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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Robert Rozelle (bass)


BANDS:
  • Love

BIOGRAPHY:

This page will be shorter than usual, as I haven´t too much info on Robert Rozelle, but Love was a great band and every one of his members deserves to be remembered.


LOVE


This was the lineup for Love circa 1972:

LOVE #?
?
Arthur Lee
vocals, guitar
Melvan Whittington
guitar
Joe Blocker
drums

This was one of the most stable incarnations of this band, and stayed together for a long time, probably until 1974.


AND THEN...


I don´t know more details about him, except for an album where he appears.


ARTHUR LEE & LOVE


In 1991, we find Robert Rozelle playing again with Love (credited to Arthur Lee & Love):

LOVE #?
1991
Arthur Lee
vocals, guitar
Melvan Whittington
guitar
Tony Mikessell
keyboards
Gary Stern
drums

This was the new lineup for Arthur Lee & Love at the end of 1992:

LOVE #?
1992
Arthur Lee
vocals, guitar
Melvan Whittington
guitar
Tony Mikessell
keyboards
Alan Talbert
sax
Justin Polimeni
drums

Robert sadly passed away on January 22nd, 2011, after a bad car accident. Rest in peace.

DISCOGRAPHY: (4 albums known to me - Status: In progress)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (2 credits)
  • Reel to real - Love (1974)

    • Members: Sherwood Akuna, Joe Blocker, Melvan Whittington (RIP: Arthur Lee, Robert Rozelle)
    • Guests: John Clauder, Buzzy Feiten, Venetta Fields, Bobby Lyle, Harvey Mandel, Jessie Smith, John Sterling, Carlena Williams (RIP: Wilbur Brown, Clifford Solomon)
    • Technical: (RIP: Mike Stone)
  • Arthur Lee and Love - Arthur Lee & Love (1992)

    • Members: Tony Mikessell, Gary Stern, Melvan Whittington (RIP: Arthur Lee, Robert Rozelle)
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (1 credit)
  • Five string serenade - Arthur Lee & Love (08/2002)

    • Members: Tony Mikessell, Gary Stern, Melvan Whittington (RIP: Arthur Lee, Robert Rozelle)
    • Comments: Reissue of the album Arthur Lee And Love from 1992.
SESSIONS (1 credit)
  • Michael O´Gara - Michael O´Gara ( - )


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 1


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:

RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 2
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 Robert Rozelle, please, also write me with the link.
  • Robert Rozelle - Interview
  • Interview with Robert Rozelle about his times with the band Love. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Robert Rozelle.

  • Love - Ninety Miles Away
  • Love live in December 1992. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Arthur Lee, Tony Mikesell, Justin Polimeni, Robert Rozelle, Alan Talbert, Melvan Whittington.


RELATED MUSICIANS:

Robert Rozelle mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
Melvan Whittington (4)
Arthur Lee (3)
Tony Mikessell (2)
Gary Stern (2)

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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Jimmy Bain (bass)


BANDS:
  • Nick And The Sinners
  • The Embers [1969]
  • Street Noise
  • Choker [1972-1973]
  • Harlot [Jan 74-Jul 75]
  • Rainbow [Jul 75-Jan 77]
  • John Cale Band
  • Wild Horses [Mar 77-Oct 81]
      • The Greedy Bastards [Feb 78] (Casual band - 1 gig)
      • The Greedy Bastards [Jul 78] (Casual band - 1 gig)
      • John Cale Band [Jun 80] (Casual band - 1 gig)
  • Scorpions
  • Phil Lynott Band [Oct 82]
  • Dio [Oct 82-Jun 89]
  • Cinderella [1988]
  • Band Of Thieves
  • WWIII
  • C C DeVille Band
  • Dio [1992-Mar 93]
  • The Key
  • Dio [1999-2003]
  • The Hollywood AllStarz [2004-present]
  • 3 Legged Dogg [2004-present]

BIOGRAPHY:


Jimmy Bain


Very powerful bassist, he has played with some of best bands in hard rock scene, and he´s still active, which makes me very glad!

Jimmy Bain was born on December 19th, 1947, in Newtonmore, Scotland.


NICK AND THE SINNERS


As far as I know, this was Jimmy Bain´s first band, in Dunbar, Scotland. Sorry, I don´t have any other details about them.


THE EMBERS


Then, Jimmy Bain joined The Embers circa 1969. I´ve been told that they were a tremendous band at the time, up with their Glasgow rivals The Beatstalkers, both well supported band but never hit the big time.

But I haven´t any additional info about The Embers, so if someone can help...

After that, Jimmy emigrated to Vernon, British Columbia in Canada with his parents, but that fact didn´t stop his musical career, as we´re going to read.


STREET NOISE


Street Noise was a Canadian band, based on Vernon, BC. They had several lineups, and I don´t have complete info, but for some time, they were a trio:

STREET NOISE #?
?
Jimmy Bain
bass, vocals
Jim Bibby
keyboards, vocals
Dave Jonsson
drums, vocals

I know there were more lineups as a quartet, also with Jimmy Bain, but can´t find that info. Can someone help, please? I guess Jimmy´s mate Robert (Smiggy) Smith also played at the same time here.

