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The Waterboys: Room to Roam

On October 2, 1990, “Ensign” label released “Room to Roam”, the fifth Waterboys (The) studio album. It was recorded February – June 1990, at “Spiddal House” in Galway, Ireland, and was produced by Barry Beckett and Mike Scott.

Personnel:

  • Mike Scott – lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Colin Blakey – whistle, flute, Hammond organ, piano
  • Anthony Thistlethwaite – saxophone, mandolin
  • Steve Wickham – vocals, fiddle, Hammond organ
  • Sharon Shannon – accordion, fiddle
  • Trevor Hutchinson – bass guitar, bouzouki
  • Noel Bridgeman – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Barry Beckett – piano
  • Roddy Lorimer – trumpet
  • J. Neil Sidwell – trombone
  • Kieran Wilde – clarinet
  • Ken Samson – didjeridu
  • John “Turps” Burke – backing vocals
  • Seamus Begley – backing vocals
  • Eileen Begley – backing vocals
  • Diarmuid O’Suilleabhan – backing vocals
  • Tim Martin – engineer
  • Annie Siggins – sleeve design
  • Simon Fowler – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Scott, except where noted.

  1. In Search of a Rose
  2. Song from the End of the World
  3. A Man Is in Love – Mike Scott / Kaliope House – Dave Richardson
  4. Bigger Picture – Mike Scott, Anthony Thistlethwaite
  5. Natural Bridge Blues – traditional, arranged by Mike Scott, Colin Blakey, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Steve Wickham, Sharon Shannon, Trevor Hutchinson, Noel Bridgeman
  6. Something That Is Gone
  7. The Star and the Sea
  8. A Life of Sundays
  9. Islandman
  10. The Raggle Taggle Gypsy – traditional, arranged by Mike Scott, Colin Blakey, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Steve Wickham, Sharon Shannon, Trevor Hutchinson, Noel Bridgeman
  11. How Long Will I Love You?
  12. Upon the Wind and Waves – Steve Wickham
  13. Spring Comes to Spiddal
  14. The Trip to Broadford – Kieran Donnellan
  15. Further Up, Further In – traditional, arranged by Mike Scott, Colin Blakey, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Steve Wickham, Sharon Shannon, Trevor Hutchinson, Noel Bridgeman, lyrics by Mike Scott
  16. Room to Roam – George MacDonald, arranged by Mike Scott, Colin Blakey, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Steve Wickham, Sharon Shannon, Trevor Hutchinson, Noel Bridgeman
  17. The Kings of Kerry – Mike Scott, Sharon Shannon, Steve Wickham

Bobby Womack: Communication

On September 15, 1971, “United Artists” label released “Communication”, the third Bobby Womack studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “United Artists Recording Studio” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bobby Womack.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Womack – vocals, guitar, organ, string and horn arrangements
  • Barry Beckett – piano, clavichord, harpsichord, electric piano, Moog synthesizer
  • Jimmy Johnson, Tippy Armstrong – guitar
  • Truman Thomas, Clayton Ivey – keyboards
  • David Hood – bass
  • Roger Hawkins – drums, percussion
  • Ronnie Eades – baritone saxophone
  • Harvey Thompson – tenor saxophone
  • Harrison Calloway – trumpet
  • Dale Quillen – trombone
  • Friendly Womack, Jr., Curtis Womack, Harry Womack, Cecil Womack, Patrice Holloway, Pam Grier, Janice Singleton – backing vocals
  • René Hall – string arrangements
  • John Van Hamersveld – art direction
  • Norman Seeff – photography

Track listing:

  1. Communication – Bobby Womack
  2. Come l’ amore – Bob Hillard, Leon Ware
  3. Fire and Rain – James Taylor
  4. (If You Don’t Want My Love) Give It Back – Bobby Womack
  5. Medley: Monologue / (They Long to Be) Close to You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Everything is Beautiful – Ray Stevens
  7. That’s the Way I Feel About You – Jimmy Grisby, Joe Hicks, Bobby Womack
  8. Yield Not to Temptation – Horatio Palmer

