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This is intended to be a homage to very many musicians I've loved since I started listening to music. My intention is to tell what I know about them, hoping that those people who like them too, will help me fill numerous gaps, which I may have in their careers and discographies. Sorry, but there are no MP3 audio files here at all, just info (and love for the musicians).


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Friday, 30 October 2020

Edna Wright (vocals / backing vocals)

(Also known as: Sandy Wynns) BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Great vocalist, Edna Wright was born on February 2nd, 1994, sister to Darlene Love. She started singing in a church choir. She released some early singers under the name Sandy Wynns.


COGIC


COGIC is the name for Church Of God In Christ singers. Edna Wright was a member of this choir around 1960:

COGIC #?
?
Edna Wright
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!



THE BLOSSOMS


Edna Wright was a member of The Blossoms from 1962 to 1964. I guess this was their lineup by then:

THE BLOSSOMS #?
1962-1964
Fanita James
vocals
Darlene Love
vocals
Edna Wright
vocals
Carolyn Willis
vocals
Gracia Nitzsche
vocals

Other info on members of The Blossoms (I know up to 15 members)
To be covered (6): Alexandra Brown, Fanita James, Gloria Jones, Jean King, Darlene Love, Carolyn Willis
Not enough info (8): Jewel Cobbs, Pat Howard, Viola Jewel, Gracia Nitzsche, Annette Williams, Nanette Williams, Deborah Wilson, Cynthia Woodard


HONEY CONE


In 1968, Edna Wright asked Carolyn Willis and Shelly Clark to back her in a TV appearance. It proved to be so successful that they remained working as a trio, under the name Honey Cone:

HONEY CONE #1
1968-1973
Edna Wright
vocals
Carolyn Willis
vocals
Shelly Clark
vocals

They went to number 1 with the song ´Want ads´ in 1971.

Carolyn Willis left the band in 1973 and the band split up soon after.


CASS ELLIOT BAND


In 1969, we can see Honey Cone (featuring Edna Wright) backing Cass Elliott on her TV program:

CASS ELLIOT BAND #?
1969
Cass Elliot
vocals
Edna Wright
backing vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Cass Elliot Band (I know up to 2 members)
Not enough info (1): Cass Elliot


CHER BAND


Cher performed the Heart Of Stone Tour from August 1989, in four legs until December 1990, with this great live band:

CHER BAND #?
Aug 89-Dec 90
Cher
vocals
Elijah Blue Allman
guitar
Dave Amato
guitar
David Shelley
guitar
Hugh McDonald
bass
Paul Mirkovich
keyboards
Gary Scott
sax, musical director
Ron Wikso
drums
Darlene Love
backing vocals
Edna Wright
backing vocals
Patricia Darcy
backing vocals

Other info on members of Cher Band (I know up to 24 members)
To be covered (14): Dave Amato, Patricia Darcy, Scott Gorham, Michael Hakes, Ricky Hirsch, Danny Jacob, Mark Lennon, Darlene Love, Ollie Marland, Hugh McDonald, Paul Mirkovich, Mitch Perry, Mark Schulman, Ron Wikso
Not enough info (9): Elijah Blue Allman, Cher, El Erin, Bruce Howell, Donnie Nossov, Eric Pressly, Gary Scott, David Shelley, Dave Vanacore


HONEY CONE (again)


Many years later, there was another incarnation by Honey Cone, with Edna Wright as the only original member:

HONEY CONE #?
?
Edna Wright
vocals
Latari Martin
vocals
Melodye Perry
vocals

In the 90s, Honey Cone was revived with the original lineup:

HONEY CONE #?
?
Edna Wright
vocals
Carolyn Willis
vocals
Shelly Clark
vocals

But Carolyn Willis left soon again.

In 2014, Honey Cone was revived with Edna Wright and Shelly Clark, being Melodye Perry (Edna´s daughter) the third member:

HONEY CONE #?
2014
Edna Wright
vocals
Shelly Clark
vocals
Melodye Perry
vocals

Other info on members of Honey Cone (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (1): Carolyn Willis
Not enough info (5): Sharon Cash, Shelly Clark, Tramaine Hawkins, Latari Martin, Melodye Perry


Edna Wright sadly passed away on September 12th, 2020, from a heart attack in Encino, California. What a great voice we´ve lost... This page is my tribute to her, and I'll try to expand her discography sometime soon.

   6 BANDS (WITH 6 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
The Blossoms   
Other info on members of The Blossoms (I know up to 15 members)
To be covered (6):Alexandra Brown, Fanita James, Gloria Jones, Jean King, Darlene Love, Carolyn Willis
Not enough info (8):Jewel Cobbs, Pat Howard, Viola Jewel, Gracia Nitzsche, Annette Williams, Nanette Williams, Deborah Wilson, Cynthia Woodard
Cher Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Stars - Cher (1975)

