Guest Appearances

George Melly
The Ultimate Melly
(Candid, 2006)
Van dueting with British jazz veteran on "Midnight Cannonball" and "Back Water Blues".

Various Artists
Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now
(Concord Records, 2005)
Including "Blue & Green", a previously unreleased Van studio track, with the late Foggy Lyttle on guitar.

B. B. King
(Geffen Records, 2005)
Van dueting with B. B. King on "Early In The Morning"

Solomon Burke
Make Do With What You Got
(Shout Factory!, 2005)
Van contributes a song: "At The Crossroads", and liner notes

Ray Charles
Genius Loves Company
(Concord, 2004)
Van dueting with Ray on "Crazy Love"

Tom Jones
Reloaded: Greatest Hits
(Decca, 2003)
Van dueting with Tom on "Sometimes We Cry"

John Lee Hooker
Face to Face
(Eagle Records, 2003)
Van dueting with John Lee on "Dimples"

Various Artists
Red, White and Blues
(Hip-O Records, 2003)
Mike Figgis film in "The Blues" PBS series. No Van content on the soundtrack album, but Van does perform in the movie itself.

Jackie DeShannon
Jackie Plus...
(Rhino Handmade, 2003)
Including 4 tracks produced by Van Morrison in 1973. Van & Jackie dueting on "Sweet Sixteen""

Chris Farlowe
Farlowe That!
(Delicious Records, 2003)
Van & Chris dueting on "Sitting On Top Of The World"

Various Artists
Evelyn - Music From the Motion Picture
(Decca Records, 2002)
Van singing "Sitting On Top Of The World"

Shana Morrison
7 Wishes
(Vanguard Records, 2002)
Van playing harmonica and dueting on "Sometimes We Cry"

Jools Holland & His Rhythm 'n' Blues Orchestra
Small World, Big Band
(Phantom, 2001)
UK import; Van featured on one track ("Back O' Town Blues")

Various Artists
Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records
(Wea/London/Sire, 2001)
Van featured on one track with Carl Perkins

Mark Knopfler
Sailing To Philadelphia
(Wea/Warner Brothers, 2000)
Van featured on one track

Tom Jones
(Gut, 1999)
An album of duets, with Van singing on "Sometimes We Cry"

Various Artists
Éist: Songs in their Native Language
(Dara Records / Bord na Gaeilge, 1999)
Van singing "Tá mo Cleamhnas Déanta" with the Chieftains

Lonnie Donegan
Muleskinner Blues
(BMG, 1999)
Van singing "Muleskinner Blues"

Various Artists
Across The Bridge Of Hope
(White, 1998)
Van singing "The Healing Game" (alternate acoustic version)

Various Artists
Long Journey Home
(BMG/Unisphere, 1998)
Van singing "Shenandoah"

John Lee Hooker
The Best Of Friends
(EMD/Virgin, 1998)
Van featured on two tracks

B. B. King
Deuces Wild
(UNI/MCA, 1997)
Van on "If You Love Me"

Various Artists
The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers
(Egyptian/Columbia, 1997)
Singing "Muleskinner Blues"

John Lee Hooker
Don't Look Back
(Pointblank/Virgin, 1997)
Produced by Van; Van duets on four tracks

Various Artists
Live On Letterman
(Reprise, 1997)
Van with Sinead O'Connor and The Chieftains on "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You"

Pee Wee Ellis
What You Like
(Minor, 1997)
Van on "I Will Be There"

Various Artists
Sult: Spirit of the Music
(Hummingbird, 1996)
Van does an acoustic version of "St Dominic's Preview"

James Hunter
Believe What I Say
(Ace, 1996)
Van on "Turn On Your Lovelight" and "Ain't Nothing You Can Do"

Mick Cox
Compose Yourself
(Saxology (UK), 1995)
Van playing blues harp on "Billiards"

The Chieftains
The Long Black Veil
(RCA Victor, 1995)
Van on "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?"

John Lee Hooker
Chill Out
(Pointblank/Virgin, 1995)
Van with vocals/guitar on "Serves Me Right To Suffer/Syndicator"

Various Artists
A Week or Two in the Real World
(Real World, 1993)
Van with The Holmes Brothers on "That's Where It's At"

John Lee Hooker
Mr. Lucky
(Charisma, 1992)
Van vocals/guitar on "I Cover the Waterfront"

John Lee Hooker
The Best Of John Lee Hooker 1963-1974
(Uni/Mca, 1992)
Van vocals on "Never Get Out of These Blues Alive"

Tom Jones
Carrying A Torch
(Chrysalis Records, 1991)
Van producing and guitar on 4 tracks: "Carrying A Torch", "Some Peace Of Mind", "I'm Not Feeling It Anymore, and "It Must Be You"

Roger Waters
The Wall: Live in Berlin 1990
(Mercury, 1990)
Van does "Comfortably Numb"

Georgie Fame
Cool Cat Blues
(Go Jazz, 1998)
Van duets with Georgie on his own "Moondance"

The Chieftains
A Chieftains Celebration
(RCA Victor, 1989)
Van on "Boffyflow and Spike"

Chet Baker
Live at Ronnie Scott's, London
(Hendring/Wadham (UK), 1987)
Van singing "Send In The Clowns"

Jim Capaldi
Fierce Heart
(Warner Brothers, 1983)
Van plays acoustic guitar on "Tonight You're Mine". This song is also available on the Jim Capaldi CD Prince of Darkness

Soundtrack album
King of Comedy
(Warner Brothers, 1983)
Robbie Robertson's soundtrack for Martin Scorsese's movie The King of Comedy. Van contributed the track "Wonderful Remark"

The Band
The Last Waltz
(Warner Brothers, 1978)
Van on "Tura-Lura-Lural (That's An Irish Lullaby)" and "Caravan"

Bill Wyman
Stone Alone
Van plays alto sax on "A Quarter To Three", harp on "Every Sixty Seconds", and acoustic guitar on "What's The Point"

John Lee Hooker
Born in Mississippi, Raised Up In Tennessee
(ABC, 1973)
Van duets with Hooker (and plays guitar) on "Going Down" (written by Don Nix), time about 9 minutes 42 seconds. This is one of the rarest tracks because the LP has long been out of print and the song is not available on CD.

John Lee Hooker
Never Get Out of These Blues Alive
(Crescendo, 1972)
Guitar and vocals on the title track

The Band
(Capitol, 1971)
Vocals on 4% Pantomime track

The Monarchs
Twingy Baby / Boozoo Hully Gully
(1963 single)
Van's first recording appearance, playing sax. Both sides of the single appear on the bootleg Bluesology 1963-'73