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On January 12, 2010.

On January 12, 2010, “Hip-O” and “UMe” labels released “Y Not”, the 16th Ringo Starr studio album. It was recorded in 2009, and was produced by Ringo Starr and Bruce Sugar.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr– lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, piano, drums, percussion
  • Steve Dudas – guitar
  • Benmont Tench– Hammond organ, piano
  • Michael Bradford– bass guitar
  • Bruce Sugar – keyboards, engineer
  • Keith Allison – guitar, backing vocals
  • Don Was– bass guitar, upright bass
  • Joe Walsh– guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Stewart– guitar
  • Paul McCartney– bass guitar, additional vocals
  • Billy Squier– guitar
  • Edgar Winter– horns, tenor and alto saxophones, backing vocals
  • Joss Stone– lead vocals
  • Ben Harper– backing vocals
  • Richard Marx– backing vocals
  • Ann Marie Calhoun– violin
  • Tina Sugandh– tabla, chanting
  • Cindy Gomez– backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Fill in the Blanks – Richard Starkey, Joe Walsh
  2. Peace Dream – Richard Starkey, Gary Wright, Gary Nicholson
  3. The Other Side of Liverpool – Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart
  4. Walk with You – Richard Starkey, Van Dyke Parks
  5. Time – Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart
  6. Everyone Wins – Richard Starkey, Johnny Warman
  7. Mystery of the Night – Richard Starkey, Richard Marx
  8. Can’t Do It Wrong – Richard Starkey, Gary Burr
  9. Y Not – Richard Starkey, Glen Ballard
  10. Who’s Your Daddy – Richard Starkey, Joss Stone
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On May 6, 2014.

On May 6, 2014, “Prestige Folklore” label released “Childhood Home”, the twelfth Ben Harper studio album. It was recorded in released 2014 at “The Machine Shop” in Santa Monica, California, and was produced by Ben Harper, Ethan Allan, Jason Mozersky, Jesse Ingalls and Jimmy Paxson. The album is Ben Harper’s collaboration with his mother, Ellen.

Personnel:

  • Ben Harper – vocals, guitars, autoharp, dulcimer
  • Ellen Harper – vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Jesse Ingalls – bass, keyboards
  • Jason Mozersky – guitar
  • Jimmy Paxson – drums
  • Ethan Allen – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Dolan – art direction
  • Trifon Trifonopolous – photography
  • Daniel Voll – cover photo
  • Eric Hendrix – back cover photo

 Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper; except where noted.

  1. A House is a Home
  2. City of Dreams
  3. Born to Love You
  4. Heavyhearted World
  5. Farmer’s Daughter
  6. Memories of Gold
  7. Altar of Love
  8. Break Your Heart
  9. Learn it All Again Tomorrow
  10. How Could We Not Believe

 

On February 19, 2016.

On February 19, 2016, “Epitaph” label released “Livin’ on a High Note”, the Mavis Staples studio album. It was recorded in August 2015, at “Agoura Borealis” in Agoura Hills, California, “Kingsize” in Los Angeles, and “CRC” in Chicago, and was produced by Matthew Ward.

Personnel:

  • Mavis Staples – vocals
  • Donny Gerrard – vocals
  • Vicki Randle – background vocals
  • Rick Holmstrom – guitar
  • Matthew Ward – background vocals, guitars, organ, synthesizer
  • Jeff Turmes – bass
  • Sean Billings – trumpet
  • Alex Budman – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Humberto Ruiz – trombone
  • Nathaniel Walcott – trumpet, clavinet, horn arrangements
  • Stephen Hodges – drums
  • Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews – trumpet, trombone
  • David Moyer – baritone saxophone
  • Tucker Martine – tambourine, mixing
  • Pierre de Reeder, Josh Kvale, Mat Lejeune – engineer
  • Adam Ayan – mastering
  • Masaki Koike – art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. Take Us Back – Benjamin Booker
  2. Love and Trust – Ben Harper
  3. If It’s a Light – Charity Rose Thielen
  4. Action – Merrill Garbus
  5. High Note – Valerie June
  6. Don’t Cry – Matthew Ward
  7. Tomorrow – Jon Batiste, Aloe Blacc
  8. Dedicated – Justine Vernon, Matthew Ward
  9. History Now – Neko Case, Donny Gerrard, Laura Veirs
  10. One Love – Aaron Livingston
  11. Jesus Lay Down Beside Me – Nick Cave
  12. MLK Song – Martin Luther King Jr., Matthew Ward

On March 11, 2003.

