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In July 1982.

In July 1982, “Arista” label released “Jump To It”, the thirty-first Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Mediasound Studios” in New York City, “Record Plant” and “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, “Soundsuite” in Detroit, and was produced by Luther Vandross and Aretha Franklin. The album received the “American Music Award” for “Best Soul Album”.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, rhythm and vocal arrangements
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Steve Love – guitar solo
  • Marcus Miller– bass, synthesizer, synthesizer and rhythm arrangements, keyboards
  • Francisco Centeno, Louis Johnson– bass
  • Yogi Horton, Buddy Williams– drums
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – congas, percussion
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Nat Adderley, Jr.– keyboards, rhythm arrangements
  • Luther Vandross– backing vocals, keyboards, rhythm and vocal arrangements
  • George Duke– acoustic piano solo
  • Sonny Burke– keyboards
  • Paul Riser, Leon Pendarvis, Jr., Jerry Hey– horn and string arrangements
  • George Young – soprano sax solo
  • Erma Franklin, Pam Vincent, Sandra Dance, Brenda White, Cissy Houston, Fonzi Thornton, Michelle Cobbs, Phillip Ballou, Tawatha Agee, Norma Jean Wright, Alexandra Brown, Darlene Love, Paulette McWilliams, Stephanie Spruill, Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Four Tops– backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Levi Stubbs – lead vocals
  • Production coordination – Sephra Herman
  • Recorded and mixed by Michael Brauer
  • Additional engineers – Carl Beatty, Lee Keifer
  • Assistant engineers – Michael Christopher, Karat Faye, John Hanlon, Harry Spiridakis, Don Wershba, Warren Woods
  • Music contractors – Sephra Herma, Trevor Veitch
  • Art Direction, design – Ria Lewerke-Shapiro
  • Photography – Harry Langdon
  • Lettering – Sue Reilly

Track listing:

  1. Jump to It – Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
  2. Love Me Right – Luther Vandross
  3. If She Don’t Want Your Lovin’ – Sam Dees
  4. This Is for Real – Luther Vandross
  5. (It’s Just) Your Love – Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
  6. I Wanna Make It Up to You – Aretha Franklin
  7. It’s Your Thing – O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  8. Just My Daydream – Smokey Robinson
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On June 20, 2005.

On June 20, 2005, “Epic” label released “Dynamite”, the sixth Jamiroquai studio album. It was recorded 2003-2005, at “Jam Studios” in London, and was produced by Jay Kay and Mike Spencer.

Personnel:

  • Jay Kay– lead vocals, backing vocals, synthetic bass vocals, backing vocal arrangements, artwork
  • Sola Akingbola– percussion
  • Bridgette Blades – backing vocals
  • Alexandra Brown – backing vocals
  • Tom Coyne – mastering
  • Reginald Dozier – recording engineer
  • Valerie Etienne – backing vocals
  • Hazel Fernandez – backing vocals (tracks
  • Nick Ferrero – recording engineer
  • Nathan Haines– flute, saxophone
  • Rob Harris – guitar
  • Randy Hope-Taylor – bass
  • Matt Johnson – piano, keyboards, fender rhodes piano, synthesizer bass
  • Vann Johnson – backing vocals
  • Charlie Lightening – photography
  • Miaer “DJ Snare” Lloyd – scratching
  • Audrey Martells – backing vocals
  • Derrick McIntyre – bass
  • Derrick McKenzie – drums, additional hi hat percussion
  • Alex Meadows – bass
  • Rick Pope – recording engineer
  • Samantha Smith – backing vocals
  • Mike Spencer– music programming, engineer, audio mixing
  • Benjamin Wright – string section leader, string arrangements, brass section leader, brass arrangements
  • Pablo Arraya – additional recording
  • Richard Bignell – additional recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. Feels Just Like It Should – Jay Kay
  2. Dynamite – Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  3. Seven Days in Sunny June – Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  4. Electric Mistress – Rob Harris, Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  5. Starchild – Rob Harris, Jay Kay
  6. Love Blind – Rob Harris, Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  7. Talullah – Rob Harris, Jay Kay
  8. (Don’t) Give Hate a Chance – Rob Harris, Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  9. World That He Wants – Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  10. Black Devil Car – Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  11. Hot Tequila Brown – Rob Harris, Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  12. Time Won’t Wait – Rob Harris, Matt Johnson, Jay Kay

In May 1978.

In May 1978, “Capitol” label released “Welcome Home”, the tenth Carole King album. It was recorded in January 1978 at “Sound Labs” in Hollywood, and was produced by Carole King and Norm Kinney.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – vocals, background vocals, string arrangements
  • Robert McEntee – guitar, background vocals
  • Mark Hallman- guitars, background vocals
  • Rob Galloway – bass, background vocals
  • Michael Wooten – drums
  • Miguel Rivera – congas, percussion
  • Richard Hardy – flute, saxophone, clarinet, vocals
  • George Bohanon- trombone, horn arrangement
  • Dick “Slyde” Hyde- trombone
  • Ernie Watts- saxophone
  • Nolan Andrew Smith, Jr – trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Charles Veal, Jr. – concertmaster, violin
  • Israel Baker- violin
  • Frank Foster – violin
  • William H. Henderson – violin
  • Marcia Van Dyke – violin
  • Dorothy Wade – violin
  • John Wittenberg – violin
  • Kenneth Yerke – violin
  • Rollice Dale – viola
  • Denyse Buffum – viola
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Ronald Cooper – cello
  • The Trio on “Changes” was played by Charles Veal, Rollice Dale, Dennis Karmazyn
  • Bob Harrington – hammer dulcimer
  • Anne Golia – tamboura
  • Georgia Kelly – harp
  • Rick Evers – cowbell
  • Carole King, Mark Hallman, Robert McEntee, Richard Hardy, Stephanie Spruill, Alexandra Brown, Ann White – choir
  • Engineered by Norm Kinney, Linda Tyler and Steve Katz
  • Roy Reynolds – photography
  • Roy Kohara and Roy Reynolds – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King except where noted.

  1. Main Street Saturday Night
  2. Sunbird – Carole King, Rick Evers
  3. Venusian Diamond – Carole King, Rick Evers, Mark Hallman, Robert McEntee, Robb Galloway, Miguel Rivera, Richard Hardy, Michael Wooten
  4. Changes
  5. Morning Sun
  6. Disco Tech – Carole King, Mark Hallman, Robert McEntee, Robb Galloway, Miguel Rivera, Michael Wooten, Richard Hardy
  7. Wings of Love – Carole King, Rick Evers
  8. Ride the Music
  9. Everybody’s Got the Spirit
  10. Welcome Home