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UFO: No Place to Run

On January 8, 1980, “Chrysalis” label released “No Place to Run”, the eighth UFO studio album. It was recorded in August 1979, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin.

Personnel:

  • Phil Mogg – lead vocals
  • Paul Chapman – lead guitar
  • Paul Raymond – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Pete Way – bass guitar
  • Andy Parker – drums
  • Geoff Emerick – engineer, mixing
  • George Martin – mixing
  • Steve Churchyard – engineer assistant
  • John Wall – tape operator
  • Nigel Walker – tape operator

Track listing:

  1. Alpha Centauri – Paul Chapman
  2. Lettin’ Go – Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  3. Mystery Train – Junior Parker, Sam Phillips
  4. The Fire Burns Tonight – Phil Mogg, Paul Chapman
  5. Gone in the Night – Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  6. Young Blood – Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  7. No Place to Run – Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  8. Take It or Leave It – Paul Raymond
  9. Money, Money – Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  10. Anyday – Phil Mogg, Pete Way

Barclay James Harvest: Eyes of the Universe

On November 5, 1979, “Polydor” label released “Eyes of the Universe”, the twelve Barclay James Harvest album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Martin Lawrence, John Lees, Les Holroyd and Melvin Pritchard.

Personnel:

  • John Lees – guitars
  • Les Holroyd – vocal, guitars, bass
  • Melvin Pritchard – drums
  • Kevin McAlea – piano, organ, synthesizer, Mini Moog
  • Alan Fawkes – saxophone
  • Martin Lawrence – engineer, remix
  • Chris Nagle – engineer
  • Glenn Mackintosh – engineer
  • Richard Scott – engineer
  • Melvyn Abrahams – mastering
  • Alwyn Clayden – art direction, design
  • John Shaw – photography
  • Tony Latham – photography assistant

Track listing;

  1. Love on the Line – Les Holroyd
  2. Alright Down Get Boogie – John Lees
  3. The Song (They Love to Sing) – Les Holroyd
  4. Skin Flicks – John Lees
  5. Sperratus – John Lees
  6. Rock’n’Roll Lady – Les Holroyd
  7. Capricorn – John Lees
  8. Play to the World – Les Holroyd

The Bar Keys: Injoy

In October 1979, “Mercury” label released “Injoy”, the tenth Bar Keys (The) album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Ardent Recording Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Allen Jones.

Personnel:

  • Larry Dodson – lead vocals
  • Lloyd Smith – guitar
  • Mark Bynum – lead vocals, keyboards
  • Winston Stewart – keyboards, synthesizer
  • James Alexander – bass
  • Michael Beard – drums, percussion
  • Sherman Guy – lead vocals, percussion
  • Harvey Henderson – saxophone
  • Charles Allen – trumpet
  • Frank Thompson – trombone
  • Larry Nix – mastering
  • Jim Schubert – art direction
  • AGI (Album Graphics Incorporated) – art direction
  • John Youssi – illustration
  • Alan Messer – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Allen A. Jones, Charles Allen, Frank Thompson, Harvey Henderson, James Alexander, Larry Dodson, Lloyd Smith, Mark Bynum, Michael Beard, Sherman Guy and Winston Stewart.

  1. More and More
  2. Move Your Boogie Body
  3. Running In and Out of My Life
  4. Girl I’m on Your Side
  5. Loving You is My Occupation
  6. Today is The Day
  7. You’ve Been
  8. Up in Here

Styx: Cornerstone

On October 19, 1979, “A&M” label released “Cornerstone”, the ninth Styx studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Pumpkin Studios” in Oak Lawn, Illinois, and was produced by Dennis DeYoung, James Young, Tommy Shaw, Chuck Panozzo and John Panozzo. The album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group”.

Personnel:

  • Dennis DeYoung – vocals, keyboards, accordion
  • James “JY” Young – vocals, electric guitars, guitar synthesizer, autoharp
  • Tommy Shaw – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, autoharp
  • Chuck Panozzo – vocals, bass guitar, string bass
  • John Panozzo – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Steve Eisen – saxophone
  • Arnie Roth – strings, string arrangements
  • Ed Tossing – horns, horn arrangements
  • Rob Kingsland – engineer
  • Gary Loizzo – engineer
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Mick Haggerty – design
  • Aaron Rapoport – photography

Track listing:

  1. Lights – Tommy Shaw, Dennis DeYoung
  2. Why Me – Dennis DeYoung
  3. Babe – Dennis DeYoung
  4. Never Say Never – Tommy Shaw
  5. Boat on the River – Tommy Shaw
  6. Borrowed Time – Dennis DeYoung, Tommy Shaw
  7. First Time – Dennis DeYoung
  8. Eddie – James Young
  9. Love in the Midnight – Tommy Shaw

John Mellencamp: John Cougar

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

James Brown: The Original Disco Man

In July 1979, “Polydor” label released “The Original Disco Man”, the 48th James Brown album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Brad Shapiro.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocal, arrangements
  • Brad Shapiro – arrangements
  • Bob Heimall – art direction
  • Stephanie Zuras – design
  • Joel Brodsky – photography

Track listing:

  1. It’s Too Funky in Here – Brad Shapiro, George Jackson, Walter Shaw, Robert Miller
  2. Let the Boogie Do the Rest – Brad Shapiro, Randy McCormick
  3. Still – Bill Anderson
  4. Star Generation – Brad Shapiro
  5. Women Are Something Else – Brad Shapiro, Randy McCormick
  6. The Original Disco Man – Brad Shapiro, Randy McCormick

Charles Edward Weiss

On July 20, 2021, Charles Edward Weiss died aged 76, He was singer and songwriter, known for his eclectic mix of blues, rock and roll and beat poetry. Weiss performed with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Roger Miller, Dr. John and Tom Waits. Rickie Lee Jones dedicated him the song “Chuck E.’s In Love”, from her 1979 debut album.

