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On June 1, 1999.

On June 1, 1999, “Windham Hill” label released “Barefoot on the Beach”, the fourteenth Michael Franks studio album. It was recorded in 1999, and was produced by Chuck Loeb and Jimmy Haslip.


  • Michael Franks, Valerie Simpson – vocals
  • Carmen Cuesta, Lani Groves, Tawatha Agee – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Haslip, Will Lee – bass
  • John Patitucci – double bass
  • Brian Dunne, Shawn Pelton, Steve Gadd, Wolfgang Haffner – drums
  • James Hynes – flugelhorn
  • David Mann, Chris Hunter – flute
  • Chuck Loeb, Jay Azzolina, Jeff Mironov, Steve Khan – guitar
  • Charles Blenzig, Jimmy Haslip, Chris Palmaro, Mike Ricchiuti – keyboards
  • Bashiri Johnson, David Charles, Wolfgang Haffner – percussion
  • Bob James – piano
  • Chris Hunter, Andy Snitzer, Bob Mintzer, Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Jim Beard – strings
  • Birch Johnson – trombone
  • Larry Lunetta, Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Dave Samuels – vibraphone

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Franks, except where noted.

  1. Barefoot on the Beach – Charles Blenzig, Michael Franks
  2. Heart Like an Open Book
  3. Now Love Has No End
  4. The Fountain of Youth
  5. When You Smiled at Me
  6. Double Talk
  7. Every Time She Whispers
  8. Why Spring Ain’t Here
  9. A Walk in the Rain
  10. Smooth
  11. Like Moon Behind a Cloud

On December 9, 1986.

On December 9, 1986, “Blackheart” label released “Good Music”, the fifth Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Record Plant” in New York City, “Nino Studios” in Baldwin, New York, “Broccoli Rabe” in Fairfield, New Jersey, “Kingdom Sound Studios” in Syosset, New York, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, John Aiosa, Mark S. Berry, Larry Smith and Reggie Griffin.


  • Joan Jett- guitars, lead vocals
  • Ricky Byrd – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Kasim Sulton- bass
  • Gary Ryan – bass, backing vocals
  • Thommy Price, Lee Crystal – drums
  • Bob Halligan, Jr.- guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Reggie Griffin – guitar, bass, drums
  • Rick Knowles – guitar
  • Michael Rudetsky, Ronnie Lawson – keyboards
  • Dennis Feldman – bass
  • Jimmy Bralower – drums
  • Ross Levinson – violin
  • Bashiri Johnson, Nelson Williams, Thom Panunzio, Larry Smith- percussion
  • Darlene Love- backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love, Billy Hinsche, Bobby Figueroa – background vocals
  • Kenny Laguna- various instruments, backing vocals
  • The Uptown Horns:
    • Crispin Choe – baritone saxophone
    • Robert Funk – trombone
    • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
    • Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • Thom Panunzio- engineer, mixing
  • John Aiosa, Tom Swift, Gray Russell, Jim Ball – additional engineering
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Good Music – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  2. This Means War – Joan Jett, Bob Halligan Jr., Kenny Laguna
  3. Roadrunner – Jonathan Richman
  4. If Ya Want My Luv – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  5. Fun, Fun, Fun – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  6. Black Leather – Joan Jett, Reggie Griffin, Eddie Morris, William Adler
  7. Outlaw – Joan Jett, Bob Halligan Jr., Kenny Laguna, Ricky Bird
  8. Just Lust – Terry Abrahamson, Rick Nowels
  9. You Got Me Floatin’ – Jimi Hendrix
  10. Contact – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna

In June 1988.

In June 1988, “Virgin” label released “Provision”, the third Scritti Politti album. It recorded 1987–1988 at “Minot Sound” in Atlantic, “Hit Factory”, “Right Track”, “Sorcerer Sound” in New York; “Britannia Row”, “AIR, Townhouse”, “Sarm West”, “Swan Yard” in London, and was produced by Green Gartside, David Gamson and John Potoker.


