Linda Ronstadt Guest Appearances 
 

Linda Ronstadt Guest Album Appearances
and Background Vocals


 
This webpage is an attempt to provide a complete list of Linda Ronstadt's guest appearances on other artist's albums. If you know of any that are not included on this list or find mistakes here, please send me the information.

Last updated on February 22, 2013. More updates coming in the next few days.

  AMERICAN FLYER
SPIRIT OF A WOMAN (1977)
       I'm Blowing Away

  MIKE AULDRIDGE
BLUES AND BLUEGRASS (1974 - Sonet Records)
       Bottom Dollar [background vocals]

  HOYT AXTON
LESS THAN THE SONG (1973 - A&M Records)
       Hungry Man
       Somebody Turned on the Light
       Less Than the Song
       Sweet Misery

LIFE MACHINE (1974 - A&M Records)
        When the Morning Comes [duet vocals]
        Life Machine [background vocals]
        Pet Parade [background vocals]

SOUTHBOUND (1975 - A&M Records)
        Lion in the Winter [duet vocals]

ROAD SONGS (1977 - A&M Records)
        Lion in the Winter [duet vocals]
        When the Morning Comes [duet vocals]
        Sweet Misery
        Less Than the Song


  CHUCK BERRY
HAIL HAIL ROCK AND ROLL (soundtrack) (1989 - MCA Records)
        Back in the USA [live]


  BK SPECIAL
BK SPECIAL (2007)
        Into the Arms of Love


  RUBEN BLADES
ESCENAS (1985 - Elektra Records)
        Silencios [duet]


  RONEE BLAKLEY
RONEE BLAKLEY (1972 - Elektra Records)
        The Blue Bird


  CARLA BLEY & PAUL HAINES
ESCALATOR OVER THE HILL (1971 - ECM Records)
        Why
        Doctor Why
        Over Her Head


  KARLA BONOFF
KARLA BONOFF (1977 - Columbia Records)
        Home
        Rose in the Garden


  MICHAEL BREWER
BEAUTY LIES (1983 - Full Moon Records)
        Hearts Overflowing


  BROADWAY CAST ALBUM:
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (1981 - Elektra Records)
        Poor Wandering One
        How Beautifully Blue the Sky
        Hold, Monsters
        Oh, Dry the Glistening Tear
        All is Prepared
        Stay, Frederic, Stay
        Sorry Her Lot
        No, I Am Brave


  DAVID BROMBERG
USE ME (2011 - Appleseed Recordings)
        It's Just a Matter of Time

  DAVID BROMBERG BAND
MIDNIGHT ON THE WATER (1975 - Legacy Records)
        Don't Put That Thing On Me
        What A Wonderful World


  ALBERT BROOKS
A STAR IS BOUGHT (1975 - Asylum Records)
       Phone Call to Americans (as Linda Ronstadt)
       Party From Outer Space (as Al Jolson)

    SEVERIN BROWNE
SEVERIN BROWNE (1973 - Motown Records)
          Darling Christina (also with Jackson Browne & J D Souther)


    ROSEMARY BUTLER


ROSE (1983 - Capitol Records)
          Just Can't Let Go

    VALERIE CARTER
JUST A STONE'S THROW AWAY (1977 - Columbia Records)
         Heartache

THE WAY IT IS (1996 - Unity/Countdown Records)
         I Say Amen
         Birds


    JOHNNY CASH
A CONCERT BEHIND PRISON WALLS (2003 - Eagle Records)
         Desperado (live)
         You're No Good
         Love Has No Pride (live)
         Silver Threads and Golden Needles
         
 
This album was recorded live in 1974 at Tennesse State Prison. Linda sings four songs live on this CD, which was previously televised and released on video.



    CHESAPEAKE
PIER PRESSURE (1997 - Sugar Hill Records)
          Bed of Roses


    CHIEFTAINS
SANTIAGO (1996 - RCA Victor)
          Guadalupe


    CHIEFTAINS featuring RY COODER
SAN PATRICIO (2010 - Hear Music)
          La Orilla De Un Palmar


    THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
45 RPM SINGLE: (1968 - White Whale Records)
         Christmas Is My Time of Year
         Will You Still Believe In Me
         
 
Will You Still Believe in Me (written by Stone Poney Bobby Kimmel) was released as the B-side of Christmas Is My Time of Year, by The Christmas Spirit. This ultra-obscure and sought after Christmas record features Linda Ronstadt, members of the Turtles, Clarence White, producer Chip Douglas Hatlelid, and Gram and Gene Parsons all chipping in for a magical one-off. Both songs are included on the CD pictured to the right.



