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On May 31, 2005.

On May 31, 2005, “Verve” label released “Rock Swings”, album  by Paul Anka. It was recorded in November 2004, and was produced by Paul Anka.

Personnel:

  • Paul Anka – vocal, executive producer
  • Jon Bon Jovi – guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Randy Kerber – piano
  • Mike Lang – piano
  • Jon Crosse – tenor saxophone
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Mike Valerio – bass
  • Larry Koonse – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Emil Richards – vibes
  • Gary Grant, Charles Davis, Larry Hall, Warren Luening, Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet
  • Steve Holtman, Andrew Martin, Alex Iles, Bill Reichenbach, Bob McChesney, Bryant Byers – trombone
  • Gene Cipriano – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Dan Higgins, Greg Huckins – alto saxophone, flute
  • Bill Liston – tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet
  • Joel Peskin – bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • Joel Derouin, Bruce Dukov – concert-master, violin
  • Rebecca Bunnell, Mario De Leon, Tiffany Yi Hu, Patricia Johnson, Peter Kent, Miran Kojian, Haim Shtrum, Mari Tsumura, Shari Zippert, Kirstin Fife, Razdan Kuyumjian, Dennis Molchan, Les Terry, Jennifer Munday, Anatoly Rosinsky, Charles Everett, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, Darius Campo – violin
  • Marilyn Baker, Jorge Moraga, James Ross, Harry Shirinian, Karie Prescott, Evan Wilson, Simon Oswell, Pam Goldsmith – viola
  • Larry Corbett, Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Miguel Martinez, Steve Richards, Andrew Shulman, Anne Karam, Ernie Ehrhardt – cello
  • Peter Doubrovsky, Frances Liu-Wu – bass
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Brad Warnaar, Jim Atkinson, Kurt Snyder: French horn
  • Alex Christensen – session producer
  • Al Schmitt – session engineer
  • Jon Crosse – conductor
  • Patrick Williams, Randy Kerber, John Clayton – session arrangers, conductors

Track listing:

  1. Eye of the Tiger
  2. Jump
  3. Everybody Hurts
  4. Wonderwall
  5. Black Hole Sun
  6. It’s My Life
  7. It’s a Sin
  8. True
  9. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  10. Hello
  11. Eyes Without a Face
  12. Lovecats
  13. The Way You Make Me Feel
  14. Tears in Heaven
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In November 1969.

In November 1969, “RCA” label released “Volunteers”, the fifth Jefferson Airplane album. It was recorded in April 1969, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Al Schmitt.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano, organ, recorder
  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Marty Balin– vocals, percussion
  • Jorma Kaukonen– lead guitar, vocals
  • Jack Casady– bass
  • Spencer Dryden– drums, percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Stephen Stills– Hammond organ
  • Jerry Garcia– pedal steel guitar
  • Joey Covington– congas, chair
  • David Crosby– sailboat
  • Ace of Cups– vocals
  • Bill Laudner– lead vocals
  • Rich Schmitt – engineer
  • Maurice (Pat Ieraci) – 16-track
  • Gut – album design, ate PB & J
  • Milton Burke, Jefferson Airplane – album design
  • Jim Marshall – cover photo
  • Jim Smircich – back photo
  • Littie Herbie Greene – PB & J photo

Track listing:

  1. We Can Be Together – Paul Kantner
  2. Good Shepherd – traditional, arr. by Jorma Kaukonen
  3. The Farm – Paul Kantner, Gary Blackman
  4. Hey Frederick – Grace Slick
  5. Turn My Life Down – Jorma Kaukonen
  6. Wooden Ships – David Crosby, Paul Kantner, Stephen Stills
  7. Eskimo Blue Day – Grace Slick, Paul Kantner
  8. A Song for All Seasons – Spencer Drtden
  9. Meadowlands – Lev Knipper
  10. Volunteers – Marty Balin, Paul Kantner

 

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Asylum” label released “For Everyman”, the second Jackson Browne studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” and “Studio One” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jackson Browne. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number at 457 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Jackson Browne – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, rhythm guitar
  • David Crosby– harmony vocals
  • Craig Doerge– piano
  • Wilton Felder– bass guitar
  • Glenn Frey– harmony vocals
  • Doug Haywood – bass, harmony vocals
  • Don Henley– harmony vocals
  • Rockaday Johnnie (Elton John) – piano
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– pedal steel
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • David Lindley– acoustic guitar, electric fiddle, electric guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Gary Mallaber– drums
  • Mickey McGee– drums
  • Joni Mitchell– electric piano
  • Spooner Oldham– organ
  • David Paich– piano
  • Bill Payne– piano
  • Bonnie Raitt– harmony vocals
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • Mike Utley– organ
  • John Haeny– engineer
  • Al Schmitt– engineer, mixing
  • Kent Nebergall, Rick Tarantini – assistant engineer
  • Greg Ladanyi– mastering
  • Anthony Hudson – art direction, design
  • Alan F. Blumenthal – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne except where noted:

  1. Take It Easy – Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey
  2. Our Lady of the Well
  3. Colors of the Sun
  4. I Thought I Was a Child
  5. These Days
  6. Redneck Friend
  7. The Times You’ve Come
  8. Ready or Not
  9. Sing My Songs to Me
  10. For Everyman

 

In September 1968.

