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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")
 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")
 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")
 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 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")
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Played lead guitar on Linda Ronstadt's hit single "Hurt So Bad". See more »

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Danny 'Kootch' Korchmar | Danny 'Kootch' Kortchmar
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Well-known in the music industry as a session guitarist and producer. Has played on or produced albums by artists including James Taylor, The Eagles, Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Billy Joel and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. See more »

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