Tag Archives: Leonard Cohen

Buffy Sainte-Marie: She Used to Wanna Be a Balerina

In March 1971, “Vanguard” label released “She Used to Wanna Be a Ballerina” the seventh Buffy Sainte-Marie album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Sainte-Marie.


  • Buffy Sainte-Marie – vocals
  • Jesse Ed Davis – guitar
  • Neil Young – guitar 
  • Ry Cooder – guitar
  • Jack Nitzsche – piano
  • Merry Clayton – backing vocals
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Crazy Horse

Track listing:

All tracks by Buffy Sainte-Marie, except where noted.

  1. Rollin’ Mill Man – Gerry Goffin, Russ Titelman
  2. Smack Water Jack – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  3. Sweet September Morning
  4. She Used to Wanna Be a Ballerina
  5. Bells – Leonard Cohen
  6. Helpless – Neil Young
  7. Moratorium
  8. The Surfer – Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ariel Gonzales, Carlos Pardeiro
  9. Song of the French Partisan – Anna Marly, Hy Zaret
  10. Soldier Blue
  11. Now You’ve Been Gone for a Long Time

Charles Lloyd and the Marvels: Tone Poem

On March 12, 2021, “Blue Note” label released “Tone Poem”, album by Charles Lloyd and the Marvels (the 48th Charles Lloyd overall). It was recorded in 2020, at “Eastwest Studios”, “Noches Del Botánico” and Santa Barbara Sound Design”, and was produced by Charles Lloyd and Dorothy Darr.


  • Charles Lloyd – alto flute, tenor saxophone, liner notes
  • Bill Frisell – guitar
  • Greg Leisz – guitar
  • Reuben Rogers – bass
  • Eric Harland – drums
  • Adam Camardella – recording
  • Dom Camardella – recording
  • Michael C. Ross – recording, mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Dorothy Darr – design, photography
  • Meat and Potatoes Inc. – layout
  • Watanabe Toru – liner notes
  • Joe Harly – supervision

Track listing:

  1. Peace – Ornette Coleman
  2. Ramblin’ – Ornette Coleman
  3. Anthem – Leonard Cohen
  4. Dismal Swamp -Charles Lloyd
  5. Tone Poem – Charles Lloyd
  6. Monk’s Mood – Thelonious Monk
  7. Ay Amor (Live) – Villa Fernandez Ignacio Jacinto
  8. Lady Gabor – Gabor Szabo
  9. Prayer – Charles Lloyd

David Lindley

On March 3, 2023, David Perry Lindley died aged 78. He was musician (violin, acoustic and electric guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, upright and electric bass, cittern, bağlama,  gumbus,  charango,  cümbüş,  oud  and zither. Lindley was founding member of the bands Kaleidoscope and El Rayo-X, recorded and performed with Ry Cooder, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Curtis Mayfield, Dolly Parton, Waren Zevon, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, James Taylor, David Crosby, Terry Reid, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Toto, Rod Stewart, Dan Fogelberg, Joe Walsh, Henry Kaiser, G. E. Smith, Wally Ingram, Hani Naser, Leonard Cohen, The Youngbloods, America, Maria Muldaur, Iain Matthews, Lonnie Mack, Karla Bonoff, Jimmy Barnes, Emmylou Harris, Tanita Tikaram, Marshall Crenshaw, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Joseph, Dzukis Kuche, Ben Harper, Jordan Zevon, Rickie Lee Jones, Arlen Roth and The Sound Field.

Nicolas Kummert: La Diversité

On February 10, 2017, “Edition Records” label released “La Diversité”, the debut Nicolas Kummert album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Sunny Side Inc.”, and was produced by Nicolas Kummert.


  • Nicolas Kummert – tenor saxophone
  • Lionel Loueke – guitar
  • Nicolas Thys – double bass
  • Karl Jannuska – drums
  • Nicolas Lefèvre – engineer, mixing, mastering
  • Dave Stapleton – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Rainbow People
  2. Le Vent Se Lève
  3. Harmattan
  4. Lighthouse
  5. Hallelujah
  6. Gnossienne
  7. Gnossienne à Deux
  8. Liberté
  9. Le Peuple De L’Arc-en-ciel
  10. La Terre Ne Ment Pas
  11. Diversity Over Purity
  12. We’ll Be Alright
  13. And What If We’re Not?
  14. Hallelujah Again – in memory of Leonard Cohen

Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Blind Date Party

On December 10, 2021, “Drag City” label released “Blind Date Party”, album by Bill Callahan and Bonnie “Prince” Billy. It was recorded in 2021, and was produced by Cooper Crain, Daniel Quinlivan and Emmett Kelly.   


