Jorge Calderón

Jorge Calderón, originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and record producer best known for his collaborations with Warren Zevon and Buckingham Nicks. He began working with Buckingham Nicks in 1972 as a percussionist. He toured with the band until they disbanded in 1975.[1] He later worked with Fleetwood Mac, recording and writing a song, "Kiss and Run". The song was released on the 2004 remastered version of Tusk. He holds the unique distinction of having been credited on all of Warren Zevon's post-1976 albums with the exception of My Ride's Here. Additionally, he produced Zevon's final album The Wind, on which he also co-wrote many of the tracks,[2] as well as the Zevon tribute album Enjoy Every Sandwich: Songs of Warren Zevon. On The Wind, he plays bass, acoustic guitar, various percussion, electric guitar, as well as providing background vocals.

Calderón released one album featuring his own songs on Warner Bros. Records in 1975 titled City Music[1].

In Sept 2018 Calderon released a new album Blue Rhythm Highway on Inside Recordings featuring Ry Cooder, David Lindley, Jim Keltner and Van Dyke Parks, among others. Tracks include Blue City, Down by the Breadfruit Trees, Sky Blue Chevrolet and Deeper Blue.

Jorge Calderón
OriginSan Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsGuitar, bass, background vocals
Years active1970s-present
LabelsWarner Bros.
Associated actsBuckingham Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Warren Zevon, Ry Cooder, El Rayo X, The Eagles


  1. ^ "Stevie Nicks on the Early Years 1966-1974".
  2. ^ "Heard Backstage". Billboard. 21 February 2004. p. 69. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School

Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on February 15, 1980, by Elektra Records. Three singles were released from the album, one of which charted: "A Certain Girl" (a cover of a song previously recorded by Ernie K-Doe and The Yardbirds) reached No. 57 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was Zevon's second and final hit on that chart.

"Play It All Night Long" is a commentary on those who listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama", whom Zevon supposes only listen to the song because country life is so intolerable.

The term "dancing school" has been used as a euphemism for a brothel since the mid-17th century.The album was dedicated to Ken Millar (1915–1983), a friend of Zevon's who was better known for writing mystery novels under the name Ross Macdonald.


Calderón (pronounced [kaldeˈɾon]) is a Spanish and Sefardi occupational surname. It is derived from the Vulgar Latin "caldaria" ("cauldron") and refers to the occupation of tinker.

Calderón, or Calderon, may refer to:

Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician

Alfonso Calderon (activist), Spanish born activist and advocate for gun control

Alfonso Calderón, Chilean poet and writer

Bernardo Calderón Cabrera, Mexican architect

Cleofé Calderón, Argentine botanist

Diego de Landa Calderón, an early Bishop in the Yucatán

Deacon Efraín Calderón, Permanent Deacon at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico

Felipe G. Calderón, Filipino constitutionalist

Francisco García Calderón Landa, President of Peru in 1881

Francisco García Calderón Rey, Peruvian writer and diplomat, representative at the Evian Conference in 1938

Iñigo Calderón, Spanish footballer playing at Brighton & Hove Albion

Iván Calderón (boxer), Puerto Rican boxer

Iván Calderón (baseball), Puerto Rican baseball player

Jorge Calderón, long-time musical collaborator with Warren Zevon

José Calderón (basketball), Spanish basketball player

José Luis Calderón, Argentine footballer

José Luis Calderón Cabrera, Mexican architect

José Manuel Calderón (musician), Dominican singer, songwriter and musician

Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of Colombia

María Calderón, Spanish actor

Mercedes Calderón, Cuban volleyball player

Paco Calderón, Mexican political cartoonist

Paul Calderón, American actor

Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish dramatist

Philip Hermogenes Calderon, British painter of Spanish origin

Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia, president of Costa Rica from 1940 to 1944

Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier, president of Costa Rica from 1990 to 1994; son of the above

Ramón Calderón, former Real Madrid president

Ronald Calderon or Charles M. Calderon, brothers and concurrent California politicians

Ruth Calderon Israeli scholar and politician

Serafín Estébanez Calderón, Spanish author (1799–1867)

Sila María Calderón, Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (2000–2004)

Tego Calderón, Puerto Rican rapper

Harley Dave Calderon, Musical Director

El Rayo-X

El Rayo-X is David Lindley's debut studio album, released in 1981.

Excitable Boy

Excitable Boy is the third studio album by American musician Warren Zevon. The album was released on January 18, 1978, by Asylum Records. It includes the single "Werewolves of London", which reached No. 21 and remained in the American Top 40 for six weeks. The album brought Zevon to commercial attention and remains the best-selling album of his career. A remastered and expanded edition was released in 2007."Excitable Boy" and "Werewolves of London" were considered macabrely humorous by some critics. The historical "Veracruz" dramatizes the United States occupation of Veracruz; likewise, "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" is a fictionalized account of former mercenary David Lindell's experiences in Africa. "Lawyers, Guns and Money" is a tongue-in-cheek tale of a young American man's adventures in Cold War-era Latin America. In addition, there are two ballads about life and relationships ("Accidentally Like a Martyr" and "Tenderness on the Block"), as well as the funk/disco-inspired "Nighttime in the Switching Yard".

