Ricky Lawson Discography

1954 – December 23, 2013 †

December 23th the great drummer Ricky Lawson passed away. See below a remarkable list of sessions, contribution and solo work.

1975 Roy Ayers Ubiquity Mystic Voyage
1976 Roy Ayers Ubiquity Vibrations
1977 Dee Dee Bridgewater Just Family
1978 Tom Waits Blue Valentine
1978 The Jacksons Destiny
1978 Ubiquity Starbooty
1979 George Duke A Brazilian Love Affair
1979 Dee Dee Bridgewater Bad for Me
1979 Flora Purim Carry On
1979 George Duke Folow the Rainbow
1979 George Duke Master of the Game
1979 Robben Ford The Inside Story
1980 The Dramatics 10.5
1980 Michael Wycoff Come to My World
1980 Harry Nilsson Flash Harry
1980 Garry Glenn GG
1980 Wilton Felder Inherit the Wind
1980 The Pointer Sisters Special Things
1981 L. Subramaniam Blossom
1981 Earl Klugh Crazy for You
1981 The Emotions New Affair
1981 Yellowjackets Yellowjackets
1982 DeBarge All This Love
1982 Varous Artists Casino Lights: Recorded Live at Montreux, Switzerland
1982 Teena Marie Robbery
1983 Sister Sledge Bet Cha Say That to All the Girls
1983 Philip Bailey Continuation
1983 Yellowjackets Mirage a Trois
1983 Bette Midler No Frills
1983 Paul McCartney Pipes of Peace
1984 Al Jarreau In London
1984 Deniece Williams Let’s Hear It for the Boy
1984 Rockwell Somebody’s Watching Me
1984 Ramsey Lewis The Two of Us
1985 Maze Can’t Stop the Love
1985 Johnny Gill Chemistry
1985 Yellowjackets Samurai Samba
1986 Jeffrey Osborne Emotional
1986 Maurice White Maurice White
1986 Alexander Zonjic Neon
1986 James Ingram Never Felt So Good
1986 Anita Baker Rapture
1986 Yellowjackets Shades
1986 Chet Atkins Street Dreams
1986 Patrice Rushen Watch Out!
1987 Michael Jackson Bad
1987 Dianne Reeves Dianne Reeves
1987 Fattburger Good News
1987 Lime Spiders The Cave Comes Alive!
1987 Earth, Wind & Fire Touch the World
1987 Alexander Zonjic When Is It Real?
1988 Deniece Williams As Good as It Gets
1988 Al Jarreau Heart’s Horizon
1988 Jeffrey Osborne One Love – One Dream
1988 The Pointer Sisters Serious Slammin’
1988 George Duke Thief in the Night
1989 James Ingram It’s Real
1989 Bobby Lyle Ivory Dreams
1989 Maze Silky Soul
1989 Clive Griffin Step by Step
1990 Nancy Wilson A Lady with a Song
1990 Anita Baker Compositions
1990 Michael Paulo Fusebox
1990 Helen Baylor Highly Recommended
1990 Whitney Houston I’m Your Baby Tonight
1990 Dianne Reeves Never Too Far
1990 Sara Hickman Shortstop
1991 BeBe & CeCe Winans Different Lifestyles
1991 Gladys Knight Good Woman
1991 Kenny Loggins Leap of Faith
1991 Keith Washington Make Time for Love
1991 Margaret Bell Over & Over
1991 Sheila E. Sex Cymbal
1991 Tevin Campbell T.E.V.I.N.
1991 Earl Klugh The Best of Earl Klugh, Vol. 1
1991 James Ingram The Greatest Hits: The Power of Great Music
1992 Bobby Brown Bobby
1992 Brian McKnight Brian McKnight
1992 John Beasley Cauldron
1992 Various   Artists Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration
1992 By All Means It’s Real
1992 Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell
1992 Ray Simpson Ray Simpson
1992 Kevyn Lettau Simple Life
1992 Fattburger The Best of Fattburger
1993 James Ingram Always You
1993 Kirk Whalum Caché
1993 J. Spencer Chimera
1993 Randy Crawford Don’t Say It’s Over
1993 Bette Midler Experience the Divine: Greatest Hits
1993 Gene Rice Gene Rice
1993 Dave Koz Lucky Man
1993 Regina Belle Passion
1993 Keith Washington You Make It Easy
1994 Norman Brown After the Storm
1994 Everette Harp Common Ground
1994 Fourplay Elixir
1994 Marion Meadows Forbidden Fruit
1994 Pauline Wilson Intuition
1994 Howard Hewett It’s Time
1994 Phil Perry Pure Pleasure
1994 Randy Crawford The Very Best of Randy Crawford
1995 Various Artists A I Got No Kick Against Modern Jazz
1995 Yellowjackets Collection
1995 Various Artists Esquire Jazz Collection: Crosstown Traffic
1995 Roy Ayers Evolution: The Polydor Anthology
1995 Kirk Whalum In This Life
1995 Jennifer Love Hewitt Let’s Go Bang
1995 David Benoit The Best of David Benoit 1987-1995
1995 Bill Cantos Who Are You
1996 Al Jarreau Best of Al Jarreau [Warner Bros.]
