Carla Olson discography

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Carla Olson discography
Studio albums7
Live albums4
Compilation albums4
EPs1

Carla Olson is a Los Angeles-based songwriter, performer and producer. Her discography consists of 8 studio albums, 4 live albums, and 4 compilations. In addition, she has been featured as a performer and producer on many albums by other artists.

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1987: So Rebellious a Lover (Rhino Records) with Gene Clark
  • 1989: Carla Olson aka "Rubies & Diamonds" (Amigo, Sweden) / (Sunset Blvd Records)
  • 1993: Within an Ace (Watermelon Records)
  • 1994: Reap the Whirlwind (Sky Ranch)
  • 2001: The Ring of Truth (Smile / Evangeline)
  • 2013: Have Harmony, Will Travel (Busted Flat)
  • 2017: Rubies & Diamonds (Sunset Blvd Records)
  • 2019: "The Hidden Hills Sessions" (Red Parlor Records) with Todd Wolfe
  • 2020: "Have Harmony, Will Travel 2" (Sunset Blvd Records)

Live[edit]

  • 1990: Live (Demon) with Mick Taylor
  • 1991: Live: Too Hot for Snakes (Razor Edge) with Mick Taylor - recorded March 4, 1990, at the Roxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA - reissued in 2008 as Too Hot for Snakes Plus (Collectors' Choice Music) with additional tracks from their catalogs
  • 1992: Silhouetted in Light: Live in Concert (Demon) with Gene Clark
  • 2007: In Concert (Collectors' Choice Music) with Gene Clark

Compilations[edit]

  • 1995: Special - The Best of Carla Olson (Virgin)
  • 1995: Wave of the Hand: The Best of Carla Olson (Watermelon)
  • 1995: The Best of Carla Olson - Gotta Get Back Home (Bad News)
  • 2001: Honest as Daylight: The Best of Carla Olson 1981-2000 (Houston Party) - includes 3 previously unreleased tracks and 2 alternate mixes of songs from Within an Ace

EPs[edit]

As a member of the Textones[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1984: Midnight Mission (Gold Mountain) - reissued on Omnivore in 2015 with 5 extra tracks
  • 1987: Cedar Creek (Enigma) - reissued on Omnivore in 2015 with a 1987 performance from the Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 2008: "Live & Unreleased" (Collector's Choice)
  • 2018: "Old Stone Gang" (Blue Elan Records) - with guests including past members of Textones as well as Barry Goldberg, Allan Clarke (of the Hollies), and Rusty Young (of Poco).

Singles[edit]

  • 1980: "Some Other Girl" / "Reason To Leave" (I.R.S. / Faulty)
  • 1980: "I Can't Fight It" / "Vacation" / "The Time Is Right" (Chiswick)
  • 1982: "Vacation" / "The Time Is Right" (Big Beat) - with Kathy Valentine
  • 1984: "Midnight Mission" / "Upset Me" (Gold Mountain)
  • 1984: "Midnight Mission" (Gold Mountain) - 12" single - two remixes

Compilations[edit]

  • 1989: Through the Canyon (Rhino)
  • 1990: Back in Time (Demon) - previously unreleased tracks recorded from 1979 to 1988.

As composer[edit]

  • 1986: Eric Johnson - Tones (Reprise) - track 6, "Trail Of Tears" (co-written with Eric Johnson and Stephen Barber)
  • 1986: Melissa - III (Sono-Rodven) - track 11, "Standing In The Line"
  • 1994: Percy Sledge - Blue Night (Sky Ranch / Virgin) - track 3, "Why Did You Stop"; track 10, "The Grand Blvd." (co-written with George Green)
  • 2004: Percy Sledge - Shining Through the Rain (Varèse Sarabande) - track 5, "Misty Morning" (co-written with Hasse Huss and Mikael Rickfors); track 9, "Rubies & Diamonds" (co-written George Callins); track 13, "Road of No Return (co-written with Mikael Rickfors)
  • 2005: Eric Johnson - Live from Austin, TX (New West) - track 4, "Trail of Tears" (co-written with Eric Johnson and Stephen Barber)
  • 2019: Allan Clarke - "Resurgence" BMG Records - Hearts Of Stone - co-written with Allan Clarke and Francis Haines

As producer[edit]

  • 1997: Mikael Rickfors - Happy Man Don't Kill (Sonet)
  • 1998: Mare Winningham - Lonesomers (Razor & Tie)
  • 1999: Davis Gaines - All My Tomorrows (Lap)
  • 2001: Phil Upchurch - Tell the Truth! (Evidence)
  • 2001: various artists - Blue Xmas: Christmas Blues Instrumentals (Evidence)
  • 2002: Barry Goldberg - Stoned Again (Antone's) featuring Denny Freeman, Mick Taylor.
  • 2002: Jake Andrews - Jake Andrews (Texas Music Group)
  • 2002: Joe Louis Walker - Paso Tiempo (Evidence Music) featuring Ernie Watts, Wallace Roney.
  • 2002: various artists - Hey Bo Diddley: A Tribute (Evidence)
  • 2008: Doña Oxford - Step Up (Fountainbleau)
  • 2009: Paul Jones Starting All Over Again (Collectors' Choice Music in the U.S., CRS in Europe) featuring Jake Andrews, Mikael Rickfors, Eric Clapton.
  • 2012: Ana Gazzola - Musicas E Palavras Dos Bee Gees (Fuel 2000) featuring Eric Johnson, Peter Leinheiser, Laurence Juber.
  • 2012: Chubby Tavares - Jealousy (Fuel 2000)
  • 2015: Paul Jones - Suddenly I Like It (Continental Blue Heaven) - released in the Netherlands and featuring Joe Bonamassa, Jools Holland.
  • 2018: Barry Goldberg - "In the Groove" (Sunset Blvd Records) - featuring Denny Freeman, James Inveldt, Les McCann.
  • 2018: Big Kettle Drum - "I Thought You'd Be Bigger"
  • 2019: Ash Grunwald - "Mojo"
  • March 20, 2020: Carla Olson - "Have Harmony, Will Travel 2" (Sunset Blvd Records) featuring Ana Gazzola, Stephen McCarthy, Jim Muske, Peter Noone, Terry Reid, Timothy B. Schmit.
  • November 2020: Americana Railroad - featuring Kai Clark, James Intveld, Gary Myrick, Stephen McCarthy, Brian Ray, Rob Waller, John York.
  • exact release date tbd 2020: Ladies Sing Lightfoot - featuring Darling West, Maura Kennedy, Arwen Lewis, Natalie Noone, Shawn Barton Vach.

As primary artist/song contributor[edit]

Also appears on[edit]

  • 1980: Phil Seymour - Phil Seymour (Boardwalk Entertainment) - lead guitar on track 8, "We Don't Get Along"
  • 1991: The Droogs - Guerrilla Love-In (Music Maniac) - vocals on track 7, "Morning Dew"
  • 1994: Percy Sledge - Blue Night (Sky Ranch / Virgin) - guitar, vocals
  • 1996: Mark Lindsay - Video Dreams ('Alala) - guitar, vocals
  • 2001: Brian Joens - Hollywoodland (Spinout) - vocals
  • 2005: Dwight Twilley - Have a Twilley Christmas (Digital Musicworks) - vocals
  • 2011: Jon Emery - A Thousand Sad Goodbyes: Jon Emery Sings the Songs of Gene Clark (E Records) - vocals

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