Tim Henson

Pop, Rock, R&B Piano, Keyboards, Songwriter Pete Carr, Muscle Shoals Studios

Born: Chattanooga, TN

Lived in Muscle Shoals, AL

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

Tim played behind: Pete Carr, Sue Richards, Ava Aldridge, Barry Beckett, Roger Clark, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Randy McCormick and Harvey Thompson.

Source: http://allmusic.com/artist/tim-henson-p86079

 

 

"Reconsider Me"

"This turned out to be the most successful record of my career. During November 1974 Johnny Morris arranged for me to record a session in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. I was very nervous about this having just found success in Nashville, plus Muscle Shoals was known for R&B hits that went pop, not for country music. The session was to be split - two by me and two by Bobby Lee Trammell. I had added a modulation in the middle of 'Reconsider Me', plus a lyric change in the last verse. We recorded it first with four musicians. I asked the piano player (Tim Henson) to do the roll for the intro, a sound like John R's radio show theme. My vocals were live with the four musicians before Johnny added guitar tracks, keyboards and backing vocals. Initially I had reservations about it, although my wife, Loretta loved it. I actually called Johnny asking him not to release it as I felt it was 'too funky for country radio and I'm afraid they won't play it!' He got his way and I'm glad he did! After negotiating a deal with Dot Records, 'Reconsider Me' became my first release on the label in March 1975, reaching #1 in 'Record World' and 'Cashbox', #2 in 'Billboard' remaining on their charts for twenty-one weeks. The October D.J. Convention Issue of 'Billboard' showed the disc was their #1 Record of the Year. At the end of 1975 it was also the #1 Record of the Year in 'Cashbox' and #1 in Canada's PPM Chart."

Source: http://www.mkoc.com/NarvelFelts/narvel1.htm

 

Leblanc, Lenny - Not A Word On It CD Cover Art

Listen: http://www.amazon.com/Not-Word-Pete-Carr/dp/B002WDL5S4

 

Guitarist Pete Carr is primarily known as a member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. His résumé also includes being a member of Duane and Gregg Allman's Hourglass, and for declining an invitation to join the Allman Brothers Band -- they asked Dickey Betts later. Carr has played on dozens, if not hundreds, of recordings by everyone from Rod Stewart and Bob Seger to Bobby Womack, Wilson Pickett, and Willie Nelson, to mention a few. He also had two solo recordings: the first, Not a Word on It, was issued in 1975 on the independent Big Tree and was later licensed by Atlantic. Recorded at Wishbone Studio in Muscle Shoals, Carr acted as songwriter, lead guitarist, arranger, and producer. He employed the use of bassist Lenny LeBlanc, drummer Roger Clark, percussionist Tom Roady, and Harvey Thompson on saxophone. There are a slew of keyboard players here, including Chuck Leavell (the inner sleeve of the booklet credits him, the back cover does not), Clayton Ivey, and Tim Henson. Musically this is funky, jazz-inflected rock. Carr's playing shines as much for its restraint as it does his tight, imaginative phrasing. Check the nocturnal blues of the opener "Transcumbian Lover," that feels like a cross between Roy Buchanan and Peter Green's more refined moments. Carr's tone is biting, but every note he plays is perfectly emotive and musically sumptuous. The funky "Foxfire," features organ, piano, and synth all tripling with his guitars. "On Lucifer's Knee" uses a funked-up bassline and a Rhodes to create a backdrop for some mean guitar playing that moves inside and through the rhythm. "Broken Stone" is a straight-up Southern rock & roll boogie that moves. "Twisted Hair" is an anthemic closing statement with dual leads, acoustic piano, and shifting time signatures in a rock & roll guitar hero setting. Carr's work is pretty much for guitar-o-philes and production heads, but the music is solidly played and the album is enjoyable throughout. ~ Thom Jurek

Photographer: Tommy Wright .

Arranger: Pete Carr.

Personnel: Pete Carr (guitar); Harvey Thompson (saxophone); Chuck Leavell (organ, keyboards); Tim Henson (keyboards, synthesizer); Clayton Ivey (keyboards); Roger Clark (drums); Tom Roady (percussion).

Recording information: Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Wishbone Studio.

More info: http://www.adventuretix.com/break-the-habit/muscle-shoals-horns-cant-break-the-habit

Midnight Light was the first and only album that Lenny LeBlanc & Pete Carr released as a duo. Recorded and mixed at Wishbone Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, it was released by Big Tree Records and distributed by Atlantic. Three singles charted, the most successful being "Falling," which reached No. 13 on the Pop Singles Chart. Briefly reissued on CD in Japan in 1999.
Producer: Pete Carr
Drums: Roger Clark
Guitars: Pete Carr, Lenny LeBlanc, Robert Byrne
Bass: Butch Leadford, Bob Wray
Keyboards: Randy McCormick, Tim Henson, Clayton Ivey
Background Vocals: Lenny LeBlanc, Pete Carr
Listen: http://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Light-Leblanc-Carr/dp/B002OHB376

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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