L.A. Sessions

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2002
  • Label: Sonnier Int'l
  • UPC: 680751198425
  • Catalog Number: 1984

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jo-El Sonnier Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Accordion, Vocals
Johnny Gimble Fiddle
Steve Cropper Guitar
Albert Lee Guitar
Jennifer Warnes Background Vocals
Bonnie Bramlett Background Vocals
James Burton Guitar
Sid Page Fiddle
Byron Berline Fiddle
Al Bruno Guitar
Glen D. Hardin Piano
Jack Daniels Guitar
Steve Duncan Drums
Garth Hudson Piano, Keyboards
Fred Tackett Acoustic Guitar
Gerry McGee Guitar
Jerry Sheff Bass Guitar
David Northrup Drums
Technical Credits
Jo-El Sonnier Producer
Albert Lee Liner Notes
Brian Ahern Producer
Jim Bessman Liner Notes
Garth Hudson Liner Notes
Randy Kling Mastering
Chad Kling Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Squeeze Box King

    I cannot understand why this album has taken so long to surface. It was recorded in the mid-80's but has only recently been issued on CD. Any fan of Jo-EL will love it and any fan of good, rockin' country/roots music will search out more of his albums. This album contains 11 great tunes (6 written or co-written by Jo-EL), a great band and superb backing vocals from Jennifer Warnes and Bonnie Bramlett. James Burton and Albert Lee star on guitars and Johnny Gimble, Byron Berline and Sid Page provide outstanding fiddle arrangements and jaw-dropping solos. Jo-EL sings with an amazing passion (similar to Gary Stewart) and pumps that accordion into submission. The sound quality is excellent and sounds nothing like the "demo/audition" tape it was supposed to be. Although a lot of the material appears on his subsequent RCA albums, the versions here are as good if not better than the later ones. This is the sort of album which will have your friends saying "Who's this, it's great" and can be played with confidence at any party where alcoholic beverages are being served (if you can get off the dancefloor long enough to partake). If you wish to explore further, seek out Jo-EL's RCA debut "Come on Joe".

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