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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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 2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jamie Foxx/Niall Horan (2017) ... (writer: "Dirty Laundry" - uncredited)
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (2017) ... (writer: "Somebody's Baby" - uncredited)
 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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Album: "Innuendo". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Danny 'Kootch' Korchmar | Danny 'Kootch' Kortchmar

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Still in-demand producer, guitarist and songwriter. In 1996, he formed blues band SloLeak, with former Bob Dylan bassist Harvey Brooks and Buddy Miles guitarist Charlie Karp, which released an album on Connecticut-based Pure Records. See more »


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