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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Andy Fraser (bass)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Andy Fraser was born Andrew McLan Fraser on March 7th, 1952 in Paddington, London. At a very young age, he was spotted by Alexis Korner, who acted as his musical grandfather (Andy was dating Korner´s daughter, the late Sappho Korner). It was Alexis who recommended Andy to John Mayall.


JOHN MAYALL BAND


Next bassist to join, in March 1968, is a very young Andy Fraser (he was 15 years old!!):

JOHN MAYALL BAND #?
Mar 68-Apr 68
John Mayall
vocals, harmonica
Mick Taylor
guitar
Andy Fraser
bass
Keef Hartley
drums
Freeê
Keef Hartley Bandê

But Andy Fraser only stayed till April 1968. But this time, more changes happen. Keef Hartley leaves to lead his own Keef Hartley Band (although he would rejoin Mayall several times later).

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers at Brighton University, 1968 - from left to right: John Mayall, Andy Fraser, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Mick Taylor, Chris Mercer


Other info on members of John Mayall Band (I know up to 88 members)
Already covered (5): Davy Graham, Ric Grech, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Chris Mercer
Old pages (6): Rick Brown, Aynsley Dunbar, Peter Green, Jimmy McCulloch, Tony Reeves, Micky Waller
To be covered (76): Colin Allen, Johnny Almond, Rocky Athas, Ronnie Barron, Jack Bruce, Warren Bryant, Tom Canning, Eric Clapton, Fred Clark, Rick Cortes, Jay Davenport, Roger Dean, Alex Dmochowski, Tim Drummond, Terry Edmunds, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Mike Gardner, Victor Gaskin, John Gilbey, Don ´Sugarcane´ Harris, High Tide Harris, Martin Hart, Bobby Haynes, Jon Hiseman,... up to 76 musicians.


FREE


What a great band! Free was formed in May 1968, with Alexis Korner helping their musicians to join together as well as choosing the band name and using the band as opening act for his own gigs:

FREE #1
Apr 68-May 71
êWildflowers
êBlack Cat Bones
êJohn Mayall Band
êBlack Cat Bones
Paul Rodgers
vocals
Paul Kossoff
guitar
Andy Fraser
bass
Simon Kirke
drums
Peaceê
Kossoff Kirke Tetsu & Rabbitê
Tobyê
Kossoff Kirke Tetsu & Rabbitê

They released five albums: Tons of sobs (November 1968), Free (October 1969), Fire and water (June 1970), Highway (January 1971) and the fantastic Free live (June 1971; by the way, the expanded CD reissue is even better).

But tensions started appearing inside, and the band folded (for the first time) in May 1971. All the members started other projects (but they would soon rejoin, as we´re going to read).


TOBY


Toby was the band formed by Andy Fraser after Free´s first separation:

TOBY #1
1971
Adrian Fisher
guitar
Andy Fraser
bass, vocals
Stan Speake
drums

They recorded some material that was never released, and folded after a few gigs. Andy Fraser then rejoined Free.

Other info on members of Toby (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (1): Adrian Fisher
Not enough info (1): Stan Speake


ALEXIS KORNER BAND


This is the live lineup that backed Alexis Korner for his appearance at German TV program Beat Club in December 1971:

ALEXIS KORNER BAND #?
1971
Alexis Korner
vocals, guitar
Peter Thorup
guitar
Andy Fraser
bass
Zoot Money
keyboards
Ray Warleigh
sax
Chris Pyne
trombone
John Marshall
drums

Other info on members of Alexis Korner Band (I know up to 101 members)
Already covered (9): Cliff Barton, Bill Eyden, Davy Graham, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Gordon Hunte, Binky McKenzie, Nick South, Bob Weston, Mike Zwerin
Old pages (2): Tim Hinkley, Colin Hodgkinson
To be covered (89): Ron Aspery, Ginger Baker, Long John Baldry, Graham Bond, Colin Bowden, Jim Bray, Graham Broad, Vernon Brown, Victor Brox, Jack Bruce, Ted Bunting, Graham Burbidge, Boz Burrell, Chris Capon, David Castle, Eric Clapton, Tony Cole, Mel Collins, Mike Collins, Gerry Conway, Terry Cox, Lol Coxhill, Danny Craig, Cyril Davies, Jim Diamond,... up to 89 musicians.


FREE (again)


In January 1972, the band Free reunites after 7 months since they folded:

FREE #2
Jan 72-Jul 72
êPeace
êKossoff Kirke Tetsu & Rabbit
êToby
êKossoff Kirke Tetsu & Rabbit
Paul Rodgers
vocals
Paul Kossoff
guitar
Andy Fraser
bass
Simon Kirke
drums

They released a new album, Free at last in June 1972. But the band second´s life would be even shorter, and in July 1972, Andy Fraser left again when they were to start a Japanese tour.

