15 60 75 Discography

 
 
Jimmy Bell's Still in Town - Limited Edition Double LP

2013 Exit Stencil Records, 2 x LP.
Bi-fold deluxe double LP packaging with liner notes by David Fricke and David Giffels. Remastered from the original tapes and not edited. Pressed on 140 gram black vinyl in Cleveland by Gotta Groove. Three additional songs from the same time period added; Drive (written by R. Kidney), I Hear You Knockin, Who Do You Love (acoustic duet by Robert & Jack).
New photos added to original artwork. The music still kicks your ass, I don't care how old or young you are.
Players:
Robert Kidney - guitar, vocals
Jack Kidney – vocals, harmonica, tenor sax, organ, conga
Terry Hynde - alto & baritone sax, maracas
Tim Maglione - tenor & baritone sax, conga
David Robinson - drums
Michael Stacey – guitar
Drake Gleason – bass

 

Track List:
Jimmy Bell, Thief, Animal Speaks, About the Eye Game, Narrow Road, About Leaving Day, Drive, I Hear You Knockin', Who Do You Love

   
 

The Kidney Brothers - Coal Tattoo

2013 ReR Megacorp, CD.
Painting by Robert Kidney, photo by Angie Casamento, design by Yasemin Erdin. Produced by David Thomas and recorded in 1998, this collection of songs by the brothers Kidney reveals the true storytelling ability and raw soulful folk blues that makes American music fascinating. Numbers Band fans will recognize the song titles but these recordings are delivered in a much different way, striped to the bones of words and music, far from acoustic, and farther from anything comfortable.
Players: Robert Kidney - Vocals and guitar.
Jack Kidney - Vocals, harp, keyboards, tenor sax, percussion.

Track List:
Jimmy Bell, Outlaw Blues, Roughouse, You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care), Thief, Coal Tattoo, Somebody Shot Him, Heavy Rain, Wild River, That's Alright, Who Do You Love.


 

   
 

The Inward City

2009 Hearthen Records, CD.
Produced by David Thomas. Art and design by John Thompson. Photos by Angie Casamento. The long awaited seventh recording of the band is a studio album including a haunting rework of “Nobody's John”, a blasting version of “Battery B”, plus five other tracks.
Players:
Robert Kidney - vocals, guitar
Jack Kidney - vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards, tenor sax
Terry Hynde - alto sax, keyboards
Frank Casamento - drums
Bill Watson - bass

Track List:
Battery B, Yonders Wall, Thunderhead, Nobody’s John, Heavy Rain, From Me To You, Matchbox Defined, The Tellsusourvision, Coal Tattoo.


   
 
Numbers Blues

2002 Reedurban Records, CD.
Produced by Steve Etherton. Art by Terry Hynde. Cover notes by Steve Etherton. As a tribute to the fans, “Numbers Blues” is a collection of live blues performances from 1991 to 2000. It is a powerful representation of hard work. It is also a short lesson in blues music history as the band covers Sonny Boy Williamson, Robert Johnson, Elmore James, Junior Parker, Bo Diddly, Junior Wells, and the obscure Cat Iron. In the context of blues history, “Matchbox Defined” is the most interesting. Robert’s version, written originally by Blind Lemon Jefferson, is also influenced by Jimmy Reed, Bob Dylan and Carl Perkins. The song offers the response to the question “How can a matchbox hold my clothes?” Two original tunes are also included.
Players:
Robert Kidney - vocals, guitar
Jack Kidney - vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards, tenor sax
Terry Hynde - alto sax, keyboards
Frank Casamento - drums
Fred Tribuzzo - bass
Frank Reynolds - bass

 

 

Track List:
She Become the Jones, That’s Alright, Brand New Lover, HooDoo Man Blues, Matchbox Defined, Nine Below Zero, Must Have Done Somebody Wrong, Jimmy Bell, You Don’t Love Me (You Don’t Care), Walkin Blues.

 

   
 
Jimmy Bell’s Still In Town

2000 Hearthen Records, CD. Digital re-issue of original vinyl LP.
Originally released on the Water Brothers label in 1976 as an LP, then reissued on CD by Steve Etherton in 1999 as the 30th anniversary of the recording approached. The tapes were cooked by Suma Studios and re-mastered by David Thomas for the Hearpen label in 2000. For those fans who played the LP until it would play no more, this is a welcome release. “Jimmy Bell…” was the very first album of 15 60 75. It was recorded live at the Cleveland Agora as they opened for Bob Marley and the Wailers on their first American tour. The original LP was pressed on cheap vinyl during the energy crisis. If you love this recording you should invest in the CD, the sound is great and it will immediately take you back to where it all began.
Players:
Robert Kidney - guitar, vocals
Jack Kidney – vocals, harmonica, tenor sax, organ, conga
Terry Hynde - alto & baritone sax, maracas
Tim Maglione - tenor & baritone sax, conga
David Robinson - drums
Michael Stacey – guitar
Drake Gleason – bass

 

 

Track List:
Jimmy Bell, Thief, Animal Speaks, About the Eye Game, Narrow Road, About Leaving Day.

 


   
 
Hotwire

1991 Reedurban Records, CD.
Produced by Steve Etherton. An excellent combination of live and studio mixes featuring all original material. Hotwire is the first release to feature a song by Jack Kidney, “Somebody Shot Him”. The band struggled to get the new material released before bass player Fred Tribuzzo left the group.
Players:
Robert Kidney - guitar, vocals
Jack Kidney – guitar, vocals, harmonica, tenor sax, keyboards
Terry Hynde - alto sax, keyboards
Frank Casamento – drums
Fred Tribuzzo – bass

Track List:
Hotwire, Lucky, Sucker Punch, Hard To Handle, Rough House, Somebody Shot Him, Hitman, Follow Fashion, One Track Mind.

