Friday, March 5, 2010
"T-Bone Wolk" : THE WEEKEND MIX
The recent passing of musician and producer T-Bone Wolk left many, including myself, saddened and shocked. T-Bone was one of those guys whose presence may not have been as apparent as the artists he was producing or directing, yet without his input, either on any of the number of instruments he played or behind the scenes, those very same artists would have had a lot less to say.
My friend Kimball suggested a "Weekend Mix" paying tribute to T-Bone Wolk, and it didn't take long for me to agree. It wasn't easy deciding on only an hour's worth of music, but with Kimball's offerings, and a few of my own, we've created this tribute.
T Bone Wolk spent the better part of the last 25 years as Hall & Oates' bass player and musical director, among other things. During that time, he also played with everyone from Carly Simon to Robert Palmer to Marc Cohn and Elvis Costello, and of course, he was G.E. Smith's musical foil and collaborator for many years on Saturday Night Live.
Really wanna see T Bone shine? Watch any episode of Live From Daryl's House.
I never met T Bone Wolk, but I know some people who have. They all agree on one thing-- not a bad word was ever spoken about the man. He will be missed.
Need Your Love/I Found You Out- Eli "Paperboy" Reed & Daryl Hall
The Breaks- Kurtis Blow
Brilliant Mistake- Elvis Costello
(guitar, piano, and accordion)
Diamond In The Rough- Shawn Colvin
Disturbing Behavior- Robert Palmer
Love Came To Me- NRBQ
Tough Love- Squeeze
Battlefield- Paul Carrack
(6 string bass)
Dreamtime- Daryl Hall
(guitar, bass, production)
If Only- KT Tunstall & Daryl Hall
That's The Way I Feel About You- Monte Montgomery & Daryl Hall
So Close (Unplugged)- Hall & Oates