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Jim Gordon

Posted: 30 Dec 2019, 17:02
by C
Tentatively up for parole again in March 2021

Let's hope one day he can rid himself of the demons.

During his career, Jim played with a long list of musicians and record producers, including:

Peter Allen: Taught by Experts
Duane Allman: An Anthology
Hoyt Axton: My Griffin Is Gone
Joan Baez: Diamonds & Rust; From Every Stage; Gulf Winds; Blowin' Away
The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds; Smiley Smile; Friends; 20/20
The Beau Brummels: Triangle
Stephen Bishop: Careless
Cilla Black: It Makes Me Feel Good
Bread: Bread
Teresa Brewer: 16 Most Requested Songs
Jackson Browne: The Pretender
Jack Bruce: Out of the Storm
The Byrds: The Notorious Byrd Brothers
The Carpenters: Horizon; A Kind of Hush; Interpretations
Cher: Stars
Eric Clapton: Eric Clapton
Gene Clark: Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers
Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs & Englishmen
Judy Collins: Who Knows Where the Time Goes
Alice Cooper: Alice Cooper Goes to Hell; Lace and Whiskey
Crosby, Stills & Nash: Crosby, Stills & Nash
Burton Cummings: Burton Cummings; Dream of a Child
Delaney & Bonnie: On Tour with Eric Clapton; D&B Together
Derek and the Dominos: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs; In Concert; Live at the Fillmore
Neil Diamond: Beautiful Noise
Donovan: Essence to Essence
Dr. John: The Sun, Moon & Herbs
The Everly Brothers: Gone Gone Gone; Beat & Soul; Two Yanks in England; Roots; Stories We Could Tell
Art Garfunkel: Angel Clare; Breakaway
David Gates: First
Lowell George: Thanks, I'll Eat It Here
Merle Haggard: Same Train, a Different Time
Hall & Oates: Daryl Hall & John Oates; Bigger Than Both of Us
Albert Hammond: It Never Rains in Southern California; The Free Electric Band; Albert Hammond
George Harrison: All Things Must Pass; Living in the Material World; Extra Texture (Read All About It)
Jim Henson: The Muppet Movie
Richard "Groove" Holmes: Six Million Dollar Man
John Lee Hooker: Endless Boogie
Jim Horn: Through the Eyes of a Horn; Jim's Horn
Thelma Houston: I've Got the Music in Me
The Hues Corporation: Freedom for the Stallion; Rockin' Soul; Love Corporation; I Caught Your Act
Incredible Bongo Band: "Apache"; Bongo Rock
Phil Keaggy: Love Broke Thru; Ph'lip Side
B.B. King: B.B. King in London
Carole King:The City
Cheryl Ladd: Dance Forever
The Lettermen: Lettermen 1; Spin Away
Gordon Lightfoot: Sundown; Cold on the Shoulder; Gord's Gold; Summertime Dream
Nils Lofgren: Cry Tough
Manhattan Transfer: Coming Out; Pastiche
Dave Mason: Alone Together
Country Joe McDonald: Love is a Fire
Maria Muldaur: Maria Muldaur; Waitress in a Donut Shop
Elliott Murphy: Elliott Murphy; Lost Generation
Oliver Nelson: Skull Session
Tracy Nelson: Time Is on My Side
Randy Newman: Randy Newman; 12 Songs
Harry Nilsson: Aerial Ballet; Skidoo (Soundtrack); Harry; Nilsson Schmilsson; Son of Dracula (Soundtrack)
Goro Noguchi: Goro In Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Yoko Ono: Fly
Van Dyke Parks: Song Cycle; Discover America
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; Playback
Kenny Rankin: Silver Morning
Redeye: Redeye
Emitt Rhodes: The American Dream
Righteous Brothers: Give It to the People
Minnie Riperton: Adventures in Paradise
Johnny Rivers: L.A. Reggae; Blue Suede Shoes; Last Boogie in Paris; New Lovers and Old Friends; Wild Night; Outside Help
Linda Ronstadt: Don't Cry Now
Leon Russell: Leon Russell and the Shelter People; Will o' the Wisp
Seals and Crofts: Seals & Crofts; Summer Breeze; Diamond Girl
John Sebastian: Tarzana Kid
Louie Shelton: Touch Me
Judee Sill: Heart Food
Carly Simon: No Secrets; Hotcakes; Playing Possum
Tom Snow: Taking It All in Stride; Tom Snow
The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band: The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band
Joey Stec: Joey Stec
Steely Dan: Pretzel Logic; "Here at the Western World"
B. W. Stevenson: Lead Free; My Maria; Calabasas
John Stewart: The Phoenix Concerts
Stone Poneys: "Different Drum"[17]; Evergreen, Volume 2
Barbra Streisand: Barbra Joan Streisand
Mariya Takeuchi: Love Songs
Bob Thiele & His Orchestra: I Saw Pinetop Spit Blood
Mel Tormé: Right Now!
Traffic: Welcome to the Canteen; The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
John Travolta: John Travolta
John Valenti: Anything You Want
Tom Waits: The Heart of Saturday Night
Tim Weisberg: Hurtwood Edge; Dreamspeaker
Bobby Whitlock: Bobby Whitlock; Raw Velvet
Frank Zappa: Apostrophe ('); Läther; 'Grand Wazoo' (tour) and 'Petit Wazoo' (tour) bootlegs; Imaginary Diseases; Wazoo; Little Dots

