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On September 22, 1978.

On September 22, 1978, “All Life” label released “Gitane”, an album by Charlie Haden and Christian Escoudé. It was recorded in September 1978, at “Studio Des Champs Elysees” in Paris, and was produced by Alain Boucanus and Eymeric Adam.

Personnel:

  • Charlie Haden – double bass
  • Christian Escoudé – guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Django Reinhardt except where noted.

  1. Django – John Lewis
  2. Bolero
  3. Manoir de Mes Reves
  4. Gitane – Charlie Haden
  5. Nuages
  6. Dinette
  7. Improvisation – Christian Escoudé

On September 21, 1978.

On September 21, 1978, “Arista” label released “Crafty Hands”, the second Happy the Man studio album. It was recorded December 1977 – January 1978, and was produced by Ken Scott.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Whitaker – vocals, six and twelve string guitars
  • Frank Wyatt – pianos, harpsichord, saxes, flute
  • Kit Watkins – pianos, harpsichord, Moog synthesizer, fake strings, clavinet, recorder
  • Rick Kennell – bass
  • Ron Riddle – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Service with a Smile – Ron Riddle, Greg Hawkes
  2. Morning Sun – Kit Watkins
  3. Ibby It Is – Frank Wyatt
  4. Steaming Pipes – Stanley Whitaker
  5. Wind Up Doll Day Wind – Kit Watkins, Stanley Whitaker, Frank Wyatt
  6. Open Book – Frank Wyatt
  7. I Forgot to Push It – Kit Watkins
  8. The Moon, I Sing – Kit Watkins

In August 1978.

In August 1978, “Chrysalis” label released “Caravan to Midnight”, the sixth Robin Trower studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Wally Heider Recording Studio” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Don Davis.

Personnel:

  • Robin Trower – guitar
  • James Dewar – vocals
  • Rustee Allen – bass
  • Bill Lordan – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Pete Ellis Bishop – engineer
  • Chris Desmond, Ralph Osborn – engineer assistant
  • Hipgnosis – art direction
  • George Hardie – illustration, design

Track listing:

All tracks by James Dewar and Robin Trower except where noted

  1. My Love (Burning Love)
  2. Caravan to Midnight – Robin Trower
  3. I’m Out to Get You
  4. Lost in Love
  5. Fool
  6. It’s for You
  7. Birthday Boy
  8. King of the Dance
  9. Sail On

On July 27, 1979.

On July 27, 1979, “Riva Records” label released “John Cougar”, the third John Mellencamp studio album. It was recorded in 1978 at “AIR Studios” in London, and in 1979, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, and was produced by Ron Albert, Howard Albert and John Punter.

Personnel:

  • John Mellencamp – vocal, guitar
  • Larry Crane – guitars, backing vocals
  • Mike “Chief” Wanchic – guitars, backing vocals
  • Brian Bec Var – piano, keyboards
  • Robert “Ferd” Frank – bass
  • Tom Knowles – drums
  • Don Gehman – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mellencamp, except where noted.

  1. A Little Night Dancin’
  2. Small Paradise
  3. Miami
  4. Great Mid-West
  5. Do You Think That’s Fair
  6. I Need a Lover
  7. Welcome to Chinatown
  8. Sugar Marie
  9. Pray for Me – John Mellencamp, Brian Bec Var
  10. Taxi Dancer

In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Blue Sky” label released “If I Weren’t So Romantic, I’d Shoot You”, the fifth Derringer album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Mike Chapman.

Personnel:

  • Rick Derringer – vocals, guitar
  • Kenny Aaronson – vocals, bass
  • Myron Grombacher – vocals, drums
  • Paul Coleman – engineer
  • Elena Pavlov – design
  • John Paul Endress – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Derringer.

  1. It Ain’t Funny
  2. Midnight Road
  3. If I Weren’t So Romantic, I’d Shoot You
  4. Ez Action
  5. Lawyers, Guns and Money
  6. Power of Love
  7. Sleepless
  8. Tonight
  9. Rocka Rolla
  10. Attitude
  11. Monomania

On June 19, 1978.

On June 19, 1978, “MCA” label released “Thick as Thieves”, the fourth Trooper studio album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Randy Bachman.

