JOHN GUSTAFSON sessions
This is the list of the sessions I know John Gustafson
appears... I've classified them into several categories:
Sessions with former/current bandmates
SESSIONS WITH FORMER/CURRENT BANDMATES
Hawaii-born singer, she once was Mary Magdalene in
Jesus Christ Superstar original album. Later, she joined
Eric Clapton band, and she was re-discovered due to the huge success of
Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
Food of love (1973, Decca)
The best of Yvonne Elliman (Apr 1997, Polydor) (compilation)
Food of love must be her 3rd solo
album, with many fantastic musicians: John Gustafson (bass) and Peter Robinson
(keyboards) (both from Quatermass), Mick Grabham,
Caleb Quaye, Pete Townshend, Ann Odell
(keyboards, from Blue Mink), Ray Cooper and Morris Pert (on percussion),
Rossetta Hightower (vocals), Michael Giles (drums, from King Crimson),
and later members of Penguin Cafe Orchestra (the recently deceased Simon
Jeffes - he died in December 1997 - and John G. Perry).
Her recent compilation The best of Yvonne
Elliman includes performances by many of the musicians who have
played in her albums. The list is so long: Lee Ritenour, Steve Cropper
and Donald 'Duck' Dunn (Booker T. & The MG's), Dr. John, Steve Hunter,
Lowell George and Richie Hayward (Little Feat), Davey Johnstone and Dee
Murray (Elton John band), etc.
He was the sax from Roxy Music. This was his first
solo album. With several companions from the band: Phil Manzanera, John
Porter, Eddie Jobson, Paul Thompson, John Gustafson, and some other guests:
Lloyd Watson (guitar, from Manzanera's band 801), and Roger Glover (bass),
Brian Chatton (keyboards), Bruce Rowlands (drums).
In search of Eddie Riff (Jun 74, Island)
Let's stick together (Sep 76, Island/Reprise)
Bryan Ferry was the singer in Roxy Music. He has
always hired fabulous musicians, both for albums and tours. Let's
stick together is his fourth album, although it comprises of outtakes,
from both Bryan Ferry solo career and Roxy Music tracks.
The basic band for the album is:
John Gustafson plays bass on the song 'Re-make/Re-model'.
But we can also find Phil Manzanera (guitar on 1 track), Davy O'List (guitar
on 1 track), Neil Hubbard (guitar on the track 'Casanova'), John
Porter (bass on 1 track), Rick Wills (bass on
the track 'Sea breezes'), Eddie Jobson (keyboards, violin), Mel
Collins (sax), Martin Drover (trumpet), Morris
Pert (percussion), Ann Odell (string arrangements), and backing vocals
by Jacqui Sullivan, Helen Chappell, Paddie McHugh, Doreen
Chanter, Vicky Brown, Martha Walker.
Bryan Ferry (vocals, keyboards,
Chris Spedding (guitar)
John Wetton (bass)
Paul Thompson (drums)
They were a group with members of Spencer Davis Group,
Taste, Family and Streetwalkers: Charlie Whitney (guitar), Charlie McCracken
(bass), Eddie Hardin (keyboards, vocals), Les Binks - later replaced by
Rob Townsend (drums). I suppose John Gustafson (additional vocals) played
with them because he was involved with the Spencer Davis Group around 1974.
He's an acoustic guitarist. This album includes most
of Gordon Giltrap Band at that time: John Gustafson (bass), John G. Perry
(bass), Rod Edwards (keyboards), Ian Mosley (drums),
plus Tony Hymas (keyboards) and Simon Phillips (drums), both from Jeff
I think What I did on my vacation is
a compilation of Gillan and Ian Gillan Band, but don't know if it contains
unreleased tracks, as I don't have it.
What I did on my vacation (Jun 86)
Naked thunder (Jul 90, Teldec) (remastered CD: 1998,
Cherkazoo and other stories (RPM) (remastered CD:
Naked thunder features John in backing
vocals and Peter Robinson on keyboards. By the way, the list of musicians
include two more guys from my Olympus: Tommy Eyre
(keyboards) and Simon Phillips (drums), as well as great guitarist Steve
Morris and friend Roger Glover.
Cherkazoo and other stories was an
album assembled of unreleased tracks. Ian Gillan had recorded a never-released
soundtrack for an animated children film, the story of "Cherkazoo". There
are 8 tracks from that soundtrack, and the album (up to 18 songs) was filled
with more outtakes from Gillan's early solo career. The list of musicians
included is not known completely. Some of the musicians credited are: Bernie
Holland (guitar), Dave Wintour (bass), Andy Steele (drums), Mike Moran
(keyboards), Roger Glover. So, why have I included this album in John Gustafson
sessions? Because there is a track co-written by Gillan/Glover/Gustafson,
"Monster in paradise". It was part of that children soundtrack,
but Gustafson also used it in his album by Hard Stuff.
