Sunday, October 06, 2013

Today's Happy Hour Soundtrack

Warren Zevon, from his second album:



This album is my favorite album from Warren, by far.  Just take a look at the personnel featured on the album...
  • Warren Zevon - harmonica, piano, rhythm guitar, string arrangements, vocals
  • Jackson Browne - harmony vocals on tracks 2, 3 & 11, piano on track 10, slide guitar on track 3
  • Lindsey Buckingham - guitar on track 3, harmony vocals on tracks 5 & 7
  • Rosemary Butler - harmony vocals on track 10
  • Jorge Calderón - harmony vocals on tracks 8 & 11
  • Marty David - bass on track 3
  • Ned Doheny - guitar on track 10
  • Phil Everly - harmony vocals on tracks 1 & 4
  • Glenn Frey - rhythm guitar on track 9, harmony vocals on tracks 6 & 9
  • The Gentlemen Boys - Background Vocals (11)
  • Bob Glaub - bass on tracks 1, 2, 4 - 7 & 9 - 11
  • Don Henley - harmony vocals on track 6
  • Billy Hinsche - harmony vocals on track 11
  • Bobby Keys - saxophone on tracks 5, 7 & 10
  • David Lindley - banjo on track 1, fiddle on tracks 1, 2 & 5, slide guitar on tracks 4 & 7, guitar on track 9
  • Gary Mallaber - drums on tracks 3 & 8
  • Roy Marinell - bass on track 8
  • Stevie Nicks - vocals on track 7 & 10
  • Bonnie Raitt - harmony vocals on track 10
  • Fritz Richmond - jug on track 8
  • Sid Sharp - strings on tracks 4, 6 & 11
  • J.D. Souther - harmony vocals on tracks 2 & 11
  • Waddy Wachtel - guitar, vocals
  • Carl Wilson - harmony vocals on track 11, vocal arrangements
  • Jai Winding - piano on track 5, organ & synthesizer on track 10, vocals on track 11
  • Larry Zack - drums on tracks 1, 2, 4 - 7 & 9 - 11
  • The Gentlemen Boys consisted of: Jackson Browne, Jorge Calderon, Kenny Edwards, J. D. Souther and Waddy Wachtel.
That list is a veritable "Who's Who" of the El-Eh rock 'n' roll scene, c. 1975.  I was livin' in Westby, Montana when this album came out and there were VERY few albums that got more airplay in that den of iniquity I called home in those days.  These days I get my Warren fix from Pandora, as nearly all of my WZ albums are on vinyl and as such, out of my reach.  I REALLY need to fix that.

2 comments:

  1. I am not familiar with Warren Zevon, but I like this. And I really like lots of the other musicians on the album. I will definitely be listening to this. Thanks.

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    1. I think you'll like the album, Lou.

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