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Well, his discography really aint very appealing !...


However, I found him (and the other musicians) really groovy on Donny Hathaway's 1972 Live album. Whatever...

Not very appealing??? :confused:


Check the following albums out before you say that:


Taken from: http://www.warr.org/sessrhythm.html#Weeks


Willie Weeks is an extraordinarily nimble bass player who made a big splash in rock circles from 1973 to 1975 as he went from one big-name session to another. He's worked often with George Harrison, and the "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll" session in early 1974, with David Bowie and Ron Wood in attendance, seems to have been a catalyst for his career. His latest appearance on our site dates to 1981, but he's still around, having since guested on a Jimmy Buffett record (!) and joined the band on Janis Ian's latest album. On many early records he appears with drummer Andy Newmark, so we've listed them together. (JA)


* David Bowie, Young Americans (with Newmark)

* Isaac Hayes, New Horizon

* Janis Ian, "Memphis"

* Carole King, Wrap Around Joy (Newmark only); Really Rosie (Newmark only)

* George Harrison, Living In The Material World, Dark Horse, George Harrison, Somewhere In England

* Rickie Lee Jones

* Alicia Keys, "Wake Up"

* Laura Nyro, Nested

* Pointer Sisters, Havin' A Party

* The Rolling Stones, "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll"

* Leo Sayer, Endless Flight

* Carly Simon, Anticipation (Newmark only)

* Rod Stewart, "Let Me Be Your Car" (with Newmark); A Night On The Town

* James Taylor, In The Pocket

* Tom Verlaine, "The Scientist Writes A Letter" (Newmark only)

* Steve Winwood, Steve Winwood (with Newmark)

* Stevie Wonder, "He's Misstra Know-it-all"

* Ron Wood, I've Got My Own Album To Do (with Newmark); Now Look (with Newmark)

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Yeah, not too impressive. :confused:


