Mick Weaver

born on 16/6/1944 in Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

Mick Weaver

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Mick Weaver
Born June 16 1944
Bolton, Lancashire

Michael "Mick" Weaver (born 16 June 1944 Bolton, Lancashire) is a session musician best known for his playing of the Hammond B3 organ and is a much respected exponent of the Blues and Funk styles.


Weaver's band performed as Wynder K. Frog[1] and became popular on the student union and club circuit of the mid sixties. A brief merging of this band with Herbie Goins and the Night-Timers took his work to a higher level. After the demise of Wynder K. Frog Weaver replaced Steve Winwood to appear with the remainder of Traffic as Mason, Capaldi, Wood and Frog, soon shortened to Wooden Frog before the association dissolved after three months and Traffic reformed.[1] After this he recorded with solo artists such as Buddy Guy, Dave Gilmour, Joe Cocker, Eric Burdon, Frankie Miller, Roger Chapman Steve Marriott and Gary Moore as well as Taj Mahal and The Blues Band,[2] also playing keyboards with Steve Marriott's Majik Mijits.[3]

Wynder K. Frogg - they are billed under this spelling - appeared on the bill at The Savile Theatre, London on 24 September 1967 supporting Traffic on their First U.K. Presentation. Also on the bill were Jackie Edwards and Nirvana. The compere was David Symonds.

Wynder K Frog

Wynder K Frog was a jazz and blues based rock band fronted by Weaver, with a line including guitarist Neil Hubbard from Bluesology, saxophone player Chris Mercer who had been with John Mayall's Blues Breakers Alan Spenner on bass, Bruce Rowlands on drums and Anthony (Reebop) Kwaku Baah on percussion. They recorded two studio albums before breaking up.[1]

Sunshine Super Frog

Sunshine Super Frog
Studio album by Wynder K Frog
Released 1967
Genre Rock
Label Island
Producer Jimmy Miller

All tracks feature Mick Weaver as Wynder K Frog, playing a Hammond B3 organ[1] and were recorded in London playing over backing tapes by unnamed session musicians from New York. In the album liner notes Jimmy Miller noted that Weaver had "supplemented the band with trumpet, tenor sax, guitar, bass and drums, Wynder has transformed the organ into a highly enjoyable medium of sound, combining jazzy finesse with popular and commercial phrasing suitable for vast appeal".

A Side

  1. "Sunshine Superman" (Donovan Leitch)
  2. "I Feel So Bad" (Edwards)
  3. "Oh Mary" (Edwards)
  4. "Blues For a Frog" (Dale)
  5. "Somebody Help Me" (Jackie Edwards)
  6. "Mercy" (Harris)

B Side

  1. "Hold On, I'm Coming" (Hayes, Porter)
  2. "Shook, Shimmy and Shake" (Gray)
  3. "Incense" (Fallon Miller)
  4. "Walking to New Orleans" (Domino, Bartholomew)
  5. "Don't Fight It (Feel it)" (Pickett, Cropper)
  6. "Dancin' Frog" (Miller)

Out of the Frying Pan

Out of the frying pan
Studio album by Wynder K Frog
Released 1968
Genre Rock
Label United Artists
Producer Gus Dudgeon, Jimmy Miller

Out of The Frying Pan features R&B covers such as "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Baby I Love You", the jazz standards "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "Hymn to Freedom" and "This Here" as well as two songs, "Gasoline Alley" and "Harpsichord Shuffle", written by Weaver.[1]

A Side

  1. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (Mick Jagger & Keith Richards)
  2. "Gasoline Alley" (Weaver)
  3. "Willie And The Hand Jive" (Johnny Otis)
  4. "Harpsichord Shuffle" (Mick Weaver)
  5. "Baby I Love You" (Ronnie Shannon)
  6. "This Here" Bobby Timmons

B Side

  1. "Green Door" (Bob Davie, Marvin Moore)
  2. "Bad Eye" (Willie Mitchell)
  3. "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (Irving Berlin)
  4. "Tequila" (Chuck Rio)
  5. "The House That Jack Built" (Alan Price)
  6. "Hymn To Freedom" (Harriette Hamilton, Oscar Peterson)
  7. "Hi-Heel Sneakers" (Tommy Tucker)


  • Mick Weaver-Keyboards
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith-Saxophone
  • Neil Hubbard-Guitar
  • Alan Spenner-Bass
  • Chris Mercer-Saxophone
  • Bruce Rowland - drums
  • Ron Carthy-Horn
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah-Percussion

Into the Fire

Into the Fire
Studio album by Wynder K Frog
Released 1970
Genre Rock
Label United Artists

Into the Fire was released in US[1] after the band had dissolved. On the album cover, the linear notes state that the songs were, "composed specifically for the Frog style of musical interpretation, ranging far in beat, tempo and mood".

