ANDY PYLE sessions
This is the list of the sessions I know Andy Pyle
appears... I've classified them into several categories:
Sessions with former/current bandmates
SESSIONS WITH FORMER/CURRENT BANDMATES
Dirty fingers (1983, Jet)
(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 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.
Unfinished business: Dave Davies Kronikles 1963-1998
(Jan 99, ) (2CD) (compilation with many unreleased tracks)
Every picture tells a story (1971, Mercury)
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".
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).
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).
Down to Earth (1977, CBS)
This great veteran blues harmonicist has played with
Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon. In this album, he is backed by Andy Pyle.
More sessions for blues artists from the JSP label.
VV.AA. (really Jack Lancaster
& Robin Lumley)
Peter and the wolf (1975, RSO)
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.