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Surprising credits

Postby Charlie O. » 05 Sep 2006, 20:21

I was just looking at a CD by the young classical musician Joshua Bell, called Romance of the Violin, and noticed the small print on the back:

Produced by CRAIG LEON AND GRACE ROW
All tracks arranged by CRAIG LEON


Craig Leon produced the debut LPs by The Ramones, Suicide, and The Primitives, the Bangles' first EP, and produced and/or engineered records by Blondie, The Roches, The Sir Douglas Quintet, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, The Beat Farmers, 45 Grave, The Weirdos, The Fall, Rodney Crowell, Moon Martin, Front 242, and many others.*

Now, that's a fairly diverse CV in and of itself, but Joshua Bell??


Seen any names in the small print lately that surprised you?




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Postby Jeff K » 05 Sep 2006, 20:48

Jack Bruce playing bass on all but two tracks on this album...

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Postby Butch Manly » 05 Sep 2006, 20:51

he played on this, too:

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no, seriously.
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Postby Jeff K » 05 Sep 2006, 20:56

Leggy Mountbatten wrote:he played on this, too:

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no, seriously.


that's more up his alley than Lou Reed, I would think.

How about Lowell George and a couple of the other Little Feat guys playing back up to John Cale on Paris 1919.
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Postby McBastard » 05 Sep 2006, 22:06

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Nanette Newman - backing vocals on Let It Bleed.
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Postby Muskrat » 05 Sep 2006, 22:12

As I recall, it was a misprint; Stone printed an article profiling Nanette Workman as the gal in question.

But I may be totally wrong.

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Postby Charlie O. » 05 Sep 2006, 22:30

Jeff K wrote:Jack Bruce playing bass on all but two tracks on this album...

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Steve Winwood's all over it, too, which I find even stranger.

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Postby Jeff K » 05 Sep 2006, 22:35

Charlie O. wrote:
Jeff K wrote:Jack Bruce playing bass on all but two tracks on this album...

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Steve Winwood's all over it, too, which I find even stranger.


Is he actually credited though?

I know he's on the album but I don't recall seeing his name mentioned in the liner notes.
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Postby Charlie O. » 05 Sep 2006, 22:55

Jeff K wrote:I know he's on the album but I don't recall seeing his name mentioned in the liner notes.


It was on the LP, I'm pretty sure...

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Postby Mychael » 05 Sep 2006, 23:11

Charlie O. wrote:I was just looking at a CD by the young classical musician Joshua Bell, called Romance of the Violin, and noticed the small print on the back:

Produced by CRAIG LEON AND GRACE ROW
All tracks arranged by CRAIG LEON


Craig Leon produced the debut LPs by The Ramones, Suicide, and The Primitives, the Bangles' first EP, and produced and/or engineered records by Blondie, The Roches, The Sir Douglas Quintet, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, The Beat Farmers, 45 Grave, The Weirdos, The Fall, Rodney Crowell, Moon Martin, Front 242, and many others.*

Now, that's a fairly diverse CV in and of itself, but Joshua Bell??


Not so surprising really.
Looks more like some kind of development (at least from HIS perspective!): He started out as an engineer with the Ramones and Suicide stuff, then went on to (more or less) big productions, and a quick look at his website reveals that he's almost exclusively involved with classical music for the last 10 years.

In the late 90s he produced some rather new-agey albums for his wife Cassell Webb - as well as working with Germany's Phillip Boa & The Voodooclub (who hired him for his "No New York scene"-credentials and were surprised when a mellow elderly Professor-type bloke turned up who was into Stockhausen and Russian composers :oops: )
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Postby Crispy B Franklin » 06 Sep 2006, 13:21

Sharleen Spiteri from Texas is on Tomorrow the Green Grass by The Jayhawks.
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Postby Andrew Lou Goldman » 06 Sep 2006, 13:43

Brian Eno plays on the "Hail" album by Graham Lewis' (Wire) solo project, He Said.

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Postby Crispy B Franklin » 06 Sep 2006, 13:50

Raul Castro wrote:Brian Eno plays on the "Hail" album by Graham Lewis' (Wire) solo project, He Said.

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He crops up all over the place though. He's even on Coldplay's X&Y (synths on one track). And Measure for Measure by Icehouse (keyboards, treatments and vocals on most tracks).
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Postby bhoywonder » 06 Sep 2006, 14:07

A little wihle ago I noticed something interesting on this:

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In that Garth Hudson and (I think) Levon Helm (possibly Rick Danko) play on a couple of songs, completely independent of each other.

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Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 06 Sep 2006, 14:19

famously but still surprisingly Luther Vandross's crops up on Young Amercians by David Bowie, and Sly and Robbie were given their big break by Joan Armatrading (I can't remember which album - Walk under ladders maybe?
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Postby My name is Spaulding » 06 Sep 2006, 16:16

Itstoolatebaby wrote:Sly and Robbie were given their big break by Joan Armatrading (I can't remember which album - Walk under ladders maybe?



Stewart Copeland also played on one Armatrading album ("The key", I think)
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Postby Crispy B Franklin » 06 Sep 2006, 16:22

Bob Spaulding wrote:
Itstoolatebaby wrote:Sly and Robbie were given their big break by Joan Armatrading (I can't remember which album - Walk under ladders maybe?



Stewart Copeland also played on one Armatrading album ("The key", I think)


I believe members of Genesis played on her song "Drop the Pilot" (maybe just from their touring band?)
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Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 06 Sep 2006, 16:47

Floella Benjamin is on the original London cast album of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Also Joan Armatrading appears on queen's album A Kind of Magic
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Postby Scally Mcgrew » 06 Sep 2006, 17:04

He

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sings backing vocals on this

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Postby JQW » 06 Sep 2006, 17:06

I bet he's glad he didn't also have a brother called Dick.
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