On March 11, 2003, “Virgin” label released “Diamonds on the Inside”, the fifth Ben Harper album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Ben Harper.

Personnel:

  • Ben Harper – organ, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, electric guitar, vocals, synthesiser bass, tongue drum
  • Al Yasha Anderson – guitar solo
  • Carla Benson – background vocals
  • Ron Blake – trumpet
  • Leo Chelyapov – clarinet
  • John Ingram – background vocals
  • Greg Kurstin– synthesizer, piano, celeste, Hammond organ, electric piano, background vocals, clavinet, mellotron
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo– vocals
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel
  • Timothy Loo – cello
  • Misty Love – background vocals
  • Leon Mobley– percussion, sound effects, background vocals
  • Juan Nelson – bass, background vocals
  • Nicky Panicci (a.k.a. Nicky P.) – acoustic guitar, guitar, electric guitar
  • David Ralicke – trombone
  • Darrel Sims – viola
  • Amy Wilkins – harp
  • Rebecca Yeh – cello
  • Josef Zimmerman – upright bass
  • Engineers: Todd Burke, Rick “Soldier” Will
  • Assistant engineers: Kevin Dean, June Murakawa
  • Mixing: Todd Burke
  • Mastering: Gavin Lurssen
  • Arrangers: Ben Harper, Greg Kurstin
  • Assistants: Josh Florian, Rail Jon Rogut
  • Advisor: Ben Elder
  • Design: Mike King
  • Layout Design: Mike King
  • Photography: Warren Darius Aftahi, Blue Sky, Jon Shapiro
  • Research: Ben Elder

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper except where noted.

  1. With My Own Two Hands
  2. When It’s Good
  3. Diamonds On The Inside
  4. Touch from Your Lust
  5. When She Believes
  6. Brown Eyed Blues – Ben Harper, Juan Nelson
  7. Bring the Funk – Charles, Ben Harper, Greg Kurstin, Leon Mobley, Juan Nelson
  8. Everything
  9. Amen Omen
  10. Temporary Remedy
  11. So High So Low
  12. Blessed to Be a Witness
  13. Picture of Jesus
  14. She’s Only Happy in the Sun – Dean Butterworth, Ben Harper

 

 

On August 1, 1995.

Ben Harper - Fight For Your Mind

On August 1, 1995, “Virgin” label released “Fight for Your Mind”, the second Ben Harper studio album. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by Ben Harper, Jean-Pierre Plunier and Bob “Stiv” Coke. it was Harper’s last solo album before adding the Innocent Criminals to his line-up.

Personnel:

  • Ben Harper – acoustic guitar, Vocals, weissenborn
  • Brett Banduci – viola
  • Danielle Charles – violin
  • Oliver Charles – drums
  • Bob “Stiv” Coke – tabla, tambourine, tamboura, sarod
  • Timothy Loo – cello
  • Leon Mobley- percussion
  • Juan Nelson – bass
  • Ervin Pope – organ, Hammond organ
  • Associate Producer: Jeff Gottlieb
  • Assistant Producer: Jeff Gottlieb
  • Engineer: Bradley Cook
  • Assistant engineers: Ryan Boesh, Todd Burke, Paul Naguna
  • Mixing: The Dub Brothers, Femi Jiya, Eric Sarafin
  • Mastering: Eddy Schreyer
  • String arrangements: Ben Harper, J.P. Plunier
  • Design: Tom Dolan
  • Art direction: Tom Dolan, J.P. Plunier
  • Photography: Bob “Stiv” Coke, Jeff Gottlieb
  • Research: Ben Elder

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper except where noted.