In 1972, they acted as backup band for John Lee Hooker!

CHOKER


Choker was formed by Jimmy Bain and Robert Smith, after returning from Canada to Scotland:

CHOKER #1
1972-1973
Rod MacKenzie
guitar
Robert Smith
guitar
Derek Weir
drums
The Ratsê
Blueê

They even recorded an Emidisc promo acetate in 1973.


HARLOT


This was the lineup for the band, formed in January 1974:

HARLOT #1
Jan 74-Jul 75
Mick Dyche
guitar
Mike Japp
guitar
Ricky Munro
drums

Jimmy Bain left the band in July 1975, when he got a call from Ritchie Blackmore.


RAINBOW


Rainbow live: overall vision of the stage


In July 1975, Jimmy Bain joins Rainbow after turning down an invitation to join The Babys:

RAINBOW #2
Jul 75-Aug 75
êHarlot
Ritchie Blackmore
guitar
Mickey Lee Soule
keyboards
Gary Driscoll
drums

And very soon, the change of musicians in Rainbow's band starts... In August 1975, Driscoll leaves.

In August 1975, the great Cozy Powell replaces Gary Driscoll:

RAINBOW #3
Aug 75-Oct 75
êStrange Brew
Ritchie Blackmore
guitar
Mickey Lee Soule
keyboards
Cozy Powell
drums

And in October 1975, new lineup...

Rainbow lineup: From left to right: Tony Carey, Ronnie James Dio, Ritchie Blackmore, Cozy Powell, Jimmy Bain


In October 1975, Tony Carey replaces Mickey Lee Soule:

RAINBOW #4
Oct 75-Jan 77
Ritchie Blackmore
guitar
Tony Carey
keyboards
Cozy Powell
drums
Wild Horsesê

So, at this moment, none from the Elf members (except Ronnie Dio) remained in Rainbow.

This was one of the more stable (and superb) lineups. They released a fantastic album, Rising. They also released a very good live album On stage (2LP, now 1CD).

Along the years, as it happens with Deep Purple, there has been released more live material from the band. In 1990, it was released Live in Germany, a double CD from the Rainbow 1976 European tour (On stage had been recorded in the Japanese tour).

But in January 1977, Jimmy Bain is fired.


JOHN CALE BAND


For a while, he played with John Cale, but I haven't details about the lineups. Help, please!

He recorded a 12" EP with Cale, Animal justice. The musicians featured are: Chris Spedding (guitar), Ritchie Fliegler (guitar), Jimmy Bain (bass), Bruce Brody (keyboards), Kevin Currie (drums).

Jimmy played live with John Cale again in 1980, as we´re going to read.


GOING SOLO...


Around 1978, Jimmy Bain recorded some demos, produced by Matthew Fisher (from Procol Harum fame), but they still remain unreleased. A pity...


THE GREEDY BASTARDS


This was a fun band, usually comprising members of the band Thin Lizzy. This was the lineup announced for a February 1978 gig:

THE GREEDY BASTARDS #?
Feb 78
Phil Lynott
vocals, bass
Gary Holton
vocals
Gary Moore
guitar
Rat Scabies
drums

As we can see, it also included members of Heavy Metal Kids, The Damned. Finally, the gig was cancelled.

A different lineup in July 1978 was:

THE GREEDY BASTARDS #?
Jul 78
Phil Lynott
vocals, bass
Gary Moore
guitar
Scott Gorham
guitar
Chris Spedding
guitar
Steve Jones
guitar
Paul Cook
drums
Brian Downey
drums

This time, with members of Thin Lizzy and Sex Pistols.


WILD HORSES


The first news about Brian Robertson and Jimmy Bain making plans for a joint project, Wild Horses, arise in March 1977, a few months before Robertson leaves Thin Lizzy.

In a very unknown episode, Jimmy McCulloch was for a very short time a part of Wild Horses.

WILD HORSES #
? - 1978
êThin Lizzy
êRainbow
Brian Robertson
guitar, vocals
Jimmy McCulloch
guitar, vocals
Jimmy Bain
bass, vocals
Kenny Jones
drums

During Jimmy´s short stint with Wild Horses, he was merely a guitar player / backing vocalist, with Brian Robertson and Jimmy Bain doing the lead vocals.

They were rehearsing for a while, but Jimmy was soon replaced by Neil Carter still in 1978.

The drummer chosen is ex-Small Faces drummer, Kenny Jones:

WILD HORSES #2
1978-?
Brian Robertson
guitar, vocals
Neil Carter
guitar
Jimmy Bain
bass, vocals
Kenny Jones
drums
The Whoê

But Kenny Jones left them to join The Who, just when Wild Horses were to start a tour.
Wild Horse get a new drummer around November 1978:

WILD HORSES #3
Nov 78-Jan 79
Brian Robertson
guitar, vocals
Neil Carter
guitar
Jimmy Bain
bass, vocals
Dixie Lee
drums

But Dixie left them soon, in January 1979.