    ROSEMARY CLOONEY
70   - A Seventieth Birthday Celebration (1998 - Concord Records)
          Our Love Is Here To Stay (Rosemary, Linda, and k d lang)


    RODNEY CROWELL
LIFE IS MESSY (1992 - Columbia Records)
          What Kind of Love


    MICHAEL DINNER
THE GREAT PRETENDER (1974 - Fantasy Records)
          The Great Pretender
          Yellow Rose Express
          Last Dance in Salinas


    THE DIRT BAND       see also NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND
AN AMERICAN DREAM (1979 - United Artists)
          An American Dream
          New Orleans


    NED DOHENY
HARD CANDY (1976 - Columbia Records)
          When Love Hangs in the Balance


    JONATHAN ELIAS
THE PRAYER CYCLE (1998- Sony Classical)
          Benediction


    FREE CREEK
MUSIC FROM FREE CREEK (1973) [recorded 1969] (Charisma Records)
          He Darked the Sun
          Living Like a Fool
         
 
Both of these songs are also included as bonus cuts on the Raven CD release combining the albums Linda Ronstadt and Heart Like a Wheel.



    TERRI GIBBS
OLD FRIENDS (1985 - Warner Brothers Records)
         You Can't Run Away From Your Heart


    PHILIP GLASS
SONGS FROM LIQUID DAYS (1986 - Columbia Records)
         Freezing
         Forgetting

1000 AIRPLANES ON THE ROOF (1989 - Virgin Records)
         sole vocalist on all tracks- no actual words in the vocals mind you


  ANDREW GOLD
ANDREW GOLD (1975 - Asylum Records)
        Heartaches in Heartaches
        Love Hurts

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? (1976 - Asylum Records)
        Lonely Boy
        Stay

SINCE 1951 (1996 - A&M Records)
        Can't Get Used to Losing You

HALLOWEEN HOWLS (1996 - Music for Little People)
        Monster Mash


    NANCY GRIFFITH
CLOCK WITHOUT HANDS (2001 - Elektra Records)
          Truly Something Fine


    ARLO GUTHRIE
HOBO'S LULLABY (1972 - Reprise Records)
          Somebody Turned on the Light

AMIGO (1976 - Asylum Records)
          Connection


  EMMYLOU HARRIS
PIECES OF THE SKY (1975 - Reprise Records)
        Queen of the Silver Dollar

ELITE HOTEL (1975 - Reprise Records)
        Amarillo
        Till I Gain Control Again

BLUE KENTUCKY GIRL (1979 - Warner Brothers Records)
        Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

LIGHT OF THE STABLE (1979 - Warner Brothers Records)
        Light of the Stable

ROSES IN THE SNOW (1980 - Warner Brothers Records)
        Gold Watch and Chain

EVANGELINE (1981 - Warner Brothers Records)
        Evangeline
        Mister Sandman

THE BALLAD OF SALLY ROSE (1985 - Warner Brothers Records)
       The Ballad of Sally Rose
       Bad News
       Diamond in My Crown
       The Sweetheart of the Rodeo
       Sweet Chariot

SONGS OF THE WEST (1994 - Warner Brothers Records compilation)
        Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
        Amarillo
        Queen of the Silver Dollar

PORTRAITS (1996 - Reprise Records box set
        Till I Gain Control Again
        Mister Sandman
        Farther Along
        To Know Him is to Love Him
        The Pain of Loving You
STUMBLE INTO GRACE (2003 - Nonesuch Records
        Strong Hand
SONGBIRD: RARE TRACKS & FORGOTTEN GEMS (2007 - Rhino Records box set
        Palms of Victory
        Softly and Tenderly
            and other previously released tracks

    HEARTS AND FLOWERS
NOW IS THE TIME FOR HEARTS AND FLOWERS (1967 - Capitol Records)
          Road to Nowhere


    HUDSON


DAMN THOSE KIDS (1980 - Elektra Records)
          Afraid to Love

    JAMES INGRAM
THE POWER OF GREAT MUSIC (1991 - Warner Brothers hit collection)
          Somewhere Out There- Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram


    DENNIS JAMES
CRISTAL - GLASS MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES (2002 - Sony Classical) produced by Linda Ronstadt & John Boylan
         Non Temere Alma Immortale (Linda Ronstadt, Soprano)
         Pavane (Linda Ronstadt, Soprano)
         O Cessate di Piagarmi (Linda Ronstadt, Soprano)


    FLACO JIMENEZ
PARTNERS (1992 - Reprise Records)
          El Puente Roto


    GEORGE JONES
MY VERY SPECIAL GUESTS (1979 - Epic Records)
          I've Turned You to Stone


    DANNY KORTCHMAR
INNUENDO (1980 - Asylum Records)
          Endless Sleep


    NICOLETTE LARSON
NICOLETTE (1978 - Warner Brothers Records)
        Mexican Divorce
        Give A Little
        Come Early Mornin'

RADIOLAND (1980 - Warner Brothers Records)
        Ooo-eee

ALL DRESSED UP AND NO PLACE TO GO (1982 - Warner Brothers Records)
        Say You Will

ROSE OF MY HEART (1986 - MCA Records)
        You're Running Wild

SLEEP, BABY, SLEEP (1994 - Sony Records)
        I Bid You Goodnight


    LAURIE LEWIS
SKIPPIN' AND FLYIN' (2011 - Spruce and Maple Records)
         What's Good For You
         Dreams


    LAURIE LEWIS & THE RIGHT HANDS
THE GOLDEN WEST (2006 - HighTone Records)
         Rank Stranger
         A Hand to Hold


    DAVID LINDLEY
VERY GREASY (1988 - Asylum Records) produced by Linda Ronstadt
          Gimme Da' Ting


  LITTLE FEAT
HOY-HOY (1981 - Warner Brothers Records)
          All That You Dream

LET IT ROLL (1988 - Warner Brothers Records)
        Voices on the Wind

    LOS CAMPEROS DE NATI CANO
CANCIONES DE SIEMPRE (1993 - Polygram Latin Records) produced by George Massenburg and Linda Ronstadt
          vocals currently being researched


    MARIACHI COBRE
ESTE ES MI MARIACHI (1995 - Celestial Harmonies)
          La Negra Noche
          La Silencio De La Noche




    KATE & ANNA McGARRIGLE
THE McGARRIGLE HOUR (1998 - Rykodisc)
          Gentle Annie


    BETTE MIDLER
BETTE MIDLER SINGS THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY SONGBOOK (2003 - Columbia Records)
         Sisters (duet- Bette Midler & Linda Ronstadt)


    ADAM MITCHELL
REDHEAD IN TROUBLE (1979 - Warner Brothers Records)
          Dancin' Round and Round
          Out Among the Stars




  MARIA MULDAUR
WAITRESS IN THE DONUT SHOP (1974 - Reprise Records)
          Gringo in Mexico

SWEET HARMONY (1978 - Reprise Records)
        Sweet Harmony
        Wild Bird

    MUPPETS
KERMIT UNPIGGED (1994 - Jim Henson Records)
          All I Have to Do is Dream


    TRACY NELSON
TRACY NELSON (1974 - Atlantic Records)
          After the Fire is Gone


  AARON NEVILLE
WARM YOUR HEART (1991 - A&M Records)
        Close Your Eyes [duet]
        Everybody Plays the Fool
        Louisiana 1927
        Don't Go Please Stay
        Ave Maria

THE GRAND TOUR (1993 - A&M Records)
       Song of Bernadette [duet]

TO MAKE ME WHO I AM (1997 - A&M Records)
       Please Remember Me [duet]
       The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face [duet]

NATURE BOY (2003 - Verve Records)
       The Very Thought of You [duet]


    NEVILLE BROTHERS
BROTHER'S KEEPER (1990 - A&M Records)
          Fearless


  RANDY NEWMAN
TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1983 - Warner Brothers Records)
        Trouble in Paradise
        Christmas in Capetown
FAUST (1995 - Reprise Records)
        Gainesville
        My Hero
        Sandman's Coming

    NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND       see also DIRT BAND
SYMPHONION DREAM (1975 - United Artists)
          Hey Good Lookin' [duet vocal]


    DANNY O'KEEFE
SO LONG HARRY TRUMAN (1975 - Atlantic Records)
          So Long Harry Truman
          Quits


    ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
AN AMERICAN TAIL (1986 - MCA Records)
          Somewhere Out There- Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram


    ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
AN AMERICAN TAIL: FIEVEL GOES WEST (1991 - MCA Records)
          Dreams to Dream


    ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
BARNEY'S GREAT ADVENTURE (1998)
          Let Me Call You Sweetheart- Linda Ronstadt & Valerie Carter


    ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
FM (1986 - MCA Records)
          Tumbling Dice (live performance in movie)
          Poor Poor Pitiful Me (live performance in movie)




    ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
THE MAMBO KINGS (1986 - MCA Records)
          Quiereme Mucho (sung in Spanish)
          Perfidia (sung in English and Spanish)




    ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
URBAN COWBOY (1980 - Full Moon/ Asylum Records)
          Hearts Against the Wind- J.D. Souther and Linda Ronstadt


    ORLEANS
WAKING AND DREAMING (1976 - Asylum Records)
          If I Don't Have You


    GRAM PARSONS
GRIEVOUS ANGEL (1973 - Reprise Records)
          In My Hour of Darkness


    HERB PEDERSEN
SOUTHWEST (1976 - Epic Records)
         Our Baby's Gone

SANDMAN (1977 - Epic Records)
         Sandman
         If I Lose


    PETER PRINGLE
PETER PRINGLE (1976 - Warner Brothers Records)
          Seeing Believing


    JOHNNY RIVERS
ROAD (1974 - Atlantic Records)
         Wait A Minute
         Geronimo's Cadillac
         I Like Your Music


    YANKA RUPKINA
KERANKA (2005 - World Collection)
         Angel in the Morning


    DAVID SANBORN
LOVE SONGS (1995 - Warner Brothers Records)
          The Water is Wide (Ronstadt solo vocal, previously unreleased, recorded 1985, produced by Peter Asher)


    EARL SCRUGGS
I SAW THE LIGHT WITH SOME HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (1972 - Columbia Records)
         Ring of Fire
         Silver Wings
         Rock Salt and Nails [duet with Tracy Nelson]

ROCKIN' 'CROSS THE COUNTRY (1973 - Columbia Records)
         My Tennessee Mountain Home
         Are My Thoughts With You


    SELDOM SCENE
OLD TRAIN (1974 - Rebel Records)
         Through the Bottom of the Glass
         Old Cross Roads

NEW SELDOM SCENE ALBUM (1976 - Rebel Records)
         California Earthquake

15th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (1988 - Sugar Hill Records)
         Drifting Too Far From the Shore
         High on a Hilltop
         Keep Me From Blowing Away [live solo]
         The Sweetest Gift [live, with Emmylou Harris]


    SESAME STREET
IN HARMONY (1980 - Warner Brothers Records)
          I Want a Horse [duet with Wendy Waldman]


    CARLY SIMON
ANOTHER PASSENGER (1976 - Elektra Records)
         Half a Chance
         In Times When My Head


    PAUL SIMON
GRACELAND (1986 - Warner Brothers Records)
          Under African Skies

1964 / 1993 (1993 - Warner Brothers box set)
          Under African Skies


    SIMPSONS
THE YELLOW ALBUM (1998 - Geffen Records)
         Funny How Time Slips Away- duet, Linda Ronstadt & Homer Simpson


    FRANK SINATRA
DUETS II (1994 - Capitol Records)
          Moonlight in Vermont


    REX SMITH
CAMOUFLAGE (1983 - Columbia Records)
          Real Love


    JOHN DAVID SOUTHER
BLACK ROSE (1976 - Asylum Records)
          If You Have Crying Eyes

HOME BY DAWN (1984 - Warner Brothers)
          Say You Will


    B. W. STEVENSON
CALABASAS (1974 - RCA Records)
         Anna Lisa
         Please Come to Boston
         Here We Go Again
         Look For the Light
         Little Bit of Understanding


    JOHN STEWART
DREAM BABIES GO HOLLYWOOD (1980 - RSO Records)
          Odin

BLONDES (1982 - Allegiance Records)
          The Queen of Hollywood High

THE LAST CAMPAIGN (1985 - Homecoming Records)
          Hearts and Dreams on the Line


    JAMES TAYLOR
ONE MAN DOG (1972 - Warner Brothers Records)
          One Morning in May

J.T. (1977 - Columbia Records)
          Bartender's Blues


    KATE TAYLOR
SISTER KATE (1971 - Cotillion Records)
         Handbags and Gladrags
         Country Comfort