    • Members: (RIP: Edna Wright)
    • Guests: Jeff ´Skunk´ Baxter, Dennis Budimir, David Cohen, Vincent DeRosa, Jim Gordon, Robert Greenidge, Jim Keltner, Gary Mallaber, Harvey Mason, Shirley Matthews, Pat Murphy, Herb Pedersen, Fred Tackett, Susie Webb (RIP: Hal Blaine, Jesse Ed Davis, Clydie King, Larry Knechtel, Lew McCreary, Abe Most, Jeff Porcaro, Orville ´Red´ Rhodes, John Rotella, Joe Sample, Sid Sharp)
    Other info on members of Cher Band (I know up to 24 members)
    To be covered (14):Dave Amato, Patricia Darcy, Scott Gorham, Michael Hakes, Ricky Hirsch, Danny Jacob, Mark Lennon, Darlene Love, Ollie Marland, Hugh McDonald, Paul Mirkovich, Mitch Perry, Mark Schulman, Ron Wikso
    Not enough info (9):Elijah Blue Allman, Cher, El Erin, Bruce Howell, Donnie Nossov, Eric Pressly, Gary Scott, David Shelley, Dave Vanacore
    COGIC   
    Cass Elliot Band   
    Other info on members of Cass Elliot Band (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (1):Cass Elliot
    Honey Cone  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Sweet replies - Honey Cone ( - )

    • Members: Carolyn Willis (RIP: Edna Wright)
    • Producer: Greg Perry
    • Comments: 2nd album by Honey Cone.
  • Take me with you - Honey Cone (April 1970)

    • Members: Carolyn Willis (RIP: Edna Wright)
    • Producer: Lamont Dozier, Greg Perry
    • Comments: First album by Honey Cone.
  • Soulful tapestry - Honey Cone (1971)

    • Members: Carolyn Willis (RIP: Edna Wright)
    • Producer: Lamont Dozier, Greg Perry
    • Comments: 3rd album by Honey Cone.
    Other info on members of Honey Cone (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (1):Carolyn Willis
    Not enough info (5):Sharon Cash, Shelly Clark, Tramaine Hawkins, Latari Martin, Melodye Perry
    Edna Wright Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Oops! Here I go again - Edna Wright (1976)

    • Members: (RIP: Edna Wright)
    • Guests: Ray Parker, Anita Sherman, William ´Smitty´ Smith
    • Producer: Greg Perry
    • Comments: First solo album by Edna Wright.
  • You can´t see the forest / Nothing comes to a sleeper (SINGLE) - Edna Wright (1977)


  •    2 ALBUMS FOR 2 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Darlene Love Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Paint another picture - Darlene Love (1988)

    • Members: Darlene Love
    • Guests: Benmont Tench, Carolyn Willis + Billie Barnum, Dennis Belfield, Jeff Bova, Jimmy Bralower, Robbie Buchanan, Ricky Byrd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Paulinho Da Costa, Omar Hakim, Ula Hedwig, Dann Huff, Jerome Jumonville, Howard Kaylan, Tom Kelly, Michael Landau, Nick Lane, Darrell Leonard, Maxayn Lewis, Alan Pasqua, Brian Ray, Paul Shaffer, Leslie Smith, T M Stevens, John Thomas, Mark Volman (RIP: Edna Wright + Hiram Bullock, Paul Butterfield, Tom Petty)
    • Producer: Peter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff, Jimmy Iovine
    • Technical: Mick Guzauski, Marnie Riley (RIP: Mike Shipley)
    Other info on members of Darlene Love Band (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (2):Darlene Love, Bette Sussman
    Phil Spector Band  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Back to mono (1958-1969) - Phil Spector (November 1991)

    • Members: Phil Spector
    • Guests: Herb Alpert, John Audino, Arnold Belnick, Chuck Blackwell, Jimmy Bond, Bobby Bruce, Dennis Budimir, Roy Caton, Buddy Clark, John Clauder, Gary Coleman, Mike Deasy, John DeVoogdt, David Duke, Jesse Ehrlich, Terry Gibbs, Jim Gordon, William Green, Jimmy Helms, Jim Horn, Fanita James, Plas Johnson, Carol Kaye, William Kurasch, Michael Lang, Darlene Love, Steve Mann, Tommy Morgan, Don Peake, Bill Pitman, Don Randi, Michel Rubini, Myron Sandler, Ralph Schaeffer, Louie Shelton, Thomas Shepard, Ken Shroyer, Phil Teele, Julia Tillman Waters, Russ Titelman, Tina Turner, Gerald Vinci, Luther Waters, Oren Waters, Alan Weight, Walter Wiemeyer, Maxine Willard Waters, Brian Wilson, Tibor Zelig (RIP: Edna Wright + Betty Jane Baker, Israel Baker, Harold Battiste, Estelle Bennett, Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Louise Blackburn, Hal Blaine, Sonny Bono, Ray Brown, Lenny Bruce, Red Callender, Frank Capp, Al Casey, Gary Chester, Ervan Coleman, King Curtis, Nick DeCaro, Al DeLory, Steve Douglas, Dr John, Herb Ellis, Gene Estes, Sticks Evans, Nathan Gershman, Bobby Hatfield, Al Hendrickson, Bill Hinshaw, Milt Holland, Tonni Kalash, Jackie Kelso, Barney Kessel, Ben E King, Clydie King, Jean King, Larry Knechtel, Bob Krasnow, Curtis Lee, Joe Maini, Lew McCreary, Jay Migliori, Ollie Mitchell, Tony Mottola, Harry Nilsson, Jack Nitzsche, Earl Palmer, Priscilla Paris, Art Pepper, Bill Perkins, Ray Peterson, Gene Pitney, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ray Pohlman, Billy Preston, Emil Richards, Jerry Riopelle, Lyle Ritz, Frank Rosolino, Leon Russell, Sid Sharp, Bobby Sheen, Clifford Solomon, Billy Strange, Tommy Tedesco, Tony Terran, Cal Tjader, Ike Turner, Julius Wechter)
    • Producer: (RIP: Jerry Leiber)
    • Technical: Bones Howe, Stan Ross (RIP: Larry Levine, Phil Ramone)
    • Comments: 4CD boxset comprising some of Phil Spector´s productions plus his complete solo album A Christmas gift for you.

