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Performer: Elvis Costello
Title: Elvis Costello's Kojak Variety
Country: Canada
Released: 1995
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Kojak Variety is a 1995 album by Elvis Costello, composed of cover songs written by others. Costello's rendering of "Days" by The Kinks had previously appeared on the album Until the End of the World, the 1991 soundtrack to Wim Wenders' film of the same name. The remainder of the songs were recorded specifically for this album.

All lyrics from Elvis Costello's Kojak Variety album, popular Elvis Costello songs with tracklist and information about album. Elvis Costello "Elvis Costello's Kojak Variety" (1995) album.

With Almost Blue, Elvis Costello wanted to be a honky tonker. With Kojak Variety, he's a crooner, picking forgotten tunes by both minor and major artists (anyone from Screamin' Jay Hawkins to Bob Dylan). From his song selections to the amp;B band, Costello doesn't make any obvious moves. Yet that doesn't mean that the record is difficult - it just shows the depths of Costello's affection for music and record collecting (which is also clear from his loving, detailed liner notes).

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Elvis Costello had envisioned this album of covers as one that would just magically appear in record shops with no advance publicity, giving it the aura of a lost album. He’d assembled an incredibly accomplished band of session musicians - guitarists James Burton and Marc Ribot, drummers Jim Keltner and Pete Thomas, keyboardist Larry Knetchel, bassist Jerry Scheff - and brought them to Barbados to record these 15 tracks that cover everyone from Bob Dylan ( I Threw It All Away ) to Ray Davies ( Days ), stopping off for a heavy dose of R&B with. Elvis Costello had envisioned this album of covers as one that would just magically appear in record shops with no advance publicity, giving it the aura of a lost album.

This page lists albums, singles, and compilations by the musician Elvis Costello, distinguishing between United States and United Kingdom release dates and record labels. Of note are the reissue series, Costello's back catalogue having undergone reissue three times by three different companies.

Kojak Variety is covers album by Elvis Costello, released in 1995 on Warner Bros Records. It features covers of songs by well known Rock'n'roll, Blues and Country artists such as Bob Dylan, Little Richard, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Bill Anderson, Randy Newman and Willie Dixon. The first recordings were made in 1989, and the album was not completed until 5 years later. The name Kojak Variety was taken from the name of a shop located near the recording studio. As well as vocals, Costello provides the harmonica on the album

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1 Strange
Bass – Jerry ScheffDrums – Jim KeltnerElectric Guitar – Marc RibotPiano – Larry KnechtelWritten-By – Walter Hawkins
2:39
2 Hidden Charms
Bass – Jerry ScheffDrums – Pete ThomasElectric Guitar – Marc RibotOrgan [Hammond] – Larry KnechtelWritten-By – Willie Dixon
3:29
3 Remove This Doubt
Bass – Jerry ScheffDrums – Pete ThomasElectric Guitar – Marc RibotPiano, Piano [Plucked] – Larry KnechtelVocals [Vocal Group], Harmonica – E.C.*Written-By – Holland/Dozier/Holland*
3:52
4 I Threw It All Away
Acoustic Guitar – James BurtonBass – Jerry ScheffDrums – Jim KeltnerElectric Guitar, Banjo – Marc RibotPiano, Organ [Hammond] – Larry KnechtelWritten-By – Bob Dylan
3:23
5 Leave My Kitten Alone
Bass – Jerry ScheffDrums – Pete ThomasLead Guitar – James BurtonPiano, Organ [Hammond] – Larry KnechtelRhythm Guitar – Marc RibotWritten-By – Little Willie John, Titus Turner
3:10
6 Everybody´s Crying Mercy
Bass – Jerry ScheffDrums – Jim KeltnerElectric Guitar – Marc RibotOrgan [Hammond] – Larry KnechtelWritten-By – Mose Allison
4:05
7 I´ve Been Wrong Before
Bass – Jerry ScheffDrums – Pete ThomasElectric Guitar – Marc RibotPiano – Larry KnechtelWritten-By – Randy Newman
3:01
8 Bama-Lama Bama-Loo
Bass – Jerry ScheffDrums – Jim Keltner, Pete ThomasElectric Guitar – James Burton, Marc RibotPiano – Larry KnechtelWritten-By – Richard W. Penniman*
2:45
9 Must You Throw Dirt In My Face
Bass – Jerry ScheffDrums – Jim KeltnerElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – James BurtonOrgan [Hammond], Piano – Larry KnechtelWritten-By – Bill Anderson
3:49
10 Pouring Water On A Drowning Man
Bass – Jerry ScheffDrums – Jim KeltnerElectric Guitar – James BurtonOrgan [Hammond], Piano – Larry KnechtelWritten-By – D. McCormick*, D. Baker*
3:39
11 The Very Thought Of You
Bass – Jerry ScheffDrums – Jim KeltnerElectric Guitar – James BurtonGuitar [Spanish], Horn [Eb Horn] – Marc RibotPiano, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Larry KnechtelWritten-By – Ray Noble
3:42
12 Payday
Bass – Jerry ScheffDrums – Pete ThomasElectric Guitar – Marc RibotPiano – Larry KnechtelWritten-By – Jesse Winchester
2:57
13 Please Stay
Bass – Jerry ScheffDrums – Pete ThomasElectric Guitar, Guitar [Spanish] – Marc RibotOrgan [Hammond], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Larry KnechtelWritten-By – Bacharach/David*
4:49
14 Running Out Of Fools
Bass – Jerry ScheffDrums – Jim KeltnerElectric Guitar – James BurtonOrgan [Hammond], Piano – Larry KnechtelWritten-By – K. Rogers*, R. Ahlert*
3:04
15 Days
Bass – Jerry ScheffDrums – Pete ThomasElectric Guitar – Marc RibotElectric Guitar [Feedback], Vocals [Vocal Group] – E.C.*Organ [Hammond], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Larry KnechtelWritten-By – Ray Davies
4:54

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – WEA Manufacturing
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation

Credits

  • Design – Works Associates
  • Producer, Engineer – Kevin Killen
  • Producer, Liner Notes – Elvis Costello

Notes

© ℗ 1995 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.

Made in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-45903-2 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 093624590323
  • Matrix / Runout: 1 45903-2 SRC##01 M1S2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CDW 45903 Elvis Costello Elvis Costello's Kojak Variety ‎(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records CDW 45903 Canada 1995
WPCR-10229 Elvis Costello Elvis Costello's Kojak Variety ‎(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-10229 Japan 1999
9 45903-2 Elvis Costello Elvis Costello's Kojak Variety ‎(CD, Album, Ltd) Warner Bros. Records 9 45903-2 US 1995
9-45903-4 Elvis Costello Elvis Costello's Kojak Variety ‎(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9-45903-4 US 1995
9362 45903-4 Elvis Costello Elvis Costello's Kojak Variety ‎(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9362 45903-4 Turkey 1995
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