Basic Background Info

Birth: June 17, 1940
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Genres: Jazz
Instruments: Bass
Occupation: Musician


Cleveland native Chuck Rainey has accompanied Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, and The Supremes with his expert bass guitar. From a solid jazz foundation Chuck Rainey became adept with soul, pop, funk, and R&B, which gained him respect and admiration from the jazz community. Chuck Rainey embraced a unique style; he preferred a steady and reliable backbeat to create a heavy pulsing groove, rather than the improvisational styles of bass players like Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke.

Born in Cleveland and raised in Youngstown, Chuck Rainey trained in classical trumpet and then studied the baritone horn at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, where he participated in a travelling brass ensemble. After college and military service, Chuck Rainey started playing guitar in local bands in northeast Ohio. Chuck Rainey's classical studies enabled solid rhythmic playing, although he was not a skilled improvisational musician. Eventually, Rainey started to play the electric bass and never looked back.

Chuck Rainey relocated to New York City in the early 1960s and quickly joined saxophonist King Curtis for more than three years. This experience helped him develop an illustrious career as a studio sideman, where he played alongside Bernard Purdie, Eric Gale, Richard T., Donny Hathaway, Paul Griffen, and Herb Lavelle. Over the course of the next ten years, Chuck Rainey also performed with Etta James, the Coasters, Jackie Wilson, Harry Belafonte, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, and Quincy Jones.

Chuck Rainey traveled with the Quiny Jones Big Band in 1972 to Los Angeles, where he continued his tenure as a studio sideman and also worked in television and film. While on the West Coast, Chuck Rainey developed his talents as a composer, arranger, and producer.

While Chuck Rainey has kept busy as a performer well into the 21st century, he is also an educator. Chuck Rainey authored textbooks and created instructional videos as teaching tools. Chuck Rainey wrote and taught the first bass curriculums at The Musicians Institute and Dick Grove Music Work Shops.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
1961 Artist's Choice: The Eddie Harris Anthology Eddie Harris
1962 Best of King Curtis [Capitol #1] King Curtis
1962 Best of Mose Allison Mose Allison
1962 Blow Man, Blow! King Curtis
1965 Best of Eddie Harris Eddie Harris
1965 Great Moments in Jazz [Atlantic] Various Artists
1965 Red Soul Red Holloway
1965 Talkin' Verve Willie Bobo
1966 Live at Small's Paradise King Curtis
1967 Blue Benson George Benson
1967 Compact Jazz: George Benson George Benson
1967 Electrifying Eddie Harris/Plug Me In Eddie Harris
1967 Feeling Blue Phil Upchurch
1967 Groove Merchant Jerome Richardson
1967 Silver Collection George Benson
1967 Tim Rose Tim Rose
1968 America the Beautiful Gary McFarland
1968 Arbors Featuring I Can't Quit Her/The Letter The Arbors
1968 Basics (1968-1969) Larry Coryell
1968 Bigger & Better/The Many Facets of David Newman David "Fathead" Newman
1968 Distant Galaxy Distant Galaxy
1968 Distant Galaxy Don Sebesky
1968 Does the Sun Really Shine on the Moon? Gary McFarland
1968 Don Sebesky and the Jazz-Rock Syndrome Don Sebesky
1968 Essential Larry Coryell Larry Coryell
1968 Fats Is Back Fats Domino
1968 Insect Trust Insect Trust
1968 Journey Through an Electric Tube Mike Mainieri
1968 New Dimension Willie Bobo
1968 Once Upon a Dream The Rascals
1968 Playback The Appletree Theatre
