The James Lee Stanley Detailed Discography

 

The intent of this page is to provide album details for all of the albums for James Lee Stanley as the official site only lists album titles.  Here you will find detailed track and recording information.  Many of these titles are for sale at the official James Lee Stanley page.   Not listed are the many albums that James has produced and performed on for many other performers over the years.

 

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7” Single: I Knead You

Year: 1973

Number: 73-0113 released by Wooden Nickel (promotional issue)

 

Song Listing:

  • I Knead You (stereo) 3:09
  • I Knead You (mono) 3:09

 

Recording Information:

  • Executive Producer: James Lee Golden
  • Produced by Barry Fasman & Jim Stanley

 

The Musicians:

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Note: The single version does not have the studio “chatter” that precedes the album version of the song.

 

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Title: James Lee Stanley

Year: 1973

Number: LP #WNS-1001 released by Wooden Nickel Records, Inc.

 

Song Listing:

  • Runnin’ After You 2:27
  • No Trace 3:21
  • Every Minute 3:51
  • I Knead You 3:17
  • Wash  Away 5:09
  • Afternoon Rain 3:34
  • There is a Woman 3:53
  • Where Am I Now 3:38
  • River 4:04
  • Taking You Home 3:07

 

Recording Information:

  • Engineering and Mixing: Rik Pekkonen
  • Executive Producer: James Lee Golden
  • Produced by Barry Fasman & Jim Stanley

 

The Musicians:

Jim Stanley, acoustic guitars; Larry Carlton & Jim Stanley, electric guitars; J. Barlow Jarvis, (Michael Omartian on “I Kneed You”) piano; Mark “Turkey” Tulin, bass; Jimmy Gordon & Russ Kunkel, drums & percussion; Michael Omartian, organ; Doug Dillard, Banjo; Gib Guilbeau, fiddle; Don Dunn, John Batdorf & Mark Rodney, background vocals; Claudia Brown, good vibes.

 

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7” Single: This Could Be Goodbye

Year: 1973

Number: 73-0118 released by Wooden Nickel (promotional issue)

 

Song Listing:

  • This Could Be Goodbye (stereo) 3:18
  • This Could Be Goodbye (mono) 3:18

 

Recording Information:

  • Produced by James Lee Stanley and Barry Alan Fasman
  • Executive producer James Lee Golden

 

The Musicians:

Not listed on the single itself, but here is the track listing from the album: Russ Kunkel, drums & percussion; Mark Tulin, bass; Michael Omartian, piano, organ & marimba; James Lee Stanley, acoustic guitars & vocals; Deed Abbate, additional background vocal.

 

 

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7” Single: Lydia

Year: 1973

Number: DJH0-0138 released by Wooden Nickel (promotional issue)

 

Song Listing:

  • Lydia (stereo) 2:49
  • Lydia (mono) 2:49

 

Recording Information:

  • Produced by James Lee Stanley and Barry Alan Fasman
  • Executive producer James Lee Golden

 

The Musicians:

Not listed on the single itself, but here is the track listing from the album: Jim Gordon, drums & percussion; Mark Tulin, bass; Michael Omartian, piano; James Lee Stanley, acoustic guitars & vocals; Jim Horn & Ernie Watts, clarinets.

 

 

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Title: Too

Year: 1973

Number: LP #RWL1-0146 Released by Wooden Nickel Records

 

Song Listing:

  • Tried To Keep It Together 3:17
  • Free Way Wine 3:33
  • You Need Two 3:32
  • A Little Applause 3:27
  • This Could Be Goodbye 3:29
  • Hello Babe 3:10
  • Natural Sugar 3:08
  • You Into Me (We Can Make It) 3:06
  • Wishing Well 3:00
  • Lydia (A Song of Seduction) 2:43

 

Recording Information:

  • Executive Producer: James Lee Golden
  • Produced by James Lee Stanley & Barry Alan Fasman
  • Engineer and Mixed by Rik Pekkonen
  • Brass and woodwind arrangements by James Lee Stanley and Barry Alan Fasman, conducted by Maestro Fasman

 

The Musicians:

