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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 July 1979.


In July 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Circles & Seasons”, the 49th Pete Seeger album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Fred Hellerman.

Personnel:

  • Pete Seeger – lead vocals, guitar, banjo, maracas, slapstick, recording
  • Fred Hellerman – guitar, bass, keyboards, glockenspiel, xylophone, percussion, background vocals
  • John Cutrone – drums, bongos
  • Robert Fortunato – brass
  • Ronnie Gilbert – vocals
  • Ron Bacchiochi – mixing
  • George Whiteman – art direction
  • Emilio Rodriquez – photography
  • John Pilla – photography
  • Harold Leventhal – project coordinator

Track listing:

  1. Garbage
  2. Sailing Down This Golden River
  3. Mexican Blues
  4. The Photographers
  5. I’m Gonna Be an Engineer
  6. Seneca Canoe Song
  7. Maple Syrup Time
  8. Viva La Quince Brigada
  9. As the Sun Rose
  10. Sour Cream
  11. Tarantella
  12. Golden Song
  13. Harry Sims
  14. Allelulia / Joy Upon This Earth

In June 1979.

In June 1979, “Polydor” label released “Underdog”, the eight Atlanta Rhythm Section album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Buddy Buie.

Personnel:

  • Buddy Buie – lead and background vocals
  • Ronnie Hammond – vocals
  • Barry Bailey – acoustic and electric guitar
  • James B. Cobb – guitar, percussion, background vocals
  • Dean Daughtry – keyboards
  • Paul Goddard – bass guitar, double bass
  • Roy Yeager – drums, percussion
  • Robert Nix – drums, background vocals
  • Bob Ludwig, Rodney Mills – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Do It or Die – Buddy Buie, Ronnie Hammond
  2. Born Ready – Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  3. I Hate the Blues – Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  4. Let’s Go Get Stoned – Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
  5. Indigo Passion – Buddy Buie, James B. Cobb
  6. While Time is Left – Barry Bailey, Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  7. It’s Only Music – Buddy Buie, James B. Cobb
  8. Spooky – Buddy Buie, James B. Cobb, Middlebrooks, Shapiro
  9. My Song – Buddy Buie, Ronnie Hammond

On May 30, 1979.

On May 30, 1979, “A&M” label released “Where I Should Be”, the sixth Peter Frampton studio album. It was recorded November 1978 – May 1979, at “The Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Peter Frampton.

Personnel:

  • Peter Frampton – vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Bob Mayo – keyboards
  • Eddie N. Watkins, Jr. – bass
  • Stanley Sheldon – bass
  • Donald Dunn – bass
  • Tower of Power – horn section
  • Gary Mallaber – drums
  • Jamie Oldaker – drums
  • Steve Forman – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton, except where noted.

  1. I Can’t Stand It No More
  2. Got My Feet Back on the Ground – Peter Frampton, Rodney Eckerman
  3. Where I Should Be (Monkey Song)
  4. Everything I Need – Peter Frampton, Bob Mayo
  5. May I Baby – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  6. You Don’t Know Like I Know – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  7. She Don’t Reply
  8. We’ve Just Begun – Peter Frampton, Bob Mayo
  9. It’s a Sad Affair

On May 16, 1979.

On May 16, 1979, “Asylum” label released “Laminar Flow”, the twenty first Roy Orbison album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Clayton Ivey and Terry Woodford.

Personnel:

  1. Roy Orbison – vocals
  2. Larry Byrom – acoustic guitar
  3. Mac McAnally – acoustic guitar
  4. Bill Hinds, Robert Byrne, Tippy Armstrong – guitar
  5. Clayton Ivey – keyboards
  6. Bob Wray, Lonnie Ledford – bass guitar
  7. Lenny LeBlanc – drums, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  8. Roger Clark – drums, synthesizer
  9. Mickey Buckins, Tom Roady – percussion
  10. Jim Horn – tenor and baritone saxophone
  11. Harvey Thompson – tenor saxophone
  12. Ronald Eades – baritone saxophone
  13. Harrison Calloway – trumpet
  14. Charles Rose – trombone
  15. Barbara Wyrick, Chris Price, Eddie Struzick, Marie Tomlinson, Robert Byrne, Suzy Storm, Terry Woodford – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Easy Way Out – Jim Valentini, Frank Saulino, Spady Brannan
  2. Love Is a Cold Wind – Charlie Black, Rory Bourke
  3. Lay It Down – Robert Byrne, Tommy Brasfield
  4. I Care – Lenny LeBlanc, Eddie Struzick
  5. We’re into Something Good – George Soulé, Terry Woodford
  6. Movin’ – Roy Orbison, Chris Price
  7. Poor Baby – Roy Orbison, Chris Price, Regi Price
  8. Warm Spot Hot – Eddie Struzick
  9. Tears – Roy Orbison, Chris Price, Dan Price, Regi Price
  10. Friday Night – Regi Price, Chris Price
  11. Hound Dog Man – Barbara Orbison, Terry Woodford, Tommy Stuart

On March 26, 1980.

