Tag Archives: 2009

On February 21, 2012.

On February 21, 2012, “Merge” label released “Mr. M”, the eleventh Lambchop album. It was recorded 2009 – 2011, at “The Beach House” in Nashville Tennessee, “Admiralspalast” in Berlin, and was produced by Kurt Wagner and Mark Nevers.

Personnel:

  • Kurt Wagner – vocals, guitar, harmonica, synthesizer, painting
  • Matt Swanson – bass
  • Scott Martin – drums, percussion, noises
  • Ryan Norris – organ, guitar
  • William Tyler – guitar
  • Tony Crow – piano
  • Billy Contreras – fiddle
  • Roy Agee – horns, trombone
  • Denis Solee – horns, woodwind
  • Cortney Tidwell– backing vocals
  • A London String Ensemble – ensemble
  • Tosca String Quartet – ensemble
  • Jonathan Marx – noises
  • Mason Neely, Peter Stopshinski – string arrangements
  • Mark Nevers – recording engineer
  • Jim DeMain – mastering
  • New Formalists – design

 Track listing:

All tracks by Kurt Wagner.

  1. If Not I’ll Just Die
  2. 2B2
  3. Gone Tomorrow
  4. Met
  5. Gar
  6. Nice Without Mercy
  7. Buttons
  8. The Good Life (is wasted)
  9. Kind Of
  10. Betty’s Overture
  11. Never My Love

 

 

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On February 15, 2010.

On February 15, 2010, “Domino” label released “Life is Sweet! Nice to Meet You”, the second Lightspeed Champion album. It was recorded 2008–2009 at “Mission Sound” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by Ben Allen and Devonté Hynes.

Personnel:

  • Devonté Hynes – vocals, main instrumentation, arrangement
  • Spacecamp (Jon Wiley, Steven Mertens, Chris Egan, Omar Shamesh) – additional instrumentation, group male vocals
  • Michael Siddel – violin, additional strings
  • Jon Webber – violin
  • Jesse Reagen – cello
  • Sally Wall – oboe
  • Ben Allen – recording, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Devonté Hynes, except where noted.

  1. Dead Head Blues
  2. Marlene
  3. There’s Nothing Underwater
  4. Intermission
  5. Faculty of Fears
  6. The Big Guns of Highsmith
  7. Romart
  8. I Don’t Want to Wake Up Alone
  9. Madame Van Damme
  10. Smooth Day (at the Library)
  11. Intermission 2
  12. Sweetheart
  13. Etude Op.3 ‘Goodnight Michalek’
  14. Middle of the Dark
  15. A Bridge and a Goodbye

 

On January 27, 2009.

On January 27, 2009, “Tzadik” label released “Secrets”, the fifth Mark Feldman album. It was recorded in January 2008, at “East Side Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Daniel Zamir and John Zorn.

Personnel:

  • Mark Feldman- violin
  • Uri Caine- piano
  • Greg Cohen- bass
  • Joey Baron- drums

Track listing:

All tracks traditional nigunim of the Lubavitch, Satmar, Bobov and Modzitzer Hassidim

  1. Lubavitcher Nigun
  2. Avinu Malkenu
  3. Chabad Nigun
  4. Z’chor Dovon
  5. Satmar Rikud
  6. Bobover Nigun
  7. Kel Adon
  8. Z’chor Hashem
  9. Moditzer Nigun

 

On January 14, 2011.

On January 14, 2011, “ArtBeat Music” label released “The World Unreal”, the third Gourishankar studio album. It was recorded 2009 – 2015, at “Manaraga Recording Studios” in Syktyvkar, Russia, and was produced by Nomy Agranson.

Personnel:

  • Jason Offen – lead and backing vocals
  • Nomy Agranson – electric and acoustic guitars, fretted and fret less basses, keyboards, synths, programming, mandolin
  • Svetoslav Bogdanov – drums, percussio
  • Evgeniy Ryabashev – violins
  • Leonid Nesterov – trumpet
  • Alena Sergeeva – classical vocals
  • Darina Popova – atmospheric female voice
  • Maria Domashenko – space backing vocals
  • Anna Popova – ethnic komi vocals
  • Sergey Fedorov – backing vocals
  • Ivan Tropnikov – backing vocals
  • Arseniy Kadanev – children’s voices
  • Nikolay ‘Big Nick’ Bogaychuk – executive producer
  • Vladimir Ovchinnikov – mixing

Track listing:

All music by Nomy Agranson, all lyrics by Jason Offen. Vocal melodies by Jason Offen and Nomy Agranson.

  1. Intro – Fate
  2. Order and Chaos
  3. First Rush
  4. Let it Go
  5. Place for Everything
  6. Heartland
  7. Truth Stays Silent
  8. a) The Deception
  9. b) Money Talks
  10. c) Retribution
  11. World Unreal
  12. Time Follows
  13. Pleasure and Suffering: Part 1
  14. Pleasure and Suffering: Part 2

 

On January 12, 2010.

On January 12, 2010, “Hip-O” and “UMe” labels released “Y Not”, the 16th Ringo Starr studio album. It was recorded in 2009, and was produced by Ringo Starr and Bruce Sugar.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr– lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, piano, drums, percussion
  • Steve Dudas – guitar
  • Benmont Tench– Hammond organ, piano
  • Michael Bradford– bass guitar
  • Bruce Sugar – keyboards, engineer
  • Keith Allison – guitar, backing vocals
  • Don Was– bass guitar, upright bass
  • Joe Walsh– guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Stewart– guitar
  • Paul McCartney– bass guitar, additional vocals
  • Billy Squier– guitar
  • Edgar Winter– horns, tenor and alto saxophones, backing vocals
  • Joss Stone– lead vocals
  • Ben Harper– backing vocals
  • Richard Marx– backing vocals
  • Ann Marie Calhoun– violin
  • Tina Sugandh– tabla, chanting
  • Cindy Gomez– backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Fill in the Blanks – Richard Starkey, Joe Walsh
  2. Peace Dream – Richard Starkey, Gary Wright, Gary Nicholson
  3. The Other Side of Liverpool – Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart
  4. Walk with You – Richard Starkey, Van Dyke Parks
  5. Time – Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart
  6. Everyone Wins – Richard Starkey, Johnny Warman
  7. Mystery of the Night – Richard Starkey, Richard Marx
  8. Can’t Do It Wrong – Richard Starkey, Gary Burr
  9. Y Not – Richard Starkey, Glen Ballard
  10. Who’s Your Daddy – Richard Starkey, Joss Stone

On December 25, 2009.

On December 25, 2009, James Victor Chesnutt died aged 45. He was songwriter and musician (guitar, singer), Chesnutt collaborated with many musicians and bands including Bob Mould, Widespread Panic, Elf Power, Danger Mouse, Lambchop, Bill Frisell and Jonathan Richman. He recorded 17 albums during his career.

On December 25, 2009.

On December 25, 2009, Robert Anthony Bellamy aka Tony “T-Bone” Bellamy died aged 63. He was musician (guitar, piano, vocals), performed with Dobie Gray, was a member of Peter and the Wolves (San Francisco band that evolved into Moby Grape), but was best known as founding member, vocalist, guitarist and pianist for Redbone.