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Steve Winwood's Sessions
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Talk Talk: The Colour Of Spring (2/1986)

Selected discography:
LP / EMI / EM 3506 / UK
CD / EMI / CDP 746228-2 / US

Steve's role: Organ on "Happiness Is Easy", "I Don't Believe In You" and "Living In Another World".

Links:
Within Without Talk Talk Page - unofficial
The Talk Talk Unofficial Home Page


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Toots And The Maytals: Reggae Got Soul (1976)

Selected discography:
LP / Mango / MLPS 9374 / UK
LP / Mango / MLPS 9374 / US
CD / Mango / CCD 9374 / US

Steve's role: Piano on "Premature", organ on "Living In The Ghetto".

Links:
Toots And The Maytals Home Page - official
Official Toots Fan Club


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Kathy Troccoli: Corner Of Eden (10/13/1998)

Selected discography:
CD / Reunion / 02341 0007 2 / US

Steve's role: Hammond B-3 on "He Will Make A Way".

A pre-release announcement read: "Reunion Records artist Kathy Troccoli invited a bevy of stars to Ocean Way Nashville to help her on two songs from her upcoming project. Playing in the studio's Neve 8078 room, were guitarist Steve Cropper, percussionist Eric Darken, bassist Jackie Street, keyboardist Michael Omartian, Steve Winwood, producer Nathan DiGesare, drummer Chester Thompson, and background vocalist Donna Summer." Steve is only credited on one track, though, and Donna Summer is not listed. In addition, a planned single release has not yet materialized. (Thanks for announcement to Bobbie Gay, 7/98.)

Links:
The Official Kathy Troccoli Web Site
Reunion Records: Kathy Troccoli


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Ruby Turner: Restless Moods (1994)

Selected discography:
CD / Intercord / INT 845 225 / Germany

Steve's role: Duet vocal on "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby".



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Tina Turner: Break Every Rule (9/1986)

Selected discography:
LP / Capitol / EST 2018 / UK
CD / Capitol / CDP 746323-2 / UK
CD / Capitol / CDP 746323-2 / US

Steve's role: Synthesizer solo on "Afterglow".

Links:
Tina Turner official site


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Various: Blues Brothers 2000 (2/3/1998)

Selected discography:
CD / Universal / UD 53116 / US
VHS / Universal / ? / US (8/4/1998)
DVD / Universal / 20281 / US
LD / Universal / ? / US (9/8/1998)

Steve's role: Vocals and organ as part of the house band Louisiana Gator Boys on "How Blue Can You Get" and "New Orleans". Steve also appears in the film and even has a line! The DVD and LaserDisc releases include a featurette on the making of the film, in which Steve appears very briefly several times at the organ and in interview segments.

Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi joined Steve on stage to sing backing vocals for "Gimme Some Lovin'" during his 9/20/1997 show at the House Of Blues in Orlando, Florida (from SP 102-10).

Other roles of interest: Eric Clapton, also as part of Louisiana Gator Boys and an appearance in the film.

Links:
Blues Brothers discography - unofficial


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Various: That'll Be The Day film soundtrack (1973)

Selected discography:
LP(2) / Ronco / MR 2002/3 / UK
VHS / Republic / VHS 5978 / US (1993)
DVD / Anchor Bay / DV11372 / US (2000)

Steve's role: Parts and tracks not listed. In his David Essex biography Story (1974), George Tremlett quoted David as saying that Steve played on this album. An article in New Musical Express 10/28/72 described the project: "The film features the music of the times (before the Beatles). The Everly Brothers are seen in the picture, as are Viv Stanshall and Bill Fury who fronts a mythical band of the period. It is this band, known as the Stormy Tempest and the Typhoons, that is creating particular interest because of its star-studded line-up. The personnel is of a flexible nature and Keith Moon, Pete Townshend, Ron Wood, Graham Bond and John Hawkins have already been featured in soundtrack recordings. The NME learns this week that Stevie Winwood and Jack Bruce have now joined this array of musical talents."

The 2-LP soundtrack features three sides of oldies, ironically including Bobby Vee And The Crickets' version of "Well All Right", and one side of new material. The new tracks are credited to David Essex ("Rock On"), Billy Fury ("A Thousand Stars", "Long Live Rock", "That's All Right Mama", "Get Yourself Together", "What Did I Say"), Viv Stanshall ("Real Leather Jacket"), Stormy Tempest ("What In The World (Shoop)"), Eugene Wallace ("Slow Down"), and Wishfull Thinking ("It'll Be Me"). Steve did not appear in the film. To date, the album has only been re-issued on an incomplete bootleg CD. Our assessment is that Steve probably played organ on "That's All Right Mama" and "Get Yourself Together", and possibly piano on Ray Charles' "What Did I Say". (Many thanks to Jan Inge Sommerseth, 6/97 and 6/98.)


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Various: Two Rooms - Celebrating The Music Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin (10/22/1991)

Selected discography:
CD / Polydor / 845749-2 / US
VHS / Polygram / 083 589-3 / US
DVD / Universal / 0602498313244 / UK (10/24/2005)

Steve's role: Organ on Phil Collins' "Burn Down The Mission". The video release includes a portion of the song, featuring Phil only in the video portion.

Other roles of interest: Eric Clapton covers "Border Song".

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


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Muddy Waters: The London Muddy Waters Sessions (7/1972)

Selected discography:
LP / Chess / 6310 121 / UK
LP / Chess / CH 60013 / US
LP / Chess / 9298 / US
CD / Chess / CHD 9298 / US (Reissue 1989)

Steve's role: Piano on "Key To The Highway", organ on "I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town" and "Sad Sad Day".

