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Rosanne Cash: King's Record Shop (6/29/1987)

Selected discography:
LP / Columbia / FC 40777 / US
CD / Columbia / CK 40777 / US

Steve's role: Backing vocal on "Rosie Strike Back".

Links:
Rosanne Cash - unofficial


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Chic: Live At The Budokan (2/23/1999)

Selected discography:
CD / Sumthing Else / SE-1003 / US
Live In Japan - DVD / JVC Victor / IMBP-6001 / Japan (11/21/1996)

Steve's role: Lead vocal and organ on Jimi Hendrix' "Stone Free", and spoken introduction to the song. Steve may also play on other, uncredited tracks.

This album documents the last Chic reunion concerts at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, on two or more dates ending April 18, 1996. Bernard Edwards, founding member of the band along with life-long partner Nile Rodgers, passed away in his hotel room later that night. The set includes Chic's biggest hits, like "I Want Your Love" and "Good Times". Other guest musicians include Slash on guitar for "Le Freak" and "Stone Free", and the Sister Sledge sisters on vocals for "He's The Greatest Dancer" and "We Are Family". Simon Le Bon was also involved with the concert but does not appear on this album.

The April 16 show was broadcast on television in Japan and released on DVD there. The televised show included Steve's "Higher Love" and "Gimme Some Lovin'". The DVD's regional coding is set for region 2, which means that it's playable on machines bought in Japan and Europe, but not in the US or Canada. (Thanks to Hisao Chida for broadcast info, SP 51-09, 2/1997.)

Links:
Chic - unofficial
Disco Inferno: The Niles & Bernard Tribute Page - unofficial
Pocats Chic tribute - unofficial


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Eric Clapton: Back Home (8/30/2005)

Selected discography:
CD / Reprise / 49395-2 / US
DD / Reprise / 49396-2 / US

Steve's role: Steve is included in the list of guest musicians, but parts and tracks are not listed. The set includes a cover of George Harrison's "Love Comes To Everyone", for which Steve probably reprised the guest role he played on the original recording. Several other tracks also have keyboard parts, but Steve's involvement is not clear.

Links:
Eric Clapton


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Ashley Cleveland: Men And Angels Say (2/15/2005)

Selected discography:
CD / Rambler / WD2343003 / US

Steve's role: Hammond B3 and duet vocal on "I Need Thee Every Hour".

Links:
Ashley Cleveland - official


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Joe Cocker: With A Little Help From My Friends (5/1969)

Selected discography:
LP / Regal Zonophone / SLRZ 1006 / UK
LP / A&M / 4182 / US
CD / A&M / CD 3106 / US

Steve's role: Organ on "Do I Still Figure In Your Life" and "I Shall Be Released".

Links:
iMusic - vendor


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Joe Cocker: Joe Cocker! (11/1969)

Selected discography:
LP / Regal Zonophone / SLRZ 1011 / UK
LP / A&M / AM 4224 / US
LP / A&M / 4368 / US
CD / A&M / CD 4224 / US

Steve's role: Not listed in musician credits. In Ben Fong Torres' article "Love Cockers All", in the 6/11/70 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Joe referred to Steve playing bass on "Dear Landlord" (thanks to Dan Ropek, 6/97).

Links:
iMusic - vendor


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Phil Collins: But Seriously (11/17/1989)

Selected discography:
LP / Virgin / V 2620 / UK
LP / Atlantic / 82050-1 / US
CD / Atlantic / 82050-2 / US

Steve's role: Hammond organ on "All Of My Life".

Other roles of interest: Eric Clapton, guitar on "I Wish It Would Rain Down".

Links:
The Phil Collins Webring
Discographies For The Masses - unofficial


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Julie Covington: Julie Covington (10/1978)

Selected discography:
LP / Virgin / V 2107 / UK
LP / Fame / FA 3041 / UK (Reissue)
CD / See For Miles / SEECD 718 / UK (Reissue 9/4/2000)

Tracks and roles of interest:
  • "(I Want To See) The Bright Lights"
  • "By The Time It Gets Dark" - Steve, organ.
  • "Sip The Wine" - Steve, organ.
  • "How"
  • "Barbara's Song"
  • "A Little Bit More"
  • "Let Me Make Something In Your Life" - Steve, co-writer (with Jim Capaldi) and organ.
  • "I Can't Dance"
  • "The Kick Inside" - Richard Thompson, mandola.
  • "Dead Weight"
  • "Dancing In The Dark"
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Richard Thompson played guitar throughout the album as part of "The Basic Band", and filled other roles.

Related items:

- Julie Covington: "Only Women Bleed" / "Easy To Slip" (7" / Virgin / VS 196 / UK, 11/1977)
In his biography of Steve Winwood, Back In The High Life (1988), Alan Clayson mistakenly referred to Steve playing on Julie's hit version of Alice Cooper's "Only Women Bleed" (p. 195). The record sleeve provides full credits for both songs, including John Cale on keyboards and no mention of Steve. One interesting role is Richard Thompson, credited with guitar on "Easy To Slip". The CD release includes both of these single tracks.

