ANDY PYLE sessions

This is the list of the sessions I know Andy Pyle appears... I've classified them into several categories:

Gary Moore
(scan courtesy of Alex Gitlin)

This album wasn't released as an official album, but several years later, it finally appeared. The musicians in the album are: Charlie Huhn (vocals), Andy Pyle (bass), Jimmy Bain (bass), Don Airey (keyboards), and Tommy Aldridge (drums). The album was recorded in the beginning of 1981. 

Dave Davies Dave Davies has always been the guitarist in The Kinks. Even though he might be shadowed by his brother Ray Davies, it's clear that most of the Kinks sound is due to him. This 2CD compilation includes some tracks recorded with The Kinks, plus solo material. And the good thing is that many of the tracks were unreleased. The musicians appearing here are Kinks members: Ray Davies (vocals, guitar), John Dalton (bass), Mick Avory (drums), Andy Pyle (bass), Jim Rodford (bass), Ian Gibbons (keyboards), as well as some others who appeared playing sessions for The Kinks: Nick Trevisik (drums) or Bobby Graham (drums), for example. 31 delicious tracks.


Rod Stewart

Every picture tells a story is Rod Stewart's third album. A superb album! I love it! Roddy at his best! The lineup is: Ron Wood (guitar, bass), Martin Quittenton (guitar), Pete Sears (piano), Mickey Waller (drums). Plus The Faces playing in one song, the fantastic "I know (I'm losing you)". With some more guests: Sam Mitchell (slide guitar), Danny Thompson (bass),  Andy Pyle (bass), Dick Powell (violin), Maggie Bell on vocals on "Every picture tells a story", old bandmate Long John Baldry, and mandolin played by a Lindisfarne member. All the songs are superb (really!!), and one of my favourites is a great rendition of Tim Hardin's "Reason to believe". With Rod biggest hit ever, "Maggie May".

Gerry Lockran This album by this great singer includes a superb guest list: Ronnie Wood (guitar), Neil Hubbard (guitar), Junior Hanson (guitar), Henry McCullough (guitar), Mick Ralphs (guitar), Andy Pyle (bass), Chris Stewart (bass), Jean Roussel (keyboards), Chris Mercer (sax), Ron Berg (sax) and Bruce Rowland (drums). 
Sutherland Bros.
This band commanded by Gavin Sutherland (bass, vocals) and Ian Sutherland (guitar, vocals), comprised at this period the fine Tim Renwick (guitar), and John 'Willie' Wilson (drums). In this their last album as a band, they had help from Mick Grabham (guitar), Andy Pyle (bass), Rick Wills (bass), and John Shearer (percussion, later in Steve Hackett band and Byron Band). 
Carey Bell
This great veteran blues harmonicist has played with Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon. In this album, he is backed by Andy Pyle. 
Nappy Brown
More sessions for blues artists from the JSP label.  

VV.AA. (really Jack Lancaster & Robin Lumley)

A very interesting project. With the core of the jazz-rock band Brand X: Robin Lumley, Jack Lancaster, John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Phil Collins, plus Chris Spedding, Gary Moore, Alvin Lee (from Ten Years After), Bernie Frost (vocals), Julie Tippett (vocals, she's Julie Driscoll, but changed name after marrying Keith Tippett), Brian Eno (keyboards), Manfred Mann (keyboards), Gary Brooker (keyboards, from Procol Harum), the recently late Stephane Grappelli (violin), Henry Lowther (violin), Andy Pyle (bass), Dave Markee (bass), Jon Hiseman (drums), Cozy Powell (drums), Bill Bruford (drums). Viv Stanshall from the Bonzo Dog Band was the original narrator of the story. Every one of the musicians portrayed a role in the story: the duck, the cat, etc. By the way, there is a Spanish version, but they chose a narrator that I don't like 


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Page created by Miguel Terol on: 27/January/1998. Last modified on: 06/September/2001.