1968 Plug Me In Eddie Harris
1968 Solar Heat Cal Tjader
1968 Verve Jazz Masters 21 George Benson
1968 Wild Thing Armando Peraza
1968 Windmills of My Mind Grady Tate
1969 Avalanche Eric Andersen
1969 Black Is Brown and Brown Is Beautiful Ruth Brown
1969 Coryell Larry Coryell
1969 Freedom Suite Rascals
1969 Good Vibes Gary Burton
1969 Greatest Hits: The 70s Gene Ammons
1969 I Heard That! Quincy Jones
1969 Mr. Blues Plays Lady Soul Hank Crawford
1969 No Explanations Len Novy
1969 Score Randy Brecker
1969 See Rascals
1969 Shirley Scott & the Soul Saxes Shirley Scott
1969 Thousand Finger Man Candido
1969 Walking in Space Quincy Jones
1969 Watch What Happens Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo
1969 You Never Know Who Your Friends Are Al Kooper
1970 Black Out Fats Theus
1970 Chapter Two Roberta Flack
1970 Christmas and the Beads of Sweat Laura Nyro
1970 Diverse Yusef Lateef/Suite 16 Yusef Lateef
1970 Diverse Yusef Lateef Yusef Lateef
1970 Everybody's Talkin' King Curtis
1970 Live at Freddie Jett's Pied Piper Esther Phillips
1970 My Way Gene Ammons
1970 Night Life Billy Butler
1970 Outrageous Johnny Pate
1970 Something Shirley Scott
1970 What a Wonderful World [RCA] Louis Armstrong
1970 With a Lotta Help from My Friends Junior Mance
1970 Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Billy Butler
1971 Best of Grant Green, Vol. 2 Grant Green
1971 Best of Yusef Lateef Yusef Lateef
1971 Blues at Montreux King Curtis/Champion Jack Dupr
1971 Cris Williamson Cris Williamson
1971 Dollar$ Quincy Jones
1971 Donny Hathaway Donny Hathaway
1971 Fairyland Larry Coryell
1971 Mama Wailer Lonnie Smith
1971 Nature's Baby Lena Horne
1971 Pampero: Live in Montreaux, Switzerland Gato Barbieri
1971 Peaceful World The Rascals
1971 Pepper's Pow Wow Jim Pepper
1971 Push Push Herbie Mann
1971 Quiet Fire Roberta Flack
1971 Real Thing Dizzy Gillespie
1971 Search and Nearness The Rascals
1971 Smackwater Jack Quincy Jones
1971 Visions Grant Green
1971 Western Man Mose Allison
1971 You Can't Make Love Alone Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
1971 Young, Gifted and Black Aretha Franklin
1972 1 The Crusaders
1972 Amazing Grace Aretha Franklin
1972 Barnstorm Joe Walsh
1972 Black Byrd Donald Byrd
1972 Chuck Rainey Coalition Chuck Rainey
1972 Darkness, Darkness Phillip Upchurch
1972 David Clayton-Thomas David Clayton-Thomas
1972 Free Again Gene Ammons
1972 Gentle Giant Yusef Lateef
1972 Greetings from L.A. Tim Buckley
1972 Hot Rock Original Soundtrack
1972 Moon Shadow Labelle
1972 Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway Roberta Flack
1972 Second Coming Little Richard
1972 Stand by Me Bernard "Pretty" Purdie
1972 Universe Hampton Hawes
1972 With Michel Legrand Sarah Vaughan & the Michel Legrand Orche
1973 Bette Midler Bette Midler
1973 Blacks and Blues Bobbi Humphrey
1973 Bright White Shawn Phillips
1973 Garland Jeffreys Garland Jeffreys
1973 Hollywood The Crusaders
1973 It's Like You Never Left Dave Mason
1973 Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys Arlo Guthrie
1973 Last Tango = Blues Blue Mitchell
1973 Legend of Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri
1973 Margie Joseph Margie Joseph
1973 Phew! Claudia Lennear
1973 Street Lady Donald Byrd
1973 Teasin' Cornell Dupree
1974 Anthology, Vol. 2 Duane Allman
1974 Astral Signal Gene Harris
1974 Body Heat Quincy Jones
1974 Butterfly Cheryl Dilcher
1974 Come a Little Closer Etta James
1974 Comin' on Home Richard "Groove" Holmes
1974 Dreamspeaker Tim Weisberg
1974 Hell up in Harlem Edwin Starr
1974 Hell James Brown
1974 Howdy Moon Howdy Moon
1974 I Can Stand a Little Rain Joe Cocker
