Friday, December 8, 2017

Tomorrow: Saturday, December 9, 8:00 pm EST - Little Dreams Foundation 2017 Benefit Gala Hosted By Phil & Orianne Collins: Dreaming on the Beach Charity Concert - The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach, FL

Phil Collins is headlining this yearʼs Little Dreams Foundation gala fundraiser in Miami Beach. Concert will take place at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8 p.m. Backing Phil in this concert experience will be the Little Dreams Band (with Lee Sklar on bass). Also performing will be Laura Pausini, KT Tunstall, Pitingo, The Little Dreamers Artists and WYK.

The Little Dreams Foundation seeks to help talented youth around the world fulfill their artistic and athletic dreams. The foundation matches students with teachers and coaches and provides them scholarships to give them the best chance for professional careers in their sport or art.

You may click on the following links for tickets and more info:

Jackie Gleason Theater, Fillmore Miami Beach
1700 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL, US

You may enjoy our posts about Lee's landmark collaboration with Phil → here.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The 20 All-Time Greatest L.A. Studio Musicians - L.A. Weekly - September 20, 2017

The title says it all! You may read the article at the following link:

L.A. Weekly - The 20 All-Time Greatest L.A. Studio Musicians

Monday, July 31, 2017

Hoyt Axton

Hoyt Axton - Life Machine
A&M SP3604 (1974) - US LP

Side One

1 - Maybelline*
2 - Life Machine*
3 - Thatʼs All Right
4 - Geronimoʼs Cadillac
5 - When The Morning Comes*

Side Two

6 - Good Lookinʼ Child
7 - I Dream Of Highways*
8 - Pet Parade*
9 - Telephone Booth
10 - Boney Fingers
11 - Billieʼs Theme*

Notes: 1) Pictures and following credits were taken from the US promo release. 2) Album was released with at least two alternate cover artworks, one of which is similar to the above but with artist name in black print.

Hoyt Axton - Lead Vocals, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar, Back-up Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 11)*
Emory Gordy - Bass
David Jackson - Bass, Back-up Vocal
Sammy Creason (as Sammy Lee Creason) - Drums (1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10)
Jim Keltner - Drums (as Jimmie Lee Keltner)
Bob Lind - Acoustic Lead Guitar, Back-up Vocals
Terry Reid - Electric Guitar
James Burton - Electric Guitar, Dobro
Ralph Mooney - Steel Pedal Guitar
Red Rhodes - Steel Pedal Guitar
Milt Holland - Melody Maker With Brushes, Vibes, Percussion (1, 2, 6, 8)
Dr. Eric Hord - Slide
Michael Utley - Piano
Loren Newkirk - Piano, Celeste
Doug Dillard (as Douglas Dillard) - Banjo, Back-up Vocal
Tom Scott - Horns
Michael Barone - Horns
Gene Cipriano - Horns
Vincent De Rosa - Horns
Paul Hubinon - Horns
Dick “Slyde” Hyde - Horns (as Dick (Slyde) Hyde)
Ann Goodman - Cello
Mark Dawson - Harp, Back-up Vocal
Reneé Armand (as Renee Armand) - Lead Vocals, Vocals, Back-up Vocals
Linda Ronstadt - Vocals, Back-up Vocals
Clydie King - Back-up Vocals
Ronee Blakley - Back-up Vocal
Dana Brady - Back-up Vocal
Denny Brooks - Back-up Vocal
Merry Clayton - Back-up Vocals
Flo & Eddie - Back-up Vocals
Sherlie Matthews - Back-up Vocals
Lee Montgomery - Back-up Vocals
Skitchy Washburn - Back-up Vocal

Produced by Allan McDougall and Hoyt Axton

Tom Scott - Horn Arrangements (2, 6, 8)
Clydie King - Vocal Arrangements (1, 6)

Tommy Vicari - Engineer
Linda Tyler - Assistant Engineer

Recording Studio:
A&M Studios, Hollywood, California

Frank De Luna - Mastering Engineer

Joey Cavanaugh - Life Machine Design
Reed Fenton - Life Machine Photography
Suzanne Ayres - Inner Sleeve Portrait
Roland Young - Art Direction
Chuck Beeson - Album Design

Track 11:
“From the Columbia Motion Picture “Buster and Billie””.

