Rick Danko: Cryin' Heart
Released on the Canadian Other Peoples Music label in November 2005,
Cryin' Heart Blues is a 17-track Rick Danko solo CD with various
previously unreleased studio and live recordings.
Dutch release with
on Corazong Records in 2007.
The Band's Rick Danko delivers a solid set of studio originals from 1978 with his
patent rock 'n soul voice. Previousy unheard, these songs were written and
recorded with Beach Boys' and Rolling Stones' singer Blondie Chaplin as the
unreleased follow-up to 1977's
Rick Danko on Arista Records. Unlike that
there's not a Band-mate in sight for these sessions-just Rick, a hand-picked set
of West Coast players, and on one song even a celebrated pair of surprise guest
guitarists. However, we've included recently unearthed Tommy Spurlock productions
that include keyboardist Garth Hudson. Also included as a Bonus are 4 live rockin'
recordings from 1979 featuring Rick, Blondie, and guest Paul Butterfield on
harmonica, professionally recorded with a multi-track mobile studio.
--Other Peoples Music press release, September 2005
(w/Tommy Spurlock, acoustic)
|3.||When I Get My Just Rewards|
Turn to Stone|
(old Motown hit)
Cry Another Tear||
(demo, with Blondie Chaplin)
It's Alright, It's OK||
Don't Make Promises||
Cryin' Heart Blues||
(full band version)
|1, 17:||Sam Phillips & Junior Parker
|4:||Credited to Danko on the original US 2005 release. This is an error that was
corrected on the European release in 2007. The song is written by UK pop writer duo
Nicky Chinn/Mike Chapman and was a hit for the group Smokie in 1977.
|11:||Rick Danko (according to bmi, 11 was co-written with Bobby Charles,
who recorded the song for his unreleased 2nd Bearsville album)
|6, 7, 8, 10:||Blondie Chaplin
|1: ||Recorded live in Knoxville, TN at Ella Gurus Club 3/22/90 with Tommy
Spurlock, lap steel, backing vocals, producer.
|2 & 3: ||Recorded at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA 9/27/88, engineered by
Edwin Deshaco, produced by Tommy Spurlock, with Garth Hudson, keyboards,
David Vaught, bass, Jim Goodall, drums (3), Shredni (sic), harp, Sneaky
Pete Kleinow, steel guitar (2), Maud Hudson, backing vocals (3), Tommy
Spurlock, lap steel & backing vocals.
|4,5,6,7,8,10: ||Studio/engineer unknown, producer Rick Danko 1987 (looks
like a typo, these recordings probably date from 1978) with Blondie
Chaplin, guitar & piano; Dick Simms, organ; John Lee Schell, guitar,
Richie Hayward, drums.
|9, 11, 12: ||Recorded at One Step Up, Los Angeles, CA 7/14/78, produced by
Rick, engineered by Bob Stringer, with Michael DeTemple, Jim Atkinson &
Keith Ellison, guitars, Jerry Peterson, saxophone, Marty Greb (sic),
piano, Dick Simms, organ, & Denny Seiwell, drums.
|13: ||Recorded at Shangri-La, 1977, engineered by Ed Anderson, with Ron
(Wood?), Eric (Clapton?) and Pete (?), guitars; piano & drums unknown.
|14-17: ||Live 1979 with Blondie Chaplin, Paul Butterfield, and Richie
Rick Danko - Cryin' Heart Blues - 2005 - Other Peoples Music - CD-OPM-6601
European CD - 2007 - Corazong Records - 255 034
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