       3 COLLECTIVE ALBUMS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    VVAA  3 RECORDINGS:
  • A Very special Christmas - VVAA (1989)

    • Guests: Bryan Adams, Kenny Aronoff, Roy Bittan, Rupert Black, Don Brewer, Rosemary Butler, Chris Campbell, Sharon Celani, Larry Crane, Laura Creamer, Blair Cunningham, Mickey Curry, Craig Frost, Lisa Germano, Donny Gerrard, Bobbye Hall, Dorian Holley, Jimmy Johnson, Steve Jordan, Charles Judge, Michael Landau, Nils Lofgren, Darlene Love, Jeremy Lubbock, Steve Lukather, Madonna, Robbie McIntosh, John Mellencamp, Stevie Nicks, Peter Oxendale, Pat Peterson, Darryl Phinnessee, Alto Reed, Andrea Robinson, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, T M Stevens, Sting, Crystal Taliefero, David Taylor, John Van Tongeren, Rick Vito, Waddy Wachtel, Mike Wanchic, Jai Winding (RIP: John Cascella, Clarence Clemons, Richie Hayward, Whitney Houston, Edna Wright)
    • Producer: Bob Clearmountain, Jimmy Iovine, Chuck Plotkin
    • Technical: Humberto Gatica, David Leonard, Bob Ludwig, Stephen Marcussen, Toby Scott, Don Smith, Shelly Yakus
  • A Very special Christmas vol 2 - VVAA (October 1992)

    • Guests: Gerald Albright, Glen Ballard, Tal Bergman, Nuno Bettencourt, Gregg Bissonette, Robbie Blunt, Michael Bolton, Harry Bowens, Dennis Budimir, Mike Campbell, Danny Caron, Ron Carter, Lenny Castro, Sharon Celani, Gary Cherone, Gary Coleman, Jody Cortez, Jim Cox, Donna Davidson, Lynn Davis, Richard Dodd, Kevin Dukes, Brad Dutz, Don Felder, Mitchell Froom, Jon Gilutin, Bob Glaub, Omar Hakim, Jerry Hey, Cliff Hugo, Phil Jones, Suzie Katayama, Jim Keltner, Phil Kenzie, Randy Kerber, Danny Kortchmar, Marty Krystall, Russ Kunkel, Michael Landau, Michael Lang, Cyndi Lauper, Dave Lebolt, Gayle LeVant, Darlene Love, Stan Lynch, Jeff Lynne, Lynn Mabry, Johnny Mandel, Jay Dee Maness, Greg Mathieson, Nicky Moore, Nicky Moroch, Chris Mostert, David Pack, David Paich, Chris Parker, Anthony Patler, Joel Peskin, Tim Pierce, Steve Porcaro, Doc Powell, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Ripp, John Robinson, Steve Schaeffer, Todd Sharp, Leland Sklar, Greg Smith, Neil Stubenhaus, Benmont Tench, Scott Thurston, Efrain Toro, Randy Waldman, Jai Winding, Paul Young (RIP: Sweet Pea Atkinson, Gaylord Birch, Charles Brown, Chuck Domanico, Aretha Franklin, Sol Gubin, Fred McFarlane, Marty Paich, Tom Petty, Emil Richards, Frank Sinatra, Clifford Solomon, Richard Tee, Luther Vandross, Edna Wright)
    • Producer: Gerry Brown, David Foster, Jimmy Iovine, Quincy Jones, Richard Perry, Don Was (RIP: Phil Ramone, Larry Smith)
    • Technical: Paul Brown, Steve Jackson, Stephen Marcussen, Dave Reitzas, Brian Scheuble, Al Schmitt, Erik Zobler (RIP: Ed Cherney)
    • Comments: Benefit album featuring Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (with Robbie Blunt), Bonnie Raitt & Charles Brown, Darlene Love & Phil Spector, Extreme, Wilson Phillips, Run DMC, etc.
  • JAM! - VVAA (2002) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Al Gamble, Floyd Newman, Steve Potts, Jim Spake, Dywane Thomas, Michael Toles, Charlie Wood (RIP: J Blackfoot, Ben Cauley, James Govan, Teenie Hodges, Marvell Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Ruby Wilson, Edna Wright)
    • Comments: Recorded live at the Porretta Soul Festival along several years (from 1991 to 2001), featuring tracks by James Govan and Jackie Johnson, Ruby Wilson, Carla Thomas, The Memphis All Star r&b Band, Ollie Nightingale, Ann Peebles, Rufus Thomas, Vernon Garrett, Clay Hammond, David Hudson, J Blackfoot, Sam Moore and The Bar-Kays.

