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Ron Levy
In an ambitious career spanning as far back as 1966, Ron has played Hammond organ with many of the greatest names in blues, jazz and R&B today.
 
Albert King saw enough in a very young Ron Levy to become his legal guardian back in 1968. He then took Ron out on the road for some much appreciated schooling until another "king" took notice: BB King hired Ron to tour and record with him for the next seven years. Whether as an organist, pianist, writer, arranger, record label founder, nine time Grammy nominee or producer of over 250 recording projects, Ron has been a creative force in American music.
 
Ron's touring band, "The Wild Kingdom", introduces the vintage sounds of a B3 organ trio with the twist of a new soulfunk vibe. Their seminal grooves have been captured on several highly acclaimed CDs.
 
Over the last years, Ron Levy has recorded, inspired and collaborated with the likes of, among others, Charles Earland, Lonnie Smith, Idris Muhammad, Loe Lovano, Reuben Wilson, Freddie Hubbard, Melvin Sparks, Earl King and Dr. John.
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Discography
Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom
Black Top 1034
released 1986
recorded September 1985 in Austin/USA
Ron Levy, organ, piano, vocals
Ronnie Earl, guitar
Wayne Bennett,
Greg Piccolo, tenor sax
Doug James, baritone sax
Michael "Mudcat" Ward, bass
John Rossi, drums
Ramon Tovar, Spanish curses
Kim Wilson, vocals, harmonica
Jimmie Vaughan, guitar
Kaz Kazanoff, tenor sax, baritone sax
"Mr. Excello", tenor sax
Fran Christina, drums
Safari To New Orleans
Black Top 1040
released 1988
recorded June 1987 in Metairie/USA
Ron Levy, piano, organ, vocals
Ronnie Earl, guitar
Eugene "High Rise" Ross, guitar
Anson Funderburgh, guitar
Darryl Johnson, bass
Willie Green, drums
Lloyd Lambert, bass
David Lee, drums
Kaz Kazanoff, tenor sax, baritone sax
Saxy Boy, tenor sax
"Mr. Excello", tenor sax
Soul Searching
Black Top 1042
released 1988
recorded May 1988 in Boston, MA/USA
Ronnie Earl, guitar
Duke Robillard, guitar
Mark 'Kaz' Kazanoff, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
Mr. Excello, tenor sax
Saxy Boy, tenor sax
Ron Levy, organ, piano
Tony Z, organ
Jerry Portnoy, harmonica
Steve Gomes, bass
Per Hanson, drums
Darrell Nulisch, vocals
Sexual Telepathy
Black Top 1052
released 1990
recorded in Austin, TX and Metairie, LA/USA
Earl King, guitar, vocals, piano
Floyd Domino, organ
George Porter, bass, vocals
George Rains, drums
Keith Winking, trumpet
Kenneth Blevins, drums
Kaz Kazanoff, tenor sax, baritone sax
"Mr. Excello", tenor sax
Per Hanson, drums
Richard Brown, piano, organ
Ron Levy, piano, organ, vocals
Ronnie Earl, guitar
Sarah Brown, bass
Saxy Boy, tenor sax
Snooks Eaglin, guitar
Steve Gomes, bass
In The Spirit
Rounder Records CD 2056
released 1990
recorded March 1989 in New York, NY/USA
Wendell Holmes, guitar, vocals
Sherman Holmes, bass, vocals
Anders Gaardmand, tenor sax, baritone sax, vocals
Kjeld Ipsen, trombone
Laurence Etkin, trumpet
Ron Levy, Hammond organ, piano
Popsy Dixon, drums, vocals
Angel Acevedo, vocals
All My Life
Bullseye Blues CD BB 9501
