(detailed list of sessions)
This is the list of the sessions I know Tommy Eyre appears...
I've classified them into several categories:
Sessions with former/current bandmates
Sessions with former/current bandmates:
Apart from playing with Tommy in Babylon band, she
once was the singer in Delivery, a band whose members later joined famous
Canterbury bands, such as Caravan, Soft Machine or Matching Mole. In this
album, we can find Jess Roden (vocals), Archie Legget (vocals), Graham
Bell (vocals, harmonica, from Bell & Arc), Sam Mitchell (guitar), Ron
Cornelius (guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), John 'Rabbit' Bundrick (keyboards),
Henry Lowther (trumpet), Roger Ball and Malcolm Duncan (sax, from Average
White Band), and session musicians from the Nashville scene: Mac Gayden
(guitar), Tommy Cogbill (bass), Bob Wilson (keyboards), Kenny Buttrey (drums),
Karl Himmel (drums).
Warm blood (1974, Caroline)
Guitarist Jon Mark was the member of Mark-Almond,
as I've already explained here. This was his first solo album, after Mark-Almond
split. With Tommy Eyre (keyboards), and some unexpected guests: Ron Carter
(contrabass, a great, veteran jazz musician), Larry Knetchel (keyboards,
he once was in Bread, he's the piano player in Simon & Garfunkel's
'Bridge over troubled waters'), Victor Feldman (percussion), Hal
Blaine (drums, he used to play with Elvis Presley), Andy Narell (steel
drums, now performing as a new age artist).
Songs for a friend (1975, CBS)
This was his former band. Jon Mark and Johnny Almond
reunited in 1975, and Tommy Eyre guests in this album, along with: Wolfgang
Melz (bass), Greg Bloch (violin), Gary Barone (trumpet), Jock Ellis (trombone),
Billy Cobham (drums), Jim Gordon (drums), Milt Holland (percussion).
Scottish singer, guitarist and songwriter, born Iain
McGeachy, he has lots of albums of his own.
Grace and danger (1980)
Sweet little mysteries: the Island anthology (1995,
Grace and danger was released after
a three year hiatus, and it's a very good album. With John Giblin (bass),
Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Dave Lawson (keyboards) and Phil Collins (drums,
also producer). As we can read in Tommy bio page, he then joined John Martyn
live band for promoting this album.
MSG (Michael Schenker Group)
Around April 1982, great axeman Michael Schenker had
The SAHB rhythm section together in his band (Chris
Glen and Ted McKenna):
So when they started recording a new album, Assault
attack, former colleague Tommy Eyre was called to play keyboards.
Assault attack (Oct 82, Chrysalis)
Naked thunder was recorded with great
guitarist Steve Morris, friend Roger Glover, Tommy Eyre (keyboards) and
Simon Phillips (drums). It also features John
Gustafson on backing vocals and Peter Robinson on keyboards. After
the album was recorded, Tommy joined Ian Gillan's band, as we can read
in the bio page.
Naked thunder (Jul 90, Teldec) (remastered CD: 1998,
I don't know this artist. In this album, we can find
very good musicians: Dave Lambert (guitar), Peter Banks (guitar), Geoff
Matthews (guitar), Roger Sutton (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Mike Moran
(keyboards), Ian McDonald (flute, sax), Pete York (drums).
Nice to meet Miss Christine (1970, Birth)
This was the debut album for this Irish folksinger.
Album produced by exquisite bassist Danny Thompson, who got a great array
of musicians to back her: Jon Mark (guitar), Johnny Almond (sax, flute),
Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Spike Heatley, Roy Babbington (bass), Dave Cousins
(), Tony Carr (percussion).
Poets and painters and performers of blues (1971,
Its name indicates it was Roger Morris' first album.
With several members of Juicy Lucy: Rod Coombes (drums, later in Strawbs),
Glenn 'Ross' Campbell (steel guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), and Chris
Mercer (sax). Plus some other great musicians: Keith West (guitar,
from In Crowd and Tomorrow), John Weider (guitar, from Eric Burdon &
The Animals, Family and Stud), Johnny Almond (sax, from Mark-Almond), DeLisle
Harper (bass, from Gonzalez) and Bruce Rowland (drums).
