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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 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 November 28, 1970.

On November 28, 1970, “Polydor” label released “Play It Loud”, the second Slade studio album. It was recorded in 1970 and was produced by Chas Chandler.

Personnel:

  • Noddy Holder- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dave Hill- lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Lea- bass, violin, backing vocals
  • Don Powell– drums
  • George Chkiantz– engineer
  • Anton Mathews – mixing engineer
  • Gered Mankowitz– photography
  • Hamish and Gustav – sleeve design

Track listing:

  1. Raven – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  2. See Us Here – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  3. Dapple Rose – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell
  4. Could I – Jimmy Griffin, Robb Royer
  5. One Way Hotel – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  6. The Shape of Things to Come – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  7. Know Who You Are – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell, Dave Hill
  8. I Remember – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell
  9. Pouk Hill – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  10. Angelina – Neil Innes
  11. Dirty Joker – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell
  12. Sweet Box – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell

 

On November 25, 1974.

On November 25, 1974, “Atlantic” label released “With Everything I Feel in Me”, the twenty-first Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded January–April, 1974, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City and “Criteria Studios” in Miami, FL, and was produced by Aretha Franklin, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, piano
  • Ken Bichel– synthesizer, piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Brenda Bryant – background vocals
  • Cornell Dupree– guitar
  • Gordon Edwards – bass guitar
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Albhy Galuten– synthesizer
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Arif Mardin– string arrangements, horn arrangements, synthesizer arrangements
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Robbie McIntosh– percussion
  • The Memphis Horns– horns
    • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone, tenor sax solo
    • Ed Logan– tenor saxophone
    • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
    • James Mitchell– baritone saxophone
    • Jack Hale– trombone
  • Gene Orloff– concertmaster
  • Leon Pendarvis– Hammond organ
  • Bernard Purdie– drums
  • Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Pat Rebillot– mellotron
  • Pat Smith – background vocals
  • Hamish Stuart– percussion
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Richard Tee– piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ
  • Gene Paul, Karl Richardson – recording engineer
  • Lew Hahn – additional engineering
  • Arif Mardin, Gene Paul – mixing
  • Bob Defrin – art direction
  • Joel Brodsky – photography

Track listing:

  1. Without Love – Carolyn Franklin, Ivy Jo Hunter
  2. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  3. When You Get Right Down to It – Barry Mann
  4. You’ll Never Get to Heaven – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  5. With Everything I Feel in Me – Aretha Franklin
  6. I Love Every Little Thing About You – Stevie Wonder
  7. Sing It Again – Say It Again – Carolyn Franklin
  8. All of These Things – James Cleveland
  9. You Move Me – Glen Murdock, Mike Keck

 

On February 11, 1985.

On February 11, 1985, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, debut Firm album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Sol Studios” in Cookham, Berkshire, England, and was produced by Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Jimmy Page– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Tony Franklin– fretless bass, keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Chris Slade– drums, percussion
  • Steve Dawson – trumpet
  • Paul “Shilts” Weimar – baritone saxophone
  • Willie Garnett – tenor saxophone
  • Don Weller– tenor saxophone solo
  • Sam Brown, Helen Chappelle, Joy Yates – backing vocals
  • Stuart Epps– engineering
  • Gordon Vicary – mastering
  • Steve Maher – cover artwork
  • Steve Privett – tape operation; supplier of tea, gin and tonics

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers, except where noted.

  1. Closer
  2. Make or Break – Paul Rodgers
  3. Someone to Love
  4. Together
  5. Radioactive – Paul Rodgers
  6. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Phil Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  7. Money Can’t Buy – Paul Rodgers
  8. Satisfaction Guaranteed
  9. Midnight Moonlight

On July 5, 1969.

On July 5, 1969, “Dunhill” label released “Bubblegum, Lemonade and… Something for Mama”, the second Cass Elliot album under the billing “Mama Cass”. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Steve Barri.

