Who played drums on these tracks?

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  1. JazzDrumGuy

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    Soundtrack is for "Wretches & Jabberers" and songs are:

    1) The Letter by Carly Simon

    2) Low Barefoot Tolerance by Stephen Stills

    Thanks!
     
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    I was thinking Allmusic.com would have the info but no. I can't find either song in the artist's respective discography - I think they were one-off songs recorded for the album.

    I am possibly going to pick up some drum equipment from the "famous" drummer that plays on the songs (and has recorded many other albums) but I can't get a straight answer out of the seller as to the I.D., so I have major raised eyebrows on this deal.......

    If it helps, here are links to the songs if anyone can ID them via ear as I sure can't!



     
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    Stephen Stills brings to mind Dallas Taylor, who also did some work with Carly Simon, once upon a time, if I'm not mistaken.
    However, how recent are these performances? Dallas Taylor died in 2015.


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    Movie was released in 2010.
     
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    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1658501/soundtrack
    IMDB says:

    The Letter
    Performed by Carly Simon
    Music by J. Ralph
    Lyrics by J. Ralph & Carly Simon
    Recorded at The Theater, NYC

    Low Barefoot Tolerance
    Performed by Stephen Stills
    Music & Lyrics by J. Ralph & Stephen Stills
    Recorded at Stills Residence, Los Angeles, CA

    So the two songs were recorded on opposite coasts, though that doesn't preclude that it wasn't the same drummer. Most of the songs are listed as having been recorded at "The Theater, NYC."
     
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    Of course! :laughing3:
     
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    I love Dallas Taylors playing (not saying that it's him, just i have never seen the guy mentioned) There is a full Manassas live show on youtube (in a studio) that i love playing along with.. he isn't flashy or amazing just perfect for what they were doing :)
     
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    I asked because I had a chance to pick up some of this unknown drummer's vintage gear, but that ship has sailed now.....thanks though.

    I agree Dallas was a great drummer.
     
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    JazzDrumGuy,

    Did you ever find out who the drummer was?
     
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    What about Russ Kunkel? He played on lots of CS and JT stuff back in the day. And he's still active and playing well based on the link below.



    Running on Empty....Russ Kunkel at DW day 2017.
     
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    Very active, I'd say. Last week he passed through Detroit on the way back from playing in Japan, to meet here w/John Good, people from our local store, Huber and Breese, and people from Sweetwater, as he made his way there to put on some kind of a presentation - or a gig. I'd say he's a more likely choice for those recordings than the late, very great Dallas Taylor. I could be wrong, but wasn't Dallas working more as a substance abuse counselor at that point? I actually prefer Dallas's drumming over Russ's - looser, less straight-8th-notey, more flow. But then, those were the playing environments he got over what Russ got. Those first two CSN/Y albums were peaks of creativity.
     
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    Elvis, no luck finding out.......and the seller was a little squirrelly about disclosing but did say he would get a letter of authenticity signed by him.
     
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    ...which means (not to be indelicate), that it can't be Dallas.
     
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    Agreed.
    Please let us know, when you find out.


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