First album (1972, Regal Zonophone)
Female singer and keyboardist, this album includes
a superb list of players: Mick Cox (guitar), Jerry Donahue (guitar, from
Fotheringay and Fairport Convention), Pete Willsher (steel guitar), Alan
Parker (guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Chrissie Stewart (bass), Gary
Taylor (bass, from The Herd), Tristan Fry (percussion, later in Sky with
Francis Monkman and Herbie Flowers),
Henry Spinetti (drums), Andrew Steele (drums, from The Herd), and the backing
vocals from Kokomo: Dyan Birch, Frankie Collins and Paddy McHugh. The album
was produced by Hugh Murphy.
Colorado kid (Mar 73, Chrysalis)
Jack The Lad
Jack The Lad was a spinoff band from Lindisfarne.
In 1973, three members of Lindisfarne (Rod Clements, Ray Laidlaw and Simon
Cowe) leave the band to form Jack The Lad along with Bill Mitchell.
This was their first album, and it contains collaborations
by fine singer Maddy Prior (from Steeleye Span) and Tommy Eyre (keyboards
on three tracks, 'Plain dealing', 'Fast lane driver' and
'Song without a band'). The album was produced by Hugh Murphy.
It's Jack The Lad (1974, Charisma) (CD reissue, 1992:
with 2 bonus tracks)
Ah, for those interested in knowing... The three
members rejoined Lindisfarne again in 1978, after four albums as Jack The
Welsh (although he live in Australia for several years
- hence the album title) folkie singer aand guitarist. He has several albums,
but this is the one with more famous credits for backing musicians. Appearing
here, John Turnbull (guitar), Rod King (pedal steel guitar), Gary Taylor
(bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Graham Smith (violin), Andrew Steele (drums),
Jon Field (percussion).
Gabor Szabo is a superb jazz guitarist. This is a
live album recorded at The Troubadour in Hollywood, California, and for
some reason unknown to me, Tommy is featured as a guest in a track (the
bassist Wolfgang Melz played with Mark-Almond, but not in the same period
as Tommy). This was the live lineup:
Guests are (one track each): Charles Lloyd (flute),
Tony Ortega (flute), and Tommy Eyre (keyboards).
Gabor Szabo live with Charles Lloyd - Spellbinder
(1974, Blue Thumb)
This British singer and songwriter is most remembered
by writing the classic 'Morning dew', The list of musicians includes:
Andy Summers (guitar, later in The Police), Ray Martinez (guitar), B.J.
Cole (steel guitar), Paul Cobbald (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Dave
Charles (drums), Tina Charles (backing vocals).
The musician (1975, Atlantic) (CD reissue: Edsel,
1995, with 2 bonus tracks)
The CD reissue contains two bonus tracks, 'Hey
Joe' and 'Morning dew'.
I'm not going to explain too much of him now, as he'll
someday have his own page in my Olympus. He was the guitarist in Country
Joe & The Fish. In this album, he's accompanied by Ray Martinez (guitar),
Tommy Eyre (keyboards) , and the rhythm section from Help Yourself: Ken
Whaley (bass, later in Man) and Dave Charles (drums, later also in Hawkwind).
This great band included superb musicians along their
Nomadness (1976, A&M)
Halcyon days (Feb 97, A&M) (compilation) (2CD)
Nomadness was recorded around 1975.
The band lineup was, at that time:
They had just lost their keyboardist John Hawken,
so that's why so many keyboardists are guesting in the album: Rick Wakeman
(keyboards, former member), Tommy Eyre (keyboards) and John Mealing (keyboards,
from superb band If). Also featuring Jack Emblow (accordion), Tony Carr
(percussion). A pity this album has never been reissued on CD
Halcyon days is a 2CD compilation,
and it includes some obscure tracks, as well as their more famous songs
(plus some songs from Dave Cousins solo album and songs from Hudson-Ford).
The list of musicians is amazing. I'll only mention the members of my Olympus
that play here: Miller Anderson
(guitar), Nicky Hopkins (keyboards), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), John Hawken
(keyboards), Blue Weaver (keyboards), Jon Hiseman (drums). Oh, beware,
there are two different editions (the American vs. the British edition),
with many differences.
Melanie Harrold & Olly Blanchflower
Blue angel (1979, DJM) (CD reissue: 2000, Disconforme)
Joanna's real name is Melanie Harrod. In her Fancy
that album, we can find many top musicians: Micky Moody (guitar),
Jerry Donahue (guitar), Pat Donaldson (bass), Gary Taylor (bass), Tommy
Eyre (keyboards), Pete Solley (keyboards), Pete Zorn (sax, flute), Henry
Spinetti (drums), Glenn Le Fleur (drums), Dave Mattacks (drums), etc. Tommy
Eyre plays in two songs, 'Valentino' and 'The first time'.
