The Monster Jam
Sessions Players On Glenn's Recording Projects
"Just because your
name goes on the label does not mean you make records by
from the liner notes of his CD
Glenn Frey, The Solo Collection
This page is provided as a source of information about and for the
many musicians who have worked with Glenn over the years. If you
know of a musician's homepage which could legitimately be included here
(or a better page than the link provided), please register it, and it may
appear here as a part of this page.
- Backing vocals on "Working Man", Max is now signed to Glenn's label Mission Records
and his wonderful new CD One Planet, One Groove is now in stores and receiving airplay. Go Max!
- Worked on much of the Strange Weather recordings including co-composing a few of the selections,
keyboards on "Common Ground" and "Call on Me (Theme from South of Sunset)";
bass on "This Way To Happiness"; Drums on "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed"
and "Call On Me".
- He's one of the original Swampers! Wow! I don't have to say another thing!
Jack Mack and the Heart Attack
- These guys have been collaborating with Glenn for many moons now. Their 1981 release
Cardiac Party was produced by Glenn and he appears on several of the songs. The Heart Attack Horns showed up the day he recorded
"I've Been Born Again" for his first solo album No Fun Aloud, they were there for "Let's Go Home" on The Allnighter, and they are all over Strange Weather.
Cardiac Party has just been released on compact disc, be sure to head on over to
the Jack Mack site to grab a copy for yourself. Every fan of Glenn's needs one!
- Electric piano on Eagles Live; electric piano on "Let's Go Home".
Guitar on "I Volunteer", co-composer of "Love In The 21st Century".
- Go through your stack of CDs, your cassettes, and your old albums. Count how many times Danny Kortchmar's
name comes up as a sessions player, producer, and composer. From childhood friend James
Taylor to the Fugs to Carole King's legendary Tapestry album, Danny Kortchmar has participated
in some of the most memorable sessions in popular music. And if that
weren't enough, he appeared in one of the classic "rockumentaries" of
all times, Spinal Tap. (His character's name was Ronnie Pudding)
- Danny's latest project, blues band Sloleak, was featured on the House of Blues Radio Hour last summer. (It ROCKS, but good luck trying to
find it!) This page on Sloleak was all I could find on Danny, odd considering the impact he has
had on contemporary music. Kootch, you need a web presence. Email me, babe, we'll talk.
- Jack has known Glenn ever since his Longbranch Pennywhistle days. Having contributed "Peaceful,
Easy Feeling" to the Eagles debut album and "Already Gone" (co-written with
Robb Strandlund) to the On The Border album, Jack has been riding shotgun
throughout much of Glenn's solo career as well. Co-composer of almost every song
on each of Glenn's solo albums and all but one of his charting singles, Jack also
has been a Monstertone (but his name really isn't Floyd) on "Partytown", and
provided backing vocals on "Better In The U.S.A." and "Sexy Girl"; also
guitar on "Lovers' Moon". (You can hear Jack's version of "Lovers' Moon" if
you visit his homepage.)
- Recently, while paging through Gladys Knight's new autobiography, I saw a photograph of
Ms. Knight with, "Congresswoman Maxine Waters". Imagine my surprise, and having
confirmed that this is indeed the woman who, along with Julia and Oren Waters, provided powerful and
soulful vocals to so many of Glenn's recordings, I am happy to provide a link to her congressional site.
- Backing vocals on "Let's Pretend We're Still In Love" and
"Some Kind Of Blue", also some work together on "Last Mango In Paris"
by Jimmy Buffett and, of course, their work together as members of
- Bill became Chicago's lead singer in 1982, has released a few solo albums and also provided back-up vocals on 1982's I Volunteer, from Glenn's album No Fun Aloud.
- Shaun Murphy, now with Little Feat, has sung backup for Glenn and toured with The Party of Two.