“Dedicated to: April, Christopher, Mark, Michael, Nicky and Yvette (The Children) // Special thanks to Abe Somer and Jerry Moss.”.

Hoyt Axton
Reneé Armand (as Renee Armand)
Chuck Berry
Arthur Crudup
Russ Fratto
Alan Freed
Michael Martin Murphey (as Michael Murphey)
Charles Quarto

“Life Machine” - US LP - inner sleeve portrait

source/pics: my records

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Mike Deasy

Mike Deasy - Letters To My Head
Capitol ST-11170 (1973) - US LP
Capitol UICY-15471 (2016) - Japan SHM-CD reissue with 1 bonus track

Side One

1 - Flutterby
2 - Humpty Dumpty
3 - Letters To My Head
4 - I Am I Am I Am
5 - The Peace Song

Side Two

6 - Stagger Lee
7 - Beauty
8 - If You Pick Her Too Hard
9 - Little Water
10 - All Godʼs Children

2016 Japan reissue bonus track

11 - All God's Children - alternate version

Notes: 1) Pictures and following credits were taken from the 2016 SHM-CD reissue. 2) 2016 SHM-CD reissue comes with a reproduction of the original albumʼs rear sleeve, complete with credits and side one/side two breakdown. 3) 2016 SHM-CD reissue includes a 20-page booklet with song lyrics and bio. 4) Original album does not come with track-by-track musician credits.

Mike Deasy - Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin, Sitar, Banjo, Bass, Alto Sax, Piano

“Iʼd like to thank my friends”.

Lee Sklar - Bass
Max Bennett - Bass
Jerry Scheff - Bass
Jim Gordon - Drums
John Guerin - Drums
Jim Keltner - Drums
Art Munson - Guitar
Jay Dee Maness - Pedal Steel
Larry Knechtel - Organ, Autoharp
Mike Melvoin - Organ
Gary Coleman - Percussion
Jim Horn - Flute, Recorder, Horns
Chuck Findley - Horns
Paul Hubinon - Horns
Dick “Slyde” Hyde - Horns (as Slyde Hyde)
Plas Johnson - Horns
Jack Kelson - Horns (as Jackie Kelso)
Lew McCreary - Horns
Don Menza - Horns
Ollie Mitchell - Horns
Kathie Deasy - Vocals
Steve Adler - Background Vocals
Michael Clough - Background Vocals
Venetta Fields - Background Vocals
Annie Herring - Background Vocals
Trish Jons - Background Vocals
Clydie King - Background Vocals
Charles Merriam - Background Vocals
Kathryn Ward - Background Vocals

Produced by Jay Senter for Captain Crystal Records

Traditional Arrangement (6) - Mike Deasy
Jim Horn - Horn Arrangements

Buck Herring - Engineer
Howard Weiss - Technical Assistance

Richard Rankin - Photography
Crystal Design Studios - Design
John Hoernle - Art Director

Reissue Credits

Kenji Yoshino - Editing

Editing Studios:
Universal Mastering Studios (2015)

“Flat transferred from analog 2 track master using 24bit/96kHz equipment”.

Mike Deasy
Kathie Deasy

“Letters To My Head” - Japan SHM-CD reissue - obi (enlargement)

source/pics: my records

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Jim & Ginger (James Hendricks, Ginger Greco)

Jim & Ginger - Ain't It Good To Have It All
ABC ABCD-938 (1976) - US LP

Side One

1 - Feel That Feelinʼ Again*
2 - My New Lovely
3 - Itʼs Oh So Funny
4 - Iʼll Never Get Enough Of You
5 - The World Falls Into A Dream

Side Two

6 - Ainʼt It Good To Have It All
7 - Snap, Crackle & Pop
8 - Hello Lord, Here I Am
9 - Life Like A River Flow
10 - Morninʼ Brings Sunshine

Notes: 1) Above picture and following credits were taken from a US promotional copy. 2) Title of track 7 is indicated on lyrics sleeve as being “I Ainʼt A Flakey Kind Of Woman (Snap, Crackle & Pop)”. 3) My copy comes with an inner sleeve with musician credits and lyrics. Nowhere on the album packaging are tech and art credits indicated.

