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LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-DEC 13, 2019…DOOBIE BROTHER JEFF SKUNK BAXTER TURNS 71 TODAY. BAXTER IS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS WORK WITH THE DOOBIES AND STEELY DAN, BUT THIS GUY HAS PLAYED WITH EVERYBODY. HERE IS A PARTIAL LIST OF ARTISTS HE HAS EITHER PLAYED, TOURED OR RECORDED WITH: Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, Ultimate Spinach, Holy Modal Rounders, Willy DeVille, Bryan Adams, Hoyt Axton, Eric Clapton, Gene Clark, Sheryl Crow, Freddie Hubbard, Tim Weisberg, Joni Mitchell, Rick Nelson, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, Gene Simmons, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, Elton John, Burton Cummings, Linda Ronstadt, Billy Vera and the Beaters, The Best. THE MOST INTERESTING STORY ABOUT “SKUNK” BAXTER IS HOW HE WORKED IN A MUSIC SHOP AS A TEENAGER IN 1966 AND MET JIMI HENDRIX. FOR A SHORT WHILE HE PLAYED IN ONE OF HENDRIX’S FIRST GROUPS.  THIS IS SKUNK BAXTER WITH STEELY DAN FROM AN APPEARANCE ON THE “MIDNIGHT SPECIAL” CIRCA 1973

photo thanks-Carl Lender