Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bruce Hornsby


A brilliant pianist, singer and song writer of the jam band genre, Bruce was with the Grateful Dead from 1988 till 1995 when Jerry Garcia died. He has also recorded and released albums on his own since the late '80s with a variety of musicians producing music from the world of rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass and more. Here are a bunch of albums that I dig a lot.


The Way It is (1986)


Personnel:
Buce Hornsby: lead vocals, piano, accordion, synthesizer & hamered dulcimer
David Mansfield: guitar, mandolin & violin
George Marinelli: guitars & vocals
Joe Puerta: bass & vocals
John Molo: drums & percussion.

Tracks:
1. On The Western Skyline (4:43)
2. Every Little Kiss (5:48)
3. Mandolin Rain (5:19)
4. The Long Race (4:23)
5. The Way It Is (4:57)
6. Down The Road Tonight (4:26)
7. The Wild Frontier (4:04)
8. The River Runs Low (4:27)
9. The Red Plains (5:00)

Get it from here.


Scenes From The Southside (1988)


Tracklisting:
1. Look Out Any Window (5:28)
2. The Valley Road (4:43)
3. I Will Walk With You (4:36)
4. The Road Not Taken (7:07)
5. The Show Goes On (7:30)
6. The Old Playground (4:26)
7. Defenders of the Flag (4:28)
8. Jacob's Ladder (4:37)
9. Till the Dreaming's Done (5:12)

Total Time: 48:07

Line-Up:
- Bruce Hornsby / vocals, piano, synthesizer, accordion
- Peter Harris / guitar, mandolin
- George Marinelli / guitar, mandolin
- Joe Puerta / bass, vocals
- John Molo / drums
- Huey Lewis / harmonica
- Jeff Gerson / percussion.

Get it from here or here.


A Night On The Town (1990)


1. A Night On The Town (4:26)
2. Carry The Water (5:09)
3. Fire On The Cross (4:38)
4. Barren Ground (5:29)
5. Across The River (5:10)
6. Stranded On Easy Street (3:54)
7. Stander On The Mountain (6:10)
8. Lost Soul (5:45)
9. Another Day (4:24)
10. Special Night (4:11)
11. These Arms Of Mine (5:53)

Total Time: 55:09

Get it from here.

Harbor Lights (1993)


Tracklisting:
1. Harbor Lights (7:11)
2. Talk of The Town (5:10)
3. Long Tall Cool One (4:59)
4. China Doll (5:17)
5. Fields of Gray (4:51)
6. Rainbow's Cadillac (4:38)
7. Passing Through (5:59)
8. The Tide Will Rise (3:55)
9. What a Time (4:04)
10. Pastures of Plenty (6:30)

Total Time: 52:34

Line-Up:
- Bruce Hornsby / Organ, Piano, Accordion, Vocals
- Branford Marsalis / Horn, Saxophone, Sax (Soprano)
- Phil Collins / Bongos, Vocals (Background), Vocals, Tambourine
- Jerry Garcia / Guitar
- Pat Metheny / Guitar, Sitar
- Jeff Lorber / Drums, Programming, Loops
- Bonnie Raitt / Vocals, Vocals (Background)
- Larry Williams / Vocals (Background)
- Omar Hakim / Percussion, Drums
- Jean McClain / Vocals (Background)
- John McLaughlin Williams / Violin
- John Molo / Drums
- Roy Muth / Horn, Vocals (Background)
- Laura Roelofs Park / Violin, Balloon
- Dr. Alex Paterson / French Horn
- Wayne Pooley / Guitar, Mixing, Engineer
- Laura Satterfield / Vocals (Background)
- Tim Streagle / Vocals (Background)
- Pauline Wilson / Vocals (Background)
- Waddy Wachtel / Guitar
- George Harple / French Horn
- Philip Koslow / French Horn
- Tim Struggle / Horn
- Adam Lesnick / French Horn
- Alan B. Paterson / French Horn
- Will Ross / Guitar (Rhythm)
- John D'earth / Horn
- Glenn Wilson / Horn
- Jimmy Haslip / Bass
- Beverly K. Baker / Viola
- Tony Berg / Guitar
- John Bigham / Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
- William Conita / Cello
- Lamont Coward / Percussion
- Laura Cramer-Dunville / Vocals (Background)
- George A. Gailes III / Horn, Vocals (Background)
- Debra Henry / Vocals (Background)
- Phillip Ingram / Vocals (Background)

Get it from here.
 

Hot House (1995)


Lineup:
 Bruce Hornsby: vocals, accordion & piano
Jerry Garcia & Pat Metheny: guitar
Béla Fleck: banjo
Bobby Read: alto & tenor saxophones
Glenn Wilson: baritone saxophone
John D'earth: trumpet
John Thomas: organ
John Molo: drums
Larry Sears: percussion
Ornette Fogelberg: tambourine
Robert Brookins & John Paris: programming
Dave Hollister, Joe Lynn White, Debra Henry, Levi Little, Louis Price & Chaka Khan: vocals
Track List:
01. Spider Fingers (6:44)
02. White Wheeled Limousine (5:28)
03. Walk In The Sun (4:58)
04. The Changes (5:49)
05. The Tango King (5:48)
06. Big Rumble (4:40)
07. Country Doctor (5:57)
08. The Longest Night (5:22)
09. Hot House Ball (4:41)
10. Swing Street (4:36)
11. Cruise Control (5:03)

Get it from here and here.

