Music's All-Time All-Star Bands

As per Progressive Listener Mike Kimbro

All-Star Stage Band

"Frontman" (good vocals & lead instrument + songwriting-both lyrics & composition):  leslie guitarist  Bobby Lee Rodgers of the Georgia jam bands The  Codetalkers & The BLR Trio

Featured Vocalists:        Ian Gillam (samples #1, #2 & #3) of Deep Purple & Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar             Linda Eder (samples #1 & #2)

                    Jeffrey Osborne  (samples #1 & #2)             JR Richards of Dishwalla  (LiveStudio)

Keyboardists:    Lead:   Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer & The Nice (samples #1 & #2)

                         Supporting:   Ben Folds of the Ben Folds Five (samples #1 & #2)

Lead Guitars:     Andy Timmons   &    Landis Armstrong (samples #1, #2#3 & #4) of McLemore Avenue, Paula  Nelson's  Band, & The Small Stars aka Richard Steel

Rhythm & Blues and Slide Guitar:   Greg Martin of The Mighty Jeremiahs & The Kentucky Headhunters (samples #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 Live) & Rufus Huff (samples #1, #2, & #3Video) &   Live with Super 400

Acoustic Guitarist:       Peter White

Drummers:    Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake and  Palmer & Asia  

                      Fred Young of The Kentucky Headhunters

Bassist:      Tony Levin of King Crimson and The California Guitar Trio (samples  #1, #2#3)

Woodwinds:    Jeff Kashiwa of The Rippingtons (Saxophone, EWI, and that 'Oriental Instrument')

        Ian McDonald (samples #1, #2 & #3) of King Crimson & Foreigner (Flute, Sax, Clarinet plus Mellotron & Guitar)

Trumpet/Cornet/Fluegelhorn:     Maynard Furgeson

Trombone:     Jimmy Pankow (samples #1 & #2) of Chicago

Cellist:         Sachi Patitucci of Cello

Percussion:   Steve Reid of The Rippingtons & Bamboo Forest & Solo

Utility Man:   John Miles (samples #1, #2, & #3) of The John Miles Band & The Alan Parsons Project

                                        for Lead and Background Vocals, Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Keyboards

All-Star Studio Band

Vocalists:      Brad Delp of Boston            Linda Eder   

   Jeffrey Osborne    Greg Lake of ELP, King Crimson, & Asia (samples #1, #2, #3, #4, #5#6, #7#8#9 + bass & guitar & production

Backup Vocalists/Chorus:

Linda Ronstadt, Anita Baker, Annie Haslam, Celene Dion, Wendy Moten, Sandy Patti-Patty, Sarah Brightman, Ann Wilson, Oleta Adams, Barbra the Streisand

John Payne, Jeroen van der Boom, Shawn Phillips, Ian Gillam, Tom Jones, Larnelle Harris, Bono, Roger Whittaker, Russ Taft, David Clayton Thomas

Lead Guitarists:    Larry Carlton (samples #1, #2, #3 & #4)

                                Eric Johnson (samples #1 & #2)

                          Mark Boon (samples #1, #2, #3, #4, #5#6#7#8#9 & #10) of Diesel, The Zoo, Smyle, Vitesse, Bushwhack, Stamp 'n Go, & The Hammer

Rhythm Guitarist:    Paul Jackson, Jr. (samples #1, #2#3 & #4)

Acoustic Guitarist:     Grant Geissman

Dobro and Steel Guitar:  Greg Booth of The Kathy Kallick Band   

Synthesized Guitar:  Russ Freeman of The Rippingtons (samples #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 & #7)

Bassists:    Nathan East (samples #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5)          Pino Palladino (samples #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 & #7)

Lead Synthesizers, Rock Hammond Organ, and Pianist:    Keith Emerson of  Emerson, Lake & Palmer (samples #1, #2, #3, #4, & #5)

2nd Pianist:          David Benoit (samples #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5)

Roots Hammond B3 Organ (or Nord C1 keyboard):  Patrick Benfield (samples #1 & #2) of McLemore Avenue

Background Electronic Keyboards:        Geoff Downes of Asia and Yes (samples #1 & #2)

Rhythm Piano & Mellotron & oh yeah...Lead & Background Vocals:     Elton John  (samples #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5)

Drummers:    Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake and Palmer & Asia  (samples #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5)

                    Vinnie Colaiuta (samples #1, #2#3#4#5)

Harmonica:          Terry McMillan

Flutists:    Jazz/Pop/Rock:  Tim Weisberg (samples #1 & #2)    Latin:  Nestor Torres (samples #1, #2 & #3)

Sax (Tenor, Alto, & Baritone):     Richard Elliot (samples #1 & #2)

Clarinet:    Richie Cannata of Billy Joel's Band

EWI:     Steve Tavaglione

Trumpets/Cornets/Fluegelhorns:     Maynard Furgeson    Doc Severnson

Trombone:     Jimmy Pankow of Chicago

Violin:      Robby Steinhardt of Kansas

Viola (plus lead and background vocals):   Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs (samples #1, #2, #3#4 & #5)

Cellist:         Yo-Yo Ma

Vibes:      Dave Samuels of Spyro Gyra & Timepiece

Harpist:     Deborah Henson-Conant

Percussion:   Luis Jardim

Utility Man:    Dan Fogelberg (samples #1, #2, #3 & #4)  for lead and background vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, piano, keyboards, & percussion

Songwriters:

     Music & Lyrics:    Dan Fogelberg       Billy Joel         Kerry Livgren of Kansas        Paula Cole

Richard Marx      Mac Davis       Al Stewart       Bruce Springstein        Tom Scholz        Jimmy Webb

     Music Only:     Keith Emerson       Andrew Lloyd Weber         Elton John  

                     Russ Freeman          John Williams          David Benoit    

     Lyrics Only:    Tim Rice     Peter Sinfield, lyricist to ELP & King Crimson 

             Alanis Morissette           Bernie Taupin (sample #1#2, & #3)

Sting/Orchestral Arrangers:    Jeremy Lubbock      Andrew Powell

Programming:  Scott Gordon, Blair Sinta, John Shanks & Jeff Rothschild on Alanis Morissette's "Excuses"

Engineer/Mixer:  Alan Parsons    Gary P. Skardina     Mr. Bill Schnee     Humberto Gatica plus Vocal Engineer & Producer

Producers:      Alan Parsons     David Foster    Greg Lake     Quincy Jones     Skardina & Sharron     Norb  Putnam

             Paula Cole       Greg Nelson       Dave Grusin       Robert 'Mutt' Lange      Brown Bannister

 

Autographed CD insert of Oleta Adams' Evolution album

 Autographed insert of Tony Levin's Waters of Eden album, which he signed at Poor David's Pub in Dallas, TX.

 Program page autographed by flutist Tim Weisberg secured at a concert in Phoenix, Arizona around 1971.

  Autographed photo of drummer Carl Palmer from the insert of the Brain Salad Surgery LP.  Carl signed it at a drum clinic in Bedford, Texas.

 Autographed publicity photo of The Kentucky Headhunters.