released 1990
recorded in New York, NY/USA
Charles Brown, organ, pano, vocals
Clifford Solomon, alto sax, tenor sax, tambourine
Frank Henry, baritone sax
Haywood Henry, baritone sax
David Sholl, baritone sax
Danny Caron, guitar
Danny Caron, guitar
Dr. John, organ, piano, vocals
Ron Levy, organ
Ruth Brown, bass, vocals
Earl May, bass
Kenneth Blevins, drums
Keith Copeland, drums
Steppin' Out Texas Style
Bullseye Blues BB 9510
released 1991
recorded in in Boston, MA and New Orleans, LA/USA
Smokin' Joe Kubek, guitar
Sax Gordon, tenor sax
Tino Barker, baritone sax
Bnois King, guitar, vocals
Ron Levy, organ, piano
Gregg Wright, bass
Phil Campbell, drums
Test Of Time
Black Top Records CD BT-1082
released 1992
recorded in Boston, MA/USA
Ronnie Earl, guitar
Mark Kazanoff, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
Greg Piccolo, tenor sax
Mr. Excello, tenor sax
Saxy Boy, tenor sax
Doug James, baritone sax
Bob Enos, trumpet
Duke Robillard, guitar
Hubert Sumlin, guitar
Robert Lockwood jr., guitar
Tony Zamagni, organ
Anthony Geraci, organ, piano
Ron Levy, organ
Dave Maxwell, piano
Kim Wilson, harmonica, vocals
Michael 'Mudcat' Ward, bass
Steve Gomes, bass
John Rossi, drums
Per Hanson, drums
Darrell Nulisch, vocals
Mighty Sam McClain, vocals
Sugar Ray Norcia, vocals
Chain Smokin' Texas Style
Bullseye Blues BB 9524
released 1992
recorded in Memphis, TN/USA
Smokin' Joe Kubek, guitar
Jim Spake, sax
Bnois King, guitar, vocals
Ron Levy, organ
Gregg Wright, bass, vocals
Phil Campbell, drums
Paul 'Big Foot' Lee, drums
B-3 Blues And Grooves
Bullseye Blues BB 9532
released 1993
Ron Levy, organ, piano
Gerry Beaudoin, guitar
Allan Black, drums
Kenneth Blevins, drums
Stovall Brown, guitar
Neil Clarke, percussion
Albert Collins, guitar
Cookie Cooke, saxophone
Tony Garnier, bass
Sax Gordon, tenor sax
Crusher Green, drums
Wayne Jackson, trombone, trumpet
Tuffy Kimball, drums
Tuffy Kimble, drums
Andrew Love, tenor sax
Tommie McKenzie, bass
Steve Rosenthal, harmonica
Gary Sargent, guitar
Buster Wylie, bass
The Real Deal
Bullseye Blues BB 9559
released 1995
recorded in Inglewood, CA/USA
Robert Lee "Smokey" Wilson, guitar, vocals
Darby Hicks, guitar
Preston Shannon, guitar
Ron Levy, organ
Lawrence Baulden, bass
James Gadson, drums
Cryin' For The Moon
Bullseye Blues BB 9560
released 1995
Smokin' Joe Kubek, guitar
Bnois King, vocals, guitar
Jim Spake, tenor sax, baritone sax
Scott Thompson, trumpet
Ron Levy, Hammond B-3 organ
Kenneth Stern, drums
Rusty McFarland,cowbells, bells
Rusty McFarland, cowbell
Zim Zam Zoom
Bullseye Blues BB 9570
recorded 1996 in USA
Ron Levy, B3 organ
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Idris Muhammad, drums
Stanley Banks, bass
Ralph Dorsey, congas
Gordon Beadle, tenor sax
Ray Greene, trombone
Blue Texas Soul
Bullseye Blues BB 9571
recorded in Dallas, TX and Memphis, TN/USA
Tutu Jones, guitar, drums, vocals
Andrew Love, tenor sax
Wayne Jackson, trombone, trumpet
Sammy Rayhoney, guitar
Ron Levy, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
Linny Nance, piano
Carl Caldwell, bass
Brent Nance, drums
I'm A Gittar' Player
Cannonball CBD 27101
recorded 1996 in USA
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Ron Levy, B3 organ