  • Tried To Keep It Together: Russ Kunkel, drums & percussion; Mark Tulin, bass; Michael Omartian, electric piano & organ; Larry Carlton, electric guitar; James Lee Stanley, acoustic guitars & vocals; Don Dunn, additional background vocals; Johnny, Handclaps.
  • Free Way Wine: Russ Kunkel, drums & percussion; Mark Tulin, bass; Michael Omartian, piano; Chuck Findley & Paul Hubinon, trumpets; Leu McCreary, trombone; Ernie Watts, Tenor Sax; Jim Horn, tenor & bari sax; James Lee Stanley, acoustic guitars & vocals.
  • You Need Two: Russ Kunkel, drums & percussion; Mark Tulin, bass; Michael Omartian, piano; Larry Carlton, lead electric guitar; John Batdorf, wa wa guitar; James Lee Stanley, acoustic guitars & 2nd electric guitar & vocals.
  • A Little Applause: Russ Kunkel, drums & percussion; Mark Tulin, bass; John Barlow, Piano; Michael Omartian, organ; James Lee Stanley, acoustic guitars & vocals.
  • This Could Be Goodbye: Russ Kunkel, drums & percussion; Mark Tulin, bass; Michael Omartian, piano, organ & marimba; James Lee Stanley, acoustic guitars & vocals; Deed Abbate, additional background vocal.
  • Hello Babe: Jim Gordon, drums & percussion; Mark Tulin, bass; Michael Omartian, piano; Larry Carlton & James Lee Stanley, electric guitar leads; James Lee Stanley, acoustic guitars & vocals.
  • Natural Sugar: Jim Gordon, drums & percussion; Mark Tulin, bass; Michael Omartian, piano; John Batdorf, electric guitar; James Lee Stanley, acoustic guitars & vocals; Chuck Findley & Paul Hubinon, trumpets; Leu McCreary, trombone; Ernie Watts, Tenor Sax; Jim Horn, bari sax.
  • You Into Me (We Can Make It): Russ Kunkel, drums & percussion; Mark Tulin, bass; John Barlow Jarvis, piano; James Lee Stanley, acoustic guitars / arp & vocals; Jim Horn, Tenor Sax; Deed Abbate, additional background vocal.
  • Wishing Well: Russ Kunkel, drums & percussion; Mark Tulin, bass; Michael Omartian, piano; Larry Carlton, electric guitars; James Lee Stanley, acoustic guitars & vocals.
  • Lydia (A Song of Seduction): Jim Gordon, drums & percussion; Mark Tulin, bass; Michael Omartian, piano; James Lee Stanley, acoustic guitars & vocals; Jim Horn & Ernie Watts, clarinets.

 

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7” Single: Plenty of Reason (For Going)

Year: 1974

Number: WB-10004 released by Wooden Nickel

 

Song Listing:

  • Plenty of Reason (For Going) 3:44
  • Windmill 2:54

 

Recording Information:

  • Produced by James Lee Stanley
  • Executive Producer: James Lee Golden

 

The Musicians:

<not listed>

 

Note: The single version of Plenty of Reason is not only edited to a shorter running time, the stereo mix is slightly different from the album mix.

 

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7” Single: Plenty of Reason (For Going)

Year: 1974

Number: JH-10004 released by Wooden Nickel (promotional issue)

 

Song Listing:

  • Plenty of Reason (For Going) (Stereo) 3:45
  • Plenty of Reason (For Going) (Mono) 3:45

 

Recording Information:

  • Produced by James Lee Stanley
  • Executive Producer: James Lee Golden

 

The Musicians:

Horns arranged by Jimmie Haskell

 

Note: The single version of Plenty of Reason is not only edited to a shorter running time, the stereo mix is slightly different from the album mix.

 

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Title: Three’s The Charm

Year: 1974

Number: LP #BWL1-0430 released by Wooden Nickel Records.

 

Song Listing:

  • Windmill 2:58
  • Eclipse 3:46
  • Plenty of Reason (for going) 4:42
  • Tale from a Blue Comet 3:28
  • Growing Panes 3:33
  • The Getaway 1:10
  • Caduceus Blues (cortisone) 3:48
  • Every Reason 3:42
  • The Round Round 3:12
  • Come On In 3:55
  • Star 4:01

 

Recording Information:

  • Engineer: Donny “Magic Ears” Sciarrotta
  • Executive Producer: James Lee Golden
  • Produced by James Lee Stanley

 

The Musicians:

Coun Cameron, bass; Russell Kunkel, drums and percussion; Michael Omartian, organ / piano / vibes / clavinet and melodka; John Barlow Jarvis, fender Rhodes / clavinet / piano; Larry Carlton, electric guitar; Emmett Chapman, electric stick (on “Eclipse”); Jimmie Haskell arranged and conducted strings and horns; Jim Hornt & Bill Perkins, saxes; Lew McCreary, trombone; Ollie Mitchell & Bud Brisbois, trumpets; Sid Sharp, strings; Stephen Bishop & Don Donn (who are not the kind who sing and tell); Jimmie Haskell for his moog and sacrifice for the cause; Jim Golden for the faith, patience and encouragement.

