Suggest an Album With The Most Session Musicians


If we're talking the largest "session musos to total musos" ratio then Toto would win wouldn't they since they were all session players that formed their own band?

Tim Bowen

Christopher Cross 1979

Larry Carlton – guitar
Valerie Carter – background vocals
Lenny Castro – percussion
Christopher Cross – guitar, vocals
Assa Drori – concertmaster
Victor Feldman – percussion
Chuck Findley – trumpet
Jay Graydon – guitar
Don Henley – background vocals
Jim Horn – saxophone
Eric Johnson – guitar
Jackie Kelso – saxophone
Nicolette Larson – background vocals
Myrna Matthews – background vocals
Marty McCall – background vocals
Lew McCreary – trombone
Michael McDonald – background vocals
Rob Meurer – synthesizer, keyboards
Michael Omartian – synthesizer, keyboards, background vocals
Stormie Omartian – background vocals
Tomás Ramírez – saxophone
Don Roberts – saxophone
Andy Salmon – bass
J.D. Souther – background vocals
Tommy Taylor – drums


Dan Fogelberg Souvenirs 1974

Dan Fogelberg - organ, synthesizer, guitar, piano, electric guitar, keyboards, vocals, vibraphone
Joe Walsh - guitar, electric guitar, 12 string guitar, ARP bass, backing vocals
Gerry Beckley - acoustic guitar, guitar
Al Perkins - pedal steel, steel guitar
Russ Kunkel - drums
Kenny Passarelli - bass, sousaphone
Norbert Putnam - bass
Brian Garafalo - bass
Paul Harris- piano
Jimmie Haskell - accordion
Joe Lala - conga, timbales
Jody Boyer - vocals
Glenn Frey - vocals, background vocals
Don Henley - vocals, background vocals, drums
Randy Meisner - vocals
Graham Nash - vocals, harmony vocals
Marie Ouhrabka - vocals


Michael Jackson Thriller 1982

Tom Bahler – Synclavier
Brian Banks – synthesizer, synthesizer programming
Michael Boddicker – synthesizers, Emulator, Vocoder
Bruce Cannon – effects
Ndugu Chancler – drums
Paulinho da Costa – percussion
David Foster – synthesizers, synthesizer arrangements
Gary Grant – trumpet, flugelhorn
Nelson Hayes – bathroom stomp board
Howard Hewett – background vocals
Jerry Hey – trumpet , flugelhorn, horn arrangements, string arrangements, strings conductor
Bunny Hull – background vocals
James Ingram – background vocals, Portasound keyboard, handclaps, musical arrangements
Janet Jackson – background vocals
La Toya Jackson – background vocals
Michael Jackson – co-producer, lead vocals, drum case beater, bathroom stomp board, background vocals, handclaps, vocal arrangements, rhythm arrangements, horn arrangements, synthesizer arrangements
Paul Jackson – guitar
Louis Johnson – bass guitar, handclaps
Quincy Jones – producer, rhythm arrangements, vocal arrangements, musical arrangements
Becky Lopez – background vocals
Jerry Lubbock – strings conductor
Steve Lukather – guitar, bass guitar, musical arrangements
Anthony Marinelli – synthesizer programming
Paul McCartney – lead vocals
David Paich – synthesizers, piano, rhythm arrangements, musical arrangements
Dean Parks – guitar
Greg Phillinganes – keyboards, synthesizers, Rhodes, synthesizer programming, handclaps
Jeff Porcaro – drums
Steve Porcaro – synthesizers, synthesizer programming, musical arrangements
Vincent Price – voice-over
Steven Ray – bathroom stomp board, handclaps
Bill Reichenbach – trombone
Greg Smith – Synergy, synthesizer
Bruce Swedien – recording engineer, audio mixer, effects
Chris Shepard – vibraslap
Rod Temperton – synthesizers, rhythm arrangements, vocal arrangements, synthesizer arrangements
Eddie Van Halen – guitar
Jerry Vinci – concertmaster
Julia Waters – background vocals
Maxine Waters – background vocals
Oren Waters – background vocals
David Williams – guitar
Larry Williams – saxophone, flute
Bill Wolfer – keyboardsm, synthesizer, synthesizer programming


On Black and Blue from 1976:

"Rehearsing guitar players, that's what that one was about".

- Keith Richards


He was in between bands at the time.


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