In the album, there are 4 tracks recorded in 1978
by Caravan guitarist, the superb Pye Hastings, with the Gordon Giltrap
band. That includes John Gustafson (bass), Rod Edwards (keyboards) and
Ian Mosley (drums), plus mate Jimmy Hastings
Manzanera collection is a compilation
2CD, trying to cover all stages of Phil's career, including a few tracks
from Roxy Music. Lots of great musicians here. I'll only mention the ones
who are in my Olympus: Chris Spedding (guitar), Neil Hubbard (guitar),
John Wetton (bass, vocals), John Gustafson (bass), Pino Palladino (bass),
Francis Monkman (keyboards), Simon Phillips (drums),
Andy Newmark (drums).
Manzanera collection (1995, Virgin)
Mick Farren was the singer in Deviants (later evolved
into Pink Fairies). Carnivorous circus must be his first
solo album, with help from Pink Fairies companions, the mythical drummer
Twink and bassist Steve Took (ex-T.Rex), plus John Gustafson (bass), Victor
Brox (keyboards, from Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation), and Paul Buckmaster
Carnivorous circus (Mona) (Mar 1970, Transatlantic)
Partial recall (1992, Drop-Out)
I'm not sure, but Partial recall
must be a compilation, hence Gustafson's appearance. Other noted appearances:
Chrissie Hynde (vocals, leader of The Pretenders), Wilko Johnson (guitar,
ex-Dr. Feelgood), Sonja Kristina (vocals, from Curved Air), and Twink (drums).
She's a pianist, and in her second album, we can find
sessionmen like Merry Clayton (vocals), Lee Ritenour (guitar), Emory Gordy
(bass), Larry Knetchel (bass, from Bread), Joe Puerta (bass), Klaus Voorman
(bass, from Plastic Ono Band and Manfred Mann), John Gustafson (bass),
Chris Karan (drums), Barry DeSouza (drums), Jim Gordon (drums), Jim Keltner
Let it ride (1973, Columbia)
Great keyboardist, she was a member of band comprising
session musicians called Blue Mink. She was later in Bryan Ferry Band.
This was her only solo album. With Gary Boyle (guitar, later in Isotope),
Caleb Quaye (guitar), Ray Fenwick, John
Gustafson (bass) and Peter Robinson (both from Quatermass), Ray Cooper,
Barry DeSouza (drums) and Bruce Rowland (drums).
As far as I know, they only released this album, with
Janne Schaffer (guitar), John Gustafson (bass) and Bjorn Jayson Lindh (flute).
Keyboardist, he played in Pilot and String Driven
Thing. He also was later in the Hawklords (a mutation from band Hawkwind).
This was his 1st solo album. We can find here people from Van Der Graaf
Generator: Nic Potter, Guy Evans, plus Caleb
Quaye (guitar), John Gustafson (bass), Danny Thompson (bass, from Pentangle),
Chris Mercer (sax), Simon King (drums, from Hawkwind),
and Doris Troy on vocals.
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).
This album from the former guitarist/singer in Soft
Machine was recorded with his great friend Ollie Halsall, some other fellow
companions like Mike Oldfield (guitar, bass), Nico (vocals), Cal
Batchelor (guitar), John G. Perry (bass), Mike Ratledge (keyboards),
Lol Coxhill (sax), Mike Giles (drums) and session musicians: Mike Moran
(keyboards), Steve Nye (keyboards), Rupert Hine (keyboards), Trevor Jones
(bass), John Gustafson (bass), Ray Cooper (percussion), Doris Troy &
Rosetta Hightower (vocals), etc.
The confessions of Dr. Dream and other stories (May
Jerry Lee Lewis
"The Killer", Jerry Lee Lewis, backed here with LOTS
of great musicians: the much-missed Rory Gallagher, Tony Ashton (keyboards),
B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Joe Jammer (guitar), Peter Frampton (guitar),
Alvin Lee (guitar), Albert Lee (guitar), Chas Hodges (guitar), John Gustafson
(bass), Gary Taylor (bass), Klaus Voorman (bass), Peter Robinson (keyboards),
Andy Bown (keyboards), Gary Wright (keyboards), Matthew Fisher (keyboards),
Kenny Jones (drums), Mike Kellie (drums), etc.
