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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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 2001 Not Another Teen Movie (writer: "Somebody's Baby")
 2000 Coyote Ugly (writer: "All She Wants to Do Is Dance")
 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")
 1992 The Bodyguard (producer: " (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding")
 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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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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