Wild Horses


New drummer in Wild Horses was Clive Edwards:

WILD HORSES #4
Jan 79-Oct 80
Brian Robertson
guitar, vocals
Neil Carter
guitar
Jimmy Bain
bass, vocals
UFOê

They appeared at Reading Rock Festival in August 1979.

This was the lineup that recorded The first album, produced by Trevor Rabin, in the period between December 1979 and January 1980.

After several tours (where they had some special guests from time to time, such as Phil Lynott or Michael Schenker), Neil Carter left them in October 1980 (or was August 1980?) to join UFO.

JOHN CALE BAND (again)


John Cale assembled a one-off band for a festival in Holland in June 1980:

JOHN CALE BAND #?
Jun 80
John Cale
vocals
Ollie Halsall
guitar
Chris Thompson
keyboards
Jeff Reynolds
trumpet
Rudy Van Dyck
sax
Judy Nylon
backing vocals


WILD HORSES


They get John Lockton to replace Neil Carter around October 1980:

WILD HORSES #5
Oct 80-Jun 81
Brian Robertson
guitar, vocals
John Lockton
guitar
Jimmy Bain
bass, vocals

They released a second album, Stand your ground, released in May 1981. But the group's stability was damaged when Brian 'Robbo' Robertson and Clive Edwards left the band in June 1981 at the end of a tour.

Jimmy Bain quickly recruited new musicians, and they made their first live gig at The Marquee in August 1981:

WILD HORSES #6
Jun 81-Oct 81
êLionheart
êLionheart
Reuben Archer
vocals
John Lockton
guitar
Laurence Archer
guitar
Frank Noon
drums
Stampedeê
Stampedeê

But Reuben & Laurence Archer soon leave the band to form Stampede, and they finally split in October 1981.


SCORPIONS


In a very confusing episode, I remember how I read in a magazine that Jimmy Bain and Bobby Rondinelli had joined Scorpions for their new studio album, thus considering Francis Buchholz and Herman Rarebell out of the band:

SCORPIONS #?
?
Klaus Meine
vocals
Rudolf Schenker
guitar
Matthias Jabs
guitar
Bobby Rondinelli
drums

But, according later magazines, they finally decided calling Francis and Herman back to the band. The album, Love at first sting, was finally released, and Bain and Rondinelli are not credited. But, many years later, I read in an interview that Bobby Rondinelli confirms the fact, and he says he still thinks some of the tracks in the album feature Jimmy and Bobby. Who knows the truth? :)


PHIL LYNOTT BAND


During a short hiatus in Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott also made a short solo Scandinavian tour in October 1982 under the name Phil Lynott And The Soul Band, with this lineup:

PHIL LYNOTT BAND #?
Oct 82-Nov 82
êThin Lizzy
êThin Lizzy
Phil Lynott
vocals, guitar
Gus Isidore
guitar
Jerome Rimson
bass
Jimmy Bain
keyboards
Darren Wharton
keyboards
Mark Nauseef
drums

Yes, Jimmy Bain played as keyboardist in the tour! :) Many people don't know, but Jimmy is a very skilled keyboardist. Here, Bain played as extra keyboard player behind Darren Warton.

Lemmy and old mate Brian Robertson made guest appearances in some gig in Sweden.

In December 1982, Phil Lynott also made a brief Irish tour, with this new lineup:

PHIL LYNOTT BAND #?
Dec 82
êThin Lizzy
Phil Lynott
vocals, bass
Gus Isidore
guitar
Jerome Rimson
bass
Jimmy Bain
keyboards
Darren Wharton
keyboards
Brian Downey
drums
Thin Lizzyê
Thin Lizzyê
Thin Lizzyê


DIO


After leaving Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio started his own project. Originally called Bible Black, it finally adopted the name of Dio:

DIO #1
Oct 82-May 83
êBlack Sabbath
êBlack Sabbath
Vivian Campbell
guitar
Vinny Appice
drums

It was formed with his old friends Bain and Appice, and recruiting a young and superb Vivian Campbell on guitar. They start this new venture around October 1982.

They release a superb debut, Holy diver, a must in everybody´s heavy collection. Everybody´s playing here fantastically.

In May 1983, their lineup is augmented with keyboardist Claude Schnell for their first tour:

DIO #2
May 83-Mar 86
Vivian Campbell
guitar
Claude Schnell
keyboards
Vinny Appice
drums

Their 2nd album is The last in line.

This lineup also released a song, ´Hungry for heaven´, in the soundtrack for the movie Vision quest (1985). Other artists appearing in the soundtrack: Journey, John Waite, Red Rider, Sammy Hagar, Foreigner, etc.

After their 3rd album, Sacred heart, Vivian Campbell leaves the band in March 1986.

In March 1986, Vivian Campbell is replaced by Craig Goldie:


DIO #3
Mar 86-1988
êDriver
Craig Goldie
guitar
Claude Schnell
keyboards
Vinny Appice
drums

Their next work is a live mini-LP, Intermission.