In September 1968, “RCA Victor” label released “Crown of Creation”, the fourth Jefferson Airplane studio album. It was recorded February – June 1958, at “RCA Victor Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Al Schmitt.

Personnel:

  • Marty Balin– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano, organ
  • Paul Kantner– rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Jorma Kaukonen– lead guitar, vocals
  • Spencer Dryden– drums, piano, organ, vocals
  • Jack Casady– Yggdrasil bass
  • Charles Cockey – guitar, vocals
  • David Crosby– guitar
  • Tim Davis– congas
  • Bill Goodwin– talking drums
  • Dan Woody – bongos
  • Gene Twombly – sound effects
  • Richie Schmitt – engineer
  • Pat Ieraci – 8-Track
  • Hiro– cover and back photo
  • USAF– bomb photo
  • Van Hamersveld– album design, art direction

Track listing:

  1. Lather – Grace Slick
  2. In Time – Paul Kantner, Marty Balin
  3. Triad – David Crosby
  4. Star Track – Jorma Kaukonen
  5. Share a Little Joke – Marty Balin
  6. Chushingura – Spencer Dryden
  7. If You Feel – Marty Balin, Gary Blackman
  8. Crown of Creation – Paul Kantner
  9. Ice Cream Phoenix – Jorma Kaukonen, Charles Cockey
  10. Greasy Heart – Grace Slick
  11. The House at Pooneil Corners – Paul Kantner, Marty Balin

In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Mercury” label released “Farther Along”, the eight Spirit album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Al Schmitt and Randy California.

Personnel:

  • Mark Andes- bass, vocals
  • Randy California- bass, guitar, vocals
  • Ed Cassidy- percussion, drums
  • John Locke- keyboards
  • Matt Andes – guitar, vocals
  • Ian Underwood– synthesizer
  • Ernie Watts– saxophone
  • Robert Lee – keyboards, vocals
  • Michael Temple – mandolin
  • Steve Larrence – percussion
  • David Blumberg – horn
  • Nick DeCaro – horn
  • Bob Hughes – engineer
  • Jay Kauffman – engineer
  • Marc Piscitelli – engineer
  • Allen Sides – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy California except where noted.

  1. Father Along – Mark Andes, Randy California, Ed Cassidy
  2. Atomic Boogie – Mark Andes, Randy California, Ed Cassidy, John Locke
  3. World Eat World Dog – Randy California, Ed Cassidy, John Locke
  4. Stoney Night
  5. Pineapple – John Locke
  6. Colossus
  7. Mega Star – Randy California, John Locke
  8. Phoebe – Mark Andes
  9. Don’t Lock Up Your Door – Mark Andes, Randy California, Ed Cassidy
  10. Once With You – Randy California, John Locke
  11. Diamond Spirit – Mark Andes, Randy California
  12. Nature’s Way

In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Blue Thumb” label released “Alone Together”, the debut Dave Mason solo album. It was recorded in1970, at “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood; “Elektra Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Dave Mason and Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Dave Mason- guitar, vocals
  • Bonnie Bramlett- vocals
  • Leon Russell- keyboards
  • Carl Radle- bass
  • Chris Ethridge- bass
  • Larry Knechtel- bass
  • Jim Capaldi- drums
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Michael DeTemple- guitar
  • Don Preston- keyboards
  • John Simon- keyboards
  • John Barbata- drums
  • Rita Coolidge- vocals
  • Mike Coolidge – vocals
  • Claudia Lennear- vocals
  • Lou Cooper – vocals
  • Bob Norwood – vocals
  • Jack Storti – vocals
  • Bruce Botnick, Douglas Botnick – recording engineer
  • Al Schmitt– mixing
  • Barry Feinstein, Tom Wilkes – photography, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Mason, except where noted.

  1. Only You Know and I Know
  2. Can’t Stop Worrying, Can’t Stop Loving
  3. Waitin’ on You
  4. Shouldn’t Have Took More Than You Gave
  5. World in Changes
  6. Sad and Deep as You
  7. Just a Song
  8. Look at You Look at Me – Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi

On May 20, 2016.

On May 20, 2016, “Columbia” label released “Fallen Angels”, the thirty-seventh Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded February 2015-March 2016, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jack Frost. The album features covers of twelve classic American songs.

Personnel:

  • Bob Dylan – vocals
  • Charlie Sexton – guitar
  • Donnie Herron – steel guitar, viola
  • Tony Garnier – bass guitar
  • George Recile – drums
  • Stu Kimball – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Al Schmitt – mixing, engineering
  • Steve Genewick – assistant engineering
  • James Harper – horn arrangements, conducting
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Geoff Gans – album artwork

Track listing:

  1. Young at Heart – Johnny Richards, Carolyn Leigh
  2. Maybe You’ll Be There – Rube Bloom, Sammy Gallop
  3. Polka Dots and Moonbeams – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  4. All the Way – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  5. Skylark – Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer
  6. Nevertheless – Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar
  7. All or Nothing at All – Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence
  8. On a Little Street in Singapore- Peter DeRose, Billy Hill
  9. It Had to Be You – Isham Jones, Gus Kahn
  10. Melancholy Mood – Walter Schumann, Vick R. Knight, Sr.
  11. That Old Black Magic – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  12. Come Rain or Come Shine – Arlen, Johnny Mercer