The Sons & Daughters Of Paramus
The Black Italians

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Discography: Jimmy Vivino

It's Showtime: The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume 3 (2014)

The Levon Helm Band

Chris Robinson, Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint with The Levon Helm Band: Levon Helm, Larry Campbell, Jimmy Vivino, Mike Merritt, Jimmy Weider, Amy Helm, Teresa Williams, Jay Collins, Eric Lawrence, Clark Gayton, Brian Mitchell, Steven Bernstein, Howard Johnson and Byron Isaacs.

Jimmy plays with the band and is featured on one track.

13 Live (2013)

Jimmy Vivino & the Black Italians

Jimmy Vivino, Mike Merritt, Felix Cabrera, Catherine Russell, Danny Louis, James Wormworth, Fred Walcott, Mike Jacobson

Recorded live at Levon Helm Studios on December 1, 2012

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop (2011) [Blu-ray]

Conan O’Brien

Conan O’Brien and the cast and band of the show

A documentary of the 2010 “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour” including musical performances with Jimmy and the Band.

Roots (2011)

Johnny Winter

Guests include Sonny Landreth, Jimmy Vivino, Warren Haynes, John Popper, Vince Gill, Susan Tedeschi, Edgar Winter, Derk Trucks, Paul Nelson and John Medeski.

Jimmy is featured on one track: "Further On Up the Road"

Live at the Turning Point (2010)

The Felix Cabrera Band with Jimmy Vivino

Felix Cabrera, Jimmy Vivino, Eddy Bishai, Phil Butler, Bill Schroeder

A repackaged version of the 2009 release. Received four stars **** from Downbeat.

Live at the Turning Point (2009)

The Felix Cabrera Band with Jimmy Vivino

Felix Cabrera, Jimmy Vivino, Eddy Bishai, Phil Butler, Bill Schroeder

Willie Nile: Live From The Streets of New York (2008) [DVD]

Willie Nile

Willie Nile, Jimmy Vivino, Rich Pagano, Brad Albetta, Frankie Lee. Introduction by Pete Fornatale. Directed by Casey McGrath.

Novemberin' (2008)


Shuggie Otis, Jimmy Vivino, Andy Falco, Don Celenza and Felix Cabrera.

Michael Packer Blues Band - Live at Lucille's New York City (2007)

Michael Packer Blues Band

Michael Packer Blues Band, David Maxwell, Jimmy Vivino, Sandy Allen, King Bear

Figments (2007)

Anton Fig

Anton Fig, Blondie Chaplin, Adam Holzlman, Richie Havens, Sebastian Bach, Ira Siegel, Chris Speeding, Paul Shaffer, Andy Spitzer, Jimmy Vivino, Lew Soloff

Al Kooper & the Rekooperators (2006) [DVD]

The Rekooperators

Al Kooper, Jimmy Vivino, Anton Fig, Mike Merritt

Mule-A-Go-Go - New Years Eve 2005-2006 (2006)

Gov’t Mule

Gov’t Mule, the Holographic Horns and special guest Jimmy Vivino. Jimmy plays on disc 2 - tracks 4-16 and disc 3 - tracks 6,7,10.

Alone Together (2005)

Mike Merritt & Mahrlyn Merritt

Mike Merritt, Mahrlyn Merritt (vocals) with: James Wormworth, Mark Pender, Richie "LaBamba" Rosenberg, Marlon Merritt, Mark Scanga, Rob Paparozzi, John DiMartino, Brian Charette, Mike Jacobsen, Fred Walcott and special guests Uri Caine, Al Kooper, Lew Soloff, Jimmy Vivino & Jerry Vivino

Steaks & Chops: Live at Great Jones, Volume 1 (Aug. 2005)

Steaks & Chops

Jimmy Vivino: Guitar; Rich Pagano: Drums; John Conte: Bass

The Blues Guitar of Hubert Sumlin (2005) [DVD]

Hubert Sumlin

Homespun Tapes

Directed by Happy Traum. With Jimmy Vivino, Levon Helm, Mike Merritt and David Johansen.

Cu-Bop Cu-Blues (2004)

Felix Cabrera with Jimmy Vivino & the Black Italians

Felix Cabrera, Jimmy Vivino, et al

John Sebastian Teaches Blues Harmonica (2004)[DVD]

John Sebastian

Homespun Tapes

Directed by Happy Traum. Guest: Jimmy Vivino

Blues In The Blood (Sept. 2003)

Big Bill Morganfield

Jimmy Vivino: Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Organ. Produced by: Jimmy Vivino & Brian Bisesi

Best of M.C. Records 1996-2002 (2003)

Various Artists

Jimmy Vivino: Guitar


Remedy (2002)

The Jim Weider Band

Jim Weider: Guitar, Vocals. Garth Hudson: Horns. Jimmy Vivino: Vocals


Brian Moore Custom Guitars Artist Collection Vol. 1 (date unknown)

Russ Freeman, Patrick Cummings, Jim Pin Band, Jimmy Vivino, Ron Beinstock, John Abercrombie, Al Pitrelli, Nick Moroch.

Jimmy plays on one track.

Different Shades of Red

Different Shade Of Red: The Woodstock Sessions (2002)

Louisiana Red

Jimmy Vivino: Organ, Guitar, Mandolin, Director, Producer, Horn Arrrangement

Crazy Kind of Live

Crazy Kind Of Life (2002)

Bill Perry

Jimmy Vivino: Organ, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Producer

Respond, Vol II

Respond, Volume II (2002)

Various Artists

Jimmy Vivino: Guitar

Live At Manny’s Car Wash

Live at Manny’s Car Wash (2001)

Rhett Tyler

Jimmy Vivino: Guitar

Rare & Well Done

Rare & Well Done: The Greatest And The Most Obscure Recordings (2001)

Al Kooper

Al Kooper, The Blues Project, Blood Sweat & Tears, with Tuby Ziegler, Ron Bogdon, Willie "Little Beaver" Hale, Ron Hicklin, Tom Bahler, Gene Morford, Oren Waters, Mike Bloomfield, Barry Goldberg, Harvey Brooks, Eddie Hoh, Shuggie Otis, Stu Woods, Wells Kelly, Albertine Robinson, Hilda Harris, Maretha Stewart, Eileen Gilbert, Stephen Stills, Caleb Quaye, Herbie Flowers, Roger Pope, Liza Strike, Barry St John, Maeline Bell, Jimmy Vivino, John Simon, Will Lee, Anton Fig, Fred Lipsius, Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Tom Malone, Katherine Russell, Sheryl Marshall, Kenny Buttrey, Charlie McCoy, Jerry Kennedy, Wayne Moss, Charlie Daniels, The Blossoms, Paul Griffin, Stu Scharff, Ralph Casale, John Miller, Al Rogers, Walter Sear, Belton Evans, Jeff Stout, Ed King, John Paul Fetta, Roy Markowitz, Jerry Peterson, Fred Bliffert, Neil Stubenhaus, Vinnie Colaiuta, John Gardner, Jellyroll Johnson, Mick Taylor, Bobby West, Paul Humphries, Rita Coolidge, Clydie King, Dorothy Morrison, Donna Weiss, Venetta Fields, Claudia Lennear, Tom Cosgrove, Stu Woods, Rick Marotta, Buddy Salzman, George Young, Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Joe Farel, Etta Britt, John Cowan, Bill Lloyd, Ron Hicklin Singers, others

No Small Wonder

No Small Wonder (2001)

Liz Queler

Jimmy Vivino: Electric Guitar

Fine listening

Pressure Cooker (2001)

Felix Cabrera

Fountain Bleu Entertainment

Jimmy Vivino on Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Arranger, Mixing; James Wormworth on Drums; Michael Merritt on Bass; Mark Pender on Trumpet, Felix Cabrera, Harmonica and Vocals, Arranger, Producer

Odetta CD

Looking For A Home (2001)


Jimmy Vivino on guitar, Mike Merritt on bass, and Clarence Gatemouth Brown. (MC Records)

Alligator Anniversary CD

Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection (2001)

Various Artists


Jimmy Vivino: Producer (MC Records)
Blues For A Rotten Afternoon CD

Blues For A Rotten Afternoon (2000)

Various Artists


Junior Wells, Terry Evans, Maria Muldaur, Sugar Ray Norcia, Charlie Musselwhite, Luterh "Guitar Junior" Johnson, Debbie Davies, Kenny Neal, Son Seals, Lady Blanca, Sam Lay, John Primer, Marty Grebb

Bette CD

Bette (2000)

Bette Midler

Warner Bros.

Jimmy Vivino: Arranger, Jerry Vivino: Tenor Sax.


The Max Weinberg 7 (2000)

The Max Weinberg 7

Max Weinberg: Drums, Mark Pender: Vocals, Trumpet, Jimmy Vivino: Vocals, Guitar, Arrnager Jerry Vivino: Vocals, Clarinet, Sax, Michael Meritt: Bass, Scott Healy: Keyboards.