Other info on members of Free (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (6): John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Wendell Richardson, Paul Rodgers, Tetsu Yamauchi


SHARKS


In mid 1972, Chris Spedding and Marty Simon start a new band project that was called Sharks. They asked guitar ace Chris Spedding to join the band. Next step was to find a singer. After auditioning Robert Palmer and Leo Sayer, they finally found Snips, and the original lineup was born:

SHARKS #1
1972-Apr 73
Snips
vocals, guitar
Chris Spedding
guitar
Andy Fraser
bass, keyboards
Marty Simon
drums

After releasing an album, First water, Fraser left as he wanted to have a bigger role, especially regarding being the vocalist in the band.

Other info on members of Sharks (I know up to 12 members)
Already covered (1): Nick Judd
Old pages (1): Pat Donaldson
To be covered (9): Jackie Badger, Dave Cochran, Blair Cunningham, Stewart Francis, Busta Cherry Jones, Marty Simon, Snips, Chris Spedding, Pete Thomas


MILLER FRASER BAND


In 1974, Andy Fraser and Frankie Miller join forces as Miller Fraser Band, with an exceptional list of musicians:

MILLER FRASER BAND #1
1974
êSharks
êSharks
Frankie Miller
vocals
Andy Fraser
bass
Henry McCullough
guitar
Nick Judd
keyboards
Mike Kellie
drums
Andy Fraser Bandê
Andy Fraser Bandê

But they didn´t last together.

Other info on members of Miller Fraser Band (I know up to 5 members)
Already covered (1): Nick Judd
Old pages (1): Mike Kellie
To be covered (2): Henry McCullough, Frankie Miller


ANDY FRASER BAND


This was the Andy Fraser Band around 1975:

ANDY FRASER BAND #?
1975
êMiller Fraser Band
êMiller Fraser Band
Andy Fraser
bass, vocals
Nick Judd
keyboards
Kim Turner
drums


PAUL RODGERS BAND


For his appearance at Woodstock Festival in August 1994, Paul Rodgers called some of his friends (and old mate Andy Fraser) to form Paul Rodgers Rock and Blues Revue:

PAUL RODGERS BAND #?
Aug 94
Paul Rodgers
vocals
Neal Schon
guitar
Slash
guitar
Andy Fraser
bass
Jason Bonham
drums

Other info on members of Paul Rodgers Band (I know up to 26 members)
Already covered (2): Jaz Lochrie, Geoff Whitehorn
Old pages (3): Jim Copley, Tony Franklin, Rudy Sarzo
To be covered (20): Jason Bonham, Deen Castronovo, Kurtis Dengler, Geoff Dugmore, Rick Fedyk, Reeves Gabrels, Ian Hatton, Ryan Hoyle, Todd Jensen, Jeff Kathan, Howard Leese, Paul Rodgers, Todd Ronning, Neal Schon, Joe Shikany, Slash, John Smithson, Lynn Sorensen, Tony Thompson, Markus Wolf


ANDY FRASER BAND (again)


This was another band formed by Andy Fraser with American musicians:

ANDY FRASER BAND #?
?
Andy Fraser
bass, vocals
Paul Pesco
guitar
Kat Dyson
guitar
Cal Coleman
bass
Cat Grey
keyboards
Pete Escovedo
percussion, musical director
Joey Heredia
drums
+ backing vocalists unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Andy Fraser Band (I know up to 13 members)
Already covered (1): Nick Judd
To be covered (7): Kat Dyson, Pete Escovedo, Joey Heredia, Tony Hicks, Paul Pesco, Alan Ross, Kim Turner
Not enough info (4): Cal Coleman, Cat Grey, Jim Lacey, Barry Sarna

Andy Fraser passed away on March 16, 2015. He had been battling with a weak health for years. He was just 62. He'll be in our hearts forever.

   10 BANDS (WITH 25 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Andy Fraser Band  4 RECORDINGS:
  • In your eyes - Andy Fraser (1975)

  • Andy Fraser Band - Andy Fraser (1975)

    • Members: Nick Judd, Mike Kellie, Henry McCullough, Frankie Miller (RIP: Andy Fraser + Kim Turner)
    • Technical: (RIP: Keith Harwood, Ronnie Lane)
  • Fine fine line - Andy Fraser (1984)

    • Members: (RIP: Andy Fraser)
    • Guests: Tony Braunagel, Davey Faragher, Bob Marlette, Michael Thompson
  • Naked... and finally free - Andy Fraser (2005)

    • Members: (RIP: Andy Fraser)
    • Guests: Curt Bisquera, Luis Conte, Nikki Harris, Tommy Henriksen, Michael Landau, Bobby Lyle, Heitor Teixeira Pereira, Jeff Pilson
    Other info on members of Andy Fraser Band (I know up to 13 members)
    Already covered (1):Nick Judd
    To be covered (7):Kat Dyson, Pete Escovedo, Joey Heredia, Tony Hicks, Paul Pesco, Alan Ross, Kim Turner
    Not enough info (4):Cal Coleman, Cat Grey, Jim Lacey, Barry Sarna
    Free  7 RECORDINGS:
  • Tons of sobs - Free (November 1968)

    • Members: Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers (RIP: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff)
    • Guests: (RIP: Steve Miller)
    • Producer: (RIP: Guy Stevens)
    • Technical: (RIP: Andy Johns)
  • Free - Free (October 1969)

    • Members: Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers (RIP: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff)
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell
  • Fire and water - Free (June 1970)

    • Members: Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers (RIP: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff)
  • Highway - Free (January 1971)

    • Members: Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers (RIP: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff)
  • Free live - Free (June 1971) (LIVE)

  • Free at last - Free (June 1972)

    • Members: Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers (RIP: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff)
  • Live At The BBC - Free (2006) (LIVE)

    • Members: Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers (RIP: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff)
    8 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Free story - Free (1973)

    • Members: Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers (RIP: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff)
  • Free & easy, rough & ready - Free (1976)

    • Members: Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers (RIP: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff)
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell (RIP: Andy Johns, Guy Stevens)
  • Completely Free - Free (1982)

    • Members: Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers (RIP: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff)
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell (RIP: Andy Johns, Guy Stevens)
  • All right now - the best of Free - Free (1991)

    • Members: Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers (RIP: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff)
    • Guests: Bob Clearmountain
    • Producer: (RIP: Andy Johns, Guy Stevens)
  • Molten gold - the anthology - Free (1993)

    • Members: John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers, Tetsu Yamauchi (RIP: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff)
    • Guests: Jess Roden (RIP: Rebop Kwaku Baah, John Martyn)
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell (RIP: Andy Johns, Guy Stevens)
    • Comments: 2CD compilation, with 2 tracks from Paul Kossoff´s solo album Back street crawler.
  • Songs of yesterday - Free (2000)

    • Members: John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers, Tetsu Yamauchi (RIP: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff)
    • Guests: (RIP: John Martyn)
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell (RIP: Andy Johns, Guy Stevens)
    • Comments: 5CD boxset with lots of unreleased tracks, also featuring tracks by assorted bands such as Peace or Sharks.
  • Classic Free - the Universal masters collection - Free (2001)

    • Members: Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers (RIP: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff)
    • Producer: (RIP: Andy Johns, Guy Stevens)
  • The Best of Free - the millenium collection - Free (2002)

    • Members: John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers, Tetsu Yamauchi (RIP: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff)
    • Guests: Snuffy Walden (RIP: Rebop Kwaku Baah)
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell, Bill Levenson (RIP: Andy Johns, Guy Stevens)
    Other info on members of Free (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (6):John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Wendell Richardson, Paul Rodgers, Tetsu Yamauchi
    Alexis Korner Band  5 RECORDINGS:
  • Both sides - Alexis Korner (May 1970)

    • Members: Colin Hodgkinson, Henry Lowther, Chris Pyne, Nick South, John Surman, Ray Warleigh (RIP: Alexis Korner + Lol Coxhill, Andy Fraser, Sappho Korner, Peter Thorup)
    • Guests: Annette Brox + Malcolm Griffiths, John Marshall, Paul Rodgers (RIP: Harry Beckett + Kenny Wheeler)
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin
    • Comments: The album Both sides contains great musicians in it. By the time the album was recorded, the band had lost Nick South and Sappho Korner, so Alexis called Andy Fraser and Anette Brox instead. Other musicians featured include Paul Rodgers on vocals and a horn section with Henry Lowther (trumpet), John Surman (sax), Kenny Wheeler (trumpet), as well as John Marshall on drums.
      The CD edition contains 9 bonus tracks (including a previously unreleased BBC session), some of them featuring Nick South and Sappho Korner who didn´t appear in the original album.
  • Bootleg him! - Alexis Korner (1972)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Colin Bowden, Victor Brox, Tony Coe, Terry Cox, Herbie Goins, Spike Heatley, Colin Hodgkinson, Dave Holland, Henry Lowther, Robert Plant, Chris Pyne, Keith Scott, Alan Skidmore, Dave Stevens, John Surman, Danny Thompson, Ray Warleigh, Charlie Watts (RIP: Alexis Korner + Graham Bond, Jack Bruce, Lol Coxhill, Cyril Davies, Andy Fraser, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Johnny Parker, Peter Thorup)
    • Guests: Roy Babbington, Greg Bowen, Annette Brox, John Cameron, Tony Carr, Les Condon, Bob Efford, Tony Fisher, Herbie Flowers, Bill Geldard, Malcolm Griffiths, Jim Lawless, John Marshall, Alan Parker, Brian Perrin, Paul Rodgers, Neil Sanders, Brian Smith, Nigel Stanger (RIP: Harry Beckett, Bill Le Sage, Don Lusher, Harold McNair, Danny Moss, Ronnie Ross + Pete King, Chris McGregor, Steve Miller, Barry Morgan, Kenny Wheeler)
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin (RIP: Mickie Most, Ian Samwell)
    • Comments: The compilation Bootleg him! compiles unreleased tapes from several periods, and contains appearances from: Cyril Davies, Peter Fensome, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Charlie Watts, Paul Rodgers, Robert Plant, Andy Fraser, Victor Brox, Annette Brox, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Herbie Flowers, Herbie Goins, Henry Lowther, John Marshall, Alan Skidmore, Danny Thompson, Ray Warleigh, Lol Coxhill, the late Graham Bond, Terry Cox, among many others.
  • 1961-1972 - Alexis Korner (1986)