Burton Cummings: Dream of a Child

In July 1979, “Portrait” label released “Dream of a Child”, the third Burton Cummings studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Studio 55”, “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Burton Cummings.

Personnel:

  • Burton Cummings – vocals, grand piano, piano, synthesizer, clavinet, percussion
  • Randy Bachman – acoustic and electric guitars, percussion
  • Trevor Veitch – acoustic guitar
  • Dick Wagner – lead guitar
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Jeff Baxter – electric guitar
  • Norman MacPherson – electric guitar
  • Tom Brumley – pedal steel guitar
  • Jimmy Phillips – organ
  • Bill Payne – synthesizer
  • Ian Gardiner – electric bass
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Rick Shlosser – drums
  • Phyllis St. James – percussion
  • Jim Horn – alto saxophone
  • Plas Johnson – saxophone
  • Becky Lopez, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta Fields – backing vocals
  • The Cherokee Studio All Stars – handclaps
  • Steve Madaio – horns arrangements, horns conductor
  • Bruce Robb – engineer
  • Howard Steele – engineer, mixing
  • Gabe Veltri, Larold Rebhurn, Tim Dennen – engineer assistant
  • Alent Zelen – mastering
  • Pacific Eye & Ear – design
  • Alan Dockery – photography
  • Jim Martin – production coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Burton Cummings, except where noted.

  1. Break It to Them Gently
  2. Hold On, I’m Coming – David Porter, Isaac Hayes
  3. I Will Play a Rhapsody
  4. Wait by the Water – Bobby Darin
  5. When a Man Loves a Woman – Andrew Wright, Calvin Lewis
  6. Shinny Stockings – Frank Foster, Jon Hendricks
  7. Guns, Guns, Guns
  8. Takes a Fool to Love a Fool
  9. Meanin’ So Much
  10. It All Comes Together
  11. Roll with the Punches
  12. Dream of a Child – David Forman

Leon Russell: Life and Love

In June 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Life and Love”, the 16th Leon Russell album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produces by Leon Russell.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – vocal, guitar, piano
  • Jody Pein – guitar
  • Marty Greeb – guitar, saxophone
  • Roger Linn – guitar
  • Mickey Raphael – harmonica
  • Roger Linn – drums, engineer
  • Bernetta Rand, Frances Pye, Lena Luckey, Wornell Jones, Joe Chemay – backing vocals
  • Tom Kemp – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell.

  1. One More Love Song
  2. You Girl
  3. Struck By Lightning
  4. Strange Love
  5. Life and Love
  6. On the First Day
  7. High Horse
  8. Sweet Mystery
  9. On the Borderline

Spyro Gyro: Catching the Sun

In February 1980, “MCA” label released “Catching the Sun”, the third Spyro Gyra studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Secret Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jay Beckenstein and Richard Calandra.

Personnel:

  • Jay Beckenstein – soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, Fender Rhodes, percussion
  • Tom Schuman – acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, synthesizers programming, effects
  • Jeremy Wall – synthesizers, synthesizer programming, percussion, effects, horn arrangements, assistant producer
  • Hiram Bullock – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Chet Catallo – electric guitar
  • John Tropea – acoustic and electric rhythm guitar
  • Will Lee – bass
  • Jim Kurzdorfer – bass guitar
  • Eli Konikoff – drums
  • Gerardo Velez – percussion, bongos
  • Richard Calandra – tambourine, percussion
  • Dave Samuels – marimba, vibraphone, steel drums
  • Rubens Bassini – congas, percussion
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Barry Rogers – trombone
  • Tom Malone – trombone
  • Bob Malache – tenor saxophone
  • Steve Nathan – clavinet, synthesizer programming
  • Jeremy Wall – string arrangements, conductor
  • Harry Lookofsky – concertmaster
  • Charles McCracken, Jesse Levy, Alan Shulman – cello
  • Peter Dimitriades, Lewis Eley, Harold Kohon, Charles Libove, Harry Lookofsky, David Nadien, Matthew Raimondim Richard Sortomme – violin
  • Michael Barry – engineer
  • Jack Malken – engineer
  • Jason Corsaro – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Peter Corriston – art direction, design
  • David Heffernan – illustration

Track listing:

  1. Catching the Sun – Jay Beckenstein
  2. Cockatoo – Jay Beckenstein, Tom Schuman, Jeremy Wall, Chet Catallo, Jim Kurzdorfer, Eli Konikoff
  3. Autumn of Our Love – Jeremy Wall
  4. Laser Material – Tom Schuman
  5. Percolator – Jay Beckenstein
  6. Philly – Jim Kurzdorfer
  7. Lovin’ You/Lovin’ You (for Christine) – Chet Catallo
  8. Here Again – Jay Beckenstein
  9. Safari – Jeremy Wall