Saturday, March 31, 2012

Melody Gardot - The Absence

Melody Gardot - The Absence
Verve Records 2792657 (2012)

Track Listing:
1. Mira
2. Amalia
3. So Long
4. So We Meet Again My Heartache
5. Lisboa
6. Impossible Love
7. If I Tell You I Love You I'm Lying
8. Goodbye
9. Se Voce Me Ama
10. My Heart Won't Have It Any Other Way
11. Yemanja

Jim Keltner, Peter Erskine - Drums
Melody Gardot - Piano, Vocals
Nico Abondolo - Bass
Alfie Silas-Durio, Bill Cantos, Bill Maxwell, Louis Price, Phil Roy, Tata Vega, Ali Witherspoon - Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa, Paco Arroyo, Yolanda Arroyo - Percussion
Brian Dembrow, Andrew Duckles, Marlow Fisher, Matthew Funes, Keith Greene, Roland Kato, Darrin McCann, Dave Walther - Viola
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, Steve Erdody, Paula Hochhalter, Dennis Karmazyn, Armen Ksajikan, Andrew Shulman, Christina Soule, Martin Tillman, Cecilia Tsan - Cello
Bruce Dukov, Julia Ann Gigante, Tamara Hatwan, Philip Levy, Serena McKinney, Helen Nightengale, Alyssa Park, Katia Popov, Tereza Stanislav, Lisa Sutton, Sarah Thornblade, Roger Wilkie - Violin
Ramon Flores, Harry Kim - Trumpet
Nick Glennie-Smith - Conductor
Larry Goldings - Melodica, Piano
Dan Higgins - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Alto Flute
Ron Kerber - Clarinet
Christian Kollgaard, John Leftwich, Michael Valerio - Bass
Andrew Lippman - Trombone
Ladd McIntosh - Orchestration
Jessica Pearlman - Oboe
Heitor Pereira - Arranger, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Coco Trivisonno - Bandoneon
Jo Ann Turovsky - Harp
Doug Webb - Slide Saxophone

Jerry Lee Lewis - Live At The Third Man Records

Jerry Lee Lewis - Live At The Third Man Records
Third Man Records TMR104 (2011)

Track Listing:
1. Down The Line
2. Georgia On My Mind
3. Drinking Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee
4. Before The Night Is Over
5. Why You Been Gone So Long?
6. I Wish I Was 18 Again
7. Sweet Little Sixteen
8. You Belong To Me
9. She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye
10. Mexicali Rose
11. Great Balls Of Fire
12. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

Jim Keltner - drums
Jerry Lee Lewis - vocals, piano
Steve Cropper - guitar
Jack Lawrence - bass

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

V/A - Down In The Delta OST

V/A - Down In The Delta OST
Virgin Records (1998)

Track Listing:
1. Believe In Love - Sunday
2. God's Stepchild - Janet
3. Heaven Must Be Like This - D'Angelo
4. If Ever - Stevie Wonder
5. Where Would I Be - The Leverts
6. I'm Only Human - Luther Vandros/Cassandra Wilson/Bob James
7. Just A Little Luv - Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men
8. We Belong Together - Tony Thompson And Antoinette
9. Don't Talk 2 Strangers - Chaka Khan
10. Let It Go - Jazzyfatnastees/The Roots
11. My Soul Don't Dream - Me'shell N'degocello/Keb'Mo'
12. Uh Uh Ooh Ooh Look Out Here It Comes - Ashford & Simpsons
13. Don't Let Nuthin' Keep You Down - Sounds Of Blackness
14. Family (Score) - Stanley Clark
15. The Rain - Tracie Spencer
16. Patchwork Quilt - Sweet Honey In The Rock

