famous bands (or significant portions thereof) who backed up a solo artist or were absorbed into an existing band for a single album: the thread

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The Buggles on Yes's 90125
Pearl Jam on Neil Young's Mirrorball
The Dirty Two-Thirds on Cat Power's Moon Pix
Clover (aka most of the News, of 'Huey Lewis and the' fame) on Elvis Costello's My Aim is True

GO!

Howlin' Oates - 'Wang Can't Dang for That (No Can Doodle)' (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 15:50 (three months ago) link

Okkervil River were Roky Erickson's backing band on True Love Cast Out All Evil.

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 15:54 (three months ago) link

The Band obv

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 15:54 (three months ago) link

Most of Slint backed up Will Oldham early on

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 15:54 (three months ago) link

A side-project, but REM backing Warren Zevon

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 15:55 (three months ago) link

I guess single songs might be acceptable here as well (eg REM on Liz Phair's 'Fantasize'). Although that might make things unwieldy mighty quick.

Howlin' Oates - 'Wang Can't Dang for That (No Can Doodle)' (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 15:58 (three months ago) link

little feat on john cale's paris 1919

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 15:59 (three months ago) link

Grateful Dead on David Crosby's If I Could Only Remember My Name
Dungen on Melody's Echo Chamber's Bon Voyage
Lots of Tropicalia/MPB, e.g. Os Mutantes on Gilberto Gil's 1968 self-titled ablum, and Marcos Valle's respective albums backed by O Terço and Azimuth

J. Sam, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:00 (three months ago) link

too bad no other VU members ever did an album with a famous band

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:00 (three months ago) link

I think Drama is the Yes album that was more Buggles-absorbent. 90125 had but one Buggle, Trevor Horn (as producer, not as a band member).

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:00 (three months ago) link

xpost also Little Feat on Akiko Yano's Japanese Girl

J. Sam, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:01 (three months ago) link

i see you president keyes

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:01 (three months ago) link

The Dirty Three have been a backing band for Nick Cave and Bonnie Prince Billy, among others

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:04 (three months ago) link

non-Stipe REM backed up Zevon iirc.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:06 (three months ago) link

I think Drama is the Yes album that was more Buggles-absorbent. 90125 had but one Buggle, Trevor Horn (as producer, not as a band member).

― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:00 AM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Thank you. Just wanted to throw some half-remembered examples out there to get this thing rolling, secure in the knowledge that y'all would eventually correct my wild + irresponsible misstatements.

Howlin' Oates - 'Wang Can't Dang for That (No Can Doodle)' (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:07 (three months ago) link

Speaking of Bonnie Prince Billy, The Brave and the Bold with Tortoise.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:07 (three months ago) link

Labelle backing Laura Nyro

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:11 (three months ago) link

Jerry Lee Lewis backed by the Nashville Teens, Live at the Star Club Hamburg

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:12 (three months ago) link

Wonder if Nick Lowe and those masked surf rockers count.

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:14 (three months ago) link

I’m guessing President Keyes was referring to Loutallica, but didn’t the Blue Orchids play on a Nico album?

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:16 (three months ago) link

YMO all played on Akiko Yano's ごはんができたよ (Gohan ga Dekitayo) LP in 1980, I have the feeling there's several hundred more examples of them doing something like this but I'm not trawling all the way through Discogs to find out.

Zeuhl Idol (Matt #2), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:16 (three months ago) link

The whole soulquarians era has a whole bunch of The Roots on albums by D’Angelo, Badu, Common, etc

Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:17 (three months ago) link

Toto on about half of Thriller

Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:17 (three months ago) link

The Small Faces as the backing band for P.P. Arnold on "If You Think You're Groovy":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMuE5hAADRs

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:17 (three months ago) link

Dunno how/if this would count, but the then-Who (Townshend, Entwistle, Kenney Jones) as backing band for Roger Daltrey on most of the McVicar soundtrack, billed as a Daltrey solo album.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:19 (three months ago) link

Linda Ronstadt backed by the Eagles on her 3rd album

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:19 (three months ago) link

Three Beatles backing up Jackie Lomax on "Sour Milk Sea."