Instinctive behaviour (1993, Munich)
After that experience, producer Hugh Murphy called
Tommy Eyre to act as musical director for Melanie's next project, Blue
angel. A wonderful album, happily now available on CD. The musicians
featured are: the amazing Richard Brunton (guitar), Julian Littman (guitar),
Gary Taylor (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Liam Genockey (drums). Plus
contributions by Simon Morton (percussion), Bill Skeet (flute, clavinet),
Graham Smith (violin), Malcolm Griffiths (trombone), Albert Wing (sax),
and backing vocals by Betsy Cooke, Paul Da Vinci. As well as musical director,
Tommy co-writes a song (the beautiful 'Rudy'), as well as doing
backing vocals, and even writing a trombone solo! :)
In Instinctive behaviour, Tommy Eyre
plays again. With his wife, wonderful violin player Scarlet Rivera.
Again, no info about this band. Great musicians included:
John Knightsbridge (guitar), Garth Watt-Roy (guitar), Paul Keogh (guitar),
Alan Spenner (bass), Ian Kewley (keyboards), Tommy Eyre (flute, keyboards),
and the rhythm section from Argent: Jim Rodford (bass, later in The Kinks)
and Bob Henrit (drums).
This American power-pop band released some very fine
albums since 1977, and they split in the mid 80s.
Pezband (1977, Passport)
Laughing in the dark (1978, Passport)
Cover to cover (1981, Passport)
Pezband was their first album. With
Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Larry Fast (keyboards, later in Synergy and Peter
Gabriel Band), Clarence Clemmons (sax, from Bruce Springsteeen band), Mel
Collins (sax), Alan Rubin (trumpet, later with the Blues Brothers), the
great Randy Brecker (trumpet).
Laughing in the dark is their 2nd
(and best) album, again with help from Tommy Eyre (keyboards) and Mel Collins
Cover to cover also has Tommy Eyre
(keyboards) and Mel Collins (sax). But I don't know if it's a compilation.
Does anybody know? (I don't have it)
A great artist, formerly in Humbleblums and Stealers
City to city (1978, UA)
Night owl (1979, UA)
Clowns to the left, jokers to the right (1970-1982)
(, ) (compilation)
Right down the line (1989, EMI) (compilation)
One more dream (the very best of Gerry Rafferty) (1989,
City to city is a superb album, and
it contains Gerry's most famous song, 'Baker Street'. A superb list
of musicians (as always). Micky Moody (guitar), Hugh Burns (guitar), Andy
Fairweather-Low (guitar), Jerry Donahue (guitar), Nigel Jenkins (guitar),
B.J. Cole (steel guitar; well, he's credited as Brian Cole, but I think
it's B.J.!), Gary Taylor (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards, he plays in all
the tracks), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax, superb playing!!!), Paul Jones (harmonica),
Graham Preskett (violin), Henry Spinetti (drums), Glen LeFleur (drums).
And on backing vocals: Barbara Dickson, Rab Noakes and Joanna Carlin.
Night owl also includes great contributions:
Hugh Burns (guitar), Richard Brunton (guitar), Richard Thompson (guitar),
Gary Taylor (bass), Mo Foster (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Pete Wingfield
(keyboards), Richard Harvey (keyboards, recorder, from Gryphon), Graham
Preskett (keyboards, violin), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Liam Genockey
(drums), Frank Ricotti (percussion), Barbara Dickson (backing vocals),
Linda Thompson (backing vocals).
Clowns to the left, jokers to the right (1970-1982)
is a compilation with 21 tracks, comprising songs from The Humblebums,
Stealers Wheel and from Gerry Rafferty solo career. Some great musicians
featured in the album are Joe Egan (vocals), Rab Noakes (vocals, guitar),
Hugh Burns (guitar), Roger Brown (guitar), Alan Parker (guitar), Rod King
(steel guitar), Nigel Jenkins (guitar), B.J. Cole (pedal steel guitar),
Richard Brunton (guitar), Jerry Donahue (guitar), Gary Taylor (bass), Mo
Foster (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Ian
Lynn (keyboards), Billy Livsey (keyboards), Raf Ravenscroft (sax), Henry
Spinetti (drums), Liam Genockey (drums), Glen LeFleur (percussion), Frank
Ricotti (percussion), Morris
Pert (percussion). Graham Preskett (arrangements, keyboards, fiddle).
Right down the line (the best of Gerry Rafferty)
is another compilation. Featuring new remixes in three songs (one of them
being the famous 'Baker Street'). Some great musicians featured
in the album are Hugh Burns (guitar), Nigel Jenkins (guitar), B.J. Cole
(pedal steel guitar), Richard Brunton (guitar), Jerry Donahue (guitar),
Richard Thompson (guitar), Gary Taylor (bass), Mo Foster (bass), Ian Maidman
(bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Billy Livsey
(keyboards), Kenny Craddock (keyboards), Alan Clark (keyboards), Ian Lynn
(keyboards), Raf Ravenscroft (sax), Mel Collins (sax), Henry Spinetti (drums),
Liam Genockey (drums), Arran Ahmun (drums), Glen LeFleur (percussion),
Frank Ricotti (percussion), Morris
Pert (percussion). Graham Preskett (arrangements, keyboards, fiddle),
Davy Spillane (uilean pipes), Ric Sanders (violin), Geraint Watkins (accordion),
John Kirkpatrick (accordion), Richard Harvey (recorders), Barbara Dickson
(vocals), Joanna Carlin (vocals), Betsy Cook (vocals), Linda Thompson (vocals),
Christopher Neil (vocals).
He was the singer in a band called Hollywood Brats.
In this album, we can find Nigel Jenkins (guitar), Andy Pask (bass), Raphael
Ravenscroft (sax), the mythical Howie Casey (sax), Tommy Eyre (keyboards),
Pete Kircher (drums, later in Status Quo).
Monterey shoes (1979, Ariola)
Francesco De Gregori
Italian artist. This album was produced by Andrew
Loog Oldham, and it features British musicians: Phil Chapman, Mike Neville
(bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Jerry Shirley (drums, from Humble Pie),
as well as fantastic Italian singer and composer Lucio Dalla.
Viva L'Italia (1979, RCA)
Guitarist, he was a member of Nazareth and Zal Band.
He released these two singles in 1979, with this lineup:
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single 'I wanna spend my life with you / Jump out
the window' (1979, CBS)
single 'Can't stop now / Jump out the window'
I don't know who he is. Vocalist and keyboardist,
he's backed here by: Ray Russell (guitar), Jim Gannon (guitar), Phil Palmer
(guitar), John Turnbull (guitar), Pete Willsher (steel guitar), Gary Taylor
(bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Pete Solley (keyboards), Raphael Ravenscroft
(sax), Richard Burgess (drums), Dave Mattacks (drums), Micky
Waller (drums) and vocals by Aliki Holland, Viv McAuliffe, Jane Kennaway, Simon Morris.
Any other face (1979, Decca)
A superb sax player. He has played in albums by many
people, such as Gerry Rafferty, Andrew Matheson, Alvin Lee, Chris Rea,
Bonnie Tyler, Marvin Gaye, Brand X, Robert Plant, Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield
as well as toured with Roger Waters. Lately, he has been guesting in Bob
Tench band. Someday soon, he'll have his own page in my Olympus.
Her father didn't like me anyway (1979)
This was his solo album. Being a famous sessionman,
it was clear that his solo album were to contain many of his companions.
The list is amazingly long: Maggie Ryder (vocals, later in Brian May Band
with Neil Murray and Cozy
Powell), Dennis O'Brien (vocals), Nigel Jenkins (guitar), Gary Taylor
(bass), Steve York (bass), Kuma Harada (bass), Pete Zorn (bass), Tommy
Eyre (keyboards), Pete Solley (keyboards), Stretch (drums), Geoff Britton
(drums, ex-Wings and Rough Diamond), Liam Genockey (drums), Preston Heyman
(drums, later with Brand X, Randy California, he even played with Atomic
Rooster), Frank Ricotti (percussion), and many others.
Sorry, I don't know who they were. This album features
Tommy Eyre on keyboards.
Day in the lights (1979, Acrobat)
Scottish singer and guitarist, he used to collaborate
with Gerry Rafferty. There's a bit of confusion about his discography,
as he has released two different self-titled albums! Tommy appears in one
of them (the one from 1980). This was his 6th album. With: Paul Jones (harmonica),
Richard Brunton (guitar), Rod Clements (bass), Mel Collins (sax), Tommy
Eyre (keyboards), Liam Genockey (drums, later in Zzebra with Tommy Eyre),
Danny Cummings (percussion).
Wall Street Crash
I don't know who they are. The list of musicians involved
in this project is long: Geoff
Whitehorn (guitar), Alan Parker (guitar), Paul Westwood (bass), John
Giblin (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Duncan Mackay (keyboards), Cliff
Hall (keyboards), Ron Aspery (sax), Martin Dobson (sax), Simon Phillips
(drums), Ray Cooper (percussion).
This is a project made by Bernie Frost, with Jack
Lancaster and lots of friends musicians. The lineup is amazing: Colin Blunstone
(vocals), Dan McCafferty (vocals, from Nazareth), Francis Rossi (vocals,
from Status Quo), Lesley Duncan (vocals), Terry Cassidy (vocals), Joe Jammer
(guitar), Laurence Juber (guitar, from Wings), Paul Keogh (guitar), Ray
Russell (guitar), Mitch Dalton (guitar), John Giblin (bass), Delisle Harper
(bass), Andy Pask (bass), Sonny LeMaire (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards),
Dave Lawson (keyboards, from Greenslade), Robin Lumley (keyboards), Chris
Parren (keyboards), Steve Coe (keyboards), Marlon Hargis (keyboards), Craig
Pruess (keyboards), John Earle (sax), Lee Greenwood (sax), the great Ricky
Skaggs (mandolin, violin), Louis Jardim (percussion), Terry McMillan (percussion),
Stuart Elliott (drums), Paul Thompson (drums), Steve Goetzman (drums),
Nigel Martinez (drums).
Exiled (1980, RCA/Epic) (CD reissue: 1991, Epic)
Sorry, I don't know who they are. Some famous guests
in this album: Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Adrian
Lee (keyboards), Ian Ritchie (sax), Graham Broad (drums, later with
Roger Waters), and a couple of members from Bow Wow Wow: Leroy 'Lee' Gorman
(bass) and Dave 'Barbe' Barbarossa (drums).
The band was originally a duo by Kirk Swan and Seth
Tiven, being famous in the early 80s. By the time of this album, the band
was just Seth Tiven, with other musicians. This was the lineup for the
The album includes contributions by B.J. Cole (steel
guitar) and Tommy Eyre (keyboards).
For the country (1987, Big Time)
Half of the duo Hall & Oates, this great vocalist
has also been recording his own solo albums, alone or with Robert Fripp.
This solo album from 1993 includes some of Hall's usual musicians (Charlie
De Chant on sax and Tom "T-Bone" Wolk on guitars), plus Alan Gorrie (bass),
Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Frank Ricotti (percussion), Phil Todd (sax), Trevor
Eddy Mitchell is a French singer quite famous in his
country. He has a long discography, but this is a special album. Part of
the sessions were held in London, and the rest of the album was recorded
Rio Grande (Jun 93, Polydor)
The British sessions (5 songs) feature great names:
Snowy White (guitar), Billy Liesegang (guitar), Steve Donnelly (guitar),
Chris Glen (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards),
Wayne Jackson (trumpet, trombone), Andrew Love (sax), Graham Walker (drums).
The American sessions were held at legendary Muscle
Shoals Studios, with the usual personnel there: the fantastic Reggie Young
(guitar), Will McFarland (guitar), David Hood (bass), Roger Hawkins (drums),
and again: Wayne Jackson (trumpet, trombone) and Andrew Love (sax).
He was the singer in British band The Icicle Works.
This was his 2nd album, and it was produced by John Porter. The backing
musicians include the band Crazy Horse, plus James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (bass),
Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Scarlet Rivera (violin), and Ziggy Modeliste (drums),
plus backing vocals by Mona Lisa Young, Maxi Anderson, Terry Young.
Head like a rock (Jul 94, )
Fantastic blues artist, his real name is Kevin Moore.
Keb' Mo' (Jun 94, Okeh)
Just like you (Jun 96, Okeh)
Keb' Mo' was his first album, featuring
Tommy Eyre (keyboards), James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (bass), Laval Belle (drums),
Quentin Dennard (drums), Tony Braunagel (percussion).
Just like you was his second album,
produced by John Porter, who brings some of his usual collaborators. Great
names, such as Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne guesting on lead vocals, plus
Tommy Eyre (keyboards and 11-string guitar!!), James 'Hutch' Hutchinson
(bass), Darrell Leonard (trumpet, currently in Taj Mahal band), Ricky Fataar
(drums). The album includes a rendition of a Robert Johnson blues, 'Last
fair deal gone down'. The album was Grammy Award winner in 1997 as
best blues contemporary album.
This great singer has lots of albums, some of them
as a Christian artist. She also sang in lots of albums by her friends:
Doobie Brothers, Hot Tuna, Country Joe McDonald, Jerry Garcia, Linda Ronstadt,
etc. Here, we can find her backed by lots of musicians. With Rick Vito
(guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards on 3 tracks), Billy Payne (keyboards, from
Little Feat), James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (bass), Shaun
Murphy, Mike Finnigan & Ann Peebles (backing vocals), and from
Taj Mahal band: Johnny Lee Schell (guitar, now with John Fogerty), Larry
Fulcher (bass), Joe Sublett (sax), Darrell Leonard (trumpet), Tony Braunagel
(drums). Produced by famed John Porter.
Meet me at midnite (Aug 94, Black Top)
Sorry, I haven't found too much info on them. I only
know that Tommy Eyre plays in this album, along with Joan Osborne guesting
on vocals. John Porter is the producer, and this his 2nd album.
Beautiful side of madness (Aug 96, Virgin)
This band evolved from Guns n' Roses, formed by Tracii
Guns. They changed personnel several times, including fine singer Phil
Lewis (ex-Girl). Hey, I still remember how surprised I was when I saw them
appearing as actors in an episode on TV-series "Melrose Place".
American hardcore (Oct 96, CMC)
Here, their lineup had changed from their initial
This album includes some (surprising) guests: Scarlet
Rivera (violin) and Tommy Eyre (keyboards and string arrangements).
One of the godfathers of white blues, I'm glad to
know that he's still active, recording good albums, and performing energetic
live concerts. This album from 1997 tries to be a sort of biography. It
includes a Freddie King rendition, 'Sen-say-shun'. The musicians
list includes some Mayall bandmates from the past (Red Holloway on sax),
some from the present days (Joe Yuele on drums), and some great musicians
who usually play in current blues productions: Tommy Eyre (keyboards);
plus Darrell Leonard (trumpet) and Tony Braunagel (drums), both currently
in Taj Mahal's live band (along with Mick
Blues from the lost days (Apr 97, Silverstone)
Silver tones: the best of John Mayall (Nov 98, Silvestone)
Padlock on the blues (1999, Eagle)
Silver tones: the best of John Mayall
is a compilation from Mayall latest 3 albums (including Blues for
the lost days), also including two unreleased tracks. Other great
musicians appearing here: Coco Montoya (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar),
John Porter (guitar, also producer), Red Holloway (sax), Joe Sublett (sax),
Darrell Leonard (trumpet), etc.
Padlock on the blues was next album
by Mayall, also featuring Tommy Eyre playing keyboards in 6 songs. The
lineup for Mayall's band was:
Also guesting, John Lee Hooker (guitar in a couple
of songs). The album was recorded in October 1998.
A living blues legend. I've only been able to attend
one of his gigs. At that time, he was 62, but he behaved like a child,
enjoying while playing. After two and a half hours of endless performance,
his musicians convinced him that he should finish the concert and leave
the stage. He still wanted to keep on playing. :)
King of the blues (1992, MCA) (4CD boxset) (compilation)
Deuces wild (Nov 97, MCA)
Makin' love is good for you (2000, )
King of the blues is a 4CD boxset,
comprising tracks from his very long career. So, the list of musicians
featured is just endless. Tommy Eyre appears here because of the inclusion
of the track 'Since I met you baby' recorded by Gary Moore with
B.B. King guesting. Other musicians who'll be covered in my site someday
are: Kenny Aaronoff (drums), Wilbur Bascomb (bass), Merry Clayton (vocals),
Bob Daisley (bass), Martin Drover (trumpet), Cornell Dupree (guitar), Venetta
Fields (vocals), Anton Fig (drums), Jim Gordon (drums), Wayne Jackson (sax),
Jim Keltner (drums), Carol Kenyon (vocals), Clydie King (vocals), Al Kooper
(keyboards), Russ Kunkel (drums), Michael Landau (guitar), Will Lee (bass),
Andrew Love (horns), Hugh McCracken (guitar), Frank Mead (horns), Gary
Moore (guitar), Dean Parks (guitar), Nick Payne (horns), Nick
Pentelow (sax), Bernard Purdie (drums), Neil Stubenhaus (bass), Klaus
Voormann (bass), Ernie Watts (sax). This will take me my whole life! :)
B.B. King recorded Deuces wild with
duets along with some of his disciples or fans. People such as The Rolling
Stones (with Darryl Jones on bass), Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, David
Gilmour, Van Morrison, Tracy Chapman, or Paul
Carrack, to name a few. Lots of great backing musicians here: Neil
Hubbard (guitar), Michael Landau (guitar), Johnny Lee Schell (guitar),
Hugh McCracken (guitar), Marty Stuart (guitar), Dean Parks (guitar), Randy
Jacobs (guitar), Reggie McBride (bass), Pino Palladino (bass), Reggie McBride
(bass), James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards on 6 songs),
Chris Stainton (keyboards), Billy Payne (keyboards), Jools Holland (keyboards),
Jon Cleary (keyboards), Leon Pendarvis (keyboards), Paulinho DaCosta (percussion),
Lenny Castro (percussion), Darrell Leonard (trumpet), Joe Sublett (sax),
Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Jim Keltner (drums), Tony Braunagel (drums),
Andy Newmark (drums), Kenny Aaronoff (drums), Steve Jordan (drums). Album
produced by John Porter.
Tommy Eyre also plays in Makin' love is good
for you, along with Joe Sublett (sax), Darrell Leonard (trumpet),
Tony Braunagel (percussion) as well as B.B. King usual musicians from his
band. John Porter also appears, this time playing guitar, and acting as
Young Canadian singer and songwriter, he recorded
an album in 1999 with Tommy Eyre and Scarlet Rivera, produced by mythical
Shel Talmy. But the songs still remain unreleased for some reason. :(
"unreleased album" (1999)
Cal Hollow is a band formed by:
This is their debut album, produced by John Porter,
and featuring Tommy Eyre (keyboards) and Tony Braunagel (percussion).
Two bulb twilight (May 99, Jericho)
This young Texan guitarist (he was 19 when this album
was released) is produced here by John Porter, so we can find some of usual
people working with Porter: Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Jon Cleary (piano),
and the superb Texacali horns (Darrell Leonard and Joe Sublett; watch my
pages on Mick Weaver for more info
on them), plus veteran Doug Sham.
Time to burn (May 99, Jericho)
A solo album by this great guitarist who used to play
with Albert Collins and John Mayall. He started his solo career in 1995.
This album features Chuck Kirkpatrick (guitar), Bob Glaub (bass), Tommy
Eyre (keyboards in 3 songs), Tony Braunagel (drums), and others.
Suspicion (Jan 2000, Alligator)
This is the 5th album by this great singer and songwriter.
The album features Tim Pierce (guitar), Steve Hunter (guitar), JayDee Maness
(steel guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Mike Finnigan (keyboards), Scarlet
Rivera (violin), Howie Wersh (bass), Larry Klein (bass), John Pierce (bass),
Denny Fongheiser (drums), Alex Acuna (percussion), plus a special guest
appearance by Emmylou Harris on vocals. A very beatiful album.
Telling stories (2000, Elektra)
By the way, the first edition of the album comes
with a 2nd bonus disk, with 5 songs, some of them live. But there aren't
credits for musicians on these additional tracks.
Alexis Peña was lead singer in the group Tempano
from Venezuela. This is his first solo album, where he's supported by Tommy
Eyre and Freddy Ramos (from Jon Anderson band). The album contains covers
of Nilsson and Air Supply (sung in Spanish). Tommy Eyre co-writes a song
with Alexis ('Mentira').
This is the 2nd album by this succesful artist. This
album featured great musicians: Tim Pierce (guitar), Steve Farris (guitar),
George Doering (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass), John Pierce (bass), Eric
Pressly (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Kim Bullard (keyboards, also producer),
Jeff Lorber (keyboards), Greg Scott (sax), Gregg Bissonette (drums), Luis
Conte (percussion), Paul Ramsey (percussion), Olle Romo (percussion), and
backing vocals by Kit Hain, Tommy Funderbunk, Beth Anderson, Deborah Holland,
Mark Lennon, Richard Page.
As I am (Aug 2000, What are?)
This album is another John Porter production, featuring
Tommy Eyre (keyboards) and Denny Fongheiser (drums).
The end of bliss (Apr 2000, Jericho)
This was the 2nd solo album for this prolific songwriter.
Recorded with a band of friends, plus some special guests: Carole King
(vocals, keyboards), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), George Lax (keyboards).