A Side

  1. "Into the Fire" (Weaver, Mercer)
  2. "Howl in Wolf's Clothing" (Weaver)
  3. "F in Blues" (Weaver, Mercer)
  4. "Cool Hand Stanley" (Hubbard, Mercer, Weaver)

B Side

  1. "Eddie's Tune" (Hubbard, Phillips, Weaver)
  2. "Why am I Treated so Bad" (Staples)
  3. "Hot Salt Beef" (Hubbard, Mercer, Weaver)
  4. "Warm and Tender Love" (Robinson)


  • Mick Weaver-Keyboards
  • Rocky Dzidzornu-Percussion
  • Neil Hubbard-Guitar
  • Chris Mercer-Saxophone
  • Shawn Phillips-Guitar and Vocals
  • Bruce Rowland -Drums
  • Alan Spenner-Bass

Other discography

1969 Fiends and Angels Martha Velez
1970 Battle of North West Six Keef Hartley Band

  • Contribution Shawn Phillips
  • Jesus Christ Superstar Original Cast Recording

1971 Bright City Miller Anderson

  • Overdog Keef Hartley

1972 Pieces Juicy Lucy

  • Seventy Second Brave Keef Hartley

1973 Lancashire Hustler Keef Hartley

  • Mick Cox Band Mick Cox
  • Was That Alright Then Tony Hazzard

1974 Butts Band Butts Band

  • Delicious & Refreshing Coast Road Drive
  • Jess Roden Band Jess Roden
  • Spider Jiving Andy Fairweather Low
  • Storey Mike Storey

1975 Amazing Grease The Grease Band

1976 Be Bop 'N' Holla Andy Fairweather Low
1977 Good Rockin' Tonite Memphis Bend

  • Natural Avenue John Lodge
  • Slide Away the Screen Ralph McTell

1978 Andy Desmond Andy Desmond
1978 David Gilmour David Gilmour

1979 Siamese Friends Iain Matthews
1980 Darkness Darkness Eric Burdon
1981 Love's Melodies The Searchers
1982 Brand Loyalty The Blues Band
1983 Farewell Song Janis Joplin

  • Mixed Iain Sutherland

1989 Seconds to Midnight Steve Marriott
1990 He Knows the Blues Otis Grand
1991 Damn Right, I've Got the Blues Buddy Guy
1992 Best of Matthews' Southern Comfort

  • Under No Obligation Roger Chapman

1993 Dancing the Blues Taj Mahal

1994 Ain't Enough Comin' In Otis Rush
1995 21st Century Blues...From da 'Hood Chris Thomas

  • Red Blooded Blues Various Artists

1996 Phantom Blues Taj Mahal

  • Seattle Years 1978-1984 Iain Matthews

1997 Blues Sessions (199094) Otis Grand

  • Chronicles The Grease Band
  • Senor Blues Taj Mahal
  • Tibetan Freedom Concert Various Artists

1998 Chicago Blues Tour Various Artists

1999 Back on Track Arthur Adams

  • In My Own Time (Live) Roger Chapman

2000 Best of the Private Years

2001 Organ-Ized: All-Star Tribute to the Hammond B3 Organ Various Artists

  • Shoutin' in Key & The Phantom Blues Band
  • Soul Deeper ...Songs From the Deep South Jimmy Barnes
  • Nuggets, Vol. 2: Original Artifacts From the British Various Artists
  • Rampart Street Rhumba: Hannibal in New Orleans Various Artists

2003 Live at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, Vol. 1 Various Artists

  • Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Taj Mahal

2004 Be My Guest The Blues Band

2005 Damn Right, I've Got the Blues with bonus tracks Buddy Guy

  • Essential Taj Mahal
  • Hammond Heroes: 60s R&B Organ Grooves Various Artists
  • Overdog with bonus tracks Keef Hartley
  • Stealin' Home/Siamese Friends Iain Matthews

2006 Box Set Ralph McTell

  • JB50 Jimmy Barnes
  • Can't Quit the Blues Buddy Guy
  • Riding on the Crest of a Slump/Why Not? Ellis

2008 Maestro Taj Mahal


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Joynson, Vernon. The Tapestry of Delights, Borderline.
  2. allmusic.com. [Mick Weaver at All Music Guide Mick Weaver credits]. allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2009-02-21.
  3. Hewitt, Paulo and Hellier, John. Steve Marriott-All Too Beautiful....


  • Joynson, Vernon. The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976. Borderline (2006). Reprinted (2008). ISBN 1-899855-15-7
  • Paolo Hewitt John Hellier (2004). Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful.... Helter Skelter Publishing ISBN 1-900924-44-7

External links

  • Miguel Terol. Mick Weaver. Musicians Olympus. Archived from the original on 2009-07-29. Retrieved on 2009-02-21.
  • Allmusic. [Mick Weaver at All Music Guide Mick Weaver]. Allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2009-02-21.
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