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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

 

On July 16, 1982.

On July 16, 1982, “Asylum” label released “The Envoy”, the fifth Warren Zevon studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Record One” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Warren Zevon, Greg Ladanyi, and Waddy Wachtel.

Personnel:

  • Warren Zevon– vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer, electric piano
  • Waddy Wachtel– guitar, percussion, harmony vocals
  • David Landau – guitar, backing vocals
  • Leland Sklar– bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, log drums, puili sticks
  • Don Henley– harmony vocals
  • Lindsey Buckingham– harmony vocals
  • Jim Horn– recorders, saxophone
  • Jordan Zevon– harmony vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Jorge Calderón– harmony vocals
  • Danny Kortchmar– guitar
  • LeRoy Marinell – guitar
  • Mike Botts– drums
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • D. Souther– backing and harmony vocals
  • Bob Glaub– bass guitar
  • Rick Marotta– drums
  • Kenny Edwards– bass guitar
  • Graham Nash– harmony vocals
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Jamie Ledner, Wayne Tadouye – engineers
  • Jimmy Wachtel– design, cover photography

 Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Zevon, except where noted.

  1. The Envoy
  2. The Overdraft – Thomas McGuane, Warren Zevon
  3. The Hula Hula Boys
  4. Jesus Mentioned
  5. Let Nothing Come Between You
  6. Ain’t That Pretty at All – LeRoy Marinell, Warren Zevon
  7. Charlie’s Medicine
  8. Looking for the Next Best Thing – Kenny Edwards, LeRoy Marinell, Warren Zevon

On July 15, 1981.

On July 15, 1981,”Warner Bros” label released “Pirates”, the second Rickie Lee Jones. It was recorded January 1980 – April 1981, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman.

Personnel:

  • Rickie Lee Jones – vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, vocals, and horn arrangements
  • Donald Fagen– synthesizer
  • Victor Feldman– drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Tom Scott– baritone & tenor saxophone
  • Ralph Burns– orchestral arrangements
  • Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Sal Bernardi – harmonica, vocals
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Nick DeCaro – orchestral arrangements
  • Buzz Feiten– guitar
  • Russell Ferrante– keyboards
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet, flugelhorn, horn
  • David Kalish – guitar
  • Randy Kerber– keyboards
  • Neil Larsen– keyboards
  • Arno Lucas– background vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Clarence McDonald– keyboards
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Art Rodriguez – drums
  • Leslie Smith – background vocals
  • Joe Turano – background vocals
  • Loyd Clifft, Mark Linett– engineer
  • Mike Salisbury – cover design
  • Brassaï– front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rickie Lee Jones, except where noted.

  1. We Belong Together
  2. Living It Up
  3. Skeletons
  4. Woody and Dutch on the Slow Train to Peking – Rickie Lee Jones, David Kalish
  5. Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue)
  6. A Lucky Guy
  7. Traces of the Western Slopes – Sal Bernardi, Rickie Lee Jones
  8. The Returns

In June 1981.

In June 1981, “E.G.” label released “What’s THIS For…!”, the second Killing Joke studio album. It was recorded December 1980 – February 1981, at “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Nick Launay, Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Martin Glover, and Geordie Walker.

Personnel:

  • Jaz Coleman– vocals, synthesizer
  • Geordie Walker– guitar
  • Youth– bass guitar
  • Paul Ferguson– vocals, drums

 Track listing:

All tracks are by Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Martin Glover, and Geordie Walker.

  1. The Fall of Because
  2. Tension
  3. Unspeakable
  4. Butcher
  5. Follow the Leaders
  6. Madness
  7. Who Told You
  8. Exit