VV.AA. (various artists)
This double album was made in benefit of The Anti-Heroin
Project. The royalties from this record were dedicated to recovery centres
in UK. A long list of musicians: vocals by Bobby
Tench, Steve Harley, Elkie Brooks, Robin Gibb, Jim Diamond, Julian
Littman, Gillian Mason, Lizzy Welch, Lauren Field, Vince Edwards, Holly
Johnson, Fish, Nik Kershaw, Cliff Richard, Hazel O'Connor, Hazell Dean,
Precious Wilson, Sinitta, Kim Wilde, Sheila Ferguson, Edwin Starr, Daryl
Pandy, Phil Fearon, John Parr, The Alarm, Bonnie Tyler, Suggs (from Madness),
Aswad, Bucks Fizz (featuring Shelley Preston), Roy Harper, Helena, Nick
Heyward, The Icicle Works (featuring Ian McNabb), John McCoy, Chas and
Dave (Chas Hodges and Dave Peacock), Hayley Mills, Bill Oddie, Psychic
TV, Kate Robbins, Christopher Ryan, Barbara Gaskin, Poly Stirene, Thompson
Twins, Tom Watt, Heavy Pettin', Jimmy Pursey, General Public, with Jeremy
Alsop (bass), Mel Collins (sax), Gary Barnacle (sax), Luke Tuney (trumpet),
John Thirkle (trumpet), Pete Thoms (trombone), Tommy Eyre (keyboards),
Dave Stewart (keyboards), Don Snow (keyboards), Bobby Whitlock (from Derek
& The Dominos), Zak Starkey (drums), Tony Beard (drums),
Live-in world (Oct 1986, EMI) (2LP)
VV.AA. (various artists)
This is a project by late actor Donald Pleasence and
singer Barbara Dickson, produced by Hugh Murphy, and mostly composed by
Roger Brown. The narrator is Donald Pleasence, and the different roles
are sung by Barbara Dickson, Ringo Starr, Adam Faith, among others. The
musicians featured are superb: Phil Palmer (guitar), Ray Russell (guitar),
Nigel Jenkins (guitar), Roger Brown (guitar), Rod King (steel guitar),
Keith Nelson (banjo), Gary Taylor (bass, guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards),
Pete Solley (keyboards), Graham Preskett (fiddle, mandolin), Simon Morton
(percussion), Henry Spinetti (drums), as well as backing vocals by Gary
Taylor, Joanna Carlin, Pete Zorn, Paul Da Vinci and Roger Brown.
Scouse the mouse (Dec 77, Polydor)
VV.AA. (various artists)
This album was originally released as a 2LP, but it
has been reissued as 1CD in 1996, deleting some tracks, and re-recording
some others. In this new reissue, there is a song called 'Christmas',
performed by David Essex, where he's backed by Mitch Dalton (guitar), Mo
Foster (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Trevor Morrell (drums). The album
was recorded to raise money for the Save The Children Fund.
Save The children (1988) (CD reissue: 1996)
VV.AA. (various artists)
A great idea! This album presents hot performances
on organ (hence the title Organ-ized). All the tracks on
the album are new tracks, recorded on purpose for here. Featuring Mick
Weaver (song 'Mercy, mercy, mercy'), Joey De Francesco, John
Medeski, Art Neville (from Neville Brothers), Michael Omartian, Jimmy Smith,
the great Mike Finnigan, Ricky Peterson, Larry Goldings, Reuben Wilson,
and Jack McDuff, the band Galactic, and Tommy Eyre. Tommy performs a rendition
of a Chuck Berry tune, 'I've got to find my baby'. It's a fantastic
album, as I love the Hammond sound.
Organ-ized (1999, High Street)
Original soundtrack (credited
to Francis Monkman)
In 1979, long before he quit Sky, Francis
Monkman composed and played the music for the British movie The
long good Friday. Directed by John MacKenzie. Starring Bob Hoskins
and Helen Mirren, you can also find Pierce Brosnan (Bond ... James Bond).
The musicians who play here are: Francis
Monkman (keyboards), plus his bandmates in Sky: Kevin Peek (guitar),
Herbie Flowers (bass), Tristan Fry (drums). Also with Tommy Eyre (piano),
Ron Aspery (sax, from Back Door with Colin Hodgkinson).
The long good Friday (1980, Silva Screen)
Along year 2000, some albums will
be released featuring Tommy Eyre. New albums by Marino, and Keb Mo, plus
I still need to confirm if Tommy also played in
some session for Hall & Oates, as well as with George Harrison, Mick
Jagger or Allison Moyet.
I need to include his playing in a Procol Harum
He recorded some tracks in 1999 with Tommy Eyre (keyboards),
Bob Glaub (bass) and Tony Braunagel (drums).
Marino is a gifted guitarist who has played in albums
by Santana (he also composed the theme for Spanish Olympic Games in 1992!).
He has been recording tracks for a forthcoming album, produced by Tommy
Eyre (also playing keyboards), and featuring Scarlet Rivera and great singer
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