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Surprising Credits

Posted: 12 Feb 2018, 19:46
by Moleskin
Chas & Dave on an Oliver Nelson album!?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_ ... _Oily_Rags

And on this too:


https://www.discogs.com/Teresa-Brewer-T ... se/8305644

Any more for any more?

Re: Surprising Credits

Posted: 12 Feb 2018, 22:27
by Charlie O.

Re: Surprising Credits

Posted: 13 Feb 2018, 08:45
by Moleskin
I thought it had been done before but couldn't find the thread.

Re: Surprising Credits

Posted: 12 Mar 2018, 02:48
by Charlie O.
Jerry Garcia in a 1968 "Nixon For President" TV spot!






Well, okay, he wasn't actually credited...

Re: Surprising Credits

Posted: 04 Oct 2019, 23:27
by Charlie O.
Billy Nicholls (cult artists' cult artist) and Stephen Stills sang back-up on the Michael Schenker Group's MSG album.

Re: Surprising Credits

Posted: 04 Oct 2019, 23:39
by Tom Waits For No One
John Woods on ‘The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death’

:lol:

Re: Surprising Credits

Posted: 05 Oct 2019, 13:24
by The Prof
Quite right too!

Re: Surprising Credits

Posted: 24 Jun 2020, 13:00
by Charlie O.
The name probably won't mean anything to anybody but Rayge and Muskrat, but I was reminded yesterday that the label on The Standells' classic garage punk 45 "Dirty Water" says "Arranged by Lincoln Mayorga".

Re: Surprising Credits

Posted: 24 Jun 2020, 14:30
by Diamond Dog
Ian Stewart piano on Led Zeppelin's "Rock And Roll".

Re: Surprising Credits

Posted: 24 Jun 2020, 19:24
by Muskrat
Charlie O. wrote:The name probably won't mean anything to anybody but Rayge and Muskrat, but I was reminded yesterday that the label on The Standells' classic garage punk 45 "Dirty Water" says "Arranged by Lincoln Mayorga".


The connection is Ed Cobb; Mayorga had been the Four Preps’ pianist and musical director ( and a Hollywood High classmate).

He also played piano on Cobb’s production, Ketty Lester’s Love Letters (also Tainted Love, for that matter).

Also the Piltdown Men and the deceptively named Link-Eddy Combo.

Mayorga went on to work behind the scenes with a Disney for years, and later became a “pops” orchestra conductor.

And that’s without reading the Wikipedia entry!

Re: Surprising Credits

Posted: 24 Jun 2020, 21:19
by Charlie O.
Muskrat wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:The name probably won't mean anything to anybody but Rayge and Muskrat, but I was reminded yesterday that the label on The Standells' classic garage punk 45 "Dirty Water" says "Arranged by Lincoln Mayorga".


The connection is Ed Cobb; Mayorga had been the Four Preps’ pianist and musical director ( and a Hollywood High classmate).

He also played piano on Cobb’s production, Ketty Lester’s Love Letters (also Tainted Love, for that matter).

Also the Piltdown Men and the deceptively named Link-Eddy Combo.

Mayorga went on to work behind the scenes with a Disney for years, and later became a “pops” orchestra conductor.

And that’s without reading the Wikipedia entry!

You never disappoint, Muskrat.

I knew most of that, including that Mayorga played on "Love Letters" - but I never knew Cobb produced that! Great record.

Going by comments made by the Standells about the "Dirty Water" session (as quoted on THEIR Wiki page), I wonder if Mayorga was even really there, or if he just had some kind of deal with Cobb at the time where he got credit on stuff Cobb did. Even before reading the Standells' comments I wondered how much LM could have really done on that record, beyond maybe suggesting the drum groove or the harmonica break or something.

Re: Surprising Credits

Posted: 25 Jun 2020, 13:34
by Charlie O.
Diamond Dog wrote:Ian Stewart piano on Led Zeppelin's "Rock And Roll".

Surprising only inasmuch as this is the first time I've seen him credited!

Re: Surprising Credits

Posted: 25 Jun 2020, 13:43
by Diamond Dog
Charlie O. wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:Ian Stewart piano on Led Zeppelin's "Rock And Roll".

Surprising only inasmuch as this is the first time I've seen him credited!


It's him, honest!



"So when Led Zeppelin borrowed the Stones’ mobile recording studio in early ’71, Stewart drove it to them personally. And then Zep had Stewart play the very funky keyboard part on “Rock and Roll.”

In interviews with Brad Tolinski, Jimmy Page explained why it wasn’t a big deal for John Paul Jones. “He had no problem letting Stu play piano on ‘Rock and Roll,'” Page said. “When you have the chance to use a master of a specific style, you just step back and enjoy what comes out.”

He also recorded "Boogie With Stu" on the same day.

Re: Surprising Credits

Posted: 25 Jun 2020, 14:14
by Charlie O.
Oh, I didn't disbelieve you. He was managing the Mobile, wasn't he?

Re: Surprising Credits

Posted: 25 Jun 2020, 14:59
by Diamond Dog
I think that was the deal, yes.

Re: Surprising Credits

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 18:59
by Six String
Peter Sellers plays ukulele on Steely Span's Commoners Crown (New York Girls).

David Bowie plays sax on their Now We Are Six album (To Know Him Is To Love Him).