Connections 27 – August 2020

Connection 27

Manu Katche played drums on the last song of Connections 26 called ‘Cool Number 9’ by Joe Satriani (1995) produced by Glynn Johns. For the first song of Connections 27 we followed session guitarist Andy Fairweather Low to his song…

‘Wide Eyed and Legless’ from the his second album La Booga Rooga (1975).  Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle are on the LP so we tracked them to to their song…

‘I Wanna Stay With You’ from their fifth album Breakaway released in 1976.  Andy Fairweather low is also on that LP along with Jimmy Jewel who played sax on the track and on…

‘Love and Affection’ (1976) by Joan Armatrading, again produced by Glynn Johns.  Next we followed bassist Dave Markee to …

“Just A Boy’ from Leo Sayer’s second LP released in 1974.  Engineer John Mills helped with production alongside Geoff Emerick so we moved Mills on to …

‘Faith Healer’ by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band recorded in 1973.  The producer was Phil Wainman so we linked Phil to …

‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ by The Boomtown Rats (1979). Wainman only produced that song on the LP called The Fine Art of Surfacing.  The rest of the album was produced by Mutt Lange and it is he we follow as co-writer/producer of the last track of Connections 27…

‘You and I’ by Lady Gaga.  Connections 28 in September 2020 will take someone from that track and off we go again!  Thanks for your support!

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Connections 26 – July 2020

Connections 26

June’s Conections finished with…

‘Compared To What’ by John Legend and The Roots from the album Wake Up! (2010).  Questlove is on the song so we followed him to…

‘Drama’ by Erykah Badu from the LP Baduism (!997).  Bassist Ron Carter played on it so we linked him to…

‘Once Upon A Summer Time’ by Miles Davis and the Gil Evans Orchestra from the Quiet Nights LP (1963).  Victor Feldman was on piano so we moved him on to…

‘Chuck E’s In Love’ by Rickie Lee Jones from her eponymous first album (1979).  We followed her as a songwriter to…

‘Easy Money’ recorded by Lowell George on his Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here LP (1979)  Guitarist Dean Parks feutured on the track so we linked him to…

‘As’ by Stevie Wonder from the 1976 double album Songs In The Key Of Life (1976).  Herbie Hancock plays piano on the track so we connected him to…

‘Don’t Give Up’ written by Peter Gabriel and performed here by John Legend and Pink from the Imagine Project recorded by Herbie Hancock (2010).  Drummer Manu Katche links us to the final track of the show…

‘Cool No. 9’ by Joe Satriani from the album Joe Satirani (1995).

Who can we connect to the first song for Connections 27 in August?

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Connections 25 – June 2020

Connections 25 – June 2020

May’s Connections finished with

‘Brickhouse’ (1977) by The Commodores.  We followed producer James Anthony Carmichael to

‘Hello’ (1983) by Lionel Richie.  Guitarist Peter Banks was on the track so we linked him to

‘No Opportunity Necessary’  (1970) recorded by Yes and written by Richie Havens in 1967.  We then followed writer Havens to

‘Sugarplums’ (1967) and feautured Warren Bernhardt on keyboards.  We moved Warren on to

‘Peg’ (1994) a live version from the ‘Alive In America’ album by Steely Dan.  Bassist Tom Barney we linked to

‘Every Ghetto, Every City’ (1998) by Lauryn Hill and then followed keyboard player John R Stevens (aka John Legend) to the last song of the show

‘Compared To What’ (2010) from the Wake Up album with The Roots

Who can we link to the next song in Conections 26!?

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CONNECTIONS 24 – MAY 2020

Connections 24 May 2020

Connections 23 had finished with ‘Night Owl’ (1972) by Carly Simon.  Doris Troy was a backing vocalist on the song so we followed her to

‘Poor Boy’ (1970) by Nick Drake from his Bryter Layter album.  Another backing singer on that song was P P Arnold so we linked her to another of her backing vocals on

‘River Deep, Mountain High’ (1966) by Ike and Tina Turner. We followed Tina Turner to

‘Private Dancer’ released in 1984. Keyboardist Nick Plytas was on the LP so we moved him on to

‘All Aboard’ (1977) by Roogalator on Stiff Records and then we linked drummer Justin Hildreth to

‘Hyperactive’ (1984) by Thomas Dolby. For our last track of Connections 24 we finished by following a guest on the LP, Lionel Richie to

‘Brick House’ by The Commodores.

Who will we chain to the opening song of Connections 25 in June?

 

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CONNECTIONS 23 – APRIL 2020

Connections 23

Connections 22 finished with

‘Stand By Me’ by Ben E King.  Claus Ogerman arranged the strings so we followed him to

“Love Remembered’ by Jan Akkerman from the Akkerman/Ogerman 1978 Arunjuez LP.  We then followed Jan to

“Focus II’ from the 1973 live album Live At The Rainbow by Focus. MIke Vernon produced the LP so that led us to

‘Cuddly Toy’ by Roachford (1988). Mark Feltham played harmonica on the track so we moved him on to

‘Thin Line Between Love And Hate’ by Annie Lennox from her second solo LP Medusa (1994).  Dummer Neil Conti was on this so we were able to link him to

‘Hey Manhattan’ by Prefeab Sprout from their third LP From Langley Park to Memphis done in 1988.  Pete Townsend played guitar so we followed him to

‘My Generation’ by The Who (1966).  Pianist Nicky Hopkins was featured so we moved him on to

‘Rip This Joint’ by The Rolling Stones from the excellent Exile On Main Street LP released in 1972. Bobby Keys and Nicky Hopkins both played on the last song of the show which was

‘Night Owl’ by Carly Simon from her 1972 album No Secrets.

We’ll pick someone from that song to link to the first song of Connections 24

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Connections 22 – March 2020

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March 2020 Connections summary:

Starting from ‘After The Love Has Gone’ (Connections 21 last song) we followed…

Earth Wind and Fire as songwriters to…

‘September’ from the Trolls film sung by Justin Timberlake.  We followed Timberlake to his song…

‘Like I Love You’ from his 2002 album ‘Justified’.  Janet Jackson is a guest on the CD so we followed her to…

‘What Have You Done For Me Latley?’. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis wrote and produced the song with Jackson so we moved Jam/Lewis on to…

‘Critisize’ by Alexander O’Neil. Jellybean Johnson wrote and produced the song which led us to another of his songs…

‘Big Fun’ by Nona Hendryx.  Dan Hartman wrote and produced the track so we followed Dan as a bass player on…

‘Frankenstein’ by Edgar Winter, done in 1972.  Rick Derringer played guitar and produced it so we linked him to…

‘Ruby Baby’ by Donald Fagen from his 1982 ‘NIghtfly’ LP.  The original song was written by Lieber and Stoller so we finished the show with…

‘Stand By Me’ written with the great Ben E King.

Conections 23 will link someone involved in that song!

 

Thanks for listening…

 

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