The Official Max Weinberg Site
Shemekia Copeland CD

Wicked (2000)

Shemekia Copeland


Shemekia Copeland, Vocals, Jimmy Vivino, Guitar, Producer, Michael Merritt, Bass, James Wormworth, Drums.

Alligator Records site
Vivino Brothers CD

Blues Band (2000)

Vivino Brothers


Jimmy Vivino: Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Jerry Vivino: Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Vocals, Michael Merritt: Bass, James Wormworth: Drums.

Bill Perry CD

Fire It Up (2000)

Bill Perry

Blind Pig

Jimmy Vivino: Background Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Organ, Producer

Son Seals CD

Lettin’ Go (2000)

Son Seals

Son Seals with Jimmy Vivino on rhythm and acoustic guitar. Produced by Son Seals and Jimmy Vivino (Blues). Son Seals, Lead Guitar and Vocals; Scott Healy, Keyboards; Mike Merritt, Bass; Mark Pender, Trumpet; Richard Rosenberg, Baritone Sax; Jerry Vivino, Tenor Sax; Al Kooper, Hammond B-3; Fred Walcott, Percussion; James Wormworth, Drums.

Michael McDonald CD

Voice of Michael McDonald (2000)

Michael McDonald

Jimmy Vivino: Guitar

Soundtrack CD

Three To Tango (1999)

Soundtrack Various Artists


Jimmy Vivino: Producer

John Sebastian CD

Chasin’ Gus’ Ghost (1999)

John Sebastian and the J Band

Jimmy plays mandolin, harmonium, Organ, Background Vocals, Guitar.

John Sebastian

The Blues Rock Piano of Johnnie Johnson: Sessions with a Keyboard Legend (1999)[VHS]

Johnnie Johnson

Homespun Tapes

Directed by David Bennett Cohen and James Wormworth. Musicians: Johnny Johnson, Jimmy Vivino, Mike Merritt

Vincent LaGuardia Gambini CD

Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just For You (1998)

Joe Pesci

Jimmy did the horn arrangements, plays Clarinet, Sax, Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals.

Shemekia Copeland CD

Turn The Heat Up (1998)

Shemekia Copeland

Produced by Jimmy Vivino, Bruce Iglauer and John Hahn, with Jimmy Vivino on guitar, Michael Merritt on bass, James Wormworth on drums, and The Uptown Horns.

Shemekia site
Hubert Sumlin CD

Wake Up Call (1998)

Hubert Sumlin

Hubert Sumlin (lead guitar & vocals), Jimmy Vivino, Mike Merritt, Scott Healy, Jerry Vivino.

Phoebe Snow CD

I Can’t Complain (1998)

Phoebe Snow

Jimmy Vivino, Al Kooper, Michael Merritt, Louie Appel, Glenn Worf, Reese B. Wynans, Scott Frankfurt, Michael McDonald, Scott Healy, Joel Moss, Cyro Babtista, Steve Burgh, John Gardner, Larry Packer.

Late Night CD

Live From 6A: Late Night With Conan O’Brien (1997)

Various artists who have performed on Late Night.

Jimmy does background vocals, guitar.

Latenight Site
Jimmy CD

Do What, Now? (1997)

Jimmy Vivino and the Rekooperators

Jimmy Vivino, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, national steel guitar, vocals with: Al Kooper, Hammond B-3 organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, mandolin, acoustic piano; Harvey Brooks on Electric Bass; Anton Fig on Drums. Special Guests: Paul Harris, Reese Wynans, John Sebastian and Sam Bush.

Cissy Houston CD

He Leadeth Me (1997)

Cissy Houston

Features Jimmy Vivino on guitar.

George of the Jungle CD

George Of The Jungle (1997)

Original Soundtrack

Jimmy did the orchestration on this soundtrack.

Paint It Blue CD

Paint It Blue: Songs of the Rolling Stones (1997)

Various Artists

Featuring Jimmy Vivino on guitar.

Boz Scaggs CD

My Time: The Anthology (1969 - 1997)

Boz Scaggs

Jimmy on Guitar

John Sebastian CD

I Want My Roots (1996)

John Sebastian

Jimmy on 12 string Guitar, Slide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Organ, Vocals. Jimmy produced this album.

John Sebastian
Neal Black and the Healers CD

Black Power (1996)

Neal Black and the Healers

with Jimmy Vivino, Mike Merritt and James Wormworth

Jerry Vivino CD

Something Borrowed, Something Blue (1995)

Jerry Vivino

Jerry Vivino: soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, flute, lead vocals, background vocals; Jimmy Vivino: guitar, Catherine Russel: lead vocals and background vocals.

