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On January 25, 1996.

On January 25, 1996, “Atlantic” label released “Hey Man”, the fourth Mr. Big studio album. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by Kevin Elson.

Personnel:

  • Eric Martin – lead vocals
  • Paul Gilbert – guitar
  • Billy Sheehan – bass guitar
  • Pat Torpey – drums
  • Kevin Elson – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Size – engineer, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Trapped in Toyland – Paul Gilbert, Jeff Martin, Russ Parrish
  2. Take Cover – Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, André Pessis
  3. Jane Doe – Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey
  4. Goin’ Where the Wind Blows – Eric Martin, André Pessis
  5. The Chain – Eric Martin, André Pessis
  6. Where Do I Fit In? – Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, André Pessis
  7. If That’s What It Takes – Eric Martin, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey, André Pessis, Tony Fanucchi
  8. Out of the Underground – Paul Gilbert
  9. Dancin’ Right into the Flame – Eric Martin, Billy Sheehan, André Pessis
  10. Mama D. – Paul Gilbert
  11.  Fool Us Today – Eric Martin, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey

on january 22, 1996.

On January 22, 1996, “Atlantic” label released “Boys for Pele”, the third Tori Amos studio album. It was recorded June – October 1995, in Ireland and Louisiana, and was produced by Tori Amos.

Personnel:

  • Tori Amos-vocals, piano, harmonium organ, clavichord, Harpsichord
  • Steve Caton – acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, swells
  • Nancy Shanks – additional vocals
  • Clarence J. Johnson III – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • The Black Dyke Mills Band – brass
  • Mark Mullins – trombone, horns
  • James Watson – trumpet, brass conductor
  • Craig Klein – sousaphone
  • Michael Deegan – bagpipes
  • Bernard Quinn – bagpipes
  • Marcel van Limbeek – Delgany church bells
  • The Sinfonia of London – strings
  • John Philip Shenale – string arrangement
  • Peter Willison – string orchestrator, conductor
  • George Porter Jr. – bass
  • Manu Katché – drums
  • Alan Friedman – drum programming
  • Mino Cinelu – percussion
  • Darryl Lewis – percussion
  • Mark Hawley – recording, mixing
  • Marcel van Limbeek – recording, mixing
  • Rob van Tuin – assistant recording, mixing
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Cindy Palmano – art direction, artwork, photography
  • Paddy Cramsie – graphic design
  • Paul Chessell – graphic design

Track listing:

All tracks by Tori Amos.

  1. Beauty Queen/Horses
  2. Blood Roses
  3. Father Lucifer
  4. Professional Widow
  5. Mr. Zebra
  6. Marianne
  7. Caught a Lite Sneeze
  8. Muhammad My Friend
  9. Hey Jupiter
  10. Way Down
  11. Little Amsterdam
  12. Talula
  13. Not the Red Baron
  14. Agent Orange
  15. Doughnut Song
  16. In the Springtime of His Voodoo
  17. Putting the Damage On
  18. Twinkle

On January 14, 1997.

On January 14, 1997, “High Tone” label released “Small Revelations”, the seventh Chris Smither album. It was recorded in September 1996, and was produced by Stephen Bruton.

Personnel:

  • Chris Smither – vocals, guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Smither except where noted.

  1. Thanks to You – Jesse Winchester
  2. Slow Surprise
  3. Hold On
  4. Caveman
  5. Help Me Now
  6. Small Revelations
  7. Winsome Smile
  8. Dust My Broom
  9. Sportin’ Life – R. Johnson
  10. Hook, Line and Sinker

On January 10, 2005.

On January 10, 2005, Spencer Dryden died aged 66. He was musician (drums), member of the bands New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Ashes (later The Peanut Butter Conspiracy), The Dinosaurs, but was best known as the drummer of Jefferson Airplane. In 1996, Dryden was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.

On December 15, 1944.