This lineup also released a song, ´Hide in the rainbow´, in the soundtrack for the movie Iron Eagle (1986). Other artists appearing in the soundtrack: Queen, King Kobra (with Carmine Appice), Helix, Eric Martin, etc.

In 1987, they release Dream evil. But soon after, Ronnie James Dio started making lots of changes in the band. First to leave is Craig Goldie.

After a long period, Dio chooses a very young guitar player, Rowan Robertson:

DIO #4
1988-Jun 89
Rowan Robertson
guitar
Claude Schnell
keyboards
Vinny Appice
drums

But soon, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell also leave, around June 1989.


CINDERELLA


In July 1988, while he still was a member of Dio, Jimmy lends a hand to the band Cinderella, as their bassist Eric Brittingham had a baby, and decided not to tour with them. So, Jimmy Bain is called to play the American tour:

CINDERELLA #?
1988
êDio
Tom Keifer
vocals
Jeff LaBar
guitar
Fred Coury
drums
Dioê

Jimmy was supposed to come back to Dio to record a new album during Christmas 1988.


BAND OF THIEVES


Spanish edition of Metal Hammer magazine announced in November 1989 that Jimmy was playing with this band, but I can't find info on them! Help, please!


WWIII


This was next project by Jimmy Bain and Vinny Appice:

WWIII #?
?
Mandy Lion
vocals
Tracy G
guitar
Vinny Appice
drums

They released a self-titled album, WWIII, including a cover of a T.Rex song, ´Children of the revolution´. But after some time, Bain and Appice leave the band.


C C DEVILLE BAND


Around February 1992, rock magazines told that guitarist C.C. De Ville (from Poison) had formed his own solo band, with:

C C DEVILLE BAND #
1992
C C DeVille
guitar
Carmine Appice
drums
+ vocalist unknown to me. Help, please!

But I never heard about it again. Has anybody more info about it, please?


DIO (again)


In 1992, after leaving Black Sabbath for a 2nd time, Dio and Vinny Appice call his old mate Jimmy Bain again, trying to resurrect Dio:

DIO #?
1992-Mar 93
êBlack Sabbath
êBlack Sabbath
Vinny Appice
drums

They started looking for a guitarist, but in March 1993, Jimmy Bain is out of the band again.


THE KEY


Next I heard about Jimmy was a new project called The Key, around 1996. Info needed, please!


DIO (again)


And in 1999, it happens again. After different temptative lineups for recording a new studio album, Magica (at first, rumour had it about the album scheduled to be recorded with Aynsley Dunbar and Bob Daisley, although the musicians used were Bain and Wright), it finally marks Jimmy Bain´s return to Dio. In fact, all the musicians had been in Dio in the past:

DIO #?
1999-Jan 02
Craig Goldie
guitar
OR
Chuck Garric
bass
Scott Warren
keyboards
Simon Wright
drums

But some other commitments by Jimmy Bain prevented him to play in some of the tours, so Chuck Garric filled his spot in some of the tours (for example, when they played in my city...).

In January 2002, Craig Goldie left Dio again, being replaced by the great Doug Aldrich:

DIO #?
Jan 02-Apr 03
Doug Aldrich
guitar
Scott Warren
keyboards
Simon Wright
drums
Whitesnakeê

But in April 2003, Aldrich leaves.

In April 2003, Craig Goldie is back in Dio again (although the first name announced was Warren De Martini):

DIO #?
Apr 03-2003
Craig Goldie
guitar
Scott Warren
keyboards
Simon Wright
drums

But at the end of 2003, Jimmy Bain leaves them.


THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ


When Jeff Pilson left, Vinny Appice called his mate Jimmy Bain:

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ #?
?
Chas West
vocals
Carlos Cavazo
guitar
Vinny Appice
drums

The whole band also plays under the name 3 Legged Dogg.

They augment the lineup to include two drummers, thus enriching their sound:

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ #?
?
Chas West
vocals
Carlos Cavazo
guitar
Vinny Appice
drums
Krigger
drums

I know there has been more lineups (Mick Brown on drums, Craig Goldie on guitar, for example or Sean McNabb depping for Bain), but don´t know the details, so if someone can help here, it would be very appreciated, please...


3 LEGGED DOGG


Band formed with members of The Hollywood AllStarz, plus Brian Young:

3 LEGGED DOGG #1
?
Chas West
vocals
Brian Young
guitar
Vinny Appice
drums

After a while, they expanded into a quintet adding Carlos Cavazo.

This is the 2nd lineup for 3 Legged Dogg, now as a quintet:

3 LEGGED DOGG #2
?
Chas West
vocals
Carlos Cavazo
guitar
Brian Young
guitar
Vinny Appice
drums
Heaven And Hellê

They released their first album, Frozen summer in 2006.

When Vinny Appice was called to join Heaven & Hell, the band was put on hold for a while.