1974 Let Me in Your Life Aretha Franklin
1974 Let's Love Peggy Lee
1974 Linger Lane Bobby Hutcherson
1974 Look at the Fool Tim Buckley
1974 Paul Jeffrey Paul Jeffrey
1974 Pretzel Logic Steely Dan
1974 Queen of the Night Maggie Bell
1974 Satin Doll Bobbi Humphrey
1974 Stepping into Tomorrow Donald Byrd
1974 Sweet Surrender Margie Joseph
1974 Who Is This Bitch, Anyway? Marlena Shaw
1974 With Everything I Feel in Me Aretha Franklin
1975 Closeup Frankie Valli
1975 Eyes of an Only Child Tom Jans
1975 Fancy Dancer Bobbi Humphrey
1975 Gears Johnny "Hammond" Smith
1975 Jamaica Say You Will Joe Cocker
1975 Katy Lied Steely Dan
1975 Liquid Love Freddie Hubbard
1975 Mellow Madness Quincy Jones
1975 Nucleus Sonny Rollins
1975 Places and Spaces Donald Byrd
1975 Sammy Johns Sammy Johns
1975 Sergio Mendes [1975] Sergio Mendez and Brasil '77
1975 Song for My Lady Jon Lucien
1975 Spoonful Jimmy Witherspoon
1975 Touch John Klemmer
1976 Blow It Out Tom Scott
1976 Confessin' the Blues Esther Phillips
1976 Cry Tough Nils Lofgren
1976 Enchantment Enchantment
1976 Endless Flight Leo Sayer
1976 First Course Lee Ritenour
1976 Hard Work John Handy
1976 Homecooking Sergio Mendes and Brasil '77
1976 I Want You Marvin Gaye
1976 In a Special Way Gene Harris
1976 Les Dudek Les Dudek
1976 Marching in the Street Harvey Mason
1976 Musical Massage Leon Ware
1976 Nine: A Mystical Musical Allegory LaMont Johnson
1976 Pretender Jackson Browne
1976 Put It in Your Ear Paul Butterfield
1976 Royal Scam Steely Dan
1976 Some People Can Do What They Like Robert Palmer
1976 Sound of a Drum Ralph MacDonald
1976 Summit Meeting Free Creek
1976 Truckload of Lovin' [Charly/Utopia] Albert King
1976 Truckload of Lovin' [Rhino] Albert King
1976 You Can Sing on the Left or Bark on the Right Dirk Hamilton
1977 Aja Steely Dan
1977 Body Language for Lovers Bobbye Hall
1977 Broken Blossom Bette Midler
1977 Castle in the Sky David Castle
1977 Class Reunion Delaney Bramlett & Friends
1977 I Cant Face Another Day without You Jim Gold
1977 Just a Stone's Throw Away Valerie Carter
1977 My Dear Life Sadao Watanabe
1977 One to One Syreeta
1977 Other Side Tufano & Giammarese
1977 Reflections in Blue Bobby "Blue" Bland
1977 Ringo the 4th Ringo Starr
1977 Roots Quincy Jones
1977 Say No More Les Dudek
1977 Spaced Shawn Phillips
1977 Stay in Love Minnie Riperton
1977 Sweet Passion Aretha Franklin
1977 Terence Boylan Terence Boylan
1977 Tone Tantrum Gene Harris
1978 Best of Donny Hathaway Donny Hathaway
1978 California Shower Sadao Watanabe
1978 Contender Jim Capaldi
1978 Dane Donohue Dane Donohue
1978 Deep in the Night Etta James
1978 Don't Cry Out Loud [Vinyl Single] Melissa Manchester
1978 Don't Cry Out Loud Melissa Manchester
1978 Future Bound Tavares
1978 It Begins Again Dusty Springfield
1978 John Hall John Hall
1978 Laura Allan Laura Allan
1978 Leo Sayer Leo Sayer
1978 Love Breeze Smokey Robinson
1978 Luxury You Can Afford Joe Cocker
1978 Motion Allen Toussaint
1978 Path Ralph MacDonald
1978 There's Music in the Air Letta Mbulu
1978 Wild Child Valerie Carter
1979 Cerrone V: Angelina Cerrone
1979 Dont Worry Mum? Felix Pappalardi
1979 Greatest Hits Steely Dan
1979 Here Leo Sayer
1979 Late at Night Billy Preston
1979 Love You Forever David Castle
1979 Minnie Minnie Riperton
1979 One Ahmad Jamal
1979 Sleepless Nights Brooklyn Dreams
1979 Strokin' Richard Tee
1979 Thanks I'll Eat It Here Lowell George
1979 Words & Music Alessi Brothers
197 Confessions D.C. LaRue
197 Shot in the Dark Bill Quateman
1980 Connections Richie Havens
1980 Dreamers Matinee Don Schlitz
1980 Gaucho Steely Dan
1980 In Love Cheryl Lynn
1981 Born Again Chuck Rainey
1981 Hoy-Hoy! Little Feat
