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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

On October 25, 1978.

On October 25, 1978, “Nippon Columbia” label released “Thousand Knives”, the debut Ryuichi Sakamoto album. It was recorded April – July 1978, at “Columbia Studios 1, 2 and 4” in Tokyo, and was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Personnel:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – synthesizer (Moog III-C with Roland MC-8 Microcomposer, Polymoog, Minimoog, Micromoog, Oberheim Eight Voice Polyphonic with Digital Programmer, ARP Odyssey, KORG PS-3100 Polyphonic), vocoder (Korg VC-10), analog sequencer (KORG SQ-10), Syn-Drums, piano, marimba, orchestration, liner notes
  • Hideki Matsutake – computer operation, synthesizer programming assistance
  • Harry Hosono – zill, liner notes
  • Motoya Hamaguchi – Syn-Drum solo, Brazilian bird whistles
  • Kazumi Watanabe – Alembic guitar, rhythm 
  • Yūji Takahashi – piano
  • Tatsuro Yamashita – castanets
  • Pecker – Syn-Drum solo
  • Satoshi “Sign” Saitoh – design
  • Makoto Iida – cover photo
  • Hikaru Hayashi – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

  1. Thousand Knives
  2. Island of Woods
  3. Grasshoppers
  4. Das Neue Japanische Elektronische Volkslied
  5. Plastic Bamboo
  6. The End of Asia

On September 21, 1979.

On September 21, 1979, “Epic” label released “Dream Police”, the fourth Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded 1978 – 1979, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tom Werman. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom Petersson – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion
  • Jai Winding – organ, piano, keyboards, synth
  • Steve Lukather – guitar
  • Gary Ladinsky – engineer
  • Mike Beiriger – engineers
  • Ken Adamany – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Steve Dessau – design 
  • Paula Scher – design
  • Reid Miles – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Nielsen, except where noted.

  1. Dream Police
  2. Way of the World – Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen
  3. The House Is Rockin’ (With Domestic Problems) – Tom Petersson, Rick Nielsen
  4. Gonna Raise Hell
  5. I’ll Be with You Tonight – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Bun E. Carlos, Tom Petersson
  6. Voices
  7. Writing on the Wall
  8. I Know What I Want
  9. Need Your Love – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson

In August 1978.

In August 1978, “RSO” label released “Danger Zone”, the second Player album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Brian Potter and Dennis Lambert.

Personnel:

  • J. C. Crowley – lead vocals, guitar
  • Peter Beckett – lead vocals, guitar
  • Ronn Moss – vocals, bass
  • John Friesen – vocals, drums

Track listing:

  1. Love in the Danger Zone
  2. Silver Linning
  3. I Just Wanna Be with You
  4. Forever
  5. I’ve Been Thinking
  6. Prisoner of Your Love
  7. Join in the Dance
  8. Wait Until Tomorrow
  9. Let me Down Easy

In aUGUST 1978.

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.

Personnel:

  • Gwen Dickey – lead vocals
  • Kenji Brown – lead vocals, guitar
  • Cornelius Grant – guitar
  • Melvin “Wah Wah” Watson – guitar
  • Mark Davis keyboards
  • Michael Nash – keyboards
  • Walter Downing – organ
  • Lequeint “Duke” Jobe – vocals, bass
  • Mark Kenoly – bass
  • Henry Garner – vocals, drums
  • Jimi Valdezm – drums
  • Jack Ashford – percussion
  • Terral Santiel – congas
  • Michael Moore – saxophone
  • Kenny Copeland – lead vocals, trumpet
  • Freddie Dunn – trumpet
  • Gene Page – orchestration
  • Norman Whitfield – arranger, engineer 
  • Steve Smith engineer
  • Leanard Jackson – recording
  • Steve Smith – recording
  • Pamela Clare – cover illustration
  • Eleven Twenty-Four Design, A.S. – art direction, design
  • Andy Engel – lettering
  • Bobby Holland, Jeffrey Mayer, Rainbow Photography- photography
  • Bill Whitfield – album coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Norman Whitfield, except where noted.

  1. Get Up off Your Fat
  2. Do It, Do It
  3. I’m in Love (And I Love the Feeling)
  4. First Come, First Serve
  5. Love Don’t Live Here Anymore – Miles Gregory
  6. Angel in the Sky – Billie Calvin
  7. Help – Robert Daniels
  8. Let Me Be the First To Know – Miles Gregory
  9. That’s What’s Wrong with Me

On July 22, 1979.

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.

Personnel:

  • Jan Garbarek – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • John Taylor – piano
  • Bill Connors – guitar
  • Eberhard Weber – bass
  • Jon Christensen – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jan Garbarek.

  1. Blue Sky
  2. White Cloud
  3. Windows
  4. Red Roof
  5. Wires
  6. The Picture

In JUly 1978.

In July 1978, “Paradise Records” label released “Americana”, the fourteen Leon Russel album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Leon Russell.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – lead vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar, bass, bass instrument
  • Joe Chemay – lead and background vocals, bass, bass instrument
  • Jon Woodhead – guitar
  • Marty Grebb – guitar, saxophone, trumpet
  • Mike Meros – keyboards, organ, synthesizer
  • Brent Nelson – drums, background vocals
  • Wornell Jones – lead and background vocals
  • Scott Goddard – vocals
  • Joe Chemay – background vocals
  • Lee Loughnane – trumpet, horn arrangements
  • James Pankow – trombone
  • Walter Parazaider – tenor saxophone
  • Mark Peters -orchestral arrangements
  • Gene Meros, Steve Ripley – recording engineer
  • Frank Latouf – technician
  • Mike Johnstone – technician
  • Steve Marr – technician
  • Tom Kemp – technician
  • Paul Hodara – photography

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Get Started – Kim Fowley, Leon Russell
  2. Elvis and Marilyn – Dyan Diamond, Kim Fowley, Leon Russell
  3. From Maine to Mexico – Kim Fowley, Leon Russell
  4. When A Man Loves A Woman – A. Wright, C. Lewis
  5. It’s Only Me – Dyan Diamond, Leon Russell
  6. Midnight Lover – Kim Fowley, Leon Russell
  7. Housewife – Dyan Diamond, Kim Fowley, Leon Russell
  8. Ladies of the Night – Kim Fowley, Leon Russell
  9. Shadow And Me – Leon Russell
  10. Jesus On My Side – Kim Fowley, Leon Russell