Celebrating 20 years of Whaling City Sound from ArkivJazz

Celebrating 20 years of Whaling City Sound from ArkivJazz

Distributor Naxos/ArkivJazz “had a wonderful conversation with Neal Weiss of Whaling City Sound.  Nice history of the label…his passion for the music and the musicians is palpable,” says Tom Evered, Director of Marketing, ArkivJazz

Calm Waters, Rolling Swells & Rolling Seas : O’s Place Review

Calm Waters, Rolling Swells & Rolling Seas : O’s Place Review

Various Artists Calm Waters, Rolling Swells & Rolling Seas

O’s Notes: Calm Waters, Rolling Swells & Roiling Seas is a collection of tunes by Whaling City artists. All of the music is produced by and for the musicians, as they want you to hear it! We enjoyed the calm waters of Terry Lewis’s “What’s New”, Reggie Young’s peaceful “Jennifer”, Greg Murphy’s “Sophisticated Lady” featuring vocals by Malou Beauvior, “The Faction of Cool”, and Gerry Gibbs’ Thrasher Dream Trio playing “Alfie” featuring Cassandra Wilson (vocals) and Roy Hargrove (t). There’s lots of variety with something for everyone. The CD is brought to you by Destination New Bedford, MA celebrating the variety of music along their shores.
Reggie Young Rest in Peace

Reggie Young Rest in Peace

Reggie Young


It is one of life’s great blessings to have known, albeit briefly, the wonderful person Reggie Young. You can read about his accomplishments – they were many and significant, particularly to those he helped become stars and chart-toppers – wherever you get your music news. What stood out to me is how humble, considerate and thoughtful he was in person. At a small CD release party for his first CD under his own name, Forever Young, in his home town of Leipers Fork, TN, many of his longtime cohorts and friends paid tribute to a person they respected not just for his unusual musical abilities, but also for the friend they had come to know well and love.

Reggie will be missed by many as one who lived his life as it should be lived, without ego and bluster, with a focused commitment to the musical task at hand and also to respecting and helping those he came to know.

Our condolences go out to Reggie’s family. His warmth and spirit continue to guide us.

Neal Weiss, president

Whaling City Sound

left to right: Tom Evered, Neal Weiss, Jenny Young, Reggie Young
photo credit Ginny Shea, July 18, 2016, Nashville 
Sad to report the passing of legendary session guitarist and Whaling City artist Reggie Young. He was one of the most recorded guitarists in the sixties, seventies and eighties playing on numerous legendary hits by Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield and more.

Young was a member of the country supergroup The Highwaymen w/ Kris KristoffersonWillieNelsonJohnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. He was also a founding member of the Bill Black Combo. In 1964, The Beatles requested the Combo open for them during their first U.S. tour and invited the group over to England for another month-long tour.

“The story of Reggie Young’s career is, in many ways, a miniature version of the story of Southern soul music.” – AllMusic

A compilation of his famous recordings “Session Guitar Star” is due out next week on Ace Records.

Reggie Young “Session Guitar Star” Ace CDHD1537 will be available in the UK and via importers here on January 25, 2019. Last year the UK based reissue label Ace released a 22 track collection of his finest session work here on Amazon.
Classic Old School Session man…Reggie Young

Classic Old School Session man…Reggie Young

By: George W Harris

October, 1, 2017

With a career spanning 3 score years and including work ranging from BB King to Elvis, Etta James and Roy Orbison, session guitarist Reggie Young delivers a classy instrumental album that oozes style and substance. He teams with buddies like Clayton Ivey-Catherine Marx-Jim Brown-Mike Rojas/key, David Hood-David Hungate-Dennis Belfield/b, Chad Cromwell-Shannon Forrest/dr, Jennifer Lynn Young/cel and a Jim Horn-led sax section teamed with Steve Herman/tp and Charles Rose/tb. Throughout the seven tracks, Young takes you through a sumptuous mix of soul, country and jazzy blues, never pretentious, and always swingingly professional.

To see the full review click here

To Check out Reggie Young’s album, Forever Young, click here

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