DISCOGRAPHY: (43 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (22 credits)
  • Rising - Rainbow (07/1976)

  • On stage - Rainbow (07/1977)

    • Members: Jimmy Bain, Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Carey (RIP: Ronnie James Dio, Cozy Powell)
    • Producer: Martin Birch
    • My opinion: Superb live album.
  • Animal justice (EP) - John Cale (09/1977)

    • Members: Jimmy Bain, John Cale
    • Guests: Kevin Currie
  • Criminal tendencies / The rapist (SINGLE) - Wild Horses (11/1979)

  • Solo in Soho - Phil Lynott (04/1980)

    • Members: Jimmy Bain, Brian Downey, Mark Nauseef, Jerome Rimson (RIP: Phil Lynott)
    • Guests: Bob C Benberg, Andy Duncan, Scott Gorham, Mark Knopfler, Huey Lewis, Fiachra Trench, Midge Ure, Snowy White (RIP: Tony Charles, Gary Moore)
    • Comments: Solo in Soho features Scott Gorham (guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Gary Moore (guitar), Snowy White (guitar), Jerome Rimson (bass), Jimmy Bain (keyboards), Midge Ure (keyboards), Billy Currie (keyboards), Brian Downey (drums), Mark Nauseef (drums), Bob C. Benberg (drums), Tony Charles (drums), Huey Lewis (harmonica).
  • The First album - Wild Horses (04/1980)

    • Members: Jimmy Bain, Neil Carter, Clive Edwards, Brian Robertson
    • Producer: Trevor Rabin
    • Comments: The CD reissue from 1999 contains 2 bonus live tracks, but the new CD reissue from 2009 contains 3 different bonus live tracks.
  • Everlasting love (SINGLE) - Wild Horses (1981)

  • Stand your ground - Wild Horses (05/1981)

    • Members: Jimmy Bain, Clive Edwards, John Lockton, Brian Robertson
    • Comments: The CD reissue from 1999 contains 2 bonus tracks, but the new CD reissue from 2009 contains 4 different bonus live tracks.
  • The Philip Lynott album - Phil Lynott (1982)

    • Members: Jimmy Bain, Brian Downey, Mark Nauseef, Jerome Rimson, Darren Wharton (RIP: Phil Lynott)
    • Guests: Bob C Benberg, Mel Collins, Scott Gorham, Mark Knopfler, Huey Lewis, Midge Ure (RIP: Pierre Moerlen)
    • Comments: The Philip Lynott album is quite different from what he recorded with Thin Lizzy, but a beautiful album anyway. Featuring many of his usual friends: Mark Knopfler (guitar), Midge Ure (guitar, keyboards), Scott Gorham (bass), Jimmy Bain (bass), Jerome Rimson (bass), Darren Wharton (keyboards), Mel Collins (sax), Huey Lewis (harmonica), Brian Downey (drums), Pierre Moerlen (drums), Mark Nauseef (drums), Rusty Egan (drums), Bob C. Benberg (drums, from Supertramp).
  • Holy diver - Dio (1983)

    • Members: Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Vivian Campbell (RIP: Ronnie James Dio)
    • Technical: Lee Herschberg, George Marino
    • My opinion: A magnificent album, absolutely powerful. Special mention to Vivian Campbell on guitar in the best tradition of guitar heroes. I love it!
  • The Last in line - Dio (1984)

  • Sacred heart - Dio (1985)

  • Intermission - Dio (1986)

    • Members: Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Craig Goldie, Claude Schnell (RIP: Ronnie James Dio)
    • Technical: Greg Fulginiti
    • Comments: Live EP with 6 tracks (including 1 new studio track).
  • Dream evil - Dio (1987)

  • Live in Germany - Rainbow (1990)

  • WWIII - WWIII (1990)

  • Live in Europe - Rainbow (1996)

  • Magica - Dio (03/2000)

  • The Very beast of Dio - Dio (10/2000)

    • Members: Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Vivian Campbell, Teddy Cook, Jens Johansson, Jeff Pilson, Rowan Robertson, Claude Schnell, Simon Wright (RIP: Ronnie James Dio)
    • Technical: Don Evans, Bill Inglot
  • Killing the dragon - Dio (05/2002)

  • Evil or divine - Dio (07/2003)

    • Members: Doug Aldrich, Jimmy Bain, Scott Warren, Simon Wright (RIP: Ronnie James Dio)
    • Comments: Live DVD recorded in December 2002.
  • Frozen summer - 3 Legged Dogg (10/2006)

    • Members: Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Carlos Cavazo
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (8 credits)
  • Best of - Rainbow (1981)

    • Members: Don Airey, Jimmy Bain, Ritchie Blackmore, Graham Bonnet, Tony Carey, Bob Daisley, Roger Glover, Craig Gruber, Bobby Rondinelli, Mickey Lee Soule, David Stone, Joe Lynn Turner (RIP: Ronnie James Dio, Gary Driscoll, Cozy Powell)
  • Best of Rainbow - Rainbow (1981)

