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On September 21, 1987.

On September 21, 1987, John Francis Anthony “Jaco” Pastorius III died aged 35. He was a musician (bass), a member of Weather Report (1976 – 1981). Regarded as one of the best world bass players, he worked and recorded with Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Randy Bernsen, Little Beaver, Ira Sullivan,  Albert Mangelsdorff, Ian Hunter, Airto Moreira, Tom Scott, Flora Purim,  Cockrell & Santos, Michel Colombier, Manolo Badrena, Michel Polnareff, Bob Mintzer, Brian Melvin, Jimmy Cliff, Brian Melvin Trio, and Mike Stern. In 2006 Pastorius was voted “The Greatest Bass Player Who Has Ever Lived” by readers in Bass Guitar magazine, and was inducted in the Down Beat “Hall of Fame”. During his lifetime Pastorius released four albums as a leader.

On September 21, 1976.

On September 21, 1976, “A&M” label released “The Gist of the Gemini”, the fourth Gino Vannelli studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Gino Vannelli, Joe Vannelli, and Geoff Emerick.

Personnel:

  • Gino Vannelli – lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, clavinet, arrangements
  • Joe Vannelli– acoustic and electric pianos, clavinet, synthesizers, string, and brass arrangements
  • Richard Baker – organ, synthesizers, synth bass, string, and brass arrangements
  • Jay Graydon– electric guitar
  • Ross Vannelli – guitar, backing vocals
  • Graham Lear– drums
  • John J. Mandell – timpani, percussion
  • Dido Morris – congas, cuica, timbales
  • Dianne Brooks– backing vocals
  • Brenda Russell– backing vocals
  • The John McCarthy Choir – backing vocals
  • Geoff Emmerick – engineer
  • Jon Kelly, Steve Prestage – assistant engineer
  • Norm Kinney – remixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Fabio Nicola – art direction
  • Clive Arrowsmith, Gered Mankowitz – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gino Vannelli.

  1. Love of My Life
  2. Ugly Man
  3. A New Fix for ’76
  4. Omens of Love
  5. Fly into This Night
  6. War Suite
  7. Prelude to the War
  8. The Battle Cry
  9. To the War
  10. Carnal Question
  11. After the Last Battle
  12. To the War (Reflection)
  13. Summers of My Life

 

On September 10, 1977.

On September 10, 1977, “Elektra” label released “Dance Band on the Titanic”, the seventh Harry Chapin studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977 and was produced by Harry Chapin.

Personnel:

  • Harry Chapin – vocals, guitar
  • Buzz Brauner – tenor saxophone
  • Barbara Carr– vocals
  • Stephen Chapin– vocals, piano
  • Tom Chapin– vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Harry DiVito – trombone
  • Howie Fields – drums
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Marsh Lynn Goldberg – vocals
  • Jeff Gross – vocals
  • Neil Jason– bass
  • Arthur Jenkins – percussion
  • Bernie Keising – bass, vocals
  • Mike Solomon – vocals
  • Chris Waite – percussion
  • Doug Walker – guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • John Wallace– bass, vocals
  • Art Krahulek – vocals
  • Barbara Lindquist – vocals
  • Theodore Marnel – vocals
  • Craig Mitchell – vocals
  • Nancy Newman – vocals
  • Ronald Palmer – guitar, vocals
  • John Quayle – vocals
  • Elliott Randall– guitar
  • Steve Randall – vocals
  • Donna D. Reilly – vocals
  • Kim Scholes – cello
  • Tim Scott – cello
  • Gus Skinas – programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Chapin, except where noted.

  1. Dance Band on the Titanic
  2. Why Should People Stay the Same
  3. My Old Lady
  4. We Grew up a Little Bit
  5. Bluesman
  6. Country Dreams
  7. I Do It For You, Jane – Harry Chapin, Sandy Chapin
  8. I Wonder What Happened to Him
  9. Paint a Picture of Yourself – Michael
  10. Mismatch
  11. Mercenaries
  12. Manhood
  13. One Light in a Dark Valley (An Imitation Spiritual) – Kenneth Burke
  14. There Only Was One Choice

On June 25, 1976.

On June 25, 1976, “ABC” label released “Whistling Down the Wire”, the third Crosby & Nash album. It was recorded in 1976 and was produced by David Crosby and Graham Nash.

