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Re: Surprising credits

Postby Charlie O. » 15 Nov 2016, 23:24

From the Grand Funk live album Caught In The Act - "Special thanks: Kevin Ayers"
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Re: Surprising credits

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Re: Surprising credits

Postby Snarfyguy » 16 Nov 2016, 14:28

Charlie O. wrote:From the Grand Funk live album Caught In The Act - "Special thanks: Kevin Ayers"

Are you serious? :lol:
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Re: Surprising credits

Postby Count Machuki » 16 Nov 2016, 14:45

I guess it's not a huge shocker, but I've always found it peculiar that Charlie Daniels produced the Youngbloods record with 'Darkness, Darkness' on it. He plays on that track, too.

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Re: Surprising credits

Postby Charlie O. » 16 Nov 2016, 15:34

Snarfyguy wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:From the Grand Funk live album Caught In The Act - "Special thanks: Kevin Ayers"

Are you serious? :lol:

I am!
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Re: Surprising credits

Postby Charlie O. » 16 Nov 2016, 22:35

re: the above, I decided to Google "grand funk" and "kevin ayers" to see if anything came up, and this did - from the Wiki page for GF's All The Girls In The World Beware!:

The recording engineer on the sessions was Shelly Yakus with assistance by Kevin Ayers and Rod O'Brien.


So, not that Kevin Ayers, I guess. :(
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Re: Surprising credits

Postby sloopjohnc » 16 Nov 2016, 23:08

Count Machuki wrote:I guess it's not a huge shocker, but I've always found it peculiar that Charlie Daniels produced the Youngbloods record with 'Darkness, Darkness' on it. He plays on that track, too.

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Did not know that. Weird choice.
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Re: Surprising credits

Postby Charlie O. » 03 Jun 2017, 06:17

I just watched the first part of the new Grateful Dead doc. In the opening credits there are, seemingly, dozens of Executive Producers and then Producers named - and the last Producer named was Eric Eisner. I don't know for sure that it's the same guy, but an Eric Eisner wrote songs back in the '60s that were recorded by The Turtles and Buffalo Springfield ("Too Young To Be One" and "No Sun Today", respectively); I don't know why but I always idly wondered whatever became of him.

EDIT: a quick Google search leads me to the conclusion that the Eric Eisner behind the Grateful Dead doc is not the songwriting one... however, the songwriting one might very well be this guy.
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Charlie O. wrote:I just bought this -

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- and was surprised to see that it was engineered by Bill Price (Clash, Sex Pistols) and Roy Baker (presumably Roy Thomas Baker)...

And the text for the cover comic was written by John Junkin (Shake from A Hard Day's Night)!

EDIT: On further inspection, it turns out that Junkin wrote or co-wrote a majority of the songs on the disc, as well...

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Dug out my old vinyl copy of Dylan's Street Legal a couple of weeks ago and was amazed to see that
Marty F received a special thank you on the bank.

There's also a Daniel Johnston album (the one with the Beatles on - can't look it up 'cos I'm not at home) where his thank yous include something along the lines of "everyone in the world who ever lived"

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Re: Surprising credits

Postby zoomboogity » 03 Jun 2017, 20:15

Charlie O. wrote:EDIT: a quick Google search leads me to the conclusion that the Eric Eisner behind the Grateful Dead doc is not the songwriting one... however, the songwriting one might very well be this guy.


Probably the second one. Formerly Disney CEO Michael Eisner has a son named Eric, so my guess is that they're related somehow, either brothers or cousins, but I couldn't find anything specific before giving up.

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Re: Surprising credits

Postby Count Machuki » 05 Jun 2017, 14:21

AH...I'd been looking for this thread.

DID YOU KNOW...that Canadian rocker Bruce Cockburn plays guitar on a Raffi album?!

Baby Beluga...Raffi's Pepper.

Who knew?!

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Re: Surprising credits

Postby Charlie O. » 07 Jun 2017, 00:44

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Only just noticed the fine print on the back (near the boot on the right):

    sunset from Wyoming
    mountains from Norway
    brick road from Bulgaria


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Re: Surprising credits

Postby Charlie O. » 27 Feb 2021, 01:23

Just noticed the other night that the back cover photo on Judy Collins' Wildflowers album (1967) is credited to "Jim Frawley" - presumably the TV director and actor James Frawley, who had a lot to do with the Monkees TV series (much more than just directing some episodes). His other credits include The Muppet Movie and several Columbo episodes (at least one of which he also appears in).
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Re: Surprising credits

Postby LMG » 27 Feb 2021, 10:00

Charlie O. wrote:From the Grand Funk live album Caught In The Act - "Special thanks: Kevin Ayers"


I think there is a recording engineer of that name who also gets a credit on their All The Girls... album
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Re: Surprising credits

Postby Charlie O. » 27 Feb 2021, 12:24

LMG wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:From the Grand Funk live album Caught In The Act - "Special thanks: Kevin Ayers"


I think there is a recording engineer of that name who also gets a credit on their All The Girls... album

Right - see my second post after that one...
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Re: Surprising credits

Postby Charlie O. » 02 Feb 2024, 15:34

Just learned that
Mort Garson, pop songwriter ("Our Day Will Come", "Theme For A Dream") and orchestral arranger-turned-electronic music pioneer (The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds, Plantasia)...

    and
Tom Glazer, folk protest songwriter (Pete Seeger was an admirer) possibly better known for children's songs like "On Top Of Spaghetti" and "Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas)"...

... co-wrote this 1957 country hit for young Brenda Lee:


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