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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Steve York (bass)


BANDS:
  • Graham Bond Organization [1966]
  • Giant Marrowfat [1968]
  • East of Eden [Sep 68-Mar 69]
  • Steve York & Jon Lee [1968]
  • Manfred Mann Chapter Three [Jan 69-Dec 70]
  • Dr John Band [1970]
  • Graham Bond Band [1971]
  • Dada [1971]
  • Vinegar Joe [1971]
  • Climax [1972]
  • Vinegar Joe [1972-1973]
  • Bond & Brown [1972]
  • Graham Bond Band [1973]
  • Graham Bell & Gary Moore Band [1973-1974]
  • Rufus Thomas Band [1974]
  • Chris Jagger Band [1974-1976]
  • Arthur Brown Band [1974-1977]
  • Viola Wills Band [1974-1976]
  • Casablanca [1974]
  • Graham Bell Band [1975]
  • Ariel Bender Band [1975]
  • Jo Ann Kelly Band [1974-1981]
  • Quip [1974-1977]
  • Tony Sheridan Band [1975]
  • Isaac Guillory Band [1975-1981]
  • Pacific Eardrum [1975-1976]
      • The Goodies [Apr 76] (Casual band - 3 gigs)
  • Carol Grimes Band [1976-1977]
  • Elkie Brooks Band [1976-1978]
  • Kicks [Feb 77-Jul 77]
  • Alive & Picking [1977-1981]
  • Marianne Faithfull Band [1977]
  • Sam Mitchell Band [1977-1979]
  • Chicken Shack [1978-1979]
  • Martha & The Vandellas [1979]
  • Alan Ross Band [1980]
  • Marianne Faithfull Band [1980]
  • Red Beans & Rice [1980]
  • Grace Jones Band
  • Laura Branigan Band [Dec 82-1985]
  • Dr John Band [1984]
  • Hoopsnakes [1986-1988]
  • Bo Diddley Band [1989-2001]
  • T-Bag [1989]
  • Ron Thompson & The Resistors [1989-1992]
  • Percy Strother Band [1991-1992]
  • Chuck Berry Band [1992]
  • Hudson & The Hoodoo Cats
  • Big John Dickerson Band [2000-2005]
  • Ron Thompson & The Resistors [2006-2007]
  • The Celebrators

BIOGRAPHY:

Outstanding bassist, he has played in many great bands. He also led a fantastic project called Camelo Pardalis, reuniting the cream of British musicians in the 70s.

Steve York


Steve York was born on April 24, 1948, in London, England. He started playing in bands around 1964, some "punk blues" bands.


GRAHAM BOND ORGANIZATION


In 1966, Steve York started his close association with his friend Graham Bond, playing on and off with Graham along the next years, as we´re going to read. In 1966, Steve York played 2 gigs with this unusual and unknown lineup:

GRAHAM BOND BAND #?
1966
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax, vocals
Ray Russell
guitar
Jon Lee
trombone
Jon Hiseman
drums


AND THEN...


After Graham Bond, Steve played for two years in variety & Top 40 bands, touring Turkey & Crete, in US air bases.


GIANT MARROWFAT


This was a band that contained musicians that became famous later:

GIANT MARROWFAT #?
1968
Simon Lee
vocals
Bob Weston
guitar
Lol Coxhill
sax
Selwyn Lissack
+ maybe others unknown to me. Help!

I think there were different lineups, as they changed their drummer. They played at The Marquee in June 1968.


EAST OF EDEN


East Of Eden was an atypical (and superb) band formed by sax player Ron Caines in Bristol, in 1967. After several failed lineups, Steve York and Dave Dufort join in September 1968:

EAST OF EDEN #3
Sep 68-Feb 69
Geoff Nicholson
guitar
Dave Arbus
violin
Ron Caines
sax
Dave Dufort
drums

They released a superb debut album, Mercator projected. After that, Dave Dufort left in February 1969.

At least, two compilations have been released by the band. In 1971, a compilation was released, Jig-a-jig, comprising tracks from their 1st and 2nd album. Another one was World of East of Eden.

In February 1969, the new drummer in East Of Eden is Bryan Appleyard:

EAST OF EDEN #4
Feb 69-Mar 69
Geoff Nicholson
guitar
Dave Arbus
violin
Ron Caines
sax
Brian Appleyard
drums
Manfred Mann Chapter Threeê

But, soon after, in March 1969, Steve York also left.

Other info on members of East Of Eden (I know up to 22 members)
Already covered (1): Les Davidson
To be covered (20): Tony Addison, Jeff Allen, Brian Appleyard, Dave Arbus, Terry Brace, Geoff Britton, Ron Caines, Dave Dufort, Tony Fennell, Peter Filleul, Martin Fisher, David Jack, Geoff Nicholson, Joe O´Donnell, Alan Parkes, Al Read, Jim Roche, Andy Sneddon, Garth Watt-Roy, Don Weller


STEVE YORK & JON LEE


After leaving East of Eden, Steve York played regularly on jingle sessions; also as a trombone and bass duo, with Jon Lee:

STEVE YORK BAND #1
1968
êEast Of Eden
Jon Lee
trombone
Steve York and Jon played together again two years later in the band Dada.


MANFRED MANN CHAPTER THREE


Manfred Mann Chapter Three - from left to right: Steve York, Manfred Mann and ?


This was initially a side project by Manfred Mann and Mike Hugg, in 1968, under the name Emanon. After some initial lineups (including Hughie Flint on drums), the lineup stabilized with:

MANFRED MANN CHAPTER THREE #1
Jan 69-Oct 69
êManfred Mann
êManfred Mann
êEast Of Eden
êProcession
Mike Hugg
vocals, keyboards
Manfred Mann
keyboards
Bernie Living
sax, flute
Manfred Mann Earth Bandê

Manfred Mann Chapter Three made their live debut at London's ICA on April 1969, with an extended lineup featuring a big horn section:

MANFRED MANN CHAPTER THREE #2
Apr 69-Oct 69
Mike Hugg
vocals, keyboards
Manfred Mann
keyboards
Bernie Living
sax, flute
+
Sonny Corbett
trumpet
Carl Griffith
flute
Dave Coxhill
sax
Clive Stevens
sax
Gerald Drewett
trombone

They recorded a commercial TV jingle for Michelin, along with about 50 other jingles. In June 1969, Manfred Mann (the band) disbanded, so Mann and Hugg were free to develop their project full time. So, Emanon turned into Manfred Mann Chapter Three. They made their first appearance in October 1969 using this new band name.

They released a first album, Manfred Mann Chapter Three, that sadly didn't sell, although it got a 5 star review in US Downbeat Magazine. The album also featured contributions by famed arranger, the late Derek Wadsworth. The horn players in the album were Sonny Corbett (trumpet), Harold Beckett (trumpet), Ian Fenby (harmonica), Phil Kenzie (sax), Chris Pyne (trombone), Dave Quincy (sax, from the band If). With fantastic guest vocalists, the lovely ones Madeline Bell, Sue Glover and Sunny Leslie. Steve York performs a bass solo in the song ´Snakeskin garter´. The album has been reissued on CD with 4 bonus tracks.

They started recording their 2nd album, Manfred Mann Chapter Three Volume Two, but Craig Collinge left them during the sessions. They used two great session drummers, Conrad Isidore and Andrew McCulloch. The horn players on it are: Sonny Corbett, Dave Coxhill, Dave Brooks (sax), Clive Stevens (sax), Harold Beckett (trumpet). Also appearing Jerry Field on violin. The music in the album is very dense, with fantastic moments, where Steve York work on bass is outstanding.

Manfred Mann Chapter Three toured extensively promoting the album, even in the States, where they shared bill with Jefferson Airplane at the Fillmore East in May 1970. Also 3 days at Fillmore West with Boz Scaggs, Steve Miller and Janis Joplin.

Conrad Isidore, who appeared in the album, joined the band full time after the American concerts, replacing Craig Collinge:

MANFRED MANN CHAPTER THREE #3
1970
Mike Hugg
vocals, keyboards
Manfred Mann
keyboards
Bernie Living
sax, flute
+
Sonny Corbett
trumpet
Carl Griffith
flute
Dave Coxhill
sax
Clive Stevens
sax
Gerald Drewett
trombone

By that time, the lineup in Manfred Mann Chapter Three had changed, as Bernie Living had already left. For their next concerts in England, they augmented the lineup with a fantastic section of vocalists.

MANFRED MANN CHAPTER THREE #4
1970-Dec 70
Mike Hugg
vocals, keyboards
Manfred Mann
keyboards
+
Sonny Corbett
trumpet
Carl Griffith
flute
Dave Coxhill
sax
Clive Stevens
sax
Gerald Drewett
trombone
+
Linda Lewis
vocals
Liza Strike
vocals

They started recording a 3rd album with help from session drummer Chris Slade, but poor sales and disappointment led Manfred Mann to finally split the band, sending the album to a shelf, where it still remains. This was around December 1970.

