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NightMistBlue
03-27-2015, 05:19 PM
I thought it would be nice to have a thread where we could gather some less well-known gems from Randy's varied musical career. It doesn't necessarily have to be YouTube clips; all info and contributions are welcome.

One of Randy's pre-Eagles bands, The Poor, contributed vocals for "Study in Motion #1" on the soundtrack of the 1967 Jack Nicholson movie Hells Angels on Wheels:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG4QQwua2KQ

Full (hopefully) discog of The Poor here with a YouTube link to She's Got the Changes*:
http://www.discogs.com/artist/1357130-Poor-The-3

*"She's Got the Changes" was written by Tom Shipley, later of Brewer & Shipley ("One Toke Over the Line") fame

Funk 50
03-28-2015, 08:40 AM
Randy singing Neil Young's Heart Of Gold and a relatively recent re-recording of Take It To The Limit with Juice Newton;

Heart Of Gold:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKi94Xlocfg



Take It To The Limit (with key changes:eyebrow:):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFe8VCxN6ho

NightMistBlue
03-30-2015, 10:18 AM
I do like their rendition of Heart of Gold, they sing well together. Unusually, Ms. Newton let her duet partners choose what song they wanted to sing, so maybe Randy is a Neil Young fan.

Credits found online vary widely for Dan Fogelberg's 1974 album Souvenirs, but Mr. Meisner allegedly sang back-up on "There's a Place in this World for a Gambler"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srNvp7w341I

I can't discern his voice on that one, but I do think I hear him on "(Someone's Been) Telling You Stories," which definitely features Henley 'n Frey on backing vocals. It's also safe to say that Joe Walsh produced the record.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpBi7iO0ENU

DJ
03-30-2015, 03:55 PM
If memory serves me, I was reading one of my Fogelberg CD's and Randy was back up on a couple tunes. I loved Dan's music, so missed :angel:

NightMistBlue
03-30-2015, 05:16 PM
Thanks, D.J. I'll probably end up buying an old vinyl copy of that album because the internet sources for credits are so unreliable. Or if you have the time/inclination, would you check your CD again and report back which songs Randy sings on? Thank you.

While we're waiting, let's enjoy a baby-faced Mr. Meisner in striped trousers and a fringey cape (hey it was 1969!), backing up Rick Nelson on "She Belongs to Me" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqYxTg-0aTo

NightMistBlue
03-31-2015, 05:16 PM
Randy contributes vocals to this very pretty song by Rick Roberts - later of Firefall and much later of the Roberts-Meisner Band - called "Deliver Me"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HSwiauWPx0

Randy's part comes near the end, over 3 minutes into the song.

Here's the Roberts-Meisner Band on Nashville Now in 1988:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TCSV-Tp-mA

Funk 50
04-01-2015, 07:39 AM
Deliver Me is actually pre-Eagles harmonies from Henley and Leadon.

Randy does play on the Rick Roberts album. It's a great album too, I can't remember which track s off the top of my head.

He plays bass on the wonderful In A Dream which has lovely harmonies from David Crosby.

In a Dream - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLT6j4speLU


The internet credits for Fogelberg's Souvenirs are the same as the LP credits.

Timothy B Schmit plays bass and sings harmonies on Fogelberg's live album

Something Old, New Borrowed ... And Some Blues

NightMistBlue
04-01-2015, 09:38 AM
The internet credits for Fogelberg's Souvenirs are the same as the LP credits.

Each source I checked was different, one even listed Henley and Frey as songwriters of "(Someone's Been) Telling You Stories," which I don't think is accurate.

Meisner is said to accompany Linda Ronstadt on backing vocals with the live band on “Birds” and “Rescue Me” from her 1972 album, Linda Ronstadt :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwnr0i6_L78

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpq4Uipkovw

Funk 50
04-02-2015, 03:28 PM
I have an apology to make NightMistBlue. I gave some wrong information. Checking my LPs, Rick Roberts' Deliver Me, does feature Randy. In fact it's Don Henley and Randy on drums and bass, Bernie Leadon on guitar and all 3, plus Rick, singing the chorus.
In My Own Small Way, features all 3 too on drums, bass and banjo.

Don Henley is the album's main drummer, and sings a harmony on Davy McVie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windmills_%28Rick_Roberts_album%29

Windmills is a lovely album but Rick was asked to make the follow up, She Is A Song, a bit heavier so he got Joe's Barnstorm involved. I still prefer Windmills but they've since both been release on a single CD.

Joe Walsh produces Fogelberg's Souvenirs and plays on every track except Song From Half Mountain, which is all Dan. Henley does drums and harmonies on Better Change. Henley & Frey provide the harmonies for (Someone's Been) Telling You Stories. Henley and Meisner are part of a big choir that sing the choruses of album closer, There's A Place In The World For A Gambler.

Randy played bass on James Taylor's Sweet Baby James album too but I haven't got that.

Not forgetting his short lived return to Poco;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_(Poco_album)

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

NightMistBlue
04-03-2015, 01:11 PM
Thank you very much, Funk! You brought some much-needed clarity to the proceedings. You must have an enviable record collection. I'm really enjoying the Rick Roberts music - he's posted both solo albums in their entirety on YouTube, as you almost certainly know.

Randy played bass on JT's Country Road and Blossom. The Sweet Baby James album was released in February 1970.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGK0xWddnNk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_a7rfkmZ_M

NightMistBlue
04-28-2015, 11:33 AM
I'm currently reading Richie Furay's autobiography (I find it very interesting, despite knowing precious little about Mr. Furay or his music). He mentions that both Randy and Timothy B. contributed vocals to his 1979 solo album, "I Still Have Dreams" - he doesn't specify which songs though.

Furay was never close with Randy - he thought he was "a bit off-center" and didn't fit into the Poco family - so perhaps his involvement was a suggestion of producer Val Garay, who went on to produce Randy's 1980 album, One More Song. Randy later said Garay had been wanting to work with him "for a few years."

One thing that Furay states (more than once) in his book is that Randy's bass tracks and backing vocals were erased from the first Poco album after he abruptly quit the group. I had previously read elsewhere that while Randy's vocals were erased, they kept his bass tracks. If anyone knows for sure, feel free to weigh in!

NightMistBlue
08-06-2015, 09:51 AM
I finally got around to buying Rick Nelson's "Live at the Troubadour" album (actually CD) and was very surprised and impressed to see that Randy Meisner produced the record with Rick Nelson. Randy of course was the bassist and back-up vocalist in the Stone Canyon Band. So add another credit to his resume. He was only 23 or 24 at the time.

