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Album | Rhythm Addict

(1990)

Jimmy Foot's first solo album

Jimmy Foot - Don't Worry 'Bout Tomorrow - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot
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Jimmy Foot - Don't Worry 'Bout Tomorrow - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot

This is the first track from the CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot which is available at bongoboystudio.com , cdbaby.com and Amazon. This CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot is excellent! The music is amazing. The lyrics are very interesting and powerful! This is a top class production and the guitar work by Jimmy Foot is absolutely astonishing! Check out his website: bongoboystudio.com. Other CD's and downloads are available there, as well as at cdbaby.com and Amazon. Examples include "Ska Santas" (Ska Christmas music!), "Jimmy Foot - The Instrumentals," and "Reggae Jackson." Guitarist, songwriter, producer, and engineer Jimmy Foot performed with The Rhyth-O-Matics. Known for their exciting mix of African and Ska genres, this band opened for established artists including Jimmy Cliff, Madness, Olatunji, Etta James and Fishbone. The Rhyth-O-Matics released their classic album "Walking in the Shadow" which was produced by Bob Johnston, as was "Reggae Jackson." Bob Johnston was the producer for countless artists including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunklel and Jimmy Cliff. Veteran sound engineer Fred Catero was at the controls for the "Walking in the Shadow" album. Fred engineered literally 100's of albums, from Janis Joplin to The Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock to Santana. What a team those two giants made in the studio! It was historic. Also check out Jimmy Foot's most recent CD, "Mob Justice!" Together, all of these CD's comprise a must-have collection for any serious music collector. I have mine! Go to bongoboystudio.com for more info about Jimmy Foot's background and discography. Please watch other music videos featuring Jimmy Foot on my YouTube channel: pjdjft The black and white photographs of Jimmy Foot featured in the videos were taken by old friend Fred Gordon. Thank you for watching and please share with friends and family on Facebook, YouTube, and other social media. I would appreciate any effort to introduce my dad's music to new fans from all over the world! PJ Foot Please subscribe to my YouTube channel: pjdjft
Jimmy Foot - Man - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot
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Jimmy Foot - Man - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot

This is the 2nd track from the CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot which is available at bongoboystudio.com , cdbaby.com and Amazon. This CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot is excellent! The music is amazing. The lyrics are very interesting and powerful! This is a top class production and the guitar work by Jimmy Foot is absolutely astonishing! Check out his website: bongoboystudio.com. Other CD's and downloads are available there, as well as at cdbaby.com and Amazon. Examples include "Ska Santas" (Ska Christmas music!), "Jimmy Foot - The Instrumentals," and "Reggae Jackson." Guitarist, songwriter, producer, and engineer Jimmy Foot performed with The Rhyth-O-Matics. Known for their exciting mix of African and Ska genres, this band opened for established artists including Jimmy Cliff, Madness, Olatunji, Etta James and Fishbone. The Rhyth-O-Matics released their classic album "Walking in the Shadow" which was produced by Bob Johnston, as was "Reggae Jackson." Bob Johnston was the producer for countless artists including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunkel and Jimmy Cliff. Veteran sound engineer Fred Catero was at the controls for the "Walking in the Shadow" album. Fred engineered literally 100's of albums, from Janis Joplin to The Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock to Santana. What a team those two giants made in the studio! It was historic. Also check out Jimmy Foot's most recent CD, "Mob Justice!" Together, all of these CD's comprise a must-have collection for any serious music collector. I have mine! Go to bongoboystudio.com for more info about Jimmy Foot's background and discography. Please watch other music videos featuring Jimmy Foot on my YouTube channel: pjdjft The black and white photographs of Jimmy Foot featured in the videos were taken by old friend Fred Gordon. Thank you for watching and please share with friends and family on Facebook, YouTube, and other social media. I would appreciate any effort to introduce my dad's music to new fans from all over the world! PJ Foot Please subscribe to my YouTube channel: pjdjft
Jimmy Foot - Rockin' Ska Man - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot
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Jimmy Foot - Rockin' Ska Man - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot

This is the 3rd track from the CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot. "Rhythm Addict" is available at bongoboystudio.com , cdbaby.com and Amazon. This CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot is excellent! The music is amazing. The lyrics are very interesting and powerful! This is a top class production and the guitar work by Jimmy Foot is absolutely astonishing! Check out his website: bongoboystudio.com. Other CD's and downloads are available there, as well as at cdbaby.com and Amazon. Examples include "Ska Santas" (Ska Christmas music!), "Jimmy Foot - The Instrumentals," and "Reggae Jackson." Guitarist, songwriter, producer, and engineer Jimmy Foot performed with The Rhyth-O-Matics. Known for their exciting mix of African and Ska genres, this band opened for established artists including Jimmy Cliff, Madness, Olatunji, Etta James and Fishbone. The Rhyth-O-Matics released their classic album "Walking in the Shadow" which was produced by Bob Johnston, as was "Reggae Jackson." Bob Johnston was the producer for countless artists including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunkel and Jimmy Cliff. Veteran sound engineer Fred Catero was at the controls for the "Walking in the Shadow" album. Fred engineered literally 100's of albums, from Janis Joplin to The Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock to Santana. What a team those two giants made in the studio! It was historic. Also check out Jimmy Foot's most recent CD, "Mob Justice!" Together, all of these CD's comprise a must-have collection for any serious music collector. I have mine! Go to bongoboystudio.com for more info about Jimmy Foot's background and discography. Please watch other music videos featuring Jimmy Foot on my YouTube channel: pjdjft The black and white photographs of Jimmy Foot featured in the videos were taken by old friend Fred Gordon. Thank you for watching and please share with friends and family on Facebook, YouTube, and other social media. I would appreciate any effort to introduce my dad's music to new fans from all over the world! PJ Foot Please subscribe to my YouTube channel: pjdjft
Jimmy Foot - Unité Ce Soir (Unity Tonight) - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot
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Jimmy Foot - Unité Ce Soir (Unity Tonight) - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot

This is the 4th track from the CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot which is available at bongoboystudio.com , cdbaby.com and Amazon. This CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot is excellent! The music is amazing. The lyrics are very interesting and powerful! This is a top class production and the guitar work by Jimmy Foot is absolutely astonishing! Check out his website: bongoboystudio.com. Other CD's and downloads are available there, as well as at cdbaby.com and Amazon. Examples include "Ska Santas" (Ska Christmas music!), "Jimmy Foot - The Instrumentals," and "Reggae Jackson." Guitarist, songwriter, producer, and engineer Jimmy Foot performed with The Rhyth-O-Matics. Known for their exciting mix of African and Ska genres, this band opened for established artists including Jimmy Cliff, Madness, Olatunji, Etta James and Fishbone. The Rhyth-O-Matics released their classic album "Walking in the Shadow" which was produced by Bob Johnston, as was "Reggae Jackson." Bob Johnston was the producer for countless artists including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunkel and Jimmy Cliff. Veteran sound engineer Fred Catero was at the controls for the "Walking in the Shadow" album. Fred engineered literally 100's of albums, from Janis Joplin to The Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock to Santana. What a team those two giants made in the studio! It was historic. Also check out Jimmy Foot's most recent CD, "Mob Justice!" Together, all of these CD's comprise a must-have collection for any serious music collector. I have mine! Go to bongoboystudio.com for more info about Jimmy Foot's background and discography. Please watch other music videos featuring Jimmy Foot on my YouTube channel: pjdjft The black and white photographs of Jimmy Foot featured in the videos were taken by old friend Fred Gordon. Thank you for watching and please share with friends and family on Facebook, YouTube, and other social media. I would appreciate any effort to introduce my dad's music to new fans from all over the world! PJ Foot Please subscribe to my YouTube channel: pjdjft
Jimmy Foot -  Jammin' Man - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot
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Jimmy Foot - Jammin' Man - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot

This is the 5th track from the CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot which is available at bongoboystudio.com , cdbaby.com and Amazon. This CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot is excellent! The music is amazing. The lyrics are very interesting and powerful! This is a top class production and the guitar work by Jimmy Foot is absolutely astonishing! Check out his website: bongoboystudio.com. Other CD's and downloads are available there, as well as at cdbaby.com and Amazon. Examples include "Ska Santas" (Ska Christmas music!), "Jimmy Foot - The Instrumentals," and "Reggae Jackson." Guitarist, songwriter, producer, and engineer Jimmy Foot performed with The Rhyth-O-Matics. Known for their exciting mix of African and Ska genres, this band opened for established artists including Jimmy Cliff, Madness, Olatunji, Etta James and Fishbone. The Rhyth-O-Matics released their classic album "Walking in the Shadow" which was produced by Bob Johnston, as was "Reggae Jackson." Bob Johnston was the producer for countless artists including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunkel and Jimmy Cliff. Veteran sound engineer Fred Catero was at the controls for the "Walking in the Shadow" album. Fred engineered literally 100's of albums, from Janis Joplin to The Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock to Santana. What a team those two giants made in the studio! It was historic. Also check out Jimmy Foot's most recent CD, "Mob Justice!" Together, all of these CD's comprise a must-have collection for any serious music collector. I have mine! Go to bongoboystudio.com for more info about Jimmy Foot's background and discography. Please watch other music videos featuring Jimmy Foot on my YouTube channel: pjdjft The black and white photographs of Jimmy Foot featured in the videos were taken by old friend Fred Gordon. Thank you for watching and please share with friends and family on Facebook, YouTube, and other social media. I would appreciate any effort to introduce my dad's music to new fans from all over the world! PJ Foot Please subscribe to my YouTube channel: pjdjft
Jimmy Foot - Over You - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot
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Jimmy Foot - Over You - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot

This is the 6th track from the CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot which is available at bongoboystudio.com , cdbaby.com and Amazon. This song "Over You" by Jimmy Foot was sung by Susan "Shy" Coburn. This CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot is excellent! The music is amazing. The lyrics are very interesting and powerful! This is a top class production and the guitar work by Jimmy Foot is absolutely astonishing! Check out his website: bongoboystudio.com. Other CD's and downloads are available there, as well as at cdbaby.com and Amazon. Examples include "Ska Santas" (Ska Christmas music!), "Jimmy Foot - The Instrumentals," and "Reggae Jackson." Guitarist, songwriter, producer, and engineer Jimmy Foot performed with The Rhyth-O-Matics. Known for their exciting mix of African and Ska genres, this band opened for established artists including Jimmy Cliff, Madness, Olatunji, Etta James and Fishbone. The Rhyth-O-Matics released their classic album "Walking in the Shadow" which was produced by Bob Johnston, as was "Reggae Jackson." Bob Johnston was the producer for countless artists including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunkel and Jimmy Cliff. Veteran sound engineer Fred Catero was at the controls for the "Walking in the Shadow" album. Fred engineered literally 100's of albums, from Janis Joplin to The Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock to Santana. What a team those two giants made in the studio! It was historic. Also check out Jimmy Foot's most recent CD, "Mob Justice!" Together, all of these CD's comprise a must-have collection for any serious music collector. I have mine! Go to bongoboystudio.com for more info about Jimmy Foot's background and discography. Please watch other music videos featuring Jimmy Foot on my YouTube channel: pjdjft The black and white photographs of Jimmy Foot featured in the videos were taken by old friend Fred Gordon. Thank you for watching and please share with friends and family on Facebook, YouTube, and other social media. I would appreciate any effort to introduce my dad's music to new fans from all over the world! PJ Foot Please subscribe to my YouTube channel: pjdjft
Jimmy Foot - On A Roll - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot
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Jimmy Foot - On A Roll - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot

This is Lucky Track #7 from the CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot which is available at bongoboystudio.com , cdbaby.com and Amazon. This CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot is excellent! The music is amazing. The lyrics are very interesting and powerful! This is a top class production and the guitar work by Jimmy Foot is absolutely astonishing! Check out his website: bongoboystudio.com. Other CD's and downloads are available there, as well as at cdbaby.com and Amazon. Examples include "Ska Santas" (Ska Christmas music!), "Jimmy Foot - The Instrumentals," and "Reggae Jackson." Guitarist, songwriter, producer, and engineer Jimmy Foot performed with The Rhyth-O-Matics. Known for their exciting mix of African and Ska genres, this band opened for established artists including Jimmy Cliff, Madness, Olatunji, Etta James and Fishbone. The Rhyth-O-Matics released their classic album "Walking in the Shadow" which was produced by Bob Johnston, as was "Reggae Jackson." Bob Johnston was the producer for countless artists including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunkel and Jimmy Cliff. Veteran sound engineer Fred Catero was at the controls for the "Walking in the Shadow" album. Fred engineered literally 100's of albums, from Janis Joplin to The Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock to Santana. What a team those two giants made in the studio! It was historic. Also check out Jimmy Foot's most recent CD, "Mob Justice!" Together, all of these CD's comprise a must-have collection for any serious music collector. I have mine! Go to bongoboystudio.com for more info about Jimmy Foot's background and discography. Please watch other music videos featuring Jimmy Foot on my YouTube channel: pjdjft The black and white photographs of Jimmy Foot featured in the videos were taken by old friend Fred Gordon. Thank you for watching and please share with friends and family on Facebook, YouTube, and other social media. I would appreciate any effort to introduce my dad's music to new fans from all over the world! PJ Foot Please subscribe to my YouTube channel: pjdjft
Jimmy Foot - AfroSkaLypso - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot
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Jimmy Foot - AfroSkaLypso - Rhythm Addict CD by Jimmy Foot

