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Jim Keltner

dr, perc, *1942 US, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Musician / Composer of Rock and Pop
A.k.a. James Lee Keltner Nighttime

James Lee "Jim" Keltner (born April 27, 1942) is an American drummer and percussionist known primarily for his session work; he also played the ukulele. He has contributed to the work of many well-known artists. Keltner is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was characterized as "the leading session drummer in America" by Bob Dylan biographer Howard Sounes.

        
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
If I Were Me on Sound City - Real to Reel by Sound City - Real to Reel
An American Symphony (Mr. Holland's Opus) [Mr Holland's Opus] on Mr. Holland's Opus - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Michael Kamen & Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Hospital Song on Wall of Flowers by Mike Baggetta, Jim Keltner & Mike Watt
Jim Keltner: Basic Drummer Free Improvisation on The Sheffield Drum & Track Record by Various Artists
Wall of Flowers on Wall of Flowers by Mike Baggetta, Jim Keltner & Mike Watt
Hospital Song (Intro) on Wall of Flowers by Mike Baggetta, Jim Keltner & Mike Watt
Blue Velvet (Solo) on Wall of Flowers by Mike Baggetta, Jim Keltner & Mike Watt
Lucille on Sunset by Jim Oblon, Larry Goldings & Jim Keltner
I Am Not a Data Point on Wall of Flowers by Mike Baggetta, Jim Keltner & Mike Watt
Before I Grow Too Old on Sunset by Jim Oblon, Larry Goldings & Jim Keltner

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Wall Of FlowersMike Baggetta / Jim Keltner / Mike Watt2019Album
ChantAske Jacoby With Tony Scherr & Jim Keltner2014Album
Ride My MotorcycleNeil Young, Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Jim Keltner, Donald "Duck" Dunn1993Album
The Sheffield Drum RecordJim Keltner / Ron Tutt1981Album
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