Bobby Womack: Facts of Life

On June 8, 1973, “United Artists” label released “Facts of Life”, the fifth Bobby Womack studio album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Bobby Womack.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Womack – vocals, guitar, string and horn arrangements
  • Dave Turner, Jimmy Johnson, Pete Carr – guitar
  • Barry Beckett, Clayton Ivey – keyboards
  • David Hood, Jerry Masters – bass
  • Roger Hawkins – drums
  • Jerry Masters, Kerry McNab, Christina Hersch, Steve Melton – engineer
  • Mike Salisbury – art direction, design
  • Philip Hays – illustration

Track listing:

  1. Nobody Wants You When You’re Down and Out – James Cox
  2. I’m Through Trying to Prove My Love to You – Bobby Womack
  3. If You Can’t Give Her Love – Clayton Ivey, Phillip Mitchell
  4. That’s Heaven to Me – Sam Cooke
  5. Medley: Holdin’ on to My baby’s Love / Nobody – Bobby Womack, George Jackson, Raymond Moore
  6. Medley: Fact of Life/He’ll Be There When the Sun Goes Down – Bobby Womack
  7. Can’t Stop a Man in Love – George Soulé, Terry Woodford
  8. The Look of Love – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Natural Man – Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Jerry Wexler
  10. All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan

Donovan: Lady of the Stars

In January 1984, “RCA” label released “Lady of the Stars”, the seventeenth Donovan studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Robb, Dee Robband and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, guitar
  • Pete Carr – guitar 
  • Richie Zito – guitar
  • Dave Mason – guitar 
  • John Sebastian – autoharp
  • Barry Beckett, Bill Payne, William “Smitty” Smith, Jai Winding, Bruce Robb – keyboards
  • Bob Glaub, Leland Sklar, Wilton Felder, Jim Strauss – bass guitar
  • Rayford Griffin, James Gadson, Mike “Reedo” Reed – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Jim Horn – wind instruments
  • Graham Nash – backing vocals
  • Bonnie Bramlett – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Lady of the Stars
  2. I Love You Baby
  3. Bye, Bye Girl
  4. Every Reason
  5. Season of the Witch
  6. Boy for Every Girl
  7. Local Boy Chops Wood
  8. Sunshine Superman
  9. Living for the Love Light
  10. Till I See You Again

In June 1980.

In June 1980, “Asylum” label released “Storm Windows”, the seventh John Prine studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, AL, and was produced by Barry Beckett.

Personnel:

  • John Prine– vocals, guitar
  • John Burns – guitar, harmony vocals
  • Leo LeBlanc – steel guitar
  • Wayne Perkins– guitar
  • Barry Beckett– piano
  • Bob Hoban – organ, fiddle, mandolin, piano, backing vocals
  • Tom Piekarske – bass, backing vocals
  • Angie Varias – drums
  • Rachel Peer – harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by John Prine; except where noted.

  1. Shop Talk – John Prine, John Burns
  2. Living in the Future
  3. It’s Happening to You – John Prine, John Burns
  4. Sleepy Eyed Boy
  5. All Night Blue – Ava Aldridge, Cindy Richardson
  6. Just Wanna Be With You
  7. Storm Windows
  8. Baby Ruth – Johnny Wyker
  9. One Red Rose
  10. I Had a Dream

On February 2, 1993.

On February 2, 1993, “Elektra” label released “Rift”, the fourth Phish studio album. It was recorded September – November 1992, at “White Crow Studios” in Burlington, VT, and “The Castle” in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Barry Beckett.

