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maandag 14 december 2015

James Taylor & Carole King - Live at the Troubadour (2007)

Carole King and James Taylor reunited at the intimate Hollywood venue in concert
in 2007 to play their era-defining hits, nearly four decades after they first performed
at the Troubadour in November 1970, a year before their Tapestry and Sweet Baby
James' albums stormed the American charts. King and Taylor are backed by the
Section, the same band that propelled those albums into homes around the world.

                 I Feel The Earth Move

 James Taylor had released his first album on the Beatles' Apple label, Carole King
was struggling to forge a new solo career after being one half of Goffin-King, one of
the great Brill Building songwriting partnerships of the early 60s.

                  You,ve Got A Friend

 Their musical friendship blossomed with Taylor's support for King and his cover of her song
You've Got a Friend. The Troubadour became the centre of a new singersongwriter
culture that also featured the likes of Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and
many more.

                You Can Close Your Eyes

Danny Kotchmar - Guitar
 Daniel Kortchmar (born April 6, 1946) is a guitarist, session musician, producer and songwriter. Kortchmar's work with singer-songwriters such as Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, David Crosby, Carole King, Graham Nash, Neil Young , and Carly Simon helped define the signature sound of the singer-songwriter era of the 1970s. Jackson Browne and Don Henley have recorded many songs written or co-written by Kortchmar, and Kortchmar was Henley's songwriting and producing partner in the 1980s.

Leland Sklar   - Bass
 Leland Bruce (Lee) Sklar (Milwaukee, 28 mei 1947) is een Amerikaans bassist, zanger en componist. Sklar werkte met bekende artiesten als Suzy Bogguss, Jackson Browne, Phil Collins, Genesis, Rita Coolidge, Hall & Oates, Reba McEntire, Randy Newman, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Véronique Sanson, Rod Stewart, George Strait, David Crosby & Graham Nash, James Taylor, Toto en Warren Zevon.

Russel Kunkel    - Drums
 Russell "Russ" Kunkel (September 27, 1948) is an American drummer and producer who has worked as a session musician with many well-known artists, including Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Stevie Nicks, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey, and Carly Simon.

zondag 13 december 2015


Hal Blaine is een levende legende. Hij speelde als studio drummer in de jaren 1960s / 1970s, mee op meer dan 8000 tracks voor meer dan honderden verschillende artiesten.Zijn lijst van hits is waarop hij meespeelt is zo groot dat het bijna onmogelijk is om naar een radiostation te luisteren die ,,Gouwe Ouwe,, draait zonder dat er binnen 10 minuten een Hal Blaine song voorbij komt.

Hier een selectie van ,, Hal Blain,, songs. (No 1 Hits.)

"Can't Help Falling in Love" - Elvis Presley (12/18/61)

"He's a Rebel" - The Crystals (10/06/62)
"Surf City" - Jan & Dean (06/22/63)
"I Get Around" - The Beach Boys (06/06/64)
"Everybody Loves Somebody" - Dean Martin (07/11/64)

"Ringo" - Lorne Greene (11/07/64)

"This Diamond Ring" - Gary Lewis & the Playboys (01/23/65)
"Help Me, Rhonda" - The Beach Boys (05/01/65)
"Mr. Tambourine Man" - The Byrds (06/05/65)
"I Got You Babe" - Sonny & Cher (07/31/65)
"Eve of Destruction" - Barry McGuire (08/28/65)

"My Love" - Petula Clark (01/15/66)
"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" - Nancy Sinatra (02/05/66)
"Monday Monday" - Mamas and Papas (04/16/66)
"Strangers in the Night" - Frank Sinatra (07/02/66)
"Poor Side of Town" - Johnny Rivers (10/08/66)
"Good Vibrations" - The Beach Boys (10/29/66)
"Somethin' Stupid" - Frank & Nancy Sinatra (03/25/67)
"The Happening" - The Supremes (04/15/67)
"Windy" - Association (06/03/67)
"Mrs. Robinson" - Simon & Garfunkel (05/04/68)

"Dizzy" - Tommy Roe (03/15/69)
"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" - 5th Dimension (04/12/69)
"Love Theme - Romeo & Juliet" - Henry Mancini (05/24/69)
"Wedding Bell Blues" - 5th Dimension (10/04/69)
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon & Garfunkel (02/14/70)
"(They Long to Be) Close to You" - The Carpenters (06/27/70)
"Cracklin' Rosie" - Neil Diamond (08/29/70)

"Indian Reservation" - Paul Revere & the Raiders (05/29/71)
"I Think I Love You" - The Partridge Family (10/31/71)
"Song Sung Blue" - Neil Diamond (05/13/72)
"Half Breed" - Cher (09/01/73)
"Annie's Song" - John Denver (06/15/74)
"Top of the World" - The Carpenters (10/20/74)

"The Way We Were" - Barbra Streisand (12/22/74)
"Thank God I'm a Country Boy" - John Denver (04/05/75)
"Love Will Keep Us Together" - Captain & Tennille (05/24/75)
"I'm Sorry"/"Calypso" - John Denver (08/30/75)
"Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" - Diana Ross (11/22/76)

Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson liet Hal Blaine meestal drummen op de Beach Boys albums. Wilson huurde Blaine ook in om te drummen op een paar tracks van zijn solo album,terwijl hij zelf hoofdzakelijk de piano bespeelde.Ik verdiende $50 voor het spelen van Beach Boys songs in de studio - Dennis ving $50,000 in een week door ze te spelen tijdens de concerten, vertelde Blaine.

Grammy Awards
Blaine speelde mee op 6 Record of the Year winnaars:

Hal Blaine is nog steeds aktief,hier zijn officiele website