JIMMY HOROWITZ sessions
This is the list of the sessions I know Jimmy Horowitz
appears... I've classified them into several categories:
Sessions with former/current bandmates
Albums produced by him
SESSIONS WITH FORMER/CURRENT BANDMATES
Long John Baldry
It ain't easy was co-produced between
Elton John & Rod Stewart. It features Maggie Bell (vocals), Ron Wood
(guitar), Sam Mitchell (guitar), Ray Jackson (mandolin), Ian Armitt (keyboards),
Alan Skidmore (sax). Jimmy Horowitz acts as executive producer. Also appearing
the complete lineup of Hookfoot: Caleb
Quaye (guitar), Ian Duck (vocals, harmonica), Dave Glover (bass), Roger
It ain't easy (1971, Warner)
Everything stops for tea (1972, Warner)
Good to be alive (1976, Casablanca)
Welcome to the club (1977, Casablanca)
Baldry's out (1979, EMI)
Thrill's a thrill: the Canadian... (1996)
Everything stops for tea includes
the appearance of Elton John (with his musicians Davey Johnstone, Ray Cooper
and Nigel Olsson) and Rod Stewart, as well as Jimmy Litherland (guitar,
from Colosseum), Bob Weston (guitar), Sam Mitchell (guitar), John Porter
(bass), Bill Smith (bass), Richard Brown (bass), Ian Armitt (keyboards),
Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards), Terry Stannard (drums), Micky
Waller (percussion), and backing vocals by Madeline Bell, Barry St
John, Liza Strike & Doris Troy.
The Good to be Alive album was recorded
with great musicians: Lesley Duncan (vocals), Sue Glover (vocals), Liza
Strike (vocals), Kay Garner (vocals), Dave
Ball (guitar), Bob Cohen (guitar), Sam Mitchell (guitar), Denny
Ball (bass), Andy Bown (keyboards), Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards), John
Mealing (keyboards), Terry Cox (drums) Tony Newman (drums), Mike Driscoll
(drums), as well as horns by Jon Field, Chris Hughes and Mick French.
Welcome to the club contains appearances
by Jesse Ed Davis (guitar), Andy Bown (guitar), Sam Mitchell (guitar),
Alan Murphy (guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Klaus Voormann (bass), Ian
Armitt (keyboards), Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards), John Jarvis (keyboards),
Pete Gavin (drums), Jim Keltner (drums), and vocals by Madeline Bell, Tony
Burrows, Lesley Duncan, Kay Garner, Neil Lancaster, Chas Mills, Liza Strike.
Baldry's out was recorded with the
core of his-then band (the great, late Alan Murphy on guitar, Mick Clarke
on guitar, Roy Young on keyboards, Kathi McDonald on vocals), plus help
from Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards), Ray Warleigh (sax), and others.
Sing children sing was recorded with
Chris Spedding (guitar), Joe Moretti (guitar), Toni Campo (bass), Jimmy
Horowitz (keyboards, also producer), Elton John (keyboards), Terry Cox
(drums), Ray Cooper (percussion), Tristan Fry (percussion), David Katz
Sing children sing (1971, CBS) (CD reissue: Edsel,
Earth mother (1972, CBS) (CD reissue: Edsel, 2001)
Everything changes (1974, GM)
Moonbathing (1975, GM)
Maybe it's lost (1977, GM)
Earth mother was recorded by Chris
Spedding (guitar), Andy Bown (bass), Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards), Barry
De Souza (drums), Jack Rothstein (strings).
Everything changes also has a stellar
cast: Peter Frampton (guitar), Bob Cohen (guitar), Andy Bown (bass), Larry
Steele (bass), Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards), Barry De Souza (drums), and
backing vocals by Sue Glover and Liza Strike.
Moonbathing is one of Lesley's best
albums, featuring Chris Spedding (guitar), Jim Ryan (guitar), Peter Dennis
(bass), Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards, also producer), Derek Grossmith (horns),
Glenn Le Fleur (drums), and vocals by Liza Strike and Joanna Newman.