There is also a documentary film of Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band's 1969 tour called "Easy to Be Free." Short bits of it are on YouTube but I'm hoping some kind soul will upload the whole thing. Here are the first 3+ minutes of the film, which includes vintage footage of the Troubadour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzaMPf5ds1U

DJ
08-06-2015, 05:51 PM
Thanks, D.J. I'll probably end up buying an old vinyl copy of that album because the internet sources for credits are so unreliable. Or if you have the time/inclination, would you check your CD again and report back which songs Randy sings on? Thank you.

While we're waiting, let's enjoy a baby-faced Mr. Meisner in striped trousers and a fringey cape (hey it was 1969!), backing up Rick Nelson on "She Belongs to Me" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqYxTg-0aTo

He sang backup on the Souvenirs Album. Joe played guitar and Don and Glenn sang back up as well. And actually it says Joe produced the album and played on 10 0f the tracks.

DJ
08-06-2015, 05:59 PM
I finally got around to buying Rick Nelson's "Live at the Troubadour" album (actually CD) and was very surprised and impressed to see that Randy Meisner produced the record with Rick Nelson. Randy of course was the bassist and back-up vocalist in the Stone Canyon Band. So add another credit to his resume. He was only 23 or 24 at the time.

There is also a documentary film of Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band's 1969 tour called "Easy to Be Free." Short bits of it are on YouTube but I'm hoping some kind soul will upload the whole thing. Here are the first 3+ minutes of the film, which includes vintage footage of the Troubadour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzaMPf5ds1U

Thanks so much for posting MightMistBlue...:)

Funk 50
08-09-2015, 07:58 AM
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this. Charlie Rich Jr worked with Randy for a few years with Black Tie and Meisner, Swan, Rich. He also attended a very Early Eagles show supporting Yes. Walsh was a mutual friend. Who would a thought it :grin:

http://www.charlierichjr.com/friends/randy/

LuvTim
08-09-2015, 01:09 PM
Hi, guys. I've been reading this thread and following all the links to Randy. Enjoyed it tremendously! Thanks!:thumbsup:

UndertheWire
08-10-2015, 07:44 AM
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this. Charlie Rich Jr worked with Randy for a few years with Black Tie and Meisner, Swan, Rich. He also attended a very Early Eagles show supporting Yes. Walsh was a mutual friend. Who would a thought it :grin:

http://www.charlierichjr.com/friends/randy/
Thanks, that's interesting.

You can see how the Eagles way of doing things continued in solo careers. Not just Glenn and Henley but also Randy, Felder and even Joe. It seems they all learned a degree of discipline by working together.

NightMistBlue
08-10-2015, 12:22 PM
"He told me that in the early days of The Eagles, the record label didn't know what to do with them. They had them opening for Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin." That was one of Randy's pre-Eagles bands, The Poor, who opened for the Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Salvation Club in New York City in 1967.

UndertheWire
08-11-2015, 06:45 AM
Impressive to open for those two, but back in 1967 I guess Hendrix and Joplin wouldn't have been big names, either.

It seem like the management didn't know what to do with the Eagles, either, if you go by the bands they opened for. Maybe Randy told both stories and they got merged along the way.

NightMistBlue
08-11-2015, 09:00 AM
Hendrix was just starting to create a sensation when the Poor opened for his band. In fact, the crowd response to Jimi was so intense that the club's management decided they didn't need the opening act after all and dismissed The Poor. They were contracted for five performances but only did one or two - the band had to physically threaten the club's manager to get their money.

The Poor had the same management as the Buffalo Springfield, but just never managed to break through for some reason. Several band members (including Randy of course) went on to play in Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band, so they were certainly very talented musicians.

LuvTim, thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you're enjoying this thread.

Funk 50
08-12-2015, 05:23 AM
Quote from Charlie Rich Jr

one thing Randy was a stickler for was having the band well rehearsed. Hey, when an ex-Eagle says rehearal is important, you best listen.

Randy comes across as mild mannered and meek yet, this and walking out on Poco in his formative years, shows Randy has got some steel.

NightMistBlue
08-12-2015, 10:51 AM
He also reportedly had a falling out with Jimmy Griffin (ex-Bread) when they were in a band called Black Tie, which led to Jimmy allegedly removing Randy's vocals from the album "When the Night Falls." I don't know what the disagreement was about. The Black Tie CD I have sounds like a Jimmy Griffin solo record for the most part, except for a Billy Swan lead vocal on one track IIRC.

Funk 50
08-12-2015, 12:44 PM
Charlie Rich Jk also mentions Black Tie.

I'm surprised Randy stuck with Glenn and Don for so long :grin:
They're obviously not as bad as everybody says they are.

NightMistBlue
12-14-2015, 04:32 PM
Does anyone have info on the German film that Randy sang on the soundtrack?* This would be circa 1990 I believe.

* I apologize profusely for the bad grammar. My mind is cheese today.

sodascouts
12-22-2015, 12:05 AM
There's a movie called Faith that he recorded two songs for in 1990. Was that German? I've never seen the movie.

NightMistBlue
04-11-2016, 09:23 AM
I think this is one of the songs from the German movie, "Into the Night."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJF1cw8-4us

Olivia
04-11-2016, 10:13 AM
I think this is one of the songs from the German movie, "Into the Night."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJF1cw8-4us

I looked up the soundtrack for this movie and it lists Into the Night with BB King's name as the performer, no mention of Randy

NightMistBlue
04-11-2016, 11:06 AM
It's this one: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Ballerina-Faith-Original-Soundtrack-From-The-Motion-Picture/release/6515757

Randy Meisner is listed as the performer on two songs, "You" and "Into the Night."

sodascouts
04-13-2016, 12:05 AM
Thanks!!

NightMistBlue
09-28-2016, 01:47 PM
And this is "You" the other song from the German film Faith. Randy only provides vocals; he didn't write either song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHn7RhhIlHk

Delilah
09-28-2016, 02:22 PM
I watched the movie on youtube and the song plays on the closing credits. It was cool and exciting to hear it in that context, esp. since I wasn't expecting it.

NightMistBlue
09-29-2016, 09:21 AM
How was the movie? It seems to have done quite well in some countries.

Delilah
09-29-2016, 01:02 PM
It was a cheesy B-grade "Flashdance Meets the Sopranos." The writing and acting were hokey. And speaking of cheese, the plot had more holes than a wedge of Swiss.

That being said, the movie did hold my interest, and not just b/c I was listening for Mr. Meisner's voice. I found myself wanting to know what would happen next, but then I'm kind of a romantic sucker for these types of stories. I was impressed there were some recognizable actors involved--Ami Dolenz and Len Lesser of "Seinfeld" fame, as well as others whose faces were familiar but I could not name. The lead role was played by Silvia Seidel, who was apparently a famous actress/dancer in Germany. The producers and composers appear to be well-known and respected in Europe. This wasn't some low-budget, half-ditch effort with a bunch of unknowns; this was a major deal. At least that's the way I see it.