       1 SOUNDTRACKS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    OST  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Home alone 2: lost in New York OST - OST (November 1992)

    • Guests: Mark Alexander, Eddie Bayers, Paulinho Da Costa, Eric Darken, Stuart Duncan, Nathan East, Lisa Fischer, Rick Gazda, Jo Ann Harris, Stan Harrison, Arno Hecht, Ula Hedwig, Randy Kerber, David Lasley, Darlene Love, Jeremy Lubbock, Ed Manion, Rick Marotta, Brent Mason, Bette Midler, Dean Parks, Mark Pender, Hargus Pig Robbins, Steve Skinner, Garry Tallent, Pat Thrall, Steve Van Zandt, Gerald Vinci, Biff Watson, Max Weimberg, John West, Glenn Worf (RIP: Nat Adderley, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Bobby Helms, Roy M ´Junior´ Husky, Lisa Lopes, Weldon Myrick, Mitchell Parish, Myrna Smith, Edna Wright)
    • Producer: (RIP: Arif Mardin)
    • Technical: Greg Calbi, Scott Hull, Jack Joseph Puig, Marnie Riley (RIP: Ed Cherney, George Marino, Sue McLean)

       27 SESSIONS (FOR 24 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Beach Boys  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Made in California - The Beach Boys (2013)

    • Members: Ron Altbach, Tim Bonhomme, Richie Cannata, Ed Carter, Blondie Chaplin, Joe Chemay, Luther Coffee, John Cowsill, Dennis Dragon, Doug Dragon, Chris Farmer, Ricky Fataar, Bobby Figueroa, Jeff Foskett, Probyn Gregory, Gary Griffin, Billy Hinsche, Igor Horoshevsky, Mark Isham, Al Jardine, Matt Jardine, Bruce Johnston, Jeff Kaplin, Robert Kenyatta, Randell Kirsch, Ernie Knapp, Mike Kowalski, Tony Leo, Charles Lloyd, Christian Love, Mike Love, David Marks, Dale Martel, Mike Meros, Carli Munoz, Rod Novak, Elmo Peeler, Joel Peskin, Ernie Small, Sterling Smith, Bobby Torres, Scott Totten, Brian Wilson (RIP: Glen Campbell, Darryl Dragon, Joe Sample, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson)
    • Guests: Roger McGuinn, Willie Nelson, Van Dyke Parks, Ringo Starr, Toni Tennille, Stevie Wonder + Murray Adler, Mike Altschul, Michael Andreas, Michael Anthony, Ray Armando, John Audino, Mike Baird, Marilyn Baker, Peggy Baldwin, Gary Barone, Jeff ´Skunk´ Baxter, Eddie Bayers, Gerry Beckley, Arnold Belnick, Chuck Berghofer, Allan Beutler, Curt Bisquera, Harry Bluestone, Ross Bolton, Jimmy Bond, Joey Brasler, Graham Broad, Marvin Brown, Raymond Brown, Dennis Budimir, Thomas Buffum, James Burton, Billy Byrne, Dwight Carver, Roy Caton, Pete Christlieb, Gene Cipriano, Rod Clark, David Cohen, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Coleman, Ry Cooder, Chad Cromwell, Rodney Crowell, Mike Deasy, Vincent DeRosa, Joel Derouin, John DeVoogdt, Jerry Donahue, Assa Drori, David Duke, Earl Dumler, Scott Edwards, Jesse Ehrlich, Don Englert, Alan Estes, Gilbert Falco, Henry Ferber, Glenn Ferris, Chuck Findley, Bernie Fleischer, Ronald Folsom, Steve Forman, Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Bryan Garofalo, Sonny Garrish, David Gates, Chuck Gentry, James Getzoff, Bob Glaub, Mark Goldenberg, Pamela Goldsmith, Jim Gordon, Endre Granat, John Gray, Jay Graydon, Urbie Green, Ed Greene, Henry Gross, Bob Hardaway, Allan Harshman, Jimmy Helms, William Henderson, John Hobbs, Mitch Holder, Jim Horn, Steve Huffsteter, Jim Hughart, Cliff Hugo, Dick ´Slyde´ Hyde, Norm Jeffries, Plas Johnson, Jon Joyce, Jerome Jumonville, Carol Kaye, Ray Kelley, Jim Keltner, Peter Kent, Jerome Kessler, Chuck Kirkpatrick, Harry