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In November 1973.

In November 1973, “Columbia” label released “Stretch”, the ninth Scott Walker studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Nova Studios” in London, and was produced by Dal Newman.

Personnel:

  • Scott Walker – vocal
  • Brian Daily, Colin Greene – acoustic guitar
  • BJ Cole – Steel Guitar, Dobro 
  • Paul Keogh – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jim Ryan – electric guitar
  • Mike Moran, Ronnie Leahy – keyboards
  • Bruce Lynch, Dave Wintow – bass guitar
  • Chris Lawrence – bass
  • Barry Desouza, Terry Cox – drums
  • Ray Cooper – percussion
  • Del Newman – arranger
  • Richard Dodd – engineer
  • Roslav Szaybo – art direction, design
  • Mike Fowler back cover
  • John Brown photography

Track listing:

  1. Sunshine – Mickey Newbury
  2. Just One Smile – Randy Newman
  3. A Woman Left Lonely – Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn
  4. No Easy Way Down – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  5. That’s How I Got to Memphis – Tom T.Hall
  6. Use Me – Bill Withers
  7. Frisco Depot – Mickey Newbury
  8. Someone Who Cared – Del Newman
  9. Where Does Brown Begin – Jimmy Webb
  10. Where Love Has Died – Jim Owen
  11. I’ll Be Home – Randy Newman

On March 23, 1999.

On March 23, 1999, “Elektra” label released “Inside”, the 20th David Sanborn album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Camel Island” in New Jersey, “Avatar Studios”, “Hiatus Studios”, “Sound On Sound” and “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Marcus Miller and David Isaac.

Personnel:

  • David Sanborn – alto saxophone
  • Marcus Miller – keyboards, Rhodes piano, guitar, bass, drums, clarinet, backing vocals, arrangements, engineer
  • Ricky Peterson – Hammond B3 organ
  • Gil Goldstein – electric piano, arrangements
  • Davis Isaac – keyboards
  • Marvin Sewell – National resaphonic guitar
  • Dean Brown – guitar
  • Bill Frisell – guitar
  • Fareed Haque – acoustic guitar
  • Gene Lake – drums
  • Don Alias – percussion
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone
  • Lenny Pickett – tenor saxophone
  • Wallace Roney – trumpet
  • Hank Roberts – cello
  • Cassandra Wilson – lead vocals
  • Eric Benét – lead and backing vocals
  • Lalah Hathaway – lead and backing vocals
  • Sting – lead vocals
  • Davis Isaac – engineer
  • Goh Hotada – engineer, mixing
  • Paul Mitchell – engineer
  • Malcolm Pollack – engineer
  • Dean Sharenow – engineer
  • Takamasa Hondu – assistant engineer
  • John R. Reigert III – assistant engineer
  • Rory Romano – assistant engineer
  • Mike Tocci – assistant engineer
  • Zach Wind – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Bibi Green – production coordinator
  • Jennifer Roddie – art direction, design
  • Michael Wilson – cover photography
  • Eric Johnson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Marcus Miller, except where noted.

  1. Corners (For Herbie)
  2. Day Dreaming – Aretha Franklin
  3. Trance
  4. Brother Ray
  5. Lisa – David Sanborn
  6. When I’m With You
  7. Naked Moon
  8. Cane – Meshell Ndegeocello
  9. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  10. Miss You – David Sanborn

On March 8, 2005.

On March 8, 2005, “Koch” label released “Silver Rain”, the sixth Marcus Miller studio album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Absolut Beats” in Dallas, TX, “Camel Island Studios” in Los Angeles, “Hannibal Studios” in Santa Monica, CA, “HIt Factory”, “The Dormitory” in New York City, “Vertical Sound Studios” in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Marcus Miller and David Isaac.

Personnel:

  • Marcus Miller – bass, acoustic bass, fretles bass, tambourine, organ, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, piano, keyboards, bass clarinet, woodwind, drums, percussion, scratching, arranger, background vocals, engineer, executive producer, beat box, rhythm box, synthesizer strings, synthesizer orchestration, finger snapping, udu
  • Bruce Flowers – organ, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer bass
  • Bernard Wright – keyboards
  • Dean Brown – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Roger Byam – tenor saxophone
  • Patches Stewart – trumpet
  • Poogie Bell – drums
  • Macy Gray – vocals
  • Lalah Hathaway – vocals
  • Kenny Hicks – operatic tenor
  • Eric Clapton – vocals, guitar solo
  • Lucky Peterson – guitar
  • Gregoire Maret – harmonica
  • Kirk Whalum – tenor saxophone
  • Gerald Albright – alto saxophone
  • Kenny Garrett – alto saxophone
  • Ronald Bruner – drums
  • Craig J “The Count” – percussion
  • Munyungo Jackson – percussion
  • Jessica Celious – background vocals
  • Joey Kibble – background vocals
  • Mark Kibble – background vocals
  • Eartha Kitt – vocal sample
  • DJ Efx (Mocean Worker) – effects
  • Adam Dorn – engineer
  • Dropper – engineer
  • Takamasa Honda – engineer, mixing, technical supervisor
  • David Isaac – engineer, mixing
  • Dennis Thompson – engineer, mixing
  • Mark Kibble – engineer
  • Kaori Kinoshita – assistant engineer
  • Zach McNees – assistant engineer
  • Bryan Russell – assistant engineer
  • Dave Huston – assistant engineer
  • Goh Hotoda – mixing
  • Louie Teran – mastering
  • Jack Frisch – art direction, design, photography
  • Kumiko Higo – photography
  • Reuben Jackson – liner notes
  • Hank Martin – executive producer
  • Harold Goode – executive producer
  • Bibi Green – production coordination
  • Gretchen ONeal – coordination

Track listing:

All tracks by Marcus Miller, except where noted.

  1. Intro Duction
  2. Bruce Lee
  3. La Villette – Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway
  4. Behind the Smile
  5. Frankenstein – Edgar Winter
  6. Moonlight Sonata – Ludwig van Beethoven
  7. Boogie on Reggae Woman – Stevie Wonder
  8. Paris (Interlude)
  9. Silver Rain – Marcus Miller, Eric Clapton, Joey Kibble, Bill Withers
  10. Make Up My Mind
  11. Girls and Boys – Prince
  12. Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  13. Power of Soul – Jimi Hendrix
  14. Outro Duction
  15. If Only For One Night – Brenda Russell) – Silver Rain (reprise)

On December 18, 2011.

On December 18, 2011, Ralph Anthony MacDonald died aged 67. He was musician (percussion, steelpan), songwriter, arranger, record producer, and philanthropist. His best known compositions are “Where Is the Love”, a “Grammy Award” winner for Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway duet), “Just the Two of Us” (recorded by Bill Withers and Grover Washington Jr.), and “Mister Magic” (recorded by Grover Washington Jr.). MacDonald was member of the bands Desperadoes Steel Orchestra,  Steelband Panorama, and Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. He recorded with many famous musicians including David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Art Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Miriam Makeba, David Sanborn, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Luther Vandross, Amy Winehouse, Bob James, Ashford and Simpson, and The Brothers Johnson. As a leader MacDonald released ten albums.

On April 23, 2012.

On April 23, 2012, John Christopher “Chris” Ethridge died aged 65. He was musician (bass, piano), member of International Submarine Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers. He has worked with Gram Parsons, Nancy Sinatra, Judy Collins, Leon Russell, Delaney Bramlett, Bill Withers, Johnny Winter, Randy Newman, Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, Gene Clark, The Byrds, John Prine, Johnny Rivers, Jackson Browne, Arlo Guthrie, The Doors, Graham Nash and Willie Nelson.

On April 3, 2007.

On April 3, 2007, “Blue Note” label released “He Had a Hat”, the twelve Jeff Lorber album. It was recorded 2006 – 2007 and was produced by Bobby Colomby.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lorber– piano, keyboards
  • Eric Benet– vocals
  • Paula Cole– vocals
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Gerald Albright – alto saxophone
  • Bob Sheppard– tenor saxophone
  • Kirk Whalum– tenor saxophone
  • Ada Rovatti– tenor saxophone
  • Tom Timko– tenor saxophone
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears– horns
  • Steve Jankowski– trumpet
  • Hernan Mulet– trumpet
  • Jens Wendelboe– bass and tenor trombone
  • The Lair Studio Brass Ensemble
  • The Krim Symphonic Orchestra– Orchestrated by Jeremy Lubbock
  • Chris Botti– trumpet
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet, horn arrangement
  • Jacques Voyemant– trombone
  • Tom Scott– horns, horn arrangement
  • Paul Jackson Jr.– guitar
  • Paul Brown– guitar
  • Russell Malone– guitar
  • Brian Bromberg– bass
  • Alex Al– bass
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Abe Laboriel Jr.– drums
  • Dave Weckl– drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lorber, except where noted.

  1. Anthem For a New America
  2. He Had a Hat
  3. Grandma’s Hands  – Bill Withers
  4. Surreptitious
  5. All Most Blues
  6. Orchid
  7. BC Bop
  8. The Other Side of the Heart
  9. Hudson
  10. Super Fusion Unit
  11. Eye Tunes
  12. Requiem For Gandalf
  13. Burn Brightly
  14. Deep Night – bonus track

On September 22, 2015.

