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Randall's Island (Elliott Randall Related)

Randall's Island - Rock and Roll City - 1972 - Polydor

For most of his life, Elliott Randall has been involved in record production, composition, electronic research and development, lectures and teaching, and performing and recording with artists including Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Carly Simon, Seatrain, The Blues Brothers, Carl Wilson, Peter Wolf, Peter Frampton, Richie Havens, and many others. Other credits include working as music consultant for NBC Saturday Night Live and Oliver Stone, and projects with producers like Jerry Wexler, David Kershenbaum, Steve Lillywhite, Eddie Kramer and Gary Katz. His guitar solos on Steely Dan's "Reelin' In The Years" and the movie, "Fame" are now regarded as some of the greatest guitar solos ever recorded. In the '70's Randall's Island toured with John Mayall among others, and played music for the Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar. 'Prediscovery' is a good track and the album contains a lot of decent blues rock throughout. Some tracks are reminiscent of PG&E. However there is a lot of dated extraneous post psychedelic "jabberwocky" on the album. It doesn't spoil the musicianship, and this pseudo-psychedelic nonsense was typical of many albums of this period. Pink Floyd used this kind of stuff to better effect on DSOTM.The band includes bassist Gary King, Ten Wheel Drive's drummer Allen Herman, saxophonist Paul Fleisher and Pot (Phillip Namanworth) on piano and organ. Check out other Elliott Randall/Randall's Island releases on this blog. Find info on Pot (Phillip Namanworth) @ http://phillipnamanworth.com/ [Tracks @ 224-320 Kbps: File size = 84.3 Mb]


A1 ROCK 'N' ROLL CITY - Pot (Phillip Namanworth)
A2 NEON NEW YORK - Elliott Randall & Paul Fleisher
A3 OIL ON THE WATER - Pot (Phillip Namanworth)
A4 ENUF IS ENUF - Benjamin, Pot (Phillip Namanworth)
A5 BRER' FOX BOOGIE - Pot (Phillip Namanworth)
A6 ONE DAY AT A TIME - Elliott Randall, A. Herman, Pot (Phillip Namanworth)

B1 EARTH AND WATER - Pot (Phillip Namanworth)
B2 SURRENDER YOUR AGENDA - Paul Fleisher & Pot (Phillip Namanworth)
B3 KANGURU - Paul Fleisher
B4 PREDISCOVERY - Elliott Randall
B5 KING KONGQUISTADOR - Elliott Randall & Paul Fleisher


ELLIOT RANDALL - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Kazoo, Vocals
GARY KING - Electric Bass, Vocals
POT - (Phillip Namanworth) - Electric Piano, Piano, Organ, Vocals
ALLEN HERMAN - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
PAUL FLEISHER - Baritone, Soprano & Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Wind, Vocals


A.O.O.F.C said...


p/w if needed is aoofc

Anonymous said...

Extra rare!!!!! Extraordinary steeeeeeely reeeeeeelin' guitar work!!!!! :-))

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Anonymous. Elliott was one of the biggest factors in Steely Dan's success. Great guitarist. Thanks for comment, & keep in touch...P

n8w8 (nightwatch) said...

Great one!
You missed a few players though:
Terry Adams - keyboards
Richard Boch - Cello
George Andrews - Piano
Bob Piazza - Backing Vocals
Andy Muson - Bass
Gary King did play bass but probably not on this album. He can be heard on Rock 'n' Roll City from 1973

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,n8w8. Thanks for details. Gary King is credited with electric bass and vocals on album sleeve with his photo. TTU soon, & HNY...P