L.A. Ya Ya

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All Music Guide
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 ...
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All Music Guide
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: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Hightone Records
  • UPC: 012928802222
  • Catalog Number: 8022

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
D.J. 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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