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In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Asylum” label released “Hasten Down the Wind”, the seventh Linda Ronstadt  studio album. It was recorded May – July 1976, at “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher. In 1977, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Linda Ronstadt – leadand background vocals, handclaps
  • Andrew Gold- organ, keyboards, ARP String Ensemble, finger cymbals, sleigh bells, handclaps, clavinet, vocals, background vocals, acoustic and electric piano, electric, rhythm and acoustic guitar, clavichord
  • Dan Dugmore- electric and steel guitar
  • Wendy Waldman- electric and acoustic guitar
  • Kenny Edwards- bass guitar, mandolin, background vocals
  • Russ Kunkel, Michael Botts– drums
  • Clarence McDonald- piano, keyboards
  • Herb Pedersen- background vocals
  • Paul Polivnick – viola
  • Bill Thedford – vocals, choir, chorus
  • Ken Yerke – violin, viola
  • Ron Hickland, Gerry Garrett – choir, chorus
  • Sherlie Matthews- background vocals
  • Clydie King- vocals, choir, chorus
  • Wendy Waldman- background vocals
  • Peter Asher- guitar, wood block, shaker, handclaps, vocals, tambourine, percussion
  • David Campbell- conductor, string arrangements, viola
  • Charles Veal – violin, concertmaster
  • Richard Feves – bass guitar, double bass
  • Gerald Garrett, Jim Gilstrap – vocals, choir, chorus
  • Pat Henderson – vocals, choir, chorus, background vocals
  • Ron Hicklin – vocals
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Becky Louis, Karla Bonoff- background vocals
  • Don Henley- drums, lead and harmony vocals
  • John Kosh- cover design
  • Ethan Russell, Jim Shea – photography

Track listing:

  1. Lose Again – Karla Bonoff
  2. The Tattler – Ry Cooder, Russ Titelman, Washington Phillips
  3. If He’s Ever Near – Karla Bonoff
  4. That’ll Be the Day – Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  5. Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty – Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards, Gilbert Ronstadt
  6. Hasten Down the Wind – Warren Zevon
  7. Rivers of Babylon – Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton
  8. Give One Heart – John Hall, Johanna Hall
  9. Try Me Again – Linda Ronstadt, Andrew Gold
  10. Crazy – Willie Nelson
  11. Down So Low – Tracy Nelson
  12. Someone to Lay Down Beside Me – Karla Bonoff
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In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Columbia” label released “Middle Man”, the ninth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Bill Schnee.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – guitars, vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Carlos Santana- guitar
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • David Foster- synthesizer, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Don Grolnick- piano, keyboards
  • Joe Vitale- drums
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards, clavinet
  • David Hungate- bass
  • Steve Lukather- guitars
  • Rick Marotta- drums
  • David Paich- organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Ray Parker, Jr.- guitars
  • John Pierce – bass
  • Adrian Tapia – saxophone
  • Bill Thedford – background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
  • Oren Waters- background vocals
  • Paulette Brown – background vocals
  • Rosemary Butler- background vocals
  • Chuck “Fingers” Irwin – background vocals
  • David Lasley- background vocals
  • Bill Champlin- background vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – background vocals
  • Venetta Fields- background vocals
  • Sharon Redd- background vocals
  • Larry Fast, Michael Boddicker, Steve Porcaro- synthesizer programming

Track listing:

All tracks by David Foster and Boz Scaggs, except where noted.

  1. Jojo – David Foster, David Lasley, Boz Scaggs
  2. Breakdown Dead Ahead
  3. Simone
  4. You Can Have Me Anytime
  5. Middle Man
  6. Do Like You Do in New York – Boz Scaggs
  7. Angel You
  8. Isn’t It Time – Boz Scaggs
  9. You Got Some Imagination – Steve Lukather, Scaggs, Bill Schnee