Klee, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, William Kurasch, Michael Lang, Paul Leim, Greg Leisz, Gayle Levant, Kenny Lee Lewis, Charles Loper, Edgar Lustgarten, Jimmy Lyon, Arthur Maebe, Gary Mallaber, Ron Mancuso, Sal Marquez, Tim May, James McGee, Don Menza, Sammy Merendino, Tommy Morgan, Dick Nash, Ted Nash, Steve Nathan, Buell Neidlinger, Erno Neufeld, Ira Newborn, Wilbert Nuttycombe, Brian O´Connor, Dennis Parker, Don Peake, Gene Pello, Nick Pentelow, Richard Perissi, Al Perkins, Bill Pitman, George Price, Mike Price, Caleb Quaye, Joe Randazzo, Don Randi, Mickey Raphael, Bill Reichenbach, Michael Rhodes, Ian Ritchie, Jay Rosen, Thom Rotella, Brent Rowan, Michel Rubini, Ross Salamone, Sheldon Sanov, Ralph Schaeffer, Jerry Scheff, Timothy B Schmit, Tom Scott, Fred Selden, Frederick Seykora, John Philip Shenale, Bobby Shew, Paul Shure, Henry Sigismonti, Leland Sklar, Putter Smith, Dave Spence, Jerry Stevenson, Dave Stone, Ernie Tack, Benmont Tench, Richard Thompson, Julia Tillman Waters, Russ Titelman, Efrain Toro, Ray Triscari, Eddie Tuduri, Ron Tutt, Ian Underwood, Trevor Veitch, Tommy Vig, Gerald Vinci, Waddy Wachtel, Joe Walsh, Richard Washington, Ernie Watts, Alan Weight, Walter Wiemeyer, Carolyn Willis, Jai Winding, John Wittenberg, Roy Wood, Tibor Zelig, Shari Zippert, Jimmy Zito, Richie Zito (RIP: Jan Berry, Ricci Martin, Gary Usher + Tandyn Almer, David Anderle, Don Bagley, Israel Baker, Paul Beaver, Ben Benay, Max Bennett, Harry Betts, Louise Blackburn, Hal Blaine, Samuel Boghossian, Bud Brisbois, Mike Burney, Red Callender, Frank Capp, Al Casey, Vince Charles, Buddy Childers, Michael Clarke, Jerry Cole, Ervan Coleman, Buddy Collette, Michel Colombier, Al DeLory, Doug Dillard, Steve Douglas, Tim Drummond, Gene Estes, Victor Feldman, Clare Fischer, Nathan Gershman, Stuart Gordon, Conrad Gozzo, Bill Green, John Guerin, Bill Hinshaw, Paul Horn, Armand Kaproff, Nathan Kaproff, Wells Kelly, Jackie Kelso, Barney Kessel, Larry Knechtel, Neil Levang, Stan Levey, John Lowe, Willie Maiden, Frank Marocco, Van McCoy, Lew McCreary, Mike Melvoin, Jay Migliori, Ollie Mitchell, Gary Moore, Abe Most, Don Myrick, Roger Neumann, Jack Nimitz, Joe Osborn, Earl Palmer, Bill Perkins, Mitchell Peters, Ray Pohlman, Al Porcino, Orville ´Red´ Rhodes, Emil Richards, Lyle Ritz, George Roberts, Howard Roberts, Jimmy Rowles, Leon Russell, David Schwartz, Wilbur Schwartz, Sid Sharp, Gene Sherry, Marshall Sosson, Jack Sperling, Billy Strange, Paul Tanner, Tommy Tedesco, Tony Terran, Lloyd Ulyate, Al Vescovo, Al Viola, Donald Waldrop, Billy Joe Walker Jr, Wah Wah Watson, Julius Wechter, Arthur Wright, Edna Wright, Tammy Wynette)
    • Producer: Mark Linett, Jeff Peters, Don Was (RIP: Terry Melcher, Murry Wilson)
    • Comments: 6CD boxset compilation with many unreleased tracks.
    Other info on members of Beach Boys (I know up to 53 members)
    To be covered (52):Ron Altbach, Philip Bardowell, Tim Bonhomme, Richie Cannata, Ed Carter, Ricky Castrata, Blondie Chaplin, Joe Chemay, Luther Coffee, Michelle Columbia, John Cowsill, Darryl Dragon, Dennis Dragon, Doug Dragon, Chris Farmer, Ricky Fataar, Bobby Figueroa, Jeff Foskett, Probyn Gregory, Gary Griffin, Billy Hinsche, Igor Horoshevsky, Mark Isham, Al Jardine, Matt Jardine,... up to 52 musicians.
    Not enough info (1):Glen Campbell
    Beaver & Krause  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Gandharva - Beaver & Krause (1971)