Personnel:

  • Ra McGuire – lead vocals
  • Brian Smith – lead guitar
  • Frank Ludwig – vocals, keyboards
  • Doni Underhill – bass guitar
  • Tommy Stewart – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ra McGuire and Brian Smith, except where noted.

  1. Live from the Moon
  2. No Fun Being Alone
  3. Round, Round We Go – Frank Ludwig
  4. Drivin’ Crazy
  5. Roll with It
  6. Say Goodnight
  7. The Moment That It Takes – Tommy Stewart, Doni Underhill
  8. One Good Reason
  9. Gambler
  10. Raise a Little Hell

In December 1978.

In December 1978, “Polydor” label released “Take a Look at Those Cakes”, the 47th James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals, arranger, sleeve notes
  • St. Clair Pinckney – arranger, liner notes
  • Christoph Blumrich – artwork

Track listing:

  1. For Goodness Sakes, Look at Those Cakes – James Brown, Deidre Brown
  2. A Man Understands – James Brown, Deidre Brown
  3. Someone To Talk To – James Brown, St. Clair Pinckney
  4. Spring – James Brown, Deirdre Brown, St. Clair Pinckney
  5. As Long As I Love You – James Brown, Deirdre Brown, St. Clair Pinckney

On November 30, 1978.

On November 30, 1978, “Ralph” label released “Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen” (later renamed as Duck Stab), the fifth Residents (The) album. It was recorded October 1977 – August 1978, and was produced by The Residents.

Personnel:

  • The Residents – arranger
  • Snakefinger – vocals, guitar
  • Ruby – vocals
  • Pore No Graphics – cover art
  • G. Whifler – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by The Residents, except where noted.

  1. Constantinople
  2. Sinister Exaggerator – The Residents, Snakefinger
  3. The Booker Tease
  4. Blue Rosebuds
  5. Laughing Song
  6. Bach is Dead
  7. Elvis and His Boss
  8. Lizard Lady
  9. Semolina
  10. Birthday Boy
  11. Weight-Lifting Lulu
  12. Krafty Cheese
  13. Hello Skinny
  14. The Electrocutioner

In November 1978.

In November 1978. “Polydor” label released “That’s Life”, the second Sham 69 album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Jimmy Pursey and Peter Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Pursey – vocals, cover design, photography, liner notes
  • Dave Parsons – guitars, liner notes
  • Dave Treganna – bass
  • Mark “Dodie” Cain – drums
  • Grant Fleming – voice between tracks
  • Peter Wilson – engineer
  • Brian Burrows – remixing
  • Steve Hammonds – project coordinator
  • Alwyn Clayden – package design
  • Shane Baldwin – liner notes
  • Barry Plummer – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Pursey and Dave Parsons, except where indicated

  1. Leave Me Alone
  2. Who Gives a Damn
  3. Everybody’s Right Everybody’s Wrong
  4. That’s Life
  5. Win or Lose
  6. Hurry Up Harry
  7. Evil Way
  8. Reggae Pick Up Part 1 – Jimmy Pursey
  9. Sunday Morning Nightmare
  10. Reggae Pick Up Part 2 – Jimmy Pursey
  11. Angels with Dirty Faces
  12. Is This Me or Is This You – Jimmy Parsons, Dave Treganna, Mark Cain

In November 1978.

In November 1978, “Rounder” label released “Move It on Over”, the second George Thorogood and the Destroyers studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Dimension Sound Studios, Boston, MA, and was produced by George Thorogood, Ken Irwin and John Nagy.

Personnel:

  • George Thorogood – vocals, guitar
  • Uncle Meat Pennington – tambourine, maracas
  • Billy Blough – bass
  • Jeff Simon – vocals, drums
  • John Nagy – engineer
  • Susan Marsh – design
  • David Gahr – front cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Move It On Over – Hank Williams
  2. Who Do You Love? – Bo Diddley
  3. The Sky Is Crying – Elmore James
  4. Cocaine Blues – T.J. Arnall
  5. It Wasn’t Me – Chuck Berry
  6. That Same Thing – Willie Dixon
  7. So Much Trouble – Brownie McGhee
  8. I’m Just Your Good Thing – James Moore
  9. Baby Please Set a Date – Homesick James Williamson
  10. New Hawaiian Boogie – Elmore James