  1. Oppression
  2. Ground on Down
  3. Another Lonely Day
  4. Please Me Like You Want To
  5. Gold to Me
  6. Burn One Down
  7. Excuse Me Mr. – Ben Harper, P. Plunier
  8. People Lead
  9. Fight for Your Mind
  10. Give a Man a Home
  11. By My Side
  12. Power of the Gospel
  13. God Fearing Man
  14. One Road to Freedom

 

On June 17, 1997.

Ben_Harper_-_The_Will_to_Live

On June 17, 1997, “Virgin America” label released “The Will to Live”, the third Ben Harper album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Jean-Pierre Plunier.

Personnel:

  • Ben Harper – guitar, saz, vocals, weissenborn
  • Louis Allen – bass
  • Alan Anderson – guitar
  • Agnes Baddoo – background vocals
  • Brett Banduci – viola
  • Patrick Brayer – fiddle
  • Dean Butterworth- drums
  • Danielle Charles – violin
  • Juan Nelson – bass, background vocals
  • Eric Person- saxophone
  • Amy Piatt – background vocals
  • Emily Wright – cello
  • Engineer: Todd Burke
  • Assistant engineers: Peter Doell, Erica Stephenson, Dann Thompson
  • Mixing: Eric Sarafin
  • Mastering: Dave Collins
  • Art direction: J.P. Plunier
  • Design: Flavia Cureteu
  • Photography: Annalisa, J.P. Plunier

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper except where noted.

  1. Faded
  2. Homeless Child
  3. Number Three
  4. Roses from My Friends
  5. Jah Work
  6. I Want to Be Ready
  7. The Will to Live
  8. Ashes
  9. Widow of a Living Man
  10. Glory & Consequence
  11. Mama’s Trippin’ – Ben Harper, P. Plunier
  12. I Shall Not Walk Alone

On March 21, 2006.

Ben_Harper_-_Both_Sides_of_the_Gun

On March 21, 2006, “Virgin” label released “Both Sides of the Gun”, album by Ben Harper. It was recorded at “The Boat Studios” in Silver Lake,California, and was produced by Ben Harper.

Personnel:

  • Ben Harper- vocals, slide guitar, acoustic guitar, Weissenborn, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion, piano, vibes,
  • Juan Nelson- bass
  • Oliver Francis Charles- drums
  • Leon Mobley- percussion
  • Jason Yates- keys
  • Matt Cory- bass
  • Michael Ward- guitar, bass
  • JP Plunier- drums
  • Charlie Musselwhite- backing vocals
  • David Lindley- tambura
  • Greg Kurstin- Hammond B3
  • Marc Ford- guitar
  • Alyssa Park, Joel Pargman, Patrick Rosalez, Brett Banducci, Timothy Loo – strings
  • David Palmer- keys
  • Danny Kalb- guitar, sound engineer
  • Jan Ghazi- electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Nick Sandro- bass, backing vocals
  • Jason Mozersky- guitar
  • Scott Thomas – backing vocals
  • Jose Medeles- drums
  • Jesse Ingulls – bass
  • Jordan Richardson – drums
  • William Gus Seyffert – bass
  • Ellen Harper, Sue Chase, Michelle Griepentrog, Jennifer Ohrstrom, Natasha Cockrell – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper, except where noted.

  1. Morning Yearning
  2. Waiting for You – Ben Harper and Michael Ward
  3. Picture in a Frame – Ben Harper, Michael Ward, Juan Nelson, Oliver Charles, Jason Yates and Leon Mobley
  4. Never Leave Lonely Alone
  5. Sweet Nothing Serenade
  6. Reason to Mourn
  7. More Than Sorry – Ben Harper and Danny Kalb
  8. Cryin’ Won’t Help You Now
  9. Happy Everafter in Your Eyes
  10. Better Way
  11. Both Sides of the Gun
  12. Engraved Invitation
  13. Black Rain – Ben Harper and Jason Yates
  14. Gather ‘Round the Stone
  15. Please Don’t Talk About Murder While I’m Eating
  16. Get It Like You Like It
  17. The Way You Found Me
  18. Serve Your Soul