James Hendricks - Vocals, Dobro
Ginger Greco - Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (1)*
Jerry Scheff - Bass (also as Jeff Scheff)
Mike Baird - Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Steve Hunter - Electric Guitar, Electric Guitar Lead
Jeff Baxter - Electric Guitar
Herb Pedersen - Acoustic Guitar
David Paich - Fender Rhodes
King Errisson (as King Errison) - Percussion (1, 2, 8, 10)

Produced by Jim Hendricks & Ginger Greco

Jimmie Haskell - String Arrangements (1, 2, 4, 5, 10), String Conduction (1, 2, 4, 5, 10), Horn
Arrangements (1, 6, 10), Horn Conduction (1, 6, 10)

Ginger Greco
James Hendricks

source/pic: my records

Sunday, February 26, 2017

On The Road With Judith Owen - Winter/Spring, 2017

These are the next dates of Judith Owen on tour with Lee, Pedro Segundo and Gabriella Swallow. For more info, updates and tickets you may check out the shows page on Judith's website. Cheers!

Special guest to Bryan Ferry - Judith Owen, Leland Sklar, Pedro Segundo, Gabriella Swallow

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Hard Rock Seminole Hotel and Casino | Hollywood, Florida - 7:30 PM
1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, USA

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Hard Rock Live | Orlando Florida - 7:30 PM
6050 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA - 7:30 PM
152 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Saenger Theatre | New Orleans LA - 7:30 PM
1111 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie | Dallas TX - 7:30 PM
1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Monday, March 20, 2017
Tobin Center for the Performing ARts | San Antonio TX - 7:30 PM
100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Moody Theatre | Austin TX - 7:30 PM
2nd Street District, 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Friday, March 24, 2017
Uptown Theater | Kansas City MO - 7:30 PM
3700 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA

Sunday, March 26, 2017
Satet Theatre | Cleveland OH - 7:30 PM
1519 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Palace Theatre | Columbus OH - 7:30 PM
34 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Proctors Theatre | Schenectady NY - 7:30 PM
432 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305, USA

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts | Pittsburgh PA - 7:30 PM
600 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

Monday, April 3, 2017
Theatre Saint Denis | Montreal QC Canada - 7:30 PM
1594 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3K2, Canada


Sunday, March 5, 2017
The Clay Center | Charleston, USA - 7:00 PM
1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301
Judith guest appearance Larry Groce at Mountain Stage with Leland Sklar and Pedro Segundo to celebrate the release of “Somebody’s Child”. Pink Martini and Beth Hart also feature.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Vaudeville Mews | Des Moines IA - Special 6:00 PM show.
212 SW 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Judith Owen featuring the legendary Leland Sklar take a detour from the Bryan Ferry tour to headline a special Des Moines show to celebrate support from KFMG radio.
Special early show doors at 6:00 PM.

Friday, March 31, 2017
The Iridium | New York, USA - 8:00 PM
1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA
Taking a side track from the Bryan Ferry tour. Judith returns at the Iridium to headline joined by legendary Leland Sklar, Pedro Segundo, Garbriella Swallow and surprise guest.

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Gallery 345 | Toronto ON CANADA - 3:00 PM doors 4:00 PM show
345 Sorauren Ave #3, Toronto, ON M6R 2G5, Canada
Judith and Co breakaway from the Bryan Ferry tour to play a special Sunday late matinee show at 4:00 PM in Toronto featuring legendary Leland Sklar with Pedro Segundo, Gabriella Swallow and Lizzie Ball.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sheryl Crow & The Section Honor James Taylor at the Kennedy Center Honors 2016

As previously mentioned, James Taylor was among the distinguished recipients of the 39th Kennedy Center Honors. His old backing group The Section reunited for the occasion, with Lee on bass. CBS broadcasted the event on December 27 at 9/8C: the whole evening and a few excerpts are now available on their webpage. To watch these you may check out the link below. Please notice that content is geo blocked and may not be available outside of the US territory. Those of you who may be wanting to watch the show from a non-US area please take advantage of the YouTube links at the end of the above video clip. The title video has become unavailable, so it has been replaced by a highlights clip. - The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors