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the Pale

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B J's recordings outside PH

Compiled by Joan May: please send additions and amendments


1963-66

(except briefly in 1965) The Paramounts various singles: with Gary Brooker, Robin Trower, Chris Copping; compilation released in 1983 as Whiter Shades Of R'n'B The Paramounts (Edsel). BJ played on all, except one B side: Cuttin' In, recorded January 1965 with Phil Wainman on drums. 

1968

Joe Cocker With a Little Help From My Friends single (Regal Zonophone)

1969

Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends LP (Regal Zonophone) includes the title single, plus Just Like a Woman on which Matthew Fisher plays Hammond.
You can order this CD from Amazon UK here - or a reissued CD with two extra tracks from Amazon USA here.

1969

Legend: Georgia George / July 2-sided vinyl single (Bell) (with Mickey Jupp, vocals and compositions; Matthew Fisher, bass; produced by Robin Trower: full story here)

1970

Leon Russell self-titled LP track Hurt Somebody (Shelter)

1973

Lou Reed Berlin LP tracks Lady Day and The Kids (RCA)

1973

Incredible String Band No Ruinous Feud LP (Island) track Explorer 

1975

Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack (Capitol)

1977

The Bonzo Dog Band (unreleased album) : see here

1978

Frankie Miller Double Trouble LP (Chrysalis)

1979

John Hiatt Slug Line LP tracks unknown. (MCA). One track featuring BJ Take Off Your Uniform appears on The Best of John Hiatt (Capitol Records, 1998), which thankfully has more complete liner notes than the original album. It is still not known if BJ played on any other songs on Slug Line. John Hiatt if you're reading this Please let us know which tracks BJ played on.

1979

The Hollies Five Three One-Double Seven O Four LP, track Harlequin (a Brooker / Reid song which Gary Brooker demoed for the Hollies (you can hear him near the end of the official Hollies release) (Polydor).

1980

Joe Cocker Band German TV concert on Rockpalast 

1981

Joe Cocker Band Live In New York LP a 1980 concert in Central Park, released in Australia only, until 1998: now available on CD (track list here)

1981

Joe Cocker Band Live in Montreal concert televised on American and Canadian TV 

1982

Joe Cocker Band King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcast but not yet released on CD

1983

Joe Cocker Band German TV concert on Rockpalast 

1985

Gary Brooker Echoes In The Night LP (with Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher, and copious synthesizers) tracks Ghost Train, Hear What You're Saying, The Long Goodbye and Mr Blue Day

1985

Bob Siebenberg, Giants in Our Own Room (A&M) track: Good Man Down) see here.

1990

(recorded 1987 or prior) Leo Kottke Paul Bunyan CD BJ plays on Enderlin, a 2-3 minute section of a song cycle; Leo Kottke if you're reading this, please tell us the month / year that Enderlin was recorded. Thanks! 

1992

Joe Cocker: Out-take of With A Little Help From My Friends (recorded 17 June 1968) on a German CD called With A Little Help From My Friends Live / Great Hits in Concert (CUB 9802-2)

1994

Frankie Miller BBC Radio One Live In Concert. Five tracks (9-13 recorded in 1978 (WinCD 054)

1997

Mick Grabham, Mick the Lad CD (Angel Air) two instrumental bonus tracks recorded in the mid-70s Diamonds and Hit & Miss.

1998

Ain't Nothing to Get Excited About Liquorice John Death, with Brooker, Copping and Trower ... recorded around 1970, including BJ's only official co-composer credit
 

'I was surprised to see BJ Wilson noted in the enclosed photo in the 1/11 issue of Sound+Vision (formerly Stereo Review),' writes Marvin Chassman. 'The photo accompanied a review of the Classic Album DVD of Tom Petty's Damn the Torpedoes (the review itself doesn't mention BJ)'' (see also here). BJ's participation in Petty's band is briefly mentioned here (thanks, Bill Mounce, who adds, 'maybe BJ was recorded during his trial period with Petty').


See also the Procol sessions page


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