1988 David Garfield And Friends – Riding Bean

Orginally released in 1988 as music for a Japanese animae, Riding Bean in most respects is Karizma‘s 3rd studio release. Like most Karizma (David Garfield And Friends) releases, the LP is a mixture of great West Coast fusion and well crafted songs, featuring some of L.A.’s greatest musicians. Digitally remasted with new artwork, this CD is 49:00 minutes filled of signature Creatchy material enhanced by the great grooves of the late Carlos Vega, Jimmy Johnson and that signature Landau guitar sound.
Out of print for years this rerelease is the Creatchy label’s 15th title and features guest appearances by, Phil Perry, Teddy Castellucci, Steve Tavaglione, Larry Klimas, Brandon Fields, Ralf Rickert and the incomperable Lenny Castro.


1  Road Buster (David Garfield) 04:56
2  Bad Girl (David Garfield; Larry Klimas) 03:39
3  Dealin’down (David Garfield) 06:55
4  Bean Bandit Boogie (David Garfield) 04:11
5  Brewy’s Bag (David Garfield; Larry Klimas) 05:28
6  King Of The Road (David Garfield) 03:50
7  Hit The Highway (David Garfield) 04:35
8  Get Out Of My Way (David Garfield) 04:58
9  Kickin’ Booty (David Garfield) 04:58
10  Runnin’ The Road (David Garfield) 04:57


BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarTeddy Castellucci
KeyboardsDavid Garfield
EWISteve Tavaglione
SaxBrandon Fields
SaxLarry Klimas
FlugelhornRalf Rickert
TrumpetRalf Rickert
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsKate Markowitz
Background VocalsLeslie Smith
Background VocalsPaulette Brown
VocalsPhil Perry
VocalsAndrea Robinson

Liner Notes

Producer – Alan Hirshberg, David Garfield
Co-producer – Junji Fujita
Arranged By – David Garfield
Arranged By (Vocals) – Phil Perry
Directed By – Kaz Hoshino
Mixed By – Alan Hirshberg
Recorded By – Alan Hirshberg

Photography – Yasuo Aoki