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On January 26, 1979.

On January 26, 1979, “Virgin” label released “Millionaires and Teddy Bears”, the tenth Kevin Coyne album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Kevin Coyne and Bob Ward.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Coyne – vocals, acoustic guitar, cover art
  • Bob Ward – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Paul Wickens– organ, piano, drums, accordion
  • Vic Sweeney – drums
  • Al James – bass
  • Vic Sweeney, Al James – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Coyne.

  1. People
  2. Having a Party
  3. I’ll Go Too
  4. I’m Just a Man
  5. Pretty Park
  6. Let Me Be With You
  7. Marigold
  8. Don’t Blame Mandy
  9. Little Miss Portobello
  10. Wendy’s Dream
  11. The World is Full of Fools

On January 1, 1979.

On January 1, 1979, “ECM” label released “Nice Guys”, the 25th Art Ensemble of Chicago album. It was recorded in May 1978, at “Tonstudio Bauer” in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Roscoe Mitchell: saxophones, clarinets, flute, percussion instruments
  • Lester Bowie: trumpet, celeste, bass drum
  • Malachi Favors Maghostut: bass, percussion instruments, melodica
  • Joseph Jarman: vocal, saxophones, clarinets, percussion instruments
  • Don Moye: vocal, drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Ja – Lester Bowie
  2. Nice Guys – Roscoe Mitchell
  3. Folkus – Don Moye
  4. 597–59 – Joseph Jarman
  5. CYP – Roscoe Mitchell
  6. Dreaming of the Master – Joseph Jarman

On December 20, 1979.

On December 20, 1979, “Hansa” label released (Japan, Canada and Germany) “Quiet Life”, the third Japan studio album. It was recorded in June 1979, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by John Punter, Simon Napier-Bell, David Sylvian, Rob Dean, Richard Barbieri, Mick Karn and Steve Jansen.

Personnel:

  • David Sylvian– lead vocals, guitar
  • Rob Dean– guitar, backing vocals
  • Richard Barbieri– synthesizer, keyboards
  • Mick Karn– bass, saxophone, flute, backing vocals
  • Steve Jansen– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Ann Odell – orchestralarrangements
  • Martyn Ford– orchestral conduction
  • John Punter – engineering
  • Colin Fairley – engineering
  • Keith Bessey – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by David Sylvian, except where noted.

  1. Quiet Life
  2. Fall in Love With Me
  3. Despair
  4. In Vogue
  5. Halloween
  6. All Tomorrow’s Parties – Lou Reed
  7. Alien
  8. The Other Side of Life

 

On December 9, 1979.

On December 9, 1979, “MCA” label released “Street Life”, the twelve Crusaders (as The Crusaders) album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper and Joe Sample.

Personnel:

  • Joe Sample- keyboards
  • Randy Crawford- vocals
  • Paulinho Da Costa- percussion
  • Wilton Felder- saxophone, bass guitar
  • Stix Hooper- drums
  • Arthur Adams- guitar
  • Roland Bautista- guitar
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet
  • Garnett Brown- trombone
  • Barry Finnerty- guitar
  • William Green – saxophone
  • Paul Jackson Jr.- guitar
  • James Jamerson- bass guitar
  • Alphonso Johnson- bass guitar
  • Robert O’Bryan – trumpet
  • Jerome Richardson- saxophone
  • Billy Rogers – guitar

Track listing:

  1. Street Life – Will Jennings, Joe Sample
  2. My Lady – Wilton Felder
  3. Rodeo Drive (High Steppin’) – Joe Sample
  4. Carnival of the Nigh – Wilton Felder
  5. The Hustler – Stix Hooper
  6. Night Faces – Joe Sample

On November 22, 1979.

On November 22, 1979, “Atlantic” label released “The Steve Howe Album”, the second Steve Howe album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Steve Howe.

Personnel:

  • Steve Howe – acoustic, electric, bass, Spanish, Danelectro sitar and pedal steel guitar, mandolin, six-string banjo, Moog synthesizer, string ensembl
  • Claire Hamill– vocals
  • Ronnie Leahy– Korg & ARP synthesizers, Hammond organ
  • Patrick Moraz– piano
  • Alan White– drums
  • Bill Bruford– drums
  • Clive Bunker– percussion
  • Graham Preskett – violin
  • 59 piece classical orchestra arranged and conducted by Andrew Jackman

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Howe except where noted.

  1. Pennants
  2. Cactus Boogie
  3. All’s a Chord
  4. Diary of a Man Who Vanished
  5. Look Over Your Shoulder
  6. Meadow Rag
  7. The Continental – Con Conrad, Herb Magidson
  8. Surface Tension
  9. Double Rondo – music by Steve Howe, orchestrated by Andrew Jackman
  10. Concerto In D (Second Movement) – Antonio Vivaldi, arranged by Steve Howe

On November 14, 1979.

On November 14, 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Down on the Farm”, the seventh Little Feat studio album. The album was completed and released shortly after the death of the band’s founder and leader, Lowell George. It was recorded in 1979, at “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, and Lowell George’s house in Topanga Canyon, The Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills, and was produced by Lowell George.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George– vocals, guitar
  • Paul Barrère– vocals, guitar
  • Sam Clayton– vocals, congas
  • Kenny Gradney- bass
  • Richie Hayward– vocals, drums
  • Bill Payne– vocals, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Gordon DeWitty– keyboards
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Jerry Jumonville- saxophone
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow- pedal steel guitar
  • David Lindley– guitar
  • Earl Palmer- drums
  • Fred Tackett- guitar
  • Lee Thornburg – trumpet, trombone
  • Julia Waters- backing vocals
  • Luther Waters- backing vocals
  • Oren Waters- backing vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – backing vocals
  • Fran Payne- backing vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt- backing vocals
  • Dan Smith – backing vocals
  • Rosemary Butler- backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Down on the Farm – Paul Barrère
  2. Six Feet of Snow – Lowell George, Keith Godchaux
  3. Perfect Imperfection – Paul Barrère, Tom Snow
  4. Kokomo – Lowell George
  5. Be One Now – Lowell George, Fred Tackett
  6. Straight from the Heart – Lowell George, Bill Payne
  7. Front Page News – Lowell George, Bill Payne
  8. Wake up Dreaming – Bill Payne, Fran Payne
  9. Feel the Groove – Sam Clayton, Gordon DeWitty

 

On November 3, 1979.

On November 3, 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Back on the Right Track”, the ninth Sly and the Family Stone album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Mark Davis.

Personnel:

  • Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart) – vocals, keyboards, harmonica
  • Mark Davis – keyboards
  • Walter Downing – keyboards
  • Alvin Taylor – drums
  • Keni Burke – bass
  • Hamp Banks – guitar
  • Joseph Baker – guitar
  • Roscoe Peterson – guitar
  • Ollie E. Brown – percussion
  • Cynthia Robinson – trumpet
  • Tom DeCourcey – trombone
  • Pat Rizzo – saxophone
  • Steve Madaio, Gary Herbig, Fred Smith – horns
  • Rose Banks, Lisa Banks, Joe Baker, Freddie Stewart – background vocals
  • Karat Faye – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Sly Stone except where noted.

  1. Remember Who You Are – Sly Stone, Hamp Banks
  2. Back On The Right Track
  3. If It’s Not Addin’ Up…
  4. The Same Thing (Makes You Laugh, Makes You Cry)
  5. Shine It On
  6. It Takes All Kinds
  7. Who’s To Say
  8. Sheer Energy