I have been a professional musician in the state of Florida for 35 years. Beginning at the age of 12, playing lead guitar, my band, The Mods ,opened for national recording artists such as The Ventures, B J Thomas, The Buckinghams, and sharing stages with the likes of The Outlaws and The Tropics all over the Tampa Bay area. The Mods performed on radio and tv.
At age 16 I started playing with and collaborating on music with well known country music artists Gary Stewart. And a few years later, performed with Jerry Reed for the closing cast party for Smokey and the Bandit.
I have also done recording with such artist as:
- A bright, assured debut, Abdel’s self titled record, marks the emergence of a significant Jamaican talent. Although the 2005 album is filled with the island’s reggae rhythms, Wright’s sound is steeped in folk, with his high, plaintive vocals and deft …
- Tawatha Agee - background vocals
- Pat Thrall - guitar,
- Paul Pesco, drum programming
- Mino Cinelu - percussion
- David A. Stewart - guitar, keyboards
- Ned Douglas - keyboards, programming
- Emanuel Kiriakou - acoustic guitar
- Justin Hinds
- Alana Davis Abdel Wright - vocals, acoustic guitar Neil Case - -Bass, drum programing
Peter Nelson - Keyboards Brian Jobson - guitar, keyboards, bass guitar Jerry Tillman - pedal steel guitar, dobro
- Abdel Wright (2005)
- Label Interscope Records (USA) Orig Year 2005
- Sonny Russell &The Tropics
Caribbilly For Connoisseurs
Andrew Scott:acoustic, electric, slide guitars
Bill Lewis:drums and congas
Darrell Chambers: keyboards
Jerry Tillman: steel guitar
John Michalak:tenor, alto saxophones, flute
Dennis “doctor” Weise:steel drum
Sylvia Simon, Mike Cutright, Bill Lewis, Tim Floer, John Battles, Russell:harmony vocal
Buffy Long:piano (Oh Hurrican)
Steve Hardin: keyboard acordian, harmonica (Oncoming Train)
Instant Karma - Green Day Helps
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“Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur,” the new global “Make Some Noise” project from Amnesty International, seeks to mobilize millions around the urgent catastrophe in Darfur, Sudan. It combines the power of John Lennon’s music recorded by some of the world’s best-known artists, together with cutting-edge forms of instant activism enabled by Internet and mobile technologies.
The project will call attention to the urgent situation in Darfur where between 2 and 400,000 have died, 2.5 million have been displaced from their homes, and 4.5 million people in Darfur and hundreds of thousands in the neighboring countries of Chad and Central African Republic are at risk of starvation, disease, and further attacks. Yoko Ono generously granted rights to John Lennon’s entire solo songbook to Amnesty International, the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, to use as the centerpiece of this project and to inspire and invigorate a new generation of human rights activists.
More than 50 musical artists, including U2, Christina Aguilera, Lenny Kravitz, Green Day, Ben Harper, and Aerosmith, have joined this international effort that combines John Lennon music, technology, and human rights activism.
SPECIAL THANKS TO YOKO ONO LENNON
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ARTISTS
We would also like to thank all the artists and their management who gave so generously of their time and talents to record the tracks.
TO Bands including :
Black Eyed Peas and more!
All songs by John Lennon
Nobody Told Me
Abdel Wright: Vocals
Brian Jobson: Bass, guitar,
Ned Douglas: Keyboards, Programming
Alana Davis: guitar, background vocals
Jerry Tillman: Dobro
Produced by Ned Douglas and Brian Jobson
Additional production: Neil Case, Alana Davis
Recorded at Underground Studios, Kingston, Jamaica; High Window Studios, Hollywood, California; Echo Beach Studios, Jupiter, Florida
Engineering by Ned Douglas (High Window), Chas Payson (Echo Beach), Mathew Hansal (Underground)
Mixed by Ned Douglas at High Window Studios, Hollywood, California
The Lennon Legacy
As a solo artist, John Lennon’s unique talent and passionate campaign for world peace made him one of the most influential activists the world has ever known. “Peace is no violence, no frustration, no fear,” claimed Lennon - and with this lyrical mantra, he strived to promote the issues he believed in, inspiring change through music which both provoked and united communities. In a world plagued by war, poverty, and fear, Lennon’s message is just as relevant today as it was when first written.
Lennon’s use of music, celebrity, and creative activism generated unprecedented support for the peace and civil rights movements. He was a man who not only spoke truth to power, but understood that music was itself power - a unique way to touch people’s hearts and minds, and inspire them to stand up for human rights.
Amnesty International is profoundly grateful to Yoko Ono for her extraordinary gift of Lennon’s solo catalog for use in this project. With the gift, she had in mind to help Amnesty International create the next generation of activists. May that new generation make a positive impact on our world and collectively raise our voices in the on-going struggle for human rights.
Thanks to EVERYONE that signs up to start peace in Darfur!
Thank you all. And God Bless America!