Other info on members of Manfred Mann Chapter Three (I know up to 14 members)
Already covered (2): Craig Collinge, Conrad Isidore
To be covered (11): Sonny Corbett, Dave Coxhill, Gerald Drewett, Hughie Flint, Carl Griffith, Mike Hugg, Linda Lewis, Bernie Living, Manfred Mann, Clive Stevens, Liza Strike


GRAHAM BOND BAND (again)


Around 1971, Steve plays and records again with Graham Bond: the album Holy Magick. This was the live lineup:

GRAHAM BOND BAND #?
1971
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax, vocals
Diane Stewart
vocals, percussion
Keith Bailey
drums


DADA


Dada was a famous band among avant-garde circuits, having released an album for Atlantic Records. It was fronted by lead singers Elkie Brooks and Robert Palmer, with guitarist Pete Gage. Steve York auditioned for the band in 1971, replacing Phil Chen.

DADA #2
1971
Elkie Brooks
vocals
Robert Palmer
vocals
Jimmy Chambers
vocals
Pete Gage
guitar
Don Shinn
keyboards
Malcolm Capewell
sax
Barry Duggan
sax
Jon Lee
trombone
Martin Harryman
drums
Vinegar Joeê
Vinegar Joeê
Vinegar Joeê
Vinegar Joeê

They toured the States, playing at the Fillmore East and Carnegie Hall. Ahmet Ertegun flew to London and saw them at Ronnie Scott's Club. By request of Ertegun, they evolved into Vinegar Joe.


VINEGAR JOE


After the idea for transforming Dada into a new band was accepted, Brooks, Palmer, Gage and York started looking for a keyboardist and drummer. First choice was Mitch Mitchell, from Jimi Hendrix Experience, but they finally went into the studio with two drummers and keyboard players because they didn't find regular players.

This was the initial lineup for the band Vinegar Joe, around 1971:

VINEGAR JOE #1
1971
êDada
êDada
êDada
êDada
Elkie Brooks
vocals
Robert Palmer
vocals
Pete Gage
guitar, keyboards, vocals
Steve York
bass, harmonica
Dave Thompson
keyboards
Climaxê

Rob Tait joined the band during the recording of their first album, Vinegar Joe. Keef Hartley had done all the sessions until they found a permanent drummer, except one track, ´Live A Little Get Somewhere´. Rob then did this track in Island Studios and went on the road with the band.

Other musicians appearing in the album: John Hawken and Tim Hinkley (keyboards), Dave Brooks (sax), Conrad Isadore (drums), Gaspar Lawal (percussion), and from Average White Band: Malcolm ´Molly´ Duncan and Roger Ball.

While the band was waiting for the album to be released, Steve York left the band for a year.


CLIMAX


Climax was a band formed in LA by singer Sonny Geraci in 1971. They had a big hit in US charts in 1972 with the song ´Precious and few´ and a self-titled album, Climax. Recorded by Geraci and Walter Nims with session players, they assembled a live band for promoting it.

Steve York flew to South California in 1972. There, he was asked to join them:

CLIMAX #?
1972
êVinegar Joe
Sonny Geraci
vocals
Walter Nims
guitar
Virgil Weber
keyboards
Robert Neilson
drums
Vinegar Joeê

Steve joined them for tours and TV appearances during nine months. While Geraci kept using the band name, Steve York came back to England after one year, to rejoin Vinegar Joe.


VINEGAR JOE (again)


Vinegar Joe - from left to right: Elkie Brooks, Robert Palmer, Pete Gage, Steve York and ?


In 1972, once Steve York came back to England, he also came back to his former band. By then, some changes were made - they changed bassist, drummer and keyboardist:

VINEGAR JOE #?
1972-Sep 72
êClimax
êHead Hands & Feet
Elkie Brooks
vocals
Robert Palmer
vocals
Pete Gage
guitar, keyboards, vocals
Steve York
bass, harmonica
Mike Deacon
keyboards
Pete Gavin
drums

Pete Gavin, who came from mighty band Head Hands & Feet, still had some commitments so Keef Hartley recorded the album, Rock´n´roll gypsies, as a session drummer. The album contains a fantastic, beautiful rendition of Jimi Hendrix's ´Angel´.

In September 1972, the great Jim Mullen joins Vinegar Joe:

VINEGAR JOE #?
Sep 72-Apr 73
Elkie Brooks
vocals
Robert Palmer
vocals
Pete Gage
guitar, keyboards, vocals
Jim Mullen
guitar
Steve York
bass, harmonica
Mike Deacon
keyboards
Pete Gavin
drums

They toured the US with Jim Mullen. But Mullen abandoned the band in April 1973.

Vinegar Joe returns to their former lineup in April 1973:

VINEGAR JOE #?
Apr 73-?
Elkie Brooks
vocals
Robert Palmer
vocals
Pete Gage
guitar, keyboards, vocals
Steve York
bass, harmonica
Mike Deacon
keyboards
Pete Gavin
drums

They release a 3rd album, Six star general, with tracks featuring John Woods. Sadly, there were problems with the manufacturing of the album, apparently due to the ´vinyl crisis´. The album was sold out in the first two weeks of release, but Island didn't press any more.

Two months before Vinegar Joe folded, Pete Gavin left, moving to the States, and Alan Powell was recruited on drums:

VINEGAR JOE #?
1973
Elkie Brooks
vocals
Robert Palmer
vocals
Pete Gage
guitar, keyboards, vocals
Steve York
bass, harmonica
Mike Deacon
keyboards
Alan Powell
drums

But, after three albums and a tour around USA, Robert Palmer left to pursue a successful solo career, and the band finally dissolved.

Other info on members of Vinegar Joe (I know up to 15 members)
Already covered (2): Nick South, Rob Tait
To be covered (12): Elkie Brooks, Mike Deacon, Pete Gage, Pete Gavin, John Hawken, Jim Mullen, Robert Palmer, Terry Poole, Nic Potter, Alan Powell, Dave Thompson, John Woods


AND THEN...


While in Vinegar Joe, Steve York started working in his own project, baptized Camelo Pardalis. More details below for the album released.


BOND & BROWN


Around Autumn 1972, Steve York joined this band assembled by mates Graham Bond and Pete Brown, replacing DeLisle Harper:

GRAHAM BOND BAND #?
?-1972
Pete Brown
vocals, percussion, trumpet
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax, vocals
Diane Stewart
vocals, percussion
Derek Foley
guitar

After a while, Steve left (being replaced by Tom Duffy).


GRAHAM BOND BAND (again)


In 1973, Steve York joins his mate Graham Bond, for some gigs in France:

GRAHAM BOND BAND #?
?
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax, vocals
+
OR
Keith Bailey
drums
+ maybe others, unknown to me. Help

They were usually joined by Diane Stewart and/or Phil Bailey on percussion for many gigs.

Other info on members of Graham Bond Band (I know up to 40 members)
Already covered (3): Dick Heckstall-Smith, Ed Spevock, Rob Tait
To be covered (36): Keith Bailey, Ginger Baker, Keith Baker, Graham Bond, Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Roger Bunn, Tom Duffy, Mike Falana, Derek Foley, Steve Gregory, DeLisle Harper, Jon Hiseman, Brian Holloway, Dave Howard, Gaspar Lawal, Jon Lee, Philamore Lincoln, Peter MacBeth, Mamood, John McLaughlin, John Morshead, Paul Olsen, Carolanne Pegg, Terry Poole,... up to 36 musicians.


GRAHAM BELL BAND


From 1973 to 1974, Graham formed a band with bassist Steve York, which recorded some demos, but never played publically:

GRAHAM BELL BAND #?
1973-1974
Graham Bell
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help, please!


RUFUS THOMAS BAND


These great musicians backed veteran soul singer Rufus Thomas for his UK tour in 1974:

RUFUS THOMAS BAND #?
1974
Rufus Thomas
vocals
Mike Woods
guitar
Dave Thompson
keyboards


CHRIS JAGGER BAND


From 1974 to 1976, Steve toured US several times with Chris Jagger. US TV appearances included American Bandstand and In Concert. Their first US tour, in 1974, had this lineup:

CHRIS JAGGER BAND #?
1974
Chris Jagger
vocals, guitar
Bob Cohen
guitar
Dave Thompson
keyboards
John Halsey
drums

Other info on members of Chris Jagger Band (I know up to 11 members)
To be covered (10): Bob Cohen, Ed Deane, Paul Emile, John Halsey, Charlie Hart, Chris Jagger, Robin McKidd, Malcolm Mortimore, Dave Thompson, Ben Waters


VIOLA WILLS BAND


From 1974 to 1976, Steve York backed Viola Wills several times. This was the usual lineup:

VIOLA WILLS BAND #?
?
Viola Wills
vocals, keyboards
Jackie McAuley
guitar
Dave Wilkinson
keyboards
Rick Parnell
drums

Other info on members of Viola Wills Band (I know up to 6 members)
Already covered (2): Chris Mercer, Viola Wills
To be covered (3): Jackie McAuley, Rick Parnell, Dave Wilkinson


CASABLANCA


This is hard to trace. Casablanca had several lineups during their life, and it´s not easy at all finding info about them. Around 1974, Steve York was a member of the band:

CASABLANCA #?
1974
Barry Clarke
guitar
Chris Nichols
keyboards
Eddie Edwards
percussion
Charley Charles
drums

They recorded an album in 1974 that remained unreleased until 2003. It´s called The lost funk.

