Hold On – Alan Frew 1995

March 21st, 2017 § Comments Off on Hold On – Alan Frew 1995 § permalink

What a great performance by Alan Frew and band of Hold On, performing at Canadian Music Week 1995

Alan Frew – lead vocal
Anthony Vanderburg – guitars
Sam Reid – keyboards
Rique Franks – backing vocals
Kojo Ferguson – bass, backing vocals
Mark Kelso – drums

Be True To Yourself

March 21st, 2017 § Comments Off on Be True To Yourself § permalink

In this time of uncertainty, Be true To Yourself!

Baby Driver – Simon & Garfunkel!

February 10th, 2017 § Comments Off on Baby Driver – Simon & Garfunkel! § permalink


Awesome!
Produced by Roy Halee and the duo!
Engineered by Halee!
“Halee discovered that the uniqueness of Simon & Garfunkel harmonies could only be achieved by recording both voices on the same microphone at the same time.”
Brilliant!

Not to mention this gorgeous music! – with Larry Knechtel on piano…

McDonald and Giles

February 10th, 2017 § Comments Off on McDonald and Giles § permalink

I really love this album. Is it my favorite?

This is what Fripp lost. Sad.

McDonald & Giles (1971) – full album – This is the Shit!

All the Young Dudes

February 5th, 2017 § Comments Off on All the Young Dudes § permalink


Yes. Stage right, I was.

Dwyer & Jones track

February 5th, 2017 § Comments Off on Dwyer & Jones track § permalink

My buddy and groove-mate, Mark Dwyer, led the production of my song, Never Let Us Go, which was recorded in Hammerwood:


Never Let Us Go – John Jones – Songs of 1992

We Can Be Heroes – Bowie, Ronson & Queen

January 24th, 2017 § Comments Off on We Can Be Heroes – Bowie, Ronson & Queen § permalink

I was there, standing stage right. I spent most of the day with Mick Ronson. Later, I played the organ (B3) with Queen and Liza Minnelli. Now I shiver!

The Hollywood Sign – Live at the Troubador

January 24th, 2017 § Comments Off on The Hollywood Sign – Live at the Troubador § permalink

Sean Halley, Richard Martinez, John Jones.

Celine Dion Seduces Me

January 24th, 2017 § Comments Off on Celine Dion Seduces Me § permalink

Oh joy! Love is all you need!
The beautiful Dan Hill song, that we produced for Celine Dion; Seduces Me.

With Rick Hahn, Michael Thompson, Steve Ferrone, Jay Anderson, Steve Churchyard, Al Schmitt, Humberto Gatica, Dan Hill, John Jones, Celine Dion.

Sacrifice & Surrender

January 13th, 2017 § Comments Off on Sacrifice & Surrender § permalink

The amazing Emily Richards, recorded one of my songs for her Valhalla album, that I produced some part of, at Drumroll Studios in Burbank.

For me, the song is about the sacrifice, that the rest of the world makes, to allow the Western world to live the high life!

Sacrifice features Emily on vocals and piano. Danny Halperin on drums. Yours truly on other things.

Here is a youtube link and a Spotify link to Sacrifice!

And the fantastic Emily song Surrender, with the incredible “one-take” drums and bass of Randy Cooke and Jon Button: