In August 1978, “Warner Bros” label released “Strikes Again”, the third Rose Royce album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Sound Factory West”, “One Step Up Recording Studio”, “Westlake Studios”, “Fort Knox Recording Studio”, and was produced by Norman Whitfield.
On July 22, 1979. “ECM” label released “Photo with Blue Sky, White Cloud, Wires, Windows and a Red Roof”, the eleventh Jan Garbarek album. It was recorded in December 1978, at “Talent Studio” in Oslo, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.
In May 1979, “Arista” label released the debut, self-titled Sky album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Haydn Bendall, Tony Clark, John Williams, Kevin Peek, Francis Monkman, Herbie Flowers and Tristan Fry.
On May 30, 1979, “A&M” label released “Where I Should Be”, the sixth Peter Frampton studio album. It was recorded November 1978 – May 1979, at “The Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Peter Frampton.
Peter Frampton – vocals, guitars, keyboards
Steve Cropper – guitar
Bob Mayo – keyboards
Eddie N. Watkins, Jr. – bass
Stanley Sheldon – bass
Donald Dunn – bass
Tower of Power – horn section
Gary Mallaber – drums
Jamie Oldaker – drums
Steve Forman – percussion
All tracks by Peter Frampton, except where noted.
I Can’t Stand It No More
Got My Feet Back on the Ground – Peter Frampton, Rodney Eckerman
Where I Should Be (Monkey Song)
Everything I Need – Peter Frampton, Bob Mayo
May I Baby – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
You Don’t Know Like I Know – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
On May 26, 1978, “EMI” label released “Sleeper Catcher”, the fourth Little River Band album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Armstrong Studios” in Melbourne, Australia, and was produced by John Boylan, Glenn Shorrock, David Briggs, Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble, George McArdle and Derek Pellicci. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.
Glenn Shorrock – lead vocals
David Briggs – lead guitar, Roland synthesizer guitars
Beeb Birtles – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
Graham Goble – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, vocal arrangements
George McArdle – bass
Derek Pellicci – drums, percussion
Vernon Hill – flute
Bob Venier – flugelhorn
Pan Raines – harp
Peter Sullivan – acoustic and electric pianos
Peter Jones – electric piano
Mal Logan – Hammond organ
Rick Formosa – conductor, orchestral arrangements
Fall from Paradise – Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble
Lady – Graham Goble
Red-Headed Wild Flower – Beeb Birtles, Ed Nimmervoll
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.
Paul Rodgers – vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizers
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.
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
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.
Billy Idol − vocals
Tony James − bass
Bob “Derwood” Andrews − guitar
Mark Laff − drums
Clive Bunker – drums
All tracks by Billy Idol and Tony James, except where noted.
Running with the Boss Sound – Billy Idol, Tony James, Bob Andrews