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Danny Kortchmar

"Kooch" is an accomplished New York-based session guitarist. He was featured on just about every Carole King album of the late '60s and early '70s. Featured on James Taylor's Sweet Baby James (he was a member of a band called Flying Machine with a then-unknown Taylor. Remember the line "Sweet dreams and Flying Machines in pieces on the ground" ... See full bio »

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 2005 Eagles: The Farewell 1 Tour - Live from Melbourne (Video) (writer: "Sunset Grill", "Dirty Laundry")
 2004 Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (Documentary) (writer: "Dirty Laundry")
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greed (2004) ... (writer: "Dirty Laundry")
 2001 Not Another Teen Movie (writer: "Somebody's Baby")
 2001 The West Wing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail (2001) ... (writer: "New York Minute")
 2000 Coyote Ugly (writer: "All She Wants to Do Is Dance")
 1999 Jonny Lang Live at Montreux 1999 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Right Back" - uncredited)
 1997 Good Will Hunting (writer: "Somebody's Baby")
 1997 Trial and Error (writer: "Too Much of Everything")
 1996 Space Jam (producer: "That's The Way (I Like It)")
 1995 To Die For (performer: "DIRTY LAUNDRY")
 1995 Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One with Two Parts: Part 2 (1995) ... (writer: "New York Minute" - uncredited)
 1994 Eagles: Hell Freezes Over (TV Special documentary) (writer: "New York Minute")
 1994 Jackson Browne: Going Home (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Knock On Any Door")
 1992 The Bodyguard (producer: " (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding")
 1992 Glenn Frey Strange Weather Live in Dublin (Video documentary) (writer: "Love In The 21st Century" - as D. Kortchmar)
 1990 Derrick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Der Einzelgänger (1990) ... (writer: "New York Minute")
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Rock and a Hard Place (1988) ... (writer: "Dirty Laundry" - uncredited)
 1987 Square Dance (arranger: "THE UNCLOUDED DAY")
 1986 The Color of Money (writer: "Who Owns This Place?")
 1986 About Last Night... (writer: "IF ANYBODY HAD A HEART")
 1986 Fire with Fire (writer: "If Anybody Had a Heart")
 1985 Real Genius (writer: "All She Wants to Do Is Dance")
 1985 Vision Quest (producer: "She's On The Zoom") / (writer: "She's On The Zoom")
 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High (writer: "Somebody's Baby", "Love Rules")
 1978 Up in Smoke (music: "Strawberry's", "Lost Due to Incompetence (Theme for a Big Green Van)", "Here Come the Mounties to the Rescue", "Rock Fight")
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Played lead guitar on Linda Ronstadt's hit single "Hurt So Bad". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Danny 'Kootch' Korchmar | Danny 'Kootch' Kortchmar

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Co-produced 2 songs, "Penny & Me" and "Every Word I Say", for pop group Hanson's new album, Underneath (coming April 20th 2004) "Penny & Me" will sereve as the bands first single from the album. See more »


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