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On January 17, 2016.

On January 17, 2016, Terence Dale “Buffin” Griffin died aged 67. He was musician (drums) and music producer. He was member of the band The British Lions, but was best known as founding member and the drummer of Mott the Hoople. As producer he worked with Hanoi Rocks and Cult, and produced numerous BBC Radio 1 John Peel sessions from 1981 to 1994.

On January 1, 1981.

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.

Personnel:

  • Tom Evans – vocals, bass, guitar
  • Joey Molland – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Tony Kaye – organ, piano
  • Glenn Sherba – guitar
  • Richard Bryans – drums

Track listing:

  1. I Got You – Joey Molland
  2. Come On – Tom Evans
  3. Hold On – Tom Evans, Joe Tansin
  4. Because I Love You – Joey Molland
  5. Rock ‘N’ Roll Contract – Tom Evans
  6. Passin’ Time – Joey Molland
  7. Three Time Loser – Joey Molland
  8. Too Hung Up on You – Tom Evans
  9. No More – Joey Molland
  10. Crocadillo – Tom Evans, Rod Roach

On December 30, 1981.

On December 30, 1981, “True North Records” label released “For Those Who Think Young”, the third Rough Trade album. It was recorded June – August 1981, and was produced by Gene Martynec, and Kevan Staples.

Personnel:

  • Carole Pope – lead vocals
  • Kevan Staples – vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer
  • David McMorrow – vocals, piano, Rhodes, synthesizer
  • Terry Wilkins – vocals, Fender fretless bass
  • Bucky Berger – vocals, drums
  • Dusty Springfield – backing vocals
  • Shawne Jackson – backing vocals
  • Colina Phillips – backing vocals
  • Gary Gray – engineer
  • Rick Starks – assistant engineer
  • Jack Skinner – mastering
  • Peter J. Moore – remastering, restoration
  • Derek Taylor – make-up

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole Pope and Kevan Staples.

  1. All Touch
  2. Attitude
  3. For those Who Think Young
  4. Bodies in Collision
  5. Prisoner of My Skin
  6. The Sacred & the Profane
  7. Baptism of Fire
  8. Fakin’ It
  9. Blood Lusts

In December 1981.

In December 1981, “Capitol” label released “Small Change”, the fifth Prism studio album. It was record in 1981, and was produced by John S. Carter.

Personnel:

  • Henry Small – lead vocals
  • Lindsay Mitchell – guitar
  • Rocket Norton – drums
  • Al Harlow – bass guitar
  • Jimmy Phillips – keyboards
  • Randy Hansen – guitar
  • Norton Buffalo – harmonica
  • Alvin Taylor – drums, percussion
  • Reggie McBride – bass guitar
  • Don Francisco – backing vocals
  • Shirley Matthews – backing vocals
  • Paulette Brown – backing vocals
  • Cleopatra Kennedy – backing vocals
  • Warren Dewey – engineer
  • Roy Kohara – art direction
  • James O’Mara – photography

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Let Him Know – Bryan Adams, James Vallance
  2. Turn on Your Radar – Morgan Walker
  3. Hole in Paradise – Henry Small, Lindsay Mitchell
  4. Rain – David Sigerson, Ned Albright, Odette Springer
  5. When Will I See You Again – Henry Small
  6. Heart and Soul – Bruce Turgon
  7. Stay – Bryan Adams, James Vallance
  8. When Love Goes Wrong (You’re Not Alone) – Henry Small
  9. In the Jailhouse Now – Jimmy Rodgers
  10. Wings of Your Love – Henry Small

On December 8, 1981.

On December 8, 1981, Walter Horton aka Big Walter Horton or Walter “Shakey” Horton died aged 60. He was musician (harmonica), regarded as one of the best harmonica players in the blues history. Willie Dixon said about Horton “the best harmonica player I ever heard”, and Robert Palmer named him as “one of the three great harmonica soloists of modern blues”. In 1982, Horton was posthumously inducted into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.

On October 23, 1981.