    • Members: (RIP: Paul Beaver)
    • Guests: Rod Ellicott, Venetta Fields, Ron Hicklin, Bill King, Michael Lang (RIP: Mike Bloomfield, Ray Brown, Patrice Holloway, Clydie King, Ronnie Montrose, Gerry Mulligan, Howard Roberts, Bud Shank, Edna Wright)
    • Technical: Phil Edwards
  • All good men - Beaver & Krause (1972)

    • Members: (RIP: Paul Beaver)
    • Guests: Venetta Fields, Ron Hicklin, Bill King (RIP: Edna Wright)
    Other info on members of Beaver & Krause (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (2):Paul Beaver, Bernie Krause
    Herman Brood Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Go nutz - Herman Brood (1980)

    • Members: (RIP: Herman Brood)
    • Guests: Craig Krampf, Darlene Love (RIP: Edna Wright)
    Other info on members of Herman Brood Band (I know up to 9 members)
    Not enough info (9):Roy Bakker, Inge Bothond, Herman Brood, Freddie Cavalli, David Hollestelle Jr, Danny Lademacher, Ani Meerman, Lies Schilp, Ivo Severijns
    Elkie Brooks Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Live and learn - Elkie Brooks (1979)

    • Members: Elkie Brooks + Jean Roussel
    • Guests: Greg Adams, John Barnes, Spencer Bean, Michael Boddicker, Emilio Castillo, Paulinho Da Costa, Scott Edwards, Venetta Fields, James Gadson, Bryan Garofalo, Jim Gilstrap, Ed Greene, Marlo Henderson, Stephen ´Doc´ Kupka, Oliver Leiber, Marcy Levy, Darlene Love, Tim May, Brian O´Connor, Lenny Pickett, Fred Tackett, Julia Tillman Waters, Paul Warren, Oren Waters, Eddie Watkins (RIP: Ben Benay, Hal Blaine, Mic Gillette, Edna Wright)
    • Producer: (RIP: Jerry Leiber)
    • Technical: (RIP: Mike Stone)
    Other info on members of Elkie Brooks Band (I know up to 59 members)
    Already covered (5):Dave Caswell, Stretch, Geoff Whitehorn, Steve York, Ivan Zagni
    Old pages (1):Tim Hinkley
    To be covered (53):Rosa Avila, Brian Badhams, Pete Baron, Elkie Brooks, Paul Burgess, Mike Cahen, Simon Carter, Jimmy Chambers, Zal Cleminson, Gerry Conway, Tom Dostel, Melvyn Duffy, Paul Dunne, Johnny Dyke, Rick Fenn, Brandon Fownes, Arnaud Frank, Ken Freeman, Pete Gage, John Giblin, Steve Gregory, Isaac Guillory, Martin Harryman, Al Hodge, Gary Hutchins,... up to 53 musicians.
    Kim Carnes Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Romance dance - Kim Carnes (1980)

    • Members: Bill Cuomo, Craig Krampf
    • Guests: John Beland, Scott Edwards, David Hungate, Darlene Love, Herb Pedersen, Joel Peskin, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft, Edna Wright)
    • Comments: This beautiful singer hit the lists with the song ´Bette Davis´ eyes´. We can always find great musicians in her albums, mostly American: John Beland (guitar, mandolin, from Flying Burrito Brothers later lineups), David Hungate (bass, from Toto), Eric Nelson (bass), Bill Cuomo (keyboards), Mike Thompson (keyboards), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Joel Peskin (sax), Craig Krampf (drums), Darlene Love (vocals), Herb Pedersen (vocals), Julia Tillman Waters (vocals), Maxine Willard Waters (vocals), Edna Wright (vocals).
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Gypsy honeymoon - the best of Kim Carnes - Kim Carnes (1993)

    • Members: Bill Cuomo, Bryan Garofalo, Steve Goldstein, Craig Hull, Craig Krampf, Josh Leo, Daniel Moore, Jerry Peterson
    • Guests: John Beland, Bobby Cochran, Ry Cooder, Scott Edwards, Denny Fongheiser, Steve Gibson, Duane Hitchings, John Shane Keister, Danny Kortchmar, Darlene Love, Gary Mallaber, Tim Pierce, Reinie Press, Andrea Robinson, Erik Scott, Leland Sklar, Steven Soles, Julia Tillman Waters, Waddy Wachtel, Wendy Waldman, Maxine Willard Waters (RIP: Ronnie Barron, Richie Hayward, James Ingram, Larrie Londin, Joe Osborn, Raphael Ravenscroft, Edna Wright)
    • Producer: (RIP: Larry Butler, Keith Olsen, Kenny Rogers)
    • Technical: Peter Doell
    • Comments: Compilation with 2 new tracks.
    Other info on members of Kim Carnes Band (I know up to 12 members)
    To be covered (8):Bill Cuomo, Bryan Garofalo, Steve Goldstein, Craig Hull, Craig Krampf, Josh Leo, Daniel Moore, Jerry Peterson
    Not enough info (4):M L Benoit, Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson, Jim Varley
    Leonard Cohen Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Future - Leonard Cohen (November 1992)

    • Members: Perla Batalla, Julie Christensen, Bob Furgo, Steve Meador, Bob Metzger, Anjani Thomas, Jennifer Warnes (RIP: Leonard Cohen + Bill Ginn)
    • Guests: John Barnes, David Campbell, Lenny Castro, Vinnie Colaiuta, Larry Corbett, Jim Cox, Joel Derouin, Bruce Dukov, Brandon Fields, Mike Finnigan, James Gadson, Berj Garabedian, Bob Glaub, Ed Greene, Paul Jackson, Suzie Katayama, Randy Kerber, David Morgan, Sid Page, Dean Parks, Greg Phillinganes, Valerie Pinkston-Mayo, Earl Lon Price, Leland Sklar, Daniel Smith, Greg Smith, Lee R Thornburg, Freddie Washington (RIP: Edna Wright)
    • Producer: Leanne Ungar
    • Technical: Bernie Grundman
    Other info on members of Leonard Cohen Band (I know up to 51 members)
    Already covered (3):Bob Johnston, Bob Metzger, Donna Washburn
    To be covered (48):Cheryl Barnes, Perla Batalla, Roscoe Beck, John Bilezikjian, Emily Bindinger, Laura Branigan, Alexandru Bublitchi, Steve Burgh, Jorge Calderon, Julie Christensen, Leonard Cohen, Carter Collins, Ron Cornelius, Richard Crooks, John Crowder, Charlie Daniels, Erin Dickins, Aileen Fowler, Bubba Fowler, Bob Furgo, Rafael Bernardo Gayol, Ron Getman, Bill Ginn, Raffi Hakopian, Corlynn Hanney,... up to 48 musicians.
    Andrae Crouch Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Finally - Andrae Crouch (1982)