   
 
15 60 75 20

1991 Reedurban Records, CD.
Produced by Steve Etherton. “Twenty” is an audio snapshot of the first twenty years of Numbers Band music . Steve took on a difficult task when he went into the studio to select a few songs from a vast amount of recorded material. He remixed some old masters and included some new tracks and came up with an interesting collection that reveals the raw blues of “Stolen Cadillac” and beautiful recording of “Summer Fever” featuring the original ensemble track, new vocal track, fresh guitar and new harmonica. If you enjoy listening to this song, you MUST buy this CD. Another reason to purchase – many of these songs are not played live anymore.
Players:
Robert Kidney - guitar, vocals
Jack Kidney – vocals, harmonica, tenor sax, organ, conga
Terry Hynde - alto & baritone sax, maracas
Tim Maglione - tenor & baritone sax, conga
David Robinson - drums
Michael Stacey – guitar
Fred Tribuzzo - bass
Bart Johnson – bass
Steve Calabria - bass
Drake Gleason – bass

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Track List:
Not Fade Away, Deaf In The Mind, Risk of Love, Nobodies John, The Dance of Nearness, High Heels Are Dangerous, Summer Fever, Spinning Around, Didn’t We Rise, Stolen Cadillac, Thief.

 

15 60 75 2

Released 1982 by Water Brothers. Produced by The Numbers Band. Another collector's item, also on LP only. This album was their first studio recording. They had a recording budget of $2000. Unavailable for several years. After the artwork was finished it was discovered that the marquee on the Civic Theatre was featuring an Elvis Presley movie called "Follow That Dream". Cover art by Kevin Kendrick and Edward Sigler.
Players:
Robery Kidney, Jack Kidney, Terry Hynde, Michael Stacey and David Robinson.

Track List:
Too Much Tough, Inside Outside, Summer Fever, telephone Girl, Sea cruise, Behind Your Eyes, Speak To Me, Nobody's Jaun, Spinning Around, Money, Sucker Punch.
 
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Among The Wandering

1987 Water Brothers Music, vinyl LP.
Produced by Fred Salem and Bruce Hensel. "Among The Wandering” was a heartbreaker. Although “High Heels Are Dangerous” got a lot of airplay, the songs Robert poured his song writing into did not. This record has some favorites that are not played anymore and also has a nice warm studio sound. Producer Fred Salem (The Outlaws) played guitar on “High Heels Are Dangerous” and has always been a big supporter of 15 60 75. Cover photo by Karen Calabria.
Players:
Robert Kidney - guitar, vocals
Jack Kidney – vocals, harmonica, tenor sax
Terry Hynde - alto sax, keyboards
David Robinson - drums
Michael Stacey – guitar
Fred Tribuzzo - bass
Steve Calabria – bass

 


Track List:

Thunderhead, Rockin My Soul, The Risk Of Love, The Push & The Shove, High Heels Are Dangerous, I’ve Got To Know, Talk, Who’s Lovin You Better, Among The Wandering.


   
 
 
OTHER RECORDINGS AND COLLABORATIONS:
     
Robert Kidney's song "Rosalee" was covered by Chrissie Hynde and appears on two Pretenders releases. First released on "Break Up The Concrete" in 2008 and then a video performance of the song on "Live In London" in 2009. Robert's version of the song will appear on his future solo CD, "Jackleg".
 
Jack Kidney performs with Frank Black on the 2006 "Fastman Raiderman" CD set. Jack met Frank Black while performing with The Kidney Brothers in Los Angeles in 2003. Frank asked Jack to record with him in Nashville in 2005 for this project. Several of Jack's harp and sax contributions appear on the CD. He also performed with Frank in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati in 2006, and on the Conan O'Brian Show.

 

Robert and Jack Kidney recorded on the "Why I Hate Women" CD by David Thomas in 2006. Robert Kidney plays lead guitar on "Love Song", and Jack plays harp on "Blue Velvet" and sax on "Synth Farm". CD available at most record stores or at ubuprojex.net.


 

 

Robert and Jack Kidney joined David Thomas and The Pale Orchestra in several stage performances of "Mirror Man" and the multi-day festival "Disastodrome!" in Europe, Canada and Los Angeles. David released two CDs from these performances. Other players included Bob Homan, Linda Thompson, Jackie Leven, Jane Bom-Bane, David Hild, Kieth Moline, Andy Diagram, Chris Cutler and Peter Hammill. Robert and Jack met Van Dyke Parks, Frank Black and George Wendt in Los Angeles. Robert also had the pleasure of performing with his great friend, Peter Blegvad, in London.

 


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Hearpen.com released four songs recorded in 1983 that were originally spinning on 45s. They are:
Nobody's John
Behind Your Eyes
Here In The Life
It's In Imagination
 


Robert Kidney toured North America and recorded with Anton Fier and his Golden Palominos in the 1980s.  His songs
"Begin to Return", Wild River", "Lucky", "Animal Speaks",
"A Letter Back", and "The Push And The Shove" are
all included in these releases.  There is also a rare EP
with Jack Bruce and John Lydon each singing a
version of "Animal Speaks"..