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In November 1980.

In November 1980, “Chrysalis” label released “Autoamerican”, the fifth Blondie studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “United Western Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Mike Chapman.

Personnel:

  • Deborah Harry– vocals
  • Chris Stein– guitar, tympani
  • Jimmy Destri– piano, organ, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Frank Infante– guitar, background vocals
  • Nigel Harrison– bass, background vocals
  • Clem Burke– drums, background vocals
  • Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman– vocals
  • Jimmie Haskell– string and horn arrangements
  • Wah Wah Watson– guitar
  • Tom Scott– saxophone, lyricon
  • Steve Goldstein – piano, synthesizer
  • Ray Brown – bass
  • Scott Lesser, Ollie Brown, Emil Richards, Alex Acuña– percussion
  • B-Girls– background vocals
  • Lenise Bent – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Europa – Chris Stein
  2. Live it Up –Chris Stein
  3. Here’s Looking at You – Debbie Harry, Chris Stein
  4. The Tide Is High – John Holt, Howard Barrett, Tyrone Evans
  5. Angels on Balcony – Laura Davis, Jimmy Destri
  6. Go Through It – Debbie Harry, Chris Stein
  7. Do the Dark – Jimmy Destri
  8. Rapture – Debbie Harry, Chris Stein
  9. Faces – Debbie Harry
  10. T-Birds – Nigel Harrison, Debbie Harry
  11. Walk Like Me – Jimmy Destri
  12. Follow Me – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe

 

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On October 27, 1980.

On October 27, 1980, “Bronze” label released “Levitation”, the tenth Hawkwind studio album. It was recorded July – August 1980, at “Roundhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Ashley Howe, Dave Brock, Huw Lloyd-Langton, Harvey Bainbridge, Tim Blake and Ginger Baker.

Personnel:

  • Dave Brock– vocals, electric guitar, keyboards
  • Huw Lloyd-Langton– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Harvey Bainbridge– bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Tim Blake– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ginger Baker– drums
  • Linda Curry – front cover design
  • Phil Tonkyn – back cover design.

Track listing:

  1. Levitation – Dave Brock
  2. Motorway City – Dave Brock
  3. Psychosis – Harvey Bainbridge
  4. World of Tiers – Harvey Bainbridge, Huw Lloyd-Langton
  5. Prelude – Tim Blake
  6. Who’s Gonna Win The War? – Dave Brock
  7. Space Chase – Huw Lloyd-Langton
  8. The 5th Second of Forever – Dave Brock, Huw Lloyd-Langton
  9. Dust of Time – Dave Brock, Harvey Bainbridge, Huw Lloyd-Langton

On October 19, 1980.

In October 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “Borderline”, the ninth Ry Cooder album. It was recorded 1980 at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Ry Cooder.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder – vocals, guitar, vibes
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • George “Baboo” Pierre – percussion
  • Tim Drummond, Reggie McBride – bass
  • William D. Smith– vocals, piano, organ
  • John Hiatt– vocals, guitar
  • Jesse Harms– synthesizer
  • Bobby King, Willie Greene, Jr. – vocals
  • Leslie Morris – production assistant
  • Lee Herschberg – recording, mixing

Track listing:

  1. 634-5789 – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
  2. Speedo – Esther Navarro
  3. Why Don’t You Try Me – Billy Young
  4. Down in the Boondocks – Joe South
  5. Johnny Porter – Bobby Ray Appleberry
  6. The Way We Make a Broken Heart – John Hiatt
  7. Crazy ‘Bout an Automobile – Billy Emerson
  8. The Girls from Texas – Cliff Chambers, Jimmy Holiday, James Lewis
  9. Borderline – John Hiatt
  10. Never Make Your Move Too Soon – Stix Hooper, Will Jennings

On September 29, 1980.

On September 29, 1980, “MCA” label released “Carnaval”, the fourth Spyro Gyra album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Secret Sound Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Jay Beckenstein and Richard Calandra.

Personnel:

  • Jay Beckenstein – saxophones, piano
  • Tom Schuman, Jeremy Wall – keyboards
  • Dave Samuels – marimba, vibraphone
  • Chet Catallo, Hiram Bullock, Rick Strauss, John Tropea – guitar
  • Jim Kurzdorfer – bass
  • Eli Konikoff – drums
  • Gerardo Velez – percussion
  • Michael Brecker – flute
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Tom Malone – trombone, trumpet
  • Rob Mounsey – synthesizer
  • Will Lee – bass guitar
  • David Darling – cello
  • Steve Jordan – drums
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion, congas
  • Steve Kroon, Richard Calandra – percussion
  • Jeremy Wall – assistant producer, conductor, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Tom Schuman – conductor, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Neil Dorfsman, Jack Malken – engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Cafe Amore – Chet Catallo
  2. Dizzy – Tom Schuman, Eli Konikoff
  3. Awakening – Jeremy Wall
  4. Cachaca – Jay Beckenstein
  5. Fox Trot – Jay Beckenstein
  6. Sweet ‘n’ Savvy – Tom Schuman
  7. Bittersweet – Jay Beckenstein
  8. Carnaval – Jeremy Wall

On May 30, 1980.

On May 30, 1980, Carl Dean Radle died aged 37. He was musician (bass, guitar) and music producer, best known as the bass player with Derek and the Dominoes. Radle has worked with many influential artists including  Gary Lewis & the Playboys, George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Dave Mason, Delaney and Bonnie, Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon, Duane Allman, Bobby Whitlock, Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson. J. J. Cale, Leon Russell, and Buddy Guy. In 2006, he was posthumously inducted to the “Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame”.

On April 2, 1981.

On April 2, 1981, “Grunt” label released “Modern Times”, the 6th Jefferson Starship album. It was recorded 1980 – 1981, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ron Nevison.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick – vocals
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, synthesizer, steel drums
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums, percussion, marimba, synthesizer
  • David Freiberg– vocals, bass, piano, synthesizer, organ
  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar, Oberheim 8-voice synthesizer
  • Pete Sears– bass, piano, synthesizer , Moog
  • Mickey Thomas– lead vocals
  • Grace Slick– vocals
  • Ron Nevison, Michael Clink– engineer
  • Mike Reese – mastering
  • Pat Leraci (Maurice) – production coordinator
  • Bill Murphy / Rod Dyer, Inc. – design, art direction
  • Ryoko Ishioka – cover concept
  • Monica Clemans – cover model
  • Leon LeCash – photography

Track listing:

  1. Find Your Way Back – Craig Chaquico, Tom Borsdorf
  2. Stranger – Jeannette Sears, Pete Sears
  3. Wild Eyes (Angel) – Paul Kantner
  4. Save Your Love – J. Sears
  5. Modern Times – Paul Kantner, Mickey Thomas
  6. Mary – J. Sears, Craig Chaquico
  7. Free – Mickey Thomas, Craig Chaquico
  8. Allen – J. Sears
  9. Stairway To Cleveland (We Do What We Want) – Paul Kantner, Paul Warren

 

In February 1982.

In February 1982, “Jet” label released “Chase the Dragon”, the third Magnum studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Town House Studios” in London, and was produced by Jeff Glixman. The cover art was designed by Rodney Matthews.

Personnel:

  • Bob Catley — vocals
  • Tony Clarkin – guitar
  • Wally Lowe – bass guitar
  • Mark Stanway – keyboards
  • Kex Gorin – drums
  • Steve Prestage – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Clarkin.

  1. Soldier of the Line
  2. On the Edge of the World
  3. The Spirit
  4. Sacred Hour
  5. Walking the Straight Line
  6. We All Play the Game
  7. The Teacher
  8. The Lights Burned Out