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:21 (three months ago) link

Dunno how/if this would count, but the then-Who (Townshend, Entwistle, Kenney Jones) as backing band for Roger Daltrey on most of the McVicar soundtrack, billed as a Daltrey solo album.

Kinda similar to the Dead backing Bob Weir on his first solo alb?

Alternatively, all of Led Zeppelin before they became Led Zeppelin playing on PJ Proby's Three Week Hero?

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:22 (three months ago) link

Sleater-Kinney backing the Go-Betweens on The Friends of Rachel Worth.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:24 (three months ago) link

Midlake on John Grant's solo debut.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:29 (three months ago) link

Rockpile on that Charlene Carter album and Mickey Jupp's Juppanese.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:30 (three months ago) link

The Heartbreakers w/Johnny Cash.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:32 (three months ago) link

The Meters AND Little Feat on the first three Robert Palmer lps.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:34 (three months ago) link

Nucleus graduually became the Soft machine

Soft machine backed Syd Barret on solo stuff

Gun Club/Fur Bible backed Legendary Stardust cowboy on a tour in the uk in 1985, sans jeffrey lee pierce of course.

I think the band on the live Foetus lp Rife was the band touring as the Swans at about the same time.

Kaleidoscope (US) back Leonard cohen on several tracks on his first lp

band backing Gordon Jackson on Thinking Back is a mix of all of Traffic and several of Family

Stevolende, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:34 (three months ago) link

The Heartbreakers on Roger McGuinn's Back From Rio.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:35 (three months ago) link

P-Funk did this multiple times obviously -U.S. Soul, the JBs, Madhouse

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:38 (three months ago) link

Funkadelic backed the Temptations and Chairmen of the Board etc

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:38 (three months ago) link

I guess Henry Cow and Slapp Happy belong here, but I don't know the exact nature of how they crossed over.

The Bite Game with Jim Lamprey (WmC), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:41 (three months ago) link

Wilco backing Scott McCaughey on the Minus 5 Down with Wilco album, and backing Billy Bragg on many tracks of Mermaid Avenue (though sort of credited as the title artist)

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:41 (three months ago) link

Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit were on the first Eurythmics album plus some other records, although by that point Can were finished and they were kind of the Sly n' Robbie of Krautrock anyway.

Zeuhl Idol (Matt #2), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:42 (three months ago) link

Faust on Tony Conrad's Outside The Dream Syndicate

Zeuhl Idol (Matt #2), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:42 (three months ago) link

Can on the debut album by Alex (Wiska) - Czukay/Liebezeit, to be exact, with Karoli on one track.

John Harris is a Guardian columnist (Tom D.), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:42 (three months ago) link

... 1973?

John Harris is a Guardian columnist (Tom D.), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:42 (three months ago) link

Kaleidoscope (US) back Leonard cohen on several tracks on his first lp

!! I did not know this

Ambient Police (sleeve), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:45 (three months ago) link

Idiot Flesh/Sleepytime Gorilla Museum nucleus is also the backing band on early Charming Hostess material (which rules btw)

Ambient Police (sleeve), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:46 (three months ago) link

Love And Rockets as backup band for The Jazz Butcher

Ambient Police (sleeve), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:46 (three months ago) link

I guess since I started the thread I'm at liberty to broaden the purview and will do so now to include famous bands which morphed, in a more permanent way, into other famous bands (eg Joy Division > New Order, The Ants > Bow Wow Wow) if only because I know you boffins will come up with more archaic examples that will blow my mind.

Howlin' Oates - 'Wang Can't Dang for That (No Can Doodle)' (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:54 (three months ago) link

Drive-By Truckers were the band for Bettye LaVette album The Scene of the Crime

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:58 (three months ago) link

Spoon backed up Sally Crewe on Drive it Like You Stole It.