On March 25, 1980, “ECM” label released “Swimming with a Hole in My Body” the fifth Bill Connors album. It was recorded in August 1979, at “Talent Studio” in Oslo, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Bill Connors – acoustic guitar
  • Jan Erik Kongshaug – engineer
  • Barbara Wojirsch – design
  • Dieter Rehm – design
  • Isio Saba – photography
  • Joel Meyerowitz – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Connors

  1. Feet First
  2. Wade
  3. Sing and Swim
  4. Frog Stroke
  5. Surrender to the Water
  6. Survive
  7. With Strings Attached
  8. Breath

On March 17, 1979.

On March 17, 1979, “Swan Song” label released “Desolation Angels” the fifth Bad Company studio album. It was recorded August – September 1978, at “Ridge Farm Studio” in Surrey, UK, and was produced by Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Boz Burrell and Simon Kirke.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers – vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizers
  • Mick Ralphs – guitar, keyboards
  • Boz Burrell – bass
  • Simon Kirke – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Rodgers except where noted.

  1. Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy
  2. Crazy Circles
  3. Gone Gone Gone – Boz Burrell
  4. Evil Wind
  5. Early in the Morning
  6. Lonely for Your Love – Mick Ralphs
  7. Oh, Atlanta – Mick Ralphs
  8. Take the Time – Mick Ralphs
  9. Rhythm Machine – Simon Kirke, Boz Burrell
  10. She Brings Me Love

On January 26, 1979.

On January 26, 1979, “Gordy” label released “Bustin’ Out of L Seven”, the second Rick James album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Sigma Sound Recording Studio” in New York City, “Magic Wand Recording Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rick James and Art Stewart.

Personnel:

  • Rick James – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion
  • Oscar Alston – bass
  • Richard Shaw – bass
  • Levi Ruffin – synthesizer, percussion
  • Clarence Sims – keyboards, percussion
  • Bobby Nunn – keyboards
  • Freddie Rappilo – guitar
  • Wally Ali – guitar
  • Dorothy Ashby – harp
  • Ernie Fields, Jr. – saxophone
  • Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Fernando Harkness – tenor saxophone
  • Garnett Brown – trombone
  • Oscar Brashear – trombone
  • George Bohanon – trombone
  • Wayne Jackson – trumpet
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Fred Jackson, Jr. – alto saxophone, alto flute
  • Al Szymanski – guitar
  • Lanise Hughes – drums, percussion
  • Lorenzo Shaw – drums, percussion
  • Jackie Ruffin – percussion
  • Shondra Akiem – percussion
  • Teena Marie – background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
  • Bobby Nunn, Billy Nunn, Sascha Meeks, Richard Shaw, Jackie Ruffin – background vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – background vocals
  • Clydene Jackson – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick James.

  1. Bustin’ Out (On Funk)
  2. High on Your Love Suite/One Mo Hit (Of Your Love)
  3. Love Interlude
  4. Spacey Love
  5. Cop N Blow
  6. Jefferson Ball
  7. Fool on the Street

On January 26, 1979.

On January 26, 1979, “Chrysalis” label released “Valley of the Dolls”, the second Generation X studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Wessex Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Ian Hunter.

Personnel:

  • Billy Idol − vocals
  • Tony James − bass
  • Bob “Derwood” Andrews − guitar
  • Mark Laff − drums
  • Clive Bunker – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Idol and Tony James, except where noted.

  1. Running with the Boss Sound – Billy Idol, Tony James, Bob Andrews
  2. Night of the Cadillacs
  3. Paradise West
  4. Friday’s Angels
  5. King Rocker
  6. Valley of the Dolls
  7. English Dream
  8. Love Like Fire
  9. The Prime of Kenny Silvers (part one)
  10. The Prime of Kenny Silvers (part two)