Personnel:

  • Trey Anastasio– lead vocals, guitars
  • Page McConnell– lead, co – lead and backing vocals, keyboards
  • Mike Gordon– bass guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Jon Fishman– lead and backing vocals, drums
  • Gordon Stone – pedal steele
  • Kevin Halpin, Pete Greene – engineer
  • Jon Altschiller, Greg Parker – engineer assistant
  • Justin Niebank – mixing
  • Mark Nevers – mixing assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Mike Mills – design
  • David Welker – illustrations
  • David Gahr – photography

Track listing:

  1. Rift – Trey Anastasio, Marshall
  2. Fast Enough for You – Trey Anastasio, Marshall
  3. Lengtwise – Jon Fishman
  4. Maze – Trey Anastasio, Marshall
  5. Sparkle – Trey Anastasio, Marshall
  6. Horn – Trey Anastasio, Marshall
  7. The Wedge – Trey Anastasio, Marshall
  8. My Friend, My Friend – Trey Anastasio, Marshall
  9. Weigh – Mike Gordon
  10. All Things Reconsidered – Trey Anastasio
  11. Mound – Mike Gordon
  12. It’s Ice – Trey Anastasio, Marshall
  13. Lenghtwise – Jon Fishman
  14. The Horse – Trey Anastasio, Marshall
  15. Silent in the Morning – Trey Anastasio, Marshall

 

On November 25, 1970.

On November 25, 1970, “Columbia” label released “Christmas and the Beads of Sweat”, the fourth Laura Nyro album. It was recorded in May 1970, in New York City, and was produced by Felix Cavaliere and Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – vocals, piano, arrangements
  • Barry Beckett– vibraphone
  • Felix Cavaliere– organ, bells
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Eddie Hinton– electric guitar
  • David Hood– bass
  • Jack Jennings – percussion
  • Stuart Scharf– acoustic guitar
  • Duane Allman– guitar
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Alice Coltrane– harp
  • Dino Danelli– drums
  • Cornell Dupree– electric guitar
  • Joe Farrell– woodwinds
  • Ashod Garabedian – oud
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Michael Szittai – cimbalin
  • Arif Mardin– arrangements, conductor
  • Roy Segal, Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Jerry Lee Smith, Doug Pomeroy -assistant engineer
  • Beth O’Brien – cover portrait

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro, except where noted.

  1. Brown Earth
  2. When I Was a Freeport and You Were the Main Drag
  3. Blackpatch
  4. Been on a Train
  5. Up on the Roof – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  6. Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp
  7. Map to the Treasure
  8. Beads of Sweat
  9. Christmas in My Soul

On August 24, 1970.

On August 24, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “Spirit in the Dark”, the seventeenth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded May – October 1969, March 1970, and was produced by Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, piano
  • Dave Crawford– organ
  • Buzz Feiten– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Jimmy O’Rourke – guitar
  • Charlie Freeman – guitar
  • Duane Allman– guitar
  • Cornell Dupree– guitar
  • Eddie Hinton– guitar
  • Tommy McClure – bass guitar
  • Harold “Hog” Cowart – bass guitar
  • David Hood– bass guitar
  • Sammy Creason– drums
  • Ron Ziegler – drums
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Ray Lucas – drums
  • The Sweet Inspirations– background vocals
  • Wylene Ivy – background vocals
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Almeda Lattimore – background vocals
  • Pat Lewis– background vocals
  • Evelyn Green – background vocals
  • Brenda Bryant – background vocals
  • Jim Dickinson– additional keyboards
  • Michael Utley– additional keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– additional keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Play That Song – Ahmet Ertegün, Betty Nelson
  2. The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday’s Kiss) – Rick Darnell, Roy Hawkins
  3. Pullin’ – Carolyn Franklin, Jimmy Radcliffe
  4. You and Me – Aretha Franklin
  5. Honest I Do – Jimmy Reed, Ewart Abner
  6. Spirit in the Dark – Aretha Franklin
  7. When the Battle Is Over- Jessie Hill,  John
  8. One Way Ticket – Jessie Hill,  John
  9. Try Matty’s – Aretha Franklin
  10. That’s All I Want from You – Fritz Rotter
  11. Oh No Not My Baby – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  12. Why I Sing the Blues – B. King, Dave Clark

On June 18, 1976.