    • Members: Colin Bowden, Victor Brox, Mel Collins, Terry Cox, Herbie Goins, Tim Hinkley, Colin Hodgkinson, Henry Lowther, Robert Plant, Chris Pyne, Alan Skidmore, Dave Stevens, John Surman, Danny Thompson, Ray Warleigh, Charlie Watts (RIP: Alexis Korner + Jack Bruce, Boz Burrell, Lol Coxhill, Cyril Davies, Andy Fraser, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Sappho Korner, Steve Marriott, Peter Thorup, Ian Wallace)
    • Guests: Annette Brox, Malcolm Griffiths, Gaspar Lawal, Gunter Lenz, John Marshall, Paul Rodgers, Brian Smith, Nigel Stanger (RIP: Harry Beckett + Ollie Halsall, Steve Miller, Mike Patto)
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin (RIP: Ian Samwell)
    • Technical: Chris Blair
  • On the move - Alexis Korner (1996)

    • Members: Graham Broad, Tony Carr, Mel Collins, Jim Diamond, Kenn Gudman, Tim Hinkley, Colin Hodgkinson, Danny McIntosh, Robert Plant, Ray Warleigh (RIP: Alexis Korner + Ron Aspery, Boz Burrell, Lol Coxhill, Andy Fraser, Dick Morrissey, Alan Spenner, Peter Thorup, Ian Wallace)
    • Guests: Annette Brox, Adrian Tilbrook + John Halsey, Gunter Lenz (RIP: Duster Bennett, Steve Miller)
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin, Damian Korner (RIP: Ian Samwell)
    • Comments: On the move includes tracks from Alexis Korner's long career. 17 tracks recorded from 1968-1982, previously unreleased in the UK. Some tracks are live recordings. The list of musicians is very long: Annette Brox (vocals), Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica), Duster Bennett (harmonica), Peter Thorup (guitar), Andy Fraser (bass), Alan Spenner (bass), Boz Burrell (bass), Tim Hinkley (keyboards), Steve Miller (keyboards), Ray Warleigh (sax), Dick Morrisey (sax), Mel Collins (sax), Lol Coxhill (sax), John Halsey (drums), Ian Wallace (drums). This is the list of tracks/lineups where Colin appears (in chronological order): In 'Rock me' (recorded 9 December 1969 at Auditorium Maximum Hamburg, Germany): Alexis Korner (vocals, guitar) Peter Thorup (guitar) Colin Hodgkinson (bass) Ray Warleigh (sax)In 'Hey, good lookin'' (recorded 31 July 1973): Alexis Korner (vocals, guitar) Peter Thorup (guitar) Colin Hodgkinson (bass) Tony Carr (drums) Rick Mishlen (backing vocals)In 'Fly united' (recorded live in Mainz, Germany, 24 April 1975) and 'You got the power (to turn me on)' (recorded live in Hamburg, Germany, 15 May 1975): Alexis Korner (vocals, guitar) Peter Thorup (guitar) Dick Morrisey (sax) Kenn Gudman (drums) + Back Door band: Colin Hodgkinson (bass) Ron Aspery (sax) Adrian Tilbrook (drums)In 'Working in a coalmine' (recorded January 1977): Alexis Korner (vocals, guitar) Danny McIntosh Jr. (guitar) Colin Hodgkinson (bass) Graham Broad (drums) Jim Diamond (backing vocals)In 'Blood on the saddle' and 'Engine 143' (recorded 6 May and 8-9 June 1981): Alexis Korner (vocals, guitar) Pete Sayers (dobro, autoharp) Colin Hodgkinson (bass)In 'Big boss man' (recorded 20 June 1982 at Arbon Festival, Switzerland): Alexis Korner (vocals, piano) Colin Hodgkinson (vocals, bass)
  • Musically rich... and famous - Alexis Korner (1998)

