WorldCat Identities

Was, Don

Overview
Works: 141 works in 264 publications in 2 languages and 3,238 library holdings
Genres: Rock music  Drama  Romantic comedy films  Popular music  Blues-rock music  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Live sound recordings  Filmed literary readings  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Conductor, Producer, Director, Performer, Author, Composer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Don Was
Nick of time by Bonnie Raitt( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonnie Raitt makes one of music's greatest comebacks with her 1989 album Nick of Time. The blues infused album includes the singles Thing Called Love; Have a Heart; and the title track Nick of Time
Voodoo lounge by Rolling Stones( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allen Ginsberg( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Allen Ginsberg, one of the major poetic voices of the twentieth century, reads poems and sings songs accompanied by Donald Was ... at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California; and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams"-- VHS Container
Under the red sky by Bob Dylan( Recording )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exploratory album dives in to different lyrics and songwriting. Highlights include Unbelievable; and T.V. Talkin' Song
Love for Levon : a benefit to save the barn( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back of container: "What do Joe Walsh, Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples, John Mayer, Dierks Bentley, Bruce Hornsby, Lucinda Williams, Roger Waters, John Hiatt, and Ray LaMontagne all have in common? They loved Levon Helm, the man and his music. Some of the best musicians on the planet convened on October 3, 2012, at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, to honor the beloved drummer and singer with the crinkly grin. This was the Love for Levon extravaganza--27 songs capped by a full-group finale of The weight, one of Levon's greatest moments on record. On this magical night, everyone gave the drummer some ... love. You can't 'Levon" without L-O-V-E."
Love for Levon : a benefit to save the barn( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the best musicians on the planet convened on October 3, 2012, at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, to honor Levon Helm, the beloved drummer and singer with the crinkly grin. This was the Love for Levon extravaganza--27 songs capped by a full group finale of The Weight, one of Levon's greatest moments on record
King of hearts by Roy Orbison( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beach Boys : an American band( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beach Boys: A candid look at America's favorit clean-cut, candy-striped and harmonic family featuring never-before-released footage from The Beach Boys own archives, and over 40 original Beach Boys songs in full stereo. Brian Wilson: Candid interviews with family, friends, peers and Wilson himself, chronicling his life
New Year's Eve by Michelle Pfeiffer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stellar ensemble cast celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances, and fresh starts in intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year
Brian Wilson : I just wasn't made for these times( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the undeniable force behind the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson led the group into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Through a richly woven tapestry of candid interviews with family, friends, peers and Wilson himself I just wasn't made for these times chronicles his remarkable, tumultuous life
Dear Jerry : celebrating the music of Jerry Garcia( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features twenty performances honoring Jerry Garcia by artists such as Phil Lesh, Allen Toussaint, Peter Frampton, Eric Church, and more
Organic by Joe Cocker( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avenue B by Iggy Pop( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boo! by Was (Not Was) (Musical group)( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funk music
Music from the edge of heaven by Wham! (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaia by Lionel Loueke( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaïa finds West African guitarist Lionel Loueke reunited with his longstanding trio of bassist Massimo Biolcati and drummer Ferenc Nemeth for the first time since 2010's Mwaliko. It was produced by Blue Note label boss Don Was and cut live in the studio -- sans overdubs -- in front of a small invited audience. The sonics are a tad more brittle, but they add to the crackling energy on offer. First single "Aziza Dance" is funky as hell; the guitarist vamps up a storm and Nemeth drops a ton of breaks amid snare-driven syncopation. Biolcati follows the knotty melody while dropping tough grooves into his fills. "Broken" is one of several tracks where Loueke employs an array of digital effects -- here he simultaneously evokes a blues harmonica and an analog synth. The almost fusion-like track is full of quick stops and starts, unusual cadences, and dissonant angles with dazzling fretwork by the guitarist. In "Veuve Malienne," those effects take on a different hue. In a breezy, late-night funk number, Loueke's guitar sounds like a melodica. When paired with the deep, woody tone of Biolcati's melodic bassline, the sound is elegant, silky. But Nemeth offers a chunky, taut swing in the pocket to maintain an edge. Loueke shows his affinity for rock here too, in the hard-vamping, crescendo-laden choruses on "Sleepless Night," the aggressive riffing in "Wacko Loco," and the spiky blues jamming in "Procession." In the title track, the guitarist shines with finger-popping arpeggios and gritty chord voicings. Nemeth's skittering snare and hi-hat breaks ride atop a taut, bumping bassline to create funky jazz at its best. The intro to "Eventeens" showcases Loueke's athleticism on the strings. He employs his pedals and switches, but it's his finger-slapping technique that impresses most. The set closer is an unlikely -- yet lovely -- cover of the Bee Gees' "How Deep Is Your Love." Played through the prism of Beninese pop and the harmonic invention of jazz, it's far from a lightweight finish, even if it is a graceful one. These trio members need no collaborators, extra production, or overdubs; they can -- and do -- deliver almost endless variations on all the stylistic genres they choose. The kinetic energy and obvious delight expressed by these players in such intimate and idea-rich conversation make Gaïa Loueke's most satisfying release to date
Arkansas traveler by Michelle Shocked( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backbeat : music from the original motion picture soundtrack by Don Was( Recording )

4 editions published in 1994 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Band by Band (Musical group)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the making of the 1969 album through interviews and archival footage
A bigger bang by Rolling Stones( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Don Was Amerikaans acteur

Don Was amerikansk skådespelare, musiker och sångare

Don Was amerikansk skodespelar, musikar og songar

Don Was amerikansk skuespiller, musiker og sanger

Don Was compositeur et interprète de musique de film, musicien de rock

Don Was músico estadounidense

Don Was produttore discografico e musicista statunitense

Don Was US-amerikanischer Rockmusiker, Bassist, Plattenproduzent, Schauspieler, Songwriter

Fagenson, Don

Fagenson, Donald 1952-

Was, Donald

Was, Donald 1952-

Дон Уоз

دان واس بازیگر، موسیقی‌دان، و خواننده آمریکایی

돈 워스

ドン・ウォズ

唐·沃斯

Languages
English (38)

German (1)

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