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In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Arista” label released “T Shirt”, the sixth Loudon Wainwright III studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Loudon Wainwright III.

Personnel:

  • Loudon Wainwright III – guitar, vocals
  • Richard Davis- bass
  • Hank Jones – keyboards
  • David Sanborn- saxophone
  • Marvin Stamm- horn
  • Jimmy Maelen- conductor
  • Elliott Randall- guitar
  • David Taylor – trombone
  • Eric Weissberg- banjo
  • Charlie Brown – guitar
  • Jeanie Arnold – vocals
  • Jon Cobert – vocals
  • Joe Cocuzzo – drums
  • Kenny Kosek- violin
  • Richard Crooks – drums
  • John Crowder – bass
  • Ron Getman – steel guitar
  • Don Hammond – recorder
  • Peter Labarbera – background vocals
  • John Lissauer- clarinet
  • George Marge – recorder
  • Irwin “Marky” Markowitz- horn
  • Charlie Messing – guitar, vocals
  • Gwynne Michaels – vocals
  • Glen Mitchell – keyboards, vocals
  • Paul Prestopino, Maggie& Terre Roche – vocals
  • Christie Thompson – vocals
  • Stephen Tubin – keyboards
  • Joanne Vent – vocals
  • Jimmy Iovine- engineer, mixing
  • Benno Friedman – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Loudon Wainwright III; except where noted.

  1. Bicentennial
  2. Summer’s Almost Over
  3. Hollywood Hopeful – traditional; arranged by Loudon Wainwright III
  4. Reciprocity
  5. At Both Ends
  6. Wine with Dinner
  7. Hey Packy – George Gerdes
  8. California Prison Blues
  9. Talking Big Apple ’75
  10. Prince Hal’s Dirge
  11. Just Like President Thieu
  12. Wine with Dinner (Night Cap)

 

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In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Arista” label released “Sky 2”, the second Sky album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Studio 3” and “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by Haydn Bendall, Tony Clark, John Williams, Francis Monkman, Herbie Flowers, Tristan Fry and Kevin Peek.

Personnel:

  • John Williams– classical guitars
  • Francis Monkman– keyboards, synthesizers, harpsichord, piano, left-hand channel electric guitar
  • Herbie Flowers– bass guitar, tuba
  • Tristan Fry– drums, tuned percussion (drumkit, vibraphone, marimba, bass marimba, tympani & xylophones), trumpet
  • Kevin Peek– electric & classical guitars

Track listing:

  1. Hotta – Kevin Peek, Herbie Flowers
  2. Dance of the Little Fairies – Herbie Flowers
  3. Sahara – Kevin Peek
  4. Fifo – Francis Monkman
  5. Adagio – Francis Monkman
  6. Watching the Aeroplanes – Francis Monkman
  7. Tuba Smarties – Herbie Flowers
  8. Ballet-Volta – Praetorius, arr. John Williams
  9. Gavotte&Variations – Rameau
  10. Andante – Vivaldi, arr. John Williams
  11. Tristan’s Magic Garden – Tristan Fry
  12. El Cielo – traditional, arr. Williams
  13. Vivaldi – Darryl Way
  14. Scipio – Herbie Flowers
  15. Toccata – Bach, arr. Kevin Peek, Holmes

 

In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Arista” label released “Growing Up in Public”, the tenth Lou Reed album. It was recorded in January 1980, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, and was produced by Michael Fonfara and Lou Reed.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Fonfara- keyboards, guitar
  • Chuck Hammer- guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • Michael Suchorsky – drums
  • Ellard “Moose” Boles – bass, background vocals
  • Stuart Heinrich – guitar, background vocals
  • Engineered by Corky Stasiak
  • Photography by Mick Rock

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed and Michael Fonfara

  1. How Do You Speak to an Angel?
  2. My Old Man
  3. Keep Away
  4. Growing Up in Public
  5. Standing on Ceremony
  6. So Alone
  7. Love Is Here to Stay
  8. The Power of Positive Drinking
  9. Smiles
  10. Think It Over
  11. Teach the Gifted Children

In April 1979.

In April 1979, “Arista” label released “New Values”, the fourth Iggy Pop studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Paramount Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by James Williamson.