    • Members: Graham Broad, Victor Brox, Eric Clapton, Mel Collins, Jim Diamond, Chris Farlowe, Kenn Gudman, Tim Hinkley, Colin Hodgkinson, Henry Lowther, Danny McIntosh, Zoot Money, Robert Plant, Chris Pyne, Keith Richards, John Surman, Ray Warleigh (RIP: Alexis Korner + Ron Aspery, Boz Burrell, Lol Coxhill, Andy Fraser, Steve Marriott, Dick Morrissey, Stewart Speer, Peter Thorup, Ian Wallace, Mike Zwerin)
    • Guests: Annette Brox, Adrian Tilbrook + Tony Carr, Irene Chanter, Nick Evans, Peter Frampton, Malcolm Griffiths, Gaspar Lawal, John Marshall, Eddie Mordue, Tony O´Malley, Paul Rodgers, Barry St John, Terry Stannard, Liza Strike, Rick Wills (RIP: Harry Beckett + Duster Bennett, Elton Dean, Nicky Hopkins, Steve Miller, Alan Spenner)
    • Producer: George Caldwell, Jeff Griffin, Damian Korner (RIP: Ian Samwell)
    Other info on members of Alexis Korner Band (I know up to 101 members)
    Already covered (9):Cliff Barton, Bill Eyden, Davy Graham, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Gordon Hunte, Binky McKenzie, Nick South, Bob Weston, Mike Zwerin
    Old pages (2):Tim Hinkley, Colin Hodgkinson
    To be covered (89):Ron Aspery, Ginger Baker, Long John Baldry, Graham Bond, Colin Bowden, Jim Bray, Graham Broad, Vernon Brown, Victor Brox, Jack Bruce, Ted Bunting, Graham Burbidge, Boz Burrell, Chris Capon, David Castle, Eric Clapton, Tony Cole, Mel Collins, Mike Collins, Gerry Conway, Terry Cox, Lol Coxhill, Danny Craig, Cyril Davies, Jim Diamond,... up to 89 musicians.
    John Mayall Band   
    Other info on members of John Mayall Band (I know up to 88 members)
    Already covered (5):Davy Graham, Ric Grech, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Chris Mercer
    Old pages (6):Rick Brown, Aynsley Dunbar, Peter Green, Jimmy McCulloch, Tony Reeves, Micky Waller
    To be covered (76):Colin Allen, Johnny Almond, Rocky Athas, Ronnie Barron, Jack Bruce, Warren Bryant, Tom Canning, Eric Clapton, Fred Clark, Rick Cortes, Jay Davenport, Roger Dean, Alex Dmochowski, Tim Drummond, Terry Edmunds, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Mike Gardner, Victor Gaskin, John Gilbey, Don ´Sugarcane´ Harris, High Tide Harris, Martin Hart, Bobby Haynes, Jon Hiseman,... up to 76 musicians.
    Frankie Miller Band   
    Other info on members of Frankie Miller Band (I know up to 41 members)
    Already covered (5):Dave Bronze, Terry ´Tex´ Comer, Nick Judd, Chris Mercer, Chris Parren
    Old pages (5):Paul Carrack, Ray Minhinnet, Ray Russell, Steve Simpson, Mick Weaver
    To be covered (30):Dyan Birch, Hugh Burns, Fran Byrne, Chris Copping, Roger Cotton, Paul Cox, Graham Deacon, Ed Deane, Martin Drover, John Gilbert, John Gordon, Jimmy Hall, Charlie Harrison, Neil Hubbard, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Jim Leverton, Ray Majors, John Marter, Henry McCullough, Frankie Miller, Micky Moody, Malcolm Mortimore, Tony O´Malley, Stu Perry,... up to 30 musicians.
    Miller Fraser Band   
    Other info on members of Miller Fraser Band (I know up to 5 members)
    Already covered (1):Nick Judd
    Old pages (1):Mike Kellie
    To be covered (2):Henry McCullough, Frankie Miller
    Paul Rodgers Band   
    Other info on members of Paul Rodgers Band (I know up to 26 members)
    Already covered (2):Jaz Lochrie, Geoff Whitehorn
    Old pages (3):Jim Copley, Tony Franklin, Rudy Sarzo
    To be covered (20):Jason Bonham, Deen Castronovo, Kurtis Dengler, Geoff Dugmore, Rick Fedyk, Reeves Gabrels, Ian Hatton, Ryan Hoyle, Todd Jensen, Jeff Kathan, Howard Leese, Paul Rodgers, Todd Ronning, Neal Schon, Joe Shikany, Slash, John Smithson, Lynn Sorensen, Tony Thompson, Markus Wolf
    Sharks  1 RECORDINGS:
  • First water - Sharks (1973)

