SHELDON - bass
Stanley Sheldon is a
bass guitar player best known for his work with Peter Frampton.
His first recorded work with Frampton was the wildly successful live album
Frampton Comes Alive! in 1976. He played on subsequent Frampton albums,
I'm in You, and Where I Should Be. His most recent collaboration was contributing
as co-writer and bass player on Frampton's 2007 Grammy winning instrumental
He is notable as an early adopter of the fretless bass for rock music.
Sheldon spent most of the decade of the 1990s devoted to Latin American
Studies at the University of Kansas. During this period Sheldon traveled
widely throughout Latin America with his studies focused on slave society
of the nineteenth century in the various Latin countries, and how its
influence on past music continues to affect the transformation and hybridization
of world music today. During this time, he played with various versions
of a band that played son and salsa, often to sizeable dance crowds.
Sheldon has also recorded with his late friend Tommy Bolin, on Teaser
for the Nemperor label, and also performs on various Bolin archival releases.
Other recorded works include Lou Gramm Ready or Not, and Ronin, a co-assembled
group of session musicians, Sheldon, Waddy Wachtel, Rick Marotta, and
Dan Dugmore. Sheldon has also toured with Warren Zevon on Zevon's 1978
Excitable Boy tour. Additional recording work for the Christian music
songwriter David Ruis and more recently Sheldon co-produced and played
on the Mayhew Family album Songs from the Third Floor (2004) and EP Watch
Out (2009). In 2008 he began touring as the bassist for the Delbert McClinton
he returned to play bass with the Frampton band again.
Stanley endorses Markbass products.