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On July 27, 1979.

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

In July 1979.

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

On July 20, 2021.

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.

In July 1979.

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

In June 1979.

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

In February 1980.

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

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