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On April 2, 1990.

On April 2, 1990, “Parlaphone” label released “Groovy, Laidback and Nasty” the ninth Cabaret Voltaire studio album. It was recorded in 1989, and was produced by James Reynolds, Robert Gordon, Mark Brydon, Marshall Jefferson, Stephen Mallinder and Richard H. Kirk.

Personnel:

  • Stephen Mallinder – vocals, keyboards, programming
  • Richard H. Kirk – keyboards, programming
  • Herb Lawson – guitar
  • David Josias – percussion
  • Glenn Morimoto – trumpet
  • Paris Brightledge, Bob Bono (Robert Bond) – vocals
  • Marshall Jefferson – vocals
  • Ten City – vocals
  • Steel – rap
  • Lorita Grahame – vocals
  • Deborah Haslam – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard H. Kirk and Stephen Mallinder, except where noted.

  1. Searchin’ – Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder, Marshall Jefferson
  2. Hypnotised
  3. Minute by Minute
  4. Runaway
  5. Keep On (I Got This Feeling)
  6. Magic – Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder, Marshall Jefferson
  7. Time Beats
  8. Easy Life

On March 4, 1989.

On March 4, 1989, “London” label released “The Big Area”, the second Then Jerico album. It was recorded in 1988, at “The Manor”, “Olympic” “Abbey Road” “Townhouse” and “Air” in UK, “Sunset Sound”, “Westlake”, Summa”, “Sound Castle” and “The Hit Factory” in USA, and was produced by Rhett Davies and Peter Henderson.

Personnel:

  • Mark Shaw – vocals
  • Chris Youdell – keyboards
  • Robert Downes – guitar
  • Scott Taylor – rhythm guitar
  • Jason Stainthorpe – bass guitar
  • Steve Wren – drums, percussion
  • Belinda Carlisle – background vocals
  • Charles Judge – keyboards
  • Paul Buckmaster – string arrangements
  • John Brough – engineer
  • Peter Henderson – engineer
  • Richard Sullivan – engineer

Track listing:

All lyrics by Mark Shaw, all music by Mark Shaw, Chris Youdell, Robert Downes, Scott Taylor, Jason Stainthorpe and Steve Wren, except where noted.

  1. Big Area
  2. What Does It Takes – Sandy Stuart, David Munday
  3. You Ought to Know
  4. Song for the Brokenhearted
  5. Darkest Hour – Mark Shaw, Scott Taylor, Chris Youdell
  6. Reeling
  7. Where You Lie
  8. Sugar Box
  9. Helpless
  10. Under Fire

On March 1, 1994.

On March 1, 1994, “Mapleshade” label released “Masters from Different Worlds”, the 32nd Clifford Jordan album. It was recorded in December 1989, at “Mapleshade Studios” in Upper Marlboro, MD, and was produced by Fred Kaplan and Pierre Sprey.

Personnel:

  • Clifford Jordan – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Ran Blake – piano
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Claudia Polley – vocals
  • Windmill Saxophone Quartet:
  • Jesse Meman – alto saxophone
  • Tom Monroe, Ken Plant – tenor saxophone
  • Clayton Englar – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Williams – drums
  • Alfredo Mojica – congas

Track listing:

  1. Something to Live For – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  2. A Touch of Evil – Ran Blake
  3. Arline – Ran Blake
  4. Laura – David Raksin, Jihnny Mercer
  5. Short Life of Barbara Monk – Ran Blake
  6. Vanguard – Ran Blake
  7. Julia – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Doug’s Prelude – Clifford Jordan
  10. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills

On January 25, 1990.

On January 25, 1990, “RTS” label released “Ogan pod zvezdite”, the debut Memorija album. It was recorded November – December 1989, at “M-2 Studio” at “MRTV”, in Skopje, Macedonia, and was produced by Valentino Skenderovski.

Personnel:

  • Petar Georgievski – bass, arranger
  • Apostol “Poce” Ikonomov – vocals
  • Bane Popovic – guitar
  • Ico Jovkovski – guitar
  • Dean Kuzmanovski – keyboards
  • Valentino Skenderovski – keyboards
  • Antonio Dimitrievski – drums
  • Tase Panajotov – engineer
  • Zoran “Koka” Krajacic – artwork
  • Gorgi “Zorz” Hristovski – photography
  • Dimitar Masevski – executive producer

Track listing:

All music and lyrics by Petar Georgievski, except where noted.

  1. Bejbi Bejbi – lyrics by Antonio Dimitrievski
  2. Shushki
  3. Ogan pod zvezdite
  4. Ulicarka
  5. Probaj da gi zatvoris ocite – lyrics by Aleksandar Stefanovski
  6. Srekna Nova
  7. Odam za sekogash
  8. Nena
  9. Grad

On January 16, 2021.

On January 16, 2021, Harvey Phillip Spector died aged 81. He was musician (guitar, piano), vocalist, songwriter and music producer. He developed music production “Wall of Sound”, he described as “Wagnerian approach to rock and roll”. Spector started the music career as member of the band Teddy Bears, at age of 21 he co-founded “Philles Records” and became the youngest ever US label owner to that point. In the 60’s he wrote songs or produced music for The Ronettes, The Crystals, Ike & Tina Turner, produced Beatles album “Let It Be”, and few solo John Lennon and George Harrison recordings. He also worked with Leonard Cohen, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, The Wrecking Crew, The Righteous Brothers, and The Ramones. In 1973 Spector won “Grammy Award for Album of the Year” for co-producing Harrison’s “Concert for Bangladesh”, in 1989 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 1997 he was inducted into the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at number 63 on their list of “The Greatest Artists in History”.In 2009, he was convicted for the 2003 murder of the actress Lana Clarkson and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison, where he died.

On January 16, 1990.

On January 16, 1990, “Blackheart/CBS-Sony” labels released “The Hit List”, the seventh Joan Jett album. It was recorded 1986 – 1989, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, and Joan Jett. The album features covers of songs by other authors.

Personnel:

  • Joan Jett – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Ricky Byrd – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Kasim Sulton – bass, backing vocals
  • Thommy Price – drums
  • Sandy Gennaro – drums
  • Ray Davies, Peppy Castro – vocals, guitar
  • Ronnie Lawson – keyboards
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  • Darlene Love, Chuck Kentis – backing vocals
  • Crispin Cioe – baritone saxophone
  • Robert Funk – trombone
  • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
  • Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • Kenny Laguna – various instruments, backing vocals
  • Thom Panunzio – engineer, mixing
  • Jay Healy – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Cadley, John Aiosa, Paul Logas – engineer
  • Tom Fritze, Rick Travali, Robert Smith, Michael Gilbert, Andrew Grassi – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Dirty Deeds – Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott
  2. Love Hurts – Boudleaux Bryant
  3. Pretty Vacant – Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten
  4. Celluloid Heroes – Ray Davies
  5. Tush – Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard, Dusty Hill
  6. Time Has Come Today – Joe Chambers, Willie Chambers
  7. Up from the Skies – Jimi Hendrix
  8. Have You Ever Seen the Rain – John Fogerty
  9. Love Me Two Times – Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Robby Krieger
  10. Roadrunner USA – Jonathan Ritchman

On January 16, 1990.

On January 16, 1990, “Columbia” label released “Pale”, the second Toad the Wet Sprocket album. It was recorded in 1989, at “Paul & Mike’s recording Studio” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Marvin Etzioni.

  • Todd Nichols – guitar
  • Glen Phillips – vocals, guitar
  • Dean Dinning – bass
  • Randy Guss – drums
  • David Mitson – engineer
  • Joe Gastwirt – engineer
  • Paul Dugré – engineer, mixing
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Mary Maurer – art direction
  • Nancy Donald – art direction
  • Alan Messer – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Glen Phillips, Todd Nichols, Dean Dinning, and Randy Guss.