  • Green Gartside– vocals
  • David Gamson– Yamaha DX7, Yamaha TX816, Yamaha QX1, Oberheim Matrix 12, Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, Roland MKS-80, Roland MKS 50, Synclavier
  • Fred Maher– drums, Oberheim DMX, LinnDrum
  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Bashiri Johnson– percussion
  • Chris Botti– trumpet
  • Dann Huff– guitar
  • John Mahoney – Synclavier
  • Joe Mennonna – saxophones
  • Jason Miles – keyboard programming
  • Marcus Miller– bass
  • Nick Moroch – guitar
  • Raymond Niznik – Synclavier
  • Kent Smith – horn
  • Andy Snitzer – saxophones
  • Roger Troutman– talk box
  • Mitch Corn – horn
  • Mark Stevens, B.J. Nelson, Fonzi Thornton, Tawatha Agee, Rory Dodd, Diva Gray, Yogi Lee, Eric Troyer– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Green Gartside and David Gamson; except where noted.

  1. Boom! There She Was
  2. Overnite
  3. First Boy in This Town (Lovesick)
  4. All That We Are
  5. Best Thing Ever – Green Gartside, David Gamson, John Potoker
  6. Oh Patti (Don’t Feel Sorry for Loverboy)
  7. Bam Salute
  8. Sugar and Spice
  9. Philosophy Now

On March 7, 2006.

On March 7, 2006, “Reprise” label released “Morph the Cat”, the third Donald Fagen solo album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Donald Fagen.


  • Donald Fagen – Fender Rhodes, backing vocals, organ, piano, melodica
  • Jerry Barnes, Michael Harvey, Amy Helm, Carolyn Leonhart, Cindy Mizelle – backing vocals
  • Freddie Washington – bass
  • Keith Carlock – drums
  • Frank Vignola, Ken Wessel, Ken Emerson, Hugh McCracken, Wayne Krantz, Jon Herington – guitar
  • Walt Weiskopf – tenor saxophone
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet
  • Phonus Quaver – vibraphone
  • Roger Rosenberg – baritone saxophone
  • Gordon Gottlieb – percussion
  • Ted Baker – piano
  • Mark Patterson – trombone
  • Howard Levy – harmonica
  • Ted Baker – Wurlitzer Electric Piano
  • Phonus Quaver – marimba
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  • Lawrence Feldman – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Pasaro – percussion
  • Camille Meza, Candice Predham, Eddie Jackson, Jennifer Battista – handclaps
  • Harlan Post, Jr – acoustic bass.
  • Roger Rosenberg – bass clarinet
  • Illinois Elohainu – flute
  • Brian Montgomery – bass
  • Tracking Engineer: Elliot Scheiner
  • Overdub/ProTools Engineers: Brian Montgomery, T. J. Doherty
  • Mix Engineer: Elliott Scheiner
  • Second Mix Engineer: Brian Montgomery
  • Assistant Engineers: Eddie Jackson, Jim Keller, Chad Lupo, Steve Mazur, Brian Montgomery, Matt Scheiner, Bryan Smith, Allan “A.T.” Thomas
  • Piano Technicians: Sam Berd, Wayne Williams
  • Drum/Guitar Tech: Artie Smith
  • Music Copyist: Gary Blu
  • Mastering Engineer: Darcy Proper
  • Additional Mastering: Joseph M. Palmaccio
  • Mastering Assistant: Maria Triana
  • Management: Irving Azoff
  • Production Coordinators: Jill Dell’Abate, Cindy Osborne
  • Production Assistant: Mary Lou Arnold
  • Art Direction: Jeri Heiden
  • Design: Ryan Corey
  • Photography: Danny Clinch

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Fagen.

  1. Morph the Cat
  2. H Gang
  3. What I Do
  4. Brite Nitegown
  5. The Great Pagoda of Funn
  6. Security Joan
  7. The Night Belongs to Mona
  8. Mary Shut the Garden Door
  9. Morph the Cat (Reprise)


On November 17, 1986.


