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The Steve Gadd Collection Vol. 2

January 21st, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Steve Gadd Collection Vol. 2

This is the second mix of songs featuring the great, prolific and versatile session drummer Steve Gadd “” and there will be a third mix, the first in this series of compilations in honour of session players. And still there will be loads of artists for whom Gadd has drummed who will be excluded. I ran that list last time; I do so again here.

Bette Middler, Bob James, Joe Farrell, Rusty Bryant, Ellie Greenwhich, Jackie DeShannon, O”Donel Levy, Chet Baker, Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Deodato, Stanley Clarke, Hank Crawford, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Merry Clayton, David Sanborn, Leon Redbone, Kenny Vance, Chick Corea, Maynard Ferguson, The Brecker Brothers, Jon Lucien, Alessi Brothers, Freddie Hubbard, Ashford & Simpson, Eric Gale, Phoebe Snow, Lou Courtney, Al Di Meola, Harry Chapin, Earl Klugh, Sergio Mendes, Garland Jeffreys, Ringo Starr, Frankie Valli, Lolleatta Holloway, Manhattan Transfer, Weather Report, The Sylvers, Mongo Santamaria, Sadao Watanbabe, Richard Tee, Charles Mingus, Yusef Latif, Meco, Larry Carlton, Herb Alpert, Joe Sample, Jennifer Holliday, Diana Ross, Tania Maria, Paul Shaffer, Laurie Anderson, John Sebastian, Mark Cohn, Edie Brickell, Buddy Rich, Angela Bofill, Stephen Bishop, Eric Clapton, Tracy Chapman, Joss Stone, Randy Crawford, Nils Landgren, Kate Bush “” and many others”¦

This mix is particularly nice. I”ve had it on frequent rotation over the past few months, and enjoy its chilled out vibe every time it comes on. I hope you”ll like it, too.

As always, CD-R length, home-made covers, PW in comments (and do feel free to tell me whether you like this mix, or find the covers of no use, or what you think about Steve Gadd).

1. Tom Scott – Gotcha (Theme from Starsky & Hutch) (on percussion, 1977)
2. Roberta Flack – I”m The One (1982)
3. Melissa Manchester – I Wanna Be Where You Are (1977)
4. Michael McDonald – Playin” By The Rules (1982)
5. Carly Simon – You Belong To Me (1978)
6. Christopher Cross – Words Of Wisdom (1983)
7. Bee Gees – Nothing Could Be Good (1981)
8. Janis Ian – Do You Wanna Dance? (1978)
9. Esther Phillips – Living Alone(1974)
10. Maggie Bell – A Woman Left Lonely (1974)
11. Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Kiss And Say Goodbye (1975)
12. Paul McCartney – Take It Away (1982)
13. Joe Cocker – I Broke Down (1976)
14. Everything But The Girl – The Only Living Boy In New York (1993)
15. Dusty Springfield – Beautiful Soul (1974)
16. Nancy Wilson – From You To Me To You (1976)
17. Luther Vandross & Patti Austin – I”m Gonna Miss You In The Morning (1978)
18. NYCC – Make Every Day Count (1978)
19. Bob James – Soulero (1974)


Previous Session Musicians:
The Roy Bittan Collection
The Larry Carlton Collection
The Hal Blaine Collection Vol. 1
The Hal Blaine Collection Vol. 2
The Steve Gadd Collection Vol. 1
The Steve Gadd Collection Vol. 2
The Steve Gadd Collection Vol. 3
The Jim Gordon Collection Vol. 1
The Jim Gordon Collection Vol. 2
The Bobby Graham Collection
The Louis Johnson Collection
The Jim Keltner Collection Vol. 1
The Jim Keltner Collection Vol. 2
The Bobby Keys Collection
The Ricky Lawson Collection Vol. 1
The Ricky Lawson Collection Vol. 2
The Joe Osborne Collection
The Bernard Purdie Collection Vol. 1
The Bernard Purdie Collection Vol. 2
The Ringo Starr Collection

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  1. halfhearteddude
    January 21st, 2016 at 07:05 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. Lynchie
    January 21st, 2016 at 15:35 | #2

    Great bunch of music. Some old favourites and others will be a 1st time listen. Thanks for sharing. All the best to you and your blog.

  3. Jim McKeon
    January 22nd, 2016 at 16:39 | #3

    It’s Jimmy Mac the Gadd-o-phile again. Just had to say that I not only like this mix. I love it! I just noticed that in the album notes for Tom Scott’s Blow It Out, Rick Marotta is credited as the drummer on Gotcha (Theme from Starsky & Hutch). With Steve Gadd on percussion. That’s the only time I can ever remember seeing Steve Gadd get credited as the percussionist and not the drummer on a particular track.

  4. Rhod
    January 22nd, 2016 at 22:06 | #4

    Thanks Amd

    A greate series



  5. Dave B
    January 23rd, 2016 at 22:42 | #5

    Thanks again for the mix. I assume you’ve seen the “yacht rock” series on YouTube? If you haven’t, it’a must for fans of Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, etc. Had me crying with laughter.

  6. halfhearteddude
    January 25th, 2016 at 17:18 | #6

    Well, to go with that, I offer you this:

    Yacht Rock O.D.!

  7. dogbreath
    January 26th, 2016 at 11:47 | #7

    Wouldn’t it be quicker to list those artists Gadd hasn’t played for? Another cool collection, many thanks!

  8. January 28th, 2016 at 09:29 | #8

    Let’s not forget that “Steve Gadd’s clone” plays on Zappa’s “A Little Green Rosetta” from “Joe’s Garage.” It’s a joke from the song.

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