1971 In the Garden Gypsy Bass

1972 Full Moon Full Moon Guitar (Bass)

1972 Live Donny Hathaway Bass

1973 As You Will Lambert & Nuttycombe Bass, Vocals

1973 Extension of a Man Donny Hathaway Bass

1973 Innervisions Stevie Wonder Bass

1973 Tricky Domenic Troiano Bass

1973 Turtle Bay Herbie Mann Bass

1974 Dark Horse George Harrison Bass

1974 Good Old Boys Randy Newman Bass, Bass (Electric)

1974 Homeless Brother Don McLean Bass

1974 I've Got My Own Album to Do Ron Wood Bass

1974 It's Only Rock 'N Roll The Rolling Stones Bass

1974 Let Me in Your Life Aretha Franklin Bass

1974 Nirvana Cuba Peter Ivers Guitar (Bass)

1974 Place I Love Splinter Bass

1974 Smiler Rod Stewart Bass

1975 Best of Carly Simon Carly Simon Bass

1975 City Music Jorge Calderon Bass

1975 Extra Texture George Harrison Bass

1975 Gorilla James Taylor Bass

1975 Higher They Climb the Harder They Fall David Cassidy Bass

1975 I Can Understand It Bobby Womack Bass

1975 Inside Kenny Rankin Bass

1975 Now Look Ronnie Wood Bass, Guitar, Guitar (Bass)

1975 Playing Possum Carly Simon Bass

1975 Safety Zone Bobby Womack Bass

1975 Terry Terry Garthwaite Bass

1975 Young Americans David Bowie Bass

1976 Bristol's Creme Johnny Bristol Bass

1976 Endless Flight Leo Sayer Bass

1976 Ginseng Woman/Multiplication Eric Gale Bass

1976 Glass Heart Allan Rich Bass

1976 Glow Al Jarreau Bass

1976 Happy in Hollywood David Batteau Bass

1976 Home Is Where the Heart Is David Cassidy Bass

1976 In the Pocket James Taylor Bass

1976 Michel Polnareff Micheal Polnareff Bass, Guitar

1976 Night on the Town Rod Stewart Bass

1976 Sweet Harmony Maria Muldaur Bass

1976 Thirty Three & 1/3 George Harrison Bass

1976 Wedding Album Leon Russell Bass

1976 You Can't Argue with a Sick Mind Joe Walsh Bass

1977 Choosing You Lenny Williams Bass

1977 Elementary Wah Wah Watson Bass

1977 Having a Party The Pointer Sisters Bass, Drums

1977 Little Criminals Randy Newman Bass

1977 Playin' up a Storm Gregg Allman Band Bass, Bass (Electric), Fender Rhodes

1977 Road to Tomorrow Chi Coltrane Bass

1977 Romantic Journey Norman Connors Bass

1977 Steve Winwood Steve Winwood Guitar, Guitar (Bass)

1977 Woman Overboard Linda Lewis Bass

1978 Best of Donny Hathaway Donny Hathaway Bass

1978 But Seriously Folks Joe Walsh Bass

1978 First Light Richard & Linda Thompson Bass

1978 Julie Covington Julie Covington Bass

1978 Jungle Fever Neil Larsen Bass

1978 Multiplication Eric Gale Bass

1978 Richy Snyder Richy Snyder Rhythm

1978 This Song is For You Rudy Love & the Love Family Guitar (Bass)

1978 Twin Sons of Different Mothers Dan Fogelberg Bass

1978 You're Not Alone Roy Buchanan Bass

1979 Born Again Randy Newman Bass

1979 George Harrison George Harrison Bass

1979 Hand in Glove Terry Garthwaite Bass

1979 Keeper of the Flame Delbert McClinton Bass

1979 Open Your Eyes Maria Muldaur Bass, Bass (Electric)

1979 Redhead in Trouble Adam Mitchell Bass

1979 Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones Bass, Guitar (Bass)

