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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.

On July 29, 1981.

On July 29, 1981, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut The Time album. It was recorded April 1979 – April 1981, at Prince’s “Kiowa Trail Home Studio” in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and was produced by Prince (as Jamie Starr), and Morris Day.

Personnel:

  • Prince (as Jamie Starr) – all instruments (except where noted), backing vocals, recording, mixing
  • Morris Day – vocals
  • Fink – synth solos
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering

 Track listing:

  1. Get It Up – Prince
  2. Girl – Prince
  3. After Hi School – Dez Dickerson
  4. Cool – Prince, Dez Dizkerson
  5. Oh, Baby – Prince
  6. The Stick – Prince

On July 25, 2020.

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:

  • The End of the Game(1970)
  • In the Skies(1979)
  • Little Dreamer(1980)
  • Whatcha Gonna Do?(1981)
  • White Sky(1982)
  • Kolors(1983)

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Bearsville” label released “Girls to Chat & Boys to Bounce”, the tenth Foghat studio album. It was recorded in 1981 and was produced by Nick Jameson.

Personnel:

  • “Lonesome” Dave Peverett – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Erik Cartwright – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Craig MacGregor – bass
  • Roger Earl – drums, percussion
  • Nick Jameson – keyboards, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Peverett except where noted.

  1. Wide Boy
  2. Let Me Get Close to You – Nick Jameson
  3. Live Now – Pay Later
  4. Love Zone
  5. Delayed Reaction
  6. Second Childhood
  7. Weekend Driver
  8. Sing About Love (live) – Nick Jameson

 

On July 21, 1983.

On July 21, 1983, “Jet” label released “Dirty Fingers”, the third Gary Moore studio album. It was recorded in 1981 and was produced by Chris Tsangarides.

Personnel:

  • Gary Moore– guitar, co-lead and backing vocals
  • Charlie Huhn– lead vocals
  • Don Airey– organ, keyboards
  • Jimmy Bain– bass
  • Tommy Aldridge– drums
  • Chris Tsangarides– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Moore, except where noted.

  1. Hiroshima
  2. Dirty Fingers
  3. Bad News
  4. Don’t Let Me be Misunderstood – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus, Gloria Caaldwell
  5. Run to Your Mama
  6. Nuclear Attack
  7. Kidnapped
  8. Really Gonna Rock Tonight
  9. Lonely Nights
  10. Rest in Peace

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Stretch Records” label released “Three Quartets” the 23rd Chick Corea album. It was recorded January – February 1981, at “Mad Hatter Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Chick Corea.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea– piano, drums
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Eddie Gómez– double bass
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Bernie Kirsh – recording and mixing engineer
  • Duncan Aldrich – assistant engineer
  • Joel Strote – associate executive producer
  • Adam Zelinka – post producer
  • Stephen Marcussen – remastering
  • Sonny Mediana – graphic design
  • Andy Baltimore – creative director
  • Dan Serrano – graphic design
  • Andy Ruggirello – graphic design
  • Darryl Pitt – photography
  • Susan Garson – project coordinator
  • Richard Veloso – art producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Chick Corea except where noted.

  1. Quartet No. 1
  2. Quartet No. 3
  3. Quartet No. 2 – Part I (Dedicated to Duke Ellington)
  4. Quartet No. 2 – Part II (Dedicated to John Coltrane)

 

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “MCA” label released “Blue and Gray”, the thirteen Poco studio. It was recorded in 1981 and was produced by Mike Flicker.

Personnel:

  • Paul Cotton– vocals, guitar
  • Rusty Young– vocals, steel guitar, guitar
  • Charlie Harrison– vocals, bass
  • Steve Chapman – drums
  • Kim Bullard– vocals, keyboards
  • Clydie King– backing vocals
  • Denise DeCaro– backing vocals
  • Venetta Fields– backing vocals
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Dave Marquette, John Mills, Joe Chiccarelli, Mitch Gibson – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Rusty Young, except where noted.

  1. Glorybound
  2. Blue and Gray
  3. Streets of Paradise – Paul Cotton
  4. The Writing on the Wall
  5. Down on the River Again – Paul Cotton
  6. Please Wait for Me – Paul Cotton
  7. Widowmaker
  8. Here Comes That Girl Again
  9. Sometimes (We Are All We Got) – Paul Cotton
  10. The Land of Glory