1981 Pirates Rickie Lee Jones
1982 Bill La Bounty Bill LaBounty
1982 Eye to Eye Eye to Eye
1982 Gold Steely Dan
1982 It Was Good...It is Good Lawrence Lucie
1982 Leon Ware [1982] Leon Ware
1982 Nightfly Donald Fagen
1982 Slide Area Ry Cooder
1983 Best of Tim Buckley Tim Buckley
1983 Sergio Mendes [1983] Sergio Mendes
1985 30 Greatest Hits Aretha Franklin
1985 Decade of Steely Dan Steely Dan
1986 Atlantic Blues [Box] Various Artists
1986 Atlantic Blues: Guitar Various Artists
1987 Red Hot Rhythm & Blues Diana Ross
1987 Sound Investment Flip Phillips with Scott Hamilton
1988 Opalescence Herbie Mann
1988 Sweetest Peaches, Pt. 2 Etta James
1990 Atlantic Jazz: 12 Vol. Box Set Various Artists
1990 Atlantic Jazz: Singers Various Artists
1990 Giants of Funk Tenor Sax Various Artists
1990 Giants of the Blues Tenor Sax/Giants of The Funk Teno Various Artists
1990 Return to the Wide Open Spaces Various Artists
1990 Rhythm, Blues Soul & Grooves Bobby King & Terry Evans
1991 Allen Toussaint Collection Allen Toussaint
1991 Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974 [Box] Various Artists
1992 Addictions, Vol. 2 Robert Palmer
1992 Anthology (1965-1972) The Rascals
1992 Blue Break Beats, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1992 Fire Up Plus Merl Saunders and Friends
1992 Gears/Forever Taurus Johnny "Hammond" Smith
1992 Golden Years The Crusaders
1992 Hot Rhythm & Cool Blues - Texas Style Various Artists
1992 Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings Aretha Franklin
1992 Woke Up This Mornin' LaVern Baker
1993 Blue Break Beats, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1993 Citizen Steely Dan Steely Dan
1993 Essential Etta James Etta James
1993 Fugs Second Album The Fugs
1993 Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Collection Bobby Womack
1993 Softly with These Songs: The Best of Roberta Flack Roberta Flack
1993 Ultimate Collection Albert King
1994 35th Anniversary Collection Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
1994 Allison Wonderland: Anthology Mose Allison
1994 Atlantic Jazz Saxophones, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1994 Atlantic Jazz: Best of the '60s, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1994 Atlantic Jazz: Best of the '60s, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1994 Atlantic Jazz: Best of the '70s Various Artists
1994 Atlantic Jazz: Saxophones Various Artists
1994 Best of Patti Austin [Columbia] Patti Austin
1994 Bop 'n' Blues Cornell Dupree
1994 Evolution of Mann: The Herbie Mann Anthology Herbie Mann
1994 Gee Whiz: The Best of Carla Thomas Carla Thomas
1994 Hello Stranger: The Best of Barbara Lewis Barbara Lewis
1994 Instant Soul: The Legendary King Curtis King Curtis
1994 Masterpieces The Singers Unlimited
1994 Tomato Years Albert King
1994 Very Best of the Rascals [Rhino] The Rascals
1995 All Day Thumbsucker Revisited Various Artists
1995 Bluesiana Hurricane Bluesiana Hurricane
1995 Classics Collection Marvin Gaye
1995 Coolin'N'Groovin' Bernard Purdie
1995 Get It While You Can: The Legendary Sessions Howard Tate
1995 Let Them Dance: The Best of D.C. Larue D.C. LaRue
1995 Master 1961-1984 Marvin Gaye
1995 Songs from the Key of Life Najee
1995 With Love from Lena Lena Horne/Gabor Szabo
1996 Fritz the Cat/Heavy Traffic Original Soundtrack
1996 If You're Ready: The Best of Enchantment Enchantment
1996 Music, Harmony and Rhythm: The Casablanca Years Brooklyn Dreams
1996 Show Must Go On: The Anthology Leo Sayer
1996 Simple Songs Tim Hardin
1996 Soul of Bobby Womack: Stop on By Bobby Womack
1996 Way Back Home The Crusaders
1996 Where Are You Going/The Real Thing Shirley Horn & Dizzy Gillespie