 

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7” Single: Midnight Radio

Year: 1980

Number: RY-96000 released by Regency Records (promotional issue)

 

Song Listing:

  • Midnight Radio 3:48
  • Midnight Radio 3:48

 

Recording Information:

<not listed>

 

The Musicians:

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Note: The single mix is different from the LP mix.  Additionally, the single has a count in by James.

 

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Title: Midnight Radio

Year: 1980

Number: LP #RY 9600 released by Regency.

 

Song Listing:

  • Anywhere Love Goes
  • Just Like Love
  • Midnight Radio
  • Rowboat in the Attic
  • Worry ‘Bout You
  • Too Late Now
  • I Don’t Care
  • Born To Love You
  • In Your Pocket
  • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

 

Recording Information:

  • Produced by James Lee Stanley, assisted by Pamela Stanley and John Nowland
  • Engineered by John Nowland

 

The Musicians:

Scott “Soc” Strong, electric guitars; John Barlow Jarvis, Vince Melamed & James Lee Stanley, Piano / fender Rhodes / Wurlitzer / B-3 organ; Maurice Cridlin & Veylor Hildebrand, electric bass; Paul Socolow, fretless electric bass; Scotty Matthews & Thom Mooney, drums; Sheila Escovito & James Lee Stanley, Percussion; James Lee Stanley, acoustic guitars, lead vocals, some background vocals; Pamela Stanley, remaining background vocals; Bonnie Raitt, slide guitar; Steven Turner, harmonica; Dale Ockerman, prophet 5 synthesizer; Danny O’Keefe & Stephen Bishop, two by fours, rice and marital aids.

 

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Title: Eclipse

Year: 1982

Number: LP #KM 10551 released by Jollye Roger

 

Song Listing:

  • Eclipse 3:46
  • Wishing Well 3:00
  • Where Am I Now? 3:27
  • There is a Woman 3:52
  • The Round Round 3:12
  • Freeway Wine 3:33
  • Tried To Keep It Together 3:17
  • A Little Applause 3:27
  • Star 4:01
  • Every Reason 3:42
  • Come On In 3:55
  • Plenty of Reason 4:39

 

Recording Information:

  • Produced by James Lee Stanley
  • Executive Producers: Cathy Guisewire and Jan Rockford
  • Engineer: Stan Katayama.

 

The Musicians:

Larry Carlton, Michael Omartian, Russ Kunkel, Emmet Chapman, Sneaky Pete Klienow, Doug Dillard, Jimmie Haskell, Jim Gordon, John Jarvis, Colin Cameron, Mark Tulin, Jim Horn, Ernie Watts, Leu McCreary, Paul Hubinon, Chuck Findley, the Sid Sharp Strings, Stephen Bishop and James Lee Stanley.

 

Note:

Although this album is a compilation of James’ first three albums, there are some differences.  First, the album is pressed off speed, making the songs faster and higher pitched.  The 1st side songs are sped up more than the 2nd side.  Second, there are some slight variations in song mixes.  The most pronounced difference is “Where Am I Now”, which is double tracked on “Eclipse” but it is just a single vocal track on “James Lee Stanley”.

 

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Title: Racing The Moon

Year: 1984

Number: LP #TAK 7110 released by Takoma

 

Song Listing:

  • Gotta Be You 3:15
  • Attitude 2:49
  • It’s Gonna Burn 4:01
  • Angel 3:02
  • Pretty Blue Eyes* 2:40
  • Racing the Moon 4:10
  • Butterfly* 3:53
  • When Will This Go Away 3:39
  • Straight From the Heart* 4:04

 

Recording Information:

  • Produced by James Lee Stanley
  • Except * Produced by John Capek & James Lee Stanley
  • Engineers: Art Munson, Matty Spindel, Dan Tinen, Glen Odadgawa, Jim Nipar, Peter Krueger, Rick Gianotos.