Other info on members of Casablanca (I know up to 14 members)
Already covered (1): Aliki Ashman
To be covered (12): Bias Boshell, Charley Charles, Barry Clarke, David Costa, Eddie Edwards, Mickey Feat, Juanita Franklin, David Miles, Chris Nichols, Chris North, Christopher North, Jon Plotel


ARTHUR BROWN BAND


Steve York played in sessions for Arthur Brown´s album Dance, around 1974. He also played with Arthur in TV appearances and gigs in the period from 1974 to 1977:

ARTHUR BROWN BAND #?
?
Arthur Brown
vocals
Andy Dalby
guitar
Vincent Crane
keyboards, sometimes
Charley Charles
drums

The lineup was augmented sometimes by the great, late Vincent Crane on keyboards, as well by some other different musicians along the years. Can someone provide more info?

This is the great Arthur Brown Band in April 1975:

ARTHUR BROWN BAND #?
1975
Arthur Brown
vocals
Andy Dalby
guitar
Barry Clarke
guitar
Chris Nichols
keyboards
George Khan
sax
Eddie Edwards
percussion
Charley Charles
drums

Other info on members of Arthur Brown Band (I know up to 53 members)
Already covered (1): Rob Tait
To be covered (51): Dave Ambrose, Pete Bailey, Paul Brett, Arthur Brown, Chris Bryant, Mark Brzezicki, Chris Burrows, Charley Charles, Barry Clarke, Tony Crane, Vincent Crane, Phil Curtis, Jeff Cutler, Andy Dalby, Jeff Danford, Billy Davidson, Lyn Dobson, Eddie Edwards, Bob Ellwood, Des Fisher, Max Gest, Nick Greenwood, Derek Griffiths, Nina Gromniak, Goodge Harris,... up to 51 musicians.


GRAHAM BELL BAND (again)


Sometime later (maybe 1975?), Graham Bell started gigging with Steve York (bass) and Gary Moore on guitar:

GRAHAM BELL BAND #?
?
Graham Bell
vocals
Gary Moore
guitar
Pearce Kelly
drums


ARIEL BENDER BAND / WIDOWMAKER


Around 1975, Steve teamed with great guitarist Luther Grosvenor, now using his pseudonym Ariel Bender:

ARIEL BENDER BAND #?
1975
Luther Grosvenor
guitar, vocals as Ariel Bender
Dave Thompson
keyboards
Paul Nichols
drums
Widowmakerê

But, after a rehearsal period, they finally split, and Ariel/Luther went to form a new band, Widowmaker.


JO ANN KELLY BAND


Steve York played many times backing singer Jo-Ann Kelly during the period from 1974 to 1981. Many of those gigs were with Geraint Watkins and Dino Coccia:

JO ANN KELLY BAND #?
?
Jo Ann Kelly
vocals
Pete Emery
guitar
Geraint Watkins
keyboards
Dave Brooks
sax, sometimes
Dino Coccia
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Dave Brooks also played sax sometimes.

Other info on members of Jo Ann Kelly Band (I know up to 18 members)
Already covered (2): Terry ´Tex´ Comer, Mike Paice
To be covered (15): John Atkinson, Dave Brooks, Roger Brown, Dino Coccia, Pete Emery, Nick Judd, Jo Ann Kelly, Al McLaine, Peter Miles, Paul Millns, Les Morgan, Pauline Neill, Adrian Pietryga, Bruce Rowland, Geraint Watkins


QUIP


From 1974 to 1977, Steve York formed a band with his friends Colin Pincott and Louis Borenius. One of the names they used was Quip:

QUIP #1
1974-1977
Colin Pincott
guitar
Godfrey Wang
keyboards
Louis Borenius
drums


TONY SHERIDAN BAND


He was the veteran singer who got fame as being the singer who had The Beatles as his backing band. In 1975, this was his live band for a tour:

TONY SHERIDAN BAND #?
1975
Tony Sheridan
vocals, guitar
Dave Wilkinson
keyboards
Roy Dyke
drums


ISAAC GUILLORY BAND


A superb player, who sadly left us too soon. Steve played in Isaac´s band on and off from 1975 to 1981. One of the most usual lineups was:

ISAAC GUILLORY BAND #?
?
Isaac Guillory
guitar, vocals
Bernie Holland
guitar
Jim Cuomo
sax
Tony Hicks
drums
OR
Trevor Morais
drums


PACIFIC EARDRUM


Another superb band where Steve York has played. They had several different lineups along their career, but they always chose very good players. Steve stayed in the band from 1975 to 1976:

PACIFIC EARDRUM #?
1975-1976
Joy Yates
vocals
Big Jim Sullivan
guitar
Dave MacRae
keyboards
Tony Hicks
drums

Other info on members of Pacific Eardrum (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (1): Jeff Seopardie
To be covered (8): Jim Cuomo, Isaac Guillory, Tony Hicks, Billy Kristian, Dave MacRae, Brian Smith, Big Jim Sullivan, Joy Yates


THE GOODIES


The Goodies was a trio of comedians starring a TV series in the mid 70s. In April 1976, they appeared at a series of benefit concerts on behalf of Amnesty International (along with Monty Python and others) at Her Majesty´s Theatre in London. They used this superb backing band for performing their song ´The funky gibbon´:

THE GOODIES #?
Apr 76
Bill Oddie
vocals
Tim Brooke-Taylor
vocals
Graeme Garden
vocals
+
Isaac Guillory
guitar
Dave MacRae
keyboards
Tony Hicks
drums

A double album was released in November 1976 from those 3 concerts, called A poke in the eye (with a sharp stick). A film was also aired, called Pleasure at Her Majesty´s, but I don´t know if the Goodies segment appears there. Has anybody seen it?

Other info on members of The Goodies (I know up to 19 members)
Already covered (1): Chris Mercer
To be covered (13): Ron Aspery, Isaac Guillory, Tony Hicks, Ricky Hitchcock, Paul Keogh, Dave MacRae, Barry Morgan, Brian Odgers, Alan Parker, Graham Preskett, Chris Rae, Jacqui Sullivan, Joy Yates


CAROL GRIMES BAND


Carol Grimes was the singer in Delivery. Steve York played gigs with her in UK and Europe during 1976-77:

CAROL GRIMES BAND #?
1976-1977
Carol Grimes
vocals
Joe Mavety
guitar
Mike Woods
guitar
Mike ?
keyboards
Terry Stannard
drums

Does anybody know the name of Mike, the keyboardist?

Other info on members of Carol Grimes Band (I know up to 26 members)
Already covered (2): John Hedley, Jeff Seopardie
To be covered (23): Colin Bass, Mel Collins, Colin Fletcher, Ivor Goldberg, Carol Grimes, Gary Hammond, Tony Hicks, Tim Hinkley, Neil Hubbard, Ollie Marland, Janette Mason, Joe Mavety, Henry McCullough, John McKenzie, Phil Scragg, Alan Spenner, Terry Stannard, Tino Turville, Dave Vasco, Ian Wallace, Nigel Watson, Andy Winfield, Mike Woods


ELKIE BROOKS BAND


Around 1976, we can find Elkie Brooks and Steve York working together again:

ELKIE BROOKS BAND #?
1976
Elkie Brooks
vocals
Isaac Guillory
guitar
Tim Hinkley
keyboards
Trevor Morais
drums
Jimmy Chambers
backing vocals

They recorded the fantastic album Two days away, with Leiber & Stoller (Steve co-wrote one song with them). Other fantastic guest in the album was Jean Roussel (keyboards).

The album was followed by a British tour during 1977, as well as TV appearances in Germany (usually at Musikladen program - I have two of their appearances!) and France. The songs ´Pearl´s a singer´ and ´Sunshine after the rain´ were hits in the UK, as well as provided top five singles in Europe.

For a short time, Elkie's then-husband Pete Gage joined the band:

ELKIE BROOKS BAND #?
1976
Elkie Brooks
vocals
Pete Gage
guitar
Tim Hinkley
keyboards
Pete Van Dyke
drums
Jimmy Chambers
backing vocals

In 1977, Elkie appears at German TV show Musiklanden with this superb, massive lineup:

ELKIE BROOKS BAND #?
1977
Elkie Brooks
vocals
Pete Gage
guitar
Tim Hinkley
keyboards
Ken Freeman
keyboards
Steve Gregory
sax
John Mumford
trombone
Frank ?
percussion, maybe Arnaud Frank?
Trevor Morais
drums
Jimmy Chambers
backing vocals
Ruby James
backing vocals
Tony Jackson
backing vocals

Don´t know if the tour was made with all these musicians or a shortened lineup. Does anybody know?
Other info on members of Elkie Brooks Band (I know up to 56 members)
Already covered (4): Dave Caswell, Stretch, Geoff Whitehorn, Ivan Zagni
To be covered (51): Rosa Avila, Brian Badhams, Pete Baron, Elkie Brooks, Mike Cahen, Simon Carter, Jimmy Chambers, Zal Cleminson, Gerry Conway, Tom Dostel, Melvyn Duffy, Paul Dunne, Johnny Dyke, Brandon Fownes, Arnaud Frank, Ken Freeman, Pete Gage, John Giblin, Steve Gregory, Isaac Guillory, Martin Harryman, Tim Hinkley, Al Hodge, Gary Hutchins, Roger Inniss,... up to 51 musicians.


