Pat Donaldson

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Pat Donaldson (born circa 1943, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland) is a bass guitarist.

The 2i's Coffee Bar in Old Compton Street, Soho was a legendary hang-out for early rock artists of Britain. It was here that Tommy Steele, Cliff Richard and Terry Dean played. Albert Lee and Pat Donaldson played here while they were members of Bob Xavier and the Jury. They recorded one single, "All of Me" / "I'd Steal" in 1962. They met once more, as members of Head Hands and Feet in 1971.

Donaldson joined Zoot Money's Big Roll Band and played on the album It Should've Been Me (1965), also appearing with the reformed Dantalian's Chariot.

In 1970 Donaldson became a member of Sandy Denny and her husband Trevor Lucas's short-lived Fotheringay.[1] On many occasions in the 1970s he was paired with the band's other two members, drummer Gerry Conway and lead guitarist Jerry Donahue and described as "the Fotheringay rhythm section". Of the group's five members he is the only one never to have been a member of Fairport Convention.

Donaldson moved to Canada in the 1980s, where he recorded with Kate and Anna McGarrigle and Canadian hard-rockers Mindstorm. He returned to Europe in about 2000. He currently lives in France as a neighbour to record producer Glyn Johns. Donaldson and Johns had met while recording Nanci Griffith's Storms (2000), and worked together again on This Time Around by Green and Red. Most recently Donaldson has recorded with Joel Zifkin (electric violin) on the album Zifkin and with The Bliminals. They had met while they were recording with Kate and Anna McGarrigle.

Discography[edit]

  • It Should've Been Me (Zoot Money's Big Roll Band) (1965)
  • Chariot Rising (Dantalian's Chariot) (1967, not released until 1996)
  • Anthems in Eden (Shirley & Dolly Collins) (1969)
  • Fable of the Wings (Keith Christmas) (1970)
  • D'Abo (Mike d'Abo) (1970)
  • Shelagh McDonald (Shelagh McDonald) (1970)
  • "Rains / Reins of Change" (Marc Ellington) (1970)
  • Ragtime Cowboy Jew (Stefan Grossman) (1970)
  • Sunrise (Mick Softley) (1970)
  • Live at the Palais des Sports" (Johnny Hallyday) (1971)
  • Living Game (Mick Greenwood) (1971)
  • Short Stories (Steve Gibbons) (1971)
  • Summer Solstice (Tim Hart & Maddy Prior) (1971)
  • If You Saw Through My Eyes (Ian Matthews) (1971)
  • The North Star Grassman and the Ravens (Sandy Denny) (1971)
  • Smiling Men with Bad Reputations (Mike Heron) (1971)
  • Street Singer (Mick Softley) (1971)
  • Paul Kent (Paul Kent) (1971)
  • Stargazer (Shelagh McDonald) (1971)
  • Head Hands and Feet (Head Hands and Feet) (1971)
  • Henry the Human Fly (Richard Thompson) (1972)
  • Journeys from Gospel Oak (Ian Matthews) (1972)
  • Sandy (Sandy Denny) (1972)
  • Rock On (The Bunch) (1972)
  • Lifeboat (Sutherland Brothers) (1972)
  • Wednesday's Child (Thomas F. Browne) (1972)
  • Any Mother Doesn't Grumble (Mick Softley) (1972)
  • A Question of Roads (Marc Ellington) (1972)
  • Lark (Linda Lewis) (1972)
  • Marc Time (Marc Ellington) (1972)
  • Restoration (Marc Ellington) (1972)
  • Weren't Born a Man (Dana Gillespie) (1973)
  • "Let The Days Go By/Sunny Side Of The Street" (Bryn Haworth) (1973)
  • Andy Roberts and the Great Stampede (Andy Roberts) (1973)
  • In Memory of Robert Johnson (Paul Williams) (1973)
  • Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (Sandy Denny) (1974)
  • This is the Day (Susha) (1974)
  • Hokey Pokey (Richard and Linda Thompson) (1974)
  • I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (Richard & Linda Thompson) (1974)
  • Pour Down Like Silver (Richard & Linda Thompson) (1975)
  • Slow Dazzle (John Cale) (1975)
  • Helen of Troy (John Cale) (1975)
  • Prospect Before Us (The Albion Band) (1976)
  • Rise Up Like The Sun (Albion Band) (1978)
  • Summer with Monika (Roger McGough) (1978)
  • Hiding (Albert Lee) (1979)
  • Voices (Murray Head) (1980)
  • French Record-Entre La Jeunesse Et La Sagesse (Kate & Anna McGarrigle) (1981)
  • Love Over and Over (Kate & Anna McGarrigle) (1983)
  • Doom and Gloom from the Tomb, Volume 1 (Richard Thompson) (1985)
  • Storms (Nanci Griffith) (1987)
  • More Guitar (Richard Thompson) (1988, not released until 2003)
  • This Time Around (Green on Red) (1989)
  • Stolen Moments (John Hiatt) (1990)
  • Beverley Craven (Beverley Craven) (1990)
  • Heartbeats Accelerating (Kate & Anna McGarrigle) (1990)
  • Street Angel (Stevie Nicks) (1994)
  • Island Years (John Cale) (1996)
  • Matapedia (Kate & Anna McGarrigle) (1996)
  • Mindstorm III (Mindstorm) (1996)
  • Solid Ground (Ray Bonneville) (1996)
  • Industrial Lullaby (Stephen Fearing) (1998)
  • Greatest Hits: The A&M Years '87-'94 (John Hiatt) (1998)
  • Best Of Richard & Linda Thompson: The Island Records Years (Richard & Linda Thompson) (2000)
  • Midnight Dreamer (Mick Greenwood) (2001)
  • Lake Songs From Red Waters-The Best of Gay and Terry Woods (Gay & Terry Woods) (2004)
  • Zifkin (Joel Zifkin) (2004)
  • Chronicles: Bring The Family/Slow Turning/Stolen Moments (John Hiatt) (2005)
  • McGarrigle Christmas Hour (Kate & Anna McGarrigle) (2005)
  • Raw But Tender (Jaki Whitren) (2006)
  • The Bliminals (bLIMINALS) (2006)

Movie soundtrack (with Murray Head)

  • Un Été D'Orages (1989)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin Charles; Peel, John (2004-10-25). The great rock discography. Canongate U.S. pp. 634–. ISBN 978-1-84195-615-2. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 

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