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On May 26, 1979.

On May 26, 1979, “Mercury” label released “Candy”, the fifth Con Funk Shun album. It was recorded December 1978 – April 1979, at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by Michaell Cooper, Louis A. McCall, Felton Pilate, Karl Fuller, Cedric Martin, Danny Thomas and Paul Harrell.

Personnel:

  • Michael Vernon Cooper – lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, electric sitar, percussion
  • Louis A. McCall– vocals, drums, electronic drums, percussion
  • Felton C. Pilate– lead vocals, trombone, trumpet, electric piano, synthesizer, percussion
  • Karl Fuller – vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, percussion
  • Paul Harrell – vocals, soprano and tenor saxophone, flute, percussion
  • Cedric Martin – lead vocals, bass guitar, percussion
  • Danny A. Thomas – vocals, clavinet, organ, electric piano, synthesizer, percussion
  • Skip Scarborough– clavinet, piano
  • Sheila Escovedo– timbales
  • Jack Trotter, Michael Alexander – trumpet
  • Bill Summers– congas
  • Roger Glenn – flute
  • David Crawford – string arrangements, conductor
  • Terry Adams – concertmaster
  • Greg Blockman – MC
  • Linda Lou McCall – production assistant
  • Skip Scarborough – co – producer
  • Leslie Ann Jones – engineer
  • Don Cody – engineer, remix
  • Chris Minto, Chuck Gebhart, Ken Kessie, Stacy Baird – engineer assistant
  • Fred Catero – remix
  • Joe Hansch – mastering
  • Darris Destiny – art direction
  • John Youss – cover lettering
  • Jim Cornfield – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Michaell Cooper, Louis A. McCall, Felton Pilate, Karl Fuller, Cedric Martin, Danny Thomas and Paul Harrell.

  1. Fire When Ready
  2. Chase Me
  3. Not Ready
  4. Da Lady
  5. Candy
  6. (Let Me Put) Love On Your Mind
  7. Main Slice
  8. Images

 

On April 9, 1979.

On April 5, 1979, “CBS” label released “Laser Love”, the second After the Fire studio album. It was recorded July – August 1978, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Muff Winwood, Rhett Davies, Rupert Hine, John Leckie, Andy Piercy, Peter Banks, John Russell and Igor Twidell.

Personnel:

  • Andy Piercy – vocals, guitar, bass
  • Peter Banks – keyboards
  • John Russell – guitar
  • Igor Twidell – drums

Track listing:

  1. Laser Love – Andy Piercy, Peter Banks
  2. Joy – Peter Banks, Andy Piercy, John Russell, Ivor Twiddell
  3. Take Me Higher – Andy Piercy, Peter Banks
  4. Life in the City – Andy Piercy, Peter Banks
  5. Suspended Animation – Andy Piercy, Peter Banks
  6. Like the Power of a Jet – Andy Piercy, Peter Banks
  7. One Rule For You – Andy Piercy, Peter Banks
  8. Time to Think – Andy Piercy, Peter Banks
  9. Timestar – Peter Banks
  10. Check It Out – Andy Piercy, Peter Banks

 

On March 16, 1978.

On March 16, 1978, “Epic” label released “You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can’t Tuna Fish”, the seventh REO Speedwagon studio album. It was recorded 1977–1978 at “Sound City Studios, Los Angeles, CA, vocals recorded at “Record Plant Studios” in Los Angeles, and “Paragon Recording Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Kevin Cronin, Gary Richrath, Paul Grupp and John Boylan.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Cronin– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Gary Richrath– lead and rhythm guitars
  • Neal Doughty– piano, Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer
  • Bruce Hall– bass
  • Alan Gratzer – drums
  • Lon Price – saxophone
  • Angelle Trosclair, Denise McCall, Denny Henson, Tom Kelly– backing vocals
  • Paul Grupp – engineer
  • John Boylan– executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Cronin, except where noted.

  1. Roll With the Changes
  2. Time for Me to Fly
  3. Runnin’ Band – Debbie Mackron, Gary Richrath
  4. Blazin’ Your Own trail Again
  5. Sing to Me – Gary Richracht
  6. Lucky for You – Kevin Cronin, Gary Richrath
  7. Do You Know Where Your Woman is Tonight – Gary Richrath
  8. The Unidentified Flying Tuna Trot – Gary Richrath
  9. Say You Love Me or Say Goodnight – Kevin Cronin, Gary Richrath

On March 1, 1978.

On March 1, 1978, “Aligator” label released “The Earthshaker”, the seventh Koko Taylor album. It was recorded in 1977 and was produced by Koko Taylor, Bruce Iglauer and Richard McLeese.

