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In November 1977.

In November 1977, “Columbia” label released “Down Two Then Left”, the eighth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Hollywood Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joseph Wissert.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – lead and background vocals, guitar solo
  • Ray Parker, Jr.– guitar
  • Steve Lukather– guitar solo
  • Jay Graydon– guitar, guitar solo
  • David Hungate, Scott Edwards – bass
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, timbales
  • Bobbye Hall– bongos, congas
  • Alan Estes – congas
  • Victor Feldman– claves, vibraphone
  • Michael Omartian– keyboards, accordion, marimba, horn arrangements, string arrangements, conductor
  • Jai Winding – acoustic piano
  • Dana Hughes – trombone
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet, flugelhorn solo
  • Barbara Korn, David Duke – French horn
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Don Menza, Ernie Watts– saxophone
  • Fred Selden – saxophone, flute
  • Sidney Sharp – concertmaster
  • Carolyn Willis, Jim Gilstrap, John Lehman, Zedric Turnbough, Venetta Fields, Roy Galloway, Phyllis Saint James, Terry Evans, Bobby King, Eldridge King, Julia Tillman Waters, Myrna Matthews, Stan Farber, Jim Haas– background vocals
  • Engineer – Tom Perry
  • Mastered by Mike Reese
  • Design – Nancy Donald
  • Photography – Guy Bourdin

 

Track listing:

All tracks by Boz Scaggs; except where noted.

  1. Still Falling for You
  2. Hard Times
  3. A Clue
  4. Whatcha Gonna Tell Your Man – Boz Scaggs, Jai Winding
  5. We’re Waiting- Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  6. Hollywood – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  7. Then She Walked Away – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  8. Gimme the Goods – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  9. 1993 – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  10. Tomorrow Never Came/Tomorrow Never Came (reprise)
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On August 5, 2008.

On August 5, 2008, “Nonesuch” label released “Harps and Angels”, the eleventh  Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, “The Newman Stage”, “Twentieth Century Fox Studios” in Beverly Hills, and was produced by Mitchell Froom and Lenny Waronker.

Track listing:

  • Randy Newman – pianist, bandleader
  • Greg Cohen- bass
  • Steve Donnelly – guitar
  • Pete Thomas- drums
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel and acoustic slide guitar
  • Mitchell Froom- keyboard and organ
  • Violins: Roger Wilkie (concertmaster), Eun-Mee Ahn, Jacqueline Brand, Kevin Connolly, Joel Derouin, Julie Ann Gigante, Natalie Leggett, Helen Nightengale, Alyssa Park, Sara Parkins, Katia Popov, Rafael Rishik, Anatoly Rosinsky, Marc Sazer, Tereza Stanislav, Lisa M. Sutton, Sarah Thornblade, Irina Voloshina
  • Violas: Brian Dembow (first viola), Robert Berg, Thomas Diener, Steven Gordon, Roland Kato, Darrin McCann, Victoria Miskolczy, Michael Nowak, Shanti Randall, David Walther
  • Violoncelli: Dennis Karmazyn (first cello), Antony Cooke, Steve Erdody, Christine Ermacoff, Armen Ksajikian, Andrew Shulman, David Speltz, Cecelia Tsan
  • Bass violins: Michael Valerio (first bass violin), Drew Dembowski, Edward Meares, Susan Ranney
  • Flutes: James Walker, Norda Mullen, Geraldine Rotella, David Shostac
  • Clarinets: Gary Boyver, Stuart Clark, Donald Foster, Marty Krystall
  • Saxophones: Daniel Higgins, Gary Foster, Greg Huckins, Bill Liston, Brian Scanlon
  • Oboes: Thomas Boyd, Leslie Reed
  • Bassoons: Kenneth Munday, Michael O’Donovan, Judith Farmer
  • French horns: James Thatcher, Mark Adams, Richard Todd
  • Trumpets: Warren Luening, Malcolm McNab, Daniel Fornero, Jon Lewis, Timothy Morrison
  • Trombones: William Booth, Bruce Fowler, Alesander Iles, William Reichenbach, George Thatcher
  • Tuba: Doug Tornquist
  • Percussion (including mallets): Alan Estes, Gregory Goodall
  • Harps: Jo Ann Turovsky, Allison Allport
  • Accordion: Frank Marocco
  • Background vocals: Carmen Carter, Tim Davis, Luana Jackman, Steve Jackson, Rick Logan, Susan Stevens Logan, Fletcher Sheridan, Oren Waters, Terry Woods
  • Engineered by David Boucher
  • Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
  • Angry Belgians on “A Piece of the Pie”: Kathie Van Kerckhoven and Jeremy Altervain
  • Happy immigrants on “Laugh and Be Happy”: Los Amigos Locos del Este
  • Orchestral contractor: Sandy DeCrescent
  • Music preparation: Jo Ann Kane Music Services
  • Vocal contractor: Luana Jackman
  • Album photography: Autumn De Wilde
  • Stock photography for booklet by Jupiterimages, Perry Mastrovito, and Photo 24
  • Art direction and design: Barbara De Wilde
  • Production manager for Nonesuch Records: Eli Cane
  • Editorial coordinator for Nonesuch Records: Ronen Givony
  • Executive in charge of production for Nonesuch Records: Karina Beznicki
  • Executive producer: Robert Hurwitz

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman

  1. Harps and Angels
  2. Losing You
  3. Laugh and Be Happy
  4. A Few Words in Defense of Our Country
  5. A Piece of the Pie
  6. Easy Street
  7. Korean Parents
  8. Only a Girl
  9. Potholes
  10. Feels Like Home

In April 1976.