Other roles of interest: Rick Grech, bass on all tracks.

Links:
The Blue Flame Cafe: Muddy Waters - unofficial


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Muddy Waters / Howlin' Wolf: London Revisited (1/1974)

Selected discography:
LP / Chess / 60026 / US

Steve's role: Piano on Muddy Waters' "Hard Days".

Other roles of interest: Rick Grech, bass on all Muddy Waters tracks. Marc Roberty, in his book Eric Clapton: The Complete Recording Sessions 1963-1992 (1993), credits Eric Clapton with lead guitar on Howlin' Wolf's "Going Down Slow", "Killing Floor", and "I Want To Have A Word With You".

Links:
The Blue Flame Cafe: Muddy Waters - unofficial
The Blue Flame Cafe: Howlin' Wolf - unofficial


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Paul Weller: Stanley Road (6/6/1995)

Selected discography:
LP / Go! Discs / 828 619-1 / UK
CD / Go! Discs / 828 619-2 / UK
CD / Go! Discs / 422-828-619-2 / US

Steve's role: Piano, Hammond organ and wurlitzer on "Woodcutter's Son", piano on "Pink On White Walls".

Links:
Little Splinters: Paul Weller - unofficial


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Who: Live Featuring The Rock Opera Tommy (11/14/1989) (VHS)
Who: Tommy And Quadrophenia Live (11/8/2005) (DVD)

Selected discography:
VHS / CBS / 19V-49028 / US
DVD(3) / Rhino / R2 970500 / US

Steve's role: Vocal and guitar as the Hawker on "Eyesight To The Blind". Live Who performance of Tommy with Phil Collins (Uncle Ernie), Billy Idol (Cousin Kevin), Elton John (Pinball Wizard), Patti Labelle (Acid Queen), and Steve Winwood (Hawker) performing the various roles, and an additional hour of Who material, performed 8/24/89 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City (Los Angeles, CA).

Links:
The Who @ Who.Net - unofficial
Jack's The Who Home Page - unofficial


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Will Powers: Dancing For Mental Health (1983)

Selected discography:
LP / Island / 7 90102-1 / US
"Kissing With Confidence" - 7" / Island / IS 134 / UK (b/w "All Thru History")
"Kissing With Confidence" - 12" / Island / 12 IS 134 / UK (b/w dub version)

Steve's role: Co-writer on "Dancing For Mental Health", "Opportunity", "Kissing With Confidence", "Will Powers", "All Thru History" and "Happy Birthday". Performing parts, if any, not listed. Steve is listed among many other people as a "Will Powers Supporter".

The project was the creation of New York rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith, who was fascinated with mental health literature. Her contacts in the music world helped to attract literally dozens of famous musicians to participate, including Steve. The songs consist of psychological advice, in Lynn's electronically altered male voice, set to dance music. (Thanks to Murray Dreyer for background, 7/98.)

Links:
Lynn Goldsmith Photography


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Howlin' Wolf: The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (9/1971)

Selected discography:
LP / Rolling Stones / COG 49101 / UK
LP / Chess / CH 60008 / US
CD / Chess / CHD 9297 / US (Reissue 1989)
The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions - Deluxe Edition - CD(2) / MCA / 088 112 985-2 / US (3/4/2003)
London Re-Visited - CD / Charly / CD BM 46 / UK (1993)

Steve's role: Piano and organ, tracks not listed on the original release, but careful reading of the credits for ...Deluxe Edition confirms that Steve played piano on "I Ain't Superstitious", "What A Woman!", "Poor Boy" and "Highway 49", and organ on "Who's Been Talking?". The second CD of ...Deluxe Edition also includes Steve playing piano on alternate mixes of "Poor Boy" and "I Ain't Superstitious", and organ on an alternate mix of "What A Woman!". Bill Dahl's extensive liner notes for that release explain that Steve overdubbed his parts after the original sessions, while on tour in Chicago. London Re-Visited (1993), not to be confused with the similarly titled 1974 release, includes different takes of "Poor Boy" and "Little Red Rooster".

Other roles of interest: Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, and Hubert Sumlin were the core band of the sessions. Ringo Starr and Klaus Voorman played on "I Ain't Superstitious".

Links:
The Blue Flame Cafe: Howlin' Wolf - unofficial


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Paul Young: Other Voices (7/17/1990)

Selected discography:
LP / CBS / 466917-1 / UK
CD / CBS / 466917-2 / UK
CD / Columbia / CD 46755 / US

Steve's role: Hammond organ on "Stop On By".

Links:
Paul Young official site


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Zucchero (Sugar Fornaciari): Bluesugar (11/5/1998)

Selected discography:
CD / Polydor / 559 388 2 / Italy (Italian version)
CD / Polydor / 559 389 2 / Germany (English version)

Steve's role: Hammond organ on "Arcord" ("Thin Air") and "Eccetera Eccetera" ("More Than This"). Zucchero albums are often released in different languages, including some songs on each release with different vocal tracks. These two songs were released in Italian and English versions on the respective CD releases. The English version was released in several countries. A Spanish CD release in 1999 includes the Italian version of these two tracks. (Many thanks to Lindsay A. for the tip, and to Boris of the Un Po' Di Zucchero site for guidance and release information, 8/2002.)

Links:
Zucchero official site
Un Po' Di Zucchero unofficial fanclub
Come Back The Sun - Zucchero unofficial site


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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 January 2006.

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