L.A. Ya Ya

L.A. Ya Ya

     
 

A compilation disc that aims to highlight the long-overlooked L.A. blues scene...There's energy, chops, and laughs aplenty on this disc, but absolutely nothing that makes any of these bands more distinctive than a ton of similar genre enthusiasts...That is to say, all the grandstanding elements of barroom R&B are on display here: good choices in covers ("Reet Petite,"… See more details below

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A compilation disc that aims to highlight the long-overlooked L.A. blues scene...There's energy, chops, and laughs aplenty on this disc, but absolutely nothing that makes any of these bands more distinctive than a ton of similar genre enthusiasts...That is to say, all the grandstanding elements of barroom R&B are on display here: good choices in covers ("Reet Petite," "Three Cool Cats," "I Want To (Do Everything for You)"), some good players (D.J. Bonebrake, Leo Nocentelli, Billy Bremner)...But as with most comps, all is never lost, because there are always some tracks that shine amongst the dreck. Here it's the work of sturdy Scottish journeyman Billy Bremner, who does a Rockpile-like take on "Reet Petite," and Chuck E. Weiss...doing his best Tom Waits impression during a workout on "Cherokee Dance..." ~ John Dougan, Option 36_91

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Hightone Records
UPC:
0012928802222

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Z.   Tenor Saxophone
Sam Phipps   Tenor Saxophone
C.C. Adcock   Guitar
Jerry Angel   Percussion,Drums
Eddie Baytos   Piano,Accordion,Background Vocals,Track Performer,Taps
Billy Bremner   Guitar,Vocals
Andy Cahan   Piano
Lenny Castro   Percussion
King Cotton   Vocals,Background Vocals
Don Falzone   Bass
Danny Frankel   Drums
Donny Gerrard   Background Vocals
Gil T.   Bass,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Tony Gilkyson   Guitar
John Herron   Piano
Top Jimmy   Vocals,Track Performer
Greg Leisz   Lap Steel Guitar
Johnny Logan   Track Performer
Will MacGregor   Bass
Spyder Mittleman   Tenor Saxophone
Carlo Nuccio   Drums
Marshall Rohner   Guitar
Billy Sheets   Vocals,Track Performer
Greg Sutton   Bass,Vocals,Track Performer
Three Cool Cats   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Dusty Wakeman   Bass
Chuck E. Weiss   Vocals,Track Performer
Thomas Yearsley   Upright Bass
John "Juke" Logan   Organ,Harmonica,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Roberts   Tenor Saxophone
Jim Christie   Drums
Larry Lerma   Bass
Jack Price   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Alto Saxophone
Jimmie Wood   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Don Bonebrake   Drums
Marv Kanarek   Drums
Bill Lynch   Guitar,Background Vocals
Jay Work   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy King   Guitar
Steve Allen   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

James Harman   Contributor
Eddie Baytos   Arranger,Contributor
Billy Bremner   Contributor
King Cotton   Contributor
Lance Finnie   Composer
Gil T.   Contributor
Bernie Grundman   Mastering
Top Jimmy   Contributor
Johnny Logan   Contributor
Melvis and the Megatones   Contributor
Billy Sheets   Contributor
Greg Sutton   Contributor
Three Cool Cats   Contributor
Dusty Wakeman   Producer,Engineer
Chuck E. Weiss   Contributor
Jim Wood   Contributor
John "Juke" Logan   Arranger,Contributor,Cover Design
Bill Bentley   Liner Notes

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