 

The Musisians:

<Not listed>

 

Special Thanks:

Rob Matheny, Welk Music, Jim Nipar, Joe Walsh, Scott Borden, Cathy Guisewite & Jan Rockford for keeping it alive, everyone at Takoma Records, Robben Ford, Scott Strong, Michael Smith, Veylor Hildebrand, Peter Spellman, Thom Mooney, John Capek, Vince Melamed, Dan Tinen, Phill Kedzie, Leon Johnson, Pamala Stanley, Leah Kunkel, Don Dunn & Stephen Bishop.

 

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Title: Live

Year: 1988

Number: LP BR-82501 released by Beachwood Records.

 

Song Listing:

  • Three Monkeys 4:48
  • All I Ever Wanted
  • Take It From Me 3:31
  • I Lose You Win 3:52
  • Stranded 3:08
  • Every Day 4:21
  • Racing the Moon 4:15
  • When to Say Goodbye 3:45

 

Recording Information:

  • Recorded live at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, March 22, 1985.
  • House sound engineer: Wayne Griffith
  • Mixed by James Lee Stanley
  • Mixing Engineer: Dan Matovina

 

The Musicians:

  • James Lee Stanley, guitar and vocal
  • Max Welton, bass
  • Glen Green, Synths
  • Scot Edyburn, announcer.

 

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Title: Simpatico

Year: 1988

Number: CD #D2-74778 released by Beachwood Records

Number: LP #D1-74778 released by Beachwood Records.

 

Song Listing:

  • Three Monkeys
  • Same Olde Samba
  • Man In The Mirror
  • The Jackal
  • The Rhythm of Your Lies
  • Salvador
  • The Spark
  • Saving My Heart
  • The Dancer
  • Two Wrongs

 

Recording Information:

  • Produced by James Lee Stanley
  • Engineered by Stephen Chandler

 

The Musicians:

<not listed>

 

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7” Single: Same Olde Samba

Year: 1989

Number: B-74451 released by Beachwood Records

 

Song Listing:

  • Same Olde Samba 4:29
  • The Dancer 4:16

 

Recording Information:

<not listed>

 

The Musicians:

<not listed>

 

 

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Title: Ripe For Distraction

Year: 1990

Number: CD #D2-74835 released by Chameleon / Beachwood

Number: CD #D2-74835 released by Beachwood (remastered and remixed) – Released 2002

 

Although the numbers are the same between the original and remixed CDs, the remixed version only lists Beachwood Records.  It also has a photo of James on the back where the original version does not.

 

Song Listing:

  • Touch Like Magic
  • Everyday
  • I Don’t Want To Talk About It
  • All I Ever Wanted
  • Me & The Movie Queen
  • Ripe for Distraction
  • Take It From Me
  • (Don’t Go) Talkin’ To Strangers
  • My My (Chiaroscuro)
  • Welcome To The Greenhouse
  • Just Keep It Up

 

Recording Information:

Produced Arranged and Engineered by James Lee Stanley

 

The Musicians:

James Lee Stanley, guitars / keyboards, percussion / drum & computer programming / lead & background vocals; Jum Ehinger, piano; Ken Lyon, fretless bass / lead guitar; Robert Kyle, saxophone; Rick Ruskin, lead guitar on “Just Keep It Up”; Rita Coolidge, Joann Harris; Stephen Bishop; Michael Johnson; Eric Lowen; Dan Navarro & Timothy B Schmit, various background vocals.

 

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Title: The Envoy

Year: 1992

Number: CD #2508-2 released by Beachwood Recordings

 

Song Listing:

  • Political Party 4:10
  • Wishing Well 3:00
  • The Covenant 6:29
  • Now That I’m Naked 2:56
  • Out of Time 4:09
  • Some Say 4:30
  • Flowers For The Living 4:03
  • Once Touched By Flame 4:09
  • Make It Tonight 4:20
  • The Cool of the Day 4:14

 

Recording Information:

  • Produced & Engineered by James Lee Stanley
  • Ken Gorz engineered and co-produced “Political Party” and “Out of Time”.

 

The Musicians:

Chris Bennett, background vocals; Scott Breadman, percussion; Francesca Capsasso, background vocals; Larry Carlton, electric guitar; Laurence Juber, acoustic lead guitar on “Some Say”; Russ Kunkel, drums; Robert Kyle, saxophone; Eric Lowen & Dan Navarro, background vocals; Keeny Lyon, slide guitar & fretless bass; Michael Omartian, acoustic piano; Simeon Pillich, acoustic bass; Joe Pusateri, drums & percussion; James Lee Stanley, vocals / acoustic guitar / keyboards / computer programming / percussion; Pamala Stanley, vocals; Peter Tork, banjo; Mark Tulin, electric bass; Dana Walden, keyboards.