Howlin' Oates - 'Wang Can't Dang for That (No Can Doodle)' (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 17:01 (three months ago) link

I guess since I started the thread I'm at liberty to broaden the purview and will do so now to include famous bands which morphed, in a more permanent way, into other famous bands (eg Joy Division > New Order, The Ants > Bow Wow Wow)

Related: Bands sucking other entire bands into themselves

Theodor Adorno, perhaps the greatest philosopher alive today (morrisp), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 17:04 (three months ago) link

This thread

One of my favorite shows ever was Elliott Smith with Quasi. I want to say ...Quasi played first, as the usual duo, then he joined them on bass, then they backed him for his set?

Yes, this sounds right

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 June 2019 18:44 (three months ago) link

Tony Levin wouldn't actually join King Crimson until 1981 or so, but both him and Fripp are on the Roches 1979 debut.

Ambient Police (sleeve), Friday, 7 June 2019 18:49 (three months ago) link

The Fripp/Levin connection probably started in 1978 on Peter Gabriel's 2nd album.

Hideous Lump, Friday, 7 June 2019 20:04 (three months ago) link

The Jayhawks back Joe Henry on 'Short Man's Room', also there's Vic Chestnutt's 'Salesman and Bernadette' where he's backed by Lambchop.

Grantman, Saturday, 8 June 2019 14:51 (three months ago) link

Thank you! I knew Lambchop did this but had totally forgotten about that (great) album. Yesterday I spend some time googling "did Lambchop back Yo La Tengo on tour" and "lambchop east river pipe" and other plausible combinations.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 8 June 2019 14:54 (three months ago) link

isn't there a david kilgour album with lambchop backing him? (have a vague memory from seeing them in the early 2000s with an encore consisting of tally ho! with kilgour taking the vocals)

no lime tangier, Saturday, 8 June 2019 15:25 (three months ago) link

Some of Lambchop appear on David Kilgour's Frozen Orange - both acts would have been on Merge at the time?

Grantman, Saturday, 8 June 2019 16:33 (three months ago) link

Coldcut were in contractual disguise as The Plastic Population on Yazz's The Only Way Is Up.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Saturday, 8 June 2019 20:11 (three months ago) link

2/3s of Gone became half of the Rollins Band before one of them was replaced by Melvin Gibbs who is famous in his own right.

Stevolende, Sunday, 9 June 2019 10:27 (three months ago) link

^ that Rollins Band lineup was later replaced wholesale by the young members of non-famous metal band Mother Superior

(before a brief and aggravating reunion tour of the prior lineup, that proved to be the end of his musical career, Rollins reissued all the albums by the third lineup, now on his own label, as Henry Rollins & Mother Superior)

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Sunday, 9 June 2019 11:01 (three months ago) link

all half

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Sunday, 9 June 2019 11:06 (three months ago) link

Speaking of half, can someone sort out the Moe Tucker Half Japanese thing for me? Sorry, it’s been a while.

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 9 June 2019 11:49 (three months ago) link

I saw them in 88 or 89 . I think it was Moe, thae current line up of half japanese plus a guitarist who was putting things out through 50 Skidillion Watts which was the half japanese label. Charlie something I think. I'm picturing him as having a haircut like the guy in Lexx the sci fi show.

Stevolende, Sunday, 9 June 2019 12:18 (three months ago) link

xpost There was once a Yo La Tengo tour with Lambchop opening, where Yo La Tengo featured Mac from Superchunk and David Kilgour as auxiliary members. I seem to recall seeing them here in 2000 or so and most of everyone encoring with Tally-ho!.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 9 June 2019 12:31 (three months ago) link

xp Thinking of Moe Tucker, I heard she was the original drummer for the band that became Sun City Girls back when the Bishop brothers were working under the name Paris 1942

Stevolende, Sunday, 9 June 2019 12:34 (three months ago) link

Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. are, oddly enough, the rhythm section on some of Nanci Griffith's "Flyer." And all of U2 play on the first Robbie Robertson album, though that makes a little more sense.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 9 June 2019 12:47 (three months ago) link

Todd Rundgren & Utopia on Shaun Cassidy's Wasp.

Todd Rundgren & Utopia on Hall and Oates' 'War Babies'.

Bloody Snail, Sunday, 9 June 2019 13:47 (three months ago) link

The Cure backing up their postman (?) for the "I'm A Cult Hero/I Dig You" single.

