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    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
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    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):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFe8VCxN6ho

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    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
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    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

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    And Take It To The Limit One More Time..............

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    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
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    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

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funk 50 View Post
    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

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    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/Windmil...berts_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)


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    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

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