On June 18, 1976, “Riva” label released “A Night on the Town”, the seventh Rod Stewart album. It was recorded December 1975 – April 1976, at “Cherokee Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Muscle Shoals Sound” in Sheffield, “Criteria” in  Miami” in Nederland, CO, and was produced by Tom Dowd. The cover art is based on Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s painting “Bal du moulin de la Galette”.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart – vocals
  • Steve Cropper, Billy Peek, Joe Walsh, Jesse Ed Davis, David Lindley, Fred Tackett– guitar
  • John Barlow Jarvis, David Foster, Barry Beckett, J. Smith – keyboards
  • Donald Dunn, Bob Glaub, David Hood, Willie Weeks, Lee Sklar– bass guitar
  • Roger Hawkins, Andy Newmark, Al Jackson Jr., Rick Shlosser– drums
  • Tommy Vig, Joe Lala– percussion
  • Jerry Jumonville, Plas Johnson– tenor saxophone
  • Tower of Power Horn section – French horn
  • Jimmy Horowitz, Mel Lewis, Arif Mardin– string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Stewart, except where noted.

Slow Side

  1. Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
  2. The First Cut Is the Deepest – Cat Stevens
  3. Fool for You
  4. The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)

Fast Side

  1. The Balltrap
  2. Pretty Flamingo – Mark Barkan
  3. Big Bayou – Gib Guilbeau
  4. The Wild Side of Life – Arlie Carter, William Warren
  5. Trade Winds – Ralph MacDonald, William Salter

On April 1, 1983.

On April 1, 1983, “CBS” label released “Havana Moon”, the fifth Carlos Santana album. It was recorded in 1982, at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana– guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Roberto Moreno – vocals
  • Willie Nelson– vocals
  • Greg Walker – vocals
  • Candelario Lopez – vocals
  • Jose Santana – vocals, violin
  • Chris Solberg – vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Jimmie Vaughan– guitar
  • Booker T. Jones– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Richard Baker – keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– keyboards
  • Alan Pasqua– vocals, keyboards
  • Flaco Jiménez– accordion
  • Orestes Vilató– flute, percussion, timbales, backing vocals
  • Kim Wilson– harmonica, backing vocals
  • Greg Adams– strings, horn
  • Jose Salcedo – trombone, trumpet
  • Oscar Chavez– trombone, trumpet
  • Mic Gillette– trumpet, horn
  • Lanette Stevens – horn
  • Emilio Castillo– horn, backing vocals
  • Marc Russo– horn
  • Tramaine Hawkins– horn
  • Stephen Kupka– horn
  • Gabriel Arias – violin
  • Francisco Coronado – violin
  • Raymundo Coronado – violin
  • Keith Ferguson– bass
  • Luis Gonsalez – bass
  • David Hood– bass
  • David Margen – bass, percussion
  • Fran Christina – drums
  • Armando Peraza– vocals, percussion, bongos
  • Graham Lear– percussion, drums
  • Raul Rékow – percussion, conga, backing vocals
  • Alex Ligertwood– vocals, percussion
  • Cherline Hall – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Watch Your Step – Phil Belmonte, Bobby Parker
  2. Lightnin’ – Booker T. Jones, Carlos Santana
  3. Who Do You Love? – Ellas McDaniel
  4. Mudbone – Carlos Santana
  5. One with You – Booker T. Jones
  6. Ecuador – Carlos Santana
  7. Tales of Kilimanjaro – Alan Pasqua, Armando Peraza, Raul Rekow, Carlos Santana
  8. Havana Moon – Chuck Berry
  9. Daughter of the Night – Hasse Huss, Mikael Rickfors
  10. They All Went to Mexico – Greg Brown
  11. Vereda Tropical – Gonzalo Curiel