1997 Alta Suciedad Andres Calamaro
1997 Best of Esther Phillips (1962-1970) Esther Phillips
1997 Best of Marlena Shaw Marlena Shaw
1997 Blue Break Beats, Vol. 3 Various Artists
1997 Essence of Melissa Manchester Melissa Manchester
1997 Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Ray Charles
1997 Her Best Etta James
1997 Jackie Robinson Tribute: Stealing Home Various Artists
1997 Keepers Merl Saunders
1997 Love Means Carla Thomas/Memphis Queen Carla Thomas
1997 Pulp Fusion, Vol. 1: Funky Jazz Classics & Original B Various Artists
1997 Soft Fun, Tough Tears Nils Lofgren
1997 Something Silver LaBelle
1997 Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best of Laura Nyro Laura Nyro
1997 Talkin' Verve George Benson
1998 Best of Texas Blues Guitar Tornado U.P. Wilson
1998 Blue Breakbeats Donald Byrd
1998 Blue Breakbeats Grant Green
1998 Blue Breakbeats Bobbi Humphrey
1998 Complete Bob Marley & the Wailers 1967-1972, Pt. 1 Bob Marley
1998 Fiesta Amazonica Merl Saunders & the Rainforest Band
1998 Grease, Grit, Dirt & Spit Randy McAllister
1998 Kiss My Blues Tony Z
1998 Legends of Acid Jazz Red Holloway
1998 Lost in Bass [Aim] Various Artists
1998 Magic Voices Singers Unlimited
1998 Man with the Big Front Yard Yusef Lateef
1998 Message Man: The Best of DJ Rogers D.J. Rogers
1998 Texas Blues Guitar Summit Various Artists
1998 Tim Rose/Through Rose Coloured Glasses Tim Rose
1998 Uno Dos Tres: Latin Jazz Grooves Various Artists
1999 Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings Aretha Franklin
1999 Anthology Joe Cocker
1999 Block Party Breaks: Classic Original Breaks & Rare Fu Various Artists
1999 Blue Break Beats, Vol. 1-4 Various Artists
1999 Blue Break Beats, Vol. 4 Various Artists
1999 Blue Movies: Scoring for the Studio Various Artists
1999 Burnin'/Confessin' the Blues Esther Phillips
1999 Double Rectified Bust Head Randy McAllister
1999 From Q with Love Quincy Jones
1999 Get on Down With Bobby Bland/Reflections in Blue Bobby "Blue" Bland
1999 Improvisations: Best of the Vanguard Years Larry Coryell
1999 Legends of Acid Jazz: Tenor Titans Various Artists
1999 Mongo's Way/Up from the Roots Mongo Santamaria
1999 Mr. Blues/Mr. Blues Plays Lady Soul Hank Crawford
1999 Plug Me In/High Voltage Eddie Harris
1999 Sweet Control: The Best of Jon Lucien Jon Lucien
1999 Terence Boylan [Spinnaker] Terence Boylan
1999 Ultimate Collection Nils Lofgren
1999 Ultimate Collection Dave Mason
1999 Ultimate Hits Collection Ray Charles
1999 Very Best of Albert King Albert King
1999 Weapon/At Home and Abroad David "Fathead" Newman
1999 Western Man/Mose in Your Ear Mose Allison
2000 Bittersweet: The Very Best of Nina Simone Nina Simone
2000 Blues for a Sunday Morning Various Artists
2000 Crusaders' Finest Hour The Crusaders
2000 Have Tenor Sax, Will Blow/Live at Small's Paradise King Curtis
2000 Heavy Flute: Funky Flute Grooves from the 60s and 70s Various Artists
2000 Horizons/The Little Giant Ira Sullivan & Luis Gasca
2000 I Need Some Money/Bigger Better Eddie Harris & David Newman
2000 Loft, Vol. 2 [LP] David Mancuso Presents
2000 Love Songs The Manhattans
2000 Love Songs Najee
2000 Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story 1972-1980 Steely Dan
2000 Soul Song/The Diverse Yusef Lateef Shirley Scott & Yusef Lateef
2000 Soulero/Laws' Cause The Eddie Higgins Trio & Hubert Laws
2001 All I Really Need: The Complete Atlantic Recordings, The Rascals
2001 Head Jazz Various Artists
2001 Keeper of the "B" Tommy Young
2001 Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology Tim Buckley
2001 Musical Massage [Expansion] Leon Ware
