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On August 19, 2008.

On August 19, 2008, “Howe Sound” label released “Motif” (Motif Volume 1), the sixteenth Steve Howe album. It features re-recordings of songs from his career, including tracks from his solo albums as well as “Clap” from “The Yes Album”, and “Sketches in the Sun” from GTR. The album was recorded at “Langley Studios”, UK, and was produced by Steve Howe.

Personnel:

  • Steve Howe – guitars, various instruments, arranger, photography
  • Sui-Yin Chan- design, layout
  • Miki Slingsby – photography
  1. The Golden Mean
  2. Intersection Blues
  3. Corkscrew
  4. Trombone
  5. Devon Blue
  6. Clap
  7. Australia
  8. Part and Parcel
  9. Sketches in the Sun
  10. Second Initial
  11. Concerto in D (Second Movement)
  12. Diary of a Man Who Vanished
  13. Cat Napping
  14. Ram
  15. Provence
  16. Winter (Second Movement)
  17. Meadow Rag
  18. Heritage
  19. Bareback
  20. Dorothy

On August 15, 2008.

On August 15, 2008, Gerald “Jerry” Wexler died aged 91. He was music journalist and producer, one of the main music industry personalities in the period from the 50s through the 80s. He played significant role in signing and producing many of most famous music acts of that period, including Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers, Chris Connor, Wilson Pickett, Dire Straits and Dusty Springfield. Wexler coined the term “Rhythm and Blues” while writing for “Billboard” magazine in the late 1940s. In 1987, Wexler was inducted to the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2017 to the “National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame”.

On August 13, 2021.

On August 13, 2021, Nanci Caroline Griffith died aged 68. She was musician (guitar), singer and songwriter, toured and recorded with The Crickets, John Prine, Iris DeMent, Suzy Bogguss, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, John Prine, Don McLean, Jimmy Buffett, Dolores Keane, Willie Nelson, Adam Duritz, The Chieftains, John Stewart, Darius Rucker and Buddy Holly’s band. In 1994, Griffith won “Grammy Award” for “Best Contemporary Folk Album”, in 1995, she was awarded the “Kate Wolf Memorial Award” by the “World Folk Music Association”, and in 2008, the “Americana Music Association” awarded her its “Americana Trailblazer Award”. Griffith released 18th studio and 2 live albums.

On July 7, 2009.

On July 7, 2009, “Universal Music” label released “Vagarosa”, the second Céu studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009, and was produced by Beto Vilares and Gustavo Lenza Gui Amabis.

Personnel:

  • Céu (Maria do Céu Whitaker Poças) – vocals, keyboards
  • Beto Villares – vocals, piano, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, mellotron, scratches, programming, arranger bass
  • Fernando Catatau – guitar
  • Marcelo Jeneci – vocals, guitar, accordion
  • Gui Amabis – guitar, bass, keyboards, mellotron, sampler, programming
  • Gustavo Lenza – guitar, keyboards, mellotron
  • Guilherme Ribeiro – keyboards
  • Pepe Cisneros – organ
  • Dengue – bass
  • Lucas Martins – bass, loops
  • Curumin, Gigante Brasil, Pupillo, Serginho Machado – drums
  • Mauricio Alves – reco reco
  • Rodrigo Campos – tamborim, cavaquinho, pandeiro
  • Bruno Buarque – congas, djembe, claves, loops
  • Nahor Gomes – flugelhorn
  • Ubaldo Versolato – baritone saxophone, flute
  • Sidnei Borgani – trombone
  • Guizado (Guilherme Mendonça) – trumpet
  • Anelis Assumpção, B Negão, Luiz Melodia, Thelma de Freitas – vocals
  • Negresko Sis – backing vocals
  • Los Sebosos Postizos – Jorge du Peixe, Lúcio Maia, Dengue, Pupillo, Da Lua, Mundo Livre SA

Track listing:

All tracks by Céu, except where noted.

  1. Sobre o Amor e Seu Trabalho Silencioso
  2. Cangote
  3. Comadi – Céu, Beto Vilares
  4. Bubuia – Céu, Anelis Assumpção, Thalma de Freitas
  5. Nascente – Céu, Siba
  6. Grains de Beauté – Céu, Beto Vilares
  7. Vira Lata
  8. Papa
  9. Ponteiro
  10. Cordão da Insônia – Céu, Beto Vilares
  11. Rosa Menina Rosa – Jorge Ben Jor
  12. Sonâmbulo – Céu, Bruno Buarque, DJ Marco, Serginho Machado, Lucas Martins, Guilherme Ribeiro
  13. Espaçonave – Céu, Fernando Catatau

In July 1977.

In July 1977, “Trafalgar” label released “Radios Appear”, the debut Radio Birdman album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, at “Trafalgar Studios” in Sydney, and was produced by John Sayers and Charles Fisher. “Radios Appear” was ranked the third best Australian album of all time in a 2008 list compiled by Melbourne newspaper “The Age”. In October 2010, it was ranked No. 13 in the book “100 Best Australian Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Rob Younger – lead vocals
  • Deniz Tek – guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Masuak – guitar; piano, backing vocals
  • Warwick Gilbert – bass
  • Ron Keeley – drums
  • Pip Hoyle – organ, piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Deniz Tek, except where noted.

  1. TV Eye – Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop
  2. Murder City Nights
  3. Anglo Girl Desire
  4. Man with Golden Helmet
  5. Descent into the Maelstrom
  6. Monday Morning Gunk
  7. Do the Pop
  8. Love Kills
  9. Hand of Law
  10. New Race

On July 4, 2008.

