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Thread #131849 Message #2978146
Posted By: GUEST,David E.
01-Sep-10 - 10:54 PM
Thread Name: Guest Artists: Where did it begin?
Subject: Guest Artists: Where did it begin?
I was just looking at a list of new music releases for September and it seems that hardly anyone releases recordings these days with out a parade of guest musicians "dropping by." Seems you can't buy a cd without Sheryl Crow or Willie Nelson making a appearance on it. I assume this is the music industry's idea and I doubt the artist has much say about it, but I wondered if anyone can pin point when this started? Slash on a Bob Dylan cd? Sting on a James Taylor? I remember (and still play)those wonderful Wolf and Waters with English rock stars albums, but this is something different.
Thanks for indulging me.
David E. (with special guest Yoyo Ma)