Personnel:

  • David Crosby— vocals, guitar
  • Graham Nash— vocals, acoustic and aelectric guitar, harmonica
  • David Lindley— electric, pedal steel and slide guitar, violin, viola
  • Danny Kortchmar— electric guitar, dobro
  • Laura Allan — zither
  • Craig Doerge— piano, electric piano, organ, glass harmonica
  • Tim Drummond— bass
  • Russ Kunkel— drums, percussion
  • Lee Holdridge— string arrangements
  • Sid Sharp — orchestra leader
  • Stephen Barncard, Don Gooch — engineer
  • Gary Burden— art direction
  • Joel Bernstein — photography

Track listing:

  1. Spotlight – Graham Nash, Danny Kortchmar
  2. Broken Bird – David Crosby, Graham Nash
  3. Time After Time – David Crosby
  4. Dancer – David Crosby
  5. Mutiny – Graham Nash
  6. B. s’ Blues – Graham Nash
  7. Marguerite – Graham Nash
  8. Take at All – David Crosby, Graham Nash
  9. Foolish Man – David Crosby
  10. Out of the Darkness – David Crosby, Graham Nash, Craig Doerge

In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Pablo” label released “I Told You So”, album by Count Basie and his Orchestra (his sixth album for “Pablo). It was recorded in January 1976, at “RCA Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Count Basie- piano
  • Sonny Cohn- trumpet
  • Pete Minger- trumpet
  • Bobby Mitchell – trumpet
  • John Thomas – trumpet
  • Jack Feierman – trumpet
  • Al Grey- trombone
  • Curtis Fuller- trombone
  • Bill Hughes- trombone
  • Mel Wanzo- trombone
  • Bobby Plater- alto saxophone
  • Danny Turner – alto saxophone
  • Jimmy Forrest- tenor saxophone
  • Eric Dixon- tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Fowlkes- baritone saxophone
  • John Duke – double bass
  • Freddie Green- guitar
  • Butch Miles- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Holman, except where noted.

  1. Tree Frog
  2. Flirt
  3. Blues for Alfy
  4. Something to Live For – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  5. Plain Brown Wrapper
  6. Swee’Pea
  7. Ticker
  8. Too Close for Comfort – Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Larry Holofcener
  9. Told You So
  10. The Git

 

On June 5, 1976.

On June 5, 1976, “Elektra” label released “Another Passenger”, the seventh Carly Simon album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, celesta, guitar, acoustic and electric piano
  • Michael McDonald– acoustic piano, keyboards, electric piano, backing vocals
  • Bill Payne– keyboards, organ
  • Van Dyke Parks– acoustic and electric pianos, accordion, marimba, arrangements
  • Mark T. Jordan – acoustic piano
  • Nick DeCaro – accordion
  • Jeff Baxter– electric, slide and steel guitar
  • Andrew Gold– electric guitar
  • Patrick Simmons– electric guitar
  • James Taylor– guitars, backing vocals, guitar
  • Tom Johnston– acoustic guitar
  • Paul Barrere– electric and slide guitars
  • Laurindo Almeida – guitar
  • Stephen Bruton– electric guitar
  • Lowell George– slide guitar
  • Fred Tackett– mandocellos
  • John– electric rhythm guitar
  • Glenn Frey– guitar
  • Tiran Porter– bass
  • Klaus Voormann– bass, electric and acoustic basses
  • Kenny Gradney – bass
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • John Hartman– drums
  • Keith Knudsen– drums
  • Richie Hayward– drums, backing vocals
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Rick Jaeger – drums
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, marimba
  • Milt Holland– percussion, congas
  • Robert Greenidge– steel drums
  • Andrew Love– saxophone solo
  • Bud Shank – flute
  • David Campbell– string arrangements, viola, woodwind arrangements
  • Novi Novog– viola
  • Kirby Johnson – string arrangements
  • Ellen Kearney – backing vocals
  • Leah Kunkel – backing vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt– backing vocals
  • The Doobie Brothers– backing vocals
  • Jackson Browne– backing vocals
  • Libby Titus– backing vocals
  • Lucy Simon– backing vocals
  • Alex Taylor– backing vocals
  • Donn Landee – engineer
  • Glen Christiensen – art direction
  • Anne Gardner – design
  • Mary Ellen Mark – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. Half a Chance – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. It Keeps You Runnin’ – Michael McDonald
  3. Fairweather Father
  4. Cow Town
  5. He Likes to Roll
  6. In Times When My Head
  7. One Love Stand – Paul Barrere, Bill Payne, Kenny Gradney
  8. Riverboat Gambler – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  9. Darkness ‘Til Dawn – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  10. Dishonest Modesty – Carly Simon, Zach Wiesner
  11. Libby
  12. Be With Me – Carly Simon, Zach Wiesner

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Epic” label released “Skullduggery”, the ninth Steppenwolf studio album. It was recorded in January 1976, and was produced by John Kay, Bobby Cochran, George Biondo, Wayne Cook and Jerry Edmonton.

