in the Donovan’s record album “A Gift From A Flower To A Garden”; tracks 13 and 14 were written by English singer-songwriters Ralph McTell and Allan Taylor; track 20 was written by singer-songwriter Tucker Zimmerman. 3) Track 17 is same version already released on the 1976 Donovan album “Slow Down World” with the title “My Love Is True (Love Song)”. This should be true also of track 5, but please check back for confirmation once the Donovan post is published. 4) On track 17, Lee shares bass-player credits with David Hungate. 5) CD Album comes with a 60-page booklet including a biographical essay by Hans Theessink with interviews to Derroll Adams and some of the other players, liner notes by Theessink and Arlo Guthrie and lyrics. Please refer to original packaging for these.
Derroll Adams - Voice
Arlo Guthrie - Vocals, Guitar, Intro, Foottap, Background Vocal
Donovan (also as Donovan Leitch) - Vocals, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar,
Lead Guitar, Harmonica, Arp String Ensemble, Background Vocal
Hans Theessink - Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin, Banjo, Mandola, Dulcimer, Slide Guitar, Background Vocals
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott - Vocals, Guitar
Allan Taylor - Vocals, Guitar, Psalter
Youra Marcus - Vocal, Banjo
Dolly Parton - Vocal
Ralph McTell - Vocal, Guitar, Banjo, Backing Vocal
Billy Connolly - Vocal, Banjo
Happy Traum - Vocal, Guitar, Banjo
Wizz Jones - Vocal, Guitar
Tucker Zimmerman - Vocal, 12-String Guitar

Leland Sklar - Bass (17)*
David Ferguson - Upright Bass
Danny Thompson - Double Bass
David Hungate (as Dave Hungate) - Bass (17)
Jim Keltner - Drums (17)
Yves Rouchaville - Guitar, Background Vocal
Barney McKenna - Banjo, Backing Vocal
Didier Bourguignon - Banjo
John Sheehan - Fiddle, Backing Vocal
Jack Clement - Ukelele
Bobbye Hall Porter (as Bobbye Hall) - Percussion (17)

Produced by: Hans Theessink and Arlo Guthrie
Produced by Donovan Leitch (17)

Chris Scheidl - Engineer (1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14)
Peter Miller - Engineer (3, 10, 19)
Donovan Leitch - Engineer (5)
Günther Pauler - Engineer (6)
Marc Champod - Engineer (8)
Mike Bobak - Engineer (12)
Andy Levien - Engineer (13, 18)
Phil Punch - Engineer (15)
Chris Andersen - Engineer (16)
Pete Romano - Engineer (17)
Michel Gilsoul - Engineer (20)
Alain Sironval - Engineer (21)
David Ferguson - Additional Recording Engineer (1, 9)
Greg Steele - Additional Recording Engineer (2)

Recording Studios:
Studio Ollersbach, Austria (1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14)
Peter Miller Recording Studio, San Francisco, CA (3, 10, 19)
Donovan Studios, County Cork, Ireland (5)
Pauler Acoustics, Northeim, Germany (6)
Studio Tube, Lausanne, Switzerland (8)
Morgan Studios, London, England (12)
RMS Studios, London, England (13, 18)
Electric Avenue, Sydney, Australia (15)
Nevessa Production, Woodstock, NY (16)
A&M Studios, Los Angeles, CA (17)
Soliman, Stockay/St.Georges, Belgium (20)
The Cowboy Arms Hotel and Recording Spa, Nashville, TN (additional recording) (1, 9)
Derek Studios, Dalton, MA (additional recording) (2)

Recording Location:
Antwerp, November 30, 1997 (21)

Milica Theessink - Project Coordination

Toby Mountain - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Northeastern Digital Recording, Inc., Southboro, MA

Hans Theessink - Essay, Liner Notes (“The Making Of The CD”)
Arlo Guthrie - Liner Notes
Dave Peabody - Photographs
Milica Theessink - Photographs
Beth Gwinn - Photographs
Mogens Eskildsen - Photographs
Patrick Ferryn - Photographs
H.C. Abelard - Photographs
Gil Egger - Photographs
Unknown - Photographs
Derroll Adams - Booklet Painting
Harald Ergott - Graphic Design, Layout

“Special thanks to: Danny Adams, Jackie Guthrie, Milica Theessink, Aleene Jackson, Cindy Bradley, Patrick Ferryn, Jean Pierre van Weyenbergh, Carsten Panduro, Bill Yaryan and Mark Moss at Sing Out.”.

Track 17:
“A Donovan Discs Recording. Studio: A&M Studios Los Angeles, CA - Produced by Donovan Leitch - engineer: Pete Romano)”.

Track 21:
“From Patrick Ferryn’s tribute film to Derroll Adams “I Was Born In Portland Town””.

“Handmade strings by Thomastik-Infeld”.

Derroll Adams
A.P. Carter
Donovan Leitch
Ralph McTell
Jimmie Rodgers
Allan Taylor
George Vaughn
Tucker Zimmerman

source/pic: my records

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Vancouver Island Musicfest, July 10, 2011 - Lee w/ Night Train Music Club

Lee is performing live at Vancouver Island Musicfest as part of supergroup Night Train Music Club with Steve Postell, Bernard Fowler, Steve Holley, James Raymond, Vonda Shepard & probably some very special guest. For tickets, dates, schedule, calendar and more details you can click the following link (copy and paste in case it should not open or click on link in the “some links” section on the right):