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On March 11, 2019.

On March 11, 2019, Harold Simon Belsky aka Hal Blaine died aged 90. He was musician (drums) regarded to be one of the most recorded studio drummers in the history of the modern music. He had more than 35,000 recording sessions in various music genres including big number of film and TV soundtracks. He worked with Shelley Fabares, The Crystals, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Dean Martin, Lorne Greene, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Byrds, Sonny & Cher, Barry McGuire, Petula Clark, Nancy Sinatra, The Mamas & the Papas, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Rivers, The Supremes, The Association, Simon & Garfunkel, Tommy Roe, The 5th Dimension, Henry Mancini, The Carpenters, Neil Diamond, The Partridge Family, The Raiders, Barbra Streisand, John Denver, Captain & Tennille, Diana Ross, Sam Cooke, Van Dyke Parks, John Lennon, Lulu, Dennis Wilson, Paul Simon, Richard Harris, Glen Campbell, Emitt Rhodes, Art Garfunkel, Juice Newton, Michael Nesmith, Cher, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, J.J. Cale, José Feliciano, Bobby Darin, Rosanne Cash, Cass Elliot, Rodney Crowell, Dion DiMucci, Paul Anka, Barry Mann, Emmylou Harris, Jackie Lomax, Elkie Brooks, Helen Reddy, John Philips, Thelma Houston and Leonard Cohen. As leader Blaine released five albums.

On December 18, 2011.

On December 18, 2011, Ralph Anthony MacDonald died aged 67. He was musician (percussion, steelpan), songwriter, arranger, record producer, and philanthropist. His best known compositions are “Where Is the Love”, a “Grammy Award” winner for Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway duet), “Just the Two of Us” (recorded by Bill Withers and Grover Washington Jr.), and “Mister Magic” (recorded by Grover Washington Jr.). MacDonald was member of the bands Desperadoes Steel Orchestra,  Steelband Panorama, and Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. He recorded with many famous musicians including David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Art Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Miriam Makeba, David Sanborn, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Luther Vandross, Amy Winehouse, Bob James, Ashford and Simpson, and The Brothers Johnson. As a leader MacDonald released ten albums.

On December 14, 2018.

On December 14, 2018, Joseph Osborn died aged 81. He was musician (bass), known for his work as a session musician, member of the Wrecking Crew in Los Angeles, and the A-Team in Nashville. He recorded and performed with Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers, the Mamas & the Papas, The Association, The 5th Dimension, Simon & Garfunkel, The Carpenters, Don Francisco, The Grass Roots, America, Glen Campbell, Thelma Houston, Al Kooper, Billy Joel, Michael Nesmith, Barbra Streisand, Lulu, Paul Simon, David Clayton-Thomas, Art Garfunkel, J. J. Cale, Olivia Newton-John, Amy Grant, Kenny Rogers, Neil Young, Tanya Tucker, and Jackie Lomax. In 2010, Osborn was inducted into the “Louisiana Music Hall of Fame”.

On November 10, 1997.

On November 10, 1997, Thomas J. Tedesco died aged 67. He was a musician (guitar), part of the loose collective of Los Angeles area’s session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew. As he played on hundreds studio recordings, “Guitar Player” magazine described him as “the most recorded guitarist in music history”. He recorded with the Beach Boys, Chet Baker, the Mamas & the Papas, the Everly Brothers, the Association, Bobby Darrin, Barbra Streisand, Jan and Dean, the 5th Dimension, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Zappa, Ricky Nelson, Cher, Neil Diamond, Van Dyke Parks, Michael Franks, Nancy and Frank Sinatra, Richard Harris, Peggy Lee, Johnny Rivers, Al Kooper, Michael Nesmith, Paul Anka, Don Ellis, Minnie Riperton, Maria Muldaur, Leon Russell, Aretha Franklin, Art Garfunkel, J.J. Cale, Quincy Jones, Stephen Bishop, Kenny Loggins, Jack Nitzsche, Sarah Vaughan, Lalo Schifrin, Randy Newman, Hugh Masakela, and Joan Baez. Tedesco performed on soundtracks including The French Connection, Jaws, The Godfather, Field of Dreams, and The Deer Hunter. As a leader he released ten albums.