As projects go, this was a feather in Randy's cap, IMO, even when if few here in the U.S. are aware of this movie. It was neat hearing snippets of him singing "Into the Night" here and there while watching it, and as I said before, hearing him sing during the closing credits.

Do you know how he got involved in it? It would be interesting to know how much $ it made. Most of the info I find is in German.

NightMistBlue
09-29-2016, 01:31 PM
I don't know how the Randman got involved. I assumed - which is not recommended - that the composer must admire him/his voice, and that's why he was asked. Hopefully, when Mr. Meisner's life is back on an even keel, he'll speak. My hope is that he'll write his memoirs, but I'm a wildly optimistic person.

Delilah
09-30-2016, 01:21 PM
I just came across this gem penned by Randy and Allen Kemp and performed by Rick Nelson and Stone Canyon Band (sans Randy). I have never seen this listed anywhere in Randy's discography. Here's "I Wanna Be With You."

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IKSqgMS4Dlk

NightMistBlue
09-30-2016, 01:45 PM
Thank you! I only heard it once before. It's really good. To these ears, it sounds a bit like a speeded-up T.Rex.

Delilah
09-30-2016, 02:07 PM
You're welcome. It sounds like a great song to me, too. I'm not too familiar with T. Rex though.

NightMistBlue
09-30-2016, 02:13 PM
You must be a young 'un. This is their most famous song in the U.S., maybe all over the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAtBrsdfnhs

Delilah
09-30-2016, 02:27 PM
Oh yeah, I know that song!:D Power Station did a great cover of it (that's the version I've heard more).

Delilah
10-02-2016, 08:28 PM
My apologies for going OT, but when I saw this, it reminded me of this thread.

http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u440/Delilah21/Places/image_zps8zxzjepa.jpeg (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/Delilah21/media/Places/image_zps8zxzjepa.jpeg.html)
Palace Concert Theater, Providence RI, 1972

NightMistBlue
10-03-2016, 11:54 AM
Interesting, the Eagles opened for the J Geils Band.

LuvTim
10-03-2016, 01:08 PM
My apologies for going OT, but when I saw this, it reminded me of this thread.

http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u440/Delilah21/Places/image_zps8zxzjepa.jpeg (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/Delilah21/media/Places/image_zps8zxzjepa.jpeg.html)
Palace Concert Theater, Providence RI, 1972

I love this, D. Thanks for going OT just this once! LOL...

NightMistBlue
10-19-2016, 03:49 PM
Always finding out "new" (to me) things about the fascinatin' Randy Meisner.

The versatile Hot Stuff from Scottsbluff produced the 1996 debut album from a band of SoCal music veterans called Electric Range. Because of Randy's experience in recording three and four part vocal arrangements, he was thought to be a perfect fit. He also played bass on one track and contributed backing vocals to three others.

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/electricrange1

Delilah
10-19-2016, 06:37 PM
"Hot stuff from Scottsbluff" -- I love that!:nod:

Thank you for the info about Electric Range; I'm continually impressed by the talents of our Mr. Meisner. I'll have to check it out some more, esp. the tracks where he plays bass and sings backup.

NightMistBlue
10-20-2016, 09:45 AM
I ordered the CD, so when I get it I'll let you know which tracks he's on.

DJ
10-20-2016, 08:05 PM
I ordered the CD, so when I get it I'll let you know which tracks he's on.

Keep us informed, maybe I'll buy it if it's good.

East Texas Girl
10-21-2016, 12:06 PM
Great find NMB! I have not heard of Electric Range before, will have to check it out.

I also love the "Hot Stuff from Scottsbluff" very true of our dear Randy!

NightMistBlue
10-21-2016, 02:28 PM
I bought the "wrong" (non-Randy involved) Electric Range CD, so I've had to order the correct one. Thus inadvertently, I will own the band's entire discography.

I didn't come up with the "Hot Stuff from Scottsbluff" tag, though I wish I did! I like its poetic contrast for someone as modest as the Meis.

Delilah
10-22-2016, 12:33 PM
Oh no, NMB, that's too bad. When I clicked on the cdbaby link, I noticed the release date said "2000." They did have an album released in 2000, Destiny's Deal, but Randy didn't produce it. I guess that's the one you ordered first (?).

DJ, the Electric Range cd is on itunes so you can listen to longer samples of each track, if you're interested. A couple of them sounded good to me, and the harmonies were really nice.

DJ
10-25-2016, 08:40 PM
Oh no, NMB, that's too bad. When I clicked on the cdbaby link, I noticed the release date said "2000." They did have an album released in 2000, Destiny's Deal, but Randy didn't produce it. I guess that's the one you ordered first (?).

DJ, the Electric Range cd is on itunes so you can listen to longer samples of each track, if you're interested. A couple of them sounded good to me, and the harmonies were really nice.

Cool, will do Thanks! :rockguitar:

NightMistBlue
10-26-2016, 06:30 AM
The Meistro Randy Meisner played bass on one track of Danny O'Keefe's 1975 album "So Long Harry Truman." That song is called "Steel Guitar" and dig these all-star credits:

“Steel Guitar”
Glenn Frey: guitar
Randy Meisner: bass
Don Henley: drums
David Lindley: lap steel guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3ayEaoOq0g

NightMistBlue
10-26-2016, 06:36 AM
Sweet Randy is credited with vocals on Mac Gayden's 1976 album "Hymn to the Seeker" but it doesn't say which song(s); maybe it's all of 'em?
http://www.macgayden.com/MacMainPage_content.html

Interestingly, Mr. Gayden co-wrote the perennial, much-covered classic "Everlasting Love". He wrote part of it when he was five. I mean pffft.

Delilah
10-26-2016, 03:33 PM
NMB, you're such a great Randy detective! I see the YT link you provided for "Steel Guitar" lists Mike Leech as the bassist. :hmm: I know you can't always rely on the credits given on YT, though. I have found them wrong in the past.

Good to know about Mac Gayden, thanks!

NightMistBlue
11-16-2016, 03:34 PM
"Hot stuff from Scottsbluff" -- I love that!:nod:

Thank you for the info about Electric Range; I'm continually impressed by the talents of our Mr. Meisner. I'll have to check it out some more, esp. the tracks where he plays bass and sings backup.

Randy played bass on one track (Black Satin) and contributed harmony vocals on Ridin' Down the Canyon, Sailing Home and Far Away.

