On July 26, 1984, “Arista:” label released “In the Heat of the Night”, the second Jeff Lorber studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Syncrosound” in Boston, Massachusetts, “Indigo Ranch Studios” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Jeff Lorber and Maurice Starr.
Jeff Lorber – lead and backing vocals, keyboards, guitar, drum programming, arrangements
Maurice Starr – lead and backing vocals, keyboards, guitar, drum programming
Marlon McClain – guitar
Lee Ritenour – rhythm guitar
Nathan East – vocals, bass
John Robinson – cymbal, drums
Jimmy Johnson – congas
Paulinho da Costa – percussion
Ronnie Laws – saxophone solo
Phillip Ingram – lead vocals
Alex Ligertwood – lead vocals
Steve George – backing vocals
David Page – backing vocals
Richard Page – backing vocals
Robert Abel – executive producer
Phil Greene – recording, mixing
Chris Brunt – recording, mixing
Joe Moody – second engineer
Ben Ing – second engineer
Ria Lewerke – art direction
Randy Roberts – creative director, design
Aaron Rapoport – back cover photography
In the Heat of the Night – Maurice Starr
Really Scarey – Jeff Lorber, Nathan East
Don’t Say Yes – Jeff Lorber, Tony Hayes, Marlon McClain
Tropical – Jeff Lorber
Sushi Monster – Jeff Lorber, Nathan East, Marlon McClain
Rock II – Jeff Lorber
Seventh Heaven – Jeff Lorber, Marlon McClain
Double Bad – Jeff Lorber, Joe Ericksen, Jack Robinson
On April 9, 1984, “Harvest” and “EMI” labels released “Identity” the only Zee album. It was recorded in September 1984, at “Rectory Studios” in Therfield, Hertfordshire, UK, and was produced by Richard Wright, Dave Harris and Tim Palmer.
Richard Wright – keyboards, synthesized percussion, Fairlight, backing vocals
Dave “Dee” Harris – lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion, Fairlight
Tim Palmer – engineer
Utopia (London) – overdubs, mixdown
Dave Harris – artwork
Paul Cox – photography
All by Dave Harris; all music by Richard Wright and Dave Harris.
On March 9, 1985, “Scotti Bros” label released “Go for Your Life”, the fifth Mountain studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Criteria Recording Studios” in Florida, and “Wizard Sound Studios” in Westchester, New York, and was produced by Pete Solley.
Leslie West – vocals, guitar
Mark Clarke – bass
Corky Laing – drums
Ian Hunter – sequencing
Eric Johnson – synthesizer
Miller Anderson – slide guitar
Chuck Kirkpatrick – background vocals
Mike Scott – engineer
Gary Lyons – engineer
Jim Sessody – assistant engineer
Doug MacDonald – assistant engineer
Mike Fuller – mastering
Bud Prager – recording director
Pete Solley – engineer
Lane/Donald – art direction
Barry Jackson – illustration
All tracks by Leslie West and Corky Laing, except where noted.
On January 11, 1984, “Sire” label released “Learning to Crawl”, the third Pretenders studio album. It was recorded May 1982 – 1983, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.
Chrissie Hynde – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
Robbie McIntosh – lead guitar, backing vocals
Malcolm Foster – bass guitar, backing vocals
Martin Chambers – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion
Billy Bremner – vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
Tony Butler – bass guitar
Andrew Bodnar – vocals, bass guitar
Paul Carrack – vocals, piano
Steve Churchyard – engineer
Peter Barrett – art direction
Paul Cox – front cover photography
All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.
Middle of the Road
Back on the Chain Gang
Time the Avenger
Watching the Clothes
My City Was Gone
Thin Line Between Love and Hate – Richard Poindexter, Robert Poindexter, Jackie Members
On November 19, 1984, “Geffen” label released “Building the Perfect Beast”, the second Don Henley studio album. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, at “Record One”, “Bill Schnee Studio”, “The Villa” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Greg Ladanyi and Mike Campbell.
Don Henley – lead and harmony vocals, chant voices, drums, percussion, keyboards, synthesizers, synthesizer arrangements, art direction
On August 29, 1994, “One Little Indian” label released “Flame”, the only album by Tim Bowness and Richard Barbieri. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, at “Orange Asylum” in Orange County, CA, and was produced by Richard Barbieri and Tim Bowness.
Richard Barbieri – keyboards, synthesizers, additional drum programming, treatments
Tim Bowness – vocal
Steve Jansen – guitar, hand percussion, bass synthesizer, drum programming
On August 27, 1990, Stephen Ray Vaughan died aged 35. He was songwriter, musician (vocal,, guitar), and record producer, best known as the guitarist and frontman of the blues rock band Double Trouble. He is regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, with a big influence on many guitarists. Vaughan released six albums (one released posthumously with ten previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1984 and 1989).