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology)

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (An Anthology) is a two-disc compilation album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, released on Rhino Records in 1996. It spans his career from his eponymous debut album on Asylum Records to date of release, ignoring his disowned initial album from 1969, Wanted Dead or Alive. It contains tracks from all ten of his albums released during this period, and includes contributions to soundtracks and his one-off album with members of R.E.M., Hindu Love Gods.

Disc one collects recordings done for Asylum, and disc two collects recordings done for Virgin and Giant Records.

Jordan Zevon

Jordan Zevon (born August 7, 1969) is an American singer, musician and songwriter. He is the son of rock musician Warren Zevon.

Following his father's death in 2003, Jordan, his half-sister, Ariel, and longtime Zevon collaborator Jorge Calderón accepted Warren's two posthumous Grammy Awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary Folk Album for The Wind. His father's death from mesothelioma moved Jordan to work for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization as an advocate for those harmed by exposure to asbestos. He appeared on the 2004 tribute album to his father titled Enjoy Every Sandwich: Songs of Warren Zevon singing the previously unreleased song "Studebaker". In 2005, he appeared on another tribute album called Hurry Home Early: the Songs of Warren Zevon, issued by Wampus Multimedia, where he sang another unreleased song called "Warm Rain" with Simone Stevens.

In 2005, Zevon released his self-titled debut EP through his production company Mixed Headache. His first full-length album, Insides Out, was released through Texas-based New West Records on April 15, 2008.

On June 7, 2007, Zevon appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and again on April 18, 2008. In 2008, he won the Overall Grand Prize of the prestigious 14th Annual USA Songwriting Competition with his song "Home".

Zevon is currently working on a new album entitled Imperfect, which he has described to be "darker and more rock than power pop" compared to his previous work. He has stated that it will feature the tracks "May or May Not", "Not Like Me", "Merry Go Wrong", "Wrecking Ball", "The Epic Fail" and "Stick With Me". On August 4, 2011, he released a demo take of the song "Wrecking Ball" on his personal website.

Zevon has also produced several films, including the motion picture $pent (2000).

Jorge Luis Calderón

Jorge Luis Calderón Pérez (born February 10, 1994 in León, Guanajuato), known as Jorge Calderón, is a Mexican professional association football (soccer) player who plays for Club León Premier.

Life'll Kill Ya

Life'll Kill Ya is the tenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on January 25, 2000, by Artemis Records.

Looking East

Looking East is the eleventh album by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). It peaked at number 36 on The Billboard 200.

Mr. Bad Example

Mr. Bad Example is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on October 15, 1991.

Mr. Bad Example (song)

"Mr. Bad Example" is a song composed in 1991 by Warren Zevon and Jorge Calderón. It was used as the title track for the album, Mr. Bad Example. It tells the story of a nameless con-man and thief, sung to a polka.

It has been described as "a hilarious shaggy dog tale of one man's love affair with global irresponsibility". In the song, the narrator successfully steals from a church, and customers of his father's carpet store, and even a prostitute he hired. He also has a brief stint as a lawyer, works in hair replacement, and successfully tricks aboriginals he had hired to mine for opal. The song ends with the man retiring from his dirty deals, and asking that when you meet him in the next life you wake him up for meals.

Mutineer (album)

Mutineer is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on May 23, 1995, by Giant.

Reconsider Me (Warren Zevon song)

"Reconsider Me" is a single from Warren Zevon's 1987 album Sentimental Hygiene. The song failed to chart, but became a live staple in Zevon's concert performances. In 2006, a set of love songs were released under the name: Reconsider Me: The Love Songs.

Sentimental Hygiene

Sentimental Hygiene is the sixth studio album by rock singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on August 29, 1987, by Virgin Records. The release of Sentimental Hygiene marked the first studio album for Zevon in five years. It produced the single "Reconsider Me", as well as the dance single "Leave My Monkey Alone".

The single version of "Leave My Monkey Alone" was extended to 10:34 minutes and included a remix by the Latin Rascals (Albert Cabrera and Tony Moran) and the non-album track, "Nocturne"."Even a Dog Can Shake Hands" was used as the opening theme music for the short-lived Fox comedy series Action. The song was composed by Peter Buck, Bill Berry and Mike Mills, all members of R.E.M. backing up Zevon on this album, who also recorded an album with Zevon under the name Hindu Love Gods. Michael Stipe also of R.E.M., appears on the album providing vocals and harmony on the song "Bad Karma". The album features contributions by Bob Dylan and Neil Young; the former playing harmonica on "The Factory" and the latter lead guitar on the title track.

The Wind (Warren Zevon album)

The Wind is the twelfth and final studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on August 26, 2003, by Artemis Records. Zevon began recording the album shortly after he was diagnosed with inoperable pleural mesothelioma (a cancer of the lining of the lung), and it was released just two weeks before his death on September 7, 2003. The album was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. "Disorder in the House", performed by Zevon and Bruce Springsteen, won Best Rock Vocal Performance (Group or Duo). Songs from the album were nominated for an additional three Grammys.

Warren Zevon (album)

Warren Zevon is the second studio album by American musician Warren Zevon. This album was recorded in 1975 and released on May 10, 1976, by Asylum Records. A remastered version of the album with special bonus tracks was released in 2008 by Rhino Records.

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