Delilah
11-16-2016, 03:50 PM
Cool, thanks, I'll go to iTunes to check them out again; I'll probably end up downloading them at any rate.

NightMistBlue
12-02-2016, 04:12 PM
I've been grooving on The Poor album this afternoon. I wonder why Randy never sang lead? Not even on his own song, the gorgeous ballad "Come Back Baby." It could have been a confidence thing, but he was the lead singer for his first band for years, so ... :shrug: He's a mystery, that boy.

Delilah
12-03-2016, 01:19 PM
Does he not sing lead on She's Got the Time (She's Got the Changes)? I don't have the liner notes since I downloaded it from iTunes. I'm pretty sure he sings co-lead on Feelin' Down; that definitely sounds like him.

The L.A. scene may have seemed really new to him; perhaps he felt a bit out of his element and didn't want to cause waves.

NightMistBlue
12-05-2016, 10:51 AM
No, that's not Randy singing lead on the groovy "She's Got the Time, She's Got the Changes." I'm assuming that is John Day who was their lead singer - I think - from 1966 to '67. "She's Got the Time" charted at #133 in April 1967. Day was fired after the group had a disastrous engagement in NYC that summer, attempting to open for the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

I think Randy Naylor also sang some leads, but I'm not sure. There is so little information on the band, it's a shame.

Delilah
12-07-2016, 11:53 AM
To me, it doesn't sound like John Day, either, if he's the one singing lead on "Once Again", "How Many Tears" and "Come Back Baby." Are you going by the liner notes? I think Randy Naylor may be the one singing "Love is Real."

NightMistBlue
01-17-2017, 10:54 AM
Someone has isolated Randy's vocals and bass and Henley's drums on "Try and Love Again":

https://www.facebook.com/meisnettes/?fref=nf

Sorry I have to link to the whole Facebook page that has posted the recording, as I don't know what else to do to share it.

East Texas Girl
01-17-2017, 12:56 PM
Thanks for posting it here NMB, I saw that yesterday. It's really cool!! Randy has such a beautiful voice and TALA is such a beautiful song! One of my favs!

I am such a novice when it comes to how guitars' sound :blush: so I love it when Randy's bass is isolated...

NightMistBlue
01-17-2017, 01:36 PM
I would think it would be very challenging (or in my case, impossible) to play a bass line and sing a completely different melody line. Not a problem in the studio of course, but live...

I think it was David Crosby who said it was like dialing two different numbers on two phones simultaneously.

East Texas Girl
01-17-2017, 02:17 PM
Definitely not something I could do. I am not musically inclined whatsoever, can not even carry a tune in a bucket...:lol:

Delilah
01-17-2017, 07:10 PM
Someone has isolated Randy's vocals and bass and Henley's drums on "Try and Love Again":

https://www.facebook.com/meisnettes/?fref=nf

Sorry I have to link to the whole Facebook page that has posted the recording, as I don't know what else to do to share it.

Thank you so much for sharing this NMB, I'm glad to see this getting exposure! I have also read in bass guitar forums (fora?) that playing bass and singing lead at times requires 2 brains. That's what makes Randy's performance of TITTL so impressive: not only does he have to sing with emotion and hit those notes, he's playing that walking bassline as well.

He's come up with a lot of creative bass lines over the years but I love his rompin' one on Life in the Fast Lane, esp. that mini-solo on the bridge, around 2:42. This is another isolated guitar part.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2AS9B2Bskig

(What a great topic for my 1000th post!)

FreyFollower
01-17-2017, 09:50 PM
Congratulations, Delilah, on 1000 posts!!!

NightMistBlue
01-18-2017, 10:06 AM
He's come up with a lot of creative bass lines over the years but I love his rompin' one on Life in the Fast Lane, esp. that mini-solo on the bridge, around 2:42. This is another isolated guitar part.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2AS9B2Bskig

(What a great topic for my 1000th post!)

This is super cool - thank you, D. He's laying down the funk :guitar:

And congrats on your 1000th post :smile:

Olivia
01-18-2017, 11:09 AM
Someone has isolated Randy's vocals and bass and Henley's drums on "Try and Love Again":

https://www.facebook.com/meisnettes/?fref=nf

Sorry I have to link to the whole Facebook page that has posted the recording, as I don't know what else to do to share it.

This is totally awesome NMB!! Great find!

LuvTim
01-18-2017, 11:46 AM
Thank you so much for sharing this NMB, I'm glad to see this getting exposure! I have also read in bass guitar forums (fora?) that playing bass and singing lead at times requires 2 brains. That's what makes Randy's performance of TITTL so impressive: not only does he have to sing with emotion and hit those notes, he's playing that walking bassline as well.

He's come up with a lot of creative bass lines over the years but I love his rompin' one on Life in the Fast Lane, esp. that mini-solo on the bridge, around 2:42. This is another isolated guitar part.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2AS9B2Bskig

(What a great topic for my 1000th post!)

Thanks for that, D!
Congrats on your 1k!

LuvTim
01-18-2017, 11:49 AM
Someone has isolated Randy's vocals and bass and Henley's drums on "Try and Love Again":

https://www.facebook.com/meisnettes/?fref=nf

Sorry I have to link to the whole Facebook page that has posted the recording, as I don't know what else to do to share it.

Thanks, NMB! Nice.

East Texas Girl
01-18-2017, 12:08 PM
Thank you so much for sharing this NMB, I'm glad to see this getting exposure! I have also read in bass guitar forums (fora?) that playing bass and singing lead at times requires 2 brains. That's what makes Randy's performance of TITTL so impressive: not only does he have to sing with emotion and hit those notes, he's playing that walking bassline as well.

He's come up with a lot of creative bass lines over the years but I love his rompin' one on Life in the Fast Lane, esp. that mini-solo on the bridge, around 2:42. This is another isolated guitar part.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2AS9B2Bskig

(What a great topic for my 1000th post!)


Thanks for finding this Delilah!

Congrats on 1000 post!

NightMistBlue
01-18-2017, 12:36 PM
If anyone knows how/what/huh? these recordings came to be, please fill me in. I can hear ... I think the term is bleed through from the other instruments, quite faint in the background. So these are not the master tapes, correct? The masters would have each voice and instrument in isolation, most of the time. Stop me if I'm wrong.

So are people using some kind of software on the finished recordings to isolate certain instruments? I don't even know if that's possible after something has been mixed down.

Delilah
01-20-2017, 12:06 AM
I wish I could help you out, NMB, but I haven't got a clue.


Congratulations, Delilah, on 1000 posts!!!