1979 Thighs and Whispers Bette Midler Bass

1979 With Sound Reason Sonny Fortune Bass

1980 Hard Times on Easy Street David Lynn Jones

1980 In Performance Donny Hathaway Bass

1980 Larsen-Feiten Band Larsen/Feiten Band Bass

1980 Naughty Chaka Khan Bass

1980 Red Cab to Manhattan Stephen Bishop Bass

1981 Another Face David Bowie Bass

1981 Best of the Doobies, Vol. 2 The Doobie Brothers Bass, Vocals

1981 Somewhere in England George Harrison Bass

1982 Bill La Bounty Bill LaBounty Bass

1982 Full Moon Larsen/Feiten Band Bass

1982 Gone Troppo George Harrison Bass

1982 If That's What It Takes Michael McDonald Bass

1983 Arcade Patrick Simmons Bass

1983 Farewell Tour The Doobie Brothers Bass

1983 Rare David Bowie Bass

1983 Uh-Huh John Cougar Mellencamp Bass

1985 Crazy from the Heat David Lee Roth Bass

1985 No Lookin' Back Michael McDonald Bass

1985 Rhythm & Romance Rosanne Cash Bass

1986 Allman and Woman: Two the Hard Way Gregg Allman Bass

1986 Floridays Jimmy Buffett Bass

1987 Sound Investment Flip Phillips with Scott Hamilton Bass

1989 Best of Dark Horse (1976-1989) George Harrison Bass

1989 Big Daddy John Cougar Mellencamp Guitar (Bass)

1989 Dreams The Allman Brothers Band Bass

1989 Hits 1979-1989 Rosanne Cash Bass

1989 Hybrid Vigor Webb Wilder Bass

1989 Seven Year Itch Etta James Bass

1989 Something Inside So Strong Kenny Rogers Bass

1989 Sound + Vision [1989 Box] David Bowie Bass

1989 When I Call Your Name Vince Gill Bass

1990 Akiko Yano Akiko Yano Bass

1990 Changes [Rykodisc] David Bowie Bass

1990 Changesbowie David Bowie Bass

1990 Doug Stone Doug Stone Bass

1990 Verlon Thompson Verlon Thompson Bass

1991 Better Generation Marty Balin Bass

1991 Full Moon, Empty Heart Gary Morris Bass

1991 I Thought It Was You Doug Stone Guitar (Bass)

1991 Only the Heart Ronna Reeves Bass

1991 Pocket Full of Gold Vince Gill Bass

1991 Power of Love Wright Matthews & King

1991 Solid Ground Rob Crosby Bass

1991 Young Americans [bonus Tracks] David Bowie Bass

1992 Another Time & Place Rob Crosby Bass

1992 Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads Jimmy Buffett Bass

1992 From the Heart Doug Stone Bass

1992 Hangin' on by a Thread Texas Tornados Bass

1992 I Still Believe in You Vince Gill Bass

1992 Life's a Dance John Michael Montgomery Bass

1992 Mercury Anthology Rod Stewart Bass

1992 Play Me Backwards Joan Baez Bass

1992 Regarding the Human Condition Patsy Moore Bass

1992 Right Time Etta James Bass

1992 Sacred Ground McBride & The Ride

1992 Sweet Dreams: The Anthology Roy Buchanan Bass

1992 Wynonna Wynonna Judd Bass

1993 Coming Home Billy Burnette Bass

1993 Dream Seekers Wright Matthews & King Bass

1993 Guitar on Fire: The Atlantic Sessions Roy Buchanan Bass

1993 John Berry John Berry Bass

1993 Little Love Letters Carlene Carter Bass

1993 Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Collection Bobby Womack Bass

