Keep America beautiful, get a haircut
was the solo album from Ray. Recorded in 1971, but conceived while he was
in Spencer Davis Group. With great friends and companions guesting here:
Eddie Hardin & Pete York (both from Spencer Davis Group, then with
their own duo Hardin-York), B.J. Cole & Mick Grabham (both in Cochise;
Mick plays in 9 tracks), Dee Murray (bass) & Nigel Olsson (drums) (both
from Elton John Band), Caleb Quaye (piano)
& Roger Pope (drums) (both from Hookfoot), plus Hans Vermeulen (backing
vocals, from Sandy Coast), Robert 'Polle' Eduard (backing vocals, from
After Tea). A fantastic, superb album! Along the 5 bonus tracks, we can
find more featured musicians: Tony Newman (drums), Vicky Brown (backing
vocals), Margot Newman (backing vocals), Dave Hynes (drums). I hope someday
I'll complete a page devoted to Ray Fenwick. He deserves it, of course!!
In fact, most of the musicians in this album will be featured someday in
my Olympus: Eddie Hardin, Pete York, B.J. Cole, Dee Murray, Roger Pope
and Tony Newman!
(scan courtesy of Alex Gitlin)
Riding the rock machine - Groups and sessions
1962-1976 is a recent compilation that includes tracks from different
outfits where Ray played. It includes a track from The Guitar Orchestra,
"Ghost town", co-written by Ray and Mick.
This comeback album (his first album was from 1973) by former member in Procol Harum (as it was Mick, although they never were together in the band) has lots of great musicians in it. From my Olympus: Tim Renwick, Mick Grabham, Jim Dewar, Dave Mattacks, Mo Foster (bass), Henry Spinetti (drums). Plus: Paul Westwood (bass), Steve Bingham, Pete Zorn, John Verity & Rod Argent (backing vocals), Barry DeSouza (drums). Co-produced by Matthew and Chris White (former member of The Zombies, with Rod Argent).
In his 1st album, David Elliott, we can find there Albert Lee (guitar), Caleb Quaye (guitar), Nigel Olsson (drums), Dee Murray (bass), Francis Monkman (keyboards), Dave Mattacks (drums), and the whole lineup of Cochise: Mick Grabham (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Rick Wills (bass) and Roy O'Temro (drums).
His second album, Solid ground, again
features Mick Grabham and B.J. Cole, plus John G. Perry (bass), Barry Beckett
(keyboards), Chris Karan (drums), Terry Stannard (drums), and the Muscle
Shoals guys: Jimmy Johnson (guitar), David Hood (bass) and Roger Hawkins
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.
Ashton & Lord
Mick plays in Kai's first solo album, called Once in a while. Also featuring Tim Renwick (guitar), Dee Murray (bass) and Nigel Olsson (drums).
In Crazy love, his second album,
we can find: Mick Grabham (guitar), Terry Britten (guitar), Barrie Guard
(guitar, keyboards), Ray Taff Williams (guitar), Dave Wintour (bass), Herbie
Flowers (bass), Cliff Hall (keyboards), Steve Nye (keyboards), Steve
Simpson (violin), Andrew Jackman (mandolin), Ron Aspery (sax, from
Back Door), Stuart Brooks (trumpet), Stuart Elliott (drums), Alan
Coulter (drums), Linda Taylor (vocals), and from Manfred Mann Earth
Band: Colin Pattenden (bass) and Chris Slade (drums).
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Page created by Miguel Terol on: 14/January/1998. Last modified on: 17/May/2002.