Personnel:

  • Iggy Pop – vocals
  • Scott Thurston– guitars, harp, keyboards, synthesizer, vocals, horn arrangement
  • Klaus Krüger – drums
  • Jackie Clark – bass
  • John Harden – horns
  • David Brock – strings, string arrangement
  • Earl Shackelford – backing vocals
  • The Alfono Sisters (Anna and Mary) – backing vocals
  • James Williamson– guitar, horn and string arrangement, mixing
  • Lloyd Malan – production assistance
  • Peter Haden – engineering, mixing
  • Paul Henry – sleeve design, art direction
  • Trevor Rogers – sleeve photography
  • Graphyk – sleeve graphics

Track listing:

  1. Tell Me a Story – Iggy Pop
  2. New Values – Iggy Pop, Scott Thurston
  3. Girls – Iggy Pop
  4. I’m Bored – Iggy Pop
  5. Don’t Look Down – Iggy Pop, James Williamson
  6. Five Foot One – Iggy Pop
  7. How Do Ya Fix a Broken Part – Iggy Pop
  8. Angel – Iggy Pop, Scott Thurston
  9. Curiosity – Iggy Pop, Scott Thurston
  10. African Man – Iggy Pop, Scott Thurston
  11. Billy Is a Runaway – Iggy Pop, Scott Thurston

 

In April 1979.

In April 1979, “Arista” label released “The Bells”, the ninth Lou Reed album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Delta Studios” in Wilster, Germany, and was produced by Lou Reed.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed- vocals, electric guitar, Roland guitar synthesizer, bass synthesizer, background vocals
  • Ellard “Moose” Boles – 12-string electric guitar, bass, bass synthesizer, background vocals
  • Don Cherry- African hunting guitar, trumpet
  • Marty Fogel – ocarina, soprano & tenor saxophones, Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Fonfara- electric & Fender Rhodes pianos, keyboards, Oberheim synthesizer, background vocals, executive producer
  • Michael Suchorsky – percussion
  • Lou Reed, Marty Fogel, Don Cherry – horn arrangements.
  • René Tinner – engineer
  • Manfred Schunke – mixing
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Garry Gross – photography
  • Donn Davenport, Howard Fritzson – design, art direction

Track listing:

  1. Stupid Man – Lou Reed, Nils Lofgren
  2. Disco Mystic – Lou Reed, Ellard Boles, Marty Fogel, Michael Fonfara, Michael Suchorsky
  3. I Want to Boogie with You – Lou Reed, Michael Fonfara
  4. With You – Lou Reed, Nils Lofgren
  5. Looking for Love – Lou Reed
  6. City Lights – Lou Reed, Nils Lofgren
  7. All Through the Night – Lou Reed, Don Cherry
  8. Families – Lou Reed, Ellard, Boles
  9. The Bells – Lou Reed, Marty Fogel

 

In April 1978.

In April 1978, “Arista” label released “Cats Under the Stars”, the first Jerry Garcia Band album. It was recorded 1977-1978, at the “Grateful Dead’s Club Front” in San Rafael, a warehouse space that had been acquired for band rehearsals and later converted to a studio, and was produced by Jerry Garcia and John Kahn.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Garcia- guitar, vocals
  • Donna Jean Godchaux- vocals
  • Keith Godchaux- keyboards, background vocals
  • John Kahn- basses, keyboards, guitar, orchestration
  • Ron Tutt – drums, percussion
  • Merl Saunders- organ
  • Maria Muldaur- background vocals
  • Stephen Schuster – flute, clarinet, saxophone
  • Brian Godchaux – violin
  • Candy Godchaux – violin
  • Engineers – Betty Cantor-Jackson, Bob Matthews
  • Assistants – Harry Popick, Steve Parrish, Bill Candelario, Ramrod
  • Cover art – Kelly Mouse Studios

Track listing:

  1. Rubin And Cherise – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia
  2. Love In The Afternoon – Robert Hunter, John Kahn
  3. Palm Sunday – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia
  4. Cats Under The Stars – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia
  5. Rhapsody In Red – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia, John Kahn
  6. Rain – Donna Godchaux
  7. Down Home – John Kahn
  8. Gomorrah – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia

In March 1979.

In March 1979, “Arista” label released “Squeezing out Sparks” the fourth Graham Parker and the Rumour album. It was recorded 1977-1978, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Jack Nitzsche. “Squeezing out Sparks” was voted album of the year in the 1979 “Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll”. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 334 on list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Personnel:

  • Graham Parker– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Brinsley Schwarz– guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Belmont– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Bob Andrews– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Steve Goulding– drums, backing vocals
  • Andrew Bodnar– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Graham Parker except where notes..

  1. Discovering Japan
  2. Local Girls
  3. Nobody Hurts You
  4. You Can’t Be Too Strong
  5. Passion Is No Ordinary Word
  6. Saturday Nite Is Dead
  7. Love Gets You Twisted
  8. Protection
  9. Waiting for the UFO’s
  10. Don’t Get Excited