 

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Title: Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

Year: 1993

Number: CD #BR2515-2 released by Beachwood Recordings

 

Song Listing:

  • Even Cowgirls Get The Blues 4:23
  • Worry Bout You 4:29
  • Born To Love You 5:01
  • Clockworks 4:11
  • Racing The Moon 4:29
  • Give Yourself Away 3:57
  • Open Your Eyes 3:23
  • I Only Have Eyes For You 3:05

 

Recording Information:

  • Produced and Engineered by James Lee Stanley
  • John Nowland engineered “Even Cowgirls”, “Worry Bout You” and “Born To Love You”

 

The Musicians:

Scott Breadman, dums and percussion; Mac Cridlin, fretless bass; Sheila E., percussion; Doug Heywood, background vocals; John Jarvis, acoustic piano; Scotty Matthews, drums; Stephen Paul, fretless 6-string bass; Simeon Pillitch, acoustic bass; Bonnie Raitt, slide guitar; Tom Robbins, air guitar; Michael Smith, electric bass / guitar / background vocals; Paul Socolow, fretless bass; James Lee Stanley, acoustic guitars / keyboards / vocals; Pamela Stanley, background vocals; Scott Strong, electric guitar; Stephan Turner, harmonica; Dan Tinen, Keyboards.

 

Note: This is the first, and so far only, appearance of “Worry Bout You”, “Born To Love You”, and “Racing The Moon” on CD.

 

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Title: Domino Harvest

Year: 1996

Number: CD #BR24232 Released by Beachwood Recordings

 

Song Listing:

  • Fairweather Town 4:41
  • Are You The One 4:08
  • Never Call Me Here 3:37
  • Everybody Knows 5:23
  • Just Like Love 3:56
  • Jericho Wind 4:47
  • Dirty Job 4:02
  • Daughter Devine 4:15
  • Daddy’s Eyes 5:12
  • The Wedding Song 3:50
  • Natural Sugar 4:48
  • When Love Comes Knockin’ 2:36

 

Recording Information:

All production, arrangements, lead and remaining background vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion, programming, engineering, sturming and dranging, vacuuming, dusting and mopping up by James lee Stanley

 

The Musicians:

  • Fairweather Town: John Jarvis / Keyboards; Marc McClure / Slide Guitar
  • Never Call Me Here: Timothy B. Schmitt, Background vocals; Marc McClure, Electric Guitar
  • Everybody Knows: Peter Tork, background vocals; John Jarvis, keyboards; Marc McClure, electric guitar
  • Just Like Love: Simeon Pillich, acoustic bass; scott breadman, Percussion
  • Daughter Devine: John Ford Coley, background vocals; Dana Walden, D-50
  • Dirty Job: Marc McClure, Electric Guitar
  • Daddy’s Eyes: Rick Ruskin, acoustic lead guitar; Simeon Pillich, acoustic bass
  • Natural Sugar: Chris Bennett & Francesca Capasso, background vocals; Paul Poohbarre, acoustic slide guitar; Ken Lyons, dobro; Corky Siegel, Harmonica; Simeon Pillich, acoustic bass; Scotty B, Percussion
  • When Love Comes Knockin’: Marc McClure, acoustic lead guitar

 

Note: “Just Like Love” is a re-recording of the song from “Midnight Radio”.

 

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Title: Two Man Band – Peter Tork & James Lee Stanley

Year: 1996

Number: CD #BR24242 released by Beachwood Recordings

 

Song Listing:

  • Touch Like Magic 3:40
  • Pirates 4:18
  • Everyday 3:46
  • MGB-GT 2:55
  • Everybody Knows 4:39
  • Milkshake 2:46
  • Two Wrongs 3:42
  • Miracle 2:41
  • All I Ever Wanted 4:34
  • Pleasant Valley Sunday 4:07

 

Recording Information:

Produced & Engineered by James Lee Stanley

 

The Musicians:

  • Peter Tork, vocals and rhythm and acoustic lead guitar except “Everybody Knows” and “Two Wrongs”.
  • James Lee Stanley, vocals and acoustic rhythm guitar and lead guitar on “everybody Knows” and “Two Wrongs”.