1993 Shawn Camp Shawn Camp Bass

1993 Tell Me Why Wynonna Judd Bass

1993 Wanted Man Rick Vincent Bass

1993 Watching the Dark Richard Thompson Bass, Performer

1994 Best of Texas Tornados Texas Tornados

1994 Beyond Cool Lucky Peterson Bass

1994 Conway Twitty Collection Conway Twitty Bass

1994 Evolution of Mann: The Herbie Mann Anthology Herbie Mann Bass

1994 Herbie Mann Anthology Herbie Mann Bass

1994 I See It Now Tracy Lawrence Bass

1994 Let Me Drive Greg Holland Bass

1994 Red Hot + Country Various Artists Bass

1994 Rhythm Country and Blues Various Artists Bass

1994 Skynyrd Frynds Various Artists Bass

1994 Sweetheart's Dance Pam Tillis Bass

1994 When Love Finds You Vince Gill Bass

1994 Without Walls Tammy Wynette Bass, Guitar (Electric)

1995 All of This Love Pam Tillis Bass

1995 Come Together: America Salutes the Beatles Various Artists Bass

1995 Everybody's Gettin' Some Junior Wells Bass

1995 Fire to Fire Tanya Tucker Bass

1995 In This Life Kirk Whalum Bass

1995 Jewel of the South Rodney Crowell Bass, Vocals

1995 Lisa Brokop Lisa Brokop Bass

1995 One Clear Voice Peter Cetera Bass

1995 Red Blooded Blues Various Artists Bass

1995 Retrospective Roseanne Cash Bass

1995 Revenge Janis Ian Bass

1995 Same Ol Me Charlie Daniels Band Bass

1995 Standing on the Edge John Berry Bass

1995 Starting Now Rob Crosby Bass

1995 Tower of Song: The Songs of Leonard Cohen Various Artists Bass

1995 Winds of Change Russ Taff Bass

1995 You Need to Live a Little Larry Garner Bass

1996 Balance/In for the Count Balance Bass

1996 Best of Isaac Hayes: The Polydor Years Isaac Hayes Bass

1996 Don't Fence Me In Lari White Bass

1996 Endless Seasons The Rankin Family Bass

1996 I'm Doing Fine Dan Hill Bass

1996 Long Way Home Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Guitar (Bass)

1996 Nirvana Blues Mac Gayden Bass

1996 Not Fade Away (Remembering Buddy Holly) Various Artists Bass

1996 Peaceful: The Best of Kenny Rankin Kenny Rankin Bass

1996 Revelations Wynonna Judd Bass, Drums

1996 Show Must Go On: Anthology Leo Sayer Bass

1996 Soul of Bobby Womack: Stop on By Bobby Womack Bass

1996 When I'm a Rock 'n' Roll Star: The David Cassidy Coll David Cassidy Bass

1997 Across My Heart Kenny Rogers Guitar (Bass)

1997 Back to You Anita Cochran Bass

1997 Best That I Could Do (1978-1988) John Mellencamp Bass

1997 Black River William Topley Bass

1997 Collection Wynonna Bass

1997 Complete Hits Collection 1973-1997: Limited Edition Billy Joel Drums

1997 Dallas County Line Dallas County Line Bass

1997 For the Memories Don McLean Bass (Electric)

1997 Gone from Danger Joan Baez Bass

1997 Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 Billy Joel Drums

1997 Greatest Hits: Little Did He Know Joe Walsh Bass

1997 Greatest Hits Pam Tillis Bass

1997 Natural Thing Jonathan Edwards Bass

1997 One Lifetime Noel Haggard Bass

1997 Other Side Wynonna Judd Bass

1997 Portrait: The Music of Dan Fogelberg from 1972-1997 Dan Fogelberg Bass

1997 Pulp Fusion, Vol. 1: Funky Jazz Classics & Original B Various Artists Bass

1997 Running with the WInd Kevin Chalfant Bass

1998 Best of Carly Simon [uK] Carly Simon Bass

1998 Best of Tracy Lawrence Tracy Lawrence Bass

1998 Blues Masters, Vol. 17: More Postmodern Blues Various Artists Bass

1998 Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman Randy Newman Bass

1998 Heard It on the Radio: FM Hits, Vol. 1 Various Artists

1998 I'm Just That Way Mark Nesler Bass

1998 Lost in Bass [Aim] Various Artists Bass, Producer, Performer

1998 Mixed Blessing William Topley Bass

1998 One Clear Voice [Japan] Peter Cetera Bass

1998 Prince of Egypt (Nashville) Original Soundtrack Bass

1998 Tammy Wynette...Remembered Various Artists Bass

1998 Touched By an Angel: The Album Television Soundtrack Bass

1999 At the Close of the Century Stevie Wonder Bass

1999 Baton Rouge Larry Garner Bass

1999 Changes [EMI] David Bowie Bass

1999 Drive Chris Webster Bass

1999 Lying to the Moon & Other Stories Matraca Berg Bass, Fretless Bass

1999 Make up in Love Doug Stone Bass

2000 Come to Papa Carl Weathersby Bass

2000 God & the FBI [Japan Bonus Tracks] Janis Ian Bass

2000 God & the FBI Janis Ian Bass

2000 Greatest Hits, Vols. 1, 2 & 3 Billy Joel Drums

2000 Julie Covington...Plus Julie Covington Bass

2000 Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye Vince Gill Bass

2000 New Day Dawning [bonus CD] Wynonna Judd Bass

2000 New Day Dawning Wynonna Judd Bass

2000 Ray Hood Ray Hood Bass

2000 Sonya Isaacs Sonya Isaacs Bass

2000 Ultimate Collection Isaac Hayes Bass

2001 Another Perfect World Peter Cetera Bass

2001 Best of Randy Newman Randy Newman Bass

2001 Cuttin' Heads John Mellencamp Bass

2001 Deep End, Vol. 1 Gov't Mule Bass

2001 Earl Scruggs and Friends Earl Scruggs and Friends Bass

2001 Lucky Man Hal Ketchum Bass

2001 Sea to the North Garth Hudson Bass

2001 Shoulda Been Home Robert Cray Bass

2001 Turtle Bay/Discotheque Herbie Mann Bass (Electric)

2001 Very Best of Michael McDonald Michael McDonald Bass

2001 Voice of Michael McDonald Michael McDonald Bass

2002 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Gregg Allman Bass (Electric)

