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In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Columbia” label released “Middle Man”, the ninth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Bill Schnee.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – guitars, vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Carlos Santana- guitar
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • David Foster- synthesizer, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Don Grolnick- piano, keyboards
  • Joe Vitale- drums
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards, clavinet
  • David Hungate- bass
  • Steve Lukather- guitars
  • Rick Marotta- drums
  • David Paich- organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Ray Parker, Jr.- guitars
  • John Pierce – bass
  • Adrian Tapia – saxophone
  • Bill Thedford – background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
  • Oren Waters- background vocals
  • Paulette Brown – background vocals
  • Rosemary Butler- background vocals
  • Chuck “Fingers” Irwin – background vocals
  • David Lasley- background vocals
  • Bill Champlin- background vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – background vocals
  • Venetta Fields- background vocals
  • Sharon Redd- background vocals
  • Larry Fast, Michael Boddicker, Steve Porcaro- synthesizer programming

Track listing:

All tracks by David Foster and Boz Scaggs, except where noted.

  1. Jojo – David Foster, David Lasley, Boz Scaggs
  2. Breakdown Dead Ahead
  3. Simone
  4. You Can Have Me Anytime
  5. Middle Man
  6. Do Like You Do in New York – Boz Scaggs
  7. Angel You
  8. Isn’t It Time – Boz Scaggs
  9. You Got Some Imagination – Steve Lukather, Scaggs, Bill Schnee

 

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In April 1979.

In April 1979, “Beggars Banquet” label released “Replicas”, the second and final Tubeway Army album. It was recorded December 1978-January 1979, at “Gooseberry Studios” in London, and was produced by Gary Numan.

Personnel:

  • Gary Numan– keyboards, guitars, vocals, producer, mixing
  • Paul Gardiner– bass guitar
  • Jess Lidyard– drums
  • John Caffery – engineering, mixing
  • Rikki Sylvan– mixing
  • Geoff Howes – photographer
  • Mary Vango – make-up
  • Tony Escott – illustrator
  • Malti Kidia – art director

 

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Numan.

  1. Me! I Disconnect from You
  2. Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
  3. The Machman
  4. Praying to the Aliens
  5. Down in the Park
  6. You Are in My Vision
  7. Replicas
  8. It Must Have Been Years
  9. When the Machines Rock
  10. I Nearly Married a Human

In April 1979.

In April 1979, “Arista” label released “New Values”, the fourth Iggy Pop studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Paramount Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by James Williamson.

Personnel:

  • Iggy Pop – vocals
  • Scott Thurston– guitars, harp, keyboards, synthesizer, vocals, horn arrangement
  • Klaus Krüger – drums
  • Jackie Clark – bass
  • John Harden – horns
  • David Brock – strings, string arrangement
  • Earl Shackelford – backing vocals
  • The Alfono Sisters (Anna and Mary) – backing vocals
  • James Williamson– guitar, horn and string arrangement, mixing
  • Lloyd Malan – production assistance
  • Peter Haden – engineering, mixing
  • Paul Henry – sleeve design, art direction
  • Trevor Rogers – sleeve photography
  • Graphyk – sleeve graphics

Track listing:

  1. Tell Me a Story – Iggy Pop
  2. New Values – Iggy Pop, Scott Thurston
  3. Girls – Iggy Pop
  4. I’m Bored – Iggy Pop
  5. Don’t Look Down – Iggy Pop, James Williamson
  6. Five Foot One – Iggy Pop
  7. How Do Ya Fix a Broken Part – Iggy Pop
  8. Angel – Iggy Pop, Scott Thurston
  9. Curiosity – Iggy Pop, Scott Thurston
  10. African Man – Iggy Pop, Scott Thurston
  11. Billy Is a Runaway – Iggy Pop, Scott Thurston

 

In April 1979.