 
 Spirit Trail (1998)


Personnel:
Bruce Hornsby: lead vocals, dulcimer, piano, organ & mini-Moog synthesizer
Matthew Scannell: guitar & mandolin
David Bendeth, Adam Larrabee & Wayne Pooley: guitar
David Mansfield & Ashley MacIsaac: violin
Bobby Read: flute, clarinet, saxophone & baritone saxophone
John D'earth: trumpet
Tim Streagle: trombone
John Thomas: organ
John Molo & Matt Chamberlain: drums & percussion
Serban Ghenea: programming
Debra Henry, Joe Lee & Kyle Davis: background vocals.

Track list:

cd1:
01. King Of The Hill (6:19)
02. Resting Place (4:45)
03. Preacher In The Ring Pt. I (5:02)
04. Preacher In The Ring Pt. II (4:48)
05. Song C (2:47)
06. Sad Moon (6:33)
07. Pete & Manny (3:15)
08. Fortunate Son (4:15)
09. Sneaking Up On Boo Radley (5:15)
10. Great Divide (5:01)

cd2:
01. Line In The Dust (4:43)
02. See The Same Way (5:36)
03. Shadow Hand (4:17)
04. Sunlight Moon (4:20)
05. Listen To The Silence (4:34)
06. Funhouse (4:22)
07. Sunflower Cat (Some Dour Cat) (Down With That) (3:55)
08. Song D (2:03)
09. Swan Song (4:56)
10. Variations On "Swan Song" & "Song D" (3:53)


 Big Swing Face (2002)



Personnel:
Bruce Hornsby: keyboards & lead vocals
Doug Derryberry: guitar & background Vocals
Steve Kimock: guitar
J. Collier: bass
John Thomas: organ
David Bendeth: organ, bass, drums & guitars
Michael Baker: drums
Bobby Read: clarinet
Joe Lee: background vocals
Tracks:
01. Sticks And Stones (3:20)
02. Cartoons & Candy (3:53)
03. The Chill (4:10)
04. Big Swing Face (5:34)
05. This Too Shall Pass (4:59)
06. Try Anything Once (3:35)
07. Take Out The Trash (4:57)
08. The Good Life (3:47)
09. So Out (3:15)
10. No Home Training (4:25)
11. Place Under The Sun (4:13)


Bruce Hornsby & Ricky Skaggs (2007)


Tracklisting:
1. The Dreaded Spoon (3:02)
2. Gulf Of Mexico Fishing Boat Blues (3:37)
3. Across The Rocky Mountains (6:05)
4. Mandolin Rain (6:10)
5. Stubb (4:39)
6. Come On Out (3:26)
7. A Night On The Town (5:15)
8. Sheep Shell Corn (2:26)
9. Hills Of Mexico (3:50)
10. Crown Of Jewels (6:22)
11. Super Freak (4:04)

Total Time: 48:56

Line-Up:
- Ricky Skaggs / banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, percussion, vocals
- Bruce Hornsby / piano, organ, accordion (on "Stubb"), vocals
- Jerry Douglas / dobro
- Stuart Duncan / fiddle
- Gordon Kennedy / guitar
- Cody Kilby / banjo, guitar
- Andy Leftwich / fiddle, mandolin
- Jim Mills / banjo
- Mark Fain / bass
- Sonny Emory / drums
- Paul Brewster / harmony vocals.


Camp Meeting (2007)


Personnel: 
Jack DeJohnette - drums
Christian McBride - bass guitar
Bruce Hornsby - piano

Track List:
01. Questions And Answers 04:53)
02. Charlie, Woody And You / Study #22 (06:00)
03. Solar (07:06)
04. Death And The Flower (05:46)
05. Camp Meeting (05:44)
06. Giant Steps (06:04)
07. Celia (07:54)
08. We'll Be Together Again 05:39)
09. Stacked Mary Possum (04:36)
10. Straight, No Chaser (03:00)
11. Un Poco Loco / Chant Song (07:56)

10 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:00 AM

    The download of Scenes From The Southside 0n turbo bit requires a password to open the compressed file. Could you please provide?

    Thanks.

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    1. The password to the "Scenes from the Southside" album is 'newromanticrules'.

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    2. Anonymous6:56 PM

      password for a night on the town?

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  2. Anonymous7:21 PM

    Thanks for that password. It's a great album and nice to finally have a digital version to replace my old one.

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  3. Anonymous8:49 PM

    Your Links for "The Way It Is" are the same as / lead to those for "Scenes from the South Side" and connect to the same downloads. Sorry about the multiple tries to connect but seem to be an error I make when trying to type.

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    1. The link to "The Way It Is" is updated. I hope you won't have any problem this time.

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  4. Anonymous12:03 AM

    Now, the link to "The Way It Is" takes me to Rapid Share where I get this message:

    File not found - 404
    !download.html?tcv=en1340192581

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    1. Try with Firefox or IE, my friend. You will be able to download the file. Chrome is giving that error message you mentioned.

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  5. Anonymous3:15 PM

    Thank you sir! Firefox worked and the download is done and wonderful. It nice to have these great recordings again in a digital format. Bruce is a great talent with a jazz / New Orleans rocking feel to his best work that's just irresistible.

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  6. Anonymous2:40 AM

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