The Johnny Winter Story

Dan Hartman

Dan Hartman Johnny Winter Story

Dan Hartman (1950 - 1994)

 

Dan Hartman was probable more involved with Edgar Winter. Dan worked together with Johnny on Saints and Sinners as well as Raisin Cain.

Dan Hartman's Biography

Born 4 November 1951, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 22 March 1994, Westport, Connecticut, USA. Hartman's multi-instrumental talents and light tenor were first heard by North America at large when he served bands led, together and separately, by Johnny Winter and Edgar Winter. Employment by the latter from 1973-77 brought the greatest commercial rewards - principally via Hartman's co-writing all selections on the Edgar Winter Group's They Only Come Out At Night,which contained the million-selling single, 'Frankenstein'. He was also in demand as a session player by artists including Todd Rundgren, Ian Hunter, Rick Derringer, Stevie Wonder and Ronnie Montrose. Riding the disco bandwagon, Hartman next enjoyed international success with the title track to Instant Replay and another of its singles, 'This Is It' (both of which were among the first records to be released on 12-inch vinyl).

However, after the relative failure of Relight My Fire in 1979, he retired from stage centre to concentrate on production commissions - some carried out in his own studio, the Schoolhouse, in Westport, Connecticut. Among his production and songwriting clients were the Average White Band, Neil Sedaka, .38 Special, James Brown (notably with the 1986 hit 'Living In America'), Muddy Waters, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan and Hilly Michaels. In 1985 he returned to the US Top 10 with the soul concoction, 'I Can Dream About You' (for the Streets Of Fire film soundtrack) which he followed with two lesser hits prior to another withdrawal to the sidelines of pop. Having been diagnosed HIV Positive, his last major production projects included tracks for Holly Johnson and Tina Turner 's hugely successful Foreign Affair set. He died from AIDS-related complications in 1994, just as his career was being reappraised (his material was much sampled by dance bands, notably Black Box on their huge hit 'Ride On Time', while Take That took his 'Relight My Fire' to the UK number 1 spot).

