Happy Birthday John Oates | Jam Scene Cameos

John Oates, best known for his work with Daryl Hall as the hit-making duo Hall & Oates, was born on this day in 1948. The recent Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee co-wrote many of the pair’s most beloved songs including “Sara Smile,” “Maneater,” “Out Of Touch” and “I Can’t For That (No Can Do).”

[Photo by Sterling Munksgard]

In recent years Oates has performed with a number of jam acts and even was an “Artist-at-Large” on Jam Cruise 10 in 2012. In celebration of John Oates’ birthday we’ve assembled a look at some of those jam scene collaborations he’s participated in.

John Oates with Umphrey’s McGee -June 4, 2011

Oates was among Umphrey’s McGee’s special guests at the Mountain Jam Festival on June 4, 2011. UM welcomed John for the “Booth Love” > “It’s Alright” shown above as well as “Much Obliged” > “Pipeline” > “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do).”

John Oates with moe. -February 3, 2011

moe. brought out John Oates on February 3, 2011 at the Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado for “Little Miss Cup Half Empty,” “Palette,” “Sticks and Stones,” “Sitting on Top of the World” and “Happy Hour Hero.”

John Oates with Omega Moos & Karl Denson -January 11, 2012

John Oates was a special guest on Jam Cruise 10 in January of 2012. Oates lent his talents to the Omega Moos set. Both John and Karl Denson sat in for takes on “Maneater,” “Out Of Touch” and “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do).”

John Oates with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe -January 25, 2014

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe presented a multi-night run at NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl early in 2014 that featured a number of special guests including John Oates. John’s time on stage was highlighted by versions of “Hit The Road Jack” and “Maneater.”

John Oates with Bob Weir -February 8, 2015

One of Bob Weir’s first public performances following the abrupt cancellation of a tour last August came at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California on February 8. Bobby was Oates’ guest on covers of The Band’s “Up On Cripple Creek,” Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released” and the Grateful Dead’s “West L.A. Fadeaway.”

John Oates with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe -January 9, 2012

John Oates time on Jam Cruise 10 also featured an appearance during KDTU’s set in the theater. Oates lent a hand on “You Gotta Move,” an African-American spiritual The Rolling Stones recorded for Sticky Fingers.

John Oates with Umphrey’s McGee -February 10, 2011

Umphrey’s first met up with John Oates at Aspen’s Belly Up on February 10, 2011. Oates sat in for covers of “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Let It Rock” and well as original “The Linear.”