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In October 1976.

In October 1976, “Arista” label released “Radio Ethiopia”, the second Patti Smith Group studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jack Douglas.


  • Patti Smith– vocals, guitar, design
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, bass, vocals, mixing
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, percussion, mixing, consultant
  • Ivan Kral– bass, guitar
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards, synthesizer, piano
  • Bob Irwin – mastering
  • Brian Sperber – engineering
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Jay Messina – mixing, engineer
  • Lynn Goldsmith– photography
  • Nancy Greenberg – design
  • Rod O’Brien, Sam Ginsberg – assistant engineer
  • Vic Anesini – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Ask the Angels – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  2. Ain’t It Strange – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  3. Poppies – Patti Smith, Richard Sohl
  4. Pissing in a River – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  5. Pumping (My Heart) – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral, Jay Dee Daugherty
  6. Distant Fingers – Patti Smith, Allen Lanier
  7. Radio Ethiopia – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  8. Abyssinia – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Richard Sohl



In August 1981.

In August 1981, “Arista” label released “Brothers of the Road”, the eighth Allman Brothers Band studio album. It was recorded in March 1981, at “Young’un Sound” in Nashville, and was produced by John Ryan.


  • Gregg Allman– vocals, organ, acoustic guitar
  • Dickey Betts– vocals, lead, slide, and acoustic guitar
  • Butch Trucks– drums
  • David “Rook” Goldflies– bass
  • Mike Lawler– pianos, synthesizers, clavinet
  • “Dangerous” Dan Toler– lead and rhythm guitar
  • David “Frankie” Toler– drums
  • Charlie Daniels– fiddle
  • Jimmy Hall– sax
  • Mark “Tito” Morris– congas, timbales, percussion
  • Thomas Cain, Johnny Cobb, Jimmy Hall, Chip Young, Greg Guidry, Joy Lannon, Donna McElroy, Keith England, Jeff Silverman, Randall Hart, Peter Kingsberry, Joe Pizzulo – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Brothers of the Road – Dickey Betts, Jim Goff
  2. Leavin’ – Gregg Allman
  3. Straight from the Heart – Dickey Betts, Johnny Cobb
  4. The Heat Is On – Dickey Betts, Mike Lawler, Buddy Yochim
  5. Maybe We Can Go Back to Yesterday – Dickey Betts, Dan Toler
  6. The Judgment – Dickey Betts
  7. Two Rights – Dickey Betts, Cobb, Lawler
  8. Never Knew How Much (I Needed You) – Gregg Allman
  9. Things You Used to Do – Gregg Allman, Keith England
  10. I Beg of You – Rose Marie McCoy, Kelly Owens

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Arista” label released “Reach for the Sky”, the seventh Allman Brothers Band studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Pyramid Eye Recording Studio” in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and was produced by Mike Lawler and Johnny Cobb.


  • Gregg Allman- keyboards, vocals
  • Dickey Betts- guitar, vocals
  • Dan Toler- guitar
  • David Goldflies – bass
  • Butch Trucks- drums, percussion
  • Jai Johanny Johanson- drums

Track list

  1. Hell & High Water –Dickey Betts
  2. Mystery Woman – Gregg Allman, Dan Toler
  3. From the Madness of the West – Dickey Betts
  4. I Got a Right to be Wrong – Dickey Betts
  5. Angeline – Dickey Betts, Johnny Cobb, Mike Lawler
  6. Famous Last Words – Dickey Betts, Bonnie Bramlett
  7. Keep On Keepin’ On – Dickey Betts, Dan Toler
  8. So Long – Gregg Allman, Dan Toler


In August 1979.

On August 27, 1979, “Arista” label released “Eve”, the fourth Alan Parsons Project studio album. It was recorded December 1978 – June 1979, at “Super bear Studios” and was produced by Alan Parsons. The cover art was by Hipgnosis.


  • Eric Woolfson; Duncan Mackay – keyboards
  • Alan Parsons; Eric Woolfson – miscellaneous instrumental contributions
  • Chris Rainbow; David Paton – backing vocals
  • David Paton – bass
  • Stuart Elliott – drums, percussion
  • Ian Bairnson – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Orchestra – The Orchestra Of The Munich Chamber Opera
  • The Orchestra of the Munich Chamber Opera care of Eberhard Schoene leader – Sandor Farcas
  • Orchestra Coordinator – Curtis Briggs
  • Trivia Consultants – Shapiro and Steinberg
  • Vocals – Lesley Duncan; David Paton; Chris Rainbow; Clare Torry; Dave Townsend; Lenny Zakatek
  • Engineered by Alan Parsons
  • Mastered by Chris Blair, Wally Traugot
  • Executive production: Eric Woolfson

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. Lucifer
  2. You Lie Down With Dogs
  3. I’d Rather Be a Man
  4. You Won’t Be There
  5. Winding Me Up
  6. Damned If I Do
  7. Don’t Hold Back
  8. Secret Garden
  9. If I Could Change Your Mind

In August 1977.

In August 1977, “Arista” label released the self-titled, fourteenth Donovan studio album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Mickey Most. In October 1977, “RAK” label released the album in UK with a different track order.


  • Donovan – guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Colin Allen– drums
  • Chris Blair – mastering
  • John Cameron– horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Isaac Guillory – guitar
  • Patrick Halling – violin
  • Doug Hopkins – engineer
  • Ronnie Leahy– keyboards
  • Gered Mankowitz– photography
  • Chris Norman, Silson – background vocals
  • Nick South – bass
  • Tim Summerhayes, Wolfgang Thierbach – engineer
  • Terry Uttley – background vocals
  • Charlie Watts – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Local Boy Chops Wood
  2. Astral Angel
  3. The Light
  4. Dare to Be Different
  5. Brave New World
  6. Lady of the Stars
  7. International Man
  8. Sing My Song
  9. Maya’s Dance
  10. Kalifornia Kiddies

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”.


  • 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

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “Arista” label released the debut, self – titled Outlaws studio album. It was recorded in March 1975, at “Elektra Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Paul A. Rothchild. The album title was taken from a Rolling Stones compilation “High Tide and Green Grass” released in 1966.


  • Hughie Thomasson- lead guitar, vocals
  • Billy Jones- lead guitar, vocals
  • Monte Yoho- drums
  • Frank O’Keefe – bass guitar
  • Henry Paul- electric and acoustic guitar, vocals
  • D. Souther– harmonies

Track listing:

  1. There Goes Another Love Song – Hughie Thomasson, Monte Yoho
  2. Song for You – Billy Jones, Hughie Thomasson
  3. Song in the Breeze –Henry Paul
  4. It Follows from Your Heart – Billy Jones
  5. Cry No More – Billy Jones
  6. Waterhole – Hughie Thomasson, Billy Jones, Monte Yoho, Frank O’Keefe, Henry Paul
  7. Stay with Me – Henry Paul
  8. Keep Prayin’ – Frank O’Keefe
  9. Knoxville Girl – Henry Paul
  10. Green Grass & High Tides – Hughie Thomasson