Thank you, FreyFollower and everyone else. I think I'm gonna miss being a Border "rebel" though. I guess now I'm going to have to start behaving myself..:angel:

NightMistBlue
02-02-2017, 05:41 PM
Since Superbowl weekend is almost upon us (in the U.S.), let's enjoy Randy's Budweiser radio commercial from 1981. I love his little country boy yelps and his speaking voice at the end. https://www.facebook.com/meisnettes/videos/vb.1415964118665748/1701037700158387/?type=2&theater

East Texas Girl
02-07-2017, 02:36 PM
Since Superbowl weekend is almost upon us (in the U.S.), let's enjoy Randy's Budweiser radio commercial from 1981. I love his little country boy yelps and his speaking voice at the end. https://www.facebook.com/meisnettes/videos/vb.1415964118665748/1701037700158387/?type=2&theater

How cool!! Thanks NMB! You can definitely hear his twang. And I just love his breathy voice at the end! Oh my...

NightMistBlue
02-08-2017, 10:51 AM
He still sounds a little bit Southern when he speaks, at least to my ears.

ETG, did you see the video - filmed in late 2015 or January 2016 - of Randy sitting on a couch and speaking with his friend and musical collaborator Mitchel Delevie? They are talking about their song "The Best I've Ever Been."
https://www.facebook.com/pg/meisnettes/videos/?ref=page_internal

Delilah
02-08-2017, 04:04 PM
Mr. Delevie posted this on YouTube, but he didn't provide a date, so thanks for that. I wonder if Randy knew it would be posted in a public forum; he doesn't seem shy or nervous here, although at the beginning Mitchel does say, "Tell everybody what we're doing."

East Texas Girl
02-08-2017, 04:37 PM
Yes NMB, I have seen it before. But thanks for sharing here, I can always watch it again and again. Isn't it great that Randy is still working/writing music!! I would love to hear him sing this song. It seems to come from life experiences doesn't it? Can't seem to think but of his own.

NightMistBlue
02-08-2017, 04:41 PM
He seems very comfortable. Yes, I believe sweet Randy knew it would be public. The song was actually done in 2003, and then the video went public in January 2016. It just appeared one day and vanished a few hours later.

Mysteries abound where all things Randy are concerned.

East Texas Girl
02-08-2017, 05:11 PM
Oh, I didn't know the song was written that far back. I thought it was more recent like the video.

Yes, he is one mysterious man.

NightMistBlue
03-14-2017, 01:45 PM
Following up on Delilah's comment in the John Beaudin thread: can anyone shed some light and details on whether Randy was involved with The Millennium and Sandy Salisbury albums?

OT: Randy isn't listed among The Millennium personnel on Wiki, but Pat Shanahan is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begin_(The_Millennium_album)

NightMistBlue
03-14-2017, 02:15 PM
Listening to The Millenium now. They were good! I can recognize Michael Fennelly's voice, later of Crabby Appleton. He's on Facebook, nice man.

Delilah
03-14-2017, 04:21 PM
Following up on Delilah's comment in the John Beaudin thread: can anyone shed some light and details on whether Randy was involved with The Millennium and Sandy Salisbury albums?

OT: Randy isn't listed among The Millennium personnel on Wiki, but Pat Shanahan is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begin_(The_Millennium_album)

I actually could not find him credited on Sandy Salisbury's albums (although I read somewhere he contributed) but Randy does get bass credit on "The Second Millenium" album, according to allmusic.com. Randy also has a bass credit on Millenium member Lee Mallory's album, "Many Are The Times." Unfortunately, there is no specific track info. I could only ascertain by process of elimination that he plays on Chill of the Night and/or Everything's Gonna Be Alright b/c those 2 tracks do not appear on Mallory's other album, "That's the Way Its Going to Be" which has almost the exact track listing but no Randy credit, according to allmusic.com.

However, to complicate things more, Randy is listed on the credits of "That's the Way It's Going to Be, according to discogs.com. I don't know reliable any of these credits are; they all seem kind of thrown together.:confused:

https://www.discogs.com/Lee-Mallory-Thats-The-Way-Its-Gonna-Be/release/7925692

NightMistBlue
03-14-2017, 04:34 PM
How cool! Thanks, D.

NightMistBlue
03-24-2017, 01:51 PM
According to Meisner, Rich & Swan guitarist Vern Monnett, he and Randy (and some other friends, including Ron Grinel who was in the Silverados) played on an album for Roger Varian in the early-mid 1990s sometime.

Whoever this Roger Varian cat is (on the left in this photo), he's got some high-tone friends. In addition to Randy's participation, David Crosby sang back-up on a track. That's Vern on the right in the shades.

https://scontent-mia1-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17361514_801056163390120_6349407152521534803_n.jpg ?oh=50dbf22e89e786e956c122769f9183af&oe=595FD6DF

Delilah
03-24-2017, 04:48 PM
Thanks NMB. Have you heard any of Roger Varian's material?

NightMistBlue
03-24-2017, 05:54 PM
I have not! I see he's released at least two albums.

NightMistBlue
03-29-2017, 01:24 PM
Thanks to guitarist Waddy Wachtel, all the people of the Earth now know which tracks on Richie Furay's 1979 solo album Randy sang back-up on:
http://waddywachtelinfo.com/RichieFuray.html

P.S. In his own discography, Waddy also lists a 1976 solo album by one Allan Rich. Surely this is Charlie Allan Rich, Jr. who went on to perform and record with Randy as part of Meisner Rich & Swan. http://waddywachtelinfo.com/AllanRich.html

Circles within circles.

Delilah
03-29-2017, 01:44 PM
Awesome find, thanks! And Randy and Timothy sing on the same tracks. I'll have to check it out.

Interesting about Allan Rich. I always thought that Charlie Jr. looked like his dad in later years, but it's hard to tell from the album cover if that's him. He's so young there.

Delilah
03-29-2017, 02:11 PM
Since track #10 ("What's the Matter, Please") isn't linked on the Waddy Watchel website, I'm posting it here. However, there's not a lot of backing vocals on this one.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ygsw2o6cxQU

My guess is that this was recorded in '78-'79 after Randy left the Eagles. Was it awkward working with Timothy? Maybe at that point Randy sympathized with him.:-D

LuvTim
03-29-2017, 02:25 PM
Thanks to guitarist Waddy Wachtel, all the people of the Earth now know which tracks on Richie Furay's 1979 solo album Randy sang back-up on:
http://waddywachtelinfo.com/RichieFuray.html

P.S. In his own discography, Waddy also lists a 1976 solo album by one Allan Rich. Surely this is Charlie Allan Rich, Jr. who went on to perform and record with Randy as part of Meisner Rich & Swan. http://waddywachtelinfo.com/AllanRich.html

Circles within circles.