On October 23, 1981, “Capitol” label released “Circle of Love”, the eleventh Steve Miller Band studio album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Steve Miller.

Personnel:

  • Steve Miller – vocals, guitar
  • Byron Allred – keyboards
  • Gerald Johnson – bass guitar
  • Gary Mallaber – drums, percussion
  • Rick Fisher – recording engineer
  • Stephen Perringer – art direction
  • John Browning, Ken Trimpe – design
  • Greg Stadler – calligraphy

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Miller, except where noted.

  1. Heart Like a Wheel
  2. Get On Home – traditional, arranged by Steve Miller
  3. Baby Wanna Dance
  4. Circle of Love
  5. Macho City

On October 4, 1982.

On October 4, 1982, “ECM” label released “Trio Music”, the 24th Chick Corea album. It was recorded in November 1981, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Miroslav Vitouš – bass
  • Roy Haynes – drums
  • Martin Wieland – engineer, engineer

Track listing:

  1. Trio Improvisation 1 – Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Miroslav Vitouš
  2. Trio Improvisation 2 – Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Miroslav Vitouš
  3. Trio Improvisation 3 – Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Miroslav Vitouš
  4. Duet Improvisation 1 – Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitouš
  5. Duet Improvisation 2 – Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitouš
  6. Trio Improvisation 4 – Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Miroslav Vitouš
  7. Trio Improvisation 5 – Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Miroslav Vitouš
  8. Slippery When Wet – Chick Corea
  9. Rhythm-A-Ning – Thelonious Monk
  10. ‘Round Midnight – Bernie Hanighen, Monk, Cootie Williams
  11. Eronel – Thelonious Monk
  12. Think of One – Thelonious Monk
  13. Little Rootie Tootie – Thelonious Monk
  14. Reflections – Thelonious Monk
  15. Hackensack – Thelonious Monk

On October 1, 1991.

On October 1, 1991, “MCA” label released “There Is Always One More Time”, the thirty-second B.B. King album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Conway Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Stewart Levine.

Personnel:

  • B. King – vocals, guitar
  • Arthur Adams – guitar
  • Michael Landau– guitar
  • Freddie Washington– bass guitar
  • Joe Sample– piano
  • Neal Larson – keyboards, Hammond organ
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Bunny Hull, Paulette Brown, Valerie Pinkston-Mayo – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Sample and Will Jennings; except where noted.

  1. I’m Moving On
  2. Back in L.A.
  3. The Blues Come over Me
  4. Fool Me Once
  5. The Lowdown
  6. Mean and Evil – Arthur Adams
  7. Something up My Sleeve – Arthur Adams
  8. Roll, Roll, Roll
  9. There Is Always One More Time – Doc Pomus, Ken Hirsch

 

On October 1, 1981.

On October 1, 1981, “IC” label released “Trancefer”, the fourteenth Klaus Schulze album. It was recorded in 1981 and was produced by Klaus Schulze.

Personnel:

  • Klaus Schulze – keyboards, electronics, recording, mixing, artwork
  • Wolfgang Tiepold – cello
  • Michael Shrieve – percussion
  • Claus Cordes – artwork
  • Michael Weisser – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Klaus Schulze.

  1. A Few Minutes After Trancefer
  2. Silent Running

On September 21, 1987.

On September 21, 1987, John Francis Anthony “Jaco” Pastorius III died aged 35. He was a musician (bass), a member of Weather Report (1976 – 1981). Regarded as one of the best world bass players, he worked and recorded with Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Randy Bernsen, Little Beaver, Ira Sullivan,  Albert Mangelsdorff, Ian Hunter, Airto Moreira, Tom Scott, Flora Purim,  Cockrell & Santos, Michel Colombier, Manolo Badrena, Michel Polnareff, Bob Mintzer, Brian Melvin, Jimmy Cliff, Brian Melvin Trio, and Mike Stern. In 2006 Pastorius was voted “The Greatest Bass Player Who Has Ever Lived” by readers in Bass Guitar magazine, and was inducted in the Down Beat “Hall of Fame”. During his lifetime Pastorius released four albums as a leader.