'LIVE a crazy compilation'
'Crazy' Tim Rutkowski’s collection of recordings titled ‘LOVE a crazy compilation’ – a set that collects Rutkowski’s career work including time with Wilco’s late Jay Bennett, his time in The Eisenhowers with Ike Reilly, in The Crickle with Erich McMann, and more was released on his birthday April 29th at The Gallery Cabaret in Chicago. The night was filled with friends, music and even a birthday toast at midnight. As a tribute, all the drummers played Tim’s kit and a great time was had by all.
This ‘crazy’ compilation was recorded LIVE.
1) Richard Milne - WXRT
2) The Home Depot (L. Roy Wollen, Tim Rutkowski, Pete Downes) - Crazy Sandwiches
Pete Downes - guitar/vocals, L. Roy Wollen - bass, Dominic Vaglica - drums, David Harrell - guitar
3) You Upset Me Baby (B.B. King, Jules Taub) - William Purvis w-Phil Rockrohr & The Lifters
William Purvis - vocals/harmonica, Tony Wisnewski - bass, Owen Cooper - guitar, Lucas Frantom - drums
4) You’re Not Alone (Jeff Tweedy) - Phil Rockrohr & The Lifters
Phil Rockrohr - vocals, Tony Wisnewski - bass, Lucas Frantom - drums, Torri Hamilton - acoustic guitar, Owen Cooper - guitar
5) Tess Toss Tyrone (Pete Downes, Szeremet) - Crazy Sandwiches
Pete Downes - guitar/vocals, L. Roy Wollen - bass, Dominic Vaglica - drums, David Harrell – guitar
6) Garden Party (Ricky Nelson) - Crickle
Erich McMann - rhythm guitar/vocals, Jim Hurley - drums, Sean Fried - lead guitar, Tom Vacci - bass, Elisa McMann - vocals
7) Laughing In The Rain (Erich McMann) - Crickle w-Phil Angotti
Phil Angotti - guitar/vocals, Erich McMann - guitar/b-vocals, Sean Fried - guitar, Tom Vacci - bass, Jim Hurley - drums
8) Scanning Babies (L. Roy Wollen, Tim Rutkowski, Pete Downes) - Crazy Sandwiches
Pete Downes - guitar/vocals, L. Roy Wollen - bass/b-vocals, Dominic Vaglica - drums, David Harrell - guitar
9) Erica Tranthem Blues (Phil Rockrohr) - Phil Rockrohr & The Lifters
Phil Rockrohr - vocals, Owen Cooper - guitar, Tony Wisnewski - bass, Lucas Frantom - drums, Torri Hamilton - acoustic guitar
10). Let It Be (Paul McCartney) - Crickle w-Kevin Mantegna & Phil Angotti
Phil Angotti - guitar/ vocals, Kevin Mantegna - vocals, Elisa McMann - vocals, Erich McMann - guitar/b-vocals, Jim Hurley - drums, Sean Fried - guitar, Tom Vacci - bass
Executive Producer - Todd Rutkowski Live Recording - Pete Downes /Todd Seefeld Mastering - Pete Downes/Bigger Than Huge Studio Sequencing – Todd Rutkowski Stage Production - Garrett Lane/Brandon Lown/Jeff McAvoy/Steve Calzaretta Photography - Jasper Lown Graphic Design & Layout - Bil Bitz
Thank you Phil Rockrohr & The Lifters, Crazy Sandwiches, Crickle, Phil Angotti, Kevin Mantegna, William Purvis and all the acts and performers, especially Lisa Stanislawski, Craig Lieninger and Tony Stompanato of Feign, JC Jordan and The Way and Greg Firak. Thanks to Kenny, Garrett and The Gallery Cabaret crew, Richard Milne, 93XRT’s Local Anesthetic, Illinois Entertainer and to Joanne & Paul Becker, Arnie Rutkowski, Ron Mulso and everyone who came out and made this a night to remember.
Hats off to ‘Crazy Crazy’ Tim, wherever he may be, for a lifetime of love and complete devotion to the Chicago music scene.
And finally, thank you for listening.
Timothy John Rutkowski
1968 – 2005
Recorded LIVE April 28-29, 2012 @ The Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley, Chicago IL
Special thanks to Pete Downes for making this evening possible.
Contact - CrazyTimMusic@yahoo.com
Rock In Peace Szeremet, Jay & Tim
- Rock 'n' Roll