On November 17, 1986, “Some Bizzare” label released “Infected”, the second The The album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Warne Livesey, Matt Johnson, Roli Mosimann and Gary Langan.


  1. Matt Johnson: music, lyrics, string writing, guitars, keyboards, vocals, percussion
  2. Steve Aitken: trombone
  3. Astarti String Orchestra (leader: Gavyn Wright):- strings
  4. Guy Barker: trumpet, flugel horn
  5. Pete Beachill: trombone
  6. Andy Blake: baritone sax
  7. Dan Brown: electric bass
  8. Steve Brown: electric bass
  9. Neneh Cherry: vocals
  10. Dave Clayton: synth bass
  11. Sir Barrence Clempson: assistant engineer
  12. Jeff Clyne: acoustic bass
  13. The Croquets: backing vocals
  14. The Deaf Section: brass
  15. Dave DeFries: trumpet
  16. Andy Dog: artwork
  17. Anna Domino: backing vocals
  18. Anne Dudley: arrangement
  19. Philip Eastop: French horn
  20. John Edcott: trumpet
  21. Steve Hogarth: piano
  22. Luís Jardim: percussion
  23. Bashiri Johnson: percussion
  24. Mike Johnson: engineering
  25. Judd Lander: harmonica
  26. Gary Langan: engineering
  27. Warne Livesey: String writing and arrangement, brass writing, bass, backing vocals, organ, engineering, remixing
  28. Zeke Manyika: backing vocals
  29. Mini Matt: assistant engineer
  30. Barbara Milne: assistant engineer
  31. Bob Mintzer: saxophone
  32. Gary Mobeley: fairlight operator
  33. Roli Mosimann: music, programming, percussion, production
  34. Tessa Niles: backing vocals
  35. David Palmer: drums
  36. Steve Peck: engineering
  37. Andrew Poppy: brass arrangement and composition
  38. Steve Reece: assistant engineer
  39. Mark Robinson: assistant engineer
  40. Ashley Slater: trombone
  41. Jamie Talbot: saxophone
  42. John Thirkell: trumpet
  43. Peter Woodroffe: assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Matt Johnson, except where noted.

  1. Infected
  2. Out of the Blue (Into the Fire)
  3. Heartland
  4. Angels of Deception
  5. Sweet Bird of Truth
  6. Slow Train to Dawn
  7. Twilight of a Champion – Matt Johnson, Roli Mosimann
  8. The Mercy Beat

On November 6, 1990.


On November 6, 1990, “Virgin” label released “Refugees of the Heart”, the sixth Stevie Winwood solo album. It was recorded in 1990 at “Netherturkdonic Studios” in  Gloucestershire, England, and “Emerald Sound” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Stevie Winwood.


  • Steve Winwood– vocals, keyboards, Hammond organ, Mini Moog solo, keyboard bass , guitar, additional percussion, vibes solo, additional drums, drum programming, keyboard programming, Fairlight programming
  • Mike Lawler – keyboards
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Jim Capaldi– drums, percussion
  • Eddie Bayers– drums
  • Bashiri Johnson– percussion
  • Michael Rhodes – bass guitar
  • Anthony Crawford– guitar
  • Larry Byrom– guitar, slide guitar
  • Randall Bramblett– soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Jim Horn– alto saxophone, baritone & tenor saxophones
  • Harvey Thomson – tenor saxophone
  • Michael Haynes – trumpet
  • Executive Producer – John Clarke
  • Engineered & Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge
  • Assistant Engineer – Brian Harding
  • Additional Engineering – Mike Dolan
  • Mastered by Ted Jensenat Sterling Sound
  • Art Direction by Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff & Melanie Nissen
  • Design – Mike Fink
  • Photography – Douglas Brothers

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings except where noted.

  1. You’ll Keep on Searching
  2. Every Day (Oh Lord)
  3. One and Only Man” – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  4. I Will Be Here
  5. Another Deal Goes Down
  6. Running On
  7. Come Out and Dance
  8. In the Light of Day