  1. Torn
  2. Come Back Down
  3. Don’t Go Away
  4. High on a Riverbed
  5. I Think About
  6. Corporal Brown
  7. Jam
  8. Chile
  9. Liars Everywhere
  10. Nothing Is Alone
  11. She Cried

On January 10, 1990.

On January 10, 1990, “Chameleon” label released “Ward One: Along the Way”, the debut Bill Ward album. It was recorded in 1989, and was produced by Peter R. Kelsey.

Personnel:

  • Bill Ward – vocals, drums, keyboards,
  • Ozzy Osbourne – vocals
  • Lorraine Perry – vocals
  • Rue Phillips – guitar
  • Keith Lynch – guitar 
  • Zakk Wylde – guitar
  • Malcolm Bruce – guitar 
  • Lanny Cordola – guitar
  • Richard Ward – guitar
  • Mike Rodgers – keyboards
  • Malcolm Bruce – keyboards
  • Jimmy Yeager – keyboards
  • Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
  • Lee Faulkner – bass
  • Marco Mendoza – bass
  • Gordon Copley – bass
  • Bob Daisley – bass
  • Eric Singer – drums
  • Leonice – drums

Track listing:

  1. (Mobile) Shooting Gallery – Bill Ward, Rue Phillips, Keith Lynch
  2. Short Stories – Bill Ward, Malcolm Bruce
  3. Bombers (Can Open Bomb Bays) – Bill Ward, Rue Phillips, Keith Lynch
  4. Pink Clouds an Island – Bill Ward
  5. Light Up the Candles (Let There Be Peace Tonight) – Bill Ward, Rue Phillips, Jack Bruce
  6. Snakes & Ladders – Bill Ward, Rue Phillips
  7. Jack’s Land – Bill Ward, Jimmy Yeager
  8. Living Naked – Bill Ward, Keith Lynch
  9. Music For a Raw Nerve Ending – Bill Ward
  10. Tall Stories – Bill Ward, Keith Lynch
  11. Sweep – Bill Ward
  12. Along the Way – Bill Ward, Rue Phillips, Keith Lynch

On December 15, 1943.

On December 15, 1943, Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller died aged 39. He was musician (piano, organ, violin), singer, and a comedic entertainer, a pioneer in creating the sound of the modern jazz piano. As composer he copyrighted over 400 songs, some of them with his collaborator Andy Razaf. Waller’s compositions “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’” were inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”, In 1970 he was inducted in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”, in 1989 into the “Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame”, in 1993 he was posthumously awarded “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”, in 2005 he was inducted into the “Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame”, and in 2008 into the “Gennett Records Walk of Fame”.

On December 14, 1989.

On December 14, 1989, “Fading Captain Series” and “Luna” labels released “Speak Kindly of Your Volunteer Fire Department”, an album by Robert Pollard and Doug Gillard. It was recorded in 1989, at “Cro-Magnon Studios”, in Dayton, Ohio.

Personnel:

  • Doug Gillard – various instruments, engineer
  • Robert Pollard – vocals
  • John Shough – engineer
  • Jeff Graham – mastering
  • Nick Kizirnis – design
  • Kuda Labranch – photo collages
  • Matt Davis – photography

Personnel:

All tracks by Robert Pollard, except where noted.

  1. Frequent Weaver Who Burns
  2. Soul Train College Policeman
  3. Pop Zeus – Robert Pollard, Doug Gillard
  4. Slick as Snails
  5. Do Something Real
  6. Port Authority – Robert Pollard, Doug Gillard
  7. Soft Smoke
  8. Same Things
  9. And I Don’t (So Now I Do)
  10. Tight Globes
  11. I Get Rid of You
  12. Life Is Beautiful
  13. Messiahs – Robert Pollard, Doug Gillard
  14. Larger Massachusetts – Robert Pollard, Doug Gillard
  15. And My Unit Moves