 

Note: Although most of these songs appear on earlier Peter Tork and James Lee Stanley solo albums, these are new recordings.

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Title: Freelance Human Being

Year: 1998

Number: CD #BR2425-2 released by Beachwood Recordings

 

Song Listing:

  • When Love Comes Knockin’ Around (intro) 0:47
  • Freeway Wine 3:46
  • Daughter Devine 3:49
  • Jericho Wind 4:58
  • I Don’t Want To Talk About It 3:05
  • Take It From Me 3:40
  • Somewhere In Between 4:02
  • Three Monkeys 4:56
  • Some Say 4:38
  • All The Time 2:42
  • Fat Angel 4:00
  • When Love Comes Knockin’ Around 3:23

 

Recording Information:

  • Executive Producer and Inspiration: Peter Lit
  • Produced and Engineered by James Lee Stanley

 

The Musicians:

James Lee Stanley, vocals / acoustic guitar

 

Note: “Three Monkeys”, “I Don’t Want To Talk About It”, “Take It From Me”, “Some Say” and “Freeway Wine” appear on earlier albums but here they are all new recordings for this release and reworked just for James and guitar.

 

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Title: Two Man Band Two – Michael Smith and James Lee Stanley

Year: 2000

Number: CD #BR24262 released by Beachwood Records

 

Song Listing:

  • Stranded 3:28
  • There 5:20
  • Only One Lonely One 5:07
  • Keep Me In Mind 3:38
  • Somewhere In Between 4:08
  • Saving My Heart 5:04
  • Train 4:02
  • Rain 3:59
  • Long Way From Home 4:38
  • Soon Enough 2:57
  • Saving Grace 4:34

 

Recording Information:

Produced and Engineered by James Lee Stanley.

 

The Musicians:

Vocals, guitars and percussion and musical arrangements by James Lee Stanley and Michael Smith.

 

Note: “Stranded” and “Somewhere In Between” appear on earlier albums, but these are new recordings for this release.

 

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Title: Once Again – Peter Tork and James Lee Stanley

Year: 2001

Number: CD #BR24272 released on Beachwood Recordings

 

Song Listing:

  • Easy Rider
  • Bulldozer
  • Another Side To This Life
  • Dirty Job
  • Little Girl
  • One Trick Pony
  • Some Say
  • Easy Rockin’
  • Hi Babe
  • Stolen Season
  • Daydream Believer

 

Recording Information:

  • Produced and Engineered by: James Lee Stanley
  • Arrangements by: James Lee Stanley & Peter Tork

 

The Musicians:

  • Peter Tork, guitars / vocals / lead guitar
  • James Lee Stanley, guitars / vocals.

 

Note: “Bulldozer” is a re-recording of “Windmill”, but with Peter and James performing.

 

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Title: Beachwood Christmas CD – 2001

Year: 2001

Number: CD (no number) released by Beachwood Records

 

Song Listing:

  • That’s What I Want for Christmas
  • I Remember Christmas
  • Flowers For The Living
  • Let It Begin With Me
  • Our Father

 

Recording Information:

<not listed>

 

The Musicians:

  • That’s What I Want for Christmas – James Lee Stanley, Guitar / vocals
  • I Remember Christmas – Peter Tork, guitars/vocals; James, Keyboard / background vocals
  • Flowers For The Living – James Lee Stanley & Pamala Stanley, Vocals
  • Let It Begin With Me – James Lee Stanley, guitar / bass / vocal
  • Our Father – James Lee Stanley, vocals

 

 

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Title: Traces of the Old Road

Year: 2002

Number: CD #BR24682 released on Beachwood Recordings

 

Song Listing:

Just Like Thom Thumbs Blues 5:42

Last Day of Summer 4:04

One Heart Falling 4:29

You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine 4:53

Stolen Season 4:24

Harris Creek Shuffle 3:07

Long Way From Home 4:37

Stop This Rain 3:00

Too Many People 3:03

Just Let It Go 3:50

Anywhere Love Goes 3:34

 

Recording Information / Musicians:

Produced, engineered, arranged and performed by James Lee Stanley.