Maybe it's lost features Chris Spedding
(guitar), Robert Ahwai (guitar), Alan Murphy (guitar), Nico Ramsden (guitar),
Peter Dennis (bass), Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards), Bobby Keys (sax), Glenn
Le Fleur (drums), and vocals by Madeline Bell, Laurie Andrew, John Perry.
Under this name from this late 60s duo, we can find
powerful singer Graham Bonnet, as well as duo partner Trevor Gordon. Graham
was relative to the brothers Gibb (from Bee Gees fame), so Barry Gibb produced
and arranged their album. But the A-side of this single was arranged by
Jimmy Horowitz. The song was later included in the compilation Marble-ized.
single 'I can't see nobody / Little boy' (May
A very talented singer who collaborated with artists
such as Cat Stevens, Pete Bardens (from Camel), Elton John, David Bowie,
Chris Spedding, and many other artists, such as Streetwalkers and Hummingbird.
On this album, we can find Chris Spedding (guitar), Shawn Phillips (guitar),
Mike Egan (guitar), Louis Cennamo (bass), George
Ford (bass), Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards), Fiachra Trench (keyboards), Ian
McDonald (flute), Terry Cox (drums), Pete Gavin (drums), Ray Cooper (percussion),
Skaila Kanga (harp). Produced by Ian Samwell.
Say no more (Jul 71, Reprise)
Sorry, I don't have too much info on this artist from
South Africa. This album features Chris Spedding (guitar), Tony Carr (percussion),
Jimmy Horowitz (arrangements).
Coming from reality (1971, Buddah) (reissued in 1976
under the title After the fact)
He collaborated on vocals on some Elton John albums
(Elton John and Madman across the water). This
was his 2nd album, and it includes collaborations from Chris Spedding (guitar),
Caleb Quaye (guitar), Alan
Parker (guitar), Mike Egan (guitar), Les Hurdle (bass), Jimmy Horowitz
(keyboards, flute), Alan Branscombe (sax), Barry DeSouza (drums), and vocals
by Lesley Duncan, Tony Burrows, Vicki Brown, Rosetta Hightower, Liza Strike,
Neil Lancaster, Johnny Goodwin.
Meanwhile back at the world (1972, Regal)
A great singer, she sadly died a few years ago. Some
of her songs are all-time classics.
See all her faces (Nov 72, Philips)
Something special (1996, Mercury)
Simply Dusty (2000, Universal) (compilation)
Love songs (2001, Rhino) (compilation)
Dusty in London (, Rhino)
See all her faces was produced by
many different people, but all great producers: Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin,
Jerry Wexler, Ellie Greenwich, etc. The orchestra was conducted by Jimmy
Horowitz and Derek Wadsworth.
Simply Dusty is a compilation, featuring
Jimmy Horowitz as conductor in some tracks.
Love songs is another compilation,
featuring Jimmy Horowitz as arranger.
Another compilation has been released: Dusty
in London: 24 tracks, with some songs only available on singles,
or even outtakes. Some tracks have been arranged and conducted by Jimmy
Horowitz. Other arrangers: John Paul Jones, Derek Wadsworth, Keith Mansfield.
The album was recorded by their golden lineup:
Plus contributions by Rob Young (harmonica) and Jimmy
Horowitz (keyboards). It's a very good album, containing some of my favourite
songs from the band: 'Don´t waste my time' or the good rendition
of The Doors' 'Roadhouse blues'.
Piledriver (1973, Vertigo)
Allan Clarke was the singer in the great 60s band
The Hollies. In this solo album, we can find Madeline Bell & Liza Strike
(vocals), Ray Glynn (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel
guitar), Herbie Flowers (bass), John
Gustafson (bass), Peter Robinson (keyboards), Mike Moran (keyboards),
Tony Newman (drums). Jimmy Horowitz made the arrangements.
Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance
This was the first album by Ronnie Lane's band, with
With help from future members Steve Bingham (bass)
and Ken Slaven (violin), plus string arrangements by Jimmy Horowitz (in
the fantastic track 'The poacher').
Anyone for anymore (Jul 74, GM) (CD reissue: New Millenium,
1997, with 7 bonus tracks)
One of my favourite bands. This album was recorded
with this lineup:
It also features old member Gary Moore (guitar), plus
great guests: Frankie Miller (vocals), Jean Roussel (keyboards), Jimmy
Horowitz (strings). The album was produced by Ron Nevison. It contains
my favourite Lizzy track, the haunting 'Still in love with you'.