In April 1979, “Atco” label released “Strikes”, the third Blackfoot studio album. It was recorded 1978-1979, at “Subterranean Studio”, Ann Arbor, Michigan; “Sound Suite Studios” in Detroit, “Bee Jay Studios” in Orlando, Florida, and was produced by Al Nalli and Henry Weck. In 1986 the album was certified Platinum in the U.S. by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Rickey Medlocke- lead vocals, guitar
  • Charlie Hargrett – guitar
  • Greg T. Walker- bass guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Jakson Spires – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Pat McCaffrey – keyboards
  • Shorty Medlocke- harmonica
  • Cub Koda- harmonica
  • Donna D. Davis – backing vocals
  • Pamela T. Vincent – backing vocals
  • Cynthia M. Douglas – backing vocals
  • Henry “H-Bomb” Weck – percussion, recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. Road Fever – Rickey Medlocke
  2. I Got a Line on You– Randy California
  3. Left Turn on a Red Light – Rickey Medlocke, Jakson Spires
  4. Pay My Blues – Blues Image
  5. Baby Blue – Rickey Medlocke, Charlie Hargrett, Jakson Spires
  6. Wishing Well – Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff, Tetsu Yamauchi, John Bundrick, Simon Kirke
  7. Run and Hide – Rickey Medlocke, Jakson Spires
  8. Train Train (prelude) – Shorty Medlocke
  9. Train Train – Shorty Medlocke
  10. Highway Song – Rickey Medlocke, Jakson Spires

 

In April 1979.

In April 1979, “ECM” label released “New Chautauqua”, the fourth Pat Metheny studio album. It was recorded in August 1978, at “Talent Studio” in Oslo, Norway, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Pat Metheny– electric 6- and 12-string guitars, acoustic guitar, 15-string harp guitar, electric bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Pat Metheny.

  1. New Chautauqua
  2. Country Poem
  3. Long-Ago Child/Fallen Star
  4. Hermitage
  5. Sueño con Mexico
  6. Daybreak

In April 1979.

In April 1979, “Arista” label released “The Bells”, the ninth Lou Reed album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Delta Studios” in Wilster, Germany, and was produced by Lou Reed.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed- vocals, electric guitar, Roland guitar synthesizer, bass synthesizer, background vocals
  • Ellard “Moose” Boles – 12-string electric guitar, bass, bass synthesizer, background vocals
  • Don Cherry- African hunting guitar, trumpet
  • Marty Fogel – ocarina, soprano & tenor saxophones, Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Fonfara- electric & Fender Rhodes pianos, keyboards, Oberheim synthesizer, background vocals, executive producer
  • Michael Suchorsky – percussion
  • Lou Reed, Marty Fogel, Don Cherry – horn arrangements.
  • René Tinner – engineer
  • Manfred Schunke – mixing
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Garry Gross – photography
  • Donn Davenport, Howard Fritzson – design, art direction

Track listing:

  1. Stupid Man – Lou Reed, Nils Lofgren
  2. Disco Mystic – Lou Reed, Ellard Boles, Marty Fogel, Michael Fonfara, Michael Suchorsky
  3. I Want to Boogie with You – Lou Reed, Michael Fonfara
  4. With You – Lou Reed, Nils Lofgren
  5. Looking for Love – Lou Reed
  6. City Lights – Lou Reed, Nils Lofgren
  7. All Through the Night – Lou Reed, Don Cherry
  8. Families – Lou Reed, Ellard, Boles
  9. The Bells – Lou Reed, Marty Fogel

 

In March 1979.

In March 1979, “A&M” label released “Remote Control” the fifthTubes album. It was recorded 1978-1979, at “Music Annex Studios” in Menio Park, California, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Fee Waybill – vocals
  • Bill Spooner – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Cotten – synthesizer
  • Mingo Lewis – percussion
  • Prairie Prince- drums
  • Roger Steen – guitar, vocals
  • Re Styles – vocals
  • Vince Welnick – keyboards
  • Rick Anderson – bass
  • Todd Rundgren – guitar, keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Fee Waybill, Bill Spooner, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Roger Steen, Re Styles, Vince Welnick, Rick Anderson, except where noted.

  1. Turn Me On
  2. V. Is King – Fee Waybill, Bill Spooner, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Roger Steen, Re Styles, Vince Welnick, Rick Anderson, Todd Rundgren
  3. Prime Time
  4. I Want It All Now
  5. No Way Out
  6. Getoverture
  7. No Mercy
  8. Only the Strong Survive
  9. Be Mine Tonight
  10. Love’s a Mystery (I Don’t Understand) – Fee Waybill, Bill Spooner, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Roger Steen, Re Styles, Vince Welnick, Rick Anderson, Todd Rundgren
  11. Telecide