Is there anyone with whom Waddy Wachtel hasn't worked?? Ya know whutta mean? Talk about prolific.

LuvTim
03-29-2017, 02:28 PM
Since track #10 ("What's the Matter, Please")

My guess is that this was recorded in '78-'79 after Randy left the Eagles. Was it awkward working with Timothy? Maybe at that point Randy sympathized with him.:-D


Ha! Just funny. :-D

NightMistBlue
03-29-2017, 02:40 PM
Timmy's voice is very clear on the title track. Randy is unmistakeable on "Come On," singing incredibly high.

LuvTim
03-29-2017, 03:17 PM
Thanks to guitarist Waddy Wachtel, all the people of the Earth now know which tracks on Richie Furay's 1979 solo album Randy sang back-up on:
http://waddywachtelinfo.com/RichieFuray.html

P.S. In his own discography, Waddy also lists a 1976 solo album by one Allan Rich. Surely this is Charlie Allan Rich, Jr. who went on to perform and record with Randy as part of Meisner Rich & Swan. http://waddywachtelinfo.com/AllanRich.html

Circles within circles.

Track #6 I Still Have Dreams -- Bass featured heavily, especially the intro.
I just have to wonder, even being a very good and renowned bassist in his own right, how the celebrated Leland Sklar might have felt there in the studio with Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit standing so close and, presumably, watching him a lot of the time ! Did he feel the pressure? I think that I would have, for sure! (I mean, if I played, which I don't.) :-( Lol...of course, Timothy and Randy respected Leland. He's a legend, too.
(I presume they did record in the same studio together in those days, as opposed to the digital generation and their way of laying down tracks that are emailed back and forth much of the time. Not that that's an entirely bad thing, I guess. I'm just sayin'.)

Delilah
03-29-2017, 04:00 PM
I think you're right, LT, about them recording together in the studio, especially the vocals.

I thought Timothy's voice was prominent on the first song; I didn't hear Randy as much. On the others I could hear them both. They sound really great together. I'll have to give these songs another listen when I have time.

Delilah
05-25-2017, 12:17 PM
The Meistro Randy Meisner played bass on one track of Danny O'Keefe's 1975 album "So Long Harry Truman." That song is called "Steel Guitar" and dig these all-star credits:

“Steel Guitar”
Glenn Frey: guitar
Randy Meisner: bass
Don Henley: drums
David Lindley: lap steel guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3ayEaoOq0g


NMB, you're such a great Randy detective! I see the YT link you provided for "Steel Guitar" lists Mike Leech as the bassist. :hmm: I know you can't always rely on the credits given on YT, though. I have found them wrong in the past.

Good to know about Mac Gayden, thanks!

Ok, I viewed this again and realized that the credits on the YT clip are general to the album and not specific to the track itself. When I looked up Danny O'Keefe's website, the credits are just as NMB listed for "Steel Guitar." :thumbsup: It's a good track BTW. I appreciate the heads-up about it. Nice job, Eagles!

Delilah
05-27-2017, 01:03 PM
I love Randy's backing vocals and bass work on this track from the "Rudy the Fifth" album with Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band. The song is "Feel So Good." There's also some great pics of Rick here although none of the band members. I'm not sure who sings that lone high note around the 2:46 mark but I think it's Randy.

http//m.youtube.com/watch?v=YdRi5R5zf70

NightMistBlue
06-28-2017, 03:37 PM
Hey kids! It's time to update Randy's extensive discography - and Timmy's too, as it turns out. In 1983, both of the beautiful bassists contributed backing vocals to the second solo album of Glenn Shorrock, former member of the Little River Band. You'll notice that both dudes sang on several of the same tracks. They sure crossed paths a lot, Tim 'n Randy. Was it intentional, were they buds? Or just both in demand as session singers? We do not know.

In the January 1983 Billboard article that wizardess Delilah found, it mentioned that Randy had done a self-financed three month tour, playing 50 dates around the country. He was the headliner for most of those shows, except for 13 where he opened for the Little River Band. Was Glenn still with LRB at that point? I don't think so.

EDIT: aw, snap - Photobucket won't show my image. Why are they such cretins? Well, who needs 'em. Pffft.

The album's title is "Villain of the Peace." Randy and Tim sang on the title track as well as "A Cry in a Jungle Bar" and "Angry Words."

Delilah
06-28-2017, 06:11 PM
Cool NMB, I'll have to look into this. I didn't know who Glenn Shorrock was.

Didn't Randy say Timothy kept following him around, lol. I'm under the impression they were on friendly terms and probably couldn't help but run into each other back then being they were both ex-Eagles bass players with similar resumes.

I thought Glenn toured with LRB later in the 80s. There was some video of them performing together on YT but I don't know if it's still there (and thanks for the kind words :smile:).

NightMistBlue
07-06-2017, 04:46 PM
Cool NMB, I'll have to look into this. I didn't know who Glenn Shorrock was.

He was the lead singer of the Little River Band, whom Glenn Frey called "the best singing band in the world." They were indeed excellent harmony singers, but no slouches in the songwriting department neither, IMO. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D9nnCc0jlA

LuvTim
07-06-2017, 11:32 PM
It is interesting how RM and TBS kept showing up together.

And who doesn't enjoy some LRB?

Thanks for all this fun stuff, ladies! You rock! :partytime:

Delilah
07-07-2017, 10:03 AM
Nice harmonies indeed, NMB.

I'll be posting a Timothy pic, LT, I think you'll enjoy (if Photobucket cooperates :worried:).

EDIT: it's not working, I'm getting a "3rd Party Hosting" message. :sad: I guess I'll have to start using something else.

NightMistBlue
07-07-2017, 11:23 AM
Know of any good alternatives to Pukebucket (I'm mad at them)? Maybe I should find out what this Pinterest thing is that the young people are talking about :)

LuvTim
07-07-2017, 03:38 PM
Know of any good alternatives to Pukebucket (I'm mad at them)? Maybe I should find out what this Pinterest thing is that the young people are talking about :)

I hear that Imgur works well, but the hubs moved all his photos to Fotki, which he tells me is only $20.00 per year.

LuvTim
07-07-2017, 03:40 PM
Nice harmonies indeed, NMB.

I'll be posting a Timothy pic, LT, I think you'll enjoy (if Photobucket cooperates :worried:).

EDIT: it's not working, I'm getting a "3rd Party Hosting" message. :sad: I guess I'll have to start using something else.

Love the photo, D. Richard Marx is a good example of someone who worked with both RM and TBS. (Of course, we've talked about this before.)