    • Members: Marty Simon, Snips, Chris Spedding (RIP: Andy Fraser)
    Other info on members of Sharks (I know up to 12 members)
    Already covered (1):Nick Judd
    Old pages (1):Pat Donaldson
    To be covered (9):Jackie Badger, Dave Cochran, Blair Cunningham, Stewart Francis, Busta Cherry Jones, Marty Simon, Snips, Chris Spedding, Pete Thomas
    Tobi Band   
    Other info on members of Tobi Band (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (1):Tobi
    Toby   
    Other info on members of Toby (I know up to 3 members)
    To be covered (1):Adrian Fisher
    Not enough info (1):Stan Speake

       5 ALBUMS FOR 2 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Paul Kossoff Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Back street crawler - Paul Kossoff (November 1973)

    • Members: (RIP: Paul Kossoff)
    • Guests: John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers, Tetsu Yamauchi + Trevor Burton, Clive Chaman, Conrad Isidore, Jess Roden, Jean Roussel, Alan White (RIP: Andy Fraser, John Martyn + Alan Spenner)
    • Comments: There´s a deluxe edition as a 2CD with 15 bonus tracks, including some tracks by John Martyn with Paul Kossoff.
  • Koss - Paul Kossoff (October 1977)

    • Members: Mickey Feat, Mike Kellie (RIP: Paul Kossoff)
    • Guests: Tony Braunagel, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers, Terry Wilson, Terry Wilson-Slesser, Tetsu Yamauchi + Pete Carr, Peter Cox, Sue Glover, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Sunny Leslie, Eddie Quansah (RIP: Andy Fraser, John Martyn + Barry Beckett, Jim Capaldi, William Murray)
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell, Phill Brown (RIP: Andy Johns, Guy Stevens)
    • Comments: This great guitarist from Free and Back Street Crawler sadly died on March 19, 1976. After his death, this double album was released with outtakes and unreleased tracks, also covering Paul contributions to albums by other artists, such as Amazing Blondel, etc. The list of musicians includes the lineups for Free (Paul Rodgers, Andy Fraser, Tetsu Yamauchi, Simon Kirke, John 'Rabbit' Bundrick), Back Street Crawler (Terry Wilson, Terry Wilson-Slesser, Mike Montgomery, Tony Braunagel), Amazing Blondel (Eddie Baird and Terry Wincott), as well as Jim Capaldi (vocals), Pete Carr (guitar), John Martyn (guitar), Eddie Quansah (horns), as well as the sessions from the ill-fated Paul Kossoff Band with Mike Kellie and Micky Feat.
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • Blue blue soul - the best of Paul Kossoff 1969-76 - Paul Kossoff (March 1997)

    • Members: Mickey Feat (RIP: Paul Kossoff)
    • Guests: Tony Braunagel, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers, Terry Wilson, Terry Wilson-Slesser, Tetsu Yamauchi + Pete Carr, Sue Glover, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Sunny Leslie (RIP: Andy Fraser, John Martyn + Barry Beckett, Jim Capaldi)
    • Producer: Phill Brown, Glyn Johns (RIP: Andy Johns, Guy Stevens)
  • The Best of Paul Kossoff - Paul Kossoff (November 2003)

    • Members: Tony Braunagel, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers, Terry Wilson, Terry Wilson-Slesser (RIP: Paul Kossoff + Andy Fraser)
    • Guests: Clive Chaman, Conrad Isidore, Jess Roden, Jean Roussel
    • Producer: (RIP: Guy Stevens)
    • Comments: Compilation with 2 solo tracks plus songs played by Free and Back Street Crawler.
    Other info on members of Paul Kossoff Band (I know up to 4 members)
    Old pages (2):Peter Green, Mike Kellie
    To be covered (2):Mickey Feat, Paul Kossoff
    Chris Spedding Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Joyland - Chris Spedding (2015)

    • Members: Chris Spedding + Snips
    • Guests: Martin Chambers, Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Glen Matlock + Arthur Brown, Johnny Marr, Andy Newmark (RIP: Andy Fraser)
    Other info on members of Chris Spedding Band (I know up to 38 members)
    Old pages (4):Timi Donald, Pat Donaldson, Alan Rushton, Henry Spinetti
    To be covered (34):Laurie Allan, Jackie Badger, Chris Bishop, Ernie Brooks, Malcolm Bruce, Francis Campello, Bobby Chouinard, Jeff Clyne, Dave Cochran, Al Cooke, Steve Currie, Jimmy Daniels, Tony Garnier, Sheldon Gomberg, Henry Gross, Carmen Hillebrew, Brian Irving, Busta Cherry Jones, George Khan, Dave Lebolt, Pete Lemer, Keith Lentin, Tony Machine, Tony Newman, Simon Nicol,... up to 34 musicians.

       6 SESSIONS (FOR 4 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Brian Eno Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Before and after science - Brian Eno (1977)

    • Members: brian Eno + Robert Fripp, Brian Turrington
    • Guests: Phil Collins, Rhett Davies, Fred Frith, Percy Jones, Jaki Liebezeit, Dave Mattacks, Paul Rudolph (RIP: Andy Fraser)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Eno box II: vocals - Brian Eno (November 1993)

    • Members: Brian Eno + Brian Turrington
    • Guests: Roger Eno, Robert Fripp, Phil Manzanera, Paul Thompson, Lloyd Watson + Robert Ahwai, Richard Bailey, John Cale, Phil Collins, Laurence Cottle, Fred Frith, Percy Jones, Nick Judd, Simon King, Bill Laswell, Mingo Lewis, Jaki Liebezeit, Dave Mattacks, Bill McCormick, Judy Nylon, Prairie Prince, Paul Rudolph, Marty Simon, Chris Spedding, Benmont Tench, David Van Tieghem, Jamie West Oram, John Wetton, Romeo Williams, Robert Wyatt (RIP: Andy Fraser, Busta Cherry Jones, Tim Wright)
    • Producer: Rhett Davies (RIP: Conny Plank)
    • Technical: Simon Heyworth
    Other info on members of Brian Eno Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Brian Eno
    Robert Palmer Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Clues - Robert Palmer (1980)

    • Members: Alan Mansfield, Dony Wynn (RIP: Robert Palmer)
    • Guests: Greg Calbi (RIP: Andy Fraser, Paul Gardiner)
    • Technical: (RIP: Alex Sadkin)
  • Addictions vol 1 - Robert Palmer (1989)

    • Members: Jody Linscott, Alan Mansfield, Eddie Martinez, Steve Robbins, James Allen Smith, Dony Wynn (RIP: Robert Palmer)
    • Guests: Wally Badarou, Paul Barrere, Richard Gibbs, Stan Harrison, Rupert Hine, Mark Pender, Lenny Pickett, Allan Schwartzberg, Andy Taylor, Fonzi Thornton (RIP: Tony Thompson + Bob Babbitt, Bernard Edwards, Andy Fraser)
    Other info on members of Robert Palmer Band (I know up to 32 members)
    To be covered (20):Chris Bishop, Carl Carlton, Tim Cashion, Crispin Cioe, Geoff Dugmore, Mel Gaynor, Brie Howard, Neil Hubbard, Jody Linscott, Alan Mansfield, Eddie Martinez, B J Nelson, Leo Nocentelli, Robert Palmer, Steve Robbins, David Rosenthal, James Allen Smith, John Staehely, John Sussewell, Dony Wynn
    Not enough info (12):Frank Blair, Ric Britton, Pierre Brock, Greg Carroll, Sylvia Cox, Leo Damien, Michael Dawe, Kenny Mazur, Eddie Schwartz, Jack Waldman, Freddie Wall, Jerry Wiener
    Patrick Simmons Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Arcade - Patrick Simmons (1983)

    • Members: Patrick Simmons
    • Guests: Jeff ´Skunk´ Baxter, Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, John McFee, Bill Payne, Marc Russo, Willie Weeks + Greg Adams, Mike Baird, Dennis Belfield, David Campbell, Victor Feldman, Dave Lebolt, Brian Mann, Maureen McDonald, David Pack, Alan Pasqua, Rick Schlosser, Leland Sklar, Ted Templeman, Chris Thompson (RIP: Cornelius Bumpus, Bobby Lakind + Andy Fraser, Nicky Hopkins)
    Spike Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • 100% pure Frankie Miller - Spike (2014)

    • Guests: Ian Hunter, Mark Stanway, Ron Wood (RIP: Andy Fraser)
    • Comments: Songs composed by Frankie Miller and recorded by Spike with help from many musicians, some of them associated with Miller in the past (such as Andy Fraser or Simon Kirke).
    Other info on members of Spike Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Spike

    UNRELEASED PROJECTS:

  • In December 1973, rock magazines announced that Paul Kossoff and Andy Fraser would be forming a band together again, along with Mitch Mitchell and a singer unveiled. But this finally didn´t happen.



  • RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 26


    Official site(s) - tell them you saw the link here:

    From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:

    From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

    From the great site DME (by Dmitry M. Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

    From the comprehensive Rockpalast site (by Michael Marsch), we have:

    Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

    Assorted links:

    RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 34
    Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Andy Fraser, please, also write me with the link.
    • Free - Be My Friend
    • Free live on German TV. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Paul Rodgers.

    • Free - Fire And Water
    • Free live on German TV in 1970. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Paul Rodgers.

    • Free - Free Me
    • Free live on German TV in 1970. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Paul Rodgers.

    • Free - All Right Now
    • Free live on TV in 1970. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Paul Rodgers.

    • Free - Mr Big
    • Free live on German TV in 1970. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Paul Rodgers.

    • Free - Interview
    • Interview with the band Free in 1970 (no music). (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Paul Rodgers.

    • Free - My Brother Jake
    • Free on TV in 1970, with Andy Fraser on keyboards instead of bass. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Paul Rodgers.