Covers of Dan Hartman's hit album: Instant Replay

Dan Hartman Instant Replay
Dan Hartman Instant Replay
Dan Hartman Instant Replay
1969 Winter, Johnny Johnny Winter Story  Drums 
1972 Winter, Edgar They Only Come out at Night  Guitar (Acoustic), Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Guitar (Electric), Maracas, Ukulele, Vocals, Vocals (background) 
1974 Winter, Edgar Shock Treatment  Guitar (Acoustic), Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Autoharp, Castanets, Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals, Vocals (background) 
1974 Winter, Johnny Saints & Sinners  Bass, Guitar, Drums, Vocals, Vocals (background) 
1975 Derringer, Rick Spring Fever  Vocals 
1975 Winter, Edgar Edgar Winter Group with Rick Derringer Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals 
1975 Rundgren, Todd Initiation  Bass 
1975 Winter, Edgar Jasmine Nightdreams  Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals 
1976 Winter, Edgar Together - Live  Keyboards 
1976 Foghat Night Shift  Producer, Mixing 
1977 Winter, Edgar Recycled  Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals 
1977 Thirty Eight Special 38 Special  Piano, Vocals, Producer 
1978 Derringer, Rick If You Weren't So Romantic I'd Shoo  Vocals 
1979 Johansen, David In Style   
1980 Winter, Johnny Raisin' Cain  Drums 
1980 Michaels, Hilly Calling All Girls Bass, Guitar, Keyboards 
1980 Holloway, Loleatta Love Sensation  Bass, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals (background), Producer, Engineer 
1981 Michaels, Hilly Lumia Bass, Guitar, Keyboards 
1981 Plasmatics Beyond the Valley of 1984 Producer, Engineer 
1982 Average White Band Cupids in Fashion  Keyboards, Vocals, Producer 
1983 Hunter, Ian All of the Good Ones Are Taken  Bass 
1984 Jarrett, John John Jarret's Tribe Vocals (background) 
1984 Tribe Tribe Vocals (background) 
1984 Streets of Fire Streets of Fire  Producer 
1985 Rocky IV Rocky IV  Producer 
1986 Down and Out in Beverly Down and Out in Beverly Hills Producer 
1986 Brown, James Gravity  Synthesizer, Guitar, Guitar (Bass), Keyboards, Programming, Vocals, Vocals (background), Producer 
1986 Winwood, Steve Back in the High Life  Vocals (background) 
1986 The Time Bandits (from Holland)  I won't steal a way (12 inch) Producer and co-writer
1987 Hendryx, Nona Female Trouble  Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm), Keyboards, Vocals, Vocals (background), Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Rhythm Guitar 
1987 King, Paul Joy Vocals (background), Producer 
1987 Cocker, Joe Unchain My Heart  Guitar, Percussion, Tambourine, Vocals (background), Handclapping 
1989 Johnson, Holly BLAST
co-wrote Atomic City (Single)
Co-Producer
1989 Cocker, Joe One Night of Sin  Executive Producer 
1989 Turner, Tina Foreign Affair  Organ, Synthesizer, Guitar (Acoustic), Keyboards, Piano (Electric), Vocals (background), Moog Synthesizer, Percussion
1990 Harrison, Jerry Walk on Water  Keyboards 
1990 Foghat Best of Foghat Producer 
1990 Club Epic, Vol. 1: A Co Club Epic, Vol. 1: A Collection of  Producer 
1990 Rocky Story Rocky Story  Producer 
1990 Salsoul Classics, Vol. Salsoul Classics, Vol. 1 Producer 
1991 Turner, Tina Simply the Best  Organ, Guitar (Acoustic), Piano, Keyboards, Vocals (background), Producer, Percussion Programming 
1991 Young, Paul From Time to Time: The Singles Collection Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals (background), Producer 
1992 Foghat Best of Foghat, Vol. 2  Producer 
1992 Bonnie Tyler Bitterblue: Till The End Of Time Vocals
1992 Rock the First, Vol. 5 Rock the First, Vol. 5  Vocals, Producer 
1992 Club Epic, Vol. 2 Club Epic, Vol. 2  Vocals 
1992 Original Salsoul Classics Original Salsoul Classics: The 20th Producer 
1994 Winter, Johnny Johnny Winter: A Rock N' Roll Collection  Piano, Vocals (background) 
1994 Turner, Tina Collected Recordings - Sixties to Now Producer 
1994 Freestyle Greatest Beat Freestyle Greatest Beats: Complete  Producer 
1994 Club Epic, Vol. 3 Club Epic, Vol. 3 Producer 
1995 Johansen, David From Pumps to Pompadour Bass, Vocals 
1995 Sedaka, Neil Tuneweaver  Producer 
1996 Best Rock Anthems in the World Ever Best Rock Anthems in the World Ever Producer 
1996 Derringer, Rick Rock & Roll Hoochie Coo Organ, Bass, Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals (background) 
1996 Holloway, Loleatta Greatest Hits  Bass, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals (background) 
1996 Greatest Rock Hits of the 80's Greatest Rock Hits of the 80's  Producer 
1996 Mellow Classics Mellow Classics  Producer 
1997 Urb Mix, Vol. 2: DJ Dan Urban Mix, Vol. 2: DJ Dan  Sampling 
1997 Robinson, Tom Blood Brother  Vocals (background) 
1999 Hendryx, Nona Transformation: The Best of Keyboards, Vocals, Vocals (background), Producer 
1999 Disco Box Disco Box  Producer 
1999 Turner, Tina Simply the Best Organ, Guitar (Acoustic), Piano, Keyboards, Vocals (background), Producer, Percussion Programming 
 1999 Springfield, Dusty  Reputation/Reputation and Other Rarities
Tracks written by Dan Hartman: "Send It To Me," "Time Waits For No One," and "Born This Way" (co-written by Dan and songwriter Holly Knight).
Producer 
  Sedaka, Neil Come See About Me Clarinet, Guitar, Piano, Arranger, Producer, Engineer 
  Young, Paul Don't Dream It's Over [single] Producer 
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