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On November 7, 1977.

On November 7, 1977, “A&M” label released “A Pauper in Paradise”, the fifth Gino Vannelli studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “AIR Studios”, and “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Gino Vanelli, and Joe Vanelli.

Personnel:

  • Gino Vannelli – lead vocals, arranger
  • Joe Vannelli – Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, acoustic piano, synthesizer programming, backing vocals; synthesizer, arstring and brass arrangements
  • Bill Meyers – acoustic piano, synthesizers, synth bass, backing vocals
  • Chris Rhyne – keyboards, synth bass
  • Mark Davis – bass guitar
  • Casey Scheuerell – drums
  • John J. Mandel – timpani, percussion
  • Dido Morris – congas, bongos
  • Dick Morrissey – tenor saxophone
  • Don Sebesky – orchestration, conductor
  • Barry Griffiths – orchestra leader
  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – orchestra
  • Joanie Bartels – backing vocals
  • Joanne Jayde – backing vocals
  • Jay Stone – backing vocals
  • The John McCarthy Choir – choir
  • Norm Kinney; John Kurlander – engineer
  • Steve Prestage – assistant engineer
  • Jon Kelly – remixi
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Fabio Nicola, Roland Young – art direction
  • Joanne Jayde – design
  • Beth Kelly – poster photography
  • Paul McCreath – back cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gino Vannelli.

  1. Mardi Gras
  2. Valleys of Valhalla
  3. The Surest Things Can Change
  4. One Night with You
  5. A Song and Dance
  6. Black and Blue
  7. A Pauper in Paradise (In Four Movements)

On April 9, 2007.

On April 9, 2007, “Saddle Creek” label released “Cassadaga”, the seventh Bright Eyes studio album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Mike Mogis. In February 2008, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Recording Package”.

Personnel:

  • Conor Oberst– voice, guitar, piano, synthesizer
  • Mike Mogis– voice, guitar, bass, pedal steel, lap steel, mandolin, dobro, percussion , vibraphone, baritone, ukulele, glockenspiel
  • Nate Walcott– organ, piano, electric piano, string, orchestral and woodwind arrangement
  • Ward– voice, guitar
  • Janet Weiss– drums
  • Clark Baechle– percussion
  • Stacy DuPree– voice
  • Sherri DuPree– voice
  • Z Berg– voice
  • Rachael Yamagata– voice
  • Hassan Lemtouni – voice
  • Chris MacDonald- voice
  • Gillian Welch– voice
  • Ted Stevens– voice
  • Sean Foley – voice
  • Maria Taylor– voice
  • Andy LeMaster– voice
  • Jake Bellows– voice
  • Suzie Katayama – conductor
  • Bill Meyers – conductor
  • Dan McCarthy– bass
  • Jason Boesel– voice, drums
  • Anton Patzner– violin
  • David Rawlings– guitar
  • Tim Luntzel– bass
  • John McEntire– percussion , electronics
  • Michael Zerang – percussion
  • Jonathan Crawford – percussion
  • Dan Bitney – percussion
  • Dan Fliegel – percussion
  • David Moyer – bass clarinet
  • Brian Walsh – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Shane Aspegren– drums, percussion
  • Sarah Wass – flute
  • Myka Miller – oboe
  • Stefanie Drootin– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Conor Oberst, except where noted.

  1. Clairaudients (Kill or Be Killed)
  2. Four Winds
  3. If the Brakeman Turns My Way – Conor Oberst, Jason Boesel
  4. Hot Knives
  5. Make a Plan to Love Me
  6. Soul Singer in a Session Band
  7. Classic Cars
  8. Middleman
  9. Cleanse Song
  10. No One Would Riot for Less
  11. Coat Check Dream Song – Conor Oberst, Nate Walcott
  12. I Must Belong Somewhere
  13. Lime Tree

 

On April 8, 1997.

On April 8, 1997, “GRP” label released “Urban Knights II”, the second Urban Knights album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Maurice White and Carl Griffin.

Personnel:

  • Gerald Albright – soprano sax
  • Jonathan Butler – vocals, guitar
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Tony Carpenter – percussion
  • Maurice White – background vocals
  • Theresa Davis – background vocals
  • Karen Boyd – background vocals
  • Carl Carwell – background vocals
  • Valerie Mayo – background vocals
  • Sonny Emory – drums
  • Frayne Lewis – keyboards
  • Ramsey Lewis – piano, electric piano
  • Mike Logan – keyboards
  • Bill Meyers – synthesizer, Fender Rhodes, string arrangements, background vocals
  • Najee: Flute – saxophones
  • Morris Pleasure – bass
  • Chuck Webb – bass
  • Verdine White – bass
  • Jimi Randolph – synthesizer
  • Kevin Randolph – keyboards, synthesizer bass
  • Sheldon Reynolds – rhythm guitar, background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Scirroco – Bill Meyers, Maurice White
  2. Get Up – Ramsey Lewis, Frayne Lewis, Jimi Randolph
  3. Come Dance with Me – Karen Boyd, Ramsey Lewis, Kevin Randolph
  4. South African Jam – Jonathan Butler
  5. Brazilian Rain – Sonny Emory, Morris Pleasure
  6. Interlude #1 – Ramsey Lewis
  7. Summer Nights – Bill Meyers, Jimi Randolph, Maurice White
  8. Tell Me Why – Jonathan Butler, Bill Meyers, Williams
  9. Urban Paradise – Ramsey Lewis, Frayne Lewis, Kevin Randolph
  10. Drama – Cornwell, Guillaume, Hawkins, Jones
  11. Step by Step – Ramsey Lewis, Frayne Lewis, Jimi Randolph
  12. The Promise – Bill Meyers, Vannelli, Maurice White
  13. Interlude #2 – Ramsey Lewis
  14. Dawn – Kevin Randolph