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Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: articzone ()
Date: April 14, 2011 16:53

Can someone please tell me who plays the piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505? Thanks.

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: April 14, 2011 17:05

Ian Stewart plays piano on both tracks. thumbs up

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: mailexile67 ()
Date: April 14, 2011 17:07

Stu on "Flight 505" and Nicky Hopkins on "Cool,calm & collected"...

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: April 14, 2011 17:09

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mailexile67
Nicky Hopkins on "Cool,calm & collected"...

Not very likley.

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: Amused ()
Date: April 14, 2011 17:14

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His Majesty
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mailexile67
Nicky Hopkins on "Cool,calm & collected"...

Not very likley.

Jack Nitzsche - says TimeIsOnOurSide...

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: April 14, 2011 17:21

Yeah actually it's probably Jack, it seems too erratic and unsure to be Stu who usually rolled along without fear.

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: articzone ()
Date: April 14, 2011 17:29

not exactly a consensus as to the answer...

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: April 14, 2011 17:34

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articzone
not exactly a consensus as to the answer...

Simply because it's never been stated by any of the band or anyone involved who played the piano on CCC. So it comes down to speculation etc.

It was recorded at RCA circa August 1966, so Jack or Stu are the most likely players, given the kinda messy playing something which Stu didn't really do seems Jack is most likley pianist on CCC.

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: Munichhilton ()
Date: April 14, 2011 17:40

After listening to it again I'm almost certain it's Keith's feet.

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: scottkeef ()
Date: April 14, 2011 17:56

This may be a stupid question ( but I'm known for it!) but are there any minor chords in CCC? Seems like I read here that Stu refused to play any minor chords...



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Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: April 14, 2011 17:58

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scottkeef
This may be a stupid question ( but I'm known for it!) but are there any minor chords in CCC? Seems like I read here that Stu refused to play any minor chords...

yeah, i think there are a couple that aren't nearly as important as the main ones.....

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: tumblingdice ()
Date: April 14, 2011 20:32

LOL..StonesTod I have to admit that when I first saw you post on these boards I would get annoyed as sometimes it seemed you were just trolling with stuff about the band. But over time I came to realize I could enjoy your posts and not feel so bad towards the ones that I didn't agree with. And I have to say the above one is a great one!



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Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: April 14, 2011 20:38

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tumblingdice
LOL..StonesTod I have to admit that when I first saw you post on these boards I would get annoyed as sometimes it seemed you were just trolling with stuff about the band. But over time I came to realize I could enjoy your posts and not feel so bad towards the ones that I didn't agree with. And I have to say the above one is a great one!

yay! and in time, i hope to return the compliment....

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: RobberBride ()
Date: April 15, 2011 11:28

In his recent book, Julian Dawson has Nicky down for barrelhouse piano in "Cool, Calm And Collected", in his first Stones session (being invited after work on "A Degree Of Murder").

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: April 15, 2011 15:36

CCC was recorded in USA about 6 or so months before ADOM sessions took place.

No way that's Nicky on piano on that track.

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: mtaylor ()
Date: April 15, 2011 18:09

Line-up ‘Cool, Calm And Collected’: MJ (voc, harm)/KR (gtr, bvoc)/BJ (kazoo,
banjo)/BW (bass)/CW (dr)/Nicky Hopkins (p)

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: RobberBride ()
Date: April 15, 2011 18:12

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His Majesty
CCC was recorded in USA about 6 or so months before ADOM sessions took place.
No way that's Nicky on piano on that track.

Yeah at least one version was. You are a better judge on this period than me, so I stand corrected. Or Julian does, hehe.
I guess Julian used Nicos site for reference, the 661213A file: 13th of December overdubs in London prior to the RCA mixing session.

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: lettingitbleed ()
Date: April 15, 2011 18:29

If it is Nicky that is surprising indeed. I always thought his first sessions with the Stones was for Satanic.

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: BJPortugal ()
Date: April 15, 2011 18:30

I have many doubts about CCC.

MJ(vocals, harm?)
KR(,gtr,kazoo,bvocal)
BJ(electric dulcimer, harm?) There is no banjo or sitar on that one.
Piano: Jack Nitzsche(most probably) or Stu. I never hear about the Nicky Hopkins hypothesis.
We know very little about Between the Buttons sessions...

Re: Piano on Cool, Calm & Collected and Flight 505
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: April 15, 2011 19:09

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RobberBride
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His Majesty
CCC was recorded in USA about 6 or so months before ADOM sessions took place.
No way that's Nicky on piano on that track.

Yeah at least one version was. You are a better judge on this period than me, so I stand corrected. Or Julian does, hehe.
I guess Julian used Nicos site for reference, the 661213A file: 13th of December overdubs in London prior to the RCA mixing session.

Seeing how the piano starts the track it would have been recorded as part of the backing track at RCA circa August 1966. Not much overdubs on CCC. Sounds like it's mostly a good, fun full band take with vocals and kazoo dubbed on.



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