KICKS


In February 1977, Cal Batchelor and Steve York joined forces in a band called Kicks, with two members of Hawkwind (Alan Powell and Paul Rudolph):

KICKS #1
Feb 77-Jul 77
Cal Batchelor
guitar, vocals
Paul Rudolph
guitar, vocals
Alan Powell
drums

They played their first gig at Rock Garden in April 1977. But after a short tour, they sadly split in July 1977.

On a side note, Cal Batchelor and Steve York recorded an album together, but it was never released.


ALIVE & PICKING


Alive & Picking was a bluegrass band where Steve played every Sunday, from 1977 to 1981:

ALIVE & PICKING #?
?
Robin McKidd
vocals, guitar
Adrian Legg
guitar
Joe Locker
banjo, vocals
Bobby Campbell
violin

This was the core band. Adrian Legg joined later.

They played every Sunday night for about 6 years at the Hare & Hounds pub in Upper St. Islington, London, plus other gigs around London.

George Khan and Dino Coccia also played with the band a couple of times. Davie Craig was also a member, but don´t know when this happened.


MARIANNE FAITHFULL BAND


A great lady, with a broken voice, very personal. Marianne Faithfull formed a new backing band in 1977 to tour Ireland promoting her country album:

MARIANNE FAITHFULL BAND #?
1977
Marianne Faithfull
vocals
Joe Mavety
guitar
Terry Stannard
drums

They started writing together and recorded ´Why d´ya do it´ as a demo. Then got a deal with Island, and worked on her new album, the famous Broken English. The album was recorded with help from Steve Winwood on keyboards, as well as Darryl Way (violin, formerly of Curved Air), Guy Humphries (guitar), old mate Jim Cuomo (sax), the late Morris Pert (percussion), Pete York (drums), and the Kokomo vocal section: Dyan Birch and Frankie Collins.

Steve also toured with her in London & Birmingham in 1978-1979.

After that, Steve joined Chicken Shack, as we're going to read. But he came back to work on Marianne's next album. More later.


SAM MITCHELL BAND


During the period from 1977 to 1979, guitarist Sammy Mitchell called Steve York and Micky Waller for his gigs in London:

SAM MITCHELL BAND #?
?
Sam Mitchell
guitar, vocals
Micky Waller
drums

Sometimes, the drummer was Jeff Rich:

SAM MITCHELL BAND #?
?
Sam Mitchell
guitar, vocals
Jeff Rich
drums

They even played in Madrid, Spain!

Other info on members of Sam Mitchell Band (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (5): John Conroy, Sam Mitchell, John Pearson, Jeff Rich, Micky Waller


CHICKEN SHACK


Steve York joined Chicken Shack around 1978, replacing Ray Knott:

CHICKEN SHACK #?
1978-1979
Stan Webb
vocals, guitar
Robbie Blunt
guitar, vocals

This lineup released a very good album in 1978, That's the way we are, before Spevock left them in 1979.

For a tour in 1979, the drum seat in Chicken Shack was filled by Louis Borenius:

CHICKEN SHACK #?
1979
Stan Webb
vocals, guitar
Robbie Blunt
guitar, vocals
Louis Borenius
drums
The Bucksê

In 1979, all the members (except Stan Webb, of course) left the band.

Other info on members of Chicken Shack (I know up to 46 members)
Already covered (4): Robbie Blunt, Mac Poole, Ed Spevock, Dave Winthrop
To be covered (40): Miller Anderson, Tony Ashton, Dave Bidwell, Louis Borenius, Geoff Britton, Paul Butler, Bob Clouder, Jan Connolly, Bob Daisley, Gary Davies, Ross Elder, John Glascock, John Gunzell, Paul Hancox, Keef Hartley, Alan Hull, Mick Jones, Ray Knott, Jim Kroeven, Ric Lee, Paul Martinez, Christine McVie, James Morgan, Alan Morley, Alan Powell,... up to 40 musicians.


MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS backing band


Steve York backed another veteran soul outfit, Martha & The Vandellas, led by wonderful Martha Reeves, for their UK tour in 1979:

MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS #?
1979
Martha Reeves
vocals
Tony O´Malley
keyboards
+ maybe others unknown to me. Help!


ALAN ROSS BAND


Alan Ross is a magnificent, underrated guitarist. Alan and Steve formed a band in 1980 that sadly never got past rehearsal:

ALAN ROSS BAND #?
1980
Alan Ross
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!


MARIANNE FAITHFULL BAND (again)


The same tight unit, reunited for a new album:

MARIANNE FAITHFULL BAND #?
1980
Marianne Faithfull
vocals
Joe Mavety
guitar
Terry Stannard
drums


Her new album, recorded in 1980, was Dangerous acquaintances (Sep 81, Island), not so successful. The band was the same, with these guests: Steve Winwood (keyboards), Calvin 'Fuzzy' Samuels (bass), Jim Leverton (bass), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Dennis Haines (keyboards), Mel Collins (sax), Martin Drover (trumpet), Julian Diggle (percussion), and from Kokomo: Neil Hubbard (guitar), and vocalists Dyan Birch (here, appearing as Dyan Spenner) and Frankie Collins.

Other info on members of Marianne Faithfull Band (I know up to 38 members)
Already covered (1): Barry Reynolds
To be covered (36): Leo Abrahams, Martyn Barker, Johnny Boyle, Roger Bunn, Rob Burger, Greg Cohen, David Coulter, Dr John, Mark Egan, Roger Eno, Marianne Faithfull, Bill Frisell, Garth Hudson, Gary John Kane, J T Lewis, Jon Mark, Joe Mavety, Andy May, Rory McFarlane, Brian McFee, Daniel Mintseris, Glenn Patscha, Jack Pinter, Marc Ribot, Eddie Rodriguez,... up to 36 musicians.


RED BEANS AND RICE


When the band was based in London, Steve York and Dino Coccia joined:

RED BEANS & RICE #?
?
Laverne Brown
vocals
Jeff Coleman
guitar
Gary Moberley
keyboards
Mike Paice
sax, harmonica
Dino Coccia
drums

Steve York played with them approximately around 1980.

Other info on members of Red Beans & Rice (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (2): Gary Moberley, Mike Paice
To be covered (2): LaVerne Brown, Dino Coccia


GRACE JONES BAND


Steve York did a session for Grace Jones for a TV show with these musicians:

GRACE JONES BAND #?
?
Grace Jones
vocals
Godfrey Wang
keyboards
Dino Coccia
drums

The track was ´Pull Up to the Bumper´, from Grace album Nightclubbing.


AND THEN...


In October 1981, Steve left England and moved to New York, playing mostly session work.


LAURA BRANIGAN BAND


His old mate in Climax, keyboardist Virgil Weber, got Steve York a new job, playing in Laura Branigan band. A very good singer, she had enjoyed several hits in the charts. Steve York joined her band in New Year's Eve, 1982:

LAURA BRANIGAN BAND #?
Dec 82-1983
Laura Branigan
vocals
Jeff Southworth
guitar
Billy Branigan
guitar
Virgil Weber
keyboards
Louis Cabaza
keyboards
Richie Fontana
drums

During 1983, Cabaza is replaced by Brian Becvar:

LAURA BRANIGAN BAND #?
1983-1984
Laura Branigan
vocals
Jeff Southworth
guitar
Billy Branigan
guitar
Virgil Weber
keyboards
Brian Becvar
keyboards
Richie Fontana
drums

In 1984, there were two changes in the band, both guitarists:

LAURA BRANIGAN BAND #?
1984-1985
Laura Branigan
vocals
Jim Behringer
guitar
Carlos Casarez
guitar
Virgil Weber
keyboards
Brian Becvar
keyboards
Richie Fontana
drums

There's a live video called Laura Branigan live, available on VHS video and laserdisc. It was recorded in Lake Tahoe in 1984. The band was augmented with backing vocalists (Danny Hamilton was a bandmate of Virgil Weber back in 1971!) for this recording:

LAURA BRANIGAN BAND #?
1984
Laura Branigan
vocals
Jim Behringer
guitar
Carlos Casarez
guitar
Virgil Weber
keyboards
Brian Becvar
keyboards
Richie Fontana
drums
Danny Hamilton
backing vocals
Terry Ayres
backing vocals

Steve stayed touring with Laura until 1985, also playing in TV appearances, such as Solid Gold (3 times) and Johnny Carson´s Tonight Show (twice), although he sadly doesn't appear in any of her studio albums.