Personnel:

  • Koko Taylor- vocals
  • Johnny B. Moore- guitar
  • Sammy Lawhorn- guitar
  • Pinetop Perkins- keyboards
  • Mervyn “Harmonica” Hinds- harmonica
  • Abb Locke – saxophone
  • Cornelius “Mule” Boyson – bass
  • Vince Chappelle – drums

Track listing:

  1. Let the Good Times Roll – Moore, Theard
  2. Spoonful – Willie Dixon
  3. Walking the Back Streets – Jones
  4. Cut You Loose – London
  5. Hey Bartender – Terry
  6. I’m a Woman – McDaniel, Koko Taylor
  7. You Can Have My Husband (But Please Don’t Mess With My Man) – La Bostrie
  8. Please Don’t Dog Me – Koko Taylor
  9. Wang Dang Doodle – Willie Dixon

On February 17, 1978.

On February 17, 1978, “A&M” label released “Impeckable” the seventh Budgie album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Richard Manwaring,

Personnel:

  • Burke Shelley– vocals, bass guitar
  • Tony Bourge– guitar
  • Steve Williams– vocals, drums, percussion
  • Richard Manwaring – engineer
  • Bob Leth – engineer assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Bourge and Burke Shelley, except where noted.

  1. Melt the ice Away
  2. Love for You and Me
  3. All at Sea
  4. Dish It Up
  5. Pyramids
  6. Smile Boy Smile
  7. I’m a faker Too
  8. Don’t Go Away – Blanche Shelley, Burke Shelley
  9. Don’t Dilute the Water

 

On February 6, 1978.

On February 6, 1978, “Grunt” label released “Earth”, the fourth Jefferson Starship album. It was recorded July – October 1977, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Larry Cox, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner, Marty Balin, Pete Sears, Craig Chaquico, John Barbata and David Freiberg.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano, arrangements, art direction
  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar, arrangements, art direction
  • Marty Balin– vocals, arrangement, art direction
  • Pete Sears– bass guitar, electric piano, organ, Moog, synthesizer, piano, celeste, clavinet, arrangements, art direction
  • Craig Chaquico– vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, arrangements, art direction
  • John Barbata– vocals, electric drums, drums, congas, percussion, arrangements, art direction
  • David Freiberg– vocals, bass, organ, arrangements, art direction
  • Jesse Barish– background vocals
  • Gene Page – horn and string arrangements
  • Larry Cox – engineer
  • David Frazer – assistant engineer
  • Steve Hall – recording
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Pat Leraci (Maurice) – production coordinator, art coordination
  • Nat Quick – illustration
  • Cynthia Bowman – art coordination
  • Bill Laudner – art assistant
  • Gribbitt (Tim Bryant) – art director
  • Don Davis– Earth dust sleeve illustration, Earth label illustration
  • Roger Rossmeyer – photography
  • Paul Dowell – amp consultant

Track listing:

  1. Love Too Good – lyrics by Gabriel Robles, music by Craig Chaquico
  2. Count on Me – lyrics and music by Jesse Barish
  3. Take Your Time – lyrics by Grace Slick, music by Pete Sears
  4. Crazy Feelin’ – lyrics and music by Jesse Barish
  5. Skateboard – lyrics by Grace Slick, Craig Chaquico, music by Craig Chaquico
  6. Fire – lyrics by Mary Balin, Trish Robbins, music by David Freiberg, Pete Sears
  7. Show Yourself – lyrics and music by Grace Slick
  8. Runaway – lyrics and music by N.Q.Dewey
  9. All Night Long – lyrics by Paul Kantner, Mary Balin, Jesse Barish, Grace Slick, music by Paul Kantner, John Barbata, Pete Sears, Craig Chaquico, David Freiberg

 

On February 1, 1979.

On February 1, 1979, “PGP RTB” label released “Ko zna”, the debut Miki Petkovski album. It was recorded in 1978, at “RTB Studio 5” in Beograd, Yugoslavia, and was produced by Josip Boček.

Personnel:

  • Miki Petkovski – keyboards, arranger
  • Vlatko Stefanovski – electric guitar
  • Radomir Mihajlović Točak – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Bodan Arsovski – bass
  • Zoran Milanović – bass
  • Garabet Tavitijam – drums
  • Slobodan Stojanović Kepa – drums
  • David Moss – percussion
  • Gordana Ivandić – vocal
  • Boris Andrejević-vocal
  • Miljana Jović – arranger
  • Petar Gaković – recording engineer
  • Milenko Miletić – design
  • Milan Dostanić – photography
  • Andrej Požlep – photography

Track listing:

Music by Miki Petkovski, lyrics by Aljoša Simljanovski.

  1. Igra
  2. Ko zna
  3. Sinteza
  4. Iluminacija
  5. Ko je taj
  6. Budjenje
  7. Ko je u pravu
  8. Katarza