On July 4, 2008, “SPV” and “Synthetic Symphony” labels released “Farscape”, the thirty-seventh Klaus Schulze album. It was recorded September–November 2007, in Hambühren, Germany, and was produced by Klaus Schulze.

Personnel:

  • Klaus Schulze – keys
  • Lisa Gerrard – voice
  • Tom Dams – voice recording
  • Thomas Ewerhard – layout, cover design
  • Christian Piednoir – photography
  • Peter Fitt – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Lisa Gerrard, all music by Klaus Schulze.

  1. Liquid Coincidence 1
  2. Liquid Coincidence 2
  3. Liquid Coincidence 3
  4. Liquid Coincidence 4
  5. Liquid Coincidence 5
  6. Liquid Coincidence 6
  7. Liquid Coincidence 7

On June 23, 2005.

On June 23, 2008, “Full Time Hobby” label released “Workout Holiday LP”, the debut White Denim album. It was recorded in 2007, and was produced by James Petralli, Joshua Block and Steve Terebecki.

Personnel:

  • James Petralli – vocals, guitar
  • Steve Terebecki – vocals, bass
  • Joshua Block – drums

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Talk About It
  2. Shake Shake Shake
  3. Sitting
  4. I Can Tell
  5. Mess Your Hair Up
  6. Heart From Us All
  7. All You Really Have to Do
  8. Look That Way at It
  9. Darksided Computer Mouth
  10. WDA
  11. Don’t Look That Way at It
  12. IEIEI

On June 16, 2009.

On June 16, 2009, Aisles independently released their second studio album “Sudden Walks”. It was recorded 2008 – 2009, and was produced by Germán Vergara. The album was reissued by Presagio Records.

Personnel:

  • Sebastián Vergara – lead vocals
  • Germán Vergara – vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Rodrigo Sepúlveda – vocals, guitar
  • Alejandro Meléndez – keyboards
  • Aston Hayes – bass
  • Felipe Candia – drums, percussion
  • Rodrigo Galarce – acoustic bass
  • Sebastián Jordán – trumpet

Theatrical scene in “Mariachi”

  • Gloria Münchmeyer – Old woman
  • Julio Jung – Man
  • Aline Kuppenheim – Woman

Track listing:

All tracks by Sebastián Vergara, Germán Vergara, Rodrigo Sepúlveda, Alejandro Meléndez, Aston Hayes and Felipe Candia.

  1. Mariachi
  2. Revolution of Light
  3. Summer Fall
  4. The Maiden
  5. Smile of Tears
  6. Hawaii

On June 9, 2009.

On June 9, 2009, “Ohlone Recordings” label released “The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion”, the fourth Dredg studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009, at “The Plant Studios”, “Tiny Telephone”, “Decibelle Recording Studios” and “Barefoot Studios”, and was produced by Matt Radosevich.

Personnel:

  • Gavin Hayes – vocals
  • Mark Engles – guitars
  • Drew Roulette – bass, symbols illustrations
  • Dino Campanella – drums, piano
  • Gisele Hayes – toy piano
  • Seyah Hayes – toy piano
  • Ben ‘The King’ Perkoff – horns
  • Terry ‘The Bari’ Forgette – horns
  • Judgement Day – strings
  • Geoff Bilson – additional sounds
  • Michael Romanowski – mastering
  • Rohner Segnitz – artwork, design
  • Rohner Segnitz – illustrations re-rendered

Track listing:

All tracks by Gavin Hayes, Mark Engles, Drew Roulette and Dino Campanella.

  1. Pariah
  2. Drunk Side
  3. Ireland
  4. Stamp of Origin: Pessimistic
  5. Light Switch
  6. Gathering Pebbles
  7. Information
  8. Stamp of Origin: Ocean Meets Bay
  9. Saviour
  10. RUOK?
  11. I Don’t Know
  12. Mourning This Morning
  13. Stamp of Origin: Take a Look Around
  14. Long Days and Vague Clues
  15. Cartoon Showroom
  16. Quotes
  17. Down to the Cellar
  18. Stamp of Origin: Horizon

On June 2, 2008.

On June 2, 2008, “Super Ego Records” label released “@#%&*! Smilers” (pronounced Fucking Smilers), the seventh Aimee Mann studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “The Sound Factory” in Hollywood, and was produced by Paul Bryan.

Personnel:

  • Aimee Mann – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bowed acoustic
  • Paul Bryan – bass, backing vocals, horn arrangements
  • Jamie Edwards – keyboards
  • Jebin Bruni – Moog 
  • Chris Bruce – guitar solo 
  • Jay Bellerose – drums
  • Willie Murillo – trumpet
  • Mark Visher – tenor and baritone saxophone
  • Jason Thor – trombone and bass trombone
  • Eric Gorfain, Daphne Chen, Amy Wickman, Alyssa Park, Terry Glenny, Marisa Kuney, Melisa Reiner – violins
  • Leah Katz, Caroline Buckman, David Sage – violas
  • Richard Dodd, Alan Matthews, John Krovaza – cellos
  • Buddy Judge – backing vocals
  • Kimon Kirk – backing vocals
  • Sean Hayes – duet vocals
  • Dave Eggers – whistling
  • Patrick Warren – string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Aimee Mann, except where noted.

  1. Freeway
  2. Stranger into Starman
  3. Looking for Nothing
  4. Phoenix
  5. Borrowing Time
  6. It’s Over
  7. 31 Today
  8. The Great Beyond
  9. Medicine Wheel – Aimee Mann, Gretchen Seichrist
  10. Columbus Avenue
  11. Little Tornado
  12. True Believer – Aimee Mann, Grant Lee Phillips
  13. Ballantines