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On March 17, 1979.

On March 17, 1979, “Swan Song” label released “Desolation Angels” the fifth Bad Company studio album. It was recorded August – September 1978, at “Ridge Farm Studio” in Surrey, UK, and was produced by Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Boz Burrell and Simon Kirke.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers – vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizers
  • Mick Ralphs – guitar, keyboards
  • Boz Burrell – bass
  • Simon Kirke – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Rodgers except where noted.

  1. Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy
  2. Crazy Circles
  3. Gone Gone Gone – Boz Burrell
  4. Evil Wind
  5. Early in the Morning
  6. Lonely for Your Love – Mick Ralphs
  7. Oh, Atlanta – Mick Ralphs
  8. Take the Time – Mick Ralphs
  9. Rhythm Machine – Simon Kirke, Boz Burrell
  10. She Brings Me Love

On January 26, 1979.

On January 26, 1979, “Gordy” label released “Bustin’ Out of L Seven”, the second Rick James album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Sigma Sound Recording Studio” in New York City, “Magic Wand Recording Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rick James and Art Stewart.

Personnel:

  • Rick James – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion
  • Oscar Alston – bass
  • Richard Shaw – bass
  • Levi Ruffin – synthesizer, percussion
  • Clarence Sims – keyboards, percussion
  • Bobby Nunn – keyboards
  • Freddie Rappilo – guitar
  • Wally Ali – guitar
  • Dorothy Ashby – harp
  • Ernie Fields, Jr. – saxophone
  • Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Fernando Harkness – tenor saxophone
  • Garnett Brown – trombone
  • Oscar Brashear – trombone
  • George Bohanon – trombone
  • Wayne Jackson – trumpet
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Fred Jackson, Jr. – alto saxophone, alto flute
  • Al Szymanski – guitar
  • Lanise Hughes – drums, percussion
  • Lorenzo Shaw – drums, percussion
  • Jackie Ruffin – percussion
  • Shondra Akiem – percussion
  • Teena Marie – background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
  • Bobby Nunn, Billy Nunn, Sascha Meeks, Richard Shaw, Jackie Ruffin – background vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – background vocals
  • Clydene Jackson – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick James.

  1. Bustin’ Out (On Funk)
  2. High on Your Love Suite/One Mo Hit (Of Your Love)
  3. Love Interlude
  4. Spacey Love
  5. Cop N Blow
  6. Jefferson Ball
  7. Fool on the Street

On January 26, 1979.

On January 26, 1979, “Chrysalis” label released “Valley of the Dolls”, the second Generation X studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Wessex Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Ian Hunter.

Personnel:

  • Billy Idol − vocals
  • Tony James − bass
  • Bob “Derwood” Andrews − guitar
  • Mark Laff − drums
  • Clive Bunker – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Idol and Tony James, except where noted.

  1. Running with the Boss Sound – Billy Idol, Tony James, Bob Andrews
  2. Night of the Cadillacs
  3. Paradise West
  4. Friday’s Angels
  5. King Rocker
  6. Valley of the Dolls
  7. English Dream
  8. Love Like Fire
  9. The Prime of Kenny Silvers (part one)
  10. The Prime of Kenny Silvers (part two)

In December 1978.

In December 1978, “Baystate” label released the self-titled debut The Super Jazz Trio album. It was recorded in November 1978, at “Sound Ideas Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Yoshio Ozawa.

Personnel:

  • Tommy Flanagan – piano
  • Reggie Workman – bass
  • Joe Chambers – drums

Track listing:

  1. Pent Up House – Sonny Rollins
  2. Condado Beach – Joe Chambers
  3. Let’s Call This – Thelonious Monk
  4. So Sorry Please – Bud Powell
  5. Ballad – Tommy Flanagan
  6. Milestones – Miles Davis

In December 1978.

In December 1978, “Galaxy Records” label released “Art Pepper Today”, the 34th Art Pepper album. It was recorded in December 1978, and was produced by Ed Michel.

Personnel:

  • Art Pepper – alto saxophone
  • Stanley Cowell – piano
  • Cecil McBee – bass
  • Roy Haynes – drums
  • Kenneth Nash – congas, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Art Pepper, except where noted.

  1. Miss Who
  2. Mambo Koyama
  3. Lover Come Back To Me – Sigmund Romberg; Oscar Hammerstein II
  4. Patricia
  5. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) – Harry Link; Jack Strachey; Holt Marvell
  6. Chris’s Blues

On December 15, 1978.

On December 15, 1978, “Motown” label released “Here, My Dear”, the fifteenth Marvin Gaye studio album. It was recorded March 1977 – July 1978, at Marvins’s room in Los Angeles, and was produced by Marvin Gaye.