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Re: Jim Gordon

Posted: 30 Dec 2019, 17:11
by Jimbo
I always wondered who was playing drums on that Cheryl Ladd song.

Re: Jim Gordon

Posted: 30 Dec 2019, 17:39
by Muskrat
Jimbo wrote:I always wondered who was playing drums on that Cheryl Ladd song.


And who could match his work with the Lettermen?

Re: Jim Gordon

Posted: 30 Dec 2019, 18:59
by Brenda Love-Heart
The Muppets?

Re: Jim Gordon

Posted: 30 Dec 2019, 19:18
by Pool Hall Richard
Top drummer, him and Carl on bass, top class rhythm section. Won't ever be released.

Re: Jim Gordon

Posted: 30 Dec 2019, 21:38
by Sam Stone
Also wrote the second (piano onward) part of Layla - although Rita Coolidge disputes his credit.

His Grammy Following the song’s appearance on Eric Clapton Unplugged was apparently delivered to him in prison.

Sad what happened to him (and his mum). Guess the drugs must have trip-wired the madness in him.

Re: Jim Gordon

Posted: 31 Dec 2019, 03:23
by Charlie O.
This story made the rounds several years ago and is worth revisiting. And don't miss Andy Newmark's testimony in the comments section!

https://fresnoalliance.com/james-beck-gordon-the-drum-czar/

Re: Jim Gordon

Posted: 31 Dec 2019, 07:56
by Jimbo
Charlie O. wrote:This story made the rounds several years ago and is worth revisiting. And don't miss Andy Newmark's testimony in the comments section!

https://fresnoalliance.com/james-beck-gordon-the-drum-czar/


Must read. I cried a little. Who knew about making music in prison? The long jams from the Layla session might be some of the best music ever recorded.

Re: Jim Gordon

Posted: 31 Dec 2019, 12:48
by C
Powehi wrote:Also wrote the second (piano onward) part of Layla - although Rita Coolidge disputes his credit.


They were an item for a while - until he assaulted her







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Re: Jim Gordon

Posted: 31 Dec 2019, 12:50
by C
Pool Hall Richard wrote:Top drummer, him and Carl on bass, top class rhythm section


I saw Derek and the Dominos on the first leg of their first tour in 1970.

Dagenham Roundhouse a small venue 200 people max.

I was 10 feet from Jim's tubs and 5 from Carl's bass





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Re: Jim Gordon

Posted: 31 Dec 2019, 21:30
by Pool Hall Richard
C wrote:
Pool Hall Richard wrote:Top drummer, him and Carl on bass, top class rhythm section


I saw Derek and the Dominos on the first leg of their first tour in 1970.

Dagenham Roundhouse a small venue 200 people max.

I was 10 feet from Jim's tubs and 5 from Carl's bass





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Now that is impressive. Small gig, early before album recorded. Superb.

A robust rhythm section, most impressive.

Re: Jim Gordon

Posted: 01 Jan 2020, 12:00
by C
Pool Hall Richard wrote:
C wrote:
Pool Hall Richard wrote:Top drummer, him and Carl on bass, top class rhythm section


I saw Derek and the Dominos on the first leg of their first tour in 1970.

Dagenham Roundhouse a small venue 200 people max.

I was 10 feet from Jim's tubs and 5 from Carl's bass





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Now that is impressive. Small gig, early before album recorded. Superb.

A robust rhythm section, most impressive.


Derek and the Dominos 1 Aug 1970 Supertramp supporting.

I frequented here from 1969 to 1973

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_b ... Roundhouse






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