  • Bonnie “Prince” Billy – vocals, guitar
  • Bill Callahan – vocals, harmonica, handclapping
  • Azita Youssefi – vocal, instrumentation, recording
  • Dead Rider / Todd Rittman – vocal, guitar / Andrea Faught – keyboards, trumpet / Matt Espy – drums
  • Six Organs of Admittance / Ben Chasny – guitar
  • Meg Baird – vocals, guitar
  • Cassis Berman – vocals, acoustic guitar, bass
  • Bill Mackay – vocals, acoustic guitar, requinto, engineer, mixing
  • David Pajo – vocals, guitar, instrumentation, engineer
  • Cory Hanson – vocals, guitar
  • Matt Sweeney – vocals, guitar, arranger
  • Richard Bishop – acoustic guitar
  • David Grubbs – vocals, electric guitar, organ, handclapping
  • Todd Rittman – vocals, guitar, bass, drums, engineer, mixing
  • Alasdair Roberts – vocals, guitar, synthesizer, cello, drum programming
  • Tyler Nuffer – steel guitar
  • Charlie Saufley – guitar
  • George Xylouris – vocals, bouzouki, lute, lyre, laouto, drums, bells
  • Cooper Crain – organ
  • Will Oldham – vocals, synthesizer
  • Tony Crow – keyboards
  • Ben Chasny – vocals, bass, drums, programming
  • Joshua Abrams – bass
  • Danny Kiely – bass
  • Evan Backer – bass guitar, drums
  • Greg Sweeney – drums
  • Brian Kotzur – drums, engineer
  • Ty Segall – instrumentation
  • Mick Turner – vocals, instrumentation
  • Matt Kinsey – vocals, instrumentation
  • Sean O’Hagan – vocals, instrumentation
  • Sean Sylvester – instrumentation, backing vocals
  • Drew Miller – saxophone
  • Rob Frye – tenor saxophone
  • Cheyenne Mize – fiddle, backing vocals
  • Heather Lockie – viola
  • Elsa Madeline Oldham – Jew’s harp
  • Jacob Duncan – woodwind
  • Elisa Ambrogio – vocals
  • Haley Fohr – vocals
  • Livy O’Hagan – backing vocals
  • Eli Crews – engineer
  • Michael Tully – artwork
  • Ethan Swan – design, booklet editor

Track listing:

  1. Blackness Of the Night – Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam
  2. OD’d in Denver – Hank Williams Jr.
  3. I’ve Made Up My Mind – Dave Rich
  4. Red Tailer Hawk – The Other Years
  5. Wish You Were Gay – Billie Eilish
  6. Our Anniversary – Smog
  7. Rooftop Garden – Lou Reed
  8. Deacon Blues – Steely Dan
  9. I Love You – Jerry Jeff Walker
  10. Sea Song – Robert Wyatt
  11. I’ve Been the One – Little Feat
  12. Miracles – Johnny Frierson
  13. I Want to Go to the Beach – Iggy Pop
  14. Night Rider’s Lament – Michael Burton
  15. Arise, Therefore – Palace Music
  16. The Night of Santiago – Leonard Cohen
  17. The Wild Kindness – Silver Jaws
  18. Lost in Love – Air Supply
  19. She Is My Everything – John Prine

Rita Coolidge: The Lady’s Not for Sale

In October 1972, “A&M” label released “The Lady’s Not for Sale”, the third Rita Coolidge studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Wally Heider Studios” and “Sunset Sound “ in Los Angeles   and was produced by David Anderle.


  • Rita Coolidge – vocals
  • Marc Benno – guitar
  • Al Kooper – lead guitar
  • John Sebastian – harmonica
  • Jerry McGee – acoustic guitar
  • Bernie Leadon – guitar
  • Al Perkins Jr. – pedal steel and National slide guitar
  • Mike Utley – keyboards
  • Booker T. Jones – flute, backing vocals
  • Carl Radle – bass
  • Lee Sklar – bass
  • Russ Kunkel – drums, percussion