On December 15, 1944, Alton Glenn Miller died aged 40. He was musician (trombone), composer, arranger, and big-band leader, working in the swing era. Leading the best known big band, in the period 1939 – 1942, he was the best-selling recording artist, with 16 number-one records, and 69 top ten hits (more than Elvis Presley and the Beatles in their careers). Three of his compositions were inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame” – in 1983 “In the Mood”, in 1996 “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, and in 1991 “Moonlight Serenade”.

On December 10, 1996.

On December 10, 1996, “Drag City” label released “Lama Rabi Rabi”, the fourth Ghost album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Taishi Takizawa.

Personnel:

  • Masaki Batoh – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Kazuo Ogino – piano, electronics
  • Michio Kurihara – guitars
  • Taishi Takizawa – teremin, flute, saxophone
  • Junichi Yamamoto – drums, percussion
  • Iwao Yamazaki – vocal, drums

Track listing:

  1. Masttillah
  2. RabiRabi
  3. Into the Alley
  4. Marrakech
  5. Who Found a Lost Rose in the Warship?
  6. Mex Square Blue
  7. My Hump is a Shell
  8. Bad Bone
  9. Abyssinia
  10. Agate Scape
  11. Summer’s Ashen Fable

On November 19, 1996.

On November 19, 1996, “Drag City” label released Hazel, the eighth Red Crayola album.

Personnel:

  • Mayo Thompson – vocals, guitar
  • Jim O’Rourke – guitar, bass, piano, synthesizers
  • David Grubbs – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Tom Watson – guitar
  • Christopher Williams – vocals
  • George Hurley – drums
  • John McEntire – drums, percussion, synthesizer, electronics
  • Werner Büttner
  • Michael Baldwin
  • Lynn Johnston
  • Hei Han Khiang
  • Albert Oehlen
  • Stephen Prina
  • Elisa Randazzo
  • Mary Lass Stewart

Track listing:

  1. I’m So Blaze
  2. Duck & Cover
  3. Duke of Newcastle
  4. Decaf the Planet
  5. GAO
  6. Larking
  7. Jimmy Two Bad
  8. Fails
  9. We Feel Fine
  10. 5123881
  11. Hollywood
  12. Another Song, Another Satan
  13. Boogie
  14. Dad
  15. Father Abraham
  16. Serenade

On November 4, 1996.

On November 4, 1996, “ECM” label released “A Multitude of Angels”, a four-CD collection of Keith Jarrett solo piano performances. It was recorded in October 1996, at “Teatro Comunale” in Modena, “Teatro Comunale” in Ferrara, “Teatro Regino” in Torino, and “Teatro Carlo Felice” in Genova, Italy, and was produced by Keith Jarrett.

Personnel:

  • Keith Jarrett – piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Keith Jarrett, except where noted.

  1. Part I
  2. Part II
  3. Danny Boy – Frederic Weatherly
  4. Part I
  5. Part II
  6. Encore
  7. Part I
  8. Part II
  9. Part I
  10. Part II
  11. Encore
  12. Over the Rainbow – E.Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen

On October 22, 1996.

On October 22, 1996, “Columbia” label released “Trial by Fire”, the tenth Journey studio album. It was recorded in 1996, at “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, “The Site” in Marin County, California, “Wildhorse” in Marin County, California, and was produced by Kevin Shirley.

Personnel:

  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, background vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, background vocals
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, piano, rhythm guitar, background vocals, engineer
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Scott Pinkerton – programming
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Kevin Shirley – engineer, mixing
  • George Massenburg – engineer, mixing
  • John Hurlbut, Bob Levy – engineers
  • George Marino – mastering
  • John Kalodner – A&R

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain, except where noted.

  1. Message of Love – Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, John Bettis
  2. One More
  3. When You Love a Woman
  4. If He Should Break Your Heart
  5. Forever in Blue
  6. Castles Burning
  7. Don’t Be Down On Me Baby
  8. Still She Cries
  9. Colors of the Spirit – Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, John Bettis
  10. When I Think of You – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  11. Easy to Fall
  12. Can’t Tame the Lion
  13. It’s Just the Rain – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  14. Trial by Fire
  15. Baby I’m a Leavin’ You