Other info on members of Laura Branigan Band (I know up to 16 members)
Already covered (1): Virgil Weber
To be covered (14): Terry Ayres, Brian Becvar, Jim Behringer, Billy Branigan, Laura Branigan, Louis Cabaza, Carlos Casarez, Jonathan Clark, Richie Fontana, Danny Hamilton, Benjy King, Brian Ray, Michael Ruff, Jeff Southworth


DR JOHN BAND


Steve had already played with Dr. John in the early seventies (but don´t have any details. Help, please!). Many years later, they reunited, playing gigs in New York as a trio or a quartet (adding Eric Warren on guitar):

DR JOHN BAND #?
?
Dr John
vocals, keyboards
Eric Warren
guitar, sometimes
Richie Fontana
drums

Other info on members of Dr John Band (I know up to 36 members)
Already covered (1): Chris Mercer
To be covered (34): David Barard, Eleanor Barooshian, Ronnie Barron, Graham Bond, Alonzo Bowens, Bobby Broom, Richard Brunton, James Calhoun, Richard Crooks, Ronnie Cuber, Dr John, Herman Ernest, Buzzy Feiten, John Fohl, Richie Fontana, Steve Gadd, Sydney George, Doug Hastings, Karl Himmel, Kim Hutchcroft, Jeanette Jacobs, Joyce Kaye, Ken Klimak, Tammy Lann, Neil Larsen,... up to 34 musicians.


AND THEN...


After that, Steve moved again, this time to Minneapolis.


HOOPSNAKES


After that, Steve moved again, this time to Minneapolis. He joined a local band, Hoopsnakes:

HOOPSNAKES #?
?
Bruce McCabe
vocals, keyboards
Charlie Bingham
guitar
Jim Novak
drums

In 1986, they released a self-titled album, Hoopsnakes, with help from Beverly Demps on backing vocals. Soon after, Steve quit and managed the band.

But in 1988, he came back, starting a tour around Norway. He stayed until 1992.


BO DIDDLEY BAND


In 1989, Steve York backed legendary Bo Diddley with this band:

BO DIDDLEY BAND #?
?
Bo Diddley
guitar, vocals
Dan Neale
guitar
Steve Kilbride
keyboards
Phil Bass
drums

Steve did this once a year from 1989 to 2001, whenever Bo played in Minnesota.

Other info on members of Bo Diddley Band (I know up to 19 members)
Already covered (1): Stretch
To be covered (5): Fred Below, David Bowker, Mike Fink, Sandy Gennaro, Jim Satten


T-BAG


After the band stopped backing Bo Diddley, they remained as a unit playing some gigs:

T-BAG #?
?
Dan Neale
guitar
Steve Kilbride
keyboards
Phil Bass
drums


AND THEN...


Apart as working as a band promoter, he usually plays bass and acts as musical director for bands such as The Platters, Drifters, Coasters, the Ink Spots, Fabian, The Marvelettes or The Shirelles, when they play near Minneapolis. York played piano for most of these shows.


PERCY STROTHER BAND


Steve York played on Percy Strother´s album A good woman is hard to find, along with his wife Lisa York (nee Lisa Krieger).

PERCY STROTHER BAND #?
?
Percy Strother
vocals
Donald Breedlove
guitar
John Ganapes
guitar
Lisa York
guitar
OR
Brad Martin
guitar
Mike Hunt
drums

Percy and Steve also toured Belgiun & Holland in 1992, using Dutch musicians (such as Jan Mittendorp on guitar).

Steve stayed one year with Percy.


CHUCK BERRY BAND


In 1992, Steve York backed rock legend Chuck Berry with this band:

CHUCK BERRY BAND #?
1992
Chuck Berry
vocals, guitar
Andy Bailey
keyboards
Stanley Kipper
drums

Other info on members of Chuck Berry Band (I know up to 30 members)
Already covered (1): Jeff Seopardie
To be covered (19): Jonathan Bankes, Mick Clarke, Curley Cooke, Tim Davis, Dennis Elliott, George Ford, Dave Kaffinetti, Billy Kinsley, Lenni, Robbie McIntosh, Onnie McIntyre, Steve Miller, Billy Peek, Jim Peterman, Nic Potter, Michael Snow, Mark Stevens, Lonnie Turner, Micky Waller


HUDSON AND THE HOO DOO CATS


This is a band from Austin, Texas, now based in St. Louis, Missouri. Steve York toured with them in 1996 as a trio:

HUDSON AND THE HOO DOO CATS #?
1996
John Logan
guitar, vocals
Hudson Harkins
drums, vocals

Other info on members of Hudson And The Hoo Doo Cats (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (2): Hudson Harkins, John Logan


BIG JOE DICKERSON BAND


Steve York joined the band of singer Big John Dickerson (named at that time Big John Dickerson & The Blue Chamber) in March 2000:

BIG JOHN DICKERSON BAND #?
Mar 00-?
Big Joe Dickerson
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

When Paul Mayasich left Big John Dickerson, John renamed the band as Big John Dickerson & The Celebrators, now led by Steve York:

BIG JOHN DICKERSON BAND #?
?
Big Joe Dickerson
vocals
Lisa York
vocals, keyboards
Scott Ives
guitar
Maurice Stephenson
drums


RON THOMPSON & THE RESISTORS


During part of 2006 and 2007, Steve York played with blues band Ron Thompson & The Resistors:

RON THOMPSON BAND #?
2006-2007
Ron Thompson
guitar, keyboards
Stanley Kipper
drums
+ maybe others unknown to me. Help, please!


THE CELEBRATORS


The Celebrators is mainly a duo by Steve and Lisa York:

THE CELEBRATORS #?
?
Lisa York
vocals, keyboards

This was the personnel for The Celebrators around April 2008:

THE CELEBRATORS #?
2008
Lisa York
vocals, keyboards
+
Paco Barajas
guitar
Miguel Salazar
percussion

Other members that played with them are Martin Montenegro on sax and Memo Suarez on drums.


SOLO ALBUMS


Steve York's Camelo Pardalis was a megaband assembled by Steve York for the recording of his solo album in 1973. The list of musicians is fantastic, including most of his bandmates:

Steve York (bass)
+
Mike Patto (vocals)
Elkie Brooks (vocals)
Boz Burrell (vocals)
Ollie Halshall (guitar, vocals)
Micky Moody (guitar)
Jim Mullen (guitar)
Pete Gage (guitar)
Tim Hinkley (keyboards)
Graham Bond (keyboards, sax)
Dave Thompson (keyboards)
Dave Brooks (sax)
Marc Charig (trumpet)
Lol Coxhill (sax)
Barry Duggan (sax)
John Lee (trombone)
Diane Stewart (concertina, vocals)
Ian Wallace (drums)
Pete Gavin (drums)
Rob Tait (drums)

The album, Manor live was one of the first releases by (then) brand new label Virgin. Exactly, it was the 3rd album released by the label, after Mike Oldfield's Tubular bells and Gong's Radio gnome invisible: part one - the flying teapot. No live gigs were ever made to promote the album. Way too many people!

DISCOGRAPHY: (49 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

OWN ALBUMS (2 credits)
  • Manor live - Steve York (1973)

    • Members: Steve York (RIP: Jon Lee)
    • Guests: Dave Brooks, Elkie Brooks, Marc Charig, Lol Coxhill, Barry Duggan, Pete Gage, Pete Gavin, Tim Hinkley, Micky Moody, Jim Mullen, Diane Stewart, Rob Tait, Dave Thompson (RIP: Graham Bond, Boz Burrell, Ollie Halsall, Mike Patto, Ian Wallace)
    • Comments: This was a megaband assembled by Steve York. The list of musicians is fantastic, including most of Steve´s bandmates.
  • The Celebrators - Lisa & Steve York (2007)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (24 credits)
  • Mercator projected - East Of Eden (1969)

    • Members: Dave Arbus, Ron Caines, Dave Dufort, Geoff Nicholson, Steve York
  • Go radial, go Michelin (JINGLE) - Manfred Mann (1969)

    • Members: Craig Collinge, Manfred Mann, Steve York
    • Guests: Ray Russell (RIP: Harry Beckett, Derek Wadsworth)
    • Comments: This was a rare track originally distributed only to Michelin dealers in 1969. Written by Manfred Mann and Mike Hugg. Arranged by Derek Wadsworth. Musicians include Ray Russell (guitar), Steve York (bass), Harry Beckett (flugelhorn), Craig Collinge (drums).
  • Manfred Mann Chapter Three - Manfred Mann Chapter Three (11/1969)