    • Members: Don Airey, Jimmy Bain, Ritchie Blackmore, Graham Bonnet, Tony Carey, Bob Daisley, Roger Glover, Craig Gruber, Bobby Rondinelli, Mickey Lee Soule, David Stone, Joe Lynn Turner (RIP: Ronnie James Dio, Gary Driscoll, Cozy Powell)
  • Diamonds - the best of Dio - Dio (1994)

  • Seducing down the door - John Cale (07/1994)

    • Members: Jimmy Bain, John Cale, Timi Donald, Pat Donaldson, Chris Spedding
    • Guests: Harvey Brooks, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Phil Collins, Bobby Colomby, Gerry Conway, Kevin Currie, Brian Eno, Wilton Felder, Bobby Gregg, Jim Keltner, Sandy Konikoff, Phil Manzanera, Geoff Muldaur, Bill Payne, Lou Reed, Liza Strike (RIP: Lowell George, Richie Hayward, Archie Legget, Stan Szelest)
    • Producer: Ted Templeman, Chris Thomas
    • Technical: Bill Inglot, Ken Perry
  • Anthology - Dio (06/1998)

  • The Best of Rainbow - the millenium collection - Rainbow (10/2000)

    • Members: Jimmy Bain, Ritchie Blackmore, Chuck Burgi, Tony Carey, Bob Daisley, Roger Glover, Craig Gruber, Bobby Rondinelli, David Rosenthal, Mickey Lee Soule (RIP: Ronnie James Dio, Gary Driscoll, Cozy Powell)
    • Producer: Martin Birch
  • Vagabonds kings warriors angels - Thin Lizzy (01/2002)

    • Members: Jimmy Bain, Eric Bell, Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Brian Robertson, Mark Stanway, John Sykes, Darren Wharton, Snowy White (RIP: Phil Lynott, Gary Moore)
    • Guests: Don Airey, Laurence Archer, Phil Collins, John Anthony Helliwell, Mark Knopfler, Huey Lewis, Ian McLagan, Frankie Miller, Jean Roussel, Eric Wrixon
    • Producer: Ron Nevison, Chris Tsangarides, Tony Visconti
    • Technical: (RIP: Keith Harwood)
    • Comments: 4CD boxset with several rare tracks.
  • The Very best of Rainbow - Rainbow ( - )

    • Members: Don Airey, Jimmy Bain, Ritchie Blackmore, Graham Bonnet, Chuck Burgi, Tony Carey, Bob Daisley, Roger Glover, Craig Gruber, Bobby Rondinelli, David Rosenthal, Mickey Lee Soule, David Stone, Joe Lynn Turner (RIP: Ronnie James Dio, Gary Driscoll, Cozy Powell)
    • Producer: Martin Birch
    • Technical: (RIP: Flemming Rasmussen)
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (2 credits)
  • Black rose - Thin Lizzy (02/1979)

    • Members: Brian Downey, Scott Gorham (RIP: Phil Lynott, Gary Moore)
    • Guests: Jimmy Bain, Huey Lewis
    • Comments: A great band, commanded by the much-missed Phil Lynott. The lineup for this album was: Phil Lynott (vocals, bass) / Scott Gorham (guitar) / Gary Moore (guitar) / Brian Downey (drums). But they got some friends to play with them: Jimmy Bain (bass), Huey Lewis (harmonica). The thanks credits mention Mark Nauseef (drums), as he played with the band substituting Brian Downey for a short tour.
  • Dirty fingers - Gary Moore (1983)

    • Members: Don Airey, Tommy Aldridge, Charlie Huhn, Andy Pyle (RIP: Gary Moore)
    • Guests: Jimmy Bain
    • Producer: Chris Tsangarides
    • Comments: This album wasn't released as an official album, but several years later, it finally appeared. The musicians in the album are: Charlie Huhn (vocals), Andy Pyle (bass), Jimmy Bain (bass), Don Airey (keyboards), and Tommy Aldridge (drums). The album was recorded in the beginning of 1981.
COMPILATIONS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (1 credit)
  • Soldier of fortune - Thin Lizzy (1987)

    • Members: Eric Bell, Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Brian Robertson, Midge Ure (RIP: Phil Lynott, Gary Moore)
    • Guests: Don Airey, Jimmy Bain, John Anthony Helliwell, Mark Knopfler, Huey Lewis, Charlie Morgan, Andy Richards
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (4 credits)
  • Hear´n aid - VVAA (1986)