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 9 June 2019 14:08 (three months ago) link

This happened a fair bit in the '60s for British blues bands. Most of Fleetwood Mac backed up Otis Spann (Mick Fleetwood wasn't involved) on the fantastic "The Biggest Thing Since Colossus" LP. The Yardbirds backed up Sonny Boy Williamson II in '63. Along the same "British Invasion band backing up Americans", the Hollies backed up the Everly Brothers - and wrote most of the songs - on "Two Yanks in England" (also a fantastic record)

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Sunday, 9 June 2019 14:19 (three months ago) link

The Animals backed up Sonny Boy II, uh, too.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 9 June 2019 14:39 (three months ago) link

Clover & Elvis Costello

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 9 June 2019 14:47 (three months ago) link

Believe that was mentioned upthread, as was Two Yanks in England.

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 9 June 2019 14:49 (three months ago) link

can someone sort out the Moe Tucker Half Japanese thing for me? Sorry, it’s been a while.

they toured together with HJ as the backing band for Moe, also I think HJ is the band on Life In Exile?

Ambient Police (sleeve), Sunday, 9 June 2019 15:01 (three months ago) link

The Cure backing up their postman (?)

Obscured by subsequent lineup changes in and famousness of the Cure, but this was a Crawley supergroup of various non-famous people, including Robert on guitar and Lol on drums. Bassist Michael Dempsey is relegated to keyboards, the keyboardist for the Magazine Spys also plays keyboards, the bassist for the Mag Spys plays bass, Robert’s sister’s boyfriend plays second guitar, Robert’s sister and Robert’s other sister and another local band are on backing vocals. It was, yes, a local postman on lead vocals.

Having checked that they could be drunk all night in a studio together, Robert fired Dempsey & hired the Mag Spys bassist, whose keyboardist pal came along for a six month stint. The bassist has spent most of the next forty years in The Cure, quitting for a year or three here and there. Smith’s sister’s boyfriend did some art and played some sax for the band five years later, then did two 6+ year stints on guitar, 13 years apart.

So while there are a lot of eventual Cure members on the single, it’s more of an audition for them to be in this indie band from the local town with one half-promising album, than global superstars The Cure backing someone.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Sunday, 9 June 2019 18:33 (three months ago) link

(Most of the people involved were teenagers at the time; Robert & Lol were 20.)

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Sunday, 9 June 2019 18:39 (three months ago) link

(Details supplied as a curiosity, not a corrective.)

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Sunday, 9 June 2019 18:40 (three months ago) link

In the late 90s I saw Tom Ze with Tortoise as his backing band (not this show but a similar one):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYs2J_YHrik

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 9 June 2019 21:49 (three months ago) link

i dig you was played a shit ton on lir 82-85 and always described then as by "cult hero" feat some cure folk

Hunt3r, Monday, 10 June 2019 03:11 (three months ago) link

Another REM one: Backing the Troggs on Athens Andover

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 10 June 2019 04:02 (three months ago) link

another one for the uk blues groups backing touring americans trend: a nascent groundhogs & john lee hooker

no lime tangier, Monday, 10 June 2019 04:09 (three months ago) link

on lir 82-85 and always described then as by

yah by ‘85 the ppl involved were nearly 50% Cure members! but in ‘79 it was just some kids who’d booked a cheap night session in a studio

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Monday, 10 June 2019 04:54 (three months ago) link

Sleater-Kinney backing the Go-Betweens on The Friends of Rachel Worth.

Orange Juice's rhythm section backed the Go-Betweens on "I Need Two Heads" I think.

Has the Smiths backing Sandie Shaw been mentioned?

fetter, Monday, 10 June 2019 12:29 (three months ago) link

Heh, Pet Shop Boys backing Dusty Springfield, Liza Minnelli ...

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 10 June 2019 12:55 (three months ago) link

^^

Sandie Shaw did a 12" of three Smiths covers, backed by the Smiths in 1984

Pet Shop Boys wrote and produced Nothing Has Been Proved as a theme song for the 1989 Whalley / Hurt Profumo affair biopic Scandal; sung by & credited to Dusty.