Al Kooper CD

Soul Of A Man: Al Kooper Live (1995)

Al Kooper

with The Blues Project: Danny Kalb, Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfeld & special guests Jerry Douglas, Howard Emerson, Jimmy Vivino, Mike Henderson, Chris Michie, Bill Lloyd, Sheryl Marshall, Catherine Russell. Child is Father To The Man: Jimmy Vivino, Will Lee, Anton Fig, Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Fred Lipsius, Tom "Bones" Malone, Sheryl Marshall, Catherine Russell & special guest Jim Fielder. The Rekooperators: Jimmy Vivino, John Simon, Harvey Brooks, Anton Fig, the Uptown Horns (Crispin Cioe, Arno Hecht, Larry Natkin, Bob Funk), Sheryl Marshall, Catherine Russell & special guests Johnnie Johnson & John Sebastian.

Johnnie Johnson Band CD

Johnnie Be Back (1995)

The Johnnie Johnson Band

Johnnie Johnson, Michael Merritt, Jimmy Vivino, James Wormworth with special guests Phoebe Snow, Max Weinberg, Jerry Vivino, Buddy Guy, Al Kooper, John Sebastian, Bobb Jay and Steve Jordan. Produced by Jimmy Vivino. Track 11 "Hey, Hey" co-produced by Steve Jordan and Jimmy Vivino. Track 10 "I’m Goin’ Fishin’ " written by Jimmy Vivino and Johnnie Johnson.

David Broze Expanded

David Broze Expanded (1995)

David Broze

Jimmy Vivino: Guitar

Christine Lavin CD

Please Don’t Make Me Too Happy (1995)

Christine Lavin

Jimmy Vivion: Arranger, Guitar (Electric).

Al Kooper CD

Rekooperation - A Nonverbal Scenic Selection of Soul Souvenirs (1994)

Al Kooper

Al Kooper with Jimmy Vivino, Randy Brecker, Harvey Brooks, Hank Crawford, Jim Fielder, Anton Fig, Paul Franklin, John Gardner, Kenny Greenberg, Dick Hyman, Johnnie Johnson, John Sebastian, John Simon and The Uptown Horns. Produced & arranged by Al Kooper. Production Tips & Soulshots by Jimmy Vivino. Horn arrangements by Al Kooper & Jimmy Vivino.

Al’s site
Jules Shear CD

Horse Of A Different Color (1994)

Jules Shear

with Jimmy Vivino on Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals.

Jules Shear site
Sister Act 2 CD

Sister Act 2: Back In The Habbit, 1995 (Alligator)

Jimmy Vivino: Arranger, String Arrangments, Associate Producer

Sister Act CD

Sister Act Soundtrack (1992)

Jimmy Vivino was Producer and Arranger, Orchestration.

Vivino Brothers CD

Chitlins Parmigiana (1992)

Vivino Brothers Band

Be sure to check out Track 12, "Cornell Knowledge". It’s the song played on Late Night at the end of each and every show, and Jimmy wrote it! (Jimmy and Jerry Vivino wrote most of the songs on this album.) Jimmy on guitar and vocals.

New York Rock & Soul Revue CD

Live at the Beacon (1991)

New York Rock & Soul Revue

With Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, Phoebe Snow, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Larry DeBari, Eddie & David Brigati. Jimmy Vivino did Rhythm and Horn arrangements, Musical Director for Eddie & David Brigati, and Guitar.

Southside Johnny CD

Better Days (1991)

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

Southside Johnny site
Killer Joe CD

Scene of the Crime (1991)

Killer Joe

(Produced by Max Weinberg) Features: Bon Jovi, Phoebe Snow, Beach Boys, Branford Marsalis, Southside Johnny. Jimmy Vivino on Guitar, Producer

All Or Nothing

All Or Nothing (1989)


Jimmy Vivino, Producer

Laura Nyro: Live At The Bottom Line

Laura Nyro: Live At The Bottom Line (1989)

Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro Official Site
Reckless Sleepers Big Boss Sounds

Reckless Sleepers Big Boss Sounds (1988)

A hard-rocking band fronted by songwriter Jules Shear. Jimmy plays Guitar, Keyboards, and Background Vocals. Jimmy is also credited as co-writing seven of the ten tracks on the album.

Fine listening

The Uncle Floyd Album (1985)

Uncle Floyd Vivino