Jim Keltner, Ivan Hampden, Michael Bland, Ahmir Questlove Thompson - drums
Stanley Clark - bass, arranger
Gerald Levert - vocals, arranger
Eddie Levert, Sean Levert - vocals
Billy Steele - vocals, keyboards
Stevie Wonder - vocals, programming, producer
D'Angelo - vocals, producer, arranger
Janet Jackson, Lincoln Browder, Antoinette Roberson, Sunday, Luther Vandros, Cassandra Wilson, Shawn Stockman, Tony Thompson, Chaka Khan, Jazzyfatnastees, Me'shell N'degocello, Keb'Mo', Ashford & Simpsons, Tracie Spencer, Sounds Of Blackness, Sweet Honey In The Rock - vocals
Gwen Williams, Evelyn Harris, Bridgette Washington, Dondra Harris, Sedrick Jenkins, James Henderson, Phreddra Evans, Carrie Harrington, Geoffrey Jones, Quan Howell, Andrea Wallace, Jevetta Steele, Aisha Kahlil, Valerie Simpson, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Sherena Wynn - background vocals
Randy Bowland - guitar, programming, arranger
Dave Ivory, David Barry - guitar
Allen Cato - acoustic guitar
Bob James - piano
Ken Holmen - flute, clarinet, saxophone
Franklin Wharton - flute, alto saxophone
Gerald Albright - soprano saxophone
Louis J. Wilson - tenor saxophone
Lynne Erickson, Larry Sims - trumpet
Scott Storch - Fender Rhodes piano
James "Big Jim" Wright - organ
Marcus Miller - keyboards, bass, drum programming, arranger
Curtis Dowd Jr. - keyboards, programming, arranger
Gary Hines, Ricky Peterson - keyboards
Rob Mounsey - keyboards, arranger
Harvey Mason Jr. - programming
Jeff Taylor, David Isaac - drum programming
Rodney Jenkins, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Prince - producer

Austin De Lone - Soul Blues

Austin De Lone - Soul Blues
Broken Toe Records BTR001 (2006)

Track Listing:
1. Ain't Love a Funny Thing
2. Sittin' Here Waitin'
3. Salty Cheek
4. Moving Day
5. Two Time Loser
6. Let's Walk
7. Little Lost Lamb
8. Let's Rock
9. Pianolude
10. I've Got Work to Do
11. Old Fashion
12. Satisfied Mind

Jim Keltner (5,12), Tony Johnson, Ernest "Boom" Carter - drums
Austin De Lone - vocals, piano, producer
Nick Lowe - backing vocals
Bill Kirchen, Elvis Costello - guitar
Doug Killmer, Eric McCann - bass
Tom Poole - trumpet
Keith Crossan - tenor saxophone
Charles McNeal - saxophones
Mighty Mike Schermer - guitar
Mike Rinta - trombone
Lesley De Lone, Caroline De Lone - background vocals
John Allair - organ
Kevin Scott, Marc Senesac - producer

Monday, March 19, 2012

León Gieco - El Desembarco

León Gieco - El Desembarco
EMI Odeon Records 968589 (2011)

Track Listing:
1. Ella
2. El Argentinito
3. Las Canciones
4. Hoy Bailaré
5. Las Cruces de Belén
6. Bicentenario
7. Mi Estrella
8. Fachos
9. 8 de Octubre
10. El Desembarco
11. A Los Mineros de Bolivia
12. Latido del Corazón

Jim Keltner - drums
León Gieco - vocals, guitars, producer
Jimmy Johnson - bass
Dean Parks, Mark Goldenberg - guitars
Tina Guo - cello
Luis Conte - percussion
Jaques Morelenbaum - string arranger
Luis Alberto Spinetta - vocals, guitar
Luis Gurevich - producer
Rubén Rada - percussion
Hugo Fattoruso - piano , keyboards
Charly García - piano
Nito Mestre - backing vocals
Raúl Porchetto - guitar, backing vocals
María Rosa Yorio - backing vocals
Oveja Negra
Gustavo Santaolalla - guitar
Roxana Amed - backing vocals
Jon Gilutin - keyboards
Craig Eastman - fiddle
Kevin Nadeau - piano
Harry Kim - trumpet
Hernán Pagola - backing vocals
Czech National Symphonic Orchestra/Praga
Adam Klemens - conductor

Frummenn - Tapað Fundið: Hinir Upprunalegu Stuðmenn

Frummenn - Tapað Fundið: Hinir Upprunalegu Stuðmenn
Reykjavík Records (2006)

