Thursday, April 30, 2015

Lorna Wright



Lorna Wright - Circle Of Love
Rocket BXL1-2902 (1978) - US LP

Side One

1 - I’m Gonna Love You Tonight
2 - Circle Of Love*
3 - My Song
4 - What’s Gonna Happen?
5 - Stranger

Side Two

6 - Night Music
7 - Love Is Forever
8 - Get A Little Crazy
9 - Magic In Your Eyes
10 - You Have Me
11 - You Can’t Find Yesterday

Lorna Wright - Vocals, Rhythm Ace, Background Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (2)*
Mike Porcaro - Bass
Dennis Belfield - Bass
Klaus Voormann - Bass (as Klaus Voorman)
André Fischer - Drums
Jim Keltner - Drums (2, 4, 5, 9), Percussion
Chet McCracken - Drums, Percussion
Ralph Humphreys - Drums
Fred Tackett - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Jay Graydon - Electric Guitar, Electric Guitar Solo, Acoustic Guitar
Jay Lewis - Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars, Guitars, 12 String Guitars, Bass, Effects, Percussion, Background Vocals
Larry Carlton - Electric Guitar Solo
Bill Cuomo - Electric Piano, Keyboards, Piano, Synthesizers, Clavinet, Tack Piano, Whitney Studio Pipe Organ
David Foster - Synthesizers, Moog Bass
Victor Feldman - Clavinet, Electric Piano, Percussion
Ernie Watts - Flute
Edgar Lustgarten - Cello
Gail Levant - Harp
Steve Forman - Great Percussion, Percussion Instruments, Percussion
Bettye Sweet - Background Vocals
Hiroshi Upshur - Background Vocals
Kim Carnes - Background Vocal
Gary Wright - Background Vocal
David Pomeranz - Background Vocal

Jay Lewis - Producer

Bill Cuomo - Basic Track Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11), Piano Arrangement (3), Cello Arrangement (3), Horn Arrangement (8)
Jay Lewis - Horn Arrangement (8)

Matt Hyde - Recording Engineer
Jay Lewis - Recording Engineer, Mixdown Engineer
Paul Dobbe - Assistant Recording Engineer

Recording Studio:
Western Studio I

Mixdown Studio:
Western Studio I

Mike Reese - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Mastering Lab

Gary Heery - Photography
Cynthia Marsh - Cover Art
Michael Fink - Album Design

“A very special thanks to: // Elton John... for your trust and support // Tony King... for your sensitivity and sense of humour // To all the players who individually and uniquely contributed to the making of this album. // And to Jay Lewis for all of it.”.

Songwriters:
Lorna Wright
Bobby Ray Appleberry
Bill Cuomo
Dave Ellingson



“Circle Of Love” - US LP - back cover



source/pics: my records

Monday, April 27, 2015

John Lovick Turner



John Lovick Turner - Rookie Of The Year
Polydor PD 5053 2391 078 (1973) - US LP

Side One

1 - Take Me Back
2 - Tomcat Blues
3 - Washaway
4 - Cowboy On The Run
5 - Go To Sleep

Side Two

6 - Prelude
7 - What You Are
8 - Absolutely Faithful
9 - Dark Lady
10 - Nothing’s Wrong

Notes: 1) Album does not come with track-by-track musician credits. 2) Title “Rookie Of The Year” is written on record label but not anywhere on record cover.

Produced by Eddie Reeves For Market Place Productions (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Produced by Eddie Reeves and Dick Halligan (1)

John Lovick Turner - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Synthesizers
Lee Sklar - Bass
Max Bennett - Bass
John Mulkey - Bass
Ed Greene - Drums (as Ed Green)
Gary Mallaber - Drums (as Gary Malibar)
Roy Yeager - Drums
Larry Carlton - Guitar
Jay Lewis - Rhythm Guitar
Dean Parks - Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Gary Talley - Guitar
Thomas Hensley - Piano (as Tom Hensley)
Larry Knechtel - Piano, Organ
Will Boulware - Piano, Synthesizer, Drums
Daniel Ben Zebulon - Congas

Robert Appère - Engineer (as Robert Appere)
Rick Heenan - Engineer
Tommy Vicari - Engineer (as Tom Vicari)

Recording Studios:
Clover Recorders
Sound City
Sound Lab

Lee Lasseff - Additional Production Supervision

Dean O. Torrence - Design
Fred Valentine - Photography

“Thanks To: (list of musicians)”.

