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Collaborations / guest appearances

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See also:
– Recordings with his former band Arms & Legs
Live guest appearances


Joy Askew
QUEEN VICTORIA

 t.b.a.  US  CD


Mary Lee Kortes
WILL ANYBODY KNOW THAT I WAS HERE? – THE SONGS OF BEULAH ROWLEY

 t.b.a.  US  CD


Zuco Sound
MUDDY / SWEET

 24 Feb 2017  NL  CD  ZucoSound ZS010


Vinnie Zummo
THE COYOTE

 Feb 2016  US  CD


Nina Hagen
VOLKSBEAT

 11 Nov 2011  DE  CD  Polydor 1399790


Horace Silver / Art Blakey
JOE'S CHOICE

 27 April 2011  NL  2CD  Blue Note/EMI 50999 0266192 6

Music selected by Joe Jackson
Liner notes written by Joe Jackson

More details on this release


Vinnie Zummo
SWINGING GUITAR SOUNDS OF YOUNG AMERICA

Dec 2006  US  CD  VAZ10112


William Shatner
HAS BEEN

 Oct 2004  US  CD  Shout! Factory DK 30349

Produced by Ben Folds


Jane Siberry
CITY

 Oct 2001  US  CD  Sheeba

This CD contains the song "The Bridge" which was previously released on Joe's Heaven & Hell album.


Rickie Lee Jones
IT'S LIKE THIS


 Sep 2000  US  CD  Artemis

Joe appears on these three tracks:


various artists
A TESTIMONIAL DINNER – THE SONGS OF XTC

 Oct 1995  US  CD  Thirsty Ear thi 57019.2

For this tribute album Joe Jackson contributed a cover version of


The Toasters
NEW YORK FEVER

 Nov 1992  US  CD  Moon Records MR033CD
 Nov 1992  DE  CD  Pork Pie/EFA 04090-26

Mixed by Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson plays keyboards on the track "Pool Shark (Reprise)"


various artists
PRETTY IN PINK
(Soundtrack)

 May 1986  US  LP  A&M SP-3901
 May 1986  US  CD  A&M CD 3293
 May 1986  DE  CD  A&M 395 113-2

The track was also released as a single.


various artists
SHIJIN NO IE (HOUSE OF THE POET)
(Soundtrack)

 1985  JP  LP  Alfa ALR-22003

The album contains:


The Zummos
MODERN MARRIAGE

 1985  US  LP  A&M SP 5099
 1985  UK  CD  A&M 395 099-2

  1. 'Scusi Mi Please (2:47)
  2. An Obsession (Over You) (4:05)
  3. Do It Again (3:27)
  4. Nightmare (4:07)
  5. Please Stop Dancing (4:00)
  6. Fool For You (3:35)
  7. Leopards In Love (3:53)
  8. Modern Marriage (3:46)
  9. Jaguar (4:09)
  10. No More Goodbyes (4:40)
Produced by Joe Jackson, Vinnie Zummo and Janice Zummo
Executive Producer: Joe Jackson
String arrangement on "Jaguar" by Joe Jackson
String arrangements on "An Obsession (Over You)", "Nightmare" and "Modern Marriage" by Joe Jackson and Vinnie Zummo
All strings orchestrated by Joe Jackson


Rubén Blades y Seis Del Solar
ESCENAS

 Oct 1985  LP  Messidor/Elektra EKT29
 Jan 1987  CD  Messidor/WEA 7559 60432

with piano solo by Joe Jackson
(not synth solo as stated incorrectly on record sleeve)


The Toasters
RECRIMINATIONS

(12-inch 4-track mini album)
 Jul 1985  US  12"  Moon Records Toast 6
 May 1988  UK  12"  PHZA 18

  1. Recriminations (3:15)
  2. Razor Cut (3:30)
  3. Run Rudy Run (4:11)
  4. Radiation Skank (2:06)
Produced by Joe Jackson

"Run Rudy Run" with Joe Jackson on melodica
Note: On the US release JJ is referred to as "Stanley Turpentine"

The above tracks are also included on the following album:

The Toasters
SKABOOM!

 Feb 1994  US  CD  Moon Records mr-013


Joan Armatrading
SECRET SECRETS

 Feb 1985  US  CD  A&M CD 5040
 Feb 1985  UK  CD  A&M 395 040-2


various artists
THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL NOW
A TRIBUTE TO THELONIOUS MONK

 Aug 1984  UK  2LP  A&M AMLM 66600
           UK  CD   A&M 396 600-2
           US  CD   A&M CD6600

Joe Jackson arranged and played piano on a cover of

Note that the 2LP has 23 tracks whereas the CD only has 16. Both releases include the Joe Jackson track.


OK Jive
ON ROUTE

 1981  UK  7"  CBS EPC A1934

Produced by Joe Jackson

There are two tracks:


The Keys
THE KEYS ALBUM

 May 1981  UK  LP  A&M AMLH 68526
  1. Hello Hello (3:30)
  2. It Ain't So (2:28)
  3. One Good Reason (3:15)
  4. Listening In (3:06)
  5. I Don't Wanna Cry (2:52)
  6. Saturday To Sunday Night (4:00)
  7. Spit It Out (2:38)
  8. If It's Not Too Much (2:49)
  9. Run Run Run (2:47)
  10. Greasy Money (3:30)
  11. Back To Black (3:18)
  12. World Ain't Turning (3:27)
Produced by Joe Jackson

The Keys' line-up:
Drew Barfield – vocals, bass
Steve Tatler – vocals, guitar
Ben Grove – vocals, guitar
Geoff Britton – drums


Lincoln Thompson and the Rasses
NATURAL WILD


 Jul 1980  UK  LP  United Artists/Ballistic UAG 30309
 Dec 1984  UK  LP  Vista Sound VSLP400

Four tracks produced by Joe Jackson:

Joe Jackson also plays Yamaha grand piano, organ and melodica


The Members
1980 – THE CHOICE IS YOURS

 Apr 1980  UK  LP  Virgin V2153

Guest musician: Joe Jackson – piano
on two tracks:


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