Russ Savakus

Russ Savakus was an American session bass player (both electric and stand-up), violinist and singer. Savakus recorded with numerous artists in and around the 1960s folk and folk-rock movement in New York.[1] Earlier, he had been a part of the rhythm section for the Les Elgart swing band.[2]

According to Michael Bloomfield, who met Savakus at a Bob Dylan session: "They had a bass player, a terrific guy, Russ Savakus. It was his first day playing electric bass, and he was scared of that. No one understood nothing."[3] However, Dylan chose to replace Savakus on tour [4]

DiscographyEdit

Songs and records that he has played on include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Richie Unterberger, Turn! Turn! Turn!: The '60s Folk-Rock Revolution. Hal Leondard Company. p. 205
  2. ^ Lawrence McClellan, The Later Swing Era, 1942 to 1955. Greenwood Publishing. p.50
  3. ^ Wolkin and Keenom, Michael Bloomfield: If You Love These Blues: An Oral History, Miller Freeman Books, San Francisco, 2000, p. 100
  4. ^ Bob Spitz, Dylan: A Biography. WW Norton. p. 317
  5. ^ "Chet Baker: Songs for Lovers" CD, Pacific Jazz Records 57158, 1997
  6. ^ Myers, Marc (2021-01-05). "Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach on the Drama of 'Walk On By'". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  7. ^ "The Essential Dylan". New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC: 27. 28 January 1974. ISSN 0028-7369. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  8. ^ Hounsome, Terry, Rock Record: A Collector’s Directory of Rock Albums and Musicians, Enlarged, Revised, Expanded, Facts On File Publications, New York,1987 p. 284
  9. ^ Hounsome, Terry, Rock Record: A Collector’s Directory of Rock Albums and Musicians, Enlarged, Revised, Expanded, Facts On File Publications, New York,1987 p. 495-496
  10. ^ 'More of the Monkees' deluxe reissue, Rhino Records 2017, booklet, pages 17 and 20, containing personnel as listed by Monkees historian Andrew Sandoval, sourced directly from official Musicians' Union records
  11. ^ Hounsome, Terry, Rock Record: A Collector’s Directory of Rock Albums and Musicians, Enlarged, Revised, Expanded, Facts On File Publications, New York,1987 p. 201
  12. ^ Hounsome, Terry, Rock Record: A Collector’s Directory of Rock Albums and Musicians, Enlarged, Revised, Expanded, Facts On File Publications, New York,1987 p.157
  13. ^ Hounsome, Terry, Rock Record: A Collector’s Directory of Rock Albums and Musicians, Enlarged, Revised, Expanded, Facts On File Publications, New York,1987 p. 381