1996 The Emotions Best of My Love: The Best of the Emotions
1996 Randy Crawford Best of Randy Crawford [Warner Bros.]
1996 France France [WEA]
1996 France Gall France [WEA]
1996 Daryle Chinn From the Heart
1996 Deniece Williams Gonna Take a Miracle: The Best of Deniece Williams
1996 Lionel Richie Louder Than Words
1996 Various Artists People Make the World Go ’round [Mojazz]
1997 Bob Mamet Adventures in Jazz
1997 Regina Belle Baby Come to Me: The Best of Regina Belle
1997 George Duke Best of George Duke: The Elektra Years
1997 Various Artists Best of Smooth Jazz [Warner]
1997 Mijares Estar Sin Ti
1997 L.A. Jazz Syndicate L.A. Jazz Syndicate
1997 Babyface MTV Unplugged NYC 1997
1997 Mark Portmann No Truer Words
1997 Roy Ayers The Best of Roy Ayers: Love Fantasy
1997 Michael O’Neill True Love
1998 Mariah Carey #1’s
1998 Barney Barney’s Great Adventure
1998 Babyface Christmas with Babyface
1998 Kirk Whalum For You
1998 Jimmy Reid Forever Loved
1998 Yaire Formas de Vida
1998 Faith Evans Keep the Faith
1998 Whitney Houston My Love Is Your Love
1998 Patricia Manterola Quiero Mas
1998 Various Artists Rock and Roll Doctor: Lowell George Tribute
1998 Night Ranger Seven
1998 OST Simon Birch
1998 Various Artists The Best of Smooth Jazz, Vol. 3 [Warner]
1998 Kirk Franklin The Nu Nation Project
1998 Various Artists The Prince of Egypt [Inspirational]
1998 George Duke This Is  Jazz, Vol. 37
1998 Various Artists Very Best of Latin Jazz [Global TV]
1999 Kevon Edmonds 41479
1999 Various Artists Anna and the King
1999 Brent Jones Brent Jones & The T.P. Mobb
1999 Kenny G Classics in the Key of G
1999 Doc Powell Double Scale: A Windham Hill Jazz Collection
1999 Kenny G Faith: A Holiday Album
1999 Ricky Lawson First Things 1st
1999 Various Artists Funky Jazz Party, Vol. 2: Love Jams
1999 Nancy Wilson Greatest Hits [Sony]
1999 Coko Hot Coko
1999 Kevyn Lettau Miracle Voice: The Best of Kevyn Lettau
1999 John Tesh One World
1999 Cliff Richard Real as I Wanna Be
1999 Shanice Shanice
1999 Aaron Skyy Skyy’s The Limit
1999 Brian Culbertson Somethin’ Bout Love
1999 Yellowjackets The Best of Yellowjackets
1999 Dave Koz The Dance
1999 Various Artists The Soul of Smooth Jazz, Vol. 2
1999 Laura Miller Un Camino Para Ti
1999 Various Artists VH1 Divas Live 1999
1999 Frankie Beverly We Are One/Can’t Stop the Love
2000 Jeff Kashiwa Another Door Opens
2000 Yolanda Adams Christmas with Yolanda Adams
2000 Norman Connors Eternity
2000 Lea Salonga Live, Vol. 1
2000 Jim Brickman My Romance: An Evening with Jim Brickman
2000 Boyz II Men Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya
2000 Gregg Karukas Nightshift
2000 Anastacia Not That Kind
2000 Jared Douglas Paradise
2000 Steely Dan Two Against Nature
2000 Michael Lington Vivid
2001 Joy Enriquez Joy Enriquez
2001 Lionel Richie Renaissance
2001 Ricky Lawson Ricky Lawson and Friends
2001 Various Artists The Brothers [2001]
2002 BeBe Winans BeBe Live and Up Close
2002 Michael Lington Everything Must Change
2002 Gerald Albright Groovology
2002 Randy Crawford Hits
2002 Bobby Lyle Joyful
2002 Whitney Houston Just Whitney
2002 Tom Scott New Found Freedom
2002 Rick Lawson Pride & Joy
2002 Anita Baker Sweet Love: The Very Best of Anita Baker
2002 Anita Baker The Best of Anita Baker
2002 Kirk Whalum The Best of Kirk Whalum
2003 Various Artists Church: Songs of Soul and Inspiration
2003 Ruben Studdard Flying Without Wings
2003 Justin Guarini Justin Guarini
2003 Ann Nesby Make Me Better
2003 Keb’ Mo’ Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Keb Mo
2003 Michael McDonald Motown
2003 Aretha Franklin So Damn Happy
2003 Ruben Studdard Soulful
2003 Babyface The Essential Babyface
2003 Junior Maile The Voice
2003 Various Artists Twist of  Motown
2004 Devoted Spirits Devoted Spirits: A Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire
2004 David Garfield Giving Back
2004 Various Artists Grammy Nominees 2004
2004 Alyson Williams It’s About Time
2004 Dov Journey to Eden
2004 Keb’ Mo’ Keep It Simple
2004 Anita Baker My Everything
2004 Dionne Warwick My Favorite Time of the Year
