Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bonnie Raitt

You may also check out the following connected posts:

Various Artists - Randy Newman’s Faust
Various Artists - A Tribute To Nicolette Larson
Carly Simon & James Taylor ❏
Willie Nelson

Bonnie Raitt - Nine Lives
Warner Bros. 9 25486-1 (1986) - US LP

Side One

1 - No Way To Treat A Lady
2 - Runnin’ Back To Me
3 - Who But A Fool (Thief Into Paradise)
4 - Crime Of Passion*
5 - All Day, All Night

Side Two

6 - Stand Up To The Night
7 - Excited
8 - Freezin’ (For A Little Human Love)
9 - True Love Is Hard To Find
10 - Angel

Notes: 1) Above picture and following credits were taken from the 1986 US vinyl release. 2) Track 6 is twice indicated in liner notes as being included in the Atlantic Releasing Film “Extremeties”. Correct title for the Robert M. Young film in question is “Extremities” instead.

Bonnie Raitt - Vocals, Guitar, Slide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (4)*
Nathan East - Bass
Neil Stubenhaus - Bass
Ray Ohara - Bass, Percussion
John “J.R.” Robinson - Drums (as John Robinson)
Russ Kunkel - Drums
Carlos Vega - Drums (4, 5)
Ian Wallace - Drums, Linn Drum, Percussion
Dean Parks - Guitar
Michael Landau - Guitar (solo), Guitar
Ira Ingber - Guitar
Charles Ferrin - Guitar
David Kitay - Guitars
Johnny Lee Schell - Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocal
Bill Payne - Acoustic Piano, Keyboards
J.A.C. Redford - Keyboards
Richard Kosinski (as Richard “koz” Kosinski) - Keyboards
Ian McLagan (as Ian “mac” McLagan) - Keyboards
Eric Kaz - Acoustic Piano
Guy Moon - Additional Keyboards
Greg Adams (as part of Tower Of Power Horn Section) - Trumpet, Flügelhorn
Emilio Castillo (as part of Tower Of Power Horn Section) - Tenor Saxophone
Richard Elliot - Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone (as part of Tower Of Power Horn Section), Alto Saxophone (as part of Tower Of Power Horn Section)
Stephen Kupka (as part of Tower Of Power Horn Section) - Baritone Saxophone
Lee Thornburg (as part of Tower Of Power Horn Section) - Trumpet, Trombone, Flügelhorn
David Woodford - Saxophone
Lenny Castro - Percussion (3, 4, 5)
Rob Fraboni - Percussion
Rosemary Butler - Background Vocal, Backing Vocals
Max Carl - Background Vocal, Backing Vocals
Ivan Neville - Backing Vocals
Blondie Chaplin - Backing Vocals
Steve Ross - Backing Vocals
Earl Smith - Backing Vocal
Sippie Wallace - Backing Vocal (with special guest appearance by)
Christine McVie - Backing Vocal
Todd Sharp - Backing Vocals

Produced by Bill Payne and George Massenburg (1, 2, 4, 5)
Produced by Bill Payne and George Massenburg with Russ Kunkel (3)
Produced by Rob Fraboni (7, 8, 9, 10)
Produced by Steve Tyrell for Tyrell-Mann Productions (6)

Greg Adams - Horn Arrangements (2, 3)
David Kitay - Linn Drum Program (6)

George Massenburg - Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), Mixing Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Terry Becker - Engineer (7, 8, 9, 10)
Rob Fraboni - Engineer (7, 8, 9, 10)
David Kitay - Engineer (6)
David Tickle - Mixing Engineer (6)
Sharon Rice - Assistant Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Billy Youdelman - Assistant Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
John Volaitis - Additional Engineering (7, 8, 9, 10)

Recording Studios:
The Complex, West Los Angeles, Spring, 1986 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Shangri-la Studios, Malibu, 1983 (7, 8, 9, 10)
Tyrell-Mann Studio, Los Angeles, 1986 (6)

Mixing Studios:
The Complex, West Los Angeles, Spring, 1986 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Shangri-la Studios, Malibu, 1983 (7, 8, 9, 10)
Ocean Way Studio, Hollywood (6)

Doug Sax - Original Master Engineer

Mastering Studio:
The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles

Ivy Skoff - Production Coordinator (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Management: Danny Goldberg/Ron Stone
Booking: Monterey Peninsula Artists // Carmel Highlands, California
Mail and Business: Jeffrey Hersh/The Going Raitt // Box 626, Los Angeles, Calif. 90078

Laura LiPuma - Art Direction, Design
Lindsey Loch - Cover Illustration
Jim Shea - Photography
Margi Kent - Wardrobe
Denise Pauly - Makeup

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:
“Digitally recorded on the Mitsubishi x-850 32-track”.
“Special thanks to Doug Buttleman and Yamaha International Corp.”.

Track 6:
“For the Atlantic Releasing Film “Extremeties” ”.

“Special thanks // to all the writers, musicians, engineers and producers who brought so much of themselves to this project // to my Home Sweet Home team who stoke that ongoing career furnace: Jeffrey, Ron, Danny, Nat Weiss, Monterey Peninsula Artists, Tim Bernett, Dick Waterman and my band and crew // and to my friends at Warner Bros. who helped make this record a reality: Lenny Waronker, Russ Thyret, Carl Scott, Laura LiPuma and especially Felix Chamberlain, without whom this record couldn’t have been made”.

Bryan Adams
Karla Bonoff
Toots Hibbert
Hutch Hutchinson
Ira Ingber
Danny Ironstone
Will Jennings
Ronald Jones
Eric Kaz
Richard Kerr
Ivan Neville
Nan O’Byrne
J.A.C. Redford
Michael Smotherman
Tom Snow
Mary Unobsky
Jim Vallance
Jerry Williams

“Nine Lives” - US LP - inner sleeve picture and artwork

source/pics: my records

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lee Sklar in Concert at the First Annual Topanga Folk Fest with Judith Owen and more - Sunday, October 26, 2014 26, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm - The Topanga Community Club, Topanga, CA

On Sunday, October 26, you may check out Lee playing live with Judith Owen at the first Annual Topanga Folk Fest, The Topanga Community Club, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290.

Lee is part of the house band so he will be performing also with some of the other acts in the lineup, which is as follows: Colin Hay & Cecelia Noel, Miner, Julia Fordham, Linda Perhacs, Freebo, The Wild Reeds, Dan Navarro, Peter Alsop, The Hani Naser Band, Philip Boone, Gwendolyn, Paul Kenney. Amongst other backing artists are Jon Gilutin, Steve Postell and Craig McIntyre. Concert is to benefit Anam Cara.

For more info, tickets, schedule you may click on the following link:

or get in touch at


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 8:00 pm - Judith Owen in Concert with Special Guests Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel and Waddy Wachtel - The Grammy Museum, Los Angeles, CA

On Wednesday, October 8, you may check out Lee, Russ Kunkel and Waddy Wachtel playing live with Judith Owen at The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. A245 Los Angeles, CA 90015 - Tel: (213) 765-6800 / (213) 763-7923 (for Group Tours).

For more info, tickets, etc. you may click on the following link:

Judith Owen In Concert - The Grammy Museum