Delilah
08-03-2017, 02:03 PM
From the 1971 album In California this is "Honeysuckle" by Compton & Batteau. Randy is credited with playing bass per the uploader (Randy is on the album credits along with John London for bass).

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oYzH5WpFPdE

NightMistBlue
08-03-2017, 03:17 PM
Very cool discovery, D.! So funky. I see Jim Messina is on this too.

P.S. do we know if this is the only song on the album that Randy played on? This here site lets you stream the whole album:
https://comptonandbatteau.bandcamp.com/

Delilah
08-04-2017, 01:24 PM
After a cursory search I wasn't able to find which tracks Randy played bass on. It may be the same situation as The Millenium recordings. :???: I did see that Rusty Young also played on some songs.

Thanks for the link.:smile:

ETA: I wonder if Randy and Jim recorded their parts together and how that went down, considering the Poco fall-out.

NightMistBlue
08-04-2017, 03:47 PM
Oh my gosh, you're right! I hadn't even thought of that. I was just so gobsmacked that somehow you'd been able to find out about this "new" (to us) Randy recording.

Delilah
08-09-2017, 11:08 AM
Ok, I found another track Randy played bass on, "Homesick Kid." It was mentioned in a 2009 interview of the songwriter, John Compton. Mr. Compton was asked who got Randy, Pat Shanahan, Jim Messina and Rusty Young involved in the album. Although he gave an answer about how Poco was recording across the hall in the same studio, he didn't say how Randy and Pat got involved...they were both with Rick Nelson at the time. But Randy and Pat played on "Homesick Kid" and it was a dream come true for him.

(the interviewer gave a copyright notice about reproducing any of the text and I didn't feel like contacting him to ask permission about a brief paragraph so that's why I'm not directly quoting).

Here's the link to the interview; the part about Randy is the 17th question:
http://www.garagehangover.com/johncompton/

And here's the song, "Homesick Kid."

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cIUz1Z3ZyrY

NightMistBlue
08-09-2017, 11:12 AM
Thank you! D., your research skills are so awesome. :bow:

Delilah
08-09-2017, 11:24 AM
Aw, you're so sweet, NMB.

NightMistBlue
08-09-2017, 01:49 PM
ETA: I wonder if Randy and Jim recorded their parts together and how that went down, considering the Poco fall-out.

So what do you think, after finding that interview of Mr. Compton? Sounds like maybe there wasn't enmity all those years between Randy, Jim and Richie.

Hopefully Rusty Young's autobiography will shed some light. His solo album will be released next month, and the original plan was to release his book at the same time. He doesn't seem to talk about the book anymore, so maybe that's on the back burner for now.

Delilah
08-09-2017, 04:24 PM
I don't know about enmity but didn't Randy say he hadn't spoken to Jim in 20 years when they reunited for the Legacy album? He said he thought the whole time that Jim was the reason he wasn't allowed to be part of that first mixing session. And Jim said he didn't know Randy was told he couldn't come to the studio. The whole time there was a misunderstanding about what was a major turning point in Poco (and Eagles) history.

I hope Rusty's book comes sooner than later.

Delilah
09-03-2017, 02:41 PM
A song, "Emerald City", by Jamie Reno with Randy singing background vocals.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0o8eQizZ4JY

NightMistBlue
09-05-2017, 02:00 PM
I actually could not find him credited on Sandy Salisbury's albums (although I read somewhere he contributed) but Randy does get bass credit on "The Second Millenium" album, according to allmusic.com. Randy also has a bass credit on Millenium member Lee Mallory's album, "Many Are The Times." Unfortunately, there is no specific track info. I could only ascertain by process of elimination that he plays on Chill of the Night and/or Everything's Gonna Be Alright b/c those 2 tracks do not appear on Mallory's other album, "That's the Way Its Going to Be" which has almost the exact track listing but no Randy credit, according to allmusic.com.

However, to complicate things more, Randy is listed on the credits of "That's the Way It's Going to Be, according to discogs.com. I don't know reliable any of these credits are; they all seem kind of thrown together.:confused:

https://www.discogs.com/Lee-Mallory-Thats-The-Way-Its-Gonna-Be/release/7925692

The brilliant admin of the Unofficial RM FB page has found a Millennium 2 demo featuring Randy playing bass. It's a Lee Mallory song called "Love at Last." http://soundcloud.com/randymesinerunofficial/love-at-last

P.S. stay tuned for the Soul Survivors song - it's excellent and dang, could that be Randy singing back-up on the chorus?

Delilah
09-06-2017, 02:19 PM
Thanks for that Millenium link, NMB.


Does he not sing lead on She's Got the Time (She's Got the Changes)? I don't have the liner notes since I downloaded it from iTunes. I'm pretty sure he sings co-lead on Feelin' Down; that definitely sounds like him.

The L.A. scene may have seemed really new to him; perhaps he felt a bit out of his element and didn't want to cause waves.

Ok, I found verification about who sings lead on "She's Got the Time (She's Got the Changes") by The Poor. According to Tom Shipley in this 2009 linked interview, Randy does sing lead (although here the song is called "Time and Changes"). It may have well become a hit but for a DJ strike that occurred when the song was climbing the charts. Too bad--I always thought the song sounded like a hit single.

"Down in L.A.- The Brewer and Shipley Interview, part 2", The Strange Brew, October 2009 (http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/articles/down-in-la-the-brewer-and-shipley-interview-part-2/)

NightMistBlue
09-06-2017, 03:30 PM
That's really interesting. I don't think it sounds like his voice, do you? But that could be the production, his youth, etc.

Delilah
09-06-2017, 03:42 PM
I thought it was his voice from the get-go, although there is something different from his usual sound. Maybe it has to do with the key.

NMB, I saw just on the news that mandatory evacuations in Key West are taking place. Stay safe and be careful! I hope and pray your home will be ok as well.

New Kid In Town
09-06-2017, 07:29 PM
How do you guys keep fining these videos ? ! Thank you so much I really enjoy them.

NMB - Please stay safe and best wishes to you and your family.

NightMistBlue
11-13-2017, 10:26 PM
A very tardy thank you, New Kid and Delilah, for your good wishes. I didn't see your posts until now, I was on the run from Irma!

Back to Randyland: the amazing Unofficial FB page has discovered that Randy played bass on Waylon Jennings' 1970 album Singer of Sad Songs:
https://www.facebook.com/randymeisnerunofficial/?hc_ref=ARTDT5Skj5DSED4Qpals32d9a_jmsl5epJYZZgJigH j-9UoiDIypuy07x047zbHTQuI&fref=nf

Delilah
11-13-2017, 10:31 PM
Awesome find! I’m not 100% sure but I believe he played on all the tracks but the first one (the title track which had a different producer and was recorded in Nashville on a different date from the rest).