In April 1976, “A&M” label released “Young and Rich”, the second Tubes album. It was recorded in 1976 at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ken Scott.

Personnel:

  • Fee Waybill- vocals
  • Bill “Sputnik” Spooner- guitar, vocals
  • Roger Steen – guitar, harp, vocals
  • Rick “Gator” Anderson – bass, vocals
  • Vince Welnick- keyboards, synthesizer
  • Michael Cotten – synthesizer
  • “Preposterous” Prairie Prince- percussion
  • Re Styles (Shirley MacLeod) – “funky-pretty” vocals
  • David Paich, Jack Nitzsche– arrangements
  • Chuck Domanico– bass
  • Don Randi– piano
  • Alan Estes, Julius Wechter– percussion
  • Jay Migliori, Steve Douglas– saxophone
  • Bobby Shew– trumpet
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Deniece Williams, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Williard Waters, The Ron Hicklin Singers – backing vocals
  • Allan Harshman, Assa Drori, Harry Bluestone, Herschel Wise, James Getzoff, Jesse Ehrlich, Leonard Malarsky, Lou Klass, Marshall Sosson, Marvin Limonick, Murray Adler, Nathan Ross, Ray Kelley, Samuel Boghossian, Virginia Majewski, William Kurasch – strings
  • Armand Kaproff, David Speltz – cello
  • Ed Thacker – engineer
  • Michael Cotten, Prairie Prince – album design
  • Harry Mittman, Norman Seeff– photography

Track listing:

  1. Tubes World Tour – Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill
  2. Brighter Day – Roger Steen
  3. Pimp – Bill Spooner
  4. Stand Up and Shout – Ray Trainer, Mike Condello
  5. Don’t Touch Me There – Ron Nagle, Jane Dornacker
  6. Slipped My Disco – Bill Spooner, Roger Steen
  7. Proud to Be an American – Bill Spooner
  8. Poland Whole/Madam I’m Adam – Roger Steen, Bill Spooner
  9. Young and Rich – Bill Spooner

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “Elektra” label released “Playing Possum”, the fifth Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in 1975 at “Sound Labs”, “Sunset Sound Recorders”, “Crystal Sound”, “ A&M Studios” and “Burbank Studios” in California, and was produced by Richard Perry.In 1991, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album cover at number 20 on its  list of the “100 Greatest Album Covers.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon — acoustic guitar, guitar, piano, arrangements, vocals, background vocals
  • Jeff Baxter— guitar
  • Eddie Bongo — conga
  • Rita Coolidge— vocals, background vocals
  • Irving Cottler— drums
  • John— guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Alan Estes — percussion
  • Andrew Gold— guitar, drums, tambourine
  • Jim Gordon— drums
  • Abigale Haness — vocals, background vocals
  • James Newton Howard— arp Synthesizer, keyboards, electric piano
  • Carole King— vocals, background vocals
  • Clydie King— vocals, background vocals
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow— pedal steel guitar
  • Russ Kunkel— drums
  • Trevor Lawrence — saxophone, alto saxophone
  • Billy Mernit — piano
  • Joe Mondragon — bass
  • Ken Moore — vocals, background vocals
  • Tommy Morgan — harmonica
  • Andy Newmark— percussion, drums
  • Richard Perry— tambourine
  • Vini Poncia— vocals, background vocals
  • Emil Richards— percussion
  • Rodney Richmond — vocals, background vocals
  • Lee Ritenour— guitar, mandolin, electric guitar
  • Alvin Robinson— guitar
  • Leland Sklar— bass, drums
  • Fred Staehle — percussion
  • Ringo Starr— drums
  • Liza Strike — vocals
  • James Taylor— acoustic guitar, guitar, vocals, background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters — vocals, background vocals
  • Derrek Van Eaton — fiddle, flute
  • Lon Van Eaton — clarinet, flute, sitar
  • Klaus Voormann— bass
  • Willie Weeks— bass
  • Maxine Willard — background vocals
  • Carolyn Willis — vocals, background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon; except where noted.

  1. After the Storm
  2. Love Out in the Street
  3. Look Me in the Eyes
  4. More and More – Mac Rebennack, Alvin Robinson
  5. Slave – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  6. Attitude Dancing – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  7. Sons of Summer – Bill Mernit
  8. Waterfall
  9. Are You Ticklish
  10. Playing Possum

On August 7, 1967.