On September 22, 2014, “Infectious” label released “This Is All Yours”, the second alt-J studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Iguana Studio” in London, and was produced by Charlie Andrew.

Personnel:

  • Joe Newman – guitar, bass, lead vocals
  • Thom Green – drums
  • Gus Unger-Hamilton – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Kirsty Mangan – strings
  • Tim Rundle – penny whistle, recorder
  • Brett Cox – engineering
  • Dick Beetham – mastering
  • RCA – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton, and Thom Sonny Green, except where noted.

  1. Intro
  2. Arrival in Nara
  3. Nara
  4. Every Other Freckle
  5. Left Hand Free
  6. ❦ (Garden of England)
  7. Choice Kingdom
  8. Hunger of the Pine
  9. Warm Foothills
  10. The Gospel of John Hurt
  11. Pusher
  12. Bloodflood Pt. II
  13. Leaving Nara / hidden track Lovely Day – Bill Withers, Skip Scarborough

 

On August 9, 1982.

On August 9, 1982, “Asylum”label released “I Can’t Stand Still”, the debut Don Henley solo studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, and was produced byDon Henley and Greg Ladanyi.

Personnel:

  • Don Henley– drums, keyboards, vocals, background vocals, gut string guitar
  • Ras Baboo – percussion, timbales
  • Derek Bell– harp
  • Kenny Edwards– bass, guitar, electric guitar
  • Steve Foreman – percussion
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Louise Goffin– background vocals, gut string guitar
  • Andrew Gold– keyboards
  • Max Gronenthal– background vocals, gut string guitar
  • George Gruel – background vocals
  • Garth Hudson– synthesizer
  • Maren Jensen– background vocals, gut string guitar
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar– synthesizer, bass, guitar, electric guitar, rhythm guitar, keyboards, background vocals,  Synclavier  baritone guitar
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Paddy Moloney– whistle, Uilleann pipes
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, maracas
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizer
  • Timothy B. Schmit– bass guitar, background vocals, gut string guitar
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • D. Souther– acoustic guitar, background vocals, gut string guitar
  • Benmont Tench– keyboards
  • Waddy Wachtel, Joe Walsh– electric guitar
  • Ian Wallace, Mark Williams– drums
  • Bill Withers, Warren Zevon– background vocals, gut string guit
  • Engineer, Mixing: Greg Ladanyi

Track listing:

All tracks by Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar, except where noted.

  1. I Can’t Stand Still
  2. You Better Hang Up – Danny Kortchmar
  3. Long Way Home
  4. Nobody’s Business – Don Henley, Bob Seger, D. Souther
  5. Talking to the Moon – Don Henley, D. Souther
  6. Dirty Laundry
  7. Johnny Can’t Read
  8. Them and Us
  9. La Eile – Paddy Moloney
  10. Lilah
  11. The Unclouded Day – Josiah K. Alwood, J.F. Kinsey

In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Philips” label released “Any Day Now”, the eighth Scott Walker studio album.It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by John Franz.

Personnel:

  • Scott Walker- vocals
  • Peter Knight- arrangements, conductor
  • Robert Cornford – arrangements, conductor
  • Peter J. Olliff – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Any Day Now – Bob Hilliard, Burt Bacharach
  2. All My Love’s Laughter – Jimmy Webb
  3. Do I Love You – Albert Pelay, Alain le Govic, Yves Dessca, Maxime Piolot, Paul Anka
  4. Maria Bethania – Caetano Veloso
  5. Cowboy – Randy Newman
  6. When You Get Right Down to It- Barry Mann
  7. If – David Gates
  8. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  9. The me I Never Knew – Don Black, John Barry
  10. If Ships Were Made to Sail – Jimmy Webb
  11. We Could Be Flying – Michel Colombier, Paul Williams

In May 1972.

In May 1972, “Sussex” label released “Still Bill”, the second Bill Withers studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Benorce Blackmon, Bill Withers, James Gadson, Melvin Dunlap and Ray Jackson. The album includes the single “Lean on Me”, which is number 205 on “Rolling Stone’s” list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Personnel:

  • Bill Withers – guitar, piano, vocals
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion
  • Benorce Blackmon – guitar
  • Melvin Dunlap – bass
  • James Gadson- drums, percussion
  • Raymond Jackson – piano, clavinet, electric piano, horn and string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Withers, except where noted.

  1. Lonely Town, Lonely Street
  2. Let Me in Your Life
  3. Who Is He (And What Is He to You)? – Bill Withers, Stanley McKenny
  4. Use Me
  5. Lean On Me
  6. Kissing My Love
  7. I Don’t Know
  8. Another day to Run – Bill Withers, Benorce Blackmon
  9. I Don’t Want You on My Mind
  10. Take It All In and Check It All Out