From the album’s Discogs Page:

connorman1995 May 25, 2017
referencing Singer Of Sad Songs, LP, LSP 4418

Recorded October 29, 1969 RCA Victor Studio, Nashville
Guitar: Fred Carter, Dale Sellers, and or Chip Young
Bass: Roy Huskey
Drums: Kenneth Buttrey
Piano: Hargus "Pig" Robbins
Harmonica, organ, marimba: Charlie McCoy
Vocals: James Cason, Sandra Robinson, Bergen White

December 17, 18, 19, 1969 RCA Victor Studio, 6363 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA.
Guitar: Donald Owens, Allen Kemp
Guitar, fiddle: Sonny Curtis
Bass: Randall Meisner
Harmonica: Carl Walden
Drums: Patric Shanahan
Piano, harpsichord: Don Randi
Vocals:
Dorothy DeLeonibus, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews, Gordon Stocker, Raymond Walker

I continue to be impressed by Mr. Meisner.

NightMistBlue
11-14-2017, 10:46 AM
Thank you, D - that's very helpful and interesting.

Sonny Curtis is the same fellow who was friends and bandmates with Buddy Holly. He wrote "I Fought the Law," which was a hit for the Bobby Fuller Four.

Randy is so awesome, so very accomplished. He was never one to toot his own horn, so people don't know what all he's done.

Delilah
04-10-2018, 03:55 PM
King of Hearts is a late 80s band which included Bruce Gaitsch and Kelly Keagy (formerly of Sister Christian). I think Timothy was briefly in it as well. They recorded an album “1989” but problems with management led to dissolution of the band. The album didn’t get released until 1999 in Japan. Both Timothy and Randy contributed backing vocals.

This is one of the tracks, called “Working Man.”
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=utTqKspDqLA

I’m beginning to wonder if there should be a separate thread for Randy/Timothy joint projects. :D

NightMistBlue
04-10-2018, 04:14 PM
I’m beginning to wonder if there should be a separate thread for Randy/Timothy joint projects. :D

Isn't it crazy and yet wonderful? I mean what was the story on that - were they/are they much better friends than they let on, or did they have the same agent or manager, what? They do sound amazing together. One wouldn't think they would (not enough contrast between their voices) but they do.

FANTASTIC find on King of Hearts, Miss D. - you are something else, woman. Too smart by far. :thumbsup:

NightMistBlue
04-10-2018, 04:29 PM
Delilah, check this out: apparently the band was created by Richard Marx's manager who wanted an opening act for the Poco tour of 1989/90. http://www.avenue-of-allies.com/index.php/albums/K/34-king-of-hearts

Delilah
04-10-2018, 04:49 PM
Thanks for the link, NMB. It seems kind of odd to create band just to be an opening act but with the Richard Marx connection, it makes sense. I figured Bruce Gaitsch was the link between Randy and TBS. It does make me wonder how friendly they were back then. In interviews they haven’t really talked about that though.

And your kind praise is appreciated. :blush::)

NightMistBlue
04-10-2018, 05:01 PM
I figured Bruce Gaitsch was the link between Randy and TBS.

Gaitsch, and/or the manager Allen Kovac, now of 10th Street Entertainment.

But Timmy and Randy worked together at least as early as Richie Furay's 1979 solo album.

Delilah
04-10-2018, 06:27 PM
Well, there is this item in a 1974 issue of Billboard about a Tom Rush album.

”Studio Track” by Bob Kirsch, Billboard, page 18, July 6, 1974 (https://books.google.com/books?id=YQkEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA18&lpg=PA18&dq=Randy+Meisner+Classic&source=bl&ots=f50oc3sXmB&sig=wX4fD_Dusm2u8bVqA6gc7r70KPo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjm8Kfzg6HVAhXq7YMKHc4qArM4WhDoAQg0MAc#v =onepage&q&f=false)

However, it’s not clear if they recorded on the same tracks, and if they did, the songs didn’t make it onto the album, Ladies Love Outlaws.

NightMistBlue
04-11-2018, 10:43 AM
!!! What a find, Delilah! Surely this qualifies as a significant contribution to Eagles scholarship: that they were working with Timmy as early as 1974.

Delilah
05-14-2018, 10:10 AM
Randy, along with Wendy Waldman and Don Francisco, sings backing vocals on these tracks from Bob Welch’s 1980 album, Man Overboard.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J_QFD6Dhvzs

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a7qlyCTQE2o

“Fate Decides” also includes Bunny Hull, Paulette Brown and Venetta Fields as backing vocalists.

NightMistBlue
05-14-2018, 06:29 PM
Thank you, Delilah! Excellent research, once again.

I had listened to the album on Spotify, but didn't know which tracks Randy sang on and couldn't hear him, to be honest.

It's not one of Bob's best IMO - I don't care for the production, personally. My co-worker actually said it was so bad it was motivating her to get her work done so she could leave :laugh: We are still friends.

Delilah
03-02-2020, 01:33 PM
So did Randy actually sing and play bass for They Might Be Giants on one of their albums? According to the notes on this YT video, he did. The band members are known to have a dry sense of humor so maybe it’s just a kind of a joke (?). However, an article about Randy’s imposter from several years ago also made mention of a collaboration with them.

Here’s the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7not2z4-oo

NightMistBlue
03-06-2020, 12:21 PM
!!!!!!! My gosh, Delilah, I don't know what to say. There is the Elektra connection. Great song, by the way.

I'm flummoxed.

NightMistBlue
03-06-2020, 12:38 PM
Randy's participation on this track isn't cited on the album's Wikipedia page (not authoritative by any means) nor the more detailed This Might Be a Wiki http://tmbw.net/wiki/Apollo_18

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_18_(album)#Personnel

Delilah
03-06-2020, 09:44 PM
Randy's participation on this track isn't cited on the album's Wikipedia page (not authoritative by any means) nor the more detailed This Might Be a Wiki http://tmbw.net/wiki/Apollo_18

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_18_(album)#Personnel

Thanks for those links, NMB. I haven’t been able to verify it independently myself. It’s something that could be shrugged off as a mistake but then why would the imposter article specifically mention this particular band?

Another Randy mystery, lol.

NightMistBlue
03-09-2020, 12:53 PM
Randy and Allen "Charlie" Rich contribute backing vocals on several tracks of Jimmy Stallings' 2005 album "Adios," including the title track. Mr. Stallings was a member of the Sir Douglas Quintet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR-KZ5MKRyg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1SNRJrlwIfiR72KrPXGPcx5cWvdSsdvfD6P8HNV YVul_nL5i_WN4apVqg