MICK WEAVER sessions

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


Martha Velez Great collection of musicians for her debut, Fiends and angels: from Cream: Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce. From Traffic: Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood. From Keef Hartley Band: Keef Hartley (drums), Spit James (guitar), the late Gary Thain (bass), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Chris Mercer (sax). From Jimi Hendrix band: Mitch Mitchell (drums). From John Mayall: Johnny Almond (sax). From Free: Paul Kossoff (guitar). From Chicken Shack: Stan Webb (guitar), Andy Silvester (bass), Christine McVie (keyboards), and the late Dave Bidwell (drums). Plus: Brian Auger (organ). The cream of British blues-rock. 
Fat Mattress
This band was formed by Noel Redding (former bassist in Jimi Hendrix Experience), along with Neil Landon (vocals), James Leverton (bass, ex-Juicy Lucy, later in Savoy Brown), Eric Dillon (drums, later in Savoy Brown). Mick Weaver guests here, in their second album. Also guesting, Steve Hammond (guitar). 
Shawn Phillips
Contribution include several guest musicians like: Mick Weaver (keyboards), Pete Robinson (keyboards), Chris Mercer (sax) and 3 members of Traffic: Stevie Winwood (keyboards), Chris Wood (sax) and Jim Capaldi (drums). 
Miller Anderson
Miller Anderson recorded his first solo album, Bright city, in 1971, soon after he left Keef Hartley Band. That's why we can find here many of his bandmates here: the late, much-missed Gary Thain, who later joined Uriah Heep, Mick Weaver and Peter Dino Dines. It's a fantastic and very fine album. Some of my favourite tracks are "High tide, high water" and "Alice mercy" to name a few, although all the tracks are really superb.


Juicy Lucy They were a quintet by that time: This lineup released next album, Pieces (recorded in December 1971, and produced by Bruce Rowlands). The album included some guests: Ian MacLagan (keyboards), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Albert Lee (backing vocals) and Chas Hodges (backing vocals).

Keef Hartley This album was credited to Keef Hartley instead of Keef Hartley Band. Lancashire hustler was recorded with help from Vinegar Joe singers Elkie Brooks and Robert Palmer, plus Miller Anderson and Mick Weaver collaboration.

Jess Roden
(scan courtesy of Alex Gitlin)

Jess and Mick had played together before in Keef Hartley Band and Butts Band. With fantastic musicians here: Rebop (percussion), Mick Weaver (keyboards), John 'Rabbit' Bundrick (keyboards), Allen Toussaint (keyboards), Pat Donaldson (bass), Mickey Feat (bass), Simon Kirke (drums), and some members of Gonzalez: Roy Davies (keyboards), Steve Gregory (flute), Richard Bailey (drums) 

Coast Road Drive
(scan courtesy of Alex Gitlin)

My guess is that they weren't a band, but a one-off project, but any info will be appreciated!

With Craig Austin (vocals), Steve Krieger (guitar, vocals), Les Nicol (guitar, vocals), Charlie Harrison (bass), Nicky Hopkins (piano), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Henry Lowther (trumpet), Chris Mercer (sax), and Steve Chapman (drums).

The Grease Band Mick played with his old friends again in this album: Henry McCullough (guitar), Neil Hubbard (guitar), Alan Spenner (bass), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Bruce Rowland (drums), plus Mick Weaver (keyboards), Mel Collins (sax), Terry Stannard (drums).

Henry McCullough Henry has played with Mick Weaver in many bands (Joe Cocker, Grease Band, Frankie Miller Band, Eric Burdon Band). When he recorded his solo album, Mick had to be there! With a long list of friends: Frankie Miller (vocals), Neil Hubbard (guitar), Charlie Harrison (bass), Jim Leverton (bass), Alan Spenner (bass), Tim Hinkley (keyboards), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Bruce Rowland (drums), John Halsey (drums). Someday, Henry McCullough will also have his own page in my Olympus.