Night life (1974, Vertigo)
As we've read in the biography page, Jimmy and Rod
had already worked together.
Never a dull moment (1972, Mercury)
single 'Oh no, not my baby / Jodie' (Aug 73,
A night in the town (1975, Warner)
Never a dull moment is his 4th album,
with Ron Wood, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan & Kenny Jones (that is, the
complete Faces lineup!), Martin Quittenton (guitar), Pete Sears (piano
and bass), Micky Waller
(drums), Dick Powell (violin), Spike Heatley (bass), Neeomi
'Speedy' Acquaye (congas), Gordon Huntley (steel guitar). It contains
a superb cover of a Jimi Hendrix song, "Angel", and a rendition
of Rod's idol, Sam Cooke ("Twistin' the night away", arranged by
Jimmy Horowitz). A great album, really never a dull moment! :)
The single 'Oh no, not my baby / Jodie'
was released in August 73. The A-side was credited to Rod Stewart, with
arrangements by Jimmy Horowitz. The B-side was credited to The Faces. Both
songs appear in the compilation The best of Rod Stewart, vol 1.
A night in the town was his 2nd "American"
album, and it's a very beautiful album, with great songs, such as 'Tonight's
the night' or the beautiful rendition of Cat Stevens' song, 'The first
cut is the deepest'. The list of musicians is amazing: 3/4 of Booker T
& The MGs (Steve Cropper on guitar, Donald
'Duck' Dunn on bass, and Al Jackson on drums - Jackson was to be killed
soon after these sessions), Joe Walsh (guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar),
Billy Peek (guitar), Bob Glaub (bass), Leland Sklar (bass), Willie Weeks
(bass), David Foster (keyboards), John Jarvis (keyboards), J Smith (keyboards),
Plas Johnson (sax), Jerome Jumonville (sax), David Lindley (mandolin, violin),
Andy Newmark (drums), Roger Hawkins (drums), Rick Schlosser (drums), Joe
Lala (percussion), Tommy Vig (percussion), Jimmy Horowitz (strings), Arif
Mardin (strings), Mel Lewis (strings), as well as the horn sections of
Memphis Horns and Tower of Power.
Straight shooter was recorded by the
Jimmy Horowitz appears here composing the string arrangements
for one track ('Weep no more').
Straight shooter (1975, Island)
10 from 6 (1985, Atlantic) (compilation
10 from 6 is a compilation (10 tracks
culled from their first 6 albums, hence the title). Apart from the original
lineup, the list of guests include Jimmy Horowitz (string arrangements),
Mel Collins (sax), Sue Glover & Sunny Leslie (backing vocals), Terry
Thomas (producer, guitar, vocals, and keyboards).
This was the first album by John Cougar, before he
changed his stage name into John Mellencamp. It was recorded with his usual
backing band, The Zone, plus some guests, such as Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards),
Blue Weaver (keyboards), Paul Harris (keyboards) or Joe Lala (percussion).
A mythical drummer (and a great guy). This was his
solo album, surrounded by many of his friends, starting with his brother
Vinny Appice (percussion), Danny Johnson (guitar), Jay Davis (bass), Duane
Hitchings (keyboards), Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards on 1 track).
Carmine Appice (1981, WEA)
This is a compilation by this great band. Jimmy is
credited with orchestral arrangements here, but I don't know the original
album that features him.
Tales of 1001 nights, vol. 1 (1990, Sire)
ALBUMS PRODUCED BY HIM
The album Gone to my head was recorded
with Brian Belshaw on bass and Micky
Waller on drums. It also includes guest appearances from Peter Frampton
(Andy Bown's bandmate in The Herd), Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards, also the
producer and arranger) and Lesley Duncan, Caroline
Attard, Kay Garner & Liza Strike on vocals.