2001 Natty Rebel [Jad] Bob Marley & the Wailers
2001 Pretender/Running on Empty/Lives in The Balance [Box] Jackson Browne
2001 Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones Quincy Jones
2001 There Goes the Neighborhood Robert Walter
2002 Best of Blue Note Box Various Artists
2002 Best of Both Worlds: The Robert Palmer Anthology (197 Robert Palmer
2002 Birdfingers Larry Coryell
2002 David Clayton-Thomas/Tequila Sunrise David Clayton-Thomas
2002 Don't Cry Out Loud [Expanded] Melissa Manchester
2002 Endless Flight [Expanded] Leo Sayer
2002 Flying Dutchman Anthology Various Artists
2002 Hip Walk: Jazz Undercurrents in 60s New York Various Artists
2002 It Begins Again [UK Bonus Track] Dusty Springfield
2002 Leo Leo Sayer
2002 Louis Armstrong and His Friends [RCA/Bluebird] Louis Armstrong
2002 Nightfly [DVA] Donald Fagen
2002 Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album Sam Moore
2002 Street Grooves [Fantasy] Various Artists
2002 Ultimate Collection [Fewer Tracks] Quincy Jones
2002 Ultimate Collection Quincy Jones
2003 Anthology Bobby Womack
2003 Best of Lee Ritenour [Bonus Tracks] Lee Ritenour
2003 Can't Buy a Thrill/Pretzel Logic/The Royal Scam Steely Dan
2003 D & B Together [Bonus Tracks] Delaney & Bonnie and Friends
2003 Flying Groove Various Artists
2003 Gaucho/Aja/Countdown to Ecstacy Steely Dan
2003 Greatest Love Songs Joe Cocker
2003 Groove Crusade The Crusaders
2003 Hand on the Torch [Ultimate ] Us3
2003 Here [UK Bonus Tracks] Leo Sayer
2003 I Want You [Expanded Edition] Marvin Gaye
2003 Musical Massage [Bonus Tracks] Leon Ware
2003 Untinted: Sources for Madlib's Shades of Blue Various Artists
2003 Up from the Basement Galt MacDermot
2003 Willie Bobo's Finest Hour Willie Bobo
2004 Complete Warner Recordings Allen Toussaint
2004 Footprints: The Life and Music of Wayne Shorter Wayne Shorter
2004 Get It While You Can: The Complete Legendary Verve Se Howard Tate
2004 High Maintenance Woman Charles Wright
2004 In Film: 1969-1973 Galt MacDermot
2004 It's a Funky Thing to Do Hank Crawford
2004 Louis Armstrong and Friends [Cloud 9] Louis Armstrong
2004 New Message/Standing Here Wondering Marion Williams
2004 Soul Gospel [Soul Jazz] Various Artists
2004 Suite 16 [Collectables] Yusef Lateef
2004 Sweet Patootie: The Complete Reprise Recordings Fats Domino
2004 Very Best of Jackson Browne Jackson Browne
2005 America the Beautiful/Does the Sun Really Shine on th Gary McFarland
2005 BMG World Music Masterpiece Series: Sergio Mendes Sergio Mendes
2005 Chronicles Marvin Gaye
2005 Duchess of Coolsville: An Anthology Rickie Lee Jones
2005 Essential Cris Williamson Cris Williamson
2005 Fried Bananas Cal Tjader
2005 King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recording Little Richard
2005 Mambo Sangria [Fabulous] Cal Tjader
2005 Mizell The Mizell Brothers
2005 Original Jam Master, Vol. 1: Ain't It Funky Now! Grant Green
2005 Original Jam Master, Vol. 2: For the Funk of It Grant Green
2005 Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar Various Artists
2005 Sergio Mendes [1975]/Magic Lady Sergio Mendes
2005 Solar Heat [Just Jazz] Cal Tjader
2005 Soul of Nina Simone [DualDisc] Nina Simone
2005 Sweet Soul/Everybody's Talkin' King Curtis
2005 You Can Sing on the Left or Bark on the Right [Bonus Dirk Hamilton
2006 Best of the Bob Crewe Generation: Music to Watch Girl Bob Crewe
2006 Blackout Mongo Santamaria
2006 Brown Is Beautiful Ruth Brown
2006 Collectables Classics [Box Set] Mose Allison
2006 Collectables Classics [Box Set] Eddie Harris
2006 Collectables Classics [Box Set] Sergio Mendes
2006 Collectables Classics [Box Set] Esther Phillips
2006 Definitive Collection Etta James
