WorldCat Identities

Castro, Lenny

Works: 387 works in 868 publications in 1 language and 8,436 library holdings
Genres: Rock music  Jazz  Popular music  Rhythm and blues music  Blues (Music)  Songs  Blues-rock music  Country music  Live sound recordings  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Performer
Classifications: M1630.18.R42, 781.66
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lenny Castro
Stadium arcadium by Red Hot Chili Peppers (Musical group)( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red Hot Chili Peppers join forces again with producer Rick Rubin for their ninth studio album. The album includes the single Dani California along with the song Snow
Voodoo lounge by Rolling Stones( Recording )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny that the much-touted "reunion/comeback" album Steel Wheels followed Dirty Work by just three years, while it took the Stones five years to turn out its sequel, Voodoo Lounge -- a time frame that seems much more appropriate for a "comeback." To pile on the irony, Voodoo Lounge feels more like a return to form than its predecessor, even if it's every bit as calculated and Bill Wyman has flown the coup. With Don Was, a neo-classic rock producer who always attempts to reclaim his artist's original claim to greatness, helming the boards with the Glimmer Twins, the Stones strip their sound back to its spare, hard-rocking basics. The Stones act in kind, turning out a set of songs that are pretty traditionalist. There are no new twists or turns in either the rockers or ballads (apart maybe from the quiet menace of "Thru and Thru, " later used to great effect on The Sopranos), even if they revive some of the English folk and acoustic country-blues that was on Beggars Banquet. Still, this approach works because they are turning out songs that may not be classics but are first-rate examples of the value of craft. If this was released ten years, even five years earlier, this would be a near-triumph of classicist rock, but since Voodoo Lounge came out in the CD age, it's padded out to 15 tracks, five of which could have been chopped to make the album much stronger. Instead, it runs on for nearly an hour, an ironically bloated length for an album whose greatest strengths are its lean, concentrated classic sound and songcraft. Still, it makes for a stronger record than its predecessor. Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Different shades of blue by Joe Bonamassa( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Different Shades Of Blue (J & R Adventures) is Bonamassa's first studio album in two years and the first album of his career to feature all original material. The result is a record with more of an experimental edge than previous Bonamassa records. It s a blues record that explores the outer reaches and the many different sounds that shape the genre. 'It s been a while since I've been involved in the writing on an entire album. So I decided I wanted to make a completely original blues album', said Bonamassa. 'I've really had to push myself to make everything I do better than the last project. I know the fans expect it. And I feel like I owe it to the fans to give them an original record after all these years'. To prepare for the record, Bonamassa took 2013 off from releasing any new studio material, a rarity in the tireless bluesman's career, and instead spent time in Nashville writing with Jonathan Cain (Journey), known for hits Who s Crying Now, Open Arms, and When You Love A Woman; James House (Diamond Rio, Dwight Yoakam, Martina McBride), and Jerry Flowers (Keith Urban). 'The writers really inspired me, and having access to really great lyricists and songwriters made it such a great experience', said Bonamassa. Recorded at Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas, NV, Different Shades Of Blue was produced by Kevin Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin), who has helmed Bonamassa's last fifteen projects including his solo projects and collaborations with Black Country Communion and Beth Hart. To compliment Bonamassa s signature guitar style and vocals, Shirley brought together a group of musicians including Reese Wynans (organ, piano), Carmine Rojas (bass), Michael Rhodes (bass), Anton Fig (drums, percussion), Lenny Castro (percussion), Lee Thornburg (trumpet, trombone), Ron Dziubla (saxophone), the Bovaland Orchestra (strings), and Doug Henthorn and Melanie Williams (background vocals). 'It s definitely my favorite Joe Bonamassa record to date', said Shirley. 'It s an album that deserves to be listened to in its entirety. Luckily Joe s fan base really seems to appreciate a body of work and not just songs'. Shirley said, 'I think Joe has learned the value of not underestimating his audience. He plays music as well as he can, and always tries to bring music of depth to his audience. We try very hard to make the records as multidimensional as possible and really try not to cut any corners in delivering them'. Bonamassa has twelve #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist) and received his first GRAMMY nomination in 2013 for his collaboration with Beth Hart on the duo's sophomore album Seesaw. His 2013 solo acoustic project An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House was nominated by the Blues Music Awards for Best DVD and his 2009 DVD Live From The Royal Albert Hall recently received RIAA Platinum Certification
Tonin' by Manhattan Transfer (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhythm country and blues by Willie Nelson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country music and R & B singers team for duets
Motown two by Michael McDonald( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael follows up his successful first album of Motown covers. Features renditions of songs from the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and more
An acoustic evening at the Vienna Opera House by Joe Bonamassa( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Bonamassa's latest recording, An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House. This live unplugged performance at the Vienna Opera House includes his popular single Driving Towards the Daylight
The dance by Dave Koz( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bette by Bette Midler( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gate by Kurt Elling( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired interpretations of songs by the Beatles, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Joe Jackson, King Crimson, and more. Bob Mintzer of the Yellowjackets, John Patitucci, and Lenny Castro guest
Pure by Boney James( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Boney James' saxophone jazz pieces
Let the good times roll : the music of Louis Jordan by William King( Recording )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

B.B. King performs songs made famous by Louis Jordan, band leader and rhythm and blues singer
Ride by Boney James( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body language by Boney James( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenderly by George Benson( Recording )

14 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High life by Wayne Shorter( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True love by Pat Benatar( Recording )

7 editions published in 1991 in Undetermined and English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playin' hooky by Bob James( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wandering spirit by Mick Jagger( Recording )

6 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off the beaten path by Dave Koz( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Koz presents a collection of saxophone jazz pieces. The enhanced portion includes trips to Dave's old neighborhoods, songs, lyrics, notes on the recording sessions, a summary of the Internet resources on him, video clips, and test recordings
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Castro, Linnie 1950-

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