“A Special Thanks To: Will Boulware/Piano, Synthesizer, Drums”.

“Anthem Record Productions”.

Songwriter:
John Lovick Turner



“Rookie Of The Year” - US LP - back cover



source/pics: my records

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pamela Polland



Pamela Polland (Photo by Janet Becker)

Pamela Polland - Unreleased 2nd Solo Album (aka: The One About The Gas Station Attendant)
Columbia (1973) - US LP

1 - The Refuge*
2 - Willsdon Manor
3 - You Stand By Me
4 - Wild Roses
5 - For Earl
6 - Thank You Operator*
7 - The Ship
8 - Untitled (Dusty Rose)
9 - Interlude
10 - The Clearing

Notes: 1) This entry is about singer-songwriter Pamela Polland’s second solo album, a work that was completed for the Columbia label in 1973 and that remained unreleased. When Columbia Records President Clive Davis got fired from CBS’s music division later that same year, the already completed project got pulled from its scheduled distribution. Davis had personally helped shape this artist’s career and supervised the genesis of that record itself, helmed by Elton John’s producer of that period, Gus Dudgeon, and tentatively titled “The One About The Gas Station Attendant” after the lyrics of one of the numbers in its tracklist (“For Earl”). While the bulk of the sessions had been done in London, three songs were recorded in Los Angeles, two of which with Lee and Russ Kunkel as the rhythm section. After 40 years of shelving, the original and as yet unmastered tapes have now resurfaced from Columbia’s vaults, enabling Ms. Polland to finally make these songs available for listening on her own website. You may enjoy the complete album here: www.pamelapolland.com. Just select “Unreleased 2nd Solo Album” from the navigation bar at the top of page and click on each song title to activate the player. My thanks go to Ms. Polland for graciously allowing me to link back to this content. You may find more detailed info and notes about this story at the above address. 2) Please note that the following personnel list and tech credits are incomplete. Cheers!

Pamela Polland - Vocals, Piano, Background Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (1, 6)*
Russ Kunkel - Drums (1, 6)
Davey Johnstone - Guitar (1)
Taj Mahal - National Slide Guitar (6)
Kendell Kardt - Piano (6)
Ray Cooper - Percussion, Water Gong (10)
Joan Armatrading - Backing Vocal (4)

Produced by Gus Dudgeon

Paul Buckmaster - String Arrangements (3, 7, 8)
Tom Campbell - Live String Quartet Arrangement (5)

Recording Locations:
London - full tracks (2, 3, 4, 7, 8), overdubs (1)
Los Angeles, Fall 1972 - full track (5, 6), basic tracks (1)

Songwriter:
Pamela Polland



source/pic: www.pamelapolland.com.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Judith Owen European Tour 2014/2015 - Update (April 9, 2015)



Here are the additional dates for the second leg of the Judith Owen European Tour with Lee, Russ Kunkel, Waddy Wachtel and Pedro Segundo playing live. All following shows are as a supporting act for Bryan Ferry.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Waterfront | Belfast

Friday, May 8, 2015
Cambridge Corn Exchange | Cambridge

Saturday, May 9, 2015
The New Theatre | Oxford

Monday, May 11, 2015
St. Davids Hall | Cardiff

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Cliffs Pavilion | Southend-On-Sea

Thursday, May 14, 2015
De Monfort Hall | Leicester

Friday, May 15, 2015
The Spa | Bridlington

Sunday, May 17, 2015
City Hall | Newcastle Upon-Tyne

Monday, May 18, 2015
The Palace Theatre | Manchester

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Symphony Hall | Birmingham

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Harrogate International Centre | Harrogate

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Usher Hall | Edinburgh

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Philharmonic Hall | Liverpool

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Sheffield City Hall | Sheffield

Friday, May 29, 2015
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall | Glasgow

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Blackpool Opera House | Blackpool

Monday, June 1, 2015
Royal Albert Hall | London

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Brighton Dome | Brighton

Friday, June 5, 2015
Portsmouth Guildhall | Portsmouth

Sunday, June 7, 2015
The Lighthouse | Poole

Monday, June 8, 2015
Colston Hall | Bristol

Check back for additional dates and more yet to be announced. For more info, tickets, schedule you may click on the following links:

www.judithowen.net
www.bryanferry.com