RICK WILLS sessions
This is the list of the sessions
I know Rick Wills appears... I've classified them into several categories:
Sessions with former/current bandmates
SESSIONS WITH FORMER/CURRENT BANDMATES
Sorry, I don't know who he is.
David Elliott (1972, Atlantic)
In his 1st album, David Elliott,
we can find there Albert Lee (guitar), Caleb
Quaye (guitar), Nigel Olsson (drums, see link below), 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).
For more info about this album, please visit my Clem
Clempson page. Apart from the band members, we can find here Stephen
Stills, Alexis Korner, Rick Wills, Doris Troy, Madeline Bell.
This was Peter Frampton's first solo album. With help
from Rick Wills (bass), Mike Kellie (drums), both joining later Frampton's
Camel, plus Ringo Starr (drums), Klaus Voorman (bass), Billy Preston (keyboards),
and former Frampton's bandmate in The Herd, Andy Bown (keyboards).
Winds of change (May 72, A&M)
Roger Moon was the guitarist in the band Storyteller.
Peter Frampton and Andy Bown were the producers of their first album. In
his solo album, again we can find Peter Frampton and his complete backing
band: Rick Wills (bass), Mickey Gallagher (keyboards) and John Siomos (drums).
Nobody knows my name (Capitol)
This bluesman always had great players in his albums.
Fingertips features, among others, Hugh Burns (guitar), Peter
Frampton (guitar), Pip Williams (guitar), Rick Wills (bass), Boz Burrell
(bass), Peter Blue (bass), Rob Robertson (bass), Nicky Hopkins (keyboards),
Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Howie Casey (horns), Dick
Parry (horns), Mike Davis (horns), John Donnelly (horns), Reg Brooks
(horns), Cecil Moss (horns), Billy Graham (horns), John Huckridge (horns),
John Siomos (drums), Ian Wallace (drums), Terry Stannard (drums), Phil
Wainman (drums), Morris Pert
(percussion), and vocals by Barry St. John, Liza Strike, Ann Simmonds and
Linda Kendrick. Lot of talent here!
Fingertips (1974, Toadstool)
As usual in Alexis albums, Get off my cloud
contains a great musicians list: Keith Richards, Peter Frampton, Steve
Marriott, Neil Hubbard and the members of Kokomo, Rick Wills, Colin
Hodgkinson, the much-missed Nicky Hopkins, Morris
Get off my cloud (1975, Columbia; CD reissue, See
Rick still played in this album, after the separation
of Kevin Ayers & The Soporifics. Great musicians here: Andy Roberts
(guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar, Rick's companion in Cochise), Charlie
McCracken (guitar), Rick Wills (bass), Mickey Feat (bass), Zoot Money (keyboards),
Bill Livsey (keyboards), Roger Pope (drums), Tony Newman (drums) and Rob
Yes, we have no mañanas (Jul 1976, ABC)
Nicky and Rick played together in a Peter Frampton
album. Here, we can find Kathi McDonald (vocals), Michael Kennedy (guitar),
Rick Wills (bass) and Eric Dillon (drums).
No more changes (1976, Mercury)
Let's stick together (Sep 1976, Reprise/Island)
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:
Rick Wills plays bass on the song 'Sea breezes'.
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
Gustafson (bass on the song 'Re-make/Re-model'), John Porter
(bass on 1 track), 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)
The album features a big photo (well, it was big
in the vinyl format...) of Bryan Ferry with Chris Spedding and Rick Wills.
He is the guitarist in Pink Floyd. This first solo
album is very good, with a Pink Floyd flavour. The backing band comprised
David's old bandmates, Rick Wills (bass) and John "Willie" Wilson (drums).
Plus Mick Weaver playing keyboards in some song.
David Gilmour (May 78, Harvest)
Rick's 'boss' in Foreigner. This was his first solo
album, and it includes several of his friends backing him: Ian Hunter (piano,
vocals), Joe Lynn Turner (vocals), Billy Joel (keyboards), Hugh McCracken
(guitar), Andy Newmark (drums), Carly Simon (vocals), Rick Wills (bass),
Steve Ferrone (drums), Simon Kirke (drums).
Mick Jones (1989, Atlantic)
This band commanded by Gavin Sutherland (bass, vocals)
and Ian Sutherland (guitar, vocals), comprised at this period the fine
Tim Renwick (guitar), and Rick's
former bandmate in Cochise, John 'Willie' Wilson. 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)
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01/April/1998. Last modified on: 03/August/2000.