Track Listing:
1. A Sunny Day
2. Into the Night
3. Transcontinental
4. When I'm Not with You
5. Teenage Love
6. Left Right
7. Drive On
8. Sentimental
9. School of Love
10. Talking
11. Here We Go Again
12. Passing Through
13. Life Is Good
14. Angels in the Snow

Valgeir Guðjónsson
Jakob Frímann Magnússon
Ragnar Danielsen
Gylfi Kristinsson

Jim Keltner - drums
Carol Kaye - bass
Jimmy Ripp - guitar
Sam Frank - producer

Michael Sackler-Berner - MSB

MSB Records 859701225751 (2008)

Track Listing:
1. True Blue
2. Try Me On
3. Pink Tea (Helping Hand)
4. The World Is Spinning On Its Side Today
5. Down On The Underground
6. Mystic Law
7. You're My Only Friend
8. After The Show
9. Key Of Me
10. Take It All
11. Keep It Easy
12. After The Show (Bonus Version)

Jim Keltner - Drums
Michael Sackler-Berner - Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitar, 12-String Electric Guitar
Reggie McBride - Bass
Bob Thiele Jr. - Harmonium, Background Vocals, Tambourine, Producer, Piano, Bass
David Mansfield - Pedal Steel Guitar, Mandolin, Resonator Guitar
Val McCallum - Guitar, Harmonica, High String Guitar
John Philip Shenale - Rhodes, Piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond Organ, Audio Collage, Synthesizer
Davey Faragher, Gia Ciambotti, Billy Valentine - Background Vocals
Aaron Sterling - Tambourine
Marc Berner - Flute

Jim Keltner On Freddie Gruber!

Jim Keltner On Delaney!

Mayumi Itsuwa - Today/Ao-Zora

Mayumi Itsuwa - Today/Aozora
UMI Records (1977)

Side One:
1. Tokyo
2. Mr. Happines
3. Sugar
4. Roses
5. Bues Pianist

Side Two:
1. For Your Love
2. The Day Of the Children
3. Today
4. Game
5. Paris

Jim Keltner, Steve Schaeffer, John Guerin, Harvey Mason - drums
Mayumi Itsuwa - vocals
Wilton Felder, Bob Magnuson - bass
Mike Lang, Patrice Rushen, Greg Phillinganes, Jai Winding - keyboards
Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Fred Tackett - guitar
David Campbel, Ryoji Nagai - producer
Oscar Brasher, Chuck Findley - trumpet
Buddy Collette - saxophone, clarinet
Don Myrick - saxophone, flute
Ernie Watts - saxophone
George Bohanon, George Thatcher - trombones
Ian Underwood - synthesizer
Kenneth Yerke, Paul Shure, Harris Goldman, Lya Stern, Carol Shive, John Wittenberg - violin
Denyse Buffum, Carol Mukagawa - viola
Denys Karmazin - cello

Thursday, March 15, 2012

John Lennon - Something Precious & Rare

John Lennon - Something Precious & Rare
Vigotone Records VT-CD 07 (1990)

Track Listing:
1. I'm The Greatest - False start
2. I'm The Greatest - False start
3. I'm The Greatest - False start
4. I'm The Greatest - Take 1
5. I'm The Greatest - False start
6. I'm The Greatest - False start
7. I'm The Greatest - Take 2
8. I'm The Greatest - False start
9. I'm The Greatest - Take 3
10. I'm The Greatest - Take 4
11. Steel And Glass
12. Going Down On Love
13. Move Over Ms L / Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox)
14. Beef Jerky
15. Scared
16. Old Dirt Road
17. Bless You
18. Whatever Gets You Through The Night
19. Nobody Loves You (When You're Down And Out)

Tracks 1-10: From sessions for the "Ringo" album - 1973
John Lennon - piano, vocal
George Harrison - guitar
Ringo Starr - drums
Klaus Voorman - bass