Personnel:

  • John Kay– vocals, guitar
  • Bobby Cochran– vocals, guitar
  • George Biondo– vocals, bass guitar
  • Wayne Cook– keyboards
  • Jerry Edmonton- drums, percussion, backing vocals, art direction
  • Mike Reese – mastering
  • Ed Bannon – engineer
  • Randy Nicklaus – mixing engineer
  • Lorrie Sullivan – design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Skullduggery – Bobby Cochran
  2. (I am a) Road Runner – Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland
  3. Rock and Roll Song – Valdy Horsdal
  4. Train of Thought – Alan O’Day
  5. Life is a Gamble – Bobby Cochran, Harry Garfield
  6. Pass It On – Jean Watt
  7. Sleep – George Biondo
  8. Lip Service – George Biondo, Bobby Cochran, Wayne Cook

 

On May 25, 1976.

On May 25, 1976, “Atlantic” label released “All the Things We Are”, the 67th Dave Brubeck album. It was recorded July 17, 1973 – October 3, 1974, at “CI Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Michael Cuscuna.

Personnel:

  • Dave Brubeck- piano
  • Lee Konitz- alto saxophone
  • Anthony Braxton- alto saxophone
  • Jack Six – bass
  • Roy Haynes- drums
  • Alan Dawson– drums
  • Elvin Campbell – engineer
  • Stephen Innocenzi – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Like Someone in Love – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  2. In Your Own Sweet Way – Dave Brubeck
  3. All the Things You Are – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  4. Jimmy Van Heusen Medley – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke, Eddie DeLange
  • Deep in a Dream
  • Like Someone in Love
  • Here’s That Rainy Day
  • Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  • It Could Happen to You
  1. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duke Ellington, Bob Russell

On May 18,1976.

On May 18, 1976, “Asylum” label released the self – titled, second Warren Zevon album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sunset Sound” and “Elektra Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jackson Browne.

Personnel:

  • Warren Zevon – vocals, harmonica, piano, rhythm guitar, string and vocal arrangements
  • Jackson Browne- harmony vocals, piano, slide guitar
  • Lindsey Buckingham- guitar, harmony vocals
  • Rosemary Butler- harmony vocals
  • Jorge Calderón- harmony vocals
  • Marty David – bass guitar
  • Ned Doheny – guitar
  • Phil Everly- harmony vocals
  • Glenn Frey- rhythm guitar, harmony vocals
  • The Gentlemen Boys –
  • The Gentlemen Boys (Jackson Browne, Jorge Calderón, Kenny Edwards, J. D. Souther, Waddy Wachtel) – background vocals
  • Bob Glaub- bass guitar
  • Don Henley- harmony vocals
  • Billy Hinsche – harmony vocals
  • Bobby Keys- saxophone
  • David Lindley- banjo, fiddle, slide and electric guitar
  • Gary Mallaber- drums
  • Roy Marinell – bass guitar
  • Stevie Nicks- vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt- harmony vocals
  • Fritz Richmond- jug
  • Sid Sharp – strings
  • D. Souther- harmony vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel– vocals, guitar
  • Carl Wilson- harmony vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Jai Winding – vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer
  • Larry Zack – drums
  • Fritz Richmond – engineer
  • John Haeny – mixing

Track listing:

 All tracks by Warren Zevon.

  1. Frank and Jesse James
  2. Mama Couldn’t Be Persuaded
  3. Back Turned Looking Down the Path
  4. Hasten Down the Wind
  5. Poor Poor Pitful Me
  6. The French Inhaler
  7. Mohammed’s Radio
  8. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
  9. Carmelita
  10. Join Me in L.A.
  11. Desperados Under the Eaves

On May 14, 1976.

On May 14, 1976, “Jugoton” label released “Pop”, the second Tihomir Pop Asanović album. It was recorded December 1975, January – February 1976., at “Akademik” studio in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and was produced by Tihomir Pop Asanović and Pero Ugrin.

Personnel:

  • Tihomir Pop Asanović – vocals, keyboards, conductor, arrangements
  • Janez Bončina – guitar
  • Čarli Novak – bass
  • Ratko Divjak – drums
  • Braco Doblekar – percussion
  • Jernej Podboj – tenor saxophone
  • Pero Ugrin – trumpet
  • Janez Bončina, Zdenka Kovačiček – vocals
  • Pero Razbornik, Miro Bevc – recording engineer
  • Bata Stojanović, Danilo Štrbac – design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Mali crni brat – lyrics by Radović, music by Tihomir Pop Asanović
  2. Skakavac – Tihomir Pop Asanović
  3. Plejboj – lyrics by Dado Topić, music by Tihomir Pop Asanović
  4. Usamljena devojka – Tihomir Pop Asanović
  5. Dodji drugi put – lyrics by Zdenka Kovačiček
  6. Hiljadu Žena – lyrics by Dado Topić, music by Tihomir Pop Asanović
  7. Ekspres Novi Sad – Tihomir Pop Asanović
  8. O ljudima danas, o ljudima juče – lyrics by Dado Topić, music by Tihomir Pop Asanović
  9. Vremena je malo – Tihomir Pop Asanović