    • Members: Craig Collinge, Sonny Corbett, Dave Coxhill, Ian Fenby, Mike Hugg, Bernie Living, Manfred Mann, Steve York
    • Guests: Madeline Bell, Geoff Driscoll, Nick Evans, Sue Glover, Phil Kenzie, Sunny Leslie, Chris Pyne, Dave Quincy (RIP: Harry Beckett, Derek Wadsworth)
    • Comments: They released a first album, Manfred Mann Chapter Three, that sadly didn't sell, although it got a 5 star review in US Downbeat Magazine. The album also featured contributions by famed arranger Derek Wadsworth. The horn players in the album were Sonny Corbett (trumpet), Harry Beckett (trumpet), Ian Fenby (harmonica), Phil Kenzie (sax), Chris Pyne (trombone), Dave Quincy (sax, from the band If). With fantastic guest vocalists, the lovely ones Madeline Bell, Sue Glover and Sunny Leslie. Steve York performs a bass solo in the song ´Snakeskin garter´. The album has been reissued on CD with 4 bonus tracks.
  • Manfred Mann Chapter Three Volume Two - Manfred Mann Chapter Three (10/1970)

    • Members: Craig Collinge, Sonny Corbett, Dave Coxhill, Mike Hugg, Conrad Isidore, Bernie Living, Manfred Mann, Clive Stevens, Steve York
    • Guests: Dave Brooks, Gerry Field, Andy McCulloch (RIP: Harry Beckett)
    • Comments: The band started recording their 2nd album, Manfred Mann Chapter Three Volume Two, but their drummer left them during the sessions. They used two great session drummers, Conrad Isidore and Andrew McCulloch. The horn players on it are: Sonny Corbett, Dave Coxhill, Dave Brooks (sax), Clive Stevens (sax), Harry Beckett (trumpet). Also appearing Gerry Field on violin. CD reissue has 3 bonus tracks.
    • My opinion: The music in the album is very dense, with fantastic moments, where Steve York work on bass is outstanding.
  • Holy magick - Graham Bond (1971)

    • Members: Keith Bailey, John Morshead, Kevin Stacey, Diane Stewart, Steve York (RIP: Graham Bond)
    • Guests: Aliki Ashman, Pete Bailey, Annette Brox, Victor Brox, Alex Dmochowski, John Gross, Godfrey McLean, Jerry Salisbury (RIP: Ric Grech)
    • Comments: A great keyboardist and sax player, a pity he died back in 1974. This album features great players: his wife Diane Stewart on vocals, plus John Moorshead (guitar), Kevin Stacey (guitar), Steve York (bass), Alex Dmochovski (bass), Ric Grech (bass), John Gross (sax), Jerry Salisbury (harmonica), Keith Bailey (drums), Pete Bailey (percussion), Godfrey McLean (drums), Aliki Ashman (vocals), Annette Brox (vocals), Victor Brox (vocals). Some CD reissues contains 6 bonus tracks (others only have 2).
  • Sun, moon & herbs - Dr. John (09/1971)

    • Members: Dr John, Tammy Lann, Chris Mercer, Fred Staehle, Steve York (RIP: Ronnie Barron, Graham Bond)
    • Guests: P P Arnold, Jesse Boyce, Victor Brox, Eric Clapton, Walter Davis, Jim Gordon, Jack Hale, Wayne Jackson, Mick Jagger, Jerome Jumonville, Bobby Keys, Andrew Love, John Pearson, Jim Price, Calvin ´Fuzzy´ Samuels, Bobby Whitlock (RIP: Ray Draper, James Mitchell, Carl Radle, Doris Troy)
    • Comments: A great artist and performer. Born Mac Rebennack, he has always had the respect of the musicians. This album includes guest collaborations from the complete Eric Clapton band these days, Derek & The Dominos: Eric Clapton (guitar), the late Carl Radle (bass), Bobby Whitlock (keyboards) and Jim Gordon (drums). Plus Mick Jagger (vocals), Graham Bond (sax), Ronnie Barron (keyboards), Steve York (bass), Jesse Boyce (bass), Victor Brox (keyboards), Calvin 'Fuzzy' Samuels (bass), Wayne Jackson (horns), Chris Mercer (sax), Jerome Jumonville (sax), Bobby Keys (sax), etc. Backing vocals by Doris Troy, P.P. Arnold and Shirley Goodman.
  • Vinegar Joe - Vinegar Joe (1972)

    • Members: Elkie Brooks, Pete Gage, John Hawken, Rob Tait, Steve York (RIP: Robert Palmer, Dave Thompson)
    • Guests: Roger Ball, Dave Brooks, Malcolm ´Molly´ Duncan, Keef Hartley, Tim Hinkley, Conrad Isidore, Gaspar Lawal, Michael Rosen
  • Rock´n´roll gypsies - Vinegar Joe (1972)

    • Members: Elkie Brooks, Mike Deacon, Pete Gage, Jim Mullen, John Woods, Steve York (RIP: Robert Palmer)
    • Guests: Keef Hartley
  • Six star general - Vinegar Joe (1973)

    • Members: Elkie Brooks, Mike Deacon, Pete Gage, Pete Gavin, John Woods, Steve York (RIP: Robert Palmer)
    • Technical: Mike Ross
  • Rescue me / Sweet Nothin´s (SINGLE) - Elkie Brooks (1974)

  • Dance - Arthur Brown (1974)

    • Members: Arthur Brown, Andy Dalby, George Khan, Pete Solley, Steve York (RIP: Charley Charles, Drachen Theaker)
    • Guests: Ken Elliott, Stuart Gordon, Mutt Lange, Stevie Lange, James Morgan, Keith Tippett
    • Comments: He's the famous singer and showman of the Crazy World of Arthur Brown (the one from 'Fire' fame). Gladly, he's still around... This album from 1974 features some of his old bandmates, such as drummer Drachen Teaker, plus Andy Dalby (guitar), Steve York (bass), George Khan (sax), Pete Solley (keyboards), Keith Tippett (keyboards), Charlie Charles (drums), Charles Dunbar (drums), and backing vocals by Stevie Lange and Mutt Lange, among others. The album was also reissued on CD with Chisholm in my bosom under the stamp ´2 albums on one CD´.
  • Bottleneck / slide guitar - Sam Mitchell (1976)

    • Members: Steve York (RIP: Sam Mitchell)
    • Comments: Most of the tracks are featured in the CD compilation The art of bottleneck / slide guitar.
  • Two days away - Elkie Brooks (1977)

    • Members: Elkie Brooks, Jimmy Chambers, Pete Gage, Trevor Morais, Jean Roussel, Steve York (RIP: Isaac Guillory)
    • Guests: Julien Barber, Carla Benson, Evette Benton, Harrison Calloway, George Chandler, Lew Delgatto, George Devens, Ronnie Eades, Jerry Friedman, Carl Hall, Barbara Ingram, Jesse Levy, Marcy Levy, Guy Lumia, Bob Millikan, Barry Rogers, Charles Rose, David Taylor, Harvey Thompson, Eric Weissberg, George Young (RIP: Morris Pert)
    • Producer: (RIP: Jerry Leiber)
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig, Steve Nye
    • Comments: Great album by this fantastic singer. With some of his old mates in Vinegar Joe: Pete Gage (guitar), Steve York (bass), plus Isaac Guillory (guitar), Jean Roussel (keyboards), Ronnie Eades (sax), Trevor Morais (drums), Morris Pert (percussion), and backing vocals by Marcy Levy, Carla Benson, Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler. It was reissued on CD as a twofer with Pearls.
  • Follow you down - Sam Mitchell (1978)

    • Members: Jeff Rich, Steve York (RIP: Sam Mitchell)
    • Guests: Charlie Musselwhite
  • Broken English - Marianne Faithfull (1979)

    • Members: Marianne Faithfull, Joe Mavety, Barry Reynolds, Terry Stannard, Steve York
    • Guests: Dyan Birch, Frank Collins, Jim Cuomo, Darryl Way, Steve Winwood, Pete York (RIP: Morris Pert)
  • That´s the way we are - Chicken Shack (07/1979)

  • Dangerous acquaintances - Marianne Faithfull (09/1981)

    • Members: Marianne Faithfull, Joe Mavety, Barry Reynolds, Terry Stannard, Steve York
    • Guests: Dyan Birch, Frank Collins, Mel Collins, Julian Diggle, Martin Drover, Dennis Haines, Neil Hubbard, Jim Leverton, Calvin ´Fuzzy´ Samuels, Chris Stainton, Steve Winwood
  • Dare to dream - Viola Wills (1985)

  • Hoopsnakes - Hoopsnakes (1993)

    • Members: Charlie Bingham, Bruce McCabe, Jim Novak, Steve York
    • Technical: Garry Tallent (RIP: Denny Purcell)
  • A Good woman is hard to find - Percy Strother (1993)

    • Members: Steve York (RIP: Percy Strother)
    • Guests: James Smith (RIP: Mike Deutsch)
  • The Lost funk - Casablanca (2003)

    • Members: Aliki Ashman, Barry Clarke, Eddie Edwards, Chris Nichols, Steve York (RIP: Charley Charles)
    • Comments: This album was recorded in 1974, but remained unreleased until 2003.
  • Laura Branigan live - Laura Branigan ( - )