Tracks 11-19: Rehearsal session for "Wall And Bridges" album - 13 July 1974
Jim Keltner - drums
John Lennon - guitar, piano, vocal
Jesse Ed Davis - lead guitar
Klaus Voorman - bass

James Walbourne - The Hill

James Walbourne - The Hill
Heavenly Recordings HVNLP84CD (2011)

Track Listing:
1. The Hill
2. Road
3. Songbird
4. Northern Heights
5. Waiting Room Blues
6. Fool
7. Never Going To Leave
8. Sailed The Seas
9. Cocaine Eyes
10. BBC

Jim Keltner - drums
James Walbourne - vocals, guitar
Ivan Neville - keyboards
James Fernally - accordeon
Danny Williams - bass

John Mayer - Born & Raised

John Mayer - Born & Raised
Columbia Records 197606 (2012)

Track Listing:
1. Queen of California
2. The Age of Worry
3. Shadow Days
4. Speak for Me
5. Something Like Olivia
6. Born & Raised
7. If I Ever Get Around To Living
8. Love is a Verb
9. Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967
10. Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey
11. A Face To Call Home
12. Born & Raised (Reprise)

Jim Keltner - drums (5)
John Mayer - vocals, guitars, harmonica, keyboards, percussion, producer
Sean Hurley - bass
Aaron Sterling - drums, percussion
Chuck Leavell - keyboards
Don Was - producer
Chris Botti - trumpet
David Crosby - vocals
Greg Leisz - pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar
Graham Nash - vocals
Sara Watkins - vocals, violin

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Klaus Voormann - A Sideman's Journey

This was a special pre-Grammy celebration of Klaus's work. As Klaus was not able to make it to Los Angeles due to an accident, his friends took to the stage to tell their stories of the man and his work.

Here are Joe Walsh, Van Dyke Parks, Ringo Starr and Jim Keltner, hosted by Chris Carter of Breakfast With The Beatles.

Film (with permission) by Gary Strobl. Edited by Daniel Barassi.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Neil Young - Rivers Edge

Neil Young - Rivers Edge
Hawk Records HAWK 018 (1993) Bootleg Release

Track Listing:
1. Mr. Soul
2. The Loner
3. Southern Man
4. Helpless
5. Like A Hurricane
6. Love To Burn
7. Harvest Moon
8. The Needle And The Damage Done
9. Live To Ride
10. Down By The River
11. All Along The Watchtower

Jim Keltner - drums
Neil Young - vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
Booker T. Jones - organ, synthesizer, background vocals
Steve Cropper - guitar
Donald "Duck" Dunn - bass
Astrid Young, Annie Stocking - background vocals

Ry Cooder - Live At The Record Plant

Ry Cooder - Live At The Record Plant
Bootleg (1974)

Track Listing:
1. Programme Intro

2. Police Dog Blues

3. FDR In Trinidad

4. If Walls Could Talk

5. Tamp 'Em Up Solid

6. Ax Sweet Mama

7. Billy The Kid

8. Vigilante Man

9. How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live

10. Tattler

11. Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer

12. Alimony

13. Teardrops Will Fall

14. I'm A Pilgrim

Jim Keltner - Drums

Ry Cooder - Vocals, Guitar

Russ Titelman - Bass

Milt Holland - Percussion
Gene Mumford, Bobby King, Cliff Givens - Backing Vocals

Bobby Whitlock - Vintage

Bobby Whitlock - Vintage
The Domino Label 362640 (2009)

Track Listing:
1. Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
2. Save Your Love For Me
3. Southern Gentleman
4. Streets of L.A
5. Island of Love
6. My Old Pal
7. Perfect Strangers
8. Don't Pass us By
9. This Time There Won't Be No Next Time
10. Your Love
11. It's About Time
12. Dorothy & John

Jim Keltner - drums
Bobby Whitlock - vocals, piano, guitar
Jim Horn - saxophone, flute
Steve Cropper - guitar
Dee Murray - bass
Beau Whitlock, CoCo Carmel - backing vocals
Brady Blade - drums
Daryl Johnson - bass
Barry Swain - guitar
American Rythym Section
The Memphis Horns