Marianne Faithfull A very good singer, with a distinctive voice. In this album, she's backed by The Grease Band. That is: Henry McCullough (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Neil Hubbard (guitar), Alan Spenner (bass), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Bruce Rowland (drums). Who can ask for more? :) 
Alvin Lee
This album, credited to Ten Years Later, was recorded with: Alvin Lee (guitar, vocals), Mick Hawksworth (bass), Tom Compton (drums, currently with Johnny Winter), plus Bernie Clarke and Mick Weaver on keyboards. Does anybody know if Mick Weaver was part of the live band? 
Roger Chapman

(scan courtesy of Alex Gitlin)

This album by great singer from Family and Streetwalkers contains fantastic musicians: Geoff Whitehorn (guitar), Steve Simpson (guitar), Laurie Wisefield (guitar), Alvin Lee (guitar), Peter Stroud (bass, now in Peter Green's Splinter Group), Andy Bown (bass), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Ian Gibbons (keyboards), Mike Paice (sax), Bob Jenkins (drums). Produced by Mike Vernon.


Ellis Band formed by Steve Ellis (ex-Love Affair) with Zoot Money and guitarist Andy Gee. This was their first album, and the band was complete with Jim Leverton (bass), Davey Lutton (drums, from T. Rex). Some great guests here: Maggie Bell & Colin Allen (from Stone the Crows), Mick Weaver (keyboards), and Gary Farr (harmonica, from the 60s band Gary Farr & The T-Bones). 
Mick Cox
Mick Cox was a member of Eire Apparent, and many years later, he was guitarist in Van Morrison Band. This album was recorded with: Mick Cox (guitar), Tony O'Malley (vocals, later in Kokomo), Chrissie Stewart (bass), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Peter Arnesen (keyboards, later in Hunter-Ronson band), Alan Skidmore (sax), Andrew Steele (drums, ex-Herd). 
Tony Hazzard
He was a singer and writer (wrote "You won't be leaving" for Herman's Hermits, and "Fox on the run" for Manfred Mann). He used to collaborate in several Elton John albums (Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection and Honky Chateau), so Elton musicians backed him on some of his solo albums.

This was his third album, with some great guests: B.J. Cole (steel guitar, from Cochise), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Dave Greenslade (keyboards), Ray Cooper (percussion), Glen LeFleur (drums).

Andy Fairweather-Low Andy is a veteran from British rock scene, from Amen Corner to Fair Weather, who lately was part of Eric Clapton's band. He has released several solo albums along the years. Mick Weaver plays in a couple of them.

Spider jiving gives us the chance to hear again the team of Mick Weaver with Henry McCullough (guitar) and Chrissie Stewart (bass), plus Denny Seidwell (drums, from Wings), Mark Naftalin (keyboards) and several musicians from the Nashville scene (guitarist Kenny Buttrey, violin player Vassar Clements, steel guitar Weldon Myrick), plus The Memphis Horns.

Be bop & holla contains appearances by: Bernie Leadon (guitar, later in Eagles), Bryn Haworth (guitar), B.J. Cole (pedal steel guitar), John David (bass), John 'Rabbit' Bundrick (keyboards), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Kenny Jones (drums), Henry Spinetti (drums), Martin Drover (trumpet), and from Gonzalez: Bud Beadle, Steve Gregory & Malcolm Griffith.

Mike Storey He was a keyboardist who played in several albums by other people. This was his first solo album. With 3 members from Kokomo (Dyan Byrch, Frank Collins and Paddy McHugh), Michael Woods (guitar), Neil Hubbard (guitar), Charlie Harrison (bass), Mick Weaver (keyboards). And from Gonzalez: Chris Mercer (sax), Bud Beadle (sax), Mick Eve (sax), Steve Gregory (sax), Ron Carthy (trumpet), Richard Bailey (drums). 
The Butts Band
This band was assembled by ex-members of The Doors, Robbie Krieger and John Densmore. They only stayed together a couple of months, as far as I know, releasing an album, The Butts Band, with help from Mick Weaver on keyboards. 
Memphis Bend
Sorry, I don't know who they are. Playing here: B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Mickey Gee (guitar) and Mick Weaver (keyboards).

John Lodge John Lodge is the bassist in Moody Blues. This was his solo album, with help from many fantastic musicians: Billy Lawrie (vocals), Gary Osborne (vocals), John Richardson (vocals), Alan Williams (vocals), Chris Spedding (guitar), Steve Simpson (guitar), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Mel Collins (sax), Jimmy Jewell (sax), Martin Dobson (horns), and Kenny Jones (drums).