    • Members: Hadley Hockensmith (RIP: Andrae Crouch)
    • Guests: Sandra Crouch + Alex Acuna, Maxi Anderson, Nathan East, Dan Ferguson, Abraham Laboriel, Michael Lang, Larry Muhoberac, Alfie Silas, Phyllis St James (RIP: Joe Sample, Kristian Schultze, David Williams, Edna Wright)
    Other info on members of Andrae Crouch Band (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (3):Andrae Crouch, Hadley Hockensmith, Tata Vega
    Not enough info (4):Bill Maxwell, Linda McCrary, Kristle Murden, Harlan Rogers
    Danny Deardorff Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Deardorff and Joseph - Deardorff and Joseph (1976)

    • Guests: Bill Cuomo, Tom Hensley, Jim Horn, David Hungate, David Kemper, Steve Leeds, Jack Lenz, Jay Dee Maness, David Paich, Dean Parks, Joe Porcaro, Julia Tillman Waters, Ron Tutt, Maxine Willard Waters (RIP: John Guerin, Jimmie Haskell, Marty Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, Dan Seals, Edna Wright)
    • Producer: Louie Shelton
    • Technical: Brian Gardner
    Bryan Duncan Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Strong medicine - Bryan Duncan (1989)

    • Guests: Steve Bailey, Stan Behrens, John Hobbs, Phyllis St James (RIP: Edna Wright)
    Betty Everett Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Happy endings - Betty Everett (1975)

    • Members: (RIP: Betty Everett)
    • Guests: Gary Coleman, Scott Edwards, Ed Greene, Bobbye Hall, Marti McCall, Ray Parker, Dean Parks, David T Walker, Carolyn Willis (RIP: Gene Page, Joe Sample, Wah Wah Watson, Edna Wright)
    Other info on members of Betty Everett Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Betty Everett
    Z Z Hill Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Keep on lovin´ you - Z Z Hill (1975)

    • Members: (RIP: Z Z Hill)
    • Guests: John Audino, Ollie E Brown, Gordon Edwards, King Errisson, Paul Humphrey, Shirley Jones, Clarence McDonald, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, Ray Parker, Don Peake, Earl Lon Price, Julia Tillman Waters, David T Walker, Maxine Willard Waters, Carolyn Willis (RIP: Wilton Felder, Bill Green, Jimmie Haskell, Smokey Johnson, Art Neville, Allen Toussaint, Arthur Wright, Edna Wright)
    • Producer: Lamont Dozier, Spencer Proffer
    Other info on members of Z Z Hill Band (I know up to 3 members)
    Not enough info (3):Zac Harmon, Z Z Hill, Vasti Jackson
    Robert John Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Robert John - Robert John (1979)

    • Guests: Dennis Belfield, Scott Edwards, Ed Greene, Stewart Levine, Darlene Love (RIP: Hal Blaine, Edna Wright)
    Other info on members of Robert John Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Robert John
    Joshua Kadison Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Delilah blue - Joshua Kadison (1995)

    • Guests: Mike Baird, Dave Boruff, Alexandra Brown, Bridgette Bryant, David Campbell, Lenny Castro, Luis Conte, Lynne Fiddmont, Mike Finnigan, Marva Hicks, Suzie Katayama, Dean Parks, Alfie Silas, Leland Sklar, Carmen Twillie (RIP: Paul Buckmaster, Joe Hardy, Myrna Smith, Edna Wright)
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig, Charles Paakkari, Al Schmitt
    Other info on members of Joshua Kadison Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Joshua Kadison
    Al Kooper Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • New York City (You´re a woman) - Al Kooper (1971)

    • Members: Al Kooper
    • Guests: Rita Coolidge, Venetta Fields, Herbie Flowers, Bobbye Hall, Paul Humphrey, Carol Kaye, Claudia Lennear, Robbie Montgomery, Dorothy Morrison, Caleb Quaye, Louie Shelton, Jessie Smith, Julia Tillman Waters, Donna Weiss, Bob West, Maxine Willard Waters, Lorna Willard (RIP: Mike Gately + Clydie King, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Roger Pope, Edna Wright)
    • Technical: Mark Friedman, Ken Scott
    • Comments: Talented keyboardist, guitarist, singer and producer (he was the one who discovered Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Tubes), leader of Blood Sweat & Tears and Blues Project, he helped Bob Dylan in his electrical change. In this album, he is backed by many musicians: Rita Coolidge (vocals), Caleb Quaye, Herbie Flowers (bass), Carol Kaye (bass), Sneaky Pete Kleinow (steel guitar) and Roger Pope (drums) among others, as well as vocals by Claudia Lennear, Venetta Fields, Rita Coolidge, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Clydie King, etc.
  • Possible projection of future - Al Kooper (1972)

    • Members: Al Kooper
    • Guests: Oma Drake, Venetta Fields, Herbie Flowers, Richard Greene, Bobbye Hall, Paul Humphrey, Claudia Lennear, Linda Lewis, Alan Parker, Bob West (RIP: Mike Gately + Paul Goddard, Clydie King, Barry Morgan, Edna Wright)
    Other info on members of Al Kooper Band (I know up to 22 members)
    To be covered (15):Roy Blumenfeld, Vinnie Colaiuta, Bobby Colomby, Steve Douglas, Jim Fielder, Anton Fig, Steve Katz, Sandy Konikoff, Al Kooper, Andy Kulberg, Tim Landers, Michael Merritt, Chris Michie, Jeff Stout, Jimmy Vivino
    Not enough info (7):Don DeVito, Bob Doezema, Larry Finn, Darryl Lowery, Ralph Rosen, Harry Whitaker, Jesse Williams
    Harvey Mandel Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Cristo redentor - Harvey Mandel (1968)