    • Members: Terry Ayres, Brian Becvar, Jim Behringer, Carlos Casarez, Richie Fontana, Danny Hamilton, Virgil Weber, Steve York (RIP: Laura Branigan)
    • Comments: Live VHS video and laserdisc recorded in Lake Tahoe in 1984.
  • Guitar workshop volume 2 - Isaac Guillory ( - )

  • That driving beat (SINGLE) - Red Beans & Rice ( - )

COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (9 credits)
  • World of East of Eden - East Of Eden (1971)

    • Members: Jeff Allen, Dave Arbus, Geoff Britton, Ron Caines, Dave Dufort, David Jacks, Geoff Nicholson, Andy Sneddon, Steve York
  • Jig-a-jig - East Of Eden (1971)

    • Members: Dave Arbus, Geoff Britton, Ron Caines, Dave Dufort, Geoff Nicholson, Andy Sneddon, Steve York
  • The Art of bottleneck / slide guitar - Sam Mitchell (1991)

    • Members: Jeff Rich, Steve York (RIP: Sam Mitchell)
    • Guests: Charlie Musselwhite
    • Comments: Compilation comprising most of the album Bottleneck / slide guitar (minus 1 track), plus 5 additional tracks from Follow you down.
  • Mos´ scocious - the Dr John anthology - Dr John (10/1993)

    • Members: James Calhoun, Dr John, Sydney George, Ken Klimak, Robbie Montgomery, Steve York (RIP: Ronnie Barron)
    • Guests: P P Arnold, Jesse Boyce, Gary Brown, Eric Clapton, Mark Colby, Ken Faulk, Peter Graves, Steve Hunter, Mick Jagger, Plas Johnson, Jerome Jumonville, Abraham Laboriel, Warren Luening, Ralph MacDonald, Steve Mann, Harvey Mason, Marcus Miller, Ziggy Modeliste, Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, Joel Peskin, Whit Sidener, David Spinozza, Bobby Torres, Allen Toussaint, Ernie Watts, Chauncey Welsch (RIP: Lee Allen, Ralph Burns, Leroy Cooper, Ray Draper, Julius Farmer, Melvin Lastie, Marty Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Alvin Robinson, Clifford Solomon, Roland Stone, Doris Troy, Alvin ´Red´ Tyler, Larry Williams)
    • Producer: Bob Ezrin, Tommy LiPuma (RIP: Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler)
    • Technical: Bill Inglot
    • Comments: Boxset.
  • Faithfull - Marianne Faithfull (08/1994)

    • Members: Marianne Faithfull, Joe Mavety, Barry Reynolds, Terry Stannard, Steve York
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell, Mark Isham, Marcus Miller, Keith Richards, Don Was
  • A Perfect stranger: the Island anthology - Marianne Faithfull (10/1998)

    • Members: Dr John, Mark Egan, Marianne Faithfull, Bill Frisell, Garth Hudson, J T Lewis, Joe Mavety, Barry Reynolds, Marc Ribot, Fernando Saunders, Lew Soloff, Terry Stannard, Steve York
    • Guests: Wally Badarou, Julien Barber, Dyan Birch, Al Brown, Mikey Chung, Mel Collins, Jim Cuomo, Raphael De Jesus, Julian Diggle, Charlie Drayton, Glenn Drewes, Martin Drover, Pee Wee Ellis, Lawrence Feldman, Anton Fig, Alex Foster, Sharon Freeman, Mike Gibbs, Conrad Herwig, Neil Hubbard, Chris Hunter, Mark Isham, Birch Johnson, Ron Lawrence, Jim Leverton, John Marshall, Peter Maunu, Bob Mintzer, Gene Orloff, Rufus Reid, Keith Richards, Calvin ´Fuzzy´ Samuels, Kevin Savigar, L Shankar, Steve Slagle, Tony Smith, Chris Spedding, Chris Stainton, Don Was, Charlie Watts, Darryl Way, Steve Winwood, Ron Wood (RIP: Don Alias, Morris Pert, Robert Quine)
    • Technical: Jim Murray
    • Comments: 2CD compilation with some unreleased tracks.
  • A Stranger on Earth - an introduction to Marianne Faithfull - Marianne Faithfull (10/2001)

  • Speed queen of Ventura - Vinegar Joe (2003)

    • Members: Elkie Brooks, Pete Gage, Steve York (RIP: Robert Palmer)
  • The Best of Marianne Faithfull - the millenium collection - Marianne Faithfull (10/2003)

    • Members: Marianne Faithfull, Bill Frisell, Garth Hudson, Joe Mavety, Barry Reynolds, Fernando Saunders, Terry Stannard, Steve York
    • Guests: Wally Badarou, Dyan Birch, Mikey Chung, Frank Collins, Mel Collins, Jim Cuomo, Raphael De Jesus, Julian Diggle, Martin Drover, Pee Wee Ellis, Mike Gibbs, Neil Hubbard, Mark Isham, Jim Leverton, Peter Maunu, Keith Richards, Calvin ´Fuzzy´ Samuels, Chris Stainton, Charlie Watts, Darryl Way, Steve Winwood, Ron Wood (RIP: Morris Pert)
    • Producer: Don Was
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (5 credits)
  • Sneakin´ Sally through the alley - Robert Palmer (1974)

    • Members: Jody Linscott, Leo Nocentelli (RIP: Robert Palmer)
    • Guests: Mel Collins, Gordon Edwards, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Gaspar Lawal, Ziggy Modeliste, Jim Mullen, Art Neville, Bernard Purdie, Chris Stainton, Steve York (RIP: Vicki Brown, Cornell Dupree, Mongezi Feza, Lowell George, Richard Tee)
    • Producer: Allen Toussaint
    • Technical: Phill Brown
  • Back to the night - Joan Armatrading (1975)

    • Members: Joan Armatrading, Gerry Conway, Jean Roussel
    • Guests: Dave Brooks, Tony Carr, Phil Chen, John Halsey, Bernie Holland, Chris Karan, Gaspar Lawal, Ron Matthewson, Tony Newman, Colin Pincott, Andy Summers, Steve York
    • Producer: Pete Gage
  • Pressure drop - Robert Palmer (1975)

    • Members: (RIP: Robert Palmer)
    • Guests: Ray Allen, Paul Barrere, Joe Brown, Sam Clayton, Mel Collins, Kenny Gradney, Ed Greene, Bill Payne, Jean Roussel, David Snell, Steve York (RIP: Vicki Brown, Mongezi Feza, Lowell George, Richie Hayward, James Jamerson)
  • Earl´s a winger / A swallow don´t make a summer (SINGLE) - Richard Digance (01/1978)

    • Guests: Steve York
    • Producer: Pete Gage
    • Comments: The A side is a parody of ´Pearl´s a singer´ in which Steve York also played.
  • Her father didn´t like me anyway - Raphael Ravenscroft (1979)

    • Members: Raf Ravenscroft
    • Guests: Vic Ash, Jeff Bannister, Geoff Britton, Jim Brown, Richard Brunton, Betsy Cook, Liam Genockey, Kuma Harada, Preston Heyman, Brian Holloway, John Huckridge, Nigel Jenkins, Bob Lamb, Julian Littman, Frank Ricotti, Maggie Ryder, Pete Solley, Stretch, Gary Taylor, Derek Watkins, Albert Wing, Steve York, Pete Zorn (RIP: Kenny Baker, Tommy Eyre, Don Lusher, Steve Waller)
    • Comments: This was his solo album. Being a famous sessionman, it was clear that his solo album were to contain many of his companions. The list is amazingly long: Maggie Ryder (vocals, later in Brian May Band with Neil Murray and Cozy Powell), Dennis O'Brien (vocals), Nigel Jenkins (guitar), Gary Taylor (bass), Steve York (bass), Kuma Harada (bass), Pete Zorn (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Pete Solley (keyboards), Stretch (drums), Geoff Britton (drums, ex-Wings and Rough Diamond), Liam Genockey (drums), Preston Heyman (drums, later with Brand X, Randy California, he even played with Atomic Rooster), Frank Ricotti (percussion), and many others.
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (3 credits)
  • A Poke in the eye (with a sharp stick) - VVAA (11/1976)

    • Guests: Neil Innes, Dave MacRae, Steve York (RIP: Graham Chapman, Peter Cook, Isaac Guillory, Tony Hicks)
    • Comments: In April 1976, a series of benefit concerts on behalf of Amnesty International were held at Her Majesty´s Theatre in London. Appearing there: Monty Python, The Goodies, Beyond The Fringe and others. A live album was released in November 1976 from those 3 concerts. A film was also aired, called Pleasure at Her Majesty´s. It was finally reissued as 2CD in 1992, with 3 additional Goodies songs.
  • Mustique Blues Festival 1999 - VVAA (1999)

    • Guests: Dino Baptiste, Dana Gillespie, Evan Jenkins, Dave Kelly, Matt Schofield, Steve York
  • Basil´s bar blues - VVAA (2003)