(If we're going to count that, there's also them backing and producing Boy George on the cover of The Crying Game that was the theme to the 1993 Neil Jordan film. But if we're going to count that, then there's also the Carroll Thompson cover of Let The Music Play on the same soundtrack album (which PSB released on their own imprint). And if we're counting that, then the three versions of the Cicero song they produced on the album lead to the other singles and half an album that they produced for Cicero, their singles with Eighth Wonder and Sam Taylor-Wood and Robbie Williams and Absolutely Fabulous and cetera & cetera...)

The Liza album is this one.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 02:35 (three months ago) link

ah Sandie Shaw is a good one !

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 09:27 (three months ago) link

The Monochrome Set on The Camera Loves Me (1988) by Would-Be-Goods.

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:35 (three months ago) link

The Gourds on Get A Life by Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:39 (three months ago) link

on the new strand of oaks album, lead singer Tim Showalter is backed by My Morning Jacket (minus Jim James)

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 18:20 (three months ago) link

I think a couple of PAVEMENT guys were on the first Silver Jews.

Jim O'Rourke and Sonic Youth.

― nicky lo-fi, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:56 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Malk & Nasty were in the Joos before both were in Pavement

― Theodor Adorno, perhaps the greatest philosopher alive today (morrisp), Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:09 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

related, apparently the band Woods is the backing band for the new David Berman band Purple Mountains

na (NA), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:51 (three months ago) link

Mae Moore & Margot Smith (RIP) each had albums produced by Steve Kilbey - so most/all of The Church show up.

The Smithereens have been Dave Davies’ backing band every so often.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 01:02 (three months ago) link

Curve were part of Eurythmics’ touring band (it was how Toni & Dean Met)

Jason poached Julian Cope’s band for a Spiritualized line up.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 01:12 (three months ago) link

Jason had already poached half his previous lineup from a previous Cope band too!

Curve were part of Eurythmics’ touring band (it was how Toni & Dean Met)

Garcia was a studio "member" of Eurythmics too, but I'm pretty sure Halliday didn't sing with them - they did meet through Dave Stewart though, and formed their first band in 1985 (also including the Eurythmics' long-time drummer Olle Romo), who flopped, split, and formed Curve a few years later after Halliday had another solo flop on Stewart's label. Eurythmics no longer existed by then, incidentally.

but! Feargal Sharkey's debut solo (the one with A Good Heart and You Little Thief as b2b openers) was produced by Stewart with himself on guitar and BVs, Garcia on bass, Romo on drums and a keyboard player who went on to be on various Eurythmics (after Garcia left) and DAS records in the following years. so not an actual lineup of Eurythmics that existed at any time, but close enough to note.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 01:56 (three months ago) link

(Future hubby) Alan Moulder and Flood are all over the first Toni album, too, which further helps tie the story together.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 02:06 (three months ago) link

Gawd... I forgot about that State Of Play album. Thanks for the details.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 04:32 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

The Smithereens have been Dave Davies’ backing band every so often.

On occasion in the 80s, the Smithereens acted as the Beau Brummels, backing Sal Valentino and Ron Elliott.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 24 August 2019 02:44 (three weeks ago) link

The first Rainbow album was basically Elf w/Ritchie Blackmore.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 24 August 2019 02:46 (three weeks ago) link

R.E.M. sans Stipe throughout Zevon's "Sentimental Hygiene." Dylan and Neil Young on that record for a sec, too. Guess this was what gave us Hindu Love Gods.

ellaguru, Saturday, 24 August 2019 23:19 (three weeks ago) link

Yup. Hindu Love Gods was stuff recorded during level checks and downtime during the SH sessions.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 24 August 2019 23:24 (three weeks ago) link

I guess in jazz it's more fungible but Norman Connors' 'Dance of Magic' is essentially all of Pharoah Sanders' band at the time minus Pharaoh but including most of the Headhunters

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 24 August 2019 23:27 (three weeks ago) link

The Fabulous Thunderbirds are the backing band for most of Carlos Santana's Havana Moon.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 24 August 2019 23:28 (three weeks ago) link


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