MICK WEAVER sessions
This is the list of the sessions I know Mick Weaver
appears... I've classified them into several categories:
Sessions with former/current bandmates
SESSIONS WITH FORMER/CURRENT BANDMATES
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.
Fiends and angels (1969, London/Sire)
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).
Fat Mattress 2 (1970, Polydor) (CD reissue: Edsel,
1992, with 4 bonus tracks!!)
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 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.
Bright city (1971, Deram; CD reissue
in Repertoire, 1995)
Anderson (guitar, vocals)
Neil Hubbard (guitar, later
in Roxy Music)
Gary Thain (bass, from Keef
Mick Weaver (keyboards, from
Keef Hartley Band)
Dines (keyboards, from Keef Hartley Band)
Harold Beckett (horns)
Lynn Dobson (flute)
Eric Dillon (drums, later in
Madeline Bell (backing vocals)
Liza Strike (backing vocals)
Tracy Miller (backing vocals)
They were a quintet by that time:
Pieces (1972, Polydor) (CD reissue: Repertoire, 1997)
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).
Paul Williams (vocals)
Micky Moody (guitar, vocals)
Jean Roussel (keyboards)
Ron Berg (drums)
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
Lancashire hustler (1973, Deram)
(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
Delicious and refreshing (1974, Deram)
(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 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.
Mind your own business (1975, Dark Horse)
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? :)
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?
Rocket fuel (1978, Polydor)
Under no obligation (1992, Polydor)
(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.
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).
Riding on the crest of a slump (1972, Epic)
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).
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.
Was that alright then (1973, Bronze)
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 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 (1974, A&M)
Be-bop & holla (1976, A&M)
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
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
The Butts Band
This band was assembled by ex-members of The Doors,
Robbie Krieger and John Densmore.
Butts Band (1974, Blue Thumb)
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.
Jess Roden (vocals)
Robbie Krieger (guitar)
Phil Chen (bass)
Roy Davies (keyboards)
John Densmore (drums)
Sorry, I don't know who they are. Playing here: B.J.
Cole (steel guitar), Mickey Gee (guitar) and Mick Weaver (keyboards).
Good rockin' tonite (1977)
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).
Natural avenue (1977, Polygram)
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.
Too much is not enough (1978, Nemperor)
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
Andy Desmond (1978, Ariola)
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).
Just easy (1978, Intercord)
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'.
David Gilmour (May 78, Harvest)
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.
Siamese friends (1979, Rockburgh)
Spot of interference (1980, Rockburgh)
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).
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).
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).
Slide away the screen and other stories (1979, Warner)
(CD reissue: RGO, with 5 bonus tracks)
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.
Love's melodies (1981, Sire)
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
Brand loyalty (Sep 82, Arista)
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).
Mixed emotions (1983, Avatar)
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
Still got the blues (May 90, Virgin)
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).
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.
He knows the blues (Nov 90, Volt/Fantasy) (reissued
by Sequel in Feb 92)
Damn right, I've got the blues (1991, Silvertone)
Feels like rain (1993, Silvertone)
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
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
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).
Ain't enough comin' in (1994, TWU)
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'.
30 seconds to midnight (1994, Griffin)
Mick appears in the album by this bluesman. Also featuring
B.B. King (guitar, vocals), Reggie McBride (bass), Neil Larsen (keyboards),
Back on track (Jun 99, Blind Pig)
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.
Jesus Christ Superstar (Dec 71, MCA)
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".
Tibetan Freedom Concert (Nov 97, Capitol)
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.
Rock and roll doctor (a tribute to Lowell George)
(Mar 98, CMC)
Musicians mentioned in this page
that I have projected to cover in my site someday:
And short tributes to:
John 'Rabbit' Bundrick
Hey, Mick, is there any musician
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