    • Free - Concert
    • Free live on TV in July 1970 performing 3 tracks. Great quality. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Paul Rodgers.

    • Free - All Right Now
    • Free live at Isle Of Wight Festival in August 1970. (Resolution: 240)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Paul Rodgers.

    • Alexis Korner - Concert
    • Alexis Korner appearance on German TV playing 3 tracks in December 1971. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner, John Marshall, Zoot Money, Chris Pyne, Peter Thorup, Ray Warleigh.

    • Paul Rodgers - Concert
    • Paul Rodgers performance at Woodstock 94 Festival with an all-star band. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Jason Bonham, Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers, Neal Schon, Slash.

    • Free - The Stealer
    • Free live. (Resolution: 144)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff, Paul Rodgers.

    • Andy Fraser - Interview
    • Interview with Andy Fraser (also singing with Tobi). (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Tobi.

    • The Pettybreakers - Mr Big
    • The Pettybreakers live in January 2013 with special guests Joe Bonamassa and Andy Fraser. (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
      Featuring: Joe Bonamassa, Andy Fraser. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • The Pettybreakers - All Right Now
    • The Pettybreakers live in January 2013 with special guests Joe Bonamassa and Andy Fraser. (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
      Featuring: Joe Bonamassa, Andy Fraser. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • Andy Fraser - All Right Now
    • Andy Fraser live in July 2013 with Chris Spedding and Tobi. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Chris Spedding, Tobi. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • Andy Fraser - The Stealer
    • Andy Fraser live in July 2013 with Chris Spedding and Tobi. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Chris Spedding, Tobi. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • Andy Fraser - Interview
    • Interview with Andy Fraser in 2013 (no music). (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser.

    • Andy Fraser - Concert
    • Andy Fraser live in July 2013 with Chris Spedding and Tobi. (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Chris Spedding, Tobi. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • Andy Fraser - Every Breath You Take
    • Andy Fraser live in July 2013 with Tobi. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Tobi.

    • Andy Fraser - Motorbikin´
    • Chris Spedding live in July 2013 with Andy Fraser and Tobi. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Chris Spedding, Tobi. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • Tobi - Lips Of Sin
    • Tobi live in July 2013 with Chris Spedding and Andy Fraser. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Chris Spedding, Tobi. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • Freeway - Fire And Water
    • Freeway live in August 2013 with special guest Andy Fraser. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: John Buckton, Andy Fraser. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • Freeway - Songs Of Yesterday
    • Freeway live in August 2013 with special guest Andy Fraser. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: John Buckton, Andy Fraser. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • Gov´t Mule - Mr Big
    • Gov´t Mule live in October 2013 with special guests Andy Fraser and Tobi (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Warren Haynes, Tobi. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • Andy Fraser - Mr Big
    • Andy Fraser live in 2013 with Chris Spedding and Tobi. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Chris Spedding, Tobi. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • Andy Fraser - Little Bit Of Love
    • Andy Fraser live with Chris Spedding and Tobi (and Dave Small from opening act Slowburner) (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Dave Small, Chris Spedding, Tobi. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • Andy Fraser - All Right Now
    • Andy Fraser live on TV with Tobi. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Tobi. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • Andy Fraser - Standing At Your Window
    • Andy Fraser live. (Resolution: 144)
      Featuring: Cal Coleman, Kat Dyson, Pete Escovedo, Andy Fraser, Cat Grey, Joey Heredia, Paul Pesco. Backing vocalists unknown to me.

    • Andy Fraser - Interview
    • Part 1 of an interview with Andy Fraser (no music). (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser.

    • Andy Fraser - Interview
    • Part 2 of an interview with Andy Fraser (no music). (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser.

    • Andy Fraser - Interview
    • Interview with Andy Fraser (no music). (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser.

    • Andy Fraser - Interview
    • Recent interview with Andy Fraser (no music). (Resolution: 480) (HQ)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser.

    • Mick Taylor - Honky Tonk Woman
    • Mick Taylor live with Andy Fraser (Resolution: 240)
      Featuring: Andy Fraser, Mick Taylor. Rest of the band unknown to me.


    THANKS:

    Very Special Thanks to:
  • Andy Fraser: for his messages, also sending me a tribute for Keef Hartley (2011).
  • Chris Mercer: for info regarding Andy and their time together in John Mayall´s Bluesbreakers (2010 to 2015).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Ed Cool: Andy Fraser´s webmaster - for passing my message to Andy Fraser (2011).
  • John H Warburg: for lots of biographical infos, also for Andy Fraser (2008).

  • Thanks to:
  • Adrian Johnson: for a message regarding Andy Fraser and Binky McKenzie (2005).
  • Rob Buckton: for a message regarding Andy Fraser and Binky McKenzie (2006).
  • Phil Miller: for a message regarding Andy Fraser and Binky McKenzie (2012).

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