Jimmy Page has reportedly called it his favorite solo of all time
E L L I O T T
R A N D A L L
LEGENDARY SESSION GUITARIST
His guitar solos on
Steely Dan’s “Reelin’ in The Years”
and “Fame” (the motion picture)
have entered Rock history annals.
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
WITH RAY SHASHO
Elliott Randall’s illustrious career has encompassed a wide and varied cross-section of World Musical forms. These include record production, composition, electronic research and development, lectures and teaching, and of course, a legendary contribution to popular guitar performance and recording.
His guitar solos on Steely Dan’s “Reelin’ in The Years” and “Fame” (the motion picture) have entered Rock history annals. Elliott has recorded and performed with artists as diverse as The Doobie Brothers, Carly Simon, Seatrain, The Blues Brothers, Carl Wilson, Peter Wolf, Peter Frampton, James Galway, Richie Havens, The Rochester Philharmonic and The American Symphony Orchestra, among many others. In addition, he is a favorite of esteemed songwriters Jimmy Webb, George David Weiss, Don Covay and Laura Nyro. Other credits include music consultant for NBC Saturday Night Live and Oliver Stone, and projects with producers Jerry Wexler, Joel Dorn, Steve Lillywhite, Eddie Kramer among many others. In addition to artistic projects, Elliott has also played, produced and composed myriad advertisements (jingles) for television, radio and cinema, for clients including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Miller Beer, Budweiser, Cadillac, Ford, McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s, CitiBank, General Mills, Nabisco, Proctor & Gamble, MTV, ESPN, CBS, ABC, BBC-TV and countless others.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Elliott Randall Bandcamp
Eric Mercury "Electric Black Man" 1969 Avco
Randall's Island (1970) Polydor, catalogue number 2489 004
Rock 'n' Roll City (1973) Polydor
Randall's New York (1977) Kirshner
Still Reelin' (2007) Private Collection Records
HeartStrings (2011) Private Collection Records
Virtual Memory (2012) Private Collection Records
The Warriors (1979)
The Blues Brothers: Music from the Soundtrack (1980)
Heart of Dixie (1989)
Looking for an Echo (2000)
Also appears on (partial list)
Can't Buy a Thrill (1972) – Steely Dan
Frankie Dante & Orquesta Flamboyan Con Larry Harlow (1972)
Satan – Sonny Stitt (Cadet, 1974)
Ladies Love Outlaws (1974) - Tom Rush
Katy Lied (1975) – Steely Dan
Closeup (1975) - Frankie Valli
Royal Scam (1976) – Steely Dan
T Shirt (1976) - Loudon Wainwright III
The Music Man (1977) - Paul Anka
Gene Simmons (1978) – Gene Simmons
Peter Criss (1978) – Peter Criss
Live and Sleazy (1979) – Village People
Connections (1980) – Richie Havens
Rise Up (1980) - Peter Frampton
It's Alright (I See Rainbows) (1982) – Yoko Ono
Down On The Road by The Beach (1982) – Steve Hiett
Hello Big Man (1983) – Carly Simon
Youngblood (1983) - Carl Wilson
Milk and Honey (1984) – John Lennon, Yoko Ono
The Animals' Christmas (1986) – Art Garfunkel & Amy Grant
Electric Landlady (1991) – Kirsty MacColl
Walking on Thin Ice (1992) – Yoko Ono
Walk the Dog and Light the Light (1993) – Laura Nyro
Arena (1996) – Asia
Spirit of Christmas (2009) – Northern Light Orchestra
Left, (2016) - Monkey House
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THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS
AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC
LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!
BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST... AUTHOR RAY SHASHO
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CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA… JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER... RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER... ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
-By Literary Titan (5) STARS
The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.
Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music. The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.
I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.
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