Gone to my head (1972, Mercury)
Sweet William (1973, GM)
Sweet William features Nico Ramsden
(guitar), BJ Cole (pedal steel guitar), Chris Belshaw (bass), Jimmy Horowitz
(celeste, arranger and producer), Barry De Souza (drums), Glen LeFleur
(drums, percussion), Skaila Kanga (harp), and vocals by Lesley Duncan,
Sunny Leslie, Sue Glover and Caroline Attard.
A great band with superb musicians such as Gary Grainger
(guitar, later to join Rod Stewart Band), Ian Kewley (keyboards, later
to Paul Young bands), among others. This was their first album, produced
by Jimmy Horowitz.
I haven't been able to find too much info about her.
In this album from 1972, we can find Lesley Duncan (vocals), Peter Frampton
(guitar), Martin Quittenton (guitar), Andy Bown (bass), Jimmy Horowitz
(keyboards, flute, also producing), Barry De Souza (drums), and vocals
by Madeline Bell and Liza Strike.
Crazy lady (1972, Warner)
This was obviously a live album with performances
from Reading Festival 1973. The list of performers is: Lesley Duncan, Rory
Gallagher, Strider, Greenslade (with Tony Reeves),
Status Quo, The Faces, Andy Bown, and Tim Hardin. The common point was
their management. Jimmy Horowitz co-produced the live album (having worked
with most of these acts also in the studio).
Reading Festival '73 (1973, ) (CD reissue: See For
This album features Bob Cohen (guitar), Peter Frampton
(guitar), Andy Bown (bass), Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards, also producer),
John Mealing (keyboards), Mike Driscoll (drums), David Katz (strings),
and vocals by Madeline Bell, Sue Glover, Liza Strike.
The 2nd album by the Australian band formed by Graham
Russell and Russell Hitchcock was produced by Jimmy Horowitz, also playing
keyboards here. Other guest musicians: John Jarvis (keyboards), David Katz
(violin), Chuck Findley (horn), Jim Horn (sax), Steve Madaio (trumpet).
Love and other bruises (1977, Columbia)
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Hobo with a grin was the first solo
album by Steve Harley, after dissolving Cockney Rebel. It features lots
of musicians: Marc Bolan (guitar), Jim Cregan
(guitar, vocals), Ian Bairnson (guitar), Tom Moncrieff (guitar), Jo Partridge
(guitar), Greg Poree (guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), George Ford (bass),
Herbie Flowers (bass), Bob Glaub (bass), Alan Jones (bass), Reggie McBride
(bass), Duncan Mackay (keyboards), Billy Payne (keyboards), Lindsey Elliott
(percussion), Chris Karan (percussion), Louis Jardim (percussion), Simon
Morton (percussion), Stuart Elliott (drums), Ricky Fataar (drums), Paul
Humphrey (drums), James Isaacson (drums), Rick Schlosser (drums), and vocals
by Rosemary Butler, Bill Champlin, Gloria Jones (Marc Bolan's fiancee),
Yvonne Keely, Tom Kelly, Roy Kenner, Bobby Kimball, Michael McDonald, Barry
St. John. The arrangements were made by Jimmy Horowitz. The CD reissue
contains two bonus tracks.
Hobo with a grin (1978, EMI) (CD reissue: 2000, Blueprint,
with 2 bonus tracks)
The candidate (1979, EMI) (CD reissue with 2 bonus
The candidate was released in 1979,
featuring Jo Partridge (guitar) and Stuart Elliott (drums) from Cockney
Rebel, plus Nico Ramsden (guitar), Phil Palmer (guitar), John Giblin (bass),
Joey Carbone (keyboards), Steve Gregory (sax), Bryn Haworth (mandolin),
Yvonne Keely (backing vocals). Co-produced between Jimmy Horowitz and Steve
NOTE for me: I need
to check more album credits, as I guess Jimmy can be involved in more albums
and artists that recorded for GM label. Names to check, for example: Chris
Jagger, Bill Barclay, Rugenstein, Red Herring, Tony Kaye, Chas Jankel,
Kenny Jones, Philadelphia Flyers, Bright Red Tandem, Spiteri, Julie Rogers,
Billy Nicholls, Mike Starrs, and others.
Musicians mentioned in this page that I have
projected to cover in my site someday:
And short tributes to:
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by Miguel Terol on: 27/March/2002. First published on: xx/xx/xx. Last modified