The purpose of this blog is to share information about Lee Sklar's work. Blog provides an in-progress listing of the albums featuring Lee as bass player, indicating the tracks he plays on along with the rhythm section players performing with him (drums, percussion), plus all the rest of the credits you might find on each of these albums' sleeves. Editors, legal notes and waivers (eg: X appears courtesy of Y) are excluded.
The Scrapbook allows the viewer to enjoy a number of pictures from Lee's personal collection, some within each post and some in a separate section. All of this pictorial material was kindly lent for reproduction to this weblog by Mr. Sklar himself on a purely non-commercial and informational basis. Said material cannot be copied, reproduced, redistributed or displayed elsewhere in any way. If you have doubts about your rights as to reproducing other pictorial material from this weblog please read the regulations here.
Credits for songwriters are grouped in a list at the bottom of each entry. With a few exceptions, you will find these credits exactly as they appear on the albums/cds/singles they are taken from, either as complete names, initial of first name and second name or only second name.
It would be great to have track-by-track credits available for all entries, but this depends exclusively on how credits appear upon record sleeves. All effort has been made to get hold of integral sources to transfer these data from.
Here is how available track-by-track credits transfer into our content:
a) Track-by-track credits are indicated for rhythm section players, even in the case of those tracks where they are not performing with Lee. This is true as long as these players have performed with Lee on at least one track of the project in question, and as long as the instrument is the same. b) Track-by-track credits for all other musicians are not indicated, even when they are available. c) Track-by-track credits for producers, arrangers, conductors and sound engineers alike are indicated.
Data is first generation, coming straight from the actual record albums and/or CDs. Things are not copied from anywhere on the net, with possible exceptions:
a) Whenever original vinyl copies are unavailable, original catalog numbers and side one/two breakdowns will be taken from web sources. b) In the case of elements missing from my own record collection (inserts, etc.) data might be taken from pictorial sources, either from individuals or the web.
The above will be stated at the closing of the relative post entry: it will be mentioned, the source will be mentioned as well, and when necessary a written permission will be asked for. Whenever this type of info is included in a post you will always be told so. Actual sources might not be necessarily disclosed, but you will be able to make your own conclusions about this.
Anyone wanting to copy/paste from here and redistribute elsewhere should ask for a written permission and carefully read the legal disclaimer → here.
Each post is named after the artist(s) it pertains to. Each post comprises of albums/singles chronologically ordered. Each of these albums equals an entry. Posts are not locked and will be updated whenever new entries need be added or old corrected. Titular names are not chronologically nor alphabetically ordered, although some kind of attempt has been made in grouping certain artists together on a monthly basis, according to genre/period/artistic relationship.
As a rule anthologies will not be taken into account, unless they include alternate takes you would not find elsewhere. In the case these alternate takes were first issued as singles, then either the single or the anthology shall be listed.
Nationality of release is selected according to the country of origin of each artist. Foreign releases are listed only when they come with added content like bonus tracks, or when they are a sub for a contemporary project done for a same-language market (see for example the Neil Sedaka UK releases as opposed to their US counterparts).
Notes will serve the purpose of clarifying what the object of the entry is about, explaining in detail some of the entry content and pointing out discrepancies as far as the applying of above criteria might be involved.
Credits are always re-formatted to fit a specific template. Just take a look at any entry and you will find that the content positioning is the same all over.
All record sleeves have been scanned in either 200-dpi or 300-dpi non-compressed format, and the resulting image has been restored and color-corrected in PS, then saved as a sRGB non-compressed JPEG file. Restoration means that all the lint, creasing and discoloration the original artwork has been done away with. For obvious reasons the resulting JPEGs have been resized and watermarked. Please do not copy these images nor distribute them anywhere on the net.