    • Guests: Dino Baptiste, Javier Garcia, Dana Gillespie, Earl Green, Chris Hunt, Evan Jenkins, Fred P G, Mike Paice, Matt Schofield, Todd Sharpville, Martyn C Winning, Steve York
SESSIONS (6 credits)
  • Come on down / Little man (SINGLE) - Motivation (1968)

  • Johnny come quickly / Flashback (SINGLE) - Bobby McGee (1974)

    • Guests: Steve York
    • Comments: Female singer, she has also used other names such as Wanda Arletti.
  • Let´s fall in love / So long lonely nights (SINGLE) - Robin Sarstedt (1976)

  • Star man / Sonnet (SINGLE) - Rosetta Hightower (1977)

  • Get into what you´re in - Lee Vanderbilt (1977)

    • Members: Lee Vanderbilt
    • Guests: Ian Green, Chris Karan, Jackie McAuley, Godfrey McLean, Mike Moran, Chris Rae, Steve York (RIP: Rebop Kwaku Baah, Barry De Souza, Gerry Shury)
    • Producer: Biddu
    • Comments: Recorded in 1976.
  • The Harmonica according to Charlie Musselwhite - Charlie Musselwhite (1978)

    • Members: Charlie Musselwhite
    • Guests: Bob Hall, Jeff Rich, Steve York (RIP: Sam Mitchell)
    • Comments: Instructional album, it originally included a book. CD reissue has a different album cover.

QUESTIONS:

01. I think Steve plays in this recording by The Goodies: Yum! Yum. Can someone provide some info, please?

02. Can someone give additional info about Giant Marrowfat, please?

03. Steve played in an album by Carl Groszman, along with Ringo Starr? Does anybody know the album title?

04. Steve York played in a single by Harpo Squeaks, but don´t know which one. Does anybody know?


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 18


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 fantastic The British Sound blog (by Bruno Ceriotti), we have rock family trees about:

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: 26
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 Steve York, please, also write me with the link.
  • Vinegar Joe - Talkin´ ´bout my baby (1972)
  • Vinegar Joe live in Stockholm in 1972. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Elkie Brooks, Pete Gage, Robert Palmer, Steve York. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Vinegar Joe - Dream My Own Dreams (1972)
  • Vinegar Joe live in Stockholm in 1972. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Elkie Brooks, Pete Gage, Robert Palmer, Steve York. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Vinegar Joe - Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1972)
  • Vinegar Joe live in Stockholm in 1972. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Elkie Brooks, Pete Gage, Robert Palmer, Steve York. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Vinegar Joe - Take Me In Your Arms (1972)
  • Vinegar Joe live in Stockholm in 1972. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Elkie Brooks, Pete Gage, Robert Palmer, Steve York. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Vinegar Joe - Whole Lotta Shakin´ Goin´ On
  • Vinegar Joe at Disco TV program in 1973. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Elkie Brooks, Pete Gage, Robert Palmer, Steve York. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Vinegar Joe - Proud To Be A Honky Woman (1974)
  • Vinegar Joe live on Musikladen German TV in 1974. Fantastic. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Elkie Brooks, Mike Deacon, Pete Gage, Robert Palmer, Alan Powell, Steve York.

  • Elkie Brooks - Sunshine After The Rain (1977)
  • Elkie Brooks at Top Of The Pops TV program in 1977. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Elkie Brooks, Pete Gage, Tim Hinkley, Trevor Morais, Steve York.

  • Elkie Brooks - I´m Gonna Make You Love Me (1977)
  • Elkie Brooks live on TV in 1977. Fantastic. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Elkie Brooks, Dave Caswell, Jimmy Chambers, Ken Freeman, Pete Gage, Steve Gregory, Tim Hinkley, Tony Jackson, Ruby James, Trevor Morais, John Mumford, Steve York. Percussionist (Arnaud Frank?) unknown to me.

  • Elkie Brooks - Lilac Wine (1977)
  • Elkie Brooks live on Musikladen German TV in 1977. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Elkie Brooks, Pete Gage, Tim Hinkley, Trevor Morais, Steve York. Percussionist (Arnaud Frank?) unknown to me.

  • Elkie Brooks - Love Potion Number Nine (1977)
  • Elkie Brooks live on TV Sight and Sound in 1977. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Elkie Brooks, Dave Caswell, Jimmy Chambers, Ken Freeman, Pete Gage, Steve Gregory, Tim Hinkley, Tony Jackson, Ruby James, Trevor Morais, John Mumford, Steve York.

  • Elkie Brooks - Mojo Hannah (1977)
  • Elkie Brooks live on TV in 1977. Fantastic. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Elkie Brooks, Dave Caswell, Jimmy Chambers, Ken Freeman, Pete Gage, Steve Gregory, Tim Hinkley, Tony Jackson, Ruby James, Trevor Morais, John Mumford, Steve York. Percussionist (Arnaud Frank?) unknown to me.

  • Elkie Brooks - Pearl´s A Singer (1977)
  • Elkie Brooks live on Musikladen German TV in 1977. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Elkie Brooks, Pete Gage, Tim Hinkley, Trevor Morais, Steve York. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Laura Branigan - Gloria (1984)
  • Laura Branigan live in 1984. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Terry Ayres, Brian Becvar, Jim Behringer, Laura Branigan, Carlos Casarez, Richie Fontana, Danny Hamilton, Virgil Weber, Steve York.

  • Laura Branigan - How Am I Supposed To Live Without You (1984)
  • Laura Branigan live in 1984. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Terry Ayres, Brian Becvar, Jim Behringer, Laura Branigan, Carlos Casarez, Richie Fontana, Danny Hamilton, Virgil Weber, Steve York.

  • Laura Branigan - Ti Amo (1984)
  • Laura Branigan live on TV at Solid Gold Show in 1984. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Laura Branigan, Steve York. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Laura Branigan - Satisfaction (1984)
  • Laura Branigan live in 1984. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Laura Branigan, Steve York. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Laura Branigan - Ti Amo (1984)
  • Laura Branigan live on TV at Johnny Carson Show in 1984. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Laura Branigan, Steve York. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Laura Branigan - Solitaire (1984)
  • Laura Branigan live in 1984. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Laura Branigan, Steve York. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Laura Branigan - The Lucky One (1984)
  • Laura Branigan live in September 1984. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Laura Branigan, Steve York. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Laura Branigan - I Wish We Could Be Alone (1984)
  • Laura Branigan live in 1984. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Laura Branigan, Steve York. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Laura Branigan - Satisfaction
  • Laura Branigan live on TV at Johnny Carson Show. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Laura Branigan, Steve York. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Laura Branigan - All Night With Me (1984)
  • Laura Branigan live in 1984. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Terry Ayres, Brian Becvar, Jim Behringer, Laura Branigan, Carlos Casarez, Richie Fontana, Danny Hamilton, Virgil Weber, Steve York.

  • Big Joe Dickerson & The Celebrators - You Upset Me
  • Big Joe Dickerson & The Celebrators live. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Big Joe Dickerson, Donald Robertson, Lisa York, Steve York. Guitarist unknown to me.

  • Big Joe Dickerson & The Celebrators - Black Cat Bone
  • Big Joe Dickerson & The Celebrators live. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Big Joe Dickerson, Donald Robertson, Lisa York, Steve York. Guitarist unknown to me.

  • Big Joe Dickerson & The Celebrators - Beginning To Wonder
  • Big Joe Dickerson & The Celebrators live. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Big Joe Dickerson, Donald Robertson, Lisa York, Steve York. Guitarist unknown to me.

  • Big Joe Dickerson & The Celebrators - What A Wonderful World
  • Big Joe Dickerson & The Celebrators live. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Big Joe Dickerson, Donald Robertson, Lisa York, Steve York. Guitarist unknown to me.


THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Steve York: for being so polite and such great musician and person.
  • Dino Coccia: for asking, giving me a ´push´ and a clue...
  • Gary Moberley: for info on the Red Beans & Rice single.
  • Blake Powell: for forwarding my info to Gary Moberley, as well as for magnificent presents.
  • Cal Batchelor: for allowing to get a copy of his unreleased album with Steve York.
  • Tim Hinkley: for contacting via Steve York, as well as many info.
  • Joe Locker: for info on Alive & Picking (2007).
  • Gerry Field: for info on him playing in a session for Manfred Mann Chapter Three (2007).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Alex Gitlin: for lots of help with scans, albums, info, etc.
  • John H Warburg: for lots of biographical infos on East Of Eden members (2006).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    22/February/2011 - Page added to the blog.
    18/October/2000 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Steve York mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Pete Gage (8)
    Elkie Brooks (7)
    Marianne Faithfull (6)
    Robert Palmer (6)
    Barry Reynolds (6)
    Mel Collins (5)
    Joe Mavety (5)
    Terry Stannard (5)
    Angelo Badalamenti (4)
    Dyan Birch (4)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 18/October/2000 - Last modified on: 23/November/2011. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

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