On August 20, 2009.

On August 20, 2009, Lawrence William Knechtel died aged 69. He was a musician (keyboards, bass), a member of the Wrecking Crew, a collection of Los Angeles-based session musicians, and the band Bread. He recorded with big number of renowned artists including Elvis Presley, The Byrds, Barbra Streisand, The Beach Boys, The Doors, Cher, Simon & Garfunkel, Duane Eddy, The Mamas & the Papas, The Monkees, the Partridge Family, Paul Simon, Chet Baker, Jerry Garcia, Dave mason, Nancy Sinatra, Howard Roberts, Thelma Houston, Glen Campbell, Peter Allen, Barry Mann, Lalo Schifrin, Jimmy Webb, José Feliciano, Jackie DeShannon, Brian Cadd, Bobby Darin, Art Garfunkel, Stephen Bishop, David Clayton-Thomas, Billy Joel, Barry McGuire, Paul Young, Dolly Parton, Al Kooper, Johnny Rivers, John Denver, Chet Atkins, Helen Reddy, Joan Baez, Alen Roth, and Neil Diamond. Knechtel released two solo albums.

On October 2, 2018.

On October 2, 2018, Geoffrey Emerick died aged 72. He was recording studio audio engineer and producer, worked with America, Elvis Costello, Badfinger, Art Garfunkel, Jeff Beck, Gino Vannelli, Supertramp, Cheap Trick, Nazareth, Chris Bell, Split Enz, Trevor Rabin, Nick Heyward, Big Country, Gentle Giant, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Ultravox, Matthew Fisher, Kate Bush, Nellie McKay and Robin Trower, but he was best known for his work with The Beatles, on their albums Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles and Abbey Road. For his work in the music recording field, Emerick won “European Edison Award” and four “Grammy Awards”.

In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Warner Bros” label released “In the Pocket”, the seventh James Taylor studio album. It was recorded 1975 – 1976, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “The Burbank Studios” in Burbank, and was produced by Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet
  • Michael Brecker- saxophone
  • Red Callender- double bass, tuba
  • Malcolm Cecil- Moog synthesizer
  • David Crosby- vocals
  • Nick DeCaro – voiceorgan, hornorgan, string and horn arrangements, accordion, ARP String Ensemblesynthesizer
  • Craig Doerge- keyboards
  • Victor Feldman- percussion, marimba, bass marimba, vibraphone, orchestra bells
  • Art Garfunkel- vocals
  • David Grisman- mandolin, mandocello
  • Bobbye Hall- bongos, shaker, triangle
  • Milt Holland- chimes, wind chimes
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Danny Kortchmar- electric guitar, mandolin
  • Russ Kunkel- drums, percussion
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • David Lindley- dobro
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Clarence McDonald- Hammond organ, piano, Moog synthesizer, Fender Rhodes electric piano, hornorgan
  • Graham Nash- vocals
  • Herb Pedersen- banjo, vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt- vocals
  • Carter Robertson – vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt- vocals
  • Carly Simon- vocals
  • Lee Sklar- bass
  • Alex Taylor- vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel- electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Kenny Watson – cimbalom
  • Ernie Watts- saxophone
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Stevie Wonder- harmonica, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted.

  1. Shower the People
  2. A Junkie’s Lament
  3. Money Machine
  4. Slow Burning Love
  5. Everybody Has the Blues
  6. Daddy’s All Gone
  7. Woman’s Gotta Have It – Bobby Womack, Darryl Carter, Linda Cooke Womack
  8. Captain Jim’s Drunken Dream
  9. Don’t Be Sad ‘Cause Your Sun Is Down – James Taylor, Stevie Wonder
  10. Nothing Like a Hundred Miles
  11. Family Man
  12. Golden Moments

 

On March 28, 2013.

