Monday, October 26, 2015

This One's For Jim

James "Jim" Keltner was born April 27, 1942 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is an American drummer and percussionist known for his session work. He  was inspired to start playing because of his interest in jazz, but  it was the explosion of  rock that enabled him to break into recording work in Los Angeles. His first work as a session musician was on Gary Lewis's "She's Just My Style."

He teamed up with fellow Tulsa native, Leon Russell, to play on Delaney & Bonnie's Accept No Substitute, and with Joe Cocker  on  his Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour. This led to work with Carly Simon, Booker T. Jones, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson , Little Village,  Ry Cooder, and many other pop music notables. In 1989, Keltner toured with Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band. He is also known a Buster Sidebury in the Traveling Wilburys. Here's a sample of his talent:

She's Just My Style - Gary Lewis and the Playboys
World in Changes - Dave Mason
Out in the Woods - Leon Russel
Sticks and Stones - Joe Cocker
I Can't Take It Much Longer - Delaney and Bonnie
Pack My Jack - J. J. Cale
Try Some Buy Some - George Harrison
Handle With Care - Traveling Wilburys
Going Back To Iuka - Albert King
Down In The Boondocks - Ry Cooder
Born Under A Bad Sign - Rita Coolidge
 Little Trouble Maker - Ian Mclagan
Wishbone - Willis Alan Ramsey
Little More Holy - Steve Fromholz
Livin' For Your Lover - Chris Isaak
L A Getaway - Joel Scott Hill/Chris Ethridge/John Barbata
Crop Dusting - Steve Cropper

  This One's For Jim

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