    • Members: Harvey Mandel
    • Guests: Carter Collins, Barry Goldberg, Catherine Gotthoffer, Bob Jones, Bob Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, Hargus Pig Robbins, Art Stavro, Julia Tillman Waters, Carolyn Willis (RIP: Eddie Hoh + Graham Bond, Kenny Buttrey, Nick DeCaro, Pete Drake, Steve Miller, Armando Peraza, Edna Wright)
    • Technical: Dennis Blackham, Chris Blair, Hank Cicalo, Dan Healy, Eddie Kramer, Bob Matthews (RIP: Gary Kellgren, Gilbert Kong)
    • Comments: The album was reissued on Raven label as Cristo Redentor... plus selected sessions, including 8 bonus tracks featuring Harvey Mandel guesting in other people's albums (such as Love or Canned Heat).
    Other info on members of Harvey Mandel Band (I know up to 10 members)
    To be covered (5):Ernest Carter, Steve Evans, Billy Johnson, Harvey Mandel, Pete Sears
    Not enough info (5):Michael Borbridge, George Makovsky, Mick Martin, Jose Najera, Bobby Scott
    Lee Oskar Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Lee Oskar - Lee Oskar (1976)

    • Guests: Jose ´Chepito´ Areas, Greg Errico, Lani Groves, Wendy Haas, Julia Tillman Waters, Moses Wheelock, Maxine Willard Waters (RIP: Dee Allen + Charles Miller, Edna Wright)
    Other info on members of Lee Oskar Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Lee Oskar
    Gene Page Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Lovelock! - Gene Page (1976)

    • Members: (RIP: Gene Page)
    • Guests: Harry Bluestone, George Bohanon, Oscar Brashear, Reginald Sonny Burke, Merry Clayton, Gary Coleman, Jim Gilstrap, Ed Greene, Bobbye Hall, Tom Hensley, Jim Horn, Plas Johnson, John Lehman, Ray Parker, Dean Parks, Lee Ritenour, Michel Rubini, Tom Scott, David T Walker, Ernie Watts, Carolyn Willis (RIP: Henry Davis, Wilton Felder, Joe Sample, Wah Wah Watson, Edna Wright)
    Freda Payne Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Payne and pleasure - Freda Payne (1974)

    • Guests: Dennis Budimir, Scott Edwards, Jesse Ehrlich, Ed Greene, Shirley Jones, Myrna Matthews, Marti McCall, Ray Parker, Don Peake, Julia Tillman Waters, Ernie Watts (RIP: Hubert Heard, Clydie King, Gene Page, Emil Richards, Joe Sample, Wah Wah Watson, Edna Wright)
    Other info on members of Freda Payne Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Freda Payne
    Freddy Robinson Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Hot fun in the summertime - Freddy Robinson (1970)

    • Members: (RIP: Freddy Robinson)
    • Guests: Bobby Bryant, Henry Franklin, Paul Humphrey, Darlene Love, Tom Scott (RIP: Wilton Felder, Bill Green, Clydie King, Sid Sharp, Al Vescovo, Edna Wright)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1970.
    Other info on members of Freddy Robinson Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Freddy Robinson
    U2  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Rattle and hum - U2 (1988)

    • Guests: Alex Acuna, Billie Barnum, Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, Benmont Tench, Carolyn Willis (RIP: Larry Bunker, B B King, Edna Wright)
    • Producer: Jimmy Iovine
    Other info on members of U2 (I know up to 4 members)
    Not enough info (4):Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen
    John Valenti  1 RECORDINGS:
  • I won´t change - John Valenti (November 1981)

    • Guests: Vinnie Colaiuta, Bill Cuomo, Scott Edwards, Chuck Findley, Ed Greene, Larry Klimas, Darlene Love, Joel Peskin (RIP: Edna Wright)
    Deborah Washington  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Any way you want it - Deborah Washington (1978)

    • Guests: Harry Bluestone, Venetta Fields, Ed Greene, Alan Kaplan, Stewart Levine, Darlene Love, Joel Peskin, David Shields, Frank Szabo, Alvin Taylor (RIP: Paulette Brown, James Jamerson, Edna Wright)
    Mary Wells Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • In and out of love - Mary Wells (1981)

    • Members: (RIP: Mary Wells)
    • Guests: John Barnes, George Bohanon, Leslie Drayton, Maxine Green, Bobbye Hall, Lynda Laurence, Marti McCall, Greg Moore, Paul Riser, Phyllis St James, Romeo Williams (RIP: Edna Wright)
    • Producer: Greg Perry (RIP: Robert Bateman, Fonce Mizell)
    • Technical: Vic Anesini
    Other info on members of Mary Wells Band (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (2):Michael Brown, Mary Wells
    Robin Zander Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • 1st - Robin Zander (1993)

    • Guests: Peter Asher, Gregg Bissonette, Robbie Buchanan, Kim Bullard, Mike Campbell, Don Felder, Mick Fleetwood, Bobbye Hall, Patrick Leonard, Stevie Nicks, Nate Phillips, Tim Pierce, Alfie Silas, John David Souther, Gary Taylor, Benmont Tench (RIP: Christina Amphlett, Dr John, Carlos Vega, Edna Wright)
    Other info on members of Robin Zander Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Robin Zander

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