The London sessions (Mercury) (2LP, 1CD)
Swedish guitarist, he used to be Abba's studio guitarist.
In this album, we can find the Baltik musicians (Janne, Gustafson and Lindh)
plus Peter Robinson and several more Swedish musicians.
Second album (1975, Vertigo)
Voyage of the acolyte (1975, Charisma)
A superb and very beautiful album. He is the former
guitarist of Genesis. This album, recorded between June/July 1975, includes
collaborations from Genesis companions Mike Rutherford (bass) and Phil
Collins (drums, vocals), plus: John Hackett (flute, keyboards), John Acock
(keyboards), Sally Oldfield (vocal), with Percy Jones (bass on 1 track),
Johnny Gustafson (bass on the song "Star of Sirius"). I love it!!!
This was Ian's first solo album, since his departure
from Mott the Hoople. Recorded with The Hunter-Ronson Band:
Ian Hunter (1975, Columbia)
John Gustafson plays bass in one track, Lounge
Ian Hunter (vocals,
Mick Ronson (guitar, vocals)
Jeff Appleby (bass)
Peter Arnesen (keyboards)
Dennis Elliott (drums)
A jazz lady. She started singing in the 50s. But along
the seventies, she also recorded some album with rock musicians.
Music music music (1973, Amsterdam)
In London (Signature)
16 most requested songs (1977, Columbia)
Music music music has collaborations
from: Larry Carlton (guitar), Joe Jammer (guitar), Jim Ryan (guitar), Ray
Cooper (percussion), Victor Feldman (percussion), Hal Blaine (drums). From
Head, Hands & Feet: Albert Lee (guitar), Ray Smith (guitar), Chas Hodges
(bass). From Quatermass: John Gustafson (bass), Paul Hammond (drums).
In London contains great players.
Guitars: Peter Frampton, Joe Jammer, Hughie Burns, Gary Taylor, Jim Ryan,
Mark Warner, B.J. Cole. Percussion: Ray Cooper, Frank Ricotti. Horns from
Gonzalez: Steve Gregory, Chris Mercer. Vocalists:
Sue Glover, Liza Strike. Drums: Michael Giles. From Head, Hands & Feet:
Albert Lee (guitar), Chas Hodges (bass), Pete Gavin (drums). And the complete
Quatermass lineup: John Gustafson (bass), Pete Robinson (keyboards), Paul
16 most requested songs is a compilation,
thus including Gustafson here.
This was a Christian band, produced by the team Rod
Edwards & Roger Hand. This album features Kevin Peek (guitar), Gordon
Giltrap (guitar), John Mealing (string arrangements), John Gustafson (bass),
Rod Edwards (keyboards), Mike Giles (drums), Morris
Pert (percussion), plus the Gonzalez brass section, featuring Chris
Mercer (who also makes the brass arrangements).
Believe it or not (1979, Myrrh)
The great keyboard whiz. Cost of living
features Jackie McAuley (guitar), John Gustafson (bass), Tony Fernandez
(drums). Private collection is a compilation of many unreleased
tracks. John appears here, but as I don't have the album, I don't know
if he plays in some unreleased track (probably).
Cost of living (1987, Virgin)
Private collection (Feb 1993)
I've read in Alex Gitlin's page about John that
he has played in albums by Gene Pitney, Rolf Harris and Shirley Bassey
(I don't know which ones). Can anyone help? I think he has also worked
with Eddie Jobson, but can't find this info now!
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote this magnificent
and world-wide famous score. There has been many different versions (including
a Spanish one), but to me, the best is the original version. John Gustafson
was one of the lead vocalists, in the role of Simon Zealotes. The list
of participants is really impressive: Ian Gillan (vocals, from Deep Purple),
Chris Spedding (guitar), Madeline Bell (vocals), Lesley Duncan (vocals),
Yvonne Elliman (vocals), Murray Head (vocals), Tony Ashton (vocals), Victor
Brox (bass, from Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation), Neil Hubbard (guitar), Chris
Mercer (sax), Paul Raven (vocals), Bruce Rowlands (drums), Alan Spenner
(bass), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Mike D'Abo (vocals,
from Manfred Mann), Henry McCulloch (guitar), etc.
Jesus Christ Superstar (Dec 71, MCA)
Another ambitious project by authors Andrew Lloyd
Webber/Tim Rice. As always, great musicians involved: the late Gary U.S.
Bonds (vocals), Ollie Halsall (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Neil
Hubbard (guitar), Geoff Westley (keyboards), Bruce Rowlands (drums), etc.
Joseph & The Amazing technicolor dream (1974,
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