- Richard & Linda Thompson: First Light (LP / Chrysalis / CHR 1177 / UK, 1978)
In an interview with John C. Falstaff on 2/14/1991, Richard Thompson explained that the Julie Covington album and First Light were "done at the same time, recorded together". He said "we used the same band... we'd do one in the morning, and the other in the afternoon". Since Steve played on Julie's album, this implies that he may also have played on First Light. The musician credits for that album do not include Steve, though. A post about this to the Richard Thompson mailing list (volume 2: number 1139, 7/8/1999) received no informative responses.

Links:
Richard Thompson - interview by John C. Falstaff
Richard Thompson - unofficial discography and biography
Richard Thompson - unofficial


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Rodney Crowell: Life Is Messy (1992)

Selected discography:
CD / Columbia / COL 471868 / UK
CD / Columbia / CK 47985 / US

Steve's role: Harmony vocal on "Life Is Messy" and "The Answer Is Yes".

Links:
Rodney Crowell - unofficial


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Sandy Denny: Rendezvous (5/1977)

Selected discography:
LP / Island / ILPS 9433 / UK
LP / Carthage / CGLP 4423 / US (Reissue 1986)
CD / Hannibal / HNCD 4423 / UK (Reissue, includes "Full Moon")
CD / Island / IMCD 316 / UK (Reissue 5/2/2005, includes 5 bonus tracks)
"Candle In The Wind" - 7" / Island / WIP 6391 / UK (b/w "Still Waters Run Deep")
Who Knows Where The Time Goes - CD / Hannibal / HNCD 5301 / US (1/1986)
The Attic Tracks 1972-1984 - CD / Raven / RVCD-46 / Australia (5/1995)

Steve's role: Parts and tracks not listed. Three tracks from this album also appear on Who Knows Where The Time Goes, a compilation, which credits Steve with electric piano and organ on "One Way Donkey Ride", and no contribution to "I Wish I Was A Fool For You" (listed as "For Shame Of Doing Wrong"), "I'm A Dreamer", or "Full Moon" (released on Hannibal CD). Possibly organ on "Gold Dust".

The Attic Tracks 1972-1984 includes the single b-side "Still Waters Run Deep" and the previously unreleased "Easy To Slip", both recorded during the sessions for this album. Steve's involvement with these tracks is uncertain, but he probably played organ on "Easy To Slip" and possibly on "Still Waters Run Deep".

The 2005 CD release includes five bonus tracks: "Still Waters Run Deep", "Full Moon", "I'm A Dreamer" (demo), "Easy To Slip", and "Moments".

Karl Dallas, who conducted Sandy's last interview, said that Steve played keyboards on one version of the unreleased "Lord Bateman". This may have been recorded during the Rendezvous sessions.

Other roles of interest: Richard Thompson, parts and tracks not listed.

Links:
Sandy Denny - unofficial
Sandy Denny Tribute - unofficial
The Last Sandy Denny Interview


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Marianne Faithfull: Broken English (11/2/1979)

Selected discography:
LP / Island / ILPS 9570 / UK
LP / Island / ILPS 9570 / US
CD / Island / CID 9570 / UK (Reissue 1987)
CD / Island / 422-842 355-2 / US
"Broken English" (longer version) - 12" / Island / 12WIP 6542 / UK (b/w "Why D'ya Do It") (1/1980)
"Broken English" (longer version) - 12" / Island / 12MF 100 / UK (b/w "Sister Morphine") (5/1982)

Steve's role: Parts and tracks not listed. In the biography Faithfull (1994), by Marianne Faithfull with David Dalton, Marianne refers to Steve playing keyboards on "Broken English". According to Mark Hodkinson's biography Marianne Faithfull: As Tears Go By (1991), Marianne said that Steve worked on every track and that it was actually more his album, due to her drug addiction, and after quitting she realized what happened and became so angry that she refused to credit Steve or even speak to him (thanks to Bobbie Gay, 4/97). Possibly synthesizer on "Why D'ya Do It?".

A longer version of "Broken English" was also released on two 12" singles and has not been re-issued since. The b-side of one of those singles, "Sister Morphine", was previously unreleased and has now been included on A Perfect Stranger - The Island Anthology (see below). Steve may have been involved on that track, but the compilation's notes don't credit him for it.

Links:
Marianne Faithfull - unofficial


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Marianne Faithfull: Dangerous Acquaintances (10/1981)

Selected discography:
LP / Island / ILPS 9648 / UK
CD / Island / IMCD 205 / UK (Reissue 1995)

Steve's role: Parts and tracks not listed. Co-writer and probably synthesizer on "For Beauty's Sake". Possibly synthesizer on "Sweetheart", "Intrigue", "Eye Communication" and "Truth, Bitter Truth".

