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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

 

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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

 

On October 26, 2004.

On October 26, 2004, “Columbia” label released “Dear Heather” the eleventh  Leonard Cohen studio album. It was recorded 1979, 1985, 2002 – 2004, and was produced by Leanne Ungar, Sharon Robinson, Anjani Thomas, Henry Lewy and Leonard Cohen.

Personnel:

  • Leonard Cohen – vocals, guitar, Jew’s harp
  • Sharon Robinson– vocals, arrangements
  • Anjani Thomas– vocals, backing vocals; piano
  • Stan Sargeant – bass
  • Roscoe Beck– bass
  • John Crowder – bass
  • Richard Crooks – drums
  • Johnny Friday – drums
  • Mitch Watkins – guitar
  • Garth Hudson– accordion
  • Bill Ginn – piano
  • Raffi Hakopian – violin
  • John Bilezikjian– oud
  • Ron Getman – steel guitar
  • Sarah Kramer – trumpet
  • Bob Sheppard– tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Leonard Cohen, except where noted.

  1. Go No More A-Roving – lyrics by Lord Byron, poem So, We’ll Go No More a Roving
  2. Because Of
  3. The Letters – Leonard Cohen, Sharon Robinson
  4. Undertow
  5. Morning Glory
  6. On That Day – Leonard Cohen, Anjani Thomas
  7. Villanellefor Our Time – lyrics by  R. Scott
  8. There for You – Leonard Cohen, Sharon Robinson
  9. Dear Heather
  10. Nightingale – Leonard Cohen, Anjani Thomas
  11. To a Teacher
  12. The Faith – music based on a Quebec folk song,  Un Canadien errant
  13. Tennessee Waltz – Redd Stewart, Pee Wee King, additional verse by Leonard Cohen

 

On September 14, 1979.

On September 14, 1979, “Charisma” label released “Product”, the fourth Brand X studio album. It was recorded in April 1979, at “Startling Studios” in Ascot, and was produced by Colin Green, Neil Kerno, Robin Lumley, John Goodsall, John Giblin and Phil Collins.

  • Robin Lumley – keyboards, sounds (gunfire, chainsaw)
  • John Goodsall – guitar
  • John Giblin – bass
  • Phil Collins – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Peter Robinson – vocals, keyboards, sounds (gunfire)
  • Percy Jones – bass
  • Mike Clark – drums
  • Morris Pert – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Make Waves – John Goodsall
  2. Dance of the Illegal Aliens – Percy Jones
  3. Soho – John Goodsall, Phil Collins
  4. …And So to F…- Phil Collins
  5. Algon (Where an Ordinary Cup of Drinking Chocolate Costs £8,000,000,000) – Robin Lumley
  6. Rhesus Perplexus – John Giblin
  7. Wal to Wal / Not Good Enough – See Me!
  • Wal to Wal – Percy Jones, John Giblin
  • Not Good Enough – See Me! – Percy Jones, PeterRobinson
  1. April – John Giblin

 

On June 30, 1980.

On June 30, 1980, “Red Eye Records” label released “The Krazy Kong Album”, the fourth Wild Willy Barrett album. It was recorded in 1971, 1973 and 1979, and was produced by Wild Willy Barrett and Tony Atkins.

Personnel:

  • Wild Willy Barrett – vocals, guitar, violin, bass, banjo, keyboards, percussion
  • Adam Francis – guitar
  • Lol Coxhill – saxophone
  • Mark Freeman – drums

All tracks by Wild Willy Barrett and Adam Francis, except where noted.

  1. Krazy Kong
  2. Return og Kong
  3. I’m a Dog
  4. Bus Shelter Reagge
  5. Kong and the Soup Dragon
  6. Me and the Devil – Robert Johnson
  7. The Lambeth Trot – Douglas Furber, Noel Gay
  8. Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes – Wild Willy Barrett
  9. One Leg Blues – Wild Willy Barrett
  10. Shot of Redeye – Wild Willy Barrett

 

On June 13,1980.

On June 13, 1980, “Decca” label released “Night Flight”, the third Justin Hayward studio album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Jeff Wayne.

Personnel:

  • Justin Hayward – vocals, guitars; bass, drums
  • Jeff Wayne – piano, arrangements, conducting
  • Jo Partridge – guitars
  • Ken Freeman- keyboards
  • Herbie Flowers– bass
  • Dave Holland- drums
  • Barry de Souza – drums
  • Stuart Elliott- drums
  • Roy Jones – percussion
  • Tony Carr – percussion
  • Doreen Chanter- vocals
  • Irene Chanter- vocals
  • Steve Gray – arrangements
  • Geoff Young– engineer
  • Paul Taylor, Craig Thompson, Norman Goodman.- engineer assistant
  • Graham Meek – technical assistance

Track listing:

  1. Night Flight – Jeff Wayne, Paul Vigrass
  2. Maybe It’s Just Love – Mike Silver
  3. Crazy Lovers – Justin Hayward
  4. Penumbra Moon – Billy Nicholls
  5. Nearer to You – Justin Hayward
  6. A Face in the Crowd – Justin Hayward
  7. Suitcase – Justin Hayward
  8. I’m Sorry – Daryl Hall, John Oates
  9. It’s Not On – Jeff Wayne, Gary Osborne
  10. Bedtime Stories – Colin Still

On April 18, 1980.

On April 18, 1980, “Charisma” label released “Do They Hurt?”, the fifth Brand X album. It was recorded in April 1979, at “Startling Studios” in Ascot, UK, and was produced by Neil Kernon, John Goodsall, J. Peter Robinson, Percy Jones, Phil Collins, Robin Lumley and John Giblin.

Personnel:

  • John Goodsall– vocals, guitar
  • Peter Robinson– keyboards, gong, synth
  • Robin Lumley– piano, keyboards
  • Percy Jones– vocals, bass
  • John Giblin– bass
  • Mike Clark– drums
  • Phil Collins– drums
  • Morris Pert– percussion

Track listing:

  1. Noddy Goes to Sweden – Percy Jones
  2. Voidarama – John Goodsall
  3. Act of Will – John Goodsall
  4. Fragile – Percy Jones, Peter Robinson
  5. Cambodia – John Goodsall
  6. Triumphant Limp – John Goodsall, John Giblin, Robin Lumley, Phil Collins
  7. D. M.Z. – Percy Jones