2006 Definitive Collection Dave Mason
2006 Definitive Collection Steely Dan
2006 Garland Jeffreys [Bonus Track] Garland Jeffreys
2006 House That Trane Built: Best of Impulse Records Various Artists
2006 House That Trane Built: Story of Impulse Records [Box Various Artists
2006 Introducing Mose Allison Mose Allison
2006 Let's Spend Some Time Wilton Felder
2006 Many Facets Of/Heads Up David "Fathead" Newman
2006 Master [Box Set] Marvin Gaye
2006 Send in the Clowns: The Very Best of Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan
2006 Stax Profiles Carla Thomas
2006 Very Best of Roberta Flack Roberta Flack
2006 What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves Various Artists
2007 Best Sadao Watanabe
2007 Can You Dig It? [Brown Sugar] Various Artists
2007 Courage: The Atlantic Recordings Rufus Harley
2007 Don't Cry Out Loud [Bonus Tracks] Melissa Manchester
2007 Finest in Jazz Grant Green
2007 Gold The Crusaders
2007 Gold Etta James
2007 Greatest Hits The Rascals
2007 Heat of the Blues Albert King
2007 I Love Kudu: Best 20 Dr. Lonnie Smith
2007 Les Dudek/Say No More Les Dudek
2007 Once Upon a Dream [Stereo/Mono] The Rascals
2007 Prelude To... Barbara & Ernie
2007 Rare & Unreleased Recordings from the Golden Reign of Aretha Franklin
2007 Simple Songs of Freedom: The Tim Hardin Collection Tim Hardin
2007 Summer in the City Quincy Jones
2008 Don't Stop! Don't Stop! The Fugs
2008 Droppin' Science: Greatest Samples from the Blue Note Various Artists
2008 The Essential Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle
2008 Funk Jazz Brothers Various Artists
2008 I Stand Alone/You Never Know Who Your Friends Are Al Kooper
2008 Incontournables Yusef Lateef
2008 My Blueberry Nights Original Soundtrack
2008 On the Corner Various Artists
2008 Palmystery Victor Wooten
2008 Sweet Talking Soul 1965-1990 The Manhattans
2008 I Stand Alone/You Never Know Who Your Friends Are Al Kooper
2009 This Is Funk Vol. 4 Various Artists
2009 The Very Best of Steely Dan Steely Dan
2009 The Singles Vol. 8: 1972-1973 James Brown
2009 Only the Best of Yusef Lateef Vol. 1 Yusef Lateef
2009 Only the Best of Mongo Santamaria Mongo Santamaria
2009 Only the Best of Hank Crawford Hank Crawford
2009 Another Year/Endless Flight Leo Sayer
2009 Andres: Oblas Incompletas Andres Calamaro
2010 The Singles Vol. 9: 1973-1975 James Brown
2010 Original Album Series Donny Hathaway
2011 The Solo Albums Vol. 4 Smokey Robinson
2011 The Essential Laura Nyro Laura Nyro
2011 The Complete RCA Album Collection Nina Simone
2011 Songwriter Paul Simon
2011 Singular Singles: The Complete RCA Albums Collection Ray Charles
2011 Short Cut Draw Blood/The Contender (Daughter of the Night) Jim Capaldi
2011 Let You Go: The '70s Albums Vol. 2: 1974-1977 - The Final Sessions Ray Charles
2011 Jazz Loves Marvin Gaye Various Artists
2011 Heart & Soul: A Retrospective Etta James
2011 Hard Work/Carnival John Handy
2012 Words & Tones Victor Wooten
2012 The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters Gil Scott-Heron
2012 Sword and Stone/Words and Tones Victor Wooten
2012 Put It In Your Ear/North South Paul Butterfield
2012 5 Classic Albums Marvin Gaye
2013 Some People Can Do What They Like/Double Fun Robert Palmer
2013 Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective Duane Allman
2013 Master of Funk: The Essential Albums Collection Tom Scott
2014 Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Years 1971-1990  Little Feat
2014 Face the Music Nils Lofgren
2014 Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression - The Singles Collection Various Artists



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