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.
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
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.
Billy Idol − vocals
Tony James − bass
Bob “Derwood” Andrews − guitar
Mark Laff − drums
Clive Bunker – drums
All tracks by Billy Idol and Tony James, except where noted.
Running with the Boss Sound – Billy Idol, Tony James, Bob Andrews
On January 1, 1981, “Radio Records” label released “Say No More”, the ninth Badfinger studio album. It was recorded November 1979, October–November 1980, in Miami, Florida, and was produced by Jack Richardson and Steve Wittmack.
On November 17, 1979, John Glascock died aged 28. He was musician (bass, vocal), member of the bands Toe Fat, The Gods, Carmen, Chicken Shack, but was best known as the bass player of Jethro Tull. He also recorded with Maddy Prior, Richard Digance, and Head Machine.
On October 27, 1979, “Bronze” label released “Bomber”, the third Motörhead, studio album. It was recorded July – August 1979, at “Roundhouse Studios”, “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Jimmy Miller.
Lemmy (Ian Kilmister) – lead vocals, bass guitar
“Fast” Eddie Clarke – lead and backing vocals, guitar
Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor – drums
Trevor Hallesy – engineer
Darren Burn – mastering
Nigel Brooke-Hartz – mastering
Adrian Chesterman – design
All tracks by Ian Kilmister, Eddie Clarke, Phil Taylorexcept where noted.
On July 28, 1979, “Virgin” label released the self-titled, debut Flying Lizards album. It was recorded 1978 – 1979, at “Berry Street Studio”, “Brixton Academy” in London, and in New York City, Munich, and Maidstone, and was produced by David Cunningham.
David Cunningham – engineer
Steve Beresford – guitar, bass, keyboards
Dave Hunt – engineer
Laurie Rae Chamberlain – sleeve art
Richard Rayner-Canham – sleeve art, photography
All tracks by David Cunningham except where noted
Der Song von Mandelay (Mandelay Song) – Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
Her Story – Dave Solomon, David Cunningham, General-Strike, Vivien Goldman
TV – David Cunningham, Deborah Evans-Stickland, General-Strike
Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart
Money (That’s What I Want) – Berry Gordy, Janie Bradford
On July 25, 2020, Peter Allen Greenbaum aka Peter Green died aged 73. He was singer, songwriter, and musician (guitar), member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, member of Katmandu, and founder of Peter Green Splinter Group. Green was one of the most important figures of the British blues movement, praised by famous guitarists like B.B. King and Eric Clapton. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked him at number 58 in its list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. Magazine “Guitar Player” rated his tone on “The Super-Natural” as one of the “50 Greatest of All Time. Magazine “Mojo” rated Green In June 1996, Green was voted the third-best guitarist of all time. In 1998, as a member of Fleetwood Mac he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”. Green recorded six solo albums:
In July 1979, “Motown” label released “Midnight Magic”, the seventh Commodores studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Motown Recording Studios” and “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by James Anthony Carmichael, Lionel Richie, Thomas McClary, Milan Williams, Ronald LaPread, William King and Walter Orange.