Charlie Ainley He was the singer in Charlie & The Wide Boys. In this solo album we find Mick Weaver (keyboards), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Mike Storey (keyboards), Charlie Harrison (bass), John Porter (bass), Mel Collins (sax), Preston Heyman (drums), Henry Spinetti (drums), plus the singers from Kokomo. 
Andy Desmond
In this album we can find Noel McCalla (vocals), Shirley Roden (vocals), Barry St. John (vocals), Dave Markee (bass), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Graham Smith (violin), Nick Payne (sax), Nick Trevisik (drums, from Tom Robinson Band), and the singers from Kokomo: Dyan Birch, Frank Collins. 
Alexis Korner
Just easy contains many great collaborations: the usual band in most of the tracks is: Jim Diamond (vocals, later in Ph.D), Danny McIntosh Jr. (guitar, from the band Bandit), Colin Hodgkinson (bass), Graham Broad (drums, much later in Roger Waters band). Other guests: Sappho Korner (vocals), Richie Zito (guitar), Dick Morrisey (sax), Mick Weaver (keyboards on 1 song, 'Roll me'), Dave Wintour (bass), Henry Spinetti (drums), Graham Deacon (drums). 
David Gilmour
He is the guitarist in Pink Floyd. This first solo album is very good, with a Pink Floyd flavour. The backing band was David's old bandmates, Rick Wills (bass) and John "Willie" Wilson (drums). Plus Mick Weaver playing keyboards in one song, the beautiful 'So far away'. 
Ian Matthews
Great singer, he was a member of Fairport Convention, as well as the leader in Matthews Southern Comfort. His discography is really long. Now, he's credited as Iain Matthews.

(scan used with kind permission from Jaap Van Moppes)

Musicians in Siamese friends include Bob Metzger (guitar), Mark Griffiths (bass), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Mel Collins (sax), Graig Buhler (sax) and Jim Russell (drums).

(scan used with kind permission from Jaap Van Moppes)

In Spot of interference we find Mark Griffiths (guitar), Bob Metzger (guitar), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Dave Wintour (bass) and Bob Henrit (drums).

Ralph McTell English folk singer, he always used great musicians in his albums. In this one we can find several members of Fairport Convention. The list: Simon Nicol (guitar), Jerry Donahue (guitar), Phil Palmer (guitar), Martin Allcock (guitar), Martin Jenner (guitar), Dave Pegg (bass), Mick Weaver (keyboards), John Mealing (keyboards), Robert Kirby (keyboards), Mike Piggott (violin), Dave Mattacks (drums). 
The Searchers
Yes, the mythical British band from the 60s! I used to love them ... those guitars, those harmonies, etc. In the 80s, they recorded a few albums, and this is one of those. This album was recorded from August to October 1980, and it features Mick Weaver on keyboards.

The Blues Band This fantastic group was comprised of veterans from British scene, such as Paul Jones (vocals), Tom McGuinness (guitar) or Hughie Flint (drums). In this album, Hughie Flint had already left the band, being replaced by Rob Townsend (drums). The other members are: Dave Kelly (guitar), Gary Fletcher (bass). With some guests: Bobby King (vocals), John Earle (sax, from Graham Parker band), Dick Hanson (trumpet), Mick Weaver (keyboards). 
Iain Sutherland
Iain Sutherland was one of the members of Sutherland Brothers (along with his brother Gavin Sutherland), who also appears here playing some percussion. With Phil Palmer (guitar), Chrissie Stewart (bass), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Andy Richards (keyboards), John Earle (sax), Dave Mattacks (drums). 
Janis Joplin
This posthumous album by the great Janis contains unreleased live and studio tracks with her three bands: the magnificent Big Brother & The Holding Company (6 tracks), plus Full Tilt Boogie Band (1 track) and Kozmic Blues Band (1 track), and one more track was recorded with Paul Butterfield Blues Band. But the albums states: "Additional musicians: Denny Seiwell, Chrissy Stewart, Mick Weaver, Elliot Mazer, Roy Markowitz, Peter Stroud, Vinny De La Rocca". That's because some songs were re-worked many years later, with studio musicians. By the way, the album contains a very lovely dedication to Janis from her old friend Country Joe McDonald. 
Gary Moore

