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In December 1974.

In December 1974, “ABC” label released “Rufusized”, the third Rufus studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bob Monaco.

Personnel:

  • Chaka Khan– lead vocals, background vocals
  • Tony Maiden – lead guitar, background vocals
  • Kevin Murphy– organ, clavinet, background vocals, acoustic piano, ARP synthesizer
  • Bobby Watson – bass, background vocals
  • André Fischer – drums, percussion
  • Clare Fischer, Kevin Murphy – string and horn arrangements
  • Gerald Vinci – concertmaster
  • Gary Olazabal, Austin Godsey, Mike Braunstein – engineers

Track listing:

  1. Once You Get Started – Gavin Christopher
  2. Somebody’s Watching You – Tony Maiden, Chaka Khan, Bobby Watson
  3. Pack’d My Bags – Tony Maiden, Chaka Khan
  4. Your Smile – Lalomie Washburn
  5. Rufusized (Instrumental) – Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden, Bobby Watson, Kevin Murphy, André Fischer
  6. I’m a Woman (I’m a Backbone) – Lalomie Washburn
  7. Right is Right – Tony Maiden, Kevin Murphy, Chaka Khan
  8. Half Moon – John Hall
  9. Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me of a Friend) – Brenda Gordon, Brian Russell
  10. Stop on By – Bobby Womack, Pete Thomas

 

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In January 1978.

In January 1978, “ABC” label released “Street Player”, the sixth Rufus studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Dawnbreaker Recording Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Roy Halee, Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden, Kevin Murphy, Bobby Watson, David Wolinski and Richard Calhoun.

Personnel:

  • Chaka Khan– lead and background vocals
  • Tony Maiden – guitar, percussion, lead vocals, background vocals
  • Kevin Murphy– keyboards
  • Bobby Watson – bass, percussion
  • David “Hawk” Wolinski– keyboards, background vocals
  • Richard “Moon” Calhoun – drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Seawind– horns
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Kim Hutchcroft – saxophone, flute
  • William Reichenbach– trombone
  • Larry Williams– saxophone, flute, piccolo
  • Helen Lowe – additional background vocals
  • Everett Bryson, Jr. – percussion
  • Roy Halee, George Belle – engineers
  • Clare Fischer– string arrangements, conductor
  • Seawind, Rufus – horn arrangements
  • Brian Gardner – audio mastering

Track listing:

  1. Street Player – David Wolinski, Danny Seraphine
  2. Stay – Richard Calhoun, Chaka Khan
  3. Turn – Bobby Watson, David Wolinski
  4. Best of Your Heart – Bobby Watson, David Wolinski
  5. Finale – Bobby Watson, David Wolinski
  6. Blue Love – Richard Calhoun, David Wolinski
  7. Stranger to Love – David Wolinski
  8. Take Time – Tony Maiden
  9. Destiny – David Batteau, Richard Holland
  10. Change Your Ways – Tony Maiden, Traude Sapik

 

On July 22, 2003.

On July 22, 2003, “Blue Note” label released “July Man in the Air”, the sixth Kurt Elling album. It was recorded in January 2003, and was produced by Kurt Elling and Laurence Hobgood.

Personnel:

  • Kurt Elling– vocals
  • Laurence Hobgood– piano, Rhodes electric piano
  • Rob Amster– double bass
  • Frank Parker, Jr.– drums, percussion
  • Stefon Harris– vibraphone
  • Jim Gailloreto– soprano saxophone
  • Paul Wertico– drums
  • Brad Wheeler– soprano saxophone
  • Dan Garcia – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Minuano (Six-Eight) – Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays
  2. In the Winelight – Kurt Eaton, Gladston
  3. Resolution – John Coltrane
  4. Time to Say Goodbye – Joe Zawinul
  5. The Uncertainty of the Poet – Wendy Cope
  6. The More I Have You – Kurt Elling
  7. Man in the Air – Laurence Hobgood, Kurt Elling
  8. A Secret I – Herbie Hancock
  9. Higher Vibe – Courtney Pine
  10. Hidden Jewel – Bobby Watson
  11. Never My Love – Richard Addrisi, Donald Addrisi
  12. All is Quiet – Bob Mintzer

On May 5, 1974.

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On May 5, 1974, “A&M” label released “The Kids & Me”, the ninth Billy Preston studio album. It was recorded October 1973, at “Westlake Audio” in Hollywood, “A&M Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Billy Preston.

Personnel:

  • Billy Preston: keyboards, piano, vocals.
  • Tony Maiden: guitar
  • Joe Walsh: guitar
  • Bobby Watson: bass guitar
  • Albert Perkins: bass
  • Kenneth Luper: keyboards
  • Hubert Heard: keyboards
  • Manuel Kellough: drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher; except where noted.

  1. Tell Me You Need My Loving
  2. Nothing From Nothing
  3. Struttin’ – Billy Preston,George Johnson
  4. Sister Sugar
  5. Sad Sad Song
  6. You Are So Beautiful
  7. Sometimes I Love You – Billy Preston
  8. Elmo – Billy Preston
  9. John The Baptist – Billy Preston, John Schuller
  10. Little Black Boys And Girls
  11. Creature Feature – Billy Preston, Hubert Heard