Links:
Marianne Faithfull - unofficial


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Marianne Faithfull: "A Waste Of Time" (2/1988) on A Perfect Stranger - The Island Anthology (10/27/1998)

Selected discography:
CD / Island / 314 524 579-2 / US

Steve's role: Co-writer on "A Waste Of Time". The track was recorded in February 1988 but only released later on this compilation, which also includes several tracks from Broken English and Dangerous Acquaintances.

Links:
Marianne Faithfull - unofficial


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Family: "Scene Through The Eye Of A Lens" / "Gypsy Woman" (9/1967)

Selected discography:
7" / Liberty / LBF 10531 / UK
Both tracks on Family: Music In A Doll's House / Family Entertainment - CD / See For Miles / SFM 1968 / UK (1999)
"Scene..." on Various: Electric Sugarcube Flashbacks - CD / AIP / CD 1054 / UK (1993)

Steve's role: Mellotron, and the rest of Traffic on percussion. This was Family's first single, a one-off on Liberty and produced by Jimmy Miller. The liner notes for a 1974 LP reissue of Music In A Doll's House (MIDI 24018) indicated that all four members of Traffic played on this single. In the August 1996 issue of Mojo, Family member Charlie Whitney said that Jimmy Miller "got Steve Winwood to play Mellotron and the rest played percussion", and member Roger Chapman said the same thing in response to a question from Jan Inge Sommerseth. "Scene..." was included on the Family bootleg CD Strange Band - Rare Tracks 1967-1972, and a stream of the track is available at the Ambrosia site. (Many thanks to Patrick Little for the tip, Patrick's site Strange Band: The Family Home Page for the articles, John Hodson's Roger Chapman Official Appreciation Society site for the Q&A, and Jan Inge Sommerseth, 7/98.)

Links:
Strange Band: The Family Home Page - unofficial
Roger Chapman Official Appreciation Society
Ambrosia - unofficial


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Fania All Stars: Delicate And Jumpy (1976)

Selected discography:
LP / Island / ILPS 9447 / UK
LP / Columbia / PC 34283 / US
CD / Fania / SLP 491 / US (Reissue)
CD / Jasrac / PCD 2905 / Japan (Reissue 1994)

Steve's role: Guitar, tracks not listed. Guitar on "Picadillo" only (thanks to Makoto Hamabe, 2/98).

The Back In The High Life tour program (1986) lists the Fania All Stars' self-titled 1975 album as one of Steve's sessions. The compiler appears to have used Terry Hounsome's Rock Record, probably the 1983 second edition. The 1987 third edition correctly credits Steve on Delicate And Jumpy (1976), rather than the 1975 album, but the entry is laid out in such a way that someone could easily pick up the other title. Since no other references have surfaced, I've assumed the tour program is incorrect.

Links:
Alberto's Night Club - History Of Salsa


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David Gilmour: About Face (3/1984)

Selected discography:
LP / Harvest / SHSP 2400791 / UK
LP / Columbia / 39296 / US
CD / Columbia / CD 39296 / US

Steve's role: Piano and organ, tracks not listed.

Links:
David Gilmour - unofficial


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Gong: Downwind (2/1979)

Selected discography:
LP / Arista / SPART 1080 / UK
LP / Arista / AB 4219 / US
CD / Arista / 251138 / Germany

Steve's role: Minimoog and Korg synthesizers on "Downwind".

Links:
Gong Official Site
Musart's Gong World '98 - unofficial


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Michael Gregory: Situation X (1983)

Selected discography:
LP / Island / 7 90110-1 / US

Steve's role: Keyboards and background vocals on "No Ordinary Romance".

Other roles of interest: Nile Rodgers produced the album. He and Bernard Edwards perform on several tracks.

Michael Gregory was involved with the fusion scene in the 1970s. Originally Michael Gregory Jackson, he dropped the last name to avoid confusion with the better known Michael Jackson.


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Luther Grosvenor: Floodgates (8/15/1996)

Selected discography:
CD / Brilliant / RBCD 1007-2 / US
Floodgates Anthology - CD / Angel Air / SJPCD088 / UK (Reissue 5/21/2001)

Steve's role: Not credited, but Mr. Grosvenor indicated by email that Steve sang backing vocals on "Fullness Of Time", with Jim Capaldi and Eugenia Winwood. (Many thanks to Luther Grosvenor, 4/2001.)

Release notes: Floodgates Anthology includes several bonus tracks by Spooky Tooth, Mott The Hoople, and the legendary Deep Feeling track "Pretty Colours".

Links:
Official site
Angel Air


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The Collaborations & Sessions resource is managed by Stephen Smith in conjunction with the Steve Winwood Fans site. Sessions page originally created by BobbieG and Stephen Smith, June 1997.
Page created August 1998.
Last updated September 2005.

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