    TERESA
BRAVE NEW GIRLS (2003 - BNM Records)
         Way Down Under [w/Linda, Bill, John & Michael Ronstadt]
         Fantastic Fire of Love
         Brave New Girls (Cady's Song)
         Out Among the Stars


    TOTO
THE SEVENTH ONE (1988 - Columbia Records)
         Stay Away


    VARIOUS ARTIST COLLECTIONS
CELEBRATION - RECORDED LIVE - BIG SUR FOLK FESTIVAL 1970 (1970 - Ode Records)
         The Only Mama That'll Walk the Line
         Lovesick Blues

RUBÁIYÁT (1990 - Elektra Records)
         The Blacksmith [a capella solo]
         
 
This song is also included on
The Linda Ronstadt Box Set.


THE BEST OF KING BISCUIT LIVE, VOLUME 3 (1990 - Elektra Records)
         When Will I Be Loved
         You're No Good


CLASSIC WEST COAST ROCK 'N ROLL - FANTASTIC 5 (2007 - Curb Special Markets)
         So Fine   (Stone Poneys featuring Linda Ronstadt) [previously unreleased on CD]

EVANGELINE MADE- A TRIBUTE TO CAJUN MUSIC (2002 - Vanguard Records)
         La Chanson d'Une Fille de Quinze Ans
         O, Ma Chere 'Tite Fille


LIVIN', LOVIN', LOSIN': SONGS OF THE LOUVIN BROTHERS (2003 - Universal South Records)
         New Partner Waltz (duet with Carl Jackson)


THE MUSIC OF DISNEY'S CINDERELLA (1995 - Disney Records)
         A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
         Un Precioso Sueno (Spanish version of above song)


TAMMY WYNETTE... REMEMBERED (1998 - Asylum Records)
         Golden Ring (liner notes credit Linda Ronstadt- I can't hear her.)


A TRIBUTE TO NICOLETTE LARSON:   LOTTA LOVE CONCERT (2006 - Rhino/Warner, recorded in 1998)
         Blue Bayou [solo]
         You've Got a Friend [solo part]
         Lotta Love [background vocals]
         Even Cowgirls Get the Blues [background vocals]


  GENE VINCENT
I'M BACK AND I'M PROUD (1969 - Dandelion Records)
        Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)

    WENDY WALDMAN
THE MAIN REFRAIN (1976 - Warner Brothers Records)
         The Main Refrain
         The Eagle and the Owl
         Living is Good
         West Coast Blues
         Goodbye Summerwind

LOVE IS THE ONLY GOAL- THE BEST OF WENDY WALDMAN (1996 - Warner Brothers Records)
         The Main Refrain
         Living is Good


    JIMMY WEBB
SUSPENDING DISBELIEF (1993 - Elektra Records) produced by Linda Ronstadt and George Massenburg
         Elvis and Me
         It Won't Bring Her Back
         Post Card from Paris

JUST ACROSS THE RIVER (2010 - Koch Records)
         All I Know


    PAUL WILLIAMS
LIFE GOES ON (1972 - A&M Records)
         Life Goes On


    NEIL YOUNG
HARVEST (1972 - Reprise Records)
         Heart of Gold
         Old Man

DECADE (1977 - Reprise Records)
         Heart of Gold
         Old Man

AMERICAN STARS 'n BARS (1977 - Reprise Records)
         Hold Back the Tears
         The Old Country Waltz
         Saddle Up the Palomino
         Hey Babe
         Bite the Bullet

FREEDOM (1989 - Reprise Records)
         Hangin' On A Limb
         The Ways of Love

HARVEST MOON (1992 - Reprise Records)
         Unknown Legend
         From Hank to Hendrix
         Harvest Moon
         War of Man
         One of These Days

SILVER AND GOLD (2000 - Reprise Records)
         Red Sun


  FRANK ZAPPA
APOCRYPHA
        Remington Electric Razor (recorded in 1967)

    WARREN ZEVON
EXCITABLE BOY (1978 - Asylum Records)
         Excitable Boy

BAD LUCK STREAK IN DANCING SCHOOL (1980 - Asylum Records)
         Empty-Handed Heart
         Bed of Coals




Thanks to the following people for helping me put this page together:
  • Eric Herni, whose now-discontinued discography was the base for this page
  • The guy who sent me this "Guest Appearances" list- I lost your name- please contact me.
  • 70sMusicFan, who helped with the recent additions
  • Julian Piņeirua, who helped with the original discography


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