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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Monday, 22 February 2010

Warren King (guitar)


BANDS:
  • Black Bart
  • Diamond Reo
  • Norm Nardini & The East Side Tigers
  • Silencers
  • Mystic Knights of the Sea

BIOGRAPHY:

Great guitarist, he was born in Monroeville, USA.

One of his first bands was called Black Bart, but I don´t find info about them.


DIAMOND REO


The first incarnation of the band was a quintet:

DIAMOND REO #?
?
êJaggerz
Frankie Czuri
vocals
Norm Nardini
guitar
Bubs McKeag
Robbie Johns
drums
McKeag/Lawson Blues Bandê

They released their self-titled first album, Diamond Reo in 1975.

After some tours, McKeag left.

Now Diamond Reo was a quartet:

DIAMOND REO #?
?
Frankie Czuri
vocals
Norm Nardini
guitar
Robbie Johns
drums

They released their second album, Dirty diamonds in 1976.

A new change in lineup:

DIAMOND REO #?
?-1979
Frankie Czuri
vocals
Norm Nardini
guitar
Rob Franks
Silencersê
Norman Nardini & The East Side Tigersê
Silencersê

Nardini finally left and in 1979, King and Czuri formed a new band.


NORM NARDINI & THE EAST SIDE TIGERS


For a while, Warren played with his mate Norm Nardini, until he assembles his own band Silencers.

I don´t have info about their lineups, sorry.


SILENCERS


Silencers were formed in 1979:

SILENCERS #
êDiamond Reo
êDiamond Reo
Frankie Czuri
vocals
Mike Pela
bass
Dennis Tacos
keyboards
Byrd Foster
drums
Pure Goldê
Mystic Knights of the Seaê

After two albums, Warren King left them in 1984.


MYSTIC KNIGHTS OF THE SEA


Band formed by Warren King and Gil Snyder, but I don´t have details about the other members. Help with info, please...

MYSTIC KNIGHTS OF THE SEA #
êSilencers
Gil Snyder
keyboards
+ others unknown to me


AND THEN...


After leaving his last band, he relocated in Florida, working in many sessions for the label King Snake, as well as acting as engineer there.

He sadly passed away on January 29th, 2010, from liver cancer.

DISCOGRAPHY: (25 albums known to me - Status: In progress)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (6 credits)
  • Romanic - Silencers ( - )

  • Diamond Reo - Diamond Reo (1975)

    • Members: (RIP: Warren King)
    • My opinion: Very good album; my favourite track is ´I´m moving on´, with great guitar work.
  • Dirty diamonds - Diamond Reo (1976)

    • Members: (RIP: Warren King)
    • Producer: Adrian Barber
    • Comments: Second album by the band.
  • Ruff cuts - Diamond Reo (1978)

  • Rock´n´roll enforcers - Silencers (1980)

  • Love dog - Norm Nardini (1987)

    • Members: (RIP: Warren King)
    • Guests: Rick Derringer, Dr John, Steve Elson, Earl Gardner, Stan Harrison, Bashiri Johnson, Lenny Pickett, Paul Shaffer
SESSIONS (17 credits)
  • Dancing with the devil - Alex Taylor (1981)

    • Members: (RIP: Alex Taylor)
    • Guests: (RIP: Warren King, Dru Lombar)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Greenlee)
    • Technical: Bryan Bassett, Andrew McIntyre
  • Hit and run lover - Chicago Bob (1992)

    • Guests: (RIP: Warren King)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Greenlee)
  • Handful of aces - Troy Turner (1992)

    • Guests: Bryan Bassett, Edgar Winter (RIP: Warren King)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Greenlee)
  • The Blues is my best friend - Sonny Rhodes (1994)

    • Guests: Steve Howard (RIP: Warren King)
    • Technical: Bryan Bassett
  • Cadillac in the swamp - SmokeHouse (1995)

    • Guests: Robert Thomas (RIP: Bob Greenlee, Warren King)
  • Out in the open - Tony Coleman (1996)

    • Members: Tony Coleman
    • Guests: Bryan Bassett, Melvin Jackson (RIP: Bob Greenlee, Warren King)
  • Blues is my religion - Eric Culberson & The Erok Band (1996)

    • Guests: (RIP: Warren King)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Greenlee)
    • My opinion: Magnificent blues album, absolutely beautiful. My favourite tracks ar the slow blues ´Morning light blues´ and the instrumental ´Stray bullet blues´.
  • Out of control - Sonny Rhodes (1996)

    • Guests: Sonny Rollins (RIP: Bob Greenlee, Warren King)
  • Get real - Erica Guerin (05/1997)

    • Guests: Bryan Bassett, Tony Coleman, Charlie DeChant (RIP: Warren King, Noble Watts)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Greenlee)
  • Every shade of blue - Roy Roberts (06/1997)

    • Guests: (RIP: Warren King)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Greenlee)
  • No rules to the game - Eric Culberson (1998)

  • Blues fallin´ down like rain - Kenny Neal (1998)

  • Blue diamond - Sonny Rhodes (1999)

    • Guests: (RIP: Bob Greenlee, Warren King, Noble Watts)
  • Wound up tight - Junior Markham (07/1999)

    • Guests: Leon Russell (RIP: Warren King)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Greenlee)
  • I won´t give up - Lou Pride (06/2000)

    • Guests: Charlie DeChant (RIP: Warren King)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Greenlee)
  • Hindsight is 20/20 - Ace Moreland (04/2003)

    • Guests: (RIP: Warren King)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Greenlee)
  • Outtakes and demos 1975-2003 - Joe Grushecky (02/2006)

ALBUMS AS TECHNICIAN (1 credit)
  • Hoodoo moon - Kenny Neal (1994)

    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Greenlee)
    • Technical: (RIP: Warren King)
COMPILATIONS AS TECHNICIAN (1 credit)
  • Deluxe edition - Kenny Neal (10/1997)

    • Guests: Bryan Bassett, Russell Jackson, Fred Wesley (RIP: Leroy Cooper)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Greenlee)
    • Technical: Pete Carr (RIP: Warren King)

RELATED MUSICIANS:

Warren King mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
Bob Greenlee (16)
Byrd Foster (10)
Ace Moreland (10)
Rick Bailey (8)
Dwight Champagne (8)
Bryan Bassett (6)
Bill Samuel (6)
Doug Bare (5)
Kenny Neal (5)
Lucky Peterson (5)

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1 comment:

  1. Warren was a great talent. Saw him many times with the Silencers back in the day. I think he played with Red Hot and Blue for some time after he left the Silencers, as well.

    RIP: Warren!

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