Personnel:

  • Mama Cass – vocals
  • Mike Deasy– guitar
  • Red Rhodes– steel guitar
  • Hal Blaine– drums, percussion
  • Steve Barri– percussion
  • Ben Benay – guitar, harmonica
  • Jimmie Haskell– accordion, arranger, conductor
  • Phil Kaye – percussion, engineer
  • Larry Knechtel– organ, piano
  • Joe Osborn– bass
  • Gary Burden- art direction, design
  • Henry Diltz- photography

Track listing

  1. It’s Getting Better – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  2. Blow Me a Kiss – Jack Carone
  3. Sour Grapes -Tom Ghent
  4. Easy Come, Easy Go – Diane Hildebrand, Jack Keller
  5. I Can Dream, Can’t I? – Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal
  6. Welcome To the World – Martin Eagle Siegel, Scott English
  7. Lady Love – Delaney Bramlett
  8. He’s a Runner – Laura Nyro
  9. Move in a Little Closer, Baby – Robert O’Connor, Arnold Jay Capitanelli
  10. When I Just Wear My Smile – Tom V. Lane, Sharyn Pulley
  11. Who’s To Blame – Leah Kunkel

In March 1967.

In March 1967, “MGM” label released “Eric Is Here”, album by Eric Burdon & The Animals. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Tom Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon- vocals
  • Barry Jenkins- drums
  • The Horace Ott and Benny Golson Orchestras
  • Val Valentin– direction
  • Benny Golson– arranger, conductor
  • Horace Ott– arranger, conductor
  • Nancy Reiner- cover art
  • Acy Lehman- cover design
  • Bill McMeehan- recording engineer
  • Gene Radice- sound mixer

Track listing:

  1. In the Night – Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart
  2. Mama Told Me Not to Come – Randy Newman
  3. I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today – Randy Newman
  4. This Side of Goodbye – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  5. That Ain’t Where It’s At – Martin Siegel
  6. True Love (Comes Only Once in a Lifetime) – Bob Haley, Nevel Nader
  7. Help Me Girl – Scott English, Larry Weiss
  8. Wait Till Next Year – Randy Newman
  9. Losin’ Control – Carl D’Errico, Roger Atkins
  10. It’s Not Easy – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  11. The Biggest Bundle of Them All – Ritchie Cordell, Sol Trimachi
  12. It’s Been a Long Time Comin’ – Jimmy Radcliffe, Joey Brooks

In February 1970.

In February 1970, “Regal Zonophone” label released “Shazam”, the second Move studio album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Advision Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Roy Wood, Carl Wayne, Rick Price and Gerald Chevin.

Personnel:

  1. Roy Wood- lead vocals, guitars; keyboards.
  2. Bev Bevan- drums, percussion.
  3. Carl Wayne- lead vocals; guitars.
  4. Rick Price- vocals, bass.
  5. Trevor Burton, Tony Visconti- bass

Track listing:

  1. Hello Susie – Roy Wood
  2. Beautiful Daughter – Roy Wood
  3. Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited – Roy Wood
  4. Fields of People – Wyatt Day, Jon Pierson
  5. Don’t Make My Baby Blue – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  6. The Last Thing on My Mind – Tom Paxton

In January 1977.

In January 1977, “Capitol” label released the self-titled, second Sammy Hagar  album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by John Carter.

Personnel:

  • Sammy Hagar– lead vocals, guitar
  • Bill Church– bass guitar
  • Alan Fitzgerald– keyboards
  • David Lewark– guitar
  • Scott Mathews– drums

Track listing:

  1. Red – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  2. Catch the Wind – Donovan
  3. Cruisin’ & Boozin’ – Sammy Hagar
  4. Free Money – Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith
  5. Rock ‘N’ Roll Weekend – Sammy Hagar
  6. Fillmore Shuffle – Bruce Stephens
  7. Hungry – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  8. The Pits – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  9. Love Has Found Me – Sammy Hagar
  10. Little Star/Eclipse – Sammy Hagar

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Capricorn” label released “Liv”, the second Livingston Taylor studio album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Jon Landau.

Personnel:

  • Livingston Taylor — acoustic guitar, guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Greg Prestopino — vocals, backing vocals
  • Robert Popwell— bass, guitar
  • Walter Robinson — bass, acoustic bass
  • Johnny Sandlin — bass, guitar
  • Bill Stewart — drums
  • Tommy Talton — acoustic guitar, guitar
  • David Woodford — flute, tenor saxophone, wind
  • George Marino- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Livingston Taylor; except where noted.

  1. Get Out of Bed
  2. May I Stay Around
  3. Open Up Your Eyes
  4. Gentleman
  5. Easy Prey
  6. Be That Way
  7. Truck Driving Man
  8. Mom, Dad
  9. On Broadway – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  10. Caroline
  11. I Just Can’t Be Lonesome No More