2004 Various Artists No. 1 Smooth Jazz Radio Hits [Shanachie #1]
2004 Various Artists Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
2004 Boney James Pure
2004 Ellis Hall Straight Ahead
2004 Bobby Lyle Straight and Smooth
2004 George Duke The Essential George Duke
2004 A. Ray Fuller The Weeper
2004 John Mellencamp Words & Music: John Mellencamp’s Greatest Hits
2005 Stevie Wonder A Time to Love
2005 Perri Anthology
2005 Various Artists Children of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the Second Psychedelic Era – 1976-1995
2005 Anita Baker Christmas Fantasy
2005 Ronee Martin Come on Through My Door
2005 Vernon Bush Go For The Ride
2005 Various Artists Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now
2005 Bob Sinclar In the House
2005 James Moody Kite Hill
2005 Val Watson Live at the Funk Lounge
2005 Latoya London Love and Life
2005 Paul Taylor Nightlife
2005 John Tesh Red Rocks Platinum
2005 Kenny G The Greatest Holiday Classics
2005 Michael McDonald The Ultimate Collection
2005 Various Artists Ultimate Easy Album
2006 Yellowjackets 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Yellowjackets
2006 Smokey Robinson 50th Anniversary Collection
2006 Beyoncé B’day
2006 Various Artists Dreamgirls [Music from the Motion Picture]
2006 Lynne Fiddmont Flow
2006 George Benson Givin’ It Up
2006 Shilts HeadBoppin
2006 Beyoncé Listen: Music from the Motion Picture Dreamgirls
2006 Skip Martin Miles High
2006 Yellowjackets Mirage a Trois/Club Nocturne
2006 Various Artists Smooth and Soulful: 20th Century Masters
2006 India.Arie Testimony, Vol. 1: Life & Relationship
2006 Smokey Robinson Timeless Love
2006 Chanté Moore Uncovered/Covered
2007 Patrick Lamb Don’t Get No Better
2007 John Wackerman Drum Duets, Vol. 1
2007 Brian McKnight Gold
2007 Fattburger Greatest Hits
2007 Howard Hewett If Only…
2007 Various Artists Jazz Club: Jazz for the Road
2007 Simon Høirup L.A. Instrumentals
2007 Paul Taylor Ladies’ Choice
2007 Beyoncé Listen
2007 Nina Live!
2007 Peabo Bryson Missing You
2007 Morris Brothers One Less Dream
2007 Nils Ready to Play
2007 Rick Braun RnR
2007 George Duke Ultimate George Duke
2008 Various Artists Beautiful Wedding: Jazz for the Wedding Dinner
2008 Nnenna Freelon Better Than Anything: The Quintessential Nnenna Freelon
2008 Dave Koz Greatest Hits
2008 Warren Hill La Dolce Vita
2008 Terry Dexter Listen
2008 Lee Seung Hwan Monglong
2008 Al Turner Movin’
2008 The Jackson 5 Original Album Classics
2008 Aretha Franklin This Christmas
2008 Tim Bowman Tim Bowman
2009 Rick Braun All It Takes
2009 Anjulie Anjulie
2009 Kenny G Greatest Holiday
2009 Various Artists Oh Happy Day: All Star Music
2009 Dee Dee Bridgewater Only the Best of Dee Dee Bridgewater
2009 Richard Elliot Rock Steady
2009 Rod Stewart Soulbook
2009 Whitney Houston The Collection [2009]
2009 Jeff Kashiwa The Very Best of Jeff Kashiwa
2009 Smokey Robinson Time Flies When You’re Having Fun
2009 Nils Up Close and Personal
2009 Egypt Egypt
2009 Gregorie Howard Gregorie Howard
2009 Harkness Knight
2010 Michael Lington Collector’s Pack
2010 Michael Wycoff Come to My World/On the Line
2010 Kirk Franklin Kirk Franklin: Double Play
2010 Smokey Robinson Now and Then
2010 John Mellencamp On the Rural Route 7609
2010 Gerald Albright Pushing the Envelope
2010 Hulon First Impressions
2010 Nils What The Funk?
2011 Earl Klugh Dream Come True/Crazy for You/Low Ride
2011 Patti Austin Sound Advice
2011 Earth, Wind & Fire The Columbia Masters
2011 DeBarge Time Will Reveal: The Complete Motown Albums
2011 Marcin Nowakowski Shine
2012 Norman Brown 41479
2012 Nils City Groove
2012 Keb’ Mo’ Keb Mo/Keep It Simple
2012 Jeff Kashiwa Let It Ride
2012 Various Artists Smooth Jazz Hits: Ultimate Grooves
2012 Tak Matsumoto Strings of My Soul
2012 George Duke The Complete 1970s Epic Albums Collection
2012 Paul Brown The Funky Joint
2012 Kenny G The Classic Christmas Album
2012 Terry Wollman A Joyful Noise
2013 George Duke Brazilian Fusion
2013 Bart Brandjes Real Life
2013 Elan Trotman Tropicality
2013 Dave Koz Summer Horns