The Dixie Flyers

  • Charlie Freeman – guitar
  • Marc Benno – guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow – pedal steel guitar
  • Al Perkins Jr. – pedal steel guitar
  • Mike Utley – keyboards
  • Tommy McClure – bass
  • Sammy Creason – drums
  • Marc Benno – arrangements                                                                                
  • Kris Kristofferson – backing vocals, arrangement
  • Priscilla Jones, Donna Weiss, Venetta Fields, Sherlie Matthews, Maxine Willard – backing vocals
  • Glyn Johns, John Haeny, Richie Moore – recording engineer
  • David Anderle – mixing
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Chuck Beeson – design
  • Bob Jenkins – photography

Track listing:

  1. My Crew – Priscilla Jones, Booker T. Jones
  2. Fever – Johnny Davenport, Eddie Cooley
  3. Bird on a Wire – Leonard Cohen
  4. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – Bob Dylan
  5. A Woman Left Lonely – Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn
  6. Whiskey Whiskey – Tom Ghent
  7. Everybody Loves a Winner – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
  8. Donut Man – Marc Benno, Irvin Benno
  9. Inside of Me – Marc Benno, Irvin Benno, Mike Utley
  10. The Lady’s Not for Sale – Kris Kristofferson, Carol Pugh

Father John Misty: Anthem +3

On July 2, 2020, “Sub Pop” and “Bella Union” labels released “Anthem +3”, an EP by Father John Misty. It was recorded in 2020, at “Fivestar Studios” in Topanga, California, “The Church” in London, and was produced by Josh Tillman and Jonathan Wilson.


  • Josh Tillman – vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica, drums, percussion
  • Jonathan Wilson – guitar, piano, keyboards, percussion
  • Bobby Krlic – piano, guitar, bass, strings, percussion
  • Drew Erickson – various instruments
  • James Gadson – drums
  • Dave Cerminara – engineer, mixing
  • Raymond Tovey – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Anthem – Leonard Cohen
  2. Fallin’ Rain – Link Wray
  3. Trouble – Cat Stevens
  4. One of Us Cannot Be Wrong – Leonard Cohen

Steve Douglas

On April 19, 1993, Steve Douglas died aged 54. He was musician (saxophone, flute), recorded and performed with Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, Phil Spector, The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Duane Eddy, Sammy Hagar, Mink DeVille, The Ramones and Leonard Cohen. As leader, Douglas released eight albums.

Jonathan Richman: Because Her Beauty Is Raw and Wild

On April 8, 2008, “Vapor Records” label released “Because Her Beauty Is Raw and Wild”, the thirteen Jonathan Richman solo album.


  • Jonathan Richman – vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Suzanne Pieskar – piano
  • Roger Montalbano – vocals
  • Miles Montalbano – vocals, bass
  • Greg Keranen – bass
  • Tommy Larkins – drums, percussion
  • Miles Montalbano – photography
  • Rory Earnshaw – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jonathan Richman, except where noted.

  1. Because Her Beauty Is Raw and Wild
  2. No One Was Like Vermeer
  3. Time Has Been Going By So Fast
  4. Es Como El Pan
  5. Our Drab Ways
  6. The Lovers Are Here and They’re Full of Sweat
  7. Le Printemps Des Amoreux Est Venue
  8. When We Refuse to Suffer
  9. This Romance Will Be Different for Me
  10. Old World
  11. Our Party Will Be On The Beach Tonight
  12. When We Refuse to Suffer [second version]
  13. Here It Is – Leonard Cohen
  14. As My Mother Lay Lying

Doc Pomus

On March 14, 1991, Jerome Solon Felder aka Doc Pomus died aged 65. He was singer and songwriter, co-writer (together with Mort Shuman) of big number of hits, many of them became rock and roll standards, including: “A Teenager in Love”, “Save The Last Dance For Me”, “Hushabye”, “This Magic Moment”, “Turn Me Loose”, “Sweets For My Sweet”, “Go, Jimmy, Go”, “Little Sister”, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You”, “Suspicion”, “Surrender” and “His Latest Flame”. He also co-wrote with Phil Spector few successful tracks including “Young Boy Blues”, “Ecstasy”, “First Taste of Love” and “What Am I to Do?” His songs were performed by hundreds of artists including The Beatles, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Bad Company, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Buble, Dolly Parton, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, Emmy Lou Harris, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson, John Hiatt, The Beach Boys, B.B. King, Dion, The New York Dolls, Shawn Colvin and Los Lobos. As singer Pomus performed with Milt Jackson, Mickey Baker, and King Curtis. In 1991 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, in 1992, in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”, and in 2012 into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.