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

Brian Auger Brian Auger and some other people from the British sixties rock scene (Jimmy Page, for example), saw how obscure recordings resurfaced in the 70s, due to their later success. London (1964-1967) must contain some of those recordings, with Julie Driscoll and his band The Trinity.

In Don't send me no flowers, we can find more sessions, recorded with Jimmy Page on guitar and bluesman Sonny Boy Williamson on vocals, as well as Brian Auger (keyboards), Alan Skidmore (sax), Rick Brown (bass), Micky Waller (drums). There are several albums (some credited to Auger, some credited to Williamson, and some credited to Page) from the same period.

Befour is an official album, with Gary Boyle on guitar, and later member of Stone the Crows, Colin Allen on drums.

The best of Brian Auger is a recent compilation. With many of his musicians. I'll only name here another guy in my Olympus, Steve Ferrone (drums). 

Rod Stewart I started to love Micky's work due to in these albums. I'm a great Rod fan, and my favourite albums always were these ones, full of emotive moments, acoustic and electric passages interspersed. A real delight!

I think Rod Stewart doesn't need any introduction. Micky played in all the early Rod Stewart solo albums, the albums made in England, and it seems that he brought many of his bandmates at the time.

An old raincoat won't ever let you down is his first solo album, it was called The Rod Stewart album in the USA. With contributions from Ron Wood & Ian McLagan (all of them went to form The Faces just a bit later), Mike D'Abo, Martin Pugh (with Micky in Steamhammer - watch Micky biography page), Martin Quittenton (with Micky in Pilot) and an uncredited appearance by Keith Emerson (then still in The Nice). With a very powerful rendition of Stones' "Street fighting man" with (future Stones) guitarist, the good old Ronnie Wood.

Gasoline alley is his second album, with Ian McLagan again. It contains a beautiful Elton John song, "Country comfort", and a fantastic cover of "Cut across Shorty". With Martin Quittenton, Micky Waller, and the complete Faces lineup (Ronnie Wood, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Kenny Jones).

Every picture tells a story is the third album. A superb album! I love it! Roddy at his best! The lineup is: Ron Wood (guitar, bass), Martin Quittenton (guitar), Pete Sears (piano), Micky Waller (drums). Plus The Faces playing in one song, the fantastic "I know (I'm losing you)". With some more guests: Sam Mitchell (slide guitar), Danny Thompson (bass),  Andy Pyle (bass), Dick Powell (violin), Maggie Bell on vocals on "Every picture tells a story", old bandmate Long John Baldry, and mandolin played by a Lindisfarne member. All the songs are superb (really!!), and one of my favourites is a great rendition of Tim Hardin's "Reason to believe". With Rod biggest hit ever, "Maggie May".

Never a dull moment is his 4th album, with Ron Wood, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan & Kenny Jones (that is, the complete Faces lineup!), Martin Quittenton (guitar), Pete Sears (piano and bass, he was with Micky in Silver Metre, and later joined Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Starship), Mick Waller (drums), Dick Powell (violin), Spike Heatley (bass), Neeomi 'Speedy' Acquaye (congas), Gordon Huntley (steel guitar). It contains a superb cover of a Jimi Hendrix song, "Angel", and a rendition of Rod's idol, Sam Cooke ("Twistin' the night away", arranged by Jimmy Horowitz). A great album, really never a dull moment! :)

Smiler is his 6th album (the 5th one is Sing it again, Rod, a compilation), with Ron Wood, Martin Quittenton (guitar), Micky Waller (drums), Pete Sears (piano), Kenny Jones (drums), Ray Jackson (mandolin), the late Ric Grech (here, playing violin), Spike Heatley (bass), Andy Newmark (drums, later with Roxy Music, Nils Lofgren, Roger Waters and countless others), Willie Weeks (bass) Ray Cooper (percussion), Elton John (piano and vocals in his own song "Let me be your car"), Dick Powell (violin), Doreen Chanter (vocals) and the Memphis Horns.

A shot of rhythm & blues is an album compiling unreleased material from Rod early days (1965-1966). With Cliff Barton on bass. It contains mostly blues versions of songs by Sam Cooke, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed or Leadbelly.

Mercury anthology, of course, it's a compilation from that label. With 3 songs not available on official albums, and 3 live tracks from Faces.

Vintage is another compilation comprising songs from the 4 first Rod albums. So, with Ian McLagan. 

Leigh Stephens Leigh Stephens, as I've written before, was lead guitar for Blue Cheer, and he shared group with Micky in Pilot and Silver Metre. These are his 2 solo albums he made in the seventies. Red weather is an excellent album, and it includes guest appearances by Nicky Hopkins and Ian 'Stu' Stewart (both were long time Rolling Stones collaborators), as well as Micky Waller (drums) and Kevin Westlake (drums).

In Cast of thousands, we can find the complete Ashton Gardner & Dyke lineup (Tony Ashton, Kim Gardner and Roy Dyke), plus Aliki Ashman (vocals), Charlene Collins (vocals), Pete Sears (bass), Glenn Cornick (bass), Bob Andrews (keyboards), Dick Morrisey (sax), Jeff Peach (sax), Dave Quincey (sax), Lyle Jenkins (sax), Dave Jackson (sax), Dave Caswell (trumpet), Noel Norris (trumpet), Micky Waller (drums), Kevin Westlake (drums).

Mike Hugg Mike Hugg was the drummer in Manfred Mann, and later singer in avant-garde band Manfred Mann Chapter Three.

Lots of good musicians in his first album Somewhere: Brian Hugg (vocals), Caleb Quaye (guitar), Kevin Peek (guitar, later in Sky), Dave King, Gerry Beckley (guitar, from America), Mick Rogers (guitar, later in Aviator), Terry Britten (guitar), Andy Bown (bass, now in Status Quo), Tom McGuinness (guitar, later in Blues Band), Graham Preskett, Alan Tarney (bass), Manfred Mann (keyboards), Elton Dean (sax, ex-Bluesology, later in Soft Machine), Micky Waller (drums), Roger Pope (drums), Henry Spinetti (drums), and vocals by Barry St. John, Liza Strike and Judith Powell.

Stress & strain is his second solo album, and we can find again fine musicians like Dave King (guitar), Ian Carr (from Nucleus), Eddie Grant (guitar), Elton Dean (sax), Kevin Peek (guitar), Kim Gardner (bass), Paul Westwood (bass), Sonny Corbett (horns, from Manfred Mann Chapter Three), Tony Rivers (vocals, keyboards), Micky Waller (drums). 

Long John Baldry This album includes the appearance of Elton John (with his musicians Davey Johnstone, Ray Cooper and Nigel Olsson) and Rod Stewart, as well as Jimmy Litherland (guitar, from Colosseum), Bob Weston (guitar), Sam Mitchell (guitar), John Porter (bass), Bill Smith (bass), Richard Brown (bass), Ian Armitt (keyboards), Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards), Terry Stannard (drums), Micky Waller (percussion), and backing vocals by Madeline Bell, Barry St John, Liza Strike & Doris Troy. 
Ron Wood
Ron Wood & Ronnie Lane The "new" member of the Rolling Stones (he'll always be the "new" member, although he belongs to the group during more than 20 years!) had a very complete curriculum before joining the Stones. His major bands were Jeff Beck Group and, mainly, The Faces. I've got my own album to do was Ron's first solo album, while he still was in Faces. With top guests: Keith Richard, Mick Taylor and Mick Jagger (from The Rolling Stones), George Harrison, Rod Stewart, Bobby Womack, Ian McLagan, Willie Weeks and Andy Newmark.

Mahoney's last stand album is credited to Ron Wood & Ronnie Lane. Ron and Ronnie are accompanied by many fellow musicians: Pete Townshend (guitar, from The Who), Ric Grech (bass and violin), Ian McLagan & Kenny Jones, Benny Gallagher (bass, from Gallagher & Lyle), the late Ian 'Stu' Stewart, etc. 

Jimmy Page As I've explained before, an obscure session from the sixties, reissued a decade later. With Brian Auger. 
Sonny Boy Williamson
More sessions from the sixties. With Jimmy Page and Brian Auger.  

Ron Nagle He was later part of Durocs duo, with Scott Matthews. He also has composed soundtracks. Produced by the late Jack Nitzsche, and featuring Jim Barnett (vocals), Ry Cooder (guitar), John Blakeley (guitar), Micky Waller (drums), George Rains (drums). 
This Greek keyboardist and composer started his career with group Aphrodite's Child. This is his first solo album, much before he'd obtain huge success with Chariots of fire soundtrack. I think Micky must play here because the album producer is Giorgio Gomelski, who was Steampacket's manager. With Brian Odgers (bass), Micky Waller (drums), Tony Oxley (drums). 
Chris Jagger
Yes, he is! He is Mick Jagger's brother. This was his second album, with lots of musicians to help him: Peter Frampton, Jim Ryan (guitar, from John Entwistle band, The Ox), Neil Hubbard & Alan Spenner (guitar and bass, from Kokomo, later with Roxy Music), Bob Cohen (guitar), David Pierce (guitar, keyboards), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Andy Bown (bass), Dave Edmunds (from Love Sculpture, later in Rockpile), Busta Cherry Jones (bass, later with Talking Heads), John Mealing (keyboards), John Rousseau (keyboards), Terry Stannard (drums), Pick Withers (drums, later in Dire Straits), Steve Smith (percussion). 
Ted Wood

Johann G. Johannsson This Scandinavian artist (he composes, sings, plays guitar and bass in this album) recorded this album at Olympic Sound Studios in London, with great British musicians: Miller Anderson (guitar in 4 tracks), Colin Green (guitar), Brian Gascoigne (keyboards), Jon Taylor (keyboards), Derek Wadsworth (trombone), Don Weller (sax), Dave Markee (bass), Jon Hiseman (drums in 6 tracks), Ronnie Verrel (drums), Micky Waller (drums in 1 track, 'I need a woman'), Robin Jones (drums), Skaila Kanga (harp), David Snell (harp). The brass section includes: Barbara Thompson (in 1 song, 'Sentimental blues'), Alan Skidmore, Dave Lawrence, Bud Parker, Harry Beckett and Butch Hudson. The backing vocals are performed by Madeline Bell, Joanne Hilkins and Kay Garner.

Dennis O'Brien I don't know who he is. Vocalist and keyboardist, he's backed here by: Viv McAuliffe (vocals), Ray Russell (guitar), Jim Gannon (guitar), Phil Palmer (guitar), John Turnbull (guitar), Pete Willsher (steel) Gary Taylor (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards, flute), Pete Solley (keyboards), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Richard Burgess (drums), Dave Mattacks (drums), Micky Waller (drums) and vocals by Aliki Ashman (under the name Aliki Holland), Viv McAuliffe, Jane Kennaway, Simon Morris.

Brian Knight He was a survivor from the sixties British blues scene. In his early groups played now famous musicians as the late Brian Jones, Ian 'Stu' Stewart and Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones). In 1981, he recorded this album with help from several veterans. I must note with joy that my much-loved Peter Green plays here, along with Charlie Watts, Ian 'Stu' Stewart, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Dana Gillespie, Geoff Bradford, and several others. 
Billy Bragg
Oh, an unexpected collaboration! Billy Bragg is a songwriter with lots of political contents in his songs. This album produced by Joe Boyd contains the appearance of Danny Thompson (bass, from Pentangle, he usually plays in lots of Joe Boyd productions, including some Spanish albums: for example, Ketama), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Martin Belmont (guitar, from Graham Parker band), Bruce Thomas (bass), and singer Michelle Shocked. 
Marian Segal with Silver Jade
Sorry, don't know who they are. Very good musicians in the album: James Litherland (guitar), fellow companion Pete Sears (bass), Clem Cattini (drums), Terry Cox (drums, from Pentangle), and Pete York (drums, from Spencer Davis Group).  

Apart from that, Micky Waller has told me that he has also recorded with Walker Brothers, Dusty Springfield, Patty Labelle, and Manfred Mann. He has also recorded with Elton John and Paul McCartney. Can anyone help me to trace these credits, please?


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