Lumpy Gravy

On August 7, 1967, “Capitol” label released “Lumpy Gravy”, the debut Frank Zappa solo album. It was recorded in February 1967, and was produced by Nick Venet. “Lumpy Gravy” is an album of orchestral, electric and concrete sound, performed by a group of session players Zappa dubbed the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra. Zappa wrote the music and conducted the orchestra but did not perform on the album.

Personnel:

  • Arnold Belnick – strings
  • Harold Bemko – strings
  • Chuck Berghofer – bass
  • Jimmy Carl Black– chorus
  • Jimmy Bond– bass
  • Monica Boscia – chorus
  • Dennis Budimir – guitar
  • Frank Capp – drums
  • Donald Christlieb – woodwind
  • Gene Cipriano – woodwind
  • Vincent DeRosa– french horn
  • Joseph DiFiore – strings
  • Jesse Ehrlich – strings
  • Alan Estes – percussion, drums
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Louis “Louie the Turkey” Cuneo – chorus
  • Roy Estrada– bass, chorus
  • Larry Fanoga (Euclid James “Motorhead” Sherwood) – vocals, chorus
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, drums
  • Bunk Gardner – woodwind
  • James Getzoff – strings
  • Philip Goldberg – strings
  • John Guerin – drums
  • Bruce Hampton – chorus
  • Jimmy “Senyah” Haynes – guitar
  • Harry Hyams – strings
  • Jules Jacob – woodwind
  • Pete Jolly – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Harold Kelling – vocals
  • Ray Kelly – strings
  • Jerome Kessler – strings
  • Alexander Koltun – strings
  • Bernard Kundell – strings
  • William Kurasch – strings
  • Michael Lang – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Arthur Maebe – French horn
  • Leonard Malarsky – strings
  • Shelly Manne – drums
  • Lincoln Mayorga – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Ted Nash – woodwind
  • Richard Parissi – French horn
  • Glenn Phillips – vocals
  • Jerome Reisler – strings
  • Emil Richards – percussion
  • Tony Rizzi – guitar
  • John Rotella – percussion, woodwind
  • Joseph Saxon – strings
  • Ralph Schaeffer – strings
  • Leonard Selic – strings
  • Kenny Shroyer – trombone
  • Paul Smith – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Tommy Tedesco – guitar
  • Al Viola – guitar
  • Bob West – bass
  • Tibor Zelig – strings
  • Jimmy Zito – trumpet
  • Frank Zappa – composer, conductor
  • Cal Schenkel – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa.

  1. Sink Trap
  2. Gum Joy
  3. Up and Down
  4. Local Butcher
  5. Gypsy Airs
  6. Hunchy Punchy
  7. Foamy Soaky
  8. Let’s Eat Out
  9. Teenage Grand Finale

On March 15, 1979.

Fate for Breakfast

On March 15, 1979, “Columbia” label released “Fate for Breakfast” the fourth Art Garfunkel solo album. It was recorded in January and February 1979, and was produced by Louie Shelton (except “Bright Eyes” produced by Mike Batt).

Personnel:

  • Art Garfunkel – vocals, harmony vocals
  • Penny Nichols – background vocals
  • Stephen Bishop– guitar, background vocals
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Oberheim
  • Tom Scott– tenor saxophone
  • Chris Spedding– guitar
  • Leah Kunkel– background vocals
  • Gene Page– arranger
  • Simon Phillips– drums
  • Louie Shelton– electric guitar
  • Billy Alessi – background vocals
  • Bobby Alessi – background vocals
  • Maxine Anderson – background vocals
  • Michael Baird– drums
  • Dennis Belfield – bass
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Carolyn Dennis– background vocals
  • Alan Estes – percussion
  • Lyle Forman – percussion
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Jim Gilstrap – background vocals
  • Roland Harker – guitar
  • DeLisle Harper – bass
  • Lyle Harper – bass
  • Les Hurdle – bass
  • Neil Jason– bass
  • Neil Johnson – bass
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Hugh McCracken– electric guitar
  • Roy J. Morgan – drums
  • Del Newman – string arrangement
  • Lee Ritenour– electric guitar
  • Larry Rolando – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Edwin Roxburgh – bass
  • Jeffrey Staton – acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Richard Tee– electric piano
  • Richie Zito– electric guitar

Track listing:

  1. In a Little While (I’ll Be on My Way) – Dennis Belfield
  2. Since I Don’t Have You – Joseph Rock, Jimmy Beaumont, Lenny Martin
  3. And I Know – Michael Sembello,David Batteau
  4. Sail on a Rainbow – Stephen Bishop
  5. Miss You Nights – Dave Townsend
  6. Bright Eyes – Mike Batt – (not included on S. album)
  7. Finally Found a Reason – Michael Sembello, David Batteau, Craig Bickhardt and Rick Bell
  8. Beyond the Tears – Jeffrey Comanor and Robert Gundry
  9. Oh How Happy – Charles Hatcher
  10. When Someone Doesn’t Want You – Jeffrey Staton
  11. Take Me Away – Grant Gullickson and Lance Gullickson