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Daryl Johnson (musician)

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Record label  Zijazz Music
Music group  Black Dub
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Occupation(s)  Musician, bassist, singer, composer, songwriter, producer
Instruments  Bass, recorder, vocals, drums, percussion
Albums  Black Dub, From the Inside
Genres  Funk, Blues, Folk music, Alternative rock, Rock music
Similar  Malcolm Burn, Mark Howard, Trixie Whitley, Daniel Lanois, Brian Blade

Daryl Johnson (born in Louisiana) is an African American bass player, singer, songwriter, composer and producer. Johnson is well-known for playing with The Neville Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and for producing Daniel Lanois' solo albums.

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Musical career

Johnson worked as a session musician for many notable artists including Isaac Bolden and Jean Knight. At the beginning of his career, he was often featured on funk albums, later moving to more rock, blues and folk music.

Producer Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Neil Young) has played an important role for his musical career. Lanois helped him get notoriety, mainly due to some of his own collaborations, such as with Brian Eno, Emmylou Harris and Bob Dylan.

Since 2010, he is a member of the supergroup Black Dub, whose other band members are Daniel Lanois (vocals and guitar), drummer Brian Blade (Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Joshua Redman), who Johnson worked with in the past, and singer Trixie Whitley,. The group´s self-titled first studio album was released in 2010, filled with music that grows from the rich soil of gospel, blues, and pop. Johnson is also a member of Spyboy, Emmylou Harris´s backing band that she formed for a tour to perform songs from her 1995 career-redefining album, Wrecking Ball. Besides Daryl Johnson on bass, the power trio is composed of country singer-songwriter Buddy Miller on guitar and Brady Blade on drums.

Johnson also worked with Trixie Whitley on her solo project The Engine, which he co-produced and played several instruments on. Back in 1991, he has already worked with Trixie Whitley's father, Chris Whitley,

Besides his many credits as a performer, Johnson has also collected a variety of writing and arrangement credits. He has worked as a songwriter on seven albums of The Neville Brothers, as well as on albums of Emmylou Harris, Black Dub, Daniel Lanois, Ian Moore, and others.

Discography

  • The End Of The Beginning – Richie Havens, 1976
  • Night People – Lee Dorsey, 1978
  • I Love Funk 'N' Roll – Family Players Band, 1982
  • Neville-ization  – The Neville Brothers, 1984
  • Nevillization II: Live At Tipitina's – The Neville Brothers, 1987
  • Live And Let Live! – Bobby King & Terry Evans, 1988
  • Saturday Night – Bobby King & Terry Evans, 1988
  • Oh Mercy – Bob Dylan, 1989
  • Dark Side Of The Man – Ross Wilson, 1989
  • Still Water – Daniel Lanois, 1989
  • Set – Youssou N'Dour, 1990
  • Brother's Keeper – The Neville Brothers, 1990
  • Wrong Way Up – Eno/Cale, 1990
  • Living With The Law – Chris Whitley, 1991
  • Warm Your Heart – Aaron Neville, 1991
  • I'm Alive – Vernard Johnson, 1991
  • Snake Bite Love – Zachary Richard, 1992
  • Family Groove – The Neville Brothers, 1992
  • Us – Peter Gabriel, 1992
  • Rocky World – Daniel Lanois, 1993
  • Testimony – John Mooney, 1993
  • For The Beauty Of Wynona – Daniel Lanois, 1993
  • There's Room For Us All – Terrance Simien, 1993
  • Inconsiderate Bitch – Lisa Germano, 1994
  • Wrecking Ball – Emmylou Harris, 1995
  • Uptown  – The Neville Brothers, 1996
  • Modernday Folklore – Ian Moore, 1996
  • Trampoline – Joe Henry, 1996
  • Fever In Fever Out – Luscious Jackson, 1996
  • Breathe – Midnight Oil, 1996
  • Sonora Portraits – Brian Eno, 1999
  • Vagabond Ways – Marianne Faithfull, 2000
  • Red Dirt Girl – Emmylou Harris, 2000
  • Shine – Daniel Lanois, 2003
  • Silver Lake – Vic Chesnutt, 2003
  • Stumble Into Grace – Emmylou Harris, 2003
  • Afterglow – Sarah McLachlan, 2003
  • Hit – Peter Gabriel, 2003
  • Rockets – Daniel Lanois, 2004
  • Lakeville – Amy Correia, 2004
  • Fire In A Stone – Rasmus Helner, 2006
  • Wintersong – Sarah McLachlan, 2006
  • Tell Tale Signs – Bob Dylan, 2008
  • Mama Rosa – Brian Blade, 2009
  • Black Dub – Black Dub, 2010
  • The Engine – Trixie Whitley, 2010
  • Nature Cruising – Big Crux, 2011
  • How To Become Clairvoyant – Robbie Robertson, 2011
  • Live In Germany 2000 – Emmylou Harris, 2011
  • Filmography

  • Tonight Show - 1993
  • "Here Is What Is" - 2007 documentary (premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Songs

    I Believe in YouBlack Dub · 2010
    SilveradoBlack Dub · 2010
    SurelyBlack Dub · 2010

    References

    Daryl Johnson (musician) Wikipedia


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