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The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman

The Band: Three of a Kind

Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band

Levon Helm: Electric Dirt

Garth and Maud Hudson: Live at the Wolf


Dirt Farmer

Elliot Landy's Woodstock Vision

Dirk Hamilton: Thug of Love

[cover art]

The first phase of Hamilton's music career began in the mid-'70s when the Indiana-born, California-bred singer/songwriter moved from Stockton, California to Los Angeles ("I just decided it was time to move to L.A. and make a record," he explains). There he caught the attention of Steely Dan producer Gary Katz and wound up recording two albums for ABC. The first, 1976's You Can Sing on the Left or Bark on the Right, featured a stellar backup band that included Steely Dan session stalwarts Jeff Porcaro, Larry Carlton, and Victor Feldman. Hamilton followed it a year later with Alias I and then jumped to Elektra/Asylum, for which he recorded 1978's Meet Me at the Crux (a record hailed 12 years later by Rolling Stone as one of the '70s' "overlooked gems"). In 1980, not long after the release of his second Elektra/Asylum disc, Thug of Love, Hamilton left the music business. In the mid '80s he started recording again, and has since then released two casettes and four CDs.
-- Copied from the Dirk Hamilton Home Page

Garth Hudson guests on two tracks on Thug of Love.


  1. Out to Unroll the Wheel World
  2. Turn off the T.V.
  3. Colder Than Mexican Snow
  4. Moses and Me
  5. I Will Acquiesce
  6. The Main Attraction
  7. Need Some Body
  8. Wholly Bowled Over
  9. Change in a Child's Hand
  10. In a Miracle


(only members of the Band listed)
  • Garth Hudson, synthesizer/accordion

Dirk Hamilton - Thug of Love - 1980 - Elektra Records 5249

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