A superb album!!! I love it! Gary Moore is one of my favourite artists, and I've always loved this kind of blues, so two reasons for loving it. The list of musicians is fantastic. George Harrison (guitar & backing vocals in 1 track written by him), Andy Pyle (bass, 9 tracks), Bob Daisley (bass, 3 tracks), Mick Weaver (keyboards, 5 tracks), Don Airey (keyboards, 6 tracks), Nicky Hopkins (keyboards, 2 tracks), Graham Walker (drums), Brian Downey (drums, old Gary Moore colleague in Thin Lizzy) plus the horn section: Frank Mead (sax, harmonica), Nick Pentelow (sax), Nick Payn (sax), Raoul D'Oliveira (trumpet). The album is dedicated to Peter Green. Being a recent album, we must notice that three of the musicians has sadly passed away since then: Albert King, Albert Collins and Nicky Hopkins.

I love all the songs here, but if I had to choose some, my favourite songs are "Oh pretty woman" (just incredible), "Still got the blues", "King of the blues" (with those great horns blowing and blowing), "As the years go passing by" (a lovely rendition of this old song).  

Otis Grand This great blues guitarist has several albums. As far as I know, this must be his first album. With Mick Weaver (keyboards) and the great Pee Wee Ellis (from James Brown and Van Morrison bands), as well as Kim Wilson on vocals and another great blues artist, Joe Louis Walker (co-producing the album with Otis). It was recorded in Lyon, France in November 1990.  

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy is a monster! After many years being known only by blues connoisseurs, he got the success he deserved with the album Damn right, I've got the blues, full of some of his white disciples, such as Eric Clapton or Jeff Beck. With Mark Knopfler (guitar), Neil Hubbard (guitar), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Richie Hayward (drums), Wayne Jackson (sax), Katie Kissoon, Carol Kenyon & Tessa Niles (backing vocals). Produced by John Porter.

Feels like rain again contains guest appearances: Paul Rodgers (vocals), Bonnie Raitt (vocals, guitar), Travis Tritt (vocals), Ian McLagan (piano), Billy Payne (keyboards), Tony Braunagel (drums, currently in Taj Mahal Band with Mick. Hi, Tony!), Richie Hayward (drums), Joe Yuele (drums, from current Bluesbreakers incarnation).  

Otis Rush Fantastic blues guitarist and singer, now he's getting more success than with his early albums. With Mick Weaver (keyboards), Ian McLagan (keyboards), Billy Payne (keyboards).  

Steve Marriott This great artist was the leader in The Small Faces and Humble Pie. Later he had his solo career, although he never gained the recognition he deserved. Now, he's sadly gone. This album contains appearances by James Litherland (guitar), Jim Leverton (bass), Andy Pask (bass), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Frank Ricotti (percussion), Chris White (sax), Phil Todd (sax). It includes a new rendition of Marriott's hit with Small Faces, 'All or nothing', as well as some classics such as 'Shakin' all over'. 

Arthur Adams Mick appears in the album by this bluesman. Also featuring B.B. King (guitar, vocals), Reggie McBride (bass), Neil Larsen (keyboards),


VV.AA. 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. 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), John Gustafson (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 McCullough (guitar), etc. 
This live album was recorded from the charity show of the same title that happened in June 1997. It's a 3CD, and it's also featured on a movie. 36 artists appeared there, being some of them: Taj Mahal, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Beck, Jimmy Cliff, Patti Smith, Radiohead, Bjork, U2, Alanis Morissette, Ben Harper, and many more. Mick Weaver appears as part of Taj Mahal's band, playing the song "She caught the Katy".

VV.AA. This tribute to the late leader in Little Feat, fine guitarist Lowell George, includes great artists and friends such as David Lindley, Jackson Browne, Eddie Money, Bonnie Raitt, J.D. Souther, Randy Newman, Shaun Murphy ... and Taj Mahal, featuring the song 'Feats don't fail me now'. Taj plays with his usual band then, thus including Mick Weaver.

Musicians mentioned in this page that I have projected to cover in my site someday: And short tributes to: Hey, Mick, is there any musician in the world who still hasn't played with you? :) :) :)



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