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Mike Porcaro




Mike Porcaro - Brotherly Love (CD2) - 2010 - Ward Records

Originally recorded live in Koblenz, Germany in March 2002, this bonus CD is part of a tribute concert, dedicated to Mike Porcaro's late brother and world renowned drummer Jeff Porcaro (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992): The CD includes some additional overdubs and extensive re-mixing and mastering, and includes a version of Walter Becker & Donald Fagen's great "Babylon Sisters". A terrific album from some of the world's greatest musicians. At present Mike Porcaro has Lou Gehrig's Disease. Hang on in there, Mike! Listen to some fastastic bass from Mike on "Primavera" from Santana's "Supernatural" album and read more about the late, great Jeff Porcaro @ http://www.answers.com/topic/jeff-porcaro Check out Disc One of this album [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 85.1 Mb]

BONUS DISC [CD 2]

TRACKS / COMPOSERS

1. Stuffy - David Garfield
2. Jeff's Strut - Joe Porcaro
3. Babylon Sisters - Walter Becker & Donald Fagen
4. Big Bone - Joe Porcaro
5. Corbitt Van Brauer - David Garfield

MUSICIANS

Michael O'Neill - Guitar
Mike Procaro - Bass
Steve Porcaro, David Garfield - Keyboards
Steve Gadd - Drums on 1,2,5
Bernard Purdie - Drums on 3
Gregg Bissonette - Drums on 3,4,5
Lenny Castro - Percussion
Larry Klimas - Saxophone, Flute
Ralph "Mosch" Himmler - Trumpet
Bobby Kimball, Glenn Hughes, Alex Ligertwood - Vocals on 3

BIO

Mike Porcaro (born Michael Joseph Porcaro, May 29, 1955, South Windsor, Connecticut) is an American bass player, best noted for his work with the Grammy Award winning band, Toto.
He is the middle brother of Toto members Jeff Porcaro and Steve Porcaro. Their father is jazz drummer/percussionist, Joe Porcaro. He played bass on a few unofficial sessions with the band since their early days in the late 1970s, but was not made an official member until 1982 (shortly after the release of Toto IV); replacing David Hungate, who departed for a session career in Nashville. According to Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Porcaro would have been an original member of the band, but the record label wanted to retain the successful chemistry of the line-up from Boz Scaggs' critically acclaimed Silk Degrees album (as Hungate, Lukather and other members of Toto were Scaggs' backing band at the time). He quickly replaced Hungate on bass for the album's music videos and subsequent tour.Porcaro stopped performing with Toto in 2007 after a growing numbness in his fingers that made it increasingly difficult for him to play. He was replaced by Leland Sklar for the remainder of the tour and Toto disbanded in 2008. On February 26, 2010, it was announced via official press release that Mike Porcaro was suffering from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and that former band members of Toto, including Steve Porcaro, would do a short tour through Europe in support of him in the summer of 2010. The regrouped Toto continue to tour and perform for Mike's benefit in 2011. Nathan East was the guest bassplayer for both the 2010 and 2011 tour. Porcaro also played cello on the song "Good for You" on Toto IV, as well as "After You've Gone" on the 1999 album Mindfields. He has also influenced In Flames' bassist, Peter Iwers. Along with Toto, Mike has played numerous sessions in Los Angeles, and toured with Michael Franks on his very first tour. He appears in the video for the song "JoJo" by Boz Scaggs. In 2009, Mike was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame alongside his brothers and fellow Toto bandmates.

8 comments:

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

LINK

p/w if needed is aoofc

Anonymous said...

THANKS FOR SUCH A GREAT DISC ! You can find the full version that also includes the first disc at the wonderful site: TOTO FOREVER:
http://totofiles.blogspot.co.il/
E.R

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

Cheers! Thanks for link. Keep in touch!

Anonymous said...

The file at Totofiles blog was uploaded tot megaupload. So it's no longer there... Unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

There is a link to both cd's for this album @ http://www.unibytes.
com/6IcWgqnw2C8B
Cheers! - HARPER8

Anonymous said...

Sorry! Try this
http://historia
colorpurpura.
blogspot.ie/
2011/05/brotherly
-love-mike-porcaro
-glenn.html

HARPER8

Tom said...

Worth mentioning that the drumming on this album is top quality, worthy of a recording dedicated to Jeff Porcaro. Nice album, it's growing on me after a few listens.

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

Hi,Tom. Three of the greatest drummers of all time on that album. I listen to it regularly and enjoy every minute of it. TVM, & TTU soon...P