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Danny Thompson

Danny Thompson
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Daniel Henry Edward "Danny" Thompson (born 4 April 1939) is an English multi-instrumentalist best known as a double bassist. He has had a long musical career playing with a large variety of other musicians, particularly Richard Thompson (no relation) and John Martyn, but including many others. His work spans jazz, blues, rock, and folk music, and he was a founding member of Pentangle after having played a few years with Alexis Korner.
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http://www.therealdannythompson.co.uk
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Steve Hogarth + Richard Barbieri — Not the Weapon But the Hand Steve Hogarth + Richard Barbieri — Not the Weapon But the Hand
(Kscope KSCOPE211, 2012, CD)
Kate Bush — 50 Words for Snow Kate Bush — 50 Words for Snow
(Anti- 87186-2, 2011, CD)
Kate Bush — Director's Cut Kate Bush — Director's Cut
(Fish People FPCD001, 2011, CD)
Danny Thompson / Allan Holdsworth / John Stevens — Propensity Danny Thompson / Allan Holdsworth / John Stevens — Propensity
(Art of Life AL 1038-2, 2009, CD)
Richard Barbieri — Stranger Inside Richard Barbieri — Stranger Inside
(Kscope KSCOPE104, 2008, CD)
Richard Thompson — Sweet Warrior Richard Thompson — Sweet Warrior
(Shout Factory 826663-10555, 2007, CD)
Jakko M. Jakszyk — The Bruised Romantic Glee Club Jakko M. Jakszyk — The Bruised Romantic Glee Club
(Innerhythmic ICNCD 2007, 2006, 2CD)
Richard Thompson — The Old Kit Bag Richard Thompson — The Old Kit Bag
(Cooking Vinyl cookcd251, 2003, CD)
David Sylvian — Camphor David Sylvian — Camphor
(Virgin 7243 8 12201 2 2, 2002, 2CD)
Linda Thompson — Fashionably Late Linda Thompson — Fashionably Late
(Rounder 11661-3182-2, 2002, CD)
Peter Gabriel — Up Peter Gabriel — Up
(Geffen Records 0694933882, 2002, CD)
Peter Blegvad — Choices under Pressure Peter Blegvad — Choices under Pressure
(Resurgence RES143, 2000, CD)
Richard Thompson — Mock Tudor Richard Thompson — Mock Tudor
(Capitol CDP 7243 4 98860 2 5, 1999, CD)
Richard Thompson & Danny Thompson — Industry Richard Thompson & Danny Thompson — Industry
(Hannibal HNCD 1414, 1997, CD)
Richard Thompson — You? Me? Us? Richard Thompson — You? Me? Us?
(Capitol CDP 7243 8 33704 2 9, 1996, 2CD)
Jakko — Are My Ears on Wrong? Jakko — Are My Ears on Wrong?
(Resurgence RES110CD, 1995, CD)
Richard Barbieri / Tim Bowness — Flame Richard Barbieri / Tim Bowness — Flame
(One Little Indian TPLP58CD, 1994, CD)
Richard Thompson — Mirror Blue Richard Thompson — Mirror Blue
(Capitol CDP 0777 7 81492 2 4, 1994, CD)
Jakko Jakszyk — Mustard Gas and Roses Jakko Jakszyk — Mustard Gas and Roses
(Resurgence RES103CD, 1994, CD)
Danny Thompson & Whatever — Elemental Danny Thompson & Whatever — Elemental
(Island Records Antilles ANCD 8753, 1990, CD)
Bert Jansch — Sketches Bert Jansch — Sketches
(Temple COMD 2035, 1990, CD)
Danny Thompson — Whatever's Next Danny Thompson — Whatever's Next
(Antilles ANCD 8743, 1989, CD)
Julian Cope — My Nation Underground Julian Cope — My Nation Underground
(Island Records 91025-2, 1988, CD)
David Sylvian — Secrets of the Beehive David Sylvian — Secrets of the Beehive
(Virgin CDV 2471, 1987, CD)
Danny Thompson — Whatever Danny Thompson — Whatever
(Hannibal HNBL 1326, 1987, CD)
John Martyn — The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 1986 John Martyn — The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 1986
(Voiceprint One World OW115CD, 1986/2001, CD)
Kate Bush — Hounds of Love Kate Bush — Hounds of Love
(EMI EJ2403841, 1985, LP)
David Sylvian — Brilliant Trees David Sylvian — Brilliant Trees
(Virgin V2290, 1984, LP)
Kate Bush — The Dreaming Kate Bush — The Dreaming
(EMI EMC 3419, 1982, LP)
John Martyn — One World John Martyn — One World
(Island Records 981 922-2, 1977/2004, CD)
John Martyn — Live at Leeds John Martyn — Live at Leeds
(Island Records 532 519-7, 1975/2010, 2CD)
John Martyn — Sunday's Child John Martyn — Sunday's Child
(Island Records IMCD 323, 1975/2005, CD)
The Incredible String Band — Hard Rope & Silken Twine The Incredible String Band — Hard Rope & Silken Twine
(BGO BGOCD1093, 1974/2013, CD)
John Martyn — Inside Out John Martyn — Inside Out
(Island Records IMCD 322, 1973/2005, CD)
Sandy Denny — Like an Old Fashioned Waltz Sandy Denny — Like an Old Fashioned Waltz
(Island Records IMCD 315, 1973/2005, CD)
John Martyn — Solid Air John Martyn — Solid Air
(Island Records IMCD 274, 1973/2009, CD)
Bert Jansch — Moonshine Bert Jansch — Moonshine
(Sanctuary Records CMRCD112, 1972/2001, CD)
The Pentangle — Solomon's Seal The Pentangle — Solomon's Seal
(Castle CMQCD555, 1972/2003, CD)
Bread, Love and Dreams  — Amaryllis Bread, Love and Dreams — Amaryllis
(Sunbeam SBRCD5027, 1971/2006, CD)
John Martyn — Bless the Weather John Martyn — Bless the Weather
(Island Records IMCD 321, 1971/2005, CD)
Pentangle — Reflection Pentangle — Reflection
(Castle CMRCD 983, 1971/2001, CD)
Pentangle — Cruel Sister Pentangle — Cruel Sister
(Castle CMRCD206, 1970/2001, CD)
Bread Love and Dreams — The Strange Tale of Captain Shannon and the Hunchback from Gigha Bread Love and Dreams — The Strange Tale of Captain Shannon and the Hunchback from Gigha
(Sunbeam SBRCD5047, 1970/2008, CD)
The Pentangle — Basket of Light The Pentangle — Basket of Light
(Castle CMRCD207, 1969/2001, CD)
Bert Jansch — Birthday Blues Bert Jansch — Birthday Blues
(Sanctuary Records CMRCD334, 1969/2001, CD)
Nick Drake — Five Leaves Left Nick Drake — Five Leaves Left
(Island Records ILPS 9105, 1969/2004, CD)
The Pentangle — The Pentangle The Pentangle — The Pentangle
(Castle CMRCD 131, 1968/2003, CD)
The Pentangle — Sweet Child The Pentangle — Sweet Child
(Castle CMDDD 132, 1968/2001, 2CD)

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