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My Mother’s Son



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Jim's stirring tribute to his mom, and all moms. The CD includes 2 mixes of the title track, as well as a collection of 11 of Jim's mom's favorite songs from his first 7 CDs.  Includes My Mother's Son, Beneath the Olympian Skies, Sanctuary, Eagle's Flight, Beside the River of Dreams, 'Til I See You Again, Paul's Theme, Hunter's Moon, Avalon Ballroom 1934, Picasso's Midnight Stroll, Finlandia, and Don't Stand At My Grave.


Sincere thanks to all the musicians and engineers who lent their incredible talents to this song: (the "proper credit list" is below, but you all deserve special mention!) Brad Cole, Matt Rollings, Charlie Morgan, Richie Garcia, Jay Weeks, Scott Nelson, Bruce Watson, Tim Pierce, Paul Cartwright, Julie Adams, J.D. Souther, Matt Dame, Bob Clearmountain, Jerrold Launer and Sergio Ruelas, Jr.

Special thanks:
… to all offered support and invaluable input along the way for "My Mother's Son". Including (but certainly not limited to!) Virginia Schneider, Jenny Yates, Nadia Farès Chasman, Michael Merriman, Stephen Bishop, Denise Bradley, Michael Jay, Leslie Kogan, Linda Perry, Dan Wilson, Lili Haydn, Matt Rollings, Brad Cole and Paul Mirkovich. Thanks as always to Andi, Virginia, Jason, Robin, Bella, Serena, Jenny & David, Devon, Joel, Aaron & Katelyn Grace, Kris & Will, Trevor & Billie Jo.

Grade A Large Thanks:
…to all who took part of bringing the video(s) to life: Michael Merriman (Director – you rock!), Alan Caudillo (cameraman), Jay Groom (editor extraordinare), Jonathan Chavez, Jacob Abrams, Denny Tedesco, Crystal LaPietra, Jerrold Launer. Beverly Houwing, Nadyne Hicks, Marla Schulman, Mike Bundlie, Johnny Launer, JJ John Jeyaraj.

MY MOTHER'S SON (Special Mention)
Jim Wilson Music supports Pets For the Elderly, whose mission is to provide companionship to senior individuals through pet ownership, while saving the lives of companion animals in shelters; animals which might otherwise be destroyed due to lack of appropriate homes, and space limitations. I know how much even occasional interaction with pets meant to my Mom in her final years and I am grateful for the beautiful mission of this wonderful organization:

The credits for all 12 songs on the CD compilation "MY MOTHER'S SON" will be posted here when the CD is released (target date: September, 2014.) Meanwhile, here are the credits for the single:

MY MOTHER'S SON: © 2014. Written and published by:
Jim Wilson Willow Bay Music (ASCAP),
& Jenny Yates, In My Dreams (ASCAP)

String arrangement/ synths: Brad Cole
Rhythm arrangement/ synths: Matt Rollings
Drums: Charlie Morgan
Percussion: Richie Garcia, Jay Weeks
Bass: Scott Nelson, Brad Cole
Guitar: Bruce Watson, Tim Pierce
Violin: Paul Cartwright, Cello: Julie Adams
Harmony vocals: J.D. Souther, Matt Dame
Piano, vocals: Jim Wilson

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain; Brad Cole (Acoustic Remix)
Addit'l engineering: Jerrold Launer, Sergio Ruelas, Jr

J.D. Souther appears courtesy Sony Classics


Sincere Gratitude:
…to the awesome fans & supporters, who provided their cherished memories for the videos:

Marni & Andrew Gold, Hannah Cox & Jackson Luguori, Agnes & Richard Carpenter, Sue & Michael Merriman, Burt Bacharach & Mom.

Lisa & Emet Loeb, Denny Tedesco & Mom, Natalie Davis & son
Mary Jane Silvestri DiMona & son, Cindy & Son

Jeneanne & Jason Ihbe, Dori Rota & Seth, Lynne Bishop & Sky, Melissa Lazzaro Hamilton and son, Jennifer & Trevor Mayschak

Brian Luke Seaward & Mom, Barbara Chasman & sons, Heather Oliver, Jo Kozak Stiller & Josh, Marietta Taylor Herod & son.

Quincy Jones, Valerie Cooke Sudbury, Lena Evans & sons, George Tortorelli & Mom, Thomas Greenhouse & Mom

Devon & Aaron Edwards, Timothy Drury & Mom, Kate & Ben Schorr, Pamela, Warren, Garrett, Nate Halm, Charlotte Worsham & Sons

Sandra Davis, Deb Mosby & AlexanderCoe, Andrew Gold, Billie Jo Mace, Brad Cole, Barbara Chasman, Jim Wilson, Chris Standring & Mum, Denny Tedesco & Mom, Jack Linvill & Mom, Jeff Shelton, Jo Kozek Stiller & Nick, Andi Wilson & Jim Wilson, Lillian Wilson & Paul, Kati & Claude Lauren, Ken Heath, Lynne Bishop & Sky, Marietta Taylor Herold, Marla Schulman and sons, Mary Jane Silvestri DiMona, Mary Lee & sons, Marybeth & Evan Thicke, Natalie Davis & David, Rick Stiller & Mom, Sandra Davis, Silvia Pleitez & son, Suzie & Rafael Tedesco, Terry Hawkins, Tim & Genevieve Burlingame, Timothy Drury & Mom, Valerie Sudbury, Billy, Willie & Shirley McCall, Linda Gibbs, Robin McCall & sons, Andy Keeter & Mom, Chesney Hawkes & Mum, Claude, Dorothie, Sylvain & Claude Gaudette, Debbie & Josh Weeks, Denise, Bowie & Bradley Bundlie, Marieke, Kai & Ryder Beeler, Nina & Oliver Neil, Paloma & Luca, Pat Makris, Scott & Neoma Nelson, Jay & Peg Weeks, Stacey & Wyatt Keeter, Linda Salazar Garcia, Thomas & Nancy Greenhouse.

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