Monday, April 5, 2021

Kate Taylor - New Album “Why Wait” Out Soon

 

2021 is the 50th anniversary of the release of Kate Taylorʼs first record “Sister Kate”.

Kateʼs friend Peter Asher, renowned producer and musical artist, was her first manager and producer in 1970-ʼ71. Now, on the anniversary of their first collaboration 51 years ago, they are making a new album together with several of the original players from “Sister Kate” like Danny Kortchmar, Lee Sklar and Russ Kunkel, as well as other favorite players of theirs: Albert Lee, Waddy Wachtel, Jeff Alan Ross, Scarlet Rivera, Kateʼs daughters and The Ukeladies. The album, “Why Wait”, will include original tunes of Kateʼs plus old and new favorites.

You may pre-order it here:

https://katetaylor.com/

If you're of the mind to contribute to this project you may go to the following link and also browse through other perks available for you:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kate-taylor-and-peter-asher-recording-project#/

If you have any questions or comments about the project or the incentives, you may write to Kate at kate@katetaylor.com

You may read David Browneʼs “The Return Of Sister Kate” piece in Rolling Stone magazine at the following address:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/kate-taylor-james-taylor-sister-kate-interview-1141206/

Enjoy!

Sunday, February 28, 2021

David Lasley's Medical & Rehabilitation Support



Vocalist/songwriter/producer Arnold McCuller is organizing a fundraiser for the medical and rehabilitation support of singer/songwriter David Lasley. You may join the fundraising at the following address:


Here are Arnold's words:

My beloved, dear friend David Lasley needs our love and support. 

A severe illness has recently left David as a surviving amputee. David is still recovering in a medical facility. He faces a lengthy period of rehabilitation and physical therapy even after his release. All things considered David is in great spirits but the road to recovery will be a long and costly one. 

Upon David’s safe return home, his house will have to be remodeled and equipped with wheelchair accessible ramps, widening entryways, bathroom remodel, and much more. The funds raised from this campaign will be used towards his mounting medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, home care treatment, home renovations and more. 

How can you help? Every donation will help alleviate the stress of his financial burden so David can focus on the journey he now faces as a motivated, surviving amputee. If you can't afford to give anything please share this message to help spread the word. 

Many of you know David and myself from our time with James Taylor, however David is an accomplished singer/songwriter that has recorded, toured, and written songs for Bonnie Raitt, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick, Boz Scaggs, Todd Rundgren, and numerous other musicians. 

Our history. David was the first professional singer songwriter I ever met. We’d sit and sing oldies in ballrooms of hotels we were staying in. That was 1970 when we joined the Mercury tour of the Broadway Musical “HAIR”! So yes we sang “What a Piece of Work is Man”, David played Margaret Mead, and we lived and worked with Luther Vandross in NYC after the tour ended and became the singers in demand. Singing with Cissy Houston, Pattie Austin, Valerie Simpson, and all the other divas of the 70’s and 80’s.

Please join me in helping David through these times and giving him all the love and support we can. Thank you for acknowledging this friendship 51 years and counting!

Love and Light,
Arnold

Friday, January 15, 2021

Craig Mirijanian

 

Craig Mirijanian - A Perfect Fit
Warner Bros. BSK 3394 (1980) - US LP

Side One

1 - Throwing It All Away
2 - Shuttle To Mars
3 - High On Love
4 - Canʼt Do Without It
5 - After Hours

Side Two

6 - Be True
7 - Sheʼs Waiting*
8 - All Talk
9 - Our Last Chance*
10 - How Long

Craig Mirijanian - Vocals, Lead Guitars, Solo Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Pianos, Electric Keyboards, Synthesizers, Bass, Violas, Recorders, Tambourine
David Kemper - Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Leland Sklar - Bass (7, 9)*
Leon Gaer - Bass, Synthesized Electric Bass
Bob Glaub - Bass
Scott Chambers - Bass
Mark Goldenberg - Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Rusty Young - Steel Guitar
Philip Fisher - Fender Rhodes, Grand Piano Arpeggios
Tony Kaye - Organ
Pete Christlieb - Tenor Saxophone
Phil Kenzie - Tenor Saxophone
Steve Forman - Shaker

Produced by Richard Sanford Orshoff
Musical Arrangements by Craig Mirijanian

Joe Chiccarelli - Recording Engineer
David De Vore - Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer
Richard Sanford Orshoff - Mixing Engineer
James Hill - Recordist, Mixing Engineer (with), Additional Engineering
Bino Espinoza - Second Engineer (Tracking)

Recording Studio:
Soundcastle, Los Angeles, California

Mixing Studio:
Village Recorder, Los Angeles, California

Ted Jensen - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Sterling Sound, New York

Linda Safan - Assistant To The Producer
Kathleen West - Assistant To The Producer

Mick McGinty - Illustrations
Willardson & White Studio - Design
Richard Seireeni - Art Direction
Jack Kane - Title Concept, Cover Concept
Craig Mirijanian - Cover Concept
Richard Orshoff - Cover Concept
Joe Chiccarelli - Cover Concept

“Special thanks to: // Kathy Cotter // Roger Gordon: publisher, supporter, and friend // Lenny Waronker, Gary Katz, Mo Ostin, Russ Titelman and Warner Bros. Records // Buddy King, Bill Bottrell, and Soundcastle Studios // Chip Young, Michael Bacon, Charlie Black, Shane Keister, and Miles Grandfield // Charlie Lourie, Jan Abbazia, Gail Pierson, and Roz Schrank // Jane David, Dick Le Palm, Gary Starr, Phil Mendelson, Ed Mathews, and The Village Recorder // Scott Chambers and John Bezjian // My friends at Chappell Music // and to Harry and Anita, Love and Gratitude”.

“Recorded on Studer Recorders with Agfa Tape // Mixed on the Neve Necam console”.

“This album is dedicated to Ray Mirijanian // May your dreams and lives become a perfect fit”.

Songwriters:
Craig Mirijanian
Kathy Cotter
Jack Kane

source/pic: my records