 

 

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Title: Beachwood Christmas CD – 2002

Year: 2002

Number: CD (no number) released by Beachwood Recordings

 

Song Listing:

  • Olde Fashioned Christmas
  • I Remember Christmas
  • Deck The Halls with Sugar Plum Faeries
  • That’s What I Want For Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Flowers for the Living
  • Let It Begin With Me
  • Our Father
  • Christmas At War, a Three Way Spontaneous Play

 

Recording Information:

<not listed>

 

The Musicians:

  • Olde Fashioned Christmas – James Lee Stanley, guitars / vocals / keyboards / percussion
  • I Remember Christmas – Peter Tork, guitars / vocals; James, background vocals
  • Deck The Halls with Sugar Plum Faeries – James Lee Stanley, vocals and sequencing
  • That’s What I Want For Christmas – James Lee Stanley, guitars / vocals
  • Winter Wonderland – Pamala Stanley, vocal / piano; James on everything else.
  • Flowers for the Living – James Lee Stanley & Pamala Stanley, vocals
  • Let It Begin With Me – James Lee Stanley, guitar / bass / vocal
  • Our Father – James Lee Stanley, vocals
  • Christmas At War, a Three Way Spontaneous Play – Peter Tork, Pamala Stanley & James Lee Stanley

 

Note: The mix of “I Remember Christmas” on this issue is different from the 2001 & 2003 version.

 

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Title: A Beachwood Christmas 2003

Year: 2003

Number: CD (number not listed) released by Beachwood Recordings

 

Song Listing:

  • Let It Begin with Me
  • Olde Fashioned Christmas
  • Deck the Halls with Sugar Plum Faeries
  • That’s What I Want For Christmas
  • Our Father
  • Flowers for the Living
  • Winter Wonderland
  • What Child Is This
  • PT’s Noel (Masters in This Hall)
  • I Remember Christmas
  • It Was A Night Like This

 

Recording Information:

<not listed>

 

The Musicians:

  • Let It Begin with Me – James Lee Stanley, guitar / bass / piano / vocal
  • Olde Fashioned Christmas – James Lee Stanley, guitars / vocals / keyboards / percussion
  • Deck the Halls with Sugar Plum Faeries – James Lee Stanley, vocals / sequencing
  • That’s What I Want For Christmas – James Lee Stanley, guitar / vocals
  • Our Father – James Lee Stanley, vocals
  • Flowers for the Living – James Lee Stanley & Pamala Stanley, vocals
  • Winter Wonderland – Pamala Stanley, vocal / piano; James on everything else.
  • What Child Is This – James Lee Stanley, guitars / synths
  • PT’s Noel (Masters in This Hall) – Peter Tork, vocals, harpsichord and French horn
  • I Remember Christmas – Peter Tork, guitars / vocals; James on 6 & 12 string guitar
  • It Was A Night Like This – Tom Paxton, guitar / vocal

 

 

Note: “Let It Begin with Me” is a different mix from the 2001 & 2002 issues.

 

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Title: All Wood and Stones – John Batdorf & James Lee Stanley

Year: 2004

Number: CD #BR24702 released by Beachwood Recordings

 

Song Listing:

  • Paint It Black 3:57
  • Ruby Tuesday 3:54
  • Satisfaction 3:53
  • Under My Thumb 2:54
  • Let’s Spend The Night Together 4:01
  • Mother’s Little Helper 4:10
  • Back Street Girl 3:37
  • Last Time 3:03
  • Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby? 3:44
  • 19th Nervous Breakdown 3:33
  • As Tears Go By 3:25

 

Recording Information:

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The Musicians:

  • All guitars by John Batdorf and James Lee Stanley except where noted.
  • Background vocals: John Batdorf, James Lee Stanley (w/Timothy B Schmit on As Tears Go By and Last Time), Bass: Kenny Lyon, Colin Cameron (19th Nervous Breakdown), Percussion: Scott Breadman

 

  • Paint It Black: James, lead vocal; Laurence Juber, lead guitar
  • Ruby Tuesday: John, lead vocal
  • Satisfaction: James, lead vocal; Paul Barrere, slide guitar
  • Under My Thumb: John, lead vocal; James, lead guitar
  • Mother’s Little Helper: John, lead vocal / lead guitar
  • Back Street Girl: James, vocals; John, Mandolin; Laura Hall, accordion
  • Last Time: James, lead vocal
  • Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby? : John, lead vocal; James, lead guitar
  • 19th Nervous Breakdown: John, lead vocal / lead guitar
  • As Tears Go By: James, John & Timothy, vocals; James & John, lead guitars

 

 

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Title: Live / Backstage @ The Coffee Gallery – Peter Tork & James Lee Stanley