Personnel:

  • Marvin Gaye – vocals, piano, Rhodes, Roland bass, synth, horns; tape box percussion
  • Charles Owens – tenor saxophone
  • Wali Ali – guitar
  • Gordon Banks – guitar
  • Spencer Bean – guitar
  • Cal Green – guitar
  • Mike McGloiry – guitar
  • Frank Blair – bass
  • Eric Ward – bass
  • Bugsy Wilcox – drums
  • Melvin Webb – drums, congas, cowbell
  • Eddie “Bongo” Brown – congas, bongos
  • Elmira Collins – percussion
  • Jack Ashford – percussion
  • Gary Jones – congas
  • Ernie Fields, Jr. – alto saxophone
  • Fernando Harkless – tenor saxophone
  • Nolan Andrew Smith – trumpet
  • Daniel LeMelle – saxophone
  • David Stewart – handclaps
  • Richard “Do Dirty” Bethune – handclaps
  • Art Stewart – handclaps, engineer, mixer
  • Fred Ross – engineer
  • Tony Houston – engineer
  • Bill Ravencraft – engineer
  • Odell Brown – RMI
  • David Ritz – liner notes
  • Michael Bryant – illustrations

Track listing:

All tracks by Marvin Gaye, except where noted.

  1. Here, My Dear
  2. I Met a Little Girl
  3. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You
  4. Anger – Delta Ashby, Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend
  5. Is That Enough
  6. Everybody Needs Love – Ed Townsend, Marvin Gaye
  7. Time to Get It Together
  8. Sparrow – Ed Townsend, Marvin Gaye
  9. Anna’s Song
  10. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You
  11. A Funky Space Reincarnation
  12. You Can Leave, but It’s Going to Cost You
  13. Falling in Love Again
  14. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (reprise)

On November 29, 2001.

On November 29, 2001, George Harrison died aged 58. He was musician (guitar), singer, songwriter, and music and movie producer, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of The Beatles. His interest in folk music and especially in Indian music had serious influence on the band’s Hindu-aligned spirituality in the later years. Some of his songs composed for the band include “Here Comes the Sun”, “Something”, “Taxman”, “Within You Without You”, and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. After The Beatles broke-up in 1970, Harrison released the album “All Things Must Pass” which included the track “My Sweet Lord”, his most successful single, and the first solo single by any member of The Beatles that sold over million copies. In 1971, together with Ravi Shankar he organized “Concert for Bangladesh”, the first big benefit concert in the music history. In 1974, Harrison founded the music label “Dark Horse Records”, and co-founded movie label “Hand Made Films” in 1978. In 1988, with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, he co-founded the supergroup The Travelling Wilburys. As a guitarist he recorded for Badfinger, Billy Preston, Bob Dylan, Duane Eddy, Randy Newman, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, and Tom Petty. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Harrison at number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 1988, as a member of The Beatles he was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2004, posthumously for his solo career. As a solo artist, Harrison released twelve studio and two live albums.

On November 18, 1978.

On November 18, 1978, “Atlantic” label released “Love Beach”, the seventh Emerson, Lake & Palmer studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Keith Emerson.

Personnel:

  • Keith Emerson – keyboards
  • Greg Lake – vocals, guitars, bass, harmonica
  • Carl Palmer – drums, percussion
  • Jack Nuber – engineer
  • Karl Pitterson – engineer

Track listing:

All lyrics by Peter Sinfield, all music as noted.

  1. All I Want is You – Greg Lake
  2. Love Beach – Greg Lake
  3. Taste of My Love – Greg Lake
  4. The Gambler – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  5. For You – Greg Lake
  6. Canario – Joaquin Rodrigo
  7. Memoirs of an Officer and a Gentleman – Keith Emerson

a. Prologue/The Education of a Gentleman

b. Love at First Sight

c. Letters from the Front

d. Honorable Company (A March)

On November 6, 1998.

On November 6, 1998, “Ark 21” label released “Seven Worlds”, the fourth Eric Johnson album. It was recorded 1976 – 1978, at “Odyssey Sound” and “Pecan Street” in Austin, Texas, and was produced by Jay Aaron Podolnick.

Personnel:

  • Eric Johnson – lead vocals, guitar, Fender Rhodes electric piano, piano, lap steel guitar
  • Jay Aaron – vocals
  • Christopher Cross – vocals
  • Liza Farrow – vocals
  • Kim Wilson – harmonica
  • Nick Phelps – trumpet
  • Jimmy Martin – guitar
  • Steve Barber – synthesizers
  • Roscoe Beck – bass guitar
  • Kyle Brock – bass guitar
  • David Dennard – bass
  • Bill Maddox – drums
  • Mark Singer – drums
  • Linda Wetherby – viola da gamba

Track listing:

All tracks by Eric Johnson, except where noted.

  1. Zap
  2. Emerald Eyes – Eric Johnson, Jay Aaron Podolnick
  3. Showdown – Eric Johnson, Jay Aaron Podolnick
  4. Missing Key
  5. Alone with You
  6. I Promise I Will Try
  7. Winter Came
  8. Turn the Page
  9. A Song for Life
  10. By Your Side