On March 28, 2013, Hugh C. McCracken died aged 70. He was guitarist, harmonica player, arranger and producer, best known as session musician who has performed on albums of famous musicians, including Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott, Dr. John, Gary Wright, Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Ron Carter, Rusty Bryant, Marlena Shaw, Deodato, Carly Simon and Andy Gibb. From 1969-1972, McCracken was member of Mike Mainieri’s White Elephant Orchestra.

On November 30, 1975.

numbers

On November 30, 1975, “Island” label released “Numbers”, the ninth Cat Stevens studio album. It was recorded in October 1975, at “Le Studio Morin Heights” in Quebec, Canada, and was produced by Cat Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Cat Stevens– acoustic guitar, electric guitar, twelve string guitar, piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, ARP 2600, ARP 2500, vocals
  • Jean Roussel– piano, Yamaha organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, synthesizer, harpsichord, Hammond organ, string synthesizer, vocals, vibraphone
  • Alun Davies– acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Gerry Conway– drums, vocals
  • Bruce Lynch– bass, double bass
  • Simon Nicol– acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string electric guitar
  • Chico Batera – congas, wind chimes, ganza, triangle, waterphone
  • Gordie Fleming – accordion
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Magic Children of Ottawa – vocals
  • Barbara Massey – vocals
  • Carl Hall – vocals
  • Tasha Thomas – vocals
  • Art Garfunkel– vocals
  • Lewis Furey – vocals
  • Melba Joyce – vocals
  • Carmen Twillie – vocals
  • Brenda Russell – vocals
  • Vennette Gloud – vocals
  • Suzanne Lynch– vocals
  • Anna Peacock – vocals
  • Vincent Beck – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Cat Stevens.

  1. Whistlestar
  2. Novim’s Nightmare
  3. Majik of Majiks
  4. Drywood
  5. Banapple Gas
  6. Land o’ Freelove & Goodbye
  7. Jzero
  8. Home
  9. Monad’s Anthem

 

On October 25, 1977.

watermark

On October 25, 1977, “Columbia” label released “Watermark”, the third Art Garfunkel solo studio album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Art Garfunkel and Phil Ramone. The album cover photo was taken by actress Laurie Bird, Garfunkel’s girlfriend.

Personnel:

  • Art Garfunkel – vocals
  • Derek Bell – harmonica
  • Stephen Bishop– guitar, background vocals
  • Paul Simon– acoustic guitar, vocals
  • James Taylor– vocals
  • Paul Desmond– alto saxophone
  • Bob Dorough– vocals
  • Pete Carr– guitar
  • Tommy Vig– vibraphone, background vocals
  • Leah Kunkel– background vocals
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Jimmy Webb– keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– piano
  • David Campbell– arranger
  • David Crosby– background vocals
  • Christopher Dedrick – arranger
  • Fred Farell – vocals
  • Joe Farrell– flute, English horn, oboe
  • Martin Fay– fiddle
  • Carol Flamm – vocals
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Jimmie Haskell– arranger
  • Ed Hasselbrink – vocals
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Shelley Hirsch – vocals
  • David Hood– bass
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Craig Krampf– percussion
  • Thomas Latondre – percussion, handclapping
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Paddy Moloney– uilleann pipes, tin whistle
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Oklahoma Uni Chorale – vocals
  • Joe Osborn– bass
  • Bill Payne– synthesizer
  • Tom Roady – percussion
  • Jack Schroer– saxophone
  • Rick Shlosser– drums
  • Alexandra Stavrou – vocals
  • Richard Tee– electric piano
  • Michael Tubridy– flute
  • Seán Keane– fiddle

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Webb; except where noted

  1. Crying in My Sleep
  2. Marionette
  3. Shine It on Me
  4. Watermark
  5. Saturday Suit
  6. All My Love’s Laughter
  7. (What a) Wonderful World – Herb Alpert, Sam Cooke, Lou Adler
  8. Shuck’n Jive
  9. Paper Chase
  10. She Moved Through the Fair – Traditional
  11. Someone Else (1958)
  12. Wooden Planes