Year: 2006

Number: CD #BR2472-2 released by Beachwood Recordings

 

Song Listing:

  • Easy Rider
  • Intro
  • All I Ever Wanted
  • Peter and James Banter
  • One Trick Pony
  • James Whines and Complains
  • Daddy's Eyes
  • James Babbles and Then Introduces Peter
  • Peter Graciously Enters
  • Get What You Pay For
  • Get Out The Old Banjo
  • Swing Banjo
  • Folk Music
  • Cuckoo
  • Peter Hurts Himself for the Crowd
  • Cripple Creek
  • Peter and James - Cookie Monster Story
  • Racing The Moon
  • There
  • Come Home In My Kitchen
  • Peter and James Banter 2
  • Hi Babe
  • Irony - James
  • Touch Like Magic
  • Peter and James Banter 3
  • Pleasant Valley Sunday

 

Recording Information:

  • Produced by Bob Stane, Dean Acheson and James Lee Stanley
  • Recorded by Dean Acheson.
  • Recorded at the Coffee Gallery, Altadena, CA
  • Edited and Mastered by James Lee Stanley

 

The Musicians:

Peter Tork & James Lee Stanley

 

 

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Title: Eternal Contradiction

Year: 2007

Number: CD #BR2473-2 released on Beachwood Recordings

 

Song Listing:

  • It’s All in the Game 3:29
  • Here We Are 3:56
  • On the Bus 4:36
  • The Loner 3:36
  • Mary January 5:12
  • The Fleeting Moment 3:43
  • Let the Tree Fall 4:53
  • Nothing to Keep You on My Mind 3:39
  • Street Where Mercy Died 3:34
  • The World We Left Behind 4:45
  • Change 3:45

 

 

Recording Information:

Produced and Engineered by James Lee Stanley.

 

The Musicians:

James Lee Stanley, Scott Breadman, Ken Lyhon, Corky Siegel, John Batdorf, Mark Rodney, Bradley Vines, Colin Cameron & Lisa Turner.

 

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Title: New Traces of the Old Road

Year: 2008

Number: CD #BR24682 released on Beachwood Recordings

 

Song Listing:

·         Last Day of Summer 4:29

·         Just Like Thom Thumbs Blues 5:42

·         One Heart Falling 4:36

·         You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine 4:53

·         Stolen Season 4:24

·         Harris Creek Shuffle 3:07

·         Long Way From Home 4:37

·         Stop This Rain 3:00

·         Too Many People 3:03

·         Just Let It Go 3:50

·         Anywhere Love Goes 3:59

 

Recording Information / Musicians:

Produced, engineered, arranged and performed by James Lee Stanley.

 

This is a new version of the 2002 album, Traces of the Old Road.  The title comes from road repaving that has started to chip and wear, revealing the original road that was paved over.  That meaning is appropriate for this new album.  The original songs have been reworked, with new aspects covering over original tracks that still show through in the mix.  James as made the following statement about this new album, “I am very happy with the changes and the sound.   It's more the recording I was trying for in 2002.”

 

Notable Cover Differences:

·         The word “New” is preceding the title, making a clear distinction between the two versions of the album, even though the release number has not changed. 

·         The following phrase has been added to the back of the album, “the space between what is and might have been…”

·         The original album listed the recording dates as October 2001 – March 2002.  The new album lists the dates as October 2001 – August 2008.

 

Notable Recording Differences:

·         The running time of several songs has changed due to new additions.

·         The song running order is different.

·         Sound of rain mixes into the start of “Just Like Thom Thumbs Blues”.

·         “Anywhere Love Goes” has a significantly longer guitar intro.

·         All of the songs have been remixed and changed to varying degrees.

 

One additional note, “Last Day of Summer” may appear to be a sweet and melancholy song about the passage of summer its surface.  Its true inspiration were the days just prior to 9/11, where innocence was tragically lost.

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Links

 

Return to the Monkeeman Index Page.

The Official James Lee Stanley Home Page

Purchase James Lee Stanley Titles.

Super 8 / 8mm Film to DVD Transfers Ferin Films.

 

Sage advice for musicians at datamusicata provided by James Lee Stanley.

 

Thompson Twins Discography - Detailed information with Variations not listed on packaging.

 

Be sure to check out You Tube.  You can find clips of James and John Batdorf performing live.

 

Last Update: December 20th, 2008.