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The Ricky Lawson Collection Vol. 2

January 30th, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ricky Lawson Collection 2

A couple of weeks ago I posted the first part of the two-part anthology of the great session drummer Ricky Lawson, who died on 23 December 2013 at the age of 59. This is the second part.

Peruse this tracklisting, revisit that of the first mix, and then look at the list of artists for whom Lawson drummed, but do not feature in the mixes. The man had an impressive CV.

When you look at the tracklisting for this mix, you’ll see a cryptic clue. The gruff-voiced singer’s people has DMCA-happy handlers. Or, who knows, maybe he spends the heart of Saturday nights trawling through music blogs. He (or, indeed, she) who waits will hold on to see how it’s going to end.  I usually don’t post that singer’s songs, but in view of this being a tribute to the drummer on the featured song, I will make an exception.

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As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R and includes home-bassdrummed covers. PW in comments.

1. The Jacksons – Things I Do for You (1978)
2. Bobbi Walker – Come Back Lover, Come Back (1982)
3. Lenny Williams – Changing (1984)
4. Roy Ayers – Vibrations (1976)
5. Tania Maria – Just Get Up (1986)
6. John Mellencamp – Walk Tall (2004)
7. Gruff Friend of the DMCA – $29.00 (1978)
8. Steely Dan – Gaslighting Abbie (2000)
9. Robben Ford – North Carolina (1979)
10. Merry Clayton – When The World Turns Blue (Melodies Of Love) (1980)
11. The Pointer Sisters – Where Did The Time Go (1980)
12. Dianne Reeves – Better Days (1987)
13. Phil Perry – Call Me (1991)
14. Faith Evans – Never Gonna Let You Go (1999)
15. Bill Cantos – Cool Drink Of Water (1995)
16. Toots Thielemans feat Lionel Richie – Nothing Else Matters (2000)
17. Ricky Lawson feat Bridgette Bryant – I Will Be Here Waiting For You (1997)

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  1. halfhearteddude
    January 30th, 2014 at 06:51 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. MusicLover
    January 31st, 2014 at 02:47 | #2

    Thanks you for posting great quality music. Gems such as these would’ve been forgotten if it were not for you and your great generosity.

  3. dogbreath
    February 7th, 2014 at 10:57 | #3

    If it wasn’t for compilations like these or bloggers like you, then I wouldn’t know or even think about who was playing the great drums on these songs. All power to you! Many thanks.

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