    • Guests: Tommy Aldridge, Carmine Appice, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Frankie Banali, Eric Bloom, Mick Brown, Vivian Campbell, Carlos Cavazo, Brad Gillis, Craig Goldie, Rob Halford, Lemmy, George Lynch, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ted Nugent, Jeff Pilson, Donald ´Buck Dharma´ Roeser, Rudy Sarzo, Claude Schnell, Neal Schon, Paul Shortino, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Mark Stein (RIP: Ronnie James Dio, Kevin Dubrow, Jimi Hendrix)
    • Producer: Dieter Dierks (RIP: Chas Chandler, Vic Maile)
    • Technical: Greg Calbi, Greg Fulginiti
    • Comments: Benefit album, with a long track featuring dozens of heavy metal singers and players, assembled by Ronnie James Dio. The album is completed with live tracks by Scorpions, Dio (featuring ´Hungry for heaven´, recorded live at San Diego in December 1985), Y&T, Rush, Motorhead, Accept, Kiss and even a track by Jimi Hendrix.
    • My opinion: The track, ´Stars´ is an absolute delight to those who (like me) love guitar solos. Many of my favourites reunited for a good cause. People from Iron Maiden, Journey, Blue Oyster Cult, Judas Priest, Dokken, etc. It was written by Ronnie James Dio, Jimmy Bain & Vivian Campbell. It features a different singer for each verse, plus 6 guitar solos (played by Craig Goldie, Eddie Ojeda, Vivian Campbell, Brad Gillis, Neal Schon, George Lynch, Yngwie Malmsteen, Vivian Campbell (again), George Lynch, Carlos Cavazo, Brad Gillis (again), Craig Goldie (again), Donald 'Buck Dharma' Roeser). After more verses, there's another guitar solo by Neal Schon.
  • Metallic assault - a tribute to Metallica - VVAA (02/2001)

    • Guests: Doug Aldrich, Tommy Aldridge, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Frankie Banali, Gregg Bissonette, Eric Bloom, Jason Bonham, Mikkey Dee, Aynsley Dunbar, Tony Franklin, Bob Kulick, Bruce Kulick, Jake E Lee, Lemmy, Tony Levin, Marco Mendoza, Jeff Pilson, Al Pitrelli, Vernon Reid, Phil Soussan, Robert Trujillo
    • Producer: Bruce Bouillet
    • Technical: Joe Gastwirt
  • One way street - a tribute to Aerosmith - VVAA (05/2002)

    • Guests: Doug Aldrich, Carmine Appice, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Frankie Banali, Reb Beach, Gregg Bissonette, Tim Bogert, Bruce Bouillet, Vinnie Colaiuta, Aynsley Dunbar, Elliot Easton, Tony Franklin, Craig Goldie, Jimmy Haslip, Bobby Kimball, Bob Kulick, Bruce Kulick, Alex Ligertwood, Steve Lukather, Robin McAuley, Marco Mendoza, Tim ´Ripper´ Owens, Jeff Pilson, Al Pitrelli, Mike Porcaro, Carmine Rojas, Stevie Salas, Blues Saraceno, Jason Scheff, Derek Sherinian, Brian Tichy, Pat Torpey, Joe Lynn Turner, Waddy Wachtel (RIP: Tony Thompson)
    • Technical: Billy Sherwood
  • Numbers from the beast - an all star salute to Iron Maiden - VVAA (2005)

    • Guests: Doug Aldrich, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Nuno Bettencourt, Jason Bonham, Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee, Aynsley Dunbar, Tony Franklin, Paul Gilbert, Craig Goldie, Mike Inez, Bruce Kulick, Lemmy, George Lynch, Robin McAuley, Marco Mendoza, Jeff Pilson, Michael Schenker, Billy Sheehan, Alex Skolnick, Chris Slade, Jeff Scott Soto, Brian Tichy, Joe Lynn Turner, Chuck Wright, Simon Wright
    • Producer: Bob Kulick
SESSIONS (5 credits)
  • Some things never change - David Kubinec (1978)

    • Members: David Kubinec
    • Guests: Jimmy Bain, Timi Donald, Pat Donaldson, Chris Spedding (RIP: Ollie Halsall)
    • Producer: John Cale
    • Comments: This album features the Chris Spedding Band (Chris Spedding on guitar, Pat Donaldson on bass, Timi Donald on drums), plus John Cale, Ollie Halsall (guitar), and Jimmy Bain (bass).
  • The Unknown soldier - Roy Harper (1980)

    • Members: David Bedford, Steve Broughton, David Gilmour, Roy Harper, Dave Lawson, Andy Roberts
    • Guests: Jimmy Bain, Hugh Burns, B J Cole, Jim Cuomo, Timi Donald, Preston Heyman, Neil Jason, Will Lee, Tony Levin, Andy Newmark, Jo Partridge, John ´Willie´ Wilson, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Don Grolnick, Jimmy Maelen)
    • Producer: Haydn Bendall
    • Technical: John Tropea
    • Comments: As always, this Roy Harper album features an amazing lineup: Kate Bush (vocals), Hugh Burns (guitar), Andy Roberts (guitar), David Gilmour (guitar), B.J. Cole (pedal steel guitar), Jimmy Bain (bass), Neil Jason (bass), Will Lee (bass), Tony Levin (bass), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Don Grolnick (keyboards), Dave Lawson (keyboards), David Bedford (keyboards), Jimmy Maelen (percussion), Andy Newmark (drums), Timi Donald (drums), plus Steve Broughton, Jim Cuomo, Sal Di Troia, Jo Partridge.
  • The Dreaming - Kate Bush (1985)

    • Members: Preston Heyman (RIP: Alan Murphy)
    • Guests: Jimmy Bain, Ian Bairnson, Stuart Elliott, David Gilmour, Dave Lawson, Andrew Powell, Danny Thompson, Eberhard Weber
    • Comments: A great artist. This album features: Ian Bairnson (guitar), Brian Bath (guitar), Alan Murphy (guitar), Jimmy Bain (bass), Danny Thompson (bass), Dave Lawson (keyboards), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Preston Heyman (drums), Stuart Elliott (drums), Donal Lunny (bouzouki), Andrew Powell (arrangements), David Gilmour (backing vocals).
  • Leader of the banned - Sam Kinison (03/1990)

    • Members: (RIP: Sam Kinison)
    • Guests: Jimmy Bain, Mike Baird, Kim Bullard, Lanny Cordola, Jody Cortez, Tommy Funderburk, Randy Jackson, Joe Pizzulo, Rudy Sarzo, Slash, Billy Trudell, Leslie West, Chuck Wright, Richie Zito
    • Comments: Sam Kinison was a famous comedian in the States (now deceased), who had many friends among the heavy metal musicians. This album features appearances by: Lanny Cordola (guitar), Leslie West (guitar), Slash (guitar), Dweezil Zappa (guitar), Robert Sarzo (guitar, from Hurricane), C.C. De Ville (guitar, from Poison), Jimmy Bain (bass), Rudy Sarzo (bass), Randy Jackson (bass), David Bryan (keyboards, from Bon Jovi), Kim Bullard (keyboards), Mike Baird (drums), Jody Cortez (drums), Fred Coury (drums, from Cinderella), and backing vocals by Eddie Money, Tommy Funderbunk, Gary Falcone, David Cumming, Billy Trudell, Richie Zito, Chuck Wright.
  • Solo - Mike Montgomery (2006)

    • Guests: Jimmy Bain, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Morgan Fisher, Scott Gorham, Bob Kulick, Brian Robertson, Paul Thompson
COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (1 credit)
  • This woman´s work - Kate Bush (10/1998)

    • Members: Preston Heyman, Kevin McAlea (RIP: Alan Murphy)
    • Guests: Jimmy Bain, Ian Bairnson, Stuart Elliott, Larry Fast, John Giblin, David Gilmour, Roy Harper, David Katz, Paul Keogh, Dave Lawson, Bruce Lynch, Duncan Mackay, Max Middleton, Francis Monkman, Mike Moran, David Paton, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Barry De Souza, Michael Kamen, Mick Karn, Morris Pert)
    • Technical: Haydn Bendall
    • Comments: 8CD boxset comprising Kate´s first 6 albums plus 2 CDs of unreleased material.

QUESTIONS:

01. Jimmy and Brian Robertson played in an unreleased album by the singer from Heaven. Can someone give me more info about it, please?

02. Was Jimmy a member of the band Three's A Crowd (with his mate Robert ´Smiggy´ Smith)?


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 12


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

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

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: 5
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 Jimmy Bain, please, also write me with the link.
THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Soren Lindberg: for his very interesting info (1999).
  • Danny Peyronel: for telling me about how Jimmy Bain offered him to join Rainbow (1998).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Alex Gitlin: my friend, for all his great help (1999).
  • Marlon Montgomery: for info on Jimmy playing in Mike Montgomery´s album (2007).
  • Ranjan McArthur: for very interesting info on Street Noise (2007).
  • Annie: from Dio Fan Club, for notifying that Jimmy Bain wasn´t to attend the gig in my city (2000).
  • Darrell Sensing: my friend, for info on the episode in Scorpions with Bain and Rondinelli (1997).
  • Gee Gee: for info on Three Legged Dog and Hollywood All Starz (2005).
  • Bill Wood: for info on Jimmy´s first steps in Scotland (2004).
  • Andy J: for additional info (2000).
  • Sunny Hise: for his message (2005).
  • Jan Nicholas: for his very interesting message (2003).
  • Thomas Melletat: for his message about Jimmy Bain´s time with Scorpions (2002).
  • Lee: for info on Choker (very useful for confirming the info I had previously) (2011).

  • Thanks to:
  • Lesly D: for asking (2011).
  • Sharon Bain: for writing (2007).
  • Neil Watson: for filling the gap in Phil Lynott Band info (2006).
  • Pere Arenas: for correcting a mistake I had made in my info (2000).
  • John G: for very interesting info on Street Noise (2002).
  • Paula Mindyas: for asking (2006).
  • Chris Di Maggio: for info on Hollywood All Starz (2007).
  • Keir Cracknell: for writing (2005).
  • Stuart Gordon: for his memories of a Wild Horses concert (2003).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    20/January/2011 - Page added to the blog.
    09/May/2000 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Jimmy Bain mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Ronnie James Dio (20)
    Vinny Appice (14)
    Ritchie Blackmore (8)
    Tony Carey (8)
    Cozy Powell (8)
    Vivian Campbell (7)
    Craig Goldie (7)
    Brian Robertson (7)
    Claude Schnell (7)
    Don Airey (6)

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