This is the 8th track, wonderfully sung by internationally renowned African artist and dear friend Joni Haastrup, from the CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot which is available at bongoboystudio.com , cdbaby.com and Amazon. This CD "Rhythm Addict" by Jimmy Foot is excellent! The music is amazing. The lyrics are very interesting and powerful! This is a top class production and the guitar work by Jimmy Foot is absolutely astonishing! Check out his website: bongoboystudio.com. Other CD's and downloads are available there, as well as at cdbaby.com and Amazon. Examples include "Ska Santas" (Ska Christmas music!), "Jimmy Foot - The Instrumentals," and "Reggae Jackson." Guitarist, songwriter, producer, and engineer Jimmy Foot performed with The Rhyth-O-Matics. Known for their exciting mix of African and Ska genres, this band opened for established artists including Jimmy Cliff, Madness, Olatunji, Etta James and Fishbone. The Rhyth-O-Matics released their classic album "Walking in the Shadow" which was produced by Bob Johnston, as was "Reggae Jackson." Bob Johnston was the producer for countless artists including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunkel and Jimmy Cliff. Veteran sound engineer Fred Catero was at the controls for the "Walking in the Shadow" album. Fred engineered literally 100's of albums, from Janis Joplin to The Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock to Santana. What a team those two giants made in the studio! It was historic. Also check out Jimmy Foot's most recent CD, "Mob Justice!" Together, all of these CD's comprise a must-have collection for any serious music collector. I have mine! Go to bongoboystudio.com for more info about Jimmy Foot's background and discography. Please watch other music videos featuring Jimmy Foot on my YouTube channel: pjdjft The black and white photographs of Jimmy Foot featured in the videos were taken by old friend Fred Gordon. Thank you for watching and please share with friends and family on Facebook, YouTube, and other social media. I would appreciate any effort to introduce my dad's music to new fans from all over the world! PJ Foot Please subscribe to my YouTube channel: pjdjft

       After the RHYTH-O-MATICS last show in 1988,  SUSIE and I produced an album for a Humboldt county reggae band ROD DEAL & THE I-DEALS. TERRY BECKER engineered the album, recorded in Studio "D" at HYDE STREET STUDIOS. This is the same room that was formerly WALLY HEIDER's STUDIO "D". SUSIE FOOT was managing the studio complex at the time, so did not have the time to engineer but worked as my co-producer and she found Terry. 

       TERRY BECKER went on to engineer my Rhythm Addict album with 17 of my songs, and also co-produced by Susie. These were put together on most likely the longest cd ever made; 83 minutes!

       Basic tracks were recorded at HYDE STREET STUDIO's STUDIO "D", with ROBIN SYLVESTER on bass and JIMMY SAGE on drums,  and myself on guitar. I was lucky enough to be joined by a number of Bay Area heavyweights; veteran blues harpist CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, The Diva herself LINDA IMPERIAL, DAVID FREIBERG from Starship and Quicksilver Messenger Service, GEORGE T. GREGORY from The James Cotton Band, keyboardist and 2nd engineer TOM DOTY, JONI HAASTRUP from Mono Mono and Ginger Baker's Air Force, RUDY ORTIZ from The Rhyth-O-Matics, and singers SUSAN SHY and MICHAEL WARD.

     I named the album Rhythm Addict for a few reasons; That was the name I had originally come up with for The Rhyth-O-Matics before it was altered in committee, three of the songs were from what would have been The Rhyth-O-Matics' next album (Unite, Seize The Time, Afroskalypso), and at the time I was a monster rhythm guitar player and playing gigs with 2 African bands; HEDZOLEH SOUNDZ and JONI HAASTRUP, and the guitar style on this album is very rhythmic and rhythm is addictive.    

  Originally, I was not going to be the singer on Rhythm Addict. There was a singer named Bob (I'll leave out his last name) who was really good, and had "the right" voice that I wanted. He was a former drug addict, and had been clean for a number of years. After we had laid down a number of  the tracks, I found out that he had relapsed under the pressure and would not be available. Terry talked me into singing most of the songs myself. The instrumental tracks on this album are really great, and I am very happy with my production and my guitar work, but because many of the tracks that Bob was supposed to sing were in the wrong key for me, I'm a little disappointed with most of my vocals. I have all of the Rhythm Addict mixes saved sans vocal. I'd love to have a good singer come in and re-sing some of the songs someday. I consider the album a good record of my songwriting and arranging and it was great doing a second album with Terry. TOM FLYE also did some engineering on the 3 ROM tracks. TOM DOTY was an amazing second engineer as well as great keyboard player.

I also want to note the contributions from my old Magic Mind bandmate RICK MILLER playing a funk line on "Wonder What You're Doin' Tonight". I had originally written the music with Rick's lyrics, but replaced them as they were about him and his ex and a little bitter. I also wrote a new set of lyrics to one of Rick's songs, "Is There Nothin'" as I was invested in the arrangement, but wanted a softer tone for the album. "Seize The Time" was originally written and sung by RUDY ORTIZ, and I altered some of the lyrics for my version.

       In 1991, cds were a new platform. There were no CD-Rs and no short runs. Minimum order was 1,000, there were some huge mistakes in the artwork our artist had sent them (French misspelled, spine text upside down compared to everything else on the market), the album was 81 minutes long and cd limit was 74 minutes at the time. 

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