Ed Pazant, alto sax
Fred McFarlane, piano, clavinet
Danny Mixon, piano
Stanley Banks, bass
Eric Sealls, bass
Scott Lebish, drums
Idris Muhammad, drums
Steve Kroon, percussion
Pucho, timbales
Ayisha & Idrissa Hassan, vocals
Keepin' The Blues Alive
Cannonball CBD 29101
recorded 1997 in Chicago, IL/USA
Bernard Allison, guitar, vocals
Will Crosby, guitar
Greg Rzab, bass
Ron Levy, piano, Hammond B-3 organ
Ray "Killer" Allison, drums
Matthew Skoller, harmonica
Ray C.Drain, vocal
Pressure Cooker
Tone-Cool Records CD TC 1162
recorded in Newton, MA/USA
Kid Bangham, guitar
Amyl Justin, vocals
George Lewis, guitar
Scott Shetler, tenor sax
Gordon 'Sax' Beadle, baritone sax
Barry Fleisher, baritone sax
Keiichi Hashimoto, trumpet
Tom West, organ, piano
Alizon Lissance, piano
Bruce Bears, organ, piano
Ron Levy, organ
George Papageorge, organ
Richard Rosenblatt, harmonica
Dean Cassell, bass
Dave Clark, bass
Jacques Raymond, bass
John Rider, bass
Jon Ross, bass
Steve Brown, drums
Craig MacIntyre, drums
The Man From Mars
Bullseye Blues BB CD 9581
recorded in Dallas, TX/USA
Robert Lee "Smokey" Wilson, guitar, vocals
Jim Spake, tenor sax, baritone sax
Scott Thompson, trumpet
Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones, guitar
Ron Levy, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
James "Icepick" Harman, harmonica
Chris Jones, bass
Charles "Sugar Boy" Jones, drums
Greaze Is What's Good
Cannonball CBD 27104
recorded 1998 in USA
Ron Levy, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes
Stanley Banks, bass
Gordon "Sax" Beadle, tenor sax
Crispin Cioe, alto sax, soprano sax
Ralph Dorsey, congas
James Gadson, drums
Ray Greene, vocals
Darby Hicks, Jr., Fender Rhodes, guitar, voices
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
Greg Morrow, drums, percussion
Idris Muhammad, drums
Preston Shannon, guitar
Jim Spake, baritone sax, tenor sax
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Carol Steele, percussion
Scott Thompson, trumpet
Steve Turre, conch shell, trombone
David T. Walker, guitar
Michelle Wilson, vocals
William F. Zimmerman, piano
W. Zimmermann, bass
LIVE!
Levtronic LTR 2001
recorded March 2001 in Boulder/USA
Ron Levy, Hammond organ, organ bass
John Trama, guitars
Joe Russo, drums, percussion
Eric Deutsch, synthesizer
Green Eyed Soul
Levtron.com 202
recorded 2003 in Brockton/USA
Ron Levy, Hammond organ
Jeff Lockhart, guitar
Warren Grant, drums
Yahuba Garcia, percussion
Finding My Way
Levtron.com 203
recorded 2003 in Salem, MA/USA
Ron Levy, organ, piano, vibes, bass
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Karl Denson, sax, flute
Russ Lawton, percussion, drums
Adrome MacHine, drums, percussion
Arkady Neletsky, cello
Jazz-A-Licious Grooves
Levtron.com
limited 'Collectors' promotional edition
Ron Levy, piano, organ
'Sax Gordon', tenor sax
Jim Spake, tenor sax
Crispin Cioe, tenor sax
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
Steve Turre, trombone
Ray Greene, trombone
Gray Sargent, guitar
Gerry Beaudoin, guitar
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Scott Thompson, bass
Stanley Banks, bass
Idris Muhammad, drums
James Gadson, drums
