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


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 Pope (drums).

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.


Lesley Duncan 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 (strings).

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.


OTHER SESSIONS


Marbles 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
Linda Lewis
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. 
Rodriguez
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). 
Roger Cook
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. 
Dusty Springfield
A great singer, she sadly died a few years ago. Some of her songs are all-time classics.

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.


Status Quo The album was recorded by their golden lineup: Francis Rossi (vocals, guitar)
Rick Parfitt (vocals, guitar)
Alan Lancaster (bass, vocals)
John Coghlan (drums)
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'. 
Allan Clarke
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 this lineup: Ronnie Lane (vocals, guitar)
Benny Gallagher (vocals, guitar)
Graham Lyle (mandolin, vocals)
Kevin Westlake (guitar)
Billy Livsey (keyboards)
Jimmy Jewell (sax)
Bruce Rowland (drums)
With help from future members Steve Bingham (bass) and Ken Slaven (violin), plus string arrangements by Jimmy Horowitz (in the fantastic track 'The poacher').

Thin Lizzy One of my favourite bands. This album was recorded with this lineup: Phil Lynott (vocals, bass)
Scott Gorham (guitar)
Brian Robertson (guitar)
Brian Downey (drums)
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'.

Rod Stewart As we've read in the biography page, Jimmy and Rod had already worked together.

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. 


Bad Company Straight shooter was recorded by the original lineup: Paul Rodgers (vocals)
Mick Ralphs (guitar)
Boz Burrell (bass)
Simon Kirke (drums)
Jimmy Horowitz appears here composing the string arrangements for one track ('Weep no more').

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).


John Cougar 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). 
Carmine Appice
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). 
Renaissance
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. 
ALBUMS PRODUCED BY HIM


Andy Bown 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.

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


Strider 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. 
Joyce Everson
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. 
VV.AA.
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). 
Tim Hardin
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. 
Air Supply
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). 
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.

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 Harley.


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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Page created by Miguel Terol on: 27/March/2002. First published on: xx/xx/xx. Last modified on: 03/May/2002.