2002 Anthology Carly Simon Bass

2002 Best of the Atlantic Years Herbie Mann Bass (Electric)

2002 Endless Flight [Expanded] Leo Sayer Bass

2002 From Matrimony to Alimony: Blues for Good Love Gone B Various Artists Bass

2002 Good Old Boys [Expanded] Randy Newman Bass (Electric)

2002 In the Blues with E.C., Pt. 1 Eric Clapton Bass

2002 Not for Beginners Ron Wood Bass

2002 Plastic Fang [bonus DVD] Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Clapping

2002 Plastic Fang [Japan Bonus Track] Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Handclapping

2002 Plastic Fang Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Clapping

2002 RCA Country Legends Pam Tillis Bass

2002 Reason to Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Record Rod Stewart Bass

2002 Tanya Tanya Tucker Bass

2003 Anthology Bobby Womack Bass

2003 Best of James Taylor [2003] James Taylor Bass

2003 Best That I Could Do [Australia Bonus Tracks] John Mellencamp Bass

2003 Diary of Alicia Keys [bonus DVD] Alicia Keys Bass

2003 Diary of Alicia Keys Alicia Keys Bass

2003 Getaway Car 4 Runner Bass

2003 Good Old Boys [bonus Track] Randy Newman Bass (Electric)

2003 Love Goes On Andrea Zonn Bass (Electric), Guest Appearance

2003 Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey Original Soundtrack Bass

2003 Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: The Best of the B Various Artists Bass

2003 Plastic Fang [Australia Bonus CD] Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Handclapping

2003 Sound + Vision [2003 Box] David Bowie Bass

2003 Superstar Rock Festival Various Artists Bass, Vocals

2003 Sweet Harmony/Open Your Eyes Maria Muldaur Bass, Bass (Electric)

2003 What the World Needs Now Is Love Wynonna Judd Bass

2004 23rd Street Lullaby Patti Scialfa Bass

2004 Bar Room Blues: A 12-Track Program Various Artists Bass

2004 Dance of the Heart: His Best & More Stephen Bishop Bass

2004 Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 George Harrison Bass, Musician

2004 Diary of Alicia Keys [import Bonus Track] Alicia Keys Bass

2004 Dreaming as One: The A&M Years Richie Havens Bass

2004 For the Sake of Love/Don't Let It Go Isaac Hayes Bass

2004 George Harrison [bonus Tracks] George Harrison Bass, Musician

2004 Gone Troppo [bonus Tracks] George Harrison Bass

2004 Good Thief John Brannen Guitar (Bass)

2004 Keep It Simple Keb' Mo' Bass

2004 Somewhere in England [bonus Tracks] George Harrison Bass, Musician

2004 These Songs for You, Live! Donny Hathaway Bass, Vocals (bckgr)

2004 Thirty Three & 1/3 [bonus Tracks] George Harrison Bass

Disco Suite Symphony No. 1 in Rhythm and Excellence Frankie Crocker's Heart and Soul Orchest Bass

Eclectic Gail Davies Guitar (Bass)

Glenda Griffith Glenda Griffith Guitar (Bass)

One of the Boys Andy Adams Guitar (Bass)

Super Rock Festival Various Artists Bass, Vocals

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Originally posted by dcr:

Yeah, but was he ever played that I might have actually heard?



Don't worry about it, dcr.

It's not as if there's anybody well known

on that list.






I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.






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Originally posted by jeremyc:

Yeah, not too impressive. :confused:


1971 In the Garden Gypsy Bass

1972 Full Moon Full Moon Guitar (Bass)

1972 Live Donny Hathaway Bass

1973 As You Will Lambert & Nuttycombe.....

That IS impressive..


And probably one of the longest posts in the history of LDL.. ;):thu:

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How does Willie live with himself? If only played on a third of the greatest albums ever like he has, I'd be pretty ashamed too...




That's got to be one of the finest discogs on the planet - Stevie Wonder, Randy Newman, JT, Carly Simon, Michael McDonald, Donnie Hathaway, George Harrison...???? unbelieveable.


If I was wearing a hat, I'd tip it in Mr Weeks' direction.


FWIW, every black american bassist I ever interviewed for Bassist magazine (and a fair few of the white ones) sited the solo on 'Everything Is Everything' as a pivotal moment in their relationship with the instrument... I still can't work out what he's doing in the middle of it!




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All RIGHT, I see that we're all talking about the same solo !... Actually, I am no bass player (drummer), but from a neophyte's point of view, it doesn't seem that technical, but it just makes you want to shake your head and tap your feet and pretend you're playing the bass, 'cause it has so so much groove. Its irrepressible...
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