Ralph Dorsey, percussion
After Midnight Grooves
Levtron.com 204
recorded 2004 in Salem, MA/USA
Ron Levy, organ, piano
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Karl Denson, alto sax, tenor sax, flute
Jeff Lockhart, guitar
Russ Lawton, percussion, drums, tambourine
Yahuba Garcia, congas, timbales
Adrome MacHine, drums, percussion, trumpet
Arkady Beletsky, cello
Gordon Beadle, baritone sax
Best Grooves & Jams
BlueGroove Records
compilation
Ron Levy, Hammond organ,
further details unknown
Best Of RLWK
Levtron.com 205
compilation
Ron Levy, organ
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Jeff Lockhart, guitar
Karl Denson, tenor sax
'Sax' Gordon, tenor sax
Russ Lawton, drums
Joe Russo, drums
Warren Grant, drums
Yahuba Garcia, percussion
Voodoo Boogaloo
Levtron.com 206
recorded 2004 in Salem, MA/USA
Ron Levy, organ, piano, vibes, strings
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Karl Denson, alto sax, tenor sax, flute
Jeff Lockhart, guitar
Russ Lawton, percussion, drums
Yahuba Garcia, congas, timbales
Adrome "Acidman" MacHine, drums, percussion
"Sax" Gordon, baritone sax, tenor sax
Jerry Portnoy, harmonica
Served Up Texas Style
Bullseye Blues & Jazz BEYE 11661-9642-2
compilation
Smokin' Joe Kubek, guitar, Hammond organ, piano
Sax Gordon, tenor sax
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff, tenor sax, harmonica
Jim Spake, tenor sax, baritone sax
Tino Barker, baritone sax
Les Izmore, baritone sax
Gary Slechta, trumpet
Scott Thompson, trumpet
Little Milton, guitar
Bnois King, guitar, vocals
Ron Levy, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
Bobby Chitwood, bass
Paul Jenkins, bass
Guthrie Kennard, bass
Gregg Wright, bass
Jerry Hancock, bass, percussion
Phil Campbell, drums
Mark Hays, drums
Jimmy "Blue Shoes" Pendleton, drums
Ralph Power, drums
Jas Stephens, drums, percussion
Keith Stern, drums
Heart And Soul
Shout! Factory 10061
compilation
Ronnie Earl, guitar
Adrienne Hayes, guitar
Eddie O'Brien, guitar
Duke Robillard, guitar
Kaz Kazanoff, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
Greg Piccolo, tenor sax
David "Fathead" Newman, tenor sax
Doug James, baritone sax
Bob Enos, trumpet
Ron Levy, organ, piano
Dave Limina, organ, piano
Bruce Katz, Hammond organ, piano
Tony Zamagni, organ
Anthony Geraci, keyboards
Matt McCabe, piano
Rod Carey, bass
Steve Gomes, bass
Jimmy Mouradian, bass
Mudcat Ward, bass
Jesse Williams, bass
John Rossi, drums
Lorne Entress, drums
Neil Gouvin, drums
Per Hanson, drums
Darrell Nulisch, vocals
Kim Wilson, harmonica, vocals
Latin-A-Licious Grooves
Levtron.com
recorded 2012
Ron Levy, organ, piano
no further details
Funky Fiesta!
Levtron.com 207

Ron Levy, piano, organ, synthesizer, vibes
Doug Woolverton, flugelhorn, trumpet
Scott Shetler , clarinet, tenor sax
Sax Gordon, tenor sax
Mark Early, baritone sax
Jeff Lockhart, guitar
Adrome MacHine, drums, percussion
Ronaldo Levito, conga, bongo, timbales
Funky Soul Grooves
Levtron.com

Ron Levy, piano, organ, synthesizer, vibes
no further details known
Mo' Jazzy Grooves
Levtron.com

Ron Levy, piano, organ, synthesizer, vibes
no further details known

 
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